exterior conjunction

Venus & the far side of the Sun “Inner Temple Lights”

Sag season

The Torch and the Scatterling “Sag season”

“When we grope back far enough, we hear the clinking bells and animal croon of a vast migratory journey–way back, through the blue smoke. Press your ear to the mud and you will hear them.”

Martin Shaw. Scatterlings

Connected in a way like never before: the plane, the train, the automobile await to bring us wherever we are called to go.  We have replaced the horse with horsepower. It’s in this newly harnessed power where we have discovered so much, yet lost as much in equal proportion.  There are swaths of us who identify with being an adventurer, a traveler, a gypsy, a seeker, a nomad.  What is lost though? What is gained? Take the word nomad. It comes from the Greek nomas-“the search for pasture.” But is it pasture we are searching for, or something much more elusive?

This pilgrim breeze relates to Sagittarius.  A mutable kind of fire, one you can dip a torch into and walk with into the unknown. There is something essential to this search.  The wanderlust brings us to far off lands where we are touched by cultures richer than our own.  It contorts our beliefs when we encounter people with tradition, with a connection to the land and to spirit.  It helps us remember.  Yet, in my experience and careful observations, there is an immense shadow to this process as well in the 21st Century; It’s what Shaw calls the scatterling.

With the Sun now in Sag–along with Saturn and Mercury–we can expect more light to be shown on the pros and cons of this scat.  Ecological footprints aside, bringing the heart of the matter to the fore, I see superficiality as the clearest face in the shadow.  In the West, I feel it’s safe to argue that most of us are amnesiacs to our own heritage and roots, yet become experts at quoting the Buddha, strengthened by Shiva’s rudraksha’s, empowered by the vine of the soul, rarely contemplating the ground we walk on, and how we got here in the first place.  We are all guilty of this.  Even with Astrology, we see the disconnect between sky and ground and chart.  So here’s my offering I lay down for us today:

To not search for wisdom, but to find wisdom in the search.

As in: Always questioning the impulse to go.  Doing our best to understand the impetus for travel.  To realize all the wisdom that can ever be found is already within you.  And most importantly, to get claimed by the land you live on.  If you can’t hear it, flee the city, putting your “ear to the mud” once again, remembering.  There is no right way to do this.  All our paths look like a two-year-olds finger painting, but they all lead to the exact same place. It’s a process of falling madly in love with the moment and the richness of tradition that we are all wild expressions of.

This is Sag season.

…if only we traveled the inner worlds as much as the outer ones…

Long days & pleasant nights my friends,



Exploring Astrology

The Chiron Podcast pt. 1 “Timeless Teachings”

.: a Podcast :. In this Podcast, I explore Chiron from all the angles I feel necessary. It’s his 40th birthday soon, which means we have nearly a decade to go in discovering the entire spectrum of his expression.  I talk a bit about this in the show, and much more.  This is also the […]

Herschel, Uranus and Mary Shelley’s Vision of Horror

“We are about to unfold  the story of Frankenstein, a man f science who sought to create a man after his own image without reckoning upon God. It is one of the strangest tales ever told. It deals with the two great mysteries of creation—life and death. I think it will thrill you. It may shock you. It might even—horrify you. So if any of you feel that you do not care to subject your nerves to such a strain, now’s your chance to—uh, well, we warned you. . .”
With these words, Frankenstein, the movie was unleashed onto film audiences some 75 years ago, only a short time after the discovery of Pluto.

Sun square Pluto: the power to change what is blocking us.

Right now Pluto is at 16’53 Capricorn, and for those of you who are born around the 7-8th of January you can finally take a breath of relief because Pluto will leave the 16-17th degree it has been surfing back and forth since the beginning of 2016.  Pluto did go all the way up to 19 degrees back in May, so those born around the 9th are already halfway through, however next year Pluto will make it into the last decanate of Capricorn and start sniffing out the 20-21th degrees as well.

Tuning into the Zeitgeist – the Pluto Uranus Cycle, Eris, Chaos and Discord!

The exact squares of Pluto and Uranus are over, but 2017 still has Uranus and Pluto squaring with 3 degree orb, joined by an opposition and square to Jupiter with Eris also in the line up!
A review of the Pluto Uranus squares and their connection to Eris, awakening all generations born with Eris in Aries(every one born Post 1922 has Eris in Aries) during these cardinal squares and T-squares is still as relevant as it was in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 when we anticipated the chaos and disruption we find our selves in now.
2020 Vision, is what’s needed at this time.

Back to school With Astrology

Teachers, parents and pupils in the northern hemisphere are preparing for the commencement of a new academic year. And what better way to begin the year than with a head start? Here are a few astrological tips to help children get the most out of their free education.


However, this should not be confused with the secrets of Neptune or the 12th house as that is where the dissolution of the Ego takes place. The 12th house is not a powerhouse like the 8th, it is traditionally known as the house of your self-undoing where your secrets can potentially defame you, which is very different from the 8th house where your personal power hides. The 12th house is the intermediate state between life and death, and as such it has no interest in exerting power or control over this world. Neptune is about letting go. Pluto is about control.