Astro Journal · Current Transits

Mars in Gemini: August 2022 to March 2023

We’ve got a long period of Mars in Gemini coming up. Normally, Mars spends about 6 weeks in each sign but this year he’s going retrograde and stretching his stay in Gemini to 7 months. Mars enters Gemini on 20 August and doesn’t leave until 25 March 2023, so you’ll need to get used to… Continue reading Mars in Gemini: August 2022 to March 2023

Astrology

Off-Grid Astrology Cover Image: an Astrologer at his desk

When searching for an image for the Off-Grid Astrology course and book, I found the perfect one on Wikipedia. It’s called An Astrologer at his desk and it comes from an old book by William Lilly which was published in 1753. I love the sun in the corner, smiling down on the astrologer happily playing… Continue reading Off-Grid Astrology Cover Image: an Astrologer at his desk

Astrology · My Books

Off Grid Astrology is now available in paperback!

The Off-Grid Astrology course is now available in paperback from Amazon. This is good news for anyone who would like to do the course but don’t fancy logging into Payhip and working through it there. Here’s the inevitable blurb: Off-Grid Astrology is a self-study course for unpredictable times. Learn how to do astrological calculations by… Continue reading Off Grid Astrology is now available in paperback!

Astrology

The Off-Grid Astrology Course is now live!

The Off-Grid Astrology Course is now open to students. Learn how to do astrology by hand – the old-fashioned way – and you’ll be able to keep doing it no matter what the future brings. No electricity? No astrology apps? No online charts? No problem! You will also gain a deeper understanding of how astrology works… Continue reading The Off-Grid Astrology Course is now live!

Astrology

The Off-Grid Astrology Course is coming soon…!

I’m busy putting the finishing touches to a new course you never knew you wanted. It’s time to get ready for the coming disruption to the power supply and learn how to do astrology properly – i.e. by hand. No astrology apps! No online charts! No electricity! Just your own brain! (plus a few books… Continue reading The Off-Grid Astrology Course is coming soon…!

Astro Journal · Current Transits

Uranus and Mars conjunct North Node

Chaos is the theme for 2022 and it’s about to get even crazier as Uranus closes in on the north node over the coming weeks. They’ve been within orb since late April and Mars joins the party in July so we can expect a lot more volatility and churn. The disruption has been ongoing for… Continue reading Uranus and Mars conjunct North Node

Astro Journal

Saturn in Pisces: Recent History

Last time we explored the archetypes and history of Saturn in Pisces up to the start of the 20th century. The events of these transits, as well as Saturn Neptune alignments, include new religious and ideological political movements, social reforms, the spread of disease, an increase in drug use and/or its suppression, cultural developments in… Continue reading Saturn in Pisces: Recent History

Astro Journal

Saturn in Pisces: Archetypes and History

Saturn will enter Pisces in March 2023 marking the start of a five year period that blends the archetypes of Saturn, Neptune and Pisces. First we have Saturn joining Neptune in Pisces from 2023 to 2026, then the Saturn Neptune conjunction in Aries from 2025 to 2027. This is a big deal so I’ve been… Continue reading Saturn in Pisces: Archetypes and History

Astro Journal · Current Transits

Jupiter in Aries: expansion through self-belief and courage

Jupiter enters Aries on 10 May and stays there until 28 October when he dips back into Pisces for a final visit to his own sign. He returns to Aries on 20 December and stays there until 16 May 2023 when he goes into Taurus. The following months should be an exciting and energetic time… Continue reading Jupiter in Aries: expansion through self-belief and courage

Apocalypse · Psychology

Exploring Faust in the 21st Century

Last time we looked at Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus and the destruction that ripped through Europe in the 1940s. Europe was rebuilt over the following decades and the American empire rose to dominate the world. But the destruction and nihilism that Mann described in his novel didn’t go away. The spiritual sickness is still with… Continue reading Exploring Faust in the 21st Century

Mythology · Psychology

Exploring Faust: Thomas Mann and the End of the West

We’ve been exploring the development of Faust and how the myth has changed over the centuries. Last time we covered Goethe’s version, the favourite because it paints our obsession with progress as a good thing. The world has changed a lot since it was written and we can now see where that obsession has brought… Continue reading Exploring Faust: Thomas Mann and the End of the West