Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Bernie Ashman, author of Sun Signs and Past Lives, SignMates, and the new Intuition and Your Sun Sign.
I have been intrigued by the Neptune in Pisces cycle that started April 4th, 2011, and which will be with us into 2026. Neptune spends about fourteen years in an astrological sign, and it happens to also be the ruler of Pisces. Both the planet Neptune and the sign Pisces are part of the water element, which is directly connected to intuition. I have noticed in astrological charts that Neptune has been a key player for artists, healers, and those practicing the metaphysical arts. The last time Neptune was in Pisces was in the 19th century
Taurus, The Bull
April 19 to May 20
Keywords: Stubbornness, perseverance, stability, dependability, sensuality
As a bull, you are known for your determination and willpower, but, taken too far, these traits can turn into stubbornness. You are stable and find security in routine, which can often make change difficult. Be careful to not let your unease with change rule your life. Possessions are important to you, with Venus as your ruler. While it is nice to enjoy the finer things in life, be sure to donate or sell old items that serve no purpose—it is always possible that your love of possessions is tied to an emotional
It is with sadness that we share the news of author Stephanie Clement’s passing. According to her husband, Greg, she passed away last Wednesday evening after being diagnosed with a form of cancer a few months ago.
Stephanie was the author of several Llewellyn books. Her book Meditation for Beginners remains among our perennial bestsellers, and Stephanie authored many astrology titles over the years (including the Astrology Made Easy Series). Stephanie was also a former Llewellyn employee; after leaving our offices she worked for a time as an Acquiring Editor contracting new astrology-based titles. She was a practicing astrologer for more than 30 years and is former president of the
Aries, The Ram
March 20 to April 19
Keywords: Initiative, action, adventurous, enthusiastic, dynamic, impatient
As an Aries you are a born leader, eager to take the initiative and be a leader. Be careful, though, as you tend to be impatient; this trait can get the better of you at times. You are energetic, and fiery Mars ensures that you are good at what you try. Sports and exercise for you are relaxing and help you free your mind.
You have a wide social circle, though it is mostly comprised of acquaintances, rather than close friends. Your love life is nurtured by your energy and enthusiasm, which is helpful being that you place a