‘Super’ blue blood moon – 31st January 2018

Have you heard about the upcoming lunar eclipse which is happening on Wednesday 31st January? It is quite exciting as it has three things going for it;
1 It is a ‘supermoon’ (when the moon is closest to the earth). Full super moons look massive and are very bright.
2 It is a ‘blue moon’ – the second full moon in a calendar month.
These happen once every two or three years. The first full moon of January 2018 was on 1st January in Cancer.
3 It is a ‘blood moon’ ; a total lunar eclipse where the moon appears red at totality. This is caused by the same mechanism as red sunrises and sunsets. The bluer light rays in the spectrum are filtered out leaving the red hues. This is called Rayleigh Scattering. 

Totality occurs at 13.31 GMT and as moonrise is not until dusk, 16.55 we won’t be able to see the eclipse here in the UK. The West coast of America should have a good view as will the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Russia, Australia and New Zealand. Anyone fancy a quick trip? Photo; Deanne Fortnam from the time and date website.

What does this mean astrologically? Eclipses indicate change and often herald endings and new beginnings. This eclipse falls across Leo – the Moon, and Aquarius – the Sun. It is in a series of Leo and Aquarius eclipses which started in 2016. This axis highlights issues of self and creativity (Leo) and the collective (Aquarius) So it’s a time to consider how you are expressing yourself and what you want to share with others.

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Broad Sky Astrology Out and About in Norfolk

I have booked to attend some fairs so I will be out and about soon in Norfolk.I will be offering astrological birth chart readings and astro card readings.The first three are with Spiritual Flow Events whose events are always warm and friendly and free to enter. I have also booked with Rainbow Festivals for the first time. I’m looking forward to all of these. Why not pop along? I’d love to see you. The details are as follows;

1 Saturday 10th February 10am-4pm

Mind Body Spirit Fair hosted by Spiritual Flow Events.

Assembly Rooms Swaffham

Norfolk PE37 7QH

 Saturday 17th March 2018 10am – 4pm

Mind Body Spirit Fair hosted by Spiritual Flow Events.

The Memorial Hall

62 Norwich Street

Dereham

Norfolk NR19 1AD

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Saturday 10th April 10am – 5pm

Mind Body Spirit Fair hosted by Spiritual Flow Events.

The Corn Exchange

Tuesday Market Place

Kings Lynn

Norfolk  PE30 1JW


4 Saturday 16th June 2018 from 11am

Rainbow Summer Solstice Festival hosted by Rainbow Festivals

Fakenham Racecourse

NR21 7NY

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

New Moon in Capricorn 2018

The first new Moon of 2018 occurred early this morning; 2.18am GMT when it joined the sun at 26 degrees of Capricorn. It forms part of a stellium (grouping of 3 or more planets) in Capricorn which is practical, serious, ambitious and industrious.

Also, Mars and Jupiter are conjunct in determined and courageous Scorpio, Mars is the joint ruler of Scorpio and is powerful there. When Mars is joined by Jupiter, the planet of expansion and enthusiasm we may feel very energetic, or we could feel frustrated and angry, as this can be an emotionally volatile time.

However,we may feel the urge to do  what we have been putting off. Capricorn is ambitious,organised and in it for the long haul.So this is a good time to set realistic goals and commit to them. The planets in Scorpio suggest that it is a good time to find the courage and strength to accomplish whatever we need to, this is not easy; but it is rewarding.

(picture from Ganesha Speaks)

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Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year. I hope you enjoyed Christmas and new year. We went on holiday this year to Yorkshire. It was the first time we had been away at Christmas and we really enjoyed being in the middle of nowhere in winter. It reminded me of one of my favourite poems written by a Yorkshireman Ted Hughes. I love the feeling of stillness and power conveyed in his poem

The Horses

I climbed through woods in the hour-before-dawn dark.
Evil air, a frost-making stillness,

Not a leaf, not a bird –
A world cast in frost. I came out above the wood

Where my breath left tortuous statues in the iron light.
But the valleys were draining the darkness

Till the moorline – blackening dregs of the brightening grey –
Halved the sky ahead. And I saw the horses:

Huge in the dense grey – ten together –
Megalith-still. They breathed, making no move,

with draped manes and tilted hind-hooves,
Making no sound.

I passed: not one snorted or jerked its head.
Grey silent fragments

Of a grey silent world.

I listened in emptiness on the moor-ridge.
The curlew’s tear turned its edge on the silence.

Slowly detail leafed from the darkness. Then the sun
Orange, red, red erupted

Silently, and splitting to its core tore and flung cloud,
Shook the gulf open, showed blue,

And the big planets hanging –
I turned

Stumbling in the fever of a dream, down towards
The dark woods, from the kindling tops,

And came to the horses.
There, still they stood,
But now steaming and glistening under the flow of light,

Their draped stone manes, their tilted hind-hooves
Stirring under a thaw while all around them

The frost showed its fires. But still they made no sound.
Not one snorted or stamped,

Their hung heads patient as the horizons,
High over valleys in the red levelling rays –

In din of crowded streets, going among the years, the faces,
May I still meet my memory in so lonely a place

Between the streams and the red clouds, hearing the curlews,
Hearing the horizons endure.

Ted Hughes,

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Photo from the Bowerdale website