Monday, November 1, 2010

Coming Out

As I write this post at 9:16 am the old moon crescent is straight up in the 6th degree of Virgo, the sun is up with its little court of venus and mercury, and mars is about to appear on the eastern horizon to join them.  I hate getting up at 5:30 am to take the dog out to the yard for a pee, so that old crescent is a very welcome sight on this crisp morn.

I know the degree of virgo the moon currently occupies because I am switching between two sites as I write this post: my blog host site and Astrodienst.  I think 'Astrodienst' is German for astro service; but the site comes up in English and then you can choose from several languages.  I use this service every day, throughout the day.  The positions of all planets, chiron and the moon's north node are listed and updated every minute on the home page, and in just a few clicks you can get to the data entry page for calculating a chart for any time or year, way in the past or future.  I have gotten one faulty chart for a person born right before war time ended after WWII; Astrodienst gave the time as 'standard' instead of the correct war time, which threw the chart off by an hour.  I have not heard back since they said they would 'look into it;' other than that, they are providing an invaluable service to the astrological community by making this chart calculation tool so widely available for FREE.  Thankyou so much Astrodienst!

There are other sites that give free chart calculations, and like Astrodienst include a computer generated interpretation.  Some have wiki listings for astrological vocabulary and forums to discuss astrology.  AND many have stuff about Mayan, Chinese and Vedic astrology.  The universe just goes on and on, and astrologers do all they can to roll with it.

It is now 8:48 am, and it looks like mars has been above the horizon for about 8 minutes.  I had better get to my job that pays and earn a living while the sun shines; but before I go (I almost forgot!) my realization for the day is that it has been good to come out of the closet where I hid my passion for astrology.   The world really is a kinder place when we let our light come out from the shadows.