Lunar Eclipse in the Sign of the Moon

Dear Colleague or Contributor: It’s New Year’s Eve and we have an eclipse of the Moon in Cancer — the sign ruled by the Moon. Eclipses represent dependable transitions; this is fitting astrology for the end of a year, and even a decade. Yet by our calendar, this is not technically the end of the … Read more

Surely Some Revelation: The Astrology of 2010

Dear Friend and Reader: In 12 years of writing annual horoscopes — as of this year, one edition for every sign of the zodiac — I’ve never looked at the charts and thought: Man, I’m glad I’ve been at this for a while. Not until now, that is. Given the care with which my words are read, … Read more

01/10 Inner Space by Eric Francis

Sometimes the most frustrating times are the most creatively fruitful. While you may have to set certain professional plans and ambitions aside for a few weeks, you have an excellent motive for introspection. You have been feeling a push to express yourself for months, and yet you may seem to have no access to those … Read more

Earth Stations Retrograde

Dear Friend and Reader: We’re now in that special moment: two planets stationing retrograde, two eclipses are on the way and Jupiter is making conjunctions. The first-ever Capricorn solstice conjunct Pluto is about to happen, in a square to Saturn. The Sun is now conjunct the Galactic Core. Everything really is happening at once. Many … Read more

Five Minutes of Astrology

Dear Friend and Reader: This is an off-week for a monthly horoscope; the next one will be next Tuesday. So I’m here this week with some practical astrology, focusing on the events of the current week. Our top story is that Mercury is getting ready to be retrograde in Capricorn just in time for the … Read more

Chiron, Jupiter, Neptune: We Live in the Technosphere

Dear Friend and Reader: Over the past few days, we experienced the conclusion of the Jupiter-Chiron conjunction in Aquarius. This has been working out all year; this week’s was the third of three contacts since May, then July. I believe this is one of those aspects that future astrologers are going to look back on, … Read more

The Winter Whirl: Planets on the Move

From mid-December through mid-January are some of the most whirlwind months of astrology in recent memory, and that is saying a lot. The nice part is that we who honor astrology can actually use it as a tool to make our lives a little easier. We are approaching simultaneous Mercury and Mars retrogrades, a lunar … Read more

Planet Waves Inner Space Horoscope – December 2009

Dear Friend and Reader: Today is the approach to the Gemini Full Moon. The Sun opposite Moon aspect is exact overnight or early Tuesday morning in most US and European time zones, so today and tonight is the peak of energy. More details are in my Monday post about the week’s astrology, called Business, as Unusual. … Read more

Mercury, Sagittarius and the Freedom to Think for Yourself

  Coming Home to Potlatch By Judith Gayle | Political Waves Turkey Day is behind us, although there are probably leftovers in your fridge. That’s the best perk of the holiday, to my mind, except for the gathering of family, but I suppose that depends on whether you like your family or not. One of my favorite … Read more

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope – December 2009

Dear Friend and Reader: The Saturn-Pluto square is not over; its story has really just begun. The feeling of every important issue coming to a crunch point is typical of this aspect, but so too is a wave of fear in the population that can only be addressed by individuals willing to take their minds … Read more