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Venus in Aries: Francisco de Goya

February 17, 2017
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Venus in Aries: Francisco de Goya

Venus, the planet of love and art, harmony and sweetness, spends a long time in Aries, a sign that represents some quite contrary energies, in 2017. So we have an opportunity to look and think about how Venus behaves here. I’ve been looking at the charts of artists, fashion designers and film makers with Venus in...
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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2017
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Happy Valentine’s Day!

With the lovers Mars and Venus both in hot and impulsive Aries, opposite the Moon in Libra, the sign of relationships, this looks like quite a zingy sort of day— and indeed a day to focus on relationships. Later in the day, the Moon will trigger that ferocious Uranus-Jupiter-Pluto opposition/square. A happy day to you...
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Vivienne Westwood: Venus in Aries

February 10, 2017
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Vivienne Westwood: Venus in Aries

Vivienne Westwood started her career running a shop called Sex at the grubby end of the King’s Road — first stop on London’s punk trail in the 1970s. Today, she is a doyenne of fashion world — doing the whole cat-walk-show thing and yet still a social revolutionary. With her North Node and Midheaven...
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Dickens

February 8, 2017
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Dickens

It’s Charles Dickens birthday today. He lived the potential of his chart well. Writer and storyteller Virgo Rising, Gemini MC You see this combination quite often in writer’s charts. Both signs are ruled by Mercury, the planet of communications. Jupiter in Gemini, Jupiter in the 10th Jupiter (a little widely) on the point of...
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Astrology of Now: Countering The Ugly

February 6, 2017
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Astrology of Now: Countering The Ugly

February is a fast and urgent month with Mars, Venus and Uranus in fiery, furious Aries. Mars in his own sign is rather unbridled, Venus in her opposite sign is not doing her usual harmony, sweetness and light thing and Uranus is spitting sparks. Somewhere in your life there’s probably a bit of a turmoil or...
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One Minute of Astrology on the Beeb

February 3, 2017
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One Minute of Astrology on the Beeb

As you may already know, I talk to Alex “the Dark Lord” Lester on BBC Oxford on the first Friday of every month at around 1.30GMT. From January, Alex’s producer is making a short video of me on the day. I’m allowed one minute — an interesting challenge. Here’s today’s — on the right. Note...
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February Horoscopes

February 1, 2017
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February Horoscopes

As you might expect February is roaring in, breathing fire and brimstone. Mars, the planet of war, aggression and action, is in his own sign Aries — and he seems to be in fighting mode. He’ll be arguing with Pluto and then running slap into electrical Uranus on February 27. This is not a good...
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The Year of the Fire Rooster

January 29, 2017
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The Year of the Fire Rooster

I asked my friend Tomaš D’Aradia — an aficionado of Chinese astrology — to write a short introduction to this year. Welcome to the Year of the Rooster! Before you heave a sigh of relief at surviving 2016’s Year of the Fire Monkey, be advised: 2017 is also a Fire year, and it is a worthy sequel. Buckle...
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Collect Your Free Book

January 26, 2017
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Collect Your Free Book

If you subscribe to the horoscopes, it is that time of year again. I’ve put together a brief overview of 2017, including some hand-drawn squiggles which I hope you can make out. The book includes the Venus and Mercury Retrogrades, movements of the outer planets, the eclipses and Mars. Enjoy! To collect your copy,...
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