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A "Filthy Rich" Horoscope

It fascinates me to know that each time I study my Astrology birth chart I am looking at the horoscope of someone with indications of significant wealth. Yep, I've got the birth chart of a rich person. Read More »


Kiss Mercury Retrograde Goodbye!

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


When Venus Returns

You might be familiar with your Solar Return -- the exact moment each year when the Sun in the sky reaches the exact position it was in at the time of your birth. This is a special event each year and it sets up a temporary themed chart that explains volumes about what significant energy patterns might make up your next year. 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 »


What Is the Astrological New Year?

Happy New Year! Oh wait, wasn't that in January? Well, sort of. According to the Gregorian calendar, the beginning of an actual new year does fall on January 1. Astrologically, however, the New Year is a rather different concept. Read More »


It Takes Two to Tango in the 7th House

The vast majority of our life lessons center around relationships. As a result, the 7th House of Unions speaks to much more than just partnership and marriage. In fact, the 7th house embodies not only the qualities we're irresistibly drawn to and will attract in another person, but it also speaks volumes about the very same qualities inside ourselves we try desperately to disconnect with. Read More »


Mercury Retrograde Dos and Don'ts

There is one golden rule when it comes to Mercury Retrograde phases. Interestingly enough, it's grammatical. If you can commit this simple tenet to memory Read More »


Don't Forget to Feed Your Moon

Astrologically, at the root of depression, I believe, is a starving Moon. If your natal lunar needs are not being met then the rest of your horoscope has a difficult time functioning. Read More »


Cleaning Out Your 12th House

There's a never-ending well of depth, mystery, and soul to drink from in the 4th, 8th, and 12th house of any birth chart. Without fail, each time I tackle a chart, something reveals itself in these psychologically rich areas. Read More »


Death Chart

A while back a dear friend of mine who is about to face the death of a loved one asked me a philosophical question about Astrology. She wondered if, once the soul has passed on, whether the birth chart lives on in the afterlife and can be a way to see what that person's soul is up to on the other side. Read More »


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