Category: astrology

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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What Astrologers Are Saying About the Coronavirus
Right now, I am sitting in my bedroom, looking out at a clear blue sky. It’s very quiet, because there’s so little traffic and I can hear bird song several gardens away, children playing next door. The air is clear and easy on the lungs. It smells different: good. There’s a [...]
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Harry Styles: Beloved by Venus
She lives in daydreams with me She’s the first one that I see And I don’t know why I don’t know who she is … ” — She Talented, graceful Aquarian Harry Styles is much more than a pop star, indeed he appears to be channelling something bigger than himself [...]
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Perspectives
  One of the lessons of astrology is that it takes all sorts to run the world. We need Aquarian teamwork, Cancerian nurturing, Aries can-do, Leonine playfulness — or to put that in modern terms, we need Aquarian autism, Cancerian hypochondria, Arien sadism and Leonine narcissism. [...]
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Your March Horoscopes
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin And we’re still in Mercury Retrograde in Pisces. To find out what March holds in store for you, click here. If you’re a member, you’ll [...]
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Coronavirus, China and the World Health Organisation
Sometime in late 2019, people began to fall ill in a city in eastern China. The disease was a type of virus, a mutation it seemed of the coronavirus, so a relative of the common cold. While it started to spread, Hygeia, the goddess of hygiene, was having a zizz. In early October, Hygeia the [...]
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Mars Takes Action
Fiery Mars will blast into Capricorn on February 16. Hold on to your hats!
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Patterns
To understand astrology is to see patterns: geometry across space, cycles through time, patterns of behaviour or events. At the time of writing, a virus spreads across China, the president of the United States breaks that country’s constitution, locusts ravage East Africa, giant fires roar [...]
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February Horoscopes
Curled up under a blanket — 18th century Mughal. When the wind blows outside, it’s time to curl up with your horoscope and spend some serious time reflecting on what strange luck it is to be a human being, with sense, sensibility and consciousness. Horoscopes are for members only. [...]
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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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The Saturn-Pluto Conjunction (2)
Some more ruminations on the conjunction of Saturn, Pluto, Ceres, the Sun and Mercury in Capricorn.
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Australia’s House Is On Fire
Baking winds, sulphurous skies, raining cinders, the roaring; the trembling air, the red smoke, giant tongues of flame lashing the landscape, devouring trees and buildings. Fleeing animals, fleeing people, blankets of ash, a pall of smoke… The images of the bush fires in Australia have [...]
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