Sunday inspiration: A beautiful Leo Sunrise and poem

Thanks to Astrococktail for this incredible image.   Leo by Diana Henderson Oh, embracer of life Whose inner sun warms us all, We, your subjects, are soon enthralled By the magic of your performance. You prance upon the stage Amid the dance of sashay and promenade. The story teller turns the page With great fanfare and abandon, And the tale grows ripe and lusty, Rich as raisins baked on California vines. The teller and the tale do blend a potent wine ~ More outrageous and ever more divine ~ With […]

Happy Birthday USA 2014: Challenges ahead

(Note:  There are many different astrological charts for the United States and lots of arguments among astrologers about which ones is correct.  I use the Sibley chart with Sagittarius rising, and here’s why. ) The Solar Return chart is a chart that is cast for the exact moment the Sun in the sky returns to the same degree as the natal chart.  Many astrologers use the Solar Return chart to forecast the details of the next twelve months in an individual’s life – I don’t care to use it for […]

The astrology of puppies: A scientific study


Thanks to the Astrological News Service for this article.   No one who owns one doubts the family pooch exhibits personality traits that seem remarkably human at times. Is there a way to rationally explain this? Incredibly, a new book describing the original and unusual research pursuits of award-winning French scientist Suzel Fuzeau-Braesch presents rigorous proof that humans and animals — specifically pedigreed pups and cloned cows — are behaviorally impacted by where the major planets turn up in their astrological birth charts. . . . Initially a skeptic herself, on a […]

Outsmart Facebook and receive my updates in your news feed

Astrodynamics Facebook page

Facebook continues to tweak its algorithms, making it difficult for business pages to be seen in the news feeds of their fans.  However, they have added a couple of features that will make it possible for you to receive all Astrological Musings updates and important planetary notification. These tips will only work in the desktop version of Facebook – the mobile version lacks some of these features. Go to the Astrological Musings page and be sure that the “Liked” box is checked.  Click on the “Liked” box and you’ll see […]

July Planetary Illuminations is posted

You can read the entire article at this link.  If you are on my mailing list you will soon receive your simplified version that is easy to read and understand.  If you’re NOT on my mailing list, you can sign up in the sidebar. Meanwhile, here is the introduction with the major events for July.  Enjoy! There is a great deal of planetary energy in July, but most of it involves the faster moving planets and smaller cycles.  There are no big alignments of the major players right now which […]

Sunday inspiration from Anam Cara

A Blessing May the light of your soul guide you May the light of your soul bless the work you do with the secret love and warmth of your heart. May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul. May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and renewal to those who work with you and to those who see and receive your work. May your work never weary you. May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration and excitement. May you be present […]

Uranus/Pluto: The Freelance Economy


When Pluto entered the sign of Capricorn in 2008, there was a huge contraction in the business world as well as a global recession, and many people lost their jobs.  Pluto creates major shifts in the affairs of the sign through which it travels, and Capricorn is the sign of the structures that create the foundation on which we live.  Corporations, governments, economic structures – all of these are under Capricorn’s domain. In 2009, Entrepreneur magazine ran this article: When the economic sky fell last year and CEOs and workers […]

This New Moon in Cancer, June 2014

New Moon Cancer

The New Moon in Cancer takes place at 4:08 am on June 27th – the beginning of a new lunar cycle that takes us into a journey of exploration into the ways in which we connect with the people around us. The sign Cancer brings us in touch with our family roots, but “family” can be defined in many different ways.  Most narrowly, “family” is defined as a group of related individuals living in a household together.  But family is widely defined as “a group of people sharing a common […]

Astrodynamics feed issues

If you have been a subscriber to this blog for over a year, you may have stopped receiving new posts in your email box. Mercury retrograde is a great time to look over your blog and see where there are errors, and in doing this I discovered that most of my feed subscribers use Feedburner, but Feedburner stopped picking up the new posts.  Meanwhile I had switched to Feedblitz but only new subscribers are on that platform. In any event, no matter which service you use you should now receive all of […]

Personal thoughts on the sign Cancer


The Sun moved into Cancer at the Summer Solstice, and I have been thinking a lot about that sign.  I have a client who used to say “don’t call me a cancer!!” so I am now very politically correct, calling people born under that sign “Cancerians” rather than “Cancers.”  And this is somewhat representative of the Cancerian sensitivity. I was raised in a family of Cancerians.  My sister and my mother share the same birthday (or did up until my mother’s death in 2012) in the early degrees of Cancer.  My […]