Showing posts from 2019

New Moon in Capricorn (2019) MBTI/Astrology metrics

Hi all. Mostly a perfunctory set of metrics with little movement again. But, for going into less than a month before my first presentation on this topic, I'll see what I can do to push it. Right now though? These results are in no state to be extrapolated upon. I have a pretty decent sense for what I think the ultimate method is going to look like, but how am I going to talk about it with any certainty when we've only hit quota for INFP and INFJ? Any help spreading the word to extroverts, sensors and thinkers would be greatly appreciated. 🙏 And also, if you happen to be in the Philadelphia/mid-New Jersey region the day of Saturn-Pluto (Sunday, Jan 12th), please come on out to the Astrological Society of Princeton to see Ellen Zucker and myself present. It says Member's Day, but that just means it's a day for actual members to present their work instead of having other presenters. You'll certainly be welcome. Hope to see you there! MBTI Astrol

New Moon in Sagittarius (2019) MBTI/Astrology metrics

Happy New Moon! We've gone from the deep psychological processing (and Merc retrograde) of Scorpio to the far-seeking philosophizing of Sagittarius. The pursuit of knowledge continues, but slowly. And the survey results aren't too much different from last month, as the metrics below show. I think I can say with some certainty that INFPs are unmatched when it comes to volunteering - thank you for your help! We've hit our 5 respondents-per-MBTI-type quota for INFPs, though, so if future INFP would-be-respondents could make it a mission to herd extroverts, sensors, thinkers and judgers this way, it'll help the research have a decent validity. I'm not here to say with certainty what type you are based on your chart - that's a conclusion the research itself aims to find. I can understand the reticence of other types, though, in this day of scary tech. One thing I want to note is that the risks of having personal data lumped-together are constantly on my mind. My

New Moon in Scorpio (2019) MBTI/Astrology metrics

Greetings all! It's autumn. Saturn and Pluto have gone direct. Let's get down to brass tacks. First of all, it is with much humility that I'm able to now announce I will, for my first ever speaking role, present on the topic of Myers-Briggs typology and astrology at the upcoming Members' Day at the Astrological Society of Princeton . Mark your calendars if you'll be in the Philadelphia area the weekend of January 12th. Some of you might have heard a record scratch there on mentioning the date. .......yeah. I will be speaking a matter of hours after Saturn-Pluto perfects its conjunction. No worries. No pressure. Not like I'll be feeling 4 other major transits that week either. 😵 And, if you're grokking that emoji, please do me a favor and help me collect data, LOTS of data! Positively divert the upcoming Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio energies with this psychological research! Have a link to the survey landing page . We've got 9 responses to the s

A musing on Uranus in Aries and Taurus

Saturn calls... Bum...bum...bum...bum... One...two...three...four... One foot in front of the other.. He moves forward, and so do we. But from Saturn's toils, his requirements and restraint, we must remember also to lift our eyes skywards. And I would be remiss were I to proceed further without preaching my practice. I sing to thee, O Reader, of a god so mighty he may stand before thee, in all grandeur, yet absent mind nothing would ye see. I sing not of bright Phoebus nor his sister Dian, plain as day and subtle as night, yet with unfailing arrows to announce. Nor do I sing Stormcloud Zeus of the thunderbolt, broad-chested and farseeing; though he spans as far as the eye may find, there is one greater I have in mind. Not Plouton the soultaker, Poseidon the earthshaker, nor even great Kronos the time-maker. Look to the stars and perchance, ye may find his robes on which the planetas dance. The Titan masters not merely space but time. Boundless he extends, such

Researching the connection between astrology and Myers-Briggs typology

Hi everyone! The survey to test my hypothesis for pulling a person's Myers-Briggs (MBTI) type from their chart is now live. (and no, I'm not in the least bit terrified of Saturn on the ascendant, just inside Placidus 12th, as I publish this. Slow steady - manageable - accumulation of survey responses suits me just fine. It's also the blog's first lunar return to the degree, Luna now clear of the eclipse, so there is that) Please go here to the survey landing page , which will direct you to the survey proper. I wanted to get the instructions detailed for you in advance of the actual survey, since you'll need to complete an online MBTI test first (for consistent typing) and get a screenshot of your results, plus wrangle your birth details for the astrology side of the research. Once you have your data ready, the survey will be a few questions and an email. While I won't go into detail on my hypothetical method, I will note that in one-on-one testing with oth


Hi, my name's Kate, and I'm a student of astrology. Welcome to Kastalia! I sit here at my desk, holding a small piece of raw rose quartz to the light. The color is faint, almost lavender, and with such clarity it's almost like a bit of wet half-cloudy ice. Hold its roughness to the light just-so and you can spy fleeting rainbows. Those who understand energetics would say its pink is a soft, healing energy, related to the heart chakra, related to Venus. But it's also a rock. A jewel in Saturn's wheelhouse. A happy combination of these two gods, who very rarely get along. But that's my hope for this blog. Slow, steady accrual of value as my studies deepen and mature (astrology is surely a lifetime study, and, well, I learned the hard way with an original recipes cocktail blog - thanks Neptune in Pisces!). Brick by brick, a home comes into being. I have been studying astrology in one form or another for about 25 years, from when I first started constructing