Satire in the time of Pisces: “Nothing stops a bullet like thoughts and prayers.”

Sailor J is her name and satire is her game. This 21 year old vlogger uses YouTube, a Pisces-style free video sharing format, to perform social commentary. Four days after 17 people were killed in a Parkland, FL school, Sailor J took advantage of February 18th’s fiery Aries Moon squaring Saturn in Capricorn and sharp-witted Mars in Sagittarius squaringContinue reading “Satire in the time of Pisces: “Nothing stops a bullet like thoughts and prayers.””


Eclipse eats astro-blogger

Blogposts from Gogo stopped in late January, just before the total lunar eclipse. The cacophony of astro-related bytes on social media caused me to recoil. Rather than contribute to the noise I disappeared, took a break from writing, visited my baby granddaughter, pressed the refresh button. Less than a week later, I was a happyContinue reading “Eclipse eats astro-blogger”

Is the American Dream asleep on a luxury mattress? Ask Congress. 

Artwork: Laurie Raskin The friction of today’s Mercury-Pluto conjunction at 19 degrees Capricorn challenges the USA to have a long overdue, deep conversation about the meaning and relevance of its American Dream.  The issue of government policy towards its illegal immigrant population is in the news every day. Ironic that a country built on the backsContinue reading “Is the American Dream asleep on a luxury mattress? Ask Congress. “

New Moon in Capricorn: How to give birth to a dancing star

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. Nietzsche Chaos need not be the menace, madness and confusion embodied in a self-proclaimed stable genius. Today’s Sun-Uranus square helps us connect with the wild, zany, unconventional parts of Self, our inner- imagineer who entertains possibility and propels usContinue reading “New Moon in Capricorn: How to give birth to a dancing star”

Mercury’s final reckoning: “Twinkle in his eye, larceny in his soul.”

Mercury’s first two passes at the Galactic Center (27 Sagittarius) occurred Nov 28, the day North Korea launched a missile which landed in the Sea of Japan, and again on Dec 7, in retrograde motion, when sexual misconduct scandals precipitated resignations of elected officials left, right and center (no pun intended). Monday morning, January 8, (PST)Continue reading “Mercury’s final reckoning: “Twinkle in his eye, larceny in his soul.””


Forget annoying ankle-busters (waves too small to ride).  Ten minutes into the new year (PDT), the Moon, on her way to fullness, enters the sign of her dignity, the watery, emotionally-changeable realm of Cancer, where she’s holding court January 1st – 2nd at a beach near you. Are you ready for spectacular? ‘Dude, she’s gonnaContinue reading “RIDING THE WAVES INTO 2018: ARE YOU IN, DUDE?”

Saturn in Capricorn: You got a baby Goat! Now what?

Today we all woke up embodying Saturn’s Capricorn ingress in some way, large or small.  For the next three years we’ll be learning a lot about goats (Capricorn) and how to raise them properly. Fortunately, they’re versatile creatures: some produce milk, others meat or wool. Still others just want to be your pet. Deciding whatContinue reading “Saturn in Capricorn: You got a baby Goat! Now what?”

Getting Down to Business

No more monkeying around. Saturn’s coming home. They say his arrival in Capricorn was timed just ahead of the stationing Sun (solstice) to remind everyone who’s boss. He’ll be there when we wake up Wednesday morning. I heard he’s the serious type, big on commitment and respect, zero tolerance for excess, a little scary. TheyContinue reading “Getting Down to Business”

Weekend wild card? Bets are on the Moon

With half the planets now in Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius, one might expect the weekend to be downright boisterous. Yet at this zodiac gala, the boss (Saturn) is feeling old and tired. He stands at the exit (29 degrees Sagittarius) ready to go home (Capricorn) at the first opportunity. If truth be told, he dreads events likeContinue reading “Weekend wild card? Bets are on the Moon”

The first one now will later be last: Mercury Rx 29 Sag

We’ve just been through a sobering Mercury-Saturn conjunction on the Galactic Center. Today Venus has entered fun-loving Sagittarius. On some level we’re all so ready for a break. Imagine the luck!  You’re in the front car of a roller coaster (Mercury in Sagittarius).  Initially, the ride is fast, furious, and exciting.  Then you feel it, decelerationContinue reading “The first one now will later be last: Mercury Rx 29 Sag”