The "Transit of Venus" and Summer Solstice are
rapidly approaching, reminding us of the
of the universe and its cycles. Though the
world is surely in turmoil, take time to
look at the wonders of nature all around and
have faith in the
ultimate triumph of love over hate.
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|Coming Full Circle - The June 8, 2004 Transit of Venus by Pat White
In our very first issue of AUGuries, we wrote
about the October 10, 2002 retrograde station of
Venus, and the Sun-Venus inferior conjunction
that was to follow on October 31, 2002. In that
issue we mentioned 584-day cycle from one
inferior conjunction of Venus to the next. We
also noted Venus's traditional association with
the Arabs and Islam.
Now, almost exactly 19 months have passed -- the
length of another complete Venus cycle. On May
17, 2004, Venus again made a retrograde station,
this time at 26 Gemini 08 (on the day that
Neptune also went retrograde, the New York Stock
Exchange had its 202nd anniversary, the Indian
stock exchange experienced its greatest ever
one-day drop, and same-sex marriages began in
Massachusetts). Following this, on June 8, Venus
makes her next inferior conjunction with the
Sun, at 17 Gemini 53.
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|Tech Tip of the Month - The Ins and Outs of the Solar Fire Page Designer by Madalyn Hillis-Dineen
Solar Fire's page designer is a major factor in
making the program one of the most flexible and
customizable pieces of software on the market.
There are a number of page designs that come
with the program that are geared to a variety of
astro techniques and disciplines. But, you can
also design your own page and even make that
page your default view. Solar Fire's page
designer allows you to add objects and the
flexible lists columns allow you to add all
sorts of information about a planet or point.
You can even marry a certain wheel design or
displayed points file to a particular design,
making it quite easy to create highly
specialized chart forms.
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|News from Astrolabe
AUTOMATED ONLINE ORDER PROCESSING ON OUR
WEBSITE: We're happy to announce that our
website is now equipped with automatic credit
card processing. Previously, financial
transactions for all online orders were
processed by hand. This new process will help
expedite your order. If there
is a problem with your card, you will be
notified and asked to either start your order
over again or to call us here at Astrolabe. In
addition to automatic credit card processing, we
also have online delivery of Astrolabe Reports
in our chart service. In addition, you can now
Astrolabe Report (except Forecaster and
in just minutes! Forecaster and Numerology
reports are available via email but not through
the automatic electronic delivery. And, of
course, you can still
get all of our Astrolabe Reports beautifully
bound in our
new report covers. Please note that there
is no online delivery available for
Astro-Intelligence Reports. They are only
available as hard copy reports via "snail mail."
LUCKY, LUCKY DEBBIE: Debbie Medina-Pearson,
Customer Service, recently won a local radio
contest and was surprised by WCOD (106.1 FM) at
work with $106 and enough muffins and pastries
To see photos of Lil' Debbie's big win... »
|Symmetrical Astrology: An Overview of Its Origins by Gary Christen
The 20th century was an extraordinary era for
astrology. In the previous 250 years, Western
astrology had been discarded by the intellectual
elite. Just prior to 1900, astrology began
emerging from an intellectual free-fall, and for
the first time in many centuries, it began to
become innovative again.
Since the 1600s astrology had been surviving in
the nooks and crannies of Western society.
During this period it had undergone the decay of
its institutional knowledge to the point that
what was being passed off as astrological
knowledge was basically watered-down pap,
bearing little resemblance to the vital forms of
astrology that had been practiced just a few
centuries earlier. See what being an
intellectual outcast can do to a body of
knowledge in a few years? When first-rate minds
leave the scene, things dumb down very fast.
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|Astrolabe Reports in an Instant!
We're pleased to announce that our online chart
delivery service is now automated. That's right --
no more waiting for Cindy to return to work after a
weekend off to charge your credit card and
prepare your Astrolabe Reports. Our new
automatic online delivery gives you your report
in just minutes! We've not yet implemented the
service for Forecaster and Numerology but those
will be coming soon.
During June, you can take advantage of savings
purchase of Astrolabe Reports software or chart
service. These titles include Professional Natal
Report, Complete Relationship Report,
Professional Forecaster Report, Personal
Numerology Report, the sexy Eroscope Report and
our signature reports Asteroid Goddesses by
Demetra George and Optimum Child by Gloria Star.
Please note:Astro-Intelligence Reports are only
available as hard copy and are not included in
To save $5 on each Astrolabe Report service
purchased (either by email or beautifully
bound), enter the discount code Venus in the
Discount Code box on our online order form.
To save $25 on each Astrolabe Report software
program purchased, enter the discount code Mars
in the Discount Code box on our online order form.
If you are ordering both chart service and
software, you will need to order twice in order
to give the appropriate discount code for each
type of product ordered.
Find out more....