Author Archives: Eric Francis Coppolino

About Eric Francis Coppolino

Lives in Kingston, friend of critters, etc.

Quicksilver Gem: Mercury Conjunct the Sun

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Mars, the ruling planet of Aries, is one of the best-known astrological symbols of individuality. It’s also seen as the planet of aggression. The philosopher Marshall McLuhan made the connection between the two: it is through asserting oneself, and the bump and grind of human interaction, that we find out who we are.

Mars and the Cardinal Cross

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This week, the movement of Mars begins a new phase of astrological history. Here is an idea to work with, if you strive to understand astrology. In every era, there are slow-moving patterns of planets that take a long time to form, and hold their positions for years, and sometimes for many years. Then there […]