Merry Christmas

HI there

Well Santa is nearly upon us and we are finally ready here. I always find it interesting that the run up to Christmas is when the sun is in Sagittarius- sign of expansion , long distance travel, parties and dare I say it excess!

xmas-giftsHowever, the sun moves into more serious Capricorn on 21st December at the winter solstice. So Christmas day is celebrated when the sun is in Capricorn, the sign of reality, practicality and work. When I was younger I used to think this was a bit odd, but it does make sense, as Christmas day is a time of reality  and Capricorn and its ruling planet Saturn are about reaping what we have sown. We finally get to see what pressies we have under the tree and whether Auntie Susan likes that scarf we took two months to knit! Providing Christmas lunch for an extended family also requires a lot of planning, preparation and work. Not to mention a motley selection of chairs and an excess of sprouts! Christmas is also a time of traditions and Capricorn is quite a traditional sign ( with a few quirks thrown in!)  I wish you all a lovely time, I have been promised Buck’s Fizz for Christmas breakfast !

Claire

Photo reference:

https://cdn.psychologytoday.com/sites/default/files/blogs/89816/2012/12/112302-110185.jpg

 

Mr Trump’s victory November 9th 2016

I have been watching the political developments in the USA and was not surprised to discover that Donald Trump has won the presidential election! After a bitter and acrimonious campaign against Hilary Clinton “outsider” Donald Trump will soon become the most powerful man in the world.

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Donald Trump is a quick witted, verbally adept Gemini who knows how to talk the talk. He has Mars – planet of aggression, enthusiasm and passion close to  his ascendant, they are both in Leo, sign of the royal lion. He has approached this contest with plenty of energy, roaring, determination and self belief. His rallying cry has been to make America great again. He won the ‘rust belt’ of America, an area of industrial decline which many people did not think would be possible. The general feeling is that he has won by appealing to people’s emotions- he has three planets in empathetic and clannish Cancer. They are; Mercury, planet of communication, Venus, planet of charm and Saturn, planet of fear, responsibility and structure. It seems to me that he has appealed to people’s sense of insecurity (Cancer is about security, your home land) and desire for change. He has Uranus, planet of change next to his sun – planet of self identity suggesting that he embraces change. It is in the 10th house, of social standing and career. This is a fitting position for a man who is looking to be an agent of change. He is billed as the outsider; someone who is different from the norm, he has certainly used the fact that he is not part of the political establishment to his advantage.

I also looked at Hillary Clinton’s chart, she is close in age to him and is a Scorpio, she also has her Mars, planet of aggression in Leo and the battle for top position has been theatrical and dramatic! I also looked at the results and Hillary actually had more votes than Donald; Hillary had 59,591,635 votes (47.7%) and Donald had 59,355,496 votes (47.5%). However, because of the way the system works; the presidential candidate needs 270 electoral college votes to win. Donald had 279 and Hillary only 228 so he was the winner.

I calculated a chart for the time when it was definite that Donald Trump had won. This was 8.04 am GMT 09/11/2016 this translates as 3.04 am in Manhattan where he was at the time. Libra, sign of balance and harmony was rising, this tallies with the idea that Americans who voted for him want to redress the balance. Jupiter, planet of increase and expansion was in the first house just about to rise, this indicates faith and hope for a brighter future. Donald Trump was born with Jupiter in Libra and is about to have his 6th Jupiter return, usually a positive time for the individual.

In the chart for the result, the Sun and Mercury were in the 2nd house of values in Scorpio. This suggests that Donald’s supporters value their sense of identity and may feel that is is under threat, they want their voice to be heard and they want lasting change. This message is repeated by Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto is about change of the establishment (Capricorn) in the 4th house, the home country. Another stand out image for me is the Moon conjunct Neptune in Pisces. This is a very idealistic placement and suggests that his supporters voted emotionally and could have become swept away by these feelings. The moon also represents the public. These are definitely times of change and it will be interesting to see what unfolds.

References

http://www.encyclopedia.com/places/united-states-and-canada/miscellaneous-us-geography/rust-belt

http://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/president

Picture reference

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/11/06/donald-trump-just

Out and about in Norfolk

I’ve recently been going to Steve Hudson’s Spiritual Flow Mind Body and Spirit Fairs which he runs throughout Norfolk from April to October. So far I have been to Hunstanton and Swaffham and this Saturday I’m off to Holt

claire-at-spiritual-flowwith them! This is Spiritual Flow’s last fair of the season, I enjoy meeting lots of different spiritual people and sharing astrology! I hope to see you there! Thank you Steve for taking this picture of me at Swaffham on Saturday.

Workshops booked for the Autumn.

My workshops booked for the Autumn, are an Experiential Astrology day on Saturday 12th November 2016 in Dereham and a Mysterious Moon Workshop on Sunday 20th November in Foulsham. For further details see my ‘upcoming events’.

If you are interested in these workshops please contact me on broadskyastrology@gmail.com

Telephone: 07749822495

Workshop a success

I’d like to thank the people who came to my experiential astrology workshop in Dereham recently. I’m very happy to say that it was a success and everyone had a good day. I want to a say a special thank you to Cynthia Holden for organising it and providing a lovely lunch. I will be running more so please watch this space.

Beginners’ astrology sessions starting June 15th

I’m very excited to offer beginners’ astrology sessions in Norfolk starting soon; Wednesday June 15th. Why come along to a series of six fun and informative sessions?

Astrology Sessions in Foulsham, Norfolk

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LENGTH – 6 weeks

COST- £50 per person.

DAY- Wednesdays

TIME- 7.30 – 9pm.

START DATE – Wednesday 15th June.

Course content

We will learn about the 12 zodiac signs and the planets.

If you are interested in this fascinating subject please contact me on broadskyastrology@gmail.com

 

Do you fancy learning astrology?

Do you fancy learning astrology? If so come and join in these fun and informative sessions.

Astrology Sessions in Foulsham, Norfolk

ZodWheel1

LENGTH – 6 weeks

COST- £50 per person.

DAY- Wednesdays

TIME- 7.30 – 9pm.

START DATE – Wednesday 8th June.

Course content

We will learn about the 12 zodiac signs and the planets.

If you are interested in this fascinating subject please contact me on broadskyastrology@gmail.com

 

Solar Eclipse in Pisces; go with the flow…

Solar Eclipse

There’s a solar eclipse tomorrow morning at 1.58am GMT. It won’t be visible in the UK. Its path will travel across the Indian Ocean and into the Pacific Ocean. It will be total over parts of Indonesia and partial in parts of South and East Asia and Northern and central Australia. See map below.

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This map is from time and date

http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2016-march-9

Eclipses occur at new moons and are times of endings and beginnings. This one is in Pisces, the sign of illusion, confusion, compassion and surrender. Chiron, the planetoid which represents wounding and healing is also currently in Pisces. So is Neptune, god of the seas and ruler of Pisces.

Consequently, this is good time to go with the flow. If you feel that hurtful behaviours, feelings and beliefs are holding you back, now is an ideal time to release them and to foster compassion towards ourselves and others. This is easier said than done, for me, it’s a bit like jumping into a swimming pool, scary but worth it! I find meditation helpful and like Jason Stephenson’s meditations, he has a soft Australian voice and plays lovely music. My current favourite is the Surrender Meditation which is very appropriate at such a Piscean time. This is Jason’s website. https://www.youtube.com/user/ILoveJuicyShow

Here’s to surrender!

Claire