Catching What Shakes Out of the Ethers

Posted by Amanda Painter

No. 2 from Group IV of "the ten biggest ones"; tempera on paper over canvas by Hilma af Klint (1862-1944).

With Mars entering Pisces, Venus about to station direct and Mercury about to station retrograde, tracking your inner emotional and mental landscape (or monologue) is equally important as keeping tabs on what is going on around you personally and culturally; perhaps even more so right now, as Amanda Painter suggests.

After the Election: Which Jupiter Will You Feed?

Posted by Amanda Painter

A blue wave? Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometres). Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles

Amanda Painter notes a few highlights from Tuesday’s midterm election in the U.S., and looks ahead to Jupiter’s travels through its home sign of Sagittarius, which begins today. The planet of expansion in a sign that loves freedom could feel like a big ol’ sigh of relief, but there’s a dogmatic shadow side to be aware of, too.

In These Days, Do Not Play Dead

Posted by Amanda Painter

View of October leaves from below; photo by Amanda Painter.

Astrologically, we’re seemingly in a brief lull when you can catch your breath, as Mercury and retrograde Venus acclimate to their new signs. Politically, there is much to be vigilant, vocal and active about. In these Days of the Dead, Amanda Painter asks how to honor one’s ancestors when so much of what they helped to build is being dismantled.

Looks Like Libra, Smells Like Scorpio

Posted by Amanda Painter

Photo by Amanda Painter

Although the Sun is still in Libra, some of this week’s news events appear to have a distinct Scorpio scent. This would seem to relate to astrology involving Mercury in Scorpio that is bookending the current workweek. Amanda Painter takes a look at these aspects and a couple of emblematic news stories.

Shining a Light on Pluto

Posted by Amanda Painter

Photo by Amanda Painter

Pluto in Capricorn wants us to address the deepest subject matter of where ‘systems’ — such as family, religion, government, the legal system, and so on — pack all of their values into us, leaving us to sort through the ‘baggage’, usually in our relationships. Amanda Painter considers this in light of Friday’s Sun-Pluto square.

Special Comment: Today’s Senate Hearing

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino

Chart for the hearing. Click image to enlarge.

Let’s remember the context: the showdown is being televised just as Rod Rosenstein is supposed to show up at the White House to discuss his fate, which translates to the fate of the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian manipulating the election — a month away from another election. Everything we are seeing right now is […]