Astro Blog

Trends For 2016

Looking back at 2015 we can see that some of the extremism we witnessed from 2011 – 2014 connected with the rare set of tense interactions between Uranus and Pluto (something that last took place in the 1930’s) abated, even though there were and still are extreme manifestations of the ideologically extreme views, which this combination evokes. Read More

Trump versus Clinton – You’re Fired?

Right now about half the voters in America want Donald Trump to win the November 2016 US presidential election, and half want Hillary Clinton to win. Generally, women, college educated, and minorities are rooting for Clinton, and white males support Trump. It is the last chance for the latter, because demographic dynamics in the US show minorities growing and working-class white males decreasing in number, so it is a gamble for Trump, and Trump loves his gambles Read More

The 45th President of the United States

(This article was written in April 2015 and was printed in the excellent astrology magazine “The Mountian Astrologer” in June of that year. I subsequently forgot to put it up on my site, but with the November 2016 election imminent, it is worth reading – Adrian)

First there was Bush senior, then Clinton (Bill), then Bush junior and currently the Obama interlude. Could it soon be Clinton (Hillary) in an amazing sequence of political musical chairs, or could the Bush dynasty sweep up the winnings with a third member of their family, Jeb Bush? The race for the November 2016 US election is now definitively on, with the announcement by Hillary Clinton that she was running for president. (Note 1) Read More

THE 2017 TRUMPORAMA

The big event as 2017 starts is the inauguration of President Trump. (Practice that word “pres-i-dent”.) This takes place on January 20th at 12.00 in Washington, and channels the extraordinary pattern of Jupiter/Uranus in opposition, both making harmonious contacts with Saturn in Sagittarius from Libra and Aries respectively. This is a pattern that repeats and has relevance up to August 2017, configuring exactly with Trump’s Sun/Uranus conjunction in Gemini opposing the Moon and in trine to Jupiter. With Uranus in Aries, this shows the maverick and outsider trends currently affecting the world, at least until Uranus enters Taurus for a seven-year period in May 2018. Read More

PREDICTIONS FOR A NEW AGE

A few centuries ago, the only way people travelled through the air, was when they foolishly fell off mountains or high buildings. Imagine the astonishment and awe then, when the Montgolfier brothers staged the first manned balloon flight in front of Louis XV1 of France in Versailles on September 19th 1783. “Manned” may not be the correct word; there was a duck (could handle flight) and rooster (maybe could not) and a sheep (probably would die), who all returned safely to Earth after an 8 minute flight reaching 1500 feet. This happened two years after the discovery of the first outer planet, Uranus, which is associated with innovation, explosion and revolution. In this way a new, third dimension was added to human experience. Here in 2016 there are about three quarters of a million people in the air at any given time, flying fast and at high altitudes, and this change has happened in the space of just over 200 years. Has anything as dramatic as that happened in any other 200-year period in history? Read More

Astrology and Statistics

Astrology is tricky. Just when you think you have a solid and reliable interpretation, things change. Interpretation in astrology is like trying to hit a moving target, and that moving target is Time itself. Perhaps this is why trying to come up with scientific or statistical results, which prove astrology, is such a challenge. Read More

REGREXIT

Sometimes it is good to get things wrong – and on June 23rd 2016 everyone got it wrong. Even the bewildered Brexiters – those who voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union – woke up dazed and confused the morning after. Theirs was a protest vote. Everyone who “counted”, that is the media, the politicians, the business elite, the experts who knew what was best for Britain, could not comprehend what had happened. But the truth was simple: if you had money, you voted in, if you didn’t you voted out. Read More

BREXIT

(This article was written in March and printed in The Mountain Astrologer in May 2016. Now I am making it available here.)

David Cameron is clearly a nice guy. Wouldn’t you be, if you had Libra rising with Venus in Libra, just like lovable Bill Clinton? He is also a person born in the lap of privilege and luxury, educated in Eton and subsequently Oxford, which is well reflected by his Moon in Leo on the 11th house cusp conjoining Jupiter. He has launched Britain on two potentially disastrous referendums – the Scottish vote on independence in 2014 and the imminent vote on June 23rd 2016 to decide whether the UK will remain in the European Union. Perhaps, when you are a strong Libran type, you just like asking people to decide things for you. Read More

The Greatest – Muhammed Ali

I remember when Cassius Clay made his entry into my boyhood. There was this huge and brutal heavyweight champion of the world called Sonny Liston, who apparently had connections to the Mob, and who demolished his opponents with mighty blows in the 1st round of his fights. Then comes Cassius Clay, saying in pre-match interviews “Somebody is going to die at the ringside tonight”, and I thought – everyone thought, because there were 7-1 odds against Clay – that that would probably be this 22-year old big mouth. “When I am finished with him, I’m going to donate him to the zoo.” – says Clay. Right.  (Note 1.) Read More

Putin the Great

You shouldn’t get the wrong idea about Vladimir Putin. Russians love him, and that’s good. Isn’t it? The most reliable poll in Russia from the Levada Center measured his popularity at 83% after the annexation of Crimea, whilst back in 2013 it was at a record low of 30%. (Note 1)

It seems fair to conclude that there is a universal sense of having been sidelined or humiliated in Russia, since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and of being treated like a second-rate nation. The recent prominence of Putin on the world stage, which has come with his military adventures into Ukraine, has raised his esteem in the eyes of the ordinary Russian because they want to feel their country is glorious again. Read More