©9-29-2014 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
Dear Readers, Today I’m releasing New Insights into the Astrology Chart, a collection of 25 articles on various facets of the horoscope. This month began with a spectacularly huge Super Moon, the largest in a series this year.
It was also the Harvest Moon, the autumn Full Moon that marks a time of harvesting crops and preserving them for long-term use. It couldn’t have been more a more fitting time to add the finishing touches to this book, because its purpose is to harvest articles published over the years in The Mountain Astrologer and here on Skywriter.
These readers’ favorites are now preserved for many years to come. To learn more about the book, download a sampler of its contents here: Sampler–New Insights-Cunningham.
Each essay stands alone and is related to those around it only by virtue of the fact that they all arise out of my personal perspective on the horoscope and my 45 years of astrological practice. In my ongoing series for intermediate students, “Essential Elements of Chart Interpretation,” The Mountain Astrologer has provided a rewarding venue for examining single chart features in depth.
I’d also like to acknowledge Skywriter’s readers for their enthusiastic participation in our exchanges on various topics. We were able to collect valuable examples of how natal chart features and transits manifest in life experience, and some of our insights are reflected in this collection.
The ebook will ordinarily be $15, through PayPal or a check or money order drawn on a US bank. However, see the special introductory offer below. (For instructions on how to pay by check, write to me at moonmave@Spiritone.com.) This ebook can be viewed on laptops and 10″ tablets, but not yet on Kindle or iPhones.
Note: If you like this ebook, you might also enjoy my earlier essay collection, Astrological Analysis: Select Topics in Chart Interpretation. Download a sampler here: Sampler–2014 Astrological Analysis and order here: My Books.
That ebook is also $15, but if you order both collections at the same time between now and October 11, the special price for the pair would be $25, rather than $30.
What’s next? Believe it or not, I have another whole collection of essays waiting in line to be written, this time about vocational astrology.
I’m actually excited about the upcoming Mercury retrograde period (October 4th-25th), because I’ll start pulling those articles together to see what I’ve already got and what needs to be added. One thing I know will be added is a process of how to analyze your own vocational houses and other career aspects, plus more about career crossroads in our lives.
(As a writer, I cherish Mercury Rx periods as times to go back over my work and refine it. See: Mercury Retrograde Projects–Use the Energy to your Advantage and Enough with the Mercury Retrograde Hysteria!.)
Do you ever wonder whether books have natal charts and transits? I believe the release date and time is the birth chart of the book, while the chart of the moment you actually started writing the book is like a conception chart.
The electional chart for today’s release has some terrific aspects: a Grand Trine in Fire consisting of:
- The Moon and Mars in Sag in the 10th conjunct the Midheaven, a potent position
- Trining Uranus in Aries in the 2nd
- Trining Jupiter in Leo, which is in the 6th but on the Descendant also, and thus very strong.
(Sure there are some difficult aspects too, but I don’t want to wait forever for a perfect chart. We’re in very trying times and no current chart is without tough, long-lasting outer planet aspects.) The launch time is 5:00 PM, PDT on September 29th, 2014, in Portland, OR, and, yes, I still use Placidus houses.
Readers, you’re invited to share your observations on this chart or on electional charts in general in the comment section below.