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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
We are approaching a phase of Venus in Gemini where she will retrace her steps as if she has forgotten something in the house of Mercury. To make sense of Venus in everyday life we start reviewing our social connections and what they mean to us: all the people we know and theContinue reading “Venus Retrograde in Gemini: Venus in the House of Mercury”
Hilary Mantel has just published the third book in her historical trilogy about Thomas Cromwell. ‘Wolf Hall’ (2009) won the Booker Prize and was adapted into a successful TV drama. The second book ‘Bring up the Bodies (2012) also won a Booker Prize. So we might think her signature as a writer is with Mercury and it is true that her Mercury is in Leo in the 11th sextile to Saturn in Libra in the first so she is a good and balanced storyteller. But the books are about history and her particular skill is in bringing fresh insight to the historical circumstances. So we might also look for asteroid Klio, the muse of history. Asteroid Klio is placed in the 4th house. Sure enough her Sun conjunct Uranus and Venus in Cancer -the house of historical archives in the 10th, but these are opposite to Kilo residing there in the 4th suggesting that history might be her thing.
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”