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Here you can read about our top news stories and special articles from ISAR members. Each week we provide new information for our readers.

Graham Ibell – A New Map for Aotearoa/New Zealand?

The case for an astrology chart for Cook’s arrival (Part 1) Summary This article lays down the argument and justification for a new astrological chart for Aoteroa/New Zealand. In part 1 a brief description of the most commonly used mundane charts for New Zealand is given. A new map is proposed, drawn for the first […]

Frank Clifford – Defining Character, Behaviour and Personality: Clues to the Differences between the Sun, Moon & Ascendant

Very often, the first ‘way in’ to reading a horoscope – or to grasp its essence quickly – is to consider the Big Three: the Sun, Moon and Ascendant, either individually or as a trio. Together, these three complexes (their sign and house position and aspects from planets) form the fundamental components and core dynamics […]

R. Hakan Kırkoğlu – Lunation Report for November 2019

Potentially hazardous ! New Moon in Scorpio The new moon in Scorpio occured on the 28th of October has potentially explosive and violent features due to its exact opposition to Uranus. This hard aspect might entail  risks for many occasions as well as a stimulus for change in our lives. However, in terms of mundane […]

Marie-Louise Daguerre – Ad Astra

A movie by James Gray A journey through the depths of our astronomical solar system: Neptune. It is not an action movie, but rather a study case about loneliness, isolation, interiority: the son’s quest for his father that is a world apart, leaving his fellows and earthly essential things, or also vital around him, seeking […]

Frank Clifford – The Set of Signs on the Four Angles

One initial assessment in chart synthesis is to note the set of signs on the four angles. Are they of a particular mode? Are all four elements found on the angles? Does a pair have a planetary ruler in common? This assessment is important when considering our relationship with our immediate and broader environments, and […]

R. Hakan Kırkoğlu – Lunation Report for October 2019

A period of reconciliation and adjustment, Libra New Moon There is quite a dynamic view around this Libra new moon as many planets are now traveling through cardinal signs, namely Libra and Capricorn. Soon, on the 4th October, Mars also joins the party in Libra. Indeed, our full attention now is towards our relationships and […]

Frank Clifford – Retrograde Planets

Retrogrades (n) are an interesting phenomenon – not just in their apparent backwards motion but also in how astrologers perceive and interpret this optical illusion, as seen from the Earth. Much has been written on retrograde cycles (most famously, the Mercury retrograde) and on the importance of retrogrades in horary and electional astrology. Yet relatively […]