It’s been another difficult week. The scenes of devastation in California – the entire town of Paradise razed to the ground – the appalling loss of life and livelihoods were hard to comprehend. There was barely enough news space to cover the ongoing horror in Yemen and in Bangladesh where the Rohingyan refugees live in constant fear of being forced back to their persecutors in Myanmar. And then there was the Brexit withdrawal agreement - all 585 pages of it – announced on Thursday, and followed by a handful of resignations from the cabinet and rumours of a leadership election.


What was going on?

Clearly, every crisis has its own astrological signature and with Uranus squaring Great Britain’s Venus (the ruler of the house of relationships) indicating separation from and aggravation with partners, in this case the EU and Northern Ireland and Scotland, and Pluto opposing the United Kingdom’s Moon (the ruler of and placed in the 10th house of leadership and government) it is abundantly clear why we’re in the pickle we’re in.

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But yet again, we can witness planets demonstrating their superpowers when stationary, and bringing all manner of situations to a tipping point. Venus turns stationary direct on Friday, 16th and Mercury heads into retrograde some thirteen hours later.

In my newsletter, due out next week in its new format, I will be looking toward 2020 and the potential geo-political change we can look forward to.

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19th Nov 2018 - 25th Nov 2018

On Thursday, the Sun enters the optimistic, philosophical, larger-than-life sign of Sagittarius, just in time for the start of the holiday season. Indeed, the 22nd is Thanksgiving Day in America this year – a time when families gather around a table laden with goodies and give thanks for their many blessings. It’s also the kick-off to a riotous season of consumer spending with Black Friday the day after Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday three days later.The tradition of American Thanksgiving is said to date back to the arrival of the Mayflower with its cargo of Pilgrims on American soil and the celebration of the abundant harvest the following year, 1621.

However, there are other candidates for the first Thanksgiving. Almost a century earlier the explorer Pedro Menéndez de Avilé held a celebratory dinner to thank God for his crew’s safe landing on Floridian soil, and in early December 1619 thirty-eight British settlers celebrated with a great feast their arrival on the banks of Virginia’s James River.Thanksgiving is not just an American tradition, however.

The Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians feasted and paid tribute to their gods after the harvest. So, when you dig into your turkey with all the trimmings, the green bean casserole, the sweet potato mash and the cranberry sauce, and follow up with pumpkin or pecan pie, liberally laced with cream, spare a thought for those brave souls who made it all possible. Which is a long-winded way of wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!.


November 2018

Scorpio: You may be bidding goodbye to Jupiter but it’s not leaving the solar system. From now until late 2019 this planet of growth will be influencing finance...


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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