With a powerful Venus-Uranus combination he was unconventional and impulsive and had moments of beautiful revelation, perhaps even periods of real epiphany. Culpeper would die young, but first he would write 79 books and translations that catalogued hundreds of plants and their medicinal properties.
There are four gates in the zodiac that are called Divine Avatar Gates and their history is sort of murky, but they provide a portal for stellar drama. You find them at 15˚ of the fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius (often called the fixed cross).
I live in a sweet town with nice coffee shops. Amherst, Massachusetts. The people are laid back, the traffic really light. We have these pear scones with just the right texture, you won't forget them. I don't have anything to complain about. However, the town is named after a pretty unsavory character.
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...
Woodstock of 1969 was called An Aquarian Exposition: Three Days of Peace and Music. The local newspaper article that kept people informed of the approaching concert was titled "Update on the Aquarians" and most locals were not happy...
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...
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...
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
Copies are now available for this light-hearted tale, written for anyone with an interest in the history of astrology. You do not need to know the mechanics of astrology to enjoy this story of train travel through Italy. Join a dragon and a monkey as they discuss ancient texts and planetary symbolism. A short … Continue reading Copies Available
The long awaited Astrological Book of Life is finished. **Scroll to bottom to order. International Shipping available. The book I was always looking for, but could never find: an introduction to the origins of astrology from around the world. This is the story of a young dragon school teacher named Vaya who rides a … Continue reading New Book
Sometimes laughter is the only way to survive the tears.
This article on the events of 2020 was first published in January of 2019 My mother began her career by teaching in a one room country school. She would arrive soon after sunup and start the fire in an iron wood stove. She pulled the rope to ring the bell and her … Continue reading Return of the Year 1518
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
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
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 unfortunate events. If we look at Tonya's birth chart it isn't surprising to see Venus and the Sun as the symbols of beauty, … Continue reading Starstruck: Tonya v. Saturn!
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
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
The Earth is a sphere of 360 degrees, and the zodiac is a belt around that sphere which can be compared to 360 notes on a universal piano. At the moment we are born, each planet resides in one of those degrees and plays a particular ‘note’ which signifies something about us.