Category: astrology

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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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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