Author: Christina

Harry Potter and Ophiucus

Here is a tale of two books written about 2000 years apart.All the hooha about the intruder constellation Ophiucus sent me to my well-thumbed copy of Manilius’ Astronomica, the Roman astrology manual dating from around the second century. I knew there’…

Jupiter and Uranus: Last Tango in Pisces

Shade and Darkness – The Evening before the Deluge. JMW Turner 1843A wall of water ripped through inland Australia tearing up trees, tossing cars and buses like flotsam, swamping houses and taking lives.Today hundreds of Brazilians died in muddy…

Ghostwritten by Chiron

Jules et Jim (1962). Ghosts from long ago summers.This is a true story, but it’s a little off the wall, so bear with me.I had a kind of waking dream the night before last in which the ghost of an old, old boyfriend came and spoke to me. Now in real lif…

Astrology and Art: Capricorn Self-Portraits

There are two main ways I like to use astrology when I’m thinking about art.1. Knowing an artist\s birth chart or simply natal Sun can give you real insight into how planets might work out in real life. Works of art are a non-verbal expression of chara…

Royal Wedding Astrology: Juno Lends a Helping Hand

Here’s great-great-great (oh forget it) granny Victoria getting hitched to Albert.Juno (discovered in 1801 but largely ignored by astrologers until fairly recently) is the asteroid associated with marriage – and she’s an obvious place to look if you’…

Monthly Horoscopes: January

The first signs of the year, Capricorn and Aquarius, both belong to that austere planet, SaturnWith the final conjunction of two of the solar system’s most serious players, electric-dreamer Uranus and boundary-busting Jupiter, closely followed by a sol…

The Yin of Capricorn

Winter Moonlight by George Inness captures the stillness of this time of year.The end of December. In the northern hemisphere, the darkest, quietest and stillest part of the year. The time when the earth’s energy is at its weakest and we have a littl…