Astrologers in St. Petersburg, Florida are upset, and rightfully so. A city ordinance put on the books in the 1950s but not enforced until it showed up on the City Council agenda this month requires that all people working as "fortune-tellers," including astrologers, phrenologists, palmists, character readers, spirit mediums, absent treatment healer, mental healer, or "any occupation of a similar nature" must be fingerprinted, pay a $44 fee, and have a background check.
When the issue, which has been largely dormant since appearing in the 1950s, appeared on the St. Petersburg City Council agenda this month, the council removed a provision that required applicants to provide five
Tonight is the Full Moon in Sagittarius. Sagittarius represents optimism, idealism, faith, and hope, so this is an opportunity to bask in that positive energy. This is a great time to circle your friends around you (powerful planetary energy from a Full Moon tempered by a T-square with the Sun in Gemini and Saturn in Virgo, while Mars, Venus, and Mercury are in Taurus, make it a good time for a celebration).
While you gather with your friends, keep also in mind that the Sagittarian Moon represents the ideal form of communication: communicating with compassion and understanding, and with hope and joy. The pen is mightier than the sword: use your words well, and never as a weapon.
A conference of international astrologers in Kathmandu, Nepal yesterday met with a hitch when the ethnic group Newa Mukti Morcha called a general strike, bringing the capital city to a standstill. Of the nearly 700 national and international conference participants, many were stranded at Thankot (the entry point to the valley) while others were unable to make it to the venue in Kathmandu due to the strike; those that managed to make it to the venue were left wondering how they'd make it back.
Those astrologers that planned the event, including the date, were left red-face; they cited a miscalculation had occurred when they planned the best time for their event.
The real kicker? The
As of Saturday, May 30, Mercury was no longer retrograde. And yes, as I write this I can be found dancing around the office, for the flustered communication, mussed social plans, and kaput electronic devices that have so plagued me in the last few weeks shall bother me no more! (Well, until September 7, when Mercury again goes retrograde, if you want to get technical).
I know that I can't be the only one suffering from a bad case of the Mercury retrogrades. Some of our authors have submitted multiple drafts of articles and manuscripts during the past weeks, catching just one more thing to be changed with each read through.
Even our readers have had their worlds turned upside down by