Category: about this blog

Gift Vouchers
You may, if you are fully in the swing of this Mercury Retrograde, still have some Christmas present puzzles to solve. If you would like to introduce friends and relatives to The Oxford Astrologer, I am offering two pretty vouchers. • A year’s subscription to the Horoscopes for £28.80. [...]
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The Price of a Cup of Coffee
As those of you who are already subscribers will know, the monthly horoscopes here on The OA are in some ways the heart of the site — and I’d like to thank all of you who have remained such loyal readers over the last few years. You have helped support the whole website. The horoscopes are [...]
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Neptune Talk, March 4, Birmingham
I’ll be giving a talk to the Birmingham Astrological Association on Saturday, March 4. It’s about Neptune in Pisces and art. For directions and more info, click here.
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In the Key of Pisces…week one
Last year, The Oxford Astrologer published a post on a musician every day during the month of the fishes — that most musical of signs. In case you missed it — or would like to do it all over again. Here is the list and links for the first week… Many, many musicians were born […]
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Astrology of Now: My Eye
I thought I’d share some down-home astrology with you today. The Sun is squaring that gassy giant Neptune for a couple of days (November 30-December 1) — and I find myself semi-housebound with an eye infection. Neptune is pretty much on my natal Sun right now, which is also my chart ruler. The [...]
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Migraine
I woke up this morning with an astonishing migraine. Doesn’t happen often — but feel it’s a reasonable response to today’s Uranus-Mercury conjunction perhaps, plus the general slow-down. So horoscopes are delayed by some hours. Apologies and will get them up ASAP.
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Experimental Podcast
My friend Andrea and I have been experimenting with microphones over the kitchen table. We’re planning a monthly podcast to broadcast when the Sun changes signs. We made one earlier this month, when the Sun moved into Pisces. Although it’s a bit rough around the edges, I thought I’d publish it [...]
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Interview with Jo Tracey
My esteemed Australian colleague, astrologer and author Jo Tracey, who writes a great blog, interviewed me for her Catching Stars feature this month. If you’re interested in finding out more about what makes this site tick, head over there and read it.
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On YouTube
I did my first online radio/webinar interview last Sunday with Virtual Vision FM. If you would like to watch it, it’s now available on YouTube. Click here to view.
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Everyone Has A Story
Last Friday, I did a charity event, which meant I did a dozen readings back-to-back in a short space of time. I was worried that I’d end up being a kind of fairground fortune teller. Cross my palm with silver, etcetera. My worries turned out to be groundless. Although I’d lost my [...]
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On The BBC
I’ll be talking about the solstice, Gemini and Cancer and the romance of July 1 on BBC Radio Oxford this Friday around 3.30pm. You can listen again if you miss it live.  Here is the link to their website. I should be on the radio the first Friday of every month from now on, talking […]
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Mercury Rx: Indexing
I am re-indexing this website during this Mercury Retrograde. Apparently it wasn’t done properly when we switched over from Blogger last year, so not all the posts are searchable (or should that really be findable). It seems like appropriate action to take when the god of communications [...]
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Astrology of Now: Me & The BBC
I don’t normally write about myself, as you know, but a couple of days ago, two things happened in quick succession. First of all I got a really big check in the post. This was for some portraits that I had drawn last year. I’d not gotten around to invoicing for them, so the check [...]
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All Shiny And New (But Needing A Bit Of A Polish)
Well, here we are on the new WordPress site, ready to sail the wide oceans of astrology, or take ride a diving bell into the Mariana trench of our communal myth making, or occasionally ride through the wild night sky on a cosmic broomstick . Please be patient while The Oxford Astrologer [...]
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Moving The Site
We are in the midst of moving The Oxford Astrologer over to WordPress. This should make the archive more accessible and commenting easier. It’s been in the offing for a few months, but it’s almost crunch time now. I’m hoping the move will be done by the end of this week. [...]
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Correction: Edward Snowden’s Chart
Edward Snowden was born in 1983 not 1981. Here is the redrawn chart. It does put more emphasis on the mirroring. I’m noticing the Moon in Scorpio plus Mars-Sun-North Node. Apologies for the earlier version. Thanks to Arwynne for pointing this out.
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Subscribers
Dear All Thank you for subscribing to The Oxford Astrologer and I hope you have enjoyed receiving posts in your inbox. As you may know, Feedburner, the program which does this automatically, is closing, so I’m having to change to another feed. There are currently some teething problems [...]
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Very Inspiring Blog Award
It’s all a blur of activity here at Chateau Astrology. I’ve been seeing a lot of people in the past few weeks. Here’s how Dharmaruci over at Astrotabletalk describes a consultation: “a dialogue, a sort of wandering conversation that eventually covers everything.” [...]
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Beginning at the beginning
So you know you can cast a chart for just about anything. It’s just a diagram of the sky at a particular time – waiting to be interpreted. Naturally,  I thought I’d check the chart for this blog just as I launched it. And, guess what, astrology works. This chart was created [...]
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