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Some of the Current Best Astrology Blogs

This is a good job! It finally rained here in southern Oregon and I spent a long cozy afternoon looking around at astrology blogs. There are lots of wonderful writers and creative astrologers out there and I’ve collected just a few places on a range of subjects.

Funk Astrology Blog (Cutting Edge Astrology for Uranian Times) has a quick snapshot (including fixed stars) of today’s unusual grouping of planets called 24 Degrees Anything? Intense Transit Alert for Sunday/Monday.

TMA readers are familiar with Jessica Murray, and her October Skywatch column is as thoughtful as ever. She writes on The Color of Money (which, in the U.S., is “even hotter than death and sex” right now).

Robert Wilkinson’s Aquarius Papers site has a new article on this month’s triggering of the ongoing Neptune septile Pluto, which he has coined “the Grand Irrationality.” Wilkinson writes: “Septile series aspects are associated with non-rational conditions and experiences, when our own or others’ obsessive or compulsive attitudes and behaviors often lead to very strange responses. When the septile series aspects are at work, things don’t make sense, and we feel propelled by circumstances out of our control.” The Grand Irrationality at Work, October 2009 – Major Choices, Changes, and Shifts is the place to go “if things seem a bit unhinged during the first half of October, or you’re confronting things that make little or no sense.”

Raging Universe has an entry titled A Closer Look With Thee. This looks back at the 2009 inaugural chart: “Saturn is in opposition to Venus-Uranus in Pisces in the 11th house, and if you use this as the significator of Congress, you can see the chaotic potential with the legislative body opposing the executive Saturn and dissolving what it does.”

Many of us read the long New York Times article on September 16 about the imminent publication of Carl Jung’s “Red Book.” The book is his private journal beginning in 1914 and was kept under lock and key until it was removed from a vault in late 2007. In her two part article, Carl Jung’s “Red Book”: The Astrology Behind the Publication of Jung’s Most Personal Work, Amy Herring discusses the book’s publication date (October 7, 2009), Jung’s natal chart, and the progressions and transits for when he started writing in 1914.

The_Betty: Astrological Analysis of Politics and Current Events – Feature Series: The Rise of Obama is a long series that employs many astrological techniques, including Arabic Parts, the vertex, and an ongoing investigation of the July 21 eclipse. She is generous in her writing, which is aimed “to have fun, fill in gaps, validate assumptions, and spur new inquiries.”

Astrologer Jude Cowell is based in Washington, D.C. and is always interesting. Her blog, Stars Over Washington, had its original focus on “our Founding Fathers as Freemasons, the White Lodge we call the ‘White House’, and the Masonic Temple that is the Capitol Building.” Her newest entry (she updates frequently), Iran-Contra Videos + Solar Eclipse of constitutional crisis 2011, looks ahead to the eclipse in June of that year.

Astrologer Julie Demboski is another prolific blogger with a range of astrological techniques in her repertoire. She demonstrates (i.e., teaches) a lot of astrology in a friendly, personal voice. Her current blog, Weekend Forecast: The Impulsive Spark, is on the past weekend’s transits; scroll down to link to her article from last fall on the Saturn-Uranus opposition.

Zane Stein has an article called 32 Years on Matrix Blog. Renowned as an early Chiron-watcher, Stein herein writes on the Chiron recurrence return, which occurs this month. This year, 32 years after Chiron’s discovery in 1977, marks the Sun-Venus recurrence along with a Venus-Mars recurrence. “The depth of Chiron’s importance to us is going to be revealed in no uncertain terms as a result of this recurrence return. If we thought we were getting a handle on Chiron’s meaning before now, we will come to realize that we’ve only touched the tip of the iceberg (or the halo of the comet, if you’d prefer), and we are going to learn about Chiron whether we want to or not.”

Thanks to all these fine writers and thinkers for all of your efforts.


  1. Wow, thanks, Mary, how very kind of you to mention SO’W!

    Have just posted on the Astrology of Edgar Allan Poe’s life and death (with death chart’s image) so i’m well in time for Halloween and just barely in time for Oct 7, the 160th anniversary of Poe’s sad death. Jude

  2. What a fantastic surprise to find myself listed here! Thank you, Ms. Plumb, for including me in the company of so many talented writer/ astrologers (most especially my good pal Jude). I’m supposed to be vacationing, so I hope readers will understand how sparse the pickings are at my site right now–but like everyone who loves astrology, I can’t seem to get away from it for long.
    Thanks again, Julie Demboski

  3. Hey girls!

    Thank you for your fine work..I enjoyed both your sites immensely and hope some new readers will find you!


    Mary Plumb

  4. Thanks so much for the mention here! Tem let me know it was up. I loved writing that blog and the research for it so I’m really hoping people enjoy it. Thanks again!

  5. Hi Mary – Just got off the road to find this mention of the Grand Irrationality. Thanks for helping clue people in on this pervasive energy field. It’s something we’ll all be dealing with for quite a while, and triggered so often that it’s no wonder people can’t make sense of much that’s happening and feel overwhelmed. Navigating our times in the face of bizarre events and points of view is an interesting exercise in spiritual adaptation! I’ll post more on the Grand Irrationality very soon. Aum and blessings to you and the Mountain Astrologer. The MA and its contributors and editors have been the best for our community since the effort began. Thanks for being a higher level global astrological voice!

  6. Hi Amy,

    I was happy to see your article, having read about the Red Book..very nice that you spoke with the author to clarify some times…


  7. Hi Robert,

    I’ve been paying attention to the Grand Irrationality since I first found your article on’s has been a great help in understanding the nature of the times…

    So, thank you and also for your nice words about TMA.They are a lovely group of people to work with!

    My sister Kate lives in Sag Harbor and heard you at Canio’s (?) Bookstore a few years ago…

  8. Hi Mary – I’ve been a fan of TMA since the beginning! Yes, your sister did hear me at Canio’s bookstore in Sag Harbor. It’s a great place run by great women, and I always try to speak there when I’m in the ‘hood. (I’ll be there in a few weeks, so please send her my regards and I hope to see her again when I’m there). Again, thanks for the mention of the Grand Irrationality, the Aquarius Papers, and all the other great sites you listed. We’re all in this together, rocking through the Great Transition!!

  9. I see Funk Astrology is in good company.
    Mary you flatter me.

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