With the Sun moving towards 24 Leo, the Sabian Symbol for today is an ‘untidy, unkempt man’. Usually with Leonine energy, we think of proud playfulness, openhearted generosity, and confident charm. But sometimes, it can all go wrong. The ruler of Leo is the Sun, which can be equated with the Ego – that part of your personality that maintains the balance between impulses … Read More The Dangers of Individuality – The Sabian Symbol for Today
Like artists, astrologers seek to capture the essence of their subject – that unique signature style that sets one apart in the sea of humanity.
I took the moral high ground and played Snow White to her Wicked Witch.
As transiting Neptune slides into Pisces, many will become more interested in the occult. If you decide to dabble in anything more strenuous than practical household magic, it’s worth keeping in mind one point that just might save your life. In his excellent book, The Philosophy of Magic, Arthur Versluis reminds us that in both Eastern and Western traditions, Magic has always been worked … Read More The Dangers of Magical Practice – Ego Gratification vs. the Divine
With the sun in Leo (creative self-expression) and the moon in Libra (balance and compromise), today is a Two of Swords day. On a divinatory level, the Two of Swords implies a tense state where we’ve closed our eyes to life’s problems rather than trying to sort them out. Interestingly, the information and motivation needed to succeed are already in place. So the problem … Read More It’s a Two of Swords Day – time for a ‘sick headache’
In Scarlett Thomas’ new novel, Our Tragic Universe, heroine Meg concludes that self-help books succeed by first making us feel bad about ourselves and then giving us the perfect fix. It’s rather like Humpty Dumpty being pushed off a wall and broken so someone can make a fast buck putting him back together again. According to Meg, the arenas in which we need … Read More “Our Tragic Universe” & the Fiction of Perfection – The Self-Help Industry Exposed