Category: Astrology of Now

Astrology of Now: Storm Damage and Waiting
JMW Turner. Snow Storm. Let me tell you why you haven’t heard from me for a few days. This is how it was meant to be. I was meant to go out to France on Wednesday and come back Sunday, having graced my elderly parents with my presence, and caused as little disruption to the […]
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Astrology of Now: Goodbye to Neptune in Aquarius
2011: Idealism + action / Neptune + Uranus Neptune, the god of idealism, illusion, fashion, faith, glamour and mist, is in the very last degree of Aquarius now. This is momentous because he will not return to this spot for, oooh, another 160 years or so. We are in the very end game of Neptune [...]
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Astrology of Now: Helter Skelter
Blimey! It’s been quite a year. The rebel planet Uranus has fast-tracked the whole world into a revolutionary ferment. And Uranus is about to catapult forward on the same day as the Full Moon Lunar eclipse on Saturday. Fasten your seat belts. Also, if there’s something you want to [...]
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Astrology of Now: Eclipse Energy
Race ahead during an eclipse like this chap in the film Stagecoach All of us, without exception, are on a journey of evolution and change. Sometimes the road is smooth and even, we roll along at a steady pace; sometimes we stop for a long, long time at a roadside cafe pausing perhaps to enjoy [...]
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Astrology of Now: Mars in Virgo = The Big Clean Up
I have been down at the bottom of the garden this week, turning my compost, mulching the autumn leaves, sawing up wood, stacking old flowerpots and sharpening blades. It’s creating a surprising amount of room under the laurel trees. The action planet Mars has gone into Virgo, the sign of [...]
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Astrology of Now: Mayhem
The late lamented Heath Ledger as the Joker in Batman. Mercury’s dark side is on show now. Here’s what happened to this post. I was lying in bed thinking about how often the word chaos has been in the news in the last couple of days.  Some guests at a party have decided to [...]
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Astrology of Now: Juicy New Moon
Dream by Henri Rousseau After the serious mood brought on by that Sun-Saturn Full Moon a couple of weeks ago, I’m relieved to report that this New Moon (October 26) is rather luscious. Especially if you’re trying to have a baby, get deeper into a relationship or plant the seed of a [...]
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Astrology of Now: Shake That Gloom Off
John Singer Sargent: sketch for Atlas If you have felt especially oppressed, depressed or lonely over that last week or so – rest assured, we’ve just had an especially gloom-inducing Full Moon. It took place a week ago, but I, for one, am still recovering. The Sun (life force) was [...]
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Astrology of Now: Sugar-coated Bitter Truth
The planet of chit-chat, Mercury, and the planet of syrup,Venus, are currently strolling hand-in-hand through the sign of the scorpion. What does that mean? Personally, I think Mercury is rather good in Scorpio. OK, so Mercury in Scorp has a habit of telling the truth, or even worse telling [...]
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Astrology of Now: All Shook Up
Wasn’t he lovely. The zangly-jangly configuration of planets that’s been causing us all so much surprise, change and more change this year is zapping the Sun right now and the New Moon at the end of the week. So be prepared for some, well, novelty. What’s more Mars is [...]
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Astrology of Now: People Power vs Corruption
Darth Vader – with his helmet and his laser he is an avatar of Pluto If you have paid a bribe anywhere in India, you can tell the world how much you paid, to whom and why. And you can do this anonymously. Write your report on this website, I Paid A Bribe. I Paid A Bribe […]
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Astrology of Now: History Turns a Corner
Hey, slow downThis is a re-enactment of a Roman chariot race in modern Jordan. OK – so here we are, turning a corner in history. We’re driving around a long curve though, and we still can’t see where we’re going. I can tell you with absolute certainty that things will [...]
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Astrology of Now: Dream of Your Self
Shiva, god of tranformation, dances his cosmic dance within a ring of fire. Image courtesy Wikemedia Commons. Art by Arumugam Manivelu. Copyright Himalayan Academy Publications. As I start to write this, the Sun, Venus and Mercury are clustered at the Midheaven in Leo. The Sun is [...]
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Astrology of Now: How Are You Being Robbed?
“Why you’re nothing but a pack of cards.” Alice solves the banking crisis “It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.” – Alice in Wonderland.  One day, many years down the line, we’ll know what to label the upheaval we’re [...]
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Astrology of Now: Get Up, Stand Up
 “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote that about 250 years ago. Ask yourself: how am I free? how am I a slave? Uranus, the planet of freedom, is in Aries, the sign of the individual. Pluto, the planet of enslavement, is in Capricorn, [...]
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Astrology Works
You may not have noticed it, but I’ve been having a bit of argy-bargy in the comments section of a previous post. As a rule comments are interesting, supportive, informative but never attacking, so what’s going on with those planets and me? Mars, the planet of rows, is exactly on [...]
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Astrology of Now: Talk Dirty
A hot Venus-Mars conjunction in sexy Taurus plus cheeky Mercury; Sun moves into chatty Gemini and what do you get?
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Astrology of Now: Fred Astaire
Thanks to Aya for pointing out that Fred Astaire was born with the Sun in Taurus and Venus conjunct Mercury in Aries. The grace of Taurus and the athleticism of Aries! That’s what’s in the sky right now.
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Astrology of Now: Words of Love
My last post got lost in the Blogger inferno, so I’ll summarise it thus: Tell the people you love that you love them right now – do it, even if you’ve done it a thousand times before. Talking about love now will put you in tune with the universe. Mercury, the god of chit chat, […]
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Astrology of Now: One Wedding, A Funeral and Two Fairytale Endings
St George and the Dragon by Jean-Francois Sulpice. The soldier prince Mars married the queen of the May, Venus, last Friday. A monster was slain on Monday. How can these things possibly connect symbolically? The charts, after all, are very similar with a heavy emphasis on Aries opposing solo [...]
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