Solstice

Solstice

We are sitting in darkness. ‘Tis the time of year: in North America the days are officially shortest this week.  We crave the light: for warmth; for perspective; for something by which to see.  And, on locating it, we rush in, crowding each other for a place in its...
About Time

About Time

A day late and a dollar short, runs the old saying.  A friend of mine used to say, “There are only twenty-four hours in a day.”   Well, I ran out of them, yesterday:  Blog Tuesday appears this week on Blog Wednesday—the day before Mercury Retrograde ends. But I got to...
Maps and Mirrors

Maps and Mirrors

What going on in the sky today?  Does it matter?  Are the planets disagreeing with one another, or are they getting along?  Where’s the Moon?  Is anything retrograde, or about to be?  Can I live my life without knowing any of these things? You betcha. You can spend...
Avoiding Idiot Compassion

Avoiding Idiot Compassion

The next few weeks (until New Year’s Day) might be hard to navigate for the oddest of reasons: compassion.  ‘Tis the season, after all… Yet the milk of human kindness has the distinct likelihood of curdling, if we are not careful. Let me explain: we want to be kind,...