Learn Astrology with Mary English

Astrology for beginners. How to make a chart using FREE on-line resources. The Series starts with Chart Shape and what that means for you. Each week we will be discussing various parts of an Astrological birth chart, using real case examples helping you get to grips with this ancient Art.
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Hello, welcome to my podcast. We will be learning a bit about Astrology and how wonderful it is and how it can help you understand yourself and others much better.

All my published books are available here Mary's Amazon Author Page

I hope you enjoy listening, do feedback to me if you have any questions click on my email link above:) xx

Sep 24, 2017

A planet is 'combust' when it is within 8 degrees from the Sun

I use a tighter orb of 5.5 degrees (coz then the Sun is really burning)

This episode concentrates on the Sun combust the Moon.

This is the last in the series of Learn Astrology with Mary

Thank you for listening! I hope you've enjoyed learning.


Sep 17, 2017

Astrology and Ethics, what you can and can't do.

Confidentiality and other considerations.


Here is my terms and conditions

Sep 10, 2017

A very swift mention of Horary Astrology, what it is and what it's used for.

Here is the book I recommend Horary Astrology Plain & Simple, by Anthony Louis


Get your Horary Questions answered on the forum here


Sep 3, 2017

This week we're talking about Chiron, the teeny planet/asteroid that was discovered in 1977.

Here is Michael's chart so you can see where his Chiron is located.

Aug 27, 2017

This week I am discussing the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac and their corresponding Bach Flower Essences.


More info on The Bach Flowers and The Bach Centre in Mount Vernon in the UK


Here are the various versions of Dr Edward Bach's books The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies copies are free on this link:


Here's a link to the book I mentioned An Astrological Study of The Bach Flower Remedies by Peter Damian

Aug 20, 2017

This week I am discussing what you need to know/do if you want to work as an Astrologer.

This is the book that I highly recommend by Donna Cunningham:

The Consulting Astrologer's Guidebook

Aug 13, 2017

This week I am discussing how a Saturn transit can indicate a difficulty with health or emotions and present as a 'painful' episode in your life.


Here are the YouTube video links:

Video One

Video Two

Video Three

Video Four

Here is the book I recommend You Pain Free by Dr Jonathan Kuttner 

Here is his website

Aug 6, 2017

This week we're working with Past Lives

Here are the links I mention

Judy Hall's


Judy's book Hands Across Time


Erin Sullivan's book The Astrology of Family Dynamics

Jul 30, 2017

This week we're learning about the Moon's Nodes. The north node is the spiritual journey we have in this life, the south node is what we got up to last time (so don't go there again)

We're using Michael's chart to show his North Node.

It looks like a set of headphones and is in his 7th house in the sign of Aquarius.

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Jul 23, 2017


This week we are discussing something called a 'cusp'.

It's a very misused word when people talk about Astrology.

In fact it's an impossible thing in Astrology,'re either one sign of the Zodiac....or the other.


You can't be both.

More info here


Big thanx once again to Michael for his chart

Jul 16, 2017

These are the websites I mention

First website for making your chart 

Second website for data of lots of famous people, leaders, politicians, musicians, poets, painters, sports stars, rich-list, and quite a few astrologers too..

Here are the links to my latest book The Astrology of Lovers, How Astrology Can Help You Love Better

UK links 

UK paperback


USA links

USA paperback


Jul 9, 2017

Information about relationships and Astrology

Looking at the charts of Donald Trump,_Donald


And his wife Melania,_Melania


These are examples of people that don't get along well...

Jul 2, 2017

This week we're learning about retrograde planets.

Here's the link to the Ephemeris for 2017

which I'm using in the lesson.

Big Thanx to LisaR for her chart this week with Jupiter Retrograde:) xx

Jun 25, 2017

A Composite chart is one created using the Mid-points between each planet in your chart and someone else's.

This is useful to give you a better understanding of the relationship that the two of you have created.

Unlike a Synastry chart which uses both sets of data and compares them, a Composite chart creates a whole new chart: One that represents your combined forces.

If you're in a business partnership I definitely recommend making a Composite chart!

You will need to know how your combined forces are going to react in your business.


Jun 18, 2017

This week we are covering Synastry charts.

This is when you construct a chart using two people's charts.

Go to and make an account.

First you add the data of person A, then you add person B

Go to click on FREE Horoscopes

Scroll down to Extended Chart Selection

Click in the box Horoscope for and choose your person A

Then click in box Partner and choose person B

Then under Chart Type choose Synastry chart (2) and under House System choose equal...then click blue button 'click here to show chart'.

On the next page will be your Synastry chart

The website will automatically add person B's chart's planets around the circumference of person A

Now you can look at where the joint planets are in the same sign.

Here's what Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana's Synastry chart looks like

Jun 10, 2017

Yods are funny little creatures...they're not Universal and not everyone has one.

They're an Aspect pattern in the chart where 3 planets are linked together in an isosceles triangle.

The Yod links three Elements that don't get along. The degrees are 2x inconjuncts (quincunx) and one sextile aspect.

Go to,_Duke_of_Cambridge and look

at William's chart. He has his Yod linking his Venus, Pluto and Neptune.

Big Thanx to Michael for this chart today:) xx

The symbol for a Yod looks like a little table with an A for its legs.....but like a wall-paper pasting table...

More info is in Karen Hamaker-Zondag's wonderful book The Yod Book, including a complete discussion of unaspected planets

Amazon USA

Amazon UK


Jun 4, 2017

This week we're discussing Secondary Progression.

This is where we shift your chart forward in time, one day for every year of your life.

Big Thanx to Michael for his example chart.


May 28, 2017

This week we are starting to learn about Chart Progressions.

This is where we move your chart forward one day for every one year of your life.

The trick is then to compare the two charts which we will discuss in more detail next week.


Get your chart free at

May 21, 2017

This week we are learning about Transits: When a planet (today) is moving past a planet in your birth chart


Or you could look at key dates in your life when a planet might have transited your Sun or Moon sign, or gone over your Ascendant


Go to and click on FREE HOROSCOPES, then on Extended Chart Selection, then on that page choose

Birth data

Horoscope for: XXXX 


Chart type : Natal chart and transits *


Start date for charts marked with * (choose the date you'd like to see the transits for)

House System: equal (make sure you choose equal house as that is the system I teach)

Then click the blue button Click here to show the chart


Big thanx to Jo and Miriam for their charts this week:) xxx





May 14, 2017

This week we are chatting about the conjunction of Uranus and Neptune and giving you a bit of information about my article here


and my E-Book here The Astrology of Indigos here


Remember to check back to Episode One where I discuss chart shapes, this is important because Indigos have clustered, Bowl or Bucket shaped charts.

May 7, 2017

This is the last lesson in the series and this week we are learning about Aspect Patterns.


These are the patterns that the aspects make in your chart.

Chart examples are Queen Liz,_Queen_of_England


And Prince Charles,_Prince_of_Wales


With BIG THANX to Jess this week for her chart :) xx

May 1, 2017

Aspects is the Astro term for the mathematical relationship between each of the planets in your chart.


There are five main types with I am discussing today

Chart example is Queen Liz,_Queen_of_England


And mention of Indigo Children's charts more info here


Remember if you'd like to learn Astrology one-on-one with me, more info here

Apr 24, 2017

This week is a little lesson about the Qualities (or Quadruplicities if you like long words!) :

Cardinal : Aries, Cancer, Libra & Capricorn

Fixed : Taurus, Leo, Scorpio & Aquarius

Mutable : Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius & Pisces

Apr 16, 2017

This week we're discussing the houses 7-12 using our lovely chart volunteers: Jo, Galina and Kay

Again we're using Queen Elizabeth 2nd's chart too.

Apr 9, 2017

This week we're learning about the house meanings.

Using the chart of Queen Elizabeth the 2nd


Make sure you're using the Equal House System!

Big thanx to Galina, Kay and Jo for their charts too:) xx

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