Uranus transits feel like getting electrified, producing weird attractions & open-mindedness. Neptune is haze of love, heartbreak or both. Pluto is addiction-level obsessions. But transits from all three outer planets are rare and leave us permanently altered.
Pushing yourself to date because your friends (and every other voice in the culture) say you should is a form of disrespect and unkindness to yourself. Saturn reminds you that you have a personal timeline. Your cycle of unfolding is yours alone.
Picture yourself on a stereotypical date night. You cue up some Jose Gonzalez, crack a bottle of wine and/or a vape, dial down the lights, spark that incense. Maybe you’ve got a N*flix show on tap and a volume of love poetry in your back pocket. You shower, conceal your most realistic features – the... Continue Reading →
“My Saturn return is killing me!” Many of my twenty-something clients book their first astrology reading with a version of this mournful cry. Invariably, it turns out they are not only not in their Saturn return, but are months or years away from its start date. I stopped being surprised by this a long time ago. The stress,... Continue Reading →
The 7th house in astrology is often called the house of relationship, but should probably be called the house of projection. Or, my preferred technical term, the house of ‘it’s not me, it’s you.’ The 7th house represents all kinds of one-on-one relationships. Spouses, besties, project collaborators and close parent relationships all show up here. Even your worst... Continue Reading →
This post originally appeared on Little Red Tarot. A while back, I was talking to an adored friend about her latest round of love drama. Another long-distance romance that was fun for six months, then fizzled. “Why can’t I have a good relationship?” she said. So of course, we looked at her chart. When I put in her... Continue Reading →
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 →
(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 →
This is Part III of a 3-part series on the moon in relationships. Part I explored why the moon is the most important relationship planet. Part II boiled down what can go wrong (or right) when our moon signs move in together. At its core, the Moon represents what our child-self needs to feel okay. When we forget to... Continue Reading →