Category: Perspectives on Power

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

Hello Mr Mercury
Planets, as you know, have both positive and negative characteristics. The important thing to remember is that they do not necessarily reflect our own moral values. Yesterday this chap Alessio Rastani gave an interview that rather shocked some people. Take a look at this clip.  I [...]
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Could Christine Lagarde Save the World?
Christin Lagarde Pallas Athena You know, Christine Lagarde, the head of the IMF, almost looks as if she’s enjoying herself. Perhaps she is – because clearly her time has arrived. This point is what her life has been about. For her everything is focusing in on this moment in history. [...]
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Greece Again
If you missed the post I wrote about Greece and the European Union back in June, here’s the link.
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Europe: Oh Rose Thou Art Sick
Not very long ago, when my parents were kids, this continent ripped itself apart in a cataclysm of self-destruction. Millions died. Cities were destroyed. World War Two was the culmination of a century and a half of fighting. By the end of it the continent was exhausted, spent, knackered. But [...]
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Euro Trashed
Jesus, by all accounts, was a mild mannered fellow. But one thing really got him riled – you guessed it – those money-changers in the temple. As it was then, so it is now. Who will cast out the “markets” though, as they trash the dream of European peace and unity?So I thought [...]
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9/11 Ten Years On
Here’s an old astrological truism: “the worst people have the best charts”. Look at the chart for the moment the first plane flew into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. It’s full of lovely, flowing harmonious aspects. Some terrible events also have [...]
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Ceres, Food and Revolutions
Shopping for bread in the middle of a riot can be hectic. Tunisia. Have you looked closely at your grocery bill recently? It’s gone through the roof in the last 12 months right. I’m sure inflation for food is way ahead of the official figure. So I was intrigued to read this piece [...]
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Gadaffi’s Exit
On Sept 1, 1969, Muammar Gadaffi and the Free Officers took over the government of Libya in a swift and efficient coup that ousted the monarchy and put Gadaffi in power for year and years and years. Tonight, forty-two years later, he’s out. Yes, dear readers, that is exactly one half of [...]
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The UK Riots: Mummy I’m Hungry
Ah the Sex Pistols… England’s finest Rioting is an English tradition…that’s why a Riot Act was passed in 1715. But what we riot about changes to reflect the spirit of the times. The theme of these 2011 riots? Extreme shopping. Extreme shopping with a bodycount (so far) of five. [...]
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Why I’m Not Surprised by the Riots
Brixton 1981 Well, what a welcome home. Back in October last year, I said we might get a royal wedding and riots in the coming months. Have a look at what I wrote  here. I came to this conclusion by using some simple but highly effective astrology. I noted that Saturn, the planet of [...]
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The UK: Up to Our Necks in Sewage
Did I mention that our Prime Minister David Cameron’s relationship with the News of the World et al was likely to be too close? Yes I did. What I didn’t realise then was this: last year he spent a family Christmas with the head of News International Rebekah Brooks. How cosy is [...]
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Crisis What Crisis: Current Transits to the UK Chart
For an excellent analysis of the impact of current transits to the UK chart, take a look at Newscope over at Neptune Cafe.
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News of the World: The Bitter End
Well, here’s a load of cobblers. The Romans had the Colosseum; we have the gutter press. Usually, it’s the evisceration of a celebrity’s private life that rouses the public’s bloodlust. But today, the News of the World, Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper, was [...]
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Rupert Murdoch: Is He in League with the Prince of Lies?
So News International employs a nest of snakes to run its papers. Quelle surprise!   We are in the nastier reaches of the realm of Neptune – the planet of lies. To find out why have a look at the profile of Rupert Murdoch that I wrote in March. Click here to find it.
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Anne Sinclair: The Power Behind Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Anne Sinclair puts a guiding hand on Dominique Strauss Kahn’s shoulder I can’t help wondering what is going through rich, handsome and clever Anne Sinclair’s head.  The wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, disgraced head of the IMF, has stood by her man over the past 20 years [...]
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Greece: Archipelago of Dreams
The island of Santorini “In tempi come questi, la fuga è l’unico mezzo che rimane per mantenersi vìvi e continuare a sognare. In times like these, escape is the only way to stay alive and continue dreaming.” The Italian film Mediterraneo (1991), begins with this quotation from the [...]
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Syria: The Arab Spring Boils Over Into Summer
This morning tanks rolled into a small village in northern Syria and started shooting at villagers randomly. How can a government turn its guns on its own people?  Modern Syria is an invention of 20th century mapmakers and politicians. The political boundaries of  the country may be firmly [...]
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Ireland and Britain: A Miserable Marriage Turns Into a Beautiful Friendship?
The Queen’s trip to Ireland this week shifted Anglo-Irish relations a lot closer to normal. The relationship between Britain and Ireland has often been like a bad marriage: with Britain in the role of abusive husband. He loves her and he hits her. He can’t understand it when she [...]
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Dominique Strauss Kahn: A Tragedy Unfolds
“That old black ram is tupping your white ewe.” Othello strangles Desdemona  from Othello Othello rose to the highest public office; he fell because of a fatal flaw, a personality defect so big that it opened its mouth and swallowed him. Right now we are witnessing a tragedy. [...]
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Algol: Decapitating the IMF
Medusa, the snake-haired gorgon, turned men to stone just by looking at them. Some say she was enraged by her violation by the sea god. The only person to escape her fatal gaze was the hero Perseus, who used her reflection in his shield to aim the blow that cut off her head, which he […]
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