Nick Drake: The Loner’s Loner

  This period while the sun is in Cancer has been cathartic mainly because I listened once again to the entire catalogue of Nick Drake.  If you feel the monthly shift of the tropical zodiac, and tune in to that seasonal flow, this is the time to get in touch with your emotions- just beforeContinue reading “Nick Drake: The Loner’s Loner”

When is a Muse not a Muse?

This is another meditation on a theme which is presented as a visual essay in video form as well as this written version here.   I conceived it as a visual essay as it communicates mainly through imagery.  There are some rough edges on the video as I’m still learning these skills so if it seemsContinue reading “When is a Muse not a Muse?”

Chimananda Ngozi Adichie Counters the Mono-Narrative

Author Chimananda Ngozi Adichie has just made a statement that I want to applaud.  She’s a voice speaking out with the fiery tone that James Baldwin used to have when he called out the mob mentality among all shades and skin colours. He said – and it is still true – that hate leaves theContinue reading “Chimananda Ngozi Adichie Counters the Mono-Narrative”

The Ingress Dance: Venus in Cancer and Mars in Leo

It’s early June, the days are long and should be happy and yet things do not feel quite all right. So time for an update and review. Many pieces of the jigsaw are still missing. We cannot relax. There’s a buzz in the air from extra photonic light and we still have a lot ofContinue reading “The Ingress Dance: Venus in Cancer and Mars in Leo”

The King of the Gods in the house of Spirituality: Jupiter in Pisces

As a native of the sign Sagittarius my assessment of what Jupiter is all about is long overdue. Perhaps I just needed the benefit of hindsight-because as a teenager you rarely comprehend all the meanings of Jupiter- his enormity lies in front of you, not behind you. You need life to happen for Jupiterian themesContinue reading “The King of the Gods in the house of Spirituality: Jupiter in Pisces”

Why is the Moon Exalted in the Sign of Taurus?

On the evening of the 12th April till the morning of the 15th of April the Moon will glide once again into the sign of Taurus for its monthly stay. She will do that as if stepping into a healing warm bath radiant with salts and aromas and healing salts and we can all sighContinue reading “Why is the Moon Exalted in the Sign of Taurus?”

The Quest for Life Force and Pure Being: Wilhelm Reich and Ram Das

  In my previous gallery of the first and foremost I had to leave out a few original talents who also demanded attention as Aries does not like to be second- winning the race is what inspires them. They also wanted inclusion on the front line: Tracy Chapman (March 30th) wrote about a Fast CarContinue reading “The Quest for Life Force and Pure Being: Wilhelm Reich and Ram Das”

The First and Foremost One and Only, Aries

It takes a certain umpf to run a mile in 3 minutes 59.4 seconds but Roger Bannister did that. He was an Aries. It had never been less than 4 minutes before so he was the first. This alpha type who likes to break records would have to be vital, spontaneous, yet very well trained,Continue reading “The First and Foremost One and Only, Aries”

The Poet of Film and the Mystic: Pier Paolo Pasolini and Chögyam Trungpa

“Take a moment to Live, Take a moment to Cry, Take a moment to Love, and Don’t ask Why. “  Winter Kills mixed by Armand Van Buuren (2020 ) In the search for the ultimate in Pisces season, two birthdays today give pause for reflection on a certain type of madness with a method. OneContinue reading “The Poet of Film and the Mystic: Pier Paolo Pasolini and Chögyam Trungpa”

The Ultimate, the Indescribable Endpoint of the Zodiac – Pisces

Hokusai’s woodcut captures that a wave becomes a mountain if it is frozen in time, that energy is in constant motion that they eye does not see. To notice that underlying vibration and power of water we might need the eyes of a Piscean who won’t have any issues in switching dimensions, but might haveContinue reading “The Ultimate, the Indescribable Endpoint of the Zodiac – Pisces”

Aquarius, the Internet and the Empires that Mark and Jack Built

Is the Internet Aquarian? Continuing the exploration of all things Aquarian, Aquarius and the Internet have long been linked. The internet opened a world of niche interest groups across the globe, of humanitarian movements but also crackpot fringe groups and nerds, and so the technological innovation became the ultimate connector. But it has both liberatedContinue reading “Aquarius, the Internet and the Empires that Mark and Jack Built”

AQUARIANA: concentrated quirk in the sign of Aquarius

If you squeezed all the planets into a garlic press through the sign of Aquarius, you would get a puree of Aquariana. What would that look and taste like? It’s a concentration of energy for those rare folk that tend to be all in solidarity with each other that they are individuals, yet with anContinue reading “AQUARIANA: concentrated quirk in the sign of Aquarius”

Flying the Kite of Destiny: the life and death of Yukio Mishima

There is a pleasurable intensity in  books that confess to sins or crimes that alienated the author yet seduce the readers. “Confessions of a Mask’ (1958) is like this – an autobiographical novel by Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. It made him famous at the young age of 24, and gained a reputation in western circlesContinue reading “Flying the Kite of Destiny: the life and death of Yukio Mishima”

The Clash of the Old and the New: January 2021

The Roman god of the beginning of the year was Janus. This is how we got the word January. He is quite a complex god, associated with Quirinus, who became Saint Quirinus, who keeps away plagues, and Romulus, one of the founding figures of Rome.  So he had multiple origins and meanings and intricate connectionsContinue reading “The Clash of the Old and the New: January 2021”

Shirley Jackson’s Chironic Eclipse Message

Shirley Jackson has something to tell us from beyond the grave. Her date of birth is on this December 14th eclipse, her star is rising again with Elisabeth Moss portraying her in a new biopic. So it is time to reassess: why Shirley Jackson, why now and what is the message? She was an author,Continue reading “Shirley Jackson’s Chironic Eclipse Message”

The Revolving Doors of the December 14th Solar Eclipse

Fascination with Eclipses and the Fall of Empires An eclipse can chill us to the bone- even when it is not visible to the naked eye. On March 20th in 2015  I went to Primrose Hill in London to observe the solar eclipse which was at 29°of Pisces- so inevitably it came with a mist.Continue reading “The Revolving Doors of the December 14th Solar Eclipse”

Yoga and Astrology: Salutation to the Stars

This is Part 2 of 2 articles on Yoga, following up from Yoga and Writing Tucked away at the bottom of the programme at your last Astrology Conference, and starting at some ungodly hour of the morning, there might be a yoga class.  A bit of HaTha or Ashtanga to accompany the Horary, House systems,Continue reading “Yoga and Astrology: Salutation to the Stars”

Yoga and Writing: getting back on the mat and the chair

There are many reasons for embracing yoga and getting back on the mat. Stay away too long and you feel the urge to return.  One reason may be surprising; to be a better writer. This is not everyone’s goal, but writing brings you back to your self when you have strayed; and yoga clears theContinue reading “Yoga and Writing: getting back on the mat and the chair”

Jackie and Aristotle Onassis: the Juno and Jupiter of Greece

It is always satisfying to tidy up a mystery – that of why Jackie Onassis became so associated with Greece and is so revered by its people, though she was mistrusted at first. She was not born there, nor was she royalty,  and she did not even stay there that long preferring to stay inContinue reading “Jackie and Aristotle Onassis: the Juno and Jupiter of Greece”

Hard Knocks on the Path of Love: the Story of Eros and Psyche

  One myth that speaks directly to me is that of Eros and Psyche. Both these asteroids can now be located in your natal chart. Myths are private dreams that can have a real impact in your life. The myth tells that love requires faith and any doubts can make it vanish overnight. There areContinue reading “Hard Knocks on the Path of Love: the Story of Eros and Psyche”