Thursday, October 26, 2006

Who in their right mind…?

Would start an astrology blog at Mercury’s retrograde station.?

I would!!

I was born the day before Mercury went retrograde, and everything of real importance to me happens about then as well.


The chart
isn’t great, but it isn’t hideous. Of course, the angles are inverted from my natal ones because I’m on the other side of the world in the other hemisphere, and to get the spread in the angles right, I’ve got to take them back-to-front.

This chart has Gemini rising, I have Sagittarius, this chart has Aquarius at the MC and I have Leo, so its kind of upside-down and back-to-front, which describes an Aussie’s experience in the USA pretty well. My first 5 minutes behind the wheel in this country still go down as one of the most terrifying moments of my life…

So, what’s the blog about and why did I set it up?

It occurs to me that I do astrology just a bit differently to most. One of the big differences is delineation of aspects and midpoints. So I’m going to go through aspects at random, as I run across them for one reason or another, and delineate them.

I expect there’ll be other astrological discussion as well… who knows, I might even venture a prediction or two.

So here it is

I hope we have fun

Take Care

Rod

4 comments:

Misti said...

Hurrah! Glad to see you started!

Can you do natal moon opposite neptune first?!??!

Rod said...

Oh my.... yep my favorite aspect.... here goes nothing...

Nicola said...

I know this blog started a loong time ago and I'm looking forward to reading more - a quick question for you... How would I calculate my chart taking into account I moved from UK to USA... or do I need to... such a newbie, I know...

Rodney Smith said...

Nicola,

the quick answer is, you don't have to change a thing, your chart is your chart and you can move to the ends of the earth and it won't change a thing...

now for the longer answer... When you have a major change to your location, you CAN cast a chart for the same moment of birth in the new timezone by messing with the timezone... for example, my 14:10 chart in Australia is a 4:10 chart in England and a 0:10 chart in the Eastern USA (its a july 18 chart in the western USA). That new chart shows you what areas of life will be emphasized while you are in the new location, but it never replaces the natal chart.

Solar return charts can be cast for a new location as well, however the original natal location provides the "big picture" and should be considered the primary resource for prediction.