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  • Saturn finally goes direct

    Since 29-9-20 Saturn 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 course is very much a key Saturn word, so that is ...

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  • Double and triple signs

    Despite this first being published in 2013, I am still researching....... 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 ...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • “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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  • 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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  • 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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