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The Daemon of Carl Jung

In Plato’s Republic(The Myth of Ur), souls cue up to choose their next life and are assigned a daemon – an overseer for that life. In classic astrology, daemon could be determined using one’s natal chart and as the result, it was incumbent upon the individual to establish contact with (or invoke) his or her daemon. In many respects, this was exactly what Jung was doing whilst writing and illustrating the Red Book, which he considered to the ‘prima materia’ for his life’s work. Daemon can be understood as fate – but not fate in the sense that it comes from…

Dream Weaver

Starting today (13 January), one of the major planetary aspects of 2019 gets underway when Jupiter and Neptune form an opportunistic square. Both are strong in their signs of rulership and so expect this square, in the hands of someone someone sensible, to yield extraordinary results. Jupiter is big picture, an inspired optimistic vision for the future. Combined with Neptune, which brings magic, colour and soul into your life, this is the time to catch your dreams and make them happen. If ever your dreams can manifest, it is now. The trick, however, is not to go overboard. Both Jupiter and…

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Once, I knew a Belgian ‘white’ witch who had been a powerful (hereditary) black magician. At the height of his powers, he could kill a man just by looking at him, or at least so he said. Sounds a bit much but I believed him – not the least because he had a Pluto Square Mercury and Pluto sextile Venus – both within seconds of arc. For some, tapping into outer planetary energies like Pluto comes easy. Presto! Results! Yeah! Yet these energies are particularly dangerous because they will remain forever beyond the personal Ego’s grasp. Not surprisingly, then, after partaking…

Eclipse of the Day

Unless an eclipse triggers a sensitive natal aspect (i.e. between 5-13 degrees of Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces, or Gemini), or falls on your angles (i.e. cusps of the 1st, 4th, 7th, or 10th houses), you are likely not to feel it too much. But if it does, then it will function like a power surge, provoking a crisis of some sort.

Using tomorrow’s Total Solar Eclipse to your best advantage

Tomorrow, 9 March 2016, at 2 AM GMT (London), there is a total eclipse of the Sun. As you probably know, this means that the Moon  passes between the Sun and Earth and hence completely blocks our view of the Sun. You probably also know that most calendar years have four eclipses, two of which must be solar eclipses and whilst total solar eclipses are not exactly rare (approximately once every 18 months a total solar eclipse is visible from some place on Earth), they do tend to attract a good deal of attention. Astrologers view eclipses as a release of…