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.
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.
(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. At least that’s what my astrologer, Karen Thorne, says … Read More Tilting @ Windmills – Real Life Writing with Neptune
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 equivalent of the Greek god Zeus, whose name derives … Read More With help from Jupiter, you might get lucky
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 way’? It’s because fire speaks in a primitive language … Read More It’s a King of Wands Day – take the challenge and rise above yourself to be a leader of men
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’
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 can we control the course of our own lives … Read More The challenge of the new moon in Leo – Look inside instead of automatically following the rules!
Throughout August and the first half of September, Mars – planet of fast-paced action – is in Libra. Mars is a mover and shaker. He doesn’t plan ahead. He goes after what he thinks best for him at the moment and works out the details (if at all) later. But in Libra, Mars is forced to slow down. Caught in a quagmire of debate … Read More Mars in Libra – Might Debate & Indecision Give You a New Lease on Life?
William James (often referred to as the father of modern psychology) was greatly impressed with what he believed to be the distinction between classical and modern art. In ancient Greek art, he argued, lay the quintessence of all reality. There the artist’s idea runs through all his creation allowing it to lose any amount of detail and still smile as freely as before. A … Read More La Passione di Roma & the difference between modern and classical art