Showing posts from April, 2010

The UK Election - The Election Day Chart

The polls open in the UK general election at 7am on May 6 2010, so I thought it would be an interesting exercise to look at the chart for polling day.

I’m using the basic principles of Mundane Astrology here. For more info on what the planets and houses represent in Mundane, see

The chart is set for 7am, the time the polls open on election day.
Chart data: 6 May 2010, 07.00 BST, London. Placidus Houses, Mean Node

The Country and its People

The first house represents the general condition of the country and its inhabitants as a whole, as we go to the polls. The 1st is ruled by Mercury, which is weak because it’s Retrograde and in the 12th house. As a country, we’re not in great shape as we go to the polls, we feel like the country is coming undone and secrets are being kept.

The people, the common voters, are represented by the Moon. The Moon is in the 10th house in the fixed sign of Aquarius. The 10th house is a good position for the Moon in the chart for an election da…

Saturn Opposition Uranus - All Change

Think back to late 2008, when the current series of Saturn-Uranus oppositions began. How the world has changed! The credit crunch; the banking crisis; political changes, scandals and upheavals; recession; job losses; calls for political and economic reform….we are living through times of massive change, for sure.

I suspect there aren’t many of you reading this who haven’t been affected directly or indirectly by the events of the last couple of years or so. As we come to the fourth of the five current Saturn-Uranus oppositions, the final one in Virgo and Pisces, this is a good time to review what’s changed in your life and to ask yourself how you feel about where you find yourself right now.

Did you initiate and control the changes that have occurred in your life, or were the changes thrust upon you and your loved ones by circumstance? Have you wanted to make changes, but felt blocked by external forces or by your own fear or uncertainty?

For some of you, this process of change has been/…

Taurus Talks

As the Sun moves into Taurus, here are some quotes from a few famous names that reflect their Sun in Taurus and their Moon sign too - enjoy!
I don't have a sense of entitlement or that I deserve this. You'd be surprised at the lack of competition between nominees - I think a lot of it's imposed from the outside. Can I have my champagne now?  Cate Blanchett, Actress – Sun in Taurus/Moon in Aries
I find it a great antidote... lipstick and mirrors and hairspray.  Joanna Lumley, Actress – Sun in Taurus/Moon in Taurus
He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.  Sigmund Freud, Psychologist – Sun in Taurus/Moon in Gemini
I recorded the song live in front of an orchestra, and yes, I was very moved, I was in tears.  Burt Bacharach, Composer – Sun in Taurus/Moon in Cancer
I was a personality before I became a person - I am simple, complex,…

Chiron in Pisces - Water Over Rocks

With Chiron moving into Pisces*, I have been preparing to write a post about Chiron for some days now, but felt blocked, despite preparing pages and pages of notes.

The key word most of us associate with Chiron is healing and it’s very easy to predict that in Pisces, Chiron’s healing themes comes to the foremost, presenting us with a great opportunity for healing on a collective and personal level.

But Chiron, Pisces and life just isn’t as simple as that, so this morning I decided to meditate on some of the themes of Chiron in Pisces and a very interesting image came to me, an image of crystal clear water running over rocky ground, on the face of it a calm, restful image.

However, I have also been thinking about the meaning of discomfort these past few days and I had an ‘aha’ moment which brought these two ideas together. You see, for all its themes of healing, Chiron is also an uncomfortable energy. In the myth, Chiron was wounded. Only able to heal himself partially, he was fated to…

Astrology Proved by Scientists!

It's the news astrologers have been waiting for for centuries!
Professor of astrophysics, William Kapteyn and his PhD student Alex Whitehead, have accidentally proved astrology, it has been alleged.
The Professor had been conducting controversial research which involved artificially re-creating in his laboratory the magnetic energies of the solar system planets of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. He then tested each of these environments on laboratory rats.
Rats It was Whitehead, who first noted that the rats’ behaviour differed according to which planetary energy they were exposed to. He found that when the rats were exposed to the energy associated with Venus, they tended to spend more time grooming themselves and each other than would be considered normal. Those exposed to Mars’ energies tended to be more aggressive and sexually active. Rats exposed to the re-created Mercury energy become fidgety and more visibly nervous. Under Jupiter’s magnetic energies the rats …

Aries New Moon: Clear Your Head

Welcome to the Aries New Moon, the first New Moon of the astrological year!

This lunation is a good one for clearing your head (Aries rules the head) and moving forward.

Here are a few simple and easy ways to clear you head that you can do now!

Exercise: Walk or run. Do it fast! Get into the zone.
Practice your breathing:
There’s a very simple but effective breathing exercise in a recent post. Especially good for those impulsive, fiery ‘Aries’ moments! Click on this link and scroll down
Keep things simple in what you eat and the way you work. Get straight to the point in your interactions with others.
Have a laugh! There’s lots of humor on the astrology blogs this month. Check out these fun links: ht…

Astro Giggles

A couple of classic 'Moon' clips from the fabulous Mighty Boosh:

Baby's First Words
Aries: Now! Taurus: More food! Gemini:  (whatever it is, it will be a lie) Cancer: I love my Mummy Leo: Me, me, me! Virgo: Ughhh, dirty! Libra: Pretty mirror Scorpio: (not so much a word, more an evil laugh) Sagittarius: (too busy learning to walk to have any patience for talking) Capricorn: Daddy Aquarius: (first word was unrecognisable, parents think it was in some kind of alien language) Pisces: Bottle please
Life's a battleground. Here's how opposing signs go to war against each other:
Aries vs. Libra - a charm offensive Taurus vs. Scorpio - loooong, slooooow, very strategic Gemini vs. Sagittarius - a war of words Cancer vs. Capricorn: fighting for control of the home land Leo vs. Aquarius: the winner takes the crown, but only Leo will wear it. Aquarius will donate it to charity.  Virgo vs. Pisces: its all about martydom and sacrifice

Saturn and Pluto (and the power of Re-)

The Planetary Movements

On 6th April Pluto turned Retrograde (Rx) at 5 degrees of Capricorn. Pluto will remain Rx until 14th September, turning around at 3 degrees of Capricorn.
On 7th April Saturn, already Rx since 13th January, moved out of Libra and back into the sign of Virgo. Saturn will turn direct on 30th May and will finally leave Virgo on 21st July.
What Does This Mean?
Well, this shift in Saturn and Pluto asks us to review some of the personal and global issues we’ve been facing during the ongoing Saturn-Uranus oppositions which started in late 2008 and the Saturn-Pluto squares which started in late 2009. For so many of us, our lives have changed in the last couple of years, in some cases dramatically. Generally speaking, all these changes and disruptive influences haven’t, so far, made us feel liberated or secure. Quite the reverse, they have made us feel restricted and reined-in, while at the same time forcing us to perform a very delicate and tenuous balancing act in order to…

How Did The Tarot Pack Cross The Road?

Donna Cunningham, astrologer and the inspirational driver behind the Cardinal T-Square Blog-A-Thon, sent me a welcome reminder a week ago that life on earth these days isn't just about hard work, disruption, upset and restriction, despite evidence to the contrary! Oh no, life can be masses of fun too and April is National Humor Month, a great excuse to see and to celebrate the funny side.
Now at first, my Capricorn Sun, ravaged by transits from Saturn and Pluto, was very sceptical, too tired, miserable and heavily burdened to even consider thinking up some funny stuff to post. What on God's good earth is there to laugh at? Not a lot, that's for sure! But then, my Mercury in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Gemini got talking behind my Sun's back, as per usual. They sure do love each other those two, a proper little mutual admiration society all to themselves! But in the end my Sun thought they came up with a couple of good ideas (especially compared to the weird stuff my Venu…