Blame the Dog – or Blame Theresa May?

We’ve been otherwise engaged for the past few days so I haven’t got around to preparing blog posts – blame the dog[-sitting]! Pooh-dog is back with his new humans now, bless his little running jumping feet!

From any news-reading I’ve done lately, I note that the Brexit scenario hasn’t improved any. My jaw can’t drop any lower than the floor, but it is certainly grinding the carpet to dust!

Saturday and Sundry Thoughts: Bernie Sanders’ Astrology & 2020

The entry of Senator Bernie Sanders into the 2020 presidential race is, by now, old news. He announced his intention to run early in the week. To match the pattern I’ve followed for other hopefuls, hats already in the ring, I’ll peruse Bernie’s natal chart for any clear signs of change of status, due in late 2020. For now, I’m limiting these 2020 posts to that process.

Anyone who read this

30 Degrees of Separation – The Semi-Sextile

There’s little I can write about in astrology that I haven’t written about before, at least once during my many years of blogging. While preparing a weekend post, I began scribbling about the semi-sextile, referred to a piece by astrologer Donna Cunningham….then took a quick look back at my archived posts. Lo and behold – I’d written about this in the past – in 2014. Ah well, waste not

Saturday & Sundry Thoughts ~Would-be Presidential Ladies: Tulsi Gabbard, Elizabeth Warren & Kirsten Gillibrand

It’s early days to be blogging about the USA’s presidential election in November 2020, nevertheless I’ve been interested to read recently of three potential candidates from the Democrats – three ladies who appear to be preparing to throw their hats into the ring, hoping to be part of what’s likely to be a crowded platform of candidates. These are: Tulsi Gabbard, who supported my guy, Bernie

Arty Farty Friday ~ The Strange Worlds of Yves Tanguy

Yves Tanguy was born in Paris in 1900, son of a retired sea captain. Yves was said to be a very quiet, yet at the same time, anarchistic man. Allegedly, after having visited a an exhibition of the surrealist art of Giorgio de Chirico he spontaneously decided to become a painter, and gravitated naturally to his own version of the surrealist style, more or less untaught.

It’s believed that

The Future: “like the present only longer”

Wikipedia tells that: January (in Latin, Ianuarius) is named after the Latin word for door (ianua), since January is the door to the year and an opening to new beginnings. The month is conventionally thought of as being named after Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions in Roman mythology, but according to ancient Roman farmers’ almanacs Juno was the tutelary deity [guardian, protector,

Arty Farty Friday ~ Giovanni Boldini, “Master of Swish”

Self portrait

One needs only to see a couple of portraits by Giovanni Boldini (31 December 1842 – 11 July 1931) to be able to recognise others – his style is striking and individualistic. He was known in some circles as the “Master of Swish”.

Snip from article at Daily Art Magazine: also at that website are some large format images of his portraits, well worth a look.

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