There is some astrology happening: unpredictable, powerful and potentially challenging. It could shake up the social order, encouraging you to break out your individuality amid the tribal environment. Mars retrograde will shuffle your thinking -- your preconceptions and ideas about how things are -- and give you something tangible to consider, something real and immediate. Read more...
We’re in the final week of the present Mercury retrograde, which has been almost concealed under the other unusual astrology surrounding it — the eclipses, which are now over; and Mars retrograde. The period when Mercury prepares to station direct is usually a time of revelations: of hidden truths emerging, and patterns coming together.
There’s something in the human spirit that takes authority, and something that loves to submit to authority and leader-worship. But as we enter another age of human consciousness, this is one trip we’re going to need to get beyond. Indeed, there are far better roads to leadership, and you are, at the moment, blessed with them being available to you.
Let’s travel back in time to the summer of 1999. We can only do this in our imagination, though that may be plenty to observe what you need to get from the experience. First, before you remember any specific events, remember where you lived at the time.
Creative process often goes in fits and starts. There are days when you get everything done, and days when between the electric meter reading, your mom or your kid calling you three times and the monumental task of making lunch, you get very little done. The important thing is that you persist from day to day.
Right-wing politician Iván Duque has been sworn in as Colombia’s new president. Duque has vowed to roll back key parts of Colombia’s landmark peace deal with FARC rebels. Just before his inauguration, Democracy Now! spoke to Gustavo Petro, who placed second in this year’s presidential race.
“No one can escape what they create – the Law of Karma” — or so read some graffiti in the tunnel between Squire and Farber halls at my old university. Perhaps we cannot escape, but we can keep creating. We can keep opening up the worlds of possibilities until we see one we can abide.
On Saturday, Aug. 11, we’ll experience a partial solar eclipse with the Leo New Moon. This is the third and final eclipse of the current series. In modern Western astrology, eclipses are associated with the path forward into purpose.
The Mendocino Complex Fire in Northern California is now the largest wildfire ever recorded in California’s history. It started burning in July—the state’s hottest month on record. Of the 20 largest wildfires in California history, 15 have occurred since 2000.