Category: Moon

Astrology of Now: Turmoil
There’s an awful lot of churn right now. You can see it on the streets of Santiago, Hong Kong, La Paz and Barcelona; in the British Parliament and American Congress. And in Kurdistan where “confusion now hath made his masterpiece.” People are in a froth. There’s [...]
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Happy Chinese New Year!
This is my piece for the upcoming issue of Infinity Astrology Magazine.  I’m writing this from a high-rise in the centre of Hong Kong, overlooking the dancing lights of Kowloon, which reflect and refract in the waters of the straits. It’s been quite a week here because we’re in the run up to [...]
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Podcast: Jupiter Special + Your Month Ahead
This month’s podcast is now available at RadioPublic. We talk about how Jupiter’s change of sign will affect each of us, about the grooviest sign in the Zodiac, Sagittarius, and take a look at that pesky Mercury Retrograde plus New and Full Moons.  Click here to listen.
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Astrology of Now: Tension
This is my cat Heart, who likes to play a role in all important conversations…
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New Podcast: Your Month Ahead, June 21-July 21
Sally Kirkman & me floating on the Oxford Canal and musing on the month ahead — which looks, well, rather relaxing. Enjoy.
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Astrology of Now: It’s All About That Base
Between January 14 and 17, there will be so many planets stacked up in one corner of the sky, that you might expect the whole cosmos to tilt with the weight of them. Moon, Sun, Mercury, Pluto, Saturn, Venus and the Black Moon Lilith will all be in the sign of the Goat-Snake, Capricorn. That’s [...]
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Astrology of Now: The Darkest Moon
Yesterday morning, you could see the Moon like a great grey coin in the dawn sky, reflecting just a tiny sliver of light. Today she is already in the sign of the centaur, Sagittarius, where she will be utterly obscured at around 7.30 am (UT) on December 18 (tomorrow) when she is in conjunction [...]
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Astrology of Now: The Beautiful Moon
“And that’s why I have to go back to so many places there to find myself and constantly examine myself with no witness but the moon and then whistle with joy, ambling over rocks and clods of earth, with no task but to live, with no family but the road.” From The Wind in The […]
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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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Astrology of Now: Eclipse — It’s All Maya
Tomorrow, September 16, there will be a partial eclipse of Lady Luna. You will be able to see this from Europe to the Western Pacific. The point of closest eclipse is at 18.54 GMT. Right now the Moon is already in Pisces. The eclipse takes place at 24°.   Last night, I stood in the garden [...]
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Lunar Etiquette
This New Moon in Libra (18°) is exactly opposite the planet of explosive opportunity, Uranus. Some of us will be sprinting out of the blocks tomorrow into the next big adventure. Use this energy wisely because we have help from both optimistic Jupiter in Virgo and ruthless Pluto in Capricorn. [...]
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Sensitive
Dr Elaine Aron’s book The Highly Sensitive Person validates something astrologers have always known — some people are more sensitive than others. Dr Aron puts this figure at about 20% of the population. In other words, it’s perfectly normal, but sensitivity is not always [...]
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Taurus New Moon: Sexing The Garden
The gardens froth blossom. Petals flake the lawns. Now the very first bud of apple and pear swell. The birds peck green cherries. It’s Taurus’ month and Eden. Taurus’ partner across the Zodiac, Scorpio, sometimes signified by the snake. This New Moon is free and easy, not [...]
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Venus in Cancer: As Beautiful As The Moon
In Arabic, Egyptian Arabic anyway, when you want to describe someone as really beautiful, you say she is like the Moon, or she has a face like the Moon. (How unlike “moonface” in English). When Venus is in the sign of the Moon, two of the most feminine energies in astrology are [...]
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Astrology of Now: Open The Door
The New Moon in a few hours falls in the last minute of the last degree of Aquarius, the sign of the waterbearer, but the Moon certainly continues to be New as it slides into the ocean of Pisces. Something ends, something begins. This is a threshold Moon. A potential-filled moment. Both [...]
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Solstice
The darkest night of the year is almost upon us. The nadir, the bottom, the grave, the tomb — and the womb. We are sliding gently into this zero hour, lighting our candles and fireworks to keep away the creeping shadows. Christmas is a beautiful celebration, and a deep understanding, of [...]
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Seven
Today the Sun, the heart of of our solar system, moves into the seventh sign – Libra. We are still, of course, in the ancient seventh month — September. So pour yourself a glass of 7-Up, kick off your seven-league boots, switch off symphony number seven and align your seven chakras. [...]
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Anthony Hopkins: Darkness Visible
    Anthony Hopkins’ trademark is intense stillness broken by an electrifying stream of words, or a sudden violent movement, or a flash of those unsettling pale eyes. He was born in the dark of winter. His powerful, stony Capricorn Sun is buried in the 12th house – the [...]
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Full Moon Dreaming
In the Mohawk language the word for shaman ” means “dreamer” in the sense of one who dreams strong, one who dreams true, one who can travel in dreaming and heal others inside the dreamspace. It also means “doctor” and “healer.” There we have the [...]
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New Moon and Jupiter in Leo
The New Moon tomorrow at the very start of Jupiter’s journey through the sign of the Lion is enormously potent. You may see yet more action geopolitically, because on the very same day Mars finally moves out of Libra and into his own sign of Scorpio. This could be quite dangerous, even [...]
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