Category: astrology

Merry Christmas
Season’s greetings from Oxford.
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December Podcast
In this astrology podcast, we start at the beautiful Full Moon on the Solstice, trip lightly over an eclipse, and come to a stop just before the next one. Sally and I wend our way through the month’s astrology — and how it could work for each of the Sun signs. Merry Christmas to all!
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Stocking Stuffers for the Astrofan
                    It’s that time of year again, and I have had a shufti around the internet and found some astrowonders to stiffen even the floppiest stocking. Every year one or other couture house goes astrowild — and this year [...]
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France’s Battle With Herself
As some of you may know, I’ve spent a lot of time in rural France this year. Since my mother died, I’ve been over every month to deal with my father’s affairs. In this role, I’ve had a lot of conversations with workers and professionals in one little corner of the [...]
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December Horoscopes
December Horoscopes are here. If you’d like to subscribe, or read yours on line, click here.
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Astrology of Now: Tension
This is my cat Heart, who likes to play a role in all important conversations…
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Freddie Mercury’s Inimitable Style
Bell bottoms had arrived, skirts were both up and down; everyone was talking about the Isle of Wight Festival and Jimmy Hendrix’s jacket. It was a summer of transformation: the 60s were over. In the spirit of the time, an art student called Farrokh Bulsarra changed his last name to Mercury. [...]
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Phenomena: The “News”
This morning I woke up and turned on the radio. The news poured out like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse:  pestilence, famine, war, death. So I changed over to a music station and had my mind cleaned by Bach. This set me wondering though, about the effect of constantly hearing the news on [...]
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November Horoscopes
It’s time to pull on your seven-league boots and buckle on your scimitar; Jupiter’s coming to hot and blowy Sagittarius, and everyone’s going to feel a change in the weather. To subscribe or go straight to your horoscope, click this link.
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Eight Things To Do While The Sun is in Scorpio
It’s Scorpio time again — the “fixed” period of autumn. Fixed water: ice. Which says quite a bit about Scorpio itself, because ice is, of course, both beautiful and dangerous, delicious and special, wet and hard. Think about that…. Here are a few things you can do [...]
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Barren and Fruitful Signs
At the fag-end of this luscious autumn, with the scent of rotting apples in the air, and a surprising, last flush of magenta roses on the other side of the pond, my thoughts have turned, briefly, to fertility. Here is what the English Renaissance astrology William Lilley, had to say about the [...]
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Pallas Athena 3: Writers and Astrologers
Part 3 of my talk on Pallas Athena in Oxford this September.
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Pallas Athena: Part One
This talk on the astrological Pallas Athena was recorded at the recent Goddess Weekend here in Oxford. It’s just the first part; there’s much more astrology to come.
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Astrology of Now: Sharing Secrets
The god of communications, Mercury, and Venus, the planet of peace and love, meet a few times a year to catch up on some gossip and maybe even steal a kiss. These two usually get along well since much of the time they are either in the same sign or sextiling — at least by […]
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Video: The Goddess
We’ve just had a wonderful weekend here in Oxford discussing the meaning of Ceres, Vesta, Juno and Pallas in the horoscope. This is my general introduction to the weekend. Enjoy!
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Astrology Detective: Princess Diana’s Birth Time
As you may know, there are conflicting reports of Diana, Princess of Wales’ birth time, so I was interested to hear a fellow astrologer explain how she had approached the issue – and how she reached her conclusion. The following article by Kristianna Harris shows just how tricky an [...]
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Your Month Ahead: Podcast
It’s the equinox! Hooray. One of the four corners of the year. Here, we are turning into autumn. Sally and I met at Cliveden, a very beautiful stately home outside London, famous, or infamous, for political intrigue. That seemed appropriate for the month ahead with Venus, the planet of [...]
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In the Key of Virgo: Leonard Cohen
The great Leonard Cohen: born on this day, September 21, 1936. Ascendant and Sun are both at 27° Virgo — a great heart — and they make a perfect square to the MC in Gemini (a career as a wordsmith). The two planets of art, Venus and Neptune, are also exactly conjunct too — at [...]
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Digging Up Trouble
I’m writing a column for the bimonthly Infinity Astrology Magazine called Phenomena, taking a more general look at the zeitgeist. Here is my first piece. My uncle spat into a small test-tube, sealed it, and put the test-tube in an envelope. He was, quite casually, sending off a sample of [...]
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