US/North Korea Standoff

August 29, 2017
With North Korea in the news http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41078187 at the moment, following another missile test, we are all wondering where this escalating international situation will go next. Nicholas Campion's chart for the PRK gives an ascendant of 27 Sco and chart ruler Mars closely conjunct the South Node in the 12th.



There is a lot of current planetary activity with this chart – Saturn has just stationed within a degree of the natal 1st House Jupiter, and last week's eclipse – whose totality swept adversary US' territory – within just 16 minutes of arc of the PRK 12th House Saturn. It is impossible to predict how this volatile state of affairs will play out in the world, but the astrology suggests this is a critical moment in world affairs, with both North Korea and the US – and by extension Mr Trump, whose chart also picks up these critical degrees – as major players.

There is some speculation as to whether this is an accurate foundation chart as Campion suggests there is no mention of the country's founding – following three years of Soviet occupation – in Western media channels, however the chart appears to be reflective of what we understand (necessarily through the filter of contemporary Western accounts).

 
 

February's Eclipses

February 12, 2017
This year's eclipses may be few in number – each year always has two eclipse seasons, each with a minimum of one Solar and one Lunar eclipse – but with a significant amount of outer-planet involvement, both seasons promise to pack a punch. Leo – the Sun's own sign – is implicated twice this year, and with forbidding Saturn and unpredictable Uranus both in fire signs for much of the year (Saturn creeps into Capricorn just a few days before Christmas) the inflammatory potential of both ...
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Donald Plays his Trump

March 6, 2016
By Jodey Collorick


Trump is known for his unashamedly pumped up ego, an unwavering sense of self belief combined with a go- getting 'anything's possible'  attitude to life.  Leo rises with Mars on the Ascendant, disposed by the Sun in Gemini: this is a man who knows how to sell himself and thrives in an environment of competition and self interest.  In the run-up to his candidancy, Trump himself sums up nicely an expression of Mars rising in Leo: "I am the most successful person to ever run fo...

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CHINA - AGAIN

January 7, 2016
China's economy appears to be in serious meltdown. Robert Peston pointed out that China's vast credit-fuelled economy was destined to implode almost two years ago, and this week the circuit breakers installed late last year to trigger a shutdown on the Chinese stock exchange if it starts to fall too quickly have been activated twice, prompting panic across global markets.

Interestingly, both Mercury and Jupiter station retrograde this week; Mercury at 1 degree of Aquarius - less than 30s of a...
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Eclipses – Tales of the Unexpected

September 26, 2015
Once again we are in the eclipse season, and this season feels particularly potent, falling as it does like a pair of brackets either side of the autumnal equinox, itself a pivotal point in the celestial year. Like the notorious Siths of the Star Wars series, eclipses come in ominous pairs... And like Siths, they are notoriously difficult to predict. 
Eclipses are really supercharged lunations; lunations with knobs on, if you like. They frequently carry a heightened sense of symbolism; a subve...
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Syrian Migrant Crisis

September 4, 2015
Lunations often echo the themes of our world powerfully. The unfolding human tragedy of the exodus from war-torn Syria was encapsulated this week in the heartbreaking image of the tiny body of a three-year-old Syrian boy, Aylan Kurdi, washed up on a Turkish beach. He was discovered by a fisherman in the early hours of Wednesday morning, after the inflatable boat packed with refugees bound for the Greek island of Kos that he was in capsized. The themes of this tragedy are echoed in the symboli...
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China's Economy

August 27, 2015


With news that China's economy is in trouble, the currency devalued and the possibility of a rise in interest rates with the accompanying worry of the effects of this not only on the Chinese population but also in the global economy, it may be worth looking at what is going on astrologically. A nation's economy is represented by the 2nd House and its ruler – in this instance Saturn in prudent and risk-averse Virgo in the 9th. The planets in the 2nd are also of interest in questions of econo...
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Greece

July 3, 2015
As the Greek people go to the polls this weekend to decide whether to accept the terms of the latest offer from the EU, or to risk the possibility of financial ostracism from Europe, I thought it might be interesting to look the astrology. As in all political crises, the issues are complex and there is a long history: years of endemic corruption and financial mismanagement appear to have led to economic meltdown, but is it fair for the rest of Europe to pay the price? Equally, should the curr...
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Christopher Lee

June 13, 2015
 27/5/1922 –7/6/2015


Christopher Lee, who died last week was an incredibly prolific actor, with 244 film and TV credits to his name and a career that spanned seven decades. He often said he wanted to “go with his boots on,” and having completed his last film just last year, he was looking forward to more filming later this year at the age of 93. He is of course best known for his Hammer Horror portrayals of Frankenstein, Dracula and the Mummy – but perhaps surprisingly, there is no S...


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Charles Kennedy

June 6, 2015
Charles Kennedy was a rare kind of politician – a man of conviction and principle, a politician prepared to stand up for what he believed in, famously opposing the Iraq war in 2003, an almost lone voice cautioning against the Liberal Democrats going into coalition with the Tories in 2010, yet he never stooped to backbiting or sniping at his opponents. His warm Sagittarian generosity – even to those he disagreed with – reflect a Sagittarian Sun in wide conjunction with dignified Jupiter ...
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