Venus Opposite Neptune: Astro-Alert for Sept. 29, 2017

Later today, relationship-centric Venus will be making a perfect opposition with mystical Neptune. In order to dope out just what that might mean for you, you’ll have to work through a few questions: What do Venus and Neptune each symbolize? Which Signs are they in right now? What’s an opposition all about? Which Houses in … More Venus Opposite Neptune: Astro-Alert for Sept. 29, 2017

Venus/Uranus: Weird Love

Venus and Uranus are getting cozy together in the far reaches of Aries. In a few days – on June 3, to be specific – they’ll form an exact conjunction. That is, from our POV here on Earth, it will look as though the two Planets are occupying the exact same celestial coordinates. So what does … More Venus/Uranus: Weird Love

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

Venus Developments…

It seems to be retrograde season for us down here on Planet Earth, what with Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn all appearing to be moonwalking back along their orbital pathways, and Pluto poised to join them five days from now. But if you’re the type who fears retrogrades in general, it may be comforting to you … More Venus Developments…

Love and Astrology

Are you in the Providence, RI area? Tomorrow (Feb. 14, 2017), in honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ll be putting on a workshop focusing on “Love and Astrology.” This will be a FREE, one-hour lunchtime presentation starting at noon at a great local venue called The Empowerment Factory, which is a part of the Hope Artiste … More Love and Astrology

Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Lovers

The astrological symbol that you’ll most often find associated with the Lovers card in Tarot is the Sign of Gemini. In a very superficial way, this association makes some sense. That is, The Lovers can conjure thoughts of two people (i.e., the number it takes to tango)…and Gemini also has to do with a pair … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Lovers

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/Tarot Mapping: The Empress

It’s pretty commonplace for people to associate The Empress in Tarot with the Planet Venus from Astrology. In fact, the Rider-Waite-Smith version of the card has the Venus symbol built right into it. But is Venus truly a strong astrological association for The Empress? Venus the Planet takes its name from the Roman Goddess of … More Astrology/Tarot Mapping: The Empress

Astrology and Romance…

The other day, I taught an Astrology workshop focusing on what birthcharts can say about a person’s romantic potential (you know: Valentine’s Day and all…). We leaned mainly on the personal Planets and the Ascendant, and off to one side, I tallied up all of the Sign placements in the attendees’ charts, because I’m nerdy … More Astrology and Romance…

Astrology 101: Aspects – Meet the Majors (Part 1 – Conjunctions)

Planets exist out there above us in the literal vacuum of space…but in an astrological chart, no Planet exists in a metaphorical vacuum. To some extent or other, every Planet in a chart is somehow connected with every other Planet in that same chart. Some of these connections are subtle and ephemeral, and others are … More Astrology 101: Aspects – Meet the Majors (Part 1 – Conjunctions)