When I first viewed Rossetti’s paintings I was struck by just how Venusian they seemed. Portrait after portrait of women, invariably beautiful but also somehow distant and alien, in either a powerful or at least pivotal position, dripping in Venusian symbolism. So when I looked up his nativity, I was expecting a lot of Venus - but what I saw really surprised me!

Horary astrology is the art of answering questions using astrology. While it can take time to master, the basic principles of horary are actually very simple. Here’s an example of how easy horary can be; anyone with a little knowledge of astrology should be able to follow along.

In comic books, an “origin story” is the backstory that explains how a superhero got their powers - like Spider Man getting bitten by a radioactive spider.

One of my favourite things to ask other astrologers is how they first got got started with astrology. I like to call them “Astrology origin stories.”

Here’s mine.