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Astro Basics Goals

2015: The Transit Map

This post comes with a lots of words and technical terms ahead warning… The summer holidays here in Australia, are when thoughts turn to the beach, the cricket and…DIY. And what better subject for your DIY efforts than yourself? At this time last year, I taught you how to use an ephemeris– and why you’d […]

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Astro Basics transits

What I know for sure about transits…so far…

I remember 2006 well. For much of it, I was a bubbling mass of restlessness. It sat in my chest and fluttered constantly, as if it were a mass of butterflies waiting to be let out. I didn’t know it then, but I know now that Uranus was sitting in my 12th house, and had […]

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Astro Basics Moon

DIY Astro- The New Moon and Me…

Here at Jo Tracey Astrology we have a mission- to bring astrology out of the textbooks and into real life. Intrinsic in this is helping you to help yourself. DIY astrology. To that end, here’s my handy how to guide to the New Moon. Oh, and although I talk in the royal “we,” Jo Tracey […]

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Astro Basics mercury

DIY Mercury Returns

My Mercury is having a birthday today. Just like our birthday, or the day when our Sun returns to its natal position, is a recharging of our vital energies, when Mercury returns to its natal position, it’s a time when our mind- and how we use it to think, learn and communicate- is revitalized. New […]

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Astro Basics

Many Happy Returns

It’s review time. It’s my Solar Return today (my birthday is tomorrow), so, as I do every year, it’s time to check out the year in reference to last years Solar Return. And what a Taurus year it was. Taurus Ascendant can be prone to eight gain, and I certainly did that successfully! It was […]

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Astro Basics

The Theory of Opposites

Willa Chandler-Golden’s father changed the world with his self-help bestseller, Is It Really Your Choice? Why Your Entire Life May Be Out of Your Control. Millions of devoted fans now find solace in his notion that everything happens for a reason. Though Willa isn’t entirely convinced of her father’s theories, she readily admits that the […]

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Astro Basics

How to map your transits- and why you should do it…

The summer holidays here in Australia, are when thoughts turn to the beach, the cricket and…DIY. In the first of our astro DIY series, I revamped the DIY chart post. Yesterday, we looked at how to use an ephemeris. Today, we’ll be seeing what I do each year to map my transits… It takes a […]

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Astro Basics

How to use an Ephemeris- & why you’d want to…

So, anyways, us astrologers like to use technical words. Sometimes it’s just so that we sound smart and mysterious, but sometimes it’s also because there is no other real life word that describes what we’re talking about. Take ephemeris for example. It sounds a little like ephemeral, a word that sounds light and fleeting and […]