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Hannes Bok, 1949

What images come to mind when you think about astrology? Chances are, the images of classic star charts are etched in your mind with their graceful, athletic figures like marble statues dotted with stars. So many of those stars and constellations were named (or renamed) by the Greeks, and these are the versions we’re familiar with. Modern astrology is heavily Hellenistic, but if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find more ancient roots…

Pisces Season began on February 18th. It’s the last sign of the zodiac, a season of transition and acceptance before the renewal of the Spring Equinox. The…


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The Image in Question

I started to see this meme pop up over the last few weeks. Honestly, I don’t like text posts. My Capricorn Venus/Neptune conjunction holds aesthetic as something sacred, and Instagram is an image platform: the challenge is to pair an impactful image with valuable information. In my opinion. However, this particular text post was sent to me by a number of people asking for clarification. I gave it the benefit of the doubt, assuming someone had done some research before posting it and simply tried to emphasize that this is an example of Planet-Sign astrology which paints an incomplete picture…


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Jack Gaughan, 1966

This article is the second part of a continuing series on mythology and astrology. Read part one here.

In 2018, Uranus moved into Taurus for the first time since 1934, dancing back into Aries during its annual retrograde before settling in for good in 2019. We could examine this under a historical lens, talk about the state of financial wellness and all the ways our attitudes around comfort and resources changed during that time, but that’s a different article. We’re here to talk about mythology and while Taurus has its own mythological origins, it can easily be seen as the…


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D’Aurlaires, 1962

I’m often asked for recommendations on where to get started with astrology. What are my favourite books, authors, websites, apps? I have a go-to list that I recommend to anyone looking to really dive in–books by Isabel Hickey, Noel Tyl, a handful of podcasts and YouTube lectures. It can be a dense field at best (and complete fluff at worst), and I know it’s tricky to sift through resources. But if we’re being honest, it’s not how I got started.

Human beings learn best through narrative. We remember best through narrative as well, and creating stories around the systems in…


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Jeffrey Catherine Jones, 1971

New Years Day may have been January 1st but the start of Aquarius Season on January 19th feels more like a new beginning than any calendar holiday. After the heavy Cardinal Earth transits of the last few years, Aquarius Season sees many of our visible planets joining Saturn and Jupiter in their airy new world, emphasizing energies that will be the signature of the year ahead.

Whether or not the Great Conjunction of December launched us into the fabled Age of Aquarius, the symbolism of the Water Bearer is an apt metaphor for the time: Aquarius is often associated with…


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Jack Gaughan, 1973

How do I move forward?

It’s a deceptively complex question. To properly answer, one needs not only incredible introspection, knowledge of your own motivations and capabilities, but also understanding of the larger world and one’s place within it. We need to understand the game before we play, and we need to learn each piece’s capacity to navigate the board around us. These are all questions asked by Mars, the planet of Motion and Drive, and with its ingress into Taurus on January 6th, we’re given a new perspective.

In June of 2020, Mars emerged triumphant as one of the year’s…


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There’s something magical about New Year’s Eve: the final moments of the year ticking down before our eyes, the promise of a fresh start completely within reach, the opportunity to be someone new, someone different, someone better… The year ahead glitters like a charm, saying it aloud is an incantation of hope–but how long does this optimism stay? When does the present year become a curse? How does that shining promise become the symbol of everything we loathe, every obstacle that has stood in our way?

When 2019 drew to a close, I was in a fog: I had just…


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Whether or not astrology is typically on your radar, you’ve probably heard some buzz about this season’s transits. Even completely mundane news outlets have reported on the Great Conjunction, though most keep articles brief, dropping only hints of tantalizing history and references to mystic cannon. The Great Conjunction is the most anticipated event of the year, even after a global pandemic and a major national election — but in order to best understand its meaning and impact, we need to examine it in both historical and contemporary context.

The Great Conjunction is the name used for a conjunction between Jupiter


2020 has been a year of shadows, commanding us to step up and face our fears, to answer for our past once and for all. We’ve had our share of Tower moments, events both public and private, decrees from the divine to start over and change course. But after Scorpio Season’s alchemical transformation, working through the 8th House mysteries, the shadows have begun to clear. There’s finally a target in sight.

Thanks in part to the North Node in Gemini, duality has been an important part of this year’s lesson. Each passing season seems to emphasize that there are multiple…


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Scorpio Season is always a trip into the Underworld, an opportunity for us to evaluate our inner darkness and communicate with our shadows with clarity and purpose. But this has not been an average year — for many of us, 2020 has been a year-long deep dive into shadow work, staring down fear and guilt, stretching into our depths. How do we handle Scorpio Season when our typical 8th House work has been the larger theme of the year?

Scorpio is one of the few signs of the zodiac with a name directly reminiscent of its symbol — the Scorpion…

That Astrologer, Fairlie Theta

Fairlie Theta is a Space Witch and Cosmic Divinatrix. She has studied astrology, tarot, and magic for over 20 years. Find her at https://www.moonandmajesty.com

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