In the early hours of Wednesday morning, 14 March, Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist and cosmologist died. Despite suffering from motor neurone disease and confined to a wheel chair with a computer for a voice, he dominated the world of science, and became one of its most popular and accessible figures. His book, A Brief History of Time remained on the British Sunday Times best seller list for a record-breaking 237 weeks yet although ten million copies of it were sold worldwide, it received the epithet: the most popular book never read.

Stephen Hawking

Hawking was admired for his genius but loved for his wicked sense of humour and his great warmth.

I came across a 2:29 am birth for Hawking, but I would suggest this is unsafe. As we might expect Neptune is a key figure in the astrological landscape - after all, where would science be without great leaps of faith and a belief in one's visions - bringing up the rear in the Locomotive shaping and part of a Grand Trine in earth - Neptune trine Uranus-Saturn trine Mercury.

Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking, chart at time of death

He left us as the Moon in Aquarius conjoined his Venus and Uranus conjoined his Mars, suggesting a peaceful passing and a joyous release.

"Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet"

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12th Mar 2018 - 18th Mar 2018

Beware the ides of March! This was the warning to Julius Caesar uttered by a soothsayer in Shakespeare’s play of the same name. Julius Caesar was indeed assassinated on that date.While the ides of March sounds rather mysterious, in Ancient Rome the ides merely indicated the middle of the month – the kalends being the 1st and the nones the 7th.

(Shakespeare knew how to up the dramatic effect of a situation by a clever turn of phrase.) The ides of each month were sacred to Jupiter, the Romans’ supreme deity, and on the 15th of March the high priest would lead the “Ides sheep” in procession along the Via Sacra to the Capitolene Hill where it would be sacrificed.These days we may prefer to have roast lamb on 15th March.In 2018 there are no astrological bells and whistles on the famous date, although it will still be under the shadow of a Venus-Saturn square, which can cast a rather grey gloom over life.

And with the Spring Statement due on the 13th, the economic outlook for Great Britain may not be as bright as we hope.


March 2018

Pisces: Knowing what you want is half the battle towards getting it. So, if you are going round and round in circles: stop, focus and concentrate on achieving your ends…


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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