Venus and Mercury move into Aries, March 6th

Wow, that was a dramatic few days, we had some fantastic snow drifts here in Norfolk but the rain has arrived and we are getting back to normal. Unfortunately, due to the snow, the rainbow mystic and holistic event was cancelled on Saturday (along with a lot of other events) so I didn’t get to go. However, I am going to their midsummer festival in Fakenham and also will be at Spiritual Flow on Saturday 17th March in Dereham.

Astrologically, the season is changing, Mercury planet of communication along with Venus, planet of love are moving from gentle dreamy Pisces in passionate proactive Aries. Expect a change of pace in relationships!

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Forecast for March 2018

Good Morning, it’s the first of March and a very cold St David’s Day.

I have been busy writing a forecast for all the sun signs for this month. Mars, the planet of action is in my sign,Sagittarius.

Aries    21st March – 20th April

The first week of March should be a sociable and active time for you. However, around the 18th projects that were doing well may hit a snag, forcing you to slow down and take time to have a rethink. Around the 31st the full moon in Libra, your opposite sign, highlights the benefits of working cooperatively with others.

Taurus  20th April – 21st May

Early on this month your friends and partners may benefit from your kindness and compassion. However, from the 6th you are likely to want to spend time alone to pursue your own creative ideas; remember to nurture yourself. At the end of the month you may find that actions speak louder than words, particularly at work.

 Gemini  `21st May – 21st June

At the beginning of the month you may have an inspirational or creative idea. From around the 6th you should have the impetus to make it happen. Be aware that around the 23rd communications could get tangled, so check out details. Keep nurturing your dreams and don’t lose sight of your goal, just remember; Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Cancer 21st June- – 22nd July

You may start the month feeling a bit out of sorts, as there could be problems with details that are bugging you. When looking into this, trust your instincts and don’t allow others to fob you off. Towards the end of the month a significant other could challenge you, but as we head towards April, you may find them more willing to listen and reach a compromise.

 Leo   22nd July- 21st August

As spring arrives, change is in the air Leo and you could be feeling restless. Now is a good time to start planning a trip abroad. Browsing the net looking at holidays is a great way of reminding you that summer is around the corner. Perhaps there is a long distance friend you would like to visit or meet up with?

 Virgo   21st August- 21st September

At the beginning of the month, with a full moon in your sign, you could be feeling a bit sensitive and confused.  However, hang on in there, because after the first week things should definitely become clearer leaving you feeling energetic and positive.  In the last week you may feel quite reflective and quiet.

 Libra,   21st September- 21st October

Have your daily routines been all over the place recently? If so, after the first week in March they should start to settle down. Your home life could be quite hectic from mid month and someone close may be encouraging you to be brave and challenge yourself to do what you’ve always wanted to, go for it!

 

Scorpio  21st October- 21st November

You may be feeling a little overstretched at the beginning of March. However, as the month progresses it should become clear what you need to let go of in order to reassess your work load. This will give you more time to concentrate on the important issues.

 

Sagittarius  21st November- 21st December

At the beginning of March, make the most of Mars in your sign to make things happen. From the 9th the pace should slow down a bit and this is not a bad thing. Use your energy wisely and look to the long term so you can focus on a project that is close to your heart.

 Capricorn 21st December – 20th January

Are you working towards a goal or two Capricorn? If so, you can make them happen; think big and keep your feet on the ground. Mid month, you should have a boost of energy and enthusiasm as active Mars moves into your sign.

Aquarius  20th January – 18th February

You may be quite in demand Aquarius, particularly mid month when others are likely to value your opinions and unique take on things.  Whilst the attention is always flattering, your real focus could be on a secret project which requires some hard work away from prying eyes.

 

Pisces  19th February – 20th March

We start March with an emphasis on Pisces including the sun, communicative Mercury and affectionate Venus all in your sign. This suggests that you may feel quite loved and appreciated at the moment. On the 2nd the full moon in your opposite sign falls into your house of relationships reminding you to consider those who are close to you.

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Sun Moves into Pisces

The sun is going into Pisces as I write. It joins Venus planet of love and relationships and Mercury the communicator which moved into Pisces this morning. They also join dreamy intuitive Neptune which is in Pisces for eight more years.. So now is a dreamy sensitive time, a time to go with the flow and to act with compassion. Happy birthday to all Pisceans who will be celebrating their solar returns in the next monthImage from Roman Mythology Info Weekly

Solar eclipse in Aquarius- Thursday 15th February 2018

We have a solar eclipse coming up this Thursday 15th February. Eclipses happen in pairs and the first one of this pair was on the 31st of January. Do you remember the spectacular super blue blood moon? That was the lunar eclipse when the moon was full in Leo and the first of this pair on the Leo Aquarius axis.

Now the moon is waning and when it is new on Thursday we will have a solar eclipse in Aquarius the opposite sign to Leo. This is a partial one and it is not visible from the UK.

Leo and Aquarius are both fixed signs requiring us to stand tall, Leo is ruled by the sun and is creative and passionate. Aquarius is ruled by rebellious Uranus and also thorough Saturn and is about challenging boundaries and doing things in our own way.

Eclipses signify endings and beginnings so when the eclipses fall in Leo and Aquarius issues around creativity and self expression usually come to the fore. Did any issues arise for you two weeks ago around the lunar eclipse in Leo? Often at the lunar eclipse we discover what we need to change and let go of and at the solar eclipse we can begin to put this change into action. Scary but necessary! Good luck.

 

 

‘Super’ blue blood moon – 31st January 2018

Have you heard about the upcoming lunar eclipse which is happening on Wednesday 31st January? It is quite exciting as it has three things going for it;
1 It is a ‘supermoon’ (when the moon is closest to the earth). Full super moons look massive and are very bright.
2 It is a ‘blue moon’ – the second full moon in a calendar month.
These happen once every two or three years. The first full moon of January 2018 was on 1st January in Cancer.
3 It is a ‘blood moon’ ; a total lunar eclipse where the moon appears red at totality. This is caused by the same mechanism as red sunrises and sunsets. The bluer light rays in the spectrum are filtered out leaving the red hues. This is called Rayleigh Scattering. 

Totality occurs at 13.31 GMT and as moonrise is not until dusk, 16.55 we won’t be able to see the eclipse here in the UK. The West coast of America should have a good view as will the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Russia, Australia and New Zealand. Anyone fancy a quick trip? Photo; Deanne Fortnam from the time and date website.

What does this mean astrologically? Eclipses indicate change and often herald endings and new beginnings. This eclipse falls across Leo – the Moon, and Aquarius – the Sun. It is in a series of Leo and Aquarius eclipses which started in 2016. This axis highlights issues of self and creativity (Leo) and the collective (Aquarius) So it’s a time to consider how you are expressing yourself and what you want to share with others.

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Broad Sky Astrology Out and About in Norfolk

I have booked to attend some fairs so I will be out and about soon in Norfolk.I will be offering astrological birth chart readings and astro card readings.The first three are with Spiritual Flow Events whose events are always warm and friendly and free to enter. I have also booked with Rainbow Festivals for the first time. I’m looking forward to all of these. Why not pop along? I’d love to see you. The details are as follows;

1 Saturday 10th February 10am-4pm

Mind Body Spirit Fair hosted by Spiritual Flow Events.

Assembly Rooms Swaffham

Norfolk PE37 7QH

 Saturday 17th March 2018 10am – 4pm

Mind Body Spirit Fair hosted by Spiritual Flow Events.

The Memorial Hall

62 Norwich Street

Dereham

Norfolk NR19 1AD

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Saturday 10th April 10am – 5pm

Mind Body Spirit Fair hosted by Spiritual Flow Events.

The Corn Exchange

Tuesday Market Place

Kings Lynn

Norfolk  PE30 1JW


4 Saturday 16th June 2018 from 11am

Rainbow Summer Solstice Festival hosted by Rainbow Festivals

Fakenham Racecourse

NR21 7NY

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

New Moon in Capricorn 2018

The first new Moon of 2018 occurred early this morning; 2.18am GMT when it joined the sun at 26 degrees of Capricorn. It forms part of a stellium (grouping of 3 or more planets) in Capricorn which is practical, serious, ambitious and industrious.

Also, Mars and Jupiter are conjunct in determined and courageous Scorpio, Mars is the joint ruler of Scorpio and is powerful there. When Mars is joined by Jupiter, the planet of expansion and enthusiasm we may feel very energetic, or we could feel frustrated and angry, as this can be an emotionally volatile time.

However,we may feel the urge to do  what we have been putting off. Capricorn is ambitious,organised and in it for the long haul.So this is a good time to set realistic goals and commit to them. The planets in Scorpio suggest that it is a good time to find the courage and strength to accomplish whatever we need to, this is not easy; but it is rewarding.

(picture from Ganesha Speaks)

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Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year. I hope you enjoyed Christmas and new year. We went on holiday this year to Yorkshire. It was the first time we had been away at Christmas and we really enjoyed being in the middle of nowhere in winter. It reminded me of one of my favourite poems written by a Yorkshireman Ted Hughes. I love the feeling of stillness and power conveyed in his poem

The Horses

I climbed through woods in the hour-before-dawn dark.
Evil air, a frost-making stillness,

Not a leaf, not a bird –
A world cast in frost. I came out above the wood

Where my breath left tortuous statues in the iron light.
But the valleys were draining the darkness

Till the moorline – blackening dregs of the brightening grey –
Halved the sky ahead. And I saw the horses:

Huge in the dense grey – ten together –
Megalith-still. They breathed, making no move,

with draped manes and tilted hind-hooves,
Making no sound.

I passed: not one snorted or jerked its head.
Grey silent fragments

Of a grey silent world.

I listened in emptiness on the moor-ridge.
The curlew’s tear turned its edge on the silence.

Slowly detail leafed from the darkness. Then the sun
Orange, red, red erupted

Silently, and splitting to its core tore and flung cloud,
Shook the gulf open, showed blue,

And the big planets hanging –
I turned

Stumbling in the fever of a dream, down towards
The dark woods, from the kindling tops,

And came to the horses.
There, still they stood,
But now steaming and glistening under the flow of light,

Their draped stone manes, their tilted hind-hooves
Stirring under a thaw while all around them

The frost showed its fires. But still they made no sound.
Not one snorted or stamped,

Their hung heads patient as the horizons,
High over valleys in the red levelling rays –

In din of crowded streets, going among the years, the faces,
May I still meet my memory in so lonely a place

Between the streams and the red clouds, hearing the curlews,
Hearing the horizons endure.

Ted Hughes,

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Winter Solstice December 2017

This December is a busy time of year astrologically as well as socially! Yesterday, Wednesday 20th December, Saturn, planet of responsibility, time, rules, restriction and hard work changed signs. It has moved from Sagittarius into Capricorn. It has been in Sagittarius for over two years. Sagittarius rules education and it is interesting to note that the law changed in 2017 so that now teenagers must stay in education until age 18.

Things should feel a bit lighter for all us Saggies as Saturn has moved out of our sign. However, Saturn has gone into its own sign of Capricorn, so these next two years will be an opportunity for us all to work and focus on what we would like to build for ourselves. Capricorn is an ambitious, focused sign which likes to plan ahead so it is time to set some firm foundations in place.

Today, Thursday 21st December, the sun follows Saturn into Capricorn.The sun’s move into Capricorn indicates the winter solstice (in the northern hemisphere). It occurs at 4.29 pm GMT today. So tonight is the longest night. This is the turning point of the year, when the sun’s strength starts to increase. I wish you all a very happy festive season.

Mid winter sunrise.

 

Claire

 

New Moon in Sagittarius December 18th 2017

We are coming up to that phase in the month when the sun meets the moon at the same degree in the sky and we have a new moon. As the sun is in Sagittarius we will have a new moon in Sagittarius. This will be on Monday 18th December. New moons are always a time of renewal and this one forms part of a bunching of planets (stellium) in freedom loving Sagittarius. The moon in astrology represents our emotions. It is close to Saturn and Venus and making a positive aspect to Uranus. This all adds up as a message to take responsibility for our emotional needs so we can feel a sense of emotional self reliance. Saturn is the planet of responsibility, Venus is the planet of grace and love and Uranus is the planet of independence. I find it rewarding when I do something which I may doubt I can do without having to ask for help. It also makes other people’s lives easier too!