Libra: A Self-portrait and a Poem
II  I am a far more deserving inventor than all those who went before me; a musician, in fact, who found something resembling the key of love. At present, a noble from a meager countryside with a dark sky I try to feel emotion over the memory of mendicant childhood, over my apprenticeship  when I […]
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This Month's Podcast: 22 September-22 October: Mercury Retrograde Do's & Don'ts
This month Sally and I ponder the meaning of the equinox, Kim Kardashian and Mercury retrogrades. You can pick up the podcast from the website’s home page. Here is the link — just scroll down the home page.
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Virgo Self-Portraits: Perfect Wits
David (30 August 1738) It will come as no surprise to see that the work of artists born under Virgo is consistently detailed, crafted, technically excellent and polished to a wonderful degree. Nor will it surprise you that all these painters could draw beautifully. Ingres (29 August 1780) Jacques Louis David documented the French Revolution […]
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America's Plutonic Fashion Moment
The theme of last night’s fashion extravaganza at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City was supposed to be In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.  Some of the outfits were just that, but the ones that had the greatest impact paid homage to our current Saturn in Aquarius — and most strikingly to America’s Pluto […]
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In Conversation with Anne Whitaker
Anne Whitaker, writer, astrologer and raconteur was kind enough to spend an evening in astrological conversation with me and members of the Oxford Astrologer. We were discussing her new book Postcards to the Future: Mercurial Musings 1995-2021.  As well as being a fine writer and critic, Anne is an amusing raconteur. Please excuse a few […]
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Asteroids Report for September and October
  Here is a clip from the much longer Asteroids Report on the members page. I looked at Pallas, Hygeia, Juno, Vesta and Ceres over the next two months. Where they are in the sky, what they mean and why they’re helpful. If you’re a member, click here to see the rest. If you’d like […]
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The Tapestry of Night
A long time ago, before streetlights and cars, when nights without the Moon were really dark, if it was clear, the bedizened velvet sky held us tight in her embrace. Sailors far out at sea, bobbing on the breast of the ocean, could look up and see constellations they recognised from home; travellers across the […]
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September Horoscopes & an Evening with Anne Whitaker
At the start of this month, we may have a little trouble focusing, as if our binoculars have one lens that sees far and one that only lets us see details. But as September lengthens to autumn, we can all gain perspective on what went before and what is to come. The cosmos is lending […]
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Virgo: A Self-portrait and Two Poems
  for forty years the sheets of white paper have passed under my hands and I have tried to improve their peaceful emptiness putting down little curls little shafts of letters words little flames leaping not one page was less to me than fascinating Read the rest of the poem here   — from Forty […]
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Talk Astrology: 22 August-22 September Podcast
It’s up! Quite the discussion vis-a-vis August’s torrid astrology and the Virgoan temperament… Go to the Home Page to listen.
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August Horoscopes
August is full of fire and ice, vim and vigour, push and pull — with a crackle in the air and fire in the sky in some parts of the planet, and ice storms in the other. Topsy and turvy it may be, but the cosmic dance continues, and all we can do is try […]
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Leo Self-Portraits
Last month, I found a huge number of artists born under a Cancer Sun. It seems that Leos are less prone to pick up a paintbrush. I think a lot of them might find being in a studio all day too lonely. So no surprise then that possibly the most famous Leo artist of the […]
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This Month's Podcast is Up
I am emerging from a communications black hole — which was quite pleasant in a boggy sort of way, but does mean this is a few days later than I’d like. Without more ado, here is the link to the podcast.  And may I say, I am looking forward to crawling back to the certainties of […]
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Leo: A Self-portrait and a Poem
Still, there’s a lot of fun to be had in the gaps between ideas. That’s what they’re made for!  Now I want you to go out there and enjoy yourself, and yes, enjoy your philosophy of life, too.  They don’t come along every day. Look out!  There’s a big one… Read the rest of the […]
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Gareth Southgate, England's Finest
The manager of the England football team, Gareth Southgate, is a diplomat, a tactician, a patriot and a leader. He has brought his young team to the final of a major tournament, eloquently defended them from slurs and set an example of gentlemanly behaviour not just just for his players but for the country. He […]
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