Emergency Tool-Kit

Emergency Tool-Kit

Character.  What do we bring to the table when disaster strikes? The Sun—the temperament and life-force we carry to respond. The Moon–our ability to feed and nurture others who need our care. Mercury—how we strategize the situation and communicate our plan....
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...
Hope Chest

Hope Chest

Call me crazy, but I love folding linens.  Smoothing the sheets, matching the pillowcases, tucking the fitted sheets into manageable squares, wrapping the whole into stackable bundles and then stashing them in their closet…order.  Somewhere deep in my soul,...
Getting Back to the Garden

Getting Back to the Garden

Families.  Kinfolk.  Where you’re from: the ancestors, demanding attention and respect, translated through the present bloodlines. Dynamic minefields through which we must pass. Astrological signatures run through families, too, describing them, articulating...
Re-Entry

Re-Entry

So I’m back.  New day:  Blog Tuesday has morphed into Writing Wednesday; but still—BACK. In December, when I stopped writing, I thought I had said everything I wanted to say up to that point about astrology.  I was going through a period of intense personal grief and...
Solstice

Solstice

We are sitting in darkness. ‘Tis the time of year: in North America the days are officially shortest this week.  We crave the light: for warmth; for perspective; for something by which to see.  And, on locating it, we rush in, crowding each other for a place in its...
About Time

About Time

A day late and a dollar short, runs the old saying.  A friend of mine used to say, “There are only twenty-four hours in a day.”   Well, I ran out of them, yesterday:  Blog Tuesday appears this week on Blog Wednesday—the day before Mercury Retrograde ends. But I got to...
Maps and Mirrors

Maps and Mirrors

What going on in the sky today?  Does it matter?  Are the planets disagreeing with one another, or are they getting along?  Where’s the Moon?  Is anything retrograde, or about to be?  Can I live my life without knowing any of these things? You betcha. You can spend...
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,...