Spring Astrology Café – May, 2014

“This is the season when one can listen only so long to any recital of the world’s shortcomings. Then we have to get outdoors and see the world itself. Then we know that though a thousand things may be wrong, a million things are right.” —Hal Borland Spring has come late to our little hamlet here in the far north. … Read More

The Taurus Solar Eclipse – April 28-29, 2014

A solar eclipse is a super powerful New Moon, a time of major endings and beginnings. Sun and Moon are in earthy, sensual Taurus; the sign that celebrates our bodies, mother earth and our relationship to the physical world. Intellectual Mercury, in Taurus, is conjunct the New Moon, making a supportive trine to transformational Pluto in Capricorn encouraging us to … Read More

Aries New Moon – March 30, 2014

Every New Moon is a new beginning, a fresh start but the New Moon in Aries, the sign that heralds the start of the astrological year, holds extraordinary promise and potential. Aries arrives with the spring rains and like the baby crocuses pushing through the cold, hard earth, this passionate sign is about action, energy, and bold moves.  Whatever vision … Read More

Virgo Full Moon – March 16, 2014

“Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons of life do not last. The spring rains will come again.”   –Sarah Ban Breathnach (Simple Abundance) As temperature rises and the ground begins to thaw earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins, which is why this is called the Full Worm … Read More

The Pisces New Moon – February 28-March 1, 2014

“Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.” –Scout song. The Sun and Moon are in the dreamy Pisces, the sign that governs the invisible and unseen realms. Ruled by Neptune, god of the ocean, Pisces is fluid, open, porous, deeply intuitive and highly creative. For Pisces the inner world … Read More

Leo Full Moon – Feb. 14, 2014

This Full Moon is the culmination of Chinese New Year (which took place two weeks ago at the New Moon) and is called the Festival of Lanterns. Lanterns painted with birds, flowers and signs of the zodiac are hung in the temples and carried in a parade under the light of the Full Moon. This is also called the Quickening … Read More

Winter Astrology Café – 2014

The Aquarius New Moon, Chinese New Year, Candlemas Deep winter is a subtle and secret time; it possesses none of the dazzling colors of fall, the bounty and beauty of spring, nor the lushness of summer. This time of year has its own magic but it doesn’t advertise or give itself easily; it requires patience, stamina, and a profound faith. … Read More

Capricorn New Moon 1/1/14

“Now let us welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” -Rilke The first New Moon of the 2014 takes place on the very first day of the year! There is something significant and definitive in that, like the sign Capricorn itself. Goal-driven and disciplined Capricorn is the third earth sign; its aim is to manifest something … Read More

12 Days of Christmas/Epiphany

Today (December 26) begins The Twelve Days of Christmas which ends on the Epiphany, January 6. I love this ritual! In old traditions, Christmas was the time for receiving spiritual gifts while Epiphany was the day for exchanging physical gifts – the day the Magi came bearing gifts for the Christ child. Each of the twelve days that follows Christmas … Read More

Gemini Full Moon 12/17/13

The Long Night Moon, Cold Moon There was a profile in a recent New Yorker magazine on Dr. Steven Zeitels, a renowned surgeon who specializes in voice rehabilitation; he has operated on Adele, Steven Tyler, and James Taylor. A colleague described him as being someone “Who doesn’t think like other people. His mind moves sideways; his ideas make jumps.” This … Read More

Sagittarius New Moon Dec. 2-3

“We learn nothing from the things we know.” –John Cage Sun and Moon are in fiery and freedom-loving Sagittarius; the sign of the gypsy, the pilgrim and the philosopher. The archer may not know the meaning of life but he or she knows there is a meaning and is on a quest to find it. Ruled by expansive Jupiter this … Read More

The Taurus Full Moon

The Taurus Full Moon – November 17, 2013 Full Beaver Moon, Frosty Moon The Sun is in uncompromising Scorpio, master of the mysterious realms of the unconscious; ruled by Pluto, this edgy sign hungers for what is hidden secret, and taboo. Opposite is the Moon in down-to-earth Taurus ruled by provocative Venus; the sensual bull deals with the physical world … Read More

Fall Astrology Café – 2013

The Scorpio New Moon Eclipse, Halloween, Your Inner Crone It is autumn here in the far north: the rich colors of summer, the vibrant reds and lush greens are slowly turning into crimson, rust and gold; birds and butterflies migrate south and stacks of wood appear on porches. The air is fragrant with the scent of apples and wet leaves; … Read More

Astrology Cafe Summer 2013

Summer is a magical time, lazy and lush, slow, and succulent. There is something in the world and in us that has reached its fullness and is exploding with new life. The tomatoes and zucchinis are bigger; the peaches are juicier, the flowers brighter and the sun stronger. In summer we have permission to do everything or nothing. This is … Read More