Sunday December 15th – Saturday December 21st

Saturday 21st December 2019

I’ve just been out to close my chickens up for the night and was treated to the lovely sight of beautiful Venus low and bright in the south western sky. If you want to catch a glimpse have a look now as it is heading towards the horizon and is setting soon.

After all the rain and cloud of the previous few days I really enjoyed seeing her. Venus is the third brightest object in the sky after the sun and the moon and has been mistaken for a low flying aircraft! Around 5000 years ago the Sumerians (who lived in what is now modern Iraq) worshiped Venus as their goddess Inanna and knew her cycles and that she appeared both as a morning ‘star’ and an evening ‘star’. Currently Venus is ‘lady of the evening

Friday 20th December

Today Venus, planet of love and attachment moves into detached, principled Aquarius. This combination is great for spreading ‘goodwill to men’ (and women too!) as in the Christmas carol ‘It came upon a midnight clear’. As the festive season begins in earnest now is a time to give, to those close to us and to others in our communities. Thank you to everyone who has given to me over the year, whether that be your time and skills, or gifts or help, I have a lot to be grateful for.

Monday December 16th

As the dust has settled on Thursday’s election here in the UK it looks like Brexit will go ahead. The change is happening bringing with it uncertainty and worry. The Pluto Saturn conjunction in Capricorn, the sign of business and tradition is looming and this will occur on 12th January. This is a time of change and transformation (Pluto); breaking down the old systems and structures(Saturn) that are no longer working and waiting for new ones to emerge.

Countries can have astrological charts and the UK was created on 1st January 1801.This chart has the sun in Capricorn and the moon in Cancer, so this union was around the full moon, a few hours after the exact full moon.

There are two eclipses coming up soon; a solar eclipse in Capricorn on 26th December and two weeks later on 10th January a lunar eclipse. This lunar eclipse occurs when the full moon in Cancer opposes the sun which will still be in Capricorn. It will be worth observing these dates as our exit from the European union unfolds.

Sunday 8th December – Saturday 14th December

Thursday 12th December

We have a full moon in Gemini today opposing the sun in Sagittarius. Gemini is a logical, rational sign ruled by Mercury the communicator and messenger of the zodiac.
Sagittarius, its opposite sign is a passionate, impulsive fire sign ruled by generous , but opinionated Jupiter. This combination is all about ideas, beliefs and communication. It is appropriate today that here in the UK it is election day. After all the hype, it is time to make a decision.

Sunday December 8th

We had a good time yesterday at our Xmas meal at Sculthorpe Mill. It wasn’t the easiest place to find and some of our party had a spot of bother finding the place but we all got there in the end! I have a knack of choosing out of the way places. 😉

The food was lovely with very generous portions and the staff looked after us well. We had the whole upstairs floor to ourselves! Thank you to everyone who came. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (and decade!) to all. See you in January, our next meeting is on Saturday 4th January at our usual venue; Guist Post Office and Cafe. Definitely easier to find than the mill.

Sunday 1st December – Saturday 7th December

Thursday December 5th

Christmas is fast approaching and I am looking forward to the Norfolk Astrology Association’s first Christmas meal out at Sculthorpe Mill near Fakenham. It’s this coming Saturday 7th December- bring on the lunch!

Monday 2nd December

Jupiter, planet of luck, generosity, faith and exaggeration is the ruler of upbeat Sagittarius. It has been moving through this sign for a year since November 9th 2018. Today- December 2nd, it moves into the next sign of the Zodiac , serious hardworking Capricorn. So all you Capricorns out there, look for a boost of enthusiasm and hope for the next year or so, until December 18th 2020.

As a Saggie I have enjoyed this boost of enthusiasm and optimism and I am lucky to say that I’ve had a pretty good year. I have enjoyed running astrology workshops, collaborating with other people, presenting talks, doing individual consultations, writing about astrology and generally sharing my astrology knowledge.

Jupiter is nowhere near as comfortable in Capricorn as in Sagittarius, as that Jupiterian optimism can be dampened by Capricorn’s seriousness. However, on the up side, Capricorn is highly realistic and this combination of vision and pragmatism can encourage us to make things happen.

So this coming year with Jupiter in Capricorn it is time to work to put our knowledge and grand plans into practice. If we’ve had lucky breaks this year, (as I did!) now is the time to build on them, keep going and focus on our projects and goals.

NASA image release June 3, 2010 These NASA Hubble Space Telescope snapshots reveal an impact scar on Jupiter fading from view over several months between July 2009 and November 2009. Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Wong, H. Hammel, I. de Pater, and the Jupiter Impact Team To learn more go to: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/science/jupiter-strike.html NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the nation’s largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe.

Sunday 24th November – Saturday 30th November

Saturday 30th November

I’m a happy bunny! Last night after all that rain and cloud we had a clear evening and I finally managed to see Venus. We were trying to spot it at our Inanna workshop last Sunday but it was hidden by dense clouds. Last night however, I got lucky. I saw the lovely crescent moon quite low on the horizon just as it was getting dark a beautiful sight in its own right. I always think that first sighting of the new crescent moon is exciting and a sign of promise.

I knew Venus was lower than the moon and we live in a bit of a dip with no clear view of the south western horizon so I drove half a mile or so onto the main road where you can get a clear view and as I headed up the hill, there was bright Venus twinkling enticingly. I was happy and drove safely and stopping in a layby to get a good view. The things I do in my planet hunting – I then went to the farm shop for mushrooms to justify my trip out! 😉

Tonight is also clear and the moon is visible now in the South west a beautiful crescent, slightly fuller than last night it’s quite cloudy on the horizon to see Venus,and it will soon set so you get a short window of opportunity to see it. If you’re looking, good luck! If you don’t see Venus the moon is lovely, I adore that combination of blue and silver.

This image is my version of the 8 pointed star, symbol of Inanna, the ancient Sumerian goddess of love. She was Sumeria’s Venus.

Tuesday 26th November

Venus planet of love moves from generous, enthusiastic Sagittarius into serious Capricorn. This can be a bit of bump, a morning after type of feeling. On the plus side, Sagittarius can go over the top whereas Capricorn is all about reality. So on the run up to Christmas Venus in Capricorn can help us to be sensible in our approach to the festive season. It is very easy to go overboard and overspend particularly when we are being encouraged by glossy adverts to buy buy buy. I can get a bit excitable in my local supermarket!

Venus in Capricorn ties in with the rise with a responsible and considered attitude to gift giving. So it is worth taking time to think what your nearest and dearest would really like, this may well be time spent with them rather than fancy presents. So watch out family, I’ll be round to bother you with my homemade recycled presents. I have plenty of rubber bands, string and imagination..! 😉

Astrologically, it is a busy day today as in addition to Venus moving into Capricorn we have a new moon in Sagittarius. New moons indicate a new beginning of another new cycle. This is a good time to harness the Sagittarian enthusiasm and set your intention for this lunar month. Sagittarius is the sign of the Archer, so loosen your bow and shoot those arrows off. Remember, with Venus in Capricorn keep those intentions realistic and be prepared to work towards your goals.

Monday 25th November

Well this is what we were hoping to see last night in Norfolk- Jupiter conjunct Venus! I’m going to try again tonight, they will still be quite close to one another but are gradually parting company; definitely worth a look though.Venus will continue to grace our evening skies in the coming months so look out for a bright ‘star’ in the West after sunset. Astrologically Jupiter conjunct Venus is a time of generosity and sharing of love and kindness. Photo from Yahoo lifestyle Jamie Carter Nov 19th 2019.

Sunday 24th November

I’m very happy to say that our event Inanna’s Descent went well and we had a lovely day at Bawdeswell Village Hall.
Thank you to Tuesday Simmonds for working with me and all the ladies who joined us. We were hoping to spot the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter but unfortunately it was too cloudy. Instead, I came away with this beautiful rose which is a symbol of the goddess; you can’t win them all!

Sunday 17th November- Saturday 23rd November

Friday 22nd November

The sun moves into the sign of Sagittarius today marking the start of Sagittarius season today. So happy birthday to my fellow Saggies. I have quite a few Sagittarius friends, I always have lots of cards to send at this time of year. Here’s my ‘Star Talk’ for Sagittarius in December’s Issue of Let’sTalk magazine

Tuesday November 19th

Mars planet of action moves into deep decisive Scorpio today. Mars is much happier in Scorpio than it is in Libra. Mars is the traditional ruler of Scorpio along with the modern ruler, Pluto. This placement signifies courage and determined action. When Mars is in Scorpio it is a good time to cut the faff and get straight to the point! So if there’s something you have been putting off, now is the time to start to put your plan into action. This will be helped tomorrow as Mercury planet of communication – also in Scorpio is turning direct. So it may be that secrets and issues are coming to light which help you make a decision and give you the opportunity to move forward. A word of warning, be sure of your action because with Mars in Scorpio what’s done is done!

Sunday November 17th

How are you doing with the current Mercury retrograde? So far I’ve been quite lucky, I had an unexpected win on a local prize draw. I’ve also found a couple of charity shop bargains, I’m pleased with them but thy were not quite what I was thinking of buying, I was hoping for a long floaty skirt. I actually landed up with a smart brown skirt and a red tunic- not to be worn together! I’ve now got 2 new outfits thanks to a couple of purchases from my favourite shop – M and S. Expect the unexpected when Mercury is retrograde!
My husband supports artist Lizz Lunney and her latest cartoon features Mercury Retrograde.

Sunday 10th November- Saturday 16th November

Monday 11th November

Today we have the conjunction of Mercury, planet of communication and the sun. It is an interior conjunction- Mercury is between us and the sun. At this particular conjunction, the Sun, Mercury and earth are in exact alignment. This makes it possible to see the transit of Mercury and observe the tiny messenger planet scampering across the face of the giant sun. Although Mercury regularly makes interior conjunctions to the sun it is rare that the 3 heavenly bodies are all lined up so that the transit is visible. The next visible one is in November 2032! A word of warning, you must never look directly at the sun and the safest way to see a transit is by projecting the image onto card. However as with all sky watching you need a clear sky. Unfortunately, there is – not much chance of that here in Norfolk today. Still, you can always use the virtual telescope project if you would like to see it. I do love modern technology! https://www.virtualtelescope.eu/webtv/

https://astronomynow.com/2019/11/07/how-to-safely-observe-mercury-crossing-the-sun-on-11-november-2019/

Sunday 3rd November – Saturday 9th November

Sunday 3rd November

We had a great meeting on Saturday at Guist Post office and cafe. Thank you to Joyce for your informative and well researched session about the ascendant, sun and moon in the chart. It gave us plenty to think about and discuss. Thank you to everyone who came and welcome to our new members.

I’m happy to say that booking is well underway for December’s Xmas meal at Sculthorpe Mill on Saturday 7th December at 2pm. The menu looks fab, I struggled to decide! Most people have chosen their options and paid their deposit to me which is great! I will take it all to the Mill next week, I am aiming to go on Wednesday November the 13th so if you’d like to join us and haven’t booked please contact me before that date. Details of the menu are in the event page under December’s meeting for the NAA.

Cakes at Guist Post Office Cafe- photo from  http://www.guistgeneralstore.co.uk/

January’s meeting is on Saturday 4th January at Guist Post Office and Cafe. Liam will lead the session and we will be looking at the long awaited Saturn Pluto conjunction in Capricorn which is coming up on Sunday 12th January.

Sunday 27th October- Saturday 2nd November

Thursday 31st October

Ooh Halloween is upon us. All Hallows’ Eve, the Pagan festival of Samhain. It is a cross quarter day, half way between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice. So just over 6 weeks to Christmas folks!

Halloween is a time of embracing the dark, so look out for spooks tonight! I am quite sad to say that at 14 my son has outgrown trick or treat. When he was little I loved going round the village with him. They have a great system here, if you want trick or treaters you leave a lit pumpkin visible and wait for the knocking to begin. We live down quite a dark lane and hardly ever get trick or treaters ‘cos its too scary! We used to get the neighbours’ kids when they were young, but since they have become teenagers I gave up buying sweets and munching them all.

Also today Mercury planet of communication is turning retrograde beginning its third journey of the year into the underworld. Moving from evening ‘star’ to morning ‘star’. Some people find this a frustrating time as Mercury tends to move into his trickster mode at this time and communications can get tangled and messages can go astray. Delays are also likely and short journeys may turn into long ones. Round here we seem to have quite a few road works and diversions which cause confusion and delays!

Wednesday 30th October

Today Venus planet of love is conjunct (at the same degree of the zodiac) as Mercury, planet of communication. They are both in the mysterious sign of Scorpio so you may find out secrets today or discover hidden information. It is a good time for private chats with a loved one.
On our recent trip to Corfu we visited The Achilleion Palace and found Venus posing in the hall way. I couldn’t resist a photo!

Monday 28th October 2019

It’s Monday morning and a new moon in Scorpio. So another lunar month starts, leading us into the dark months and this week we have Halloween. I am still adjusting to normal life after a holiday in beautiful Corfu. We were so lucky to have a week of fantastic weather and we have returned to Norfolk sunkissed and midge nibbled!

Our hotel faced West over the Ionian Sea and each evening we were treated to beautiful sunsets. I got very excited last Saturday evening as we managed to get a seat on the balcony and I saw the planet Venus twinkling in the afterglow before she sunk into the sea. It was the first time I had seen it in its evening ‘star’ position as it is just reappearing after sunset but is still quite tricky to spot at the moment. As time continues it will get brighter and easier to see.

The afterglow of the sunset, Venus was shimmering coyly in the haze.

Sunday 20th October- Saturday 26th October

Wednesday October 23rd

We can’t escape the fact that here in the northern hemisphere winter is on its way. Today the sun moves into Scorpio to join Venus and Mercury. This is the time of year of endings when the frosts are coming and the vegetation is dying back and we are preparing for the dark nights. The clocks go back at 2am on Sunday 27th October, which is this coming Sunday. Halloween and bonfire night are just around the corner… Here is my article about Scorpios in ‘Lets Talk’ magazine.

Sunday 13th October – Saturday 19th October

Sunday 13th October

It’s a full moon tonight, I’ve just popped out to have a look, it is quite dramatic with dark scudding clouds crossing its face. It rose at 18:36 just after sunrise and will be exactly full tonight at 22:07.


The sun is still in Libra so the full moon is in its opposite sign of Aries. Situations often come to a head at full moon and this one is in passionate Aries so they are likely to do so quickly and directly. It is also square Pluto and Saturn so there could well be tension in the air. This is a time of letting go of habits that no longer serve us, a time to be courageous and express who we truly are!