Category: USA

AMERICA. Land of the free. A nation with so much going for it, yet beset with dilemmas, questions and tension. I’ve written so much about it – here’s a selection.

Astrology of Now: A Lesson From History
In May 1941, Germany and Japan were winning the war. Britain and her fraying empire were alone. More than half the population of Europe was under Nazi control. The Luftwaffe was decimating British cities. Rommel, the “Desert Fox”, and his seemingly unbeatable Panzers were storming across North [...]
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Pluto in Aquarius: Connect or Disconnect
This year’s great cosmic shift — the move of Pluto into Aquarius — has already caused much hammering of keyboards, bursting of brain cells and copious words to be spilled across the internet. Here’s what you need to know. • Pluto will be in Aquarius from 20 January [...]
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In Conversation with Astrologer Barry Goddard
You probably know that I do a Q&A for subscribers to the horoscopes (which happens most months). The format varies, and this month, we were lucky to have Barry Goddard over to chat about astrology and shamanism, what Pluto wants, and more. He also answered questions from the audience in a [...]
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The US Pluto Return: We Took It Personally
Well, it was quite a welcome. In our first 36 hours in America, we accidentally saw Miss America (for real and about 20 feet away), stood for the Star Spangled Banner, went on a Pro-Choice demo, saw hundreds of police, tens of teen-age girls juggling fake guns, and got caught in an [...]
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Overturning Roe, Sowing Dragon’s Teeth
As soon as Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice, the overturning of the federal law protecting a woman’s right to abortion in the United States was inevitable. It was a matter of when, not if. Knowing a bad thing is going to happen does not make it less bad. The […]
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Astrology of Now: Dragon Diarrhoea & an Invitation
Talking with a client this morning, a rather unpleasant simile for the coming eclipse popped out of my mouth: “It’s like diarrhoea.” Oops. A bowel evacuation is sometimes nasty, but necessary, especially when you’re getting rid of poison. This coming eclipse, on the [...]
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Where The Hell Are We?
This is the talk I gave  at Aquarius Severn last Thursday. Enjoy!
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Your Month Ahead Podcast is Ready
https://audioboom.com/posts/7773358 I’m publishing this a bit early this month… so much going on!
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The Capitol Riot
  On January 6, the seat of American democracy, the Capitol, was invaded by a mob. Lawmakers were hustled into hiding, while the place was overrun by a motley crew of mostly white men, some dressed for combat, some for the pantomime, and some for a corporate awayday. It was shocking [...]
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What Astrologers Said About the US Election
If you listen to Sally and Christina Talk Astrology, my monthly podcast,  you will know that I picked Joe Biden to win and we agreed that there would be delays and recounts. This was a pretty straightforward bit of astrology, since Donald Trump had such bad transits, and the election took [...]
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Mister Rogers: The Opposite of Cynical
In Mister Rogers’ neighbourhood people are honest, your feelings are important, and you are special. Mister Rogers exuded goodness of heart, purity of intention and folksy wisdom. He was the opposite of cynical. I was tiny when I watched his show but I still remember how Mister Rogers [...]
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“I Can’t Breathe”
When George Floyd was murdered on May 25 by a police officer in Minneapolis kneeling on his windpipe, his final words were: “I can’t breathe.” Somehow, this statement resonates powerfully with our time, and it was taken up by demonstrators across the US. “I can’t [...]
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New York, The City with Jupiter Rising
New York City is taking a battering. The virus appears to be stomping through the five boroughs like a horrible hungry ghost, killing people, emptying streets, destroying livelihoods. And yet, at the same time, New York’s famous resilience, resistance, sense of humour,and sheer vitality [...]
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Patterns
To understand astrology is to see patterns: geometry across space, cycles through time, patterns of behaviour or events. At the time of writing, a virus spreads across China, the president of the United States breaks that country’s constitution, locusts ravage East Africa, giant fires roar [...]
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Astrology of Now: The Law
Well, yesterday was quite the day for the law and democracy on both sides of the Atlantic. In London, the Supreme Court found that the government, and therefore Prime Minister Boris Johnson had broken the law when it suspended parliament. In fact, Judge Hale said that legally the [...]
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America’s Pluto Transit: The Ravaging
A few weeks ago, The New York Times carried an editorial by Charles Blow, which begins like this: “America, as we knew it, is lost. “Not completely gone and not irrevocably ended, but forever altered. Or, maybe it is fair to say that our concept of America itself was a concoction, [...]
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How To Get Ahead in Politics
One of the most noticeable phenomena of recent times is the rise of the comedian-politician. And by that I don’t mean a funny guy running the country, I mean professional comedians who turn to politics. In democracies that is.  Just the other day, a comedian called Volodymyr Zelensky won the [...]
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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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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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