Venus Retrograde 2015, part 2

All planetary pictures include the Sun. The Sun is the heart of our solar system and represents the heart that beats within each of us. As far as I can see all patriarchal worship down through the ages starts with the Sun especially. It is possible and likely that before patriarchal religion the Sun and Moon were worshiped equally. 

Posted on August 9, 2015 .

Venus Retrograde 2015

The stories we tell ourselves about our experience, both personal and universal touch the emotional part of the brain, the heart of the mind; where we store the memory of old traumas. All healing requires us to create new stories, using fragments of the old, the way you might take a tattered garment and make it into a blanket or a pair of gloves. This transforms the emotion we feel regarding the original wound. It expands our frame of reference. Somehow the dark night of the soul can then be reclaimed as initiation, and we see and know what was obscured about ourselves and life in general.

Posted on August 3, 2015 .

Astrology and Meditation

Let’s say that reality is composed of two concentric circles. 


The outside circle is the psychological realm, which we could say is the realm of mind.  This place reaches as far as the eye can see and the mind can imagine — it includes everything that can be thought, felt and perceived. 


The inside circle is the spiritual realm.  In this inner circle there is no time, no space and although this place is empty of details and content it is infinite and, most importantly, conscious! 

Posted on March 16, 2015 .

Love Is

Increasingly as an astrological counselor I see people searching desperately for love. It seems to me that for the most part they will not find what they think they are looking for in another person. They may find a temporary version; they may never find anyone. It's not because they are deficient. It's because mere anarchy seems to have been loosed upon the world just as Yeats says - and the centre is not holding. This poem was written in the early 20th century, but from where we stand now in the 21st century it seems truer of relationships than ever. We are less and less likely to find and maintain relationships the way our grandparents did because the social bonds that hold us together are crumbling. Since the driving force behind relationships is —at least initially — love, we must think about love itself to understand why our relationships seem to be deteriorating into mere anarchy.

Posted on February 17, 2015 .

The Principles of Yin and Yang

Within the magnetic field of fundamental opposition and creative tension, each aspect interrelates, interpenetrates, and depends upon each other. The poles of a unified whole are characterized in relation to each other, revolving cycles of the “one” becoming the “other.”

Posted on January 12, 2015 .

Insights for the coming month

Originally posted by Julie Simmons as part of her monthly updates.

Each month when the sun moves into a new constellation, Julie Simmons posts an article on her website detailing significant planetary events occurring that month and their corresponding significance. A helpful guide to understanding the ebb and flow of universal energy in our day-to-day lives. 

To read this month's insights, please visit:

Posted on December 5, 2014 .