astrology lessons

Star School Lesson 22: Pluto in the natal chart

by Theresa Reed on October 25, 2017

In the next part of our Star School series, we will be going over the outer planets. This will give a basic understanding of how the planets operate in different signs. In this lesson, we’ll cover Pluto. Ah Pluto. Not that long ago, Pluto was demoted from official planet to dwarf planet because it’s not […]

Star School Lesson 21: Neptune in the natal chart

by Theresa Reed on September 27, 2017

In the next part of our Star School series, we will be going over the outer planets. This will give a basic understanding of how the planets operate in different signs. In this lesson, we’ll cover Neptune. “You’re Neptune, right?” she asked. “Lord of the sea who washed up on the beach during the storm? […]

Star School Lesson 20: Uranus in the natal chart

by Theresa Reed on August 23, 2017

In the next part of our Star School series, we will be going over the outer planets. This will give a basic understanding of how the planets operate in different signs. In this lesson, we’ll cover Uranus. In this month’s post, we’re checking out Uranus. Go ahead – get your giggle on (Uranus always gets […]

Star School Lesson 19: Saturn in the natal chart

by Theresa Reed on July 20, 2017

In the next part of our Star School series, we will be going over the outer planets. This will give a basic understanding of how the planets operate in different signs. In this lesson, we’ll cover Saturn. In many astrology books, Saturn gets a bad rap. Sure, it’s the hard taskmaster of the zodiac. Wherever […]

Star School Lesson 18: Jupiter in the natal chart

by Theresa Reed on June 28, 2017

In the next part of our Star School series, we will be going over the outer planets. This will give a basic understanding of how the planets operate in different signs. In this lesson, we’ll cover Jupiter. Jupiter is the planet of luck and expansion. This is where you have fortune galore and loads of […]

Retrograde. It might as well be labeled as astrology’s F word. Mention it and you’ll hear the groans kick in. Even those who are not astrology-fluent seem to know about the transit fuckery that is Mercury retrograde. It’s that time of the year when Murphy’s Law seems to be in full swing. What can go […]

Last month, we covered Elements: Strength and Weakness. This month, we’re doing the same but this time we’re looking at Qualities (or Mode) and seeing where we’re dominant…or not. via GIPHY As a reminder, there are three qualities: Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable. (You can head back to Star School Lesson 2 for a quick refresher […]

  Astrologers like to look at patterns. We’ve already explored chart patterns and hemispheres – today, we’re looking at elemental strength or weakness. What does that mean, you ask? It’s simply examining how many Fire, Air, Earth or Water signs are dominant…or not…in an astrology chart. If there is a predominant element, that will give […]

Star School Lesson 14: Planetary Dignities and Debilities

by Theresa Reed on February 22, 2017

Today we’re talking about Rulerships, Dignities and Debilities – another layer that will deepen your understanding of the planets ‘n signs.  This is also known as “essential dignity.” What is it? The dignities refer to the strength or weakness of a planet’s position by sign. Come again? In layman’s terms: some planets are happy in […]

Star School Lesson 13: The Hemispheres

by Theresa Reed on January 25, 2017

In a previous lesson, we looked at the astrological houses. To recap: an astrology chart is divided into twelve sections, kinda like a pie (True story: when I was a kid, I used to buy Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and cut them up like little pies, and eat ‘em one slice at a time. As […]