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”

Romance and Finance: Venus Retrograde in Capricorn

  Venus goes retrograde in Capricorn on the 19th December.  You might think – fine, Venus retrogrades every 19 months or so, and what of it?  But it is a very big deal. I have noted the effects of this placement and the baleful impact it can have on relationships in a previous article asContinue reading “Romance and Finance: Venus Retrograde in Capricorn”

The Last New Moon Solar Eclipse of 2021 in Sagittarius

On December 4th  2021 there is a total solar eclipse at 12° 21′ of Sagittarius. It will be at 7.34 in the morning and will last for less than two minutes. You may have heard something about it as it is on the Ascendant of the US chart- but also may impact on the UK.Continue reading “The Last New Moon Solar Eclipse of 2021 in Sagittarius”

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.”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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?”

Venus Retrograde in Gemini: Venus in the House of Mercury

    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”

Finding your Creative Signature in Houses and Signs

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.