Astrology Blog
2010, 2016

Mercury Rising | Understanding Mercury Retrograde

By |October 20th, 2016|Categories: General Astrology|0 Comments

Understanding Mercury retrograde — the myths, the truths and what it means for you ________________________________ Every human being comes with an operating manual, though we may not realize it. That manual is an astrology chart, which is a geometric map of the planetary influences above your head when you were born. Those influences tell an astrologer how you’re wired. A good astrologer is simply reading that map and helping you understand what direction to go so your life flows more easily. Astrology is not fortune telling. It is simply a navigational tool to help us better understand our personal wiring systems. Like most people, when I first visited an astrologer at 19, I thought I was seeing a stargazer who was going to predict my future. I was terrified that my life was predetermined and that [...]

3009, 2015


By |September 30th, 2015|Categories: Misc.|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

  Recently, I did a reading for a woman in her late 50's who had two aspects in her chart indicating physical trauma.  The first was Pluto square her Mars.  The second was Saturn opposite her Sun.  I asked her if she had ever been physically attacked.  She told me that when she was 7, a gang of boys beat her up on the way to school.  This brutal attack led to a whole host of emotional issues, around not feeling safe. Many of you know I am a big fan of EMDR therapy.  I suggested this therapy for my client.  I told her that by physically going into the brain, and releasing this early trauma, her current life issues would become more manageable.  I believe past wounds influence our current life situations. I am [...]

1908, 2015

Donald Trump’s Astrology Chart

By |August 19th, 2015|Categories: Misc.|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

The Donald as a child Look at this little boy.  A totally adorable child, with that rosebud mouth, and hands clasped with a donkey over his heart.  How ironic that he sports a donkey, as this is Donald Trump, the current front runner on the Republican side to be our next President of the United States.  He was born on Flag Day:  June 14, 1946.  His astrology chart is intense.  When it is good, it is very good.  When it is bad……well, let me just say that Trump is a handful.  There’s a reason his parents sent him to a military academy when he was 13.  There was something uncontrollable about him then, and it is still true to this day.  From an astrological perspective, this out of control quality is because his [...]

808, 2015

Astrologer Leslie McGuirk interviewed live on San Diego Living

By |August 8th, 2015|Categories: General Astrology, Misc.|Tags: , , , , |16 Comments

I have exciting news!  Harper Collins bought my first astrology book! It will come out in October 2016. The Harper Collins team is fantastic and I feel very fortunate. They are already getting me out there, as you can see from this July 24th live interview on the San Diego Living show.  Let me know what you think!

2107, 2015

Astrology and Yoga in San Diego August 1, 2015

By |July 21st, 2015|Categories: Misc.|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

If you happen to be near the San Diego area on August 1st, consider joining me and the well known yoga instructor, Stacy McCarthy, for a day of mindful meditation and astrology.  I met Stacy and her husband Tom, the last time I was teaching at Rancho La Puerta.  Stacy is a magnificent yoga teacher, and we both have a similar approach to teaching - which is to keep it simple and fun.  Together on August 1st, we will usher in the new month, with a day of combining our talents.  There will be a hike and then an astrology workshop at a private residence.  If you are interested in attending, just email me at  I will also be in Mexico, presenting at Rancho La Puerta the week of July 25th, in case any [...]

407, 2015

The Astrology Charts of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck

By |July 4th, 2015|Categories: Misc.|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

It is always sad to hear of a family break up.  If Jennifer or Ben had come to me for a reading, before getting married, I would have suspected that trouble would eventually loom large in their relationship. Also, it would have been next to impossible for them to have NOT gotten married.  This is because of their intense Saturn connections. Whenever someone's Saturn falls on another person's personal planets, it feels lovely at first, but ends up feeling like dust in the hands.  Saturn is the planet of karma, and big life lessons.  When you meet someone for the first time, who has an intense Saturn aspect with your Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, or Mars, you will feel as if you have met your soul mate. You have known them before. They will feel [...]