This past week the royal family became the focus of an anthrax scare when a poison pen letter containing white powder was allegedly sent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The package was opened by a member of staff and the powder later found to be harmless. However, the incident has raised concerns over security for the royal wedding some ten weeks away.

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle

Those of you who receive my monthly newsletter will know my reservations over the choice of date for this wedding, given the prominence of a Mars-Uranus square. In my January article I suggested that one way around this volatile influence would be to set the wedding for noon as opposed to 11:00 am or 11:30 am – the usual times for a royal wedding.

Harry And Meghan Wedding
Harry And Meghan Wedding

Maybe it's just coincidence but it was recently announced that noon is indeed the time of the wedding on the 19th of May.

Here are some extracts from my January newsletter:

No astrologer worth his or her salt would plan a wedding on a Mars-Uranus square: Uranus is a volatile influence, which not only suggests the wedding will not go quite according to plan but that future life for the royal couple will be anything but smooth sailing.

My concern is not simply the Mars-Uranus square, but the degrees of the zodiac involved. A matter of days before the wedding Uranus will enter Taurus and occupy zero degrees of Taurus on the 19th. Zero degrees Taurus is the Queen's Sun and Prince Charles' Moon; it is exactly opposed to Harry's Pluto and Prince William's Jupiter/Mid-heaven and square Meghan's nodal axis.

At best this transit of Uranus to these all-important royal charts suggests a departure from tradition, a wonderful breath of fresh air entering the royal family and the birth of a new era, but controversy could maar the occasion.

What we might hope for on the 19th May is that the wedding will take place at 12 noon. We keep that lovely Leo Ascendant and at 26 degrees of the sign it now chimes with that all-important royal degree. And instead of Uranus on the Mid-heaven, bountiful Jupiter is conjunct the IC providing protection. The Moon is now no longer occluded in the twelfth house but standing proud along with Venus in the eleventh house of friendship and teamwork - essential components of a long and happy marriage.

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26th Feb 2018 - 4th Mar 2018

If your world like mine has fuzzy edges around it at the moment, blame Neptune. For the third week in a row, this divine yet deceptive planet is in high profile.On Friday, the full moon in Virgo is closely opposed to Neptune, so if your news feeds are full of reports about weird goings-on, don’t be surprised.

I would like to think that upon aspects like these consciousness is being raised, and that we will all be able to take a more elevated view of events, but more often than not we experience Neptune’s underbelly, which plunges us into a world that is chaotic and illusory.So, my advice to you for the week ahead is to treat rumours with a pinch of salt and get everything in writing.

And if you are in two minds about anything, hold that thought!.


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...

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