Category: Cancer

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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Podcast: Your Month Ahead July 22 to August 22
We recorded this one just outside Royal Windsor, after having cake at Madame Posh Tea Room — appropriately blingtastic for that most regal sign, Leo. Enjoy! And don’t forget that you can sign up to receive the in depth written horoscopes, here.
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Video: The Magic Portal
Jupiter turn direct on July 10.
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New Podcast: Your Month Ahead, June 21-July 21
Sally Kirkman & me floating on the Oxford Canal and musing on the month ahead — which looks, well, rather relaxing. Enjoy.
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Crab, Crayfish — or Scarab?
If you look at old manuscripts, or the doors of cathedrals, or stained glass or indeed most representations of the sign Cancer before the Renaissance, you won’t always be looking at a roundish, cosy old crab. Sometimes Cancer is a crayfish, sometimes an odd beetley thing, sometimes who knows?! [...]
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6 Things To Do While Mars is in Cancer
Mars in Cancer June 4- July 20 Mars the fiery planet of war jumped into the soothing waters of Cancer last week. It’s time to take action in the realms of emotions, beaches and kitchens. Water Sports Jump on a surfboard — preferably on a wave. Failing that take up sailing or waterskiing or [...]
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Sensitive
Dr Elaine Aron’s book The Highly Sensitive Person validates something astrologers have always known — some people are more sensitive than others. Dr Aron puts this figure at about 20% of the population. In other words, it’s perfectly normal, but sensitivity is not always [...]
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Venus in Cancer: As Beautiful As The Moon
In Arabic, Egyptian Arabic anyway, when you want to describe someone as really beautiful, you say she is like the Moon, or she has a face like the Moon. (How unlike “moonface” in English). When Venus is in the sign of the Moon, two of the most feminine energies in astrology are [...]
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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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The Little Prince
Reading a baby’s chart is seldom a useful exercise. It tends to lead to too much projection and expectation on the part of the parents. But taking into account my misgivings about babies’ charts, this child is an exception. Because he is a future king, for better or worse, his life [...]
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Brain Like A Jellyfish
Sea Nettle jellyfish. Photo by Fred Hsu from Wikimedia Commons. I have just been attempting to write a post inspired by the following aphorism. “Madness is the exception in individuals; the rule in groups.” On the whole, I think Nietzsche had a point. Yet, the more you think about [...]
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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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The Secret Life of an Eccentric Genius
Erik Satie painted by Suzanne Valadon c.1892, the epitome of the 1890s aesthete The composer Erik Satie, a well-known figure in Parisian bohemia at the turn of the 20th century, was noted for his elegance. He had seven identical beautifully-tailored grey suits which he wore in rotation. He [...]
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Comedians: Flights of Fancy, Saying the Unsayable and the Inner Savage
Danny Kaye had a Sun-Uranus conjunction in Capricorn. I read a post over at Libra Seeking Balance this week which reminded me that Uranus + Mercury = funny. Now I can vouch for this personally since I live with the funniest man I could find, and he has Merc + Uranus on the Ascendant. [...]
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Astrology of Now: Diving In
Millais’ Ophelia – suspended in a dream. It’s emotional, it’s dreamy, it’s images and colours, not words. It’s a misty vision on the edge of your mind, and the time between sleeping and waking. It’s a pool of water reflecting the sky with a fish [...]
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Things To Do While Jupiter’s In Cancer
The Princess and the Pea by Edmund Dulac. Here is the second part of Renée Lascala fresh look at Jupiter in Cancer. These ideas are not just for those of you who have planets in Cancer. All of us should honour the king’s visit to the sign of the Crab.   Jupiter’s 2013-14 visit to […]
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Why Jupiter in Cancer Is Something to Celebrate
Charles Robinson’s illustration for Shelley’s The Sensitive Plant. I asked Cancerian fellow astrologer Renée Lascala to write about Jupiter’s ingress into her Sun sign, which takes place this week.  Jupiter will travel through Cancer for a full 12 months, so we’d better [...]
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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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