Nick Drake: The Loner’s Loner

  This period while the sun is in Cancer has been cathartic mainly because I listened once again to the entire catalogue of Nick Drake.  If you feel the monthly shift of the tropical zodiac, and tune in to that seasonal flow, this is the time to get in touch with your emotions- just beforeContinue reading “Nick Drake: The Loner’s Loner”

When is a Muse not a Muse?

This is another meditation on a theme which is presented as a visual essay in video form as well as this written version here.   I conceived it as a visual essay as it communicates mainly through imagery.  There are some rough edges on the video as I’m still learning these skills so if it seemsContinue reading “When is a Muse not a Muse?”

Chimananda Ngozi Adichie Counters the Mono-Narrative

Author Chimananda Ngozi Adichie has just made a statement that I want to applaud.  She’s a voice speaking out with the fiery tone that James Baldwin used to have when he called out the mob mentality among all shades and skin colours. He said – and it is still true – that hate leaves theContinue reading “Chimananda Ngozi Adichie Counters the Mono-Narrative”

Why is the Moon Exalted in the Sign of Taurus?

On the evening of the 12th April till the morning of the 15th of April the Moon will glide once again into the sign of Taurus for its monthly stay. She will do that as if stepping into a healing warm bath radiant with salts and aromas and healing salts and we can all sighContinue reading “Why is the Moon Exalted in the Sign of Taurus?”

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”

Aquarius, the Internet and the Empires that Mark and Jack Built

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”

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”