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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 

Astrology of May 2021: Monthly Overview

Astrology of May 2021: Monthly Overview

There are some really great parts of May and some really challenging parts. The biggest event is Jupiter’s ingress into Pisces on May 13. As I described in my annual 2021 overview, this is the priestly king returning to the shores of his homeland, weary 

Astrology of April 2021: Monthly Overview

Astrology of April 2021: Monthly Overview

April promises to bring some tension and surprises after a relatively easygoing March. Some of the most notable aspects this month are a series of squares made by the handful of planets/lights travelling through the tail end of Aries (Venus, Moon, Sun and Mercury) with 

Canadian Astrology: Alberta’s Aries Ingress 2021

Canadian Astrology: Alberta’s Aries Ingress 2021

In honour of today’s Aries ingress (happy equinox!) I decided to take a look at the ingress as it hits Alberta. I just posted my delineation of Alberta’s natal chart yesterday, so this is a nice companion piece. Here’s the chart – in Edmonton, the 

Canadian Astrology: Interpreting Alberta’s Natal Chart

Canadian Astrology: Interpreting Alberta’s Natal Chart

Alberta was officially founded on September 1, 1905 with the passage of the Alberta Act. Saskatchewan was also founded on the same day, making Alberta and Saskatchewan “Time Twins” and forever linking the two provinces on an astrological level. I’ll look into this sometime in 

It’s TIME to Evolve: tasting value Okanagan wine

It’s TIME to Evolve: tasting value Okanagan wine

A little while ago I had the opportunity to try a few Okanagan wines that are part of the portfolio under Encore Vineyards: TIME Winery, McWatters Collection and Evolve Cellars. Encore was owned by the late Harry McWatters, one of the OG pioneers of BC’s 

Astrology of March 2021: Monthly Overview

Astrology of March 2021: Monthly Overview

March should be one of the more positive, chill months of 2021. It starts off with some dispersion of the intense Aquarian energy that built up in February. As the month opens, the Sun and Venus have already moved into Pisces; Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn 

What does natural wine even mean?

What does natural wine even mean?

My latest story in Edify is a deep(er) dive on natural wines. I really wanted to dig into this topic further and explore what’s going on with natural wines in Edmonton particularly. I spoke with Erik Mercier of Juice Imports, Alberta’s first natural wine import 

Taste testing Odessa Black: Ukraine’s hybrid grape varietal

Taste testing Odessa Black: Ukraine’s hybrid grape varietal

Tonight I’m enjoying a unique wine from Ukraine. That’s right, Ukraine. This is the first wine I’ve ever tried from this country, which has a pretty tiny wine industry. The winery, Kolonist, is new to the Alberta market. I had been tipped off about these 

Bone dry bubbly from Champagne

Bone dry bubbly from Champagne

We are already well into February and the New Year seems like it was a million years ago already, but I’ve been meaning to post about the lovely bottle of Grower Champagne that I drank to ring in the New Year: Baron-Fuenté Grande Réserve Brut.  If 

The Astrology of r/WallStreetBets

The Astrology of r/WallStreetBets

I briefly looked into the astrology of GameStop last week when I (and millions of others around the world) became fascinated by the short squeeze that is currently happening with that stock. Over the course of reading and researching this, I saw several people comment 

Astrology of February 2021: Monthly Overview

Astrology of February 2021: Monthly Overview

The shortest month of the year starts off with a stellium in Aquarius. All of the Sacred Seven planets are in Aquarius on the 1st except the Moon – who will ingress just a few days later on the 9th – and Mars, who is