Category: Signs of the Zodiac

Pause for Passion Podcast: Your Month Ahead: Oct 23-Nov 23
Scorpio season goes deeper still this year with Mercury Rx in Scorpio, the planet of communication in the sign of deep emotion, dominating the astrology. Get yourself a cup of tea, put your feet up and have a listen as Sally and I discuss the message of the planets.
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Astrology of Now: Battle of the Geminis
Like much of the country, I was glued to the TV last night as the British Parliament took back control. It was theatrical. The cabal of profiteers sitting on the front bench, who currently control the Conservative party and government, visibly deflated and began to fray. The odious Rees Mogg, [...]
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Your Month Ahead Podcast: Surprises, Virgos and more
Sally and I met at Kew Gardens in west London as an homage to earthy Virgo. It was indeed a day of sunshine and flowers. Kew Gardens is one of the world’s foremost collections of specimen plants and seeds from around the globe. It’s also an extraordinarily beautiful and magical [...]
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August Asteroids
Taking a quick look at what the asteroids are up to at the moment. Juno, Pallas, Ceres and Vesta move slowly enough to have serious impact, and quickly enough to be entertaining. Getting to know your asteroids adds a little turmeric and chili, ginger and garlic to your horoscopic stew. [...]
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Your Month Ahead Podcast: May 21-June 21
This month’s podcast was recorded while Mars was still in Gemini, hence the rather breathless pace! There’s lots to talk about and ponder. Questions such as, “What do these tennis players have in common?” and “What’s the incredibly loud sound in the [...]
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Christina & Sally Talk Astrology: April 20 – May20
We discuss brioche buns, spring flowers, ‘big voice’ singers, gorgeous people, furry eyebrow and distinctive noses in our Taurus-themed month. Some of us are glad to leave behind the drifty Mercury retrograde vibe in Pisces and start making things happen. Some of us are still tying [...]
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Your Monthly Podcast (Feb 19-Mar20)
Oh my!  We are deep into Poseidon’s watery territory this month. Watch out for the jellyfish and the sharks. On the other hand, look at those flashing schools of multi-coloured fish over on that coral reef, and some dolphins disporting themselves on those waves and a mermaid on that rock [...]
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Happy Chinese New Year!
This is my piece for the upcoming issue of Infinity Astrology Magazine.  I’m writing this from a high-rise in the centre of Hong Kong, overlooking the dancing lights of Kowloon, which reflect and refract in the waters of the straits. It’s been quite a week here because we’re in the run up to [...]
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Astrology of Now: Be Kind
There's a lot of fire and brimstone in the atmosphere, but there is a way to work with this.
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The Magic Window
Commuters on a Train — Cyril Power[/caption] I grew up in a country where it was unusual, on public transport, to see people reading anything other than a smudged newspaper. I moved to London, where inside the bright-lit tube trains, a colourful collage of hundreds of paper covers made a [...]
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Podcast: Jupiter Special + Your Month Ahead
This month’s podcast is now available at RadioPublic. We talk about how Jupiter’s change of sign will affect each of us, about the grooviest sign in the Zodiac, Sagittarius, and take a look at that pesky Mercury Retrograde plus New and Full Moons.  Click here to listen.
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Astrology of Now: Tension
This is my cat Heart, who likes to play a role in all important conversations…
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Astrology of Now: Inferno to Paradise
A huge fire whirl, sometimes called a fire devil, roars down a road; people are incinerated in their homes; the sun is reduced to a glowing orange ball behind the smoke; chaos. Spin the globe, blood-red flowers drip from lamp-posts, memorials, statues; wrap around park benches, line streets, [...]
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“Why You Will Marry The Wrong Person”
This amusing and insightful talk by philosopher Alain de Botton is a wonderful demonstration of a Sagittarian at full throttle. Brilliant, of course, persuasive and wide-ranging, offering tons of good advice — also, overwhelming and a bit of a know-it-all. I’m posting today for [...]
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Eight Things To Do While The Sun is in Scorpio
It’s Scorpio time again — the “fixed” period of autumn. Fixed water: ice. Which says quite a bit about Scorpio itself, because ice is, of course, both beautiful and dangerous, delicious and special, wet and hard. Think about that…. Here are a few things you can do [...]
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Astrology of Now: Sharing Secrets
The god of communications, Mercury, and Venus, the planet of peace and love, meet a few times a year to catch up on some gossip and maybe even steal a kiss. These two usually get along well since much of the time they are either in the same sign or sextiling — at least by […]
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Astrology of Now: Authenticity, Integrity, Valour
We are just six days into the Venus Retrograde in Scorpio –– and already you may have faced a situation that tested your integrity, questioned your authenticity or required emotional courage. Each of us is likely to be challenged during this retrograde (Oct 10-Oct 31/Nov 1) in Scorpio; Oct [...]
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Astrology of Now: Venus Down To The Bone
Every eight years, Venus, the planet of harmony and beauty takes a prolonged trip into the Underworld of Scorpio, where everything she stands for — from money to social skills to femininity — comes into question. As she goes deeper, she leaves behind her jewels, her silks, her [...]
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Into Autumn
And now the Sun enters Libra, the cardinal sign of autumn. Again we are at the beginning of a season. The equinox is behind us (September 23) and in the North the days will get shorter as we stumble towards the dark of winter. Now, this autumn season is the moment when we weigh and […]
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Astrology in Moby Dick
” Halloa! here’s signs and wonders truly! That, now, is what old Bowditch in his Epitome calls the zodiac, and what my almanac below calls ditto. I’ll get the almanac and as I have heard devils can be raised with Daboll’s arithmetic, I’ll try my hand at raising a [...]
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