Astrology

The Scorpion is centered in a zodiacal wheel.

Scorpio: Sex, Death and Magic

Astrologically speaking Halloween, happens while the Sun is in Scorpio, the sign that rules sex, death and magic. Scorpionic urges include sacred sexuality, morbid fascinations, and rituals for power and knowledge, tempting every sign while the Sun travels through this arc of the zodiac.

A figure works to maintain their balance showing the difficult balance required during the Libra New Moon.

The Difficult Balance of October’s New Moon

October’s New Moon turns up the volume on the theme songs of our past. What you avoided in September could make this New Moon even rougher as Mercury joins 6 other retrograde planets. 

Understanding Mercury Retrograde

During a retrograde, Mercury travels the same 15 degrees three times. The first shadow period happens almost 3 weeks before the planet stops or stations retrograde.

A statue of Mercury throwing something behind him.

Mercury and the 6 Retrograde Planets

Talkative Mercury begins a two month journey in Libra on August 30th. Be prepared to discuss all manner of past problems with 6 planets moving backward.

Mercury's symbol consists of the Venus symbol with horns indicating its ability to go between the masculine and feminine.

All About Mercury

Mercury, named for the Roman messenger god, rules travel, commerce and communication. Commerce and the attendant accounting and wealth aspects usually are associated with Virgo, one of the signs Mercury rules.

Double Indulgent Full Moons

How do we get TWO Aquarius Full Moons this year and why are they so indulgent?

Summer Solstice Eclipse

While we are bursting with the need to nurture and be nurtured, the eclipse leaves us feeling the child’s desire to be loved more than the parental longing to care for others. Into this already emotional tension comes the saturnine discipline trying to place societal limits on our teary inner child.

Let Courage Eclipse the Hurt

Early in June, we’ll need to take a deep breath and allow our inner warrior to give us the courage to be authentic, especially when we feel defensive.

Goth Retro Party in Mid-May

Joining Pluto in the goth retro party, Saturn, Venus and Jupiter are retrograde, adding to Pluto’s melancholy music about hidden power and death tolls with their own dark sounds.

Pluto Backs Up the Plow

When Pluto goes retrograde, we may struggle to have faith that life will rise again from the ashes.