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Catching our Breath, Chewing on Possibilities


Now, on the other side of March's 'crazy-active' astrology (which I described here and here), we have a few moments to catch our collective breath.

The current vibe is significantly more grounding and slower-paced, with the Sun, Mercury, and Mars all presently in Taurus, an earth-sign which typically prefers to keep its feet planted… or, if they must be moved, to drag them along at a modest (or plodding) rate, to ensure each step lands safely and securely. That's a marked shift from last month's hyper-Aries influence, which was, for better and/or for worse, a more 'act first and ask questions later' energy.

This is not to imply, of course, we have a total absence of notable planetary aspects. As I write this, Mercury and Mars are conjunct in Taurus (exact today, Apr 22), after both having recently formed squares to Jupiter in Leo.



The Begrudging Importance of Being Human


It is no accident that my longest recent lapse in writing (other than the steady stream of horoscopes) coincided with the most 'crazy-active' astrology of the year.

As a combination 'professional astro-scribe' and 'humble participant in humanity', I sometimes find my attentions split between these jobs.

How sincerely heartfelt will my writings be if I feign superhuman detachment from the influences in question, as so many 'experts' do in adopting that oh-so-evolved authorial tone which reifies their observations and experiences as some cosmic truth?



Equinox Eclipse Reflections on the Final Uranus-Pluto Square


The world's been crazy, hanging on a thread, spinning on its side for so long now, it's as if we've forgotten how to look at life from any other angle than this perpetually screwed-up one.

Uranus and Pluto, our two ultra-potent transpersonal-planet juggernauts, have been in continuous square (or tense 90-degree angle) to one another for three long years. The 2010s will go down in histories, both collective and personal, as the bumpy instigation-marker of massive transitions… though, still in it as we are, we cannot yet understand their full extent.

It's almost hard to believe, then, we're welcoming the seventh and final exact Uranus-Pluto square tomorrow (Mon Mar 16).



Uranian Fire


Multiple times over the past week, I've intended to sit down and write you a summary of this blazin'-hot period of ultra-dynamism, but not a single day has unfolded as I'd expected.

Life's twists have been coming at us, one after another… fast enough so we must stay in active motion if we hope to effectively roll with 'em, leaving little time to catch our breath or compose a comprehensive plan. Instinct, desire, and 'I guess we'll just see what happens' are our only clear tools for success.

March features the most crazy-active astrology of any month in 2015. Even I type away to you now, dear reader, I feel antsy, fevered, hurried in my creative process.



The Saturn-in-Sagittarius SUV


Recently, on my annual road trip to the desert, I had an unexpected experiential encounter with Saturn in Sagittarius.

Every year, I procure the largest SUV the rental-car place has, drive it down to the epic Gem & Mineral Show in Tucson, Arizona, fill it up with rocks and jewelry to stock my shop (The Sacred Well), and drive it back to the Bay.

This year's rental was a brand-new 2015 model, complete with all the technological bells-and-whistles that are at once titillating and, to an old 20th-century type like myself, somewhat intimidating.