The Cosmic Wrestling Match: Uranus and Saturn

With the chaos in the world right now, it can feel like we are the frogs being boiled slowly in the cauldron.  So I want to pick just one theme and zero in on that. Uranus (in Taurus) and Saturn (in Aquarius) have been prominent in 2021 and don’t we know it? The messy battleContinue reading “The Cosmic Wrestling Match: Uranus and Saturn”

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”

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”

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”

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 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”

AQUARIANA: concentrated quirk in the sign of Aquarius

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”

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”

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”

Hard Knocks on the Path of Love: the Story of Eros and Psyche

  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”

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?”

Martialing your Mars in Aries 2020

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”

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”

The Magic of Magnets

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?

Deep Sea Diving: Mercury in Pisces

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”