Looking at spiritual practices, and life as a whole, as medicine for the soul.
The Local Weather
An analogy I've used throughout this series about re-enchanting the world and meaning-making is that astrology is like a weather forecast for the soul. It isn't about foretelling the future as much as it is about telling us what kind of energies we can expect to experience over a certain period of time. I'm agnostic … Continue reading The Local Weather
There is an old and terribly unfunny joke that says "There are two types of people in the world: those who like personality typologies and those who don't." I've long been in the former category. I am fascinated by human personality and — much like the elements I discussed last week — find the different … Continue reading My Type
Lord of the Starfields
There's a lot that's strange about the story of the visit of the Magi. Not least of these for skeptical Christians is that it's a story in which astrology works: The Magi trusted a portent in the skies of a royal baby in Judea and their faith in their craft was rewarded — even if … Continue reading Lord of the Starfields
I recently read a beautiful novel called The Lovely War. On the surface it's a fairly typical story about the strength of love amid the ravages of war. What sets it apart from similar stories is that the chapters are narrated from the varying perspectives of different Greek gods: Aphrodite (Love), Ares (War), Apollo (Creativity … Continue reading Archetypes