Astro Blog

2014 – The Year Ahead

A high proportion of educated people in the West read or have at one time regularly read their sunsign horoscopes, and 75% of the are women. Sunsigns are simply based on the position of the sun at birth, which will be in one of the 12 signs, which are then evenly distributed in the population.  (Note 1) In the USA 33% of people actually believe in astrology, which may account for the fact that there are several millions websites dealing with the subject. Most of these people – that would be around 100 million – believe in astrology on the basis of sunsigns alone. Read More

David Cameron and the future of Britain

Some people are born lucky. Perhaps the British aristocracy has a special arrangement with the Cosmos, so that they are born into privilege according to the tradition of Divine Right, where the kings of England were chosen by God. At any rate, the British Prime Minister David Cameron has managed very well. With a lineage that can be traced back to King William IV who became King in 1830 Cameron was born into a rich and aristocratic family, went to the best schools, ending up in Eton, and finally graduated from Oxford with a first class honors degree in politics and economy. Read More

Embarrassing truths – and how to present them

The art of the astrological consultation has many facets.  First there has to be a mastery of the symbols and imagery of astrology – the signs and houses, the aspects, and the dynamic elements of transits and progressions for example. This could be compared to learning a language like Chinese, with its rich and symbolic pictograms, and perhaps it takes just as long to learn both subjects. If your study of astrology inspires you in the direction of taking clients, then a whole new set of skills have to be learned. For you may know how to explain the horoscope to people, but will you make a positive difference to the way they run their lives?  (Note 1) Read More

Francois Hollande and France

Perhaps it was not easy for Francois Hollande in his early years of politics, being married to the charismatic and popular Segolene Royale, who rose up in the ranks of socialist politics in France only to lose the presidential election to Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007. He was always seen as the secondary partner in that political marriage until very recently, and that cannot feel so good for a Leo. Then things changed for the man who the French media viewed as Mr. Normal and rather boring. He separated from Segolene Royale in 2007 and forged his own way to become the socialist party candidate, winning the presidency against Sarkozy in May 2012. Read More

The Future of the Dollar

Much was made of the August 1999 eclipse at the time, not least connected with the prophecies of Nostradamus, but when the eclipse actually occurred, the world did not end, at least not unless you lived in Izmit, Turkey, where an earthquake took place 5 days later killing about 17,000 people. (Note 1) Nevertheless, eclipses are said to sensitize degrees for years after they have taken place. The 1999 eclipse occurred at 18.21 Leo, whilst Venus was retrograde at 2 degrees Virgo. Several weeks later Venus moved stationary direct on the eclipse degree, which must have made that position extra sensitive. At least when Venus returned to that exact spot two years later – 18.24 Leo – the World Trade Center crumbled into dust.

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Germany and the Euro

If you ever hitchhiked around Europe in the 1960’s one of the things that would have irritated you is the fact that every time you crossed a border you would have to change your money. From the UK that meant pounds into francs, francs into guilders, guilders into marks and finally marks into kroner, if you were heading to Scandinavia. You lost money at every border. Although the British government, some would say very sensibly, maintains the independence of the pounds sterling, most EU countries today use the Euro, or have their currency pegged to the Euro, and this makes European trade stable and easy to administrate. Furthermore the creation of the EU has unified Europe to such an extent, that the kind of wars that destroyed Europe in the 20th century seem unthinkable in the 21st. Read More

Sun Sign astrology


Sun Sign astrology is a much-maligned branch of astrology. How can people be grouped into 12 categories and have generalisations made about them? Many people – and many astrologers – ridicule the idea. Yet much simpler generalizations exist and are accepted. What about naive generalizations about being “introvert” or “extrovert”. Or about being “typically” American, French, Indian etc. Read More

Your age and what it reveals – Part 1

It is amazing how much can be inferred about a person, even without knowing their horoscope. Any proficient sun sign astrologer knows how powerful the sun alone is in a sign, and how the sign ruler of the sun sign, in its orbit around the sun and interaction with the other planets, reliably provides background information about what is going on. In the first few months of 2012 for example, Mars was retrograde in Virgo. For Scorpios this is a solar 11th house placement, which means that constant reorganization in connection with groups has been a feature of this period, whilst for Aries, this is a solar 6th house placement, reflecting struggles in connection with the work environment and colleagues. Likewise Aquarians and Capricorns are sure to feel major changes as sign ruler Saturn moves from Libra to Scorpio on October 5th and they will find themselves profoundly affected by Saturn’s immediate trine to Neptune just 6 days later – a trine that will last well over a year. That should soften up the ambitions. Read More

The Future of America

On November 6th 2012 the future of America will be decided by the clash of Democrats and Republicans, as Barak Obama seeks to stave off the challenge of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. At the time of writing the population of the USA is evenly split. Republicans are determined to reverse the health care legislation that was the crowning achievement of Obama’s first presidential period, claiming that forcing people to buy health insurance is just another tax. In a country historically suspicious of government interference, the view amongst Republicans is that people should be free to choose. Read More

Trends in 2013

As we enter the year 2013 – having survived the predictions of the end of history (as some people have interpreted Mayan astronomy) – the populations of the world are perhaps beginning to get accustomed to an atmosphere of crisis. The struggle for the survival of the Euro continues, and the whole European ideal, which truly sprang from an earnest desire of politicians in France and Germany to forever avoid new wars in the mid-1950’s is being questioned. The US continues to hover between recession and growth, China is battling with leadership change and the consequences of an overheated economy. Recession in the west creates problems in the developing countries, and only a few economies seem to be thriving, particularly Russia and Brazil. The Middle East is in turmoil; Iran is still perceived as a threat.  So when will we see improvements? Read More