Archives for June 2011

Saints of Summer Solstice

This is a repost from 2007, in celebration of today’s Summer Solstice.

Todos Santos, All Saints, in Baja Mexico is on the Tropic of Cancer, and it’s where I find myself this summer solstice 2007. How on earth am I at the right place, at the right time?! These 3-4 days around June 21, the Sun reaches his northernmost point at the tropic of Cancer, that latitudinal line in space where the Sun is directly overhead at noon. We are experiencing the longest days of the year, and the shortest nights right now. From now thru December, sunlight will slowly diminish. [Read more…]

Full Moon Sagittarius Eclipse: Life Is The Teacher

When at the tender age of 18, I first picked up Jungian Analyst and astrologer Liz Greene’s books at The Ark bookstore in Santa Fe, a dream was ignited inside of me to someday somehow find a way to be her. I believe in having heroes and heroines, people to look up to on our own journey – as the people, ideas, books we surround our self with tend to rub off in a magically influential way, or in this case a psycho-magical way. So over the course of a long dark sojourn with multiple Pluto transits, that desire, combined with a persistent nighttime dream slash karmic memory slash nightmare of trying to get a higher education and somehow being blocked at every turn, rumbled inside my unconscious, and I started to seriously consider graduate school, to finally get that degree in Depth Psychology.

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Venus in Gemini, Mercurial Minx

Frida-Kahlo-Portrait“Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.” – Frida Kahlo, Venus in Gemini

“I always wanted to be a character in a book…like the adventures I devoured as a kid.” Maria Bello, Venus in Gemini

“I found my inner bitch and ran with her.” – Courtney Love, Venus in Gemini

If you were born when Venus was in the constellation of Gemini, the Twins…

Darling, you are a natural flirt. You know how to start a conversation with just about anyone. Whereas some folks avoid casual conversation you strike one up just to see where it leads. Each new person you meet brings something new to the mix, and when you’re moving from person to person and subject to subject you’re turned on and tuned in– having the attractive effect of lighting up that elfin twinkle in your eye and making you sparkle like the 4th of July. Which we find so charming. [Read more…]