The stars aligned…

Well done to Ash Barty, who won Wimbledon this week. During her press conference she said, “The stars aligned for me over the past fortnight.” I get that it’s a throwaway line, used to describe when we feel ‘in flow’, but it’s always fun to hear these sayings pop out. While I’m not taking thisContinue reading “The stars aligned…”

What is the meaning of Mercury Retrograde?

If you follow any astrology pages online, you’ll be familiar with the term ‘Mercury Retrograde’. But what is it? And what does it mean? ‘Mercury Retrograde’ describes days when the planet Mercury appears to be going backwards through the zodiac. It’s a visual trick – none of the planets actually go backwards – but itContinue reading “What is the meaning of Mercury Retrograde?”

“Is this it?” Welcome to the midlife crisis

Since reading this article in Sunday Life magazine, I’ve been back pondering  the ‘mid-life crisis’. This story is the perfect illustration of the “I wasn’t living my truest truth” crisis, accompanied by the insistent and urgent need to CHANGE EVERYTHING.  People worldwide enter their 40s, become bewildered and hit a brick wall. The traditional ‘midContinue reading ““Is this it?” Welcome to the midlife crisis”

I’m a Leo, that’s good, right?

Ask people what they know about astrology and the answer is usually ‘not much’. They may know their sun sign and sometimes their moon or rising sign. For some reason though, the smattering of astrological knowledge stored in people’s brains tends to always be bound up with judgement. Rarely will someone relay their sun signContinue reading “I’m a Leo, that’s good, right?”

Is Pluto a planet?

Back in 2006, scientists in the International Astronomical Union reclassified what it meant to be a ‘planet’. Suddenly, Pluto was redefined into this new category of ‘dwarf planet’. Cynical fingers were pointed at astrologers as if to say, ‘SEE! You’re all frauds and nonsense, reading charts with planets that aren’t even planets! etc etc’. It’sContinue reading “Is Pluto a planet?”

Guess these celebrity north nodes

The North Node is an interesting little astrological point that seems to have had a revival in recent years. Whilst always hugely important to astrologers, it’s become more prominent amongst the general public since Jan Spiller’s ‘Astrology for the Soul’ explained in simple terms how meaningful it can be. Rather than being a physical objectContinue reading “Guess these celebrity north nodes”

Mercury Retrograde laughs at political elections

Astrologers have mixed results when predicting the outcomes of presidential elections. Most tend towards progressive thinking, so it’s pretty hard to put your hopes aside enough to see things neutrally. This ensured most got it wrong in 2016 with few predicting a Trump victory. For the 2020 election, most erred on the side of caution,Continue reading “Mercury Retrograde laughs at political elections”

What is astrology?

When I tell people I’m an astrologer, the first response I usually get is… well… silence (with a slight head nod for politeness). Most people know nothing about astrology and are genuinely baffled about what to say next. In our modern scientific world, very little is known or understood about what astrology is or whatContinue reading “What is astrology?”