Enjoy this variety of articles offered by OPA members through the years. Many of these articles were originally published in the Career Astrologer magazine (link), but can now be found here more easily.

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The Leo-Aquarius Nodal Axis Transit

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(May 9, 2017 to Nov 6, 2018)

The nodal axis ingress into Leo-Aquarius will shift individual and collective consciousness into creativity and activism on egoic or emotional levels. Whether this happens on an inclusive or exclusive basis remains to be seen. The mean motion of the Moon’s tropical nodal axis reverses through the zodiac, with the North Node moving through Leo while the South Node moves through Aquarius from May 9, 2017 to November 6, 2018. As the current North Node in Virgo-South Node in Pisces transit winds down, there is still opportunity to make sense of recent changes taking place in our world and decide how to personally be involved in any group efforts to shift the direction forward.

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Shipwreck of BATEN KAITOS

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by Barış İlhan, 2016

round image of baris ilhanIn 2003 in an astrology conference I met Diana Rosenberg, “the leading authority on Fixed Stars” (as said by Robert Hand). When she learned my birthdate, she said “Baten Kaitos”. I asked “What is Baten Kaitos?”. She replied, “The fixed star on your Sun. It is on my Sun too!” I asked her what it means, she said, “Shipwrecks”. To tell you the truth, it didn’t make any sense, so I left the subject there. Once in a while, I remembered her words, but I didn’t investigate the meaning of Baten Kaitos or I didn’t think about it in a symbolical sense. I took it literally, and since I prefer airplanes for my journeys, and I am not a sea person, I didn’t care. I thought, if one day I plan to go on a cruise trip, it maybe a good idea to remember Baten Kaitos.

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House Systems

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by Maurice Fernandez

circle image of maurice fernandezThe dilemma of house system use is part of the astrology study process. Many students usually follow the system used by their mentors, though greater research can be useful to really determine a choice of one’s own. Perhaps, the use of more than one house systems would be the most sensible approach as each House System highlights different things in the chart.

It is crucial to remember that ALL house systems have their valid references and logic. Astrology is a blend of Astronomy/Nature references with Symbolism references, so approaches vary. Some systems will refer more heavily on astronomical coordinates, while others will rely more heavily on the symbolism references.

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Sedna and the new spiritual revolution!

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Sedna is a trans–Neptunian object (most likely a Dwarf planet, but yet to be confirmed) in the outer reaches of our Solar System. It was discovered on 14 November 2003 by Michael Brown, Chad Trujillo and David Rabinowitz at Palomar Observatory near San Diego.  Sedna has the longest orbital period which is calculated around 11.400 years and its orbit is extremely eccentric making her having unequal transit time per zodiac sign  - 1000 years in Sagittarius to 42 years in Gemini - Sedna’s orbital eccentricity is 0.84413 and her orbital inclination to the ecliptic is 11.928 degrees.

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