Author: Midara

Can You Pick a Philosophy?

The other day I was talking to a friend about something that’s changed in my spiritual practice. It was a minor thing, but the conversation got off the rails pretty quickly. Something like: “Yeah, I’ve found that, for now, my … Read More…

Is Uranus a Benefic or Malefic?

If astrologers are divided about Neptune, then they’re REALLY divided about Uranus. Uranus is about sudden change. Uranus is unfettered progress. It seeks to overthrow the existing order at all costs. And that, as we know, can be a pretty … Read …

Is Neptune a Malefic?

There’s a lot of discussion among astrologers about how to classify Neptune. And in classic Neptune fashion, confusion abounds. Some say Neptune is a little slice of divinity, the higher octave of Venus and the symbol of unconditional love. Others &#82…

How Can You Overcome Fear? Use Mars.

We all know that Saturn rules fear. It’s the Greater Malefic, and in the ancient world, he symbolized lack, endings, and the cold touch of death. That’s pretty spooky! So when we’re dealing with paralyzing fear and icy dread, it’s … Read More…

Planetary Joys – Saturn in the Twelfth House

Saturn – Mr. Malefic, the cosmic taskmaster, king of the hustle and the grind. In modern astrology, we tend to think of Saturn belonging in the tenth house. After all, isn’t that where we reach our zenith, standing atop all … Read More…

Planetary Joys – Jupiter in the Eleventh House

Good old Jupiter – the Greater Benefic, benevolent sky daddy, and giver of all good things. He is the generous, expansive teacher. In modern astrology, we often think of him living in the ninth house, sharing his perspective and igniting … Read M…

Planetary Joys – Sun in the Ninth House

The Sun – the literal light of our lives. The Sun is our joy, our identity, our everything. It IS us. In modern astrology, the Sun is associated with the fifth house which makes sense. The Sun is shiny and … Read More…

Planetary Joys – Mars in the Sixth House

Mars – planet of strength, power, and war. Mars is aggression incarnate. He is the burning fire that drives us all forward. And when we think of Mars, we naturally think of the first house. After all, Mars is the … Read More…

Planetary Joys – Venus in the Fifth House

Venus – the farrier benefic, lady of love and beauty. In modern astrology, we often think of Venus in relation to the seventh house. After all, the seventh house is the house of relationships, and there’s nothing Venus does better, … Read More……