Author Archives: Madalyn Hillis-Dineen

On Feminism and Astrology

The article below was written in late 1996/early 1997. I’m a lot older and so is my daughter. But, the need to acknowledge both masculine and feminine as equal and powerful is our only way to wholeness. Every once in a while (usually when she’s not getting what she wants) my daughter will remind me […]

In Their Own Words

“Music is a world within itself With a language we all understand With an equal opportunity For all to sing, dance and clap their hands…”   These enduring and endearing words of singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder in his hit song Sir Duke remind us of the power of music to express our thoughts and feelings in […]

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Women in U.S. Politics

You’ve come a long way, baby! Those of us who are of a certain age remember those words not only as a clever slogan for a cigarette brand but as a battle cry for the new freedom of the women’s liberation movement. No longer would women have to stay in the kitchen and bedroom. We […]

Uranus in Pisces – The Impact on Christianity

Jesus was a Pisces. At least that’s what astrologer Don “Moby Dick” Jacobs postulates. Born on March 1, 7 BC at 1:30 am in Bethlehem, Jacob’s chart gives Jesus no less than 6 planets in the sign of the fish, including Uranus. Whether or not you accept this chart as the horoscope of Christ, Jesus […]

What is Uranian Astrology?

The Uranian system of astrology, also known as the Hamburg School of Astrology, had its origins in the early part of the twentieth century. Alfred Witte (1878-1943), the founder of the system, was a renowned astrologer in Germany as well as a surveyor. He, along with his student and colleague, Friedrich Sieggrun (1877-1951) were members […]

Saturn and Neptune: The 2006/7 Opposition

Saturn, the planet of reality, and Neptune, the planet of unreality, will form an opposition aspect in 2006-7 when Saturn in Leo opposes Neptune in Aquarius. The coming together by conjunction and opposition of these two planets, that seemingly have little or nothing in common, mark times in history during which some very interesting social […]

The Harmonic Concordance

The Harmonic Concordance – I still remember the excitement in John Mirehiel’s voice when he called to tell me about it — you have to look at the chart of the lunar eclipse in November 2003 — it has a grand sextile! Well, I must admit, this is an irresistible combination – an eclipse and […]

The Astrology of Place

Locality astrology or astro-mapping, an astrological technique that seeks to discover the connection between geographical locations and planetary influences, is a uniquely 20th Century phenomenon. After all, for ancient astrologers, the idea of moving more than several hundred miles from one’s birthplace was as inconceivable as the automobile, the jet plane or space travel. At […]

Benicio Del Toro: No Bull

He’s been called a Latin Marlon Brando. Others compare him to James Dean channeling Ricardo Montalban. With his striking good looks and what used to be called bedroom eyes, when Benicio Del Toro’s on screen, you can be sure that your eyes will be focused on him. Actually, transfixed is more like it. The hot […]