Category: Perspectives on Power

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

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: Taking the Long View
We are living through a period of great uncertainty — to put it mildly. And for many of us, great anxiety. What with the looming food crisis, the energy crisis, the general cost of living crisis, the wars, the far right, the pandemic, the corruption and, most importantly of all, 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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The Invasion of Ukraine
This morning, at 5am Ukraine time, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. This is a very serious moment. A major nuclear power attacks a sovereign neighbour. Here is the chart. It bears unsettling resemblance to the chart of the first shots of WW2 (1 Sep [...]
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The Party’s Over For Johnson
Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, is in trouble, but the astrology is sweet. Blond-bombshell Johnson was born with an extraordinary cosmic signature — Venus Retrograde in the heart of his Gemini Sun. So if you’d speculated that Venus Retrograde periods might be significant [...]
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Adele’s Saturn
  One thing’s certain about the singer Adele: she likes Saturn. At her one-night only special in Los Angeles the other day, she sported ginormous, dangly Saturn earrings, flashed a tattoo of the ringed planet on her right forearm, and was otherwise clad in black head to foot — [...]
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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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Zuckerberg’s Ouchie!
  Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and super-plutocrat (check 0°Scorp), is having quite the seamy week, what with the whistleblowing, the share drop — and, of course, the outage. And here’s the thing. It’s not all that obvious in his astrology — unless you dig count the asteroid Chiron, [...]
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Astrology of Eris: Cultural Disruptor, Truth-Force
You know the story, but it bears repeating. The hero Peleus and the sea nymph Thetis had a magnificent wedding on Mount Olympus. Everyone was invited, except for the goddess Eris, or Discordia, as she’s known in Latin. Big mistake.  Just to mess things up, Eris threw a golden apple [...]
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This Month’s Podcast: 22 September-22 October: Mercury Retrograde Do’s & Don’ts
This month Sally and I ponder the meaning of the equinox, Kim Kardashian and Mercury retrogrades. You can pick up the podcast from the website’s home page. Here is the link — just scroll down the home page.
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Talk Astrology: 22 August-22 September Podcast
It’s up! Quite the discussion vis-a-vis August’s torrid astrology and the Virgoan temperament… Go to the Home Page to listen.
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#FreeBritney
Singer and dancer Britney Spears is 39 years old, and, until recently, and has has a busy work schedule as super pop diva. But she is enslaved by a so-called legal conservatorship that was set up when she was having a nervous breakdown 13 years ago. Spears had the kind of melt-down that [...]
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Venus in Gemini: Silver-tongued, Fleet of Foot
Venus is in Gemini for the next three weeks. The planet of beauty and grace in the sign of doubling, double-talk, double-quick, double lucky, double dip, double entendre… double bed, double dutch, double dates, double cross — better watch this on the double! Enjoy.  
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The End of the Power Couple: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorce
On New Year’s Day 1994, fiery, clever Melinda French married billionaire super-nerd William Gates III in Lanai, Hawaii. It turned out to be one of the most globally influential partnerships of the last quarter of century. Cosmically speaking, it was a wonderful day for a wedding, blessed [...]
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Meghan, Harry and Diana’s Saturn Return
If ever you wondered whether this country were in the grip of a prolonged nervous breakdown, take a millisecond to peruse the extraordinary media response to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with the redoubtable queen across the water, Oprah Winfrey. That was aired last night [...]
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Amanda Gorman: On Fire
I was wondering how the Mars-Uranus conjunction — that fiery, combustible, dangerous pairing — would manifest on the day of the inauguration. And then Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate, stepped onto the platform and began to declaim. She looked fantastic, like a queen from a [...]
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Thoughts on the Great Conjunction
Details from the Journey of the Magi by Benozzo Gozzoli in the Palazzo Medici. These are the two senior kings — Balthazar and Melchior. The mightiest  planets known to the ancients, great Jupiter and stern Saturn, will meet on December 21, 2020 for the first time in 20 years. They will [...]
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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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Your Month Ahead Podcast: October 22-November 23
Oooo… a crackling Halloween Full Moon, Mercury turning direct — and the final conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. So much to discuss — including Joe Biden and Leonardo DiCaprio. Put on your Groucho Marx nose and your witch’s hat and have a listen. Sally and I [...]
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