Category Archives: Planets and signs

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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Lost Causes with Saturn in Sagittarius

Just a week before Saturn transited from Scorpio into Sagittarius last December, President Obama announced the normalization of relations with Cuba. Fidel Castro took power in Cuba in 1959 and in 1961, the US ceased relations. That was over 53 … Continue reading

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Imaginary-to-Real in Three Easy Aspects

Do you wish your imaginary friends were real? What, you say you have no imaginary friends? Is the person you spend most of your time with what you imagined him/her to be? You had an imaginary friend. How about that … Continue reading

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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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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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