Category: Seasons & Nature

From Climate Change to meditations on the changing seasons.

The Astrology of Earth Day
Greetings from this corner of our beautiful blue planet to your place on earth. Let’s, for a moment, consider that in this vast universe of possibility we may have landed in paradise. It’s our nurturing, nourishing or cherishing of that paradise that seems to be a bit of an issue. [...]
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Libra Season Podcast: The Equinox, An Eclipse and Hyper-Focus
  It’s that pivotal point in the year. The season’s are changing, and we’re halfway through the Zodiac. Libra promises balance and harmony — usually — but maybe not so much with an eclipse in the offing and Pluto behaving like, well, Pluto. Sally and I have a [...]
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Astrology Talk Podcast: Cancer Season
This month on Astrology Talk Podcast Sally and I  could not resist taking a look back at Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Nicola Sturgeon and Silvio Berlusconi, the politicians who’ve fallen in the past few weeks. What was going on in the skies? And, of course, we took a good look at [...]
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Signs of the Zodiac: Taurus
Ah the lovely Bulls — so handsome, so pretty, so stable. Sally and I chit chat about the sign Taurus, number two in the dance of the Zodiac.
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The Green Man & Mercury Retrograde & Eclipses: Taurus Season Podcast
  So the lusty month of May approaches, and we dance down a primrose path, mantled in green and all that jazz. Also there’s the Green Man, and bluebells and eclipses. And Mercury is almost retrograde in this month of blossom and poetry. To listen to the podcast, click here and [...]
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Aries Season Podcast: Jump!
The beginning of the astrological year is super-powered in 2023. Sally and I had so much to tell you in this month’s podcast — Pluto changing signs, phenomenal New Moons, Mars finally leaving Cancer. We’re going to jumpstart, jump for joy and, maybe, jump rope, and someone’s going to [...]
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i will wade out
i will wade out                      till my thighs are steeped in burning flowers I will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air                                     Alive […]
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Sedna’s Not A Sulky Selkie
A few days ago, my dear friend, Isabel Tifft, wrote to me with some of her thoughts about possible astrological meanings of Sedna, one of the minor planets beyond Neptune, discovered and named in 2003. I found what she said so fascinating that I asked if I could share it with you. I found it [...]
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Midwinter
I find myself fogbound in North Yorkshire on this Solstice Eve. Sound is muffled. Time and space are a mystery. The Sun is invisible, beyond the pale. It could be any time of day. Space indefinable: is the bent hawthorn near or far in the white? It is all still. At this most magical time, […]
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Sag Season Podcast
It’s Sagittarius season — shortly — and the new podcast is ready for listening (or viewing). Despite the eclipses, it looks like a much less stressful month — with a big dollop of joyous Jupiterian energy to see us into the New Year..   The Astrology Talk podcast [...]
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November Horoscopes
The November Horoscopes are up and ready for your delectation. To pick yours up from the members’ page, click here. This month is looking quite spikey, but there are reasons for optimism — including the rather benign eclipse (if there is such a thing) at the end of the month. [...]
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The Benin Bronzes
Just after the Full Moon, on 18 February 1897, a British expeditionary force breached the great walls of the city of Benin, capital of one of the wealthiest kingdoms in West Africa.  An orgy of looting, murder and arson ensued. The city was razed, its priests were executed, and the Oba, the [...]
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Astrology of Now: Poised
When the Sun moves from the sign of Virgo into Libra (on September 22), we find ourselves at the halfway point of the year. Day and night are of equal length for a fleeting moment in perfect balance. The equinox opens the autumn season here in the North. Where I am, it is unusually warm […]
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Food Shortages
My supermarket is a cornucopia –– shelves of fresh vegetables from Kenya, South Africa and Spain, glistening fruit, vacuum-packed meat (as far from the carcass as possible), smoked salmon from Scotland and Alaska, pimentos from Alicante, olive oil from Tuscany, yoghurt from Thessaloniki, rye [...]
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Astrology of Now: The Stress Test
The conjunction of Pluto-Saturn-Ceres in January set up a stress test for the entire global system — government, health services, international co-operation, financial markets, capitalism in general. That was the Lord of the Undeworld, Father Time, and the goddess of human-nature [...]
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Balanced on the Needle of Time
Today, on this day of balance, our astrological year begins; the Sun steps into 0° Aries. And what a strange beginning to the year. Most of the world, it seems, is locked down, locked in, locked out — locked up. This is the signature of Saturn-Pluto-Ceres. It was clear this would be a [...]
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Astrology of Now: Turmoil
There’s an awful lot of churn right now. You can see it on the streets of Santiago, Hong Kong, La Paz and Barcelona; in the British Parliament and American Congress. And in Kurdistan where “confusion now hath made his masterpiece.” People are in a froth. There’s [...]
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Karl, the Cat and Jacques de Bascher
The fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld — wizard, shape-shifter, and, as he put it himself, vampire — died in February, leaving a fortune to his gorgeous pet, Choupette, the most famous cat on Instagram. Lagerfeld showed all the signs of being a kind of ultra-Uranian from the top of his [...]
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