Why Conspiracy Theories Are a Losing Game

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In Why Conspiracy Theories Are a Losing Game, I explain my reasoning for disregarding the theories themselves while being empathic to people who harbor the theories because they are usually experiencing pain and fear.

Conspiracy theories flourish during periods of mass fear and uncertainty, so they have heightened relevance now. I also wish to contrast conspiracy theories with my practice of assessing and mitigating risks. Let’s start with definitions. Continue reading “Why Conspiracy Theories Are a Losing Game”

Behind the Astrologer’s Curtain

I recently spoke with a group of friends who came to have their cards and charts read at The Chakra Shoppe, where I currently see clients on Saturdays. One woman said that she’d had her chart done years before, would another astrologer see something different in it? And I realized that many people have little insight into how astrologers work or how charts are done.

In this post, I’ll take you behind the astrological curtain. It answers all kinds of questions you might have, like: What happens? What does the astrologer do? Are all charts the same? How can you discern an astrologer’s competence?

The chart is less important than what you understand from having it done… Continue reading “Behind the Astrologer’s Curtain”

Libra New Moon [Astro Weather]

Are you ready for a month that will have you trying to maintain equilibrium while being buffeted by gusty winds? Ready or not, here it comes!

newmoon-libraSun and Moon are joined by Mercury in Libra with its ruler Venus paint a picture of a pleasant and graceful month, but the picnic will be badgered by strong winds and fog.

This month’s most distinctive trait is encouraging people to help others more than usual, and you can help by encouraging them. Multiple planetary energies support helping others, and doing so could also lead to career opportunities.

If you work at a nonprofit or social impact firm, this is an excellent month for outreach to donors, volunteers, and other potential supporters.

This won’t be a good month for romantic pursuits as Venus is all about career and reputation.

Read on to learn what to watch for, so you can navigate with grace. Continue reading “Libra New Moon [Astro Weather]”

Virgo New Moon [Astro Weather]

Calling all analytical neat freaks!

newmoon-virgoDo you like or hate details and analyzing them?

This month, people around you (maybe even YOU) will revel in data, in getting and analyzing information. The key to flowing with the Virgo vibe will be realizing that Virgo’s energy serves a higher purpose: the sign has been burned in the past (in Leo) by being overconfident, and its character is reacting to that by learning through getting the details, dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s.

Read on to learn how to navigate Virgo energy in yourself, people close to you, and business relationships. Virgo’s energy will be especially strong, but you can flow with it by using this month’s forecast as your guide. Continue reading “Virgo New Moon [Astro Weather]”

Leo New Moon [Astro Weather]

Did you hear the trumpets sounding with Leonine spendour this week?

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This month has Sun, Moon, Venus, and Mars in Leo, but Mercury is retrograde and receded into Cancer too far to join the party.

Strengthening the royal vibe, New Moon (Sun conjunct Moon), Mercury, and Venus are in the 5th house, which signifies self-expression and is associated with Leo. Expect much pomp and circumstance in general: business associates, friends, and family will tend to be more generous than usual, if a touch prone to lingering in the limelight.

Back stage, this month has mischief afoot that will tend to tie knots into royal tails as things turn out to be not what they seemed.

Read on to enjoy the show, anticipate surprises, and advice for how to avoid stepping on any royal toes! Special bonus: a real-time story about how these energies emerged in my life—while I was writing this post! Continue reading “Leo New Moon [Astro Weather]”

Gemini New Moon [Astro Weather]

Double double your fun!

newmoon_gemini[Updated] This Gemini New Moon is conjunct its Ascendant, so this month will be ultra, ultra Gemini. To accentuate the Gemini expression still further, Gemini’s ruler, Mercury, is nearby in Gemini, too.

Be prepared for people to be very changeable, curious, and sociable, but good luck on trying to pin them down on anything! Gemini energy is very mental, communicative, and flighty. Thinking for thinking’s sake.

This is a great month to be social, to make new friends, and to explore new ideas with people, but if you are trying to push for commitments in business or romance, good luck. The Sun/Moon square to Neptune infuses this month an element of imagination, illusion, and idealism, and its biquintiles to Saturn and Pluto impart an interest in transforming social structures of all kinds. Continue reading “Gemini New Moon [Astro Weather]”

[ White Space ]

In innovation circles, “white space” refers to an open and safe place in which people can create and explore creative and disruptive ideas. There are myriad frameworks and methodologies for creating and maintaining white space. Last week, I had a surprising discovery, that some of the most intelligent people in business need to learn how to create white space for themselves as individuals as well as professionally. Here’s what happened. Continue reading “[ White Space ]”

Taurus New Moon [Astro Weather]

Batten down the hatches! This month will be a doozy for relationships.

newmoon-taurus“You want oppositions and squares!? We got ‘em, in stock!”

This month will have many people engaging in a lot of drama in their relationships with partners, lovers, colleagues, and other close relationships.

Mercury and Venus in Aries will tend to make minds and tongues a little too quick, so people will say things that hurt and that they regret later.

In business, expect questions and disagreements with partnerships, and be patient if you encounter these. Be especially aware of the tendency to say “the wrong thing” to important people in new business relationships in which you don’t have much trust yet because they are the most vulnerable to misinterpretation.

Read on to learn how to be the voice of reason amidst of the fireworks. Continue reading “Taurus New Moon [Astro Weather]”

Relationship (Updated)

Tonight I’m feeling the magic of relationship in a spiritual way, and in a love way, and I shot this picture because I saw it on my table, and it captured what I feel. Let me take you on a little voyage because I have discovered some things that may help you take your relationships, with your partner, children, parents, coworkers, and enemies to a transcendental level.

Look at how the two are different but connected, Yin and Yang. Balanced. I think they are exquisite together.

Continue reading “Relationship (Updated)”