Category: France

Notre Dame: She Will Rise Again
Notre Dame, the great church of Our Lady in the heart of Paris, at the sharp end of the Ile de la Cité, burned spectacularly last night. One of her spires pointed a flaming finger at the sky. She crackled, she roared. But today she’s still standing. The images were shocking, of course. [...]
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France’s Battle With Herself
As some of you may know, I’ve spent a lot of time in rural France this year. Since my mother died, I’ve been over every month to deal with my father’s affairs. In this role, I’ve had a lot of conversations with workers and professionals in one little corner of the [...]
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Pallas Athena 4: Nations and Treaties
In the fourth part of this talk, I look at nation-building, treaties and politics. If you’re catching up, here are links to Part 3 https://youtu.be/ksDTL3rfKfI Part 2 https://youtu.be/6Zx-UZxurIQ Part 1 https://youtu.be/yIU0_3WsboQ
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La Bromance: Emmanuel & Donald
  There’s nothing surprising to an astrologer about the singular affinity of Presidents Macron and Trump. Indeed, their synastry is excellent. They flatter and reflect each other — one polishing the other’s shine. Furthermore, the fact that they seem to hold opposite opinions on just [...]
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France Saves Her Soul
You didn’t have to be an astrologer to predict the victory of centrist Emmanuel Macron in today’s French election — he was a clear 20 point ahead in the polls. Still it’s a relief, since Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right nationalists, also had excellent transits. But astrology can tell us [...]
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Asteroids Paint A Picture of A Modern Martyrdom
My colleague Rollan McCleary sent me this email last week, which I thought I’d share with you. This is especially for those of you interested in asteroids. “I will paste below a small piece I put out on the American Noel Tyl site and called Picture of a Modern Martyrdom.  You  may find you [...]
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Were The Celts Astrologers?
The Heraklean Way, one of the most ancient routes in Europe, runs from the Sacred Promontory on the Atlantic coast of Portugal to the Matrona Pass in the Alps. It’s both a real road – you can still drive along parts of it today – and a mythical one, for it is said that the […]
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Marine Le Pen: Killing the Father
Tough, intelligent, focused and energetic, Marine Le Pen is France’s most charismatic politician. Compared to dreary Francois Holland and preening Nicolas Sarkozy, she has the “it” factor. Her chart ruler, Venus shines brightly in Leo. Le Pen is a serious contender for the [...]
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The Mighty Pen, Symbol of Reason
Twelve people at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were gunned down on January 7. In the same week, Saudi blogger Raif Badawi received the first 50 lashes of his 1000-lash sentence for blasphemy, ironically, an echo of the Charlie Hebdo cover that caused such offense in [...]
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The Nation’s Soul
Ted Hughes was best known as a powerful nature poet before he was made laureate in 1984. It seemed like a strange choice; this poet of fox and moor, black-backed gull and deadly pike, above all of wildness, asked to write about the baroque, many-layered, structured, civilised, profoundly tamed [...]
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Who Has The Guts To Take On France
Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France. Sun Aquaris/MoonPisces Like so many nations, France is in a right mess. Unemployment, social unrest, shambolic finances, a failing education system – and perhaps worst of all, no clear vision for the future. And France is in the midst of general election. [...]
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Liberté, Egalité, Identité
The 1998 World Cup winning French football team was an emblem of French diversity. The National Front said it wasn’t “French” enough. France is having a weird and unnerving time of it. Everything that seemed certain about the country is being shaken, questioned and has yet to [...]
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Merkozy: Valkyrie
Merkozy: Scorpio Rising, Taurus Sun – not to be messed with. In Europe, there is someone in charge now and her name is Merkozy. It’s taken her a while to sort herself out, but she’s really beginning to wield the whip now. It’s not going to be easy, but for the first [...]
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Europe: Oh Rose Thou Art Sick
Not very long ago, when my parents were kids, this continent ripped itself apart in a cataclysm of self-destruction. Millions died. Cities were destroyed. World War Two was the culmination of a century and a half of fighting. By the end of it the continent was exhausted, spent, knackered. But [...]
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Anne Sinclair: The Power Behind Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Anne Sinclair puts a guiding hand on Dominique Strauss Kahn’s shoulder I can’t help wondering what is going through rich, handsome and clever Anne Sinclair’s head.  The wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, disgraced head of the IMF, has stood by her man over the past 20 years [...]
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Dominique Strauss Kahn: A Tragedy Unfolds
“That old black ram is tupping your white ewe.” Othello strangles Desdemona  from Othello Othello rose to the highest public office; he fell because of a fatal flaw, a personality defect so big that it opened its mouth and swallowed him. Right now we are witnessing a tragedy. [...]
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Algol: Decapitating the IMF
Medusa, the snake-haired gorgon, turned men to stone just by looking at them. Some say she was enraged by her violation by the sea god. The only person to escape her fatal gaze was the hero Perseus, who used her reflection in his shield to aim the blow that cut off her head, which he […]
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