why do people believe in astrology?

an essay by Mike Zizis — April 8, 2021

“IF your reality …” This seems to be another casual question that demands a serious in depth and soulful answer. People are really not to blame for the off-hand use of words — concepts like reality — er REALITY.

Time to cut to the chase … did the 6 million jews who perished in WW2 think up their collective demise, their reality?

When I was teaching astrology at a local college, this kind of question came up. You know that — we choose our own reality. So I stood in front…


By Mike Zizis January 31, 2021

A Short Sharp Essay on This Mercury Retrograde

Mercury does this repeating dance 3/4 times every year. In January It begins at 26’ Aquarius and turns direct at 11’ Aquarius.

It spends 22 days in total retrograde in this cycle.

I am certain that knowledge is power. I am also certain that there are some heroin addicts who disagree with me. The rest of us require knowing what the weather is doing, what’s for breakfast, and when do I get paid ?

Blamers gonna blame blame blame. We are surrounded by people who don’t…


An essay by Mike Zizis

January 3, 2021

Joe Biden — Natal Chart

In mundane or event astrology, we cast a chart for the moment of a historical transaction. This can reveal the nature and direction of the event. There is a hand over hand swim in this effect that can affect decades to come. Of course there is no beginning to this. Bush begat Obama, who begat Trump …

This ‘birth’ chart is at best dismal. I am not fond of, or prone to this kind of declaration, yet I am drawn to telling it like it is.

This…


An essay by Mike Zizis —

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED August 12/14

For the record: there is absolutely no historical evidence and record of happy people becoming professional comedians.

Here we all are — the survivors. This is the first evening after the brilliant comedic light of Robin Williams was extinguished. Now we on the planet are left with just the serious faces and the passive aggressives, and Vladimir Putin.

What can be said about Mr. Williams voluntarily checking out? As an astrologer, I find that he was at the end, the very end of a long Pluto transit opposed his natal…


A SPIRITED DEFENCE OF ASTROLOGY

­­I am an astrologer with a love of science. I don’t like bullies. What follows is an exuberant & spirited defence of my craft, spurred on by a question posted in QUORA.

Michael Zizis
Astrologer 40+ Years

Updated October 15, 2020

The Quora Question: We can all agree that astrology is a scam and pure quackery, but is it actually harmful? Should we be proactive trying to educate people against the fake knowledge of astrology? Is there any danger at all for people believing in this?

The Bland leading …

The blind ignorance of this…


The Nodes of the Moon Enter Gemini & Sagittarius

An essay

By Mike Zizis June 2, 2020

“In astrology, the North Node represents the qualities we need to develop in order to grow, while the South Node represents the qualities that come naturally to us…and that we might rely on too much.”

- Lisa Stardust

The nodes change signs approximately every 15 months.

There are five major themes in understanding the nodes;

1} they overwhelmingly move backwards thru the zodiac

2} they are mathematics not bright lights or objects in the sky

3} the South node, {SN} also called Ketu or the dragon’s tail reveals past life talents brought into this life, comforts and habits and addictions.


an essay by Mike Zizis — May 28, 2020

“The unity of history’-involving the assumption that there is only one river of civilization, our own, and that all others are either tributary to it or else lost in the desert sands- may be traced to three roots: the egocentric illusion, the illusion of the ‘unchanging East’, and the illusion of progress as a movement that proceeds in a straight line.”

Arnold Joseph Toynbee

As an astrologer I am often asked about Vedic or sidereal astrology versus tropical or Western Astrology. Many western astrologers do practice Vedic astrology. Proportionally less native Indian astrologers adopt western astrological techniques.

The vedic traditional astrologer might say you are in 18 years of badness — Ketu — there is nothing you can do to change it — relax. Acceptance and persistence are mainly Yin in nature.

A large portion of western culture can be defined as Yang — a will to order and being proactive. …


Notes by

Mike Zizis

May 7, 2020

Today is the full moon in Scorpio — 17 degrees Scorpio opposite the sun in 17 degrees Taurus at 8:45 am EDT.

The moon is in Mars and Pluto’s sign of Scorpio.

The moon in Scorpio is in its fall — a hostile adversarial placement for the moon. We can see Scorpio as the most sensitive of all the signs. Scorpio’s skin is thin — its opposite sign of Taurus is ‘thick skinned’, generally unperturbed, deliberate, and not easily angered.

For the next two days, create space for others fear displayed as irritability…


of Mercury, Venus, and Mars

an Essay by Mike Zizis

April 29,2020

As you can see, this can be a very frustrating year if you allow it to be. You have a choice. This is an excellent year to be a better you {“me” 2.0} with self-awareness and anger management. Alternaternatively, if you need self-assertion, you will have a multitude of opportunities to graduate in 2020 with honours. We, in English-speaking Canada, are also afflicted with that well-known virus — passive aggression. We can do better.

The personal planets retrograde are Mercury, Venus, and Mars. When any go off the reservation {retrograde} they vacate the usual descriptors. In the subject of…


NEW MOON IN TAURUS

April 22, 2020

Essay by Mike Zizis

The new moon in 3 degrees Taurus begins tonight at about 10:26 pm EDT.

This moon for me in heart and mind is a fortunate new moon. Why? Some of the keywords for Taurus are stabilization {and stable}, grounded, fertile, and revolution. That last word is quite important here in the northern portion of the northern hemisphere. It has been a long cold lonely winter. There are the last vestiges of frost on the other side of my sunny back door. This isolation and INsulation have taken their toll on my patience. …

Michael Zizis

https://michaelzizis.com/ Over 40 years as a professional astrologer, I am ready willing and able to craft trends in your journey.

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