Astrology of Now: Poised
When the Sun moves from the sign of Virgo into Libra (on September 22), we find ourselves at the halfway point of the year. Day and night are of equal length for a fleeting moment in perfect balance. The equinox opens the autumn season here in the North. Where I am, it is unusually warm […]
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This month's podcast
This month we have a bit of advice for everyone — from Aries to Pisces and in between. And, guess what, it’s not saddle up, go forth or even lock horns… What could it be….? Listen and find out But there’a a lot more to chat about, including what makes Librans so special and whether […]
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Elias Ashmole and his Museum
  One of Oxford’s most prominent landmarks is the Ashmolean Museum, founded by an astrologer Elias Ashmole. It’s interesting to compare his chart to his museum’s chart. It’s worth pausing the video to get a closer look Enjoy!
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Astrology of Now: Breaking an Agreement
The British government under the leadership of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his advisor Dominic  Cummings is attempting to pass a law to break international law on Monday. They are trying to pass a bill through parliament which will allow them to break the Brexit agreement which they signed with such fandango earlier this year. […]
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What Makes (Celebrity) Love Last?
“…. and they lived happily ever after. The END.” Are you kidding? The End? Marriage is, of course, both a beginning and an ending. Not so long ago, you married until death did you part — and thereupon hung many an Agatha Christie plot. Nowadays, of course, marriage is much more fragile — at least […]
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Mars in Aries
Mars is in Aries a long time this year, so we need to get to know what that means. Here are some thoughts and context about this transit. By the way, a few minutes in I say the First World War, and I mean the Second!
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Your September Horoscopes
Consequential cosmic events this month: Mars lays down his armour, Jupiter takes up his sceptre, Saturn picks up his scythe. Meanwhile, Venus, Mercury, the Sun and the Moon dance a complex quadrille. If you’re already a member, click here to read your monthly horoscope. Or If you’d like to join and gain access to the horoscopes, […]
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Your Month Ahead Podcast: August 22-September 22
This month, we talk about the long transit of Mars through Aries — scars, stings, doing & taking action. Mars turns retrograde on September 9th — listen in to find out what it means for you. Then, there’s joyous Jupiter’s change of direction on September 13th and a couple of earthy and rather wonderful lunations […]
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On the Death of My Father
My Dad died at around 8.30am on July 31. His passing was pleasant, I’m told. He was in his own bed, in his own house. His carer came to find him, breezily calling down the corridor, and sailing into his room. Seeing he was still supine, she said his name, he replied, “Oui”, and instantly […]
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The Explosion in Lebanon
Yesterday evening, a massive explosion at 6.08pm in Beirut, Lebanon killed hundreds and injured thousands of people. It was so large and so loud, it could be heard 300 miles away in Cyprus, windows were blown out across the capital and people miles away were injured by debris. People are saying it’s the biggest peacetime […]
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August Horoscopes
Your August horoscopes are ready and waiting. These are for members only — along with other benefits like a bimonthly video about the asteroids, a live Q&A chat on the first Sunday of the month and more. Mind you, this month the Q&A has to be postponed because I’ve had a family crisis. To become […]
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How To Deal With Mars in Aries AOC style
The redoubtable Alexandria Ocasio Cortez made a blistering speech to congress on July 23, in response to being verbally assaulted by Representative Ted Yoho on the steps of that institution. It’s worth hearing from beginning to end. Doubtless one day it will be taught to schoolchildren. AOC was born with a political Libra Sun, of […]
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Hard New Moon
This beautiful film from Canada sums up some of the themes of tonight’s hard new moon in Cancer: memory, longevity, the old and the young working together, reclaiming a spiritual tradition… Worth meditating on.
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Your Month Ahead Podcast: July 22-Aug22
A look at the astrology of the coming four weeks. What’s in store for each sign and much, much more. Still zooming back and forth from Sally’s living room to my shed. We talked about Leos, Uranian reinvention, James Corden —  and that scary/exciting Mars in Aries. Those August Moons are looking quite intriguing. This […]
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Mother, Memory, Cake: Inside the Cancerian Mind
“… one day in winter, as I came home, seeing that I was cold, my mother offered me some tea, a thing that I did not ordinarily take. I declined at first, and then for no particular reason changed my mind. She sent out for one of those short, plump little cakes called petite madeleine, […]
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