Cuban Missile Crisis Finally Over

Dear Friend and Reader: The year seems to be ending on a positive note.¬†Kenahorah!¬†There are still two weeks to go, which include a rockin’ winter solstice, the Capricorn New Moon and a sign change of Saturn. Before I get into Cuba, New York’s ban on fracking and the solstice, in case you’re not aware, tonight … Read more

Reporting Live from the Uranus-Pluto Square

Dear Friend and Reader: Recently I’ve been getting more deeply into the work and the ideas of someone named Marshall McLuhan. He is a very cool philosopher who lived from 1911 to 1980, and I’m more excited about his ideas than ever. After working for many years as an English professor and not-exactly-bestselling author, Marshall … Read more

Hermes, Whispering at the Moon

Dear Friend and Reader: When the Moon opposes the Sun once a month, the planets don’t stop, though it’s one habit of astrology to pretend as if they do. Of course, most astrology is based on pretending to make the planets stop; they don’t stop at the time you’re born, but that moment, etched onto … Read more

Top Five Events of 2015 (and your December horoscope)

Dear Friend and Reader: If you made it through this much of 2014, you experienced some of the most wrenching astrology in recent memory. The cardinal grand cross of January and April, combined with Mars retrograde and some strategically placed eclipses, earned most of the current year the rating of whiplash machine. I’ll start with … Read more

Sagittarius: The Ultimate Misfits, or the Ones Who Get It?

Dear Friend and Reader: Saturday, Nov. 22, is the Sagittarius New Moon exact 7:32 am EST (12:32 UT) — and it got me thinking. Years ago, a Sagittarian ex of mine said to me, “You’re the only person who’s never judged me for being who I am.” He was a creative, sensitive poet-type and was … Read more