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Tony Howard

How Long Does it Take to Learn to Read Birth Charts?

If you’ve just gotten interested in astrology and think you’d like to learn how to read charts yourself, one of the first questions you’ll have is: How long before I feel proficient reading charts on my own? The answer is different for everyone, but I’m going to be honest with you. It’s not possible to

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Tony Howard

This November: Not Your Average Mercury Retrograde

by Tony Howard (see the “general public” version of this info here) Hey astrologers! Mercury completes its last retrograde cycle for 2018 this month. But this is no ordinary Mercury retrograde cycle because Mercury will be simultaneously out of bounds, squaring Neptune, and in Sagittarius – the sign of its detriment. Here are the important

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Frank Clifford

In Pursuit of Grace – Mars in Aspect to Neptune

by Frank Clifford Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in The Mountain Astrologer August 2014 issue and has been republished with permission. As with many challenging planetary pairings, Mars and Neptune have very different gifts. Mars represents the principle of individual action and swift force — its nature is self-motivated, unambiguous, direct, and purposeful. Neptune

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The Assassination of Gianni Versace
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Frank Clifford

The Astrological Link Between Gianni Versace and His Killer

by Frank Clifford and Tony Howard Late in 2017, Frank Clifford was visiting Miami just a stone’s throw from Gianni Versace’s former home and the scene of his infamous slaying. The area was abuzz with news of the miniseries American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, which first aired January 7, 2018. Frank writes:

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Kelly Surtees

Astrologers, Retrograde and Why We’re Not Wrong

by Kelly Surtees I’m writing this blog in response to this post, which seems to suggest astrologers are a bit stupid and maybe don’t really understand a few basic astronomical ideas. That writer suggests the concept of a planetary retrograde comes from a “rather outdated concept, when the Earth was still the centre of the

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