Raising Little Gandalf

I was walking with friends near a swimming hole that only a few people know about, so I won't say where it is. It's about a mile into a dark patch of woods full of poke weed and skunk cabbage. Uprooted trees with their huge earthy mass of roots sticking up into the air. Almost a primordial jungle, but still in New England. We picked a few wild blueberries and sat among some nice mossy tree stumps...

Moon Over Mount Shasta

A few years ago I worked with a millennial who had an abundance of charm. He was tall and thin, sort of a David Bowie from back in the Ziggy Stardust days. He had been hospitalized for many months and was getting his feet under him again. He told me about the deep stuff that had happened to him in his life, including hearing voices and being tuned into another realm...

Neptune At Its Finest

At the age of sixteen, Maya Angelou became the first black female streetcar conductor in San Francisco. That's only one of her many distinctions. She was the poet who could sing. Her public readings were particularly masterful because she would deliver lines in that deep, commanding voice and then suddenly sing lines, too, a capella, clear as a songbird...

The Senator’s Daughter, Maria Vittoria Carlotta Enrichetta Giovanna dal Pozzo della Cisterna

     A note arrived from an old friend asking me to help him choose a wedding day using astrology. This I did not expect. The philosophy here is that a zodiac chart reflects a starting point that will show the nature of whatever begins at that moment. A person's life starts at birth and … Continue reading The Senator’s Daughter, Maria Vittoria Carlotta Enrichetta Giovanna dal Pozzo della Cisterna

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Exploring Leo’s Lion Imagery

Leos are everywhere, aren't they? These creative, good-looking sun worshippers are often actors, singers, or performers. If they aren't on the stage then they might be sitting in the director's chair. They are born in the sign of event planning, games, and flamboyance, politics, ideals and kindness.   We have all heard of the lion … Continue reading Exploring Leo’s Lion Imagery

When Mercury Walked Among Us

Even if you aren't a fan of the rock group Queen, few people would disagree when I say that Freddie Mercury was one of the greatest singers in rock music history.  He had a 3-octave range that went from a bass low F to a soprano high F and he could easily change his singing … Continue reading When Mercury Walked Among Us

Starstruck: Tonya v. Saturn!

    I remember watching the screen when Tonya Harding went through her good times and bad times, and the movie "I, Tonya" is a great exploration into the long series of very unfortunate events. If we look at Tonya's birth chart it isn't surprising to see Venus and the Sun as the symbols of … Continue reading Starstruck: Tonya v. Saturn!

Amazing Grace: How Rahu Shaped the Life of Johnny Cash

I am sitting indoors on a cold and cloudy day and I haven't seen the sunshine since I don't know when. It must be time to write about Johnny Cash. The man in black is missed, to say the least. I think the story of his life will only get more interesting with the passing … Continue reading Amazing Grace: How Rahu Shaped the Life of Johnny Cash

Mars and the Moon: I Love You Whether You Like it or Not

We all know that person in our lives who was nurturing in sort of a pushy way. Maybe it was Uncle Dave who made you sing a song on your birthday under much protest, or he gave you presents that were always sensible, like wool socks at age 7.  Did he make you walk home … Continue reading Mars and the Moon: I Love You Whether You Like it or Not