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  • 24th October 2017

    You can now order my astrology e-book direct from my main site front page, selfhelpastrology.com just by a single click for the introductory price of 99p. Or here is the actual kindle link: http://amazon.eu/9h1flGc

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  • 2nd October 2017

    I will be there giving my personalised astrology readings. There is FAR more to this than just your star sign!

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  • 10th September 2017

    Next weekend, the 16th and 17th of September, marks the first Newark Well-being Show under the new ownership of LizIan Events. I will be there, as always, in my role of personal astrologer, and I have cast an astrological chart for the weekend. This captures the planetary transits around for the duration of the show and is general to everyone, be them organisers, exhibitors, or members of the public. By linking the event chart to an individual’s chart you can then get a pretty good idea of what he/she/them will expect from the show. However, as a general overview chart it is fascinating. The most important factors of any astrological chat are the four mathematical angles: ascendant, descendant, Midheaven (MC), and foundation point (IC). For this chart the planet Uranus sits exactly on the descendant. Now, in a chart of this nature, the descendant refers to the populace: our audience, if you like. The main keywords for Uranus are EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED, so that bodes very well for an exciting, unusual, and in some way unorthodox show. The energies will be vibrant and different, and because Uranus directly opposes Jupiter, who sits very close to the other end of this axis, the ascendant, the overall event gets even better, as Jupiter is the benefactor in astrology, the planet that expands whatever it touches. The ascendant can be viewed as the umbrella of the whole chart, or the whole event, taking the entire picture under its fortuitous umbrella. And the Moon – very much associated with the well-being and general caring, nurturing flavour of the Community, is placed at the top of the chart, very close to the Midheaven, indicating where the event is going. With all these energies, it is certainly going somewhere. Come along and take part in all this Jupiter/Uranus energy: have fun, learn about all the different topics on offer at the show, attend some talks, have some readings, and if I may just add on a personal note..... astrology is ruled by Uranus. So I should be on top form – no pressure then! With three of the four angles activated by heavenly bodies, this is a very rare chart – very seldom does this happen. Variation on a Meatloaf theme then: three out of four ain't bad!

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  • 5th July 2017

    Depending on how pronounced Aquarius and/or Uranus are in your individual birth chart right now, communication could cause problems for you, as the Uranus energies strive towards ever different avenues of looking at things. This is all down to a Uranus-Mercury square. Mercury is the planet of the mind, and Uranus NEVER does convention. Squares are challenging, meaning that your thoughts, plans, and ideas could be all over the shop! At the least different, maybe bizarre or even rebellious. This ongoing transit is particularly strong right now.

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  • 29th June 2017

    Mercury and Mars conjunct right now. This is always one of my favourite transits because it brings together the get up and go go go energies of Mars with the alert, logical, and analytical communicative energies of Mercury. Make things happen! And in Cancer the Mars energy is not going to be too volatile, adding a wholesome caring attitude.

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  • 22nd June 2017

    A current t-square involving Mars opposition Pluto both square Jupiter is very likely responsible for the upset many of you are querying recently. Jupiter expands whatever it touches , so on the receiving end of the challenging unbalanced energies of Mars-Pluto it simply exaggerates the whole caboodle. Depending on your individual chart, one or more of the three planets will be more strongly felt, but the Mars-Pluto opposition can be really nasty even by itself. Pluto intensifies situations, adding obsessive must do at any cost scenarios. Mars is the planet of war, and these two combined is potentially very volatile. Power struggles, conflict, and acts of violence could result. And Jupiter simply makes it all the worse. Even the great beneficiary has his down side.

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  • 10th June 2017

    I must add something here between the two days of the Lincoln Well Being Show before my internet conks out AGAIN!!!!!! As soon as I walked in this morning I knew the energy level was back up where it belongs and there was a truly harmonious feeling present. Get over tomorrow if you've not already been - experience the energies for yourselves and check out your astrological birth chart with yours truly. Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln - the Epic Centre. Be there or be square!

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  • 16th May 2017

    Repeated from last September - things have improved NIL!!!! The lack of posts on the SHA Facebook page - and updates directly to my website as well as responses to queries posted on there - are a direct result of a major ongoing internet problem, which you may have heard me going on about previously. The internet is regularly down and I lose masses of time because of this, and have to resort to 'borrowing the internet' from elsewhere. With no permanent solution as yet (it is a very long, detailed technical story that could only happen in deepest Lincolnshire, which is in a time loop in the 1950s) I thought it only right to post something to this effect WHILST I CAN!!!! Normal service WILL be resumed, but I'm not sure in what century! Readings sent via the internet are not affected as this is where I 'borrow the internet' .All very cloak and dagger!

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  • 13th March 2017

    The Mansfield Show this weekend. Always an excellent event. Come along and try out REAL astrology, instead of the generalised newspaper horrorscope stuff. Birth chart analysis, forecasts, relationship compatibility, etc. If you've already had a reading before, keep your chart up to date with a top up forecast. My talk will be to publicise my long awaited e-book Shooting Off On An Astrological Tangent.

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  • 6th March 2017

    This Saturday, 11th March I shall be exhibiting at the Stowbridge Mind Body Spirit Fayre, near Downham Market, Norfolk. I have done this small show for the last few years and it has a lovely, vibrant energy. If you are in the area I strongly suggest you come along, if only to find out what TRUE astrology is all about: there's far more to it than just your star sign!

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Blog Articles

  • How can you follow your chart if it isn't yours anyway?? A theory on TWINS.

    I have always held a definite uncertainty regarding the charts of twins, even more so triplets, etcetera. In my early years of studying astrology I was quite happy going along with the fact that there is usually a significant difference between the twins, which can be easily traced back to a definite planetary, house, or sign difference between the charts, more so when a decent amount of time ...

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  • More on the subject of PLANETS ON THE FOUNDATION POINT

    The following blog is an extract from my forthcoming book, which sets out to approach specific astrological topics as a series of tangents, often utilising actual real life anecdotes to get the point across. Let us examine the foundation point angle aka I.C. or nadir. Much of my client work is carried out with newcomers to astrology, and the last thing they want to have to face is a load of ...

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  • Jupiter-Pluto Quincunx Acting as per Mercury Retrograde?

    So many people in recent weeks have asked me whether Mercury is again retrograde, due to very noticeable technology and communication issues going awry, that I have decided that there must be something up there upsetting things very much in the same manner associated with Mercury retrograde. Indeed, I have myself recently suffered from many ongoing problems, mostly of a technological ...

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  • Since Mercury went direct

    Since Mercury went direct at the beginning of July, it gave Saturn – also retrograde – much more chance to really focus on what it is infamous for: restrictions, delays, fear, uncertainty, lack of self esteem, etcetera. For anyone who, like myself, is heavily influenced by Saturn, the month so far has likely been very much a mix of those key words, and is likely to continue so until the 20th ...

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  • A THEORY ON MARS DIRECT

    Many people are contacting me, either because they are recently finding themselves acting in an out of character more aggressive manner, or more likely find themselves on the receiving end of over-assertive or aggressive behaviour. This is obviously down to Mars and got me thinking. My theory is very simple and straightforward, but still worthy of mention. As mentioned in my previous blog, Mars ...

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  • THE GRAND CROSS OF APRIL-MAY 2014

    This is an extremely powerful astrological feature that is around from the 6th April until the 7th May. It can be clearly discerned from looking at the chart’s aspect lines in the centre of the wheel, where you will notice a red square pattern formed by two sets of oppositions that form a cross shape. It is sometimes referred to as a Grand Square. Four (or sometimes more) planets are spaced ...

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  • Saturn ­Pluto combined transits

    The triple connection of three very strong Saturn transits on my natal chart at the moment has prompted me to share the effects of this combined energy with you, as I feel it is so profound and is a classic case of whereby a highly positive transit can become totally engulfed by more challenging ones. I always say when compiling a birth chart and have explained a highly significant factor, that ...

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  • Planets on the Foundation Point

    First of all, what am I referring to with the name foundation point? It is my name for one of the four angles of the chart, the other three being the more familiar ascendant, descendant, and Midheaven. What I call the foundation point is the opposite end of the Midheaven axis, representing where you have come from, as opposed to where you are going in life, your life-path as detailed by the ...

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  • Double and triple signs

    I am currently researching into the effects of double or triple signs in birth charts, and am asking for guinea pigs please to help in said research. Nothing earth shattering – just that I have realised that this double or triple effect may not necessarily have the obvious impact one would expect – that a triple Leo for example, would (if it could be measured) outwardly show thrice the ...

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  • Left Handers' Day

    In view of the 13th August being declared as LEFT HANDERS' DAY, I have decided to update my blog on the astrological connection to being left handed that I first published in May 2012. Since 2011 I have been conducting a simple experiment to determine whether or not my belief that all left handed people have Aquarius heavily featured in their birth chart stood up to the test. And it has. Out of ...

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  • The Grand Sextile of 2013

    Imminent is one of the most magnificent of all the astrology happenings for years to come. On the 29th July 2013 we will all receive massive potential from the most revered of all astrological happenings: a Grand Sextile. Good times are ahead? A Grand Sextile is an extremely rare combination of planetary connections and is thus responsible for potentially marvellous things in life, once the ...

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  • Saturn finally goes direct

    Since February Saturn has been retrograde, and from the 8th July it finally turned direct again, a massive blessing to many people. The effects of retrograde planets, Mercury in particular, are well known amongst astrology minded people, in as much that they are renowned for piling on the negative impact of the planet's energies and generally acting in a very restrictive mode. Restriction of ...

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  • THE RETURN OF MERCURY RETROGRADE!

    Here we go again. We still have Saturn retrograde to cope with until the 8th July, and from the 26 June through to the 19 July we once again have the rather crazy situation of Mercury Retrograde, when communication and all things technological go awry. People like myself, born with Mercury retrograde, seem to really take the brunt of these periods, and others tend to carry on as if nothing has ...

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  • Full Moon with Kite

    Many of you will be aware of the “Supermoon” full moon, as it is being dubbed, that occurs on Sunday, the 23 June. But at the time of this Sun-Moon opposition being exact, a rare Kite formation of planetary energies is formed for a short while (in view of the Moon moving so quickly). For those of you who really work with the Moon, a reading of your chart linked to this very special Kite ...

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  • The Uranus–Pluto square

    The Uranus–Pluto square that many people have been commenting on is now exact, but it will stay around, affecting the whole of society, for a few years yet, these two planets being so very slow moving. It is very much what we astrologers call a generational transit, affecting whole generations and the world at large, rather than a personal transit to an individual, which is my speciality. ...

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  • Triple Eclipse

    Solar and lunar eclipses astrologically always generate or highlight hopeful new beginnings or fulfilment of ongoing plans. As ever of course, the individual impact can only be ascertained by linking the chart of the eclipse to your own birth chart, but as a general overview they can be said to relate to new beginnings, needed changes, and the completion of ongoing tasks, projects, etc. They ...

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  • Aspect Patterns Galore!

    We are currently experiencing a very rare accumulation of various aspect patterns, or configurations as I prefer to call them. Aspects are the mathematical connections (conjunction, square, trine, etc.) made between planets and angles of the chart, that really do bring the chart to life, as indicated by the manner that the planets interact with one another, either positively or negatively. These ...

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  • ATTRACT OR REPEL

    I always remember from my school days how a magnet will either attract or repel. Have you also noticed how some people do exactly that? When in attract mode, their charismatic and seductive personalities will lure you in like a siren, but on repel mode you cannot get near them. The energies they give off keep all but the most thick-skinned unobservant people at bay. Scorpio – and to a greater ...

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  • Valentines Day Readings

    Of all the individual factors that make up the tapestry of life, it is without doubt matters of the heart that occupy the number one slot in my readings when they are broken down into what people ask about the most. So with the 14th February being designated the day associated with these matters, I thought it a great idea to offer readings based on this important area of life. Unlike my usual ...

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  • Special 2012 personalised readings

    The Mayan calendar finishes one of its great cycles on December 21, 2012 at 11:11. Whatever your views are on this much talked about date and its potential massive shift in humanitarianism within mankind etc, the fact is that the astrological chart for that exact moment is a very special chart indeed. But what does it mean to us individually? Well, in exactly the same way that I do my solar ...

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  • The Ideal Christmas Present - With a Difference

    Wondering what to get someone for a Christmas present with a difference? Why not fascinate them with an individually written, fully comprehensive ASTROLOGICAL BIRTH CHART CHARACTER PROFILE. Undoubtedly the best way to start if you want to explore the magical world of astrology is to have a complete written analysis - a birth chart character profile. Your astrological birth chart is UNIQUE to ...

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  • 2012 Energies? Good Times Ahead

    As we enter November many of you will undoubtedly be focussing on the imminent advent of the culmination of the 2012 energies that have been building all year, set to be released in their entirety on the 21st December allegedly. I do not claim to be a source of knowledge on this topic and have no particular opinions either way about the entire 2012 scenario but what I can tell you is this. From ...

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  • “Pluto Eyes” - Pluto Conjunct The Ascendant

    Any planet conjuncting the ascendant, especially from the 1st house, is bound to make its presence felt and noticed by others. Mars would be obvious due to the aggressive and forceful nature of the individual; Venus would add an obvious charm and physical beauty; Saturn would cloud the person with pessimism and a dreary outlook. Pluto however, due to the secretive nature of the planet, is not so ...

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  • Next Level 1 Workshop

    I now have a definite date for the workshop: SUNDAY 11 November 2012. I know its a long way off yet but it is the only Sunday date available to me this year! So if you are interested in attending please get in touch asap as numbers are very limited! If you are interested, you will need to supply a deposit of £20 to secure your places on the workshop. I can send you directions on how to find ...

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  • Mars in Scorpio

    This really is an incredible placement. When you study the charts of famous politicians and sportspeople, it is no coincidence to see that so many have their Mars in Scorpio, illustrative of its persistent drive and extremely manipulative abilities (particularly in the case of politicians!). It is akin to a conjunction of Mars and Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio. The sheer go-getting, enthusiastic ...

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  • What is Your Ruling Planet?

    Many people fall into the trap of thinking that their ruling planet is the one that rules their star sign, as I alluded to in the discount section. In other words, Capricorns assume themselves to be ruled by Saturn, Sagittarians by Jupiter, etc. This is only the case when your rising sign is also (using these sign examples) Capricorn or Sagittarius. For it is the ruler of the rising sign ...

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  • Event Charts

    I'm always proclaiming the merits of event charts as a fascinating astrological tool, and one of my regulars asked me just what do I mean by an event chart? So, being as you can all benefit from this at times of a significant event, bear this in mind.... An event chart is the chart of any event - a birth is an event just like anything else so in many ways a birth chart is indeed an event ...

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  • Early or late births

    Quite a few people have been asking me about babies that are born prematurely or late, as regards there being an astrological influence. My opinion is that it matters not how we are born, be it natural, caesarean, early, late, etc. It's all to do with timing. I feel we NEED to be born at a specific time to tie in with very specific planetary energies that may be around at the time. For many of ...

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  • Calling all left handed people

    Those of you who have already had readings with me or attended workshops, and are left handed, will probably already know where I am coming from with this. The thing is, the more I carry out this research, the more interesting it gets, as I get more and more convinced that it I am on to something. It’s a very simply theory I have, but as yet it remains 100% accurate: ALL left handed people ...

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  • Unaspected Planets

    This is a fascinating topic that deserves a special mention, for it is one of those controversial factors in astrology that there is no definite yes-no answer to the question: is there any such thing as an unaspected planet? Unfortunately in some respects, astrology is not rigid enough in its rules and regulations. This is a subject in itself and one I may well come back to, but there are in ...

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  • Level 1 Astrological Workshops

    Day workshops are frequently held for small groups of people at my home, near Boston Lincolnshire. The cost is £50 per session. Bring your own packed lunch and in the lunch break you can stroll and relax in our butterfly garden (weather permitting!). Alternatively, you be the host and I’ll conduct the workshop from your home. Level 1 comprises of a step by step approach to compiling and ...

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  • Descendant Affinity

    Let us put to rest straight away the myths about what signs mix well with others. We are back with Sun signs by themselves again, and this is utter nonsense! It is little to do with the actual Sun signs when it comes to compatibility of a true affinity nature. Of course, there is an influence in that certain signs get on well with some more than others, but this is overshadowed by Moon ...

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  • Obsessive Pluto People

    Pluto has a really strong influence over people whose chart it makes a big impression on. One of the things associated with it is power - power over other people and it is not always obvious to the person holding the power that they are doing so. Before we get too involved in what is essentially a look at the very damaging results of Pluto obsession, I want to clear up one point: with Pluto ...

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  • Mismatched Couples

    How many times have you said about someone you know "What on earth does he/she see in him/her?" We are not talking about looks, but more so the person's character. So many people go off with totally the wrong person, even to the point of them being unreliable or unstable. The coupling seems so obviously wrong to we, the onlookers, yet these particular people keep making the same mistakes with ...

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  • Venus in Aquarius

    It is often said that Aquarius is the sign of extreme aloofness, that despite the very outgoing, gregarious outer nature, these people can switch off from a relationship just like that, almost on a whim, as if the partner is of insignificance. This is not strictly true - yes, it is an Aquarian trait but it all depends on the rest of the chart. Plenty of sentiment and warmth elsewhere in the ...

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