Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Easter Break

This rabbit is from the Graphics Fairy.
The Oxford Astrologer is taking a break until May 5.

In other words, I'm going on an electronics-free holiday. (This eclipse took place in my third house of communications.) The May horoscopes will go up late, but they will be back fresher, stronger and full of ozone.

Meanwhile, here are some previous posts on the Uranus-Pluto square.

And here are some useful posts on eclipses. 

I wish all of you a happy and safe Easter-tide.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The Lord of Wealth: Pluto in Capricorn

Enter Pluto's realm at your peril
Dante and Virgil at the Gates of Hell by William Blake
Three things are changing right now that will have an affect on every single citizen of this planet. They are the global economy, the climate and power.

I'm writing this as the Lunar Eclipse in Libra completes, and Pluto, the planet of transformation appears to stand still in the sky. The Lord of the Underworld is "stationing retrograde" at 13°35 Capricorn.

Pluto will not move on a single minute until April 22, reversing then into 13°34. So Pluto is in position right now ready to face a challenge from Jupiter on April 20, Uranus on April 21, and from Mars on April 22. Come and get it...

Friday, 11 April 2014

Astrology of Now: Taken At The Flood

Kairos, depicted by Francesco Salvati.
"There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures."
--- Brutus in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

According to the Greeks there were two types of time: Kairos and Chronos. The latter: the boring hours and minutes and seconds that we know, the days ticking past in an orderly fashion. The former describes the quality of time, the ripe moment, opportunity.

Chronos is Father Time, an old man, stooped over a stick. In astrology, he is Saturn.

Kairos is quite another matter, depicted as a runner with a ridiculously long forelock. Kairos races towards you, you have to pounce, ready to grab that flowing forelock as he flies by, because if you miss the moment, you find that the back of his head his bald, smooth as a billiard ball. There's nothing to grab hold of.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Enjoying Venus in Pisces

Ursula Andress - Venus in Pisces.
Since, apparently, the end of the world is upon us, it seems like a good time to indulge oneself a little. 

Venus – the planet of indulgence, luxury and lolling about on a chaise longue having one's toes oiled by light-fingered lovelies – has just slipped into Pisces, the sign where she is said to be exalted. Lolling does seem to be an exceptionally Piscean sort of non-activity...

Click here for some suggestions that I made last time the goddess of love graced the sign of least resistance.