IN THESE TIMES is my 2019 reading in the “midyear” series (now called the autumn reading). Organized by sign, it consists of 12 astrology sessions that will help you see where the stress points are, and where you can direct your energy and resources for the results that you want to get.

One of those results is feeling deeper peace of mind, balance and a sense of influence over your affairs. Using the techniques of spiritual practice, therapy and astrological counseling, I will help you focus on yourself, your priorities and your needs.

You may order this reading here, or choose your individual signs here. This reading is included with the Backstage Pass and Galaxy Pass.

There is Hope for Humanity

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino


Decades into my project of studying the planets, I’ve figured out that the story never resolves. The cycles describe many potential points of resolution, but it rarely seems to happen. When it does, those few truly determined people are the ones who make it happen.

Welcome to the Movie Theater of Your Mind

Posted by Amanda Painter

Still from Alfonso Cuaron's film Roma.

Amanda Painter takes another look at Friday’s New Moon in Virgo — which features several planets and points opposite Neptune in Pisces — through the lens of a particular image: people collected together in a movie theater, watching a film being projected onto a screen.

Virgo New Moon: Integration or Dependency?

Posted by Amanda Painter


Significant objects and points have been filing into Virgo this past week — all in preparation for the Virgo New Moon on Friday. This Virgo lineup would already carry a strong message of integration, on its own. But at the time of the New Moon, these objects will all be opposite Neptune (and Nessus) in Pisces, which brings in a related theme: dependency (such as on substances) and co-dependency (in relationships).

Solar Virgo: What Will You Harvest?

Posted by Amanda Painter

Bumblebee on a bachelor's button; photo by Amanda Painter.

Tomorrow the Sun enters Virgo. Amanda Painter explores how, along with the literal harvest of vegetables, grains and fruits, the sheaves of wheat in the arms of the Virgo virgin also symbolize “the wisdom that is harvested in the fields of experience.”