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My Love Affair with Astrology


This ‘love affair’ with astrology began back in 1972, the same year I married the ‘love of my life’, Jim. I’ve been in love with both now for forty-four long years. Thankfully there has been no jealousy from my Scorpio husband because he was the one who introduced me to … [read more]

February 15, 2016  16 Comments
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Temperance Blesses Those who Seek the Positive in Life

Law 14 (Temperance/Sagittarius/Fire):
For every difficult or traumatic experience we encounter, there is always a healing and a blessing to follow

(if we allow it)

As we approach  the Winter Solstice, when the longest darkest night of the year turns over to the expanding light that will follow, Temperance calls … [read more]

December 8, 2009  2 Comments
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Strength Protects who You are from the Inside Out


Law 8 (Strength/Leo/Fire ): Become a stronger person, knowing that you are safe from avarice, greed, envy, punishment, persecution for having what you have, for being who you are.

A typical Strength card in Tarot portrays a woman leaning over to embrace a tamed lion with artwork that draws on … [read more]

August 10, 2009  3 Comments
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Virgo Perfecto

Virgo, illustrated by B.A.Vierling

What can Virgo do after ‘the glory of Leo’? Strive for perfection, that’s what. There is inherent in this Mutable Earth sign the desire and willingness to dedicate themselves to each task, no matter how humble, in order to arrive at a stage of self-mastery through disciplined hard work. This … [read more]

September 15, 2008  59 Comments
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Jupiter and Pluto Moving Forward

Jupiter will be turning Direct on September 7th at 12 degrees 32 minutes of Capricorn. Pluto will turn Direct on September 8th at 28 degrees, 29 minutes of Sagittarius.

In astro-jargon Direct means moving ahead once again after a period of being Retrograde. Please see my article Mercury Appears To [read more]

September 3, 2008  2 Comments
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Glorious Leo

Leo Man, illustrated by B.A.Vierling

When the midsummer Sun is high in the sky and the days are still long and hot, what gives you pleasure? Up here in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California it might be a cool, refreshing dip in the wild and free Yuba River, or an evening strolling around at … [read more]

August 16, 2008  33 Comments
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August 1st Solar Eclipse

The August 1st Solar Eclipse will arrive at 3:14 am on the West Coast of America, and 6:14 am on the East Coast. This is a Total Solar Eclipse and occurs at 9 degrees, 32 minutes of Leo.

Look at your own birth chart to see where the major changes … [read more]

July 28, 2008  No Comments
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Airy and Versatile Gemini

Gemini, illustration by B.A.Vierling

Imagine this scene: two small children, hand in hand, are running through a flower-strewn meadow, the fresh breezes of early summer blowing through their bright hair. They are laughing and leaping around, while butterflies flit about their heads. The day stretches ahead of them promising endless delights of fun and … [read more]

June 11, 2008  11 Comments
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Beautiful Taurus People I Have Known

Taurus Collage Two, illustration B.A.Vierling

Beauty and sensuality come to mind when I think of Taurus people. That doesn’t just include Sun sign Tauruses. When the Moon or the Ascendant is in Taurus, when Venus is Rising (close to the Ascendant) or high in the sky (close to the Midheaven), when there are a lot … [read more]

May 12, 2008  3 Comments
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Taurus: The Pursuit of the Good Life & The Art of Detachment

Taurus Mandala, illustration by B.A.Vierling

May Day and the Celtic Fire Festival of Beltane occur during the time of Taurus. These ancient rites conjure up all sorts of sybaritic images: the dancing, feasting, and playful romps and trysts in the woods, as nature bursts at her seams with wild, abandoned growth and fertility.

In our … [read more]

April 30, 2008  21 Comments
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