This will be a year dominated by the water element, literally and symbolically. Water will be on our minds: externally, in the environment, and internally, in our psyches…
2017 has been a preternaturally long year.
The remarkable degree of strife and instability being felt right now, even by denizens of the relatively cosseted First World, is compelling us to come up with a response that’s equally extraordinary.
We’re being dared to meet thus world moment with a degree of understanding to match.
To do so, we have to dig deep within our creative capacity. We have to call upon our unique mind/body/spirit skill set.… click here to continue reading.
November features a flurry of activity starting around the New Moon of Nov 18th: Thanksgiving week in the USA. Back-to-back transits pop into action in one smooth riff.
Even though each has its own separate themes, the proximity of these shifts gives them a cumulative punch. Sensitive souls may find it all a tad overwhelming… unless we glimpse the patterns behind the action.
Wasn’t it kind of the Goddess to invent astrology?… click here to continue reading.
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There are ways of looking at this appalling presidency that have nothing to do with politics per se.
Those of a Jungian frame of mind, for example, might propose that Trump is a creation of the collective consciousness.
A transpersonal astrologer, and even some historians, might say that he is not an aberration but an epitome.
Uncle Sam’s Evil Spawn
Jupiter changes signs on October 10th. This big gas giant, signifier of the way we acquire knowledge, is going into Scorpio for the first time in twelve years.
Consider the difference between Libra, where Jupiter’s been for the past year, and Scorpio, where it will be until late 2018.
Since late 2016, the transit through Libra, sign of justice and equilibrium, has forced us to prioritize issues like income inequality, racial and gender discrimination.… click here to continue reading.
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We (Not You), the People
Everywhere we look, cultural institutions are dissolving. What’s the best way to participate in this chaotic historical moment without losing our sanity?
Or, to put it in more spiritually ambitious terms, how do we express ourselves from the center of our charts while a shit storm rages around us?
First of all, let’s press into service a raw truth about life that we’ve learned from physics, from astrology, from gardening: breakdown entails the release of power.… click here to continue reading.
The big configuration that puts 2017 on the map is peaking this month. This is the Jupiter-Uranus/ Eris-Pluto T-square. The last two Jupiter oppositions with Eris, exact to the minute of arc, take place Sept 9th and 27th.
During 2017 this column has covered the symbolism of Jupiter in Libra (fairness and equality), its opposition to Uranus (challenges to ethical status quo) , and Pluto’s square to both of them (breakdown of notions of normality).… click here to continue reading.
It’s hard, isn’t it? watching Trump’s most vicious fans on the march, righteous and emboldened.
It is painful in a different way — as in, bitterly ironic — to watch marginalized rural folks cheering for policies that would eviscerate their own interests. It is galling to see struggling, out-of-work Americans fawning over a billionaire who brags about tax-dodging and union-busting.
It is exasperating to hear self-avowed Christians championing a man whose every act flies in the face of everything their religion holds dear.… click here to continue reading.
For a while now, astrologers have been looking at the transits of late summer 2017 with mixed emotions: some with dread and some with awe, but all with great respect.
Uncle Sam singled out
The Great American Eclipse, so called because its path of totality highlights the USA from coast to coast, coincides with the New Moon of August 21st. This tells us that it’s a beginning. But it’s a super-charged beginning — one that colors not only the whole month, but the rest of this calendar year at least.… click here to continue reading.
Originally published in The Mountain Astrologer, Feb/Mar 2017
The opposition between Jupiter (understanding) and Uranus (shifts and shocks) will be asking Americans to get real in a new way this year. Worldwide, it will rattle complacencies. Starting in December ‘16, we saw an upswing of urgency against a backdrop of long-term crises. The confusion and chaos of 2016’s Saturn-Neptune square has quickened into a more wakeful mood as the major transits of 2017 return us to the themes of the Cardinal Cross, now in its assimilation phase.… click here to continue reading.