Category: TV

How To Get Ahead in Politics
One of the most noticeable phenomena of recent times is the rise of the comedian-politician. And by that I don’t mean a funny guy running the country, I mean professional comedians who turn to politics. In democracies that is.  Just the other day, a comedian called Volodymyr Zelensky won the [...]
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The Legendary David Attenborough
He has given us the eyes to see beneath the waves, through the ice, into the dark belly of the earth, deep into the singing rainforest and the snowy taiga. He has shown us the world through the eyes of an eagle, a dolphin, an ant. From your sofa to the far Pacific islands or […]
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Double Retrograde for A Reactionary Throwback
Oh the splendidness of astrology. I was listening to that Jacob Rees-Mogg, a 48-year-old elderly schoolboy who may actually become the next leader of the British Conservative Party. He is a caricature of “posh”, with the faux self-deprecating, smooth-bumbling of an Etonian (super polite and [...]
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Neptune in Pisces: Fairytale TV, the Mystic North
“There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.” Willa Cather I can add “failure to hire leather-trousered pirate as childminder” to my Mother’s List of Shame. My kids are a tad irritated that Captain Hook is not [...]
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Mark Rylance: Being Saturn
Lush with satin and velvet, beautifully lit by candles and England’s cool northern daylight, the TV adaptation of Wolf Hall is as enthralling as the book. At the centre of the bedizened, voluptuous court of Henry VIII, there is a still, dark point, Thomas Cromwell. For more on the story [...]
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Doctor Who, British Identity and the Chiron Return
Are these the 12 faces of Chiron — or just a bunch of actors in funny clothes? If you want to get a handle on a certain well known asteroid/planetoid/…er… comet… er … thingie whizzing around between Saturn and Uranus right now, then you might do well to watch a [...]
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The Doctors Redux
In case you missed it last time, here is the link to Doctor Who astrology. Enjoy.
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Doctor Who: Loneliness and Wonder
Smith I vowed a long time ago not to watch Doctor Who until he regenerated as a woman. So far, the Doctor has had 11 incarnations, each with his own take on the character but none with a different gender. However, my children, as usual, changed my mind, so here at Schloss Astrology we have [...]
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For All You Trekkies Out There: Part Three
My colleague Jackie Taylor has allowed me to publish her clever piece about Star Trek, which originally appeared in The Astrological Journal. This is the third tranche. To read the first part about Star Trek’s (rather inauspicious) beginnings, click here, and the second about Leonard [...]
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To Boldly Delve Into Star Trek’s Chart: Part One
The first episode of Star Trek, The Man Trap. I really enjoyed this piece by Jackie Taylor in The Astrological Journal. So I was pretty pleased that she gave me kind permission to publish it here. I’ve split it into three bite-sized chunks.  It was nearly 46 years ago that, for the first [...]
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Inspector Montalbano Mi Piace Tantissimo
Can you guess this man’s sign? Let me give you some clues. His black shirt and his shaved head, his solitude and his silences, his solo morning swim in the sea. His job: he is a police detective. His love life: messy. Have you guessed yet? You’ll laugh when you look at the chart. [...]
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Absolutely Fabulous Astrology
Heaven – gawping at Edina and Patsy. Last night, my beautiful daughter came downstairs trembling in her pyjamas after having gone to sleep hours earlier. “I heard a witch laughing and it scared me awake.” “Oh,” me, sheepishly. “I think it was me.” [...]
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