Saturn in Libra: Committed

older-couple-turq-bagMy husband and I have mutual affection for older couples; we love watching them together and turning to one another, saying, ‘that’ll be you and I one day’. I adore those elder elegant couples who’ve weathered time so well, gracefully. I love observing those little private moments we all share in relationship. A seventy-odd year old woman talking to her husband, as though to the air. He, half-listening, interrupting to ask his beloved if she remembered to take her pills today. She, replying no he hadn’t, and he, ‘let me get them for you…’

Not to romanticize growing old together, it takes a lot of work to get to the graceful, wise and cute stage, hence my fascination. Because as we partner up to grow old together, a sure thing is never really a sure thing, is it? Promises are made; some break. Relationships don’t just require one single vow of dedication. We make the commitment to show up, and keep showing up. [Read more…]

Do You Speak My Language? Do You Have a Planet in the Seventh House?

John & Yoko by Annie LeibovitzIf you speak the language of astrology, and you have a planet in the Seventh House, your story is WANTED for a research project. Your answers may be incorporated into a book.

Here’s what I’m looking for: first-person narratives over sound bites, depth instead of breadth. The questions below will get you going, but there are no ‘rules’. You can answer all, reply to a single topic and go deep, or nix these questions altogether and write about your Seventh House experience.

You don’t need a sophisticated astrological vocabulary to participate, only a general understanding of the planetary archetypes and willingness to share. [Read more…]

Help! My Venus Sign Doesn’t Describe Me At All

Hi Jessica,

Is there any way I could have a different Venus placement than what astrology reports say? I’ve tried several different ones, and they all say I have Venus in Gemini. The problem is, I’m the total opposite of what a person with Venus in Gemini is supposed to be like. I’m very quiet and shy, I don’t know how to flirt, and I like having a partner who is possessive of me. I believe that my natal chart is accurate in all other respects, and this one exception is troubling to me. If you could help me, I would really appreciate it. I was born on July 14, 1980 at 10:52 AM in Covington, KY USA. Thank you very much! [Read more…]

The Proposal & Love Advice for the World Weary

I’ve been burning brain calories over at the Venus & Beyond blog, and romantic France, once again has made a reappearance in both blogs (she’s proving to be a fabulous literary mistress). I couldn’t resist sharing the dish with you. Here’s a peek…

The Proposal…

Then I saw the dress in real life, tres magnifique! On the single day I was in Paris, we had stopped at a pub for a coffee. paris red dressAvoiding yet another cup of nasty Nescafe, I left John in the pub with his mistress (his laptop) and feeling a Carrie Bradshaw-esque adventure coming on, I ventured onto the streets armed with my camera. Immediately across from the street was a chic boutique, where hanging in the window was this buttery delicious red dress. I looked up. Aaaah … She was no ordinary dress. She (yes, she’s a dame) was wearing an elaborate necklace of guazy red ribbon (emphasizing the communication chakra and voice). Reminding me of a Moulin Rouge chanteuse, and also of myself, I caught my reflection in the window, superimposed against this gorgeous omen of a dress and a provocative thought dangerously flitted through my mind: no one I know would dare wear it, but I could pull it off.

And from Love Advice for the World Weary

As I watch myself, and the people around, me move in see-saw fashion from self-repressive and inhibited, to consumed by self-doubt that things will get better (Saturn), to radical moments of invention, to self-reinvention and even hope (Uranus), I’m taking this personally. My friends are taking this personally, too. The only clear thing we all share is a clear lack of certainty. Disconnect is a sign that Saturn-Uranus is nearby. After all, ask yourself what’s been missing all along in this world of war and men (aside from a good woman)? Connection. Empathy. Feeling. Relatedness. Being connected to, and in relationship with, the world.

Introducing, Venus & Beyond – My New Love Blog (& More)

To foister your spirits during these alternately darkening/hopeful times, I bear cafeteria-style love and greetings, from the Venus room at Versaillesplanet Venus. I’m now writing a new blog on blogs.astrology.com called, Venus & Beyond: Love on the Outer Planets. There you can find my ramblings, tips, insights and magical suggestions for all things love-ly. Feel free to send me love questions, and subscribe to the feed so you can receive the posts as they go live. I’ll send you moonkisses!

Also my friend, Jeffrey Kishner, formerly the mastermind of Seduction Central (and who has so generously turned his astrology savvy readers onto Moonkissd) has now launched a social network-astrology, celebrity and love blog all wrapped up in one. It’s called sasstrology, and it’s absolutely fabulous. [Read more…]

Recession Proof Your Love Life

This whole recession business brings up an obvious conundrum for the single gal or guy looking for love. The dollar is deflated balloon heartbuying less on the market, and as uncertainty starts to drive our spending habits, on the Love market uncertainty and fear are *the kiss of death. They go against the laws of Venus (who wrote every law of attraction ever written) and really put a cramp in Lady Love’s free flowing style. Venus does however speak the language of strategy. And thriving during recession is all about strategy! Are we making wise emotional investments? Can we safeguard our heart and stay open to love? Are we still in debtors prison? We don’t have to be conservative or miserly with our love to wisen up. Here’s one woman’s strategy for recession proofing your love life. [Read more…]