Seasons by Ritva Sillanmäki

Elements Shift and Change


There is a whole lot of shifting of energies at present. Jupiter moved into Leo—from water to fire on July 16, 2014—read about that. The Sun also moved into its own sign Leo, as it does every year adding more fire to the equation (more about that at, and on the 26th Mars finally leaves the sign of Libra… Read more →

Astrology and Belief

I was reading a post by a Finnish colleague about whether astrology is a belief system or a tool. To paraphrase her “we don’t believe in the Chinese language, mathematics, music, etc.” (link to her article in Finnish). It reminded me of an article I penned back in 2001 on the same topic (I am finding lots of articles I… Read more →

Forecasting techniques

The Forecasting Course begins in September 2014 We will look at the various forecasting techniques including transits, secondary progressions, and solar arc directions, return charts such as the solar return and some older techniques such as profections and time periods. The course is intended to introduce you to the techniques and tools available, and understanding when and how to use them…. Read more →

My logo

Revisions to website

I am taking advantage of the Mercury retrograde and making revisions, corrections and generally tweaking my websites. My son, Warwick Massey, who uses the job title Creative made this gorgeous image and all of the associated ‘branding’ for me. Use the links to see more about his work. The logo is beautifully based on the golden mean, and I just love it. Ordering new business cards… Read more →


Clash of the Titans

Today I’m working on the AstroInsight tweets for the 12 signs (find it on Facebook), behind schedule as I could have written these much earlier, tweeting them out tomorrow afternoon or evening. Astrology is wonderful in this regard — we can gauge astrological weather well in advance. The symbolism we decipher does not change, the words we choose to use… Read more →

AstroInsight for the week

AstroInsight for the week

Tweeted the horoscopes for next week from ( Here they are in case you don’t follow us just yet… You can also find us on facebook– #Aries, you do know how to handle fiery new ideas, how to motivate success, but consider the power of intuitive partners. Prepare for give and take. #Taurus exhausted buzz in your head? Too much work… Read more →

ISAR 2014 Conference

I signed up for the ISAR conference in December; it is a great venue for networking and connecting with the astrological community. Looking forward to this. Today I was checking out the list of topics and speakers for the conference, found six I want to hear. The selection of speakers and topics is massive. I will also be working at… Read more →