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Back up! Back up! It’s Mercury Retrograde!

Mercury Retrograde 2016

Back up your technology, watch your words, and be prepared for travel delays...Mercury has turned retrograde! Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week, April 25-May 1, 2016: The Tower

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The gift of this week's card is Tough Love. Big change is coming. If we won't change willingly and gently, we will change painfully or dramatically. Continue Reading

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A Slightly Belated, but Heartfelt Happy Birthday to All You Gorgeous Taurus People

Happy Birthday, Taurus!

You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead. George Lucas (Sun and Ascendant in Taurus)

Happy (slightly belated) Birthday to all you beautiful Taurus people! The Sun moved into your sign Tuesday! If you are a Taurus, you are Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week, April 18-24, 2016: King of Cups

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This week of the Scorpio Full Moon, with Pluto just turning retrograde, we have a guide who can advise us well on matters of strength and success. Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week, April 11-17, 2016: Justice

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Another important Major Arcana Tarot card: Justice; challenging our moral compass, our sense of fairness and good. Choose wisely this week... Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week, April 4-10, 2016: Judgement


And awakened dreaming To souls is revealing The enchanted weaving Of this, their inmost being. Rudolf Steiner, from The Soul’s Awakening

A  rare visitor arrives in this week of the Aries New Moon. Let us welcome one of the most pivotal cards of the Tarot, Judgement. I love this card, but I didn’t always, and Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week, March 21-27, 2016: King of Wands

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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ~ John Quincy Adams

In this important first week of Spring (or Autumn, if you live below the equator), featuring a Full Moon eclipse, we are graced with a visit from the King of Wands. Coming Continue Reading

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Happy Birthday Aries and Happy Astrological New Year!


I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball. ~ Pete Rose (Sun and Ascendant in Aries)

This morning, at 12:31 am, Eastern time, the Sun left the sign of Pisces and moved into Aries, marking the Equinox (Vernal above the equator, and Autumnal below).

The Fire sign of Aries is ruled by Mars and is the first one to get things started, initiating projects, and leading others. A cardinal (creative and inventive) sign, Aries the Ram governs leadership and initiative. The Ram is adventurous, ambitious, impulsive, enthusiastic, and full of energy.

People born when the Sun is in Aries are pioneers ... Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week, March 7-13, 2016: Queen of Pentacles

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For all of us, becoming indigenous to a place means living as if your children’s future mattered, to take care of the land as if our lives, both material and spiritual, depended on it. Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

My goodness!  Here is a card we haven’t seen but once since 2008! And, as last Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week, Feb. 29-March 6, 2016: Five of Swords

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True courage is cool and calm. The bravest of men have the least of a brutal, bullying insolence, and in the very time of danger are found the most serene and free.” Lord Shaftesbury

True confession time. I am never glad to see the Five of Swords, and this week is no exception. Yet, as Continue Reading

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Happy Birthday, You Sweet, Sensitive Pisces People!

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Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. ~ Albert Einstein, Pisces Sun and Midheaven Happy Birthday, all you lovely magical children of Neptune! The Sun moves into your sign of Pisces today! Sun Sign of Pisces Pisces is the sign of the fish, but not just any fish, and not only one. Continue Reading

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Get Ready for the Fire Monkey!

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  The Moon is slipping away into a tiny sliver, and on Monday, the second New Moon after Solstice arrives. That means to millions, maybe billions, of people, it’s the New Year — the Lunar New Year. Some people call it Chinese New Year, but in fact, people from many countries in Asia celebrate this Continue Reading

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Blessings of the Leo Full Moon

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Tell me, what is it you plan to do With your one wild and precious life? ~ The Summer Day by Mary Oliver When the Moon is full, it is in the zodiac sign opposite where the Sun is, so since the Sun is in Aquarius, tonight’s Full Moon is in Leo. This Moon of Continue Reading

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Happy Birthday, All You Visionary Aquarians!


So now, whenever I despair, I no longer expect my end, but some bit of luck, some commonplace little miracle which, like a glittering link, will mend again the necklace of my days. ~ Colette born January 28, 1873 (Sun and Moon in Aquarius) The Sun moves into the sign of Aquarius today! Happy Birthday Continue Reading

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Tarot Card for the First Full Week of 2016: Four of Wands

To be happy you must have taken the measure of your powers, tasted the fruits of your passion, and learned your place in the world. ~ George Santayana In this first full week of 2016, we transition from the lofty potential of last week’s Ace to the structure and harmony promised by the Four of Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week: Gatekeeper for the Changing Year – Ace of Swords

The supreme end of education is expert discernment of all things —  the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit. ~ Samuel Johnson It was with great curiosity that I pulled our card for this Continue Reading

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Happy Birthday, All You Confident Cappies!

In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest. ~ Henry Miller – Sun, Mercury, Midheaven, and Venus in Capricorn At the moment of the arrival of Winter Solstice, which was 11:47 Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of Solstice and Christmas Week: Gift-Giver and Magical Visitor

Many-named, He wanders the nine worlds, Seeking knowledge in various guise. For His searching out wisdom is endless, As always on brave Sleipnir He rides, rides, rides! ~ One-Eyed Stranger, by Jackie Hannigan  © 2003 How interesting that The Hermit, usually a rare visitor for my Card of the Week, is back only one month Continue Reading

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Blessings of the New Moon in Sagittarius

Dark of the Moon New beginnings Dark of the Moon Plant a seed tonight Dark of the Moon What we envision Will come to be By the Full Moon’s light. Because I am busy cooking up some secret goodies you’ll be seeing soon, plus hitting a lick or two on my book, plus all the Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week, Dec. 7-13, 2015: Two of Swords

I used to be indecisive; now I’m not sure. ~ Anonymous This week of the Sagittarius New Moon and a challenging Mars T-square aspect with Uranus and Pluto, we have a visit from the Two of Swords. The Twos are often about choices, balance, duality, polarity, and opposites. And the Swords in the Tarot are Continue Reading

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