Upcoming Astrology Workshop in Norfolk

Hi there

Well I’m going to be out and about in April, running an interactive workshop for a small group of people. The details are below, if you fancy it please contact me, as there is one place left.

Interactive  Astrology Workshop

Date: Saturday 9th April 2016

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Methodist Hall, Chapel Lane Toftwood Dereham Norfolk NR19 1LD

Cost £70 includes a light salad lunch and cake with teas/coffee etc

Astrology is an ancient and mystical language which helps us in our quest for self understanding. In this workshop we will work in a small supportive group to explore our birth charts in turn. You will have an allotted time to enter a representation of your individual birth chart. This is set out on the floor and you stand in the centre and we explore each area. I facilitate; encouraging the other group members to contribute and witness this process of interaction and dialogue. Sharing our individual stories through the collective symbolism of astrology is a deeply nurturing and empowering experience.

 

Please note; this workshop is now full.

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Valentine’s Day gift ideas

Hi there

Well, it’s February 14th this Sunday and it’s a good time to use astrology to help us find a gift for our loved ones!

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I have some suggestions for suitable gifts and trips out for your loved one based on their zodiac sign. I’ve stayed away from the classic flowers, chocolates, underwear and meal out suggestions because I’d like to do something a bit different – the sun is in Aquarius, the sign that likes to shake it up.The trips out suggestions are things you can do together.

Valentine’s ideas – through the zodiac

Aries – March 20th – April 19th

These folks are usually active and like to be first, they also enjoy excitement; so how about something adventurous like a day or a trip to a theme park to embrace their inner child and scream like a girl on the big rides! If they are not quite so outdoorsy they may prefer a shopping trip to get the first edition of their favourite new game or a new season outfit.  As long as they are ahead of the crowd they’ll be happy!

Taurus April 20th – May 20th

These people are traditional, comfort loving creatures who are often artistic and creative. They may like a  picture or ornament to decorate their home. They are sensual so a massage should go down well. A trip out to a craft fair to see what other people make and to look at lots of exciting fabrics and materials would also prove popular; so should a day’s workshop where they can get hands on and creative. Suggestions include painting, applique and knitting.

Gemini May 21st – June 20th

Witty and light hearted Geminis are not usually keen on overblown romantic gestures; they can easily regard it as slushy. A poem (assessed for slush) may go down well; maybe one you have written yourself, or if you’d like a ready-made one I suggest the aptly named Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy. They usually have a whole range of interests so a relevant specialist magazine would be a good choice. For a trip out they would like something fast paced and entertaining like a poetry slam or a comedy club would be a good option.

Cancer- June 21st to July 21st

Cancerians tend to be home loving and family orientated with a passion for food. Suitable gifts include a framed photo of both of you together or a cook book so they can practise their culinary skills. A visit to the seaside would make a great day out; Cancerians tend to have an affinity to the sea, even when it is cold and windswept, as long as they can have their creature comforts when they get home!  A browse around a farmers’ market looking at and sampling lots of locally produced food would be good too.

Leo – July 22nd- August 21st

These people enjoy luxury, so a high quality personalised gift would go down well.  This could be bought, such as a bespoke piece of jewellery or something individually crafted by you just for them should hit the spot. They also enjoy being pampered so hair care products are suitable. A  trip to a theatre or a night dancing at a club would appeal to their love of drama.

Virgo – August  22nd- September 21st

Virgos can get a bit tense at times, and are usually practical but with a hidden sensitivity, therefore, something to help them relax would be appreciated. Try giving them organic hand cream or a selection of essential oils. They like to be active so may enjoy a day out cycling in the countryside, or a visit to a garden where they can impress you with their knowledge of plants.

Libra – September 22nd – October 21st

These graceful, sociable people enjoy the finer things in life, they like to look, feel and smell good, so perfume or aftershave would go down well , so would scented candles to give a luxurious ambiance to their home. They enjoy elegance so a trip to an art gallery followed by afternoon tea in a stylish café would be an  ideal way to treat a Libra.

Scorpio – October 22nd-November 21st

Scorpios are renowned for being intense, private and sexy. Valentine’s Day is likely to appeal to their love of drama and mystery. (Is the Milk Tray Man a Scorpio?) They would probably appreciate a good thriller or a pair of glamorous sunglasses which would give them an enigmatic air. A ghost walk would be an appropriate trip out so would a weekend to a mystery destination, particularly if is just the two of you somewhere secluded. It’s probably best to let them know they are going away; they may not be too keen on a total surprise.

Sagittarius November 22nd to December 21st

These freethinkers enjoy learning and travelling. Books usually go down well or any gift from a different and interesting culture. They love going to new places and the journey is part of the fun so a trip away to a new place would be great for them, particularly one where they can learn – a museum  would be ideal. They also enjoy the great outdoors; pony trekking in the countryside should appeal to them.

Capricorn December 22nd to January 20th

Capricorns are not usually overly demonstrative; however, they appreciate practical demonstrations of love such as loyalty and politeness. They like good quality items which will last, such as crystals or warm snugly woollen scarves and jumpers. Plastic hearts and shiny balloons will probably go down like the proverbial lead one. They are likely to enjoy time with you doing interesting things and can be quite adventurous at times. Try taking them to a climbing wall, or if they (or you) don’t have a head for heights then an old historical building with plenty to explore such as a cathedral or castle would be good.

Aquarius – January 21st – February 18th

These individualists are likely to appreciate something different and unusual, perhaps a one off item made by you or a new electronic gadget they have seen online. They like to keep abreast of the new and to be challenged and inspired.  Suitable places to take them would be somewhere unusual like a folly or the latest installation at a science and technology museum.

Pisces – February 19th  – March 20th

Valentine’s Day is likely to appeal to Pisceans, a day of romance and mystery, what could be better for these sensitive souls?   A CD of romantic music or a bottle of their favourite tipple is likely to be a good gift– check this first, but I don’t know many teetotal Pisceans.  Suitable trips out are a visit to an aquarium or an evening at a musical concert.

Have fun

Claire

 

 

Welcome to the Sun King!

Hi there

Last Sunday, when the full moon was in the sign of Leo ruled by the sun, I made a sun king. He bears a resemblance to the biblical 3 kings – I am happy with that, they were astrologers after all. My sun is in Sagittarius, ruled by grand Jupiter; quite a fiery combination. I chose purple and orange robes as Jupiter’s colour is purple and the sun’s is orange. Purple is also a royal colour, I remember my grandfather telling me that when I was about nine!

The idea for a sun king came from the fact that I scored quite low with my sun: 18 points on Donna Cunningham’s test (see my post “Which planet most influences you?” 12/01/2016 ) particularly when you compare it to a stonking great score of 85 for the moon. Added to that, my sun is hidden away in the 12th house of the zodiac so it is quite secretive and shy, even though it is in gregarious Sagittarius.

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So I am honouring my sun energy; my creativity, my confidence and my sense of self. It is a very empowering exercise and great fun! It is also a great time of year to do it at Imbolc – the Pagan fire festival celebrating the Celtic goddess Brigid. She is a goddess of many things including creativity, smithing and healing.

So let’s welcome the returning of the light!

 

Claire