Category: Aries

It being Aries season and all …. here are some musings on the sign of the Ram. Interesting stuff!

How To Deal With Mars in Aries AOC style
The redoubtable Alexandria Ocasio Cortez made a blistering speech to congress on July 23, in response to being verbally assaulted by Representative Ted Yoho on the steps of that institution. It’s worth hearing from beginning to end. Doubtless one day it will be taught to schoolchildren. [...]
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Astrology of Now: Be Kind(er)
There’s a lot of fire and brimstone booming around the skies right now. It’s due to a few factors, but I want to focus on Mars, the warrior, in Aries, the One. This is a powerful and dangerous transit, to be handled with care — but there are good things about it too. Mars in [...]
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Your Month Ahead: March 20-April 20
As usual, we’re looking at the month ahead, but in the circumstances, we talk a lot about the pandemic — a lot. We’re looking at the big astrology between March 20 and April 20 — including Mars’ conjunctions with Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn, plus Saturn’s [...]
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Perspectives
  One of the lessons of astrology is that it takes all sorts to run the world. We need Aquarian teamwork, Cancerian nurturing, Aries can-do, Leonine playfulness — or to put that in modern terms, we need Aquarian autism, Cancerian hypochondria, Arien sadism and Leonine narcissism. [...]
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The Dark Goddess in Aries, 2020
The Dark Goddess will be in the warlike sign of Aries for much of 2020, where she’s likely to find herself engaged in quite a few battles.
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Lilith 2020
In a few days time, January 27, Lilith, that strange mathematical point in the sky — an empty space, an idea, a void? — shifts into the realm of Aries, where she might burst into flame.   Her first contact will be Chiron, the centaur who weaves the outer and inner planets together, [...]
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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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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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Venus in Aries: Cy Twombly
“It’s more like I’m having an experience than making a picture.” — Cy Twombly Cy Twombly’s work is unmistakable: giant scribbles, smudges, words and phrases crash together across vast stretches of white. They look as if they’ve been made in an instant, a flash, a dash, a moment of possession — [...]
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Venus in Aries: Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew
In the early spring of 1970, jazz fans were only talking about one album — a rich, textured blast of sound played with freestyle mastery and driven by an enormous rhythm section. Miles Davis, the prince of cool, had plugged in and gone electric. Not only was Davis’ use of electrical [...]
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Venus in Aries: Alexander McQueen
The late Alexander McQueen said that he wanted people to feel afraid of the women who wore his clothes. His shows were legendary: shocking, emotional, Gothic, visceral — absolutely exquisite. In 1995’s The Birds — inspired by Hithcock’s movie — models stumbled down the catwalk, dresses torn [...]
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Astrology of Now: Fireworks!
Fiery energy is gathering around the coming eclipse on February 26. We are in an unusually unstable period. The times are angry enough and polarised enough already. Know that the planets are stirring the pot this week and next, adding a huge dollop of chilli to the cosmic soup. Be cautious, [...]
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Venus in Aries: Anish Kapoor
Continuing the series on artists with Venus in Aries. The picture tells the story really. Anish Kapoor has Venus at 0° Aries — the Ur degree, the alpha … the very beginning of the whole Zodiac. And well, is here is a great big Mons Venus in Aries own colour. Kapoor loves red. It’s nice that he [...]
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Venus in Aries: Francisco de Goya
Venus, the planet of love and art, harmony and sweetness, spends a long time in Aries, a sign that represents some quite contrary energies, in 2017. So we have an opportunity to look and think about how Venus behaves here. I’ve been looking at the charts of artists, fashion designers and film [...]
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Happy Valentine’s Day!
With the lovers Mars and Venus both in hot and impulsive Aries, opposite the Moon in Libra, the sign of relationships, this looks like quite a zingy sort of day— and indeed a day to focus on relationships. Later in the day, the Moon will trigger that ferocious Uranus-Jupiter-Pluto [...]
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Astrology of Now: Castrating Mars
This extraordinary gory painting, possibly by Caravaggio, was found in an attic in the French city of Toulouse a couple of years ago, but not presented to the public until yesterday. It’s fascinating that it should be revealed at just this time of retrogrades, a time of retrieval — perhaps [...]
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Astrology of Now: Fresh Eyes
Wipe away the steam and fog of Pisces, and look out through the crystalline window into the new year, freshly hatched in Aries. The equinox – which was officially yesterday – is a moment when day and night are held in balance. Then we tumble into Aries. We leap into impetuous spring. It’s a [...]
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Aries, April and Some Donna Summer
I am off on holiday for a few days, so unable to respond to correspondence. Meanwhile enjoy these seasonal posts from the archives of The Oxford Astrologer. How Donna Summer Unleashed Lilith One Spring 11 Things To Do While The Sun Is In Aries Aries Self Portraits Icons: Venus in Aries 10 [...]
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Five Things To Do in 2015
Happy New Year! I hope the holiday season was a pleasant one for you. As of today we are into the swing of the new year: already the bulbs at the end of the dining table — paper whites and hyacinths — have bloomed and their sharp green leaves are an augury of spring; my [...]
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Enchantment
The Sun is a pilgrim on a year-long journey that begins where it ends and ends where it begins. It’s a cycle, of course, and a spiral too. And within that solar cycle — above and below it perhaps — are the cycles, longer and shorter, of the planets. Especially there is the [...]
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