Uranus in Taurus

Yeah, yeah. This post comes really late. Everyone else with a blog or YouTube channel who is into astrology has already given their two-cents on this. So I wasn’t going to. But you guys keep pestering me about it. So I’ve been meaning to get to this, but blah. Okay, here you go. Uranus in Taurus. According to Bell.

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What happened the last time Uranus was in Taurus?

On May 15 of this year, Uranus entered Taurus during a new moon. To consider the implications, we start by looking to history to see if we might spot patterns. The last time Uranus was in Taurus, it was just after the Great Depression and into the start of World War II. In other words, it was approximately 1934 to 1942.

Nazi Germany came in to power during this time. It was a period of divisive social politics in many parts of the world. Invasions, smaller wars, and border conflicts were happening on multiple continents. Dramatic changes were taking place when it came to U.S. policies affecting the economy, such as the New Deal (to counter the effects of the Great Depression).

Over in the corner of modern witchcraft, Gerald Gardner was traveling through East Asia, and as that particular Uranus transit came to its close, Gardner was initiated into the New Forest coven. All this, to me at least, is an interesting synchronicity, because I talk about these points in the course I’m offering at Tarot Summer School 2018. In Module 5, “Witchcraft and Tarot in Modernity,” I cover these periods of modern history and the relevance to occult history.

Oh, and then the last last time before that when Uranus was in Taurus? Uranus entered Taurus on April 16, 1851 and stayed there until March 14, 1859. You had the Crimean War ravaging through Europe, the Opium War in China, along with the Taiping Rebellion. Over in the U.S., civil rights is in contention and several landmark events shape this period and the periods to come: Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the Dred Scott decision in the Supreme Court– once again, divisive social politics– and the Republican Party is founded in 1854 on anti-slavery and pro-immigration ideologies. (I just mention that because there are some interesting parallels going on in the U.S. at the moment, during our present day Uranus in Taurus.)

Then before that, May 1767 to April 1775. Oh. Shit. Guess what. That’s the American Revolution. So yeah. Uranus in Taurus, where the planet is in detriment*, is, in short, a time when we tend to. ahem, make history.

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Your Saturn Returns (Free Saturn Return Survival Kit)

In Episode #29 of “Bell Chimes In,” I talk about the Saturn Return. I also make reference to the Decisive Age and how it may relate to your Saturn Return. (What is a Decisive Age? Find out more here.)

A Saturn Return is a period of time, typically within a year, when the transiting or present Saturn’s positioning is at the same degree in the same zodiac sign as it was in at the moment of your birth. In other words, if Saturn was positioned at 3° in Capricorn when you were born, and currently Saturn is at 3° in Capricorn, then you, my friend, are in the throes of one of your Saturn Returns. Typically, there are three: the First Saturn Return, the Second Saturn Return, and your Third Saturn Return.

For the general population (there are a few astrological exceptions, which I get into in the video), Saturn can create a large weight or obstacle that holds you back. People cross a major threshold in their lives during a Saturn Return. You’ll hear astrologers talk about the First Saturn Return as a coming-of-age, when the process of growth may be difficult, but is the necessary rite of passage that must be crossed in every person’s life path.

You can find free Saturn Return Calculators online. Here’s one that I like. Input your birth details, click “Calculate,” and the dates of your three Saturn Returns, all Saturn Oppositions, and Saturn Squares are provided.

Going through or about to go through one of your Saturn Returns? Here’s a fun Saturn Return Survival Kit you can download for free.

DOWNLOAD PDF:

Your Saturn Return Survival Kit

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General Readings and Specific Readings

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The issue of general readings versus specific readings is pertinent to most divinatory forms, whether we’re talking tarot, astrology, the I Ching, or even in terms of configurations for feng shui analysis. Rather than frame this post as general commentary, I want to talk about my personal approach, and since most of the divinatory work I do for people are in the modes of tarot and astrology, that’s what I’ll focus on.

Let’s start with my definitions.

A general reading is when a seeker doesn’t have a cogent, cohesive question to present for divination, but just wants insight for moving forward at the particular juncture point the seeker is at. For example, a seeker sits down in front of a tarot reader and the reader simply begins casting cards and reporting back what the reader interprets from the cards. Another example is a solar returns or birthday chart reading in astrology. A reading service such as a twelve-month forecast is also considered a general reading. In theory for a general reading, any subject matter that comes up in the reading is game.

A specific reading is when a seeker has a question in mind that is narrowly tailored and will require a direct, responsive answer. For example, the seeker wants to know about romantic prospects up ahead, or which career path to take, or which of three possible office site locations would be optimal for setting up a business. Here, even a broadly-cast inquiry such as “just whatever comes up that’s money related in my life” is an inquiry I’ll tuck under the category of a specific reading.

One more point before we proceed. To debate which is better, general reading or specific reading methods, is absurd. Readers also come with different strengths. No reader is all-powerful. Some excel at the general reading. Others excel at the specific reading. Play to your own strengths. That’s all there is to it.

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Astrology Course for Beginners (Independent Study)

$55.  USD

Custom: Including your birth charts in 4 systems:

$65. USD

This is a beginner’s course on how to read both a Placidus and a Whole Signs astrological chart with the tropical zodiac (the sidereal zodiac is not taught in this course, though we will cover the differences between a tropical and a sidereal zodiac). Yep, that’s right. Both will be taught. The mission of this course is to get you to know how to read both Placidus and Whole Signs, even if Whole Signs is my preferred system. (Meaning, there’s going to be a bias in favor of Whole Signs…)

This course does not teach chart construction and will only cover how to read a chart that you already have on hand, Placidus or Whole Signs. After covering the basics, you will learn how to read a natal chart, perform transits astrology readings, get a sense of both traditional astrology and modern astrology, dwarf planets and asteroids included, and if I’ll be damned, you are going to have one rock solid foundation in Western astrology that won’t be beat.

Competitive in content, by scope and depth, to beginner astrology courses that cost in the hundreds, Astrology Course for Beginners is intended to be budget-friendly, so everyone can learn how to simplify the complexities of Western astrology.

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Your Prosperity Adviser: A Personal Astrology Report

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$40

25+ page report

I believe in a Divine, and I believe that we are each born with a map for navigating our lives. That does not mean we have a fixed destiny, but quite the contrary. Our potential is expressed as a garden of forking paths. We decide which forks we take, but we must also live with the consequences.

The map I speak of can help us make sense of that garden, perhaps even shed light on potential consequences before we take a single step, and therefore better ascertain which fork we want to take. By reading our own map, we can best mark a route toward our desired destination.

The map? I believe it is our birth chart. As above, so below. What the Divine sets in the heavens above, if we possess the drive to learn about it, is the grand omen of our success and our failures. Our lives and by extension our birth charts map out a collective tree of if-then statements. If we choose this course, then that will be our outcome. The possibilities of this and that are embedded into our birth charts and availed to us for access, if we so choose to gain that insight.

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Chiron Black Moon Lilith and White Moon Selena Natal Astrology

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$30 USD

What is your soul’s purpose?

What challenges and trials do you face along your life path that might be sourced from karma, however you define karma?

What facets of your shadow self can be revealed by your birth chart?

How might we express that part of your inner self that is divine? What facet of Divinity do you inherit so that you might carry out missions that the Divine has set for you?

While I won’t be able to answer those questions fully, we can begin the search for the answers by starting with your birth chart and more specifically, your Chiron sign, the positioning of Lilith, and the positioning of Selena…

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For $30, you’re getting:

  • JPG file of your birth chart constructed under the whole signs system
  • PDF written reading report of the house and sign analysis for your Chiron, Lilith, and Selena, word count approx. 3,500 words (about 13 pages).

To order yours today, just e-mail me the following:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Time of Birth
  • Location of Birth
  • To avoid any potential faux pas with pronouns, please also provide the gender you identify as

Email contact:

benebellwen (at) gmail (dot) com

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The Chiron, Lilith, Selena reading is spiritual in its dimension.

It addresses your inner darkness and your inner light.

This is not a reading about your love life, your career prospects, your personality, and none of it is predictive in nature. This is not about “what is going to happen.” This is about “why do certain things happen to you.”

I presume that your birth chart is a map of your personal unconscious, all that you are and the sum of your experiences, your nature, and your karma. I then presume your personal unconscious is connected to a greater collective unconscious, an expression of Divinity, and that you inherit at birth a piece of that Divinity. What piece? What part of you is Divine? Likewise, based on your own past, and presuming there are past lives, what is the darkness within you that you must shine that Divine light on?

For the answers to those specific questions, I believe three obscure points in your birth chart can reveal those insights– Chiron and two personal sensitive points, black moon Lilith and white moon Selena.

Altogether, house and sign analysis of these three points in your birth chart will offer a glimpse into your soul’s purpose, what inner shadows tend to cause rifts and tensions in your life, and what part of you emanates with pure divine energy.

In other words, a Chiron, Lilith, & Selena reading is spiritual in its point of view and framework. The focus is clear and niche: let’s ruminate on your personal spiritual journey. This astrology reading report is about your spirituality and how you are connected to Divinity. I also believe it’s an empowering supplement for your own personal shadow work and exploration of the parts within that need mending.

When you order a reading report, you will receive as a JPG image file your birth chart, constructed under whole signs, using SolarFire Gold. It will look like the following sample chart:

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Sample birth chart generated by SolarFire Gold.

I encourage you to explore every facet of your birth chart later, in your own time. For our reading purposes, we will focus on three specific glyphs in your chart–the one for Chiron (in the sample chart above, you’ll see it as a green symbol in House 11 under Taurus), black moon Lilith (in House 2, Leo), and white moon Selena (in House 6, Sagittarius).

The structure of the reading you will get will be organized in three sections—Chiron, Lilith, and Selena. For each section, I will provide a general overview of that astrological feature and its correspondences. Then I will identify the house and zodiac sign placement of that feature in your birth chart.

The reading will be a minimum of 3,500 words, delivered to you by e-mail attachment as a PDF digital document. The text is not computer or automatically generated by a preexisting program. The text is unique to my interpretive approach to the three astrological features, based entirely on my own studies, observations, and written in my own words. However, the text for the points in the twelve houses and in the twelve signs are pre-written by me, which I then apply and transfer to your reading report as applicable.

When I see notable angular aspects to your Chiron, Lilith, or Selena signs, I’ll make note of that, too. For the purposes of this short,  budget-friendly reading (it’s only $20…), I’ll only be observing conjunctions, trines, and oppositions to key points I’ve ascertained as most influential over your Chiron, Lilith, and Selena.

So what exactly would house and sign analysis of Chiron, Lilith, and Selena cover anyway?

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Chiron: Your Soul’s Purpose

Although Chiron is not unanimously considered a planet in astronomy (some say it is an asteroid, others a centaur), in astrology, for the purposes of analyzing your natal chart, it is referred to as a planetary body. Chiron, known in astronomy as 2060 Chiron, is a minor planet in our outer solar system that orbits between Saturn and Uranus. It was discovered in 1977, named after the centaur, half man and half horse, from Greek mythos.

In astrology, Chiron denotes our deepest wounds and the efforts we exert to heal those wounds. It shows the areas we try to over-compensate as a result of past hurt. However, it also shows how extraordinary the human will is: what once hurt us becomes our greatest strength.

Chiron reveals where our greatest healing power lies. It points the way to our soul purpose—how it is we will best contribute to the world at large, how we influence others, and the type of impact we will have, the legacy we can leave behind after we’re gone.

Your Chiron sign sheds light on global, environmental, cultural, and social influences that will bear relevance on what your weaknesses might be and how you might try to overcompensate for those weaknesses until ultimately, they become your strengths. The house your Chiron is domiciled in then gets more specific, about you as an individual, and how those influences play out for you.

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Black Moon Lilith: Your Inner Darkness

Per modern astrology, black moon Lilith is a sensitive point in a birth chart that represents a point along the elliptic or orbit of the moon around the earth. Black moon Lilith is the apogee of the moon’s elliptical orbit around Earth, where Earth is one of two foci. It is an abstract geometrical point along the moon’s orbit.

Take care not to confuse black moon Lilith with the asteroid Lilith (1181 Lilith). There is also a dark moon Lilith, which is a hypothetical second moon of the Earth. That hypothetical second moon, or dark moon Lilith, is believed to be a literal celestial body orbiting around earth. In contrast, black moon Lilith is only a sensitive point, and not a celestial body like the asteroid Lilith or hypothesized dark moon Lilith.

Interpreting black moon Lilith has risen in popularity among modern astrologers. I read black moon Lilith as aspects of the shadow self that bring on the negative karma, life challenges, and personal trials we experience. These aspects could be transgressions from a past life or dark aspects of our childhood that have a detrimental effect in our adulthood, often on a subconscious level. In a sense, black moon Lilith is about exploring the darkest nether regions of our personal psychology, the skeletons in your closet

Your Lilith sign will reveal what influences you’re being born into and the house it is domiciled in sheds light on how specifically it is going to affect you.

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White Moon Selena: Your Inner Light

The final point we will address in this reading is Selena. White moon Selena is a sensitive point in a birth chart based on a hypothetical orbit that forms a perfect circle around the earth. In terms of its nature, characteristics, and essence, white moon Selena is considered a polarity of black moon Lilith.

White moon Selena expresses pure light within you, that facet of the sentient you that is in part Divine. We are all connected to the Divine, to that God principle, and white moon Selena reveals the essence in you that is Divine, and how you specifically connect with the Divine. It is that part of you that is in resonance with the God principle. Where does your Inner Light shine the brightest and how can you best utilize that Light to fulfill the higher purpose you’re called upon to fulfill? That’s what we will explore with your white moon Selena.

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Guardian Spirits Since Birth

Your “Inner Darkness, Inner Light” reading also includes examination of the Hermetic Lot of Spirit in your birth chart. From the Lot of Spirit, we can see archetypes and profiles of guardian spirits that have accompanied your life journeying since birth and why they accompany you. What is the purpose these particular guardian spirits serve in your life? What greater spiritual mission are they tasked to help you accomplish this lifetime?

The Guardian Spirits section, or “Revealing Guardian Spirits through the Hermetic Lot of Spirit” covers an elemental guardian expressed per Judeo-Christian delineation of archangels and your directional guardian expressed per Chinese Taoism. Then, based on house and sign analysis of your Lot of Spirit, the reading will reveal the specific profiles of your spirit guides and why these particular spirit guides are with you.

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This is not a birth chart reading.

I mean, okay, yes it is, sorta, in the literal sense that I am reading your birth chart to put together this report. So yeah, it’s literally a birth chart reading BUT it is not a birth chart reading. Let me explain.

If you came to me asking for a “birth chart reading,” what I would do for you as an astrologer is scan the entire chart and assess all the key or notable facets of the chart as they relate to your personality, your life path, and various parts of your life like career and love. I might point out what’s unique about your chart, and therefore unique about you. I would definitely tell you about your sun, moon, and rising signs. I may cover the positioning of all the major planets from our solar system and what that might mean about you and your life. That’s what I call a “birth chart reading.”

This is not a “birth chart reading.”

Instead, I construct your birth chart and then zoom in on only and exactly three features in your chart– one feature is a dwarf planet (or asteroid, depending on who you talk to), and two aren’t even objects. They’re certain angles or mathematically calculated points in the heavens based on your date of birth, time of birth, and also location (geographical coordinates) of birth. It’s a geocentric model (meaning it’s from the perspective of where you were born looking up at the heavens at the moment of your birth).

This will not be light reading.

Of course I want to think of myself as compassionate and empathetic. For sure–and I really maintain this–these readings are not judgey. However, I do want to emphasize that Chiron unearths deep wounds and how embracing those wounds lead you to your greatest personal strengths and how it is you were intended to serve a greater good, which greater good you’re intended to serve. Lilith expresses the part of you that’s dark, that’s not so shiny and pretty, that’s not so graceful, and the nature of mara someone like you, per your birth chart, needs to face to transcend that darkness and find inner light. By their definition none of what I just mentioned could be “light reading material.” Selena, though, is comparatively lighter, but of same gravity and weight as what is discussed through Chiron and Lilith. Selena reveals that part of you that is pure divinity, that you inherit from the Divine so that you can utilize that inheritance in positive ways here on earth.

Limitations in Scope

Reading a natal chart for an astrologer can be a bit like deep-diving down a rabbit hole. Once you start, there’s so much to unpack. For instance, without looking at any other facet of your chart, only concentrating on Chiron, Lilith, and Selena, we should also be looking at all the angular aspects between these points and other celestial bodies in your chart. Not just celestial bodies like the traditional sacred seven or the modern planets we observe, but also the Hermetic Lots (Arabic Parts), the midheaven, imum coeli, ascendant, co-ascendant, polar ascendant, it just goes on and on.

We should look at the unique lattice created by the pattern of Chiron, Lilith, and Selena in your chart, but alas, for a $30 e-mail reading, we won’t. It would be impractical to cover the full breadth and scope of what you should cover when examining your Chiron, Lilith, and Selena. So for our $30 reading purposes, we are focusing on house and sign placement only.

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For $30, you’re getting:

  • JPG file of your birth chart constructed under the whole signs system
  • PDF written reading report of the house and sign analysis for your Chiron, Lilith, and Selena, word count approx. 3,500 words (about 13 pages).

To order yours today, just e-mail me the following:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Time of Birth
  • Location of Birth
  • To avoid any potential faux pas with pronouns, please also provide the gender you identify as

Email contact:

benebellwen (at) gmail (dot) com

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Book Review of Shamanic Astrology by Lucy Harmer

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When I cracked open the front cover of this book, I didn’t even know what shamanic astrology was. I didn’t even know spirit animal signs were a thing. So that’s where I’m coming from as a book reviewer– not a place of knowledge or expertise, but the place of a beginner and how this book might serve the beginner.

Shamanic Astrology: Understanding Your Spirit Animal Sign by Lucy Harmer (North Atlantic Books, 2009) introduces the twelve spirit animal signs of the Native American medicine wheel and how these animal signs correspond with our date of birth. Prominent public figures in the metaphysical community, such as Judy Hall (The Crystal Bible) and astrologers Derek and Julia Parker, Dr. Steven Farmer (Earth Magic and Animal Spirit Guides), Vicki Noble, creator of the Motherpeace Tarot, and so many more have thrown their positive weight toward Shamanic Astrology to give their endorsements.

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The book is delightfully comprehensive. An introductory chapter acquaints you with shamanic astrology, the medicine wheel, and both the solar and lunar cycles. Then Harmer dives into the background of how spirit animals are interpreted, i.e., seasons, cycles, winds and directions, elements and clans, metaphysical correspondences, life paths, etc. Each of the twelve animal signs are covered, starting with a profile chart, description of personality, key metaphysical correspondences and influences, and then general insights into that sign’s luck– career, money, health, and then love. In the love section, compatibility with the other animal signs is provided. Shamanic Astrology closes with advanced material on the medicine wheel and the lunar calendars.

Now let’s take a look at the twelve spirit animal signs. Later in this review, check out Table 2.10 from Shamanic Astrology, which outlines the strengths and weaknesses of the twelve spirit animals.

Table 1.1 from Shamanic Astrology. Click image for closer viewing.
Table 1.1 from Shamanic Astrology. Click image for closer viewing.

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What the Universe Has in Store For You: A Sacred Text About You–Your Natal Chart Monograph

$175.00 USD

Back by popular demand (in case you’re like, what does that mean, I stopped offering this service for a while due to it basically taking over my life), the birth chart monograph is a minimum 90,000 word book about your personal astrology. There is also the secondary purpose of teaching you astrology. Then there is even a third mission of this monograph being a form of divination, or bibliomancy for you to reach for time and time again throughout your life path.

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You will receive both the PDF and DOCX files of the monograph, formatted to 6″ x 9″ standard trim size for trade paperback with gutter and page margins all set up and ready for professional printing and binding into a hardcover or paperback book, which you would do on your own time through a third party print-on-demand publisher. I only provide the digital soft copy of your book. I also include a stock book cover design with the book title Book of ____, with the blank line filled in by your name. Above and below are examples of what the cover looks like if your name was James. Earlier you saw the Book of Abigail.

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I’ve also set the intention for every monograph I prepare to be used as a form of bibliomancy. Some suggestions for how to use the monograph for divination are provided, though of course you’re not limited to those suggestions.

Inserted throughout the book, in between sections (practical reason: when there’s too much blank space left over at the end of a chapter or when I want a new chapter to begin on the recto, i.e., on an odd page, and doing so means a blank page), I’ll fill that blank page with an oracular message from the I Ching or lovely public domain classical art. I specially select art from old grimoires, medieval alchemical texts, that call to mind mythology relevant to some of what I cover in your monograph, and other art forms I find to be more spiritual or religious in perspective (covering all the major world religions).

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Your book comes with a table of contents and a glossary of all astrological terms used throughout your monograph, so when in doubt and I’m using astrology jargon and you don’t know what that term references, you can quickly flip to the back of your book and look up that term in the glossary. However, unfortunately, there is no index. I understand this book would probably be doubly indispensable with an index.

That said, I do provide you with the DOCX file, so if you’re savvy with MS Word, I welcome and encourage you to fix up your own monograph before sending it off to the printers for book production. Above, after printing out the book in paperback form on your own, you get a sense of the thickness for the book.

Now the thickness of your birth chart monograph compared to, say, Holistic Tarot.

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Every written reading will include the following:

Astrological Trinity: Sun, Moon, Rising

We will cover your sun sign, moon sign, and rising sign. It will cover elemental triplicities, distinctions between diurnal and nocturnal sect placement, house and sign analysis, decan rulership, significance of degrees for your sun, moon, and rising, significant angular aspects, and significance of moon phase at time of birth.

House and Sign Analysis

Since I read with the whole sign houses system, we’ll cover generalities about the signs in your twelve astrological houses per your ascendant. We will address what each of the zodiac signs mean as they fall in the twelve astrological houses of your birth chart. You have Pisces in the third…what does that mean exactly about your intellect, reasoning ability, way of thinking and communicating? Say that your ninth house is occupied by the sign Libra. What are the implications there? This section will go through the twelve houses and how the signs in those twelve houses of your chart mean about your life path, your fate, fortunes, and personality.

Elemental Analysis

Are you Fire, Water, Air, or Earth dominant and what would be the implications of such elemental dominance? Are you Fire, Water, Air, or Earth weak and what are those implications? How do you support your elemental weaknesses to create greater balance and harmony in your life? Based on elemental analysis, who are your spirit attendants from the animal kingdom (also referred to as animal totems)?

Your Decisive Age

We’ll talk about your Decisive Age. I’ll also provide a progressed chart (and tell you what a progressed chart is) for the year of your Decisive Age. There’s some free resources on what a Decisive Age is here on my site.

Planets in Their Houses and Signs

We’ll address house and sign analysis for the following natal planets:

  • Mercury (Mind & Voice),
  • Venus (Magnetic Attraction),
  • Mars (Ambition & Conquest),
  • Jupiter (Luck of the Draw),
  • Saturn (Discipline & Perspective),
  • Uranus (Your Ingenuity),
  • Neptune (Creative Intuition),
  • Pluto (The Curveball),
  • Chiron (The Hero’s Journey),
  • Ceres (Access to Resources), and
  • Eris (Psychological Projections).

The Midheaven: Your Higher Purpose

Your reading will also cover your midheaven sign and, since I read under the whole sign houses system, whether there are any discrepancies between your midheaven and tenth house. We’ll cover the major angular aspects to your midheaven and the implications of those aspects.

Hemisphere and Quadrant Analysis

Are you north or south hemisphere dominant and what does that mean about you? East or west dominant and that implication? Which quadrant of your chart is going to dominate in your life? Also, this feature will give you a life chronology of how to navigate the four quadrants of your life– (a) birth to age 21, (b) age 21 to 42, (c) age 42 to 63, and (d) age 63 and onward.

Chart Shape & Unique Patterns

I have a lot to say about stelliums and grand trines. If there is a stellium or a grand trine in your birth chart and you would like to know more about the implications of your specific stellium or grand trine, then this option will appeal to you. However, if there is no stellium or grand trine in your chart, then this option makes no sense.

I will also cover the overall chart shape and its implications in this option, your leading planet, along with assessment of any peregrine or besieged planets I observe, any other unique angular patterns (such as the Yod, or Hand of God), any elevated planets, Herculean Ternaries, Mark of an Empath, etc.

Key Sensitive Points

In addition to your ascendant and midheaven, let’s talk about your co ascendant, polar ascendant, north lunar node, and south lunar node.

Inner Darkness, Inner Light: Chiron, Lilith, & Selena

Please note that this is its own standalone reading option, the Inner Darkness Inner Light reading. This chapter will examine facets of your shadow self and also reveal your inner light.

Personal Numerology

This is not astrology per se, though some facets of this option include astrology. What is your Decisive Age? What is your Life Path number? We’ll cover both in independent sections of your monograph.

Hermetic Lot of Fortune + Lot of Spirit

Your monograph will go in-depth about your Lot of Fortune to reveal how you can best utilize your assets and attributes to manifest financially prosperous opportunities for yourself. Your Lot of Spirit will reveal your spirit guides since birth, the archangel per Judeo-Christian mythos that corresponds with your Lot of Spirit, and your directional guardian per Chinese Taoist mythos.

Your Professional Potential

Please note that this is its own standalone reading service, Your Prosperity Advisor. This chapter will examine your professional potential and also offer insights into how you can utilize personalized feng shui guidance to optimize your prosperity metrics.

Love, Romance, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Let’s focus on the seventh house of your chart, the eighth house, your Venus sign, Juno, and your fifth house. Let’s talk love, romance, romantic compatibility, your Juno return dates, and the pursuit of happiness.

Jupiter Returns + Saturn Returns

One chapter in your monograph provides all of your Jupiter Return dates for a 100 year period from the date of your birth. Jupiter Returns mark the most auspicious periods in your life, at least per established astrological principles.

Another chapter will include the dates for your First Saturn Return, Second Saturn Return, and Third Saturn Return, and all the waxing, waning, and opposition transits in between.  This chapter also offers insights and recommendations on how to navigate your Saturn Returns. Saturn Returns mark the crossing of major thresholds in your life path.

Past and Present Life Continuum

This chapter covers past life astrology and how analysis of past life astrology relates to present life astrology for your moon sign, fourth house, eighth house, and twelfth house. Note that this chapter is the same as Part I of the Past Life Reading service, a standalone reading option I offer.

Your Key Asteroid Influences

There are about 45 asteroids I study and it does not make economical, practical, or even divinatory sense for us to cover all 45 asteroids in your chart. Instead, I’m going to look at key asteroid influences, but what “key” means will differ from individual to individual, case by case.

Esoteric & Spiritual Astrology

One chapter will cover your seven rays, per esoteric astrology. Another chapter will address your social responsibility per eleventh house analysis, and yet another will cover the spiritual practices keyed specifically to your sun, moon, ninth house, and Neptune.

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SAMPLE Monograph Glossary 1

Glossary of Astrological Terms

At the back of your monograph will be a copy of the Glossary of Astrological Terms. It’s a free download here on my website, by the way (scroll down). The main reason for tucking this in to the back of your book is for your convenience of reference. That way in the content of your monograph, I can simply say something like “profection,” “quincunx,” or “almuten” and trust that if you want to know what that word means in the context of your reading, you can flip quickly to the back of your book, look it up in the glossary, go “oh, okay,” and then return to the paragraph you were reading.

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SAMPLE Monograph 7 TOC

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For $175, you’re getting:

  • JPG file of your birth chart constructed under the whole signs system
  • JPG files of all data tables and charts used for the analyses that went into the preparation of your monograph
  • The digital files for a book manuscript that is about 350+ pages, which comes pre-formatted into 6″x 9″ standard trade galleys for immediate upload and printing through any third party print-on-demand service of your choosing (file types: DOCX and PDF)
  • Step-by-step illustrated instructions on how to review and upload your book files for paperback or hard cover printing through a print-on-demand service

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Your natal chart monograph is approximately the thickness of my second book, The Tao of Craft.

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Delivery Time

At this time when you order your monograph, you’re also saying you’re ready to wait the full year for delivery. In other words, for all orders placed right now, delivery will be some time before the end of 2018. By placing your order, you understand that delivery term and thus, there is no set delivery date.

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FREE Book Production Services to Those 65 Years and Older…

My momma, who is over 65, said it is not going to be easy for her fellow elderly folk to figure out how to upload my PDF, walk through all those prompts, instructions, and steps, and produce a good paperback or even hard cover copy of the monograph. And she said it was unfair and shameful of me to assume. She raised her daughter better than that. Alrightey then.

So. If you’re 65 years or older and you order a monograph, I will help you create the paperback or hard cover version of the book for free and arrange for it to be shipped to you. All you have to pay is the actual cost of the book that Lulu.com charges and the actual cost of shipping. Cost of the book is around $20 or under. Cost of shipping will depend on where you live. This production service is only free for our elderly friends.

…Otherwise, You’re On Your Own.

For everyone else, please understand that while I have done what I can to ensure that your files will upload and print through popular third party print-on-demand publishers, I can’t guarantee it. That is an issue between you and the third party print-on-demand publisher. If you experience technical issues with your upload and printing order, then you need to contact your printer, not me. I am not responsible for actually getting your book printed in hard copy. I am only responsible for delivering to you a PDF and, at your additional request, a DOCX file of your monograph. You’re not paying for a hard copy printed book. You’re paying for my astrology services.

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Ordering Details

To order yours today, just e-mail me the following:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Time of Birth
  • Location of Birth
  • Gender You Identify As

When providing birth details, please provide it as follows:

January 21, 1971
12:21 am
San Francisco, California

Here’s another example of properly submitted birth details:

March 15, 1993
12:40 pm
Paris, France

Here is an example of improper birth details:

03/06/1980
Ten minutes after the morning of that day’s midnight hour
Nova Scotia, Canada

Why is the above improper? First, whether the birthday is March 6 or June 3 will depend on the country’s cultural norm and I don’t have time to figure this out. Second, just tell me whether you were born at 12:10 am or 12:10 pm. I get inundated with reading requests. I can’t process your birth details cogently if you don’t help me out a little. Finally, Nova Scotia is a province in Canada. I need the city name. E.g., Halifax, Canada [Nova Scotia]

Pre-Written Text, But Personally Prepared Just For You

Oh please I pray to all things holy that you don’t seriously believe I’ve written from scratch 90,000+ words or over 300 pages of text just for you for the mere fee of $175.00…….

Yeah, no. By and large the text in your monograph is pre-written from a proprietary master book I’ve prepared myself for these monographs. In other words, let’s say you are a sun sign Taurus. I’ll go into my master book, find the section I’ve pre-written about sun sign Taurus, then copy and paste it into your monograph manuscript. If your sun Taurus is under the decan ruler the moon, I have a pre-written paragraph just on sun Taurus under the decan rulership of the moon, and so I then insert that in to your manuscript. Say your rising sign is placed at 13 degrees. I have a pre-written passage on the interpretation of a rising sign at 13 degrees and will include that into your book. And so on and so on it goes.

However, I’m not generating the book through any software programs. It is all done manually, section by section, by me, with your birth chart printed out as a visual for me to constantly refer back to as I assemble your monograph by hand, one chapter and one section at a time. Thus, because there is that personal touch, when I see discrepancies, unique patterns, something anomalous, I can then add in customized text just for you to help you make sense of the pre-written text.

Email contact:

benebellwen (at) gmail (dot) com

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My Free Randomized Divinations

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This has been going on for a while already and I am having so much fun! However, I don’t know if I’m reaching enough folks, so here is a blog post. You can sign up to get on a list of folks who consent to possible free randomized divinatory readings to be delivered to your e-mail inbox, perhaps when you least expect it. This is offered alongside all my reading services that you can book. More info on my “Book a Reading” page. Scroll all the way down to see the info on the Free Randomized Divination Sign-up.

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Review of Tarot of the Holy Light

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Back in 2011, Christine Payne-Towler came out with Tarot of the Holy Light, illustrated by comic book artist Michael Dowers. It was self-published by her via Noreah Press.

However, for reasons unbeknownst to me, I didn’t become aware of the deck’s existence until last year. You can order the deck over at Tarot University. This deck, along with Christine Payne-Towler, is going down in tarot history, mark my words, and while far be it for me to tell you what to do, I’d get a copy of this deck while it’s still available.

The Tarot of the Holy Light, with its little white booklet
The Tarot of the Holy Light, with its little white booklet

Anyone who has explored esoteric tarot has heard of Christine Payne-Towler. She’s written some of the most compelling, provocative articles on tarot scholarship available, many of which you can find at Tarot.com or at ArkLetters. Payne-Towler is one of my tarot heroines.

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