And we are here as on a darkling plain, Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,Where ignorant armies clash by night. From Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold. The closing lines of Arnold’s masterpiece remind us that, no matter our own propensity for thoughtful introspection, we nonetheless, like the peaceful denizens of a placid shore,... Continue Reading →
An awful night. I slept very badly because of a series of anxious dreams about flooding. At one point I was in a pedestrian plaza that I did not recognise: there were tall buildings on either side and I had to run to reach a footbridge before a great swathe of dirty water reached me.... Continue Reading →
BritFate: prediction methods explained in detail
Today's article will be something of an experiment. Because the time and effort required to produce these educational astrology articles is considerable, I am hoping to encourage a positive energy exchange with my readers (up to 800 a day!) so for major pieces I will produce the work in a PDF document which you can... Continue Reading →
The War of Earth and Sky
Saturn's opposition to Uranus reaches its excruciating zenith any moment now and I for one will be delighted to have the tension past its peak: like an overtightened violin string, it is sounding more than a few screechy notes in life's orchestra. Despite the inherent discomfort of this transit though, it can be leveraged, both... Continue Reading →
The Power of the Witness
Today I would like to focus on an issue highlighted by several comments and questions that I have received on this journal and by email. Here are two example questions which illustrate the broad principle I should like to expand upon: Jacque asks in response to Advanced Vulcanology: aspects of Pluto: "I have Sun... Continue Reading →
Pluto tee-square: move to defcon 3!
Later on today, I will be posting an extensive article, primarily about Mercury and Saturn, but before that happens, I have been extremely intrigued by the sheer number of astrological pointers that are cropping up in the news just now that specifically reference the Saturn-Uranus-Pluto tee-square across the cardinal points. Bill Clinton is undergoing heart... Continue Reading →
Outer planet transits: Christmas or crisis?
Transits are no big mystery. Even an arc or progression is simply a transit writ large on the life story and the transit itself, regardless of magnitude, is simply an opportunity to experience an ongoing evolution of nativity. Put another way, a transit is only an opportunity for experience, one that you weren't born with,... Continue Reading →
On the peregrination of Pluto and other such tragedies
As I have discussed in many articles previously, there is no better way to gain perspective on a planetary focus than to find an instance where it is overexpressed due to peregrination; usually this works very well, but in the case of Pluto, and to a lesser extent with Uranus and Neptune as well, the... Continue Reading →
The Astrologer’s Degrees, a Study of the Evidence.
Today I wish to look in some detail at a specific phenomena that is of great interest to the astrologer, the provocatively named "Astrologer's Degree." Provocative, not least because in binary thinking (which is ultimately commonplace even among astrologers!) it suggests an on-off state, it provokes the deterministic view that an ability for astrology can... Continue Reading →
Alan Watts, peregrination and the Uranus principle
Today I wanted to look at some of the astrological themes of spirituality and religious thought in a specific case; and since I don't really have any work today I am going to take a glance at the chart of a man, who for me, embodied some of the highest principles in human understanding of... Continue Reading →