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Read the third part of our first four part astrological mystery entitled The Astrological Signs of Divine Grace. The final installment of this mystery is published on December 3, 2012. Also check out "To Strike or not to Strike... that is the Question" essay appearing in the Events and Trends blog discussing the astrology behind the Chicago Teachers Strike.
Welcome to “The Astrologer’s Opinion”.
I want to take you on a journey of understanding.
I want you recognize the symbols that greet you every day of your life. I can help you recognize what your environment, and the people you care about, are trying to tell you about the past, the present and the future. By introducing you to a new way of looking at astrology, I hope you can learn to apply these principles to daily life. This is going to be different from reading a Sun Sign column. Think of this as self-help astrology. Let me give you an example.
You are watching an episode of “House” on television. “House” is the name of a cantankerous, yet brilliant, doctor who asks his junior doctors to diagnose and cure unusual diseases. Each of the younger doctors go through the symptoms, the blood work, and the stories of their patients to come up with their diagnosis. Each doctor has a different theory. Here is a secret – each astrologer has their own opinion too.
Astrologers all study the basic symbols: the signs, the planets, the aspects and technical methods of calculation. After the basics it becomes an art. How much do you weigh the strength of one sign or planet with another in order to understand what challenge or opportunity will present itself? It's a question of your experience. Often there is a short list of possibilities that the client will encounter. The longer you work with the client, the easier it is to predict how life will evolve.
Unfortunately in a public forum such as this, or in Sun sign columns, you don’t receive the kind of attention needed to tailor a reading to you. If you follow the information on this site, you will learn some basics of astrology. I will give you some tips about how to become more sensitive to your environment by looking for astrology symbols that appear in life. This will narrow down the possibile outcomes of what you might expect to occur at any given time - helping you to predict for yourself. Once you fine tune your vision, the hints you are looking for will be everywhere.
For absolute astrology beginners I have created The Nine Simple Methods. They will help you find your way. Most importantly we will keep you abreast of the movements of the "Big Five" planets. How Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto relate to your Sun Sign at any given time, will show you the type of changes, challenges and opportunites you can expect during that period.
I have included an “Events and Trends” section which will cover current events, as well as artistic, literary and fashion trends. Yes –all of these have astrological correspondences! I have also created “The Hollywood Oracle” blog. This will show you how to cross-reference the "Big Five" planets with the films which describe their themes and dynamics. Then you will be able to apply a film's insight to your life. From time to time guest contributors, both experts and readers, will also share their insights with you in the "Contribution" section. Be particularly mindful of those events, trends and films which seem to hold a special importance for you – they are the key.
I hope that you let us know what you have learned!
Thank you - Victoria Flanagan
WELCOME TO NEW CONTRIBUTOR - ADAM SHAMES! Find Adam's article on Cultural Creatives in the Contribution section.