New Insights on Retrogrades in Astrology

The core symbolism of retrogrades is that the energy that planet symbolizes doesn’t flow with social norms. It’s not going in the same direction as the norm.

We can develop a new understanding of the significance of retrogrades in astrology by regarding them in the context of life itself. At the most fundamental level, incarnation refers to a relationship between a spirit/soul and a body in which it resides for the duration of the incarnation (life). In this context, retrogrades invite us to look at that area of life (the house in which the retrograde planet sits) from a detached, spiritual point of view.

Alternatively, if the spirit/body/incarnation metaphor doesn’t work for you, let’s say instead that you have different perspectives at different stages of life. Imagine yourself old, and remember how you saw life when you were 20, 40, etc. You are looking at your life, evaluating, and remembering things you tried and their results. The reflective space that we just created can help you understand retrogrades at a different level.

Since the energy from planets in retrograde motion doesn’t work the same way as “society’s” expression of that energy, it confronts us with being original, with breaking our own paths. The friction we experience in our younger years invites us to learn and develop some detachment from it. Here’s how to do it. Continue reading “New Insights on Retrogrades in Astrology”

How an Astrologer Lives with Astrology

Imagine for a moment that you have discovered or developed an ability that enables you to perceive life in unusual ways that are not part of others’ experiences of life. How would you live with the ability? How would you live your normal earthly life and this other perception of life? This is the subject of today’s post.

Practicing astrology as I do enables me to decode, perceive, and understand some of the universe’s energies that everyone feels and responds to without being aware of them. I help people bring those energies and their responses to them into consciousness, so they may live with more awareness.

Of course, I-the-earthling am also a client of me-the-astrologer. So how do these two live together? Let’s step behind the astrologer’s curtain and see what we discover. Continue reading “How an Astrologer Lives with Astrology”

Steack au Poivre (et Moutarde de Dijon)

Here is a marvelous simple yet divine main course that is easy, frugal, and paleo. The palette of vegetables with unusual flavors will have your tastebuds sashaying hypnotically, especially when paired with a Bordeaux. Enjoy in all seasons!

I used the tenderloin of a porterhouse and also trimmed off a piece of the tail of the strip section, and all was very tender and flavorful. I chose sides with Asian spices. Continue reading “Steack au Poivre (et Moutarde de Dijon)”

Aries New Moon 2021 [Astro Weather]

“Wanna be startin’ somethin”

Astro Weather Snapshot

roundel-ariesDo you like starting things? Do you feel ready to break out of old patterns? Aries New Moon 2021 has a rare vibe that you may find deliciously intoxicating even while it really rubs other people the wrong way. One thing is sure: it is a force to be reckoned with, and Astro Weather reveals the answers.

This month, people will be passionate and insistent and subjective about getting what they want and need. When you’re aware of this, you can experience it with more flexibility. As always, the way this energy manifests in each person is determined by her/his natal planets, but everyone will feel more energetic, excited, and impatient. Patience is in very short supply.

Anger can flare easily when you or people around you feel blocked or frustrated. We may get angry and fight or we may drop it and move onto something else. Very quickly.

Speed. We tend to perceive, judge, and act much more quickly than usual. The pace of everything will be quick—and changeable. Don’t take it personally when people change their minds, even without knowing it. This also means that the month is ripe for overlooking things. If you are a person who likes to analyze and reflect, go for it, but don’t try to force others to slow down; you will likely be brushed off. You can introduce your findings when people are catching their breath.

Business and communication are fast and furious. Be ready for more, more, more of everything—email, text, meeting invitations, all modes. And everything will be imbued with insistent energy. People are the opposite of blasé. They want it now. They MUST have it. Including you and me.

Romance can also bloom quickly this month, much faster than past experience indicates when we are open to it. This also holds true for business relationships. Be open to new relationships; they can be fruitful, especially when they involve helping groups of people around you in some way.

If you want to delve into the details and have the time, which I doubt, haha, head over to the detailed discussion section. Continue reading “Aries New Moon 2021 [Astro Weather]”