Pluto in Capricorn: oppression and revolution

Reflecting on the recent protests in Washington DC against government in general and President Obama in particular, I was struck by the prominence of  the old revolutionary flag with the snake and the ‘don’t tread on me’ motto. I expect that the protesters  know nothing about astrology and precious little about history but their identification with a… Continue reading Pluto in Capricorn: oppression and revolution

Pluto in Capricorn: bringer of crisis

How best to describe the Pluto energy? Imagine a serene mountain landscape, so peaceful that it is impossible to image anything disturbing its tranquility. But beneath this lovely and apparently unchanging view, there are powerful invisible volcanic forces  that can, and sometimes do, blow off the top of a mountain with no warning. Just like… Continue reading Pluto in Capricorn: bringer of crisis

The Strangeness of Eclipses

All the attention given to the recent solar eclipse has got me thinking about the phenomenon in general. This particular eclipse is spectacular —at 6 minutes and 39 seconds in some places, it’s the longest this century. There is something really awe inspiring about a total solar eclipse—the darkness falling in the middle of the… Continue reading The Strangeness of Eclipses

Jupiter/ Neptune Conjunction: Ideals and ideologies

The current conjunction between Jupiter and Neptune in Aquarius is interesting in that  it is longer lasting than most Jupiter transits and is, therefore likely to have a greater effect. When Jupiter is direct and moving fast, transits, allowing for an orb  of 2°,  last for about three or four weeks and their effects may… Continue reading Jupiter/ Neptune Conjunction: Ideals and ideologies