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Date: 2015-11-17 By: Bernie Ashman
Every few months, for about three weeks, the planet Mercury goes retrograde, appearing to move backwards in the sky. During this time—which can be a time of anxiety for many—experiences of issues with communication, technology, or travel are not uncommon. So how can we survive—and perhaps even thrive—during a period of Mercury retrograde? Bernie Ashman, astrologer and author of the new How to Survive Mercury Retrograde (And Venus and Mars, Too), provides some great ways to navigate this potentially frustrating time period.
Date: 2015-09-30 By: Deva Green
In astrology, a grand cross occurs when four or more planets a form two sets of oppositions that combine to form four squares. These planets are also usually related by mode (Cardinal, Fixed, or Mutable). This is a difficult configuration, but there is usually great strength accompanying it to endure and develop character. So, there are three modal grand crosses: the mutable grand cross, the cardinal grand cross, and the fixed grand cross. How does evolutionary astrology, which examines why we are here and which lessons we need to learn, view these configurations? This article will focus on understanding the meaning of the mutable grand cross, from the perspective of evolutionary astrology.
Date: 2015-06-17 By: Amy Herring
A midlife crisis is a household phrase in Western culture conjuring up images of middle-aged men in red sports cars trying to recapture their youth. Is there more to it than this stereotype? What lies at the heart of the midlife crisis, and does it truly exist? In this excerpt from Llewellyn's 2016 Moon Sign Book, Astrology of the Moon author Amy Herring discusses the psychological purpose of midlife transitions and how your natal Moon Sign can help us anticipate what to expect and to navigate the best outcome of these transitions.
Date: 2015-03-11 By: Maggie Anderson
Our agricultural ancestors also had health and grooming concerns similar to our own; that's why we've inherited their knowledge about the best phases of the Moon to have haircuts, visit the dentist, and begin a new business. But, personal goals were not the focus—food, family, and community were. However, it is a huge waste of moonbeam power to ignore the Moon and her phases when pursuing a primary focus of modern humans: self-improvement. Discover how to use the Moon's phases and the signs of the zodiac to enhance your self-improvement goals in this article from Llewellyn's 2010 Moon Sign Book.
Date: 2015-02-01 By: Jessica Shepherd
Love is a many splendored thing, indeed, but often life can get in the way of our relationships' magic. But, knowing the Venus sign of the composite chart of you and your partner can make all the difference in nurturing the love and magic you share. Jessica Shepherd, astrologer and author of Venus Signs, explains what each Venus sign needs to keep the spark alive.
Date: 2015-01-19 By: Jessica Shepherd
The New Year, and its promise of starting over, dangles the carrot of a clean slate in front of us. It's so important to take our desire to be happier seriously, yet sadly far too many resolutions don't pan out. How can we ensure that our resolutions are made? Jessica Shepherd, author of Venus Signs, explains just how Venus can help us.
Date: 2014-10-07 By: Amy Herring
The Moon is your heartóyour tender, vulnerable insides. Your natal Moon sign is the central place to look in your chart for clues on how to understand your emotional needs, as well as the experiences and types of environments that feel nurturing to you. In this article from Llewellyn's 2015 Moon Sign Book, astrologer Amy Herring discusses why we sometimes have to be willing to explore the "dark side" of our Moon Sign to be able to turn our frowns upside down.
Date: 2014-08-25 By: Deva Green
No discussion of evolutionary astrology can begin without first mentioning Pluto. In evolutionary astrology, the natal position of Pluto symbolizes the core evolutionary desires/intentions of past lifetimes, while Pluto's polarity point reflects the current evolutionary intentions. Similarly, we can look to the Moon's 's nodes to see how the evolutionary journey within any given lifetime will take place consciously on an emotional level as we make the transition from our evolutionary past to the future. Here, evolutionary astrologer Deva Green discusses what the moon's nodes mean in a chart, from an evolutionary perspective.
Date: 2014-07-08 By: Bruce Scofield
Date: 2014-06-16 By: Bernie Ashman
Qi (or Chi) is the life force that travels through the human body along pathways known as meridians. While we can't see them, they connect to all of our major body organs. No wonder we can feel out of sync at times! Bernie Ashman, author of Intuition and Your Sun Sign, describes the benefits we receive when we work with our intuition and our meridians.