Enjoy this variety of articles offered by OPA members through the years. Many of these articles were originally published in the Career Astrologer magazine, but can now be found here more easily.

Kneel Diamond and the Enigma of Eclipse Cycles

Gemini Brett

Death of the King, but What Does That Mean?

by Gemini Brett

Sun and Moon are set to embrace in the 29th degree of Tropical Leo on August 21st at the Royal Star Regulus and near enough the Dragon’s Head to bring the riddle of night to the middle of daylight.  I’ve come to call this total solar eclipse ‘Kneel Diamond’ because sages of the starry cloth have long knelt before Lion’s Heart Regulus as the ruler of the Heavens and because serious astro-folk from all around the globe will be “Coming to America” to observe the infamous Diamond Ring in the sky.  What are eclipses themselves most infamous for if not “Death of the King” and why?  Does history uphold this omen of old?  If so, perhaps the current ‘king’ of the White House should consider seeking council from an august astrologer.  Any takers? 

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The Future of Astrology

Future of Astrology Bannerby Maurice Fernandez

As the leader of OPA and having travelled the world to different astrology communities and witnessed the different approaches and mentalities, the breakthroughs and crises, and the general development of our practice, I’m fairly optimistic about our next potential, and also, fairly lucid about what may sabotage the growth of our practice and culture.

Looking at the upcoming transits, we can identify what the coming cycles have to say about key moments in the near future of Astrology.

Astrology seems to be prominently symbolized by the planet Uranus and the sign of Aquarius, as well as the cyclic rhythm of the Jupiter/Uranus cycle. In the book The Professional Astrologer, I have also referred to important breakthroughs in the field, occurring during Uranus to Nodal axis conjunctions (and other major aspects to each other).

We can notice these upcoming configurations to possibly represent key moments in Astrology’s development:

  • 2017 – The Jupiter/Uranus opposition in Libra/Aries
  • 2020 (Dec 21) – The 20 year Jupiter/Saturn conjunction at 0 Aquarius
  • 2022 (August 1) – Uranus conjunct the North Node at 18 Taurus
  • 2023-2043 – Pluto in Aquarius
  • 2024 (April 21) – Jupiter/Uranus conjunct at 21 Taurus

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Twelve Logical Fallacies Every Astrologer Should Know

Astrological Fallacies

Robert Currey

by Robert Currey

“There are two ways to be fooled: one is to believe what isn’t true, the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ~ (Kierkegaard 1847)

To most astrologers, debating astrology seems tiresome or even unwinnable. Perhaps you had an unhappy experience being ridiculed by some know-it-all in the family with slick answers. Don’t give up! The more you debate astrology, the more skilful you become. By reflecting on what you do, you also become a better astrologer. We are all ambassadors for astrology and our image will not improve unless more people understand the rationale behind what we do. This is not about winning an argument or trying to convert others or to promote astrology as a science. It’s education and all that is required is to take the critic through the logical steps to a point where there is only one rational position: suspend judgment of astrology until they’ve studied the subject and checked the evidence. The preamble to any discussion will probably start with a bit of popular myth about “the stars”. At this point you should firmly set out your definition of astrology. If your sceptical enquirer is just following feelings, then that is a personal belief and you can agree to disagree. However, if the critic is claiming that astrology is false on a scientific or logical basis, then let them make their case. You will be surprised to discover that it will be full of wrong assumptions and logical fallacies. The only tenable position for a scientist is one of doubt or agnosticism until proved otherwise.

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The Leo-Aquarius Nodal Axis Transit

banner with leo and aquarius

by Kim Marie

(May 9, 2017 to Nov 6, 2018)

The nodal axis ingress into Leo-Aquarius will shift individual and collective consciousness into creativity and activism on egoic or emotional levels. Whether this happens on an inclusive or exclusive basis remains to be seen. The mean motion of the Moon’s tropical nodal axis reverses through the zodiac, with the North Node moving through Leo while the South Node moves through Aquarius from May 9, 2017 to November 6, 2018. As the current North Node in Virgo-South Node in Pisces transit winds down, there is still opportunity to make sense of recent changes taking place in our world and decide how to personally be involved in any group efforts to shift the direction forward.

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The Astrology Of TWINS - Same Chart, Different Souls

The Astrology of Twins

Maurice Fernandez

The Argument:

People born at the same time and place, with the same chart, whether biological twins, or astrological twins, should have the same personality traits and life course.

by Maurice Fernandez

The answer to this argument is not straightforward. The answer is both ‘yes’ and ‘no.’

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