Category: current affairs

The Explosion in Lebanon
Yesterday evening, a massive explosion at 6.08pm in Beirut, Lebanon killed hundreds and injured thousands of people. It was so large and so loud, it could be heard 300 miles away in Cyprus, windows were blown out across the capital and people miles away were injured by debris. People are [...]
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New York, The City with Jupiter Rising
New York City is taking a battering. The virus appears to be stomping through the five boroughs like a horrible hungry ghost, killing people, emptying streets, destroying livelihoods. And yet, at the same time, New York’s famous resilience, resistance, sense of humour,and sheer vitality [...]
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Food Shortages
My supermarket is a cornucopia –– shelves of fresh vegetables from Kenya, South Africa and Spain, glistening fruit, vacuum-packed meat (as far from the carcass as possible), smoked salmon from Scotland and Alaska, pimentos from Alicante, olive oil from Tuscany, yoghurt from Thessaloniki, rye [...]
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What Astrologers Are Saying About the Coronavirus
Right now, I am sitting in my bedroom, looking out at a clear blue sky. It’s very quiet, because there’s so little traffic and I can hear bird song several gardens away, children playing next door. The air is clear and easy on the lungs. It smells different: good. There’s a [...]
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Giving You the Heads Up
I wrote this for subscribers to my horoscopes at the end of February, but I thought in the circumstances, I’d better share it. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was […]
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Mars Takes Action
Fiery Mars will blast into Capricorn on February 16. Hold on to your hats!
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Patterns
To understand astrology is to see patterns: geometry across space, cycles through time, patterns of behaviour or events. At the time of writing, a virus spreads across China, the president of the United States breaks that country’s constitution, locusts ravage East Africa, giant fires roar [...]
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Lilith 2020
In a few days time, January 27, Lilith, that strange mathematical point in the sky — an empty space, an idea, a void? — shifts into the realm of Aries, where she might burst into flame.   Her first contact will be Chiron, the centaur who weaves the outer and inner planets together, [...]
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The Saturn-Pluto Conjunction (2)
Some more ruminations on the conjunction of Saturn, Pluto, Ceres, the Sun and Mercury in Capricorn.
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Astrology of Now: The Game’s Up
Well, mendacity, greed and cruelty won last night’s unpopularity contest. That is the Conservative party won the UK general election — in England and Wales. It was also a victory for the Saturn-Pluto conjunction — a conjunction that means The End, as discussed in this post. [...]
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What Astrologers Are Saying About The UK December Election
What a lousy election. What a lousy choice. Still, there’s always astrology to ding around with while the old structures crumble around our ears during this Pluto-Saturn cheek-to-cheek. A Void of Course Moon in Gemini on the night means, traditionally, it ain’t goin’ nowhere [...]
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Astrology of Now: The Law
Well, yesterday was quite the day for the law and democracy on both sides of the Atlantic. In London, the Supreme Court found that the government, and therefore Prime Minister Boris Johnson had broken the law when it suspended parliament. In fact, Judge Hale said that legally the [...]
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Astrology of Now: Flying Flamingoes, Black Rod, and the Bendings
Even by the standards of that operatic place, the scenes in parliament were extraordinarily theatrical last night. Starring roles this time were taken by– Mr John Bercow as The Speaker Ms Sarah Clarke as Black Rod House of Commons as The Chorus Opposition Benches as The Choir It’s [...]
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Astrology of Now: Battle of the Geminis
Like much of the country, I was glued to the TV last night as the British Parliament took back control. It was theatrical. The cabal of profiteers sitting on the front bench, who currently control the Conservative party and government, visibly deflated and began to fray. The odious Rees Mogg, [...]
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Hong Kong
Hong Kong vibrates with people power: people working, thinking, talking, praying, eating, walking, haggling, hawking, kissing, cooking, spitting, stealing, fighting, laughing, buying and selling. Standing on the Star Ferry coming into Central earlier this year, I swear I could feel the [...]
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Live Appearances
A busy few months coming up. Hope you can make it to one or two of these events where I’ll be speaking and teaching. Subscribers to the horoscopes can click here to collect your discount for the webinar and the December workshop. Sep 15 6-7.30pm Universal TimeOn-line Sally and Christina [...]
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America’s Pluto Transit: The Ravaging
A few weeks ago, The New York Times carried an editorial by Charles Blow, which begins like this: “America, as we knew it, is lost. “Not completely gone and not irrevocably ended, but forever altered. Or, maybe it is fair to say that our concept of America itself was a concoction, [...]
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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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How To Get Ahead in Politics
One of the most noticeable phenomena of recent times is the rise of the comedian-politician. And by that I don’t mean a funny guy running the country, I mean professional comedians who turn to politics. In democracies that is.  Just the other day, a comedian called Volodymyr Zelensky won the [...]
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