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...
Sabian Symbols, A Refresher

Sabian Symbols, A Refresher

In writing a couple of weeks back about spring cleaning–the invaluable review of our inner assignments–I mentioned the usefulness of using Sabian Symbols to do that work.  What I did NOT do was explain what Sabian Symbols actually are, and how they came to...
Donning Halos

Donning Halos

Thinking about angels lately, since Saturn’s been occupying that degree (triggered yesterday by Mars) as it will be again, retrograde, most of May.  The Sabian Symbol for 9* Capricorn is “An angel carrying a harp”; and since Saturn transits describe the tenor of the...
The Season of Beginnings

The Season of Beginnings

Well, we’re over the hump of the Equinox; so now Spring should be clear sailing, right? Not exactly. Right now, Mars and Saturn are traveling together in Capricorn, in a tight 90* angle to the Aries Sun; so, for the better part of this week showdowns are likely...
Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

In addition to washing windows to let in the spring sunshine, and raking lawns to wake the frozen ground, I was thinking about annual astrological tasks the other day.  What do I mean by that?  Well, each planet embodies a sphere in our lives.  The Sun’s our basic...
The Trap of Being Necessary

The Trap of Being Necessary

Sometimes I think about the story of Odysseus and his men sailing past the Sirens.  Do you know the song those girls on the rocks were singing?  “You’re the Only One Who Can Save Me…” It was dangerous then, and it’s dangerous now—as well as being completely false....
Destiny Revisited

Destiny Revisited

I owe an enormous debt to Katharine De Jersey. My Aunt Emily, who felt I should read it, gave me her autobiography, Destiny X 6: An Astrologer’s Casebook.  And an astrologer was born. De Jersey (1913-2005) was a well-known “celebrity” astrologer, who practiced in...
All’s Fair

All’s Fair

I love psychic fairs.  I really do:  they’re wonderful.  Sort of bizarre bazaars.  Aisles of colourful tables manned by people one hasn’t seen in ages—practitioners of a wide array of crafts and arts, dressed to entice or impress.  The vibration in the hall from...
Astro-Gifts

Astro-Gifts

Trying to write a blog post about what to get for each sign, I bogged down. Everyone I know is broke; and most of us have too much stuff anyhow. And then it occurred to me: Mercury is Retrograde. Time to say all the things that generally go unsaid—and a MARVELOUS time...