Pluto in Sagittarius and Xenophobia

This is part of a larger article that I’m working on about Pluto’s journey through Sagittarius and the global (Sag) transformation (Pluto) that has taken place since 1995 when Pluto entered Sagittarius. Pluto brings upheaval and crisis, and in Sagittarius it has deeply affected areas ruled by Sagittarius such as travel by air, foreign cultures, and religious ideology. During the early years of Pluto in Sagittarius, we saw the more harmonious aspects of this cycle: the spread and easy availability of “world music” from all over the globe; international trade […]

Thanks Elsa!

The Elsa Elsa Advice Blog had some nice things to say about my profile of Jeff Skilling this past weekend. She offers more than advice, and comments on a wide range of subjects. If you’re interested in astrology advice you might want to visit my advice column at the Innerchange Magazine website. You can take a look at what astrology can tell you, and ask a free question.

Spike Lee on the Cusp

Spring, by Cindie Watkinson Jeffrey Kishner (of the famed Astrology at the Movies blog) always adds a fascinating astrological layer to the business of films. This week he takes on the question that is the bane of astrologers who lack an accurate birth time: What is the real Sun sign of Spike Lee, whose birthday straddles Pisces and Aries? I’ll be attempting a technology free weekend, so until Monday you can feed your astrology fixation at Jeffrey’s place. If that’s not enough, check out Dermod Moore’s new link center collecting […]

Friday Poetry Blogging

Photo from NASA via Corbis I saw the Omnipotent’s flaming pioneers Over the heavenly verge which turns towards life Come crowding down the amber stairs of birth; Forerunners of a divine multitude, Out of the paths of the morning star they came Into the little room of mortal life. I saw them cross the twilight of an age, The sun-eyed children of a marvellous dawn, The great creators with wide brows of calm, The massive barrier-breakers of the world And wrestlers with destiny in her lists of will, The labourers […]

Happy Birthday Taurus!

Art by Cameron Anne Mason The Sun has moved into Taurus, the sign of the Bull, of earthly delights and pleasures. Taurus is an earth sign and ruled by Venus, the goddess of love. Under the rulership of Venus, Taurus seeks peace, harmony, aesthetic pleasures and serenity. However, Taurus is deeply rooted in the physical body in a way that Venus cannot explain, and for this reason I assign a dual rulership of Taurus to Earth, or Gaia. In Greek mythology, Gaia was named for the land (“ga”). Born from […]

Bush and Amahdinejad Face Off

President Bush and Iran’s president Amahdinejad share an important astrological component: Mars in the chart of one man is square to Mars in the chart of the other. Mars is the god of war – in the birthchart it shows our drive, our aggressive instinct. It shows how we go about getting what we want, and how we defend what we already have. George Bush has Mars in Virgo which is normally a rather restrained placement for Mars but tends to be shortsighted. Mars in his chart makes no aspect […]

Mercury in Aries April 16-May 5

from the Elemental Tarot: ” The classical figure of Mercury dashes across an urban landscape. In the sky the sun is a compass indicating the ultimate in creative possibilities and the multitude of directions in which he can travel. “ Mercury has moved from Pisces into Aries, and issues of communication and mental functioning (Mercury) now take on the fiery energy of the sign of Aries. Having just come through the explosive opposition of Mars to Pluto which forced confrontations and released a sudden aggressive force over the past couple […]

The Smartest Guy in the Room

Photo from Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Jeff Skilling is currently on trial for his role in the Enron debacle which brought down an entire company and most of its employees and was likely the major culprit in the California energy crisis of a few years ago. Under Skilling’s leadership, in less than a year Enron’s stock soared and then crashed in a spectacular flame of arrogance and deceit. Skilling’s story is the age-old story of hubris. David A. Skeel Jr. writes that “the very qualities that make […]

The Meaning of “Left” and “Right”

Here is a tidbit from Claire-France Perez on the etymologies of the word “left” and “right” as these words influence today’s political climate. She also gives an interesting analysis of upcoming cycles to the chart of the US: Left in Latin is “sinister” and the right, “dexter.” Dexter interestingly, has something to do with the pointer finger, dextrously expressive of one’s personal “righteousness”… and is informed by the left lobe of the brain, the sorter, the maker of hierarchies, the reader of text upon a horizon line, and Self-Declared Superior […]