If you want to attract someone with Venus in Aries, the first weapon in your arsenal is an ability to keep them guessing. Don’t, whatever you do, plead, weep or make it too easy for them. They will only pity you and you won’t see them for dust.
They need a challenge – preferably lots of them to keep them happy and wanting more. Venus is Aries thrives on the thrill of the chase and loves pitting their wits against someone worth pursuing. But being so impulsive can mean trouble especially if the apple of their eye already belongs to someone else. Tricky! Those with Venus in Aries need to listen to their heart and their conscience but will probably not slow down long enough to do so.
This Venus sign doesn’t usually have time for jealousy. It may get mad and have a tantrum or two, perhaps throw a few things around for good effect – but won’t normally turn dark and vengeful like Scorpio, unless they have some Pluto/Scorpio influences in good measure in their chart. Venus in Aries will pick themselves up, and get on with life knowing that there are plenty more adventures just over the horizon. Continue reading Venus In Aries – I Want You Till I Don’t
It’s happened – Neptune moved into Pisces for the long haul on February 03 2012 and will remain there until 2026. Neptune is a planet with a range of meanings. On the one hand it is linked with spirituality and mysticism, with the consciousness of oneness and with the ability to empathize with the joys and sufferings of others.
It is also associated with illusion, sleight of hand, trickery, deceit and escapism. Under its influence misunderstandings can be rife and lies quite commonplace. Sometimes we lie to ourselves because we go into self-denial. We may lie to others for similar reasons, and of course we could find ourselves at the mercy of other people’s lies and fraudulent behaviour.
But Neptune also contains the seeds of enlightenment and a way out of powerlessness if we are willing to work at it. Under this influence it may be all too easy to go with the flow and drift with the tide, but if we want to make headway we may have to take a leaf out of Pisces book and make the harder choice to swim against the current rather than ‘see what happens’. Continue reading The Magic And Perils Of Neptune In Pisces
Really sad to hear the news about Amy. I have written about her a few times before, and always noticed how her chart revealed her huge talent and sadly great torment too. There is a particular combination of aspects in there that mirrored her tendency to go into downward spiral, and to find it very difficult to get out again.
She had natal Saturn in Scorpio conjunct Pluto in Libra, a very intense blend of energies that have a unique vibration and frequency. Both planets aspected a Moon/Neptune conjunction. Her time of birth is not known, so her Moon may be close or even conjunct Neptune, or further away. But the link between all four planets reveals a state of mind into which she was drawn back again and again.
Saturn in Scorpio and conjunct Pluto is a double whammy which takes her right down into those dark areas of the psyche and beyond. She had a natural attraction to all that was taboo and yet sought to numb herself from the revelations which naturally evolved out of such explorations. Alcohol and drugs were the way she cocooned herself from the pain which she wanted to understand and escape from at the same time. Continue reading Amy Winehouse – Talent & Torment
If the Pieman hadn’t attempted to lob a shaving foam soufle in Rupe’s face, and if his wife Wendi hadn’t come to his rescue so quickly, yesterday’s confrontation with the Culture Select Committee would have been stale news. Like old cheese combined with bad fish and corporate BO. The outcome was very much a non-event as Rupert, his son James and Rebekah Brooks all denied knowing anything about anything that mattered. Yet something was festering even if no one could put their finger on exactly where it originated, or who was responsible for it.
However, due to the genius of ’failed comic’ Johnnie Marbles as the papers described him, things brightened up considerably. This episode was the highlight, mainly because Wendi, who prefers to stay in the background, displayed the skills of a true Ninja fighter – having no thought for her own safety and diving in single-handed to save the day.
A quick look at her Solar Chart reveals that Wendi is a Sagittarian, with Mercury conjunct her Sun. She is a born adventurer, traveler and scholar who loves to see the world and hates being tied down. She is also very sporting and athletic. So why is she with Rupert? She loves power and has her natal Venus in Capricorn trine Pluto in Virgo. Venus in Capricorn instinctively know who they should be friends with and how to get on in life by getting close to the right people. You could almost say she is addicted to powerful people – and the prestige of being the wife of the world’s biggest media person – until now! Continue reading Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Deng Murdoch, Pieman & Pants
The paper that prided itself on providing endless amounts of gossip, scandal, horror and on stirring up the hornets nest even if the hornets were minding their own business – has now come to an end worthy of its reputation. As an entity in itself it does have a birth chart, though the time when the first edition made its appearance is not known. It’s launch was on October 1st 1843. I have timed it for 6:30am. This brings up a very interesting chart.
We have a Libra Ascendant with the Sun conjunct Venus in her own sign on the twelfth house side. This blend of influences might usually denote the epitome of harmony, balance and great typography, except that both are flawed by virtue of their position and opposed by Uranus in the last degree of Pisces. It is a wide opposition, but enough to make those scales rattle and swing on a daily basis. Uranus links with the papers ability to set readers off on an emotional roller coaster ride as they grapple with dark agendas and taboo issues. Shock being the main selling point. Continue reading News Of The World – Gone Forever!
A glance at their charts and shared influences reveals that there is not a shred of romantic feeling between them. Any ideas that both Middleton sisters will marry into the Royal family are laughable. Both Pippa and Harry enjoy a relationship that is more ‘matey’ than anything else. They share a lot of similarities and they understand each other only too well.
Both have a very practical streak and both love adventure, fun and freedom. But Pippa’s love of the high life, of being at the centre of the action, her packed contacts book, her enjoyment of the social scene and her determination to master it are far different from Prince Harry who just loves to have a good time. He is more of a practical joker, and will go to great lengths to pull off the next funny stunt. They make a great team – but they really aren’t going to get any closer at least not in the sense that people seem to think they will. They are certainly fond of each other – but it is an affection devoid of chemistry.
Pippa is very streetwise and knows what she wants. She won’t want to get too deeply involved in the ways of the Royal household. She needs a lot more freedom to run her life on her own terms. Certain aspects of her chart reveal that she needs to be number one in any relationship, and needs to call the shots. Continue reading Pippa & Prince Harry – Do They Really Get Along?
There is something mysterious and instinctual about this blend of energies. In its retrograde phase Venus in Scorpio may have brought lovers out of the woodwork who were a mine of potentially explosive information. If this was the case, you may still be recovering from the fallout. It is not only that the past intrudes into the present, but that it exposes parts of ourselves that we don’t want to be reminded of.
Venus retrograde in Scorpio may have caused us to back track and relive the starting point of our current relationship – the moment when we shook hands with fate and our future was sealed.
Yet Venus isn’t only about how we relate to others, it is also about how we relate to ourselves. The retrograde phase encourages us to reflect on why we attract the people we do. What aspect of ourselves brings them into our lives, especially those people we consider difficult, boring or painful? Which parts of ourselves are we so busy denying that they have to show up in Technicolour in order to be noticed? The more attention these parts need, the closer and more intimately connected we are likely to be with that person. Continue reading Venus In Scorpio – Crushed Velvet & Wordless Secrets!
What could have caused the Anglican Bishop of Willesden – Pete Broadbent to vent his spleen on his Facebook page concerning the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton? He branded them as ‘shallow celebrities’ and voiced his view that their marriage was set up to fail by the gutter press.
He also gave it seven years. Not content with this he went on to insult the Royal Family saying its history was filled with ‘broken marriages and philanderers’ and writing that the basis for the hereditary principle is ‘corrupt and sexist’. Neither did Prince Charles nor William’s mother Diana escape his wrath. Describing them as ‘Big ears and the Porcelain Doll’, he remarked that he was glad he had missed out on their wedding.
Since his outburst he has had to apologize profusely for embarrassing the Church as well as the Government, the Royal family and many others. He has been suspended indefinitely for his remarks. Continue reading When Good Bishops Turn Bad
It looks like Kate finally got her Prince. But does she have what it takes to fit into the lifestyle that now awaits her? How will the coming year or so pan out for her and William? Let’s take a look!
Considering the aspects she has in her chart it looks like she is going to be fine. She has some interesting contrasts which suggest that she knows how to put on a public face – but that she also has a very private face reserved just for William. She is very ambitious and may actually enjoy playing the part she seems destined to play. This is down to her Sun in Capricorn which squares her Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Libra.
There is an apparent conflict between the the two and yet – there is a degree of similarity. Saturn in Capricorn almost revels in duty and loves the formality and need for decorum that go with being Prince William’s wife. Saturn and Pluto in Libra suggest an ability to put on a mask that suits the situation she finds herself in. However the Sun in Capricorn represents a more natural love of tradition and traditional ways, whereas the Saturn/Pluto square suggest a need to bury aspects of her real self behind a facade in order to fit in with whatever is going on. Continue reading Kate & Prince William – Katy Waits No More!
As Mars moves to sextile Saturn we get a chance to understand how both forces can work together – harmoniously or not. Currently Mars is in Sagittarius and needs no prompting. In this sign it wants to reach for the next challenge, see what is just over the horizon, dream big and go for broke. Thoughts about what might happen, or what could go wrong are not an issue. The focus is on exploration and adventure come what what may. The call of the wild and the love of the unknown are addictive.
On the other hand Saturn in Libra may be painfully aware of the need to take others into account, so much so that it causes a crisis in confidence. Continue reading Mars & Saturn – Resistance?