A SPECIAL NOTE
by Susan Pomeroy
"Time does fly!" as my mother so often said. This
year, September 1 is bittersweet, since she
is no longer here to celebrate the ongoing
existence of this publication, which she poured
her heart and soul into for nearly seven years.
My mother and I were sharing shamanic training in
plant spirit medicine at the time we decided
to begin Daykeeper online, so my memories
of our first issues of Daykeeper are always
overlain with the late summer scents of warm
dry grass in a creekside meadow, and the cool
rustle of willow and bay leaves in a faint
ocean breeze. I have always felt that some
of the spaciousness and tranquility of that
time somehow became part of Daykeeper. I
know that a love of wild places, and spaciousness,
and freedom, were always a deep part of my
mother's being. And they were an elemental
part of her work, as well.
She would be thrilled that others have chosen to
carry on in the unfettered and visionary
spirit of inquiry and analysis with which she
began this publication. Which is why, this
year, I feel we have more
than ever to be grateful for.
I especially want to thank my sister, Crystal Pomeroy,
an accomplished teacher, healer and author,
for her loving support in the decision to continue
publication of Daykeeper, as well as for her
eloquent and insightful forecasts and
A very special thank-you goes to my mother's
friend, the skilled,
wise and generous astrologer Nina Bouska, who
stepped into the breach and has been writing
fascinating and right-on daily forecasts. Nina,
we couldn't have kept going without you!
Sue Taylor, another member of the original Pleiades
astrology group along with Nina and Maya, also
deserves special thanks for her enthusiasm
and support through difficult days, as well
as for her lively and excellent book reviews.
We continue to enjoy Alex Miller-Mignone's thorough,
fascinating and entertaining analyses of current
events and personalities. From Karl
Rove to Anna Nicole Smith, Alex's unique brand
of astrological analysis, thorough research
and skillful writing make every article feel
like an adventure.
Boots Hart appeared with just the right material
at just the right moment. Her monthly overviews
and articles are a treasure-trove of helpful,
We're also very glad to be able to offer Jessica
Murray's deep, articulate and thoughtful astrological
analyses of the U.S. political and social scenes.
Thank you, Jessica!
And of course, thanks most of all to our readers,
who have been wonderfully, overwhelmingly supportive
during this long and difficult year. Without
you, there would be no point at all. With you,
it feels like we're all part of something larger
than ourselves. And that's something truly amazing and wonderful.
with love, Susan