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Astrology has been a major part of my life for 50 years! In 1968 I graduated from college in Boston and drove ‘cross country to California “with flowers in my hair”. The car broke down in Michigan but through kismet, I hitchhiked the rest of the way, arriving safely, and settled into life in Berkeley, just as “the Hippie Revolution” of 1968-69 exploded. Woodstock rocked upper New York State with peace, love and music, The Chicago 7 disrupted the Democratic Convention, anti-Vietnam War protests erupted as young men burned their draft cards while the young women burned their bras. The Rolling Stones presided over death and mayhem at Altamont, thanks to the drunken Hell’s Angels being hired as security. The late 60’s was an amazing time. And Berkeley, California was the place to be!
“Hippiedom” was in full swing in Berkeley when I discovered the Shambala Bookstore on Telegraph Avenue, a small metaphysical bookstore where I spent hours exploring astrology, numerology, palmistry, hand-writing, tarot, runes, crystal healing, and Alice Bailey’s Ascended Masters. I was drawn inexorably to Astrology above all the rest! I was amazed how planets-in-transit aspecting my natal chart’s planets affected me, but it was more than 25 years of study before I began to give professional readings. My website first went up in 1997 and in 2000 I became a certified Astrocartographer. To this day I continue to study and practice Astrology and Astrocartography and from time to time I offer Astrology classes, when there is enough local interest to warrant the effort.
In 1991 I attended a workshop in Bali with Barbara Marciniac, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Barbara Hand Clow (“The Three Barbaras”), plus Deepok Chopra. After those magical three weeks, I remained in Ubud in a bamboo house amid rice patties. Here I dreamed alot. I began writing about my dreams as well as journaling regularly and a love of writing has been with me ever since.
1992 found me in Brazil for Earth Summit Rio, the first international gathering of world leaders along with hundreds of NGOs doing the People’s work. Those 2 weeks activated me deeply and I wrote ~1,000 word article about the spiritual side of the International Gathering for Light of Consciousness Magazine plus a ~1500 word article about the over-all experience of being at Earth Summit Rio for Planetary Citizen Magazine, both of which were published upon my return.
I lived, worked, and raised my daughter in Boulder, Colorado for 30+ years, but I didn’t find an outlet for publishing my writings until I moved into a spiritual mountain retreat town called Crestone, CO. Here I found a local monthly newspaper of surprising quality (The Crestone Eagle) and began writing articles on metaphysical topics, some of which I have included on this website under menu heading Writings.
During those Crestone years I worked for a “rug maven” in her rug business, but 4 years later she died of cancer at age 44. As her only employee, I spent another year wrapping up her business, transporting her rug inventory to her former rug mentors on the East Coast who had a showroom in Delaware. Eventually I had to release her home to the mortgage company. But being so emotionally involved in Carolyn’s death made me want to leave Colorado for awhile. I ended up driving down to San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico where I ran a little bookshop and cafe for several years after attending the Dec 21, 2012 Winter Solstice Celebrations at the Mayan Ceremonial Center and pyramids of Chichen Itza.
When the Bookstore sold in 2016, I began to make my way homeward (a harrowing drive!) to Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s West Coast, where a girlfriend lived. I found a nice casita with a gated yard in Nayarit and I began to write in earnest on the covered back terrace looking out upon bougainvillea bushes in full bloom along a wall, with lush bananas and palms bending in the breeze. I wrote the first 125 draft pages for a book that has been gestating in my mind for over a decade. But the heat got too intense for me and my brain was melting, so when I was offered a place to stay in Berkeley near my daughter, I packed up my car and continued my journey north to the US border and points beyond.
Once back in the States, I spent a year between my daughter in Berkeley, and looking for housing in Arizona or New Mexico. But I finally returned to beautiful Crestone, CO where I gardened for a couple of summers, leaving on New Years Day 2020 when the below-zero cold got into my left leg, crippling me for a bit. Amid snow and ice, I fled south to Santa Fe where I could rent a spare bedroom from a friend for a few months. When the pandemic hit the USA in March, I was forced out (to protect my elderly housemate) and spent most of the year juggling temporary quarters until I could join my daughter, now living in Athens, Georgia.
Since February 2018 I have been writing an Astrology column for The Crestone Eagle. Recently I have decided to look into possible syndication. All those articles can be found on this website under Monthly Astrology Forecast.
I invite persons interested in Astrology to come back around the first of each month to read my most recent post, an 800+ word Astrology Forecast called Starr Sightings. In it I explain what the planets are indicating for that month and how we are likely to be impacted. It’s an over-view report rather than a horoscope-by-sign report, which are numerous elsewhere on the web. Blog posts will be added randomly as I have something to say about the astrological climate.
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