Category: Astrology of Now

Virgo Season Podcast: How to Deal with Strange Times
  If August has been bonkers for you so far, find out why we believe Uranus is the planet of the surreal, how it’s playing out in real life & when it’s active once again. A slightly chaotic but exciting month coming up in Virgo season, traditionally the time of the [...]
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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: Dragon Diarrhoea & an Invitation
Talking with a client this morning, a rather unpleasant simile for the coming eclipse popped out of my mouth: “It’s like diarrhoea.” Oops. A bowel evacuation is sometimes nasty, but necessary, especially when you’re getting rid of poison. This coming eclipse, on the [...]
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Astrology of Now: Angels, Ghosts & Other Worlds
There are other worlds. Of course there are. We are more, or less, aware of them. If you get down to cat-level and look between blades of grass, a new world opens for you, where a bug is sheep-size and orchids are trees, or look into the heart of an orchid and you are a […]
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Astrology of Now: Valentine’s Day
It is such a pleasure to be able to tell you what a wonderful planetary alignment we have for Valentine’s Day — for the first time in years! Venus and Mars, the lovers of the Solar System, embrace in earthy Capricorn, which means it’s certainly time for some of us to finally [...]
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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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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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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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Amanda Gorman: On Fire
I was wondering how the Mars-Uranus conjunction — that fiery, combustible, dangerous pairing — would manifest on the day of the inauguration. And then Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate, stepped onto the platform and began to declaim. She looked fantastic, like a queen from a [...]
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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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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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Astrology of Now: The Beautiful Melancholy of Regret
“I don’t think I could love you so much if you had nothing to complain of and nothing to regret. I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and of little value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them.” ― Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago Do [...]
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Chaos, Order and the New World
  This Sunday, October 11, I’ll be talking to Anne Whitaker on Zoom. We’ll be discussing the times we’re in now, how we might navigate them, and where we might be going. It’s clear that we are in a moment when old structures are falling apart. There’s chaos, [...]
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Astrology of Now: Breaking an Agreement
The British government under the leadership of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his advisor Dominic  Cummings is attempting to pass a law to break international law on Monday. They are trying to pass a bill through parliament which will allow them to break the Brexit agreement which they [...]
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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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