Images ~ This site has not been updated for a while, but has been
tended carefully beforehand by its webmaster Ivan Wilhelm, from Sweden.
It is still a great source of all kinds of astrological imagery, from
medieval diagrams, to contemporary representations of zodiac symbols
and Rennaissance pictures of astrologers at work.
of the New Centaurs ~ Collated by Juan Antonio
Revilla in Costa Rica. Comprises a comprehensive analyses of the astronomy
of the centaurs, with a detailed commentary on their astrological symbolism.
Download the excellent Riyal software for free, then calculate your centaur
placings for yourself.
|Astrology Recipes ~ It is a brave individual ready to recommend recipes for the twelve zodiac signs. If there is one thing guaranteed to encourage a barrage of ill-informed criticism, my money would be on this and a couple of other options. Yet I enjoyed Tara Pierce’s new site and wish to bring it to your attention. Dietary advice is a part of the picture…
Website of the RGCSA, the Research Group for the Critical Study of Astrology,
based at the University of Southampton within the UK. The RGCSA aims
to monitor standards and to promote sound research methodology. There’s
a growing collection of research articles to be enjoyed online…
Stars ~ Actively and challengingly maintained
with humour by Sy Scholfield from Australia, this site includes extensive gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgender celebrity data, a fascinating collection of
articles on related issues of sexuality and links to sympathetic astrologers.
A vital resource for the 21st. Century, wouldn’t you say?
|A Tale of Internet Astrology ~ What a sad story. Obviously everyone is feeling rather litigious, so I’m presenting this for interest and am not saying much. But for a tool that’s supposed to help us get along better, what a shame for astrology to be involved in it. Also, I wonder if all those happy surfers realise, their horoscope just comes out of a machine?
|Bitchscopes ~ I don’t know whether you’ll have noticed, but the perenially popular Astrologywizard Bitchscopes have been expanded, to include even more venom and vitriol directed towards every constellation in the zodiac and at any hapless individual within range. Their purpose is to make you laugh, or to wince and grimace awkwardly at the least.
|Book of Zodiac Insults ~ My bitchscopes have been popular with people all over the world, since I wrote them in a fit of pique a few years back. Here’s the sequel, served cold with illustrations, courtesy of my friend the Cosmic Snail. If you see anything nearly so good elsewhere on the Internet, you’ll let me know about it then, don’t you think?
|Brightstarlights ~ Brightstarlights looks at fashion and celebrity through an astrological lens. I was especially impressed with this feature, inspired by the annual Costume Institute gala in New York, looking at the astrology behind some of the most glamorous women there and how their zodiac sign is reflected in their outfit for the night…
|Casebooks Project ~ Simon Foreman and Richard Napier were two popular astrologers in early modern England, the former taught the latter his technique. This project is digitising their surviving casebooks; recounting who they saw and what they were asked about during the years 1596-1634. That totals roughly 80,000 consultations with 90% resting on medical matters…
|Celtic Tree Astrology ~ The Celtic tree zodiac is a lovely idea, especially for those in the British Isles who have lived with these species since childhood. But according to people in the know, its origins stretch back only so far as 1946 and to the fertile imagination of Robert Graves. This doesn’t prevent a widespread interest though, among those keen to understand themselves.
Research Project ~ To learn more about Chiron
and the other cosmic centaurs, visit Robert von Heeren’s heavyweight
site. You’ll find a full explanation of their astronomy, discovery, surrounding
mythology and developing astrological symbolism. There’s an online ephemeris
for your reference as well.
|Chartres Cathedral Zodiac Window ~ Here’s a detailed look at a famous example showing how the zodiac signs were represented in medieval art, the so-called zodiac window of Chartres Cathedral around fifty miles from Paris. Stunningly illustrated, you can view the window in its entirety or see detailed shots of every section, with an explanation of the symbolism.
|Chopper’s Horoscopes ~ Mark Brandon “Chopper” Read was one of Australia’s most infamous and violent criminals, but found fame in his middle years as an author, media personality and celebrity. This sketch featuring Heath Franklin imagines Chopper presenting your horoscope. Please note, it is not for those who are offended by strong language…
|Constellations of Words ~ Anne Wright always used to run the definitive fixed star reference for astrologers on the Web. This went offline and was presumed deceased, so it is great to see her back with an even better offering. From an interpretation point of view there is more on the constellations, their myths and associations than you’ll find anywhere else.