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August/September 2002

A Story from the 12th House
by Gaea Yudron
This author has a wonderful, light-hearted attitude about her "perfectly awful chart" with a serious stellium in the 12th house. She seeks to mollify the bad rap that the 12th house has received, and she tells us that its plentiful riches can only be unearthed by undertaking a long psychological journey through the dark night of the soul.

A Shamanic View of Astrology: An Interview with Daniel Giamario
by Mary Plumb
Astrologer Daniel Giamario advocates an experiential approach to astrology that relies upon direct observation of the night sky. In this conversation, he discusses the background of Shamanic astrology, the synodic cycles of Venus and Mars, and the impact of the recent Saturn—Pluto opposition.

Fireworks in a Fog Bank
by Donna Cunningham, MSW
This well-known author shines a searchlight on the Uranus—Neptune subgenerations. When these two slow-moving planets are prominent in the chart and when they aspect other planets, they create a potent combination indeed. To throw light on the psychology of Uranus—Neptune people, the author provides celebrity examples: exceptional people with Uranus and Neptune forming part of a
t-square or a grand trine.

I Was a Vedic Virgin
by Natori Moore
Subtitled "How I Bought My First Jyotish Gemstones," this article relates the story of a Western astrologer who set out to improve her karma by purchasing Vedic gems. Even better, she intuitively bought just the right ones for the planets that needed the most remediation – and received "unforeseen joys" in the process!

Moonwatching, Part Six: The Full Moon
by Dana Gerhardt
Now we come to Part Six of this Moon saga. Just as the Full Moon reflects the opposing Sun’s light, the opposition aspect often mirrors, in an "other," some quality of ours that we deny or repress. This calls for a dance of balance that allows both sides of the opposition to shine.

The Problem of the Houses
by Deborah Houlding
The bewildering varieties of house division in astrology weave quite a tangled web! Deborah Houlding goes a long way toward unraveling this knot by describing how most of its strands (the house systems) are formulated. In the final analysis, your preferred house system may be based more on subjective choice than on objective authority.

As the Year Turns: Forecasts for the 12 Signs
by Tem Tarriktar
Find out what the stars have in store for you from the beginning of August through the end of 2002. Will your sweetie turn sour? Should you expect a juicy promotion? Here’s the lowdown on what could come up for you in the next five months – based on your Sun and Ascendant.

Student Section

Basic Concepts of Astrology
by Greg Bogart
It’s never too late to learn – or get back to – the basics in astrology. Greg Bogart’s masterful summary enlightens beginners in astrological studies and reminds more advanced readers how beautifully complex and comprehensive a tool astrology can be.

Forecast Section

Where’s That Moon?

Aug/Sept Forecast Calendar
by Ricky Corcilius

New and Full Moon Reports
by Stephanie Austin
• Leo New Moon
• Aquarius Full Moon
• Virgo New Moon
• Pisces Full Moon

Astro*Carto*Graphy Maps

Heliocentric Data

Jyotish Currents: Vedic Astrology Forecast
by Dennis Flaherty


Artist’s Showcase
featuring Tom Osypowski

Letters to the Editor

TMA Professional Directory

Astrology News and Conference Calendar
by Gloria Star

Book Reviews
by Mary Plumb

Astro-Website Reviews

Maybe (Saturn)

by Nathalie Bertolino

Pluto by Beth Montgomery

Humor: How to Write Sun-Sign Columns
by Kris Lee

by Paul F. Newman



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