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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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?”
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”
Beardsley said“I have one aim – the grotesque. If I am not grotesque, I am nothing.”
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”
So we are in enforced lockdown where people are being shamed for even walking the dog. But stuck in four walls people can get easily very antsy and not know what to do with themselves. Why not play with your magnets? It beats banging your head on the walls?
When I talked about transits of Mars in a previous post, I said get ready for a bumpy ride as the sun comes into Aries. That’s right about now, March 20th. So congratulations we have made it to this point. But this global panic, crisis and toilet paper hysteria is just a tasterContinue reading “The Bumpy Ride gets Bumpier: March 2020”
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”