To share yet another view of why what is happening in this country is happening, I reprint here excerpts from an article by Jose Luis Stevens, Ph.D. (

Look at the behavior of someone who is spiritually advanced like for example the Dalai Lama. Now if there ever were someone who was justified in hating the Chinese for what they did to him and his people it would be the Dalai Lama. However, as someone who is an old soul and spiritually advanced, he knows that attacking the Chinese and railing against them is not going to help at all. This would only reinforce their bad behavior with regard to Tibet. So if you will notice, the Dalai Lama is very diplomatic when discussing the Chinese. He does not call them names and attack them but he does make clear that Tibet needs to be free and that his people need to be treated justly. Read More



On Saturday, January 28, we finally come into the Chinese New Year of the Fire Rooster and the energy shift into 2017! The normally fiery personality of Rooster coupled with it being a Fire Year doubles action, brings enthusiasm and energy into everything we feel and do and uplifts how we accomplish our journey forward. Hope and action are key concepts this year led by common sense and good values which come back into style.

2016 felt much longer than a single year as it’s been the culmination of a ten year cycle that got pretty intense at the end. Challenges and lessons we’ve overcome and learned (or not) over those ten years propel us into a brand new energy. This year is the foundation for our next ten years. And beyond. Read More


First, some energy updates:


Monday, March 20, is the first day of Spring, the start of six months of activity and the beginning of the astrological year. This equinox day brings balance, equality, equilibrium and harmony – all attributes of the Aquarian Age (micro-harmony within macro-harmony). While the day helps us in achieving these attributes, it also adds pressure on those who are out of balance to get in balance or be left feeling even more removed from the natural rhythms of human evolution. Look to our politicians and Piscean Age hold-outs to freak out as the Earth shifts under their feet once again to get them to move in harmony rather than be stuck in self. Read More


In every circumstance, whatever a leader does trickles down to, affects, and influences everyone else involved. The leader sets the stage. Even if people don’t live up to a leader’s example, they are affected by the energy exuded, even if they aren’t aware of it.

A good case in point. A friend worked on the movie, Angels and Demons, directed by Ron Howard with Tom Hanks as the star. He noted that Hanks was on time every day, prepared with his lines and character every day, was kind and generous to cast and crew every day and took the role of “Top of the Food Chain” very seriously. The shoot was pleasant and professional. Everyone followed his lead. Obviously, equal kudos go to Ron Howard who has a well-oiled machine with his crew who work with him on every movie. He is also prepared, respectful of his cast and crew and the ultimate professional. But if Hanks or Howard had behaved differently, it would have been a very difficult process. Read More



When our inner planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars) retrograde, it always affects us more obviously than the slower, deeper-but-not-obvious-change-inducing outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto). We can feel the influence of the inner planets more day-to-day. Hence, I report on those retrogrades to help us maneuver through the difficulties, usually with the help of the most knowledgeable astrologers I know. Read More