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List of US Presidents ~ As I write in early 2008, the race for the next US president is seriously underway. Here is a list from Wikipedia of all the presidents ever, together with their date and place of birth and birth sign. Aquarius and Scorpio have been most popular choices, while Aries, Gemini and Virgo have all been the least. Interesting, huh?
Lunaf.com ~ Originating from Bulgaria, this attractive yet uncomplicated website is a labour of love. A little is lost in translation, but you’ll find lots of information about our Sun, solar system and Moon especially, drawn from across the Internet. The import is mainly astronomical, but there are astrological touches such as Sun and Moon sign interpretations, to consider too.
Lunarium - Mysteries Of The Moon ~ This site comes to you courtesy of those behind last week’s recommendation and who seem roughly as keen on the extra publicity as most of us are on a Pluto transit. Some ask why I mention people with such minimal social skills, but I do it for you gentle reader and because I know from my hit count you enjoy what I say…
MoonCircles ~ Described as a “Cybercommunity for the Moonminded”, this site is devoted entirely to an astrological appreciation of lunar symbolism. You’ll find daily lunar aspects, details of the Moon’s current phase and sign position, new moon meditations, full moon reflections and more besides. A labour of love!
Mystery Files: Nostradamus ~ From the Smithsonian Institute comes a documentary on the prophecies of Nostradamus. Yours truly presents a critique of the former’s astrological technique from the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, between 14:17 and 18:10. This video is intended for the US, but that is only a minor point for those who can figure out a VPN, proxy or their IP…
Neptune Café ~ This site is written, designed and maintained by Michael O’Reilly, who is also known as WolfStar, a name you may recognise from elsewhere. This is his online playground, where from an astrological point of view he commentates on world events, political happenings, celebrity data and birthcharts in the news.
Persian Horoscopes ~ This feature makes it easy to figure out your Persian tree sign, depending solely on your day and month of birth, with no need to specify a year. The provenance of this system is cited as the Zend–Avesta, or sacred text of Zoroastrianism. I have seen nothing to support this elsewhere on the Web, but the authors are Iranian and ought to know, I guess.
Philip Sedgwick ~ Philip favours pushing the envelope. He has a special interest in some complex issues facing astrologers today, such as how to bring new discoveries like Quaoar, Sedna and Eris into a standard interpretation, or how we can move closer towards a heliocentric approach. Here you can read all of his latest ideas…
Real Constellations of the Zodiac ~ Astrologers emphasise the technicalities that distinguish the signs from the constellations. Yet both are constructs, referring to the narrow band eight degrees either side of the Sun’s illusory path around the Earth. Even twelve zodiac signs is questionable. Disregarding Pluto, the planets actually travel through twenty-five constellations.
Renaissance Astrology ~ This scholarly site is an essential source of information for astrology’s more traditional application. There are detailed and comprehensive delineations of each astrological factor from a traditional perspective, together with extensive biographies of this subject’s formative thinkers.
Revelation 13: Astrology for the New Age ~ The Book of Revelation from an astrological perspective. You may not agree with everything Tom Chase says, but his apocalyptic world view certainly has some intriguing connotations. It’s an individualistic view of a text that has held resonance for lots of different groups of people over the centuries.
Special Age Calculator ~ This is great: especially since it employs the tropical zodiac, to which students of Western astrology will be attuned. Enter your date and local time of birth, select “Planet years” for the calculate option and “Slightly round numbers…” for your frequency. Get exact details of your Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus returns; plus a bunch of others if you’d like…
Sidereal Astrology ~ Recently I’ve highlighted the monthly transit of the Moon through the twelve zodiac constellations and the contrast between the regular sign divisions used in the West by most astrologers versus those figuring for biodynamic gardeners. Here’s a Wikipedia page from the original French, that hopes to outline the differences…
Sidereal Signs ~ This site connects a public dissatisfaction with astrology, the differences between the tropical zodiac most Western astrologers prefer and the sidereal zodiac used by astronomers, who actually look at the sky. To stay accessible, the possible impact on your Sun sign is stressed, even though this topic easily grows more complicated.
Spiritual Astrology ~ The Rosicrucian Fellowship describe themselves as an international association of Christian mystics. I must stress this is not to recommend their philosophical beliefs, rather the astrological texts they offer freely online. Much of the astrology is solid, though the language reflects a certain vintage and is hardly tolerable on occasions.
Sports Astrologer ~ I’ve heard of astrologers in the UK who make a speciality out of sporting predictions, but as yet we don’t have anybody who comes close to this lady. Andrea Mallis lives in Berkeley, California and has a career making baseball predictions in particular. Come to think of it, we don’t have baseball here either…