Category: musicians

Music To Set The Mood For Love
Love songs for Valentine’s Day — these have passed the test of time.   The singers are chosen by sun sign, naturally. Happy Valentine’s Day. Aries Sarah Vaughn: Aries Taurus Ella Fitzgerald: Taurus Gemini Brian Wilson, Gemini Cancer The Wannadies’ lead singer Par [...]
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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
  How appropriate in a week when we are playing Bowie back to back with Motorhead. The Oxford Astrology Group is hosting another set of lectures at Trinity College, Oxford on February 13. The subject looks fun: sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Neptune’s going to come into that, I [...]
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Astrology of Now: Facing The Music
If you know your astrological symbolism, you will have realised that The Eagles of Death Metal*, who were playing at the Bataclan in Paris when it was attacked last month, are a Scorpio band. The eagle is one of the symbols of Scorpio, along with the scorpion and the snake. It is also used as [...]
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Chrissie Hynde, Leader of the Band
“Now, let me assure you that, technically speaking, however you want to look at it, this was all my doing and I take full responsibility.” — Chrissie Hynde could be talking about her whole life in that one sentence. Everyone had that album: the Pretenders first. Pictured: a line [...]
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Fiery, Inspired
There’s a ring of inspirational fire energy around the zodiac until June. It’s burning long and bright. Uranus the awakener in Aries, Saturn the teacher in Sagittarius, Jupiter the joyous, in Leo. A Gift I Woke: — Night, lingering, poured upon the world Of drowsy hill and wood and [...]
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Ethereal Woman vs Material Girl
  Did you know that popmamas Madonna and Kate Bush were born within a few weeks of each other? Oh astrological joy! The English mystic and the queen of consumerism…. let’s check it out. Kate Bush shimmered on to the music scene with an astonishingly original sound when she was [...]
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Brian Eno’s Creative Drive: Randomness and Order
  Since his first work as a feather-clad glam-rocker in the art-school band Roxy Music in the early 1970s to his latest incarnation as producer of extraordinary “generative” music apps, Eno has been a dynamo of ideas, energy and experiment. He is incredibly prolific. If you [...]
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Inspired By The Dying Of The Light
Listen to a nocturne by Frederic Chopin late at night in a darkened room — just you and the music — and your spirit is taken somewhere beautiful, melancholy, mysterious — passionate. You are immersed in emotion, and emerge in the dawn light, soul-cleansed. There’s a lot [...]
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Conscious Uncoupling: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
The rest of the world divorces, separates, splits up, breaks up, calls the lawyers, tears each others eyes out; film-star Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin “consciously uncouple“. We may all roll our eyes at the (conscious or not) superiority of their announcement, [...]
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Carlos Santana and that Old Black Magic
It’s not many people who have their own typeface, but then Carlos Santana has Sun in the third house. This is his latest album. Here’s a fun one. Carlos Santana, the shimmeringly brilliant guitarist who periodically gets rediscovered by new generations, has a fascinating natal [...]
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The Secret Life of an Eccentric Genius
Erik Satie painted by Suzanne Valadon c.1892, the epitome of the 1890s aesthete The composer Erik Satie, a well-known figure in Parisian bohemia at the turn of the 20th century, was noted for his elegance. He had seven identical beautifully-tailored grey suits which he wore in rotation. He [...]
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The Lyre
It all started with this picture. The sculpture’s called Spring and I thought it was a pretty good representation of Lilith conjunct Sun in Capricorn. Lilith is, of course, all that is unmentionable and dark about the feminine. She is, among other things, the vagina dentata. I believe [...]
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Bowie: Back After a Decade of Silence
Plaintive, beautiful, broken, nostalgic. David Bowie’s new single Where Are We Now?, released today, is a return to his Berlin years both lyrically and musically. Bowie’s 66th birthday is today – maybe a good moment to recall those times in Berlin (1976-1979) when he produced some [...]
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RIP Dave Brubeck
With his customary impeccable timing (Saturn in Virgo), jazzman Dave Brubeckwas died yesterday, just two days short of his 92nd birthday. But today is his actual Solar Return, the moment in the year the Sun returns to the place it was when you were born. The planets of ending and [...]
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“Dress Classy, Dance Cheesy”
Everyone’s talking about Psy, the South Korean rapper. Watch the video and see why. And naturally take a look at the transits to his chart – no birth time available. Mercury’s on his North Node, Pluto’s rocketing him to worldwide attention, by putting the heat under his [...]
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Wild Thing
Woke up wondering about Jimi Hendrix’s Lilith…. As you do… Seventh house – no wonder he needed to know for sure. What a chart! And here is a link to the king of the wild things.  
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How Donna Summer Unleashed Lilith One Spring
It was the spring of 1975, when a willowy black woman from Boston and a diminutive German-speaking Italian got together in a music studio in Bavaria and unleashed the most famous series of female orgasms in pop music.  When Donna Summer came for 17 minutes into a microphone and Giorgio Moroder [...]
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How Adele is a Shaman
Listen to this. You wouldn’t think that the British singer Adele turned 21 last May, would you? She has the voice of, well, experience. When I hear a voice like hers, I ask myself where’s the Capricorn? Nina Simone…what a voice This is because I’ve noticed that Sun [...]
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George Harrison: Water Boy
George: Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Venus in water signs.Marty: Sun, Moon, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter in water signs. “Who’s your favourite Beatle?” When I’m feeling difficile I like to reply Yoko Ono, but the truth is, for me, it’s always been George.  Why? [...]
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Jeff Buckley: Fallen Angel
Jeff Buckley, of the astonishingly beautiful voice, the soulful eyes and the strange and tragic death would have been 45 today (Nov 17). Jeff Buckley (1966-1997) His natal chart is compellingly simple. Almost everything is tightly aspected, He was born in the vortex of the mid-60s clash [...]
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