Solar Eclipse in Cancer on July 13th 2018

This long hot summer looks to be full of changes. Eclipse season is starting and eclipses bring endings and beginnings. The first one is this Friday 13th, it is a partial solar eclipse at the new moon in Cancer. It is not visible in the UK but it carries a powerful message. Pluto, planet of permanent and lasting transformation is slowly making its way through sensible practical Capricorn. On Friday it will be opposing the sun and the moon. This is a good time to let go of things which we no longer need that are holding us back, so we can bravely create what we need to. There are two grand trines, one in earth (practicality) and one in water (emotions). These are positive aspects so this is a time to let go of fear and work to create what we know we want to. Aagh this is quite scary!

This eclipse looks to be quite relevant for me as it falls very close to my Moon in Cancer. On the domestic front and Cancer rules all things domestic, there are changes; minor building, redecorating and new chickens!

More importantly, on the career front, and Capricorn rules career, I have some good news. After twenty years of using and practising astrology, I decided to consolidate my astrological knowledge. So, over the last two years, I have been steadily working to gain a professional qualification. This work has been rewarded with a Diploma from the Mayo School of Astrology – with distinction no less!

I have lots of plans to grow my practice and spread my wings as an astrologer, now that does feel scary and exciting! So if you are looking for astrological consultations, talks, parties or lessons in and around Norfolk, please contact me.

New Moon in Gemini- time for a cosy chat!?

Tomorrow we have a New Moon, they happen every month and this month it is in Gemini. The sign of the twins, Geminis are chatty, clever and changeable. Gemini is an air sign as this relates to logical and rational thought. The planet Mercury, the communicator rules Gemini and has just moved into sensitive, moody Cancer. Therefore it gives light hearted Gemini a softer, more introspective flavour than normal. So if you need to get something off your chest now could be a good time!
Photo from Intuitive astrology

June 2018 Horoscopes

Monthly Horoscopes for June 2018

Aries 21st March – 20th April

You may be called upon to make decisions at work. A bit of logic will help you to avoid costly mistakes. The pressure should come off around the 26th giving you a chance to kick back. Perhaps you could make the most of the sunshine with a trip to the beach.

Taurus 20th April – 21st May

Don’t forget to nurture yourself and focus on what makes you feel good. So why don’t you invite your friends round for a barbecue or organise a night out? Remember, all work and no play makes Taurus a dull bull!

Gemini 21st May – 21st June

Exciting opportunities await you and chatting to friends about plans for a new venture will help you clarify your decision. Coming to terms with the past could set you on the right path to creating a positive future.

Cancer 22nd June -22nd July

It looks like you are going to have to be realistic about a close relationship so you may need to have an important conversation. Feelings of connection should flow, so trust your intuition to guide you to find the right words.

Leo 22nd July- 21st August

Your head is buzzing with lots of great ideas and plans for the future but you need to settle on one of them. From the 13th this should become easier as you are ready to focus and put your energy into your chosen project, don’t let others put you off.

Virgo 21st August- 21st September

You are likely to busy, particularly at work this month. Around the 13th check your inboxes and phone messages, because a chance invitation could prove valuable, introducing you to a whole new social network.

Libra 21st September- 21st October

It is well worth checking your finances, knowing what you have to hand can help you plan for the future. You may be pleasantly surprised to find that you have a bit spare, giving you the chance for a little retail therapy. Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves!

 Scorpio 21st October- 21st November

If you are finding work a bit heavy going at the moment, remember that things will happen in their own time. Cut yourself some slack; a spot of day dreaming can be very relaxing and restorative, and inspiration might just float in on the tide.

Sagittarius 21st November- 21st December

Relationships step into the spotlight this month. Around the 13th they should enter a new phase which is likely to involve plenty of discussion about love and money. Keeping a level head will help you to work things out amicably.

Capricorn 21st December – 20th January

At the beginning of June you may feel in the mood for a clear out. Get your bin bags out and don’t hold back. Letting go of unwanted stuff makes room for the new and is liberating. Who knows, it could throw up a long forgotten treasure!

Aquarius 20th January – 18th February

A demanding project could be taking all your attention and energy. Mid month loved ones may be feeling rather left out and remind you of what is really important. Some well deserved pampering should make things feel a whole lot better.

 Pisces 19th February – 20th March

You may be feeling creative. Bringing a splash of colour to your life can do wonders for your mood and self esteem. So whether you’re a budding Van Gough or more of a fledgling Laurence Llewelyn- Bowen let yourself go and have some fun.

Claire Manion



Uranus moves into Taurus May 15th 2018

Astrologically, a shift is happening; to quote that famous song written in 1964 by Bob Dylan ‘The Times they are a changing’. The lyrics as as relevant now as they were when they were
written over 50 years ago. They remind us to keep pace with life,

‘The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past’

Uranus, planet of sudden change, innovation and invention moved from Aries into Taurus today at 15th May at 4.16pm BST. Uranus is slow moving, it takes 84 years to orbit the sun so spends around seven years in each zodiac sign. Its move into Taurus coincides with the monthly new moon, also in Taurus. Taurus is an earthy sign, connected to our values, our and all things sensual.

This Taurus new moon suggests major awakenings; a time to shake up to look at how we use our resources and to change what is not working and to embrace new ideas and put them into into practice, both individually and collectively. On a collective level we are likely to see changes in how we use money, how food is grown and distributed and the arts and music as these are all connected to Taurus. Exciting and creative times ahead.

Horoscope for May 2018

Well May is here and looking more promising today in Norfolk, the sun is shining and the blossom is out! As for astrology, why don’t you have a peek at the May horoscopes?

Astrological Horoscope for May 2018  

by Claire Manion, Astrologer

Aries 21st March – 20th April

You are likely to have some original, inventive ideas and insights which could prove useful in helping to solve problems. An opportunity to focus on a long term goal could arise mid month; keeping determined and focused will help you to get results.

Taurus 20th April – 21st May

May looks like a month of new beginnings. These should start to show around the 15th with Uranus, the planet of change, and a new moon both in your sign. You may feel a little reluctant to move on, but discussing facts and possibilities should clarify your options and make things easier.

Gemini 21stMay – 21st June

It looks like you have a decision to make which requires action. From the 15th you are likely to get stuck in and make things happen. At the end of the month, a close friend or partner may encourage you to spread your wings and explore new territory. Don’t forget your compass!

Cancer 22nd June -22nd July

Are you nurturing a creative project which you are keeping close to your chest? Mid month at the new moon you may have a breakthrough. Around the 19th you are likely to be feeling positive, willing to share your ideas and bring them out into the open. Friends can help you with this.

Leo 22nd July- 21st August

This month finds you popular and in demand, your opinions are valued, particularly at work. Your friends may encourage you to join in with their activities and have some fun; don’t be surprised if work and play overlap.

Virgo 21st August- 21st September

At the beginning of the month you may be feeling under pressure to get everything done. However, by mid month things should start to calm down, giving you time to catch your breath and relax. The 22nd looks like a good time to review a situation which is starting to develop.

Libra 21st September- 21st October

This month you may have to be careful with your resources as they can only stretch so far. Sometimes you need to consider your priorities; the setting of boundaries will help. Remember, it’s important to leave time for yourself, you’re worth it!

Scorpio 21st October- 21st November

Hold onto your hat for a roller coaster ride! This month could bring exciting changes and new beginnings, particularly in your relationships. Around the new moon on the 15th your partner or a close friend might surprise you; be prepared to expect the unexpected.

Sagittarius 21st November- 21st December

As May starts, you will have to get your nose to the grindstone and keep working to achieve what is important to you. However, around the 17th the pressure should start to ease, leaving you more time to socialise and have fun. Perhaps it’s finally time to crack open that bottle of bubbly!

Capricorn 21st December – 20th January

You might feel in the mood for taking on a new challenge. Around the 12th changes at home could be on the agenda; don’t forget to involve the family in any major decisions. A breakthrough looks likely, staying emotionally detached will help.


Aquarius 20th January – 18th February

Have you been feeling restless? There are changes afoot this month; short term you are likely to feel ready for action as energetic Mars moves into your sign. In the longer term, more permanent and lasting changes are likely, particularly at home, as your ruler Uranus moves signs.

Pisces 19th February – 20th March

Is there something you want to get off your chest? It looks likes there might be, as the planets are focussing on your communication zones.  Go with it, this should be emotionally rewarding. If you are thinking of booking a holiday, do your research before you travel. Bon voyage!

If you would like an individual reading please contact me.

Claire Manion




Planetary activity mid April 2018

There is a lot of activity astrology wise at the moment and a lot of it is happening in the sign of Aries. There was a new Moon in Aries at 02.57 BST yesterday morning Monday 16th April. It was conjunct Uranus planet of change. However, Uranus is about to leave Aries and move into Taurus so this is the last time that Uranus will conjunct the new moon in Aries. So it will be a long time – 84 years to be precise! I certainly won’t be around to witness it again.

Mercury, the communication planet is also in forthright Aries and is now moving forward. It had been retrograde since March 23rd. Communication should be easier and clearer than it has been of late. Chiron the wounded healer moves signs into… yes, you’ve guessed it! Aries today Tuesday 17th April. So all this adds up to a challenging time where we may need our courage to weather the storms of change, expect the unexpected and stay true to what we really want to do. 

In addition to this, today 17th April Saturn planet of time and responsibility is moving retrograde until early September. When planets go retrograde they appear to go backwards. Metaphorically, they  cover old ground, giving us a chance review issues. Saturn represents form and structure, it can also represent blockages and delays. So we have a combination of forging into the new with Aries versus holding on to the old  (Saturn in Capricorn). Change is necessary and it can be  exciting but it is also scary  and often uncomfortable as it affects our sense of inner  security. So we may feel a bit frustrated as we know we have to act and change but we may be afraid of it. However, change we must and if we are brave we can face our fears and create what we need to. This should minimize the frustration, let’s hope! Time ‘to boldly go’ like the star ship Enterprise in Startrek!

Photo taken from Wikipedia


Horoscopes for April 2018

Horoscopes for April 2018  

Aries ♈   21st March – 20th April

You may face delays, which can be frustrating, but offer you a chance to plan how to use your energy and time wisely. From the 16th, with a new Moon in your sign, you should have a green light to move forward and break free from recent restrictions but you may still need to go steadier than you would like.

Taurus ♉ 20th April – 21st May

Venus planet of love slips gracefully into your life offering contentment, don’t get too comfortable will you Taurus?  From the 20th you are likely to feel more energetic and socially active, don’t be surprised if you get invitations to parties, talks or events.

Gemini 21st May – 21st June

In early April you may feel misunderstood, don’t worry, from the 15th Mercury moves forward, so communication should flow more easily. In the last week, Venus, planet of love and friendship brings fun and sweetness to Gemini.

Cancer ♋ 21st June- – 22nd July

Have you been feeling responsible for others lately Cancer? This is due to Saturn in your opposite sign. Around the 16th you may have a shake up; although uncomfortable at first, this could herald a more emotionally independent phase where you feel re energised and ready to express yourself in new and exciting ways.

Leo ♌  22nd July- 21st August

This month starts with the Sun close to Uranus, planet of change and freedom. This is a good time to make changes Leo. Around the 23rd you may be feeling lucky and enthusiastic, but try not to get sucked into old dramas; keeping upbeat will help you achieve positive results.

Virgo ♍ 21st August- 21st September

You may feel quite introverted in the first part of the month and want to mull things over. From the 15th things should become clearer leaving you in a stronger position to act upon your ideas with passion and enthusiasm. The Moon in your sign on 24th brings emotional and family issues to light.

Libra ♎ 21st September- 21st October

Relationships are in focus for you Libra; April starts with the Moon in your sign so you may feel emotional, fortunately, Venus in Taurus helps you feel good. Around the 24th you may be in high demand with your friends, but don’t get drawn into any gossip; have fun and keep it light.

Scorpio ♏ 21st October- 21st November

Scorpio, has a long term project proved to be more demanding than you first thought? Keep the faith and remember why you started it. By the end of April the Moon and Jupiter make positive links to Neptune, so relaxing and going with the flow will help you stick to your goals.

Sagittarius ♐ 21st November- 21st December

Sagittarius, the heavens are suggesting that you slow down a bit and start looking at the details. When you do, hidden issues and secrets come to light which can be very helpful to you. Think carefully before sharing this valuable information; some things are best kept to yourself.

Capricorn♑21st December – 20th January

Capricorn, are you feeling under pressure to change and digging your heels in? Action is unavoidable but only after careful consideration. Around the 16th at the new Moon you may feel ready to act; it is wise to do so with your trade mark caution and things will fall into place. 

Aquarius ♒ 20th January – 18th February

Aquarius you have a last burst of energy to initiate changes before your ruler changes signs.  Around the 9th of the month is a time to discover and start to use untapped talents. Any creative projects will be nurturing and help you avoid unhelpful habits.  Perhaps it is time to take those singing lessons!

Pisces ♓ 19th February – 20th March

This month looks like one of new beginnings and letting go Pisces. On the 12th you may feel like issues that were once important can be forgiven. This theme will continue as Chiron the wounded healer leaves your sign on the 17th suggesting a time of renewed energy and strength.

If you would like a more detailed, personalized horoscope, please contact me.

Exciting New Mercury Workshop

Mercury Workshop 

Connect with your inner self using astrology and sound.

This is an exciting new joint venture with sound healer Raff Gant. We are focusing on the messenger planet Mercury and will work together to blend astrology and sound to encourage participants to reach a  deeper connection to the inner self.

Find out about the mythology and astrological symbolism of Mercury. Astrologer Claire will find out which zodiac sign your Mercury is in to help you make a personal connection to this archetype. Sound healer Raff will lead you on a journey using mantras and sound. We will finish with a short sound bath.

Date Sunday June 10th 2018

Time 10 am – 4pm 

Place Village Meeting Place, North Runcton, Near Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE33 0RB

£45 per person for the day.
Booking essential

On booking please supply your birth details; time (if known) place and date

On the day please bring;
lunch to share
blankets and a mat to lie on
Teas and coffees will be provided

To book please call me – Claire on 07749822495
or email

Spring Equinox 20th March 2018

Today, here in the northern hemisphere  it is the Spring Equinox when the days and nights are equal. It’s from the Latin meaning ‘equal nights’ and it is the first day of Spring, although it has been a bit reluctant this year. There was snow on the ground here in Norfolk yesterday, but we have daffodils out in the garden! This afternoon the sun moves into Aries, the first sign of the zodiac and starts a new astrological year. Today is also the 25th International Astrology Day.- chosen by the Association for Astrological Networking in 1993. Well the sun is shining here so that’s a promising sign. Picture from listland