Hundreds of Austin's columns from over the years...

January 2, 2020

Astrology of 2020 — The Bridge

This essay on the astrology of 2020 is divided into three parts, each of which deals with patterns at different scales of time. The first portion […]
December 3, 2019

Jupiter in Capricorn — Of Dark Wings and Magic Rings

Jupiter entered Capricorn on December 2nd, 2019. The big planet will be in the Goat’s sign until December 19th, 2020, just over a year. Jupiter does […]
July 5, 2018

Retrograde Motion

Hi Everyone, I’ve decided to suspend the decan column during Mars’ retrograde (June 27- August 27). I’ve been behind on my writing consistently for much of […]
June 23, 2018

Astrology June 21-30 (♋️I): Control and Release

The first ten days, or decan, of Cancer this year is unusually challenging. Mars stations retrograde in Aquarius on Tuesday, June 26th and the very next […]
June 12, 2018

Astrology June 11-20 (♊️III): The Way Divides

The Sun enters the third decan of Gemini on June 10th, and will be there until the solstice on the 21st. This face of Gemini is […]
June 2, 2018

Astrology May 31-June 10 (♊️II): Between One and Two

The Sun spends the first third of June in the second decan of Gemini. In this face we see the Hermaphrodite, the Two becoming One, the […]
May 22, 2018

Astrology May 21-30 (♊️I): A Curious Wind

The Sun enters the first decan of Gemini late on May 20th. There is a rapid acceleration as we leave the slow, Saturnian end of Taurus, […]
May 11, 2018

Astrology May 11-20 (♉️III): Fallen To Earth

The Sun enters the third face of Taurus on May 10th, and will remain there until it enters Gemini on the 20th. This span of days […]
May 1, 2018

Astrology Apr 30 – May 10 (♉️II): The Key

The Sun enters the middle decan of Taurus on April 30th, and will reside within that portion of the Bull’s sign until May 10th, when it […]
April 21, 2018

Astrology Apr 20-29 (♉I): Beneath the Fields

The Sun enters Taurus on April 19th, angling its light toward concrete matters. The Sun’s time in the first decan of the Bull’s sign has a […]
April 11, 2018

Astrology Apr 10-19 (♈️III): Light From An Egg

The Sun enters the third and final face of Aries on April 10th, and will preside over the final degrees of the Ram’s sign until April […]
March 30, 2018

Astrology Mar 31 – Apr 9 (♈️II): Heavy is the Head

The Sun enters the second decan of Aries on March 30th and will be within that face’s span of degrees until April 9th. Venus enters Taurus […]
March 21, 2018

Astrology Mar 20 – 30 (♈️I): The Divide

The Sun enters Aries on March 20th, marking the point of greatest equality between day and night. The war between darkness and light ceases for just […]
March 10, 2018

Astrology Mar 11 – 20 (♓️III): Before the Beginning

The Sun enters the final decan of Pisces on the 10th, and rises there, for the first time this year, on the 11th. A week later, […]
February 28, 2018

Astrology Feb 28 – Mar 10 (♓️II): The Subtle Buffet

The first decan of Pisces, which began on February 18th, brought us to the sea-shore and provided an introductory inundation. The second decan, which begins on […]
February 17, 2018

Astrology Feb 18 – 27 (♓️I): The Quiet Flood

The Knot dissolves Its strings unwound The Mind stops grasping The open hand receives A bird Messenger of land and sea Prophesying a Flood Which comes […]
February 10, 2018

Astrology Feb 9 – 18 (♒III): The Anatomy of a Knot

The Sun rises in the third decan of Aquarius this year on the 9th of February. This final decan of Aquarius is a complicated place, for […]
January 30, 2018

Astrology Jan 30 – Feb 7 (♒️II): The Crimson Mirror

The Sun rises in the second decan of Aquarius on January 30th, just prior to the total Lunar Eclipse in Leo. While the first face of […]
January 20, 2018

Astrology Jan 19 – 29 (I♒️): Beyond the Wall

With the Sun’s entrance into Aquarius and its first decan, we step beyond the confines of Castle Capricorn. Having examined the architecture of our lives since […]
January 11, 2018

Astrology Jan 10 – 19 (III♑️): Authoring an Edict

The Sun strides into the third decan of Capricorn on January 10th, and settles down, as if upon a throne. Yet, a throne is not merely […]