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The Map is Not the Territory

March 24, 2015
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When I finally speak to someone about his or her chart, the person who shows up is always completely different (at least initially) from what I had imagined. There's an old saying: "the map is not the territory." No matter how good the map, it can't convey the reality of the landscape and what...
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How I stopped worrying and learned to love the Uranus/Pluto square

March 18, 2015
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How I stopped worrying and learned to love the Uranus/Pluto square

(1) In times of upheaval, the center does not hold. Avoid putting yourself at the center of things. (2) Ignore the news. (3) Don’t try to hold on to what is already gone. (4) When life sends you an atomic bomb, strap on a saddle and say “Yee Haw!” On Monday, March 16, 2015,...
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Pisces Solar Eclipse: Wounds and Healers

March 17, 2015
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For now, let’s stay with Pisces, and give the wound its due. But while it takes courage to acknowledge that it's there, acknowledgement is not enough. We have to let ourselves grieve for our suffering, let ourselves be vulnerable to it—and then alchemize it into something useful.

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Saturn by Sign: Where Does Your Authority Come From?

March 12, 2015
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Saturn's sign in your birth chart seems to indicate the qualities that make people take you seriously and from which you derive your authority. They are what make others a little nervous at the thought of falling short of your expectations, and for which you are judged most harshly if you don't act with...
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“What will the eclipse mean?”

March 9, 2015
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“What will the eclipse mean?”

While it would be handy for an astrologer to be able to tell you precisely what an eclipse, a transit, or a progression will mean for you, it would be a fool's errand to try, because these things never mean exactly the same thing for everyone. For astrology to be most helpful, you have...
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Signs Aren’t People

March 4, 2015
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When you read something like “Leo is magnanimous and outgoing,” your mind may immediately object that your August-born aunt is, in fact, shy and retiring. This is where the astrological skeptic proclaims victory and changes the subject. But allow me to gently reintroduce the topic....

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Virgo Full Moon: The Editor

March 3, 2015
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Sometimes, it must be said, Virgo indulges in negative criticism; the world is full of faults and mediocrity, and Virgo’s inability to ignore these things can turn her into a cranky scold. But sometimes, Virgo criticizes because she is enraptured by a vision of greatness that lies only a few punctuation marks away....

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You’re a Mix of All Signs

March 2, 2015
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You’re a Mix of All Signs

Disliking a sign of the zodiac is as baffling as declaring you hate vegetables just because you've eaten a couple of overcooked Brussels sprouts over the years.

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