Category: Planets & Asteroids & Lights

Articles about planets, minor planets and asteroids and the Lights, which means the Sun and the Moon in astrology speak.

#FreeBritney
Singer and dancer Britney Spears is 39 years old, and, until recently, and has has a busy work schedule as super pop diva. But she is enslaved by a so-called legal conservatorship that was set up when she was having a nervous breakdown 13 years ago. Spears had the kind of melt-down that [...]
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Venus in Gemini: Silver-tongued, Fleet of Foot
Venus is in Gemini for the next three weeks. The planet of beauty and grace in the sign of doubling, double-talk, double-quick, double lucky, double dip, double entendre… double bed, double dutch, double dates, double cross — better watch this on the double! Enjoy.  
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Monthly Podcast: April 19-May 19
https://audioboom.com/posts/7846572 It’s Taurus’ month and we had lots to discuss — the Bull, the beauty and the excitement. The month ahead is full of change and action for everyone — and it’s not really slowing down.
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Astrology of Now: The Green One
The Green One, al Khidr, may be a traveller or an angel, a sailor or a sage; he guards the sea, is a patron of poets and calligraphers, heals the sick, and as you can see above rides on the back of fish. He may come to your aid if you are drowning, heal your […]
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Venus in Pisces: The Little Mermaid
Venus, the goddess of love and harmony, art and laughter, dives into the deep waters of Pisces on February 25. Looking up people with Venus in Pisces, I noticed that Hans Christian Andersen, writer of fairytales, was born with this particular signature. Which set me thinking about his [...]
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Venus in Aquarius: 1-25 February
I’m starting a new series of videos on Venus and her journey through the Zodiac this month, beginning with Venus in Aquarius. I think it’s relevant for everyone, and always useful to be keeping track of what the goddess of peace and love is up to. This month she’s especially [...]
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Amanda Gorman: On Fire
I was wondering how the Mars-Uranus conjunction — that fiery, combustible, dangerous pairing — would manifest on the day of the inauguration. And then Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate, stepped onto the platform and began to declaim. She looked fantastic, like a queen from a [...]
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Your Year Ahead Webinar Recording
  On December 6, Sally Kirkman, my podcast partner, and I recorded a two-hour webinar live. We talked through all the big astrology of 2021. What a year! The recording is available now . It comes with a workbook that lists all the major astrology of the year ahead, including lucky days. [...]
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Thoughts on the Great Conjunction
Details from the Journey of the Magi by Benozzo Gozzoli in the Palazzo Medici. These are the two senior kings — Balthazar and Melchior. The mightiest  planets known to the ancients, great Jupiter and stern Saturn, will meet on December 21, 2020 for the first time in 20 years. They will [...]
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Halloween Special
The Full Moon on Halloween 2020 contains a zingy surprise. Now that may be grandma’s white teeth being a little longer and sharper than you thought, but it may be that the big bad wolf turns out to be a hirsute suitor. This is also the second Full Moon of October so gets the title of [...]
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Mister Rogers: The Opposite of Cynical
In Mister Rogers’ neighbourhood people are honest, your feelings are important, and you are special. Mister Rogers exuded goodness of heart, purity of intention and folksy wisdom. He was the opposite of cynical. I was tiny when I watched his show but I still remember how Mister Rogers [...]
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Chaos, Order and the New World
  This Sunday, October 11, I’ll be talking to Anne Whitaker on Zoom. We’ll be discussing the times we’re in now, how we might navigate them, and where we might be going. It’s clear that we are in a moment when old structures are falling apart. There’s chaos, [...]
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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 [...]
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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. [...]
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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 [...]
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Astrology of Now: Be Kind(er)
There’s a lot of fire and brimstone booming around the skies right now. It’s due to a few factors, but I want to focus on Mars, the warrior, in Aries, the One. This is a powerful and dangerous transit, to be handled with care — but there are good things about it too. Mars in [...]
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Your Month Ahead Podcast: May 22-June 21
  Sally and I talk you through the highs and lows of the astrological month ahead. As the Sun moves into the sign of the twins, we talk Gemini, Venus retrograde and much more. How will the movement of the planets affect each of the signs? Listen and find out. Naturally, we’re both [...]
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