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The blessing of the natal opposition: lean into the discomfort

Most of us think of the natal opposition as a challenging aspect, one that brings inner conflict and tension, but perhaps we could rethink this negative perspective. What is a natal opposition and how do they work? If you’re new to astrology you may still be getting your head around the various aspects in your natal chart and what [read more...]

Mercury retrograde in Pisces: you know that you know

Welcome to the first Mercury Retrograde of 2019! Mercury Retrograde can offer amazing periods of self-reflection and realignment within ourselves. They allow a heightened sense of awareness in our present moments and they can help us create the discipline that we need to experience our life in the fullest, best feeling way possible. [read more...]

Mostly sweet with a few nuts: the astrology of family dynamics

The astrology of family dynamics is a fascinating area of synastry, or astrological relationship analysis. It can give deep insights into areas of potential or actual conflict between members of a family unit and can be invaluable in working with difficult relationships. George Burns once said that “Happiness is having a large, [read more...]

Astrology readings are back at last!

After two years down the rabbit hole of motherhood I’m now offering astrology readings again. Thanks to Pluto’s transit of my Sun, Moon and Venus in Capricorn my life has been turned completely upside down. What a ride it has been! If you want proof of the power of outer planet transits, then my experience over the last three [read more...]

Progressed moon through the houses: shifts in life focus

I once had a friend named Roy. Roy was a business man with a keen interest in astrology. He taught me about the Progressed Moon and what it means in terms of life stages. Roy was living in Amsterdam many years ago, and for the life of him he couldn’t make any business deals work. He had all the right contacts, he was networking in all [read more...]

Mars in Pisces: Invoke your divine will

Mars, our symbol for action, instinct and will, is currently transiting Pisces, the holder of connection, understanding and meaning. We’ll be experiencing Mars in Pisces from 19 December to 28 January, when enters into the empowerment of its natural ruler, Aries. How would it feel to trust yourself to make the right decision in [read more...]

Saturn square Neptune in retrospect: dissolve the past, awaken to now

The Saturn square Neptune transit is coming to its end. Our landscapes, both inner and outer, have been changed, are still changing. And we are being asked every day to accept these changes – to accept the nature of change as our rhythm and simply enjoy the ride of our evolution. This is no small request and we still have 10 years [read more...]

Mercury retrograde conjunct Jupiter: keep an open mind

A new Mercury retrograde cycle begins on 31 August, as the planet of intellect and communication separates from its conjunction to Venus and Jupiter. Mercury now heads back into its rulership of Virgo to join Jupiter for a second time on 1 September. However while the first conjunction lasted just one day, due to Mercury’s slow [read more...]

Mars in Sagittarius: may your aim be steady and true

Has anyone else been feeling the lighter, more outward going energy of Mars in Sagittarius? What a relief after his long stay in intensely introverted Scorpio! Mars entered the sign of the archer on 3 August, after shifting out of its retrograde cycle on 30 June. After traveling at a snail’s pace throughout July, Mars is finally [read more...]

Mars direct: shedding old skins

With Mars direct since June 29, after a 71 day retrograde from Sagittarius into Scorpio, we’re being called upon to answer an important question about our state of being and consciousness: have I let go of what is letting go of me or am I fighting to maintain conditions I really don’t want because it is established, known and [read more...]

Venus in Leo: dramatic femininity and confident self-expression

With Venus in Leo since 13 July you may be feeling the urge to express your feminine side more openly and dramatically than usual. You’re likely to feel more confident about your style and appearance, more extroverted and less self-conscious. This is no time for hiding your talents away. You’ll want to be seen and appreciated [read more...]

Cancer season: sow the seed but let the fruit take care of itself

It’s Cancer season, and with the Sun, Moon, Venus and Mercury all in the sign of the Mother there’s a strong energy of nurturing at work. However with Pluto opposing this stellium from Capricorn our attempts to nurture those we love can easily become fixated and controlling, especially if we haven’t done the work of [read more...]

From loving a Neptunian, to loving (and knowing) yourself

With Neptune being a most elusive and nebulous force among planets, you’d be excused for sometimes wishing your Neptunian partner came with instructions. Neptunian individuals (and, by this, I mean those whose chart is Neptune-ruled, or otherwise with several aspects from Neptune to personal planets) often have a hard time coming to [read more...]
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