Miserere

Miserere

I’m finding it difficult to write about what’s going on, because some of it is unbelievable, and most of it is horrible beyond belief.  We are moving through a prolonged period of disunity and cruelty masquerading as normalcy, in which lies and hypocrisy are the...
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...