Recently, a few clients have asked questions about why astrology is so eerily accurate. It’s a hard question to answer. Why should the planetary arrangement at birth reveal whether a person likes cold showers, or will wear a pair of jeans until they become threadbare? What does the Moon have to do with me writing in the margins of books?
This spring I had the lucky chance to visit Monument Valley, Utah. Truly a once in a lifetime trip, a real bucket-list item. This land is part of the Navajo Nation and is a breath-taking landscape that you won’t find anywhere else. Sacred was certainly the word for me during those two days of camping at the foot of those towering bluffs.
The University of Cambridge has provided online, samples of thousands of charts with notes from the practices of two astrologers working in the time of Shakespeare: Richard Napier and Simon Forman. The charts and their notations make for a month's worth of interesting reading if you have any inclination toward morbidly obscure history (come on, I know that you do).
Now and then we walk into a room and you can tell something good just happened. Like it was a birthday and the song just finished. Or a good story was passed around the table. The air is just a bit electrified and even though you’ve just arrived, it’s clear that maybe a dinner was shared with real appreciation. It’s as if the laughter leaves traces behind in the room. A meditation hall is like that.
Four gates in the zodiac 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 degrees of the fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius (often called the fixed cross).
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 a marriage … Continue reading The Senator’s Daughter
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 … Continue reading Starstruck: Tonya v. Saturn!