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Ayn Rand: The Dark Side of the Goddess of Wisdom

July 12, 2017
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Ayn Rand: The Dark Side of the Goddess of Wisdom

In Hans Christian Andersen’s story  The Snow Queen, a little boy called Kay has tiny shards of an evil, distorting mirror lodged in his heart and in his eye. “…a mirror with the power of causing all that was good and beautiful when it was reflected therein, to look poor and mean; but that which...
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Crab, Crayfish — or Scarab?

July 10, 2017
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Crab, Crayfish — or Scarab?

If you look at old manuscripts, or the doors of cathedrals, or stained glass or indeed most representations of the sign Cancer before the Renaissance, you won’t always be looking at a roundish, cosy old crab. Sometimes Cancer is a crayfish, sometimes an odd beetley thing, sometimes who knows?! In ancient Egypt, the constellation was named...
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July’s One-Minute Astrology

July 7, 2017
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July Horoscopes

June 30, 2017
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July Horoscopes

It’s quite a month ahead. The god of war and fire, Mars, has been clanking through Cancer, the sign of home and mother, patriotism and tribe, since June 5, making his way towards an inevitable confrontation with Pluto on July 2. These two gods of war clash every couple of years in fact, so...
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We Are Fine Wine

June 27, 2017
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We Are Fine Wine

“We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.” — Carl Jung Just sayin’…

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The Tower

June 23, 2017
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The Tower

The fourth wall of that apartment was sky — straight out west to infinity. At sunset, the colours were delirious: orange, magenta, fuchsia, red, burning in the west. And then, through dusk, subtle mauve and bruises. In the distance the planes circling to land at Heathrow blinked in the beautiful damask clouds. When night fell, the sky was...
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Solstice Blessings

June 20, 2017
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Solstice Blessings

It’s true the world around us is in upheaval. We are in a time of transition, with all the dangers, obstacles and dramas which that entails. And astrologically on this Solstice we can expect the collective emotional temperature to be turned up to boiling point — (with Mars and the Sun in Cancer soon...
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The Price of a Cup of Coffee

June 19, 2017
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The Price of a Cup of Coffee

As those of you who are already subscribers will know, the monthly horoscopes here on The OA are in some ways the heart of the site — and I’d like to thank all of you who have remained such loyal readers over the last few years. You have helped support the whole website. The...
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6 Things To Do While Mars is in Cancer

June 14, 2017
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6 Things To Do While Mars is in Cancer

Mars in Cancer June 4- July 20 Mars the fiery planet of war jumped into the soothing waters of Cancer last week. It’s time to take action in the realms of emotions, beaches and kitchens. Water Sports Jump on a surfboard — preferably on a wave. Failing that take up sailing or waterskiing or...
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