Madame Zombra

Even Carl Sagan?

Photo courtesy Wikipedia “That we can now think of no mechanism for astrology is relevant but unconvincing. No mechanism was known, for example, for continental drift when it was proposed by Wegener. Nevertheless, we see that Wegener was right, and those who objected on the grounds of unavailable mechanism were wrong.” Just in case your …

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Saturn retrograde

We interrupt this regularly scheduled blogging for an announcement: Saturn is now in Retrograde motion, and will remain in retreat in Aquarius until October 22, 2022. What does this mean? Well, for approximately four and a half months, Saturn will present opportunities to ‘go back’ and correct problems, misunderstandings, or have you resume responsibilities just …

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Charts

Hello, dear readers – Instead of reciting a group of definitions this week, I thought you might like to view two depictions of a Natal Chart. The first photo is how I begin my delineation/interpretation of someone’s Natal Chart with a rough sketch of the planets and houses, listing the degrees and minutes of each …

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Basic vocabulary

If you’re going to study astrology, you need to learn some new words! This list, with definitions, will serve to get you started. And remember, there are many excellent astrology books available, so don’t feel as if you must concentrate only on the brief lessons offered here. (I’ve recommended my personal favorites in previous columns. …

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Astrology 101

Some readers have asked for background information on various characteristics of astrology, such as trines, oppositions, squares and so on. This is an excellent suggestion, and one I will gladly fulfill in these columns, but only if, dear readers, you accept my apology for not doing so when I began writing these observations. So many …

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Dark Ages

Sometimes an ordinary term for an era is indicative of one or more truths. I learned last week that in the month of May, 1110 AD, classified as part of the Dark Ages, no Moon shone at night. Can you imagine the consternation of the peasants and indeed of the landed lords and other nobility …

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The question

“The question of all questions for humanity, the problem which lies behind all others and is more interesting than any of them, is that of the determination of man’s place in nature and his relation to the cosmos.” T.H. Huxley ‘Once you figure out your place in this world, aided by interpreting the heavens surrounding …

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