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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.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 5, 2016 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.
(7 comments) SHARE Friday, March 13, 2015 Uranus Square Pluto Part Seven: At The Threshold
Are you ready for some good times and real change? Check out this detailed, inspiring article on upcoming astrology--including the intense, final Uranus square Pluto alignment--to see why the dark times are coming to an end. Series: Uranus Square Pluto (7 Articles, 52631 views)
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 10, 2015 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, 11419 views)
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 11, 2014 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, 52631 views)
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, July 11, 2014 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, 65750 views)
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 1, 2014 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, 65750 views)
(19 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 12, 2014 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, 7848 views)
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 10, 2014 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, 52631 views)
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, November 1, 2013 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, 52631 views)
(9 comments) SHARE Friday, May 17, 2013 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, 52631 views)
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, February 1, 2013 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, 7848 views), Monthly Astrology (21 Articles, 65750 views)
(9 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 1, 2013 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, 11419 views)
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, September 21, 2012 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, 25933 views), Monthly Astrology (21 Articles, 65750 views)
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, August 20, 2012 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, 25933 views), Monthly Astrology (21 Articles, 65750 views)
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 10, 2012 Art & Astrology: Leo, Deer Skull, and the Cycles of Life
This article in the Art & Astrology series looks at the watercolor painting Deer Skull and explores its symbolism related to the astrological sign Leo as well as the Sun (Leo's ruler) and the mysteries of life's cycles of birth, death, and renewal. Series: Art & Astrology (4 Articles, 9647 views)
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 19, 2012 Sun into Leo: Time to Open Your Heart and Shine Your Light
The Sun leaves emotional Cancer for sunny, dramatic Leo on Sunday, July 22. This article reviews the astrological sign Leo and offers tips for harmonizing yourself with its fiery, exuberant energies. It also explains the many astrological happenings this month as planets shift signs and undergo retrogrades. Series: Astrology: Sun Signs (10 Articles, 25933 views), Monthly Astrology (21 Articles, 65750 views)
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, July 13, 2012 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, 9647 views)