Monday, February 25, 2019

Happy 11th Birthday, WWA Blog!

My blog is 11 years old today! Entering the pre-teen years with grace and aplomb...

One of my goals for 2019 was to help bring the intuitive/spiritual/metaphysical arts more strongly into the traditional arts scene, creating a solid and respected place there for serious astrologers, tarot readers, psychics, and other intuitive artists. 

I think we've more than earned our place!

Unrelated to that goal (or so I thought), I recently started a social group for writers of all varieties in the area where I live. The initial meet-up location for the group is at a cool little retro bistro/cafe near the railroad tracks here that has (what else?) a train/railway theme. I sense a "making connections" theme.. 

So far, the meet-up group has brought different creative people and creative threads together with ideas springing up for cross-overs and collaborations, including the possibility of a multi-disciplinary open mic night. Very cool!

Unexpectedly, I seem to be making a wee bit of progress toward my goal of carving out a place for astrology and the intuitive arts within the broader arts scene in this area - not by straight-out asking for this but by coming into contact with other creative people who want to grow and develop the arts scene here. Purely organic! For me, that's always the best way for these things to happen (probably the only way).

I'm excited and honoured to help bring astrology into the more traditional arts fold in my town in whatever way is needed and rightful, to respectfully represent this precious and sacred art and to introduce people to a more in-depth understanding of it and its amazingly helpful applications.

It isn't something I consciously set out to do with the writers group, but it's something I sure do love to see. I think it's just time - in my area and in many areas - to establish the intuitive arts and legitimate intuitive artists as real and valuable elements of the overall arts scene.

I know the rightful place for astrology, astrologers, and other intuitive readers won't be carved out overnight. (Understatement.) But to see any progress on this front is pretty delightful.

Thank-you as always for being the most kick-ass astro blog around, WWA! Please keep on keeping on with your damn fine self. 

And thank-YOU for reading, for becoming patrons, for ordering readings or lessons, for buying zines or photography or jewellery, for making supportive comments, for sending appreciative emails, and for sharing articles and videos with your own networks.

I hope I don't know a day when I'm not sharing what I see and fighting for a better way through Willow's Web Astrology.

Happy, Happy 11th Birthday, Baby!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Mercury Retrograde in Pisces: Spirit Whispers Directives as We Step into a New Astrological Chapter

"Mercury Retrograde in Pisces: Spirit Whispers Directives as We Step into a New Astrological Chapter" is an article available to Willow's Web Astrology patrons.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Juno Day with Chiron on 29 Pisces!

Love and love and love and love!
Photos: Willow
Photo of my sister in her fab new skirt: Robyn Fahlman

Happy Juno/Valentine's Day from your anarchist astro-reporter!

This is our final Juno Day of the Chiron in Pisces transit, and it just so happens that the wounded healer is on the very last degree of Pisces this February 14th, which is the very last degree of the entire zodiac.

These are the master lessons about both the healing and the wounding potential of love on this planet. This Juno Day is ripe for some profound realizations about real love versus the illusory or overly-idealized versions that have run rampant during the final century or so of the astrological Piscean era. 

The influence of Chiron on the complex and potent anaretic degree of Pisces this Juno/Valentine's Day indicates there may be a little of that old school "dashed romantic ideals and disappointment" nipping at people. This is a throwback to the astrological Piscean era when fairy tale romances and Disney prince/princess dreams (often manufactured for us by nefarious social engineers) created a perfectly terrible clash of artificial, pie-in-the-sky ideals with human, Earth-bound realities.  

Well, folks, I'm here to tell you that with Chiron on the 29th degree of Pisces, about to blaze into Aries on February 17, that version of idealized and impossible-to-maintain-on-a-daily-basis love is a thing of the past! Poof! It's a relic. An outdated fantasy. And it's being banished to the maya realms where it belongs.

If Chiron on 29 Pisces this Juno Day has any message it would like to remind us of, it's this: love is all around us. It sustains us every day in every way - whether it is love for God (or whatever word you use for your higher power), love for family and friends, love for a significant other, love for co-workers, love for your community and fellow human beings, love for animals, love for plants, love for self, love for the work you do, or a combination of all of these.