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Book Review: The Stellium Handbook, by Donna Cunningham

Book Review: The Stellium Handbook, by Donna Cunningham

My teacher used to say that having a bunch of planets together in the same sign or house is sort of like having a nursery full of screaming babies and only one set of hands. In technical terms, this bunch of hollering astro-infants is called a stellium, and beloved author Donna Cunningham has written a book about them.

Walter White: An Everyman for the Uranus/Pluto Age

Walter White: An Everyman for the Uranus/Pluto Age

Though we have no idea how Walter White’s birth date was chosen by the writers or creator of Breaking Bad, I wondered whether the astrology of the date might reflect the characteristics of the show’s protagonist….

The Rising Planet: Your “First Responder”

The Rising Planet: Your “First Responder”

The planet closest to your Ascendant, usually in the first, second, or third houses, is called the rising planet. I also call it the “first responder” planet, because it’s the planet that is first on deck to handle anything new that comes your way. What’s your first responder planet, and how does it operate in your life?

Marketing and astrology are not mutually exclusive

Marketing and astrology are not mutually exclusive

No matter how much you may dislike the idea of marketing, the minute you try to get a job or a date or launch a business, you’re in the marketing business. And a lot of the reason we fail when we try to sell ourselves is that we don’t understand what we’re selling.

Bowling for Calamine

Bowling for Calamine

So last night I added another to the long list of physical activities at which I am hopelessly incompetent. It seems I really, really suck at bowling. Awhile back, our friends decided that each month we would choose some wacky new activity to enjoy together. We're a bunch of middle-aged people with ...

Balm for my Virgo midheaven.

Balm for my Virgo midheaven.

More celebration of Virgo's practical magic in this excellent article at Oculus Divinorum, entitled "From Subservient Secretary to Ritual Priestess." It's easy to forget, in the push to simplify astrology for the masses, to look a little deeper at the signs of the zodiac and what they say about our style ...