Madame Zombra

Ethics

Firmicus Maternus (circa 330 B.C.) devised a strict formula of ethics for all who wished to learn and practice the art of astrology. Some of his precepts: Be modest, upright, sober, and content with few goods, so that the shameful love of money may not defile the glory of this divine science.  … See that …

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Cycles

There’s an excellent book, “The Fourth Turning,”* still available after a bit of searching, which I recommend if you’re debating whether history repeats itself or life is simply a series of random events. Astrologers, of course, are vastly and professionally fascinated by cycles of time. This book deals with that premise, that time/history follows a …

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Mercury Retrograde begins June 18, 2020

An extraordinarily long retrograde period for Mercury begins this Thursday. While many people discount astrology, I have seen examples of the unclear communications and missed appointments which occurred under such a retrograde. As an example, a small business had decided to completely change its internal phone system from landlines to cellular. I pointed out the …

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What next?

It’d be very convenient to blame the peculiar conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn for the Covid-19 virus and the significant protests currently raging across the nation. Blame won’t help us deal with the situation, however. We need to sit down, especially with people who come from different backgrounds and cultures, and seriously look …

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