The #Astrology of June 2021 #SolarEclipse

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse: Horoscope below the fold.

(Astrology Explored) A dramatic ring of fire solar eclipse fills the sky in the upper East Coast of the United States and Canada. It begins to be visible at the southernmost edge to 4:12 EDT and ends in Moscow at 11:26 AM EDT.

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The #Astrology of #Venus in #Cancer: Who’s Emotional?

Venus in Cancer

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(Astrology Explored) The only sound in my office is the tapping of my pen on my notebook. I look at the clock again. Damn it, the woman promised to be here yesterday, but then again, she’s not the most punctual. Then she canceled at the last minute, blaming it on Mercury in Retrograde, and promising with a “pretty please with a cherry on top,” to make our appointment today.

About to give up on the whole thing, my doorbell rang, and there she stood with a smile and a bunch of flowers in her hand. She wore a draped gossamer moonshine dress and silver sandals with straps that wound around her calves. It was the perfect outfit to commemorate her move into the sign of Cancer.

“Hello, Venus,” I said.

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Practical #Astrology: #MercuryRetrograde explained in 60 Seconds

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Reader #Astrology Question: What is a Grand Rising?

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Question: What is grand rising in astrology?

I have no clue and I’ve been practicing astrology for 35 years.

Now if you were asking about a Grand Trine or a Grand Cross, (because  astrologers use the word “grand” when speaking about trines or squares, then I can tell you about that.


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Dietrech Pessin Lecture and Frank Clifford Workshop at the ASC


ASC May, 2021 Newsletter

Astrological Society of Connecticut, Inc.
PO Box 402, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-0402
860-568-8617Our 2020 – 2021 Season wraps up with TWO events!
Zoom Meetings

The ASC is currently presenting our lectures and workshops on Zoom. If you don’t have a great way to view Zoom, there’s a phone number you can use to call in and listen to the meeting. Members will be emailed the Zoom link in the days prior to the lecture. For non-members who pay the $10 non-member lecture fee (by the deadline the day before the event) using the Donation button at the bottom of our alphabetical menu on our ASC homepage, there is not an automatic reply with a link. For the workshop follow the link below. Ahead of the event date, you will be emailed the lecture link by our Membership Chair, Debby Vincelette
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Lecture at 7:00 PM
(pre-lecture at 6:00 PM)

Dietrech Pessin

This astro-charm integrates the Ascendant, Sun, and Moon into a singular point. We’ll explore how it describes what motivates you, how you function in relationships and more. The Part of Fortune takes your eye right to the heart of the matter in natal charts, returns and progressions and can make or break an election or horary chart. It would be helpful for you to know your Part of Fortune before the lecture, although a calculation sheet will be supplied to help you calculate it.Dietrech Pessin ( is the author of Lunar Shadows III: The Predictive Power of Moon Phases and Eclipses, which details her 1991 discovery of the Lunar Gestation Cycle, a predictive Moon phase technique featured in SolarFire software. In addition to her practice, writing and teaching, since 1995, she’s done a weekly astrology report broadcast on WZBC 90.3 FM in Newton, MA

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Political #Astrology: #Election2020~Will #Biden Turn #Georgia Blue?

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(Astrology Explored Blog) The nail biter of the 2020 United States election leaves everyone, Democrats and Republicans on edge as Trump does Trump, and the rest of us lose sleep. The stakes are no less than the soul of the nation. Will we move forward in the 21st century to carve a more progressive path or slip backward into isolationism, xenophobia, and a ‘us vs. them’ mentality? But it’s not just America, but the rest of the world who holds its collective breath. Our friends and allies in other nations wonder if America will reclaim its status as a trusted world leader.

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#Astrology and #Election2020

(Astrology Explored Blog) Democrats, after the defeat of 2016, are suffering a bit of PTSD over the electoral map. Though polls in 2016 saw Secretary Clinton leading, and pundits forecasted a win, the electoral map came up much different from than seasoned prognosticators expected. Below is the electoral map at the final total. Continue reading

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Interview with #Venus in #Virgo: Don’t Blow My Glow, Gurl

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(Astrology Explored Blog) Venus, the goddess of love and money, moved into the Virgo Suite of the Zodiac Hotel on October 3rd, and ever since, there’s been trouble. I got this message from one of my friends on Facebook:

Friend: So is it the stars that are making me feel so off-kilter?

Me: Venus in Virgo—so neurotic!

Friend: Exactly how it feels.

But perception isn’t always reality, so I decided to visit Venus and ask her what’s up.

Beth: (Knock, knock)

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The #Astrology of Anaretic Degrees

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(Astrology Explored) Why Is The 29º Of A Planet (the anaretic degree) considered More Than All The Other degrees?

Mercury is retrograde which is my excuse. I have bunches of good astrology articles on Quora that aren’t getting as much love as they should and the WordPress phone app makes it easy to post, so I’m sharing a few here.

Astrologer Anthony Picco asked me the above question on Quora, and pleased as punch I answered it straight away.

Astrologers consider 29 degrees of any sign an anaretic, or critical degree. Actually, there is a broad list of critical degrees, and not just the number 29.

Here is a list critical degrees I got from Cafe Astrology:

Classic critical degrees are as follows:

0, 13, and 26 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn)

8-9 and 21-22 degrees of fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius); and

4 and 17 degrees of mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces).

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Astrology, Conspiracy Theories, & Calling Them Out

Astrology has enough of a credibility problem. This is why I despise, yes, despise, when an astrologer uses his or her platform to promote conspiracy theories.

Recently, at the above mentioned Facebook group, I called out one such conspiracy theory where the admin promoted Rudy Giuliani’s “October Surprise” that Hunter Biden left his laptop for repair and surprise, surprise there is all sorts incriminating evidence proving the corruption of Hunter and his father. The New York Post had picked up and printed the story.

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