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 … More Understand Pluto by Understanding Persephone…
I was making coffee earlier, and because coffee makes magic things happen, I was suddenly struck with this analogy from nowhere, explaining how Major and Minor cards in Tarot relate to each other overall. Try this on for size: In many bodies of classical mythology, you have your humans living on the mortal plane, and … More Tarot: Majors Above and Minors Below
Last night, I watched episodes of two different prime-time TV shows. One was a comedy, and one was a drama…yet in each one, the main plot hinged on an incident in which one of the characters tricked others with a bit of sleight-of-hand in a very critical moment, swapping out one item for another, without … More The Magician!
Studying Tarot can be like gazing into a fractal: the deeper you peer into it, the more it just goes right on opening up new facets of itself like an infinite flower… Case in point: the Chariot card. I’ve generally thought of this card as signifying things like willpower, struggle, combat, travel, armor, and whole … More Sweet Chariot…
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, … More Astrology 101: Meet the Planets!
What if you were the main character in a Myth? Imagine your life story being recast in archetypal form, like you were a figure in some tale out of something like Greek or Norse Mythology, or Egyptian, Aztec, Slavic, Yoruban…you name it. Your life is a hero’s journey… But exactly what tale is it?? 1 … More The Personal Myth Spread
I’d like to keep this post on the briefer side today if I can, as I’m still battling a fairly whopping case of strep throat, and I didn’t sleep much last night because of it…but that lack of sleep also gives rise to the subject of this post — Jupiter! — so it can’t be … More Very unexpectedly: Jupiter!!
My attendance at the local courthouse has been excused for the day, so while the trial at which I’m serving as juror will continue on Monday, I’m free until then…which means I can post something today! What, then to post about…? Well, to be honest, all signs have been pointing loudly and repeatedly at…Athena, Greek … More Goddess of Wisdom
In my recent post about Chiron, I was sort of obliged to mention Ixion as part of the discussion on “Where Do Centaurs Come From?” Well, as it happens, I tend to lump Ixion in with a couple of other characters, to comprise a sort of “Greatest Sinners of Greek Mythology” trio: Ixion, Tantalus, and … More We are Sisyphus…
So yesterday I held forth a bit on the connection I perceive that links the astrological province of Chiron, the “centaur” (sort of a comet/asteroid hybrid), with the shamanistic procedure called soul retrieval. Dealing with Chiron-centric issues and going through soul retrieval both involve searching out our deepest, most spiritual wounds, and then attempting to … More Wounded healers, Part II: Chiron