The Vision Quest Begins

Aries: Opening the Doors of Perception First Two Sentences: To find your true vision, you don’t need to do need to much besides get your outmoded concepts out of the way of your thought process. This is a time-honored spiritual method involving the clearing of perception. A Few of the Topics Covered: Uranus conjunct Eris: … Read more

Global Warming and the Potluck Dinner

Dear Friend and Reader: A few months ago I was a guest on Caravan to Midnight, a popular nightly Internet video interview program, invited on to talk about Monsanto’s fraudulent way of doing business and poisoning our bodies. I gave a recitation of the company’s key points of history back to its founding in 1901, … Read more

Global Warming: Time to Get Real

By whatever clock you’re using — astrology, the civil calendar, the Mayan calendar or geological time — it’s getting late on the climate change issue. It’s getting so late that the excuse of “too late, we can’t do anything” might even sound convincing. For a moment. Until you think of your children and their children, … Read more

Notes on Love and Courage

Dear Friend and Reader: Well, the Saturn-Neptune square certainly has begun with some energy. It’s been warming up all year, and is now at its first of three major peaks. The world has hardly ever seemed more chaotic, with more horrid things going on in more places. It’s appealing to push it all away, to … Read more

Vision Quest: Into the Mysteries of 2016

Dear Friend and Reader: Every year at this time I’m casting and reading a lot of astrology — a bit more than usual, in preparation for my year-ahead readings. The result is the combination of an annual book of 12 chapters (one per sign and rising sign) and spoken-word audio project (about an hour per … Read more

Perspective and Power

Dear Friend and Reader: There has been heaviness in my heart, as I imagine there might be in yours. Waking up yesterday to the sounds of the latest news reports from Paris set a dark tone to my day as I prepared to write the first draft of this piece. Yet our lives, like the … Read more

A Little Light Goes a Long Way

Dear Friend and Reader: In the midst of so much that is overwhelming — the dire need to effect immediate steps to slow global warming; mass tragedies and fear-stoking threats (both real and perceived); even certain immediate circumstances of personal life — I have found myself grateful for a pervasive message coming through the writings … Read more

Of New Moons, Relationships and Sea Monsters

Dear Friend and Reader: Yesterday at 12:47 pm EST was the Scorpio New Moon. Any time the Sun and Moon come together in the same degree of a sign, the Moon starts a new cycle (which lasts about 28 days). So all New Moons signify a beginning, though each one has its own flavor, its … Read more

Reorienting on the Night, Devotion in the Dark

Dear Friend and Reader: Writer Jeanette Winterson ‘gets’ the allure of Scorpio, even if she never mentions the sign in her recent piece for The Guardian about why she adores the night. I am tempted to paste her entire piece here, because it is so gorgeous in its imagery, and in its seductively simple understanding of why the … Read more

Group Initiation: Ceres in Aquarius

Dear Friend and Reader: Ceres, the dwarf planet and former asteroid, made its way into Aquarius on Tuesday. Earlier in the year it made a long retrograde through early Aquarius and late Capricorn; now it’s back in Aquarius to stay for about three months. This conjures up some interesting scenarios. I will admit that despite … Read more