Category: Perspectives on Power

History, politics, economics, revolution, terrorism, the Catholic Church, current affairs: all through the lens of astrology.

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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Astrology of Now: Heading Into The Storm
There’s no point pretending otherwise — the next six weeks look tumultuous. I’ve just been to see Dune 2 on a giant screen — and I have to admit, I was uncomfortable watching a movie about a fantasy war as entertainment, while major wars rage on our own dear, and very [...]
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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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Fire and Light: Sagittarius Season Podcast
We’re galloping into the season of the centaur on a shower of sparks, scattering fire and words to the left and right, and probably clutching the reins in between our teeth. As the fire and light flicks past us, we may be forced to slow down into that Mercury Retrograde. Sally and I [...]
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Astrology Talk Investigates: Why Did Rupert Murdoch Choose His Successor?
  In our snappy new series of short takes on topics we find intriguing, mysterious or amusing, we look at the Murdoch clan, models for the hit TV show Succession. The Murdochs are, of course, the most famous media dynasty on the planet, with more fingers in more pies manipulating more [...]
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Peace Now
The unleashing of terrible rage along the barbed borders of the Gaza Strip fills us with dread, resounding like a doomsday knell from the heart of the world. Astrologically, it’s easy to see how this and that add up to horror. The planet of rage and aggression Mars, transiting [...]
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AT Investigates: Why Is Bastille Day the French National Day?
Bastille Day is celebrated in France with fireworks, speeches and a huge military parade down the Champs Elysees. It’s a day when French identify is celebrated. But why that day? Others might have been chosen. Is there something in the astrology of 14 July 1789 that tells us about what [...]
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Wagner Group Mutiny: Yevgeny Prigozhin
This is a sunrise chart for Yevgeny Prigozhin, the leader of the Wagner Group. There’s no birth time. I am flinging this up quickly for you to see as history unfolds. Just in case you’re out of the loop: the Wagner Group is a mercenary organisation owned and run by Prigozhin which [...]
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Coronation Astrology Q&A
The Oxford Astrologer monthly Q&A was taken over by talk of the coronation — it was the day after. It turned into quite a discussion. I explained why I am sure this is an elected chart — that is one chosen by an astrologer — and other participants made interesting and [...]
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Loud Passions Interview: Paradigm of Astrology, Divine Feminine and More
Back in June 2021, mid-pandemic, Suzannah Galland interviewed me for her her podcast, Loud Passions. Suzannah asked really big questions about astrology in general, the divine feminine. Jupiter in Pisces, the pandemic…. and more. So I had to think quite hard when answering! But [...]
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Astrology Talk: Diving Into the Cooling Waters
In the latest Astrology Talk podcast, Sally and I had a lot to discuss. February was fascinating but March promises even more as Saturn — after two strong years in his own sign — dives into the stormy seas of Pisces. Will he sink or swim? Or will he float…? You can pick up [...]
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Harry!
I’ve been avoiding the whole Harry/Meghan/etc saga, but yesterday it was so in my face that I thought I’d sneak a peek at the prince’s chart. My question was essentially: why now for Harry? I looked at just three charts: Prince Harry’s natal chart, which has an A rating [...]
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Sagittarius Season Podcast
What a season for astrology! With the Sun is in Sagittarius, we pay special attention to Jupiter, now in his final lap in Pisces and running wild and free. At the same time, Mars is still retrograde, so the brakes are on somewhere. It’s complicated. Sally and I had quite the discussion, [...]
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Rishi Sunak: The Eclipse Prime Minister
Yesterday, Conservative members of parliament voted to make Rishi Sunak Prime Minister of Great Britain. He’s by far the wealthiest person ever to have held that office. He’s also the youngest in a very long time, and he’s the first British Asian. He’s also been in [...]
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Iran’s Mid-Life Crisis, A Break for Freedom
About half-way through a person’s life — in their early 40s — the planet of rebellion, revolution and change, Uranus comes to a point exactly 180° from where he was at birth. It’s called a half-return. Astrologers used to equate this with the classic mid-life crisis [...]
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Where The Hell Are We? One Year On
I gave this talk this time last year (2021) for Aquarius Severn, putting our times in their historical context. This ia a broad overview of the current astrology, exploring the spirit of these times — a vision which sometimes gets lost as we leap from one lunation to the next. Context is [...]
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The Prime Minister is the Hand of Pluto
Just a quick note to show you the incredible way that astrology is playing out in the chart of UK Prime Minister Liz Truss, who has managed to tank the pound, destroy the gilt market, cut taxes for the uber-rich and sink the UK into impossible debt — all in just three weeks. You have [...]
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About The Queen’s Passing
Having recently lost both my parents and both my in-laws, I know that one effect of death is to change the shape of a person’s life. Up until that point, if they have lived long, you may be thinking of them as a very old person, but a while after they die, you begin to […]
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King Charles III: Full Moon in Pisces
In a country otherwise wracked by disease, pusillanimous politicians, climatic weirdness and economic storms, the smooth transition of power from Queen Elizabeth II to King Charles III comes as a balm. With a magical Full Moon in Pisces conjoining mystical Neptune, we can dream big … at [...]
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Salman Rushdie: Rebel, Story-teller, Gemini
Midnight’s Children — a tale of twins, mistaken identities, India and Pakistan, doubling and mirroring, knees and nose — catapulted its author, Salman Rushdie, a double Gemini, of course, to international fame in 1981. He did things with English that no one had read before [...]
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