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Elephants take center ring in this week’s roundup of the most karmic animal stories in the news, along with some mad marine life and a million creepy crawly spiders. Here are the week’s most heartwarming and heartbreaking animal and pet highlights: ... continued »

Gemini is known for its short attention span, and today we’ll find out why firsthand as the jittery Gemini Moon has us bouncing from one thing to another faster than a spastic Shih-Tzu chasing a superball. ... continued »

Here's to calm cosmic weather! The sky is filled with all those fluffy white clouds that cheeky '70s painter Bob Ross made famous, and there are no significant astrological aspects to speak of. Joy! ... continued »

Listen up: We need you to be on your best behavior this weekend. Sometimes -- through no fault of our own, of course -- the planets can work together in unfortunate ways that make our typically sweet selves act out with some downright bitchy behavior. Let’s work together now to prevent that! ... continued »

Neptune, ruler of the oceans, entered watery Pisces for the first time since 1862 this week, and faster than we can say “Holy Hurricanes!” a report follows predicting the Atlantic basin will be hit with a higher number of hurricanes this year. ... continued »

Here we are, standing on the brink of our next big adventure. What’s it going to be? We have no idea. And that’s kind of scary. But if we face the world with an open heart and a willingness to go smiling forward into the unknown, everything will work out just as it should. ... continued »

Star astrologer Jeff Jawer is a institution, well known in the Astrology community and respected for his lighthearted but earnest predictions! When he's not forecasting for the community or looking deeper into how Astrology impacts pop culture, he fills his days as a prolific writer. His articles appear internationally, giving insight in Canadian, French, German, Swiss and Finnish publications, to name just a few. ... continued »

Are you ready to get back some of that love you’ve been pouring out? It could happen today, as our willingness to risk diving deep without emotional scuba gear finally turns up big relationship rewards. ... continued »

Calling all space cadets, it’s Yuri’s Night! Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first man to travel to space, and nearly 470 events in 71 countries will commemorate Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's first flight as the beginning of an important era in space exploration. Of course, we can't forget the whole point of space travel is to learn more about the planets, right? ... continued »

The Full Moon in partner-oriented Libra opposing the Sun in independent Aries on April 17 at 7:44 p.m. PT challenges us to find balance in relationships. The urge to act without consulting others is fired up by five planets in Aries, but a harmonious trine from imaginative Neptune to the Moon shows how to maintain individuality while accommodating others.  ... continued »

On this 150th anniversary of The American Civil War, many of us are looking back on a pivotal period in U.S. history and remembering the battlefields, the generals and the soldiers lost. But this is not just a history lesson -- astrological clues to the Civil War can teach us lessons ... continued »

Wacky holiday alert! There’s no greeting card for this, but Thursday, April 14 is National Ex-Spouse Day (seriously), and we’re getting behind the idea of taking a moment to reflect on something you appreciate about your ex. C’mon, there must be something. You married ‘em, right? ... continued »

The re-entry of electric Uranus into independent Aries on March 11 marked the beginning of a new era of individuality and personal discovery. I wrote about the role each of us can play in our collective evolution in my recent blog "You Are the Hope of Humanity." However, I didn't discuss the potential for runaway egos ... continued »

We all need down time. This has been proved essential for good health and mental well being. But a recent article in The New York Times points out that social media and its new catch term called “FOMO” may be interfering with our ability to take a much-needed break. FOMO, which stands for Fear of Missing Out, applies to ... continued »

We all look for meaning in our lives. Why are we here? What should we do? What’s going to happen? There’s no concrete answer, and living with life’s uncertainty is the greatest challenge we face. But one thing is for certain, and that is the U.K. jelly bean “miraculously” etched with Kate Middleton’s face is probably not divine. ... continued »

Aries (March 21 - April 19) Happy Birthday, Aries! The Sun in your own sign and 1st House of Self signals the start to your personal new year. Pay attention to what enlivens you and commit to making changes that free up more space for following your enthusiasm. With your ruling planet, Mars, finally turning direct again, you’ve had time to review your plan of action -- and now it's time to launch it! Taurus (April 20 - May 20) ... continued »

Bad Karma: Firing people. Good Karma: Hiring People! Here’s one more reason to cheer for McDonald's, and we’re not just talking about the eternal glory of the perfect French fry. ... continued »

Politics goes after puppies in Iran this week, as a group of 39 Iranian lawmakers introduce a bill that’s out to get man’s best friend and Iranian pet parents. Is this bad Karma? According to TIME Magazine and other news reports, lawmakers in Tehran want to criminalize dog ownership ... continued »

Don’t be fooled by the name. There’s nothing really all that terrifying about “Psychic Siamese Terror,” unless you’re frightened of meaningful insight and a sweet little kitty with big blue eyes who sometimes likes to give love bites. ... continued »

Uh-oh, you’re face-to-face with your sweetheart’s former sweetheart. And whether it’s an accidental encounter that takes you by surprise or an expected run-in at planned event, either way, can you say. . . a-w-k-w-a-r-d. But it doesn’t need to be. Meeting the ex can dredge up feelings of anger, jealously or insecurity ... continued »

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