A fun spin on serious cosmic stuff! Wendell C. Perry has 40 years experience studying astrology and how it impacts personalities & relationships. He's written two books & published articles in astrology magazines. He's happy to share this website so that you, too, can have fun with astrology to help you in everyday life!
When I was in first grade and I opened my new box of crayons, I wanted to try every color, and I envied those kids from more affluent homes who had the really big boxes of crayons. However, after I became a serious artist I found that such an approach was not practical. I began using only those colors that worked best for my style of painting. In order to be a more effective painter, I had to limit the number or colors I put on my palette.
You might say that today’s astrologers are like those kids who had the extra big boxes of crayons. We have an overwhelming number of tools available to us. Along with the ten bodies that are most commonly used (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) we can fill our horoscopes with thousands of dwarf planets and asteroids. Through the use of Harmonics we can compute more aspects that Ptolemy could have ever imagined. Then there are midpoints,fixed stars and a whole bagful of different house systems. And we can bring in different types of astrology, such as traditional, sidereal or Vedic.
The word “recount” has dismal associations for most Americans. We remember the election of 2000 and the whole “hanging chad” debacle. My memory is that even Democrats were not all that sorry when the Supreme Court stepped in an ended the affair. We had had enough. (Of course, if we’d known the results would take us into a useless war in Iraq and the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression, we might still be recounting.)
The current call for a recount of votes in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin made by Green Party candidate, Jill Stein, and supported by Hillary Clinton seems to promise more of the same. However, there is a new element. That is the possibility of hackers (possibly from Russia) interfering with voting machines in particular districts. Such a revelation would not only affect the outcome of the election, it could damage our confidence in democracy.
This year’s election seems to have everyone in a dither. Yesterday, it was reported that Kanye West was hospitalized. Though there has thus far been no confirmation of this from West, police were called to his home because of an altercation and determined the problem to be medical. Meanwhile, the remainder of his current tour has been cancelled.
A couple of days earlier the performer had shocked his audience by going into a long rant in which he voiced his support for Donald Trump. Whether these two events are connected is anyone’ guess, but I thought it might be interesting to look at West’s horoscope to see what’s happening.
The horoscope I’m using for West is rated “C” for caution by the Astrodatabank. (Click here to see the horoscope.)The source of the time of birth is unknown, so we can’t be too sure about the angles or the placement of the Moon. However, we can be sure that Saturn is moving into an opposition with West’s Sun. If the time is correct, Saturn is also square to his Moon.
In one sense, it would seem that these are pretty lush times for astrology. The internet is full of websites, webinars and YouTube videos on astrology. People can learn astrology sitting in their bathrooms with a Ipad balanced on their knees. There has probably never been a time in history when knowledge of astrology was more accessible to people all around the world.
On the other hand, old style astrological organizations are struggling. One local group, near where I live called it quits this month. A national organization to which I belong published plea for donors to provide badly needed funds.
Local groups, like the one that just disbanded, provide a place for people interested in astrology get to know one another. They also provide a means for established astrologers to augment their incomes by traveling to different cities and giving lectures. Meanwhile, national and international groups, like the one to which I belong, hold conferences in which astrologers of all sorts and all nationalities can come together. This not only provides astrologers with a sense of community, it helps assure standards both in the practice of astrology and in the ethics of practicing astrologers. Now, those institutions now appear to be in danger.