On Balance

On Balance

The month of Libra is upon us: beginning with Saturday’s Equinox, the focus is on relationships. That is an annual event; but this year there’s an additional emphasis, because Venus—Libra’s ruling planet—goes Retrograde October 5th.  This will up the ante...
Build Your Own Astro-Library

Build Your Own Astro-Library

The most important thing to do for anyone learning astrology (or anything else) is to READ—copiously and critically.  I keep a running list of astro-books which have been important to me (and YOU SHOULD, TOO!)  Light your imagination…illumine your mind! Here are some...
Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” There is a great temptation for those who follow astrology to evade the responsibility of free choice.  Each of us is a soul, with an attendant body; and that soul...
Watershed

Watershed

The long astral summer of retrogrades and eclipses is over.  Now what? We get a breather, that’s what.  The outer planets are still retrograde, tho’ Saturn goes direct on September 6th; but all the personal planets are moving forward, which allows us to pick up again...
Borderlines

Borderlines

Every so often, we come to places of transition—watershed moments that lead us away from the known past towards a future that is both unfamiliar and uncertain.  Uncomfortable places, that make us feel precarious and vulnerable; and, yet, this is where growth takes...