Horoscope Current Week: December 10 to 16, 2018

Horoscope Week: December 10 to 16, 2018This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

The Nodes of the Moon Tell Our Story: Past, Present, and Potential Future

The Nodes of the Moon Tell Our Story: Past, Present, and Potential FutureWhen we follow our own Nodal path, there is a feeling of determination, strength, and rightness that goes beyond the everyday ups and downs of life. When going in that direction, there is a satisfaction that makes life feel worth living. We feel, 'That's what I want to be doing!' Even if we have difficulty with it, we still feel it is right for us.

Who's In The First House? You and Celebrities Seen Through Astrology

Who's In The First House? You and Celebrities Seen Through AstrologyHave you ever wondered why you seem drawn to certain individuals more than others? Do certain celebrities, politicians or public figures command your attention like no one else? You may have more in common with the celebrity you admire than you think.

Astrology and the Chakras: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Astrology and the Chakras: Two Sides of the Same CoinIn this article I would like to explore the exciting possibility of bridging two of history's greatest psychological systems -- astrology and the chakras. Conventionally, these two systems have been seen as having little or nothing to do with each other. In fact...

Horoscope Previous Week: December 3 to 9, 2018

Horoscope Current Week: December 3 to 9, 2018This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Horoscope Week: November 26 to December 2, 2018

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Full Moon in Gemini: A New Start Is Within Our Grasp

Full Moon in Gemini: A New Start Is Within Our GraspA Gemini Moon is rarely predictable. Interested in this and then that, it casts aside one thing in favour of the next, then the next. It’s great at talking about plans, less so at implementing them. It will express feelings but fail to process them, creating knee-jerk reactivity to life rarely explored deeply enough to change.

Horoscope Week: November 19 to 25, 2018

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Horoscope Week: November 12 to 18, 2018

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

All Life Is Family: Considering Deeply The Many Waves We Create

All Life Is Family: Considering Deeply The Many Waves We Create
On 6th November 2018 the North Node shifted from the fire of Leo into the waters of Cancer where it remains for eighteen months. Since its entry into Leo in May 2017 it has helped us find our own place, chart our own path and claim our right to exist in this complex and beautiful world. Supporting those seeking a voice to make their mark and demand respect...

Observing the Stories of Our Lives: November 2018

Observing the Stories of Our Lives: November 2018
Throughout the next two months we’ll have plenty of opportunity to consider the stories we project upon the world to make sense of it: how we insert our personal narrative into the impersonal conditions we encounter in our lives. Using this time to observe how that narrative impacts our experience will be time well spent.

Horoscope Week: November 5 to 11, 2018

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Horoscope Week: October 29 to November 4, 2018

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

The Moon Has A Lot To Say and Shows Where You Might Be Stuck

The Moon Has A Lot To Say and Shows Where You Might Be Stuck
In a way it doesn’t really matter where you start with astrology because you’re deal­ing with a spherical body of wisdom: you can pick any point on the sphere and go in there, and it will take you to every other point. It makes sense to start with the Moon because she’s the closest thing to us. But the real reason I start with the Moon is because I want to give you a sense of what I do when I’m trying to figure things out.

Horoscope Week: October 22 to 28, 2018

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Life At The Crossroads: The Saturn Returns One, Two, and Three

The Saturn Return Crossroads: One, Two, and Three
Even if you know nothing else about astrology, you may have heard about the Saturn Return. Its perilous reputation precedes it. It’s when Saturn returns to its natal position in our charts, same sign, same house, same degree. Many, however, do not realize that we get two, or even three, of these, if we live long enough.

Horoscope Week: October 15 to 21, 2018

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Horoscope Week: October 8 to 14, 2018

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Relationships and Revelation: Reflection and Realignment in October 2018

Relationships and Revelation: Reflection and Realignment in October 2018
October 2018 may bring sweeping change that cultivates a more innovative and courageous attitude at a personal, local and global level. Or we may end up reacting to life’s challenges blind to their deeper significance, unwittingly retreating to intellectualised theories about the ‘right’ thing to do without embodying those beliefs in a ‘real-world’ way.

Horoscope Week: October 1 to 7, 2018

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Horoscope Week: September 24 to 30, 2018

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Horoscope Week of September 17 to 23, 2018

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Horoscope: Week of September 10 to 16, 2018

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

A New Dawn, A New Moon, and A Clearer Path Ahead

A New Dawn, A New Moon, and A Clearer Path Ahead by Sarah Varcas
If you’ve felt confused in recent days (Neptune has been opposing the Sun so it’s quite likely!), this Moon sets out a clearer path ahead which starts right where we are, not in some distant place we think we should be by now! Delusions or self-deceptions are cast aside by this moon. We can see ourselves as we truly are and in doing so identify what’s needed to address challenges and capitalise on blessings.

Horoscope: Week of September 3 to 9, 2018

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Horoscope: August 27 to September 2, 2018

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Horoscope August 20 to 26, 2018

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Horoscope: August 13 to 19, 2018

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Horoscope: August 6 to 12, 2018

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Radical Remembrance: Integrate, Transmute, and Progress

Radical Remembrance: Integrate, Transmute, and Progress
August begins in the middle of an eclipse season which continues until the 15th. Last month was an intense journey for many, with solar and lunar eclipses challenging even the most balanced among us! As we embark on a new month we have one more solar eclipse to come on the 11th before things begin to ease.

Horoscope: July 30 to August 5, 2018

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This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Who Is Saturn? What Does Saturn Symbolize?

 Who Is Saturn? What Does Saturn Symbolize?
Although symbolism and meaning will some­times overlap from planet to planet, each planet has its own distinct vocabulary and flavor. Saturn is no different. If I had to pick a flavor, I would say Saturn is sour, not sweet. Cold, not hot. Matter-of-fact, not passionate.

July 2018: Truth Found in Darkness

July 2018: Truth Found in Darkness
July is a month of deep inner movement which, like a quake far below the earth’s crust, may well shake foundations, but is less likely to bring the structures of our lives crashing down. With up to six retrogrades throughout the month, two eclipses (one also a Supermoon) and Mars still on the South Node, our internal world is in the spotlight while the external one may disappoint.

May 2018: On The Brink Of…. But Not Quite Ready To Jump!

On The Brink Of…. But Not Quite Ready To Jump!
May 2018 heralds the next major astrological shift as Uranus, the planet of radical disruption and liberating change, begins its journey through Taurus, the sign of steadfastness and stability. It last made the same shift in 1934, so this is a fresh (and significant) energy for most of us.

A Plea For Our Mother

A Plea For Our Mother
Mother Earth has suffered shockingly as a result of human ignorance, denial and narcissism for way too long. She lies bleeding at our feet and still we look away. But no more. Once Uranus begins its entry into Taurus in May 2018, the extent of our planet’s unbridled rage and unbounded love will become apparent in equal measure.

April 2018: It's Time To Be Hard As Steel, and Soft As Silk

April 2018: It's Time To Be Hard As Steel, and Soft As Silk
Whatever your priorities at this time, hold fast to the belief that you can manifest positive change in your own life. It may not be easy and there are often many forces which seem to be stacked against us when we try, but the evolutionary thrust which fuels human aspiration is more enduring than the obstacles which lie in wait.

Eris: The Radical Feminine Awakens

Eris: The Radical Feminine Awakens
Eris, in all her mighty glory, comes to set things straight. Eris knows the power of the feminine, the raw, primal force of childbirth, the fierce protection of a mother’s love, the enduring strength of a broken but embracing heart and the power of an awakened womb which nurtures deep within the hopes and dreams of generations.

Look Before You Leap! Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius

Look Before You Leap! Mercury Retrograde in SagittariusMercury stations retrograde in the final degree of Sagittarius, reminding us that sometimes it really is worth looking back before you leap. This retrograde passage of Mercury augurs a time for reflection on what inspires us to action, what gives our life meaning and how we can go about expressing those values in our every day.

How to Get the Best Out of a Black Moon Solar Eclipse!

How to Get the Best Out of a Black Moon!A black moon (August 21st 2017) is a particularly powerful new moon which augurs a significant new phase. We can use its energy to prepare for shifts in our inner and outer worlds so powerful they may change the very course of our life. Each black moon cycle lasts until the next black moon, two and a half to three years later...

Each Astrological Sign Has Its Difficulties

Each Astrological Sign Has Its DifficultiesWe all know people who show us the negative side of their Sun sign... every sign has its negative side. What is going on inside people when they display such negative behavior?

The Saturn Return Principle in the Cycles of Life

The Saturn Return Principle in the Cycles of LifeAt each Saturn Return, we experience the maximum pressure to conquer the weakness in ourselves that is blocking growth; we have the opportunity to pierce the resistance that is keeping us from breaking through into our greatest potential evolution.

Astrocartography: Choosing Where to Live by the Stars

Astrocartography: Choosing Where to Live by the StarsAstrocartography is the study of localities which are best suited to you according to your birth chart and power of astrology in our lives, specifically in respect to choosing a city or country in which to live.

How Can We Transcend Our Natal Charts?

How Can We Transcend Our Natal Charts?An important principle of depth astrology is that we can transcend our charts. As we develop a center within ourselves, learn to trust our inner guidance, and become more attuned to universal energies, we are less at the mercy of the stresses indicated by our planetary positions.

Mars in Aquarius: We Are the Battleground!

Mars in Aquarius: We Are the Battleground!While Mars enters Uranian realms and Uranus travels through Mars-ruled Aries, these two powerhouse planets join forces to wake us up and keep us moving whether we like it or not! Mars in Aquarius demands that we act in the interests of the whole, not the individual self.

October 2016: Razor-Sharp Truth and Compassionate Grace

October 2016: Razor-Sharp Truth and Compassionate GraceThe second half of October is characterised by dynamic, forthright energy which requires careful handling. As always, it’s our choice how we use it. If we muster as much conscious awareness as possible we can draw upon this energy to power our intentions...

Life, Love, and a New Moon in Libra

Life, Love, and a New Moon in LibraWe may be beset with all kinds of desires, passions, certainties and non-negotiables at the moment. Ice cold clarity is in the air. We are seeing, perhaps for the first time, the truth of our lives, of the false selves we have worked so hard to sustain, and the real Self neglected in the wings.

From Darkness Into Light: This Solar Eclipse is a Wake-Up Call

From Darkness Into Light: This Solar Eclipse is a Wake-Up CallThis solar eclipse highlights the adventure of living in the material world whilst embracing the unseen realms of energy and essence. This is the path of the everyday mystic who lives in communion with the divine whilst scrubbing the floor and fingernails, paying bills, earning a wage and putting out the rubbish. However we experience this eclipse at a personal level, the fundamental message will be the same...

Our Sacred Duty to Choose Well: The Message of Mercury Retrograde in Virgo

Our Sacred DutyIf there are difficult conversations to be had, the next three weeks may just be the time to have them, even though Mercury retrograde is usually characterised as bad for communication. In fact, painting it as such is just a simplification of a far more complex landscape. So bear in mind that whatever you read about this particular passage of Mercury Retrograde...

Progress Is Ours as Mars Enters Sagittarius

Progress Is Ours as Mars Enters SagittariusMars's entry into Sagittarius indicates a shift to a lighter and more future-focused energy. One which carries with it inspiration and excitement: a vision of possibility that motivates us to soldier on. If you’ve been wading through emotional...

Heart-Centered Rebellion: Living in Intense Times

Heart-Centered Rebellion: Living in Intense TimesWe live in intense times: intensely unpredictable, intensely beautiful, intensely unsettling, intensely transformational. Both the best and the worst are rising to the surface, revealed in their fullness for all to behold. These are times of opportunity, when we can change the course of so much and...

What's The Difference Between The Various Blue Moons?

What's The Difference Between Blue Moons: Seasonal, Calendrical, or AstrologicalEvery now and then you’ll hear that a full moon is designated a blue moon and therefore of particular astrological significance. But you may also notice that different people designate different moons as blue, which can get rather confusing! In fact, there are three different types of blue moon.

Revolution Within and Without: Claiming Our Power to Take a Stand

Revolution Within and Without: Claiming Our Power to Take a StandAt a planetary level Eris conjunct Uranus will shake things up like never before. Revolution is in the air and we ain’t seen nothin’ yet! She is a warrior goddess for Mother Nature mobilised to protect her at any cost. Taking no prisoners she stands beside those who honour our great mother, confronting those who exploit her.

Sharing the True Self: Reflections on the New Moon

Sharing the True Self: Reflections on the New MoonThis New Moon augurs unexpected developments that may surprisingly ease progress despite conditions that indicate the opposite! Take nothing at face value right now. Remember, the universe is born of its own design... We simply cannot see the whole picture and much is destined to remain a mystery.

Mysterious Magic When Mercury Goes Retrograde

Mysterious Magic When Mercury Goes RetrogradeIf life has been somewhat puzzling of late, throwing up questions and queries we’ve struggled to address satisfactorily, this passage of Mercury retrograde offers hope in the form of new information, opportunities thus far overlooked and some good old fashioned common sense to ground insights.

Knowing When We Don’t Know: New Moon in Aries

Knowing When We Don’t Know: New Moon in AriesWe may find ourselves strangely liberated by something which, to all intents and purposes, looked set to bind us. Things prove not to be as they seemed and a way through a particular challenge may make itself known. But for this to happen a new perspective is called for.

On Meeting the Intensity of the Lunar Eclipse with Gentleness

On Meeting the Intensity of the Lunar Eclipse with GentlenessThere is much to be seen and understood at this time. The floodgates holding back the unconscious are opened by this eclipse and we may feel overwhelmed by what comes pouring through. But remember, whatever it is, it is only ourselves. You and me in our fullness: good and bad, positive and negative...

Redefining Ourselves: We Have Changed Beyond Recognition

Redefining Ourselves: We Have Changed Beyond RecognitionMarch continues and expands upon the central theme of February: the need to overcome complacency and take full responsibility for our lives, refusing to allow the future to be shaped by self-pity, stubborn resistance to change, or fearful avoidance of living life to its fullest. Remember: we have changed beyond recognition in recent years.

One Mighty Misperception Challenged by the Light of this Virgo Moon

One Mighty Misperception Challenged by the Light of this Virgo MoonLife, in all its often hectic confusion, can sometimes feel like a million individual plates we must keep spinning simultaneously or risk unbounded chaos, when in fact its disparate parts are simply many faces of the One that animates our being. We are one life, all of us. What happens outside and around us occurs also within and through us.

It's February: Time to Wake Up and Smell The Coffee

february varcas 2 2February may feel a lot more like the start of a new year than January did! With Mercury retrograde through much of last month we may have been busy tying up loose ends, sorting through matters that we thought were done and dusted and generally clearing the decks of unfinished business, be it practical, emotional or spiritual.

A Rude Awakening with Mercury Retrograde

cropped image of “Wheels on Fire” by Brian VarcasThis passage of Mercury speaks of unexpected and potentially very disruptive surprises which, nonetheless, lead to benefits in the long run. It may be hard to remember that, though, when life suddenly does an unforeseen u-turn or we are blind-sided when we least expect.

Preparing to Begin: January 2016

Preparing to Begin: January 2016This January is very much a month of getting down to business whether that means sorting out cupboards, paying outstanding bills, catching up on correspondence or deciding, once and for all, which bits of our life we’re definitely going to sort out his year! Don’t overlook the power of such seemingly inconsequential activities...

Within the Web of Awakening: December 2015

Within the Web of AwakeningDecember begins, fittingly perhaps, with reflection and blasts from the past, reminding us that we don’t leave our former selves behind as we change and grow, but instead better assimilate them into the fuller, more authentic and effective self that arises out of deep enquiry.

September 2015: Be Life, Don’t Just Live It!

September 2015: Be Life, Don’t Just Live It!Welcome to one of the most powerful months of 2015! With two eclipses, one occurring at a Super Moon, Mercury turning retrograde, Saturn entering Sagittarius, Pluto stationing direct in Capricorn and Venus completing its retrograde journey through Leo, there’s something for everyone and not a dull moment!

August 2015: Small Acts Carry Great Power and Profound Influence

August 2015: Small Acts and Tiny Steps Carry Great Power and Profound Influence‘Gently does it’ is probably the best advice for the coming month, not to be confused with ‘don’t do anything’, which is most definitely not! There’s much to be done throughout August, as we initiate action on some of our recent plans, remedying a lack of earth energy since mid May. August may begin to feel like something of a ‘back down to earth with a bump’ month!

Independently Entwined: Venus Retrograde 25th July – 6th September 2015

Independently Entwined: Venus Retrograde 25th July – 6th September 2015Venus in Leo is flamboyant and demonstrative, passionate and radiant, but in the subtle shaping hands of Virgo she knows that the most reliable self-confidence is born of detailed self-knowledge: familiarity with the twists and turns of one’s psyche and their influence upon our well-being and relationships. When retrograde, Venus reveals the underbelly of those relationships...

Creative Awakening throughout the month of June

Creative Awakening throughout the month of JuneThe month ahead comes with a fluid and creative underlying energy, gentle yet powerful, bringing to mind deep currents beneath a still surface. It’s time to embrace our creativity whatever that means for us. We don’t have to be Picasso or Beethoven to do this. No ‘talent’ is needed, no standards to be met.

Mercury Retrograde and The Great Attractor

Mercury Retrograde and The Great AttractorMercury stationed retrograde at 1:44 am GMT on 19th May 2015, and remains in its own sign, Gemini, throughout its retrograde passage. Practically speaking, this is an inquisitive Mercury, seeking information and answers, reviewing events of the past three months, wondering about relationships and connections with others and generally taking stock and sorting through unfinished business. It efficiently clears the decks of outstanding matters, enabling positive progress in the months to come.

Honesty is the Best Policy: Sharing Thoughts and Feelings Authentically

Honesty is the Best PolicyMay 2015 raises the issue of relationship: with ourselves, each other and our environment both near and far. We simply cannot go it alone, is the basic message of this month, nor can we expect others to do it for us. It is time to take full responsibility for ourselves whilst simultaneously recognising that we do nothing in isolation.

Choosing the Cliff Edge: Life After the Uranus/Pluto Square

Choosing the Cliff Edge: Life After the Uranus/Pluto SquareMany people have been shaken awake, forced to confront themselves and their lives, the consequences of choices previously made and the impact of living a half-life in the shadows of possibility for so long. It has been a time of both trauma and ecstasy, challenge and liberation. The initiation into the Aquarian Age has well and truly begun.

Keeping It Real and Anchoring Deep Truth Into Our Every Day Consciousness

Keeping It Real and Anchoring Deep Truth Into Our Every Day ConsciousnessThis month’s astrology has the feel of Fresher’s Week at university, when arriving students are oriented to their new life. Choices abound and the air is heavy with potential and possibility. Excitement is everywhere, fuelled by a new-found freedom alongside anxiety, homesickness and sometimes a hefty dose of fear. We are those students and life the university.

Black Moon Rising: Straddling the Piscean and Aquarian Ages

Black Moon Rising: Straddling the Ages From Pisces to AquariusYou may be wondering what sign this New Moon is in and what’s a Black Moon? Answering the second question is easier than the first: a Black Moon is the second New Moon during the Sun’s journey through a single zodiac sign (known as a ‘solar month’). The answer to the first question is a little more complex...

Wiping the Slate Clean

February 2015: Wiping the Slate CleanFebruary looks set to be one of the most powerful months of the year. The change demanded by the burgeoning Aquarian Age blows apart preconceptions and prejudices, challenges long held notions of right and wrong and upholds Truth with a capital ‘T’ in the face of half truths, deceptions and lies so cosy and familiar we barely know they’re there...

An Astrologer introduces the Nine Dangers of Astrology

An Astrologer introduces the Nine Dangers of Astrology

Astrology is a powerful art, capable of enhancing our lives by enabling us to understand our own process of unfolding and how we can cooperate with the energies within and around us. But it is also a dangerous art, and can be easily misused.

Emotions and Your Moon Sign

Emotions and Your Moon Sign

The Moon, in the astrological chart, can help us understand how we deal with our emotions. It show how comfortable we are with dependency, how we take care of others, gratify their needs, and how we accept those same needs in ourselves. Can we tolerate feeling dependent and actively go out to get those needs met?

Don’t React, Reflect!

January 2015: Don’t React, Reflect!

This month we must look around with fresh eyes at those aspects of our lives we know best – be they physical possessions, thoughts, feelings or attachments – to establish which have outlived their usefulness...

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