Astrology Readings Aspen, CO

My summer farmer’s market mini readings are over, but you can still book a reading with me any time.  Just send an email using the “Contact Me” button.

Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

Waxing Gibbous Moon
Waxing Gibbous Moon

The moon is currently in Libra

Beginning Astrology Class – Putting It All Together

I have found that there is a huge gap between taking a beginning astrology class and being able to actually interpret an astrology chart. This series of 8 astrology classes is designed to change that.  Each class is 1-1/2 hours long. In the first hour, I will teach you about the planets, houses, signs and all kinds of other astrological knowledge. The last half hour of each class is devoted to interpreting your individual charts. The magic is that you will get actual hands-on experience interpreting each other’s charts. We all learn by doing.


Thursday, February 17 through April 7, 2022, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Mountain Time; the starting time is flexible if the class agrees to a different time.

Online via Zoom

$280 for 8 weeks, payable through Paypal (you don’t need to join Paypal to pay)


This class is for total newbies, and for those who know some astrology, but have a hard time putting it all together.

We will start with the basics including:

  • What is a zodiac chart?
  • What are the astrological houses and what do they mean?
  • How do the signs express in the houses and what do the signs mean?
  • What do the planets do and what do they mean in a chart?
  • What are planetary transits and how do they affect you?

By the end of the class, you will be able to read and understand your birth chart and to have a basic understanding of how transits affect you.

The last 30 minutes of each class will be devoted to looking at your individual astrology charts and to answering your astrological questions.

I need at least eight people to sign up for the class, so tell all your friends and relatives.  The more people there are the more we learn from each other, but class is limited to eight people to allow for more individual interaction. 

Please email me at at to sign up for the class.  Please send me your birth date, birth time and birthplace. Please also contact me if you have any questions.  I’m looking forward to talking to you.

Ruby Burkhalter
Astrology by Ruby


Sabian Symbols in Horoscope Interpretation

I often mention the Sabian symbols in my articles as a way of showing the deeper meaning of an eclipse or other event.  If this is a new concept for you, it may be helpful to you to understand what the Sabian symbols are.

The Sabian symbols came into being in 1925 when renown astrologer Marc Edmund Jones teamed up with clairvoyant Elsie May Wheeler to produce the symbols.  At an unknown date in 1925, they met in Balboa Park in San Diego, California to work out the meaning of all 360 symbols.  Marc picked cards at random from a deck of 360 white, unlined 3” x 5” index cards with a degree (1 degree through 360 degrees) of the zodiac written on each one and placed it face down in front of Elsie. Neither person knew the degree written on the card.  Elsie psychically reported her vision for each card as Marc quickly wrote her interpretation on the card.  Marc later wrote a book about the experience entitled The Sabian Symbols in Astrology.  Dane Rudhyar, considered by many to be the greatest astrologer of our time, endorsed the symbols and helped make them popular.  Astrologer Lynda Hill is the modern expert on the symbols.

When I first heard of the Sabian symbols, I thought they were fascinating but I doubted whether they really worked.  Through testing the Sabian symbols over time, I have come to appreciate the amazing, nuanced insight they can add to an interpretation of a degree of the Zodiac or to a number in numerology.

You can have fun with this by looking at your chart for significant degrees.  For instance, if you have the Sun at a certain degree of the Zodiac it might be enlightening to look up the Sabian symbol for that degree.  However, there is a twist here; you always use the degree following the degree in question.  The reason for this is because the Zodiac starts at zero degrees and zero minutes of Aries and the symbols begin at one degree of Aries.

This can be a little confusing, so here is an example:  If your Sun is at 18 degrees, 20 minutes of Taurus, the Sabian symbol for your Sun would be the symbol for 19 degrees of Taurus, “A new continent is arising out of the ocean.”  This might describe a person who often has new opportunities arising, but not without a certain amount of chaos and disruption.

The degree before is the karmic symbol for the significant degree.  In the above example, with the Sun at 18 degrees, 20 minutes of Taurus, the karmic symbol for the Sun would be 18 degrees Taurus, “A woman airing an old bag through a sunny window to give it air and sunshine.”  The karmic meaning for the Sun would be the need to regularly clean out old habits, possessions and ideas.  This is especially apt for Taurus, who often likes to tightly hold on to things.

Putting the two together, the interpretation for this Sun could be along the lines of “You are a person who has a certain amount of luck in attracting new opportunities but going after those opportunities can sometimes cause anxiety and a sense of disruption because your natural tendency is to hold on to the status quo.”

Have fun with the symbols.  You will be surprised how often they shed light on an otherwise obscure meaning.