A Taurus rising mourns her loss of taste

A Taurus rising mourns her loss of taste

It’s a very strange, disorienting sensation to lose your sense of smell and taste. I have COVID right now. Around day five, I realized I could barely smell or taste anything. I noticed this at breakfast that morning; my coffee was one-note and lacking any 

How to deal with Mercury Retrograde

How to deal with Mercury Retrograde

For whatever reason, Mercury retrograde has become the second-most common piece of astrological knowledge to enter the psyche of pop culture in the twenty-first century, next to the ever-present – and much stereotyped – Sun signs. This is funny and exasperating. Just like with Sun 

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 

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 

The Astrology of November 2021: Monthly Overview

The Astrology of November 2021: Monthly Overview

Welcome to the most intense month of space weather in 2021. The astrology of November is off the chain hook. The overarching transit of this month is the T-square between Mars in Scorpio, Saturn in Aquarius, and Uranus in Taurus. The aspect becomes more intense 

The Astrology of October 2021: Monthly Overview

The Astrology of October 2021: Monthly Overview

Spooky season starts off with a truly spooky and rare astrological phenomenon: a Hellenistic Void-of-Course (VOC) Moon. Under this definition, the Moon does not make any Ptolemaic aspects with any of the visible planets within the next 30 degrees. It was called “running in the 

The Astrology of Canada’s Libra Ingress 2021

The Astrology of Canada’s Libra Ingress 2021

Happy Libra ingress! At the Aries ingress this spring, I posted an interpretation for Alberta. I’m going to revisit that shortly and post a new one for the Libra ingress, but I decided to start with one for Canada since we just had a big 

Astrology of September 2021: Monthly Overview

Astrology of September 2021: Monthly Overview

September’s space weather focuses on the inner planets (Mercury, Mars and Venus) making a series of aspects with the outer planets, as well as a Mercury retrograde in Libra. The most challenging aspects of this month are the heavy emphasis on Libra, which might bring 

Canada Votes: The Astrology of Election Day 2021

Canada Votes: The Astrology of Election Day 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a federal election today, as expected. Election Day is September 20, 2021. I pulled a chart for that day to see what sorts of issues may be top of mind on Election Day, and also what the results might be.