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For those individuals genuinely interested in astrology, there’s often an uneasy confusion due to the variety and quality levels of information that are available. Distinguishing well-written, in depth  and quality astrological analysis from shoddy journalism fakin’ the funk as life-changing zodiac forecasts becomes increasingly perplexing.

I can’t speak for everyone. However, for myself, the journey of astrological discovery began with the desire to learn more about my “sign”, also known as my sun sign.

So my words won’t prove to be confusing:

the term “sun sign” is used because it’s indicative of the placement of the sun on the day and at the time of your birth.

When astrologers refer to sun signs, in lay people’s language that means: “who you attractin’ with that line, what’s your name, what’s your sign?”

Got it? Good.

The astrological writings …

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Dear Sagittarius:
I’m truly amazed at the progress you’ve made since our last communication. Whether you’re packing your bags for the Cannes Film Festival in France or contemplating overseas treks to New Zealand, you never cease to amaze me.

Your window of the world has become boundless and this is something to be truly admired.

One of the ideas that stuck with me in our most recent conversation is this:

traveling, whether mentally or physically, loses it’s lustre if your worldview has not expanded when you return. It only stands to reason that travel, in it’s most genuine sense, stretches the mind and enlarges both the internal and external worlds.

The fact remains that you must bring your enthusiasm and inspiration with you if you’re going to derive meaning from your experience. If you board the plane with a …

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“The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest things without it.” – Carl Jung

Here stands Sagittarius. The 9th sign of the Zodiac, Jupiter ruled and poised to to embark on an infinite quest for the meaning of life. The sentiment that “to travel, is better than to arrive ” fits into the archer’s philosophical framework like Nas’ flow over a Primo track.

The sense that there’s something greater “out there” and the ability to fuse that external search with the richness of their inner landscape is just one of the expressions that makes the centaur’s experience something to behold.

The Symbolism
Half Woman/Man and half horse. A centaur aiming his or her arrow into the boundless, wide open, metaphorical heavens. Yes, it all sounds very simple. However, there …

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The full Moon in Virgo takes place on March 8th at 18 degrees.  This is clean situation (no Virgo pun intended) in that the Sun and Moon oppose each other with little interference.  You can compare this to a good connection on a cell phone.

Emotions (Moon) are lit (Sun) under the full Moon.  People respond in various ways, sometimes dramatically (Sun). They talk more, they have more babies, and they go to more emergency rooms and jails.  Further,  it’s virtually the only day of month it’s permissible to howl!

I point this out because the effects of this full Moon should be easy to isolate because it’s so pure.  Look for spectacle, rooted in feeling.

Where does the full moon fall in your chart? Got plans?

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Sharita Star » Preparing for Mercury’s Reflection

February 27th, 2012 @ 6:31 pm by Sharita Star

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”~Charles DarwinYes Dear Stars, we have our first Mercury Retrograde passage of 2012 coming up in March. The approach to this offering for reflection from our Messenger planet began 26 February. So, even though Mercury doesn’t start until 12 March to not look where he is going for a few weeks until 04 April, (traveling backwards from 06 degrees Aries back to 23 degrees Pisces), it is best we all take a glance ahead so we are completely aware of how to not let Mercury Retrograde control us when it arrives, but how we can be in ultimate control of it.

Some pretty heavy things are going to surround this upcoming Mercury Retrograde, especially as Mercury will repeatedly journey back

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zodiacI was talking to someone who was wanting to form a relationship with a person whose nature is similar to mine. I wound up describing the process I go through internally when I make a new friend. I explained that anyone who came on with too much, too fast, a “new best friend” sort made me incredibly nervous.

“When someone comes in and thinks they are going to fill up my life, I feel completely overwhelmed. I may like them initially but if my phone starts ringing off the hook, well right then I know I’m not going to be able to sustain the relationship.”
Read the rest of Scorpio and 8th House Types: Trust and Friendship (118 words)


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forest fireThe idea of a Pluto transit can be scary. Personally I’ve got my eye on Pluto transiting my moon in the next few years. Let’s just say I’m not looking forward to it, but I’m starting to gain perspective on it. Pluto is transformation, regeneration. Pluto is power; Pluto can be pain. But Pluto also represents pain with a purpose. A metaphor for Pluto action is the bone that must be rebroken so it can heal properly; avoid that pain and you never walk again.
Read the rest of Pluto Transits: “The Roof, The Roof, The Roof Is On Fire” (158 words)


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ElsaElsa » Open Question: How Do You Rectify A Chart?

February 27th, 2012 @ 7:02 am by ElsaElsa

zodiacDear Elsa,

If you know someone’s birthday but don’t know the exact birth time, are there any techniques one can use for trying to make an educated guess for when it might be? Would their first impression indicate their ascendant or their midheaven, i.e. public face?


Read the rest of Open Question: How Do You Rectify A Chart? (175 words)


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Debbie Frank » Make the Leap!

February 27th, 2012 @ 4:35 am by Debbie Frank

It’s Leap Year and February 29th is special, not just for the tradition of women being able to propose marriage on this day, but for everyone to make a leap of faith. The Fool in the Tarot is also famous for leaping into the unknown – as a creative act of inspiration. Yet we have to retain our practical senses, especially over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th March. Venus and Saturn provide a time-line in relationship which is why things reach a turning point under this influence which is all about about attachment and detachment.

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Garden of Earthly Delights central panel Gryphon Astrology returns!  February 2012

The last few years have been busy here at Gryphon Astrology, leaving me less time for blogging than I would wish.  On a personal level, there have been many changes; new work, a new home, new husband (first and hopefully the last), and a new city (Chicago).  I have been busy researching astrological techniques and am happy to report that the years of effort have borne fruit.  Here are some of the new projects you can expect to see in the near future:

1.  The new GryphonForecasting.com website, focusing on financial and political predictions.  Gryphon Forecasting will feature stock and market forecasts, free and paid, as well as a focus on world and national political events.   I have been trading stocks for the last ten years or so, and have spent much of that time researching and developing astrological …

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