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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 …
Discovering Astrology – foundation course for beginners/refreshers
w/c 2 June 2014 (FULL)
This course will be running again next year so do get in touch if you’d like to reserve a place.
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 can contact 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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The Astrology Blog – w/b 17 March 2014
Mercury takes the lead at the beginning of the week with his ingress into Pisces. You may remember that Mercury entered this sign on the last day of January, but only got as far as 3 degrees before turning retrograde and sliding back into Aquarius. So this is Mercury entering Pisces Take Two, and here’s the sequence now unfolding:
Mercury arrives in Pisces late Monday (22.25 GMT)
Mercury reaches 3 degrees of Pisces on Thursday, the degree at which he turned retrograde
He’ll finally catch up with Neptune at 6 degrees of Pisces on Saturday (the conjunction being exact at 20.17 GMT)
Symbolically this speaks of second chances, and the coming together of a plan that nearly gelled in recent weeks but which came unstuck or was put on hold. This may also apply to a relationship, the coming together of two planets – two people – after a false start or a phase of uncertainty. The Mercury – Neptune combination is highly romantic, the stuff of dreams and the urge to merge.
However, there is also a difficult side to this picture. In traditional astrology Mercury is in “detriment” in this sign as he is planet of the mind and language whereas Pisces is a water sign, the element of feelings. Trying to make sense of emotional matters may be a tall order. We all know what it’s like to try and “reason” with someone “in love”. The two simply don’t mix. Psychologically, falling in love is the collapse of boundaries – fusion cannot happen if you stay totally separate – and a typical Piscean will have issues around personal boundaries, such as wanting to rescue the world or not knowing how to say no. Remember that Neptune is Pisces’ planet, he is Poseidon, god of the sea, so the Piscean/Neptunian realm is the ocean – free flowing, boundless, staggeringly deep and teeming with undercurrents.
Pisces is a highly creative sign but Neptune’s flip side is illusion and deception. Think sea mists, foggy situations in which all the edges are blurred and nothing is as it seems. It’s like looking at the world through a rainy window. They also rule the 12th house of the horoscope, “the Vale of Tears” – nothing swamps you like grief does. The combination of Mercury and Neptune in Pisces is therefore potentially everything from creative projects and love drugs, to sad news, lies and mysteries.
Jeffrey Archer is a textbook example. He’s an Aries but he has Mercury in Pisces opposite Neptune. Here is the weaver of tales, the consummate story teller, the man whose books have sold 250 million copies, but whose political career was blighted by scandal eventually leading to a conviction and imprisonment for perjury. Nothing is as imaginative as a Mercury – Neptune aspect but it’s all about appropriateness – when is it “right” and when is it “wrong” to smudge the line between fact and fantasy? In a work of fiction it’s a gift, in a courtroom it’s a criminal offence with dire consequences.
Neptune also rules mysticism and altered states of consciousness, including alcohol. Again, be aware of the double edged sword. If you’re drinking for fun and celebration then all should be fine, but if you’re drowning your sorrows you risk opening the floodgates in a big way. So please be very mindful this coming weekend, have your special friends on hand if you are in crisis yourself or be the sensitive counselor and supporter if it’s the other way around. Pay special attention to the emotional issues that swim to the surface, yours or someone else’s. and above all do not risk any drink – drive situation.
In complete contrast to this sensitivity minefield Tuesday brings the crisp and clear Venus in Aquarius sextile (harmonious) Uranus, Aquarius’ planet (exact at 19.01 GMT). In a nutshell Venus is love, pleasure and money, and the positive face of Uranus is innovation and brilliance, surprises of the exciting kind and refusing to play by outdated rule books. Just because something has always been done in a certain way doesn’t mean that it can’t change. Breaking the rules and breaking the mould are the themes to look out for.
Originality is in there too. Stamp work projects with your own special hallmark, brainstorm with your colleagues or friends for ideas and answers and don’t let the grass grow under your feet. Uranus loves teamwork and also immediacy and spontaneity, often of the head spinning kind. In love this is the classic aspect for being “swept off your feet” and the stuff of instant attractions. It’s also brilliant for socializing and networking. Say yes to a working lunch or to an after work invite for Tuesday – you could meet someone fascinating and influential.
The electric Venus – Uranus get together paves the way to the Spring Equinox on Thursday as the Sun enters Aries (ingress at 16.58 GMT). This is the first sign of the zodiac so this is the astrological New Year. What better time to review your resolutions? How did you start the year, what did you want to achieve and are you on track? If you’re realizing that you want something completely different now’s the time to look very closely at your true ambitions and desires.
Whatever is “born” on the Spring Equinox holds the seeds of fruitfulness so look out for anything in the brand new start category. Move forwards with directness and a “do it now” policy. Be self-ish. Aries is the “me” sign so it’s important to recognize what is right for you as opposed to what everyone else might think is right for you. Capturing the right vibe and injecting spring energy is linked to harnessing the Aries qualities of individuality, independence and being a self starter. Whatever snaps you out of victim role – which is basically any situation in which you apportion blame – is the way to go. Substitute “poor me” for “wonderful me”! The Spring Equinox is the time to celebrate your ego, to recognize the supreme importance of good self esteem, to recognize your absolute right to be here and to remember that the only person who can live your life is you.
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