There’s an adage for picking out the perfect Christmas gift that says, If you don’t know what they want, give something that you yourself would like. This rule of thumb isn’t foolproof (there’s truly no accounting for taste, nor well-meaning relatives), but in a pinch, if you think about something you would have a hard time buying for yourself, yet you also know you would use - it practically, works. I enjoy giving, but this year I would simply like to receive. Receiving the present is the one present I have a hard time buying for myself- and it’s as much of a necessity as a nice tea mug, or new pair of slippers. The more gifts & presents I receive, the more there is to give – to reciprocate back. But to truly receive… More than presents, this year, it’s presence I want.
Saturn is a God of Necessity, and necessity calls during Capricorn New Moon when family gatherings often feel like obligation, financial outlays that require far more belt-tightening than jolly St. Nick is familiar with, clearly. Capricorn has its paradoxes. Just as Mountain Goat ambitiously climbs to great heights, persevering through rough spots and making painstaking sacrifices to arrive on time with presents, the glyph of Capricorn reveals that the goat (curiously) also has a mermaid tail. It appears that every two and four-legged above ground citizen needs a tail. For making sea dives into our soul. Read more
“Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing. No one to blame.” -Erica Jong, Venus in Aquarius
“The truth will set you free. But first it will piss you off.” -Gloria Steinem, Venus in Aquarius
“Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.” – Ellen DeGeneres, Venus in Aquarius
If you were born when Venus was in the constellation of Aquarius, the Water Bearer…
Venus in Aquarius’ perceptions about love, art, beauty, body, and relationship are far from mainstream. This is the Venus sign who wants to build a separate wing on the house for her partner. Outrageous! What’s outrageous to you is not the same, to me; we are shaped by the cultural constructs of the time and place in which we live, and for Venus in Aquarius no matter whether taking off your Burka in France or leaving a stifling marriage in Utah, outrage is sacred. For you, standing up for your right to be happy, free and loved in the way you want to be loved, is a radical act of self-love. When this Venus sign dares to truthfully turn the tables on social expectations, she will likely shock people. This certainly makes for interesting relationships. It also makes this Venus sign one of the most invigorating, unusual people to hang with! Read more
It was December 2010 and my Gemini client exclaimed, ““Oh nooooo. The eclipses are coming – in my sign!” After barely surviving the Cancer/Capricorn cycle myself, I understood her foreboding. Eclipses are associated with uncertainty and the unexpected; they often mark turning points & crisis, evolutionary leaps and bounds made without the known safety net of the familiar.
Geminis and Sag’s: the Universe has wanted you to move forward. If you are either Sun Sign, this two-year period has initiated (or begun to initiate) monumental life changes. One Gemini girlfriend is about to have her first baby; my Gemini stepdaughter, Sarah, just got her learner’s permit yesterday, hurrah! A Sagittarius friend is quitting her previous job as a professor so she can move into expansive new career directions, and a friend with a Gemini Venus is celebrating a romantic victory. Eclipses bring breakthrough energy into our lives, and kinder eclipses like these proves not all growth has to be painful. I’m so happy for those of you who are on the brink of change! Read more