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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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Venus Retrograde: Changing from the Inside Out

January 7, 2014
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Venus Retrograde: Changing from the Inside Out

Retrograde motion is a matter of perspective. That is, the planet isn’t moving backward, it just looks that way to us. Nothing is “wrong” with a retrograde planet; it’s your way of looking at the matters related to the planet that may be askew.

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New Moon in Capricorn: Delicious Truths

December 30, 2013
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New Moon in Capricorn: Delicious Truths

Mars and Pluto may glower, but the secret weapon at the dawn of 2014 is silent, shimmering Venus moving retrograde through Capricorn. Accordingly, my plan of action is this: Instead of hollering at myself for my failures, I’m going to experiment with a more flirtatious approach....

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It Is Summer There

December 22, 2013
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It Is Summer There

At winter time, the artificial constructs of time decree a new year is about to begin. But our seasonal hearts experience winter differently, as the apex of an energetic cycle begun in the spring. In the cold, weak light of winter, November's incantations are realized, and all is revealed for what it truly is....
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