Category: guest blog

The Three Biggest Opportunities in 2016 For Each Sign
My chum UK astrologer Sally Kirkman has written a forecast book for the whole of 2016 — it’s 150 pages of info.  Sally is a Scorpio so she’s good at cutting to the point. Here’s an extract. The 3 Biggest Opportunities Coming Your Way In 2016 Aries Living out your [...]
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East Meets West — A View From China
My fellow blogging astrologer, Mitch Lopate, moved to China in March to teach at a business school. I asked him to send us the occasional pithy little anecdote to show us how his Western astrology is being received over there. He writes: So I’ve been teaching freshman English Reading [...]
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Why Jupiter in Cancer Is Something to Celebrate
Charles Robinson’s illustration for Shelley’s The Sensitive Plant. I asked Cancerian fellow astrologer Renée Lascala to write about Jupiter’s ingress into her Sun sign, which takes place this week.  Jupiter will travel through Cancer for a full 12 months, so we’d better [...]
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Arguing for a Scorpio Rising US National Chart
The eagle is another symbol for Scorpio. My friend Michael Wolfstar, who runs the website Neptune Cafe, wrote to me after reading my previous post American Aprils. He didn’t disagree with the substance of it, but he wanted to point out that the chart he uses for the US has Scorpio Rising [...]
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For All You Trekkies Out There: Part Three
My colleague Jackie Taylor has allowed me to publish her clever piece about Star Trek, which originally appeared in The Astrological Journal. This is the third tranche. To read the first part about Star Trek’s (rather inauspicious) beginnings, click here, and the second about Leonard [...]
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The Soul of Star Trek: Part Two
My colleague Jackie Taylor has allowed me to publish her clever piece about Star Trek, which originally appeared in the Astrological Journal. This is the second tranche. To read the first part about Star Trek‘s (rather inauspicious) beginnings, click here. Central to Star Trek’s fame and [...]
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To Boldly Delve Into Star Trek’s Chart: Part One
The first episode of Star Trek, The Man Trap. I really enjoyed this piece by Jackie Taylor in The Astrological Journal. So I was pretty pleased that she gave me kind permission to publish it here. I’ve split it into three bite-sized chunks.  It was nearly 46 years ago that, for the first [...]
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Putting A Spin on Pluto
My good friend Isy pointed out in a recent comment that  we should not think of Pluto as a simple lump of rock spinning through space, but as a group of objects with a great big hole in the middle. So I asked her to write about it. Understanding the astronomy of Pluto can help […]
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How Jewels Can Light Up Your Life
The late Liz Taylor loved a bit of bling – but did she know  how much energy those little rocks contained? I’m very pleased to introduce a new guest, my colleague Peter Stockinger, an expert on Renaissance and Early Modern astrology. Peter’s special subject is the [...]
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Venus Journeys to the Underworld
Star of Heaven by Edward Robert Hughes My guest Laura Perkins takes up the tale of Venus where she left off last week. But things are about to take a fascinatingly sinister turn. Indeed, the goddess undergoes a sex change and turns nasty. To revisit Laura’s previous piece click here. [...]
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When Saturn Goes Off the Rails
  In the third instalment of her thought-provoking series on Saturn, OA guest Isy explains what happened next and what that means to you. If you need to catch up, click  the links below to read the two previous instalments to this series. The (Kind of Creepy) Birth of Venus Castration, [...]
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The (Kind of Creepy) Birth of Venus
In the second post of her three-part series on the myth of Saturn, guest blogger Isy Tifft, takes a look at what can happen to a flying penis when it hits the ocean waves.  Alexandre Cabanel’s Birth of Venus (1875). You can see why Napoleon III wanted this painting for himself. In my [...]
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Castration, Rape and a Sharp Blade: Saturn’s Tricky Childhood
Saturn is the master of time and death I’m very excited to have my first guest here at the Oxford Astrologer. My friend and colleague Isy has very kindly agreed to share her insights into that old devil, Saturn. This is the first of a series on the subject. I think her background in [...]
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