What is your relationship to home?

Does home keep you safe? Does home hide secrets? Does home hide pain? Does home establish security? Does home harbor and collect like our bodies?

Ian Strange explores …


Spiritual Pursuits of an Atheist


Blue light, soft fuzz

Sit with me until your head is empty

You claim to be a prophet

I would like to believe you

and crucify you+

mother says I am an angel

knowing flight terrifies me

and this world just as much

last night in a dream

all of the animals were kept in a glass jar

this jar was mine.

I let out a fawn and led him to water

to learn that I was thirstier than he

-Apoidea Affordable

October 2017 Full Astro Report

In the first few days of October we are getting the final pieces of the puzzle latent the Fall Equinox and last months revelatory New Moon. Some of us were forced to confront our deepest wounds yet again. Creepy yet loveable Pluto is now steadily moving forward for the next seven months, bringing with it themes of somber transformation. As we have moved into Libra territory, balance at whatever cost negates any of our visions of what this means. Sometimes the opposite extreme will be imposed to even out the scales. It is not always peace and harmony and this month offers a rare opportunity to purge our psyches and make new plans. It might be best to see in what house Libra falls in your chart to see what areas in your life to focus. You can get a free chart at astro.cafeastrology.com. The Full Moon will fall on October 5th in the 2nd decan of Aries. This heroic full moon in its fiery element, teaches us to avoid situations that may be undermining our highest self or those individuals that dampen our ambitions.  And its placement within the 2nd Leo decan places importance on our sovereignty. Emphasis on leadership and who it is that we choose to follow are given precedence. This will imbue this month with an element of gentle power, helping us demonstrate vigilance within our communities. Understanding the role you play as an “individual” is key.  This month’s New Moon on the 19th will fall in balanced Libra. The moon makes easier aspects to Jupiter and Mercury, the planets of expansion and intellect. The expansiveness gives us a sense of eternal optimism, but we must be cautious not to overdue ourselves. The combination of emotions, intuition, and the intellect will most likely create a safety net for the energies of Jupiter and establish equilibrium. However, the challenging aspect of moon opposite Uranus, almost guarantee an element of drama within our lives or within the headlines. It is possible this energy will be channeled well into radical change and personal freedom. When Jupiter transitions into Scorpio on the 10th until mid November we see an increase of abundance weather that be financially or via gifts and material goods. Also with Venus moving into Libra on the 14th our focus on relationships will take the cake. We might put our very best into these interpersonal connections to improve them or find that we don’t have the desire to keep them burning. Either way, we again are determined to find balance and settle any power struggle even if that struggle is the relationship with self. In summary, this month seems to be a time to claim our individuality while balancing within our secure social circle. Observe the events that unfold within your support system, but also within government, state, and global arenas. What common themes do you see? How are these lessons moving you forward? If we keep our sense of humor while enjoying the added cash flow, this month is sure to turn out alright.

Welcome September 2017 [Astro Report]



September 2nd Mars trine Uranus
September 3rd Mercury conjunct Mars
September 5th Sun opposite Neptune
September 5th Mercury direct
September 6th Full moon 15 Pisces
September 9th Sun trine Pluto
September 12th Venus trine Saturn
September 13 Sun square Saturn
September 15 Venus sextile Jupiter
September 18 Venus trine Uranus
September 19 Mercury opposite Neptune
September 20 New Moon 27 Virgo
September 22 Sun ingreses into Libra
September 24 Mars opposite Neptune
September 25 Mercury square Saturn
September 28 Pluto Direct
September 29 Venus opposite Neptune

What this all Means…

The beginning of this month will see a lot of action until the full moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune on the 6th. As mercury moves out of retrograde on the 5th communication should start flowing again and mellow out considerably with the watery full moon. Mercury will move into Virgo on the 9th. This month will have many aspects to Virgo making it a great time to clean up or get involved in researching or writing. The pleasant aspect of loving Venus sextile expansive Jupiter on the 15th could be pleasing for some but with a contradictory collaboration between Uranus in Aries and Venuses placement on the north node, political unrest is possible. The new moon on the 20th in Virgo on the last decan is more about a descent out of the material or a falling apart of the physical and may lead way to more metaphysical beginnings. It is concerned with our legacies. This may be with the family or the image we have built for our self or the one within our support structure. Our health may be sensitive to this new moon but its initiatives may serve to facilitate greater change. Solitude and reflection on the 20th in your coziest space will most likely be just what you need. Summer will officially end this month on the 22nd as it makes its way into Libra. As we are preparing for fall making time for evening walks and gathering summer fruits for canning can be sweeter ways to actively incorporate the coming season. This Fall is about focusing on all of the lessons learned over the past two years with Saturn in Sagittarius finally moving out into earth sign Capricorn.