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”

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”

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”

Warrior Mars Enters Executive Capricorn

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”