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Why I Stopped Being An Astrologer and The Meaning Of My North Node

It’s been almost a year since I made my official announcement that I was going to stop doing astrology readings. After doing that and then revamping this blog, things have changed significantly in my life. For a while now, I thought it would be great to give you just one more article about this whole journey of mine. December of this year will be the official end of my first Saturn Return and it has been such a rewarding time of growth for me. Deciding to stop being an astrologer has been a part of that growth.
Many people were wondering why I not only stopped doing readings but why I decided to change this blog. There were also quite a few people who were not happy about me doing so. Among the negative responses I got, one person told me that I ruined their favorite blog due to “capitalism”, another person told me (in caps, which I hate because it's basically someone raising their voice at me) that my struggle over whether or not I should keep doing it all, like stopping my YouTu…
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More Astrological Things You Should Know

If you’ve frequented Astrology Arena before and have noticed the changes here, I’ve revamped the blog majorly. I am no longer doing readings of any kind and will not be publishing any more articles on Astrology Arena after this one. However, I am selling five e-books full of astrological knowledge, compromised of new insights as well as old articles from this blog, that are available for purchase:
The Descendant - The Other Half Of You
Jupiter and Saturn in the Houses
Aspects in Astrology
The Rising Sign - Welcome To Your Life
The North Node - Your Soul's Purpose

Although I consider this, in many ways, the end of my journey as an astrologer, if you’ve enjoyed my take on astrology, it’s still available for you to consume, either through my e-books or through the articles that are still on this blog.
Speaking of which, for my last article, I’d like to tell you just a few more things I think you should know when it comes to astrology (in my long-winded fashion):
The best way to understand …

Virgo Rising (Virgo on the 1st House cusp)

When you have a Virgo Ascendant, life is a series of constant problems that need to be solved. This is why you exhibit such a skill for analysis, order, and reasoning. You really put the “critical” in critical thinking, which is what leads to the famous reputation of being a nag, nitpicky, or overly judgmental. It’s true that to be a Virgo Rising is to be a perfectionist. Such perfectionism can be expressed in a harsh manner but it will manifest differently for everyone. You might be the type who is openly dissatisfied with your environment and the people in it on a regular basis. But, you may also be the kind who more so internalizes this dissatisfaction, directing it toward the self. Even the ones with this placement who are busy criticizing others will spend just as much time, if not more, criticizing themselves. Ultimately, your narrative is one of improvement, particularly improvement of the self. As a result, you may need to realize that what truly needs to improve is the way in…

Aquarius Rising (Aquarius on the 1st House Cusp)

With an Aquarius Ascendant, you are here to always expect the unexpected. Like the protagonist in some outlandish film, you are never truly prepared for the wild twists and turns in store for you. Sometimes, this sense of unpredictability gives you the feeling that life is a crazy, chaotic ride that you’re meant to enjoy with abandon. Other times, you feel distinctly frustrated, as if things are constantly blowing up in your face. It’s true that no one can ever totally plan for life and that unexpected things occur all the time. But, when you have Aquarius Rising, this notion really dominates your life. Your narrative can never be premeditated. More than anyone else, life just happens to you and you have to go along with it.
There are two ruling planets of Aquarius: Saturn and Uranus. The former is the traditional ruling planet while the latter, which was discovered later, is the modern ruler. I like to think of Uranus as Aquarius’ true ruler while Saturn is a potent yet subtle counte…

Sun-Midheaven Aspects: The Star

Having the Sun conjunct, square, opposite, sextile, or trine your Midheaven means that you are the star. With the Sun representing how we shine and the Midheaven indicating our public and professional life, you must dedicate yourself toward playing out this fabulous role before the world. If you don’t willingly shine, you won’t accomplish all that you’re meant to accomplish. Your mission throughout life is to figure out just who you are and how you can utilize this authentic sense of self in order to make it in society and in your chosen field. You’re meant to be the kind of star who reveals their real self to their adoring public, making everyone else seem like mere pretenders.


You will find that the spotlight is forced upon you and it comes equipped with this pressure to be great and to stand out. The world will expect you to step out on your respective stage and impress people, like some performer who is known for entertaining and wowing. It’s a feeling of pressure that you have fe…

7th House People: Reflecting and Relating

You’re a 7th House person if you have one or more natal placements in your birth chart’s 7th House. I happen to be one because I have the Sun and South Node in my 7th, conjunct in Leo, as well as Mercury conjunct Mars in Virgo here. Since my Sun is here, this house represents my essential, core self, a major element of my identity. So, I know that being a 7th House person isn’t exactly easy. It’s not a “difficult” house per se but it’s definitely not a simple house, either. This is the house of one’s relationships and when are relationships ever simple? Things here get complicated, like they do with a frustrating love interest, an unfulfilling marriage, a close friendship that’s growing apart, or a business partnership that’s unraveling. But, just how much of that is due to them and how much of that is due to you? The boundaries here are hard to trace or establish, at times, but not in the confusing, ambiguous 12th House way. It’s more so about projection. This can lead to interperson…