Thursday, 8 January 2015

France mourns the Charlie Hebdo massacre


Yesterday at about 11.30am in Paris an unspeakable massacre against a satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and the clever and talented people who work in it saw the cold blooded murder of 12 people all in the name of religion. The attack shocked the world and the outrage it provoked has united a nation in support of free speech and the right to comment in the face of violence.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Saturn square Neptune – Gaining strength from our vulnerabilities.



I return back to writing after a most difficult end to 2014, a time when I faced a crisis of huge importance in my life. I in the past year have faced head on my vulnerabilities and inadequacies and yet I have found strength out of them. During that most difficult period I experienced a Neptune and Saturn conjunction, and at times I seemed powerless in the face of these two planets. Now after transiting Saturn has passed and that aspect is left behind I feel much stronger and reassured about the future. For all of us, the year 2015 will be dominated by these two planets hooking up in the skies above us in a very tense and difficult looking 90 degree square aspect. These squares come along every 17 to 18 years and much like the Saturn Neptune transit I faced I believe they weaken before resilience and fortitude is eventually found.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

German Unification - The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall


Twenty five years ago tomorrow, the symbol of communist rule over a huge swathe of Eastern Europe fell. At 18.57 hours in a press conference Günter Schabowski announced that the citizens of East Berlin could pass through the infamous wall into the Western half of the divided city unhindered. At that moment the barrier between East and West fell and freedom for the peoples of Germany was assured.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Mars conjunct Pluto - Never take no for an answer...


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Anyone who has this conjunction or maybe the trine, opposition or square in their own chart will understand the above statement as absolutely true. Anyone who has these planets linking up will have a very strong will, will have tremendous energy and determination at their disposal and you will be driven sometimes by an invisible force to achieve your desires at literally any cost. These people can throw common sense out of the window in the pursuit of a goal. There is a quiet and subtle desire for power as Pluto will drive the need for power below the surface, thus the potential for secret actions and manipulation is high. Here are actions fuelled by jealous rage and a need for ultimate control. These are a couple of really intense days that we are embarking on.

This combination of Mars and Pluto this time around are squared by Uranus, so there is an unpredictable and potentially shocking side to the energy affecting us all. Mars square to Uranus is very accident prone as the planet of energy and action challenged by the planet of disruption. This is a cardinal square too, so the desire to act positively is strong. I can see hugely unexpected occurrences that change the ground rules now, things that will make you sit up and really take notice. Will your desire to control a situation or to take things into your own hands encourage you to take highly unusual steps to achieve what you want? There is so many potential changes and so much tension that can occur under this double square. There could be anger, violence, sexual tension, subtlety, manipulation, jealousy, accidents, revolution and rebellion, brutality, perversity, innovation, invention, the use of power for good and for ill. You can use the energy here to propel yourself into a new dimension, or you can use it to be hugely destructive.

What I will say is that if you have planets in the middle degrees of any of the signs, then you are likely to see or experience some incidents this weekend that could be rather unexpected. It's your choice how you react to the situations that face you and it will be very easy to overreact, to be obstinate or inflexible and this may cost you, so use the energy wisely...

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