Mars, Chiron and Iraq

Mars, Chiron and Iraq HARD TO BELIEVE it’s now been two years of nonstop, escalating war in Iraq. Two years is one Mars cycle, and about once per cycle, Mars makes a conjunction to slower-moving Chiron. There was a conjunction in 2003 just following the invasion of Iraq, covered in Planet Waves Weekly in the … Read more

Of Technicalities Minor, Major …

Of Technicalities Minor, Major, Mercurial, Aesthetic and Functional I spent much of my birthday Thursday involved in an investigation of how an unauthorized person posted to the Planet Waves subscriber’s list overnight Wednesday. As I am sure you can imagine, I was alarmed by that rather fishy development — the first time such a thing … Read more

Is This About You?

Is this about you? EARLIER THIS WEEK, I saw the film 9 Songs [originally titled 9 Songs (Not About You), at least in the British press], directed by Michael Winterbottom. When it came out last spring, premiering at the same Cannes Film Festival where Fahrenheit 9/11 got so much attention, it was portrayed in the … Read more

Love & Work

Love & Work Be resolutely who you are. Be humbly who you aspire to be. — Chinese fortune cookie Many, many times in my astrology career, I’ve heard people say, “This is what I wanted to do, but this is what I wound up doing.” I even hear fairly young people say this, often with … Read more

An Excellent Moral Crisis

An Excellent Moral Crisis Slowly, I am assembling the pieces of Chiron in Aquarius. I recognize that this is a speculative venture; the transit starts Monday and spans about six years. I’ve written quite a bit already, in the annual horoscope, in Thursday’s column on Jonathan’s site, and in some earlier essays. I’ve made a … Read more