The Sun's Joy

The Sun’s Joy is my collection of writings on traditional methods and philosophy.  It’s mostly short pieces, written in a straightforward style that I hope is easy to read and understand. Since starting the blog ten years ago I've written scores of posts, including horary explanations, natal studies, and commentary.  The blog title refers to my natal Leo Sun in the 9th house, the house of its joy (a type of accidental dignity).


Below are a few posts to get you started.  To read more, follow the subject titles on the left!

"Will Kavanaugh be confirmed before Nov 6?"

Brett Kavanaugh is Donald Trump's nominee to fill the vacant spot on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). As the reader may know, I'm no fan of Mr. Trump.  It's no surprise, then, that I oppose Mr. Kavanaugh's nomination.  There are huge issues at stake for US women, in particular, if he is confirmed to the court.


Last week an old classmate of Mr. Kavanaugh’s came forward with the allegation that he had sexually assaulted her during their high school years. I wondered whether the allegation might delay his confirmation--a turn of events that I would welcome.  So the question was born:  “Will BK be appointed to SCOTUS before Nov 6th?” Sept 19, 2018, 11:43 am in Glendale, WI; 24 Scorpio Asc (chart below). 

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Prince Harry Falls in Love

Prince Harry is going to be married!  When the news hit last November, I looked at Harry’s directed charts to see what the stars were doing when he first met his bride-to-be,  American actress Meghan Markle, in July of 2016.  As you will see, the sparks of love were flying! 


Harry’s natal chart appears first in the gallery below.  I've included a key for abbreviations and other useful reference information at bottom.

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Leonard Nimoy & Spock

From the time I was a little girl I loved Spock.  Without question he is my favorite Star Trek character.  In fact, he’s one of my favorite TV characters, ever!  Naturally I’ve been curious to explore the astrological interplay between Leonard Nimoy the man and Spock the character.


We don’t have a birth time for Mr. Nimoy, unfortunately.  But even an untimed chart provides some clues as to why he is so closely identified with his most famous role.


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"Can you read my natal chart?"

I'm often asked this question.  I’ve tried my hand at general natal readings off and on over the years, given that clients always seem to want them.  But I’ve recently drawn a line under these for good.  Here are some of the reasons why.


This idea that an astrologer can describe a person in detail solely from the birth chart is a myth of modern astrology.  I know there are websites where you can supply your birth data, pay a modest fee, and receive some 30 pages of material that’s allegedly all about you.  But folks, these reports are not written about you at all.  They are a patchwork of creative writings about the symbols of astrology—which is not the same as being about you!

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