I just wanted to put in a quick post since i have not in a while... it is because i am SO BUSY - and part of that has been with readings...

A very big and heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who has visited in the past couple of months and contacted me (though i wish more of you would leave comments... i might start to think i am hallucinating everything!). 

I hope that all of you realize that i continue to learn so much through your trust and your questions and your interest... and it is not limited to the craft of astrology.

many blessings.

thank you.


So i am reading a lot lately on various house interpretations... One author suggested using the passage of the Sun through the houses to help focus our intentions for our lives and goals. He suggests that we start in the 11th house and choose our "seeds" for the upcoming cycle. As synchronisity would have it, the Sun entered my 11th house the day before i read the suggestions... the universe speaks to us if we only pay attention.  

Suprisingly choosing my seeds this month has been an interesting process and has brought me face to face with some of my biggest issues and the self imposed restrictions that thwart my own happiness. As with most things, when i begin to notice something inside of myself, the universe complies and provides me with many outward opportunities to study and learn.

So this post - in light of our upcoming American Thanksgiving holiday - is simply to remind all of you the importance of Gratitude.... Yes, be Grateful for things that work well in your life, and YES, also be Grateful for the things that cause us to grow and change (whether we want to or not) ... but mostly please try to also remember to be Truely Grateful simply for Yourself. If we can all plant the seed of self-love deeply inside of ourselves and nuture it to grow into a healthy and wholesome plant, it will flower and benefit not only ourselves, but provide beauty and sustainance to everything else around us.


...and so what boon does Saturn in Scorpio provide, you ask?

Honesty. Determination. Capacity to do what is needed.

Saturn in Scorpio can lend you the strength and determination needed to go deeply into yourself and come to grips with an important truth that you haven't felt ready to grapple with. Not only that, but in doing so harden your resolve to make the adjustments in your life and in your psyche necessary to accommodate those truths.

Scorpio has an intense focus. It can be very single minded in its expression of energy. Saturn is comfortable with that. It wants to see tangible results and wants those results to be lasting.

There is a stark quality to this combination. It can be very cut and dried. The paths it tends to choose are not necessarily complicated ones; they can feel dark and hard and barren. This can be daunting. It is meant to be. This energy combination is very much about stripping down to the crux. Where Scorpio can want to cut straight down to the bone in one deep unhesitating slash, Saturn - while no less hesitant - lends a slow, patient thoroughness to this process. How that will manifest for you depends very much on where it falls in your chart and what it aspects along the way.

Saturn is often "feared" for his "hard lessons", but i have found that Saturn mostly requires from us a willingness - a True and Honest willingness for sure - not always easy to come by, especially in the dark and shadowy territory Scorpio frequents. And while Saturn's tasks and lessons feel impossible, they also have that element of seeming so only until we truly embrace them fully and then take the first small unaided step on that long and daunting path. Then Saturn usually offers a helping hand - often in the form of a mentor or guide, or a logical sequence of steps and hoops that have been traveled by others many times before us.

Pay attention to your elders - however they might present themselves. Listen to the hints and clues they might have for you about whatever you are wrestling with. Saturn will often wear the guise of "grandparent" as much as he will wear the mantle of unbending authority. When we refuse to listen to the quieter messages, it often invites him to use less avoidable means.

And if you are needing some "relief" from the strictures Saturn is placing on you, look to the house opposite of where he falls by transit. Remember that there is an innate balance to the universe... nothing acts in isolation and everything moves together in a beautiful dance of give and take.


... ahh yes, it has been a while since i felt like posting anything... but here now with Saturn moving into Scorpio i feel compelled to at least make mention of it.

Have any of you noticed a different quality to your interactions? Saturn, the lord of discipline entering the sign of hard honest truth... time to face up to things and come clean - mostly internally, but also externally. Well, of course you can choose the harder path. Scorpio is also very good at evasive tactics and Saturn is good at stubbornly shunning all aspects of human interaction (he did eat his offspring afterall).

Where does Saturn fall in your chart - both natally and by transit? Check out one of the free chart sites listed in the links - have a look and then pay attention. Utimately the Universe is trying to help us grow to our highest potential. Maybe you think you have done that work already, or that you aren't ready... guess again.

Trust. Open... and step bravely forward. We are all creating the new paradigm.

Good Luck!


It seems that the theme dominating conversations for me this month have centered on "fear". They have appeared on many fronts - from my local grocer to conversations with friends, parents of friends and strangers I seem to be meeting for one reason or another. My response - or stance for each has remained relatively the same.

Mars: let's think about him for a bit. Anger and fear are opposite sides of the same coin. One usually sparks the other. They are not however opposing vibrational directions of the same energy signature (ie. "Fear" is not a higher or lower expression of "anger").

One particular conversation highlighted rather concretely a consideration I would like to put forth. The person I was speaking to was rather impassioned about the "state of things" since 911. Father of 5, his fears centered around themes that since 911 suddenly Pandora's box had been opened for any individual with a gripe to create something in a petri dish and harm a great many. He argued that 911 was a door we stepped through as a species and that there was no going back.

It seemed to me that his "fear" was a reaction to the "anger" that instigated the events of 911. Further, as long as he continued to put his energetic focus on the anger of the event that fear might be an almost unavoidable logical step.  And while I for the most part agree with him on all fronts, there is another point to consider.  A great many people stepped through that very same doorway but at a higher vibrational response. This too should be examined. 911 called forth so many to higher Mars response: bravery and unthinking self-sacrifice. He argued that it did not matter what the "little guys" did because government response was to clamp down (more fear and anger) and that was the only response that mattered.

On that front I have to whole-heartedly disagree. Any act of courage is high Mars personified. Whenever I start to get afraid of all the violence and anger that is working to unleash itself, I often think of all those men and women who stepped right up to the plate without any second thought. It is a humbling and comforting consideration.

While the acts of fear and violence of 911 and all the ones that have manifested since have not surprised me in the least, I will say that the acts of courage continue to do so. Why is that? It is a lesson to me I think. A great window into myself that quietly offers me the opportunity to look again, and to see the higher possibility that always does seems to step up to the plate. It never misses a beat. It might be small in number at times, but it is always there. How can it not matter? How would the energy of our times shift if we were to spend an equal amount of focus on the manifestation of that higher response? What new paths into the future might reveal themselves to feed our collective psyche?

I am no namby pamby - I am not an advocate for "positive thinking" or the "flight into light" as I have heard it referred to. To me that is a fear response too. No, I think the courageous response, even as a mere witness to the "news", is to look into that scary Mars face and bravely engage the highest vibrational Mars response available to you. How can that not matter?

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