Michael Barwick


Insight for Every Purpose under Heaven

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Factors of 12 and the Zodiac Signs

This post explores number symbolism as the factors of twelve and how they are expressed in the Zodiac. Twelve is a very useful number. Twelve signs work well because 12 is divisible in more than one way. In fact, there are three number combinations that produce it: 2 × 6 and 3 × 4 in addition to 1 × 12. One, two, three, four, six… Continue reading

Uranus square Pluto: 2012 to 2015

Uranus and Pluto are going to square each other (i.e. be exactly 90° apart) seven times starting in 2012 and ending in 2015. Between those times, and probably for a good time afterwards, serious astrologers will be interpreting the alignment. As a person born under the Uranus-Pluto conjunction and with (arguably) seven squares in my horoscope, I thought it apt to share my thoughts.

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Recently a professional friend of mine said that she was an “glass-half-empty” person rather than a “glass-half-full” person. She confessed she needed the latter around her because otherwise it would be a too much a of a catastrophic downer.

I’m sure she’s not an exception in wanting half-glass-full people around them. Optimists are more attractive than pessimists. Why? Pessimists have already decided on one… Continue reading

I am excellent

That’s what I say when people ask me how I feel.  And it’s true: work is going very well with creative possibility, the volunteer organizations I’m involved in are flourishing, and I have the luxury of time to dip my toe into blogging. And it’s summer! How bad can all that be?


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