New Moon in Taurus (Wednesday – April 26)

This Wednesday, the 26th of April, marks the occasion of our next New Moon. In sharp contrast to Full Moon moments – when the Moon is as large and bright and majestic in the nighttime sky as she ever gets – New Moon occurrences are remarkable for the total absence of a visible Moon. The … More New Moon in Taurus (Wednesday – April 26)

More Animal-Themed Dreaming…

A couple of months ago, I wrote a series of posts about my adventures around sleeping with pieces of Leopardskin Jasper stashed beneath my pillow. Doing this often seemed to inspire dreams of animals for me, which, given the stone’s reputation as carrying a very shamanic type of energy, makes sense. Last night, as I … More More Animal-Themed Dreaming…

Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Hierophant

The most widely used astrological correspondence for the Hierophant card is the Zodiac Sign of Taurus. And this is definitely one of the correspondences that, for me personally, just doesn’t work all that well. On the one end of the pairing, The Hierophant is a spiritual teacher and go-between, someone who – at least in … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Hierophant

Astrology 101: Planets in Signs (Part 2)

In our last post, we started to get acquainted with interpreting the workings of Planets in Signs by following a single Planet – the lovely Venus – through several different Signs. This time around, let’s flip that dynamic, and accompany several different Planets through a single Sign. Since we haven’t looked at them in detail … More Astrology 101: Planets in Signs (Part 2)

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 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…

The Four Elements: Links between Tarot and Astrology

When it comes to metaphysical disciplines, I’m a huge fan of Tarot and Astrology. Both are rich, fascinating, and deep as fractals, and they each provide their adherents with methods for peering into the very fabric of reality. However, beyond those overall similarities, the two are extremely different systems. One thing they do share, though, … More The Four Elements: Links between Tarot and Astrology