Tuesday, 22 April 2014
This conjunction occurs at 14.30 degrees Aries and is active now and until 31st May.
This is an interesting star connection that we haven't seen for the best part of 80 years as Uranus makes contact with the star Alpheratz in the beautiful constellation of Andromeda, which includes the fabulous Andromeda spiral galaxy. Gorgeous, isn't it? You can see the movement and speed of this lovely formation, and this star is very similar. The Greeks saw Andromeda as the beautiful princess and virgin who was chained to the rocks and required a hero to save her. In those legends this was the warrior Perseus, with sword in hand and these two constellations sit side by side in our night's sky. Andromeda is a symbol of female fertility waiting for her lover to come to her side. This star is connected to freedom, to speed and the love of movement. It is a star of independence and it is connected to decisive action.
As you will know, Uranus is the planet of revolution, or overturning the status quo, of challenging authority and looking for a fresh way of doing things, and all of us as this Cardinal Cross is hitting will be motivated to take a look at ourselves in the mirror and to work out where we can start to move ahead. Times have been tough recently and the opportunity to unchain ourselves from the rocks that we have been tied to will be hard to resist. Whether it is getting a new job, making an important decision about a relationship, moving house, sorting your finances out or even changing your personal attitudes, this connection wherever it is is in your chart can see some fresh new air blowing into your life.
I mentioned independence and decisive action, and looking at the world's hot spot in Eastern Ukraine this connection does give a clue to the prevailing mood that will be more and more prevalent in the coming weeks. I think that Eastern Ukraine will fall and eventually separate away, leading in the end to Russian rule. One other prediction that I will make as well. The United Kingdom's North Node is at 14 degrees Aries, and with European elections coming along in May, look for a big anti EU vote to come out on the back of this conjunction. Furthermore, the UK has it's own independence situation to deal with soon, the future of the Union of Scotland with the rest of the UK. This connection will be active as the vote for Scottish independence occurs on 18th September as Uranus returns retrograde to this star. At that point, I see the UK splitting and Scotland voting to go their own separate way. You heard it here first...
This conjunction is now active until 25th April 2014 and is exact at 13:39 degrees Libra.
This conjunction is one of the more difficulty ones in the night skies as Mars the planet of action and force gets to 13 degrees Libra, the degree connected to Algorab, the main star in the constellation of Corvus the Crow.
The crow has always been seen as a messenger of difficult news in mythology and this star is no different as it takes on the attributes of the crow. Crows are clever, cunning, scavengers, see as malevolent and bringers of bad tidings. Connections to this degree point have been proved to be connected to terrorism in the past and the Twin Towers attack had Mercury and the Ascendant bang on this degree. The phrase kill or be killed has been connected to Algorab, sullying the reputation of this difficult star.
Mars arriving here doesn't lessen the danger, especially as it is part of the Grand Cardinal Cross that is almost exact this minute. The torture and murder of a politician in Eastern Ukraine today is classic Mars conjunct Algorab, stirring up tensions even more in the embattled European country. Russia just shrugs her shoulders and watches as the seeds sown at the 15th March new Moon at the time of the Crimea elections grow into vicious and seemingly uncontrollable separatism. These are dangerous times, and this conjunction of Mars on Algorab comes along to add fuel to the fire, just as I predicted last month.
I wonder if this unsettling combination has caused an upset or a radical change in your life as it opposes Uranus, and squares Jupiter and Pluto? Let me know please...
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
There has been an awful tragedy in the seas south of the South Korean mainland. A ferry travelling from Incheon to the island of Jeju sank just before reaching it’s destination, a distress call was given out just before 09.00 am local time. The ferry to all reports had 459 people on board, many of whom were young high school students. At the latest reports two people have died but a shocking 295 are still missing, indicating to me that this ferry capsized very quickly and without much warning.
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Last year in February a week after the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp I wrote the following article. I am republishing it now as the trial of Oscar Pistorius continues. The views held and comments I make in the following article come from the Astrology that I saw at the time, and it is interesting to read what I though then compared to what we know now. I hope you find it a fascinating read…
A picture of happier times. I don’t know when this picture was taken, but at this point in their lives Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp looked very content in each other’s company. They appeared the perfect couple and in South Africa they were seen that way, but now their relationship will remain infamous for evermore. I have waited a few days to let the dust settle before having a closer look at how they related as people on the astrology chart and what activated the awful events of Valentine’s day at Oscar’s home.