2018 Notable Dates For The Diary

2018 is already looking mega-eventful with lots of notable dates. We began 2018 with a super full moon in Cancer on January 1st. We then have a blue moon and total lunar eclipse in Leo on January 31st! Below is an overview of the major planetary ingresses, retrograde planets, eclipses and blue moons of 2018. For a chronological list, please scroll to the bottom of the post, where you will also […]


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Astro hors d’oeuvres – Transiting Mars on my Dsc

Every now and again, astrological transits demonstrate themselves in such an obvious and straightforward way, they leave me smiling to myself in disbelief. I used to make a note of these events in my personal diary, but have decided to share them with you for entertainment value and hopefully to enrich your understanding of astrology, too. We currently have transiting Mars at 16° Sagittarius placing him very close to my […]


New Moon in Aquarius 2018 – New and Improved

The New Moon at 27°07’ on February 15th 2018 at 21:05 UT offers the opportunity to rationalise a situation which has been tangled up in emotion and blown out of proportion. There is a gift from Uranus, the planet of sudden change and cutting of ties – currently situated in Aries – as it is able to offer fresh perspective. This may occur as a sudden realisation that things have, […]

Allegory of the Cave

Saturn

Saturn in Capricorn – Return of the King 4

I recorded a radio show for HIJAC about Saturn in Capricorn, but have decided to share my experience of his residence in Capricorn, so far. Why so serious, Saturn? So 2018 is the year of getting serious. With Saturn’s ingress to Capricorn on 20th December 2017, there was a marked shift in the mood. I for one felt Saturn in a big way, but that could be as I am […]


Aquarius Season – Many Happy Returns

It is at the point of the Sun’s ingress into Aquarius, that most of us are struggling with the debts of previous months whilst suffering with the January blues. But there is a lighter feel to the month when the Sun’s journey through Aquarius commences. Aquarius is a fixed sign, and the eleventh sign of the zodiac. The imagery conjured when I think of fixed air is a room with all […]

Aquarius

New Moon in Capricorn 2018 – Releasing the Past to Move Forward

There is currently a Stellium in Capricorn which contains within it, the New Moon. Accompanying the New Moon is Saturn, Mercury, Lilith, Pluto, and Venus. This is the time to take our relationships more seriously and start fresh. A secret which has been kept or a truth which has been hidden is now ready to to be uncovered, and the longing for something which has been lost can finally be put […]


Capricorn Season – Many Happy Returns

The Sun’s ingress to Capricorn marks the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere which we experience as the shortest day of the year. This is where the Earth’s wobble reaches it’s farthest point before the North Pole starts tilting toward the Sun again.  Party season is still in full swing when Capricorn appears. Her arrival isn’t a total buzzkill – she turns up just before Christmas and the New Year […]


Sagittarius Season – Many Happy Returns

The Sun’s ingress to Sagittarius, is graced with an infectious and exuberant joie de vivre, marking a welcome shift from the stagnant and murky depths of Scorpio. The uplifting and buoyant charm of Sagittarius can be felt almost immediately. A Mutable Fire sign, Sagittarius deals with challenge by travelling, bending and adapting. Think of the rippling plasma on the surface of the Sun: a restless ocean of fire complete with tidal waves and golden loops of […]


Scorpio Season – Many Happy Returns

The descent of the Sun into Scorpio takes it on a journey though the depths of the underworld. I have to admit, Autumn is my favourite season. The reds, burnt oranges, yellows and browns of leaves falling from the trees, landing on the cold damp ground. The seasonal vegetables (particularly squashes and pumpkins) and hearty comfort food – all things associated with this time of year. In England (where I live and […]


Libra Season – Many Happy Returns

The ingress of the Sun into Cardinal Air sign Libra marks the start of Autumn and is the Equinox point. Cardinality is the initiator of the modes; in Air I think of it as being that first breath of cool air when you step out of a stuffy room. It fills the lungs with that much needed freshness and really brings clarity and a sense of alertness to the mind, […]


Virgo Season – Many Happy Returns

It’s time to sort the wheat from the chaff & refine! Virgo is a Mutable Earth sign, able to manage various tasks. As the Seasons begin to shift from Summer to Autumn, Virgo represents a time where the Sun takes its foot off the gas a little for a milder climate. Ruled by Mercury, those born under the sign of Virgo are able to intellectualise and make sense of their […]


THA>HIJAC – The Great American Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse Seana Collins and I decided to record a THA>HIJAC show on the Great American Eclipse of 2018; the total solar eclipse which will be visible in the USA on Monday 21st August. The path of totality travels from the West coast to the East coast with the point of greatest eclipse over Nashville. The Eclipse is a New Moon (all Solar Eclipses are) as the Moon meets the […]