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,...
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...