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Skyvibe Serial 2023: Week #6

At long fucking last we're finally getting to close the door on things that began in the Fall of 2021 with the beginning of the Taurus/Scorpio eclipses, which in turn picked up the ongoing Saturn/Uranus square that began back in 2020...

Fortnightly Lunacy: Leo Full Moon

It seems like it's about some showdown or big reveal related to ego, authority, or me vs. we kind of thing... how we make stay flexible and adaptable so that we can be innovative and inventive enough to emerge on the other side of groundbreaking change to the material conditions we all face...

Betterthans & B-Sides 2023: Week #6

We start the week with a Full Moon in Leo, which means that the Moon will be waning. Elections now are best for finishing things, and less ideal for new beginnings. Returning to old things is also a potential, at least for this week - less so next.

The Astrology of February 2023

The prescience of dawn whispered by changing jewel-toned sky suggests it's time to make the final preparations. Soon we'll be on the path/road/journey whether or not we remembered to double check the locks, and pack an extra pair of socks.

Skyvibe Serial 2023: Week #5

I'll be honest, this week has a good skyvibe, better than we've had in a couple of weeks. Whether this is much needed respite, without which you really can't go on, or escap(ist)-hatch that allows us to circumvent facing the facts on the ground.

Betterthans & B-Sides 2023: Week #5

In terms of elections, betterthans, and b-sides – a lot is going on! There's quite a few charts this week (dozens, in fact, if we count every time one of the benefics is on one of the angles). There are a few planetary and fixed star elections in here too.

Skyvibe Serial: Week #4

With Mercury picking up speed and Mars spending a final few days making a show of taking a stand, defending their position and all that pomp & circumstance there's a feeling of mounting tension that reminds me of waiting for a band to come out for an encore.

Working with Saint Expedite

St. Expedite does not appear in the Catholic cannon. This isn't something I know because I'm a practicing Catholic – although I did go to Catholic school briefly as a child, and I loved the ritual, but that's a whole other story.

Betterthans & B-Sides 2023: Week #4

The Moon waxes from New at 1°32' Aquarius (read about the Aquarius New Moon here) and grows in light up through the first quarter Moon at 8° Taurus on Saturday. With Mercury and Mars now retrograde Aries, Gemini, Virgo, and Scorpio are, theoretically at least, back on the table for rising signs.

Beyond a Culturally Bound Astrology

Reading Cannon's thesis, I learned that my people have just one ‘constellation’ encompassing the entirety of the sky; and, that some of the stars of the constellation we call Aquila (Altair in particular) were used together with stars from The Big Dipper to recon time.