Sagittarius 射手座

Sagittarius is a light-hearted and freedom loving sign. From the seriousness of Scorpio, we move into this cheerful and optimistic sign. Sagittarius is the Archer, half-human, half-horse, who is ready for the hunt. The saying, "I shot an arrow into the air. Where it landed, I know not where," applies almost perfectly to Sagittarius. This … Continue reading Sagittarius 射手座

Scorpio 蠍座

Scorpio is one of the most maligned signs in both Traditional and Modern Astrology. When you read descriptions of Scorpio, you will be told that Scorpio is ruthless, deceitful, and cruel, among other things. On the other hand, you may also find reference to the dual nature of Scorpio, the Scorpion and the Eagle. The … Continue reading Scorpio 蠍座

Air 風

Air is the element of thought and communication. It is the most malleable of elements. It is in us, around us, and through us. In Classical and Traditional philosophy, Air was considered the highest of the elements. It is through Air that we are able to understand the Divine. Air is the fuel for Fire … Continue reading Air 風

Soft and Hard, The Wet/Dry Polarity and Its Relationship to Astrological Aspects

The concept of sect, or the division between day and night, is a primary consideration in Traditional/Classical Astrology, and it corresponds to the hot/cold polarity in temperament. This consideration carries over to Essentialist Astrology. The day/night division has been tied to gender since at least the Hellenistic Era, with day being associated with masculine and … Continue reading Soft and Hard, The Wet/Dry Polarity and Its Relationship to Astrological Aspects

Fire 火

Fire in its purest form is the energy given to us by the Supernal Sun. On the other hand, earthly fire is the fuel for manifestation. Thus, fire is our connection with the Divine, but it also fuels us and sustains us in our separation from the Divine. For humans as Axial Beings, fire represents … Continue reading Fire 火

Water 水

Water is the All Possibility and thus can be anything. In its normal state, water is fluid, but when heated, can become gaseous and blends with air, and when cooled, can become solid like earth. When in motion, water can become energy and fuel, like fire. Water is by nature soft and yielding and will … Continue reading Water 水

Signs of Letting Go, the Mutable Signs

日本語版 As I have previously discussed, the tropical zodiac is based on the seasons. Each season begins with a cardinal sign and deepens with a fixed sign. Yet, all good things must end, and so must every season. Spring gives way to summer, summer gives way to fall, fall gives way to winter, and winter … Continue reading Signs of Letting Go, the Mutable Signs

How Does Astrology Work?

How does astrology work? If you ask 10 different Western astrologers, you are likely to get at least 11 different answers. Of course, we can all talk about the mechanics of casting a chart and the physical bodies we are charting in the sky, but how does that translate into meaning here on Earth. How … Continue reading How Does Astrology Work?

Signs of Stability, the Fixed Signs

日本語版 As I have discussed before, in Western Astrology, the zodiac is based on the seasons rather than on the constellations. Each season begins with a cardinal sign. In the Northern Hemisphere*, Spring begins with the sign of Aries, Summer begins with the sign of Cancer, Fall begins with the sign of Libra, and Winter … Continue reading Signs of Stability, the Fixed Signs