Category: astrology

Libra: A Self-portrait and a Poem
II  I am a far more deserving inventor than all those who went before me; a musician, in fact, who found something resembling the key of love. At present, a noble from a meager countryside with a dark sky I try to feel emotion over the memory of mendicant childhood, over my apprenticeship [...]
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America’s Plutonic Fashion Moment
The theme of last night’s fashion extravaganza at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City was supposed to be In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.  Some of the outfits were just that, but the ones that had the greatest impact paid homage to our current Saturn in Aquarius — and most [...]
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In Conversation with Anne Whitaker
Anne Whitaker, writer, astrologer and raconteur was kind enough to spend an evening in astrological conversation with me and members of the Oxford Astrologer. We were discussing her new book Postcards to the Future: Mercurial Musings 1995-2021.  As well as being a fine writer and critic, Anne [...]
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Asteroids Report for September and October
  Here is a clip from the much longer Asteroids Report on the members page. I looked at Pallas, Hygeia, Juno, Vesta and Ceres over the next two months. Where they are in the sky, what they mean and why they’re helpful. If you’re a member, click here to see the rest. If [...]
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The Tapestry of Night
A long time ago, before streetlights and cars, when nights without the Moon were really dark, if it was clear, the bedizened velvet sky held us tight in her embrace. Sailors far out at sea, bobbing on the breast of the ocean, could look up and see constellations they recognised from home; [...]
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September Horoscopes & an Evening with Anne Whitaker
At the start of this month, we may have a little trouble focusing, as if our binoculars have one lens that sees far and one that only lets us see details. But as September lengthens to autumn, we can all gain perspective on what went before and what is to come. The cosmos is lending […]
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Talk Astrology: 22 August-22 September Podcast
It’s up! Quite the discussion vis-a-vis August’s torrid astrology and the Virgoan temperament… Go to the Home Page to listen.
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Oceanic Power
The planets’ dance through the Zodiac winds to an end in the sign of salt tears and imagination, ecstasy and dissipation, the sign of universal love, lost souls and the ocean depths, Pisces. Right now, two major planets, Jupiter and Neptune, are tracing the last graceful steps of their own [...]
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The End of the Power Couple: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorce
On New Year’s Day 1994, fiery, clever Melinda French married billionaire super-nerd William Gates III in Lanai, Hawaii. It turned out to be one of the most globally influential partnerships of the last quarter of century. Cosmically speaking, it was a wonderful day for a wedding, blessed [...]
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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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The Benin Bronzes
Just after the Full Moon, on 18 February 1897, a British expeditionary force breached the great walls of the city of Benin, capital of one of the wealthiest kingdoms in West Africa.  An orgy of looting, murder and arson ensued. The city was razed, its priests were executed, and the Oba, the [...]
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Venus in Aries: Icons and Artists
  For more on Venus in Aries, click here.
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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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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 Month Ahead Podcast is Ready
I’m publishing this a bit early this month… so much going on!
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The Capitol Riot
  On January 6, the seat of American democracy, the Capitol, was invaded by a mob. Lawmakers were hustled into hiding, while the place was overrun by a motley crew of mostly white men, some dressed for combat, some for the pantomime, and some for a corporate awayday. It was shocking [...]
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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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December Horoscopes
  There’s a huge change coming our way this December — and it’s about time too. We are whooshing forward into 2021 — and into the next decade, as we enter a brand new era. It’s very exciting, and the new birth happens exactly on the Solstice point! It’s [...]
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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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