Category: Relations & Relationships

Sexy Talk on the Passionfruit Podcast
Last week, the brilliant, funny women at Passionfruit Podcast interviewed me. It was a hoot but if you don’t want to hear an explicit discussion of sex, skip this one. On the other hand, if you’re unlikely to be fazed by women talking dirty, have a listen. I, of course, offered [...]
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That Royal Wedding
The bride, a Leo, was radiant. The groom, a Virgo, appropriately hot and a bit bothered. The crowd was many and varied. Some of the guests looked like they’d walked off the set of Brazil, in rictus for the TV cameras. There was, it appeared, a genuine cadaver at the wedding, and an [...]
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When Taurus Loved Scorpio: the Passion, the Madness
“I woke up absolutely raging with desire for you my love … Oh dear God how I did want you. Perhaps you were stroking your darling self.” — Olivier to Leigh If sensual Taurus and sexy Scorpio can get it together, the earth really does move, after all these are (arguably) the two most intense [...]
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Mad About Each Other: Harry and Meghan
Let’s focus on some good news. Prince Harry, brother of the future king, is going to marry a successful, mixed-race, working woman in her 30s. She’s American, divorced and brought up largely by her single mother. Her family is not out of the top drawer, but out of that capacious middle one. [...]
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Brangelina Back To Just Plain Old Brad and Angelina
What a shame that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are splitting up. It’s a tale of mutable tragedy. Pitt is a Sagittarian Sun and Jolie a Gemini — opposites attracted. Both these signs have been shaken and stirred this year by eclipses and a Jupiter transit in their fellow mutables Pisces and [...]
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To Cherish — Ceres Part One
Mother Rose and her baby. Mary Cassatt (Ceres conjunct MC in Scorpio) who became famous for her intensely emotional pictures of the mother-child bond Wikimedia Commons. To caress the soft downy scalp of a baby, her head small enough to cradle in the palm of your hand, her hands like [...]
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Suzanne Valadon
This terrific self-portrait dates from 1927. Just as a supplement to the Satie piece: here is Suzanne Valadon’s chart. She was a wonderful woman, a free spirit, single mother, great painter and an inspiration for many other artists (Neptune in the 7th), in particular Renoir. For a while [...]
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Father Sun Marries Mother Moon in Summer
The creatures of the Zodiac cavort in a loop through the sky that takes us from midwinter to midsummer and back again. We are used to thinking of them as starting with Aries the Ram and ending with Pisces, the Fishes. But there is another way of ordering the Zodiac that can help you to […]
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Astrology of Now: Rules About Sex
A still from the TV show Mad Men Henry Kissinger said power is an aphrodisiac. Well, it works for some people, but you know what, a lot of us don’t find it that attractive. The two top stories in the news here in the UK today are about sex and power.  The gay-bashing head of […]
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Corrupt Britain, Listen To The Children
Little Red Riding Wolf: The fairy tale give some good advice about how to deal with predators. A while ago I met someone who had been molested by the late kid’s TV host Jimmy Savile back in the 1970s. I won’t disgust you with the details; he was a little boy at the time and […]
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Mamma Mia: Queen of Pomegranates
Two temples to Hera at Paestum and one beautiful Persephone A couple of weeks ago, I walked around the ancient city of Paestum under a bright, broiling southern Italian sun. It’s a beautiful place. Buttery yellow temple columns reach into a cerulean sky, graceful umbrella pines and [...]
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50 Shades of Hades
Just in case you’ve missed it, 50 Shades of Grey is a story about a young woman who meets an insanely wealthy, mysterious, tortured but alluring older man. They have a passionate affair during which she discovers herself as a sexual being – and his tough facade is penetrated by her sheer [...]
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The Ideal Gift For Taurus
Me: “What would you like for your 9th birthday?” Taurus: “A voice-activated safe, please.” I’m not making that up. She got a safe: her Dad’s a Leo. Here’s a link to a piece by Pippa on Taurus and hoarding.
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Those Sexy Bulls
Does Scorpio have a corner on sex appeal? “Nooo,” shout the rest of us. “We have a smidgin of the x-factor too.” Of course we do. I write that in my most reassuring manner. Besides smouldering across the Zodiac from Scorpio are those earthy Bulls, who have a certain je [...]
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RIP Maurice Sendak: “So he gave up being king of the wild things…”
“The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another, his mother called him wild thing and Max said, “I’ll eat you up!” so he was sent to bed without eating anything.” Maurice Sendak’s short masterpiece Where The Wild Things Are is a [...]
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Looking At Your Kids’ Charts: Is It A Bad Idea?
A couple of weeks ago I was banjaxed by a stomach virus. I spent about 24 hours wrapped around the toilet bowl weeping. Naturally, I looked at my chart to see if anything jumped out at me. I felt as if Pluto himself had put his arm down my throat and pulled up the contents […]
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Astrology of Now: Imagination
“What if you had a really big seed and you could draw on it and if you planted it, your drawing would grow into a real thing?” “What would you draw?” “A kitten.” Neptune (imagination) is squaring my six-year-old’s Mercury in Gemini (story-telling) [...]
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Are You Cinderella or An Ugly Step-Sister?
The ugly step-sisters flank Cinderella in last year’s panto at the Oxford Playhouse. What is it about our brothers and sisters? It’s the longest relationship for most of us. And so often it is a knot of jealousy and loyalty, love and loathing, betrayal and trust. We share a [...]
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One Night Stand
Pluto abducts Proserpine. Bernini. Venus meets Pluto tomorrow (December 2), setting the tone for a very “interesting” month ahead. Venus and Pluto do have two very important things in common: sex and money. And their one night stand is in the earthy moneybags sign, Capricorn. [...]
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