Astro Journal

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

Astro Journal

The Venus Mars Conjunction – February to March 2022

This month we have an unusually long conjunction between Venus and Mars that lasts into early April and covers two signs. It started in Capricorn when Venus stationed direct at the end of January, and will enter Aquarius in March. Venus and Mars will form two exact conjunctions, one in February and one in March,… Continue reading The Venus Mars Conjunction – February to March 2022

Astro Journal

Astro Diary: Notes on Secondary Progressions – Mars

To prepare for the big year of progressions that I have in 2022, I’ve been looking back at my earlier experiences to get a feel for how it works. Last time we explored some of the changes that happen with progressed Venus, and in this post, we’ll look at Mars. For an overview of secondary… Continue reading Astro Diary: Notes on Secondary Progressions – Mars

Astro Journal

Astro Diary: Notes on Secondary Progressions – Venus

To prepare for the big year of progressions that I have in 2022, I’ve been looking back at my earlier experiences to get a feel for how it works. Last time we explored some of the changes that happen with progressed Mercury, and in this post, we’ll look at Venus. For an overview of secondary… Continue reading Astro Diary: Notes on Secondary Progressions – Venus