March 26, 2020

Well, here we are in another pandemic, without much preparation for such a thing.  In my last blog I promised to discuss money if the world did not beat me to it, but the world did beat me to it.  As humans, we do not have great foresight, even after experiencing simil...

February 21, 2020

    Well, here we are.  Finally we enter the age where it might be possible for us to appear a little more like The Jetsons, or at least for some of us.  With a smirk I realize that the character Jane Jetson was still the prototypical “housewife” in that show, though t...

December 1, 2018

I came across this wonderful photo by journalist Mario Tama who is a photojournalist for Getty Images in New York.  As we watch the news of the caravan of immigrants unfold, all of us hope for the best outcome.  The hardest reality is that there is no best outcome.  Ne...

October 31, 2018

It’s been months and months since I’ve last written a blog here on my website.  There are reasons why which are mostly excuses, but now I feel compelled to talk about the Mercury in the fire signs situation once again. As per my last blog, the last and perhaps stronges...

March 23, 2018

When something burns really hot and fast, the flames can have a bluish tinge.  If the fuel is gas, rather than wood or metal, the flames will look really blue, like on a gas stove, which I think is a good symbol of our thoughts on fire – those times when we are inspire...

January 26, 2018

On Friday, January 19th, at 6:07pm in Auburn, California, I chanced upon a meteor burning up in the atmosphere while I was driving to a nutrition lecture to meet my friend.  If that friend had not invited me that day to attend the lecture, and, indeed, if I had not pho...

December 17, 2017

 On the winter solstice of this year, the Sun will move into Capricorn just a little while after Saturn moves into Capricorn.  It will be 8:39am in the morning at our winter solstice here in Sacramento, California.  The chart for that moment is called the Winter Ingres...

December 4, 2017

Lately I've been thinking about the way that astrologers talk about the zodiac signs.  Some of them talk as if the signs are planets.  Planets are analogous to functions, and signs are the manner in which we perform those functions.  So, Mercury is the function of thin...

October 25, 2017

If you are not a Libra, you might not be interested in this.  On the other hand, if you are an astrologer or an astrology student, you might find this helpful, or only slightly annoying.  The thing is, astrology has for a long time produced books which talk about Sun s...

September 27, 2017

   

     Shakespeare wrote that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but he knew better than that.  He knew that language was built on sounds and root meanings, and connections between the names of things.  A name will match the nature of the object in so...

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