Lunar Eclipse in the Sign of the Moon

Dear Colleague or Contributor: It’s New Year’s Eve and we have an eclipse of the Moon in Cancer — the sign ruled by the Moon. Eclipses represent dependable transitions; this is fitting astrology for the end of a year, and even a decade. Yet by our calendar, this is not technically the end of the … Read more

Surely Some Revelation: The Astrology of 2010

Dear Friend and Reader: In 12 years of writing annual horoscopes — as of this year, one edition for every sign of the zodiac — I’ve never looked at the charts and thought:┬áMan, I’m glad I’ve been at this for a while.┬áNot until now, that is. Given the care with which my words are read, … Read more

01/10 Inner Space by Eric Francis

Sometimes the most frustrating times are the most creatively fruitful. While you may have to set certain professional plans and ambitions aside for a few weeks, you have an excellent motive for introspection. You have been feeling a push to express yourself for months, and yet you may seem to have no access to those … Read more

Earth Stations Retrograde

Dear Friend and Reader: We’re now in that special moment: two planets stationing retrograde, two eclipses are on the way and Jupiter is making conjunctions. The first-ever Capricorn solstice conjunct Pluto is about to happen, in a square to Saturn. The Sun is now conjunct the Galactic Core. Everything really is happening at once. Many … Read more

Five Minutes of Astrology

Dear Friend and Reader: This is an off-week for a monthly horoscope; the next one will be next Tuesday. So I’m here this week with some practical astrology, focusing on the events of the current week. Our top story is that Mercury is getting ready to be retrograde in Capricorn just in time for the … Read more