Full Moon in Scorpio

This is the chart for tonight’s Full Moon. This one is happening in the intense and sometimes scary territory of Scorpio. The chart points out a few interesting facts about this event. For one thing, Pluto – the Planet that we humans named after the mythological Lord of the Underworld – will just happen to … More Full Moon in Scorpio

Astro-Watch, May 3: Mercury Meanderings

First of all, for those of you who fear it when Mercury goes retrograde, then today is the day you’ve been waiting for. Today, Mercury stations direct. In regular-speak, that means our quick little neighbor stops its latest retrograde activities, and starts marching in forward-looking fashion again. Today’s station is interesting even beyond what it … More Astro-Watch, May 3: Mercury Meanderings

Astro-Watch, April 28th: Venus Enters Aries

Today, our often-demure relationship Planet, Venus, steps across a Zodiac threshold. The Goddess of Love returns from the watery realm of Pisces to cross back over into the fiery terrain of Aries. She made this particular crossing once already this year, back on February 3rd…but then she turned retrograde a month after that, and retreated … More Astro-Watch, April 28th: Venus Enters Aries

Mosh-Pit in Aries Today!

The Sign of Aries serves as host for several travelers today, as the Moon, Mercury, and Uranus all congregate there. The Moon is especially quick, and Mercury is no foot-dragger, either, so this configuration won’t last for very long. But what does this particular set of celestial circumstances mean for you? For one thing, it … More Mosh-Pit in Aries Today!

Astrology PSA: What Does a Retrograde Planet Mean for You?

You’ve heard about Planets going retrograde, right? Even non-astrologers like to reference upcoming retrograde events, and usually in fairly ominous fashion… Retrograde periods are not necessarily just horrible intervals to be waited out in the storm-cellar, though. It’s important to look at where a given retrograde shift is happening, and then see if you have … More Astrology PSA: What Does a Retrograde Planet Mean for You?

Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Chariot

When you talk about The Chariot in Tarot, the first proposed astrological association you’re likely to hear will be the Sign of Cancer. As with any of these suggested linkages, there are pros, and there are cons. The Pros. Both symbols describe a vulnerable character surrounded by an armored shell. A human charioteer inside a … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Chariot

Astrology 101: Meet the Signs (Part 1)

In the previous post in this series, we looked at the Signs in a broad and conceptual way: “How did the Signs come about? What are they based on in our physical reality? What overall function do they perform in Astrology…?” We also touched on some sub-groupings of them – Polarity, Mode, and Element – … More Astrology 101: Meet the Signs (Part 1)

Astrology 101: the Major Symbol-Sets (Planets, Signs, and Houses)

If you want to learn Astrology, there are three major symbol-sets that you’ll have to grasp: Planets, Signs, and Houses. This came as a real surprise to me when I first felt my interest in the field catch fire. I’d vaguely assumed that Astrology was just concerned with the Signs of the Zodiac, and that would … More Astrology 101: the Major Symbol-Sets (Planets, Signs, and Houses)

Places of Power

This past weekend, my dear friend, Vickie, and I made the drive from Los Angeles into the desert proper to visit Joshua Tree National Park.  Vickie is a fantastically talented Tarot reader, a prodigious metaphysical scholar, and one of the finest all-around people I know. Given our mutual love of the arcane, it was only … More Places of Power

Astrology is in our DNA…

Humans have been practicing Astrology in one form another for more than 3,000 years. That’s three millennia of turning our questing faces up to the sky in search of wisdom… Fast-forward from the the origins of astrological studies to April, 1953, when two scientists – James D. Watson and Francis Crick – published their discovery … More Astrology is in our DNA…