Sunday May 24th – Saturday May 30th 2020

Sunday 24th May

Despite having a (small) garden and living in the countryside, for which I am very grateful. I have been feeling a bit stir crazy this week, perhaps it is my restless Sagittarius spirit. So my husband suggested we go a bit further afield than we had been doing in lockdown. We have a lovely bluebell wood near us which I hadn’t visited due to the lockdown. However, this week as the restrictions have been lifted a bit, we walked there, the route involves going along rather a rough track which we managed to negotiate safely, if rather slowly.

The bluebells were over, but it was well worth the walk. In terms of people, the wood was quieter than I had anticipated; we saw 2 other couples. In terms of wild life it was very active; we listened to the loud call of a chiff chaff, and watched the dainty blue tits and long tailed tits flit through the trees. We took a picnic and ate it in a lovely clearing which sheltered us from the wind whilst we admired the dragonflies. We managed to avoid the rain showers and returned invigorated.

A view into the canopy of the trees on our walk.

Sunday May 17th – Saturday May 23rd

Friday 22nd May

Today we have a new moon in Gemini when the moon meets up with the sun. This indicates a new lunar cycle and Venus, planet of love and values is in Gemini suggesting that this cycle is one where creativity can be shared. Mercury, planet of communication rules Gemini and Mercury is all about communicating ideas. What new ideas do you want to air as we welcome in the summer? New moons are always a good time to set intentions. Do you have any? Mine is to listen more to what other people say… I am also going to embrace technology with the astrology group on 6th June. The sun will be in Gemini and that is very mercurial, discussing ideas over the internet. Please contact me if you would like to join us.

Wednesday 20th May

The sun moves from slow, sensual earthy Taurus into bright changeable Gemini. It is definitely time for a change of pace and Geminis get bored easily, so that is why they like to tease us lesser mortals and keep us on our toes, or in my case, run rings round me! Happy birthday to all you Geminis, look out for some fun.

Sunday May 10th – Saturday May 16th

Thursday May 14th

I hope you are keeping OK throughout these very difficult times. I am pleased to say that I have some good news; Norfolk Astrology Association is embracing technology! We are having our first meeting since lock-down using Zoom. I would like to thank Chris from the Astrology Association who has set our first meeting up for us and is hosting it on his Zoom account.

Our meeting is on Saturday 6th June and starts at 2pm. The theme for this meeting is Mercury and will be lead by me, Claire. I will start with a discussion about Mercury’s current placement then move onto a guided visualization on Mercury. This will be followed by a feed back and discussion session. Please dig out your birth chart details so you can look at and discuss Mercury within your chart.

‘Doors’ will open about 15 minutes earlier, to get everyone settled in. I look forward to seeing you there. If you would like to join us, please contact me Claire Manion via PM or email and I will email you the link.

The joy of this is, that you don’t need to be in Norfolk to join us, all you need is a phone/ laptop/ computer and an internet connection and you can join us from anywhere!

Mercury the messenger

Monday 11th May

Today, Mercury planet of communication, moves into witty Gemini which is one of the two signs that it rules. The other is Virgo. Mercury is very happy in Gemini and incredibly fast and changeable. It whizzes through this sign and will move into sensitive Cancer at the end of this month on 28th May.

So for the next 17 days or so, expect communication to speed up whilst mercury is skipping lightly through its own sign, it is definitely in familiar territory. This is the time to get to grips with all that writing, thinking and chatting. I am hoping to arrange an online meeting of our local astrology group- the Norfolk Astrology Association.

Sunday 3rd May – Saturday 9th May

Tuesday 5th May

For those of you who like sky watching Venus is beautiful at the moment. It is so bright, look to the West after sunset and that bright diamond is Venus, planet of love! Make the most of the view at is soon disappearing from our evening skies to make a conjunction with the sun on 3rd June.

Venus – goddess of love.

The moon is growing in strength too and is visible in the late afternoon and evening as a waxing gibbous.

Waxing gibbous moon and hedgerow – rural Norfolk UK 04/05/20

Monday 4th May

Here in the UK we are entering our seventh week in lock down and in our household we are settling in to it reasonably OK. Our consumption of chocolate has definitely gone up, and occasionally we take it in turns to have stir crazy moments, but on the whole we are managing to hold it together.

I am pleased to say that this week two groups who had to cancel my talks due to COVID 19 have rebooked me for 2021 so that’s good news! Thank you.

I am also happy that this week, I have a few new and interesting ‘virtual’ events to attend; Firstly, the Astrological Association is running a session for all local astrology group organizers to show us how to use Zoom. I hope I can get the hang of it with the idea of moving the Norfolk Astrology Association meetings online for the duration of the social restrictions.

Secondly, I have been invited to a group session by Dianne Mannering who runs a website advertising speakers for local groups. My talks are on there under Norfolk and she is introducing us speakers to an online platform for our talks, so I am going to attend that too. I hope I can look at delivering my astrology talks online.

On Thursday 7th May it is the full moon in Scorpio and I am joining an online moon group of women connecting to the energy of the full moon for a womb blessing with Miranda Gray. I am looking forward to that too. Thank goodness for the internet to keep me connected and

our allotment and garden to keep me grounded and for sugary carbs to keep me happy!