The Problem With Prediction

The Problem With Prediction

Astrologers, as most of us will be happy to tell you, are not fortune-tellers.  And yet, in large part, prediction is part of our stock-in-trade: we are in the business of reading the signs and giving a forecast. Like weathermen.  Like stockbrokers.  Like...
Coping Strategy

Coping Strategy

Here’s how to get through this day: a checklist. Have I eaten? Have I slept? Have I drunk enough water? Am I stressed? And—if so—is there anything I can do about it? Have I laughed today? What Moon-phase is it? What are the rest of the planets doing? Can I figure this...
Fair Play

Fair Play

Heigh-ho!  It’s fair season again! Psychic fairs; holistic expos; wellness conferences abound…there’s a smorgasbord of events for every taste.  And we, the swamis, scurry forth from our winter hibernation and dust off our crystal balls or Tarot cards, and trot out the...
The Trap of Being Necessary

The Trap of Being Necessary

Sometimes I think about the story of Odysseus and his men sailing past the Sirens.  Do you know the song those girls on the rocks were singing?  “You’re the Only One Who Can Save Me…” It was dangerous then, and it’s dangerous now—as well as being completely false....
All’s Fair

All’s Fair

I love psychic fairs.  I really do:  they’re wonderful.  Sort of bizarre bazaars.  Aisles of colourful tables manned by people one hasn’t seen in ages—practitioners of a wide array of crafts and arts, dressed to entice or impress.  The vibration in the hall from...