Venus retrograde 2018 – Niceness Vs. Realness

Ah, Libra season! Time of tasteful outfits and fair solutions, pleasant birthday parties and sweet friend dates. So relaxing. So sensible. So chill. NOT. Not this year anyway. Libra’s ruling planet, Venus, will be retrograde from Oct. 6th -Nov. 18th. In fact, we have been in the pre-shadow (fade-in) period since early September, meaning it’s already tilting balanced... Continue Reading →

Making lemonade from Mercury Retrograde’s lemon

*Begin manly movie trailer voice* In a world...where bosses forget to send emails...where text messages never arrive...where computers crash for no apparant reason...and vacation plans change AT THE LAST MINUTE...it's happening again. Mercury Retrograde: She's Baaaack! Some of you may be already dreading the Merc rx, others rolling your eyes, but how many of you are... Continue Reading →

Put down that sword, baby: (Queer) love on the planet Mars

This post originally appeared on Little Red Tarot. Mars – the principle of anger and selfishness – is not an easy planet. In classical and predictive astrology, the war-god planet is known as the lesser malefic (i.e. the villain, Saturn’s, mini-sidekick) for its association with conflict and difficult events. Outside of astrology-land, Martian behaviors, like grabbing the... Continue Reading →

Mars & Venus do drag: The astrology of gender roles

 (This post originally appeared on Little Red Tarot.) When I first was getting into astrology, one of my biggest turn-offs was how gendered it seemed. Cheesy lines like this teaser from Linda Goodman’s 1978 classic Love Signsmade me roll my eyes practically out of my head: A Scorpio woman…will expect a Sagittarius man to pay for... Continue Reading →

Uranus enters Taurus: Playing it safe risks everything

A phrase appears repeatedly throughout novelist Jeannette Winterson's books: "What you risk reveals what you value." She might have been preparing us for the shift of big-gun outer planet, Uranus, into Taurus, the sign of personal values, money and what we "own" (including our bodies and planet). Everything we value as a culture--and everything you value personally--is... Continue Reading →

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