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August/September 2003

Features
The Cauldron of Heaven: Sun-Mars-Uranus and the Mars Perihelion
by Bill Herbst
In August, Mars will be closer to the Earth than it has been in 60,000 years. At the same time, Mars will conjoin Uranus and oppose the Sun in perihelion. Bill Herbst has a lot to say about how this explosive combination of planetary cycles will affect us, globally and personally. Playing with fire – at all levels – could be more dangerous than ever.

A Golden Thread: Cultural Transmission of Astrology
by Demetra George
This author takes us on a trek through time, as she follows the thread of Western astrology through the labyrinth of cultures it has traversed in its long history. Each successive worldview has woven itself into astrology’s tapestry – sometimes obscuring, sometimes enriching the tradition – to form the astrological wisdom we know today.

Traditional Astrology and Criminal Law
by Christopher Warnock, Esq.
At the place where astrology and criminal law intersect – who knew there was such a place? – horary and electional astrology can tell us much about legal outcomes: Will my friend be convicted? Will the judge throw the book at her? The author also explains his accurate prediction of where the body of Chandra Levy would be found.

Exploring Planetary Relationships
by Alexander Markin
This article compares a mutual reception between two planets to true love – one-way reception, to unrequited love. Markin’s personification of the planets – and his metaphors describing how they interact with each other – allow us to see these planetary energies in very real terms.

A Conversation with John Frawley
by Mary Plumb
Astrologer/author John Frawley considers astrology to be a sacred science. In this wide-ranging interview, he discusses astrology’s connection with faith and touches on the gifts of traditional astrology: logic and practicality. He also makes some intriguing cautionary statements about the nature and effectiveness of prediction.

Fiction

The Emerald Ring
by Violet Lewis
In this story, an astrologer teaches her granddaughter how to find a lost object by casting a chart for the place and time the owner asks about it. The cast of characters includes a Shirley MacLaine look-alike, a rebellious teenager, and a Southern belle desperate enough to try anything – even "mumbo-jumbo" – to find her prized ring.

Planetary Currents Section

Planet Tracks

The Peace Candidate
by Mary Plumb
Here’s a brief look at the chart of U.S. Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, a man of deep conviction for these troubled times.

A Bloody History Repeats Itself
by Branka Stamenkovic
This author examines the recent assassination of the Serbian Prime Minister in the light of astrological factors past, present, and future.

Chart Interpretation: The Four Elements
by Donna Cunningham, MSW

Astro-Coach: Your Questions Answered
by Nicki Michaels

Astro*Index: The Nodes in Astrology (Part 2)
by Michael Erlewine

Mars Perihelion and Your Health
by Marcia Starck

The Traveling Astrologer: Mexico
by Maya del Mar

Astro-Newsmaker: Paramahansa Yogananda
by Mark McDonough

Forecast Section

Where’s That Moon?

Aug/Sept Forecast Calendar
by Jeff Jawer

Equinox Chart

New and Full Moon Reports by Stephanie Austin

• Aquarius Full Moon

• Virgo New Moon

• Pisces Full Moon

• Libra New Moon

Astro*Carto*Graphy Maps

Heliocentric Data & Aug/Sept Declination Graph

Jyotish Currents: Vedic Astrology Forecast
by Dennis Flaherty

TMA Departments

Artist’s Showcase
featuring Debra Craig

Letters to the Editor

TMA Professional Directory

Astro-Website Reviews
by Mary Plumb

Astrology News & Conference Calendar
by Gloria Star

In Memoriam: Lois Rodden, 1928 — 2003

Book Reviews
compiled by Mary Plumb

TMA Advertisers’ Index and Classified Ads

Article Particle: Jim, the Wonder Dog
by David D. Jones

Humor: Sun Signs Change a Lightbulb
by Jules Welch

Mercury Direct

Heavenly Imprints: Development of the Zodiac and the Early Origins of Aries and Taurus
by Deborah Houlding

Dealing with Depression Using Vedic Astrology
by Stephen Byrnes, Ph.D., N.D., R.N.C.P.

POEM: Star Song
by Debra Josephson

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