Capricorn New Moon: Three Kings

Monday, January 15, 2018

It’s a chilly Saturday morning in 1988, about 6:30 am Pacific time, and I’m sitting at the dinette table in my tiny apartment, watching the weak late winter sun struggle to rise. I’m on the phone ...

Cancer Full Moon: Taproot

Saturday, December 30, 2017

I’m not a sound sleeper. The question each night is not whether I’ll wake up, but whether I’ll be able to get back to sleep once I do. Some restless nights my eyes open and my ...

Sagittarius New Moon: Hatful of Stars

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Once, on a visit to New Zealand, I stepped outside on a cool, clear evening and looked up at the sky. What I saw made me a little dizzy: not just a thick blanket of stars, ...

Gemini Full Moon: The Gift of Listening

Friday, December 1, 2017

When my friend's son was small, he talked incessantly. Born with Venus in loquacious Gemini, he jabbered constantly about stories he'd read or what he'd seen on television that morning. His mother is a patient woman, ...

Scorpio New Moon: Transformation is Hell

Thursday, November 16, 2017

When astrologers speak of Scorpio, we're obliged to use certain keywords—words like intensity, passion, sexuality, and above all, transformation. It's the law. But here’s a secret: I’ve been practicing astrology since 1991, and I have never, ...

Taurus Full Moon: How I Broke Up with Cheez-its

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

My husband recently decided to make a significant change to his diet. Since we eat most of our dinners together, I figured I would jump aboard and try it myself. It was a pretty big change ...

The Emperors Change Clothes

Monday, October 30, 2017

When planets with long cycles change signs, it's big news. They bring their energies to new areas of life and for a time, they accomplish their work by impersonating different characters. This fall, Jupiter changes signs ...

Finding Your Transits

Saturday, October 21, 2017

I'm pretty excited that my new book, The Beginners Guide to Astrological Transits, is now available in the wild (e.g., wherever books are sold) in both print and e-book versions. I think it does a pretty ...

Libra New Moon: The Way the World Works

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The world has gone mad, and to write about it today would fill me with terror alternating with black depression. So instead, I’ve decided to share some thoughts about one of my favorite subjects, and one ...

Aries Full Moon: Keep Fighting

Monday, October 2, 2017

The first message in my Facebook feed this morning was from my nephew, marking himself safe in "The Violent Incident in Las Vegas". His notification linked to a news story about the latest mass shooting, this ...

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