This week in Wheeling WV – 8/13-8/19


Our header picture is of Bill and Diana Roche, the latter whom passed the previous week.  Next week we hit the Empire State. This may have been a rough week for many, with the after effects of the Blood Eclipse, highlighting many a fatality.  Even deaths that were expected from old age or illness, are … Continue reading This week in Wheeling WV – 8/13-8/19

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#347 Sigmund Freud & the Piano Keys


We mentioned previously that Elbert Hubbard was the first horoscope in How to Learn Astrology with a full complement of astrological symbology.  Sigmund Freud is part of the earlier lessons where Marc Jones uses his "piano key" to highlight what the student should focus on.  In a B&W publishing word, the piano keys were a … Continue reading #347 Sigmund Freud & the Piano Keys

A bit on Planetary Hours


In calculating the planetary hours for Sunday, for example, first you look up the time of Sunrise in the newspaper. Then you designate the first hour to the Sun, the ruler of Sundays. The rest of the hours follow a set sequence – Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars. Historically a planetary hour is … Continue reading A bit on Planetary Hours

Midpoints of the Moon for Mel Gibson


Our header picture is Mel Colm-Cille Gerard and Robyn Denise Gibson way back in 1981 when they newly married. He seems to favour that look:  tall and dark haired, as all three mothers of his cumulative nine children resemble each other.   This is a Midpoint Tree produced by Kepler software.  Lots of other software … Continue reading Midpoints of the Moon for Mel Gibson

Dialing Mel Gibson


Marc Jones looked at the Dial and decided against it, preferring to use the semi-sextile, sesquiquadrate and semi-square.  Indeed now with modern software one can divvy up the whole chart into 22.5 - 45 or 135 degree angles very easily and ignore the dial, so it is a preference.   Others go with John Addey and … Continue reading Dialing Mel Gibson

How to read the wheel


The wheel or map is the basic structure that a horoscope is fitted into.  It is a 360º circle -- all circles are 360º, a simple round sphere.  This circle is then divided into twelve parts, one part for each sign of the zodiac.  There are twelve signs. Depending upon the house method you use, … Continue reading How to read the wheel

The Equal vs Whole House System


The Equal House house and whole House systems are the oldest astrological house systems in astrology.  The Equal House is based on the Ecliptic, and some astrologers actually call it the Ecliptic system  It has several features: All the houses are equally spaced, meaning that each house is exactly thirty degrees wide, so it very … Continue reading The Equal vs Whole House System