Too Rich for Words

WE SEEM to be embarking on the strangest weekend since God knows when, perhaps before the American Revolution. I woke up this morning and clicked on the Planet Waves blog — which someone else is covering for me at the moment — to be informed that today is the day of Pluto conjunct the Galactic … Read more

Global Orgasm Day: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

CAN ORGASM create world peace? In our strange but true country known as the Internet, the word is out on the streets that Friday, Dec. 22 is Global Orgasm Day. Being someone who thinks “every day is Global Orgasm Day,” it took some time (and a few reader emails) for me to figure out this … Read more

Di, Dodi and Henri Paul: What Happened?

WITH the Princess Diana story surfacing yet again, it seemed as good a time as any to take a look at the astrology. I had never seen the chart for the car crash itself; in 1997, I was still doing mostly natal astrology and it did not occur to me to check the event chart; … Read more

A Non Essay: Our Sagittarius Moment

THE SKY is remarkable right now. As of yesterday, Mars has joined Pluto, Jupiter, the Sun and Venus in Sagittarius. As of a few hors ago, Mercury has joined the fray and we will experience a stunning triple conjunction of Jupiter, Mars and Mercury on Monday. This conjunction occurs in the 4th degree of Sagittarius. … Read more

Galactic Headrush

SO PLEASE allow me to tell you about what we’re doing — and give you some insight into the business we’re in at the same time. After months of plotting and scheming, and years of working with astrology for the public, the Planet Waves team is creating a first-of-a-kind project — a full-year almanac. A … Read more

The Celtic Wings

WHEN I had finished my last political job before becoming an astrologer, I packed up my Mac II CX into my old station wagon and one dusky Friday evening drove up the New York State Thruway from Westchester, back home to Rosendale. I had been living at the house in White Plains where the Center … Read more

Turning the Tide

MOST people in the United States do not know what they have [probably] avoided with this week’s election miracle, basically because they’re not quite up to considering such a possibility. We Americans tend to be extremely na├»ve about politics, and always greet the future with hope and a barbecue. That’s why it’s possible for abuses … Read more

No Sex till your Saturn Return

TWO stories made news this week that ring the bell during these extraordinarily Scorpionic days — days leading to a wildly contentious national election in the United States, where presently Republican majorities in our legislative bodies are up for grabs. If you’re not from the US, you may well marvel at how strange this all … Read more

Scorpio Station Retrograde

MERCURY stations retrograde in Scorpio Saturday morning across the United States and the afternoon in the UK and Europe. The retrograde is noteworthy for being in a water sign (rare enough), and also for being exactly aligned with the now-complete (but still close) Jupiter-Saturn square, a unique mark of distinction and sign of the times. … Read more

Many Meetings: Libra New Moon

THE LIBRA New Moon occurs on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 6:14 am GMD, and 1:14 am in the United States, and Sunday early evening in Australia. This is a busy lunation and may feel more like a Full Moon when the time comes, charged up, unpredictable and a bit volatile, but somehow beneath it all, … Read more