Oscar, Astrology and Vocation

Whenever I think about astrology and vocation my mind always goes to Oscar. He was a young Swedish man in his mid-twenties whom I met a few years ago in Stockholm and with whom, as it often happens when travelling, we shared a brief conversation and a coffee while sitting in adjacent tables in the […]

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Pope Francis 1st

   7th Century Churches on  Skellig Michael in County Kerry, Ireland.    “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” ― St. Francis of Assisi, The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi   When I first heard that there was to be a new Pope, I admit, it […]

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Astrology for the Masses – Hitting Fertile Ground

Over the years of studying astrology one key theme for me has been how to take astrology’s mass popular appeal to the next level, so that it becomes more meaningful and thought provoking to a wider audience. The Faculty and other astrological groups provide the education for those already seriously interested in the subject to […]

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Who’s Knocking At The Door?

When we talk about transits to the Ascendant, we usually think of the conjunction as being the most powerful. And indeed it is, for it generally heralds a process of rebirth, anything from a radical change in our appearance to a complete revision of how we see the world, and therefore act in it. Planets […]

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Surrender and Liminality in Crossing Boundaries – Mercury and Saturn as Travel Companions

Traveling is a great way to experience Mercury’s field of action, especially when it is retrograde. I just returned from a long trip to Brazil. My entire journey happened during Mercury’s retrograde phase and what a lesson that was in RE-learning, RE-viewing, RE-imagining, and RE-connecting. After many hours of flying and waiting at various airports, […]

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You Can Choose Your Friends…

The recent addition of a new optional half-module – The Astrology of the Family – to the Faculty’s course material has prompted me to look once again at my own family’s charts. One of the most important moments for me as a student of astrology was when I realised that no matter how familiar I […]

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Spirituality and Illusory Reality: Neptune in the City of Angels by Anne Stuecker

Ever since I first learned that Neptune symbolizes both glamour and spirituality, I’ve been trying to reconcile these two concepts as one archetype. My perspective has been shaped by a background that includes the practice of religions espousing a doctrine of asceticism, whereby glamour is seen as something “worldly” or “unspiritual”. One of the problems […]

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The Anti-Pluto by Amy Elliot

I have been fascinated by Orcus since the time of its discovery in 2004. The plutinos as a group appear to be of increasing interest, but Orcus immediately captures the astrological imagination thanks to one specific fact: its orbital period is virtually identical to that of Pluto, and it is always constrained to be at […]

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Saturn – The Icing On The Cake by Leslee Griffiths

Having a broad awareness of Astrology since my twenties I have spent the last thirty odd years (and they have been very odd at times!) being totally fed up that I have a Moon-Saturn opposition combining with Neptune conjunct Venus to form what I always considered to be a ‘nasty little T-Square’, the bane of […]

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Skywatch by Tim Metcalfe

We live in a galaxy which is around one hundred thousand light years across and is slowly rotating. The stars in its spiral arms orbit around the galactic centre about once every several hundred million years. You could say that our solar system at around thirty thousand light years from the galactic centre in the […]

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