The Window of Bliss Conjunction of Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces

Contents ( jump to the part that interests you and/or see the video talk on AOAUK) 1: The Time Line 2:  Jupiter and Neptune as Archetypes 3: The Neptune- Jupiter Conjunctions 2022: Phase 1 and Phase 2  4: Chart Example: William Bramwell Booth 5: Chart Example: Mikhail Vrubel 6: My War Gone By 7: TheContinue reading “The Window of Bliss Conjunction of Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces”

Rudolf Steiner: Mystic for the Modern Era

The work of Rudolf Steiner has impacted more people in the past few years than it ever did in his lifetime. His was a quiet voice and nothing he said ever banged people on the head or threatened to provoke a revolution. From Steiner we get that mouthful of a word ‘Anthroposophy’ which in everydayContinue reading “Rudolf Steiner: Mystic for the Modern Era”

Nobody’s Lapdog: John Lydon, the ex Pistol

Johnny Rotten was born Jan 31st 1956, was known by this name when he was in the Sex Pistols but the more you know about him the less that name seems to apply. He rubbished the name Rotten as soon as he quit the Sex Pistols as he said that McClaren was stealing his soulContinue reading “Nobody’s Lapdog: John Lydon, the ex Pistol”

The Age of Individualism: Lord Byron’s travels across Europe

  The name Byron represents one who stands out from the crowd- the lone hero battling his personal demons.  It is a familiar name and even has its own adjective ‘Byronic’. It is hard to see the famous portrait, and not feel his charisma ooze out of the canvas. If he had a Twitter accountContinue reading “The Age of Individualism: Lord Byron’s travels across Europe”

Master of Masters: Enter Bruce Lee

  When Bruce Lee bursts in the room, he lands on his toes, arching like an alley cat, raises his arms but does not stay still. He dances sideways back and forth. If he picks a fight with you, the challenge – and your life lesson- begins and it’s it’ll be over so fast, you’llContinue reading “Master of Masters: Enter Bruce Lee”

How Bram Stoker created Dracula, Lord of the Undead.

  Many have wondered from which pit of hell was wrenched a character so imprinted on the collective mind as Count Dracula. Stories as to how this happened are numerous but not much is really known. I doubt that it was just the story of a undigested crab salad that caused a nightmare as someContinue reading “How Bram Stoker created Dracula, Lord of the Undead.”

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 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”

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”

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”

What Lessons have we Learned from Venus in Gemini?

  If this is Earth school then our challenges are now the toughest ever and what we’ve gone through may be just the mock exams. The real graduation is down the line. We’ve taken some hard knocks from Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter doing a ritual dance together. But I want to keep the focus onContinue reading “What Lessons have we Learned from Venus in Gemini?”

Deep Sea Diving: Mercury in Pisces

Mercury entered Pisces on Monday February 3rd and I immediately felt drained as it is the communicator was diving under the surface. He is taking a long-held breath and swimming down to the bottom of the Ocean. This could be tense and require extra energy and attention, but the results are great. You may findContinue reading “Deep Sea Diving: Mercury in Pisces”