Making Money through your Part of Fortune – Part I – Case study for Ms X
ecause Mars is ‘at the bends’, it is also a strong significator of profession. Traditionally Mars is linked to the warrior classes. Today it might equate to anything connected arguments/disputes and/or sharp (knife/blade) things – such as being a butcher or surgeon or a judge who resolves disputes in a court of law.
The Dangers of Individuality – The Sabian Symbol for Today
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…
Faces Within Faces – Revealing the Secrets of Your 5th House
Like artists, astrologers seek to capture the essence of their subject – that unique signature style that sets one apart in the sea of humanity.
Tilting @ Windmills – Real Life Writing with Neptune
(the following is a ‘life writing’ project recently completed for my Oxford University Creative Writing program) When transiting Neptune comes calling, we set off in pursuit of the impossible dream. It’s rather like Don Quixote tilting at windmills. We search for something we’ll never find but in the process, we’ll get something that we need. …
With help from Jupiter, you might get lucky
Many believe that where Jupiter is, you’ll be lucky. In large part this is true. However with Jupiter, luck isn’t left to chance. Instead, it’s all about timing and vision. Whether through religion or philosophy, when you see how you fit into the bigger picture, then all else falls into place. Jupiter is the Roman…
Mercury in Retrograde – what does it really mean?
The message of Mercury retrograde is to stop pushing forward for a time and instead ‘go back and try again.’
It’s a King of Wands Day – take the challenge and rise above yourself to be a leader of men
With the sun in Leo (leadership) and the moon in Sagittarius (adventurous philanthropic pursuits), today is a King of Wands day. In the King of Wands, we meet first-hand astrological fire symbolising the human imagination in its most dynamic aspect. Ever wondered why we ‘dream’ by the fireside and ‘light a candle’ to ‘show the…
The Dangers of Magical Practice – Ego Gratification vs. the Divine
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…
It’s a Two of Swords Day – time for a ‘sick headache’
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…
The challenge of the new moon in Leo – Look inside instead of automatically following the rules!
The Sabian Symbol for today’s new moon is Leo 18 – A Teacher in Chemistry. This throws the spotlight on the popular notion that we can control our world through science and similar intellectualization. We’re encouraged to believe there’s no limit to our creative abilities. Given proper instruction on ‘how things really work’, not only…