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...
EEK!  ECLIPSE SEASON AGAIN

EEK!  ECLIPSE SEASON AGAIN

August is Eclipse Month this year.  If you have planets in mid- or late Leo—or very early Virgo—your life is in for a seismic shake-up.  Come to that, WHEREVER eclipses land in your chart, expect rumblings, at the very least. The Lunar Eclipse on August 7th emphasizes...
More Things In Heaven and Earth…

More Things In Heaven and Earth…

​“Can astrologers be Christians?” A dear friend floored me recently by asking that question.  I stared at him; and then I realized what he meant: he thought astrology was like a religion; a belief system; an ideology. NOT. Astrology is a tool for locating oneself in...
People, I am back.

People, I am back.

This hardly qualifies as a blog post: it is a purely personal statement of re-purpose, issued as Venus (affection and gratitude) and Chiron (wounding and subsequent healing)–traveling together lately, but soon to separate–transit my Midheaven.  I have had...
2017 Will Be Better

2017 Will Be Better

2017 will be better. The old year is dying; and with it, a number of people we have loved—seemingly more this year than ever before.  There is a shift—not the much-vaunted THE Shift—a tilt in the axis, a new hollow ache in the heart where optimism used to lodge.  It...