Astro-seasonal – Some Ideas

The skin and bones of popular western astrology is as follows: the positions of the seven inner planets closest to Earth, including the two lights (Sun/Moon/Mercury/Venus/Mars/Jupiter/Saturn), in relation to the zodiac circle, as well as aspects made between the planets are believed by astrologers to have reflection in our individual personality traits. The slower moving “outer planets”, Uranus

Arty Farty Friday ~ Susan Dorothea White and Sins & Isms

Over the years I’ve featured so many painters, illustrators, sculptors and photographers on Arty Farty Fridays, that it’s getting ever more difficult to find different faces, interesting enough to feature. When setting out to prepare today’s post I settled upon Susan Dorothea White whose birthday it is today – only to find that she was featured in 2014. Never mind – I like this post and the

Saturday and Sundry Magical Scorpionic Words

With the content of Thursday’s post touching on war and peace still skidding around in my mind, for this weekend I delved into the archives and pulled out this (now lightly edited) post from 2008. I love to read the words of the two featured writers, even though they bring tears to my eyes.

When someone with a good dollop of Scorpio in their natal chart writes, a certain magic seeps through.

Pluto in Capricorn In Earlier Eras – What Happened Then?

A decade ago, or more, astrologer Neil Giles wrote a two-part article on Pluto and its then imminent entry into Capricorn.

On Jan 26th 2008, a new measure begins here with life on earth as Pluto, lord of the underworld returns to the sign of Capricorn for the first time since 1778. Looming at

Music Monday ~ Freddy Fender

Here’s a singer, oft forgotten (but not by me). His birthday would have been today, 4 June. From first hearing him sing “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” many long years ago, I’ve loved his style.

Perhaps it’s the 7% Iberian Peninsula discovered in my DNA that seems to draws me to anything Spanish-ish – or Portuguese-ish; I love Brazilian music also. I was immediately entranced by New

Saturday & Sundry Thoughts on PLUTO in TRANSIT

I shall blame this post on the fact that transiting Pluto is currently sitting smack dab on my natal Mercury in Capricorn. I knew, from previous experience when transiting Pluto sat on my natal Venus in Sagittarius some 15 or so years ago, that I’d be experiencing something out of the ordinary, and transformative. Back then I was, eventually, catapulted from the UK to the USA – how

Arty Farty Friday ~ A.A. Milne, E.H. Shepard, Christopher R. & Winnie the P.

Watching a DVD of the 2017 biographical drama film “Goodbye Christopher Robin” this week reminded me that here was another of those magical collaborations we encounter from time to time, partnerships which bring forth something that becomes almost legendary. I’ve mentioned a few such partnerships in past blogs…off the top of my head: Billie Holiday and Lester Young, Billy Strayhorn and Duke