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

Discovering my Grandfather: a piece of Russian history

Some years ago I lived near Cambridge in a wonderful flat that was the top floor of a large Georgian house. The owners, Terrence and Iris Armstrong, were friends as well as landlords and I was often invited to Sunday lunch which I enjoyed since they almost always had interesting guests. One time they particularly wanted… Continue reading Discovering my Grandfather: a piece of Russian history