We marvel at the acrobat and throw roses at the ballerina. On a planet where gravity's heavy love touches everything all of the time, balance is an achievement, grace a fete. On this day, when the light of the sun is equal to its absence, may we naturally fall into the state of equilibrium that will suspend us in a moment of grace that allows ...Read more
The United Nations International Day of Peace falls just before the fall equinox, which is the day the sun moves into Libra, the realm associated with peace, diplomacy and cooperation. A lunar trine to Venus in Leo emphasizes the need to not only declare your intentions for peaceful relations but to produce gestures and symbols to memorialize ...Read more
Many smartphones apply an algorithm to analyze your photos, select relevant ones and create a montage without your active involvement, then surprise you with a cultivated version of your life's memories. At this moment, a few days short of the change of season, the sun's trine to Pluto will do a similar trick, surprising us with memory magic ...Read more
It's uncommon to have three astral oppositions in a 24-hour period, but here we are. The moon and Jupiter tug of war is followed up by a solar opposition to Neptune, and the lunar defiance to Uranus is the piece de resistance. In the symphony of existence, harmony emerges from the union of opposites.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You are ...Read more
The cusp between zodiac zones is like an easement between properties in which portions can be used by those with no ownership. The blurred lines between neighbors is a theme of this lunar passage into Scorpio. The lighter Libran notions of friendship and partnership linger even as Scorpio's more penetrating agenda takes ownership of the land. ...Read more
The tension between Venus and Jupiter is akin to a discussion between a father and his teenage daughter. For many, the argument is internal. There's a part of us that wants to be free and experience all the glamour and excitement that was withheld from us in the past, but there's friction because we're also afraid that it was forbidden for a ...Read more
The disagreement of Venus and Jupiter sings like a Halsey song: "I'm bad at love (ooh, ooh) but you can't blame me for tryin'..." Strong and lasting connections can be rare, and they definitely take work. The Virgo sun counters with nurturing optimism, insisting that no matter how much evidence of relationship strife you can come up with, it ...Read more
The curtains close on Mercury retrograde and a new sense of flow joins the spirit of communication. The words match the feeling; the delivery date is correctly estimated; the invitation states the dress code and parking situation. As funny as it can be when it all goes wrong, life is certainly more convenient when logistics are clearly ...Read more
The new moon in earthy Virgo recalls the efficiency of nature, which often organizes itself so that everything gets used. But when accumulation does occur, nature settles and compresses it, or breaks it down and scatters it to the wind. To echo nature's process and clear that which is of little use will bring a surge of vitality.
ARIES (March...Read more
Grit gathers in us these moments before the new moon. Those who are lucky enough to never experience any sort of adversity could be considered quite unfortunate in at least one sense: They don't get to know how resilient they are. Through obstacles and stress, grit emerges. It will be a source of pride and confidence that carries through and ...Read more
The lunar angle to Uranus is a jump scare, a spit take, a party jumping out and yelling, "Surprise!" Adrenaline is the sort of rush that's hard to enjoy or even remember when it's happening, but afterward, the mind and body light up with vitality as they try to process this natural turbo chemistry. Memories are made with surprise.
ARIES (...Read more
As the moon and Venus align in a moment of trust, relationships operate smoothly. Take the time to learn people because trust is, in a sense, a prediction. If we know approximately how someone will behave, we tend to relax into that expectation. Don't give your trust early because it robs others of the chance to earn it, which is a rewarding ...Read more
It's neither nice nor necessary to rob anyone of their harmless delusions. Think of delusions as property to be respected, not poked at or commented on. And remember, everyone's reality is different. What seems like unreasonable faith to one person is perfectly plausible to another. This message is brought to you by the dreamy lunar trine to ...Read more
Why do we experience time one way when asleep and another when dreaming? Why do we dream in the first place, and what even is time? Given the complexity and strangeness in our daily existence, it becomes ever-more important to work on the problems that can actually be solved and find simple satisfaction where we can.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)...Read more
If virtue is its own reward, and vice is its own punishment, why is it hard to do what you know is right for you? Time is the culprit here. The time it takes virtue to pay off is long, and vice's punishment is also delayed. This is why patience is the essential ingredient to every worthwhile endeavor. The sun and moon both offer lucky omens ...Read more
The Gemini moon challenges the agenda of the workday with its trendy interests and social distractions. The Virgo sun offers a reminder: Your future is created now... and now... and now. Don't fritter it away. Build your dream. In the words of Pablo Picasso, "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone."
ARIES (...Read more
Sounding polished and certain may bring a degree of protection to the one who has practiced trying to come across as self-assured, but ultimately, it's still, to some degree, a front. People definitely feel that as the sun and Mercury align in honest Virgo. You may as well just state facts. The most glamorous person in the room is the one who ...Read more
The fruit grows in opposition of the seed. It is sweet when the seed is bitter, it is soft when the seed is hard, and yet its very existence is from the seed. Nothing lives without the seed of its opposite inside it. The Jupiter retrograde reminds us of a holistic view. Whatever we rage against we are also doing in some way.
ARIES (March 21-...Read more
Just a few hours after Venus eases up on our tender hearts by ending a six-week-long retrograde, Jupiter ratchets the tension back up with a reversal in Taurus. This time, the focus is on money, security and social validation. While it may seem fortunate to have access to bountiful resources, nothing is inherently lucky. It's how you use ...Read more
About six weeks ago, Venus started dancing backward through the sign of the cat, taking her playful, dazzling, creative energy in an inward direction. It's been a challenge for those who wanted the applause of the outside world. The habit of inward validation must be cultivated. Venus now goes direct, bringing a ray of hope in the form of ...Read more