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...
CONstellations

CONstellations

I was thinking today about context—loosely defined, environment.  Context is where things happen; content is what those things are; convention is to some extent why they happen; and constraint is what prevents them from happening. All of these ideas are connected....
Works In Progress

Works In Progress

Some days I am amazed at how perfectly the Universe sets up its Lesson Plans.  All summer long, when we were being shaken out of our ruts by THREE Eclipses on the opposite side of the Zodiac from a recalcitrant Retrograde Mars, I kept thinking, “Well—if we can only...
On Balance

On Balance

The month of Libra is upon us: beginning with Saturday’s Equinox, the focus is on relationships. That is an annual event; but this year there’s an additional emphasis, because Venus—Libra’s ruling planet—goes Retrograde October 5th.  This will up the ante...
Build Your Own Astro-Library

Build Your Own Astro-Library

The most important thing to do for anyone learning astrology (or anything else) is to READ—copiously and critically.  I keep a running list of astro-books which have been important to me (and YOU SHOULD, TOO!)  Light your imagination…illumine your mind! Here are some...
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...
Watershed

Watershed

The long astral summer of retrogrades and eclipses is over.  Now what? We get a breather, that’s what.  The outer planets are still retrograde, tho’ Saturn goes direct on September 6th; but all the personal planets are moving forward, which allows us to pick up again...
Borderlines

Borderlines

Every so often, we come to places of transition—watershed moments that lead us away from the known past towards a future that is both unfamiliar and uncertain.  Uncomfortable places, that make us feel precarious and vulnerable; and, yet, this is where growth takes...
Bad Hair Days

Bad Hair Days

Everybody has ‘em.  Those days of horror and despair, where you debate with yourself about even getting out of bed, let alone TALKING to anyone, even after coffee.  Nothing works.  There is no more sugar; and the cream has gone off.  Your zipper breaks.  Even the dog...