We had a great day today and I was really excited because we went to the British Museum in London and saw The Queen of The night relief. This is a clay tablet of a Sumerian goddess, no one knows exactly who she is, some (like me) think she is Inanna, others that she is Lilith. She’s definitely sexy, powerful and bigger than I thought! I made my own copy to illustrate my talk about Inanna, so it is great to see the original.
Sunday 4th August
Yesterday was the monthly meeting of the Norfolk Astrological Association We had a lovely afternoon yesterday discussing astrology in Pat’s beautiful wood. We were pleased to welcome four new people to the group. Thank you to Liam for providing us with two very interesting charts those of the launch of Apollo 11 and the engineer Wherner von Braun who built the rocket Saturn 5. Thank you too to Pat for your generous hospitality which included lots of tea and nice cake😍
There will not be a meeting in September as most of us are busy that weekend. Our next meeting will be Saturday October 5th. The theme is yet to be decided. I will post on here when we have decided what it will be.
Today is the Pagan festival of Lamas or ‘loaf mass’, the harvest of the first fruits. If you are a gardener – like me then this you will probably be busy harvesting. We are fortunate enough of have a good crop of mini cucumbers which are running rampant in the poly tunnel. We also have quite a few courgettes and green beans. We’ve had masses of gooseberries which we had to fight the birds for. Here in rural Norfolk the farmers are flat out working to get the harvest in, I could hear the combines whirring away in the distance last night.
Wednesday July 31st
Tomorrow, Thursday 1st August is quite busy astrologically, firstly, we have a new moon in Leo. I like new moons, they signify the beginning of a new lunar month. They are good time to set intentions and remind ourselves where we are going and what we want to do. I need reminders, especially as I am now a lady of certain (forgetful) age! Leo is the sign of confidence, creativity and courage, so if you have been wanting to express yourself, now’s a good time to be brave and go for it!
Added to this, Mercury, planet of communication comes to the end of his retrograde period. this is when mercury appears to go backwards.This can be a time of confusion, delays and mixed messages. It is also a time for revelations and remembering. My mum had a clear out in her airing cupboard and discovered a load of family pictures that had been lurking there for years. That was quite a nice surprise, I had wondered where they had got to!
So for those of you who dread Mercury retrograde, it is almost over, only a few more hours to go. mercury goes direct at 04.57 am tomorrow morning so this is a time to look and move forward.
Today the sun moves in to creative fun loving Leo. Here in Norfolk the children break up from school tomorrow and my son is really looking forward to that!.
Wow, it is so hot at the moment, I enjoy the summer but I must admit that both me and my cucumber plants were wilting this afternoon! We’ve perked up a bit now but it is still warm, I find the evening the nicest part of the day in this weather. It looks like a warm one again tomorrow here in the UK, great for sea side paddling and sitting in the garden. If you get the chance, have fun tomorrow and remember to keep protected. Here is my article about Leos from Let’s Talk magazine.
Today we have a partial lunar eclipse. It follows the solar eclipse of two weeks ago which was on a new moon in the sign of Cancer. Tomorrow’s eclipse is on a full moon and it is visible in the UK. (weather permitting as ever…) The full moon will rise eclipsing so it is definitely worth looking out for. The moon rises at 21.18 BST in Norwich and totality is at 22.31 BST.
Eclipses are times of change; endings and beginnings. This one is part of a series of eclipses falling in the proactive Cardinal signs of Cancer and Capricorn. So issues associated with the sign of Cancer may arise, these are; our home, our family and the past. The Capricorn themes of rules, time, social expectation, work and ambition are also in the mix. This is a time let go of rigid expectations and habits which no longer work and to nurture what is really important to us.
Monday 15th July
We have an eclipse tomorrow and these are times of endings and beginnings. Eclipses come in pairs and this is the second in a fortnight. The first one was a solar eclipse on Tuesday 2nd July. I used that time to have a good clear out and had a big bonfire where I burnt up loads of rubbish and weeds on my allotment. This was a physical and symbolic clearing out of the old. Whilst doing this I noticed that our stream was all choked with weeds and did start to get in there and have a bit of a go at it. Being an impulsive fire sign I jumped in there and got my feet all wet as I didn’t go back home to change into my wellies. uh oh. I promised myself that I would Clare the stream before tomorrow’s lunar eclipse and today I did. It was fun and I got one slightly wet foot where a little bit of water went into my welly as I went a tad too deep! The stream certainly is clearer now and allowing the water to flow freely.
We are now in a period of Mercury retrograde as today Mercury started its retrograde journey appearing to us here on earth to travel backwards in the sky. It is getting closer to the sun and it will be conjunct the sun on July 21st. When mercury is conjunct the sun it is not visible to us. In mythical terms Mercury is in the’ underworld’.
When Mercury is retrograde we can get a bit frustrated and stressed as plans may not go as they should and messages can easily get muddled. However, I quite like this period as it is a great time for reviewing and remembering. You can also get some good dreams at this time, and unfinished issues may arise for you to deal with. So at this time of Mercury retrograde back up your computer information and double check your diary and if you get a chance, dream envision wander…I do that anyway, can’t help it….. 😉
Mercury glyph from Soul Bridging
The solar eclipse is this evening. Although it is not visible here in the UK it is still a time of endings and beginnings. I really enjoyed myself this afternoon with a bonfire burning a load of accumulated rubbish, both literal and metaphorical. Clear away the old and let the new in ! This also coincides with Mars, planet of action and passion moving into passionate dramatic Leo today. So all in all, this is a great time to have a bonfire, I do like a bit of drama!
Chart from the Astrological Association’s Facebook page.
Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Today Venus planet of love, affection and attraction moves into home loving, traditional Cancer. This is a good time to lavish some attention on your home and family and show those who you love just how much you appreciate them. Perhaps you may feel like whipping them up a lovely meal as a treat or if you are not you are not quite that energetic I find that a multi pack of Curly wurlies always goes down well… Luckily, I am a dab hand at rhubarb crumble and other traditional dishes – my mother taught me well – a long time ago, and I’ve had a lot of practice now, thanks mum.
Today Mercury planet of communication is now in dramatic, confident Leo. It is time for a bit of drama and creativity, perhaps you fancy planning a party or getting together with some friends for a chat. You may feel like getting creative in whatever way you enjoy, and we are all creative in our individual ways. If you have children or work with them it is a great time to be round them and have a bit of fun and enjoy their enthusiasm and zest for life, it is contagious. It is also due to be sunny this weekend so it’s a great time to get outdoors and enjoy yourselves.
I’m back from our successful morning workshop Embracing the Fullness of Summer with yoga teacher Gini Harrison and myself. We combined yoga and astrology to connect to the midsummer energy. We had a lovely, supportive session, very appropriate for all that nurturing Cancerian energy. Thank you for everyone who came along and joined in.
Sunday 16th June 2019
Hooray, I did it! I presented my talk:’ Inanna and Erishkagal: Descending into the Great Below’ at the Astrological Association Conference at Wyboston Lakes Bedfordshire MK44 3AL this afternoon. It went well, and the audience were responsive and came up with some good comments about the charts. Thank you to all those who came to see me and to Wendy Stacey for hosting the event. It was very stimulating and interesting, all those astrologers in one place. It was also nice to have all my meals cooked for me. I need to think of a collective noun for a group of astrologers. They are certainly very chatty.. Perhaps a chatter is a good one.
Monday 17th June 2019
Today is the day of the full moon in Sagittarius. Now we have a some clear skies we should be able to see it (with a bit of luck). The full moon will rise tonight at 21.32 in London, it will be worth a look. Also, have a look out for that bright planet close to it, that is Jupiter. When the moon is full emotions can easily run a bit high and as it is in Sagittarius close to Jupiter planet expansion, we can easily go over the top! This is especially true as the moon is opposing the sun in talkative changeable Gemini. So watch out for those drama queen moments………! 😉
As we begin another week I am in preparation mode today. I’m preparing for various things; I have a talk this evening to a local group, we have a visitor tomorrow, then my long awaited talk at The Astrological Association this Sunday 16th, then the yoga and astrology day on Saturday 22nd June. So I’ve been scurrying around a bit… It must be all this Gemini energy, my Gemini husband is very busy with his work too. Still it is nice to have lots of interesting tings in the pipeline and to appreciate them.
Talking of appreciation, have any of you seen Jupiter? It is big and bright at the moment. Apparently you can see its largest moons through binoculars. If we get any clear skies it is well worth a look. I saw it the other night in all its big bright brilliance. ( I do like a bit of alliteration)
Hope you all have a good day and whilst I’m communing with my friend Henry the hoover I might run through my talk, again…
Hello, uh oh it has been a while..Sorry, things have just run away with me recently. I have had a very mercurial week, with lots of planning and communicating but not much blogging!
Today is good day to write as it is a new moon in the communicative sign of Gemini. Geminis are the messengers of the zodiac. So this month’s theme is about communication, what message do you need to get across? Also, Gemini is a mutable sign, good at adapting and adjusting. What do you need to tweak and change? As Gemini is a detached air sign, this is a good time to look at things logically and coolly without getting into too caught up in emotions.