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Saturn Transits the Second House: Name Your Worth

Saturn’s transit through the first house, while a relief from the challenging twelfth, was far from roses and ponies. While my personal account struck a chord with many readers, more than a handful also wrote to me describing how much harder the first house Saturn...

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The Mechanics of Trauma & Healing Through Uranus-Pluto

Have you ever experienced trauma? If you've ever felt: 1) powerless, 2) alone 3) threatened and 4) surprised by the unexpected, you have. Physiologically, when trauma occurs, our body goes into a state of emergency and the "freeze response" gets activated (if we can...

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Leo Full Moon: A Celebration of Life

People have been exiting the Earth in record numbers, lately. If there’s a welcome home party in the afterlife, there’s surely going to be some great music and conversation. Naturally, the question of the hour is, why is everyone dying? This isn't a new phenomenon....

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David Bowie: The King of Cool

  Today Moonkissd.com features another guest post from astrologer Lindsay Conover. Enjoy! I woke up the other morning to the saddening news about the passing of David Bowie after an 18 month battle with cancer. Remembering him has brought back many memories of moments...

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Capricorn New Moon: Year of the Hermit

I started an ambitious project over the holidays, one of those that knee-deep into it your awareness startles, “If I would’ve known how much work this would take, I don’t know I’d have ever begun...” Yet I was grateful for my inspired enthusiasm, sorely missing in the...

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Cancer Full Moon: Weird Family

I grew up in one of those “weird” families. Maybe yours was, too. The parental units weren’t exactly hippies, but they didn’t mix well with the status quo, either. They didn’t wear Birkenstocks or smoke pot with their guitar-playing friends (or, not that I know of),...

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The Significance of Winter Solstice

Today Moonkissd.com features a guest post from astrologer Lindsay Conover. Enjoy! Monday, December 21st at 8:49pm PST the Sun enters the sign of Capricorn. In Astrology, the Winter Solstice is considered the time of the re-birth of the Sun (in the Northern...

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Sagittarius New Moon: Great Expectations

It had been a difficult couple of months: I pulled a muscle in my back, an old health problem flared up for no apparent reason, and I experienced a number of dashed disappointments- all of which had the net effect of dampening my internal fire. Then there was the trip...

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Gemini Full Moon: The Others

Perhaps you have a friend with whom you are completely at odds in values and choices, or a sibling that vexes you by being the opposite of you in every way. Or a lover who turns left when you say go right. Yes, you've met the confounding, maddening Other, before...We...

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Saturn Squares Neptune: Reality is a Convincing Illusion

Saturn in Sagittarius is square Neptune in Pisces through November 2015 (this will be exact at 7 degrees 11/21-30, then again, June 2016 -12 degrees with Saturn and Neptune retrograde, and again, Sept 10 degrees, Neptune retrograde)*. As Saturn in Sag lines up for a...

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Scorpio New Moon: Shaman’s Moon

Pluto in Capricorn squaring my Aries Moon has brought a deep plunge into unconscious material I’ve been carrying around for years. It’s been gritty and tough and it has pushed me to acquire new healing tools. For the past 18 months or so, similar to a shaman, I have...

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Taurus Full Moon: The Money Fountain

This summer’s Venus retrograde delivered much needed slow down time -to enjoy the bounty and beauty of summer, to get firmly reacquainted with pleasure again- which, for me, also coincided with diminished clients, and therefore less money. Like others who run their...

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Libra New Moon: Dynamic Balance

One of the very first big presents I gave my husband was a surfboard. He wanted one really badly. Surfing was a point of contention in his first marriage. I knew this because, more than several times during those first few years, he bristled with defensiveness at the...

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Aries Full Moon Lunar Eclipse: Warrior Intuition

Eclipses, with their otherworldly, wildcard natures, always attune me to the strange mysteries of the universe. For instance, the number 3. They say things -signs, omens, bad luck- happen in 3’s. You lose your keys, spill your coffee and are late for work. Or, a...

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How To Burn

This bubbled up during the last solar eclipse, which occurred in my twelfth house where my natal Pluto resides. It came out as a letter to my former selves. When I was 17,  I lost everything and being stripped to my foundation radically shaped me. Pluto is the...

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5 Tips for Finessing Your Mercury Retrograde

1/5-1/24/16 Mercury moves retrograde from 1 degree Aquarius to 15 degrees Capricorn. The Facts Three times a year, for approximately three weeks time, Mercury slows down so that from the Earth's perspective it appears to move backwards. We call this Mercury...

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Virgo New Moon Eclipse: The Critic and the Crepe

This morning I tried my hand at a new skill: Making buckwheat crepes. Everything was going along smoothly. The sunshine was out, the birds singing, and I’m making…crepes! I fantasize about buckwheat crepes becoming the specialty I am known for. Friends invite me over...

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Pisces Full Moon: Dreamers and Believers

I sat at the feet of the venerable wise teacher Byron Katie last weekend at Spirit Rock, the meditation center down the road from where I live. She opened the class by saying, Raise your hand if you ate breakfast this morning. Hands went up. Then she asked, Is it...

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Venus Retrograde 007: Operation Fantasy Fulfillment

How's Venus retrograde going for you? Could you use a little inspiration? Here's a story for you. For those of us in committed partnership, Venus retrograde can bring up those old, stubborn, hairy issues that drive us to the edge of sanity...and the opportunity to...

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Leo New Moon: Diva Moon

“I had a diva moment,” I recounted to my sleepy looking husband, explaining the letter I received from a program for which I had applied that had asked me to prove my astrology knowledge by writing out a lengthy astrological interpretation for a hypothetical case...

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