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History of Astrology DVD

History of Astrology DVD

Take a guided tour through the history of civilisation and discover that astrology was always there. This one hour DVD is based on the course I teach at the CAE (Centre for Adult Education, Melbourne, Australia). It is a colourful exploration of the history of astrology that will surprise and delight you. The following are […]

By January 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Relationship Astrology: Compatibility

Relationship Astrology: Compatibility

One of the questions I am most often asked about astrology is “My star sign is ………  Am I compatible with ………? This question may seem simple but the answer is quite complex. Your star sign, or Sun sign, is only one component of your horoscope. Yes it’s important but there are other planets and […]

By October 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
A Tetrad of Lunar Eclipses

A Tetrad of Lunar Eclipses

Yesterday EarthSky.org posted an article on the upcoming set of four total lunar eclipses that will be visible in the US. A total lunar eclipse occurs when, with the Sun, Earth and Moon in alignment, the Moon moves through the Earth’s shadow. A lunar eclipse highlights two points in the chart – the positions of […]

By March 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

As I write this post, the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 continues. The flight departed from Kuala Lumpur March 8 at 00:41 local time and was scheduled to land in Beijing at 06:30 local time. The aircraft was carrying 12 crew and 227 passengers. When the last contact was made 2 hours after […]

By March 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Planet Shifts March 2014

Planet Shifts March 2014

So many shifts and changes are on our doorstep… (AEDT) Mercury stations direct 1st March at 18°09′ Aquarius New Moon 1st March at 10°39′ Pisces Mars stations retrograde 2nd March at 27°31 Libra Saturn stations retrograde 3rd March at 23°19′ Scorpio Venus at 27°31 Capricorn squares Mars March 3rd Venus enter Aquarius 6th March Jupiter […]

By February 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
November 2013

November 2013

November is a busy month, and possibly overwhelming… It starts off with a Solar Eclipse at 12° Scorpio on 3rd November, which is sextile to Mars and Pluto and trine Chiron. Click here for my post on this eclipse. Then on 7th November Jupiter goes retrograde at 21° Cancer. It will move back to 11° […]

By November 7, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Solar Eclipse 3 November 2013

Solar Eclipse 3 November 2013

In just a few hours from now we have a solar eclipse at 12° Scorpio. If you have planets between 7° – 17° Scorpio, or in Taurus, Leo, or Aquarius between 9° – 15°, then you will be affected. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon obscures the Sun blocking its light. Eclipses occur in […]

By November 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Mercury Retrograde Oct 21 – Nov 11 AEDT

Mercury Retrograde Oct 21 – Nov 11 AEDT

Mercury retrogrades in the fixed water sign Scorpio from 19° – 3°, 21st October – 11th November 2013 AEDT Mercury turns retrograde 3 or 4 times a year – it’s when the Earth is ahead of Mercury such that Mercury appears to be moving backwards – and this is the 3rd and final time Mercury […]

By October 22, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Full Moon Aries Lunar Eclipse October 2013

Full Moon Aries Lunar Eclipse October 2013

There is a Full Moon 19 October at 26° Aries and a penumbral or appulse lunar eclipse at 10:38am AEST (and therefore not visible on the east coast of Australia), where the Moon is partially obscured by the Earth’s shadow. Of course a lunar eclipse can only occur at the Full Moon, but not every […]

By October 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield

You may notice that today’s Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of Katherine Mansfield. Who? Well that’s what I asked myself, so I did a bit of digging… Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry (14 Oct 1888 – 9 Jan 1923) was a writer of short fiction who was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and wrote under the […]

By October 14, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Soda water

Soda water

Artificially carbonated water was invented by chemist Joseph Priestley (1733-1804), who published his findings in a 1772 paper titled “Directions for Impregnating Water with Fixed Air”. He did not exploit the commercial potential of soda water, but others such as J. J. Schweppe, who developed the process to manufacture carbonated mineral water, made fortunes from […]

By October 6, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
New Moon in Libra October 2013

New Moon in Libra October 2013

New Moon in Libra 0:34 UT/10:34 AEST 5th October 2013 The New Moon is the beginning of the 8 phase cycle. It’s at this time that the Moon and Sun are conjunct ie. joined together in the same sign, and the Sun impregnates the Moon with new seed. The Moon is not visible and the […]

By October 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Mercury in Cancer

Mercury in Cancer

Mercury has just moved from Gemini to Cancer. Conversation slows down and focuses more on perception than thinking. Memory sharpens, tact increases, and interest in artistic pursuits is piqued.

By May 31, 2013 0 Comments Read More →