Category: politics

Posts About Burma
To celebrate the sweeping victory of Aung San Suu Kyi and her party in yesterday’s election, I’m posting links to all the pieces I’ve written about her and her country over the past 18 months. Aung San Suu Kyi: Embodying the People’s Dream Burma: The Ugly Face of [...]
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A Weird Week in Politics
PM David Cameron was last spotted eating a Cornish pasty two years ago. Ooo – the spin doctors have been getting themselves in a twist this week here in Blighty. I’ll explain briefly for my non-UK readers. First, Chancellor George Osborne cut the top rate of tax for the very, very [...]
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Liberté, Egalité, Identité
The 1998 World Cup winning French football team was an emblem of French diversity. The National Front said it wasn’t “French” enough. France is having a weird and unnerving time of it. Everything that seemed certain about the country is being shaken, questioned and has yet to [...]
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Massacres in Syria
Bosnia: concentration camps in the 1990s What’s happening in Syria is very, very nasty. It’s reminding me too much of Bosnia in the early nineties, when the UN decided not to intervene and the result was horror. In June, I wrote a piece about Syria which is accurate. Please click [...]
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Thatcher’s Legacy, Saturn and Iron
Thatcher: Saturn Rising Recently, I asked a businesswoman friend, who was complaining about bankers’ bonuses, when she thought the rot had set in. She answered with one word: “Thatcher.” And she’s right, what we are experiencing now, financially and socially is the [...]
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Will 2012 See A Falklands Rematch?
Margaret Thatcher in her prime in 1983. I have a few thoughts on potentials in the UK chart for 2012. Here’s one of them. Back in 2010, I predicted riots and a royal wedding for 2011, since I thought we were likely to see some themes from 1981 repeat.* In 1981 the riots were a […]
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North Korea: The Tyrant is Dead, Long Live the Tyrant
A stamp commemorates Kim Jong Il’s meeting with Hu Jintao. Well, it’s been quite a year for departures, has it not. Ben Ali, Mubarak Bin Laden. Berlusconi, Papandreou, Havel. Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s beloved, is just the latest leader to vacate his throne. Will North Korea [...]
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Merkozy: Valkyrie
Merkozy: Scorpio Rising, Taurus Sun – not to be messed with. In Europe, there is someone in charge now and her name is Merkozy. It’s taken her a while to sort herself out, but she’s really beginning to wield the whip now. It’s not going to be easy, but for the first [...]
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Revisiting Cameron
Back in October I wrote a piece about David Cameron, which I think is worth re-reading. Here is the link. I asked this question: “Will he choose class or country? I ended with this short paragraph which turns out to have been on the money. “His country needs him. He [...]
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Britain in Europe: An Identity Crisis
Eclipses always signify endings. Some more major than others. This ending is a biggie. On Friday, by rejecting closer fiscal co-operation, UK Prime Minister David Cameron put Britain in a minority of one within the European Union. The British departure from the European project has closed [...]
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Astrology of Now: Mars in Virgo = The Big Clean Up
I have been down at the bottom of the garden this week, turning my compost, mulching the autumn leaves, sawing up wood, stacking old flowerpots and sharpening blades. It’s creating a surprising amount of room under the laurel trees. The action planet Mars has gone into Virgo, the sign of [...]
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Italy: Waking Up With A Hangover
Sophia and Marcello: Marriage Italian Style. Pluto squares Italy’s Neptune. Some Italians will tell you that their country has essentially been run by a bunch of criminals since World War 2. Some astrologers might agree with that assessment. The Italian natal chart shows the [...]
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Occupy Astrology: Resurrecting a Long-Dead Rebel
Rome 2011 You will have noticed that protesters from Madrid to Wall Street to the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral have been sporting a particular mask. Julian Assange has one. No it’s not Satan, although it does look rather devilish. It’s Guy Fawkes, the Catholic revolutionary [...]
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What Astrologers Are Saying About Occupy…
Outstanding graphic design has been a feature of  OWS. I have been pondering  Occupy Wall Street for weeks. I’ve been waiting to see my way in to a coherent analysis of the phenomenon. In the mean time, I’ve looked at what other astrologers have been writing. The [...]
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Does David Cameron Feel Up to the Job?
King George II David Cameron. Plus ça change My children like to slide down the bannisters singing a song which they find utterly hilarious. The chorus goes like this: “Born to rule over you, King George 1, 3, 4 and 2 You had to do what we told you to Just because our blood is […]
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Burma’s Full Moon
The Burmese Festival of Lights takes place over the three days of this October Full MoonPhotograph by Chien-Chi Chang, National Geographic Two hundred political prisoners were released this week in Burma. So I guess it’s not all bad news in the world. Has the military junta in charge of [...]
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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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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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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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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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