Category: Politics

For centuries, kings and queens and viziers have used astrology to decide important matters. The planets can help us to decipher current affairs and the make sense of the manoeuvres of Trump, Macron, Johnson et al….

Scottish Independence: Change Is Coming
In just a few weeks, the people of Scotland will decide whether or not to remain part of the United Kingdom. This is momentous. Of course if the polls are right. Scotland will vote to stay part of the UK and we’ll all just carry on as usual. England, Scotland and Wales — Great [...]
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Eyeless in Gaza
“…Ask for this great deliverer now, and find him Eyeless in Gaza at the Mill with slaves … from Samson Agonistes by John Milton John Milton’s play Samson Agonistes, based on part of Judges in the Old Testament, begins with the hero, “the great deliverer” [...]
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The Corruption of Tony Blair
What was the Devil wearing when he offered Tony Blair a sackful of cash for his immortal soul? Was he in a sharp Armani suit, did he don stilettos and shades, or was it a dishdasha and a stetson? Was the approach made in Granita, the Islington restaurant made famous by New Labour, or was it [...]
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The Al Jazeera Three
On 29 December 2013, three journalists were arrested by the Egyptian government on trumped up charges. They are employees of Al Jazeera, the international broadcasting organisation based in Doha. Today Mohammad Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohammad were each sentenced to seven years for [...]
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Politics: A Tidal Wave of Emotion
Right-wing nationalists have won the elections for the European parliament here in the UK. This is the first time a fourth party has won a nation-wide election for more than 100 years.  For anyone living in England, this victory has been quite obviously on the way, an unstoppable freight-train [...]
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Ukraine: History Is A Process
Stamps depicting traditional Ukrainian headresses. Every woman is a queen. Ukraine has Venus in Leo/Moon in Aquarius. Is Ukraine destined to be a free democracy and part of Europe or a Russian vassal state? That is what people are protesting about on the streets of the capital Kiev this [...]
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Ariel Sharon: Simultaneously Complex And Simple
Ariel Sharon aged 19 wikimedia commons Ariel Sharon lived a life of mythological proportions. Villain, hero, warrior; farmer, politican, bully; killer, peacemaker; and in every role “the bulldozer”. And those were just his public faces. So how come the unstoppable bulldozer [...]
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Nelson Mandela: “I Am Prepared To Die”
  “…[The ANC struggle] is a struggle of the African people, inspired by their own suffering and their own experience. It is a struggle for the right to live. During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, [...]
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Pussy Riot
Singing the cheerful refrain, “Holy shit, shit, God’s shit”, while parodying prayer in the sanctum of one of Russia’s most revered cathedrals, the feminist punk band Pussy Riot, managed to get right up the noses of the Russian establishment on February 21, 2012. The [...]
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Astrology of Now: Stand Up To The Bullies
The Neighborhood Bully – John George Brown Politics just go nasty again in the UK. Let me explain. In this country, there’s a “Leader of the Opposition” in parliament who is the head of the main party that’s out of office, and whose job it is to question the [...]
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The Revival of the UN
It’s hard to believe but it seems as if Iran and the United States might make friends, Syria might let in weapons inspectors, and Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama are back on speakers. Oh and global warming is on the agenda thanks to a UN report… maybe this time something [...]
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Venus Puts a Leash on the Dogs of War
Beleaguered PM David Cameron was born with Uranus-Pluto conjunct. Under the square, things are falling apart. Hooray! The British Parliament has voted against a military intervention proposed by the Prime Minister – possibly for the first time ever. At the start of the week, Prime [...]
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Qatar: It’s A Family Business
Old Emir/new Emir The little kingdom of Qatar, which sticks out like a thumb into the Arabian Gulf, is a fiefdom belonging to the Al Thani family. Happily for them, it’s a thumb that’s stuck in a magic pudding, which just goes on and on giving – at current estimates more than $200 [...]
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Free Nelson Mandela
The angels are calling Nelson Mandela. He may not go yet, but they are very close. When a death is at the right time, often Jupiter, the planet of benevolence and generosity arrives, ready to shepherd the soul on its journey. Mandela’s Jupiter Return is on June 3Oth. When Mandela was [...]
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The Death of Margaret Thatcher
Winning her second term 1983. The whole country was frozen, dry and still in March and early April. In my garden, which at this time of year is usually bursting with buoyant blooms, nothing changed for weeks. This was all due to the strange, bitter weather, of course. Spring had been arrested. [...]
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All Change: What Do China and the Vatican Share?
Pope Francis. More than half of the denizens of this planet have just had a new leader chosen for them. Two small groups of powerful people within two vast, and rather arcane institutions have voted in two new leaders on opposite sides of the world. President Xi Jinping We have a new Pope, [...]
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Britain On The Rack Of The Uranus-Pluto Square
Corridors of power under a Neptune transit. For a month or so last summer what it meant to be British in the 21st century seemed so clear – in an eccentric sort of way. There were James Bond and the Queen and Mr Bean cavorting about, and various sporty types and dancing nurses and Voldemort, [...]
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Kali Drives Change in India
Indians have taken to the streets to protest against violence against women. India, the world’s biggest democracy, is a great big bhel puri of languages, religions, customs and manners.  Special interests are as diverse as religious customs, but for the past month Indians have been [...]
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Gaza: The Quality of Mercy
After I gave birth to my first daughter in a London hospital, I shared a room with three other women – a Palestinian, an Israeli, and a London Iranian. No kidding. There was some awkward negotiating around drips, cots, nurses and nappies. But the presence of tiny new babies creates a certain [...]
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Be The Change
Mahatma Gandhi was born today, October 2 1869. He exemplified the best of Libra the peacemaker, with Sun and Ascendant in the sign of the scales. But he was also a revolutionary. Here’s something he said: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” He had Uranus [...]
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