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Libra Full Moon: Befriending the Enemy

April 7, 2017
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Libra Full Moon: Befriending the Enemy

When I think about befriending people whose opinions, lifestyles, or politics are abhorrent to me, some flinty part of me digs in its heels and refuses to give in, loathe to give the impression of surrender. Why do most of us find it so difficult to befriend our enemies—and why is that those with...
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Aries New Moon: The Beast in Me

March 26, 2017
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Aries New Moon: The Beast in Me

Wherever Aries appears in your chart, you probably don’t play well with others. Even if you prefer to delegate Aries duties to your gun-toting, raw meat-loving partner, there's still something untamed in you beneath your refined veneer—something songwriter Nick Lowe once called The Beast in Me, and which an astrologer might call Aries.

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Virgo Full Moon: Meaningful Habits

March 8, 2017
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Virgo Full Moon: Meaningful Habits

The Pisces/Virgo Full Moon asks the question: “Why have you turned the maintenance of your life into a drudgery to be avoided?” You can sweep the kitchen floor each evening and hardly notice doing it, beyond a vague desire to have it over with as quickly as possible. But imagine you instead give your...
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Pisces Solar Eclipse: We Ride

February 24, 2017
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Pisces Solar Eclipse: We Ride

We ride with urgency, because something is at stake, something fine. It has something to do with the way it feels to love people, the terrifying, trapdoor sensation of losing them, the redemption we feel when we sacrifice ourselves for someone else. It is about the ecstasy of merging with our fellows, like stars...
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Leo Full Moon Lunar Eclipse: On Such a Full Sea

February 7, 2017
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Leo Full Moon Lunar Eclipse: On Such a Full Sea

I’ve been plodding along a well-traveled path for so long that I've stopped noticing the scenery. Leo is a fixed sign, and once it’s created something, Leo will keep it going ad infinitum. But as its opposite sign, Aquarius, is keenly aware, change is the life’s blood of creativity. Every now and then we...
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Aquarius New Moon: The Unexpected Guest

January 26, 2017
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Aquarius New Moon: The Unexpected Guest

To be agents of change, we need to connect with friends, colleagues, and like-minded strangers. We have many ways to do that in the digital age. But we have just as many ways to insulate ourselves from the uninvited, whether it's blocking Facebook friends or hanging terse signs on our front doors. To unite...
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Cancer Full Moon: The Awakened Heart

January 10, 2017
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Cancer Full Moon: The Awakened Heart

Alone with my sundry tooth terrors in the wee hours, I found something else in my heart: compassion. I found a lot more empathy for people coping with pain, loneliness, and troubles much more profound than my own. Pema Chodrin calls this compassion “the awakened heart,” akin to the bodhichitta. Feeling what we feel,...
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Capricorn New Moon: Merit Badge

December 29, 2016
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Capricorn New Moon: Merit Badge

A friend with several Capricorn planets complains that today’s parents are too gentle with their children for fear of injuring their self-esteem with a harsh word. “You know how you build self-esteem?” she’s fond of saying. “You do things, and you do them the right way. That’s how you build self-esteem.” That’s how my...
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Gemini Full Moon: Grownups at the Table

December 11, 2016
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Gemini Full Moon: Grownups at the Table

I could not tell you what the adults at that table spoke about. It didn’t matter to me in the least. It just mattered that the voices I loved were swirling around me like a protective cloud. It meant that the grownups were on the scene, and I was safe....

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