This Mayan glyph for the Goddess of the Moon and Medicine is large in my imagining right now, having visited the great site of Chichen Itza in the jungle of Quintana Roo, on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico last week. Bordering the western edge of the Caribbean Sea, this once mighty culture had at its core a profound understanding of heaven and earth's conjoined rhythms, and great cosmic rituals and buildings bound people together.
As we begin a new year, there is an unprecedented interest in cosmic thinking, including astrological thinking. As I [finally] launch this website, there are several large time sweeps I will concentrate on for the coming year...
Carol Ferris interviewed by Laure Redmond on the astrology of 2017.
In this interview carol discusses the importance of moral imagination during the Saturn in Sagittarius transit of 2017.
"People are quite tired in the new moon. I don't like to over-program myself during the dark moon, so that what wants to grow in the coming month has the chance to gain strength through rest. I'm not very good about resting in the dark. I like my screen time, I like my lights on and i like heat and light, so it took me a long time in astrological thinking to bring me to the benefit of the dark...
"On a cool fall morning, Carol Ferris answered some questions about astrology and how our star sign, or the time that we enter life on the planet, affects our preferences and needs when it comes to choosing a home.
Carol is an astrologer with four decades of experience. She is an adjunct professor at the Portland School of Astrology and has a full-time consulting practice. Her 2013 Master’s Thesis from Marylhurst University was based on her study of Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) philosophy and was titled, “The Sky’s Body: Constellations and Medicine.” Her research delineated the relationship of the macrocosm of the heavens to the microcosm of the body in both western and Chinese cultures...""
Is there a 13th sign in the zodiac: the Ophiucus question
The sky is vast and the stars are numberless. The first skywatchers were meaning makers, like we modern people, and they had the same task we do today: how to make sense of so much time and space.
The visible night sky is full of stars above and around us (and below us, too, over the part of the world we cannot see from where we're standing). The visible night sky is constant: the stars are called the fixed stars because of their utter reliability, rising and setting at the same time in the same place over a long period of time, moving only slightly every 2,000+ years...