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. ...
A Word on Retrogrades

A Word on Retrogrades

Here’s a quick primer on planets moving backwards: Mercury – Review your thinking. Venus – Review your heart and your finances. Mars – Review your actions. Jupiter – Review your philosophy. Saturn – Review your commitments. Uranus – Review your creative impulses....
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...
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...