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Monday, 12 November 2018

Stan Lee, the creator of Marvel Comics passes away aged 95

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The creator of Marvel Comics, Spiderman, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men and other fantastic superheroes has passed away in Los Angeles – he was 95 years old. A writer, designer and comic creator, he was the father of the fantastic superhero films and adventures that millions around the world enjoy today. In that sense he had no equal.

Monday, 29 October 2018

Jair Bolsonaro - The new President elect of Brazil

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Hi everyone. Overnight Jair Bolsonaro was elected President of Brazil with a convincing victory in the elections held yesterday. Jair is (just) a Sun sign Aries with his Sun on the cusp of the first sign of the zodiac, therefore it sits on the Aries Point, a place where individuals with personal planets often receive acclaim or notoriety. That Sun sits square to his Nodal Axis, indicating to me that his father wasn't always the one to back and support Jair when he was young.

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha – Fated by Uranus, Venus and a Full Moon

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I have always wanted to show you the stunning effects of Astrology over the years and the tragic death of Thai businessman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a fiery helicopter crash last night is testament to the power of the subject I study.

You may not have heard of Vichai, but in his native Thailand and in the UK in the city of Leicester, he was totally revered. A self made businessman, Vichai was the 5th richest man in Thailand, making his fortune through the Duty Free company King Power. If you have ever been travelling, no doubt you will have noticed duty free bags emblazoned with the logo of his company. He bought out a football team in the United Kingdom, Leicester City, and Leicester started an incredible run of success that lead to a fairy-tale victory in the English Premier League. Little Leicester stunned the world in winning the most revered league title in world soccer. Their success captured global attention, and the team paraded the trophy in front of a million people in Bangkok. This man was a philanthropist, a family man and universally loved.

Last night after a match at Leicester's King Power Stadium, the private helicopter of the club owner landed on the pitch as it always did. As it took off with Vichai and his daughter on board, something went catastrophically wrong, the helicopter stalled in the air and came crashing down in a fireball in the club car park behind the stadium. There was no chance for anyone on board.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Midterm elections in the US – A turning point...

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On 6th November, many Americans will go to the polls in the Midterm elections, as 435 of the seats in the House of Representatives are up for re-election and 35 senate seats in the US Congress are up for grabs. The way the country votes in two weeks time may shift the balance of power in the US and affect the ability of the President to get through his agenda.

Sinead O'Connor converts to Islam – an astrological study of a most fascinating individual.

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This is an interesting case study in looking why someone would change their mode of belief, and what aspects are at work in her chart to encourage it. Sinead is a Sun Sagittarius, born on 8th December 1966 in Dublin, Ireland indeed she is a double Sagittarian with her Ascendant in that sign too. Her Moon is in the sign of balance and indecision, Libra.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Full Moon in Taurus - 24th October 2018 – Accepting changes, and moving on...

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If you are a regular on my Facebook page, you will have seen the post I put up a few days ago with the Sun and Uranus in opposition making a square to the Nodal Axis. Now tomorrow this square perfects, and as it does it forms part of an even more powerful Full Moon picture, with the Moon reaching the end of its current cycle in the sign of Taurus, occurring in close conjunction to the planet of rebellion, Uranus.

Friday, 19 October 2018

The Jamal Khashoggi disappearance, and the Astrology behind it.

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I was working a lot when this scandal broke and so I have taken a while to have a look at the Astrology of what happened on 2nd October 2018 in Istanbul. If you have been living under a bridge and not heard about the situation here is a short appraisal. Jamal Khashoggi was a respected Saudi Arabian journalist and critic of the Saudi kingdom. He lived and worked in the US for the Washington Post. He was in Istanbul and needed to get some papers for his upcoming wedding. While his fiancée paced outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in Istanbul, Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Embassy, and never came out. Speculation is rife what happened to Khashoggi inside the the embassy, but it is assumed that he was brutally murdered.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Harry and Meghan announce that they are expecting their first child

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex while arriving in Australia for their first official overseas tour have released some special news. They are having a baby. The astrology of this happy future events is shown on both of their natal charts.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Astrology of the Day – Venus square Saturn – Tuesday 13th March 2018


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A rollercoaster of emotions today

The Moon is moving within the sign of the water barer, Aquarius during this Tuesday, and on an emotional level we will be quite cool and collected. The Moon in this sign allows us to pull back from stressful moments, and view the whole situation in a decidedly calculated and detached way. On a base level therefore, we won't be liable to experience moments of emotional outburst, and we won't react because we feel that we need to. Instead we have kindness and consideration in abundance, indeed the Moon in this sign is incredibly caring, but we will prefer to help out at arm's length. The Moon in this sign will not make us worry about tradition as this is a sign of constant progress, therefore we'll be motivated to keep moving forwards looking for modern solutions to old problems. We will also do our own thing and follow our own path, rather than adhere to what we are expected to do.

The first planetary connection is a difficult one as Venus, the planet of love and values forms a nasty square to restrictive and harsh Saturn. This aspect will put a serious dampener on all kinds of relationships, and we may be criticised by a partner, or we may be the one who upsets our loved ones. We may feel let down, or we may fear that we aren't being loved as much as we should be. There may be a sense of disappointment and emotional stress that pervades throughout the day or we may be worried about finances and how we are going to pay for everything, as Venus as well as being the planet of love rules our finances too.

The Moon soon joins the party making a sextile to Venus and this increases the sensitivity that we pick up on. Now the Moon is in Aquarius therefore we are working on logic and not so much on feelings, so we will use what we know to try and diffuse and soothe any love, relationship or financial difficulties rather than relying on intuition and what we sense is correct.

Now there is a contradiction in planetary terms today as the Sun now makes a positive trine to Jupiter. The optimism and confidence here as well as the Moon Venus sextile will try to counteract the less than happy Saturn square to Venus, and we may think that we can pull things around, but as soon as we get our hopes up, they may be dragged down again. We could be subject to very up and down moods today, bright and bubbly one minute then in despair the next. I sense a rollercoaster of joy and pain that we may have to put up with as the day progresses.

The Moon forms a late sextile to Mercury, and at least we can verbalise what we are experiencing, and talk over the finer points of what is upsetting us or lifting our hearts. The level of communication is raised now, and we will be articulate, and able to speak through our concerns with others we trust and love. We will also listen well and with the Moon in an air sign able to network, and Mercury in direct Aries, we will be able to canvass opinion, we won't mince our words, or leave anyone in doubt what we really think. Tonight is a time that we will be able to get what is on our minds in the open, and hopefully we can discover solutions to the problems we faced...



Sunday, 11 March 2018

Astrology of the Day – Moon in Capricorn – Monday 12th March 2018


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Moon in Capricorn - Cutting our cloth accordingly

This is another day with the Moon in Capricorn, well for majority of the day at least. Today we go into the working week with a practical and dutiful attitude, ready to work hard and fulfil our ambitions. We will be able to prioritise and work out what are the most important tasks to get on with first, and if we find that we are having trouble we will soldier on bravely without asking for help. There will be little to no extravagance in our needs and desires now, and we will concentrate just on what we require, rather then anything that seems a luxury or beyond our means. Today we cut our cloth according to our needs.

Now the Moon makes a conjunction to Pluto early on today, and we will feel a quiet intensity and a desire to react by expressing our control of any situation. We could come across as pushy, obsessive or jealous depending on the situation, and we may either inspire others who have confidence in our judgement or abilities or stir up hostility in those who see us as a rival. Luckily, at the same time we will have our emotions in sync with our actions as the Moon will be making a sextile to the Sun at the same time, thus we look as if we know exactly what we are doing. We will be able to carry out everything with a smile on our faces and with confidence in our hearts as the Moon also makes a vibrant sextile to Jupiter too. This morning we will be able to achieve pretty much whatever we desire through the use of charm of this aspect allied to the the authority of the Capricorn Moon.

Into the afternoon and the mood becomes less predictable, as the Moon makes a square to Uranus. We could suddenly react to situations without being prompted, and we may become bored more easily than we were in the morning. Be careful not to enact any changes into your life now, as they may be done in haste and without thinking things through properly. Remember that short term alterations may be exciting for the moment, but they rarely last or aid you in the longer term. The Moon follows on to make a sextile to Chiron, and we can alleviate any upset or find the right words, actions or emotional responses to settle ourselves and others around us.

As the day comes to a close, the Moon moves into Aquarius and we take on a more logical and sceptical mood. We will start to question all that we are challenged by, and follow the course of actions that we know to be right. This is a day to take the attitude that it's better to be safe than sorry, and whatever chances we take will be calculated to benefit us rather than taken on a whim of fancy...


Saturday, 10 March 2018

Astrology of the Day – Mars trine Uranus – Sunday 11th March 2018


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Mars trine Uranus - Do the unexpected

The Moon remains in Capricorn today, a rather staid, serious and business like sign where we carry on emotional baggage on our shoulders, and tend not to share our problems with others. We will not want to accept help from others, even if we actually need it, and we will hide our insecurities through looking strong and capable, and putting on an act if needs be.

The Moon starts this day in a very difficult set of square aspects. It is closing in on a conjunction with Saturn and at the same time is is making a square with Mercury and Venus. It's best if I pull all of these aspects together. The Moon and Saturn in Capricorn make us for a little while incredibly serious, unwilling to show any vulnerabilities, and we might reject any interference from others. It's also an indication that we may be be disappointed in some way with someone as they let us down, or this aspect may affect our emotional state and well being making us feel low and unworthy. Now the multiple squares to Mercury and Venus could cause difficult discussions, demands or requests on us that we may have to accede to, or we may have to take a whole load of criticism on the chin. The squares to Venus may affect a relationship, a love partnership or there may be emotional differences of opinion over someone's values, and what they think is right and correct.

I mentioned yesterday that Mars and Uranus were forming a trine, and in the middle of the day it finally comes together in an exact connection. This may see us taking off the cuff direct instant action and decisions that others won't see coming. We may suddenly lose our temper and throw a tantrum, or pull a rabbit out of a hat. We may surprise, infuriate, inflict pain or incite wild passion in someone else. This aspect is as accident prone as it allows us to race around at high speed with precision and daring, the trick is to keep our wits about us, and not to take one too many chances.

The Sun later on completes a sextile to Pluto, and this aspect highlight matters of power, control and change. We may find ourselves in a position where we will try to assert our authority over something or someone, or we may try to enact a change that may be needed. We will be steadfast and strong willed, and if this comes in the middle of a difficult emotional situation I can see a stand off between you and someone else. If we are being a bit more flexible however, then we can incorporate useful changes into our lives today to make our relationships more lasting and stronger.

The final aspect of the day is a sextile to Neptune, a gentle aspect to a rather stressful and hectic day. We can use our imaginations to drift off now, so why not put on some music, watch a film, socialise and have a drink or just find a quiet spot and meditate for an hour. Now we can get in tour with our spiritual side and find a little peace. After this weekend is complete, we might just need it...



Friday, 9 March 2018

Astrology of the Day – Moon into Capricorn – Saturday 10th March 2018


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Moon trine Uranus - Electric emotions

The Moon finishes its transit through Sagittarius but before it does there are still several aspects for it to make. For two thirds of this day we will be in a generally optimistic mood, eager to progress, make new friends and we will get irritated if we are hemmed in or prevented from having the space we require. We will be happiest and emotionally content if we can get out and about to do our own thing.

Early on today the Moon makes a conjunction with Mars still also in Sagittarius, and our emotions will be very on edge and impatient. This connection will will find us wanting to do something positive, the need to achieve within us will be most important. Anything that slows us down or gets in our way this morning will gain our displeasure, or worse still the wrath of our tongue. We will not wish to compromise our our principles, and with Mars starting to make an exciting trine to Uranus, we may act rather erratically and hastily, on the look out for an opportunity to take a chance, and to do something new or novel.

The Moon follows on to make a trine to Uranus a little while later and the need within us to experiment and follow our own path only increases. We could be very impulsive, especially because of the connection to Mars, and also potentially accident prone, although our reactions will be rapid, and the speed of them may save your skin at the last minute. Be careful of electric shocks and breakages this morning. These connections could bring us into contact with unusual or talented people today who interest us.

The next aspect sees the Moon in a square to Chiron, the wounded healer and our impulsive nature may not be fine for everyone within our sphere of influence, as there is the potential in the middle of the day for some upset. If we suddenly lose our cool, our temper or act selfishly because of the rather volatile energy, we may also hurt someone unintentionally, so try to be careful not to be too egotistical or self-indulgent.

The Moon ends its passage through Sagittarius and moves into Capricorn, and we will feel a little less confident and a touch more reserved, and we may pull back from what we are doing. This position allows us to be more controlled, more calculating and definitely better organised. As the Moon moves into the first few degrees of the sign, it will make a square to Mercury. This connection later in the day makes us more critical, opinionated and sharp minded, and there will be an emotional need to speak up or communicate. If we disagree about something we will let others know about it. There is a nostalgic side to this link though, and we may be fascinated by matters of the past, family connections and news or letting people know what we have been getting up to recently. We may end the day in deep discussion with those we find intellectually stimulating for us...



Thursday, 8 March 2018

Astrology of the Day – Jupiter Retrograde – Friday 9th March 2018


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Jupiter turns Retrograde

The Moon in is Sagittarius, the sign that Jupiter rules and today will be a very Jupiterian day. Now normally Sagittarius and Jupiter bring about a sense of adventure, excitement and expansion into our lives. Jupiter expands our horizons and wants us to travel not only in a physical sense but in a mental one too, and through it's influence we may be encouraged to study, philosophise and seek religious enlightenment. Today however the tide turns, and we will start to experience a different side to Jupiter as the day goes on.

This Friday starts with the Moon making a square to Neptune, and this as I have explained before could be a tricky aspect to handle. It could be that we are emotionally confused or let down in some way, or maybe someone will promise us the earth, and then deliver very little? We could be plunged into a chaotic situation, or have to deal with something that is less than clear and transparent. Another manifestation of this aspect may be a through a problem or difficulty that has been hiding away from some time, and today creeps out of the woodwork and hits us between the eyes.

The next event sees Jupiter turning retrograde at 04.45am UK time. This is the first planet to turn to retrograde motion this year, as from the start of 2018 all the planets have been moving directly ahead. Now Jupiter stops in the sign of Scorpio, and we will start to expand and travel from within, taking all the lessons of the last two months and applying them to our mental and inner conscious state. Rather than looking for outside stimulation, we will now look deep inside us for inner joy, and in this we will have to go through a psychological transformation. What makes us content and settles us internally will be the most important thing to us now. Learning lessons that heal the situations that we find ourselves in, and incorporating them into or lives will be a theme of this retrograde, as Jupiter turns on the star Agena, in the constellation of Centaurus. We will also benefit and grow from making our lives simpler, so get ready to have a bit of a clear out in the next 4 months!!

The Moon forms a square to the Sun just afterwards and this can bring to the surface upsets and emotional difficulties between us and loved ones. This is the closing square of this cycle and we could be quite defensive and emotionally tetchy over the revelations brought about through the full Moon a few days ago. We may have to back down or compromise in a situation to bring it under some control.

Now there is one other star connection that starts to form today, a rather difficult one that you should be aware of. Mars, the planet of action, haste, positivity and sometimes aggression starts to enter the sting of Scorpio, a collection of stars that have a rather difficult reputations. The first of these is Aculeus, a nebula (like Facies that I explained in a post a few days ago) that is known for attacks. The Scorpion defends itself through use of its sting, and the Mars connection could precipitate force being used against us, either in a physical manner or through sharp angry verbal attacks that hurt immensely. I have seen in the world around us when a difficult or malefic planet such as Mars enters the stars in the sting of Scorpio a preponderance for attacks that make the headlines. These may be military ones, terrorist ones, or ones through sharp debate and stinging criticism. With Jupiter stationary, the potential for big attacks, maybe linked to religion, faith, diversity, culture or things we believe in may be high in the next couple of days.



Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Astrology of the Day – Moon in Sagittarius - Thursday 8th March 2018


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Honesty is the best policy

The Moon is in Sagittarius on a very quiet Astrological day. The Moon in Sagittarius is open and loves to be around friends enjoying itself, and there will be a need to socialise, not to be trapped in, and to enjoy life to the full. Our generosity knows no limits and we are in a mood for giving, not only in material terms but emotionally too. Even if we are tearing ourselves up inside, we won't want others to realise it, and the emotional optimism within us will always will always carry us through to the next opportunity. It is also rather direct too, very frank and tied to the truth, to the point of being as subtle as brick going through a plate glass window. How we react in telling things as they are may not be to the liking of everyone, but you won't worry about that so long as you are being honest about the situation.

The Moon through the day makes only two aspects, and both of these come in the early hours of the morning. These two aspects are two trines, the first to Venus and the second to Mercury. Through the trine to Venus we will be very aware of our relationship to other people, and we will also be very socially aware. Love will flow out of us now because of the easy way that our feelings will mesh with our emotions. This aspect will tend to make us just a little bit lazy, and we may have to motivate ourselves a little to get on with what we should. There is a great temptation to link up with and connect with those we love, our friends and close associates.

The trine to Mercury connected our emotions to our mind, how we thing, speak and communicate. There is a lovely sensitivity here that we will be able to tap into and express what we feel into words. There will also be one other thing we will be good at – being able to listen. We will be tuned in to the views and concerns of others, especially to women to female issues and to the family as well, and we will be able to make sense of what we hear and give suggestions that hopefully will be useful. This should be a day free of too many disruptions and upsets, and although we can never be totally sure, the ease of the connections today suggest that this may be a day where whatever we set in motion should move ahead without too many problems...

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Astrology of the Day – Moon in Scorpio - Wednesday 7th March 2018


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Calm in the eye of the storm

The Moon is in Scorpio through most of the day, and the energy brings a need for us to know exactly what is going on. The Moon in this sign is reclusive, secretive, guarded with with what it allows us to reveal, and yet it asks us to find out as much as we can about the motivations, movements and plans of others. You see, the Moon here wants us to be informed, as forewarned is forearmed, and if we know what's coming, then we can them protect ourselves from what is coming. That's the ultimate goal here, the need to survive.

The intensity level is high anyway through the Moon being in Scorpio, but it will be raised a level as it forms a sextile the the ruler of the sign of Scorpio, Pluto. This sextile actually will keep us calm, and we will be able to work well in a pressurised situation, keeping our calm even if hell is breaking loose all around us. We will feel a need to be close to others and sense an intimate bond, be it physical or mental.

The Moon then moves forwards to form a conjunction to Jupiter. This connection will lift our spirits and bring a smile not only to our faces but to others too. Through it we will feel an emotional drive to do something expansive, ambitious or to improve our knowledge in some way. We will also be open to learn something new, and go somewhere different and fly away. Being generous in praise and in a more material way will be second nature to us now, and we will be willing to help out should our assistance be needed.

There is a little disruption that we may encounter later in the day as the Moon forms as rather irritating inconjunct aspect to Uranus, and something that we were not expecting may get in the way, cause a breakage or force us to do something that we were counting on doing. Someone's intransigence or stubborn behaviour might be getting on our nerves, and upsetting us emotionally. Luckily this is followed by a trine to Chiron, and either we may realise the error of our ways, or we may get an apology from someone who realised that their actions was causing us trouble. There is a chance to kiss and make up, and if offered we should be in a position to accept.

The Moon's last act today is to move into Sagittarius, and the freedom and progressive energy we felt through the Jupiter conjunction will revisit us for the next couple of days. The energy now will be expansive, optimistic, candid and fun and there will be a need to learn, to explore and to push ourselves to the very limit.



Monday, 5 March 2018

Astrology of the Day – Mercury and Venus into Aries - Tuesday 6th March 2018


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Mercury and Venus into Aries - Green for Go

The Moon is moving within the confines of the sign of Scorpio all day, and our needs are now will be more immediate but initially hidden. We will require full and complete answers to all our questions and queries, and there will be an intense desire to complete all of our tasks and plans in a full and absolute manner, with no half measures allowed. Today we will have greater will and desire to succeed than before, and we will achieve our objectives.

The Moon just to add to the authoritarian feel that I just explained makes a sextile to Saturn early on today, and this just strengthens our resolve to work hard, do our best and to achieve everything that we want to finish and/or complete. We won't get very emotional about situations, but see them in a hard and rather cold hearted way. It may be tough for those who are more sensitive than we are, but this connection linked to the Moon in all or nothing Scorpio will urge us to in a less than subtle manner to seek positive results.

This is a day of switching priorities and energies and the first of these vital changes occurs as Mercury moves out of Pisces, and into Aries. This is a brand new cycle for the planet of communication, and through this shift of signs there will be much less waiting around for things to happen, and we will take the bull but the horns and ask for exactly for what we want. There will be a directness to the way we communicate, think and act, and for the next few weeks Mercury will be in this sign making us much more decisive than we were.

Taking the edge of things during the middle of the day, and adding in some extra love, compassion and sensitivity, the Moon makes a double trine to both Neptune and the Sun. There will be much harmony and peace through these aspects and we will be able to combine our emotions, intuition and the higher love inside us to soothe and comfort anyone who needs some attention.

There is one last change happening today and late on Venus follows Mercury into the sign of Aries. As I mentioned earlier on, Aries brings an immediacy to all that it affects and now the planet of love and our values is being affected. This chance will make us much more amorous in a direct and visible way, so we will have less patience will our partner or lover, and we will want to feel their love now, not yesterday or in a few days time. Venus is will take on a more immediate and hasty feel, and through this change we will want to swept off our feet and know that we are the most important person in the world.

As Venus follows Mercury, she also connects with the star that Mercury connected with yesterday, Scheat in the constellation of Pegasus. As I mentioned if you read my post on Monday, this is a star of intellect, and now we will find the communication within our relationships much more important and emphasised than before. If we don't feel that “connection”, then the swirling emotions of this star could upset and even jeopardise a relationship situation for us, putting it under strain if a partner is unable to properly communicate with you. It may be that you need a bit of independence within a relationship situation, and room to do your own thing. Venus also represents art and beauty, and you may be in a position to push your own creations now, and let others know about your individual work and talents.




Sunday, 4 March 2018

Astrology of the Day – Mercury conjunct Scheat - Monday 5th March 2018


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RMS Titanic

The Moon is in Libra at the start of today, and carried over from yesterday we will look for a peaceful and serene beginning to this new working week. We will be rather idealistic this morning, and we will do whatever we can to engender a harmonious atmosphere around us. If that means making sacrifices for others, or having to ignore and put up with the worst in other's behaviour to keep a settled atmosphere, then so be it.

The Moon makes a positive sextile aspect to Mars to start the day, and this will see us feeling emotionally alive and ready to take on the world. There is a slightly impatient feel around this aspect, and if anyone holds us up or gets in our way then we may feel mildly irritated. We can push forward this morning, and get on with our tasks with a will to succeed and do our best.

The Moon then makes an opposition to Uranus. A sense of breaking free will start to come over us or needing to take the bull by the horns, and do our own thing. We may not be take kindly to being told what to do, and we may be much happier to find or discover our own route this morning. This aspect will see our emotions more on edge than is normal, and we may react to the slightest provocation in the most unusual of ways.

There are three more aspect in very quick succession that occurs before the moon switches signs, These are all inconjunct aspects, firstly to Chiron, then to Venus and finally to Mercury, with like yesterday all three in a conjunction. This suggests a conversation or dialogue (Mercury) with a loved one or someone in a relationship (Venus) over something that is hurting us (Chiron), or having to change our position, or adapt ourselves or our values to something radically new or difficult that is facing us.

All this takes us up to Midday (UK time), and then the Moon moves into Scorpio. We have a much different vibe to contend with now, as from not being able to make a positive decision under the Moon in Libra, we suddenly find that we may be force to choose either way with no recourse for going back under the Moon in Scorpio. There is a heavier and more emotional feel about the second half of this Monday, and we will react with more intensity and passion to anything that faces us.

Mercury makes contact with the star Scheat in the constellation of Pegasus today, a star that is linked to the mind to intellect and to storms and sea disasters, according to the old star watchers of years gone by, and it is a fact that Mars was conjunct to this star at the launch of the Titanic. I think more to the point would be stormy emotions that test our mental endurance, and with the planet of the mind now on this star we may have to counter emotional situations that will test our resolve. This connection may also allow us to come up with new ideas or launch innovative solutions to situations that have been bugging us for a while. Remember if you are sending a new ship to sea, make sure you have back up plans or lifeboats ready, just in case a stray iceberg comes into view...




Saturday, 3 March 2018

Astrology of the Day – Sun conjunct Neptune - Sunday 4th March 2018


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Sun conjunct Neptune/Venus conjunct Mercury - Artistic inspiration

The Moon is in the sign of equality and diplomacy Libra for the whole of this day, and we may be focused on our partners and other people more than on ourselves. The Moon in this sign wants to avoiding emotional conflict at all times, and you may be constantly looking for ways of keeping everyone around you happy and content. This approach is lovely, but those who are more ruthless than you are may take advantage of your rather selfless nature.

Now the Moon early on today makes a double inconjunct aspect to the Sun and Neptune who themselves are forming a conjunction. Through these aspects you may feel slightly off colour or rather uncomfortable, and you may have to try and deal with a confusing or disintegrating situation, maybe as something that is going wrong and forcing you try and find a solution. Be careful too that you aren't being lead down the garden path by someone who wishes to take advantage of you.

The Sun as I mentioned soon after makes a conjunction with Neptune. This aspect will makes us all very impressionable. and it may weaken our resolve to achieve anything significant today. Today is more a day of dreams and imagination, and finding spiritual peace and solace, and we may be confounded and less than happy if we are caught up in hectic situations that need an organised attitude. Letting things flow and reacting to what is needed when it is needed, is how we will go about things best.

A little while later, Mercury and Venus make direct contact. This combines the planet of the mind with the planet of relationships, values and beauty. Now we may be in a mood to gossip about who is going out with who and find out what others are doing and getting on with. We may also be in a very creative mood, and you will be able to use the inspiration around in the energy of the day to your advantage in any projects or plans that require a level of artistry. Combined with the Sun Neptune conjunction, this will be a lovely day for performers, photographers, painters, musicians and any situation that requires an appreciation of colour, rhythm and form. It is very appropriate then that this aspect is one of the signatures of the Oscars that occur tonight (all these planets rule the world of performance, film, sound, design and imagination), as the movie world celebrates the best in their industry.

The Moon moves on to make an intense square to Pluto in mid afternoon, and those creative urges I mentioned can really come from deep in the soul, if you throw the considerable energy of this aspect into anything that you are doing. You may get obsessed by something or somebody now, so much that you lose all sense of proportion. Try to keep those intense emotions under control, and then you'll be able to make the best of the swirling emotions and feeling that are affecting us on this Sunday.

There is one other very important set of connections as both Venus and Mercury come together with Chiron making a conjunction. Through this triple conjunction is a message of wounds being healed this evening, hurts being tended and a message going out that such wounding behaviour will not be tolerated. In your life this is a tender-hearted link that can help to settle the difficulties of the past through talking with those that you love, and on a wider level, I suspect that this particular message of wounds being healed will emanate out from Los Angeles loud and very clearly.




Friday, 2 March 2018

Astrology of the Day – Moon into Libra - Saturday 3rd March 2018


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The Moon begins in the latter stages of Virgo and our quest to get things right continues, and even if we have some success we will tend to underplay it. We will show love and caring through doing things that of a service nature, such as little acts of kindness that through their thoughtful nature can actually make a big difference.

The Moon's first connections early today sees it making an inconjunct aspect to Uranus swiftly followed by an opposition to Chiron. Unexpected disruptions, unusual experiences or sudden accidents could make you think twice about how you are going about things and the opposition to Chiron may mean that you feel a little emotionally hurt or upset over what is going on now. In contrast your change of mood or ideas could make others uncomfortable and upset their plans.

The Moon then moves void of course through the rest of the night and as dawn breaks here in the UK she moves into the diplomatic sign of Libra. The Moon in this sign needs some harmony and everything to be in balance, and any shift of the scales one way or the other can get us acting to restore the situation back into equilibrium. The thing is that this Moon also does not want to get into a fight either because Libra is a sign of peace, therefore we refrain from doing what we should do, if we know we might get drawn into a conflict. We will naturally act as a mediator to calm down a situation if it starts to get out of hand to stop the emotional upset that it might cause us.

The Moon now in Libra makes just one aspect, and this is a square to Saturn. This is quite a tough end to the day and our emotions may be tested once again by something or someone who is critical of us, and what we are doing, We may be rather sensitive to anyone questioning us now, and it might be a good idea to find a little space for yourself, a place away from those who might hurt you. Some time to do your own thing this evening might be beneficial for you.

Now Mars makes contact with the main star in the constellation of Ophiuchus, Ras Alhague. This star is one linked to healing and also associated with sorting out social problems too, and this aspect indicates direct action could be taken to help those in trouble or those who require help in a difficult situation. It may be a good thing to be pro-active in giving assistance to those who need it now, and you may see the emergency services wherever you are such as the police, ambulance, fire and even the military called into action to solve a difficult situation.



Thursday, 1 March 2018

Astrology of the Day – Mercury trine Jupiter – Friday 2nd March 2018


Going away
Mercury trine Jupiter - Off on our travels
The Moon is in Virgo today, and we will be very much tied to the routines that we have to carry out, and in getting things precise and correct as we would want them to be. This is a rather modest connection, and in comparison to yesterday we will not want to be so demonstrative as we were. This is a connection where will will let our work and actions speak for themselves.

Just 51 minutes into this day (UK time) the Moon opposes the Sun and a Full Moon will be formed. I wrote extensively about this connection in my full Moon post yesterday, so if you are interested how it will affect us all, please refer to that article. There will be a link at the end of this post to refer to.

Following the lunation, the Moon progresses onwards to oppose Neptune. There is a sense of illusion and unreality that comes out of this opposition and our emotions or perceptions may either deceive us or maybe someone will instead. We may be gullible in this moment and open to suggestion, so try if you can to keep your wits about you.

The next aspect to perfect finds Mercury making a trine to Jupiter. This is an aspect of needing to communicate, a lot. Not much will shut us up now, the urge to speak about what is on our minds will be strong, and we will also want to get that message out as far and wide as we can. This is an aspect of knowledge, culture and faith too, and it may bring us the urge to travel of get away to far flung places, to take a trip or jump on a plane. We may wish to learn more about our chosen interest or eulogise to others about our faith or beliefs. We may be obsessed by the big idea, the overriding concept or the philosophical discussion.

The Moon makes a trine to Pluto in the middle of this day, and very soon afterwards it makes a square to Mars. There is intensity here in these connections, emotional irritability and we may over-react badly to anything or anyone that questions us. We may respond in a over quick or curt manner, and this could cause problems with others. To keep you from reacting this way, it would be good for you to keep active with something demanding to do. This will take your mind off other more troublesome situations, and give you some focus when you need it.

The Moon still has two opposition aspects to make before the day ends; ones to Mercury and then to Venus. We may be challenged now verbally or mentally in a relationship situation or over our values. Someone we love may question us, or ask something more of us. There could be tension in the air and we may have to apologise or make amends for a mistake we have made. One thing that the opposition to Mercury does allow us to do is to listen, and rather than us expressing our own position, it may be wiser for us to shut up and hear what someone else has to say.

The Virgo Full Moon of March 2nd 2018