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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”
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”
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”
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 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 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”
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 taster of thingsContinue 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.
Whether you are male or female the chutzpah of this energy will get an extra boost when the sun moves into Aries on the 20th March. The joys of Spring in the northern hemisphere then will shift more into high gear. But before all that, as we swim through Pisces, our goal-shaping can still beContinue reading “Warrior Mars Enters Executive Capricorn”
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”