Star Dust is a roundup of the bits and pieces of the universe of information which fell into my (metaphorical) back yard this week. Want to have it delivered by email each week? Sign up at the bottom of this post. You know the fabled "Chinese curse" that wishes "May you live in interesting times?" Well, it's been an ... interesting week. One bad shock, one good shock, and another incredibly affirming shock. The bad shock A week or so ago, I found a blue card on my front … [Read more...] about Star Dust — Shock edition
Most people know about Mercury retrograde (and a lot of people dread it). But fewer know that the other planets (except the Sun and Moon) also go retrograde. Neptune, the god of the ocean, moves backward through Pisces (the sign he rules) from June 16 to November 22. What does a Neptune retrograde mean? Neptune normally means foggy or wishful thinking, illusion, fantasy, or a tendency to escapism. A retrograde period calls a pause to business as usual, so your thinking will become … [Read more...] about Neptune Retrograde — June 16, 2017
Today you may walk around feeling like your head is floating at the end of a string, like a balloon just barely attached to the rest of you. Air is the element of the brain, of thinking. Today we have a Grand Trine -- three planets forming an equilateral triangle -- all in Air signs. Jupiter is in Libra, Mercury in Gemini (a sign which it rules, so doubly potent), and the Moon is in Aquarius. A Grand Trine is super stable, but it's also a configuration that resists moving. (Think of a … [Read more...] about Grand Trine in Air – June 13, 2017
There is lots going on in the sky on Thursday, January 12. My advice earlier in the week was "this is a good day to stay home in bed if you can!" There will be a short-lived Grand Cross in cardinal signs, a four-way tug-of-war in the "get-it-done" houses. It's going to be difficult to accomplish anything with four strong planets pulling in different directions. It's a day for being frazzled and distracted and constantly dealing with one problem after another. The good news is that the … [Read more...] about Celestial Tug of War tomorrow!
Dear Kate, I'm a published writer working on a new novel. In the last few months I've hit a solid stone wall of writer's block. I've tried all the usual things -- write anyway, knowing the draft will be shitty; try different locations to shake things up; write with pen and paper instead of laptop. Nothing has worked so far. The story is totally stuck, and so am I. Is something going on in the sky that's keeping me from progressing on this book? When will whatever-it-is be over so … [Read more...] about Writer’s Block! Why can’t I work?
Tomorrow morning, January 10, the Sun (the self) in Capricorn squares Uranus (eccentric, flamboyant) in Aries, exact at 11:10 am Central (UTC 16:10). It's showtime! The Sun in Capricorn (ambition and success) feels an urge to be in the public eye. Concentrate on leadership and career. At this same time, the Sun is tightly conjoined to Pluto (transformation and rebirth), suggesting that it may be time to shake things up a bit. If you haven't yet set your business goals for 2017, … [Read more...] about Sun square Uranus: The Showman