Sunday 30th December 2018 to Saturday 5th January

Saturday 5th January 2019

We had the Norfolk Astrology Association meeting at Guist Post Office cafe today which went well, we had a go at some mundane (world) astrology and looked at the horoscope of the UK. Our next meeting is Saturday 2nd February 2019 at the same place. Pat is choosing a person for us to discuss! I’m looking forward to getting the details.

Early tomorrow morning we have a new lunar month which starts with a solar eclipse in Capricorn. Eclipses are a time of endings and beginnings. What shall we start this month?ย ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Friday 4th January 2019

I’m really pleased to say that my talk went off well today. Mercury, planet of communication is in my sign, Sagittarius for the last day. It moves into serious Capricorn overnight, it goes in at 3.41 am GMT tomorrow morning. This continues the theme of working towards long term plans. Added to this, we have a partial solar eclipse with both the sun and the moon conjunct in Capricorn coming up on Sunday morning at 1.42 am GMT. The eclipse is not visible from the UK, you need to be in North East Asia or the North Pacific to see it. However, later this month, 21st January there will be a lunar eclipse which will be visible here- weather permitting as ever!
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Thursday 3rd January 2018

I’m off to do a talk to a group tomorrow. The talk is called
‘A Zip Round The Zodiac’. If you would like me to talk to your group about astrology, please contact me.
My email address is

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Wednesday 2nd January

Today, the Sun is conjunct (close to) Saturn, they are both in the sign of Capricorn which Saturn rules. So this is quite a serious time. Certainly here in the UK there is a feeling of returning to business as usual after the Christmas period. This conjunction lasts for a few days before the faster moving Sun moves away from Saturn. So this is a good time to get real and to put long term plans into action. This is helped by the fact that Mars, planet of action has just moved Into its own sign of energetic Aries. However, Aries and Capricorn can clash so just remember not to be too harsh on yourself or others!
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Tuesday 1st January 2019

Hello Happy New Year to you all! Here are my predictions for January 2019

Aries โ™ˆ 21st March – 20th April

On New Yearโ€™s Day, energetic Mars moves into your sign, giving you some oomph to accomplish what you want to. This is probably quite a lot. Lucky Jupiter is in your zone of travel and exploration, so thinking big and putting the ground work in should pay dividends.

Taurus โ™‰ 20th April – 21st May

Your career looks to be in the spotlight in early 2019 and promising new beginnings are on the horizon. These may include a chance to learn new skills and gain qualifications. This will require adjustments and effort, but should bring rewards and enjoyment.

ย Gemini โ™Š 21stMay – 21st June

Mercury, planet of communication, moves into your joint finances zone in early 2019. So it is time to be sensible and make sure all your insurances and finances are in order and to get those tax returns in! Once this is done, the end of the month looks promising for travel plans.

ย Cancer โ™‹ 22nd June -22nd July

New Year is a great time for resolutions and you may need to set out some ground rules when it comes to relating to others. Speaking to those close to you in a clear, straight forward manner will help you all know what to expect from each other and make life easier all round.

ย Leo โ™Œ 22nd July- 21st August

How about having a New Year clear out? Who knows, you may unearth some treasures amongst the junk. The lunar eclipse on 21st January looks a great time to enjoy rediscovering some skills which you have not used for some time.

ย Virgo โ™ 21st August- 21st September

Have you been thinking of starting a creative project? Well, 2019 is a great time to go for it. Activities involving children would be a fun way of reconnecting to your playful side and relaxing. So, let your imagination run free and get creating.

ย Libra โ™Ž 21st September- 21st October

On January 7th your ruler, charming Venus, moves into your communication zone. It looks like you will be popular with friends and neighbours, so expect your social diary to fill up nicely. Check all your messages; you may get an interesting one from far afield.

ย Scorpio โ™ 21st October- 21st November

You may want to restructure your working day to help yourself and your co workers to be more efficient. Other people could be a little reluctant to change at first; so use your powers of persuasion to convince them. After all, time saving ideas are always worth a try.

ย Sagittarius โ™ 21st November- 21st December

This New Year is a good time to get to work on what you really value. Knuckling down and setting some structure in place now will pay off. So use your energy wisely to convert your big ideas into something workable.

ย Capricorn โ™‘ 21st December โ€“ 20th January

Is there a message that you really want to get across to others? If so, now is a good time to speak up, you will be heard. If you ask for help it will be forthcoming, there are people who care and you donโ€™t have to do it all alone.

ย Aquarius โ™’ 20th January – 18th February

This New Year is a good time to remember to have some โ€˜meโ€™ time; your approaching birthday is a great opportunity to do this. So accept any offers and invitations from others and let them spoil you for a while!

ย Pisces โ™“ 19th February โ€“ 20th March

It looks like your friends will feature quite strongly as we begin 2019. Look out for new friendships forming, especially with like minded people. An old friend may suddenly reappear and donโ€™t be surprised if a kindness is repaid.

If you would like to know more, why not contact me for a personalised reading?


Claire Manion DMS Astrol MAPAI



Monday 31st December 2018

This New Year’s Eve I was looking back over 2018. This year, along with astrology readings, talks, parties and writing for local magazines, I passed the Mayo School Diploma in Astrology and went to London in September to collect it – the culmination of a lot of work!
I am looking forward to 2019 for more astrology talks, teaching, workshops, astrology parties, shows and individual readings and writing on Facebook of course!
Thank you for your support over the year, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

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Sunday 30th December 2018

With December and 2018 fast coming to a close, it is time to start thinking ahead to 2019. Norfolk Astrological Association’s first meeting of 2019 is on Saturday 5th January at 1.45pm to 3.45pm at Guist Post Office cafe. I don’t know if they will still be in their Christmas finery or not, but they do a good slice of cake! So why not join us for some astrology and a coffee? All interested in astrology are welcome.

Astrologer’s Diary Sunday December 23rd- Saturday December 29th


Saturday 29th December 2018

Today, Mars planet of assertiveness conjuncts (gets up close and personal) with Centaur Chiron the healer. This is a tricky combination, particularly as go ahead Mars is in soft sensitive Pisces at the moment. So we may be feeling extra sensitive and easily upset today. However, there is always a silver lining in that this is good time to look at what we get upset about and why and to be compassionate with ourselves, after all none of us are perfect!

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Friday December 28th

I find that this time of year there is a sense of waiting. The media call this week Twixtmas and it is like that. After all the build up, Xmas is over but the new year has yet to kick in. This year, the waning moon is moving into Libra at 20.22 GMT. Libra is the sign of balance; the sun is there at harvest time, when decisions are being made about what to keep and what to get rid of. It is like that now too, so this is a great time to decide what to keep; that new coat you had for Christmas and what to give away; the old tatty one that it replaces! It can also go for habits , after all the new year is only a couple of days away!ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Thursday 27th Decemberย 

I hope you had a good Christmas and that you enjoyed the festivities over the last two days and that Santa brought you what you wanted. He was very generous here, he brought me a very pretty moon necklace. Thank you Santa, he knows me so well!ย ๐Ÿ™‚
Today the moon is in Virgo making a positive aspect to the sun, so you may feel like having a bit of a tidy up and sort out. We are here; my son is doing his homework, I am very impressed. I am finishing off my astrology writing for Let’s Talk magazine, the deadline is soon. Have a good day!

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Mondayย 24th December 2018

Merry Christmas to you all. I hope you have a great day. We are ready here, sprouts, carrots and beef ready to roll tomorrow.ย ๐Ÿ˜

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Sunday 23rd December 2018

Wasn’t the full moon beautiful last night? It was so bright, I went visiting friends last night and could see quite clearly when I drove home. I did use my headlights though!ย  It has been very wet here today and is still raining now, so no moonlit trips up the lane for me tonight. Astrologically, the moon is still in its own sign of Cancer. The moon symbolises our emotions and rules Cancer which is a very caring, protective, home loving sign. So this soggy Sunday is a good time to be at home (if you can!) We had some (different) friends visit today, yes I am lucky, I have more than two friends..!ย  My hubby cooked the Sunday lunch which was very nice and our friends brought pudding, even better!ย ๐Ÿ˜

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Astrologer’s Diary Sunday December 16th- Saturday December 22nd

Saturday 22nd December 2018

It’s the full moon tonight! It is rising in the North Eastern part of the sky as I write and is in its own sign of Cancer. So here in the UK it will be up for over fiftteen hours and dominate the sky tonight, as it did last night! The full moons have names, this one has quite a few to choose from; ‘the cold moon’, ‘the moon before yule’, ‘long night moon’ or ‘oak moon’. The sun is now in Capricorn and was up for seven and a half hours and is low in the sky all day. I was lucky enough to get out for a walk and get some daylight which is nice. I know not everyone gets the chance this time of year. I took the Moon photo last night after all the rain, and the sunset photo this evening.

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Friday 21st December

Happy Winter Solstice! As I said yesterday, the Sun moves into Capricorn tonight so the wheel of the year turns promising the return of the light. This is is a good time to review and appreciate. Thank you all for following my writings!

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Thursday 20th December 2018

Today is the last full day of the Sun in Sagittarius before it moves into the sign of Capricorn tomorrow night at 22.23 GMT. This is the winter solstice when the sun is at its lowest point in the sky.

The word solstice comes from the Latin and means sun stands still. Here in the Northern Hemisphere we know the light will gradually return; a welcome thought! However, I do enjoy the dark winter evenings snuggled by the fire.

I like to decorate the house with evergreen foliage was out today collecting holly and ivy to and put behind the pictures. When it comes to the tree, we cheat a bit and have an artificial one.

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Wednesday 19th December 2018

Christmas is fast approaching and today just ran away from me. I went on a big shop and got very excitable with malt loaf for some reason, we now have 5 loaves of varying different sizes and flavours! Oh well my son loves malt loaf so he can happily much his way through them all, he’s got until the end of January.๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
My excuses;
1 Jupiter planet of excess is conjunct my sun,
2 I’m getting dafter by the day.
3 Both of the above.

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Tuesday 18th December 2018

I saw this event The Moon Exhibition advertised on Facebook, it is at the Moyse’s Hall Museum Bury St Edmunds and runs from Saturday 19th January untilย  Saturday 9th March. It looks really interesting and I am definitely aiming to go to this in 2019.


Monday 17th December

This week, Mercury, communication planet is moving closer to expansive Jupiter in enthusiastic Sagittarius. They will be exactly conjunct on 21st December. This should bring good news and be quite a fun time, but do watch out for people (yourself and others) being a bit too honest and indulging in a bit of exaggeration.

As those of you who read my page regularly probably know by now, I am a Sagittarius – I have been going on about it recently. As Mercury moves closer to Jupiter and my sun, I’ve been having a communicative day with calls and messages bringing good news and opportunities.ย ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sunday December 16th

I’m a bit later writing today as we have come back from visiting my family to exchange presents, I call it doing the ‘Santa run’. So we are getting to feel fairly Christmassy; we had our well loved Xmas CD on in the car! The tree has yet to go up, we will do that in the coming week. My parents’ house West and I made the most of this by peering out of the window in the dark and seeing the moon on her back setting last night- around midnight, quite late for me. It was shimmering behind trees as it set. It added to the festive feel along with the neighbour’s Christmas lights! The moon is now in energetic Aries helping us have a boost of energy to get everything done for Christmas.

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Astrologer’s Diary – Sunday 9th to Saturday 15th December

Saturday 15th December

Wow, it really feels like Winter has arrived, the wind was cutting this morning when I went to the village shop. If we are lucky enough to get a clear evening then the moon is in Pisces and close to Mars which is always worth a look. Astrologically, when the Moon and Mars are close together we could feel a bit sensitive and emotional, especially as it is in Pisces. So this is a good time to snuggle up in the warm and watch a weepy movie!

Friday 14th December

Yesterday I had some exciting post; a copy of January’s ‘Let’s Talk’ magazine and I am in it! I am doing a regular astrology feature ‘Star Talk’ where I discuss a sign of the month. For January this is Capricorn as Capricorns are born from 21st December – 20th January. Thank you to Angie and Terry and the Let’s Talk team for including me in their magazine. Astrologically, Jupiter, planet of opportunity and expansion is currently moving through Sagittarius and it is now very close to (conjunct) my natal sun. (The place of sun when I was born) so this is a lucky time for me and all you other Saggies out there.
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Thursday December 13th

I said yesterday that Mercury has moved into Sagittarius. If you like planet spotting, it is visible in the early morning just before sunrise. Luckily for me, a sleepy head, sunrise is very late here in the northern hemisphere as it is only 8 days before the winter solstice. If you want to find Mercury, first pick a clear morning! Then if you have the chance between your morning duties, school run, toast making, etc, go outside before dawn. Tomorrow Friday 14th, it is 7.59 in Norfolk (regionally it varies a little bit) look to the East and find Venus. It is very bright and beautiful at the moment. (I’ve been going on about spotting Venus in the morning for a while now, on and off.) Mercury is also bright and below Venus. Also, if you feel like braving the cold, tonight is a good night to go out and look for the Geminids meteor shower. We are very lucky here in Norfolk to have dark skies. Apparently is best to look for them at 2am but you can be lucky and see them earlier than that, they are a bit unpredictable!

Wednesday 12th December

Tonight just before midnight, Mercury moves back into Sagittarius. It was in Sagittarius all of November and spent the first two weeks of December in Scorpio where it turned round and is now moving forward again. Sagittarius is a lively, generous sign but as I have said before it is not too keen on details. So this is good for getting into the party spirit and giving great presents, but do check those pesky details like dates and addresses!

Tuesday 11th December 2018

Hello, it’s a beautiful morning, I love the frosty winter days. It’s not so good if you’re a chicken though! I had to melt the water on my birds’ drinker today and yes, one of them had laid an egg this morning.ย ๐Ÿ™‚
Today Mercury communication planet is in the last degree of Scorpio, ready to move into Sagittarius. There is often a sense of urgency when a planet is in the last degree of a sign. It is forming a grand trine to healer planet Chiron and the Moon’s North Node in Cancer. Venus is making a positive aspect to gentle romantic Neptune in its own sign of Pisces. So today is a good day for communicating about emotions and nurturing relationships.

Monday 10th December
Chiron the wounded healer went direct yesterday. Chiron was discovered in 1977 and is used by most modern astrologers. Chiron is classified as a minor planet and a comet. It orbits between Saturn and Uranus. It takes 50 years to go round the sun and has a very uneven โ€“ elliptical orbit, whizzing through some signs and spending ages in others. Chiron spends a long time in Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac and has been there since 2011. It briefly entered Aries in April 2018 then reversed back into the last degrees of Pisces. It will spend the next few months until March moving through the last degrees of Pisces until it goes into Aries for good- well the next 50 years anyway. The symbol for Chiron is a key and in the Greek myths he was a healer and teacher who helped others unlock their skills and potential.
When Chiron is retrograde it is easy to get stuck in old self defeating patterns- tell me about it! So now it is direct this is a time to release those old habits, if we can. I am trying- yes, very trying says my husband.๐Ÿ˜‰

Sunday 9th December

It is a lovely clear evening here in Norfolk and the new moon is visible. It is a beautiful silver sliver visible in the evening as it now sets after the sun. Tonight the sun set at 15.40 GMT in Norwich and the moon will set at 17:41 , so if you want to see it, pop out and have a look. It is in the South West low in the sky as it is in Capricorn. (Cloud permitting). A new moon is good time to start things and tomorrow I have a lot of reading to do! The new moon from our lane, just about visible in my photo.๐Ÿ™‚

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Saturday 8th December

Uh oh, I’ve just remembered that I hadn’t posted today. My son and I went on a Christmas shopping mission to Norwich. We set off early – for us, and were in the city by 9.20am. It was quiet first thing but it got busier. We had a good day and bought most of what we wanted to. The moon moved into organised, responsible Capricorn today. We wrapped most of the pressies when we got home ready for a trip to family next weekend. I hope your Christmas plans are going well. See you in the morning!

Friday 7th December

Here we are at the new moon on a very soggy morning. At last month’s new moon I focused on Mars, planet of action, for a month. As part of that I decided to write daily astrology posts here and on my Facebook page and I have! Hooray. This month I am focusing on the sun (where is it ??) which is about being creative and expressive. So I am continuing with my posts and will illustrate at least three of them with my creative efforts. I’ve been thinking about this for a while! I enjoyed art at school – a long time ago; I did O levels. I worked as a florist in my teens and early twenties so I enjoy being creative and arty. The picture today is of my ‘sun king’ and ‘moon queen’ which I made a couple of years ago. As it is a new moon when the Sun and the Moon are at the same degree of the zodiac so I will start with them.

Thursday 6th December

Today the moon moved into Sagittarius at 2.48am GMT and will exactly conjunct the sun tomorrow morning – Friday 7th December at 7.20am GMT. So this will be the new moon. It is not visible for a couple of days. When it is, it will be a waxing crescent (a back to front C shape) and will be visible around sun set. So this marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle. New moons happen every 28 days and progress through the zodiac over the year. So as the sun is in Sagittarius at the moment, tomorrow’s new moon is in Sagittarius along with lucky expansive Jupiter. It also coincides with Mercury the communicator planet going forwards again, as I said yesterday, it turns direct tonight. New moons are a good time to set intentions, so what would you like to do this month? Apart from survive – I mean, enjoy Christmas?!ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

Wednesday 5th December

Today the waning moon is still in Scorpio, along with communication planet Mercury and Venus. Mercury will turn direct tomorrow night, ending its retrograde period which started on November 17th. Have you been having any confusions and communication tangles in the last few weeks?
We’ve have a few cancellations and changes of plan and two mix ups involving boots, but everything has been sorted now!
On the plus side, I’ve written the Christmas cards, we have quite a long list as between us we’ve got a lot of family and being a restless Sagittarius I’ve moved around over the years. I’m looking forward to hearing from people, there are always some changes. I hope our cards get out safely, I posted them today! Uh oh! Perhaps I should have waited…! Christmas is a busy time for Mercury with lots of messages being delivered.

Tuesday 4th December

Another beautiful morning and another lovely view of the Moon and Venus in the predawn sky. Did you notice that the Moon and Venus have swapped places? Yesterday the waning crescent moon was to the right – West of Venus and today the Moon is to the left – East of Venus. This is because the moon is moving closer to the sun daily.ย It is gradually diminishing in size, it was a silver sliver this morning. (Try saying that with your teeth in!) and will get ever smaller until it becomes invisible to us as it reaches its conjunction with the sun on Thursday morning. This will be the new moon in Sagittarius and another lunar cycle will begin.
Astrologically today the Moon is making a trine (a positive aspect) to Neptune and Mars in Pisces. Scorpio and Pisces are both water signs so we may all be feeling quite sensitive and in tune with our loved ones today.

Monday 3rd December

What a lovely sight this morning, the waning crescent moon and Venus together in the early morning sky. The moon is still in Libra and will move in to Scorpio this evening joining Venus and then Mercury on the 5th.

Sunday 2nd December 2018

Today Venus moved into Scorpio again. It first moved into Scorpio in September and reached as far as 10 degrees in early October then back tracked from 10 degrees of Scorpio back to 25 degrees of Libra where it turned direct on 16th November. Since then it has been moving old ground, first in light, Libra and now in deep Scorpio. Added to this, Mercury the communication planet is still moving backwards and is also now in Scorpio – it moved in yesterday.

So it is worth looking at what has happened in your relationships in the past couple of months. Secrets could come to light we are likely to want to get to the heart of matters.