Category: Planets

April Horoscopes: Steal the Fire
April is a cosmic Molotov cocktail but there is a maraschino cherry too, and a chance to steal fire. If you’re already a member click here to go to the member’s page. If you’re interested in becoming a member here’s some more information. At the Salon this month, [...]
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Astrology of Now: A Lesson From History
In May 1941, Germany and Japan were winning the war. Britain and her fraying empire were alone. More than half the population of Europe was under Nazi control. The Luftwaffe was decimating British cities. Rommel, the “Desert Fox”, and his seemingly unbeatable Panzers were storming across North [...]
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Astrology of Now: Heading Into The Storm
There’s no point pretending otherwise — the next six weeks look tumultuous. I’ve just been to see Dune 2 on a giant screen — and I have to admit, I was uncomfortable watching a movie about a fantasy war as entertainment, while major wars rage on our own dear, and very [...]
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Goodbye, Hello
They floated by in the night, a romantic vision of young love. She sat sidesaddle and held his waist; her feet crossed, elegant black mules outlined in rhinestones shone in the dark. He wore a charcoal suit, and peddled both of them effortlessly up the hill into the diffusion of misted orange [...]
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Pluto in Aquarius: Connect or Disconnect
This year’s great cosmic shift — the move of Pluto into Aquarius — has already caused much hammering of keyboards, bursting of brain cells and copious words to be spilled across the internet. Here’s what you need to know. • Pluto will be in Aquarius from 20 January [...]
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What Does Frankenstein Have To Tell Us About the Future Now?
Well, Pluto, Lord of Transformation and dweller in the outer reaches of our solar system, is approaching his next entry into the sign of systems, Aquarius — and everything is going to change. Mind you, this is a process… Sally and I decided to look back at the chart of someone born [...]
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Mercury Retrograde in Virgo: Think It Over
  Mercury, the planet of communications, speed and thought turns retrograde on 23 August. This is his third retrograde of 2023 — first in Capricorn, then Taurus, now Virgo. There will be another in December. All are in practical earth signs, which means this most the rethinking or [...]
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August Horoscopes: Potent Memories Brew
It’s a strange month, full of nostalgia for other Augusts, even ones you never knew. We are cupped between two bright harvest Moons — on 1 August and 31 August in the final signs of the Zodiac, Aquarius and Pisces, bringing us to the halfway mark of the astrological year at the end of the […]
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Barbie, the Actors’ Strike, Venus Retrograde
The Barbie movie is going to be this summer’s blockbuster — you know it. It’s been released when Venus, surely Barbie’s very own planet, is stationing, ready to go retrograde in Leo on 23 July. Leo is the actor’s sign, and we’re seeing a hella lot of actors [...]
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Talking About Teaching Teenagers & Helping Families
As you  know, members of the Oxford Astrologer have a monthly Q&A, which really ought to be relabelled a salon, since, in fact, everyone pitches in. Usually, it’s closed so that people can talk freely, but I am publishing this one because Alex Trenoweth was kind enough to come along [...]
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Neurodiversity and Astrology
In the past few years, many people have realised, sometimes quite late in life, that they have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)  or autism — and it’s been a massive relief. Both autism and ADHD are wide spectrum conditions (not disorders, thank you), of course, and [...]
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The Green Man & Mercury Retrograde & Eclipses: Taurus Season Podcast
  So the lusty month of May approaches, and we dance down a primrose path, mantled in green and all that jazz. Also there’s the Green Man, and bluebells and eclipses. And Mercury is almost retrograde in this month of blossom and poetry. To listen to the podcast, click here and [...]
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The Green Man, Mercury Retrograde & Eclipses: Taurus Season Podcast
  We put on our green mantles and tripped down the primrose path to May, carolling Loud Sing Cuckoo, etcetera. We also recorded a podcast about Taurus Season. The Green Man is in there. To watch or listen, go to the website and scroll down. Happy Maying!!
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April: An Eclipse, Mercury Retrograde and a Very Lucky Day
  Come, fill the cup, and in the fire of spring Your winter garment of repentance fling. The bird of time has but a little way To flutter – and the bird is on the wing. Omar Khayyam (Taurus) tr Edward Fitzgerald (Aries)   Pale plum blossom and primroses, dancing daffodils, [...]
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Aries Season Podcast: Jump!
The beginning of the astrological year is super-powered in 2023. Sally and I had so much to tell you in this month’s podcast — Pluto changing signs, phenomenal New Moons, Mars finally leaving Cancer. We’re going to jumpstart, jump for joy and, maybe, jump rope, and someone’s going to [...]
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March Horoscopes, Saturn in Pisces, Pluto in Aquarius
Art this month is by mediums and artists directed by spirit, making visible the invisible realms. March is the most important month of 2023 astrologically: two serious, heavy duty outer planets are changing signs. But before we even get to that, let’s talk about the glorious conjunction of [...]
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Astrology Talk: Diving Into the Cooling Waters
In the latest Astrology Talk podcast, Sally and I had a lot to discuss. February was fascinating but March promises even more as Saturn — after two strong years in his own sign — dives into the stormy seas of Pisces. Will he sink or swim? Or will he float…? You can pick up [...]
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Green Comet, Green World
If you’re lucky and the skies are dark and clear near you, you may be able to see the spectacular green comet hurtling through space right now. Here are directions how. My friend and colleague Isabel Tifft explains what it might mean astrologically — taking the very long view. Her [...]
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Happy New Year & Horoscopes
It’s not considered wise to travel on a Mercury Retrograde. But, as you may know, I’ve been in Egypt and I had to get home for 31 December. We did encounter some classic Mercury Rx stuff. I put my trousers on inside out  — it was a 3am start — and spent the whole [...]
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Mars in Gemini — in His Own Words
Mars, the planet of pepper and passion, is in the sign of Gemini for a very long time (20 August 2022 – 23 March 2023). The warrior is unbuckling her sword, laying down her shield and lying down by the campfire to trade stories for a long stretch too. In short the red planet is [...]
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