Astrology is not magic. And that’s a good thing.

The first time I encountered astrology, I was seventeen years old, at a lesbian music festival in the woods of northern Michigan. A few days earlier, I had spontaneously hopped into the backseat of a friend’s car with a sleeping bag and a vague expectation of acoustic guitar-strumming and shirtless leather dykes cracking their whips.... Continue Reading →

Jupiter into Sagittarius: Finding the hope

Since last October, the planet of faith, truth-telling and savior complexes has been traveling through Scorpio, sign of paranoia, secrets and power trips. Aided by Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, Jupiter has pulled the veil off large-scale sex abuses, inspiring survivors to tell their stories. But planets don’t have political agendas. Those of us who... Continue Reading →

Pluto Problems: Why You Don’t Trust Anyone

This post originally appeared for my monthly Star-Crossed column on the awesome Little Red Tarot, which publishes a ton of other great stuff about astrology, tarot, queer magic etc, for your reading pleasure.  At one point or another in our lives, everyone gets sucker-punched by someone else’s bad intentions. For people with Pluto strong in their... Continue Reading →

Mercury Retrograde Survival Tips

As of August 8th, we are in the midst of a particularly gnarly Mercury Retrograde. I blame August's lunar and solar eclipses for throwing a bunch of emo-intensity and earthshaking change into the mix. In any case, welcome home to the usual Mercury Retro parade of ghouls: scheduling mix-ups, technology snafus, snarled traffic, minor car issues,... Continue Reading →

Charlottesville, Pluto and is This Thing We Call “America” Dying?

Sending love and wishes of fortitude to all of you. This is a dark moment, and unfortunately the planets suggest the only way through is through. In the little picture, we're moving deeper into eclipse season (a lot of change very fast throughout August); in the big picture, we are rumbling closer to the United... Continue Reading →

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