Month: December 2021

The Astrology of 2022: Mars Retrograde in Gemini

The Astrology of 2022: Mars Retrograde in Gemini

Mars is the next planet in my 2022 forecast series is Mars. This is a retrograde year for Mars: it takes Mars about two years to orbit the Sun, and every other year we get a Mars retrograde. These retrogrades last for several months if 

The Astrology of 2022: Mercury Retrogrades from Air to Earth

The Astrology of 2022: Mercury Retrogrades from Air to Earth

As I wrote about in my first post about the astrology of 2022, this year I’m doing a series of posts featuring each planet and their story in 2022. The inner planets/lights – Mercury, Venus, Sun and Moon – have regular annual cycles. In these 

Mundane Astrology: Canada’s 2021 Capricorn Ingress

Mundane Astrology: Canada’s 2021 Capricorn Ingress

In keeping with the tradition that I started this year, let’s take a peek at the chart of Canada’s Capricorn ingress. If you recall from the Libra ingress I did in September, there was a cardinal sign on the Ascendant which meant that chart was 

The Astrology of 2022: Venus as the Goddess Inanna

The Astrology of 2022: Venus as the Goddess Inanna

I wanted to try something a little different for my annual forecast this year. Initially I planned to do the usual tour through the 12 months and talk about the big transits in chronological order. But I did that last year, and that’s what everyone 

My Grandmother’s Cookbook, part one

My Grandmother’s Cookbook, part one

A few years ago, my mother gave me some old cookbooks and recipe cards handed down from various women in our family tree: both of my grandmothers, my maternal great-grandmother, and my grandmother-in-law. At the time, I flipped through them quickly and then stuffed them 

The Astrology of December 2021: Monthly Overview

The Astrology of December 2021: Monthly Overview

Here we are in the final month of 2021 and the space weather doesn’t disappoint. Things kick off with a solar eclipse on December 4 at 12 Sagittarius. This concludes the cycle of eclipses across the Gemini-Sagittarius axis, as the nodes move into Taurus-Scorpio on