The poet, the lover and the Rowan tree

The poet Katherine Raine fell in love with author Gavin Maxwell. Theirs was a stormy relationship, not helped by the fact that Maxwell was gay. Maxwell became famous after he travelled to Iraq with Wilfred Thesiger to explore the marshes (subsequently drained by Saddam Hussein). He wanted to bring an otter home with him. Thesiger found one, who Maxwell named Mijbil and he wrote about his experiences in the best selling book and film Ring of Bright Water, which is a line from one of Kathleen’s poems.
He has married me with a ring, a ring of bright water
Whose ripples spread from the heart of the sea,
He has married me with a ring of light, the glitter
Broadcast on the swift river.  
Their relationship ended with her curse by a Rowan tree. This blog looks at their synastry and major transits at this fateful time.

The Times they are a changing…the Autumn Equinox

It is always useful to start predictions by retrodiction, looking back to the last quarter. On the solstice we saw a debilitated chart, the Moon (the people) was in detriment in Aries (bad tempered and impatient) and the government (and the establishment) was weak shown by a Void of Course (VC) Venus.

Teflon Tony and his sleezy mates: the dark side of Air.

Here in the West, we live in a very Airy culture: spin, social media, surface charm and fun are the zeitgeist. Those who can talk and persuade and provide ‘alternative facts’ have the power in these times of reality tv and bought and paid for journalism and corrupt politics.
As you would expect the best proponents of these dark arts have a preponderance of air in their charts.

The Elusive Emily: Jupiter Neptune

Next week there is a rare conjunction of Jupiter and Neptune. In this blog I look at the horoscope of poet Emily Dickinson who had the same aspect in her unusual horoscope and see how the muse is evoked by these planets,

The Lucky General?

I have been hesitant to write about the terrible events in Ukraine, partly because the horoscopes are unreliable. There is one for Putin, and then also another. The horoscope for Russia could be one of several, 1917, 1922, 1991 etc. etc. Likewise for Ukraine there are several horoscopes. Marjorie Orr at star4cast.com has brought upContinue reading “The Lucky General?”

Who is who? Murderer, Victim and Witness.

How does fate and destiny work out in real life events, do we have any choice in how things turn out? Therese three people met on one fated night. Could it have been avoided?