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

Mythology · Psychology

Exploring Faust: Goethe and the Myth of Progress

Last time we looked at the history of the Faust legend and the first popular version by Christopher Marlowe. The tale grew out of the Reformation and it reflected the needs of the time. But as the Renaissance morphed into the so-called Age of Enlightenment in the 17th century, people needed a new myth and… Continue reading Exploring Faust: Goethe and the Myth of Progress

Astro Journal

The Jupiter Neptune Conjunction 2022

Next week we have the much-anticipated Jupiter Neptune conjunction at 23°58’ Pisces on 12 April. It’s conjunct by degree from 8 – 12 April and in orb from late March into early May when Jupiter goes into Aries. Jupiter returns to Pisces at the end of October and will form another wide conjunction with Neptune… Continue reading The Jupiter Neptune Conjunction 2022

Mythology · Psychology

Exploring Faust: History and Christopher Marlowe

The legend of Faust tells the tale of a man who makes a deal with the devil to gain magical powers. The devil’s representative is Mephistopheles, who gives Faust power for twenty-four years, after which the devil takes his soul to hell. There are many different versions of the tale and it changes to reflect… Continue reading Exploring Faust: History and Christopher Marlowe

Astrology · Film & TV

Changing of the Gods – Review

Many of you may have spent the last week watching the astrology documentary Changing of the Gods – a ten-part series about archetypal astrology through history that focuses on the alignments of Uranus and Pluto. It was inspired and based on the book by Richard Tarnas, Cosmos and Psyche, which is essential reading for anyone… Continue reading Changing of the Gods – Review