If you want to explore the fascinating subjects of astrology or tarot for yourself, and enjoy a week on this beautiful Greek island of Lefkada, here are the The Greek Island Summer School course dates for next year:
· 19 May Working with Tarot
· 2 June Discovering Astrology
· 8 September Astrology & Tarot – Combining the 2 crafts
· 22 September Good Timing – Predictive Techniques in Astrology
There’ll be more details on the website soon or contact me direct on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries, no matter how small.
If you want to go straight to the current columns here are the links – suggest you read your Rising Sign (Ascendant) first and then your Sun Sign:
Weekly horoscopes on Avon Connects, starting every Monday:
Monthly horoscopes on Network She:
What’s happening this week?
Good morning retrograde Mercury. Here we go again on the mischief making merry go round. Just to remind you, Mercury, planet of communication in all its guises, is retrograde – or in reverse – approximately three times a year for three weeks at a time. Regular readers will know that I am always threatening to go to bed and read books for these periods but of course that never happens.
The real fun kicks off next week when Mercury gets involved with a stack of other planets. This week he makes no aspects – ie not talking to anyone. Don’t be fooled. Mercury turns around in deep, secretive Scorpio so, more than usual, what is not being said will turn out to be important. The sting in the tail is quivering even if it’s not ready to strike. In the meantime here’s the general survival kit list for the next three weeks:
· Assume nothing, double check everything
· When in doubt, do nothing
· Keep a close watch on all belongings – especially anything linked to communication such as phones, laptops, cameras etc and don’t even think about buying new ones for the time being.
· Take extra care with form filling/signing on dotted lines
· Back up all your computer work
· Operate by “re” words – review, rethink, rework, revisit etc
· No matter how strongly you may feel about something – or someone – you may change your mind in three weeks time. Or someone else will.
The Sun also enters Scorpio early Wednesday morning so it’s a good idea to gen up on this powerful sign. On the plus side think Halloween, the “witchy” time of year, the mysterious world of magic and spells, healing and psychic abilities. This is a water sign, element of the emotions, and is especially associated with emotional intensity and fierce determination. In the physical body Scorpio rules the reproductive system, the life and death cycle, from sex to death. It’s a rare Scorpio who doesn’t start from scratch again at some point in their life. On the downside Scorpio’s bad press arises from issues connected to jealousy, secrecy, control and revenge. Ouch. Definitely not a good idea to get sucked into any stuff of this kind – stand well back from anything that is making you seethe rather than making enemies.
For now that should be manageable. The Sun’s first aspect is a trine (harmonious) to Neptune, currently at home in his own sign of Pisces, exact late Friday evening. Textbook keywords for this contact include compassion, empathy and spiritual understanding. It’s also the classic “urge to merge” stuff, the dissolving of boundaries that characterizes the early stages of falling in love, rose tinted glasses and so on. However, with retrograde Mercury as the backdrop, the main message is to beware idealization, and to practice discretion.
We’ve got an awkward Venus – Jupiter alliance too at the end of the week. They are in “quinqunx” to each other, a minor aspect, but one that jars. Be quick to spot the “ne’er the twain shall meet” and move on.