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 →
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 →
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... Continue Reading →
*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 →
What could be simpler than dubbing Cancers either mommies or man babies? But people are complex animals and the Cancer stereotype doesn't jibe with the Cancer experience.
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 →
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... Continue Reading →
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 →