20 December 2012

Apocalypse now!

The end of the world is supposedly nigh as I write this.  But I'm guessing we will still be here tomorrow.

The last Zine of the year is up
Sagittarius 2012

My take on this apocalyptic time and the Sandy Hook shootings.  My deepest condolences to all concerned.

Photo from FFFFound.com

22 November 2012

Ancient Sex

It was Scorpio time until last night - perhaps we can breathe a sigh of relief. It took the input of a good Scorpio woman to help negotiate a cease fire in Gaza/Israel. Hillary Clinton was apparently not to be messed with - good for her.

The Scorpio ezine is about all things Scorpionic and Capricornian that we need to take note of.

  • did astrologers get it wrong?
  • Savile and the rest
  • how to make use of the next couple of years.

3 November 2012

A balancing act

Honouring everyone's unique talents and using them for the main goal is a balancing act.

Read juxtaposition's Libra e-zine for more

Photo BBC site - Man on Wire.

  • Staying yourself
  • We can help you strut your stuff!

20 September 2012

Losing the plot

Are we losing the plot - in more ways than one?

Photo from www.ourfutureearth.org

This month's Virgo Ezine covers:

  • What to do now in the midst of world turmoil
  • Scary news on food
  • What is really happening to crops
  • Links to interesting sites including a film on Monsanto
  • One of Rupert Sheldrake's science 'dogmas' - his view: heredity is not genetics.

31 August 2012

Legal performance enhancers

It's interesting to see the difference between the Olympics and the Paralympics now the latter have started. There is hardly any coverage on BBC - not even the opening ceremony.

My last E-zine can maybe explain part of it. 

24 July 2012

My engagement - what about yours?

Cancer Ezine is up
  • Egypt as symbol for what to do now
  • Engagement
  • Company survival - and this works for families and countries

    Parents leaders and politicians take note!

"An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done."
Jane Austen, novelist 1775-1817.

20 June 2012

Sweet talk

New Zealand's favourite saying is shown here on one of silverfernz T-shirts.

Jupiter (too much) and Venus (sweet) are both in Gemini (let's talk about it) at the moment.
So I did. My latest Gemini zine covers when sweet is too sweet.

I also give you some do's and dont's for the clash of the Titans astrologers have been waiting for. June 26th is the first exact meeting of Uranus and Pluto which has been warming up for a while.

Solstice tonight - have a good one!

20 May 2012

Women on the rise

But can we save the world? According to the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu we have to.
Latest Taurus Ezine is online. It's about women, goddesses, Divine Women and what we need to do.
But men are involved too!

Fertility that's what it's about.

Oh and my book is out too.
You can order on Amazon UK or US and from me.

16 April 2012

Arousal and Impotence

Sorry to disappoint but it's about work this month. The Aries zine is out covering:
Vocational Arousal - loving your work.
Your style - can you be yourself?
Photo from the BBC site.
I use Kofi Annan and Bashar Al-Assad as examples. They are the men of the moment in terms of trying to achieve peace in Syria. What negotiation styles do they have? And can they function well in their jobs?

9 April 2012

Visual overload

Now there's yet another thing we probably should use on the big bad web. I must admit this one is easy and fun and probably is a good idea in the scheme of things. I just added a pin (yes it's actually the old-fashioned kind meant here I think) of friend and astro colleague Liz Hathway and she said "there we go again! Neptune in Pisces." And she's right. Neptune went into the sign of Pisces this year so after years of us all being  'geek addicted' (Neptune in Aquarius with all that technology), we are now going to be 'picture addicted' with Pinterest. They have got it spot on! It fits this time period beautifully. It's a visual method of liking stuff and having your say about it. It's easy and I am already addicted - under the illusion perhaps that I am  helping others. It's quite a creative process to find the right image.

Of course the online trawlers are getting all sorts of useful info about us but I have a sort of Neptunian idealistic view of the world that this doesn't matter. It probably does but I don't care! But marketers are already saying it's the way to go because people buy from people they know. So a recommendation from someone you trust is worth a lot. Use it wisely if that's at all possible...
But I am already suffering visual overload.

note Turquoise = Neptune/Pisces so using any or all of these fits the times...

1 April 2012

US vs NZ

It may sound like a game but it's about comparison. Lately I came across two things comparing these two countries. One is a article on a book called Fairness and Freedom by David Hackett Fischer. The other is an article from the New York Times called Elephants Down Under by Thomas L. Friedman.

Both are written by Americans who have spent time in New Zealand and are comparing the two countries. Fischer is talking of core values, Friedman more about the politics and what he calls moderate republicanism. Having just been in New Zealand and having experienced the culture again you forget when you are away) I can see what they mean. But as I am an astrologer I can't  help a certain amount of - 'well that would be obvious if you understood the country horoscopes!'

The chart I use for New Zealand (when it became a dominion on September 26, 1907), is all about fairness and equality. It has the sign of Libra very strong, which incidentally is a sign of beauty, peace and harmony, not unknown descriptions of NZ. The values, norms and ideals - read core values - are Libran. The 'Fairness' in the title of Fischer's book. The authority figures are shown by this sign. The people in NZ (Moon in a country chart) are Taurean, sensible, stable (stubborn?), earthy and with common sense, to name a few qualities. You can see how this combination would lead to the type of decisions made.  That's not to say that the chart doesn't show a pioneering mission though.

The US on the other hand, is very different. And perhaps more complex. The chart most astrologers use for the US is for the declaration of independence -  4th July 1776. Independence being the operative word. The people are shown by the Moon in Aquarius. A very independent, mentally stubborn sign that suggests everyone will want to do their own thing and will want to do it their way. A type of mental freedom. But that's not all. This chart has Sagittarius strong which is also a sign about 'Freedom' - the rest of the title of the book. Making anything compulsory will always get a backlash even if it's a great idea.

At its heart though the US is Cancerian. This is patriotic and protective authority figures who value the family. But you have to belong to a 'family'. The looking after one's own is clear in the current climate.

If politicians knew these simple astrological facts they would run a much better campaign!

31 March 2012

Scary Photo

This morning I was reading my paper and having a coffee as per my usual Saturday morning ritual. I try to avoid the economy section as it is usually depressing, not to say repetitive.

However my eye couldn't avoid this photo (this one is from the euronews.com site but is almost identical to the one in the Volkskrant). It is taken at the meeting of European Finance Ministers in Copenhagen this weekend. 

The woman in red stuck me (Danish finance minister Margrette Vestager). My first thought was - here we go again, one woman amongst all those men. Even though women are better at running household budgets and are more trustworthy with microfinance projects, it's the men deciding the fate of our money. An old complaint - what's new? Now I'm not a fan of making quotas for women in top jobs - I think one should get a job on merit and on loving to do the work. I can live with the numbers for now.

However the scary bit was what I noticed when I took a closer look. There are some more women in there. One is just outside this frame but two are visible here. I didn't notice any of them at first as they are all dressed in black and grey.

With the current astrological alignments we are experiencing, I think we need to step into our power (Pluto) and be authentic (Uranus). We need to (and have the opportunity to) show our unique qualities. So come on you top women - get a grip! Follow Margrette's example and at least start by wearing something other than a man's suit! Or at least if you have to do that make it a colour other than grey or black. Please ..... we are sick of that same old same old. And you men - do you REALLY all like white shirts?

19 March 2012

Do we really have a choice? - on dolphins and going with the flow

In the last couple of months I travelled to Australia and New Zealand to give lectures and workshops. You may also have noticed I took a holiday from blogging and an Ezine. Both juxtaposition and I had a birthday down under so we deserved a holiday!
But I'm back and the Pisces Ezine is up, just in time. Spring starts tomorrow when the sun enters Aries. With Mercury going backwards it slowed me down a bit!

It's about:
  • dolphins
  • going with the flow
  • New Zealand - Christchurch in particular
  • is the choice ours?

16 March 2012

Carry on Women!

In 2006 two things happened.  One was that Natascha Kampusch escaped from captivity. She had been abducted years before and held prisoner - originally underground. Later, several similar cases repeated this theme. Elisabeth Fritzl came out of captivity in 2008 in Austria and in 2009 Jaycee Lee Dugard was found safe and well after 18 years of being held prisoner in California. Symbolically women are coming out of cellars since that time. And it continues. Literally and symbolically. (Poster from Daily mail site)

The other thing that happened in 2006 at the same time as the Kampusch case came to light, is that Ceres, which had been called an asteroid since about 1850, again became a planet. Originally on her discovery she had been called a planet. Now she is know as a dwarf-planet, although this is still controversial among astronomers. That puts her on the same status as Pluto who was demoted from a planet to dwarf-planet.

Most people would not link these events, but astrologers being who they are and believing in the creed "as above, so below", do.

In the myth of Ceres, Pluto abducts Ceres' daughter Persephone, and takes her underground. My take on this astrologically,  now that Ceres has equal footing with Pluto, is that women are getting prepared to come out and take on the men. In the myth, Ceres eventually takes on male power and negotiates to get her daughter back for at least some of the time. To me, one of the things that Ceres reclassification represents is a symbol of the next wave of the women's movement.

This video of Meryl Streep's tribute to Hillary Clinton, shows a woman working hard for women. It's a great video although the sound needs turning up. Hillary Clinton is just one among many others, but she is a very important role model. And a great Ceres symbol - a strong and powerful older wise-woman  It's our time!

16 January 2012

I love Lucy

Lucy Kellaway, one of my favourite broadcasters and writers, announces the Guff Awards. a 5 minute pod-cast on business jargon.

Capricorn zine is up - 2012 is here

What will you make of it?
The Mayans, the Galactic Centre

But mostly standing up for yourself in 2012.
Getting what you paid for.
Enjoy 2012!