Do Whole Sign Houses Explain Gauquelin’s Mars Effect?

September 15, 2018 Patrick Watson 5

Do Whole Sign Houses explain Gauquelin's "Mars Effect"? First we should understand what it is. Michel Gauquelin was a French dude who got a lot of birth times of eminent sports stars together. When he calculated all their astrological charts he noticed that Mars kept showing up in certain areas. To investigate further, Gauquelin basically…

Annual Profections and the Ruler of the Ascendant: Beatles Edition

August 16, 2018 Patrick Watson 2

The ruler of the Ascendant and planets close to the Ascendant are considered in many different traditions of astrology to be extremely important. The ruler of the Ascendant provides a more specific description of someone’s nature, character and motivations beyond their Sun or Moon sign. Additionally, the house the Ascendant ruler falls in provides an…

What Are Annual Profections?

August 11, 2018 Patrick Watson 2

What are annual profections? They're a Hellenistic timelord system which can organize and prioritize certain transits and chart placements within a given year. Why are they important? There are so many transits going on at a given time that it can be difficult to figure out which ones you should be paying more attention to.…

A History of Pluto Through the Zodiac

June 25, 2018 Patrick Watson 2

I recently finished interpretations for every planet in every sign, house and aspect for my new "Natal Horoscope Report", an automatic report which will give you my interpretations of the specific features of your chart. Over the course of writing it, I put some thought into placements I have rarely seen. Since Pluto takes nearly…

FLOWCHART: Do My Lots of Fortune and Spirit Switch?

May 27, 2018 Patrick Watson 0

Zodiacal Releasing is the crown jewel of the discoveries made through the revival of Hellenistic astrology, and in order to do it, you have to know where your Lots of Fortune and Spirit are. Some people have great results with Zodiacal Releasing while other times it can be frustratingly off the mark. In the interest…

Top 5 Things To Expect from Uranus in Taurus 2018-2026

April 11, 2018 Patrick Watson 2

When Uranus enters Taurus on May 16th 2018, the bull will be struck by lightning. Taurus is a fixed earth sign ruled by Venus. Earth signs are about what you can see, taste and touch, and since Taurus is ruled by Venus, it’s about the finer, nicer things we can see, taste or touch. Transits through…