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What is the purpose of Pluto transits and why are they so damn hard?

Pluto moves really slowly, taking 248 years to orbit the Sun. Because of this many people will only experience a few personal Pluto transits in their lifetime. By personal I mean when Pluto moves into a position where it creates an aspect to one of your natal planets or points. For example, Pluto at 18 degrees Cancer forms a square to [read more...]

Black Moon in Aries: a deeper look at Lilith in astrology

Whether you’re a man or a woman, Lilith in astrology embodies the ‘dark’ aspects of the feminine: subversion, insubordination, deviant sexuality, rebellion and rage. Yet who is she really and is she friend or foe? Black Moon Lilith entered Aries on 27 January, and will form a conjunction with Venus on Sunday 9 February, [read more...]

Astro time management: a time for every purpose under heaven

Lately I haven’t felt much like writing. Instead my free time has been spent on my garden, personal reflection or research. I’ve felt a little ill at ease with this because I’ve committed to writing a weekly article for you all and I don’t like breaking my commitments. But last night it occurred to me that [read more...]

Taking care of your health during challenging transits

With the Saturn Pluto conjunction exact tomorrow, those of you with planets or points between 19 and 25 degrees of the Cardinal signs may well be feeling the pressure. Others may be experiencing challenging transits from other outer planets such as Uranus or Neptune. During these often long and protracted periods of intense learning and [read more...]

Venus and Mars: the cosmic dance of action and attraction

There are two powerful forces within us and they are symbolised by Venus and Mars. These two planets literally dance together as they orbit the Sun, intersecting one another’s orbital paths. This is because Venus orbits between 38 million km and 108 million km from the Sun and while Mars orbits between 55.7 million km and 228 million [read more...]

The four elements in you: practical tips to find balance

One of the first things we learn when we look closely at our natal chart is the balance of the four elements within us. The four elements are fire, air, earth and water and the signs ruled by each are as follows: Fire: Aries, Leo, SagittariusEarth: Taurus, Virgo, CapricornAir: Gemini, Libra, AquariusWater: Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio Don’t [read more...]

Saturn conjunct Pluto: why you may not be feeling it and why I am!

Saturn is the ruler of structure, responsibilities, limitations and commitments while Pluto brings transformation through surrender to the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Saturn conjunct Pluto combines these two powerful energies. Saturn isn’t due to conjunct Pluto until 12 January 2020 but for some people, including me, this [read more...]

The mutable signs: how we become comfortable with change

In our chart, the mutable signs, planets and aspects of our cosmic composition are always extending an invitation to us to expand our perception and shift the paradigms of our self-awareness to ever increasing degrees. Mutable, itself, means fluctuating, varying, fluid and changeable. We are meant to learn how to be comfortable with [read more...]

The journey of the Chiron archetype: from woundedness to healing

Chiron recently moved into Aries where it will remain until 2027. This article explores the Chiron archetype and its influence on our lives. I always say that we are born into the past. Our presence, unconditional love and our divine connection get swallowed up into the mostly well-intentioned beliefs and circumstances of our parents, [read more...]

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...]

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...]

Secondary progressions as an indicator of inner growth

As astrologers we have many tools available that allow us to interpret past, present and future planetary energies to our birth chart. The most used technique is of course daily planetary transits with the next most used one being Secondary Progressions or more commonly just as “Progressions” even though other types of progressions [read more...]

Parenting by the Moon

You’ve probably heard of ‘gardening by the Moon’, of planting at New Moon and weeding as the Moon wanes, but what about parenting by the Moon? Many people think the lunar cycles are reflected everywhere in the ebb and flow of daily life. Last year I began to notice distinct synchronicities between the Moon and my life. I would [read more...]

Why letting go is the only way to beat a difficult transit

A major transit from one of the slow moving outer planets to a planet or point in your natal chart usually translates into big life change, usually over the course of several years. This can leave us feeling confused, frightened and often completely wrung out. Sometimes it’s a real challenge to keep our emotional head above water. [read more...]
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