Sunday June 30th – Saturday July 6th

Tuesday 2nd July

The solar eclipse is this evening. Although it is not visible here in the UK it is still a time of endings and beginnings. I really enjoyed myself this afternoon with a bonfire burning a load of accumulated rubbish, both literal and metaphorical. Clear away the old and let the new in ! This also coincides with Mars, planet of action and passion moving into passionate dramatic Leo today. So all in all, this is a great time to have a bonfire, I do like a bit of drama!

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Chart from the Astrological Association’s Facebook page.

Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Today Venus planet of love, affection and attraction moves into home loving, traditional Cancer. This is a good time to lavish some attention on your home and family and show those who you love just how much you appreciate them. Perhaps you may feel like whipping them up a lovely meal as a treat or if you are not you are not quite that energetic I find that a multi pack of Curly wurlies always goes down well… Luckily, I am a dab hand at rhubarb crumble and other traditional dishes – my mother taught me well – a long time ago, and I’ve had a lot of practice now, thanks mum.

Sunday 23rd to Saturday June 29th

Thursday 27th June

Today Mercury planet of communication is now in dramatic, confident Leo. It is time for a bit of drama and creativity, perhaps you fancy planning a party or getting together with some friends for a chat. You may feel like getting creative in whatever way you enjoy, and we are all creative in our individual ways. If you  have children or work with them it is a great time to be round them and have a bit of fun and enjoy their enthusiasm and zest for life, it is contagious. It is also due to be sunny this weekend so it’s a great time to get outdoors and enjoy yourselves.



Sunday 16th June 2019 – Saturday 22nd June 2019

Saturday June 22nd

I’m back from our successful morning workshop Embracing the Fullness of Summer with yoga teacher Gini Harrison and myself. We combined yoga and astrology to connect to the midsummer energy. We had a lovely, supportive session, very appropriate for all that nurturing Cancerian energy. Thank you for everyone who came along and joined in.

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Friday 21st June

Today is the Summer solstice when the sun is at its highest point here in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the day when the sun moves into the homely, caring sign of Cancer. Here is my write up about Cancerians in Lets Talk Magazine. I hope you are enjoying all these lovely long evenings and happy birthday season to all you Cancerians.

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Sunday 16th June 2019

Hooray, I did it! I presented my talk:’ Inanna and Erishkagal: Descending into the Great Below’ at the Astrological Association Conference at Wyboston Lakes Bedfordshire MK44 3AL this afternoon. It went well, and the audience were responsive and came up with some good comments about the charts. Thank you to all those who came to see me and to Wendy Stacey for hosting the event. It was very stimulating and interesting, all those astrologers in one place. It was also nice to have all my meals cooked for me. I need to think of a collective noun for a group of astrologers. They are certainly very chatty.. Perhaps a chatter is a good one.

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Monday 17th June 2019

Today is the day of the full moon in Sagittarius. Now we have a some clear skies we should be able to see it (with a bit of luck). The full moon will rise tonight at 21.32 in London, it will be worth a look. Also, have a look out for that bright planet close to it, that is Jupiter. When the moon is full emotions can easily run a bit high and as it is in Sagittarius close to Jupiter planet expansion, we can easily go over the top! This is especially true as the moon is opposing the sun in talkative changeable Gemini. So watch out for those drama queen moments………! 😉

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Sunday 9th June – Saturday 15th June

Monday June 10th 2019

As we begin another week I am in preparation mode today. I’m preparing for various things; I have a talk this evening to a local group, we have a visitor tomorrow, then my long awaited talk at The Astrological Association this Sunday 16th, then the yoga and astrology day on Saturday 22nd June. So I’ve been scurrying around a bit… It must be all this Gemini energy, my Gemini husband is very busy with his work too. Still it is nice to have lots of interesting tings in the pipeline and to appreciate them.
Talking of appreciation, have any of you seen Jupiter? It is big and bright at the moment. Apparently you can see its largest moons through binoculars. If we get any clear skies it is well worth a look. I saw it the other night in all its big bright brilliance. ( I do like a bit of alliteration)

Hope you all have a good day and whilst I’m communing with my friend Henry the hoover I might run through my talk, again…

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Astrologer’s Diary Sunday 2nd June to Saturday 8th June

Monday 3rd June 2019

Hello, uh oh it has been a while..Sorry, things have just run away with me recently. I have had a very mercurial week, with lots of planning and communicating but not much blogging!

Today is good day to write as it is a new moon in the communicative sign of Gemini. Geminis are the messengers of the zodiac. So this month’s theme is about communication, what message do you need to get across? Also, Gemini is a mutable sign, good at adapting and adjusting. What do you need to tweak and change? As Gemini is a detached air sign, this is a good time to look at things logically and coolly without getting into too caught up in emotions.

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Astrologer’s Diary – Sunday 12th May to Saturday 18th May


Saturday 18th May 2019

This evening we will have a full moon in intense Scorpio. It is opposing the sun in Taurus- full moons always oppose the sun. Also today Venus, planet of values and relationships is in Taurus conjunct Uranus planet of sudden change. This is when things come to light and we can see what is really there. We may also need to make changes, and a bit of courage always helps with this when we have to do new things which feel scary. I’m building up for my talk at the astrological association conference. It is a month today, it is certainly exciting but a bit scary too, I speak in public quite regularly but it is the first time I have spoken at an astrology conference! The themes of my talk are very Taurus and Scorpio about the beautiful queen of heaven and fertility who goes down into the underworld to meet her dark sister.

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Thursday 16th May 2019

Today, Mars planet of energy, enthusiasm and action moves from quick witted airy Gemini into sensitive moody Cancer. This is quite a shift, if things have been rather frantic of late, they should slow down a bit. However, do tread carefully as people (especially water signs) could be feeling quite sensitive and easily offended. A little bit of patience helps the world go round! I will have to remember that when I am trying to persuade my son to get to bed!
I found this crab on the beach last year and just had to take a photo! The symbol for Cancer is the crab; sensitive inside a hard shell.

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Wednesday 15th May

Today Venus , planet of love and beauty moves into its own sign of Taurus. This is a very sensual placement so it is great time to relax and enjoy the good things in life, just watch out for overindulging on the cake front.

Venus joins the sun, Mercury and Uranus in Taurus. This is what astrologers call ‘Taurus season’ and at the risk of sounding like my mother, everything is so beautiful now, it is such a lovely time of year, so green and luxurious.

We went to the garden centre yesterday and they had a wonderful tunnel of wisteria which smelt so sweet in the spring sunshine.
I’m aiming to get into my allotment to day to try and tame all those enthusiastic weeds. Yesterday marked the start of a new growing season for our poly tunnel as I put the tomato plants into their new home, bring on the summer!

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Astrologer’s Diary – Sunday 5th May to Saturday 11th May

Saturday 11th May

Yes! I got to see the moon last night, it was sailing high in Leo as I went to shut my chickens up in the chilly evening. We were extravagant last night and my husband lit a fire in May, it was very cosy. The rain has cleared now but it is quite cloudy in the West, so I might be lucky and get another glimpse of the moon which will be at first quarter early tomorrow morning. It will continue waxing all next week and be full next Saturday the 18th of May.
Photo of first quarter moon from sky watching.

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Friday 10th May

We are having a lot of rain and grey skies recently here in Norfolk, and whilst this is good for our gardens, it rather restricts any sky watching activities! The moon is waxing but I haven’t seen it yet this lunation. Judging by the forecast I may have to wait a couple more days. The moon is currently in its own sign of Cancer which is home-loving, caring and sensitive. This afternoon it moves into creative, confident Leo. If the weather does clear at all then it will be visible all evening until 1.30am tomorrow morning as a waxing crescent. The time of the waxing moon is one of expansion and enthusiasm.

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Thursday 9th May

I am excited to be running another joint workshop with yoga teacher Gini Harrison. This great event combining yoga and astrology at the summer solstice is coming up in June.

It is on Saturday June 22nd from 09:30-13:00

At the beautiful Kelling Studio in North Norfolk close to Holt post code-  NR25 7EW

 £30 per person. Booking essential as places are limited.

If you would like to join us, please contact me to book a place.

Tel 07749822495

Wednesday May 8th

Today Mercury planet of communication is next to – conjunct Uranus planet of sudden changes in surprises. They are in the sign of determined, creative Taurus. Mercury moves quickly so this aspect will last until Saturday, at this time expect things plans to change and things to come to light. Mercury and Uranus are both planets associated with ideas so you may have bright ideas and new ways of thinking. As they are in practical Taurus you may find find alternative solutions to practical problems. However, things may take longer than you would like them to, try not to rush, just let things evolve, Taurus is not a hurrier.

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Tuesday 7th May

Good morning. What a difference a day makes, it’s lovely out there. Today I am working on my Inanna talk as the date is getting closer. It is on Saturday 15th June at the Astrological Association’s Conference at Wyboston Lakes in Bedfordshire, my home county. The conference theme this year is Turning Lead into Gold. My talk is Inanna and Ereshkigal, Into The Great Below. closer


    Monday 6th May 2019 

This evening, at 19.25 BST Mercury, fast moving planet of communication moves from energetic Aries into steady, patient Taurus. If things have felt a bit hectic and rushed recently, then this shift should help you to slow down and smell the bluebells. Taurus is a sensual sign, so it is good time to relax and appreciate this beautiful time of year.

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Sunday 5th May

Yesterday’s meeting of the Norfolk Astrological Association  went well and we had two new people, who I hope enjoyed it. I shared my ideas and charts for my talk that I am doing in June. The talk is at The Astrological Association Conference and is called – Inanna and Ereshkigal – Into The Great Below .Members of the group came up with some good ideas and suggestions and questions. I’d like to thank everyone for that. We are not having a session in June as most of us are away, so our next meeting will be Saturday 6th July at Guist Post Office. Pat has offered to choose a chart. I will post it when she gives me the details.

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Astrologer’s Diary – Sunday 28th April to Saturday 4th May

Saturday 4th May

Late tonight we have a new moon in Taurus. This marks the beginning of a new phase.

I must admit over the last couple of weeks or so, I have not been writing as often as I normally do. So this month I hope to use some Taurean determination and focus to write every day. Do you have any plans for this Taurus new moon?

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Tuesday 30th April 2019 
Early this morning, Saturn, planet of responsibility, age, wisdom and restriction goes retrograde. It is conjunct – up close and personal to Pluto, planet of change and rebirth in the sign of Capricorn. Pluto turned retrograde a few days ago on the 24th April.  Saturn will be retrograde until 18th September 2019. Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn so it is very much at home in this sign. However, this energy can feel a bit heavy and hard work at times.
With both Pluto and Saturn retrograde, structures will have to change, rules and laws, management and governments will need to review their plans and reform that which is not working.
This re assessment can also apply to us individuals, this is a time to restructure things that are not working. This will take time, patience and effort, but should be worth it in the end. 

Astrologer’s Diary – Sunday 21st to Saturday 27th April

Wednesday 24th April 2019 

Today Pluto, planet of change and transformation, Greek god of the underworld goes retrograde. This means it appears to go backwards in the sky. This retrograde period lasts until October 3rd 2019. Pluto is very slow moving, it takes 248 years to go round the sun, and is in Capricorn, where it has been since late 2008. When Pluto is in Capricorn we are having to cahnge our structures, our government, our business practices, all things ruled by Capricorn. This sign is also about taking responsibility, so when Pluto is moving backwards in Capricorn it is a time when issues of the past may re emerge and we may need to deal with them in a responsible way, not always easy…



Tuesday 23rd April 2019

I’ve sorted out the details for  May’s meeting of The Norfolk Astrological association which is on Saturday 4th May 2019 at 1.45pm – 3.45pm. This month we are meeting at Claire’s house in Foulsham, because Guist Post Office cafe is closing at 2pm due to the Bank Holiday.

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All astrology lovers welcome.

If you would like to join us, please PM  Norfolk Astrological Association or Claire Manion on Facebook or email for the address.

Claire is discussing the Sumerian myth of Inanna’s descent into The Great Below to meet her sister Ereshkigal. The charts we will be looking at are those of Samuel Noah Kramer the Sumerian scholar and Diane Wolkstein the folklorist and story teller who worked together to produce that seminal work;
Inanna Queen of Heaven and Earth: Her Stories and Hymns from Sumer published in 1983

This brought Inanna and her dark sister Ereshkigal back into the light.

Chart details
1 Samuel Noah Kramer 28th September 1897 Zhashkir near Uman Ukraine. No birth time so please use a flat chart 12.00

2 Diane Wolkstein 11 November 1942 18.27 Newark New Jersey USA

3 Initial meeting of Kramer and Wolkstein – 8th November 1979 at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA. No time so I have gone for 9am. Kramer was giving a talk about Inanna that day and he invited Wolkstein to meet him and to attend the talk.

4 Date of publication of book 8th August 1983 9am New York USA

We will look at the myth of Lilith and the different astrological Liliths the next time it is my turn to run a session, Claire

Sunday 21st April

Happy Easter. I hope you are having a good one. Easter is really late this year, and it is all down to the moon. The church calculates Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon after the Spring Equinox. This year the Spring Equinox was early, it varies slightly each year, and it fell on the evening of 20th March- and March’s full moon was a few hours later, in the early hours of March 21st. Now you would think that Easter would have fallen really early on the following Sunday March 24th, but not so! This is because to avoid confusion the church states that the date for the Spring Equinox is 21st March. Therefore, this made this year’s April full moon on Friday 20th April the first full moon after the 21st March. This full moon is known as the Paschal Moon because the first Sunday following this moon is Easter Sunday. Next year, in 2020, Easter Sunday will be April 12th with the Paschal moon falling on April 8th. Right, after all that, I’m off to nick a bit of my son’s Easter Egg. The Easter bunny forgot me on his rounds! 😉
The eggs in the photo are from our hens and I was in an artistic mood this morning!

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