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The battle for spring

Of all the seasonal transitions, the one between winter and spring seems to be the most violent. I’ve tried to predict weather using astrology (astrometeorology). The starting point are the seasonal ingress charts, i.e. the charts for the equinoxes and the solstices or the cardinal signs. For the spring equinox the chart is made for […]

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90, if you want

A friend commented on another blog post of mine about how we’re told that loneliness shortens a life span like a smoking habit does. Her married parents are now within waving distance of 90; she doubts she’ll get to that age. I have a theory, or maybe it’s just a good ol’ opinion about longevity […]

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The almost astrologer

So, I’m busy downloading old photos from my Flickr account because Flickr is being sold and I’m tired of dealing with various TOS. ‘Sides, I’m paying for Dropbox. And digging through the old stuff, here’s one from 15 years ago: The weekend I was a professional astrologer. Giving an astrological reading at the Bergen New […]

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Parallels

I like that the word “parallel”—if written in a sans serif font—contains a parallel. What also contains a parallel, is astronomy and from there, astrology. Keep reading if you want to see me attempt to explain the tilt of the planet. First of all, let’s get one thing in our heads: All the planets, except […]

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A glimmer of a post

I could give you all kinds of astrological reasons for why my flow suddenly choked, but suffice to say that the communication planet Mercury is slowing down to turn around and right itself on Sunday. Until then, I shall amuse myself—and hopefully you, too—by wondering about the “false friends” language has. Things that look related […]

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Bad star

Disastrous: Causing great damage. Fortunately (heh, see what I did there?), I have never experienced a disaster. Neither of the natural kind, nor the personal kind. And that leads me to the word’s origin: From “disaster” which means “ill-starred” or to be ill-fated because of the stars. Modern astrology is more psychological and less about […]

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So, how’s your September?

My shoulder scan This post contains astrology. And bathrooms. And frozen shoulders. Not necessarily in that order. I have discovered I don’t take my own advice, which makes me perfectly normal. I always tell people to get their pains and troublesome body parts checked out sooner, rather than later, but I delayed seeing a doctor […]

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Astrology, the story-teller

OK, I knew my last post would not appeal to everyone, but as I said in a comment to a comment, I take my wisdom wherever I can find it. Which happens to include astrology. Because of my family’s interests, I grew up in a home that not only had huge picture books showing the treasures […]

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National Write Something Month

Pluto. Pluto in Virgo. Pluto in Virgo conjunct the North Node. That’s what I have to offer in November. Not a novel—navel-gazing. An old hobby is being rekindled. Astrology is a life-long love, and just when I thought I could live without it, it shows back up and shows me how good it is at […]

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And the other shoe drops

Unlike what other people I know experienced, 2012 was a laid-back year for me. I entered the new one, ready for action. Today, I got a taste of what might be in store: I’ve been asked to stand for election to my co-op’s steering committee, an office that is for two years at a time. […]

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Actually, I’m having fun

Ah, yes, once again a long hiatus. I still owe you guys my Normandie adventure, and I haven’t forgotten. The nice thing about the war is that writing about it has no time limit. (Is my excuse. 🙂 ) Thing is, I’m having a collision of Fun Things to Do. I want to focus more […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Study notes

Wordless Wednesday

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The Mayans and their calendar

Sometimes I do my best writing in other people’s comments. Not fair to you, dear reader, so I’ll repost and elaborate here. The discussion in the link above was about the weather. If you’ve been paying attention to my sidebar, you know that I now have another blog where I post weather forecasts made with […]

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From winter into spring

This the last day of winter. Tomorrow, March 20, is the first day of spring astrologically and astronomically, and the sun enters the sign of Aries and crosses the equator, heading for the Tropic of Cancer. Outside we have a good old-fashioned storm, with squalls blowing rain sideways. It is the first proper rain since […]

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It’s 2010… Now what?

My dear blog is 7.5 years old. And I have no idea what to do with it. I am not happy keeping it artificially alive via Wordless Wednesday posts. (Ironically, Wednesdays are usually when I feel like writing.) There are things to write about but because I’ve given myself the rule of not writing about […]

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Solar return

Astro.com tells me this about my solar return: Happy birthday! Today the Sun returns to the position it was in when you were born. As would seem appropriate with this transit, today is a day of new beginnings, and the influences you feel today will affect the entire year to come. However, this does not […]

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Some synchronicities

I was telling some friends that I can’t give up my blog. It provides an outlet for those times when I want to put my thoughts to writing and maybe even have someone else read them. Why would I consider giving up my blog? Well, this year has not been a year of much writing. […]

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Wordless Wednesday – A moment ago

Wordless Wednesday

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Why, of course!

With a nod to Protege, who did this first: Your Word is “Why” You see life as complicated and intriguing. The only thing you know for sure is that you haven’t figured it all out yet. You question everything and believe very little. And whatever you believe is likely to change. You are interested in […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Horoscope of the first black US president

Wordless Wednesday