THINKING ABOUT DEATH BRINGS PEACE WITHIN

With fear being such a prevalent driving force these days as we face the profound changes moving from one Age to another, anything that helps us overcome it is a good thing. Even thinking about death helps us, as strange as that may seem. Please read on.

I have always thought about death, even as a kid. Not in an ominous, threatening way. Just as a part of life. Being Scorpio, with the innate understanding of the life-death-rebirth cycle that the sign can bring to some, it never seemed strange to me. I was in my early teens when I encountered it up close and personal for the first time (my favorite aunt passed), so my early ease with it had to have come from experiences in past lives. Over the years, I’ve learned not to talk about it because it freaks most people out. Read More

THE WEEK AHEAD

This is our final week of Mercury retrograde until August 30. The powerful but small planet goes direct early in the morning on Sunday, May 22. I don’t know anyone who won’t be applauding this transition. Even those who don’t believe that astrological events affect us will feel relief without knowing why.

But before it’s over, before a bit of ease sets in and everything starts making more sense than it has for the last 18 days (and it seems the retrograde has been a lot longer than that), we still have to get through this week. Read More

COPING WITH 2016 ENERGY

So many energies are swirling around us in 2016. We’re in a year of “stop/start” – letting go of the old and embracing the new. These are more intense “old/new” issues than we’re used to. The first level of consciousness shift of one 2,000-year-long Age into another has come to a plateau, giving us all a chance to catch up.

The intensity of this year’s path is led by Fire Monkey who instigates change we can’t avoid with a maniacal sense of humor. We also have assistance from the many retrograde planets that make us look within. Yet when our personal world is changed because of outside forces, in this case the rebirth/awakening of the Earth and all life on her, it feels like we’re being forced into adapting to it. And no one likes being forced into anything. Read More