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Year of the Fire Rooster–January 28, 2017

All Chinese wisdom traditions, including medicine, divination, astrology, and feng shui, are systems of pattern identification that guide us in adapting gracefully to change. A world in flux is assumed; it is the one constant feature of life. Astrology is … Continue reading

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Year of the Fire Monkey—February 8, 2016

Back in November several friends told me they were sure they already felt the effects of the coming Monkey year. I insisted that this was impossible, that Chinese astrology doesn’t work that way, it was too soon, and there is … Continue reading

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Coldspring Healing Arts Santa Cruz, CA Narrye Caldwell, L.Ac. Welcome to Cold Spring Healing Arts. Over the past 25 years I have developed expertise in a number of traditional healing methods that I now combine in my private practice and … Continue reading

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Year of the Wood Horse–2014

I thought I could stay safely hidden with the covers over my head, my preferred position during the 2013 Snake year. But the forward impulse of the Yang Wood Horse has finally coaxed me from my den. So, even though … Continue reading

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Carrying your Oar Inland: An Astrology Lesson from Odysseus

In the Chinese astrology I practice,  called Zi Wei Dou Shu, there is a little used feature of the chart called the Ming Ruler and the Shen Ruler. The only instruction I’ve ever found about this is that the Ming … Continue reading

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2013, Year of the Water Snake

This year’s Chinese Lunar New Year arrives on February 10 and ushers in the year of the Water Snake. In Chinese astrology Snakes are introverted, mystical, sensual, cautious, observant, quietly ambitious, and don’t like to be in the limelight. They … Continue reading

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Astrology, East and West; an interview with Narrye Caldwell

One late winter afternoon I sat in my kitchen with a good friend, downing multiple cups of oolong tea and discussing important things like life and fate. That conversation turned into an interview about the differences between Chinese and Western … Continue reading

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2012, Year of the Water Dragon

The Chinese Year of the Water Dragon, which arrives on January 23, 2012, promises transformation and good fortune.  Of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, the Dragon is the only one that is not encountered in “real” life. It … Continue reading

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2011: The Year of the Metal Rabbit

  THE YEAR OF THE METAL RABBIT, 2011 Hang on. It’s almost over. If you’re reeling from the harshness and unpredictability of this past Metal Tiger Year, you’re not alone. Many of us, including this exhausted Metal Tiger, are more … Continue reading

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Year of the Metal Rabbit, 2011

THE YEAR OF THE METAL RABBIT, 2011 Hang on. It’s almost over.  If you’re reeling from the harshness and unpredictability of this past Metal Tiger Year, you’re not alone. Many of us, including this exhausted Metal Tiger, are more than … Continue reading

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