Category Archives: Holidays

Putting the Saturn back in Saturnalia

Our modern day Christmas celebration occurs around the same time as the ancient festival of Saturnalia, which, according to this website, became absorbed into the Christmas festivities about the fourth century AD. According to the site: In the Roman calendar, … Continue reading

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Ohio Astrology Recommends Moving Valentine’s Day to August 14

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It’s interesting to compare the characteristics of holidays and the characteristics of the sign in which they reside. Major Holidays Easter (late March, early April) is in the sign of Aries, the first sign of…

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Black Cat Astrology

It’s that time again — time to explain to the black cat in your life why its image is on thousands of posters, cups, plates, hats, bags and other Halloween bibelots. When I explained Halloween to my tuxedo cat several … Continue reading

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April Self Day

April Fools’ Day, officially April 1, is in the sign of Aries and is the day we play pranks on others to make them look like a fool. In other words, we challenge their sense of self. The smart look … Continue reading

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Is Your Valentine a Friend or Lover?

Ohio Astrology (OHA) pointed out last year the great error of Valentine’s Day: this holiday representing romantic love occurs in February in the sign of Aquarius which represents friendship. There is a holiday called Friendship Day which, hang onto your … Continue reading

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Ohio Astrology Recommends Combining Mother’s Day and Earth Day into “Mother Earth Day”

Thinking about Mother’s Day, I wondered why it was in the sign of Taurus. Cancer is the sign I most associate with mothering. Cancer is late June to mid-July. From my Google search of Mother’s Days across the world, only … Continue reading

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Does the Easter Bunny Promote Promiscuity?

Some holiday and mythical figures such as Santa Claus and the Toothy Fairy have vague mythical and/or psychological origins. The Easter Bunny, on the other hand, is an astronomical and astrological delight. Easter is clearly connected to the seasons, to … Continue reading

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Ohio Astrology Recommends Moving Valentine’s Day to August 14

It’s interesting to compare the characteristics of holidays and the characteristics of the sign in which they reside. Major Holidays Easter (late March, early April) is in the sign of Aries, the first sign of the zodiac representing beginnings. Easter, … Continue reading

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Pluto In Capricorn – Christmas is Over

Pluto, the planet of transformation, entered Capricorn in early 2008.  It will not leave Capricorn until 2023.  Long cycles are the norm for the “outer planets” of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.  As outer planets, they signify group trends, societal changes.  … Continue reading

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