Matters That Matter

Matters That Matter

The Sun moves into Scorpio today: the second month of the social signs.  We shift from “We are” to “We have”—which is all about common values.  What are they?  Where do we meet on matters that matter to all of us?  Figuring that out is likely to...
October Crises

October Crises

“Stop, children, what’s that sound?  Everybody look what’s goin’ down…” – Buffalo Springfield, “For What It Is Worth” So what’s the astro-weather in October?  The word that comes to mind is “fierce”.  Pluto, the planet of power, retrograde since April,...
Written In Stone

Written In Stone

Saturn’s returning to the South Node for another blast-from-the-past bit of karmic pay-back, and various politicians are suffering the effects.  The conjunction is exact on Saturday the 28th, which is also the New Moon.  The Sabian Symbol for the...
Saturn: Stationary AND Direct

Saturn: Stationary AND Direct

Saturn went direct today, so if you are feeling like a deflated balloon, you are not alone. After five months of gradually-lightened burdens, we have returned to reality with a THUNK.  Whatever we did in that climate of exhilarating haze, the bills are coming in...
Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs

I have had a spate of guests as the summer ends.  We’ve sat out on the porch sipping morning coffee or evening wine, gorged ourselves on lazy barbecues and harvest salads, basked in the September sun.  Indulged ourselves.  Green going down to gold, as...
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,...