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The Planets Suite ~ Recommended for the sake of completeness, since no links archive with an astrological focus could ever be considered truly comprehensive, without mention of this work by Gustav Holst. Written between 1914 and 1916, the seven movements explore the impact of the planets on us, from the point of view of traditional astrological wisdom…
The Prophecies of Nostradamus ~ Amid the speculation and conjecture that this subject perennially engenders, have you ever wondered what Michel de Nostradame actually said? First published in 1555 and 1558, here is your opportunity to read his famous Centuries in full, even in the original French. It’s a bit of a let-down though after all the hype…
Thesaurus.com ~ A thesaurus lists synonyms and antonyms, helping you find alternatives to words that maybe you otherwise use too much. This is a special recommendation for certain horoscope writers out there, whose minimal comprehension of basic astrological principles is matched only by their tenuous grasp of language…
The World at Night ~ TWAN is a project to build a photographic catalogue of the world’s most beautiful and historic sites, in the context of a celestial backdrop of stars, planets and other notable cosmic events. It’s in the early stages, but still fascinating to click through these images of the night sky seen from a variety of famous and iconic locations.
Tiffany Dome ~ You’ll have heard about the imagery in the stained glass of Chartres Cathedral? But what about this masterpiece with the twelve signs at its core? It was built for the former Chicago Public Library, by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company in the United States and was completed in 1897. More recently it has been meticulously renovated and lovingly restored.
This Is Not a Medieval Woodcut ~ How many times have you seen this image? Plastered with reverence on publications from all over, this woodcut is definitely connected with those prominent in the history of astrology, right? Wrong, it seems first to have been published as recently as 1888. Kerry Magruder is here to explain…
time and date.com ~ Astrologers work everyday with dates and times, so it was a pleasure to stumble across this website. It has some really useful features that are all related to date and time - such as time zones around the world, calendars and public holidays or how many seconds you have been alive, for example…
Time.is ~ For an expensive piece of technology, the system clock on your computer is probably quite inaccurate. Windows has a service that synchronises the reckoning of your machine with an external source, but many people still disable it for reasons of privacy and performance. This site tells you the exact time for your location and how far adrift you are currently, too…
Top Up The Eagle’s Mobile ~ This is a great story from the Siberian Times, one of my favourite publications. I thought I’d share since you’ve mostly been known to donate: often generously. Scientists are tracking the migration of Steppe Eagles using cell phones and SMS: except some travel so widely, roaming charges have exhausted this project’s funds. Help out, if you want…
Tornado ~ Even the fastest winds during a hurricane, are cut down to size by those at the centre of a tornado, with 301 ± 20 mph noted near Oklahama City in 1999. This terrifying superlative now concludes a short series of recommendations linked to wind speed. Did you know, in astrological terms, that high winds are ruled by Uranus and more regular ones by Mercury?
Tuvan Throat Singing ~ This bleak and uncompromising video makes for a firm favourite. The frigid and semi-industrial landscape seems to mirror the haunting sounds made by this duo, who I believe are exponents of the sygyt and dag kargyraa styles of khoomei, or Tuvan throat singing. Tuva is an autonomous republic in eastern Siberia, bordering Mongolia to the south.
Tuvan Throat Singing #2 ~ Tuva is nowadays a federal subject of Russia, nominally self-governing and at the geographic heart of Asia. It is home for an indigenous population with strong ties to neighbouring Mongolia and a distinctive cultural heritage. At 65,800 square miles Tuva is larger than Tunisia but smaller than Uruguay, roughly equivalent in size to the US state of Missouri…
Twelve Tribes of Israel ~ During your early twenties at the latest, those born with Mercury retrograde, see it turn direct by progression. I spent this formative period in Jamaica, within an impressively spiritual community. Rastafarianism also understands people, based on their month of birth. These groups are named after the twelve tribes of Israel and linked to the twelve apostles.
Twilight ~ Twilight is the time between dawn and sunrise, then sunset and dusk. But did you know about the three established and accepted divisions of this period known as civil, nautical and astronomical twilight, defined according to the position of the geometric centre of the Sun and its distance below the horizon? Well, you do now…
Uncyclopedia: Astrology ~ The Uncyclopedia is a satirical take on the Wikipedia phenomenon. Its articles contain information that is lampooned and parodied to such an extent that little, if any, factual accuracy remains. On a good day it is extremely funny, for example the Astrology section I’m featuring. Try not to laugh too loudly, as you review this page…