On 15th February Cyril Ramaphosa was elected by Parliament to become South Africa's president. Jubilation was as evident among the people as it was Parliament. The Jacob Zuma led government had been in terminal decline for many years: corruption having reached an epic scale by the time Zuma was forced to resign.

Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa, a fierce opponent of apartheid in the 1970’s and 1980's, went on to become a union leader and one of the country's wealthiest black businessmen. He inherits a country that has been weakened on all fronts by the Zuma regime, and he faces an unenviable task getting South Africa back to prosperity, equality and racial harmony.

Astrologically, the potential for South Africa to thrive and prosper under the presidency of Ramaphosa looks good. He has been elected to office on a Jupiter transit to the nation’s Moon, Jupiter and Pluto. That his Sun and Moon falls on those same Scorpio "planets" shows his deep connection to the country and his ability to make it great. And, of course, Jupiter is transiting his Scorpio planets underscoring his rise to power.

Cyril Ramaphosa
Cyril Ramaphosa
South Africa
South Africa

With a natal Sun-Pluto square to boot, Cyril Ramaphosa looks to be South Africa's champion and certainly its transformer.

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19th Feb 2018 - 25th Feb 2018

Will we ever get out of Neptune country? This week both Mercury and Venus hook up to this most mystical and muddly of planets, so periodic reality checks are mandatory for us all.Years ago, a client came to see me complaining that she had reached at a crossroads but had no idea which way to go. She was a maths professor but keen to develop her mediumship skills.

(Quite the dilemma.) While I was explaining the action of Neptune on her Sun and Mid-heaven, which tends to inspire crises of indecision, her eyes lit up and she told me a dream she had had that night. She was driving through a forest; it was foggy and dark. She put on the headlights, but it didn’t seem to help. So, she got out of her car, lifted the bonnet, and to her surprise found the headlights were shining into the car’s interior.And, of course, the message was there.

Her questions could only be answered by going deep inside herself.Whatever the week brings in the world “out there” in terms of chaos and confusion and true romance, a little time spent in contemplation and reflection can only help.


February 2018

Pisces: A month with a solar eclipse in your sign is sure to be unforgettable, and probably for reasons you cannot imagine…


Cooking Under The Stars

An excerpt from Woman&Home magazine...

Penny Thornton learned how to cook at around the same time she was taking astrology classes. Back in the late 1970s, her then-husband was a sous-chef at London's Dorchester Hotel. Then in the mid-90s, Penny, who was living in the US, had a ten-minute daily slot on the Food Network, combining astrology and food.

As Penny explains, "The relationship between astrology and food is based on the ancient belief that all things in the universe are connected. Animals, birds, fish and plants were all 'ruled' by a planet or sign."

Penny's new book, The Zodiac Cooks, embraces her two passions. It's an amusing and informative gastronomic romp through the zodiac alongside delicious recipes. So read on to find out whether you really are suited to spelt...

Read the full article here

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