Astrologer’s Diary 11th- 17th November

Hi I am onto week two. I have just posted three days of posts as the website went down over the weekend and  it has just come on so I am all up to date now.

Sunday 11th November

I have just come back from our local town, Fakenham where my son has been in the Armistice remembrance parade with the Scouts. He was the standard bearer so I am one proud mum! I was looking at the astrological chart for the signing of the Armistice Treaty 11 am 11th November 1918. The tone is one of realism, forgiveness, change and recognition of suffering. I compared it with the chart for 11am today in London, one hundred years on. Today there is a prominent conjunction of Saturn and the Moon. It was just rising at 11am. It is visible now in the sky if you want to pop out and have a look! Saturn is just below the crescent moon quite low in the South West. Both these planets represent the past, the Moon is about our emotions, our families and Saturn is about time, longevity and responsibility. Also, Chiron, the healer is in Pisces, the sign of forgiveness and compassion at the exact same degree as it was 100 years ago. The phrase ‘we will remember them’ is very fitting for this configuration. Also, it is more than just remembering, as the Reverend of Fakenham said in his address in the service after the parade, it is about learning the lessons of compassion and responsibility so that we don’t make similar mistakes again. Not always easy, I know!

Monday 12th November 

Good morning. We’ve got more sun here in the East aren’t we lucky! My hubby has been decorating my mat which I use for experiential astrology. It looks great don’t you think? Experiential astrology is an interactive way of having your birth chart read. I set your birth chart out onto the mat and you step into it. I guide you round your chart. It is a very powerful process. If you would like to know more please contact me on 07749822495 or via email or PM me through my Facebook page.  The chart shown is the chart for today 12th November at 12 noon. Pluto, the Moon and Saturn on the left hand side of the circle are close to the ascendant. This is the Eastern horizon so they are just rising. The Moon and Saturn will be visible as it gets dark.

Tuesday 13th November

It is another lovely morning here. So if it stays clear we should have a good view of the waxing moon this evening. Mars will also be visible to the East which is to the left of the moon as you are looking South. The moon sets later each night and tonight will set at around 9pm. Today the moon moves into free thinking Aquarius. So this is a good time to meet up with like minded people and thrash out some ideas, perhaps you might find a new solution to a long standing problem!

Wednesday 14th November

Hello, yesterday, I had a really productive evening, it was my first time at a monthly group for local small businesses and I was made very welcome by a group of energetic, enthusiastic ladies. I came away with lots of ideas. The moon is in Aquarius which is the sign of groups and Aquarius’ ruler, Uranus has moved back into go getting Aries. So this a great time for boosting entrepreneurial projects, discussing ideas and supporting others to do the same. I also have my new business cards.Yippee!

Wednesday 15th November

Tonight,  Mars planet of energy, enthusiasm and action is moving into soft, gentle Pisces. This is not an easy combination as Mars is a direct energy and Pisces is not, so this can lead to a lack of get up and go. It can also lead to a feeling of frustration as despite your best intentions things may go astray and you could easily find yourself confused and distracted. ((Story of my life, I am, a distractable Sagittarius) However, on the upside, yes there is always one! Mars in Pisces is very spiritual and good at acting in a way which needs the gentle touch. There is very much the feeling of ‘let go and let god’ with this placement. So it is a good time to set an intention and then let things work out in their own way without too much interference and worrying from you. Just remember every now and then to check what your intention was to make sure you are on track.

Friday 16th November

Good morning, today Venus, planet of love goes direct. It is in charming gracious Libra, its own sign. (All planets are linked to signs and Venus has two, airy Libra and earthy sensual Taurus) When planets are retrograde they appear to go backwards so they go over old ground thus giving us time to think and reassess things. With Venus this is about what we value, and in Libra it is about relationships. So in the past month you may have seen changes or revelations in your relationships. In the last month I have started meeting up with my Libra cousin for chats and tea after meeting her by chance twice within two weeks. Now Venus is starting to go direct again, this is a time to adjust to what we have learnt and to appreciate what we have.

Saturday 17th November 

Early this morning, Mercury, planet of communication went retrograde. Quite a few people have heard of this and I sometimes get asked about it. It can have a bad reputation, this is because when Mercury is retrograde messages don’t always get through as intended. Mercury can be a trickster, but tricks can teach us to be more aware of things. Mercury retrograde makes us slow down and is a good time for introspection. As I was saying yesterday, retrograde planets go over old ground and Mercury is in bouncy Sagittarius. Well, Sagittarians are not known for their attention to detail, so now Mercury’s moving backwards, details might appear whcih we hadn’t noticed earlier. This period of Mercury retrograde will continue until December 6th. So in these three weeks, it is probably best not to start new projects unless you absolutely have to, and if you do, look out for things not quite working as planned.
Also, allow a bit more time for detours and delays on journeys. I had to take my son to another Scout event today, yes they’ve been a busy troop this week! It is in a village fairly close to us but the most direct route involves crossing what I call ‘The twilight zone’. It is a very pretty area of Norfolk with hamlets such as Fusty Weed and Primrose Green (yes really). I often get lost as it is full of a maze of tiny lanes with unhelpful sign posts and it so easy to go round in circles and get frustrated. We got a bit lost this morning but not too bad, thanks to Sat Nav lady who guided us to our destination. As I am quite old school, (or maybe just quite old…) I studied the map and realized that I had been on the right road and turned off too early. Story of my life..! Anyway, before I went to collect him I learnt the route and got there and back without getting lost! Hoooray. So I used retrograde Mercury to help me slow down and look at where I went wrong rather than just being Sagittarius and jumping in and impulsively turning up some interesting lane! It is early days though, so I wonder what tricks Mercury will get up to!

Astrologer’s Diary – 5th -10th November


As from today, Monday 5th November, (bonfire night when things go with a bang,)I am starting a new feature, my astrologer’s diary where I write  about astrology each day. I also publish this on my Facebook page.  

So here we go! Today is bonfire night and the moon is in Libra, the sign of balance and harmony. It is waning and very near the end of its monthly cycle. This is the time of the month for endings and preparing for a new moon which this month is in Scorpio and falls on Wednesday. It also coincides with the Autumn which is clearly a time to remove the old. For the last few weeks our neighbours have been doing just that! They have been clearing a plot of land opposite our house. It has been overgrown for years but now the old is being removed big style.They have been working very hard with chain saws and diggers in all weathers to do all this. They landed up with an enormous pile of wood and brush to burn so they decided to make a party of it and invite the locals to join in. We went along and enjoyed the evening. They had fireworks, marshmallows and plenty of booze. It was great! The fire was HUGE, infact it is still smoldering now. I love big fires, all that energy! I am always the one who gets very smoky as I just can’t help getting up as close as I can to it. My late father in law used to call me a ‘kleptomaniac’ (it was his joke yeh yeh I know it is pyromaniac!) Anyway, fire changes, transforms and removes and as I burnt my manky garden canes I promised myself to clear away procrastination so I can embrace my astrology career.

Tuesday 6th November-
Day two and it’s the last day of this moon cycle or lunar month which started on the 9th October with a new moon in Libra. It is nice to look back over the past month and it has been a good month for me. For the past year I have been marking the new moons by focusing on a planet a month. This October I focused on Jupiter, planet of expansion and luck. This month I had a lucky break in that I contacted a local magazine ‘Let”s Talk’ and I am going to be featured in their January issue and then am writing a regular monthly astrology column ‘Star Talk’. I am really excited about this!
Wednesday 7th November
This afternoon there is a new moon in Scorpio. New moons occur when the moon and the sun are at the same degree in the sky. The moon is not visible as it is too close to the sun but will become visible over the next couple of days. New moons occur each month and are time of new beginnings. Astrologically, Scorpio is the sign of rebirth ad regeneration. Scorpios are strong, courageous and determined. They are also creative and usually aware that sometimes you need to get rid of that which is old and worn out in order to allow room for the new. So this is a time to summon our strength to create something new.
This is the astrological chart for the time of the new moon. On the left the words ASC mean ascendant and show the Eastern horizon. So all the planets in the top half of the circle are above the horizon. The far right of the chart has the word DSC and is the descendant, the Western horizon where all the planets set. The two symbols close to the horizon are the sun and the moon close together and just about to set.
On a personal level, as it is a new month I am focusing on a new planetary energy. Last month I focused on lucky Jupiter. This month, I am focusing on Mars, the definitive male energy, he does have a bit of a reputation, he was the Roman god of war. However, he was also an agricultural guardian and represented military power for a purpose, to create a peaceful and secure homeland. He symbolises passion, action and courage and is the joint ruler of Scorpio. So here goes, summoning my courage to do new things! I’ve started posting on instagram…!

Thursday 8th November

On Tuesday I mentioned that Uranus the planet of surprises and change had moved back into Aries. Uranus takes 84 years to orbit the sun so spends about 7 years in each zodiac sign. It first moved into Aries back in March 2011. Then in May of this year it made its first steps into Taurus. In August it started retrograding (appearing to go backwards) and on 6th November moved back into Aries. It goes direct in early 2019 and finally leaves Aries for good- well another 84 years on March 7, 2019. It then makes its way through Taurus, the sign of food and comfort and tradition. Uranus always brings change and it is good to look back to 2011 to see what changes have occurred when it has been in Aries. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, it is fast, active and independent and loves the new. Uranus is also about new trends and technology in particular. In the last 7 years the rise in technology in general and smart phones in particular has been very rapid. A lot of social media is very instant and visual. This has changed the way people interact. The rise in technology has also lead to an increase of small businesses and homeworking. People are doing things in their own way! We have a few more months of Uranus in Aries so now is the chance to express yourself if you haven’t quite got round to it.

Friday 9th November

Jupiter, planet of luck, enthusiasm and expansion has moved into its own sign of Sagittarius. It went in yesterday evening- Thursday 8th November. It will move through Sagittarius for a year. This is good news and should bring us some good luck and oomph. It is a bit like having Tigger come bouncing into your life! Jupiter takes approximately a year to move through each sign so it is worth looking back twelve years (if you can remember that far back) to see what was happening in your life. We moved to Norfolk, I am a Sagittarius and we do like to move around. so here’s wishing you all a great Friday and beyond!

Saturday 10th November
Uh oh, better late than never for day six. I have had a treat today, I have been on the back of a motorbike- a big one too- 900cc. Sara and Steve took me out for a ride, Sara rode her bike and Steve got the short straw with me on the back. It had been a very long time since I’d been on a bike- (say it quickly) 30 years. I balanced OK and held on fine, the worst bit was trying to get off! My legs had gone a bit stiff, I am sure I was more agile when I was 21. We had a nice trip round the twisty Norfolk lanes and went on one straight bit. When it comes to astrology, I am focusing on Mars this month and motorbikes, being fast, are ruled by Mars so that was a good bit of synchronicity. Thank you to Sara and Steve for a great trip out and a chance to relive my youth. 😉

November’s Horoscopes on Halloween 2018

Darkness is upon us here in rural Norfolk and the spooks will be out for Halloween. The trick or treaters very rarely come down our lane as it is a bit too dark and spooky.


Here are November’s Horoscopes.

Aries 21st March – 20th April

You may be feeling more introverted than normal, so this is the time to go with the flow and relax a little. With the new moon on the 7th in your travel zone, a trip away would be a great way to help you feel good.

 Taurus 20th April – 21st May

With the new moon in your opposite sign on the 7th there could be changes in your relationships. Venus, your ruler goes direct on the 16th, bringing a sense of peace and clam particularly to your day to day routines.

 Gemini 21stMay – 21st June

Partners and others may encourage you to see the bigger picture and to take that leap of faith. However, there may be a danger of getting carried away, so use your analytical skills and logic to avoid this happening.

 Cancer 22nd June -22nd July

Discussions about exciting opportunities look to be on the horizon. New ideas may bubble up around the full moon on the 23rd but it’s probably best to let them ride for a bit and see how the land lies before making a firm commitment.

 Leo 22nd July- 21st August

Relationships are in the spotlight and you could be in a romantic or even a passionate mood, so time spent with your significant other looks to be enjoyable. If you are single, take time to nurture your creative side, you never know where it will lead.

Virgo 21st August- 21st September

Your home life could be hectic, with you juggling the demands of family and partners. Remember you don’t have to do it all, so accept any offers of help. Some exciting opportunities could come your way; positive thinking will help you make the most of them.

 Libra 21st September- 21st October

This is a sociable time for you, particularly around mid month when Venus goes direct. You look to be in a very persuasive frame of mind, so if you need to get people on your side now is a good time to do so.

 Scorpio 21st October- 21st November

This is a time for tying up loose ends and looking back over the last year to appreciate your successes and achievements. Networking with like minded people could give you opportunities to boost your finances.

 Sagittarius 21st November- 21st December

It’s your time to shine, so get out there, but remember to stick to your goal and not get distracted. Around the full moon on the 23rd you may receive some advice which could be uncomfortable but useful.

 Capricorn 21st December – 20th January

A long term project is beginning to yield results, and although there is more to do, your hard work is starting to pay off, so stick with it. If you have an important message to get across, taking a subtle approach should prove fruitful.

Aquarius 20th January – 18th February

You may be quite in demand this month, so don’t be surprised if you get lots of messages and invitations. Around the full moon on the 23rd you could be particularly popular, so get out there and have some fun!

 Pisces 19th February – 20th March

This month your energy levels are set to rise and life should start to flow more easily. This is a good time to put your energy into making a dream come true; think big, make plans and go for it.


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

 Claire Manion





October Horoscopes 2018

Monthly Horoscopes for October 2018

Uh oh. Sorry, I just realised I hadn’t posted these. Better late than never!

Aries 21st March – 20th April

You may want to get stuck in to working towards a long held dream. If others are involved, remember to consider their point of view as they could help you achieve your goal; being independent only gets you so far.

Taurus 20th April – 21st May

Conversations with your partner around the 10thcould be very revealing and lead to new insights. Things should come to a head around the full moon in your sign on the 24th when emotional situations look to be unpredictable: change is in the air.

Gemini 21stMay – 21st June

The beginning of the month sees you in a light and sociable mood. However, around the 10th you may need to do some in-depth research. This will require your energy and focus but should bring new opportunities for growth and learning.

 Cancer 22nd June -22nd July

You may be feeling quite romantic this month and want to spend time with that special someone. Perhaps you could get a weekend away together or have a few cosy nights in just enjoying each other’s company. 

Leo 22nd July- 21st August

Family issues may be taking up a lot of your time and you could be yearning for the past. The full moon on the 24th is a great time to spread your wings and leave your worries behind for a while. Book that last minute trip to the sun, you will feel so much better for it.

 Virgo 21st August- 21st September

In-depth discussions look to be on the cards. These could well be of a sensitive and emotional nature, so don’t be surprised if someone confides in you; your helpful and  practical approach may be just what they need.

 Libra 21st September- 21st October

With a new moon in your sign on the 9th a new start looks to be on the horizon. You could have some interesting and creative ideas. This is the time to be brave and try them out, who knows, they may just work.

 Scorpio 21st October- 21st November

October looks to be a busy month for you. If you have been feeling a bit stuck, things should start to move more easily. Look out for useful communication and lucky breaks particularly around the 15th and the 27th.

Sagittarius 21st November- 21st December

You may want to charge ahead with a money making project but take time out before you plunge in. Listen to your intuition as it should be strong at the moment. This will save you a lot of frustration and wasted energy in the long term.

 Capricorn 21st December – 20th January

Friends are encouraging you to have some fun and enjoy yourself. Take their lead and accept those invitations particularly around the 24th when you may get an offer to try something new and exciting. Go for it, the sky is the limit.

 Aquarius 20th January – 18th February

You may have some good opportunities in your career. This is great but you could find yourself taking on too much. Pacing yourself and working steadily can be frustrating but will give you the results you need and enough energy to enjoy it.

Pisces 19th February – 20th March

Are new horizons are beckoning?  If you have been dreaming of booking a trip or signing up on a course, now is a good time. It looks to be fulfilling and you may make some new friends into the bargain.

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

 Claire Manion






New Moon in Libra

Today there is a new moon in Libra. A time for balance, to weigh up what we want to take with us into winter and what we want to let go of. Venus, planet of relationships and values is now retrograde (going backwards) in Scorpio so now is a good time to look at what we value and how we relate others. We may also uncover secrets and forgotten memories.

We are having a bit of a clear out in the house and on the allotment. There is something quite satisfying about weeding! I am finding all sorts of interesting things in the garden, like the pegs we used for the fruit cage and frogs and slugs.

New Moon in Virgo September 9th 2018

On September 9th there were two things happening astrologically, firstly, Venus, planet of love, relationships and values moves into intense, passionate Scorpio. Secondly, at 19.03 there is a new moon in Virgo. On top of this, Saturn planet of responsibility and structure is now moving forwards after a period of retrograde motion. (17th April to 6th September) So now is a good time to analyse and examine what we value. Once we know this, we can then make plans and create solid structures to suit our true values.

(Image taken from world blaze)

Horoscopes for September 2018


Monthly Horoscope for September 2018 

As published on page 14 of August’s North Norfolk Post.

Aries 21st March – 20th April

You may find yourself taking the lead in a group; others know that you’ve got what it takes to get everyone working together. Laying out clear ground rules and staying focused on the task in hand should get the job done.

Taurus 20th April – 21st May

Relationships look to be in focus and you may benefit from a conversation with someone close. They could be quite reluctant to open up, but a heart to heart chat should be revealing and productive; just don’t push too hard!

 Gemini 21stMay – 21st June

There will be plenty to discuss on the home front this month. Just remember to give all involved a chance to air their opinions. There are bound to be some good ideas arising from this and your logical, objective approach will help when drawing up workable plans.

 Cancer 22nd June -22nd July

Money matters look to be in the spotlight; going through your finances thoroughly will give you a clear picture and help you to decide upon your priorities. When it comes to joint ventures and investments get your facts straight and then trust your instincts, they won’t let you down.

 Leo 22nd July- 21st August

You may clash with a certain person and investing too much energy into this can be wearing. Things should come to a head around the full moon on the 25th. Taking courageous action will help you to leave past difficulties behind.

 Virgo 21st August- 21st September

Have you been keeping something close to your chest? If so, a new moon in your sign on the 9th will give you the green light to say what you need to. Sticking to the facts will help you to keep things in perspective and get your point across clearly and calmly.

 Libra 21st September- 21st October

Don’t forget to nurture your creative side, you may have to juggle your commitments to find the time, but it will be well worth it. So get out those paints or that knitting which has been lurking in the cupboard and give it your full attention. This could be just what the doctor ordered!

 Scorpio 21st October- 21st November

Friends are encouraging you to shake it up. You may find that a new person joins your social circle or existing friends encourage you to try something new and exciting. Look out for an invitation to go beyond your comfort zone and have some fun.

 Sagittarius 21st November- 21st December

You could be feeling quite introverted, so set some time aside just for you and do whatever you feel like doing. This should help you to recharge your batteries. You may also discover a hidden talent which you prefer to keep secret, at least for the time being.

Capricorn 21st December – 20th January

Have you been feeling stuck lately? From the 6th of September obstacles should start to fall away, allowing you to move forward with ease and reap the benefits of your efforts. Family issues may arise around the 17th so use your wisdom to bring practical solutions to any problems.

Aquarius 20th January – 18th February

Your energy levels look to rise, giving you the oomph needed to finish a long standing project. At the end of the month, you may need to make a decision about what you really value. Weigh up the options and then go for it, others can offer advice, but in the end it’s up to you.

Pisces 19th February – 20th March

An opportunity which would benefit your long term career prospects is beckoning. Investigate the possibilities thoroughly and run your ideas past a trusted person. This should help you to see the bigger picture.

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







Solar Eclipse in Leo Saturday 11th August 2018

On Saturday 11th August there is another eclipse coming up – eclipses usually come in pairs – one solar and one lunar and occasionally, there is a third. This eclipse season started with the solar eclipse on 13th July, then the lunar eclipse on 27th July (for those lucky enough to see it) and now a second solar eclipse. It is a partial eclipse, so the sun won’t be totally covered. It is visible in Northern and Eastern Europe, Northern parts of USA and North West Asia. It goes too far North to be seen in the UK.

Astrologically, this eclipse is in Leo and so is about our courage, our heart, our passion. Solar eclipses are about beginnings – (they occur on the new moon) and for every beginning there is always an ending. So the new is coming, but the old cannot be ignored and this is particularly true at the moment when six planets are retrograde (appearing to go backwards). These planets are; Mercury ( the mind and communication), Mars, (anger, assertiveness, action) Saturn, (restriction, reality, responsibility) Uranus ( revolution, sudden change, invention) Neptune (compassion, illusion, dissolution) Pluto, (deep and lasting transformation) Retrograde periods are times of examining and accepting the past. So the new beginnings will involve the past. Mercury the communicator is conjunct (close to) the sun and moon so new information may come to light bringing new ideas and possibilities.


Photo from NASA

Introduction to Practical Astrology in Norwich

I am really excited to say that I have teamed up with The Public House – a Norwich based company which provides community education for adults. I will be teaching astrology with them in the Autumn:


This course is running in Norwich for 8 weeks on Wednesday evenings from 3rd October to 21st November. It is at Norwich High School. So if you want to know more about astrology now is your chance!


Wednesday evenings from  03/10/2018 – 21/11/2018
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Norwich High School 95 Newmarket Rd, – Norwich NR2 2HU

Do you know your Aries from your Pisces? Your ascendant from your planets?

This fun, informative course is an introduction to astrology; no prior knowledge is needed. You will be introduced to the building blocks of the symbolic language of astrology: the signs of the zodiac and the planets.

You will also be given the tools to pick out the major themes in birth charts. You will also be given a copy of your individual birth chart at the beginning of the course and will work through this relating the material back to your own birth chart and personality.

The course will start with an overview of astrology including a brief history and an explanation of the different fields of astrology.

In the eight weeks you will learn how to:

  • Recognise a birth chart and look for the ascendant, the midheaven and the descendant.
  • Identify and work with the 12 signs of the zodiac.
  • Identify elements, qualities and aspects.
  • Link the twelve mundane astrological houses to the signs of the zodiac.
  • Identify and work with the 10 planets: their order, symbols and astrological meaning.
  • Link the 12 signs of the zodiac to the 10 planets.
  • Read an astrological ephemeris.
  • Analyse the meanings of different birth chart shapes and aspect patterns.
  • Use an astrological chart to find the position of the Sun and Moon.
  • Recognise the importance of the relationship between the Sun and Moon within a birth chart.
  • Pull this all together to give you the tools to begin to interpret a birth chart.Please note: I will need your time, date and place of birth after registration so I can draw up your birth chart.

About the tutor:

I am a Sagittarian and love to learn and teach. I have been interested in the art of astrology and have practised it for most of my adult life. Being a graduate of the Mayo School of Astrology and a qualified teacher, I teach beginners’ astrology classes and workshops with a particular interest placed on the moon and her cycles.


To book online contact The Public House – Introduction to Practical Astrology 

Telephone; The Public House on 07393 223958