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,...
Crossroads

Crossroads

Here we are, at the end of Venus Retrograde—Friday morning—rich and redolent of relationships revisited—about to plunge into a Retrograde Mercury—Friday evening.  Jupiter has moved into Sagittarius, its own sign; and Mars is headed for Pisces on Thursday. ...
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...
Fun With Venus Retrograde

Fun With Venus Retrograde

It occurred to me that while I’ve been writing for the past few weeks about using Venus Retrograde to work on relationships, I haven’t offered up any concrete suggestions as to how to go about it.  Nor have I mentioned the other two important aspects to this transit:...
Grace

Grace

One of the overlooked aspects of Venus Retrograde is gratitude—appreciation for gifts given and received.  In this season of looking over our lives and checking in with our hearts, it’s important to remember the people who enrich them daily—and to dwell a bit on the...