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Podcast: The Human Design Collective interviews Gary Christen in January 2023

Nina Gryphon, NCGR Membership Director, interviews Madalyn Hillis-Dineen in January 2016

Nina Gryphon, NCGR Membership Director, interviews Gary Christen in July 2015

Astrology Articles

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Hot Degrees 2024 (pdf)

Retrograde and Shadow Degrees 2024 (pdf)

Hot Degrees 2023 (pdf)

Retrograde and Shadow Degrees 2023 (pdf)

Hot Degrees 2022 (pdf)

Retrograde and Shadow Degrees 2022 (pdf)

Hot Degrees 2021 (pdf)

Retrograde and Shadow Degrees 2021 (pdf)

Hot Degrees 2020 (pdf)

Retrograde and Shadow Degrees 2020 (pdf)

Hot Degrees 2019 (pdf)

Retrogrades 2019 (pdf)

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Basic Astrology

A Mini-Course in Astrology    PDF   HTML

by Astrolabe Inc

A brief outline of how horoscopes work, concise meanings of each part of the horoscope and, tips on how to put these parts together.

A Question of Fire: The Elements and Signs in Astrology    PDF   HTML

by Pat Geisler

The signs as differing expressions of the four elements.

A Magical Chart: Aspects and Aspect Patterns    PDF    HTML

by Pat Geisler

The meaning of grand trines, T-squares and the major aspects.

How Astrology Can Help You Create Health Daily    PDF  HTML

by Dr. Christiane Northrup

Using astrology to create a better life.

Intermediate Astrology

Where Is the Person in the Chart?    PDF    HTML

by Bruce Scofield

The birth chart as a diagram of the multiple voices within us.

Why I Use Porphyry Houses    PDF    HTML

by Bruce Scofield

After testing its cusps with transits, Scofield makes the case for an old and very simple house system.

Graphic Rectification    PDF    HTML

by Bernadette Brady

An orderly method for finding the chart time that best responds to transits. Includes underlying principles, plus rules for selecting appropriate life events.


An Introduction to Planetary Periods    PDF    HTML

by Bruce Scofield

Explains many different forecasting methods in astrology, including not just the modern ones, but also time lords, decennia, dasas, firdaria and profections, with examples of their use.

Age Harmonics    PDF    HTML

by Dymock Brose

A new and powerful forecasting method that is available in Solar Fire.

Locational Astrology

The Astrology of Place   PDF    HTML

by Madalyn Hillis-Dineen

Using astro-mapping and paran lines, illustrated in the life of JFK.

Electional Astrology

Being on Time: Basic Electional Astrology    PDF    HTML

by Bruce Scofield

Simple rules for timing the start of an important event or project.


Divining Declination in Solar Fire    PDF    HTML

by Leigh Westin

How to find and use Solar Fire's declination listings, aspectarians, strips, and progressed and transiting graphs. Also includes solar longitude equivalents and declinations of asteroids and stars.

Symmetrical and Uranian Astrology

Symmetrical Astrology: An Overview of Its Origins   PDF    HTML

by Gary Christen

Alfred Witte's work in the context of astrological history.

Planetary Pictures: An Introduction   PDF    HTML

by Gary Christen

Diagrams make the basic concepts of midpoints and planetary pictures easily understood.

Planetary Pictures 101   PDF    HTML

by Gary Christen

Ingress charts, the Cardinal axis, antiscia and parallels.

What is Solar Arc?   PDF    HTML

by Patricia White

The two ways of using this simple but powerful forecasting method, plus an additional use in synastry.

Predicting with the Winter Solstice Chart   PDF    HTML

by Madalyn Hillis-Dineen and Patricia White

The significance of the Capricorn ingress chart, plus step-by-step guidance in using it to predict the year ahead.

Maya/Aztec Astrology

The Nature of Mesoamerican Astrology   PDF    HTML

by Bruce Scofield

The unique structure and origins of Maya/Aztec astrology.

The 20 Day-Signs of Mesoamerican Astrology   PDF    HTML

by Bruce Scofield

A closer look at these signs and their psychological meanings.

Mesoamerican Astrology: The Calendar Correlation Problem    PDF    HTML

by Bruce Scofield

What is the real start date of the Maya-Aztec calendar? The best historical sources.

The Astrology of World Events

The Cosmically Stressed Election of 2008   PDF    HTML

by Barry C. Orr

The November 4, 2008 Saturn-Uranus opposition suggests some surprising scenarios for the U.S. Presidential election.

Restructuring the World    PDF    HTML

by Madalyn Hillis-Dineen

The Saturn-Neptune opposition of 2006-07 and what it means.

Traditional Mundane Forecast Methods    PDF    HTML

by Branka Stamenkovic

Weaves together the US and 9/11 charts, the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction, cardinal ingresses, eclipses and lunations to forecast the tenor of 2005.

Water World: Deluge of the Dragon God   PDF   HTML

by Judith Goldberg

The tsunami of December, 2004, and other water-related events.

The Democratic Johns: Kerry and Edwards   PDF   HTML

by Madalyn Hillis-Dineen

Using synastry, Hillis-Dineen correctly names Kerry's running mate before the fact.

The Grand Quintiles of 2004   PDF   HTML

by Johnny Mirehiel

The November 8, 2003 grand sextile eclipse, also called the Harmonic Concordance, finds an echo in the extraordinary 5-pointed stars formed in October, 2004.

The Resurrection: Passion, Prophecy, Planets and Popcorn    PDF   HTML

by Judith Goldberg

The planets reflect religion-related events in 2004.

Pluto in Sagittarius    PDF   HTML

by Patricia White, Madalyn Hillis-Dineen and Ray White

Pluto in Sag through the ages, and its peculiar relation to the Neptune cycle.

The New Planets

Planets or Pla-Nots   PDF   HTML

by Madalyn Hillis-Dineen

The demotion of Pluto and the discovery of Xena, now known as Eris.

Sedna    PDF   HTML

by Cindy Sullivan and Ray White

Sedna, another of the new minor planets added to Solar Fire.

Planetary Cycles

The Phases of Venus   PDF   HTML

by Madalyn Hillis-Dineen and Patricia White

A concise explanation of the Venus cycle, which, though often overlooked by modern astrologers, has uses in natal delineation and forecasting.

Venus Phase Cycle, 1900-2050   PDF   HTML

by Patricia White

Dates of all conjunctions, elongations and stations in the Venus cycle over 150 years.

Coming Full Circle: The June 8, 2004 Transit of Venus

by Patricia White   PDF   HTML

The 2004 Venus cycle is special, because at its inferior conjunction Venus transits over the face of the Sun for the first time in over 100 years. A look at the mechanics of Venus transits, transits through the ages, and the upcoming transit of Venus in 2012.

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AUGuries - The Astrolabe User Group E-letter - A complete listing and links to archived AUGuries newsletters

The Basis of Symmetrical Astrology - by Gary Christen (pdf)

Forecasting Tools and Techniques - by Madalyn Hillis-Dineen (pdf)

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The Galactic Embrace

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Put the Pieces Together (pdf)

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Astrology As a Revolutionary Science (pdf)

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Right or Left? The Astrology of Political Persuasion

For more articles, see the AUGuries archives page.