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Anne Nordhaus-Bike is president of ANB Communications. The author of the award-winning Living in Harmony astrology column for the Gazette newspaper in Chicago, she has won several journalism awards and in 1997 was added to the "Wall of Fame" of the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY.
In 2011, Anne's astrology and art book, Follow the Sun: A Simple Way to Use Astrology for Living in Harmony, was published.
She began her career as a business and technical writer, working at companies such as Ameritech and Dental Products Report. Later, she joined a major healthcare consulting firm, where she earned recognition as a national leader in communication and training and was one of the authors of Fundamentals of Flexible Compensation (John Wiley & Sons, 1992). She founded ANB Communications in 1993 as a business communications consulting firm, serving clients such as Accenture and Philips Medical Systems.
During these years, she also helped establish the Gazette, a Chicago community newspaper, where she served as fine arts editor for two decades. In 2006, she launched Living in Harmony, a monthly astrology column that ran for two years. She remains involved with the paper as assistant editor, member of the board of directors, and contributing writer.
Since 2002, Anne has dedicated most of her efforts to writing, astrology, art, and performance. She frequently combines her talents to create multimedia works. In recent years, Anne has focused on themes inspired by nature and by spiritual and mystical subjects.
Today, ANB Communications offers writing, astrology, art, and music videos and short films inspired by nature and by spiritual and mystical subjects. These products are designed to help clients live in harmony physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
Astrology Year 2016: Change Is Gonna Come
Happy 2016! This is the year that "change is gonna come," in a big way on the outer plane, after years of grueling inner transformation via the Uranus square Pluto alignments of 2012 - 2015. It's time to welcome in an outer world that matches the upgraded inner world many of us have created. Find out how and get all the major astrology timing for 2016 in this in-depth astrology year 2016 forecast article.
Astrological Year 2015: New Hope, Lighter Energies
After some difficult, shocking, almost unbearable years, we're due for kinder times. Find out why in this detailed article on the astrological year 2015. It covers how upcoming planetary shifts promise to lighten our burdens--and our spirits--and how energies of change can help get us closer to our ideals. It also includes key Sun, Moon, and Mercury retrograde dates plus dates for other important planetary shifts. Series: Astrology Forecasts (2 Articles, 11239 views)
Thursday, December 11, 2014(6 comments)
Uranus Square Pluto Part Six: Almost There!
We're almost through the tunnel! The sixth of seven difficult, life-changing, world-rocking alignments between the powerhouse planets Uranus and Pluto arrives December 14 to continue our "timetable of change" at this pivotal time in human history. See this latest in the ongoing "Uranus Square Pluto" article series for what's on tap this time--and how to make the most of some special astrology helpers in the current skies. Series: Uranus Square Pluto (7 Articles, 51476 views)
Friday, July 11, 2014(3 comments)
Astrology July 2014: Out of Darkness, Into Light
For two weeks, starting at the full Moon on July 12, life will feel intense and filled with change, as if we're passing through an emotional or spiritual tunnel. In this period we will see many planets change signs and change direction, helping us tie up loose ends and finish projects so we're ready for new adventures. In the end, this time will bring us out of lunar darkness and into solar light. Series: Monthly Astrology (21 Articles, 63968 views)
Thursday, May 1, 2014(6 comments)
Astrology May 2014: Come On-A My House
Rosemary Clooney scored a monster hit in 1951 with "Come On-A My House." This month, Venus and Mars ask us to "come on-a my house" for big fun as each planet visits the other's cosmic house, turning things upside down with their passionate energies. Get all the key dates for May 2014--along with helpful tips on preparing and ideas for making the most of these opportunities--in this article. Series: Monthly Astrology (21 Articles, 63968 views)
Saturday, April 12, 2014(19 comments)
Age of Aquarius Arrives (Finally!)
On April 12, 1969, the singing group the Fifth Dimension's recording of "The Age of Aquarius" reached number one on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. Exactly 45 years later, 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. Series: Age of Aquarius (2 Articles, 7495 views)
Thursday, April 10, 2014(7 comments)
Astrology April 2014: Ready for Your Breakthrough?
From April 15 - 29, we'll undergo some of the most intense energy of this era in human history. And we got a preview of what it will be like on April 8, when you may have seen clashes between people or felt extreme impatience with the status quo. Or maybe you were affected by the Heartbleed technology issue. Whatever you experienced, you saw first hand the power of Mars and Aries--and their potential for helping us change. Series: Uranus Square Pluto (7 Articles, 51476 views)
Friday, November 1, 2013(6 comments)
Uranus Square Pluto Part Four: How Are You Feeling?
The next Uranus-Pluto square happens Friday, November 1. It's the fourth out of seven squares from 2012 through 2015, which means we're at the halfway mark of a three-year period of highly challenging astrological energies. That makes this a great time to stop, take stock of how we're feeing, and look ahead to the rest of this cycle and figure out what we still need to change and what we want to accomplish. Series: Uranus Square Pluto (7 Articles, 51476 views)
Uranus Square Pluto Round Three: Fight Your Own Fight, KO What Needs to Go
In this corner: Uranus in Aries! In this corner: Pluto in Capricorn! Squaring off May 20 in the third round of their historic seven-round bout, these two titlists are punching for change and battling for dominance until their final round in early 2015. It's the barnburner of the century, with no way to know who will walk away as champ after the final round. Series: Uranus Square Pluto (7 Articles, 51476 views)
Friday, February 1, 2013(2 comments)
The Aquarian Age Is Here: An Aquarian Manifesto
The Age of Aquarius, a new Golden Age for humanity, is here. We're moving NOW from the Piscean Age to the Aquarian Age of peace, wisdom, and true harmony. Read "An Aquarian Manifesto" for details on why the Age of Aquarius is beginning now, what that means for humanity, and how to live Aquarius's most noble expressions. Series: Age of Aquarius (2 Articles, 7495 views), Monthly Astrology (21 Articles, 63968 views)
Tuesday, January 1, 2013(9 comments)
Astrological Year Ahead 2013: Sun, Moon, Mercury
Welcome to 2013! Prepare now for the astrological year ahead with the tips featured in this article. Use the special Sun, Moon, and Mercury charts to mark your calendar for all important dates, and use the artwork included to harmonize with 2013's major astro energies. This article also includes a detailed list of tools and resources to see you through every zodiac sign in 2013. Series: Astrology Forecasts (2 Articles, 11239 views)
Sun into Libra: Time to Seek Peace
The Sun leaves Virgo for Libra on Saturday, September 22, bringing us the equinox and a new season. The Sun's month in this peace-loving sign can help us find calm and beauty in the face of several exceptionally challenging energies that will come our way in the next few weeks. This sign's symbol, the Scales, can help everyone remember the importance of balance and stillness for achieving peace, justice, and love. Series: Astrology: Sun Signs (10 Articles, 25069 views), Monthly Astrology (21 Articles, 63968 views)
Sun into Virgo: Time to See Details and Reap a Helpful Harvest
The Sun leaves fiery, dramatic Leo for earthy, hard-working Virgo on Wednesday, August 22. This article reviews the astrological sign Virgo and offers tips for harmonizing yourself with its practical, helpful, purifying energies. The article also explains the many astrological happenings this month as planets shift signs and intense "2012 energy" returns toward the end of September. Series: Astrology: Sun Signs (10 Articles, 25069 views), Monthly Astrology (21 Articles, 63968 views)
Art & Astrology: Cancer, Blue Moonrise, and the Art of Illumination
This article explores a single painting: Blue Moonrise. The text brings out this work's deeply symbolic and spiritual meaning by analyzing it from many perspectives: symbolism, artistic analysis, astrology, spirituality, and mysticism. This approach demonstrates how art not only inspires us through beauty of color and form but through content and meaning that uplift our souls and help us make progress on the spiritual path. Series: Art & Astrology (4 Articles, 9136 views)
Sun into Cancer: Time to Feel, and Time to Change
The Sun leaves curious Gemini for emotional Cancer on Wednesday, June 20, bringing a new sign, a new season, and the Solstice. This article reviews the astrological sign Cancer and offers tips on how to harmonize yourself with its watery, tender energies. It also explains the powerful astrological happenings this month that are bringing a time of increasing intensity--and tremendous opportunity for constructive change. Series: Astrology: Sun Signs (10 Articles, 25069 views), Monthly Astrology (21 Articles, 63968 views)
Wednesday, May 30, 2012(1 comments)
Art and Astrology: Gemini and the Story of Ma'at
Like astrology, art provides a powerful way to connect with our inner selves. It communicates through symbols which constitute the language of the soul. This article explores the oil painting titled Ma'at's Feather and its symbolic meaning and association with astrology and the ancient Egyptian story of Ma'at, the goddess of truth, balance, justice and order. Series: Art & Astrology (4 Articles, 9136 views)
Venus Retrograde: Beautiful Minds, Loving Thoughts
While Venus is retrograde in Gemini, from May 15 through June 27, we have opportunities to think about what we find beautiful, pleasant, harmonious, and just. We also have a wonderful opportunity to use our minds (Gemini) in beautiful ways, to express loving thoughts that help uplift our world. Series: Astrology: Venus (2 Articles, 5446 views), Monthly Astrology (21 Articles, 63968 views)
Sun into Taurus: Time to Ground Yourself as the World Girds Itself for Change
The Sun leaves fiery Aries for earthy Taurus on Thursday, April 19. During the month the Sun occupies Taurus, we have great opportunities for harmonizing our lives, especially on the physical plane. Thanks to several other earthy planetary placements this month, this also is a powerful time to harmonize ourselves with the planet we call home and to give thanks for the material abundance nature provides for us. Series: Astrology: Sun Signs (10 Articles, 25069 views), Monthly Astrology (21 Articles, 63968 views)
Thursday, April 5, 2012(1 comments)
Venus in Gemini: Mental hugs
Venus, the beautiful planet named for the ancient goddess of love, left earthy Taurus and entered airy Gemini on April 3. This shift is helping us become more social, enjoy lighter forms of fun, and engage in playful exchanges with others. Best of all, this lovely energy will continue for four months, giving us a welcome relief from some of t Series: Astrology: Venus (2 Articles, 5446 views), Monthly Astrology (21 Articles, 63968 views)
Astrology: Sun into Aries: Time to Face Who You Really Are
This week brings big changes when the Sun enters fiery Aries on March 20 (or the 19th in some time zones).
This shift brings us a new astrological year--plus the equinox, the start of a new season, and a new astrological month. Find out what all this means and get tips for making the most of it. See what other astro energies are active right now--and get practical ideas for thriving in this powerful time of new beginnings. Series: Astrology: Sun Signs (10 Articles, 25069 views), Monthly Astrology (21 Articles, 63968 views)
Sunday, February 19, 2012(1 comments)
Sun into Pisces: Time to Trust Your Intuition
Find out how to make the most of the Sun's time in Pisces this year. The Sun enters this watery, intuitive sign on February 19 and remains there until the spring equinox on March 20. Taking a spiritual--yet practical--approach, this article also shows how to work well with the other major planetary placements during the month. Series: Astrology: Sun Signs (10 Articles, 25069 views), Monthly Astrology (21 Articles, 63968 views)
Sun into Aquarius: Time to Awaken to Inner Wisdom
The Sun entered Aquarius January 20 and remains there until February 19. Here are tips for understanding Aquarius and for making the make the most of its energy this month, especially in your spiritual life. This article also shows how to work well with the other major planetary placements during the month. Series: Astrology: Sun Signs (10 Articles, 25069 views), Monthly Astrology (21 Articles, 63968 views)
Monday, December 5, 2011(1 comments)
Handle Holiday Stress by Harmonizing with the Season
If the holidays are supposed to be so happy, why do I feel so terrible? If ever you have felt that way, be assured you are not alone. With some knowledge of the underlying astrological energies of this time of year, however, it is possible to reclaim the wonder and joy of winter's feasts and festivals by harmonizing yourself with this season's natural rhythms and deeper purpose. Series: Astrology: Winter Solstice, Holiday Stress (2 Articles, 3125 views)