Category: Adrian’s Articles 2000

The Truth is not the Truth

Four days after the election of Donald Trump, sales of 1984, the dystopian novel written by George Orwell, rocketed (Note 1), and it became a No. 1 bestseller. Clearly people were unsettled by the election of an obvious demagogue, and the puzzling resonance he found in democratic America. What may also have prompted this interest was the immediate manipulation of facts, which took place. For example, there was the extraordinary claim, made by his press secretary, Sean Spicer, that Trump’s Inauguration crowd was the “largest audience to ever witness an inauguration – period – both in person and around the globe”. Photographs showed that this was demonstrably false – the audience was relatively small – but the lie was compounded by a subsequent interview with Trump’s advisor, Kellyanne Conway, when she asserted that this description was true, it was simply “alternative facts.” (Note 2). Read More

The Nodes and Human Destiny

Eclipses must be getting even darker these days. The South Node of the moon has just conjoined Pluto on April 5th, 2019 and, moving backwards in its retrograde cycle, goes on to conjoin Saturn on May 2nd. Could this be why astronomers, using an array of telescopes from all points of the globe, were able to finally photograph a black hole? Read More

Post-Depression Worlds

Looking back at events in the 1930’s, you wonder how the world slid into war and why countries could not see the writing on the wall. But living in those times, nothing seemed clear and most experts got it wrong. The British and French governments, under Chamberlain and Daladier, were convinced that appeasement in relation to Franco, Mussolini and Hitler was the wiser course, and only lone voices like Winston Churchill’s stood out for a more muscular stance. Astrologers in Britain predicted that war would not come, whilst one astronomer said that with the unusual alignment of planets in the early 1940’s, if astrology was supposed to work, war should be a possibility. Read More

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