Guests

Guest posts from my favourite writers, some well-known, some new, will start appearing here from time to time. In the meantime, enjoy a few highlights from my Astrology: Questions and Answers archive: 2016 Last Spring 2015, I had the fun of Victor Olliver’s company as a Guest blogger whilst we slogged it out – in a … Continue reading Guests

“ in my end is my beginning”: Paradox and the Saturn/Pluto cycle…

A great gift of astrology, perhaps its greatest gift, is this: it shows us that we are part of Something vast and meaningful, not mere random accidents in space/time.

Review of ‘The Stellium Handbook’ by Donna Cunningham, MSW

Donna Cunningham succinctly sums up the purpose of this very practical, very comprehensive two-part handbook thus: “….consider this book a long-term guide to increasing self awareness by using the tools you’ll encounter here.” Many consulting astrologers will have had the experience of putting up a client’s chart prior to the consultation, seeing a log jam … Continue reading Review of ‘The Stellium Handbook’ by Donna Cunningham, MSW

An astrologer cranks up her brain cell for 2013….

I have done a number of interviews over the years. This one was particular fun to do, since Wendy of that excellent site The Know It All Astrologer sent me a list of questions which I was not expecting at all! The unexpected, of course, is useful for jolting one’s remaining brain cell into something approaching dynamic action….

On Writing

September 2019 I will be updating this page shortly!! 2014 9.1.14 I hope you find this outline/cautionary tale of a writer’s life entertaining. No doubt it will have more than a few resonances for other members of the writing community, whose careers and writing paths have most likely had their own peculiar turns and twists! … Continue reading On Writing

Not the Astrology Column

I hope you enjoy reading the articles which are listed on this page. Before you begin to meander your way through them – and do add more comments/email me, since I always like to hear from my readers! –  I’d like to start you off with the rather interesting tale of how a dismissive, ill-informed maligner of … Continue reading Not the Astrology Column

Astrological help for writers….

Indulge me. Have a guess. Which planet, do you think, might be specially linked to the writer’s craft? Yes, very good. It is indeed Mercury. Mercury represents the principle of communication in all its facets. Pitching and selling ideas, reworking, appraising, editing; all the activities of the scribe’s trade are encompassed by the Mercury function. … Continue reading Astrological help for writers….

Here comes Mercury – in reverse!

(NOTE: Mercury Retrograde periods for 2010 included in 25.2.10 update at the end of this article) Indulge me. Have a guess. Which planet, do you think, might be specially linked to the writer’s craft? Yes, very good. It is indeed Mercury. Mercury represents the principle of communication in all its facets. Pitching and selling ideas, … Continue reading Here comes Mercury – in reverse!