2018 Solstice in Detroit


Well, we're two weeks behind, but trying to finish up both the year and visit around the states. This week we are in Detroit, the Motor City of Henry Ford, John DeLorean and Bob Seger.  Next week is Nebraska. For the quarter we are  looking at our chart from the Traditional perspective.  I just finished … Continue reading 2018 Solstice in Detroit

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Rawlings, WY 12-12-2018


The tightest square is highlighted. Mercury just went into Sagittarius and chattering abounds.  Listen carefully as some of that just might matter particularly with Hermetic planet square the Midheaven, but it is hard to separate the wheat from the chaff.  Too much music, too many things going on -- Paris was on fire, is this … Continue reading Rawlings, WY 12-12-2018

Week of 12/10-16 in Cheyenne Wyoming


The joys of holiday lights, whether for Christmas or Hanukkah are brightening everyone's house and dispelling these dark days before the solstice. It brings back memories of one's youth and happier moments but it also helps unify these new days with them or for some, help rectify them.Sappho opposite Bacchus reminds of us the magic … Continue reading Week of 12/10-16 in Cheyenne Wyoming

Last update on Donna van Toen


Donna passed on December 8th, 2018 a little before midnight, her daughter Bonnie reported on Facebook.  As her request, Donna had no machines, no tubes, no hookups of any type.   She was 69 years old.  Our sincere condolences to her beloved children Bonnie and Geoff. Donna van Toen in red, Donna Cunningham behind her in … Continue reading Last update on Donna van Toen

This week 12/3-12/9 in Kansas City Missouri


We are winding down our 50 state tour.  This week is Missouri, next is Wyoming, then Michigan and Arizona and finally New York.  Missouri smack in the middle of the continental 50 comes and goes in the news.  One writer, MacKinley Kantor, wrote a book on the state's past called "Missouri Bittersweet" that is part … Continue reading This week 12/3-12/9 in Kansas City Missouri

F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Automobile


We try to bring updates on the nativities as we run across them so our readers can understand their cultural context.  Here's something on F. Scott Fitzgerald from the New Yorker Magazine,  March 2015, on how the automobile changed American society.  Is he right though?  Wasn't "bundling" a Pilgrim tradition?¹  Or how bout going out … Continue reading F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Automobile

This week in Memphis, 11/25-12/01 2018


Pelosi is still on the ropes and the opposition is TBA.  Across the proverbial pond, Ms. May may not be as lucky for her Party controls her life line.  The Ascendant this week is  27 Gemini,  has a nice springtime theme of seven blue birds moving to another tree and transition is the byword.  Maybe … Continue reading This week in Memphis, 11/25-12/01 2018