DISCIPLINE is a Bad Word

I was raised by hippies. Maybe not in the way you’d usually think of hippies. In my house everyone was a rebel. I was encouraged to express myself and even called my parents by their first names. No-one wanted to do anything on a schedule or with any discernable regularity. I only sort of had…

Are You an “Epiphany” Junkie?

Warning: This post may piss you off… If one more person tells me that their event will “change my life forever” I may have to hit them with an overripe banana. I don’t know if it’s just a New York thing, but everybody and their cousin seems to be offering “breakthrough”, “life changing”, “shake up…

Gratitude on Thanksgiving

Play Podcast (Originally Posted: 11/30/10; Revised: 11/28/13) As we enter the Holiday Season, I notice people’s mindsets tend to line up along a continuum: one extreme experiences the joy of the season, while the other wants it to be over as quickly as possible. We all have the potential to delight in the joy of…

Could you be saying “No” to Joy? Mercury Retro & the Quality of Your Life

Many of us live in a very small room in our lives… and I don’t mean a NYC studio apartment! I’m talking about keeping yourself “small”, never getting “too excited”, “too passionate”, “too much”, to avoid feeling disappointed. But how is living an “almost life” a fair trade for never feeling disappointed? Are you consciously…

Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio: From the Darkness into the Light

[pullquote]Mercury will be retrograde from Monday, 10/21/13 through Sunday, 11/10/13[/pullquote] #3 in a Series of 3 Mercury gets a bad rap. Every 4 months or so, Mercury turns retrograde (meaning it appears to move backwards in it’s orbit around the Sun) and much like our forebears, everyone wigs out. Yes, this cycle tends to bring…

Your Ticket Out of “Crappy-Land” – Get Through a Bad Day

“What we resist, persists.” — Carl Jung Circumstances, real or imagined, can send us on a downward spiral. We can fight it, trying all the usual aphorisms: “look at the bright side”… “remember all the good” in an effort to play “keep away”, but sometimes we can’t seem to avoid that sign post up ahead:…

Sun Signs of Change

Is your life “perfect”? Perhaps you are one of the “well-adjusted” people who can recognize every moment as one that serves a purpose; you flow with what comes, you create your days and live in perpetual gratitude, giving from an endless well… Mazel Tov and a heartfelt blessing goes out to you; we need you…

The Pilot of Your Soul: Your Patterns of Choice

Play Podcast People are often surprised when I talk about Astrology from the perspective of “choice”. Many seem to believe that astrology is about static, carved in stone, “the way it is”, fated information… and they couldn’t be more wrong. It’s the reverse that’s true; the wisdom of astrology actually increases your personal growth &…

The Success Zone

“Success” is a mysterious land for many of us. For some it’s like Shangri-La; a mystical place where everything is beautiful and always just out of reach. For others, “Success” is a “Twilight Zone”, even more frightening than failure, because it is pregnant with possibilities and potentially dashed expectations. In either case, our vision of…

Saying “Yes” when you mean “No”? Reclaim Your Sun

Why do we say “yes” when we mean “no”? When we say that what someone wants is more important than what we want; we give them our power. (Note for Parents: Our children are very important and… they learn self-valuing by watching us. Striking a balance here is vital which is a topic for a…