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Stuck in Our Ruts

Have you ever felt like a certain kind of strangulation is holding you back in life? Almost as if there's some kind of imaginary noose tied around your neck, preventing you from making the changes you want to make. Read More »


Pain Is Inevitable, Suffering Is Optional

She sat across from me at my kitchen table with remarkable posture and presence. A young woman with Virgo Rising always appears put-together, cool as a cucumber. But I knew better. Read More »


Fate vs. Free Will: Which Matters More?

Every once in a while I receive an inquiry from a potential client requesting that I look ahead at his or her cycles for a significant length of time. Five, 10, 20 years -- in some cases a lifetime! Read More »


The Dark Side of Love

"If you want to love, express hate. If you want to hate, express love."~ Strephon Kaplan WilliamsI read the above quote in an Astrology book, in a section about having Pluto in the natal 12th House of Spirituality. "If you want to love, express hate. If you want to hate, express love."~ Strephon Kaplan Williams Read More »


Striking Gold in Your Birth Chart

Have you ever looked at your horoscope and wondered what all those funny degrees and minutes are all about? Well, you're not alone! Read More »


When You're Going Through Hell, Keep Going

Outer planets Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are heavy hitters. These guys mean business, and when they transit a personal planet (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) or angle in your chart by close degree,you can count on upsets in your world. Read More »


Relationship Red Flags

Have you ever met someone you're completely -- even uncontrollably -- drawn to? Someone who causes your mind to scream "RUN!" while your heart and body attempt to convince you otherwise? Well, then, it looks like you've been caught in a bad romance. Read More »


Your Solar Return

Did you know that around the time of your birthday, a unique, temporary chart can be cast that encapsulates what you're likely to experience over the next year of your life? You give birth to this chart annually when the Sun reaches the precise degree and minute it occupied at your birth. Read More »


What Happens When You're Missing An Element

The morning routine in my house used to go something like this:I went into my daughter's room where she laid comatose. I woke her up. I rambled into the kitchen to get a pot of coffee on and make her lunch. Read More »


Mercury Is Turning Direct!

If you've spent the last three weeks or so feeling mentally scrambled, misunderstood or just plain indecisive, relief is near. Read More »


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