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”

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”

For the Love of Astrology: the Asteroids of Walter Mercado

Flamboyant astrologer Walter Mercado is the news because of a Netflix documentary film released July 8th 2020. It is called ‘Mucho Mucho Amor’ and is almost a hagiography – the beatification of Saint Walter. It proves that this particular Puerto Rican astrologer and celebrity has not gone from this world completely. The film resurrects hisContinue reading “For the Love of Astrology: the Asteroids of Walter Mercado”

Muse Asteroid Report Preview: David Bowie

 Sample Muse Asteroid Report for David Bowie The contents of  every standard report will contain a section on the background, history and mythological significance of the muses and a short intro to how muse asteroids are used in astrology. In this sample, it will skip straight to the chart of singer and performer David BowieContinue reading “Muse Asteroid Report Preview: David Bowie”

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?”

Martialing your Mars in Aries 2020

Mars has been in the watery sign of Pisces since May 14th and emotions have been not just been bubbling mildly but reaching boiling point in an explosive emotional way and it has polarized the world, but on June 28th Mars moves into the Martial sign of Aries and stays there for six whole months.Continue reading “Martialing your Mars in Aries 2020”