Tag Archives: Astrology

My week in retrograde

Saturday evening: huge branch falls from beech tree – the beech tree that used to look like this: Our majestic beech tree, with a trunk you couldn’t get your arms around, a trunk that looked like an elephant foot, suddenly … Continue reading

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Finding Scorpio

Unlike all the other signs of the zodiac, Scorpio really looks like a creepy little scorpion. He’s even got a red heart at the center, the bright star Antares. I wish I could pick him out, but whenever I look … Continue reading

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Leo time

It’s a little crazy, I know, to believe that personality has anything to do with astrology, but it is pretty striking that everyone seems to know what sign they were born in. And for every powerful person born in the … Continue reading

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Cancer time

Here’s what the lucky Duc de Berry got to look at from his Paris window – all the slaving peasants raking hay under the blazing chariot of Helios, the sun god; the Gemini twins; and Cancer the crab, who came … Continue reading

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Gemini and NASA

I see I have two neglected categories I need to get busy on: “Astrology,” and the one called “Dreams, consciousness, and weird things like that.” The problem is that I’m just not that interested in astrology or dreams anymore. I … Continue reading

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Taurus time

One spring morning, Jupiter looked down from heaven and saw Europa, the beautiful Phoenician princess, gathering flowers. He changed himself into a bull and carried her off to Crete, where they were married (at least according to him). The bull … Continue reading

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Taurus time

I just love the way the ram and the bull up there in the cosmos plant their feet and look down at their respective elements – Aries at the fiery sun, Taurus at the earth below – but remain unmoved … Continue reading

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