Category: Transits & Cycles

All the planets travel through the Zodiac at different paces. These cycles through the sky may take days, month or years. These transits, fast or slow, long or short, are key to understanding how astrology is working now.

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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Harry!
I’ve been avoiding the whole Harry/Meghan/etc saga, but yesterday it was so in my face that I thought I’d sneak a peek at the prince’s chart. My question was essentially: why now for Harry? I looked at just three charts: Prince Harry’s natal chart, which has an A rating [...]
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Iran’s Mid-Life Crisis, A Break for Freedom
About half-way through a person’s life — in their early 40s — the planet of rebellion, revolution and change, Uranus comes to a point exactly 180° from where he was at birth. It’s called a half-return. Astrologers used to equate this with the classic mid-life crisis [...]
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Where The Hell Are We? One Year On
I gave this talk this time last year (2021) for Aquarius Severn, putting our times in their historical context. This ia a broad overview of the current astrology, exploring the spirit of these times — a vision which sometimes gets lost as we leap from one lunation to the next. Context is [...]
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Brad Pitt’s Saturn Return Goes Neptunian
The second Saturn Return at around the age of 58 or 59 is a time when a chapter closes and a new door opens into what may be the final third of a person’s life. It’s as important as the one at 28, when real adult life begins and the first flush of youth is […]
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Astrology of Now: Taking the Long View
We are living through a period of great uncertainty — to put it mildly. And for many of us, great anxiety. What with the looming food crisis, the energy crisis, the general cost of living crisis, the wars, the far right, the pandemic, the corruption and, most importantly of all, the [...]
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Astrology of Now: Sizzle, Sizzle
Venus and her lover Mars meet quite often — at least once a year — but usually their trysts are brief, a matter of a few days at most. Perhaps that’s because their meetings are illicit, since Venus was, of course, officially married to Vulcan, the smith. This year, things are [...]
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Midwinter
I find myself fogbound in North Yorkshire on this Solstice Eve. Sound is muffled. Time and space are a mystery. The Sun is invisible, beyond the pale. It could be any time of day. Space indefinable: is the bent hawthorn near or far in the white? It is all still. At this most magical time, […]
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Where The Hell Are We?
This is the talk I gave  at Aquarius Severn last Thursday. Enjoy!
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#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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Asteroids in June, July and August
Juno, the planet of contracts and marriages, is deeply involved in the current eclipses. Meanwhile, Pallas, the goddess of wisdom, is swimming through the seas of Pisces, and Hygeia, the goddess of public health, is changing signs later in the summer. This 22-minute round-up of the [...]
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Monthly Podcast: April 19-May 19
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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In Conversation with Anne Whitaker
I’m so pleased that Anne is coming back to the Oxford Astrologer for more chat. She’ll be in Glasgow, of course, giving us the view from Scotland. I think we’ll be talking about eclipses, and particularly this eclipse cycle. Bring your questions! This is a special event for [...]
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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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Food Shortages
My supermarket is a cornucopia –– shelves of fresh vegetables from Kenya, South Africa and Spain, glistening fruit, vacuum-packed meat (as far from the carcass as possible), smoked salmon from Scotland and Alaska, pimentos from Alicante, olive oil from Tuscany, yoghurt from Thessaloniki, rye [...]
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Lilith 2020
In a few days time, January 27, Lilith, that strange mathematical point in the sky — an empty space, an idea, a void? — shifts into the realm of Aries, where she might burst into flame.   Her first contact will be Chiron, the centaur who weaves the outer and inner planets together, [...]
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Solstice Greetings
Wishing you all a peaceful Solstice weekend in the heart of the year.
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