Category: current affairs

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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Spain In The Midst Of A Nervous Breakdown
A lot of people don’t speak Spanish as a first language in Spain. They speak Euskari in the Basque country, Catalan in Catalonia, Gallego in Galicia, and rich, juicy dialects in the south. Spanish itself is called Castellano by Spaniards, because it comes from the county of Castile, in central [...]
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Why Charlottesville?
Angry faces reddened by torchlight, mouths agape spewing hatred. The sight of those men — and they were almost all men — scarring the beautiful campus of the University of Virginia was stomach churning, horrible, familiar — even on the small screen of this laptop, You’ve seen that same anger [...]
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The Tower
The fourth wall of that apartment was sky — straight out west to infinity. At sunset, the colours were delirious: orange, magenta, fuchsia, red, burning in the west. And then, through dusk, subtle mauve and bruises. In the distance the planes circling to land at Heathrow blinked in the [...]
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The Election: Jam Tomorrow, Jam Yesterday
“I’m sure I’ll take you with pleasure!” the Queen said. “Two pence a week, and jam every other day.” Alice couldn’t help laughing, as she said, “I don’t want you to hire me – and I don’t care for jam.” “It’s very [...]
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Vatican Timing for the Trumps
The Vatican astrologers have been at it again. The meeting between Donald Trump and Pope Francis was timed at 8.33am local time, which put the Cancer Ascendant precisely square to Jupiter Rx in the 4th (the Pontiff on home turf). The United States is, of course, a Cancer Sun, so nice to greet [...]
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The UK : The Dark Lord Opposes The Moon
I was about to post this piece yesterday morning when I heard the sad news about the attack in Manchester. The main victims so far seem to have been daughters and mothers. You will see that the subject of the piece is relevant to this attack. Keen watchers of the skies will know that the […]
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The Hubris of Trump
Donald Trump has an important fixed star right on his Ascendant. It is one of the four royal stars, Regulus at 29° Leo. Here is what the medieval Italian astrologer Guido Bonatti wrote about the influence of Regulus on the Ascendant. “…this alone signifies that the Native shall be a person of [...]
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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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A Talk, A Chat and A Lecture
Hello. Yes, it’s still Mercury Retrograde— and the little planet of speed and thought and communications is still conjunct the planet of electricity Uranus. What is more, Mercury is in “mutual reception” with Mars Gemini. In short, words and ideas are flying along at the speed of Uranus. Who [...]
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Tenderness Is Strength
Tenderness is strength: Cancer Rising, Moon conjunct Venus in Aquarius, Saturn in Pisces. Have a good weekend.
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Attack on Westminster
Attacks  in London today brought terror to the Mother of Parliaments. At least two people have been killed and many more have been badly injured after a car mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge — and shortly afterwards, a man wielding a knife attacked police guarding the Houses of [...]
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