Astrology 101

Tell Me A Story (There are only six) – Part 1

All good stories have a challenge that needs to be resolved, and the astrological chart gives us a very simple way of sorting out those challenges. It all comes down to the opposition. We’ll start with the 1-7 story:


The 7th House describes the qualities that I don’t feel I possess myself so I am looking to find them in somebody else. It tells something about ‘you’ and something about what I perceive is the ‘us’ in the relationship.

British Columbia City Of Vancouver News

November 2013 Solar Eclipse

Last Sunday’s solar eclipse occurred just before 4:50 am Pacific Standard Time with both Sun and Moon at 11° 16′ of Scorpio. Although the eclipse could not be seen from Vancouver, casting a chart for that moment in time can reveal some interesting things that are likely to be made known over the next 6 months or so in our city. The recent lunar eclipse emphasized polarity and contrasts. This solar eclipse marks significant endings and beginnings.

Careers Through The Lens Of Astrology

New Career At 50

Dear DC,

I hope you had a wonderful 50th birthday! Turning 50 is indeed something to celebrate — both from the chronological standpoint and from the astrologically significant Chiron Return, of which you are in the process until January 2014. It is not unusual that you are in the midst of sorting through some career matters at this time. The Chiron Return marks a time of self-reflection, renewed understanding of past issues and wounds, and offers the gift to move forward with greater self-acceptance. If your career hasn’t been “true” for the past while, if it has been stuck in some patterns that have been hurtful to you, the Chiron Return process could help heal that.

Careers Through The Lens Of Astrology

So Many Paths

Dear RV,

Thank you for letting me look at your chart to help offer some ideas about career paths for you. I mean this emphatically because you have Uranus on the Midheaven — no one’s going to tell you what to do! Although that certainly makes you one-of-a-kind in whatever occupation you take on, you might want to be careful that you don’t dismiss other people’s ideas just because they weren’t your own.

Current Configurations

Lessons from Saturn

Just days ago, we experienced the first of seven squares of Uranus and Pluto, undoubtedly the start of some major shifts in humanity. Such changes can be so huge that we may actually need a decade or two to see objectively just what has happened. A little closer to home, though — a little more personal — are the effects that you likely experienced from Saturn’s recent movement through the heavens. With a little knowledge of your own astrological chart, you can gain some clarity as to what lessons Saturn needs you to learn this year.