Our Birth Chart and Potential


“What I, as an advocate of humanistic and especially person-centered astrology demand of my birth chart is that it should tell me how I can best manage such an emergence, how I can truly become an individual able to actualize as fully as possible my birth potential.” – Dane Rudhyar

As a practicing counseling astrologer, one of the first questions that I allow into my mind when viewing a chart, especially for the first time, is:what’s the most constructive, or highest potential contained within these planetary placements and aspects? 

Of course, a direct and honest dialogue is needed with the client in order to discern the level at which they’re presently living out their chart. Once this is established, it’s time to talk elevation, progress, growth and development.

The astrologer Tracy Marks authored an excellent book called: “The Astrology of Self Discovery“. I’ve built on some of…

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Astrology at The Movies


What’s up, good people? I just wanted to hit everyone with a fun post connecting Astrology and the movies. I’m always looking to make connections and I think film takes on a life, or archetype of it’s own. I’ve classified movies by zodiac sign based upon the general themes that permeate through the film. There are many more movies that can be added to the list by sign, so this is just a starting point.

I hope you enjoy.

Aries: Set it Off, Colors, Risky Business, Pulp Fiction, Boiler Room, The Fast and The Furious, Ghost Dog: The Way of The Samurai, The Brave One, Shaft, Remember The Titans,  A Soldier’s Story, Ali, Cinderella Man, Rocky, Full Metal Jacket, Black Dynamite, Rush Hour, Run Lola Run, Traffic,  The Fighter, Warrior, Kung Fu Hustle, Brooklyn’s Finest, Menace II Society, In Bruges, City of God, Training Day, She’s Gotta Have It, Boomerang, The Bodyguard.

Taurus: Field of Dreams, Brewster’s Millions, The Constant Gardener, Money Talks, Dead Presidents, Mo’ Money, Moneyball, Paid In Full, Clockers, Pretty In Pink, Garden State, Five on The Black Hand Side.

Gemini: Hav Plenty, Medicine For Melancholy, Girl Interrupted, Trading Places, Melinda & Melinda, Double Trouble, Quiz Show, Friday, No Strings Attached, Next Day Air, La Mujer De Mi Hermano, The Man Who Copied, ATL, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The Dilemma, 2 Days in New York, Kinyarwanda.

Cancer: The Way We Were, The Wood, Jason’s Lyric, Stand By Me, Sweet Home Alabama, Love Actually, Soul Food, Terms of Endearment, The Wiz, Boyz In The Hood, Roots, Nurse Betty, Crooklyn, Fill The Void, Eat Drink Man Woman, Goodbye Lenin! Volver.

Leo: The Last King of Scotland, King of New York, The Lion King, When We Were Kings, How To Be a Player, Sugar Hill, Scarface, Johnny B. Good, He Got Game, A Royal Affair,

Virgo: The Shape of Things, The Italian Job, Waiting To Exhale, Fresh, Drumline, Something The Lord Made, Dancing in September.

Libra: The Negotiator, The Best Man, Wedding Crashers, When Harry Met Sally, Love & Basketball, Hitch, Mahogany, Philadelphia, You’ve Got Mail, The Break Up, Rachel Getting Married.

Scorpio: A Bronx Tale, Brian’s Song, Stigmata, Lakeview Terrace, Bourne Identity, She Hate Me, Autumn in New York, Hannibal, Red Dragon, Narc, Cruel Intentions, Donny Brasco, Purple Rain, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, Let The Right One In,The Cabin In The Woods, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Rabbit Hole, Drive, Death at a Funeral, Jade, Black Swan, Belly, Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, Irreversible, The Secret in Their Eyes, Shutter Island, In Too Deep, The Lives of Others, Jungle Fever, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. Maria Full of Grace.

Sagittarius: Cry Freedom, Freedom Writers, The Reader, Paris, The Spanish Apartment, Russian Dolls, Friends With Benefits, House Party, Coach Carter, Good Will Hunting, The Graduate, Higher Learning, Holy Motors, The Program, Any Given Sunday, American Pie, School Daze, The Edukators, Coming To America, Sunny, The Express, Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom, Booty Call, Animal House, Vicky Christina Barcelona.

Capricorn: Do The Right Thing, The Company Men, The Firm, Wall Street, The Adjustment Bureau, Strictly Business, Melancholia, Oslo, The Ides of March, the Contender, Dave, Primary Colors, Juice, Hoodlum, Lean on Me, The Corporation. Lust Caution.

Aquarius: The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Finding Forrester, Revolutionary Road, Flash of Genius, Panther, Persepolis, Prometheus, Wadja, The Social Network, Django Unchained, Lawless, Lumumba, Amistad, Just Another Girl on The I.R.T., Malcolm X, Star Wars, E.T., Made in Daghenham, The Lincoln Lawyer, Brother From Another Planet, The Matrix, The Motorcycle Diaries, No.

Pisces: Love Jones, Closer, Half-Baked, Alice in Wonderland, Notes on a Scandal, Take The Lead, Lady Sings The Blues, The Artist, The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh, Blow, Unfaithful, American Beauty, Imitation of Life, Hidden, I Wish, A Fish Called Wanda, We Don’t Live Here Anymore, Like Water For Chocolate, Mo Better Blues, The Words,The Other Woman, Crazy, Stupid Love, Inception,The Illusionist, The Ghost Writer, Flight, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Poetic Justice, The Inkwell, Chameleon Street, Catch Me If You Can, How High,The Virgin Suicides, Lila Says,Eyes Wide Shut.

What Do Empty Houses in My Birth Chart Mean?


Some of the questions that I receive quite often are: “What do the empty houses in my chart mean? Or, “Is it a BAD thing to have empty houses in my chart?”

First, for those who may be unfamiliar, the Astrological houses are the pie shaped sections of the birth chart. There are twelve of them. Most Astrological software identifies the houses with small numbers from 1-12 at the top of each house.

These sections of the chart symbolize various areas of life activity and development. Whenever a house is populated with a planet or planets, it means that the symbolism of that/those planet (s) is connected to how we experience that particular area of life.

For example, in the chart above, Pluto and Neptune (along w/ the North Node) are located in the 10th house, which symbolizes our vocation, public image and how we want the world to perceive us. It’s a stage for all to see, being that it’s highly visible being shined upon by the noonday sun.

One interpretation of this placement is that the individual holds the potential to exhibit transformative, healing energy (Pluto) in matters of vocation. They may want to be seen publicly as a spiritual, intuitive person(Neptune) who exhibits empathy for humanity.

If you’ll look closely at the chart, houses 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 are all empty. This is NOT a negative thing. It means that the areas where there ARE planets are more likely to be places of high focus.

When there’s an empty house, looking at the ruler (the sign on the house cusp) is an effective way to grasp the flavor of what’s going on, because “someone is always home”.

Although the 6th house is empty, it has Aquarius on the cusp, which is ruled by both Saturn and Uranus. So, in addition to wanting to be seen by the world as a spiritual intuitive, this suggests that the work, although structured (Saturn) may have an unconventional flavor (Uranus). Or be an alternative (Uranus) business (Saturn).

If you’re hearing/reading that it’s “evil” to have empty houses in your chart, put the book down, or walk away.

You Are Not Just Your Sun Sign

Thank you for this….

Conscious Astrology

Blazing SunHow many times have people approached you asking you your sun sign with the suggestion that it is somehow a personality description of you?

Yes, its true the Sun is your vitalizing core and in addition there is the Moon which is another luminary, and the other 10 planets that signs occupy.

I would like to dispel this myth ~ you are NOT just your Sun Sign. What is more true is that you contain all of the 12 signs and each of these signs correlates to an area of your life.

For example, you may have been born under the Sun sign of Aquarius and you may  not have any planets in the sign of Cancer. However, the sign energy of Cancer is still a part of you and will occupy some area of your life. Lets say, this Cancer sign energy occupies or sits on the cusp of…

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