Welcome to the latest Raphael’s Newsletter, bringing added depth to features on astrology, and valuable information to the art of forecasting. In this edition, you will find a link to a free, digitally restored copy of Claudius Ptolemy’s Tetrabiblos. This ancient book (written in the 2nd century AD) is the basis of much in today’s […]
In the United Kingdom, election time is almost here, and what follows is an astrological look at the charts of the principal contenders involved. In this single article version of the Newsletter, what we will see how planetary archetypes play a role in the development of even abstract entities like a political group, and how […]
SUN CONJUNCT ASCENDANT The ascendant degree is the ‘true’ beginning of your chart, symbolising the commencement of a personal journey of one kind or another – as is obvious whenever, say, Jupiter or Saturn cross this point. It is the time – depending on the planet involved – to make changes and determine to do […]
HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE Transits are by far the easiest astrological forecasting technique to use. Anyone who knows the degree/minute of their natal planets can at once – with access to an ephemeris like Raphael’s – see how the heavens are affecting their daily lives. If, for example, your natal Sun is at 15 […]
THE SOLAR ECLIPSE AND DONALD TRUMP Before proceeding to our main article, it would be remiss of me to ignore this month’sannular solar eclipse on the 26th of February. Eclipses (one of the very oldest features of astrology) and their application could fill a whole book; and astrologers don’t always agree on the time-range of […]
This article, like all on this site, is taken from our newsletter – if you like, then please sign up! As there is a lack of major, outer planet aspects in the sky for the period under consideration, the current Newsletter is given over to a single article – the new Presidency of Donald Trump […]
Transits are by far the easiest astrological forecasting technique to use. Anyone who knows the degree/minute of their natal planets can at once – with access to an ephemeris like Raphael’s – see how the heavens are affecting their daily lives.
Venus Conjunct Mars = There may be a romantic attraction or attachment, or an enjoyable time with one’s present significant other, or just a member of the opposite sex. Good to ask someone out for a date.
Raphael’s Transit Guide is taking a break until the New Year. What we have here – as a companion – is a two part guide to keywords and key-phrases for the planets; always an essential part of learning astrology. This is followed by concise interpretations for transiting planets up to Saturn.
The influences of the inner, faster moving planets (the Sun to Mars) are themselves quite fleeting, and I will be omitting Moon and Mercury transits altogether as their effects are too short lived, and in some cases unnoticeable.