This horoscope might just provide a clue to the title of the site! It’s mine, and I have rather an overload of planets in the Twelfth House. “I’m surprised you’re not a recluse!” said my first astrology teacher, Carole Wilson, when I turned up in her beginners’ astrology class in Glasgow, Scotland, UK in the early 1980s. As the saying goes, “Now you see me, now you don’t…” Life, or Whoever, undoubtedly handed me a bundle of contradictions with which to grapple when I arrived on planet Earth; I’m still grappling, but with a bit more understanding as I’ve grown older.
The one thing about which I have never been ambivalent, however, is writing. I have always written – will probably write my own obituary. ( check the horoscope for signs of control-freakery…)
So – Writing from the Twelfth House seems a pretty apt title.
I am an astrologer. You can find out more about my personal and professional history HERE. However, that mystical Twelfth House has provided the context for everything I have been and done since opening my eyes to the world. My site is therefore here to support, encourage, inspire and entertain open-minded people who, like me, are exhilarated and amazed by the beauty and complexity of the worlds we human beings inhabit – and for those writers and readers who share my preoccupation with questions of meaning, mystery, pattern and purpose. I offer that support through the lens of astrology.
I hope you enjoy what you find here.
Note: I updated this site in September 2019, and it is now my main astrology site.
However, there is a considerable archive from its previous incarnation, going back to 2008, which you will find at the bottom left sidebar of the Home Page.You may well find some articles there to your liking! Do have a browse…
As you will have seen from the header image, the Northern Lights, mysterious dancers in the starry dark, fascinate me. I saw them often as a child in the islands of the far North-West and hope to see them again some day before I die….
Forget the Measurers and the Reductionists. Whatever they may do their best to tell us, there are – and always will be – sublimely mysterious dimensions to life for which materialist science with all its brilliance can provide only one dimension of the answer…..
Here is my meditation on the Twelfth House, contemplating-the-12th-house – an optimist’s take on self-undoing. Published by the Mountain Astrologer Magazine a few years ago, it appeared also in the UK’s Astrological Journal, Astrodienst and Infinity Astrological Magazine.
Despite updating, I’ve left some comments on this page from a few 12th House people, since I found them so moving at the time, and still do.
Further Note: I have been careful to credit images appearing on this site whenever possible. However, if you are not happy with your pic being used despite the positive exposure generated, do please contact me and I will remove it right away.
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