Category: Astrology of Now

Astrology of Now: Juno Asleep
Today, Juno, the asteroid of marriage, partnership, contracts, fidelity, and promises, stations retrograde at 0° Gemini, the sign of the storyteller. In fact, she will spend most of her retrograde (until Christmas Eve) in Taurus, where she may be taking another look at some of the decisions [...]
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Astrology of Now: Authenticity, Integrity, Valour
We are just six days into the Venus Retrograde in Scorpio –– and already you may have faced a situation that tested your integrity, questioned your authenticity or required emotional courage. Each of us is likely to be challenged during this retrograde (Oct 10-Oct 31/Nov 1) in Scorpio; Oct [...]
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Astrology of Now: Venus Down To The Bone
Every eight years, Venus, the planet of harmony and beauty takes a prolonged trip into the Underworld of Scorpio, where everything she stands for — from money to social skills to femininity — comes into question. As she goes deeper, she leaves behind her jewels, her silks, her [...]
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Astrology of Now: Full Moon First Baby
How sweet that this round-faced baby should be our Full Moon messenger. This Full Moon is, of course, in Aries, the sign we associate with firsts and infancy. Neve Te Aroha, born at the summer solstice to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, is the first baby to have blessed the UN [...]
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Digging Up Trouble
I’m writing a column for the bimonthly Infinity Astrology Magazine called Phenomena, taking a more general look at the zeitgeist. Here is my first piece. My uncle spat into a small test-tube, sealed it, and put the test-tube in an envelope. He was, quite casually, sending off a sample of [...]
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Astrology of Now: Perfect Legs
When the planet of disco balls and silver suits, that is Uranus, dances in perfect time with that stately waltzer Saturn, you know you’re in a peculiarly potent sort of season. Of course, Uranus and Saturn have been doing this all summer from early Taurus and Capricorn respectively. This [...]
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Astrology of Now: Fish Magic
This glorious watery summer just keeps flowing on. The magnificent Grand Trine in Water — Sun in Cancer, Jupiter in Scorpio, Neptune in Pisces — continues to create magic. This week the Moon in Pisces joins in. In a few days time (July 10), Jupiter will station direct. Then watch [...]
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Astrology of Now: Fresh Moon
Today, the innocent Aries Moon finds herself at odds with Saturn in Capricorn. Lady Luna is fresh from her immersion in that wonderful watery Grand Trine, where she — and possibly we — learned a little bit more about what makes us connect to each other. Some of us may be feeling [...]
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What Astrologers Are Saying About Uranus in Taurus
Surely, this is one of the most exciting changes in the firmament that we have seen in years. Today, May 15, Uranus, the planet of change, moves into Taurus, the sign of stasis, where he has not been since 1942. Think of this planet and this sign as two constellations of ideas that are about [...]
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Astrology of Now: War or Peace?
No doubt about it: this is a tough and dangerous month. Here’s why. Mars, the planet of war, aggression, action and passion, is pounding his way through the sign of Capricorn. At the start of April, he contacted sombre, stony Saturn, sitting there in his own sign, and at the end of the month, [...]
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Astrology of Now: A Precise Harmony in the Midst of Tension
It occurs to me — having watched this video — that in most of the world houses are still made of mud, or a derivative thereof such as brick. Indeed, a brick combines earth, air, fire and water! For more on Juno and Jupiter, click here.  
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Astrology of Now: “Weaponised Data”
Last night Channel 4 news ran a piece in which the head of the data collection company Cambridge Analytica, one Alexander Nix, offered an entrapment and disinformation service to a journalist posing as a Sri Lankan politician. Cambridge Analytica worked on Donald Trump’s election and the [...]
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New Podcast: The Month Ahead
What’s in store for the month ahead? Which Sun Signs are up? Which are, well, coasting? What dates should you take a risk and when should you stay at home? And why was last month so … last monthish? I’ll be chatting with my friend and fellow astrologer Sally Kirkman about our favourite [...]
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Saturn in Capricorn: Winter is Coming
This video was made during the one-day workshop held in January by The Oxford Astrology Group here at Trinity College, Oxford. I took a look at the UK chart during the talk as well as touching more generally on Saturn, Capricorn and the shape of 2018. I note that the comment on UK property [...]
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Astrology of Now: It’s All About That Base
Between January 14 and 17, there will be so many planets stacked up in one corner of the sky, that you might expect the whole cosmos to tilt with the weight of them. Moon, Sun, Mercury, Pluto, Saturn, Venus and the Black Moon Lilith will all be in the sign of the Goat-Snake, Capricorn. That’s [...]
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Astrology of Now: In the Footprints of Saturn
We woke up to snow on Sunday. Swirling, twirling flakes, hurtling fast, then fluttering delicately past the bedroom window. The garden had vanished by 6am and by mid-day a soft, heavy blanket of white had covered everything. With snow comes silence. It’s easy in the first snowfall to imagine [...]
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Astrology of Now: The Beautiful Moon
“And that’s why I have to go back to so many places there to find myself and constantly examine myself with no witness but the moon and then whistle with joy, ambling over rocks and clods of earth, with no task but to live, with no family but the road.” From The Wind in The […]
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Astrology of Now: Power Transfers
Today is quite tricky astrologically — and possibly downright dangerous. The two warriors — fierce Mars and unscrupulous Pluto are squaring off against each other exactly. This is reflected uncannily in the situation in Zimbabwe where Marsy Emmerson Mnangagwa, known as “the Crocodile”, is [...]
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Astrology of Now: Spellcasting
Autumn is here. There is magic in the air. After the high winds: still, dull skies, yellow-leaved birch, bronze beech. Delicious fall smells: woodsmoke, rot, mushrooms, apples. The nights are reaching into the hours of day, here in the north. But everywhere, the season of magic opened today. [...]
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Windfall Apples
This month’s video was shot in my garden.
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