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A Convoy in Capricorn: The Astrology of Canada’s Trucker Convoy 2022

A Convoy in Capricorn: The Astrology of Canada’s Trucker Convoy 2022

Like many people across Canada and the world, I have been eagerly following the story of the trucker convoy that is making its way across Canada in protest of COVID vaccine mandates and border restrictions. I want to take some time to look at the 

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 

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 

Maritime Grapes: Tasting Nova Scotia Wine

Maritime Grapes: Tasting Nova Scotia Wine

One of my favourite things about the Canadian wine industry is the little pockets of the country that are on the very fringes of wine country, where a few pioneering wineries are continually testing the limits of what they can grow and make. These area 

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 

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