Category: current affairs

The British Blue Wave
When I stood at the top of Whitehall yesterday looking down that famous street towards Parliament Square, I saw a mass of blue flecked with yellow. The colours of the EU flag were worn on berets and backpacks, on capes and lapel pins, T-shirts and deelyboppers. There was a scattering of lurid [...]
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Astrology of Now: The Brexit Collywobbles
Yet again, the Prime Minister, was defeated in the Commons. Members of Parliament voted down her withdrawal agreement with the EU for the second time by a massive majority last night. On March 29, Britain is due to leave the European Union. Meanwhile, both parties still seem to believe that [...]
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The Unstoppable AOC: A Mighty Saturn Return
It’s easy to forget in all the fuss about the youngest ever congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, that her main asset is her mind (Mercury on the MC). Her evisceration of the campaign finance laws this week demonstrated her razor sharp intelligence and ability to get to the heart of an [...]
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Taxes, Taxes, Taxes
The gap between the rich and the poor — globally, nationally, within regions and cities — has been widening since the 1980s. It’s true that many people across the world have also been lifted out of poverty in that time, but simultaneously in the so-called developed world, [...]
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The Magic Window
Commuters on a Train — Cyril Power[/caption] I grew up in a country where it was unusual, on public transport, to see people reading anything other than a smudged newspaper. I moved to London, where inside the bright-lit tube trains, a colourful collage of hundreds of paper covers made a [...]
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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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Astrology of Now: Inferno to Paradise
A huge fire whirl, sometimes called a fire devil, roars down a road; people are incinerated in their homes; the sun is reduced to a glowing orange ball behind the smoke; chaos. Spin the globe, blood-red flowers drip from lamp-posts, memorials, statues; wrap around park benches, line streets, [...]
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Astrology of Now: Blue Wave
In case you’re not being deluged with US news wherever you are, I’ll let you in on a secret, it’s Election Day in the United States again. Not for the prez but for a proportion of the members of Congress, various governors and sundry state elections. However, rarely has a [...]
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Phenomena: The “News”
This morning I woke up and turned on the radio. The news poured out like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse:  pestilence, famine, war, death. So I changed over to a music station and had my mind cleaned by Bach. This set me wondering though, about the effect of constantly hearing the news on [...]
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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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Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony
Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony against US Supreme Court judge nominee is heart-wrenching. I’ve just listened to it. Here is the chart for the start of proceedings this morning in Washington DC. It’s absolutely stuffed with symbolism. Here are just a few of the things that [...]
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All The President’s Crimes
Trump fans, stop reading now. You won’t like it. US President Donald Trump may have done Americans a favour by revealing just how much the system has rotted, and how much needs repairing. While Obama was like a lovely bandaid on the running sore of corruption in American politics (with a [...]
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Kim Kardashian and the Plutocrat President
When two reality TV stars meet in the Oval Office behind the big desk, you know the world is topsy-turvy. Well, we are where we are… and here at The OA we love a great picture. The official White House photographer(s) just keep on giving… What’s also interesting is that this [...]
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Bankrolled by Moscow? Arron Banks Natal Chart
The smug and squishy features of one Arron Banks, the millionaire who bankrolled the campaign to leave the EU last year, are all over the British newspapers today. Why? Because he’s been shown to be a world class liar. He said he’d met some Russians a few times but it turns out he [...]
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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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#RoyalBaby
Just popping up the freshly-hatched Royal Baby’s chart for you to peruse and enjoy. Wow, this one has pizzazz! This kid looks like he’s going to be glamorous, handsome and popular — maybe also the apple of his mother’s eye. But oh my what a Capricorn conjunction — Saturn-Lilith-Mars-Pluto — [...]
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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: “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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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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Priti Patel: Boom and Bust
In this era of crazy behaviour by politicians, when white is orange, and green is encyclopedia, the behaviour of British Minister for International Development Priti Patel still seems outré. This summer, the minister took a “holiday” in Israel — during which she had more than 10 unauthorised [...]
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