Full Moon in Libra April 19, 2019: Light Spectrum

The Full Moon in Libra is occurring at 29 degrees Libra which is an anaretic degree, so the push to harmonize and bring together seemingly separate things is at its strongest…not to mention this our second Full Moon in Libra in 2019. The Moon is about to enter the watery depths of zero degrees Scorpio- where the water is murky and black, where we will need to explore these new depths, where light can be located.

The 29th degree of the Moon speaks about an accumulation of energy, or we can say justice since the Moon is in Libra. But what is justice?

The Symbols

The Sabian Symbol for 29 Libra is: Libra 30: Three Mounds of Knowledge on a Philosopher’s Head

This is about getting out of our heads and seeing the bigger picture. It’s about seeing the truth of a situation and there is nothing more truthful than justice (Libra).

The Kozminsky Symbol for this FM is: 30º Libra: A boy moping over his book in a schoolroom.
Denotes one who will have to wake up else he will be elbowed out of everything by others more vigorous. He is possessed of good mental qualities, is well-mannered and good-natured, but he allows others to take advantage of him, and he will suffer from deceit and unfairness. It is a symbol of Sluggishness.

This symbol is also about taking a step back to blur your eyes so you can truly see what is in front of you. The sluggishness is about a softening of the gaze.

The Aspects

The only major aspect during this FM is the Moon opposition to Uranus. This means we will have a strong need to go it alone and in order for us to bring together the “three mounds of knowledge” – Heaven, Earth, & Man.

The dispositor of the FM is Venus at 28 degrees Pisces. The Sabian Symbol for her is:

Pisces 29: The Light Passing Through A Prism

This is about acknowledging the connection between all things. It’s about understanding the relationship (Libra) between the whole and the parts. It’s about seeing how everything is connected. Venus is just one degree past its exaltation point so it speaks about the light of the universe being found in our heart. We have to appreciate the beauty of inter-connectedness. When we are able to truly see the balance of life “as above so below, as without so within,” miracles happen.

There is a beautiful quote from the book/film ‘Winter’s Tale’ which evokes the energy of this lunation:

Justice can sleep for years and awaken when it is least expected. A miracle is nothing more than dormant justice from another time arriving to compensate those it has cruelly abandoned.”- Winter’s Tale, Mark Halprin

To Conclude…

The Full Moon in Libra is asking us to believe in ourselves and the luminous connections we radiate out of our heart. To believe in yourself is to believe in heaven, earth, and humanity. It’s about believing in love.

Take some time during this Full Moon to think about everything you are connected to. Start with a person who is close to you and map out every person that person knows. Try it with an object, or a place, or something close to your heart. You will see that those things that mean something to you are but beams of love who form connecting prisms of light with every other thing in this world. The scales of justice are a light spectrum, we can only see the entirety of light by coming to a balanced place within our hearts first.

Once again here is another quote from ‘Winter’s Tale.’

“All rivers run full to the sea; those who are apart are brought together; the lost ones are redeemed; the dead come back to life; the perfectly blue days that have begun and ended in golden dimness continue, immobile and accessible; and, when all is perceived in such a way as to obviate time, justice becomes apparent not as something that will be, but something that is.” – Winter’s Tale, Mark Halprin

 

 

 

 

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New Moon in Aries April 5, 2019: Wildflowers

The New Moon in Aries after the Spring Equinox is the official start of the new year! The energies attached to this lunation will plant the seeds of what the next 12 months will be sprouting. This particular New Moon is asking us to put down our roots before we start forcing growth.

The Aspects

New Moon square Saturn, Pluto, South Node in Capricorn- is the garden we are trying to grow in fertile enough to support our growth?

New Moon trine Ceres- it’s time to start plucking out the weeds and clipping back the dead parts in order to stimulate new growth

Mercury conjunct Neptune in Pisces- visualize your blooms, but understand that blossoms have a short life span. The process of growing is more important than what is actually revealed.

The Kozminsky symbol for this New Moon is:

16º Aries: Wild flowers growing amidst the corn in a sunlit field.

Denotes a person of charm, a lover of freedom- mental and physical-of nature, and of simple loveliness whose works in life will be blessed with success, and whose individuality will make itself felt amongst men. It is a symbol of Abundance.

Aries energy is impulsive, pioneering, energetic, and fierce but the difficult aspect to the stellium in Capricorn is reminding us to direct our energies to sustaining our growth. This means we must be patient, resourceful, creative, and committed to our long term vision no matter how difficult things may get.

As the Kozminsky symbol says, we must look to wildflowers as inspiration. They grow where the conditions are right for them, not necessarily where they want to grow. Rather than forcing things to happen, let’s adapt to the conditions that arise because the winds of change are blowing from Capricorn, so let’s be open to and accepting of where our seeds germinate, because that’s the fertile ground where our visions and ideas will bloom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 Things I’ve Learned in 25 Years

Today I am officially 26 years old! I thought it would be nice to reflect back on my 25 years and think about 25 things I’ve learned in this time span.

  1. We are expressions of our environment, not products.
  2. Not enough care is given to those who are struggling in the wrong environment. We over-care for the thriving.
  3. Your wound is what gives your life form. It is the archetype that informs your story.
  4. Compassion is the only way to change your perception.
  5. Our heart is the muscle we use the least.
  6. Our family is a microcosm of all lessons we must learn in our life.
  7. One failure doesn’t erase all your successes.
  8. Don’t be obstructed by your own intense deliberations.
  9. The hardest wall to break through is people.
  10. If you truly respect something you will listen to every opinion with an open mind.
  11. We all get to experience everything in life, but not all of it will be obvious traditional.
  12. If you are triggered by a nasty or rude comment, you are valuing it.
  13. We can’t fight for justice because it’s superior to fighting.
  14. Luck implies randomness which doesn’t exist.
  15. Spiritual awakenings occur in order to be passed on.
  16. Nobody cares what you’re doing because they’re too consumed with themselves.
  17. Self-love is believing that you have the freedom to do you.
  18. Stop being a shoulder to cry on and you’ll see who was just using you for emotional support.
  19. Petty people are just young souls.
  20. Certain things don’t happen to you because they would be too much of a distraction.
  21. Everything is fine and will be OK.
  22. Always speak your truth even if people judge you, because it’s better to be around authentic centered people instead of phonies.
  23. Treat your passions as your career.
  24. Have conversations with your guides….greet them in the morning and wish them a goodnight.
  25. Always remain optimistic because everything falls into place when you’re ready 😉

Full Moon in Libra March 20/21, 2019: Cultivation Restoration

The Full Moon in Libra on March 20/21st is completing a 7 year cycle that began with a New Moon in Aries on March 22, 2012. The Full Moon lasts approximately 3 days, so while it is occurring on the Spring Equinox, it’s energies will be felt until the 22nd.

Flashback

The New Moon in Aries in 2012 was conjunct Uranus in Aries and Mercury was retrograde in Aries squaring Pluto in Capricorn, while Mars was retrograde in Virgo. These themes spoke about a major paradigm shift, a new consciousness emerging, and stepping into a new dimension of being. The Full Moon on the Spring Equinox will be opposing the New Moon in Aries of 2012 asking us to see if we have completed the cycle, to see if the transformation has occurred.

The ruler of the New Moon in Aries was Mars Retrograde in Virgo whose Kozminsky symbol was…

7º Virgo: A man in ceremonial robes, with a circlet about his brow, holding the emblem of life–the Crux ansata–in the air.
Denotes one who finds in the philosophies of the ancient masters the true knowledge of life, whose search for the truth is rewarded, and who, an consequence of his dread of doing wrong, has the power of drawing the greatness of right towards him. It is a symbol of Philosophy.

This symbol spoke about the search for truth and the healing that can happen when spiritual truths are realized.

If we look at the Kozminsky symbol for the ruler of this Full Moon (Venus in Aquarius) it says…

24º Aquarius: A woman neatly attired, with her hand on a tomb, looking sorrowfully on a flower-covered grave.
Denotes a refined person forced to meet sorrow face to face. According to the degree of experience to be learned, so will be the degree of sorrow to be endured. Passion is not apart from this degree, but passion leads to pain, whilst subjugation leads to mastery. It is a symbol of Tribute.

This symbol speaks about the sorrow and sadness we may feel looking back over the last 7 years. We may be feeling resentful or sad about our experiences or lack of progress. What we must remember is that every negative experience is recycled into an upgraded version of itself.

Full Moon in Libra Aspects

Moon quincunx Uranus- the only thing that’s constant is change

Mercury sextile Saturn-weighing the pros and cons

Venus square Mars- detachment vs. attachment

Venus sextile Jupiter-understanding the bigger picture

Mars trine Pluto- standing in the full power of your strengths

The aspects of this lunation are helping us to see the equality of gains and losses, strengths and weaknesses, pleasure and pain, profits and losses, victories and defeats. The last 7 years have allowed us to witness and experience the divine elimination process. What’s being removed from our lives is actually being replaced by the most beautiful expansive things. This is the lesson of Libra- to see the purpose of everything and to respect its place in your life no matter how uncomfortable it may make you feel.

Personal Note

This is a personal Full Moon for me as the New Moon in Aries in 2012 was exactly conjunct my own natal New Moon at 2 degrees Aries. 2012 was the most difficult year of my life. It was the year when I began my dark night of the soul and awakening. I had no sense of direction and purpose and I felt hopeless and lost. Leading up to this Full Moon I have come to understand that all of the struggles I have experienced in the last 7 years made me the person I am today and have led down the most beautifully lit golden path. I have a sense of purpose and direction that I would not have found if I hadn’t have traveled through the back roads. It’s when you take the roads less traveled that you end up in the most unexpected and perfect location. 

Robert Wilkinson wrote a beautiful piece about the New Moon in Aries 2012 that explains the energy of the Spring Equinox:

“The next few weeks will continue to bring us rewards to the degree we’ve let go of obsolete things in our life, and we should continue to demonstrate deep compassion and/or understanding, allowing ourselves to be attracted to people and situations that show us our Spiritual group work. There are great rewards and protections to be found in getting clear about the garden we want to cultivate, letting go of old views and understandings, and seeing why we’re making decisions about the past we’re leaving behind…”

The past and present are converging during this auspicious lunation on the Spring Equinox. Let us cultivate the gift of restoration by seeing the gifts and lessons of both the past and present. It’s time to return to our natural landscape of truth.

 

 

 

Queen of Sea and Stars by Anna McKerrow- REVIEW

In the sequel to the sexy and magical world of Daughter of Light and Shadows, Anna McKerrow once again offers up a seductive story involving a young witch who must grapple with embracing her shadows. Her shadows lie in the faerie kingdom where temptation and lust hide behind its enchanting facade. What I loved about this sequel was that we saw more of how the faerie kingdom began to directly affect Faye and her life. It delved deeper into the exploration of the fight between light and dark and how one cannot survive without the other. It examined the price one must pay to choose one life over another and how doing so, forces us to reject a part of ourselves, a part that will continue to gnaw at us until we lose ourself in its ecstasy.

After reading two novels by Anna McKerrow, I have decided that I really like McKerrow’s writing style because her pacing is perfect and her characters are alluring. Some stories about Fae get lost in the details of its imaginary world, but the realism McKerrow brings to her readers is ironically, what makes her stories even more fantastical. I suppose the story about a woman trying to find herself in two seemingly different worlds is a great metaphor for the arduous journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. I do hope there will be a sequel because Queen of Sea and Stars totally bewitched me.

New Moon in Pisces March 6, 2019: Sea Salt

This New Moon in Pisces is going to evaporate its dreamy noxious moisture into tangible understanding.

The Aspects

Sun conjunct Neptune- ability to understand spiritual information and to integrate it

Sun sextile Mars- confidence to chase new dreams and inspirations

Sun sextile Saturn-persevering

Mars trine Saturn-strength

Mars sextile Neptune- making a difference

Saturn sextile Neptune- seeing the bigger picture

 

During the New Moon in Pisces Mercury will be retrograde also in Pisces and the Sun and Moon will be opposing Mercury’s exaltation point at 15 degrees Virgo. The biggest lesson of this lunation is that we must use our dreams to help heal others. Your dreams should be for a greater cause and purpose. If they are not, they will materialize into deceptive things.

This is the perfect shimmering moment to check in with your dreams and aspirations to see if they align with something bigger than yourself or to see if they are only for yourself. In order to properly utilize Piscean energy we must have empathy, compassion, service, and love.

Sea salt is salt that is produced by the evaporation of seawater, so will your Piscean waters produce something tangible and multipurpose, or will they merely evaporate into deeper illusions and fantasies?

 

 

Full Moon in Virgo February 18, 2019: The Reaping

Moonbeams: Harvesting our karmic lessons, healing our wounds around self-acceptance, and moving forward.

The Full Moon in Virgo will be occuring at the cusp of 1 degree of Virgo. Whenever we have a transit in the first degree of a sign we experience powerful new karmic beginnings. While Full Moon’s are about completion, we must remember that the New Moon in Virgo we had in September had a heavy 9 energy to it…the number of karmic endings. So there seems to be a role reversal between these two lunations. This means that a karmic cycle is completing. What was going on in your life in September 2018? Let’s not forget that in that same month, Chiron went retrograde in Pisces, illuminating the Virgo- Pisces axis.

The Aspects

Moon trine Uranus- breaking free

Mars conjunct Uranus- unleashing the fires

Saturn sextile Neptune- patience, seeing something through

Mercury conjunct Neptune- fact vs. fiction

Venus conjunct Saturn- needing self-love

Virgo is the sign of purity and perfection and the aspects during this FM are cleansing our lives of self-restraint and martyrdom. The day before this FM, Chiron re-entered Aries after being retrograde in Pisces since September. Chiron RX in Pisces was about helping us understand that we cannot wait in the water because life will just pass us by. Self- sacrifice is fine as long as you are whole to begin with. The healing waters of Chiron and Pisces have now been replaced by the purifying fires of Aries. You can read more about this transit here. Also on the day before the FM the Sun entered Pisces, helping us to detach for perspective and Venus conjunct Saturn. This conjunction is about giving up self-crticism in favour of self-trust. So you can see that leading up to the FM we had some cleansing already beginning.

The Reaping

1º Virgo: A traveling pilgrim leaning on his staff, which he holds in his left hand, addressing a small band of men & women.
Denotes one whose early life is threatened by the elements and who will be compelled to endure sufferings, hardships, and trials as an atonement for remote past acts. If his destiny is to live, his destiny is to overcome, and he will be a wise instructor and guide to his fellow-men. It is a symbol of Repaying.

If we look at the Kozminsky symbol for this FM it’s symbol is atonement. This is about paying off karmic debts and finally soothing the past and any regrets or failures we may experienced. I’m expecting many people to make great progress in the Pisces\Virgo ruled areas of their lives during the two weeks the FM is active. If you have been feeling stuck in this axis, prepare to say goodbye to its stagnation.

Virgo rules the harvest because it’s time to reap what we have sown.

I’d also like to mention that the Full Moon is conjunct the royal star Regulus. In many occult rituals the crowning occurs after self-sacrifice has occurred. Expect to wear a crown after all the martyrdom you’ve experienced with Chiron retrograde in Pisces. If you’d like to learn more about this ritual, I’d recommend you watch the horror film ‘Hereditary’ on Netflix which is all about the dark side of the Virgo/Pisces axis.

Juno: Your Marriage Partner

The Asteroid Juno is the ninth largest asteroid. In Greek mythology she is the equivalent of goddess Hera. Incredibly important in both Greek and Roman culture she was hailed as Queen of the Gods. Wife of Zeus she is the goddess of marriages and unions. Embodying femininity, she watches over conception, pregnancy, birth and care- Starsignstyle

In Astrology Juno shows us the person we are going to marry- their personality, how we first meet them, even their physical appearance.

There are many factors to consider for marriage, for instance, Venus shows us what we most need and desire in our relationships, Mars for women shows us what we sexually and physically are attracted to, and the 7th house indicates the overall energy of the marriage. Juno on the other hand shows us who we actually get as a partner.

In modern times, marriage doesn’t have to mean a legally binding contract. In present times, marriage for this sake refers to any relationship that is more than 1 year long. Juno will show us the partner with whom we are in the longest most committed relationship with. If you are dating someone casually with no strings attached, you would look to the 5th house for details about the partner.

You can find your Juno placement by going to Astro.com and click the extended chart selection where you can input the # ‘3’ in the asteroid box at the bottom of the form.

So now let’s take a look at Juno in each of the 12 signs and houses…

 

Juno in Aries/1st House- Your partner will be independent, head strong, hot tempered, and energetic.

He will have a toned and muscular physique and can even have a reddish tone to his skin or even reddish coloured/auburn hair.

He will love sports and might even work at a gym or be in a leadership role in his career.

You might be the one to approach your partner first when you first see him/her without realizing you might end up in a relationship with them.

 

Juno in Taurus/2nd House- Your partner will be self-indulgent, down to earth, hands on, and stubborn.

He/She will be bulky and overweight. They could also have curly hair.

He/She will love cooking and baking. They will definitely have a sweet tooth! They could work in a restaurant or hospitality industry or even in the agricultural industry as well. They will treat the relationship with tender loving care.

You might meet them at a restaurant or at a bank. Food will definitely be involved in some way.

 

Juno in Gemini/3rd House- Your partner will be chatty, intellectual, communicative, very social, nervous, and manipulative.

Your partner will be thin and wiry. They could also look very similar to you, in fact, some people will think you’re siblings! Your partner could also be a twin or have twins in his family.

Your partner will love information and talking to you about every aspect of the relationship. They will dislike being at home, so they will always be on the move.

They will live in the same neighbourhood as you, so your future partner could be a neighbour. You could also meet them on a short road trip- not abroad. You could also meet them through your siblings.

 

Juno in Cancer/4th House- Your partner will be very motherly, nurturing, protective, moody, and nostalgic.

Your partner will have rounded features and a look of innocence about them. They will be soft spoken and a little shy around you. It will take him/her a while to open up to you.

Your partner will love being at home and cuddling. They could also have the same ethnic background as you, but will be born in the same country as you. They might also have been married before or have children from a previous relationship. They might also have had trouble with their home growing up- perhaps they lost their home in war or from a disaster or never had the feeling of a home growing up.

You can meet them through your parents or family. You can meet him/her at your home or at another close family member’s house. When you meet for the first time, you will discover that you live close to each other. It can be in the same city, not necessarily the same neighbourhood.

 

Juno in Leo/5th House- Your partner will have a big heart, be loving, dramatic, glamorous, high maintenance, and a little bit of a drama queen/king.

He/She will have beautiful think hair, blondish in colour, a little curly or wavy, and chiseled angular features like a lion.

Your partner will love being the centre of attention so they will definitely crave the spotlight but they will also want to show you off like a prized possession so they can be very flattering and loving.

You can meet them at a public event like a big concert or party. He/She will definitely approach you and try to make it a show. They will love the chase so watch out!

 

Juno in Virgo/6th House- Your partner will be clean, organized, down to earth, meticulous, pure, honest, impossible to please, and controlling.

They will look humble and casual, and will typically have brown hair and brown eyes. They will be neatly groomed.

Your partner will love fixing things, and keeping things organized and tidy. They will be very technical so they will probably have a lot of hobbies where they can take things apart and put them back together again.

You can meet him/her at your workplace, in a clinical setting, or at a gym. They will most likely be someone you see everyday at work or in your routine life.

 

Juno in Libra/7th House- This placement shows that marriage will be extremely important to you, something that you very much want.

Your partner will be refined, charming, self-sacrificing, and diplomatic. They will enjoy the finer things in life and will have had many suitors prior to meeting you.

They will be very beautiful, have dimpled cheeks, and be a little plump. They will like fashion so you can expect them to be well dressed.

This placement does portend to extra marital affairs but we have to analyze a few other things in order to be certain. Your partner will love books and could also work in the legal field or in any Venusian industry- food, fashion, decor. They will do everything they can to have domestic harmony.

You can meet your partner in a law firm or at court. You could also meet them through another couple you know.

 

Juno in Scorpio/8th House- Your partner will be serious, intense, mysterious, magnetic, and secretive.

They will have dark featured- eyes, hair, complexion. They might also have almond shaped eyes.

You and your partner will have strong sexual chemistry and there can be manipulation coming from both of you. Your partner will completely transform you and can trigger a spiritual awakening within you. They will be interested in the occult and could have a secret life involved in some taboo things.

You can meet your partner near the water or someone can try to set the two of you up behind your backs.

 

Juno in Sagittarius/9th House- Your partner will be optimistic, positive, spiritual, intellectual, and very well educated.

They will be foreign coming from a different country/religion/race.  They will have well defined thighs and also be muscular.

Your partner will love traveling and learning. They can be very dogmatic and fanatical about their beliefs, so they can think they are intellectually superior to you.

You will meet your partner abroad or at college or university/educational setting.

 

Juno in Capricorn/10th House- Your partner will be hard working, practical, money hungry, old fashioned, and traditional.

They will be tall and lean with a more bony frame.

Your partner will be a little rigid in their thinking and will be very strong mentally and physically.  They will thinking about the past a lot and could have also grown up poor or have been born in poverty.

You can meet your partner in your workplace or at a public outing.

 

Juno in Aquarius/11th House- Your partner will be very social, inventive, unusual, rebellious, an adventure seeker, and humanitarian.

They will be fidgety and wear glasses. They can also have very curly hair and nice legs.

Your partner can be emotionally detached from you, giving their friends more attention than they deserve. They will be very generous and will want to have a non-traditional relationship with you.

You can meet your partner through your friends and you might be friends with someone before things become romantic. You can also meet them at a party, fundraiser, or a class or club or online.

 

Juno in Pisces/12th House- Your partner will be spiritual, artistic, dreamy, and sensitive.

They will have a fair complexion and  light coloured hair and glossy or blue eyes. They will also have nice feet.

Your partner will be very emotional and can idolize you to the point that it becomes unhealthy. They might not be present in the relationship, choosing to avoid the truth. They will be very imaginative and will want to achieve the perfect relationship with you.

You can meet your partner at the beach or near water, a spiritual retreat, and abroad. You can also meet them at the hospital.

New Moon in Aquarius February 4, 2019: Storms

I try to make my lunarscopes as positive as I can but this New Moon has an insidious energy to it. Other Astrologers are proclaiming this to be one of the best new moons of 2019 but I can’t ignore my intuition which is telling me something else.

We must always remember that a New Moon is a black moon- she’s invisible and thus our mind, feelings, and subconscious are susceptible to this darkening as well.

Aquarius energy is detached and naive but when channeled properly is engaged with its emotions. I have found Aquarian new moons to be of a trickster energy, the wolf in sheep’s clothing, a fake smile, and weak handshake etc….It’s about wanting something but purposely making it unachievable. In order to remedy these negative influences, we must not be afraid to look past our murky thoughts in order to arrive at the understanding of these emotional constraints.

The Aspects

New Moon conjunct Mercury- dark thoughts

New Moon sextile Jupiter- misrepresentation

Mercury sextile Jupiter- moonlight reflecting off of water

Saturn sextile Neptune- grounding deception

A black Aquarian moon will increase maliciousness and intentional deception. Occurring at 15 degrees Aquarius- it is an Imbolc new moon, a time when nature’s detox begins after a long winters nap. This degree marks the point where the water cascades out of the water bearers vase. With the sextiles to Jupiter and Neptune, the water is purifying so long as we are ready for it to remove our toxins.

16º Aquarius: A ship running before the wind with bare poles. The sea, black and angry, is illumined by a ray of moonlight which shines through a break in the heavy clouds.

Denotes one of a trusting spiritual nature who will have trials in life threatening and bitter, and who will often be storm-driven and held in the grip of hard circumstances. Now and then there are breaks in the storms of life which bring relief, no matter how small. But he must go on; his way is difficult and the night is dark, but in the morning light will come. It is a symbol of Experience.

So why all the negativity? The stormy essence during this NM represents an internal churning, a conflict between our need for progress and our fear of failing. It is these two opposing forces that causes us to be vulnerable to deception and manipulation. This is a message from above that we must start facing reality because even the most treacherous storms have an eye that acts as a way out of rational programming. The deeper you push yourself into the Aquarian fear of emotionality, the faster the storm will pass.

We cannot trust our thoughts or information during this NM, but everything changes when we come to understand that we are the storm that has come to clear our path. 😉

 

 

The Almanack by Martine Bailey- REVIEW

The Almanack by Martine Bailey is an astrological murder mystery story set in 18th century England. It followed the mysteries surrounding an almanack whose sinister predictions came true and the scandalous village life that found itself at the mercy of this strange prophetic stellarium.

I thought this book was a breath of fresh air. As an Astrologer myself, I loved how an almanack was the main character, which is an obscure part of history that hasn’t found its way into many fictional stories. The mystery was intriguing and every character was suspicious which kept me on the edge of my seat. The characters were flawed and relatable and the cosmic tidbits woven throughout the story satisfied my Astrology background. I loved how each chapter began with a riddle, an astrological observation, and a prognostication which foreshadowed the events in the chapter. It was as though I was reading an actual almanack!

I whizzed right through this stellar murder mystery and can’t wait to read more from Martine Bailey! My prognostication is that readers who love classic whodunnits and those who have an appreciation for the occult, will absolutely adore this story.