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Astrological Remediation: Planetary Charity

Planetary charity is a form of astrological remediation and planetary magic to help afflicted planets in your natal chart.


Communication Breakthrough: Canada’s 2022 Libra Ingress Astrology Forecast

Canada’s 2022 Libra ingress astrology chart suggests that there could be some surprising or revelatory news this fall, either delivered by the Prime Minister or about him (or both). Power struggles and deep transformations are on full display. Expect major shake-ups impacting Canada’s identity and foreign relations. There could be major developments related to lawsuits and court challenges, and the people are seeking escape and reprieve.


Full Moon in Pisces 2022: Astrology Forecast

September’s Full Moon promises a dreamy reprieve from the heavy, Saturnian lunation last month. It’s not the best time to charge forward on a new project per se, though it’s a great time for brainstorming and theoretical, blue-sky conversations about your goals and things currently underway. If you feel an urgency to do something, let yourself focus on the big picture stuff rather than trying to figure out all the details and specifics.


Listening to the Collective Unconscious

I’m super proud to announce the release of my husband’s newest album today! Around here, you’ll know my husband as the guy behind the astrOMG astrology cartoons that I’ve shared in some blog posts as […]


Exploring the Balsamic Moon Phase in Astrology: Meaning and Origins

Balsamic derives from the word balsam, which is used to describe various aromatic plants and resins commonly used for healing in herbal medicine and burning as incense. Even though it’s a mystery where Rudhyar got the idea to apply this term to the final Moon phase, he popularized its usage and this term continues to be widely used by astrologers today.


Astrology Horoscopes for Mars in Gemini 2022

How will Mars in Gemini affect each sign? These are my rising sign horoscopes for each of the signs, geared specifically towards the Mars transit through Gemini from August 2022 to March 2023.


War of Words: The Astrology of Mars in Gemini 2022

What do Gabriel García Márquez, Jim Morrison and Henry Kissinger all have in common? Mars in Gemini! This post explores the meaning and manifestations of Mars in Gemini, on both a natal and global level. Read on for some ideas of how this transit might manifest in the world and in your own life.


August Astrology Forecast 2022: Full Moon in Aquarius

This will be a tense, heavy Full Moon conjunct Saturn and in Saturn’s own sign of Aquarius. People with fixed sign Ascendant degrees may feel this more strongly than others.


Listen to Mel Talk Astrology and Spirits on Nightbird Radio

Want to hear about my recent experiment making magical chickpeas? Then tune in to the latest episode of Nightbird Radio! I had a great time chatting with host and fellow RSPM Timothy Sailor about my […]


How to Use a Monthly Moon Journal to Connect with Your Natal Moon Sign

I often recommend that my clients start keeping a moon journal as a simple and effective way to engage with astrological transits on a daily basis. This is especially useful for people with a very […]


The Astrology of the Alberta Papal Visit 2022

Edmonton is buzzing with preparations for the upcoming papal visit, so I wanted to take a look at how this significant event shows up in the astrology. I haven’t done a post yet on delineating […]


How to Use Twelfth-Parts (Dwads) in Astrology

I was recently talking about twelfth-parts with a fellow astrologer so I decided to do a post, as this is one of my favourite sub-techniques that gives some subtle but meaningful information. The twelfth-parts are […]