In extraordinary times, synchronicities flourish. And because one day flows into another, it’s challenging to keep these synchros lined up in any order. But here’s how this one went – about personal face masks.

Recently, when I’ve gone to the grocery store, I’ve been seeing more and more people wearing gloves. Face masks. And I’ve wondered, unless these people work in the heath care industry, where do they get their masks? Are they really necessary? Given that most of the rest of the world, at least in photos I see, are wearing them, this seems like a naive question. Yet, there’s something deep down about this mask business that’s really significant as a symbol – for Americans – of our new normal.

I try not to live in fear – but I pay attention to statistics about how quickly this virus is spreading. I called my sister, Mary, in Georgia. She’s a retired nurse who worked for years in assisted living facilities, which are being hit hard right now – along with nursing homes – by the virus. We got to talking, as people usually do, about the shortage of toilet paper and paper towels, and mentioned she’d bought personal face masks on Amazon that would arrive between April 10-14, pretty good these days for a Prime order.

Me: Do you think we need them?

Mary: Yeah. I tried a bandana today when I went to Kroger’s and I couldn’t breathe.
This image actually made me laugh. My sister with a bandana across her nose and mouth, riding into a western town like some sort of bandita with guns at her hips.

Me: I heard that only sick people should wear them.

Mary: Amazon. Soroling personal face masks, 26 bucks, free shipping.

I’d been talking to her outside while tossing Frisbees for Nigel, and went back inside to order my masks. They were in stock, would arrive between the dates Mary had said. But while I was completing my purchase, a news banner popped up on my screen.

From the afternoon briefing, it was learned that the CDC may recommend that all Americans wear personal masks when they’re out in public. All of this happened in about 40 or 45 minutes. So my order preceded the CDC recommendations. I predict that by tomorrow, hose masks will be sold out.

So this becomes a precognition as well as  a synchro.

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An Astrological Huh?!


A paper originally published in Business Comparison is entitled: The most successful CEOs tend to have these zodiac signs.

I think they chose a title that mentioned zodiac signs as a way to attract readers. It attracted me. Their methodology didn’t seem to have much to do at all with astrology. As the authors say, “We’ve taken a look at some of the biggest brands in the world to get an insight into their CEOs and what sets them apart from the crowd.”

They used something called Pilotfish Media to find the most influential brands on social media, and also used sources like Wikipedia, Bloomberg, and Forbes. There were other factors taken into account too – education, age, gender, ethnicity. Their conclusion about zodiac signs is really pretty much beside the point for the article, just a come on. But there’s their conclusion about the ranking of zodiac signs for successful CEOs. The points are based on their criteria, not mine.

Taurus- 8


In their list of youngest successful CEOs, Mark Zuckerberg comes in third, behind Kytie Jenner (Kylie Cosmetics) and Even Spiegel (snap chat). Zuckerberg is a Taurus.

Here’s his chart and notice it even has a time! Assuming that time is correct, there are a lot of factors in his birth chart that point to success. First off, look at his 2nd house, where there’s a cluster of 3 planets – Pluto, Saturn, Moon in Scorpio with a — with a 4th planet, Mars in Scorpio, just inside his 3rd house. The 2nd house represents $, income, how you earn your daily bread. The 3rd house is about communication. This guy is secretive, visionary, intuitive, and not satisfied until he hits the absolute bottom line of what he’s seeking.

Remember how quickly My Space vanished after Facebook was born? I barely remember it. That’s how precise and detailed Zuckerberg is. Thank his Virgo ascendant for that. Where other people might see obstacles and hurdles and walls, Zuckerberg saw the details that made Facebook possible.

Jupiter, the planet of luck abundance, expansion, prosperity, is in Capricorn in his 4th house. His childhood set the stage. It was privileged. And that beautiful Jupiter forms a beautiful angle to his Venus in Taurus in the 8th house. There’s the flow of money, the help from women, the ease with which his intuitive ability work/ Neptune – the trident down there in the 4th house, in Capricorn, is just 2 degrees from a perfect trine with Mercury in the 8th house.That’s his visionary ability.

So what about his Taurus sun up there in the 9th house? It gives him patience and endurance. He’s stubborn. He knows what he wants and what he believes. He doesn’t give up. But that energy alone doesn’t create a social media platform that’s the largest in the world. The combination does it, the holographic blueprint.

But CEOs don’t exist just in business. They exist across the spectrum of industries. The next CEO’s chart we’ll look at is that of Virgo Stephen King, the king of horror. Virgo falls 5th on that list. I think King would have something to say about that.

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This is my third journal entry. The first two were on February 14 and March 6.

I live with two cats – Nala and Beowulf. The first is small and completely black, a rescue the neighbors made when Nala was born. She was a gift from one human to another on Christmas. Beo is a big fluff ball, black and white, who tells me he was once feral, then lived in a huge cellar for five years until my humans adopted him. Now he struts around the house, meowing for food, pissed when he can’t go out at night, but basically a nice cat who isn’t afraid of me or any other dogs. In fact he goes out of his way to make friends with us.

But when I arrived here, two other cats were the family kitties. Powder, a totally white beauty but really old, and Simba, this orange tabby who was kind of bossy but slept with the human every nite. His name meant he was king of the cats and when Nala arrived she was supposed to be his girlfriend. at least according to Disney. But that’s not how it worked out.


When Powder was dying, Noah, Nika, and I were there beside her, licking her, feeling what she felt, asking her to stay. But she was tired, done, thirteen years, and she told us where she wanted to be buried So the three of us went over to this spot by the outside wall and dug a hole for her grave. When the humans found it, I think they really understood how connected all of us are.

Humans like to think of themselves as connected in this way – and some of them are – but most of them don’t get it. After Powder died, the hole we dogs had dug was where the humans buried her. And I discovered there are other beloved pets buried here – three cats now, a bird, a guinea pig. Jessie and Noah, the Golden Retrievers who lived here before me, were cremated but their spirits hang around.

Five months after Nala arrived, one of the humans took Simba for a ride in the car and he didn’t return. The lady human arrived home in tears with his body in a little box and he’s buried out back here, too. He had so much fluid in chest his lungs were floating. I don’t really understand what this means except that it was fatal.

So my tenure with these humans has been marked by both grief and joy, by great insights into the nature of these relationships. I’m the “most chill” pet they’ve ever had, I’ve heard them say that my bro and I were adopted at eight weeks by a couple who were really high achievers and didn’t have time to take care of two pups. So two weeks later, they gave us up.

Someone from the dog park texted one of my humans about a free Golden and that afternoon, me and my bro met two humans. My bro, Sunny, went to a young family with two kids. I ended up with these writers and get to travel to Orlando at least once a month where I have my own fan club. I went to Georgia, too, and to the Florida keys and I’ve  liked every place my humans have taken me.

I’ve heard my humans talk about how I would make a great emotional support dog. But you know, I’m happy where I am. And honestly, the emotional turmoil these humans put themselves through won’t be remedied by my acting as an emotional support for strangers. Right now, I’ve got my hands full!



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Here’s the podcast for the April astrological forecast. You’ll also find the written forecast in the masthead under April Forecast.


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The Mystical Underground and the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull

In episode 9 of The Mystical Underground, we had a riveting discussion with Bill Homann, the guardian of the Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull, and psychic-medium Carole Wilson, who often speaks for the skull. There’s valuable information here of all kinds – on the virus and how fear feeds it, on humanity, who we are, and of course, on the skull and what it actually is. Enjoy! Thanks to Jon Posey, our tech magician who makes this podcast possible, and to Bill and Carole for taking the time to talk with us.

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From Hoax – to #1 in world

On February 28, trump announced in a rally that the corona virus was the new Democratic hoax…



A month later, the number of confirmed cases in the U.S. is the highest in the world:

And the global total as of March 28, at 10:32 PM, is 667,473

The number of deaths  in the U.S. in doubled in two days , so there are now more than 2,000

Trump  is withholding aid from states whose governors aren’t “appreciative enough

These are facts – not hyperbole, not interpretation, but FACTS.

These are the lines you’ll hear from those who still support trump:

– he can’t control a virus

– look at what Obama did during…

– it’s the deep state

– it’s the media’s fault

– It’s Clinton’s fault.

– Biden’s fault.

– Bernie’s fault.

– SOMEONE ELSE’S  fault.

Now he’s suing the people who made this ad, which uses trump’s own words,  and he’s trying to have the video removed of him calling the virus a democratic hoax.

No wonder  #trumpgenocide is trending on twitter.

This is a running tally of how quickly corona has spread.





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The Fortune Cookie


On March 26, Orlando, where our daughter Megan lives, went into lockdown. But you can still get takeout orders from restaurants and grocery shop. So Megan got a Chinese takeout and this was inside the fortune cookie.

Given that the U.S. now has more confirmed cases of corona than China or Italy, this is an intriguing synchro.


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Bermuda Triangle Synchro

What are the chances that I would be interviewed atop of the Key Biscayne lighthouse about the Bermuda Triangle and a storm would sweep in out of nowhere hitting us by the end of the interview.



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A Mass Event synchro

Every time there’s a mass event, we notice synchronicities that pop up, and this one recently jumped out at us concerning the coronavirus. There was a hotel in southeastern China that was being used as a coronavirus quarantine center. People with symptoms were housed there temporarily to avoid exposing others. Maybe you heard. The hotel collapsed, killing 20 people.

Eighty people were inside the building in Quanzhou when it came down. Nine escaped, while 71 people were trapped. It seems symbolic of the collapse of economies and our everyday way of life here and elsewhere in the wake of the pandemic.

According to CNN,at the time of the collapse, 58 people were under quarantine in the hotel and all had tested negative for novel coronavirus. There were also 16 hotel staff and six car dealership employees on site.

The building’s owner is in police custody, according to state news agency Xinhua. The hotel was a seven-story steel structure, built in 2013 and converted to a hotel in 2018. The owner began renovating the first floor in January. Workers called the owner around 7 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 7, and told him a pillar had became distorted during construction, according to reports. The building collapsed a few minutes later. Quanzhou is about 600 miles from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, where more than 3,000 people have died from the virus.

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Episode 8 of The Mystical Underground Podcast


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Life as Movie Script


If life right now was a movie script, we would be in Act 2, what author Blake Snyder in Save the Cat, calls the upside world. This world is where the hero has left the status quo world (which may have happened on January 21, 2017 when trump was inaugurated as the 45th president) and tries to fix things – but in the wrong way. The hero is acting on his or her wants, not needs.

In The Hunger Games, it’s where Katniss enters the Capitol. For us, it’s where much of the country is in lockdown mode, consumerism has come to a glaring, screeching halt, and people are told to work from home or to go home and not come back until the country opens up again. For us, this upside world is riddled with uncertainty – no unemployment, no sick leave, no pay checks, no hugs, inadequate health insurance – or none at all – and we’re in the midst of a presidential election.

In this upside down world of Act 2, the current president is a pathological liar who initially calls this pandemic a democratic hoax, then changes his tune – sort of – and tries to act like he knows what’s going on. The hero – us, the American people – think we should wait until the election to get rid of this demented man. That’s the wrong way to fix thing. That’s what Act 2 is about. What lesson is the hero supposed to learn in Act 2? Well, according to Save the Cat, we should figure out how to fix things the right way, based on our needs.

So how do we, the heroes, do that? We must use our collective power – more than 330 million of us – to take back democracy before it dies altogether. According to Snyder, we have to go through some trials first. Like:

as of 1 a.m. March 22, the confirmed cases globally, are more than 312,000  with nearly 27,000 in the U.S., more than 12,000 cases in NY, more than 53,000 cases in Italy and, well, on and on. In Florida, there are 763 cases, a 13.6% rise in the last 24 hours. But our governor, Ron De Santis, a trump sycophant, didn’t bother closing beaches because, you know, all those spring breakers mean $ to the state! So local officials in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties closed the beaches. But on Florida’s west coast, beaches are open! C’mon down, you silly college kids. De Santis, to his credit, tries to act like a leader, but fails miserably. No state lockdown. And he pats trump on the back at every opportunity.

I think we’re now at what Snyder calls the midpoint of this script, where the stakes are raised. It’s the crossroad. But what raises those stakes? Several hundred thousand more infections? Thousands of deaths? Hospitals increasingly overwhelmed by lack of supplies and necessary equipment? A scarcity of nurses and doctors because they’re in quarantine or dead? A complete breakdown of the economy?

While the senate argues over what the stimulus package should be for corporations, as it was in the 2008 bailout for banks and Wall Street, (this time for airlines and cruise ships) individuals are gasping on dust. And then, in Save the Cat, the hero realizes what to do. Invoke the 25th amendment. In a nutshell, it means the president is removed because he(she) is unfit for office.

How does the hero does this? How do we do this? By rejecting this entire scenario as our story. We do this through  sheer numbers – more than 330 million of us – who rise up with a unified voice. But how? How? By believing that we can do it. That collective belief may be our most powerful tool.

We can’t allow this travesty to continue:

Can we get to the break into Act 3 before everything breaks down? Can the hero win and the evil guys be led away in orange jumpsuits? We’re not there.

Not yet.

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Should OBE Sex Be Considered Cheating?

This is one of the most unusual interviews we’ve done so far.

Wes Meeks, a former cop, talks about his numerous out of body travels, some of the most bizarre OBEs we’ve heard of!


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Dystopia and Synchronicity


In many ways, life right now feels like a Dystopian novel. So much uncertainty, so much misinformation. The profound undercurrent of fear is reflected in the panicked buying that has left grocery store shelves bare, stripped of paper products – toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex, even paper napkins. The meat section at our local Publix was cleaned out, there’s no rice, the canned goods have been winnowed down, and the water aisle is empty. Certain vitamins and cold remedies are also gone – vitamin C, all the varieties of Nyquill, Advil, Tylenol… But hey, there’s plenty of Corona beer!

When I was a kid in Venezuela, political turmoil – i.e. revolution – used to shut down Caracas. I remember going to the market – the auto mercado – with my mother to buy food and supplies. But by the time we arrived, the shelves were usually more cleaned out than what I’m seeing in markets around here.

For South Floridians, I think the panicked buying relates to what you do when a cat 5 hurricane is headed your way. Bottled water and bags of ice go first. Then batteries and flashlights and backup power for cell phones. Then paper products. Then anything that won’t spoil. The big difference is that with a hurricane, you can pretty much count on losing power, so you don’t buy frozen goods. You buy what can go into a cooler of ice and can sit in your pantry for months without spoiling. You make sure you have enough cash to buy stuff when you can’t use your ATM. But hurricanes roar in and then leave and eventually, life is restored to normal – although I’m not sure life will ever return to normal for the Abacos.

With the threat of this virus, though, it’s not a matter of hours or even several days. It’s not even a month. One estimate I heard from a physician this evening was 18 months. Imagine it: a year and a half of such awful uncertainty, of people confined to their homes, their communities, the country basically quarantined, towns shuttered, businesses closed, air travel at a standstill, cruise ships abandoned, cars rotting in driveways, kids home schooled, roads empty, crops dying before they’re harvested,..well, you get the picture.
It’s not the nukes or whatever it was in The Stand or kids hunting kids in The Hunger Games or the burning of books in Farenheit 451. And it’s not yet The Road. It’s close to the virus in Robin Cook’s Outbreak, except this is Corona, not Ebola.

But suppose what’s really happening is a massive shift from one paradigm to another and we’re caught in the middle of it as the transition occurs? What we need is information to feed our left brains so that our intuition – dreams, gut hunches, visions, insights – can kick into high gear. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Maybe the first thing we have to do is awaken intuitively.

First, though, here’s something for the left brain. I recently ran across an article by Amy Goodman, a journalist for Democracy Now, about a 7-year old boy from Seattle whoo created a website about the statistics for this virus – it’s at the top of this post. More than 40 million hits so far. I’ve been checking it against the federal and state statistics and am now using it as my first reference.

Now: for the right brain. Pay attention to the synchronicities happening in your life. In pivotal times, they tend to flourish. They’re messengers. They manifest themselves as impulses, hunches, visions, repetitive numbers, names, encounters, people…They’re sometimes subtle, sometimes in your face. Ignore them at your own peril.

And: for the skeptic brain. Even you will experience synchros that seize you.
For the holographic brain: You have the pieces of the puzzle. Now just put the puzzle together,

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The Language of Poe’s Death

Edgar Allan Poe’s death in 1849 at the age of 40 is an unsolved mystery. He was found slumped on a curb outside an Irish pub by a friend, a doctor, who reported that he was wearing cheap ill-fitting clothing unlike his usual attire. He spent several days in hospital in a state of delirium before dying. Theories about the cause of his death have included suicide, murder, cholera, hypoglycemia, rabies, syphilis, influenza, and alcohol poisoning.

But an article in presents research by psychologist Dr. Ryan Boyd from Lancaster university and his colleague – Hannah Dean from the University of Texas at Austin that suggests that Poe did not commit suicide.

Their evidence is computational analysis of language used by Poe. They found that Poe’s psychological markers of depression were not consistent with suicide. Their research has now been published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

Dr Boyd said: “My hunch is that he was indeed spiralling into a depression toward the end of his life, but that he didn’t kill himself.”

Using computerized language analysis, they analysed 309 of Poe’s personal letters, 49 poems, and 63 short stories and investigated whether a pattern of linguistic cues consistent with depression and suicidal cognition were discernible throughout the writer’s life, particularly in his final years.

They focused on five measures which have been established as diagnostic of depression and/or suicidality;

Increased use of first-person singular pronouns (e.g., words like I, me, and my)

Increased use of negative emotion words (bad, sad, angry)

More cognitive processing words (think, understand, know)

Fewer positive emotion words (happy, good, terrific)

Fewer first-person plural pronouns (we, us, our).

These linguistic markers of depression spiked during negative events in Poe’s life, like the death of his wife. Past research has shown that depressive language patterns tend to dramatically rise leading up to one’s death by suicide, however, this pattern did not consistently emerge in the last year of Poe’s life.

Poe was known to have suffered from regular bouts of severe depression and also had drug and alcohol problems. He lost his parents as a two year old and was devastated first by the death of his foster mother and then by that of his own wife Virginia Clemm Poe in 1847.

The researchers concluded: “Significant, consistent patterns of depression were not found and do not support suicide as a cause of death. However, linguistic evidence was found suggesting the presence of several potential depressive episodes over the course of Poe’s life – these episodes were the most pronounced during years of Poe’s greatest success, as well as those following the death of his late wife.”

“Our analyses suggest that he struggled deeply with success, with linguistic markers of depression peaking during the times of his greatest fame and popularity in 1843, 1845 and 1849.”Poe

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Corona, Saturn/Pluto, and #23

The Corona virus and  astrology. So what are the stars telling us? Go back to January 12, when Saturn and Pluto were exactly conjunct at 23 degrees in Capricorn. As I wrote last November about this conjunction: Saturn represents structures, self-discipline, responsibility, and karma – a word I really dislike. Pluto governs profound and permanent change, regeneration, obsession, destruction, and power. This conjunction occurs in earth-sign Capricorn, which rules – among other things – government, structures, the status quo.

These two planets have been approaching an exact conjunction since late January 2019, when they were just seven degrees apart. It’s like a game of tag with these two. Gonna catch you, Saturn cackles, then it turns retrogrades and appears to go backward relative to Earth. But during the second week of January 2020, the conjunction becomes exact. This also coincidences with the first eclipse of 2020, a lunar eclipse in Cancer on January 10.

So, if we take the meanings of these two planets at face value, Pluto’s destructive power arrived as a virus – a kind of terrorist – and knocked the status quo – government, structures intended to deal with pandemics – on its face. Pluto exposes what is hidden beneath the surface and it certainly has done that with the trump administration. The man who congratulates his own greatness every opportunity he gets, the man who announced several weeks ago that the virus was a hoax, said today, on March 16, that it might be July, maybe August, before things get better. That’s a far cry from “hoax.”

From the firing of CDC employees – 500 of them – to the dismantling of structures intended to deal with health crises, this administration is completely unprepared for this kind of terrorist. So mayors and governors are making determinations about their communities, cities, and states. The pathetic part of this is that the administration has offered few guidelines other than trump telling the states to find their own ventilators.
Jan 12 was the only time in 2020 these 2 planets are exactly conjunct, at 23 degrees Capricorn. Interestingly, that number has a rather odd and mystical history.

William S. Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch, claimed he had known a Captain Clark in Tangier around 1960, who once bragged that he had been sailing 23 years without an accident. That very day, Clark’s ship had an accident that killed him and everybody else aboard. That very evening, a new bulletin on the radio announced the crash of an airliner in Florida, USA. The pilot was another Captain Clark and the flight was Flight 23. A synchronicity. The enigma of this number was the topic of an early post on our blog in 2009.

But when it comes to enigmatic numbers, my first source for insight is The I Ching, a Chinese divination system that dates back at least 5,000 years. Even though I’ve been using the Ching since I was 18, I’m still a beginner. I know only two women who are absolute masters of this divination system – author Nancy Pickard, and artist and writer Adele Aldridge who is illustrating and interpreting every line and hexagram in the I Ching on her website

In the I Ching, hexagram 23 is called Splitting Apart. The hexagram looks like this:
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Here’s the beginning of the interpretation in the Richard Wilhelm translation of the I Ching, to which Carl Jung wrote the introduction in 1949:

The dark lines are about to mount upward and overthrow the last firm, light line by exerting a disintegrating influence on it. The inferior, dark forces overcome what is superior and strong, not by direct means, but by undermining it gradually and imperceptibly, so that it finally collapses.

The lines of the hexagram present the image of a house, the top line being the roof, and because the roof is being shattered the house collapses.
The Judgement: Splitting Apart. It does not further anyone to go anywhere.

Go to Adele’s website for her interp of hexagram 23 or Google it.
So, Saturn and Pluto and 23, here we are.

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One Lucky Guy

Every so often we come across an older story from the news that is worth reviving. This one is an incredible series of life-and-death synchronicities, of astonishing luck that wouldn’t stop. Thanks to Jane Clifford of Wales for alerting us to this one.

In 1999, Bill Morgan, a 37-year-old truck driver in Australia, had an allergic reaction to a drug he was given after surviving an accident in his truck. His heart stopped and he was dead for 14 minutes before he was revived. However, he remained comatose and considering how long he’d been clinically dead, doctors twice recommended that life support be removed, allowing him to die.

Astonishingly, after 12 days, he miraculously came out of his coma and was fine. He suffered no brain damage or other long term problems from the event.

Feeling pretty lucky after his recovery, Morgan asked his long-time girlfriend to marry him, and she agreed. To celebrate, he bought a lotto ticket and won a car worth $17,000. (Valued at about $23,000 in today’s dollars.)

An Australian new program heard about Morgan’s streak of luck and decided to do a story on him. The reporter asked Morgan to buy another scratch-off and recreate his lotto win by showing  the same reaction he had to winning the car. This time, however, the results were even more astonishing. The lotto ticket he picked was worth $250,000! (That’s $361,000 today.) Quite a story.



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