Fall of the ‘King’: An Astrological look at the recent Hollywood sex scandals

These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us: though the wisdom of nature can reason it thus and thus, yet nature finds itself scourged by the sequent effects: love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide: in cities, mutinies; in countries, discord; in palaces, treason; and the bond cracked ‘twixt son […]

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How do we decipher who qualifies as a real astrologer?

How do we decipher who qualifies as a real astrologer? By Samuel F. Reynolds A recent BuzzFeed article featured four astrologers talking about how horoscopes and astrology are still a craze on the internet. It’s a favorable story on astrology. I personally know two of the astrologers interviewed. But the other two aren’t astrologers. At […]

A Fresh Look at the (Lunar Node) Bendings…

In a little under an hour, I break down for my students a different way to determine and understand the crisis points of the lunar nodes called “The Bendings.”  I supply four chart examples and source materials as well.



I welcome your feedback and thoughts. For more on my thoughts on the lunar nodes in general, click here.

Click below for a pdf version of the presentation:


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The Annunciation: Venus in the bosom of the King 1

A friend of mine, a fine pastor and Kabbalist, told me recently that today, March 25, is the celebration of “The Annunciation.” That’s when Mary was told that she would conceive Jesus, the child-savior. It’s celebrated exactly 9 months before Christmas. I never grew up with this celebration since the saints and feast days aren’t […]

A New Way to Consult…

I love to teach. I particularly love to teach astrology while giving a session. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how consults work. Unfortunately, many people still go to astrologers with the expectation that we’re fortunetellers. A fortuneteller treats you and your future as a statue that’s shrouded. She sees her job as unveiling a future […]

The upcoming Mars and Pluto retrogrades…

A short video on what you need to know about the upcoming Mars and Pluto retrogrades on 4/17 and 4/18/2016:

Here’s also what I had to say about Mars’ retrograde:

Although vigorous Mars doesn’t appear to move backwards (or retrograde) until Sunday, we will likely feel a slow-down and mellower shift during the week. As Mars is one of the key symbols of masculinity, whether it manifests in women or men, there’s a chance for more thoughtful expressions of power and strength. Perhaps we’ll hear more stories of nobility in sportsmanship or greater civility among our presidential candidates.

However, the riskier possibility with Mars retrograding is that some might rebel with bluster and aggression, because Mars doesn’t appreciate feeling contained or curtailed. Mars only likes “No” if he’s saying it. It’s the kind of bold defiance that has more balls than brains, like you taking a dare to jump off the roof of your house thinking you won’t break your legs – or worse.

Mars retrogrades can also signal periods of depression. When we can’t express the lively energy associated with Mars, it craters into a sinkhole of miserableness. Try to counter it by placing more energy in the body through active engagement or release, even if only to shout. You might also reflect on when you decided NOT to do something recently to get a clue about the source of this pent-up energy.

In general, thoughtful action is the optimal strategy for riding out Mars retrograde. Like any planet moving retrograde, it’s an important time for renewal and clearing what blocks us. Since Mars is low on impulse control, it makes sense to think about how you refresh your personal drive. You don’t have to tie up your passion or ride it into the ground. You can gallop until you claim the victory you desire.


Blunting the shock of Mars’ retrograde will be the easy flowing trine between sassy Mercury to merciful Jupiter and passionate Pluto during the week. This will help us keep some decorum as we figure out positive ways to express Mars’ inward turn.

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Saturn in Sagittarius: Bridging the divide between Us, Them, Here, and There

Saturn in Sagittarius: Bridging the divide between Us, Them, Here, and There I have to agree with the President. When talking about the growing concern about Donald Trump’s run for the presidency and the violence associated with his rallies, President Obama said this about Republican Party leaders, “How could you be shocked? This was the […]

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The way, Neptune, Sun

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At the top of this week, there was a powerful conjunction between the revealing Sun and nebulous Neptune. The merging of these two planets can symbolize many things, but one of the things it can also signify is illumination and enchantment. Enchantment can have a negative connotation for some. It can imply that someone’s under a […]


“Selma” by Samuel F. Reynolds (From the Mountain Astrologer blog) Dr. Martin Luther King, played by David Oyelowo in “Selma,” marches along Selma’s Edmund Pettus bridge for the first march after “Bloody Sunday,” an event that occurred two days earlier and riveted the world’s attention with images of the police brutality against peaceful, unarmed protesters. […]

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Coming up…

At 5:00 pm EST today, I’ll be kicking off a webinar class on Jupiter Returns. It’s scheduled to end at 6:15p. EST. You can sign up for it here. I also have another class starting on Wednesday. More on that here. However, I want to talk briefly about the Jupiter Return class, because it relates […]

September 15-21 — Shirk Your Horoscopes

“Shirk” Horoscopes for September 15 – September 21, 2014 Was last week heavy for you? Well, it was heavy in parts for me and quite a few clients and friends. So I’ve decided to lighten things up. It’s not that the horoscopes below shouldn’t be taken seriously at all, but they’re not to be taken sooo […]

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Jennifer Aniston: America’s Favorite Friend

JENNIFER ANISTON: America’s Favorite Friend From true love to free love, fairytale to breakup, she’s a posh princess on a rocky road by DAR ALEXANDER Sep 11, 2014 You know her as the “friend,” but did you know Jennifer Aniston’s Sun sign, Aquarius, is the “friend” sign of the zodiac? After a high profile breakup, a […]

An open appeal to African Americans about astrology

If you didn’t know better, you’d think African Americans just weren’t into astrology. That would mean that you wouldn’t know that 47% of African Americans believe in astrology. This is compared to 29% of their White counterparts or 33% of Latinos, according to a 2003 Harris Poll on the religious and other beliefs of Americans. […]

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Angelina Jolie: Man-stealer or Mother Figure? 1

ANGELINA JOLIE Man-stealer or Mother Figure? The Stars Reveal the Fine Face of Maleficent by DAR ALEXANDER May 30, 2014 She’s an alpha babe with all the B’s. She’s Hollywood’s bad girl, bombshell and beauty of choice: Angelina Jolie. But how did she go from carrying a vial of her lover’s blood around her neck to […]

A New look at the Lunar Nodes 2

Once I realized that I no longer believed in reincarnation, I had to disentangle for myself how much of the idea is woven into modern astrological lore and books. In fact, clients and other astrologers just take it for granted that I believe in reincarnation and seem genuinely surprised when I tell them that I […]