Aquarius Full Moon: The Call of Truth

Last December I did something bold, and something absolutely terrifying. I told my husband I wanted to move. Out of state. Away from California, our home for twenty years. [Read more…]

Stop Using Astrology to Scare Yourself Silly

We’re in the eclipse zone, that concentrated period of time surrounding two eclipses, and a time when some people who know just enough astrology to be dangerous, grow really afraid.  As you read the myriad web resources available about this very special time, or any astrological event, pattern or aspect, let’s remember several things: [Read more…]

Two Leo New Moons (one’s an eclipse!): Say Yes to You

On the way back home from our camping trip in King’s Canyon this June, we visited a Big Cat Reserve. As we toured the facility and were educated, the lions, panthers and leopards, lazily lounged in the hundred degree heat. Despite the wire cages separating us from them, it was clear who was in command: the Cats. Confident, alert, relaxed -they were the main show, watching us watching them. [Read more…]

How Well Do You Know Your Ceres?

Have you seen the picture of Beyonce with her twins? The pictures likeness to Virgin Mary, mother of Christ, reminded me of Ceres the Great Mother Goddess. I looked it up and sure enough, Beyonce’s Ceres is in Virgo conjunct her Sun -which means her identity is fused with the archetype of nurturing, loving Earth Mama. [Read more…]

Pluto Transit? Reclaim Your Innocence with Persephone

When we consider Pluto, our minds tend to go to the darkest places. It’s not unwarranted; after all, Pluto shows us our deepest wounds, the places we’ve been disempowered.

Yet in astrologically giving Pluto/Hades all the limelight, we’ve overlooked the Goddess (again). Persephone’s story is about innocence lost. [Read more…]

Capricorn Full Moon: Time for Kindness

I bumped my elbow walking out of my office this morning. It hurt. My first thought was, Well, Jessica you shouldn’t be walking out of the office while still getting dressed. Do one thing at a time, huh? As my elbow throbbed, I paused and felt the real sting. This reprimand stung more than the injury itself. Why wasn’t my first response to a bump on the elbow, tenderness? A memory of my grandmother surfaced, who, as she faced the difficult inevitabilities of aging -forgetfulness, lack of coordination and balance- would exclaim, [Read more…]