Astro Journal

Jupiter Uranus Opposition: Political Revolution and a Robot Uprising

This year sees the peak of the Jupiter Uranus cycle that began with the conjunction in 2010. These cycles coincide with times of discovery and inspiration, when we can expand our horizons and deepen our understanding of the universe and ourselves. The optimistic energies of Jupiter boost the innovation of Uranus, driving breakthroughs in science… Continue reading Jupiter Uranus Opposition: Political Revolution and a Robot Uprising

Astro Journal

The Jupiter Uranus Cycle: Archetypes and History

The Jupiter Uranus cycle correlates with times in world history characterised by breakthroughs and discoveries in science, innovation in technology, creative and philosophical awakenings and new ideas, revolutions and increasing demands for freedom and equality, political and social rebellions, protests, and new beginnings in many areas. The most obvious synchronicities of historical events tend to… Continue reading The Jupiter Uranus Cycle: Archetypes and History


The Doctor will see you now…

A message of hope and some medicine from Doctor Who. David Tennant on The Last Leg with a reassuring message: “It’s all going to be okay…”

…and it will be – eventually – but we have to take the medicine. Our hands are slick with the mud we’ve been slinging at each other for centuries. It’s time to grow up and learn to become civilised human beings – for a change…

That should do it…


Apocalypse · Inspirations

A Prophecy for Our Time: Shambhala Warrior Prophecy

This prophecy is about the rise of the Bodhisattva, or Spiritual Warrior – a person of great courage who fights with compassion and insight. All of us are potential spiritual warriors. Joanna Macy tells the tale beautifully in this inspiring video and shows what it takes to be a Bodhisattva today…

“There comes a time when all life on earth is in danger. At that time, great powers have arisen – barbarian powers. And although they waste their wealth in preparation to annihilate each other, they have much in common…”



The Year of the Rooster – Wake Up!

Welcome to the Year of the Rooster and the Fire Bird! This is an excellent post by Lisa Erickson on the symbolism of the coming year and what we can expect. It’s already hotting up out there! Be prepared to walk the razor’s edge between extremes…

Mommy Mystic


A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing. – Muhammad Ali

The Year of the Rooster is almost upon us, or the Fire Bird in the Tibetan tradition. Within Chinese astrology, the Year of the Rooster begins January 28th, while this year the Tibetan New Year (Losar) begins February 27th. Not all astrologers in either tradition use the Rooster as this year’s symbolic animal – several look to other birds, including mythical ones such as the Chinese Feng Huang, the Tibetan and Indian Garuda, or the western Phoenix. I’ve drawn upon all of these symbols within my annual intuitive riff on this year’s energies. I hope you find it enjoyable and helpful.


Right now, somewhere on earth a rooster is crowing, announcing first light. Chickens are found on every continent but Antarctica…

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