Astrological Keys

 Hi Everyone! So want to extend a big thanks to all who have read and supported this blog and Peregrine Astrology. A year has passed since the first post! During this time, some of you have left comments, others have written, and some of you have asked for readings. The feedback has been enormous. In response to so many of you, this post is dedicated to outlining some basic Astrological details. Think of it like a quick reference page. So here goes: Basic Layout of a Natal Chart The circle represents the heavens in 2D space. Within the circle are the 4 angles that create the underlying structure of the chart. The AC (ascendant) is rising with the Sun, as it is the sign on the horizon at dawn. It determines the Chart Ruler (the planet with the final say within the chart), which governs how we approach life. The DC (descendant) is setting, and its Ruler governs how we approach others. The MC (medium coeli or midheaven) is noon and relates to how we engage with the world at large. The IC

Jupiter Conjunct Uranus in Taurus - Surrendering to Ourselves

Hi there! What a busy month! And we are only a little over half way through. Beginning with Mercury retrograde in Aries on April 2, a total Solar Eclipse across the eastern half of North America followed on April 8, and now we’re looking at Jupiter conjunct Uranus in Taurus tomorrow, April 20. Add in Mercury’s direct station a few days later on April 25, and this conjunction can operate as a powerful catalyst in making extensive life changes that can ripple throughout the collective. This is an opportunity for us to become alchemists within the collective. So what does this mean, and how does it work?  Let’s begin with the conjunction itself. When dealing with a planet like Jupiter, we can expect whatever it touches to expand - for better or for worse. It really comes down to how we individually handle this energy. Uranus, however, is a wild card. It is the planet that governs humanity, its lifespan, and its advancements/evolution. So there is a meeting of these two bodies in the sign

The Lunar Nodes (part III) - Navigating the Present Moment

Hello there and Happy New Year! As promised, although very late, this is the final installment of the three part series on the Lunar Nodes. In this post, we’ll cover Nodal placements, their aspects to other planets, and how we might make use of them. As previously discussed , the Nodes are extremely powerful and predictable points which function like a karmic calendar of recurring themes. On a personal level, we can utilize the Nodal placement in our Natal Charts to recognize, identify, and prepare for important themes and turning points in our lives. So how do we apply this information to our Natal Charts in order to navigate our present circumstances? Let’s begin with the Natal Nodes. The Nodes change signs about every two and half years, and everyone born in that time frame will have Nodes in the same sign. Some have referred to those sharing the same Nodes as a soul group - folks who are dealing with similar ancestral patterns. In this sense, the Nodes are thematic. Where things

The Lunar Nodes (part II) - The Eclipses and Our Life Journey

Welcome to Part II of the three part series on the Lunar Nodes. In this post, we will explore Solar and Lunar Eclipses, their relationships to the Moon's Nodes, and how they may affect our personal and collective lives here on Earth. Recall from the last post that the Moon's Nodes are points in space and time which describe the orbital dance of the Earth and Moon around the Sun - the 2 points where their orbits intersect. Basically when the transiting Sun and Moon make a conjunction to the Nodes, an Eclipse will happen. So how does this work?  An Eclipse is observed when an astronomical body passes into the shadow of another astronomical body, thus obscuring its view 1 . This is a unique event effecting the Earth’s magnetic field, and certain conditions must be met 2 . For a Solar Eclipse to occur, there must be a New Moon (Sun/Moon conjunction) with the Sun and Moon also in parallel in declination. Lunar Eclipses happen during the Full Moon (Sun/Moon opposition) when the Sun a

The Lunar Nodes (part I) - Beyond Destiny and Karma

As promised, the big blog post on the Nodes of the Moon is here - just in time for the Taurus/Scorpio axis ingress into the Aries/Libra axis tomorrow July, 12, 2023. The Nodes are described as the North Node of Destiny and the South Node of Karma. Or it has been referred to as the Dragon’s Head and Dragon’s Tail. And it is also known as Rahu and Keta. But one thing is clear - all traditions of astrology deem the Nodes of the Moon as important. But what ARE they? What do they MEAN? How can I use them to navigate my life journey? The next few blog posts will attempt to answer these and other questions.   So the Nodes… what are they in actuality? We know what Planets are, and we know about asteroids and other celestial bodies, but the Nodes seem elusive. Basically the Nodes are points in space and time which are determined by the physical relationship between the Sun, Moon, and Earth. Each planetary body has its own orbital or predictable trajectory if you will. The Moon and the Earth eac

Venus Retrograde in Leo - How We Interface with Our Creations

We have a busy summer coming up featuring a potent Venus retrograde in Leo from July 22 to September 3. If you are looking to begin a new relationship, job, start a family, or begin a new artistic project, this is an excellent time to prepare. Pay attention to what happens now as all the territory covered from June 18 to July 22 will be up for review and revision. Note that the abbreviation for Retrograde is RX, signifying this quality of time as a prescription. A retrograde cycle has three parts - preview, review, revision. The preview period, also known as front end shadow, introduces us to what is up for review. The review period happens during the actual retrograde and is followed by a period of revision after the retrograde planet stations direct. This is also known as the back end shadow. Once it leaves the back end shadow, we will have a better grasp of our situation and what happens next. To be clear, retrograde planets do not move backwards, but due to the perception of

Jupiter In Taurus - What Do We Truly Desire?

It is time to welcome another big astrological event - Jupiter has entered Taurus where it will reside until May 25, 2024. Jupiter is all about optimism, tolerance, and expansion, especially regarding spirituality, wisdom, religion, and the law, and in Taurus we are dealing with the things we value and possess, such as self-worth, property, talents, and other personal resources. Recall the last year while Jupiter was in Mars ruled Aries. We found ourselves literally fighting (sometimes with each other) to get back to “normal”. With the heralding of Jupiter in Taurus, we are experiencing the lifting of the Covid restrictions and paving of the way for some enjoyment. But there are lessons to note, as there are with a planet like Jupiter facing a series of significant aspects over the next year. We’ve talked a little about Jupiter previously, mostly in relation to Saturn. It’s hard to discuss Jupiter in relation to itself, as it is what is known as a Social planet. Basically, the smaller