Nate Caradog, Astrologian 🌌 Profile picture
हरे राम कृष्ण • classical astrologian • integral theologian • jyotishi • maria/yeshu bhakta • ucc clergy • gurdjieff guy • hub: @mh_craddock
Jun 1, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
Only recently did I realize the impact that contemplative reading has had on my ability to read #astrology charts and bring them to life in the world of inner experience. If you've been at a plateau with your astrological practice, this can help you get unstuck. /1 I've had this intuition for a while, and even sketched out the idea for contemplative reading as a tool for bringing the chart to life in the last chapter of my book. But it's taken until now for me to have the necessary roadmaps to describe how this works, /2
Feb 7, 2020 13 tweets 9 min read
Since last year I've been working on a series of blog posts on the twelve houses in Western #astrology, and they're finally done! I've gathered them all into a single thread for you here.

The first entry: preliminaries.… The first house in #astrology, also known as the #ascendant: life, health, appearance, and circumstances!…
Mar 1, 2019 20 tweets 5 min read
Venus entered Aquarius today! I've got some thoughts on #venusinaquarius that I'm thinking with. I'm not sure this'll be a megathread (I've been sick so I'm kind of tapped out) but I'm going to start writing and see where it goes. #astrology #thread #venus #aquarius By the way, skip a few tweets down if you want to get to the point.
Jan 5, 2019 18 tweets 6 min read
The #solareclipse in #Capricorn tonight happens to coincide with #twelfthnight, the eve of #epiphany—and indeed it'll already be Epiphany for many in the eastern hemisphere by the time the eclipse perfects. I have some Thoughts™, so buckle in! #astrology It's enough to reflect on the fact that the Epiphany story, as it's told in the Xian tradition, involves astrologers being given the gift of seeing things as they really are.
Dec 17, 2018 13 tweets 3 min read
I saw someone make mention of Midheaven degrees being "deactivated" by not having a planet in the 10th house, suggesting that someone won't have a career, and honey, that's not how astrology works. BUCKLE IN. Each house has a planetary ruler determined by the sign within which the corresponding cusp, or point of power related to that house, falls. The condition, position, motion, and relationships of that planet tell the story of a person's life in relationship to that house.
Nov 1, 2018 29 tweets 6 min read
Okay, here's a quick follow-up thread on chirality in aspects (dexter and sinister, or, left- and right-handedness). For the sake of example, we'll be using the planets Venus and Mars in the context of a relationship chart. #astrology #theory #horary Remember a couple of things:
- One, the planet that is moving faster is the one initiating connection.
- Two, what determines whether something is dexter or sinister is the observer's position. Dexter aspects go backwards in zodiacal order. Sinister go forward.
Oct 25, 2018 32 tweets 7 min read
Okay, let's jump in with part 2 of my #aspects in #astrology mega thread. Yesterday I spoke about aspects being visual relationships between planets, and that visual connection is what makes them "work," conceptually. We don't actually know what the mechanism is. The mechanism by which astrology works is NOT SOMETHING I AM TALKING ABOUT TODAY PLEASE & THANK, I'm much more interested in digging into the ways in which the glances that the planets ping back and forth to one another in the heavens manifest.
Oct 25, 2018 32 tweets 7 min read
Okay! Y'all voted, I listened, and now, I present to you the thread on aspects (what we call "aspect doctrine") that y'all asked for. Buckle in because this one's going to be a ride! #astrology #aspects But in order to give aspects their due, we have to take a detour into classical optical theory, because the word "aspect" literally means "look at" (Latin ad, "at, to" + spectō, "I look").
Jul 12, 2018 12 tweets 3 min read
NOW. For the fourth thread in my #essentialdignities series, let's talk about what happens when a planet is both debilitated and dignified on different tiers at the same time. Let's take, for example, Venus at 23º Scorpio in a day chart. #astrology (As an FYI, I'm using Dorothean triplicities.) In this instance, Venus is both in the sign of her detriment, as Scorpio is the opposite sign to Taurus, one of the signs that Venus rules. Yet, at 23º in a day chart, Venus has dignity both by triplicity and by face (decan).
Jul 12, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
OH YES I was going to talk about peregrine planets as my third little spiel on dignities and debilities! Basically, a peregrine planet is a "stranger in a strange land:" it is in a zodiacal position where it has absolutely no dignity. #astrology #essentialdignities #peregrine A planet that is peregrine is like a vagabond, depending on the hospitality of the planet who rules the sign through which it sojourns. Peregrine planets tend towards opportunism and overstaying their welcome, looking for ways to get what they need and move on.
Jul 11, 2018 23 tweets 6 min read
OKAY SO. On to debilities! *Why* certain planets are debilitated in certain signs is a different thread, there's an easy way to remember which signs given planets are debilitated in (which has to do with why certain planets rule certain signs) #essentialdignities #astrology There are two forms of debility: detriment and fall. When a planet is in one of its debilities, it is in a place where its natural tendencies cannot express themselves normally. A planet in debility is literally "out of its element," but there are two different flavors of this.
Jul 10, 2018 38 tweets 8 min read
Alright, I promised I was going to do a thread on essential dignities that was KIND and GENTLE and not me raging about misinformation. If you want to know what the heck dignities are and how they work beyond just "Mars in Aries = good!" So buckle up! #astrology #essentialdignity To understand what we mean when we say "dignity," we need to look first at what the term meant in the Greco-Roman world. A "dignity" was something intrinsic to public offices: it carried a particular honor and a particular responsibility.