It was a balmy Thanksgiving day that the original form of this blog entered the world. Blogging was still fairly new, but I had a thirst to write about the astrological connections between the way I view the world and the astrological underpinnings and time cycles. I still have that thirst, sometimes more than others, and this blog has been a lifeline for me to share these thoughts with others.

I started out on Blogger, the original blogging platform. My sister was already blogging her unique brand of political sarcasm, and she helped me get everything set up. I had already been writing my monthly astrological report which I started back in the early 1990s, and couldn’t wait to get started. In those early days there were only a handful of blogs, and those of us that started early, April, Elsa, Neith aka Diane, and Robert, still post regularly. Most of the other bloggers have sadly disappeared..

Many of you have been with me since the beginning. Those were the early Bush II years and my writing leaned towards the political, but over the years the appeal of the political landscape began to wane. I still cover politics, of course, but my perspective is less partisan and, I hope, more nuanced.

In early 2010 the blog was picked up by Beliefnet, the largest spirituality website in the world and then by Patheos which resulted in threats of lawsuit and the eventual trademarking of the blog title. Those big sites promise eyeballs and fame, along with the ability to be paid for writing, but as many of you know the look of the blog is very important to me and plastering advertisements and polls asking if you believe that god answers prayers was not the beautiful presentation I was looking for

It’s been a long road but I’m still here and still love writing and presenting interesting ideas for you to chew on. There is so much information out there now, and I’m thrilled that astrology is more accepted in the mainstream. Thanks to blogs like these and now social media, more and more of the public realizes that astrology is more than sun signs. There’s a huge astrology community on Twitter, and Facebook still offers opportunities to connect with readers and clients. And YouTube provides a more personal way to present material that I’m still toying with.

Anyway, this has been more long-winded than I thought. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with someone you love, and I am very grateful to all of you, both longtime readers and newcomers! ❤️

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