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The Greek Island Summer School 2014
Working with Tarot
w/c 19 May 2014 (4 of 8 places available)
This course is suitable for all levels. We revise the traditional divinatory meanings of the 78 Tarot cards and …
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Discovering Astrology – foundationcourse for beginners/refreshers
w/c 2 June 2014 (4 of 8 places available)
Lift astrology out of the Sun sign columns and discover horoscopy, the symbolism of the signs, planets and houses. Take your first steps in chart interpretation and making predictions…
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Astrology & Tarot – how to combine both skills
w/c 8 September 2014 (FULL)
Astrology & Tarot is now fully booked. If you’d like to do this course next year you cancontact me direct here
This course is suitable for the student who has already ventured into studying both tarot and astrology, but you certainly don’t need to be an expert… Details on the website
Good Timing – Predictive Techniques in Astrology
w/c 22 September 2014 (4 of 8 places available)
This course is suitable for the student who has already completed a beginners’ course or who is familiar with the basic symbolism of the nuts and bolts of horoscopy – signs, planets and houses. The aim is to …
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For an overview of the month and your March horoscope here’s the link to my regular column on Network She:
The Astrology Blog – w/b 10 March 2014
You may remember that one of the big events of last week was Jupiter turning direct last Thursday. He’s now on the last leg of his journey through Cancer, sign of home, family and nurture, so in addition to the universal Jupiter concerns I suggested that this may also include “making new arrangements for those who need care”.
As my twin Sue and I are Sagittarians, one of Jupiter’s signs, these turning points are especially strong for us. What happened last Thursday? Sue came back from Lidls with… a puppy. She had been abandoned in the car park and was cowering under the trollies – not the first time this has happened as everyone knows that the expats use this foreign (Jupiter) supermarket and that we’re the most likely to rescue an animal in need. We have named her Izzy – she went from frightened and confused to happy and playful within minutes and, of course, it now feels as if she’s always been here…
She has seriously lucked out – Jupiter being planet of good fortune – but maybe we have too. Like we needed another animal… but she has the loveliest temperament and the only reason we wouldn’t keep her is if we find her a new home, which we are talking about doing… half heartedly…
What’s happening this week? Mercury’s on the move – ie picking up speed after switching from retrograde to direct motion ten days ago – but there’s a final barrier to break through today. Be prepared for a slow start or the Monday morning blues as Mercury squares up to Saturn (exact Tuesday morning 06.15 GMT). In essence, Mercury is the mind planet, ruling communication in all its guises, but the square brings out the tough side to Saturn.
This tends to manifest in obstacle courses and time issues – such as delays, waiting for answers, a key person being off sick, cancellations, getting stuck in traffic, battling frustration, forgetfulness or apathy – yours or other people’s. It’s like being put on hold, for hours… is anybody there? Or it’s just one of those days when nothing seems to go right or come together and you end up achieving little or nothing of what you set out to do. So think ahead more than usual and allow extra time for all important matters, such as getting to a meeting or any destination, and catch yourself when trying to force square pegs into round holes. Avoid arguments, especially of the type that no side can win, accept differences of opinion for just that – differences – and abandon anything that is not A Good Idea.
For some this Mercury – Saturn square signals a major finale as it’s the third and last time for this aspect, the first two being 25 January and 19 February. Anything that has been a long haul over these last six weeks is therefore at the point of completion, or is as good as it gets.
The second aspect of the week supports the idea that other things are shaping up in a meaningful way as the Sun trines Saturn on Thursday evening (exact at 21.17 GMT). This brings out the more positive face of Saturn – productivity, firm agreements and generally getting your act together. With this aspect forming in water signs (Sun Pisces, Saturn Scorpio) emotional commitments, acts of compassion and kindness, creative projects and any concerns close to your heart are in there too.
Saturn is the grown up of the heavens so, regardless of which sign he is traveling through, he universally stands for maturity, realism and taking life seriously. This is especially important at the moment as we currently have no personal planets (Sun through to Saturn) in earth signs, and we won’t have until the Sun enters Taurus on 20 April. Of the outer planets only Pluto is in an earth sign, Capricorn, but as he is the slowest moving of them all (taking 248 years to travel through all 12 signs) this is a generational backdrop and therefore is not in our day by day considerations.
A horoscope is considered to be well balanced if all four elements are represented amongst the personal planets. A missing element tends to speak of that which we need to seek and learn about. The element of earth is not just about being practical. That is one of the Sun sign myths lol that is easy to dismantle. I know plenty of earth sign people who are practical to the point of being able to turn their hand to anything but I know others too who don’t even know how to change a plug and who are hopeless in the kitchen. Earthiness manifests in many other ways – such as being grounded, connected with your body, sensuality – enjoying all the senses – stoicism and a strong work ethic. It’s about steadiness, staying serene under pressure and handling life’s dramas with a dry humour rather than with hysterics. Think Victoria Wood – she’s a text book Taurus!
So, with earth out of the picture, good aspects to steadying Saturn are compensatory. Note also that Saturn is currently “stationary retrograde” – in other words, he has only just switched to backwards motion and is therefore hardly moving at all. As above, so below. Look out for a situation that is slow moving but which is nevertheless a turning point and which could set the tone for several months to come. Top tip? Get organized. Map out a workload, anticipate where you will need helping hands and be realistic about money.
What else? Mars has also just switched to retrograde and Friday brings Mercury trine Mars (exact at 16.18 GMT). Again, this is great for agreements and doing deals. However, be incisive and get to the point. Mars is the god of war but you don’t have to be aggressive – quite the opposite as Mars is in Libra, Venus’ sign of partnership and negotiation – but gentle assertiveness could achieve great things.
Finally, we have the Full Moon at the weekend, exact at 17.09 GMT on Sunday. As the Sun is in Pisces then the Full Moon falls in the opposite sign of Virgo – one of the earth signs – so the importance of this element makes itself felt even more. At a universal level all Full Moons equal fruition, full cycles and the sensitizing of family and emotional issues so be on full alert for domestics. As I always say, every A & E and police station know to brace themselves on these nights. At a particular level, matters ruled by Virgo will also be in the spotlight at the weekend – work and health being at the top of the list. Also think about taking a leaf out of Virgo’s book and approach life with care, an analytical mind and an eye for detail for the best results.