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Cheap and Cheerful: Vegan Wines from Oxford Landing

Cheap and Cheerful: Vegan Wines from Oxford Landing

I have basically given up on wines under $20. That sounds dreadfully snobby of me – and it is – but it’s also a reflection of the cost of wine in Alberta. When I first started in the wine industry, something like 18 years ago 

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. 

Great Reset or Bust: Canada’s 2021-2022 Astrology Forecast

Great Reset or Bust: Canada’s 2021-2022 Astrology Forecast

It’s weird to post a forecast in the middle of the year, but here I am. I started writing this back in January but didn’t get around to finishing it. Better late than never, right? This is my interpretation of the major astrological transits hitting 

Promises and Potions: Tasting Merkin Vineyards Shinola Red

Promises and Potions: Tasting Merkin Vineyards Shinola Red

If this wine is any indication, Maynard James Keenan does indeed know shit from Shinola. I’ve been exploring the world of celebrity wines again recently. Most of them are pretty crap, but occasionally you find one that’s actually quite good. Without fail, these are always 

Astrology of August 2021: Monthly Overview

Astrology of August 2021: Monthly Overview

The rough skies of July are behind us now, blessedly, and I’m hoping we’ll start to see more progress being made in all the areas of life that were subjected to the tense and opposing forces of the recent T-square between Uranus, Saturn and Mars. 

Lifting the Neptunian Veil: Happy Canada Day from the Charles Camsell Hospital

Lifting the Neptunian Veil: Happy Canada Day from the Charles Camsell Hospital

Ever since I looked at Canada’s natal chart and discovered that it has Neptune on the Ascendant, I’ve noticed all the ways that this has manifested, past and present. Back in January, I wrote: Another dark version of Canada’s Aries rising/Neptune conjunct the Ascendant are 

Astrology of July 2021: Monthly Overview

Astrology of July 2021: Monthly Overview

July starts off with a tense T-square between Mars in Leo, Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus. Mars opposes Saturn on the 1st and squares Uranus on the 3rd. This time period promises to be nice and conflict-heavy – just in time for the 

From Wayne Gretzky to Snoop Dogg: tasting celebrity wine

From Wayne Gretzky to Snoop Dogg: tasting celebrity wine

I just finished writing a story for Edify about celebrity wines. The story will be in the September issue; I’ll share the link here when it’s out. Celebrity wine was one of the first topics I wrote about way back when I started doing a 

Astrology of June 2021: Monthly Overview

Astrology of June 2021: Monthly Overview

June is a big month with a lot of major astrological transits. It will start with the usual (or unusual?) Mercury retrograde hijinks. This will be all the more prominent and unusual given that an Annular Solar Eclipse falls smack dab right in the middle