My Thanksgiving Blogiversary (Tenth!!) and random thoughts

AM on Blogger Happy Thanksgiving dear friends!  It was ten years ago today that my sister helped me start this blog while she was visiting me for Thanksgiving vacation.

As an astrologer, I see the world through the astrological lens and wanted to share that viewpoint with whoever happened to stop by and visit.  At the same time I wanted to demonstrate to a larger audience that astrology is more than so-called “horoscopes” and sun signs.  Over the years so many people have told me that it was my blog that started their path of astrological study, and I can’t tell you how gratifying that is.

For seven or eight years I managed to post nearly every single day – finding interesting news pieces or philosophical ideas to frame within the astrological lens.  Over the past couple of years I have had a more difficult time keeping up the inspiration for that daily writing, and this year for the first time I took long breaks between posts.  I attribute much of this to the fact that I am in the middle of a Very Big Uranus Transit, the kind that happens only every 21 years or so.  It was during the last Very Big Uranus Transit in 1992-3 when I first started writing my monthly planetary column which I then called Skywatch and which is now posted as Planetary Illuminations.  At the time a monthly astrology column which was not a sun sign horoscope column was pretty rare.

Uranus urges us to break free of routines that no longer work for us, and under his influence (he has been virtually stationary sitting right on an already Uranian system in my chart since May and will be there through March) I have been reassessing a lot of things.  Taking a break from writing has helped to clear my head and give me a chance to see what about my writing I want to keep in my life and what it might be time to let go of.

One thing I have realized is that writing this blog was a mental meditation – an hour or two that I gave myself to examine the world through the lens of personal and spiritual development and planetary magic.  I miss that.  So it’s likely you will be seeing more articles from me again, and more consistent writing.

I may be making some changes in how I present the monthly Planetary Illuminations report because after all, there are hundreds of similar reports like it these days.   I’m considering doing a monthly video report instead, or perhaps an audio podcast.  But meanwhile, I’m grateful that you have not given up on this blog and continue to visit!


By | 2015-11-26T07:59:32+00:00 November 26th, 2015|Astrology in my world|19 Comments


  1. Les November 26, 2015 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Happy 10th Blogday, Lynn! I’ve always loved your astrological insights. Many blogs have fallen by the wayside over the years. It’s a lot to maintain, especially for thoughtful content. I’m glad you’re still posting, however often you choose, and look forward to more.

    • November 29, 2015 at 7:44 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Leslee – it’s nice to still have you visit after all these years!

    • Veronica Gonzalez November 30, 2015 at 6:38 pm - Reply

      I love the idea of a video blog. I am so grateful for your inspiration, direction and wisdom. I look forward to receiving more in 2016. Love and light, Veronica Gonzalez New York City

  2. Valerie November 26, 2015 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Lynn, I consult a couple of monthly reports , but yours are the ones I am most eager to read. I find them to resonate most and to present the information in thoughtful, grounded ways.

    I’m a reader by nature and tend to skip the videos/podcasts for a written article where I can reread the most stirring insights and refer back to the information without having to restart the entire video.

    Thank you for sharing your gifts and skills with a world in need of the cosmic perspective.

    • November 29, 2015 at 7:45 pm - Reply

      Valerie, thanks so much and for your feedback. I too prefer to read an article where I can scroll to the information I am looking for.

    • Sage December 1, 2015 at 11:26 am - Reply

      I am in total agreement with Valerie and others. I have a few astrologers I enjoy reading, but none of them do I rely on like I do on your monthly Planetary Illuminations! I have been inspired in much of my spiritual life by the perspectives and insights you share, and have been grateful for the personal and event readings I received for my 60th birthday.

      I would enjoy a video report; however, I get so much from the written report because I can parse it out and work within the context of my calendar for the month. You are a wonderful writer. I can easily grab hold of the intuitive information being delivered in this manner.

      Regardless, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, and thanks for sharing your meditations with us!

  3. Wendy November 26, 2015 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    yup … your blog is the one i look forward to the most! i’ve missed you. sending blessings, love and gratitude and hope to see more of you, when and if the Universe allows.

  4. Sonny November 27, 2015 at 5:41 am - Reply

    Happy Anniversary.

    I was so happy to see you are also in NC..

    I always look forward to seeing you in my email. I know it will be interesting and informative.

  5. Beth November 27, 2015 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Congratulations, dearest Lynn! This is a huge milestone, and I am glad you are commemorating it. I have loved following you ever since the olden days of “Connexions” and “Innerchange.”

    I give thanks for YOU, and all your wisdom over the years, including how you are now modeling self-care during challenging transits. xoooxoox!

  6. Amy November 28, 2015 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Congratulations on ten years! I love your posts and just want to add my two cents, for what they’re worth! As a busy working mom I catch up on my reading where I can and videos are usually skipped these days. Podcasts are great for some, but alas the time commitment is not for me. Here’s hoping you continue forecasts in written form, even if they’re a summation or transcription of your video. Thanks for the insight over the years!

  7. Jo Macleod November 30, 2015 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    I love your writing style, you always explain things in such an easy to understand fashion. I look forward to reading your monthly report and wouldn’t miss it. I’m now looking forward to reading your blog too… wishes….Jo Macleod

  8. Mary C Smith November 30, 2015 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    Ten years is a milestone. I have been with you for five I believe and look forwars as much now as when I first found your insightful and thoughtful blog. I enjoy your written expression very much but understand the need to explore other options of communication. Believe me I will happily entertain any avenue you choose to pursue and gladly continue to contribute to your beautiful expression. Blessings. Mary Smith

  9. Lesley Phillips November 30, 2015 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    10 years?! It’s been that long? Okay, I’ve only been a faithful reader (and periodic client) for seven, and will continue following you until, well, you stop writing or I can’t read anymore, but until then, I’ll prefer to read and re-read your posts – always helpful with their informative guidance. Whatever medium you use, you’ll continue to have a faithful follower here. Thank you – and good luck!

  10. Elizabeth Garrison December 13, 2015 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    Dearest Lynn
    Congratulations on 10 years. I have been following you for many of those. Yours is the one name I will open in my emails. I love your writing style and trust the content. Whatever format you chose I will be happy. Thank you from my Heart.

  11. Soo Small December 18, 2015 at 6:55 am - Reply

    Since May of 2010 the information in Skywatch and Planetary Illuminations has helped me to weather many storms in my life. Thank you for your dedication.

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