There and Back Again

Okay, folks, it’s time once again to sort out matters done and left undone.  Every 3 months or so, we go through the planetary exercise known as Mercury Retrograde: this time the dates are October 21st to November 10th, with a shadow period thereafter through the...

Eclipse Angst

Stop it!  Resist it!  There is a great deal of hype about today’s Eclipse and the one on November 3rd.  These are powerful celestial phenomena, reflecting the tumult below.  Yup, they ARE mighty; but guess what?  They’re regular events! Eclipses happen every six...

Astro-Bibliography

This is a personal (and partial) list, arranged only alphabetically.  It is no accident that many of these titles hail from the 1970s:  it was a period of astrological renaissance; and not at all coincidentally I began learning astrology at that time.  There are many...

Reviens Le Temps: Solar & Lunar Returns

I have never understood people who fear getting older.  Have they considered the alternative?  Aren’t they curious about what could happen? Birthdays for me are watermarks, signs of progress and possibility.  “Wow!  I made it to six! (Or sixty.)”  They are also...

Dynamic Trios: 1+2

I have a theory, developed over time, that every major planet has asteroid hench-creatures, minions who refine larger planetary principles with nuanced subtlety.  Let me explain by example. Saturn, the legendary malefic, the stern taskmaster of the planetary host,...