Working up to Sun Square Saturn; Venus square Chiron

When I was a cub newspaper reporter who whose editor happened to be an astrologer, we were involuntarily instructed in the cosmic science. Flo Higgins, editor of the Echoes-Sentinel (infamous for moonlighting as an astrologer) would stamp around the office in her high heels, informing us of the impending astrology as we wrote our missives about the … Read more

With Love from the Heritage Foundation

Dear Friend and Reader: When a friend in her 20s had Hodgkin’s disease a few years ago, she spent part of her life puking into a bucket, part of it plugged into chemotherapy, and the rest of her time fighting her health insurance company, which was constantly trying to cancel her coverage. She got well … Read more

A Call to Awakening — and Action

Dear Friend and Reader: This weekend is the first exact alignment of the Uranus-Pluto square. We’ve been watching this one develop for a long time, both in the culture and as an astrological event. For those individuals born in the 1940s and 1950s, this astrology may be reminiscent of an exciting time in your life … Read more

Stating the Ominous: Silent Spring at 50

Dear Friend and Reader: Saturday, June 16 was the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. This is the book that not only started the modern environmental movement; it defined the notions of the ‘environment’ or ‘ecosystem’ as we think of them today. Though it’s difficult to believe, prior to Silent Spring, those concepts … Read more

Through an Arch or Doorway

Dear Friend and Reader: One thing to keep in mind about an event like the transit of Venus is that you will see most of its influence in the long run. While many are experiencing turning points that would be appropriate for the solar and lunar eclipses that we’ve just experienced the past few weeks, … Read more