Category: astrology

Your November Horoscopes
We’re just entering a period of break-outs, bust-ups, burn-outs and break-throughs. It’s quite the month ahead. And I think it’s pretty useful to take the long view: when you’re on a bumpy ride, keep your eyes on the horizon…. I’ve written a longer than usual introduction this month [...]
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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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October Horoscopes: Into the Woods
Woods are places of danger and enchantment. You can’t always see where you’re going, and if you miss the path, you may find yourself stuck in a dangerous bog, or encountering a whiskery gentleman with very shiny teeth. October’s wood contains sunlit glades, a soft mossy bank, [...]
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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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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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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 [...]
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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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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”, [...]
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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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Astrology of Now: Stop, Listen, Release
Eclipses open doors. Meanwhile, fleet-footed Mercury, the traveller, pauses to explore the realms of memory and buried emotion; and Venus is still under the hill, deep in fairyland, retrieving long-buried stories. You may be feeling some night magic already. This is one of the most potent [...]
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In Conversation With Anne Whitaker
June 14, 7.30PM British Summer Time I’m so delighted that astrologer, writer and teacher Anne Whitaker has agreed to come talk to me — and you, the members of The Oxford Astrologer, on Sunday. You may be familiar with her work either from her books, her blogs — Astrology: Questions and Answers [...]
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An Interview With Me
Richard Wickes, who hosts a fascinating podcast devoted to “light workers”, interviewed me last week. When you get a Cancer and a Pisces talking together — one on an island in the Gulf of Siam and the other in the sleepy Thames Valley — you do some meandering. The [...]
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New York, The City with Jupiter Rising
New York City is taking a battering. The virus appears to be stomping through the five boroughs like a horrible hungry ghost, killing people, emptying streets, destroying livelihoods. And yet, at the same time, New York’s famous resilience, resistance, sense of humour,and sheer vitality [...]
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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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Issey Miyake: Engineering Beauty
  “All I want is for people to experience a sense of joy when they wear my clothes.” If you have ever owned a garment made from one swathe of cloth, folded and cut into a shape that drapes and clings, flares and flutters, or creates an alien silhouette; that felt like a second, [...]
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Happy May Day!
In France, bouquets of fragrant lily of the valley, or may bells are given to women on May Day. It’s a symbol of happiness, purity and good faith, and also of the end of a period of darkness. They are the most delicate, waxy flowers with a magical, delicate, heady scent. It seems a [...]
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Astrology of Now: The Stress Test
The conjunction of Pluto-Saturn-Ceres in January set up a stress test for the entire global system — government, health services, international co-operation, financial markets, capitalism in general. That was the Lord of the Undeworld, Father Time, and the goddess of human-nature [...]
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The Angel of Death, Adonis and Anemones
Fresh green ripples across the land; the garden is filled with bird song. Yet Easter is a festival of death. Christ’s Last Supper was Seder, the annual dinner party at which Jewish people all over the world commemorate the Exodus. Jews remember the Angel of Death passing over their [...]
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