Five years is a long time from now, but that day in 2024 will come really quickly and you'll have about a thousand cellphone pictures to prove it. So what do you want those pictures to be about? This is the point in the Virgo solar journey that's ideal for making projections and setting some milestones so you'll know you're on the right track....Read more
Here comes a lesson courtesy of the Libra moon, balancer of emotions. Love and hate are not opposite feelings. The opposite of both love and hate is the same -- indifference. Indifference is not to be confused with detachment. Detachment is an aware choice about the amount of space that is necessary for the health of the relationship.
ARIES (...Read more
In the days of old they said, "Don't sweat the small stuff." As the sun moves into Virgo, the sign of minute detail, the "small stuff" is all the rage. You might even go so far as to devote yourself to the small stuff. While you're at it, add some silly stuff in there, as it's often the seemingly superfluous activities that lift spirits and ...Read more
On this day, the last day of the sun's journey through the most entertaining section of the zodiac, good fortune swirls around the sharing of stories. It's the ideal day to tell, listen to, watch or live a story. A more practical era is coming up, one in which hard work will overshadow these flights of fancy, which is all the more reason to ...Read more
Did you ever take on love like it was a project or enter into a relationship because you saw potential there for something great? The love sages usually warn against such an approach. "Don't fall in love with a person's potential!" they say. Venus has a rebuttal as she steps into the realm of Virgo: "Isn't love about bringing out the best in ...Read more
According to the affecting luminaries, telling yourself what to do will go much better in the morning or, more precisely, three hours after you wake up, so long as you're waking up before noon. That's the prime time. Maximize it by telling yourself to accomplish the things that would surely be too difficult in a weaker hour -- say, 4 p.m.
This Aries moon occurs in a three-act structure. It starts off by opening a window of opportunity in the realm of communication. The message here is, "If you don't ask, you don't get." Next there's a moment of difficulty involving an antagonistic angle to Saturn, buttoned up by a rather Shakespearean Jupiter alignment. "All's well that ends ...Read more
The ocean is deep, vast and awesomely powerful, yet it is so casually manipulated by the gravity hand of the moon, scooping it this way and that like a child scoops sand in a sandbox. The soul-stirring Pisces moon would like to remind you that your soul is vast and powerful, yet moved by forces of attraction beyond your control; it's nature at...Read more
Mars heads into Virgo for some practical nurturing. Use what experience has taught you about caring for others. Usually interaction is better than none and closeness is better than space, even if it's more difficult or irritating. The bottom line is that often people think they want to be cared for in one way, and then another way just works ...Read more
In most animals, the process of transformation is sticky, icky, sleepy, weird, inside-out, all-encompassing and so worth it. Why should it be any different for humans? Luckily, the shift that happens as Mercury squares Uranus during the after-party of the Pisces full moon represents more spiritual awkwardness than anything physically sticky or...Read more
The Aquarius full moon energy is a mysterious fog creeping beyond the borders of usual society into outlying territories of the mind where it swirls its protection around the outsiders, misfits and iconoclasts who reside there. Without the intellect of people who think differently, where would we be? And there's at least a little strangeness ...Read more
There is no such thing as just another day. When the days start to blur together, that's an "error message" from life, telling you that it's time to either slow down or stop completely and reset. The sun and Venus act together like ushers offering a seat in the theater. Step inside, relax and catch your breath. The show's about to start.
As it is in the animal kingdom, rituals and instinctive behaviors kick in wherever there's an assemblage of strangers. The social order gets worked out. You may not think you know the rules of this type of interaction, but they are embedded in your very nature. The solar conjunction to Venus in Leo favors a feral justice. Don't overthink it.
A person who can't see past his or her own needs and wants is limited indeed. This kind of tunnel-vision will be crippling today, as everything worth having is gotten by means of exchange. Without knowledge of what others need and want, it's hard to come up with the correct currency. This message comes via a capitalistic Capricorn moon.
The heavenly harmonies get interrupted with an exciting texture -- a satisfying scratch, an arresting rhythm. On the very same day that Jupiter goes direct, Uranus goes retrograde, creating a kind of back and forth cosmic scrub akin to disc jockey tricks with turntables. This is a novel and invigorating call to the dance floor of life.
ARIES ...Read more
No one would have to set the record straight if the record were experienced in a linear fashion by all. Alas, life is not a book you can read in order or a long strip of film. Under this wild Leo sun it's more like a theme park with several entrances and exits. One never knows what people are going to choose to experience and in which order.
There's a flip side to every coin. You don't have to see that side to know what it is. Were you to cover one side with a piece of duct tape, it would not create much wonder. In these last days before Uranus goes retrograde, people may not talk about the flip side of a situation, but everyone knows there is one and can make an accurate guess ...Read more
"The weight of the mountain presses down upon a weak foundation of earth," says the iChing oracle. Luckily, this trine of Mars and Jupiter wants to absorb those pressures and will go so far as to argue that the mountain is the earth and the earth is the mountain. These aren't pressures, just challenges that come with the ...Read more
This very auspicious arrangement of the sun and Jupiter will shine a light on our values. Do you know yours? As social creatures, we give lip service to the usual hits, while our emotional energy and behavior reveal what's truer. Happiness is embracing the values we have instead of trying to adopt the ones we think we're supposed to have.
Intelligence comes in many forms, so varied that our crude categories only name but a few that are at the tip of the intelligence iceberg (which those with math and science intelligence know is only the 10% visible above the water's surface.) As for our deficits, the moon/Uranus opposition suggests we work around them.
ARIES (March 21-April ...Read more