If you have a burning question and need astrological advice here’s where to send it. Preference will be given for questions that will likely help others as well.
We are in the process of selling our home and getting ready to downsize now that the children have scattered all over the world.
My questions to you are the following;
1. How can we best find a location for our next abode that will map to our astrological charts? We will not have unlimited funds and are looking for a place where our retirement income will go the farthest. We currently have children all over the world. We are resident in Switzerland, but find it too expensive with a limited retirement income. We would like to be within a short travel distance from our children, so the Med area and even Eastern Europe are not impossible with airfare today. We also have many close friends in England and siblings in the US.
2. How can we choose the best time to relocate? When we sell, we have built 6 months into the sales contract, so we will have sufficient time to both clear out and pack up a large building while choosing our next location.
In today’s world in which people can live anywhere, finding just the right place to settle can be a daunting task. The practice of astrology can be helpful in just about every area of life and every human problem, which is why I’ve revived the advice column – to demonstrate its usefulness and effectiveness.
Still, when searching for the best place to make your home, I always encourage my clients not to rely on astrological factors (such as Astrocartography […]
Eclipses are often associated with the unmasking of something which has been secret or repressed, and a lunar eclipse, which occurs at the Full Moon, can expose the creatures of the night such as cockroaches and werewolves.
So it’s not totally shocking that the underground right wing conspiracy group called has suddenly emerged into the light of day and into mainstream consciousness. This uniquely American phenomonon apparently began in October of 2017 and in the months that have ensued a variety of beliefs have emerged that center around a character known as Q who is an insider in the Trump administration who is dropping secret information to its followers. Alex Jones and Jerome Corsi, well known leaders of right wing conspiracy theories, that QAnon has been corrupted and co-opted by the CIA and NSA in early May. Throughout its history this group has become known for wild theories with no basis in fact, such as Pizzagate in which it was said that leaked emails written in code revealed that Hilary Clinton and John Podesta were carrying on a sex trafficking ring under a pizza parlor in Washington DC, resulting in death threats to the proprietor.
Other news articles have been creeping into the news lately but it wasn’t until the kickoff of President Trump’s “MAGA Tour” right after the lunar eclipse on July 27th that knowledge of the existence of QAnon reached critical mass. At the kickoff rally in Tampa, signs and T-shirts declaring “We are Q” revealed the explosive emergence of this fringe group into the mainstream.
I’ve been writing a lot lately about the transits to the US chart involving Pluto and the upcoming Pluto […]
. Mercury is in its shadow period now, moving at a snails space as it prepares to turn retrograde. (Most people know by know that Mercury doesn’t actually travel backwards, or retrograde but because we observe the motion of the planets from Earth they sometimes appear to move backwards from our perspective which we call retrograde motion.) Mercury will be retrograde through August 18th. Because Mercury rules communication, learning and communication equipment, anything started or implemented during Mercury retrograde periods MAY bring potential problems or glitches later on.
As someone who has observed this phenomenon for over 40 years, I can tell you that the current hysteria over Mercury retrograde that fills the Interwebs is way overblown. It sells astrological news perhaps, but the number of people who write me in terror of making a move or even a small purchase during these periods makes me weep.
During the Mercury retrograde, we just need to exercise an additional level of care. If you’re booking a flight for a trip, REview your flight arrangements a few times to be sure you haven’t made a mistake. If you have to start a job, sign a contract, or buy a new car because your old one died, do your REsearch, REread the contract or documents to be sure they are clear.
Mercury retrograde periods are excellent for REvisiting a discussion which isn’t quite REsolved, or simply for taking time to REflect and REwind your life. The waves of the ocean ebb and flow, and the retrograde periods are like the ebb tide, REturning us back to the ocean to REcharge and REplenish our life force.
It will likely help that Mercury is acting as a singleton planet during […]
Researchers have found that low self-esteem and materialism are not just a correlation, but also a causal relationship where low self esteem increases materialism, and materialism can also create low self-esteem. The also found that as self esteem increases, materialism decreases. The study primarily focused on how this relationship affects children and adolescents. Lan Nguyen Chaplin (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) and Deborah Roedder John (University of Minnesota) found that even a simple gesture to raise self-esteem dramatically decreased materialism, which provides a way to cope with insecurity.
“By the time children reach early adolescence, and experience a decline in self-esteem, the stage is set for the use of material possessions as a coping strategy for feelings of low self-worth,” they write in the study, which will appear in the Journal of Consumer Research.
This is no surprise to astrologers, who place self-esteem and material needs in the second house of the birthchart. The second house, associated with Taurus, deals with our material needs and our desire for wealth and financial security, but also with our values and our sense of self-esteem, our talents and skills and how we feel about them. Clients with a challenged second house often find that their ability to achieve financial security is tied closely with their self-esteem.
goes on to say:
In the book “Happiness: Lessons From a New Science”, Richard Layard exposes a paradox at the heart of our lives. Most of us want more income so we can consume more. Yet as societies become richer, they do not become happier. In fact, the First World has more depression, more alcoholism and more crime than fifty years ago. This paradox is true of […]
This week’s Cancerian New Moon eclipse opposed transformative Pluto which is in an exact square right now to a complex system in my own natal chart that includes Saturn and the Sun. I have been turning inside out as the energy of Pluto demands that I remain aware of the churning emotional and thought patterns that struggle to emerge and be released, just like little daemons I have carried with me throughout my life. The retrograde travel of Mars is a great ally in this struggle to break free of the captors that hold our heart prisoners, but sometimes the battle distracts us from the Truth of surrender.
profoundly spoke to me, and perhaps it will speak to you as well.
When you find yourself overwhelmed by habitual, ruminative thinking; when the repetitive thoughts and feelings are cascading and looping; when you are caught in the trance of disembodiment and self-abandonment… just stop.
With the power and presence of the warrior’s sword of compassion, cut the storyline. No, not this time. This time I choose differently.
Slow way down and feel your feet on the ground. Breathe deeply into your lower belly and activate your senses. See what is around you with clear vision, enter into pure listening. Shift your sacred life energy out of the spinning and into the aliveness of the body. While it may appear otherwise, the safety we seek is in self-attunement, self-compassion, and holding the visitor as he or she appears.
It is an act of kindness to not fuel the dysregulating narrative, and takes practice, courage, and curiosity. Something is erupting under the surface, longing to be integrated and allowed back home, but it […]