Elizabethan Protestantism – every day life in the realm

The moderate Protestantism of Elizabeth I was a compromise not only between the Protestant and Catholic faiths but also between the various competing factions in the Protestant movement (i.e. Calvin vs. Luther and Zwingli). During her long reign, Elizabeth’s religious policy made life easier for some and harder for others but, overall, at least initially,… Continue reading Elizabethan Protestantism – every day life in the realm

Jung’s Astrological Moon

Whilst discussing Jung’s Red Book (Liber Novus), Liz Greene reminds us that when interpreting the Moon in an astrological chart, we should keep in mind Jung’s vision of the Moon as a fluid, living principle, always in flux. To assume the astrological Moon corresponds solely to Jung’s Anima is a mistake. Equally, it is a… Continue reading Jung’s Astrological Moon

Millennials – an astro-generational profile in action

Let’s assume that the generation known as the Millennials (also known as Generation Y) were born between 1982-2004, a period of about twenty-two years. Let’s also assume that a recent article in The Atlantic (16 January 2018) is correct that not only are the Millennials the most ‘stressed’ generation in recent history, but they also… Continue reading Millennials – an astro-generational profile in action

Zen riddles that I like…

Kõ-an – a paradox anecdote or riddle, used in Zen Buddhism to demonstrate the inadequacy of logic and provoke a more direct perception of reality called enlightenment. Kõ-ans have always exercised an intellectual fascination over those who have come in contact with them. Some have found Kõ-ans profound and intellectually challenging while others have dismissed… Continue reading Zen riddles that I like…

What is Spirituality? I’m sure that I should know…

A client asked for astrological insight on her spirituality. But what she meant by that, she wasn’t too sure. I told her she wasn’t alone in her confusion and suggested that we explore this together. She wasn’t too keen on that, however. For her, spiritualty was too personal. OK – so I decided to come… Continue reading What is Spirituality? I’m sure that I should know…

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… Continue reading The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Today and Tomorrow are Queen of Sword’s Days

With the Sun in Virgo (discerning) and the Moon in Aries (daring & defiant), today and tomorrow are Queen of Swords days. The Queen of Swords is not only tenacious, but also prone to being argumentative. Nothing escapes her all-encompassing gaze. She possesses more than ample intellectual capabilities to process what she’s learned. Because she… Continue reading Today and Tomorrow are Queen of Sword’s Days

What’s your Dharma/ Career path?

In your astrological chart, the MC or Mid-heaven marks the highest point that the Sun will reach on the day that you were born. In this respect, it represents the point for which you’re always aiming –  call it what you like – dharma, calling, vocation, and/or personal path to enlightenment. The energy symbolised by… Continue reading What’s your Dharma/ Career path?

Esoteric Dilemmas

In some esoteric circles, the MC/IC (Mid-heaven/Imum Coeli) axis depicts your spiritual descent down the ladder from the stars and into bodily incarnation.[1] The idea is that before birth, you were given a daemon that selects the pattern that you are to live out on earth. [2] Soul, then, is the mediating consciousness between body… Continue reading Esoteric Dilemmas

Dark Shadows (aka Saturn)

The client’s chart upon which I’m now concentrating has Aquarius rising. This means that the chart ruler is Saturn, which is now undergoing a bit of a battering by transiting Pluto. In keeping with this challenge, I thought it useful to revisit how Saturn fares in each of the twelve signs and houses. The following… Continue reading Dark Shadows (aka Saturn)