Sagittarius Full Moon – June 2, 2015

Known as the Meade Moon, Honey Moon, Strawberry Moon If you want to understand the Gemini/Sagittarius polarity I encourage you to read the book Fifth Business by the brilliant Canadian writer, Robertson Davies – one of my all-time favorite books. The term “Fifth Business” is an old theatrical expression that refers to those “seemingly” minor characters in a play which … Read More

Taurus New Moon – May 17-18, 2015

Let all thy joy be as the month of May — Francis Quarles April’s promise is fulfilled in May! The air is scented with the fragrance of new grass, spring rain and fresh flowers; peonies, lilies and the heady perfume of lilacs and hyacinth. Everywhere you look is a painting to rival Matisse or Renoir; flowering pear trees with their … Read More

Astrology Café – Spring 2015

The brooks are unlocked at last. That rush of water, foaming over the rocks, dark browns, alive, bursting with small waterfalls over boulders, that is what says “spring.” -May Sarton First there are the baby crocuses, fragile yet brave, pushing through the moist earth. Then the forsythia and daffodils appear as if overnight; a frenzy of golden, buttery yellow followed … Read More

Aries New Moon – April 18, 2015

I don’t consider myself a very brave person but every once and a while I surprise myself. For instance: going to Europe at nineteen with a one way ticket and very little money and making a life there. Or jumping into the main area in San Sabastian, Spain to fight a bull. (I love animals and wouldn’t do this today … Read More

Libra Full Moon Eclipse – April 4, 2015

Easter Moon, Blood Moon, Pink Moon April, the angel of the months. –Vita Sackville-West The Sun is in independent Aries, the first sign of the zodiac and like the baby crocuses pushing through the hard earth, this ambitious sign represents self-assertion, courage and creativity. The Moon is in diplomatic Libra, the sign of the artist and the lover; its aim … Read More

Uranus Pluto Square, Pisces New Moon Eclipse, Vernal Equinox!

Uranus and Pluto: The Final Episode The seventh and final Uranus/Pluto square takes place on Monday, March 16. That maverick Uranus, the planet of freedom and rebellion in fiery Aries and life or death Pluto in conservative Capricorn have been challenging each other since 2012. Although these two mega planets will slowly begin to separate, they will still be communicating until … Read More

Second Aquarian New Moon

The Second Aquarian New Moon, Chinese New Year, Another New Beginning Last month’s New Moon (on January 20) took place in the very first degree of Aquarius, the sign of the rebel, the eccentric, the outlaw and the genius. On February 18 we have a second Aquarius New Moon; this one is in the last degree and last minute of … Read More

The Leo Full Moon, Candlemas and the Magic of February

China tea, the scent of hyacinths, wood fires and bowls of violets – this is my mental picture of an agreeable February afternoon. –Constance Spry February has a disagreeable reputation, especially here in the North East where it is often cold, wet and extremely windy. Many people flee to warmer climates or stoically endure. Personally, I love the dark, winter … Read More

Aquarius New Moon – Jan. 20, 2015

The first New Moon of 2015 and it’s in the first degree of radical Aquarius, the sign associated with freedom, individuation and breakthroughs of all kinds; political, technological, creative and personal. Are you asleep; is there an area in your life where you are drifting, dozing or making do? This energizing and confident New Moon has the ability to shake … Read More

Winter Astrology Café – Jan. 2015

“Winter is the season of recovery and preparation.” –Paul Theroux There is a quality of stillness and serenity to January. After the hustle and bustle of the holidays life begins to settle down; the cold, crisp days and long nights draw us back to home and hearth. Outside the icy ground is covered with a thick layer of snow and … Read More

Capricorn New Moon Dec. 21-22, 2014

Even with all the holiday preparations and celebrations December is a solitary month. The snow covered landscape with its pale colors, bare trees and chilling wind begs us to slow down, let go of the superficial and honor what is most sacred. Winter has its own magic; silent and deep as the night, as private as the owl perched among … Read More

Sagittarius New Moon Nov. 22, 2014

“My heart is warm with friends I meet and better friends I’ll not be knowing / Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take no matter where it’s going.” –Edna St. Vincent Millay (Moon in Sagittarius) The Sun and Moon are in colorful and risk-taking Sagittarius, the sign of the gypsy, the pilgrim and the philosopher. The archer may not … Read More

Taurus Full Moon, Nov. 6, 2014

Hunter’s Moon, Beaver Moon, Frosty Moon Mysterious and magnetic Scorpio thrives on chaos; laid-backed Taurus seeks calm. Scorpio loves to explore the hidden and taboo; practical Taurus prefers the comfort and security of the physical realm. Too much Scorpio intensity wears us down; too much Taurus indulgence slows us down. In mythology Persephone didn’t transform by remaining in the garden … Read More

Fall Astrology Café – October 2014

The Scorpio New Moon Eclipse, Halloween, the Season of the Crone Here in the far north the air is crisp but soft, scented with the fragrance of apples and wet leaves, yet the sun is still strong during the day – what delicious combination. The trees have turned gold, crimson, and rust; the sky is streaked with layers of mauve … Read More

Libra New Moon Sept. 23-24

The Sun and Moon are in the sign of love, beauty and balance. Venus ruled Libra is associated with the artist, lover, and diplomat. This peaceful sign represents harmony; harmony between colors is art, between sounds is music, between people is love. A New Moon marks the time for is a new beginning; we plant a seed, set something in … Read More

The Pisces Full Moon –Sept. 8-9, 2014

The Harvest Moon, Barley Moon, Fruit Moon There is a something dreamy and wistful about this particular time of the year; the sweetness of summer lingers on mingling with the anticipation of fall. The pace quickens, the light slowly fades but we hesitate, still drunk on fresh strawberries, ripe peaches and long, lazy days at the beach. At the same … Read More

Virgo New Moon – Aug. 25, 2014

The sign Virgo is greatly misunderstood. Virgo has long been associated with the word “virgin” but the word, like the sign itself, is complex. It is not the virgin who is chaste or inexperienced. A virgin in the ancient, original sense means whole-unto-herself. “The term “virgin” when used of the ancient goddesses, clearly has a meaning not of today. It … Read More

Summer Astrology Café 2014

Summer comes luscious as amber and honey. –Steve Wilson No matter how busy you are or what demands you have, no matter where you are (at the beach or in a board meeting) summer’s presence is as pervasive and powerful as the sun itself. It pulls, it beckons, and seduces. Who can ignore the farmer’s markets and road side stands … Read More

Leo New Moon–July 26, 2014

“Don’t die with your song still inside you.” Wayne Dyer The New Moon is always a new beginning, a fresh start and this month it is in colorful Leo, the sign of the performer, artist, the lion and the king. Leo is more than simply an artist or an entertainer; “It is not really about creating something other people can … Read More

Capricorn Full Moon – July 12, 2014

This Full Moon is called the Buck Moon since July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It is also called Full Thunder Moon because thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Both Cancer and Capricorn have to do with security; nurturing Cancer (the sign that … Read More

Cancer New Moon June 27, 2014

The sign Cancer arrives late June through July, a time of year when summer is brand new and still fresh; the days are long and lush, the air soft and fragrant and the earth is pulsing with new life. June is a generous month; school is out, camp begins, and vacations are planned. There are roses and peonies, strawberries and … Read More

Thoughts on Mars with Pluto & Uranus

Some thoughts on Mars interacting with Pluto & Uranus In my twenties I spent a few years in Reichian therapy (a body-based psychotherapy based on the work of Wilhelm Reich) with an analyst who tried to help me release the anger I had for my father. I spent hundreds of hours beating a tennis racket on a bed and screaming … Read More