Category Archives: Planets and signs

Your Horoscope: the Wheel of Fortune or The World?

The Rider Waite tarot cards The World and Wheel of Fortune are similar in their astrological symbolism. Both have the circle (or wheel in the center) and are surrounded by the four fixed signs. From upper left clockwise we have … Continue reading

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Lois Duncan’s Charismatic Characters

While it’s been years since I’ve been a young adult or actively read young adult literature, one of my favorite young adult authors is still Lois Duncan. Since I don’t have a young adult in my environment, I see the … Continue reading

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The Unplanned

When a very busy colleague became ill this week, I provided my favorite mantra: “There’s never really a good time to be sick.” Accidents and death are two other events in which there’s never a good time for them to … Continue reading

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The Quality Formerly Known as Greed

A couple decades ago when vanity license plates surged in popularity here in central Ohio, a friend remarked, “Isn’t vanity supposed to be a bad thing?” Recently while reading a book, the author commented upon greed. Like the word vanity, … Continue reading

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Personal and Social Consciousness

Personal consciousness in the horoscope is represented by the sign Cancer and the 4th house. Its opposite, social consciousness, is represented by the opposite sign Capricorn and opposite 10th house. Personal and social consciousness is a polarity, one of the … Continue reading

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Interest and Awareness

We’re all familiar with the phenomenon of hearing a new word, discovering a new idea, seeing an icon and suddenly seeing it, hearing it everywhere. Was it always out there and we didn’t notice? Or did our awareness of it … Continue reading

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The Mozart-Salieri Complex

Amadeus, a movie released in 1984, tells the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s musical genius through the eyes of an envious peer Antonio Salieri. Salieri is both in awe of Mozart’s genius and also self-loathing of his own perceived “mediocrity.” … Continue reading

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Creative Astrology

Astrology to me isn’t a belief system but simply a description. But like all descriptions or belief systems, it can get in the way of direct experience. Creativity, I believe, is the key to having descriptions, thoughts or beliefs but … Continue reading

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Saturn in Sagittarius FAQ

Dear Sagittarians, please sit down. A little over two years ago Scorpios had to sit down for “the talk.” Now it’s your turn. In just a few months at the end of December, Saturn, the great taskmaster, is visiting your … Continue reading

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The Virgo Litterbox

On Labor Day, I stopped at the pet store to get some cat litter. It’s America, stores are open almost all holidays so why not? I followed a dog into the store that was much happier to be there than … Continue reading

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