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 Libra to uncomfortable extremes. Relationships are likely to get sticky over the next couple of months and if there’s one thing that challenges Libra’s peaceful […]
Happy Virgo—I mean, Labor—Day! It is a happy astrological time indeed, for the work-lovers among us. For everyone else, the planets are primed to help us get more purpose and satisfaction from our careers. As a Capricorn star-translator, I would be remiss if I didn’t offer a little aid toward this end. Hence, I am doing AMAZING LABOR MONTH CAREER MINI-READINGS for $20 a pop. (Apologies to all the leisure lovers for stealing the end of September from Libra. Even astrologers […]
*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 looking forward to it? In my opinion: not nearly enough! Yes, Mercury retrograde can be a pain in the butt. Yes, it can also pass […]
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 birth info, I took in the most basic astrological picture of what she’s looking for in relationships (Venus in Sag, in the 3rd house, opposite 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 last piece of cake for yourself, are often considered antisocial (especially for women); kids who display strong Martian traits, like a constant need for activity […]
Thanks to a very active Venus and Mars, relationships—romances, friendships and even close bonds with a sibling or parent—are front and center this month. Specifically, the ever-relevant question: Is that shit yours or mine?
(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 his sins. Aside from the assumption that everyone reading the book was straight (so 1978!), it also suggested that women and men inhabited separate universes […]
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 subject to change now. The role and form of money is shifting (cash headed the way of compact discs) and micro-apartments and tiny dwellings might be […]