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"The controls of life are structured as forms and nuclear arrangements, in a relation with the motions of the universe." ~ Louis Pasteur


The clock & calendar that structure our time emerged from planetary motion and we'd be lost without them. Yet only the planets tell us the qualities of time. So why can't we hang it on a wall?

So I designed the FutureGraph, the first at-a-glance, full-color graph of your personal planetary forecast, to help you make the most of the times of opportunity, challenges and change.

Sample FutureGraphs:

Astrology is all about the planets - the zodiac is meaningless without them. Planetary motion is Nature's guide through time, relationships and self-understanding.

sun & moon are referred to as planets for convenience

"The celestial bodies are the cause of all that takes place in the sublunar world." ~ Thomas Aquinas


With your first breath, you're imprinted with the celestial pattern above, your electromagnetic DNA. Time has its own energy structure that continuously shifts with planetary motion. And we each experience it according to our own unique celestial structure.


A century ago quantum physicist Niels Bohr revealed the identical nature of the solar system and the atom. We know the atom functions as nature's building block, so what about the solar system? According to the ancient principle of the microcosm/macrocosm, the solar system functions the same way. So Dr. Bohr validated astrology and nobody noticed?

"Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them." ~ Nikola Tesla


Planetary motion is mathematically predictable and calculated with Earth as the centerpoint. The planets embody all the dynamics of life experience, forming conduits at specific degrees of distance that create an endless dance of energy. There are six major conduits, called 'aspects, that blend and modify the planetary dynamics.

CONJUNCTION: 0° integrating; SEXTILE: 60° facilitating; SQUARE: 90° frictional;
TRINE:120° harmonizing; QUINCUNX: 150° driving; OPPOSITION: 180° polarizing;
The most familiar aspect is the opposition between the Sun/will & Moon/emotion, which we all know as the full moon. Your own celestial chemistry determines how you experience it.

Aspects connect planets above to planets within, defining personal time; connect planets within your own psyche, defining your psychology; and connect planets between individuals, defining relationship chemistry. It's a lifetime dance with the music of the spheres.

And time occurs through planetary cycles, each cycle ranging from frequent and brief to rare and lengthy. Moon cycles are frequent and last less than a day, while Pluto cycles are rare and last about 4 years. A Saturn cycle lasts about 6 months and occurs every 7 years. Everyone knows the 7 year cycle, though few know that Saturn is the instigator.

Each FutureGraph displays the cycles of Jupiter through Pluto, the most significant cycles during a lifetime. Each cycle displays as peaks and valleys, with peaks displaying the culmination points of each cycle. Multiple peaks at the same times are especially significant.


Whatever your political views, we're all invested in what happens in Washington. So below is President Trump's 2018 FutureGraph and his astrological forecast for 2018:

Saturn & Pluto dominate the year ahead, with Pluto extending through 2021.

Saturn brings a weightiness, with delays, frustration and resistance, so the few hard-won rewards are sweeter for the struggle. It's a time of reaping that pulls no punches. This year is especially stressful without Jupiter to lighten the load. But President Trump's natal Jupiter compensates, so the glass is always half-full. Pluto cycles bring deepened insight, strengthened will and a powerful impulse towards transformative action. And intrigue comes through enemies who plot in secret.

Secret enemies relate to the Pluto power dynamic attracting an opposing reaction. Whether it's a neighbor's dog or a secret cabal challenging your power, it's the Pluto dynamic in action.

SATURN: A spike on Feb 10, on the day of the President's Weekly Address, indicates a significant response; late Mar, early May & early Dec bring increased responsibilities/delays/frustrations;
URANUS: A volatile Feb builds to a crescendo by Feb 24th, with a resolution of the previous year's tensions; Mar 18th brings a related, harmonious resolution.
JUPITER: Jupiter brings high energy and opportunity from Jan - Apr, with burst of good fortune or some kind of positive culmination in early Mar, late Oct and mid-Dec;
PLUTO: 2018 is a transformative year that gains momentum through 2021. POWER is the keyword. Late Apr & late Dec bring intense & transformative events and/or circumstances.


The 'world's first computer' is over 2000 years old and calculated astrological cycles. Called the Antikythera Mechanism, it was discovered in a shipwreck off the coast of Antikythera, Greece in 1901. Following decades of quiet research it validates the technological knowledge of the ancients.

"If the ancient greek scientists could produce these gear systems 2000 years ago, the whole history of western technology would have to be re-written." - Scientist & researcher Anthony Freeth on the Antikythera Mechanism

Not re-written yet.

Astrology is Eternal

Precise, celestial calculations have been used for many millennia to understand our electric lives through electric time on this spinning blue ball in space.


12 Month FutureGraph with analysis - $50; 1/2 off sale: $25

3 Month FutureGraph with analysis - $20

Placing your order is a two step process..

STEP ONE: please email me with the following info:

FutureGraphstart date: month & year
Name & email of recipient
Birthdate: day/month/year
Birthplace: city/state/country
Exact or approximate birth time
[if it's unknown, no problem]

STEP TWO: please go to:

& post your payment to:

Within three business days you'll be emailed your FutureGraph and forecast.

If you have any questions, please email or phone me at: 413.893.9098

"The energy of the mind is the essence of life." ~ Aristotle

Above: A standard birth chart & a BirthPrint

"Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone." ~ Albert Einstein

Learning to read a birth chart should be simple, but baffling glyphs and confusing instructions make it impossible for all but astrologers to read. So I designed the BirthPrint, which comes alive with meaning for all.

Reading a BirthPrint is as simple to master as learning to read, and just as empowering. Like 26 letters create endless stories, 10 planets create endless psyches. You only need to memorize the basics and apply the mechanism - sound it out!


solar birthprint & natal birthprint

There are two choices of BirthPrint: A Solar BirthPrint and a Natal BirthPrint. A Solar BirthPrint is used if you don't know your exact birth time; a Natal BirthPrint or a Solar BirthPrint may be used if you do know your exact birth time. Click here for more details about a Solar vs Natal BirthPrint.

Every BirthPrint includes an explanation of the three essential basics: planets, aspects & signs, so you can begin to analyze your own BirthPrint. And you may order a BirthPrint with or without a two-page analysis.


Solar BirthPrint & one page personal analysis: $50

Solar BirthPrint without an analysis: $20

Natal BirthPrint & one page personal analysis: $70

Natal BirthPrint without an analysis: $40

Placing your order is a two-step process..

STEP ONE: please email me with the following info:

Name of recipient
Email address of the recipient[s]
Birthdate: day/month/year Birthplace: city/state/country
*Exact or approximate birth time
[if it's unknown, noon will be used]

STEP TWO: please go to:

& post your payment to:

Within three business days you'll be emailed your BirthPrint [and analysis if requested].

If you have any questions, please email or phone me at: 413.893.9098


The three simple basics you need to know to read any BirthPrint are PLANETS, ASPECTS & SIGNS. PLANETS are the mechanism that manifests our experience of reality; ASPECTS are conduits that connect and modify planetary dynamics; And SIGNS are a prism of personality traits that color planetary dynamics with the elemental qualities of fire, earth, air and water.

PLANETS, ASPECTS & SIGNS are clearly displayed on a BirthPrint and make the dynamics of every psyche an open book.

Using a musical analogy, imagine your mind as a melody..

The PLANETS are the notes
The ASPECTS are their arrangements
The SIGNS are the instruments

To use a math analogy, knowledge of only your zodiac sign equates to single digit addition, while knowledge of the PLANETS, ASPECTS & SIGNS equates to basic math. That's a huge leap that requires little time and effort. And like math, you can stop at the basics and do just fine, or explore it far beyond, into the woowoo realms.


conscious planets:

SUN: will ~ purpose ~ spirit
MOON: intuition ~ instinct ~ emotion
MERCURY: reasoning ~ discernment ~ communication
VENUS: desire ~ magnetism ~ creative/procreative
MARS: drive ~ stamina ~ physical/sexual

subconscious planets:

JUPITER: aspiration ~ faith ~ optimism
SATURN: ambition ~ purpose ~ discipline

unconscious planets:

URANUS: unconscious reasoning ~ ingenuity ~ genius
NEPTUNE: unconscious intuition ~ inspiration ~ enlightenment
PLUTO: unconscious will ~ regeneration ~ transformation

Dr. Carl Jung based his theory of the conscious, unconscious & collective unconscious on planetary dynamics. To simplify, I refer to them as conscious, subconscious & unconscious.


CONJUNCTION: 0°: integrating; strengthening
SEXTILE: 60°: facilitating; balancing
SQUARE: 90°: frictional; challenging
TRINE:120°: harmonizing; mellowing
QUINCUNX: 150°: driving; frustrating
OPPOSITION: 180°: polarizing; see-saw effect
[each aspect has an orb of effect, from 2 to 9 degrees]


12 signs are divided into 4 elements . . .
FIRE/passionate EARTH/grounded AIR/mental WATER/emotional

& 3 triplicities . . .
CARDINAL/assertive FIXED/willful MUTABLE/adaptable

ARIES: impulsive ~ headstrong ~ playful ~ independent [cardinal fire]
TAURUS: stubborn ~ sensual ~ loyal ~ hard-working [fixed earth]
GEMINI: communicative ~ mercurial ~ adaptable ~ highstrung [mutable air]
CANCER: sensitive ~ moody ~ dramatic ~ nurturing [cardinal water]
LEO: strong-willed ~ dramatic ~ creative ~ affectionate [fixed fire]
VIRGO: analytical ~ practical ~ hard-working ~ high-strung [mutable earth]
LIBRA: artistic ~ fair-minded ~ idealistic ~ attractive [cardinal air]
SCORPIO: intense ~ private ~ willful ~ passionate [fixed water]
SAGITTARIUS: philosophical ~ optimistic ~ adventuresome ~ athletic [mutable fire]
CAPRICORN: ambitious ~ hard-working ~ determined ~ competitive [cardinal earth]
AQUARIUS: inventive ~ rebellious ~ independent ~ philosophical [fixed air]
PISCES: imaginative ~ intuitive ~ sensitive ~ dramatic [mutable water]

The all-time best book on the zodiac is Linda Goodman's Sun Signs


PLANETS: Essential psychological dynamics
ASPECTS: Connect planet dynamics
SIGNS: Elemental personality [fire, earth, air, water]

PLANETS: Essential psychological dynamics of each individual
ASPECTS: Connect planet dynamics between individuals
SIGNS: Elemental compatibility/incompatibility [fire, earth, air, water]

PLANETS: Essential dynamics of action/events/change
ASPECTS: Connect planet dynamics above to planet dynamics within
SIGNS: Elemental qualities of passing time [fire, earth, air, water]

"Astrology represents the summation of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity."
~ Dr. Carl G. Jung

Unknown to most people, Dr. Carl Jung based Analytical Psychology on planetary dynamics. His teacings have been profoundly useful to astrologers as well as psychologists unaware of the celestial source. Dr. Jung kept his true inspiration under wraps to avoid the academic ridicule that persists to this day, despite the great minds who've utilized astrology through the ages.

Dr. Jung's astrological roots are still unknown to most analytical psychologists, who take months and years to gain insights they could gain in a day if only they knew. But professional skeptics are gatekeepers of 'acceptable' ideas, where arrogance trumps evidence and ridicule suppresses curiosity. It's censorship in different disguises and none of it serves humanity.

SPIRIT: the immaterial intelligent or sentient part of a person
PSYCHE: Classic Greek word for soul
from Merriam Webster's Dictionary

Psyche is the classic greek word for soul. And planetary dynamics define and guide every soul and every relationship through time. Physicists note that electromagnetism goes on and on across the universe and makes all telecommunications possible. What they don't take note of is the mechanism for the magnetism that also animates nature's supreme transmitter and receiver - the brain. But that's okay, the learned ancients got it covered.

Your BirthPrint is the one true map of your psyche that your spirit inhabits like a temple, with windows through which you perceive the world while it perceives you. Though your spirit is limitless, being embodied brings perceptual limits and potentials you can read to reach your fullest potentials. The Creator has drawn us each a map!

Childhood conditioning determines how you develop your celestial characteristics. So two people born on the same day and year, called 'astrotwins', will share the same dynamics, but their early environment will determine how they express them. Some may be amplified in one person and suppressed in another; or creative in one person and destructive in another. Environment also shapes some genetic tendencies, primarily diet & lifestyle.

Take for example Angelina Jolie & Russell Brand, astrotwins born June 4, 1975. They share the same dynamics and have followed a similar path into the entertainment field. . .

Once you're familiar with the planets, aspects & signs you can easily read their dynamics on their BirthPrint, their mentally-focused Sun-Mercury conjunction in Gemini; their frustrated desires with their Venus-Saturn conjunction in Cancer, square erratic Uranus; and their emotionally expansive, explosive and fiery Moon~Mars~Jupiter conjunction in Aries, opposite intense and brooding Pluto, all defining dynamics for them both. . .


The ascendant, also called the 'rising sign', is the sign on the eastern horizon at the time of birth. The ascendant is defined as your persona - it modifies, mutes or intensifies your planetary dynamics.

If you're wondering why I haven't mentioned the ascendant until now, it's because an EXACT birth time is required to calculate its position - just a couple of minutes off can give a false analysis.

The good news is, the essentials - planets, aspects & signs - do not require an exact birth time.* And though the ascendant is informative, it's not essential.

There are two kinds of birth charts - a natal chart requires an exact birth time, puts the ascendant on the 1st house cusp and involves the 12 house wheel of life. The houses your planets inhabit indicate the areas of life you're most focused on, with each house correponding to a zodiac sign. For instance, 2nd house is finances/taurus; 4th house is family/cancer; 6th house is service/virgo; 10th house is career/capricorn.

A solar chart does not require an exact birth time, the Sun is always in the 1st house and the houses are a silent backdrop to the planets, aspects & signs. All BirthPrints are solar charts, except by request. A detailed overview and analysis of your ascendant and 12 houses are included with a requested natal BirthPrint.

* The Moon is the only planet that moves more than a degree a day, moving about 12 degrees daily. When an exact or approximate birth time is unknown, using a noon birth time means the Moon won't be more than 6 degrees off, usually less. Not ideal, but workable

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Free will and cause & effect are the divine laws in which planetary dynamics operate. Though 'luck' may seem random, it's an earned effect, whether or not we remember the cause. The Creator set the planets in motion to manifest the intentions of every soul, then sat back to watch the show, so to speak.

The heavens bespeak the glory of the Lord and the vault of heaven reveals His handiwork." ~ Genesis

Energy never dies and rebirth of the spirit is part of divine law - what goes around comes around. . .and around and around. And we collectively create the world we return to, so we're truly all in this together.

Whether conscious or unconscious, we're driven by the spirit's impulse to evolve and grow. And because free will reigns supreme, whether embodied or in spirit, we choose the circumstances we're reborn into, always an echo of past actions and relationships - no square pegs in round holes.

Divine intervention is known to occasionally bypass karma.

The "Helix Nebula". . .so they say

And reincarnation is no longer speculative. For over forty years, Dr. Ian Stevenson did groundbreaking research into children who remember their past lives, shedding exciting light on the process of reincarnation. Since his passing in 2007, the research continues under the guidance of Dr. Stevenson's collaborator, Jim B. Tucker, at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Stevenson's meticulous, exhaustive case studies are all available in print, and his book Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect is a must-read. And Jim Tucker has written a new book, Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives.

"Yes Virginia, Pluto is a Planet!"
~ Dr. Richard Binzel of MIT

The vote to demote Pluto was underhanded and highly contentious, in arguably the most Plutonian time in recorded history.
"A fierce backlash has begun against the decision by astronomers to strip Pluto of its status as a planet. [T]he lead scientist on Nasa's robotic mission to Pluto has lambasted the ruling, calling it "embarrassing". And the chair of the committee set up to oversee agreement on a definition implied that the vote had effectively been "hijacked". Dr Alan Stern...told BBC News: "It's an awful definition; it's sloppy science and it would never pass peer review.""
"[O]nly 424 astronomers were allowed to vote, out of some 10,000 professional astronomers around the globe."
[A]stronomers are already circulating a petition that would try to overturn the IAU decision."
NASA missions may re-elevate Pluto and Ceres from dwarf planets to full-on planet status.

About Astrology & Me

Like millions of people, my interest in astrology started with Linda Goodman's Sun Signs, a 13th birthday gift from my wise older sister. My world suddenly shifted and began to expand. What a blessing to learn so young that conformity is a lie. I took that big, blue book everywhere and read to anyone who'd indulge me. And Sun Signs is so entertaining that nobody chased me away.

Some great astrologers were teaching within a few bus stops, so my sister and I attended lectures with Isabel Hickey, Francis Sakoian and others. In 1974, radio astrologer Paul Guercio moved from NY to our hometown and offered classes within walking distance. What a heady time! Seven years later I began a three year apprenticeship with Paul while booking his appointments. I did more work for him again recently, until shortly after the presidential election. Paul's focus is political forecasting.

In the late 70s, I attended New England School of Art & Design, with my ephemeris and blank charts close at hand. I've constructed and analyzed thousands of birth charts for family, friends, acquaintances and strangers.

In the early 90s I learned enough computer skills to develop a set of astrological tools that anyone can learn to use quickly and easily. And Linda Goodman's Sun Signs determined my path, so it's a serendipitous honor to share her name.

I hope you find what you're looking for!

"The cosmos is a vast living body, of which we are still parts.
The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins.
The moon is a great nerve center from which we quiver forever.
Who knows the power that Saturn has over us, or Venus?
But it is a vital power, rippling exquisitely through us all the time."
~ D.H. Lawrence

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