Author: Christina

Astrology Works

You may not have noticed it, but I’ve been having a bit of argy-bargy in the comments section of a previous post. As a rule comments are interesting, supportive, informative but never attacking, so what’s going on with those planets and me?Mars, the pl…

Damien Hirst and Charles Saatchi: Market-makers

The establishment’s darling Damien HirstThe king of contemporary art in Britain is Damien Hirst, who morphed from enfant terrible to the richest artist who has ever lived in a matter of a decade or so.Despite his repeated efforts to shock the bourgeois…

Gemini Self-Portraits: If Pictures Spoke…

Yes – three of the artists do look as if they are just about to speak to us down the centuries. That is what you’d expect from a Gemini Sun. But I’m not sure any of them are going to say anything too complimentary. More along the lines of – well – I’ll…

Syria: The Arab Spring Boils Over Into Summer

This morning tanks rolled into a small village in northern Syria and started shooting at villagers randomly. How can a government turn its guns on its own people? Modern Syria is an invention of 20th century mapmakers and politicians. The politica…

Monthly Horoscopes: June 2011

This month I want to focus on the eclipses, now and at the beginning of July, because they will activate certain parts of everyone’s chart. Quite often eclipses manifest as events over which we have little control, but if you’re prepared, you may b…

Mercury’s Magic Minstrels

Some songwriters are storytellers. Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and Ray Davies of the Kinks were all born in the 1940s under a Gemini Sun. Take a look at these charts – the differences are as intriguing as the similarities.Ray Davies, writing about the …

How the God of Liars Feeds the Soul

Pippi Longstockings, teller of tall tales, eternal child and a favourite of Mercury. This is a still from the Swedish TV seriesFor the Romans Mercury was the protector of thieves and liars. He is that trickster god whom we find tiptoeing through the ba…

Can Astrology Make You A Better Mother?

Gustav Klimt’s Mother and BabyA friend’s child has a Moon-Pluto conjunction in the 8th House. Unfortunately, she’s an astrologer so she knows just how badly that reflects on her. Obviously, she must be a possessive vampire mother who devours her childr…