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Free Astrology courses for spiritual identification and connections to the cosmos in sign beliefs. Learn from free online videos


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Tutorial videos on nearly every area of astrology, such as: basic astrology, Vedic astrology, midpoints, harmonic astrology, Vibrational astrology, astrology software, and astrology research. Tutorial videos on sacred geometry. Tutorial videos on zodiac signs, houses, meanings of planets and houses. Videos on forecasting methods like transits, secondary progressions, primary directions, etc.

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Aries: Warrior, Pioneer, Lone Wolf, or Self-Reliant

Based on interviews and consultations with thousands of people and a research study using extreme case sampling, the consistent theme found with people born with many planets in Aries is that they are self-reliant. Some of the other traits associated with Aries are not consistently found.

The Sirius 2.0 software is used to do the research. Sirius is developed and copyrighted by Cosmic Patterns Software and the company website is

This video and other videos by David Cochrane are of greatest interest to people that are interested in a more rigorous evidence-based approach to astrology than the usual way in which astrological ideas are developed from traditional beliefs in anecdotal evidence.

David Cochrane started a professional practice in astrology and began teaching astrology in 1972, has written 2 books, has spoken at over 40 major astrology conferences, is a computer programmer for Cosmic Patterns Software and Matrix Software, and is internationally recogni


Taurus and the Tao: Evidence from Research on Zodiac Sign Taurus

Astrologers believe that Taurus makes a person persistent, stubborn, steady, down-to-earth, practical, sensual, enjoy comfort and having material things. Is it true?

By using a research procedure called Extreme Case Sampling on over 20,000 famous people with accurate birth times we conclude that the personality characteristics and behavior from the zodiac Taurus are not obvious, clear, or consistent. Nevertheless, I suggest that there is some real significance to zodiac signs and Taurus indicates a way of approaching life and a perspective for seeing the world. The perspective of Taurus, which may not be consciously articulated by the person with a lot of Taurus, is to listen to one's instincts, to wait until the time feels right, and to unfold from within.

I also suggest that astrologers put more emphasis on aspects rather than zodiac signs and we see that in the birth chart of rock singer Eric Burdon, that he has the signature of rock stars: Venus, Uranus, and Pluto aspected to eac


Gemini: Curiosity and the Need to Enjoy Learning About the World We Live In

A research study on the zodiac sign Gemini reveals that many ideas about Gemini are true, but that the need of Gemini to explore is so strong that anxiety and even depression and anger can develop when the person with a strong Gemini influence is forced to devote most energy to pressures and demands rather than enjoy the process of learning and experiencing the rich variety of life. Gemini does not seem ultimate answers so much as it just wishes to enjoy the rich diversity of experiences and continue to learn.

Rather than rely simply on anecdotal evidence, this tutorial video shares the results of an extreme case sampling study using the Sirius 2.0 software. The Sirius 2.0 software is developed by Cosmic Patterns Software and the company website is


Cancer: the "Cosmic Egg"

The zodiac sign Cancer is often described as inclined to be sentimental, emotional, nostalgic, and to love home and family.

In this video we learn about a research study using extreme case sampling that confirms that people with very strong Cancer in the birth chart express strong personal feelings. The theory that each zodiac sign represents an attitude towards the world, a perspective or lens through which we see the world and how we relate to the world is consistent with the findings of this research.

We suggest that Cancer is the desire to create a safe place, a place where we can express oneself in natural way, and without having to play a formal role in life. In this protected and safe place Cancer shares the mood and feelings, and the personal close bonds that occur within this protected environment. Cancer does have a need for a close family and most of the personality characteristics associated with Cancer are typical expressions of the fundamental Cancerian need for a pla


Leo: Lion King or Identity Formation

The zodiac sign Leo is described by many astrologers as being proud, regal, and charismatic, Leo likes to be the center of attention. Leo has a strong personality and stands out in a crowd. At best, Leo is a leader, very creative, sincere, loyal, and a strong personality who brings a ray of sunshine wherever he/she goes. At worst, Leo is self-absorbed, arrogant, and always bringing the conversation around to himself/herself.

However, research indicates that this description does not consistently work very well. Leo is the process of synthesizing, coordinating, integrating, and expressing our talents, motivations, and resource into a creative, personal expression. Leo is concerned with developing personal potential and becoming all that we are capable of becoming. Sometimes Leo manifests as shyness instead of pride. Leo can also take a strong interest in the personal development of others as well as themselves.

The Sirius astrology software is used in this video. Sirius is developed a


Virgo: Fussy or Platonic?

The usual astrological interpretation of Virgo is that Virgo is detail-oriented, fussy, picky, and critical. Virgo likes to categorize things and keep everything perfectly organized. Virgo is neat and fastidious.Virgo also is service-oriented. Virgo is inclined to be humble, with a desire more to serve than to shine on the front stage.
We find Virgos (people with many planets in Virgo) working as analysts, accountants, secretaries, and specialists.

In this video we share the results of a study of people who have the greatest amount of Virgo in their birth charts and we find that they fit this alternative interpretation of Virgo:

Virgo is instinctively very sensitive to the underlying natural order. Virgo strives to make us appreciate this inherent beautiful order and to improve our lives by living in tune with the natural order.

Virgo strives to make our lives aligned with the natural order, design, and laws of nature. Although not usually conscious of it, Virgo gives a kind of Plat


Libra: Building Relationships

The usual interpretation of Libra is that Libra seeks balance in everything and avoids extremes. Friends are extremely important and Libra will often go along with what a friend wants to do and may not even voice their own preference or opinion. Ruled by Venus, Libra avoids confrontation and frequently will nod their head in agreement with you when actually the Libran disagrees. Rather than risk an argument or unpleasant encounter, Libra inclines to “go with the flow” and acquiesce, thereby avoiding confrontations and arguments.

The people with the most Libra in their birth charts among thousands of people with recorded birth times are:

Frank Coppola, Mafia mobster
Mercello Abaddo, music conductor, composer and pianist
Walther Rathenau, politician and industrialist
Clemence Poesy, actress and model

Frank Coppola, a Mafia leader, was not a quiet, meek, and complacent person. Librans are not necessarily indecisive and meek. However, from the biographical information available, it ap


Scorpio: Snake, Eagle, and Phoenix

The zodiac sign Scorpio is, of course, the scorpion, but some astrologers also relate Scorpio to a snake, eagle, and Phoenix. Scorpio is said to the sign of transformation and also a sign that makes a person intense, secretive, mysterious, charismatic, and sexy.

In a study of the most extreme famous Scorpio people we see if these ideas about Scorpio are true. The famous people with the most extreme Scorpio are: biologist Hans Driech, actress Rosemary DeCamp, Olympic long jumper Salim Sdiri, and murderer Ryan Burgess. We also look at the birth chart of another extreme Scorpio, comedian Art Carney. This study suggests that Scorpio inclines a person to intensely bond and to fully immerse themselves in whatever they do. Thus, there is a popular image of Scorpio as the heart surgeon or hypnotist. This intense bonding often, but not always, inclines the person to have the personality characteristics, life experiences, and archetypal themes that are attributed to Scorpio.

The Sirius 2.0 so


Sagittarius: Life is An Adventure

Using the database of over 85,000 chart data and over 22,000 chart data with AA accuracy and the research features in the Sirius 2.0 software we find people who have a very large number of planets in Sagittarius. We analyze the biographical information to see if the people have Sagittarian personality characteristics.

The four people with the most Sagittarius in their birth charts are artist Maria Perego, composwer Joaquin Turina, Mafia mob boss Lucky Luciano, and murderer Charles Stuart. All four people approach life with the large vision and grand scope that Sagittarius brings to whatever it does. Perego creates a puppet who tells the Sagittarian story of facing trials in life's adventures and eventually reaching success. Turina composes a rich variety of musical pieces for different kinds of instruments, orchestras, and he incorporates many elements into music that is uplifting. Sagittarius always takes us on an adventure. Luciano runs a large criminal enterprise on a grand scale


Capricorn: Witness Consciousness

Using the research features and over 85,000 chart data and over 22,000 chart data with AA accuracy in the Sirius 2.0 software, we see if the four people with the most Capricorn actually have Capricorn personalities. These 3 people are: writer Francesco Alberoni, literary editor Herbert Grierson, and the writer-historian Jean Daniel-Rops. Thee birth data of these 3 people has AA accuracy and we also consider opera manager Rudolph Bing whose birth time accuracy is A.

We conclude that all of these people have in their lives an emphasis on approaching life in a detached and objective manner. For example, Alberonia writes in an objective way about the nature of love, romance, and sexuality and develops what he considers a "science of love". The Capricorn inclination to see life with this objectivity is clear but other traits associated with Capricorn are not as conspicuous from his biography. The proposed interpretation of Capricorn as an approach to life in which the ability to see things