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...
How To Choose An Astrologer

How To Choose An Astrologer

Astrology is only as good as the astrologer.  That’s right, you heard me: in fact, I’ll say it again.  Astrology is only as good as the astrologer—and we vary.  In philosophy; in training; in expertise; in empathy.  Some of us know our stuff, but can’t talk; some are...
Doin’ The Backstroke

Doin’ The Backstroke

There’s a lot of hype right now about having FIVE (soon to be SIX) planets retrograde during an unusually long Eclipse season—three this time instead of two—a lot of hype, because there’s also a LOT of intensity flying around.  (Eclipses will do that.) Time to take a...
Avoiding Collateral Damage

Avoiding Collateral Damage

Eclipses are stressful—a water-cannon’s worth of energy, aimed at whatever part of one’s chart in which they land. That’s pretty common knowledge; and stress IS common with every Eclipse, Lunar and Solar alike.  But what is NOT common—what is individual to each one—is...
How To Use An Eclipse

How To Use An Eclipse

Solar Eclipse on Thursday (July 12th).  Oh-oh—what fresh hell is this?  Should I just hide? Negative, Captain.  Eclipses are energy.  Learn how to USE it. Here’s what you do.  Figure out WHERE it is—i.e., in which astrological house of your birth chart it lands.  1st...
Still Small Voice

Still Small Voice

A great deal has been written about love and fear—the archetypal wolves in a deadly fight for dominance in each of us—and which one will triumph, the punch-line being “Depends on which you feed.” Well and good; and true, as far as it goes; but I think there’s an even...
Sic Transit Transits

Sic Transit Transits

I was thinking about the literally thousands of asteroids active as well as planets in any given moment—the moment someone is born—and about where to begin a reading, when there are so many elements in play.  There are no hard-and-fast rules, no set formulas, at least...