Apocalypse · Book Reviews

Notes on Apocalypse – Myths of the System

A few years ago, I was collecting information on what I was calling the Myths of Civilisation with the intention of writing a series of posts. They never materialised because I came across 33 Myths of the System by Darren Allen and realised he’d done the work for me! The book deconstructs the system we… Continue reading Notes on Apocalypse – Myths of the System

Film & TV

The Effortless Action of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

A perfect example of the Mars archetype on film can be found in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon directed by Ang Lee. It’s an action adventure movie set in a mythical version of ancient China based on a novel in the wu xia tradition about virtuous warriors with supernatural abilities. The spectacular fights play like dances… Continue reading The Effortless Action of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Film & TV

The Matrix and the Simulation of Truth

I’ve been meaning to write something about this movie for ages so exploring the mythology of Uranus gave me the perfect excuse. The Matrix is a science fiction cyberpunk dystopia that was written and directed by the Wachowskis way back in 1999. Despite being over 20 years old, it may be more relevant now than… Continue reading The Matrix and the Simulation of Truth

Astro Journal · Mythology

Planet Myths: The Story Behind Uranus

Uranus represents your need for freedom and change and the desire for independence from tradition and the status quo. It’s associated with sudden awakenings and insights that revolutionise your perspective and turn your life upside down, pushing you towards individuation and liberation. Uranus is the next planet out from Saturn and its orbit takes 84… Continue reading Planet Myths: The Story Behind Uranus

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The Saturn Uranus Square: freedom or slavery – time to choose

Last time we looked at the archetypes and history of Saturn Uranus alignments to see how they work. In this post we’ll explore possible events going forward and how to deal with the tension between these planets. The current alignment is the final square in the cycle that began in 1988 and ends in 2032.… Continue reading The Saturn Uranus Square: freedom or slavery – time to choose

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The Saturn Uranus Cycle: Archetypes and History

Unprecedented changes are taking place around the world and they’re set to continue over the next couple of years. The Saturn Pluto conjunction was just the start. Now Uranus is joining the fray and the world is being turned upside down. In this post, we’ll look at the archetypes and history of Saturn Uranus alignments… Continue reading The Saturn Uranus Cycle: Archetypes and History

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Reclaim Your Crown – Be Not Afraid!

It’s official. The world has gone mad! You know what I’m talking about: the coronavirus and subsequent panic by people who should know better (and probably do). I’m busy researching the Saturn Uranus square which is getting closer as Saturn enters Aquarius, and it’s causing me some alarm. Not because of the virus – but… Continue reading Reclaim Your Crown – Be Not Afraid!

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Saturn in Aquarius: Social Reform and Identity Politics

Saturn transits Aquarius from 2020 to 2023 and people are already getting wild with excitement. Hopes are being raised and visionary ideas are being shared – a new mini age of Aquarius has arrived! Unfortunately, most of this is hot air and fantasy and the reality may be quite different. Whatever happens, it’s going to… Continue reading Saturn in Aquarius: Social Reform and Identity Politics

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The Saturn Pluto Conjunction: start of the New World Order

*Updated March 2020* Last time we looked at the archetypes and history of the Saturn Pluto Cycle. The current alignment is a conjunction, marking the start of a new cycle and a turning point in world history. Things are likely to be very different by the end of the 2020s, so in this post we’ll… Continue reading The Saturn Pluto Conjunction: start of the New World Order

Astro Journal · Mythology

Zodiac Myths: The Story Behind Sagittarius

After the darkness of the scorpion comes liberation on the wings of a horse. As a mutable fire sign, Sagittarius is on a quest for enlightenment and higher knowledge of the truth. It unifies the animal and the human to create a bridge between earth and the heavens. Sagittarius is a masculine sign and ruled… Continue reading Zodiac Myths: The Story Behind Sagittarius

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Uranus in Taurus: Revolution of Values and Security

Uranus spends about seven years in each sign and this year he begins to transition into Taurus. It’s not a comfortable meeting for either Uranus or Taurus. As a fixed earth sign, Taurus doesn’t like change, especially when it happens fast. It likes stability and certainty, but there’s not going to be much of that… Continue reading Uranus in Taurus: Revolution of Values and Security