Astro Blog

Britain – the lonely isle

Listen to the news any day of the week for the last two years in the United Kingdom, and one subject rules them all. Even newsreaders are tiring of it, but as the fateful date of Brexit approaches – March 29th, 2019 – the tone is getting more and more desperate. Without agreement with the EU, the threat of a hard Brexit evokes fears of vast queues of lorries, goods spoiling at borders, shortages of pharmaceuticals, disruption of flights, renewal of troubles in at the Irish border and many other potential disasters. Read More

Walls – and their collapse

… a story of Saturn and Pluto

People can have strange tastes in politics. In seeking to explain a predilection amongst some voters for strongmen, researchers have come up with the idea of that there may be an “authoritarian” gene. Others point to the tendency for people who have had authoritarian fathers – as Donald Trump had – to be attracted to politicians and policies, which prioritize control and power. It appears that people with this predilection despise weakness in others, much as their own weakness was focused upon in their upbringing. (Note 1) Read More

Dynamic Horary. Part 4/4

Using the consultation chart

Use of the consultation chart combined with the birth chart radically improves the accuracy of the consultation, without you having to learn much more astrology than you already know. Whilst it can be difficult to answer specific questions using methods like transits, progressions, the solar return etc. when the horary chart for the consultation is used, everything suddenly gets much easier. Read More

Dynamic Horary Astrology – Part 3/4

It may seem revolutionary to say that the horary chart for the consultation is an essential part of the consultation process, but this chart has been part of tradition throughout the whole history of astrology. William Lilly was more apt to use the consultation chart than the birth horoscope, as were many other practitioners historically, if only because the date and time were sure, which was not the case with many births. In India, the Hora Shastra horoscope for the time of the consultation is used extensively by astrologers, when details of the birth are not known. Read More

Dynamic Horary Astrology – Part 2/4

In the middle of the 1980’s, the English astrologer Derek Appleby – author of the book ”Horary Astrology” – came to Copenhagen to teach a course. I was part of an enthusiastic group of students who participated, and inspired by the course we began to cast a whole array of horary charts asking all sorts of questions. It was amazing to see how well each horoscope reflected the situation, and it seemed that just as long as consciousness is focused on a moment of time, then the horoscope of that moment has to reflect what is going on in yourself and in the world around you. The same force that moves the universe moves people, and astrology is the method through which you can understand and interpret this correlation. Read More

Dynamic Horary Astrology: Part 1/4

(This is a series of four articles teaching explaining how psychological and horary astrology merge to create greater accuracy in the consultation)
In astrological tradition, techniques have been passed down through the centuries by highly skilled astrologers with a lifetime of experience in the field. Much of modern-day horary astrology has its roots in these great teachers, from Ptolemy (b. 100 AD) to Al Biruni (b. 973 AD) to William LIlly (b. 1602) up to renowned modern-day horary practitioners. Calculations in this past period were not as accurate as they are today, and the position of the Moon and other planets was frequently out by several degrees. Planets beyond Saturn had not been discovered. Interpretations were often explained in long lists with fixed rules for students to learn by heart. The concept of psychology and self-realization was basically ignored, and horary astrology was focused on outcomes, not explanations. Read More

Joy and Sorrow: Planets in Water

The elements in astrology – Earth, Air, Fire and Water – are the four cornerstones of astrological interpretation and they represent powerful states of being. When a client accesses these states in a pure way, then it becomes possible to map out the complex sequences of emotional and cognitive behavior and change outcomes. Each element represents a specific way of experiencing the world, and this will be reflected in thought, speech, feelings and action in the world. Read More

The Longest Journey in Human History

On Planet Earth, we revolve on our axis at 1000 mph, traveling around the Sun at 67,000 mph, whilst the Sun is traveling around the center of the Milky Way at a speed of 450,000 mph. Everything is revolving and spiraling through space, generating enormous gravitational and magnetic forces. Read More

Mercury: What to say and how to say it

Mercury is tricky, because it is the mind. That is why mythology had the baby Hermes (Mercury) creating mischief from the moment of birth, when he famously stole Apollo’s herd of cattle and lied about it, much to the amusement of the gods. Apollo is the Sun, and the interaction of Mercury and the Sun which are never more than 28 degrees away from each other in the horoscope is reflected in the constant retrograde and direct movement of Mercury in front of and behind the Sun in relation to Earth. Hermes played tricks on Apollo in mythology, just as the mind play tricks on self-perception in our own lives. Read More

Changes in the Middle East

Since the creation of Israel after the Second World War, the Middle East has been a cauldron of emotion, as states from Iran to Morocco have seethed at perceived injustice and at the post-war solutions imposed by the Allies. Huge financial benefits from the exploitation of oil reserves subsequently empowered these countries, giving them considerable leverage against USA. With the decline of oil in coming years, this leverage will ebb out. Globalization and the ubiquity of the internet and social media, along with the coming of age of the predominantly young populations of Middle Eastern countries will probably lead to a weakening of religious fundamentalism and a corresponding growth of liberalization. This is a recipe for change in the Middle East. Read More