Bear Ryver

Bear Ryver

Bear Ryver is a consulting and lecturing astrologer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. When he’s not talking stars you can find him climbing rocks and playing guitar.

Post-Eclipse Recovery

For me, I find - especially when we're finally leaving behind a certain set of eclipses - that recovering from the exhaustion, confusion, instability (or all three!) requires a bit of retrospection in order to put all the pieces in their proper context and feel good about charging forward again.

Flash Sale for Mercury Stationing at 8° Virgo

Mercury has backtracked to 8° Virgo today, which means they&

The Astrology of April 2023

April arrives with a battery of exams: A test of our faith; an invitation to wrestle with fervor (its fruitful and destructive qualities); a potential to purify our relationship with favor; and then a redo on the Aries New Moon – Eclipse Edition.

Skyvibe Serial Forecast: Week #13 - March 26th - April 1st

The undulations of benefic and malefic enclosure (that extend into next week) are what really make this week one that can hold its own in comparison to the big ingresses earlier in the month. Particularly with Thursday's rogue wave right in the middle of the set.

Fortnightly Lunacy 2023: Aries New Moon

Saturn's overcoming square to the Gemini ascendant is the demand, and Mars in Gemini finally escaping the rays of Neptune's square is the detail's excruciating clarification.

Betterthans & B-Sides: Week #12

As you might guess, the combination of the Sun in Aries and Venus in Taurus means that there are some good elections and quite a few b-sides to work with.

Skyvibe Serial 2023: Week #12

If the winds of change were blowing earlier this month, this week we've got some some gale force winds. Pluto changes signs once a generation, and the changing of Pluto's sign from Capricorn into Aquarius is baked into the foundation of the USA as an internationally recognized independent nation.

The Astrology of March 2023

The month of March is of major passages and portents. Something y'all will likely have already noticed by the time this post goes live. Saturn's departure from home territory is the passage. And Pluto's (preliminary) entry into Aquarius the portent.

Fortnightly Lunacy: Virgo Full Moon 2023

Perhaps it's only fitting that an invitation to "see like Luna" would entail a certain cyclical darkness, and periodic changes of perspective? That there would be moments of pause, and retrospective reflection, in the realm of a planet who 'rejoices in the still silence of night'.

Practice with the Planets

Practice with the Planets The (Live) Class Series In this