Category Archives: Planets and signs

Astrology for Sale

Here in the West, we consider astrology to be, in the words of Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory, pure “hokum” (i.e., nonsense). With amazement and fascination I watch as astrology is rebranded in modern terms and sold as … Continue reading

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Jupiter Conjunct Neptune is Coming to Your Neighborhood

While reading a blog on transiting Jupiter conjunct natal Neptune (in Virgo), I realized that there are a finite number of Neptune signs walking the planet. Neptune takes about 164 years to complete a cycle through the zodiac and since … Continue reading

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Jupiter in Virgo – Falling Out of Love

Originally posted on Ohio Astrology:
Recently I reflected on Jupiter’s current transit of fire-sign Leo, a transit that will end in August when Jupiter moves into Virgo. I wasn’t sure I saw the “Leo” of this transit. Of course, Jupiter…

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Marketing: An Astrological Perspective

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson A couple years ago after having a rather heated discussion with a colleague, I developed a new, … Continue reading

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Jupiter in Virgo – Falling Out of Love

Recently I reflected on Jupiter’s current transit of fire-sign Leo, a transit that will end in August when Jupiter moves into Virgo. I wasn’t sure I saw the “Leo” of this transit. Of course, Jupiter must play with the other … Continue reading

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Five Movies to Watch While Saturn is Retrograde in Scorpio

Your community astrologers have probably told you that Saturn has just gone retrograde in Scorpio. Retrograde is the apparent backward motion of a planet, an optical illusion caused by the planets being so distant from each other. Really, Saturn is … Continue reading

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A Hint of Small and Modest

In my search for lost virtues such as frugality, economy and thrift, I’ve also looked under a few couch cushions for “small.” In virtue form, this size-characteristic might be likened to modesty. Small is disdained by American culture. Starbucks can’t … Continue reading

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The Retrograde Side of Mercury

Explaining to a friend about sharing a room during a silent meditation retreat, she wondered how three people could share space together without talking. Simple, I answered. We agreed in advance to cooperate and not invade each other’s space. No … Continue reading

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Boy Scout Cookies

It’s that time of year again – time to purchase boxes of Girl Scout Cookies. It’s time again, too, to wonder why Girl Scouts sell cookies and Boy Scouts don’t. Maybe it’s because little girls are made of: Sugar and … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theory: The Virtue

In the mid 1990s I had a male boss who was neat and tidy. I asked him if he was always that way. “Yes,” he replied. “My mom raised me right.” While I had meant it as a compliment, I … Continue reading

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