Getting Oriented in the ‘New Normal’

Posted by Amanda Painter


With so much going on in the news that stirs up fear, trauma and a sense of powerlessness, it’s especially gratifying and surprising when something actually goes right: on Tuesday, the citizens of Alabama voted in a special election to put Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones into the seat vacated by current U.S. Secretary of State Jeff Sessions.

Small Wheel Turns by the Fire and Rod, Big Wheel Turns by the Grace of God

Posted by Eric F Coppolino


When so many outer planets change signs around the same time, society changes. The emphasis of our lives changes. History takes major turns, if only we would notice them. Well, it will be difficult not to notice, and perhaps more difficult to care. But that’s what our lives are about now: the quest and the struggle to care, to really care.

A Momentary Taste of Justice

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino


News got out last Friday night that the Special Counsel’s office would be making arrests in the matter of the Trump campaign’s collaboration with the Kremlin to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. When we learned Monday morning that Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, had turned themselves in, I knew that was the start of something big.

There Is a Future, and You Are It

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino


So, it’s been a year since we heard, and experienced, the fell news about the supposed election of an insane person to the United States presidency. And as that year has gone on, day by day, the news in the public sphere has been of disaster and disorder, injury and insult, seemingly with no bounds and to no end.

A High-Voltage New Moon, with Options

Posted by Amanda Painter


Today there’s a New Moon in Libra that’s just loaded with energy. Chances are you’ve already been feeling it this week. Despite the fact that a Moon waning to its new phase tends to be lower-energy, this one is plugged into a high-voltage outlet. That outlet’s name is “Uranus”: the planet of revolution, surprise and invention. Uranus is in late Aries. And at 3:12 pm EDT today (19:12 UTC), the Sun and Moon will make a conjunction to each other (the New Moon) exactly opposite Uranus.

Harbinger of the Future: Jupiter in Scorpio

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino


Today I’ve got some news for you about Jupiter in Scorpio, a one-year transit that began this week. But first, I have a call to action. The world is in crisis. We are seeing the effects of global warming manifest before our eyes: as successive hurricanes pounding coastlines and inland areas; as rising sea levels; as droughts followed by massive fires that are brought on by complex groups of conditions that all come back to the planet heating up.

The Next Battle in a War on the People

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino


Once again, we’re being confronted with a mass casualty incident involving firearms. This is on the heels of every other kind of disaster, or the threat of one, in rapid sequence since the Aug. 21 eclipse. By now every American has heard the story: someone set up a position on the 32nd floor of a resort hotel in Las Vegas, and opened fire on a country music festival across the street.