Heartbeat: a dark night in Iowa

At 2:30am on May 2, 2018, while most women were fast asleep, Iowa’s legislature voted to ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Medically speaking that’s around six weeks, when the embryo is roughly the size of a pea, often before a woman even realizes she’s pregnant. If Iowa’s pro-life governor, Kim Reynolds, signsContinue reading “Heartbeat: a dark night in Iowa”

Henry VIII, Donald Trump, and the yoga of Mars-Pluto Rx in Capricorn

The primordial standing pose in yoga, Tadasana or Mountain Pose, steadies the breath, assesses concentration and focus, supports awareness of where and how we stand in the world, and prepares us for action. Ask any serious yogi: to actively, intentionally stand in stillness like a mountain is not as easy as it looks. To theContinue reading “Henry VIII, Donald Trump, and the yoga of Mars-Pluto Rx in Capricorn”

I WILL SURVIVE: Chiron’s Aries ingress

This morning Chiron begins a new 50 year cycle through the zodiac at 0 deg. Aries, a place it hasn’t visited since 1968, a very hot year indeed. What does Chiron’s Aries ingress mean for those of us who may feel, for one reason or another, that we’ve got about as much vitality as aContinue reading “I WILL SURVIVE: Chiron’s Aries ingress”

Malefic Monday: OOB Mars-Saturn conjoin in Capricorn

Monday, April 2, astrology’s two traditional malefics, Mars and Saturn, conjoin in success-oriented Capricorn (8 deg 57′) for the first time this century. Mars’ ambition is for new territory; Saturn’s is to hold onto what’s already been conquered. Impatient, passionate, and youthful, Mars perceives Saturn as a stick in the mud, out-of-date, an obstacle toContinue reading “Malefic Monday: OOB Mars-Saturn conjoin in Capricorn”

Fb: a whole lotta shaking goin’ on

February 4, 2004, was the day five dudes, Eduardo, Andrew, Dustin, Chris and Mark, launched their website from a Harvard dorm room to fellow University students. Who could’ve predicted their project would eventually become a global social networking giant with over two billion monthly active users and Mark as CEO? Below is Mark Zuckerberg’s untimedContinue reading “Fb: a whole lotta shaking goin’ on”

Mars’ Capricorn ingress: steep climb ahead

Mere hours after today’s new Moon, Mars summarily walked out on indulgent, ideologically-driven Sagittarius in a huff, choosing for his next exploit the earthier challenges of hilly Capricorn. Now, the impatient hot-head must learn to cool his jets and get serious. The jury is still out on whether Mars’ upcoming meetings with two planetary heavy-hitters,Continue reading “Mars’ Capricorn ingress: steep climb ahead”

Wu Wei: the final lunation

“Our beliefs control our bodies, our minds, and thus our lives.”     Bruce Lipton, The Biology of Belief Saturday, March 17, is a holy day without obligation. The final lunation of the astrological year, a new Moon in watery Pisces, invites us to lay down those burdens that threaten to drown us, the worries andContinue reading “Wu Wei: the final lunation”

Jupiter stations Rx at 23 Scorpio: BIG, dirty secrets get exposed

BACKGROUND:  Jupiter, the solar system’s largest planet, symbolizes the forces of expansion and growth that benefit both self and other, as well as the opportunity to broaden mental, material, and ideological horizons. At its best Jupiter encourages benevolence, strong ethical standards, and a reverence for justice; at its worst, hypocrisy, fanaticism, and intolerance, when JupiterContinue reading “Jupiter stations Rx at 23 Scorpio: BIG, dirty secrets get exposed”

Harveywood dissolves, but the show must go on.

He may be among the disappeared at the 90th Academy Awards, but he still holds court on a gilded casting couch along Hollywood Boulevard. How the Academy decides to address the absence of entertainment industry predator-mogul, Harvey Weinstein, will certainly set the tone for this evening’s  pomp and circumstance. The melting of Harveywood, the fervidContinue reading “Harveywood dissolves, but the show must go on.”

Practically perfect full Moon in Virgo

Ushering in today’s full Moon is a whoosh of feminine energy thanks to a watery Venus-Jupiter trine, offering assurance that the sum of all the little things really do help achieve positive outcomes AND an earthy lunar trine to Saturn to help steady nerves and keep emotions contained so we can focus on the manyContinue reading “Practically perfect full Moon in Virgo”