Age of Aquarius Arrives (Finally!)

Aquarius watercolor by Anne Nordhaus-Bike

With the Moon, Jupiter, and Mars all moving into positions celebrated in the song “The Age of Aquarius,” we’re in a historic moment allowing us to step into humanity’s new age of universal love and peace. Aquarius watercolor © Anne Nordhaus-Bike.

Forty-five years ago today, the singing group the Fifth Dimension’s recording of “The Age of Aquarius” reached the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. This month, the astrological conditions the group sang about will be happening in the sky, along with several other alignments that will give us the rocket fuel we need to leap into the new Age of Aquarius.

The Song

The Fifth Dimension released “The Age of Aquarius” in spring 1969 as part of the group’s album of the same name. They performed it as a medley with “Let the Sun Shine In.” Both songs appeared originally in the groundbreaking rock musical Hair, Continue reading

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Astrology April 2014: Ready for Your Breakthrough?

Aries watercolor by Anne Nordhaus-Bike

If you’ve been feeling more fiery, impulsive, or courageous since March 20, then you’re right in sync with this powerful Aries time of year. Aries watercolor © Anne Nordhaus-Bike.

Have you felt a faster pace since the equinox on March 20, when the Sun entered Aries? If so, then you’re experiencing the “let’s get going!” energies of Aries, the first sign of the zodiac and the sign associated with action and new beginnings.

Did you feel extra intensity on Tuesday, April 8? Did you experience or observe any clashes with other people or extreme impatience with the status quo? Did you feel any frustration at things not working or being unable to move forward? Perhaps you saw instances of aggression or even attack, as with the Heartbleed technology issue that came to light April 8 and sent information technology and security professionals rushing to defend online information and ensure sensitive personal data is safe.

If so, you felt first hand the power of Mars and Aries—and the potential consequences Continue reading

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Astrology “Spring Cleaning for the Soul” Podcast Now Up

Anne Nordhaus-Bike Frank Fontana Spring Cleaning for the Soul

Callers flocked to the phone lines today for Anne’s return to Frank Fontana’s top-rated “Design Dude” show on WGN Radio. Hear the podcast–17 minutes, 30 seconds–now by clicking the photo above or using the links in the blog post at left.

Callers filled the phone lines once again for Anne’s appearance this morning on Frank Fontana’s “Design Dude” program on WGN Radio AM 720. As Fontana said, “Anne is our resident ‘astrologer to the stars.’” When people call in, “it’s almost therapeutic in a way.” Anne provides “this therapeutic answer to people that’s based in science and in the stars.”

During the show, Frank and Anne focused on how astrology can help listeners do some “spring cleaning for the soul.” As Anne explained, “Being an astrologer and an artist lets me bring a unique perspective to the show, looking at how you decorate your Continue reading

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Aries Energy: Jumpstart Your “Spring Cleaning for the Soul”

Anne Nordhaus-Bike Frank Fontana Spring Cleaning for the Soul

Anne returns to Frank Fontana’s top-rated “Design Dude” show this Saturday, April 5, at 6 a.m. on WGN Radio 720 AM for a special “Spring Cleaning for the Soul” edition of her popular “Designing With The Stars” segment. Tune in on your radio, listen online, or listen using your smartphone or other mobile device.

Aries energy comes at the beginning of spring, making it a great time to clean up your life—including your soul. Find out how when Anne returns to Frank Fontana’s “Design Dude” show this Saturday, April 5.

“In astrology, the new year begins on the spring equinox,” Anne explained. “That’s when the Sun enters brash, energetic Aries, and that’s why so many people feel the urge to clean up their houses, yards, garages, and lives around this time. But the equinox also starts a new spiritual year, making this a great time to Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning for the Soul: Tune in 3/22 for Anne’s Next Guest Spot on WGN Radio

UPDATE, MARCH 22: PLEASE NOTE: “Design Dude” Frank Fontana and his wife welcomed their new baby into the world Friday night, March 21, and his WGN Radio show for today, March 22, was canceled. We’ll keep you posted on Anne’s next appearance with Frank on his show. In the meantime, best wishes to Frank, his wife, and all their family and a warm welcome to their new baby!

Anne Nordhaus-Bike and Frank Fontana on Spring Cleaning for the Soul (1)

Anne returns to Frank Fontana’s top-rated “Design Dude” show this Saturday, March 22, at 6 a.m. on WGN Radio 720 AM for a special “Spring Cleaning for the Soul” edition of her popular “Designing With The Stars” segment. Tune in on your radio, listen online, or listen using your smartphone or other mobile device.

Springtime is the right time to clean up your life—including your soul. Find out how when Anne returns to Frank Fontana’s “Design Dude” show this Saturday, March 22, just two days after spring officially begins on March 20.

“In astrology, the new year begins on the spring equinox,” Anne explained. “That’s when the Sun enters brash, energetic Aries, and that’s why so many people feel the urge to clean up their houses, yards, garages, and lives around this time. But the equinox also starts a new spiritual year, making this a great time to do some spring cleaning for your soul.” Continue reading

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Astrology Year 2013-2014 Ends Tomorrow: How Has Your Year Gone?

Water Lily photograph by Anne Nordhaus-Bike

Water lilies are one of many plants associated with watery Pisces.

Since February 18, the Sun has been moving through dreamy Pisces. Today is the final full day of its journey through this introspective, spiritual sign, for tomorrow the Sun moves into brash Aries at 11:58 a.m. CDT (4:58 p.m. Greenwich time).

With the Sun’s entry into Aries, we will see the end of astrology year 2013-2014. We also will experience a special power time because this event coincides with the equinox, when day and night are of equal duration. Like the September equinox Continue reading

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