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...
How To Choose An Astrologer

How To Choose An Astrologer

Astrology is only as good as the astrologer.  That’s right, you heard me: in fact, I’ll say it again.  Astrology is only as good as the astrologer—and we vary.  In philosophy; in training; in expertise; in empathy.  Some of us know our stuff, but can’t talk; some are...
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...