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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