Astro Blog

BAD HAIR DAY?

If you are gravitating towards the right in politics, or even to the far right, then it’s important to do something with your hair. What appears to work here in the 21st century – if you are a man – is a fine and perhaps unruly mop of hair, if possible blonde. Do this whilst Uranus is still in Aries . Read More

Freedom of Speech

They say the pen is mightier than the sword. The powers that be have feared satirists for centuries, and there have been many attempts to bully them into silence. In the 18th century, Voltaire, who for a period had to live in exile in London, was one of the most famous, renowned for ridiculing the French king and Catholic Church. Charlie Hebdo, the Paris-based satirical magazine continues the same tradition, skewering religious fundamentalism and political power abuse. Read More

ASSANGE AND WIKILEAKS

When it comes to secrets, there is nothing like Water signs, who are famously silent. Scorpio keeps secrets best, and not even torture can get them to spill the beans. Cancers are loyal, and will never betray a loved one. Pisces may blab a bit, but they are masters of the smokescreen, and only another Water sign can decode their smoke signals.

Which makes Julian Assange, editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, pretty good at his job. Born with Sun in Cancer in the 8th house, he is a person who likes to delve deep, a fact only strengthened by the Sun’s close trine to the Moon in Scorpio in the 12th house. Assange is a denizen of a secret world, and cyberspace and the dark web are the territories he inhabits, thrives in, and breathes life into. 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

Client Stories as Metaphors

This article is also available as a video and talk at www.astrologyuniversity.com

“As soon as clients say something, they start revealing the meaning of their horoscope. When they tell a story, then they may be revealing a theme that has affected them for their whole life. Stories form themes, like pearls on a string, traceable to a key experience, which formed their character. Adrian will show how to identify aspect patterns that correspond with stories, leading to a new understanding of a transformative core experience.”

Really, anything we do or say, at any moment in time contains detailed information about who we are. Quite apart from the micro-expressions and body language, which reflect what we are really thinking, even the casual remarks we make, and the stories we tell, reflect deep experiences from the past that have formed us. As we go about our daily lives, walking down the street, meeting people, in the office, shopping or whatever, the universe is performing an exquisite interactive dance with us, and although we see ourselves as separate, we are as one. Everything and everyone that we attract into our sphere has a connection with our past, as we build up a life story, which we constantly reinforce in the telling. These are the stories the client tells the astrologer, and that the astrologer sees reflected in the horoscope – a spiral of related events which have their roots in our past. 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

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

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 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