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:

INTRODUCTION TO PRACTICAL ASTROLOGY 

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!

Date/Time

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

Location

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.

£96.00

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

Telephone; The Public House on 07393 223958

 

 

Horoscopes for August 2018

Monthly Horoscope – August 2018

Aries 21st March – 20th April

Long term goals appear to be in the spot light this month.  You may have to review your plans and make some adjustments to achieve what you need to. By the end of the month any hold ups should start to fade away, leaving you free to proceed with certainty.

Taurus 20th April – 21st May

You may have been caught up in lots of detail recently, but this month is a good time to step back and be objective about your responsibilities. Colleagues are likely to be in a co-operative mood and happy to help you out.  This would give you the chance to relax and enjoy working with others.

Gemini 21stMay – 21st June

You have probably been bandying ideas around and discussing plans for a creative project. These may be quite fluid at the beginning of the month. However, around the solar eclipse on 11th August you should settle on a plan of action. A week later, your ruling planet Mercury begins to move forward, so go for what you want!

Cancer 22nd June -22nd July

Money issues could come to light around the solar eclipse on August 11th. You may need to decide on your priorities and once you have, speak up and make your position clear to others. Stand firm and do not be swayed, but remember that a little tact can go a long way to helping you get what you need.

Leo 22nd July- 21st August

On August 11th there is a solar eclipse in your sign so a new phase is on its way for you. As with all things new, this will involve challenges, but a flexible and open minded approach should make things easier.  Discussions should be very rewarding, listen to your friends, some of their interesting ideas may just give you the inspiration you need.

 Virgo 21st August- 21st September

At the beginning the month, make time to spoil yourself for a change. Some much needed pampering could really help you to recharge your batteries. Around the full moon on the 26th others can be a bit over emotional, offer tea and sympathy by all means, but don’t get caught up in the drama!

Libra 21st September- 21st October

You look to be popular this month as Venus, planet of love and attraction moves into Libra so all you have to do is wait for the fun to begin. When it comes to relationships, romance could be on the cards and for those of you already coupled up; partners may surprise you, in a good way!

 Scorpio 21st October- 21st November

The solar eclipse on August 11th falls in your career zone suggesting positive new beginnings work wise. This will boost your confidence and open up creative opportunities for you. It is time to take stock and enjoy the rewards of all your efforts.

 Sagittarius 21st November- 21st December

A new opportunity to expand your horizons could appear around the solar eclipse on August 11th. You are likely to have the chance to express yourself and get yourself seen.  A little self belief can go a long way; put your money where your mouth is and make the most of it!

 Capricorn 21st December – 20th January

You should be more energetic than you have been recently. So this is a good time to tackle half finished projects that have been hanging around for a while. You may want to put a new twist on your original plans and will feel a sense of a job well done once they are completed.

 Aquarius 20th January – 18th February

It looks like there may be changes on the domestic front for you and everything can feel quite up in the air. By the end of the month the way ahead should become clearer. Don’t push too hard, changes take time. If others are being difficult, try seeing things from their point of view, you may be surprised with the solutions they offer.

 Pisces 19th February – 20th March

Have your thoughts been drifting off to distant shores?  Well, now is a good time to dust down your suitcase! Whether you are hoping to soak up a new culture or the sun, do what you do best; go with the flow. Getting away from it all will be fun and you are bound to discover something new and inspiring.

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

Email: broadskyastrology@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Broadskyastrology/

 

 

 

July 2018 Horoscopes

Monthly Horoscope by Claire Manion Astrologer. July 2018

Aries 21st March – 20th April

The solar eclipse on July 13th puts an emphasis on new beginnings, in your case it is likely to be in the home. Are you thinking of ringing the changes?  By the end of the month, family issues could come to a head, luckily your friends should be on hand with clear headed advice and practical help.

Taurus 20th April – 21st May

Do you have any unhealthy habits that you would like to get to grips with? Mid July is a good time to turn over a new leaf.  The changes might be easier than you imagined; finding a new routine can really help you to feel good about yourself.

Gemini 21stMay – 21st June

Money matters look to be in the spot light.  Using your ingenuity to think up some creative ways to boost your finances should pay off, particularly if you team up with another person. As a result of this you could be quite busy, but all the effort should be worthwhile.

Cancer 22nd June -22nd July

Have you have been feeling a bit held back recently? The solar eclipse on the 13th is in your sign, bringing positive change. Give your imagination free rein; it is time to think big and venture beyond your comfort zone.

Leo 22nd July- 21st August

Unusually, you may have felt quite shy and retiring recently. This month, you should feel more outgoing; your friends and loved ones may make quite an effort to encourage you to join in the fun.  You might be surprised just how much they appreciate you.

Virgo 21st August- 21st September

It looks like it is time to let your hair down and enjoy yourself. A holiday aboard would be a great way to explore new and interesting places. Make sure you have everything prepared before you travel so you can relax. Leave the work to someone else for a while and have a well earned break!

Libra 21st September- 21st October

The solar eclipse in Cancer on the 13th could bring change at work. This may take the form of a new project which needs nurturing.  At first this might seem daunting, but some free thinking and hard work should give you rewarding results.

Scorpio 21st October- 21st November

There are opportunities opening up for you this month, but you may have trouble finding time to make the most of them. Remember, you don’t have to do everything, other people will help if you ask them to; a little delegation can go a long way.

Sagittarius 21st November- 21st December

You may have felt like you were getting nowhere fast, but this is not really the case. Situations could have been forced you to look more closely at the details than you usually like to. Some journeys are not all about the big picture; it’s often the little things that make them special.

Capricorn 21st December – 20th January

When it comes to relationships, it takes two to tango and sometimes taking the initiative can be very productive.  At the end of July, the lunar eclipse is a time to let loved ones know how much you care, just remember to give them some space.

Aquarius 20th January – 18th February

Affairs of the heart come to the fore in July and loved ones are inclined to be in a chatty mood. At the end of the month, the lunar eclipse in your sign encourages you to act from the heart and not be overruled by others people’s opinions.

Pisces 19th February – 20th March

Have you got a secret project that you are working on? If so, around the lunar eclipse on the 27th, you might have a breakthrough. This could inspire you to act and make it more public, involving others can help your dream come true.

These horoscopes are part of a regular monthly column published in The North Norfolk Post    (See page 14 of June’s issue for July’s predictions)

August’s horoscopes will be out in the July issue published online – 11th July 2018

 

 

Do you fancy joining an astrology group in Norfolk

Calling all Norfolk astrology lovers…

I have been thinking for a while that it would be nice to have an astrology group in Norfolk. Well you know what they say, if you want something doing… So I am going for it and setting one up!

I have found some local astrology lovers who are up for it. If you would like to join us please let me know. I am planning to have an initial meeting in the Fakenham/ Dereham area to discuss details of meeting place and times. If you are interested please let me know, I would love to hear from you.

Telephone on 07749822495

Email broadskyastrology@gmail.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Broadskyastrology/

 

Solar Eclipse in Cancer on July 13th 2018

This long hot summer looks to be full of changes. Eclipse season is starting and eclipses bring endings and beginnings. The first one is this Friday 13th, it is a partial solar eclipse at the new moon in Cancer. It is not visible in the UK but it carries a powerful message. Pluto, planet of permanent and lasting transformation is slowly making its way through sensible practical Capricorn. On Friday it will be opposing the sun and the moon. This is a good time to let go of things which we no longer need that are holding us back, so we can bravely create what we need to. There are two grand trines, one in earth (practicality) and one in water (emotions). These are positive aspects so this is a time to let go of fear and work to create what we know we want to. Aagh this is quite scary!

This eclipse looks to be quite relevant for me as it falls very close to my Moon in Cancer. On the domestic front and Cancer rules all things domestic, there are changes; minor building, redecorating and new chickens!

More importantly, on the career front, and Capricorn rules career, I have some good news. After twenty years of using and practising astrology, I decided to consolidate my astrological knowledge. So, over the last two years, I have been steadily working to gain a professional qualification. This work has been rewarded with a Diploma from the Mayo School of Astrology – with distinction no less!

I have lots of plans to grow my practice and spread my wings as an astrologer, now that does feel scary and exciting! So if you are looking for astrological consultations, talks, parties or lessons in and around Norfolk, please contact me.

New Moon in Gemini- time for a cosy chat!?

Tomorrow we have a New Moon, they happen every month and this month it is in Gemini. The sign of the twins, Geminis are chatty, clever and changeable. Gemini is an air sign as this relates to logical and rational thought. The planet Mercury, the communicator rules Gemini and has just moved into sensitive, moody Cancer. Therefore it gives light hearted Gemini a softer, more introspective flavour than normal. So if you need to get something off your chest now could be a good time!
Photo from Intuitive astrology

June 2018 Horoscopes

Monthly Horoscopes for June 2018

Aries 21st March – 20th April

You may be called upon to make decisions at work. A bit of logic will help you to avoid costly mistakes. The pressure should come off around the 26th giving you a chance to kick back. Perhaps you could make the most of the sunshine with a trip to the beach.

Taurus 20th April – 21st May

Don’t forget to nurture yourself and focus on what makes you feel good. So why don’t you invite your friends round for a barbecue or organise a night out? Remember, all work and no play makes Taurus a dull bull!

Gemini 21st May – 21st June

Exciting opportunities await you and chatting to friends about plans for a new venture will help you clarify your decision. Coming to terms with the past could set you on the right path to creating a positive future.

Cancer 22nd June -22nd July

It looks like you are going to have to be realistic about a close relationship so you may need to have an important conversation. Feelings of connection should flow, so trust your intuition to guide you to find the right words.

Leo 22nd July- 21st August

Your head is buzzing with lots of great ideas and plans for the future but you need to settle on one of them. From the 13th this should become easier as you are ready to focus and put your energy into your chosen project, don’t let others put you off.

Virgo 21st August- 21st September

You are likely to busy, particularly at work this month. Around the 13th check your inboxes and phone messages, because a chance invitation could prove valuable, introducing you to a whole new social network.

Libra 21st September- 21st October

It is well worth checking your finances, knowing what you have to hand can help you plan for the future. You may be pleasantly surprised to find that you have a bit spare, giving you the chance for a little retail therapy. Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves!

 Scorpio 21st October- 21st November

If you are finding work a bit heavy going at the moment, remember that things will happen in their own time. Cut yourself some slack; a spot of day dreaming can be very relaxing and restorative, and inspiration might just float in on the tide.

Sagittarius 21st November- 21st December

Relationships step into the spotlight this month. Around the 13th they should enter a new phase which is likely to involve plenty of discussion about love and money. Keeping a level head will help you to work things out amicably.

Capricorn 21st December – 20th January

At the beginning of June you may feel in the mood for a clear out. Get your bin bags out and don’t hold back. Letting go of unwanted stuff makes room for the new and is liberating. Who knows, it could throw up a long forgotten treasure!

Aquarius 20th January – 18th February

A demanding project could be taking all your attention and energy. Mid month loved ones may be feeling rather left out and remind you of what is really important. Some well deserved pampering should make things feel a whole lot better.

 Pisces 19th February – 20th March

You may be feeling creative. Bringing a splash of colour to your life can do wonders for your mood and self esteem. So whether you’re a budding Van Gough or more of a fledgling Laurence Llewelyn- Bowen let yourself go and have some fun.

Claire Manion

Email: broadskyastology@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Broadskyastrology/

Uranus moves into Taurus May 15th 2018

Astrologically, a shift is happening; to quote that famous song written in 1964 by Bob Dylan ‘The Times they are a changing’. The lyrics as as relevant now as they were when they were
written over 50 years ago. They remind us to keep pace with life,

‘The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past’

Uranus, planet of sudden change, innovation and invention moved from Aries into Taurus today at 15th May at 4.16pm BST. Uranus is slow moving, it takes 84 years to orbit the sun so spends around seven years in each zodiac sign. Its move into Taurus coincides with the monthly new moon, also in Taurus. Taurus is an earthy sign, connected to our values, our and all things sensual.

This Taurus new moon suggests major awakenings; a time to shake up to look at how we use our resources and to change what is not working and to embrace new ideas and put them into into practice, both individually and collectively. On a collective level we are likely to see changes in how we use money, how food is grown and distributed and the arts and music as these are all connected to Taurus. Exciting and creative times ahead.