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New Moon in Aries: The Taming

March 28, 2014
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New Moon in Aries: The Taming

We start out as wild horses, and life is the process by which we’re tamed. Some of us are civilized by gentle masters who teach us restraint without breaking our spirits. Others were brutalized by cruel circumstances that taught us to trample everything in our paths. Most of us have encountered both types of...
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Spring: Faces of Mars

March 20, 2014
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Spring: Faces of Mars

Loss and savagery, failure and ruthlessness, cruelty and hurt come to us inevitably as a natural consequence of Mars energy in the world -- the price paid for progress -- and we lose our innocent Aries enthusiasm soon enough; but over time it is broken down into the rich, emotional loam of Scorpio, from...
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Full Moon in Virgo: One Drawer

March 14, 2014
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Full Moon in Virgo: One Drawer

When you're overwhelmed to the point of inertia, taking even a single step at least sets you in motion. And focusing on one tiny area of your life - setting a modest goal and seeing it through to completion - immediately gives you a sense of power and control...

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New Moon in Pisces: Widening the Path

February 28, 2014
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New Moon in Pisces: Widening the Path

I’m becoming a bit of a fan of denial. God knows, all the worrying and obsessing and hairsplitting I’ve done in the past half-century hasn’t made me or the world one jot better or happier. During this Pisces season I find myself wondering: Will the world really come to a screeching halt if I...
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Full Moon in Leo: The Grateful Flow

February 12, 2014
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Full Moon in Leo: The Grateful Flow

Leo is the sign that symbolizes our connection with the Source, whether you imagine it as God or physics or something else entirely. For our purposes, you may simply imagine it as a huge battery that generates more than enough energy and inspiration for everyone. In our Leo/Solar selves, we develop creative ways to...
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New Moon in Aquarius: Doing the Math

January 29, 2014
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New Moon in Aquarius: Doing the Math

There comes a moment when it’s time to let go of things. But how do you know when enough is enough? I suppose it’s when you realize that something consistently takes more from you than it gives back....

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Cancer Full Moon: The Awakened Heart

January 14, 2014
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Cancer Full Moon: The Awakened Heart

Sometimes we’re fortunate enough to encounter luminescent, warm-hearted, Buddha-like souls in real life, and it’s as healing as a comfortable nap in front of a roaring fire. Interestingly, these are never people whom life has spared from difficulty and fear. In fact, it’s because they’ve faced life’s problems and retained a hopeful, positive Jupiterian...
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Book Review: The Stellium Handbook, by Donna Cunningham

January 9, 2014
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Book Review: The Stellium Handbook, by Donna Cunningham

My teacher used to say that having a bunch of planets together in the same sign or house is sort of like having a nursery full of screaming babies and only one set of hands. In technical terms, this bunch of hollering astro-infants is called a stellium, and beloved author Donna Cunningham has written...
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