Earth is the element of solidity and stability. It is the land we stand on, and it is the substance of our material life. Of all of the natural elements, Earth is the only one that has a definite form. Indeed, it is Earth that gives form to all of the other elements. Earth is … Continue reading Earth 土
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 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
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? 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?
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
日本語版 Western Astrology is based as much upon the seasons as it is upon the movement of the celestial bodies. This is because the zodiac that is used in most Western astrology is the tropical zodiac. The tropical zodiac is not based on the actual constellations along the ecliptic but upon the four seasonal turning … Continue reading Signs of Change, the Cardinal Signs