Another Year Ends…

Although that of course depends on your beliefs, as for some the year ends at All Hallows eve, for others the Winter Solstice and of course there are those who celebrate the Lunar New Year – the Chinese New Year, the Korean New year, the Cambodian New year… But millions of people acknowledge that today – the 31st December – is the end of the year, so I will work with that collective conscience today. We end the year with a Full Moon in Cancer at 19.13 GMT . There will be a partial lunar eclipse then as well (hard

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Mercury Does It Again…

Today, Mercury moves retrograde. This will be the fourth and final retrograde phase of Mercury in 2009 – and we end the year with this little planet spinning backwards creating all sorts of thoughts and ideas within each of us. This year, Mercury has given each of us an opportunity to focus on our thoughts, and in particular to explore how we think. It is all too natural for most of us to think in terms of negatives – ‘I can’t’, ‘yeah, but’, ‘life is hard’, ‘nothing is easy’, ‘I am fat/skinny/poor’ etc. The irony is that these thoughts of

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Getting Into The Christmas Spirit…

…And no, I don’t mean the whiskey (that’s for Santa!). I always like to take a little time out to write on Christmas morning. It is quiet energetically as so many people are either in bed, opening presents with the family, in spiritual contemplation, at Church, or drinking and partying (and not necessarily in that order…). I like to take the time to meditate and send out healing to all those individuals who – for whatever reason – are alone, sad, in pain or in need of love. I also like to cross spiritual boundaries, and offer healing to those

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And The Wheel Turns…

Today is the winter solstice – midwinter – the shortest day and longest night. The winter solstice marks the return of the Sun and is a festival of rebirth. The winter solstice occurs when the Sun enters Capricorn. Yule actually means wheel in Norwegian and ancient traditions believed that the wheel of the year briefly stops turning at the Solstice (translates as sun stands still). So this marks a time to stop, and look backwards in inner reflection and to look forwards to a new active season or phase. The Sun’s returning power brings increased daylight, growth and activity. The

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The Warrior Goes Within

Mars, the warrior moves direct on the 20th December. Mars is one of those planets that many people do not really know how to handle. This feisty, fiery warrior is often associated with war, anger, destruction, the ego, aggression and desire (or our animal instincts). Of course, these are all traits which we can see in Mars, but it is important to see beyond the stereotype towards the Universal Warrior that Mars actually is. Mars stands up and defends those in need; he is the force of self-preservation and the freedom of Spirit. Mars is not afraid to stand up

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Doing The Cosmic Boogie Woogie…

Strange heading I know, but it seemed to fit with the inherent madness in the air at the moment. There seem to be a few reasons for this. Firstly, we are betwixt two Full Moons this month – the second one (a blue moon) is on New Year’s Eve with a Lunar Eclipse to spice things up. Whilst the eclipse is not likely to be a visual spectacular, its presence will most certainly be felt. This in-between time feels very emotional and overwhelming. The Full Moon on the 31st is in Cancer, which explains the whirlpool of emotions and the

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November Horoscopes – Archive…

Aries November is a month for clarity for Aries. There is a strong sense that you have been living in something of an emotional fog over recent weeks, and this has prevented you from being your usual dynamic, forthright self. In some ways, it has been hard for you to see even an outline of your path ahead, let alone find some key landmarks to guide you. Yet, at the same time, this mist has allowed you to spend some time focused within building a stronger and better relationship with yourself. The good news is that this fog looks set

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‘I am not a number, I am a free (wo)man!’

Thank you to the Prisoner for that quote… Uranus moved direct on the 1st December. Uranus is the freedom seeking rebel fighting for individuality and Truth. Uranus is the lightning strike that breaks down barriers, and the innovator bringing new ideas and thought forms into use. Uranus rules intuition and the 6th sense, and as we gradually become more and more aware and intuitive, we will become more interconnected with the Universal energies. So, Uranus reflects not only our innate human longing to know where we are going and why, but also our need to feel part of something bigger.

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Who Pressed Pause?

Whilst writing the horoscopes for the month ahead, it occurred to me that after a long phase of life being in ‘fast forward’, someone had kindly pressed the pause button, followed by the ‘slow play’ button, and life is now moving in slow motion – every action seems to take forever… The planets have really given us all a lot of work to do this year, they have made us face our true Selves, made us deal with our anger and pain, made us face responsibility, made us own our power and made us pretty damn exhausted. Of course, from

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It’s Hello From Me…

Been a bit quiet lately – been dealing with the dreaded flu… We are in a strange phase at the moment – a sense that it is time to let go of the inessential and a sense that a new chapter is just around the corner – but this is a challenging time, and many of us are struggling to keep focused and clear minded about the next step. Many of us (myself included) are being given one challenge after another.It is as though we know we need to trust that things are moving forwards, but at the same time

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