Pluto Direct

Just this past Thursday, I wrote a post about how distant Pluto was about to station direct following five months spent moving in apparent retrograde fashion. Basically, this would translate for much of us down here on Planet Earth as something like a great, grim psychiatrist-God finally setting aside his pipe after futzing with it […]

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Pluto Stations Direct: Sept. 28, 2017

As seen from our perspective here on Earth, for the last five months, far-distant Pluto has been in a phase of retrograde motion. That is, it appeared to us that back on April 20th, Pluto stopped briefly in its cosmic journey around the Sun, and then began to reverse its course, traveling backwards in its […]

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Greek Myths & Metaphysics

If you’ll be in the Providence, RI area this evening, I’ll be teaching a class called “Greek Myths & Metaphysics” at a great shop in East Greenwich called Ascension NXT. Greek Myths are woven throughout our culture’s philosophy, arts, and entertainment, and they also feature heavily in many major metaphysical systems, such as Astrology and […]

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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 […]

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May 5, 2017: Grand Earth Trine

Astro-Happenings: May 5, 2017. Blink hard, and you may miss this one…but for part of today, the Sun, the Moon, and far-distant Pluto will line up in a configuration known as a Grand Earth Trine. Trines are usually thought of as pleasant relationships that form between Planets as they go careening about the sky. When […]

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Understand Pluto by Understanding Persephone…

Yesterday, I posted HERE about Pluto’s impending turn retrograde, set for tomorrow. I talked a little bit about what Pluto signifies in Astrology, and I also held forth somewhat about what retrograde periods might mean when they decide to settle in around us. Today’s post is more purely aimed at fleshing out the specific character […]

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Pluto Retrograde

It’s been some season of retrograde activity lately here on Planet Earth. For a moment there, we were toiling under no less than four Planets that, from our ground-bound perspective, looked to be traveling backwards through space. A few days ago, on the 15th, Venus halted her retrograde ways and returned to more standard direct […]

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Astrology: Sex, Death and the Occult

Last week, I made a long drive to North Carolina to attend a four-day seminar given by the great astrologer, Steven Forrest.  Steve has written nearly a dozen books on Astrology, and they’re about the most accessible and helpful texts that I’ve read on the overall subject.  This was my third intensive seminar of Steve’s […]

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Planetary Cards

This is a more Astro-advanced follow-up to the Zodiac Cards exercise. It requires that you know a bit about your birthchart. The idea is to explore the cards that correspond to the Planets that have the greatest influence in your chart. For me, those Planets would be Neptune, Pluto, and Mercury…and the cards that correspond […]

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Astrology 101: Meet the Planets!

Last time around, I spoke a bit about the Planets in general; in this post, we’ll look at the major Planetary players as distinct individuals. Before we jump into their profiles, I should repeat here again that “Planet” in Astrology doesn’t mean quite the same thing that it means in Astronomy. For our purposes here, […]

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