Astrology of 2013 Part Two

Political Astrology in 2013 Most countries will continue to experience uncertainty about the health of society and the economy this year, and in some places there will be upheaval and acts of aggression. I can’t look at every country, obviously, so have chosen to focus on the US, UK and Europe, and Australia. The USA The Cardinal T square of Uranus/Jupiter/Pluto especially affects the US chart, which has the Sun at 13 degrees of Cancer and Saturn at 14 Libra. By… Read more

The Astrology of 2013

Over the coming week I’m going to post a section every other day of my analysis of 2013 and thoughts on the astrology of the year, and how it can help us cope with this era of extraordinary transformation. This first section is an overview of the year and a description of the main astrological patterns. It is quite technical and detailed so you may want to bookmark it and use it during the year to explain what is going… Read more

The Time of Angels

The Time of Angels “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” The Bible, Hebrews (ch. XIII, v. 2) In the Northern Hemisphere, it is the depths of winter right now. The frosty mornings — pale sun gleaming through mist, hoar white icing covering the land, stilled trees giving their calm silhouette to the low skyline — are beautiful in their stark purity. The hedgerows are noisy with the scuttering sounds of chilled… Read more

December 21 2012: Facts and Myths

The Winter Solstice So here we are, on the eve of the December 2012 Solstice (Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, Summer Solstice in the Southern). This date has become the focus for growing hysteria about apocalyptic change. We do indeed live in times of rapid transformation (relative to previous centuries in our collective knowledge), but there is no basis for the current frenzy. Here’s a succinct set of answers to Dec 21 2012 notions And for further clarification,… Read more

Lunar Eclipse November 28 2012

Eclipse Facts The Lunar Eclipse of November 28 2012 occurs between 12:14 UT and 16:40 UT, strongest at 14:32 (For West Coast US -8 hours, E Coast -5 hours, Europe + 1 hour, E. Australia +11 hours). It is a penumbral eclipse, meaning that the Moon passes through the Earth’s penumbra, which is the outside area of the Earth’s shadow. This means that the obscuration of the Moon is partial. Lunar Eclipses occur with a Full Moon. At Full Moon, we… Read more

Total Solar Eclipse November 2012

This Total Solar Eclipse is a Southern Hemisphere event, visible from Northern Australia across to South America. I’m in Sydney at the moment, and as I write, eclipse enthusiasts are piling up camper vans and cars and driving the long haul up to Cairns to witness it. Everyone should see a Solar Eclipse at least once in their lifetime: it is an awesome event that forever changes your perception of reality and teaches you viscerally about our relationship with light and warmth… Read more


The Veil Thins: Hallowe’en/Samhain/Day of the Dead Cultures all over the Northern Hemisphere celebrate the turning of the annual cycle towards the dark of the year by honoring the dead and embracing the shadow. Symbolism and traditions Samhain is a time for honoring those who have passed from the physical plane before us and for allowing out the trickster in all of us through dressing-up and playing games. This internationally celebrated moment in the calendar occurs when we reach the halfway… Read more

Uranus Pluto and the Full Moon September 2012

This weekend we have a major Full Moon that exactly aspects the Uranus Pluto square. (This square dominates the astro picture 2011-2015. Here’s a link to one of my articles about it.) The second pass of the Uranus Pluto square was exact last week on Sept 19. As they move so slowly, the two planets are still closely connected and we feel their effects for weeks on either side of exactitude. They are still both at 7 degrees, of Aries and… Read more

Autumn Equinox 2012

The Autumn Equinox is exact this year on September 22 at 11 am Eastern, 8 am Pacific, 4 pm in the UK, and 5 pm mainland Europe. In the Southern Hemisphere the equinox is of course the Vernal (Spring) Equinox, and this year is exact in Sydney at 3 am on September 23. Equinox Symbolism and Lore On the day of the equinox, there is almost exactly equal day and night at the equator, because the tilt of the earth’s axis… Read more

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