Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"The Ingress" Autumn 2010: Astrology and Location

Our autumn newsletter ("The Ingress") is focused on the topic of ASTROLOGY AND LOCATION and includes articles by four local astrologers:

The classic book on this topic is "The Psychology of Astro*carto*graphy" by Jim Lewis and Kenneth Irving. Ken is a member of the NY Chapter of NCGR and kindly contributed an excerpt from the book (which is being reissued this fall) called "Winds of Neptune, Fires of Mars". You can read his article online here:

John Marchesella also wrote "Exercises in Relocation Astrology", presenting some classic relocation cases and emphasizing the importance of relocated angles.

Kathleen Goodyear contributed "Local Space and Astromapping: A Fresh Look" in which she explains about local space lines and the Azimuthal houses they set up depending on your location.

Finally, Lawrence Grecco presented a Zen argument against relocating for your birthday in "Stay Put on Your Birthday."

If you are a New York chapter member of NCGR, you should have already received your newsletter in the mail (find out about membership here:

If you are not a member, you can purchase individual issues of "The Ingress" for $5.00 each or a yearly subscription for $20.00. Contact for more information.

Stephen Fleming
Editor, The Ingress

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pluto in Capricorn Opposing Cancer

Pluto in Capricorn. We all have seen the destruction, rot, decay and hopefully eventual transformation and resurrection of the structures and traditions of our society as we’ve come to know it. But Pluto also has a great effect on the opposite sign of Cancer. If Capricorn is what is out in the open, public and fully visible and Cancer is the sign of home, family, feelings and what goes on behind closed doors in private then Pluto in Capricorn is exposing and revealing all the crazy, obsessive compulsive behavior of what goes on in our family and private lives when no one is looking. And it will bring all this to the public consciousness in a very visible way as witnessed by the spate of “reality shows”. Look at what is being revealed in shows like the Housewives of Jersey, Atlanta, OC, NYC (pick a city), Jersey Shore, the Kardashians and any number of others that deal with family life. We have to face all the bulls**t of what goes on behind the scenes. These shows are mind boggling in the portrayal of the sick, narcissistic, bitter, vengeful and melodramatic behavior of its cast but don’t we all secretly love and relish the over the top antics of these people because we all have it to some degree or another with our own family and if we don’t then we love projecting it on others. Watching these shows is like watching a car crash on a highway: the blood and guts are disgusting but mesmerizing and it’s difficult to look away. And with Venus getting ready to station retrograde in Scorpio on October 8 she will definitely unleash her fury and bring out the bitch in all of us. Why not enjoy the ride and allow yourself to lose some control because if you don’t the past will only come back to bite you in the ass!

By Joseph Addeo