Among those with a casual interest in astrology, "Mercury retrograde" is about a buzzy a phrase as it gets. I find myself in a lot of discussions with folks who seem to be a little unclear about what it means, but are pretty sure that whatever Mercury retrograde is, it's bad. I'm hoping this article … Continue reading Mercury retrograde: how to deal
Regardless of “your sign,” this month's all about relationships. As we navigate Libra season these first few weeks of October, our task is to work on our relationships so they function better for everyone involved. Being careful to take others into consideration will be comfortable for some signs (e.g. Libra, Cancer, Virgo) and perhaps less … Continue reading The astrology of relationship–and why you might get along with Aries better than you think.
Poor Virgo. It must be the most misunderstood sign in the zodiac. As a tweenage proto-astrologer, I used to read the packages of zodiac jewelry and other assorted astrology-themed crap at the mall. Uniformly, their descriptions of Virgos would go something like this: “Detail oriented perfectionists. They like to keep everything tidy, and make good … Continue reading Virgo: Like a Virgin
Happy Leo season! Since Leo is the sun’s home sign, this is as good a time as any to talk about the sun in astrology. You already know your sun’s sign: it’s the one you’ve been told is “your sign,” although really you have many astrological signs. First of all, let’s clarify a few things … Continue reading “Hey, baby, what’s your sign?”: what your sun sign tells you (and doesn’t)
Let's be real: entertaining as they may be, most astrology columns come off as BS. Why? One reason is that astrology's actually really complicated, so writers--myself included--have to dumb it down to fit the space available and not bore you. (The other reason is that many “astrology writers” are just making shit up.) First off: … Continue reading You’re not “a Taurus”: what your moon sign can tell you
Who doesn’t enjoy reading their horoscope in newspapers or online from time to time? It’s entertaining, even when they’re super vague (or, in some cases, totally made up by non-astrologers). If you’re just dipping your toes into astrology and reading a quality column, you might notice that some editions resonate with you a lot more … Continue reading Hot Tip: Read horoscopes for your Moon and Rising signs.
I don't "believe in" astrology, and you don't have to either. One of my favorite astrological writers, Liz Greene, once replied to a question about her "belief" in astrology: "It is like saying, 'Do you believe in your car?' No, I just drive it." The point is that astrology isn't a belief system. It's a … Continue reading On believing in astrology (or not)