Astrologer’s Diary Sunday 24th March- Saturday 30th March

Friday 29th March

On Wednesday I did a talk to a ladies’ group in Lincolnshire called ‘A Zip Round the Zodiac’. It seemed to go down well, there was certainly lots of interest and questions. I enjoyed it and was made very welcome, thank you to the ladies who invited me.

I am also preparing and reading up for a talk that I am doing in June at the Astrological Association’s conference in Wyboston, Bedfordshire in June. My talk is about the ancient Sumerian goddess, Inanna and her descent into the underworld to encounter her sister, Ereshkigal.

The title is -of my talk is Inanna and Ereshkigal – Descending into the Great Below

My hubby bought me a great book which is certainly bringing her to life for me. It came beautifully wrapped in white tissue paper and had a book mark with it. Very fitting for such a sensual goddess! It is written by Peter Grey 2007 Scarlet Imprint ISBN 978 0956720337.

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Thursday 28th March

I have news for those of you who follow Mercury the messenger planet on his journey through our skies. Mercury is turning direct this evening. Since 5th March we have been in a period of Mercury retrograde, which is a time when Mercury appears to go backwards. Astrologically this means that Mercury’s messages don’t get through with their usual speed and clarity. So our every day communications often ends up going pear shaped and this can be frustrating to say the least. For example, we can get lost, like my hubby, son and I did the other night on our way to a concert at Sharrington village hall in deepest Norfolk. Luckily we got there in the end…Also messages can go astray and we may get mixed up with our appointments, or just get our wires crossed with someone, you know the sort of thing!

However, on the plus side- (there is always one of those) a Mercury retrograde period is a time to think differently. We may find ourselves going over old ground, or we find items we thought we had lost, or people from our past pop up unexpectedly, or we have inspirational ideas to help us overcome long standing problems.

As I wrote the other day, Mercury is currently in dreamy Pisces and added to this, it is now conjunct- up close to the planet Neptune. In astrology Neptune is associated with the same things as Pisces such as; inspiration, illusion, mysticism, dreams and compassion, this is because Neptune rules Pisces. Neptune is a slow moving outer planet and has been drifting through its own sign of Pisces since April 2011 and will continue to do so for another six years. When Mercury meets up with Neptune this is a real time for inspiration, intuition, compassion and dreams.

The other day on the radio I heard Enya’s Orinoco Flow which I thought was highly appropriate for Mercury conjunct Neptunium in Pisces.
I do like this time, I was born back in the ‘sixties when Neptune was conjunct Mercury in Scorpio. So I enjoy a bit of dreaming and drifting. How about you…?


Tuesday 26th March

Today  Venus planet of love and beauty moves into gentle Pisces. Astrologers call this placement exalted, as Venus is in its best sign where the love planet can express herself in the most gentle, graceful, compassionate way. This is a great time to be kind to ourselves and others, but do remember that you may have a tendency to view a loved one with rose coloured spectacles. This is lovely, but do remember to take a reality check every now and then!

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Sunday 24th March 2019

I have just received the birth details of the mystery person whose chart we will be looking at and discussing at our next meeting of the Norfolk Astrology Association where all astrology lovers are welcome. Come and chat and share cake and coffee, they  have a great selection of goodies.

1.45pm -3.45pm Saturday 6th April

Guist Post Office cafe Norfolk – NR20 5AJ This is approx six miles south of  Fakenham on the A1067.

This month we are discussing the personality traits of a person chosen by a member of our group, Liam.

The natal chart details are for a person born 06/01/1915 Chislehurst Kent. Please also do a solar return chart for 1951 which was a very significant year for this person.

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Astrologer’s Diary Sunday 17th March- Saturday 23rd March

Saturday 23rd March 2019

I’m delighted to say that the Opening up to Spring morning workshop at Kelling combining yoga and astrology went off well. Thank you very much to everyone who came, I hope you all enjoyed it. I would also like to say a big thank you to Gini for making this happen. I enjoyed the yoga and now feel stretched, energized and ready for the spring. We will soon be getting together to plan the next workshop in our series of seasonal Saturdays. This is called Embracing the fullness of Summer and is on Saturday 22nd June close to the Summer Solstice.
Kelling studio all set out ready for our workshop.

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Thursday 21st March

Wow! What a beautiful moon, I went out at about six pm and wandered up our lane beyond our neighbours’ houses taking photos. It was a beautiful evening with the dramatic pinks and golds of the sunset in the West and the moon rising in the East.
Just before 10pm – the time of the actual Equinox, I sat out in the garden all wrapped up wearing my favourite furry hat in the moonlight gazing up at the moon. Then I got back inside by the fire for a warming cuppa! Oh the joys of being a rural dwelling (mildly eccentric) astrologer! 😉

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Wednesday 20th March

Today, Wednesday 20th March is a busy day! To start with, as I have been mentioning for the past couple of days, it is the Spring Equinox. This is when the sun crosses the equator and we have roughly equal days and nights. The word Equinox comes for the Latin for ‘equal nights’ . It is that day when the sun moves into Aries, the first sign of the zodiac and a new season begins. For us here in the northern Hemisphere it is a day of hope and promise when the light returns. Astrologically and astronomically it is the first day of Spring and the weather here in Norfolk reflects that, it is sunny and warm. It is a great time to set intentions and to act on them. In astrology is the start of the astrological year. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac.

Also, did you know that the Spring Equinox (in the Northern Hemisphere) is International Astrology Day today? A day to celebrate astrology. 🙂

Added to this, we have a full moon tonight, here in the UK it’s exactly full in the early hours of tomorrow morning. Did you see it last night? It was beautiful, peeping through the clouds when it was still dusk and then later on, after night fall, flooding the sky with a pearly, silver light. It is a ‘super moon’, at perigee – its closest position to the earth so it appears at its biggest and brightest.

And finally… the 20th March is International Day of Happiness.

Happy Spring Equinox – bring on the light, the joy and the daffodils..!

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Tuesday 19th March 

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Monday 18th March

I hope you had a good weekend, we did, I had a lovely if rather muddy walk yesterday with my neighbour around the lanes and green lanes near our house. Spring is certainly on its way, the daffodils are out in our gardens and the blackthorn and primroses are out and green is starting to show in the hedgerows. Saying that, it is still pretty nippy and stormy, I do like this blustery changeable weather. There are two first days of Spring so we can take our pick! Meteorological Spring has already kicked in, it starts on the first of March. However, astronomical spring is just around the corner as it starts at the Spring Equinox. It falls around the 20th or 21st March and varies slightly every year as it is the time when the sun moves in to the first point of Aries. This year it is on Wednesday 20th March at 8.58pm GMT to be precise!

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Astrologer’s Diary Sunday 10th March- Saturday 16th March

Friday 15th March 2019

Early this morning, Mercury, planet of communication was conjunct – (at the same degree as) the Sun. Astronomers call this the inferior conjunction when an inner planet (Mercury or Venus) passes between the earth and the sun. This conjunction marks Mercury’s movement from the evening sky to the morning sky. It is the time when Mercury goes retrograde. From February 18th to March 5th Mercury was visible in the evening. On the 5th March, it became impossible to see because it was swamped by the sun’s glare. It will remain invisible until the 23rd March when it will be visible once again, rising early in the morning, just ahead of the sun.

Symbolically, this period when Mercury is invisible to the naked eye is when he goes into the ‘underworld’ and he takes on a different otherworldly tone. It is a time for introspection and reflection.
Photo of Mercury taken at The rijks museum cafe in Amsterdam

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Tuesday 12th March 2019

I do like Pisces season, lots of great art is appearing. Here is the latest Lizz Lunney post card. It came today and is the tenth in her Character Zodiac series. Her character for the month is Yellow Dungaree Rabbit. He is very creative and is happily slapping paint around. He looks rather Piscean to me, happily creating and going with the flow.

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Monday 11th March

I saw this post on Urania’s Well Facebook Page – Neptune the god of the seas mysteriously and anonymously appears on the shore at Rome in Italy. This looks like synchronicity to me, or may be careful planning.. who knows? Anyway , Neptune rules magical Pisces and we are in the flow of Pisces at the moment with the sun, Mercury and Neptune all in Pisces. I’m always up for a bit of magic and mystery!

Urania’s Well

This is Urania’s Well’s post on Sunday 10th March 2019
Right now, we have three of the outer planets — Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune — in the signs they rule. This gives these planets considerable strength, and indicates profound, ongoing changes on a collective level.

Neptune is especially in play this month and next, as Mercury goes retrograde in Neptune’s oceanic and mysterious domain, and Venus joins it there at the end of the month. So I found it particularly appropriate that some inspired but unknown artist recently placed a statue of Neptune on the shore in Rome.

We would do well to remember that the oceans drive our weather and are foundational to our food chain. Meanwhile, we treat them like a sewer. Such hubris.…/statue-of-neptune-appears-on…

A mysterious statue of Neptune, which appeared unexpectedly on Rome’s coast in recent days, has become the focus of much attention in the Ostia neighbourhood of the capital.

Sunday 10th March

Well Mercury retrograde’s influence kicked in for us last night! We set off to see a musical concert in deepest Norfolk in a village called Sharrington. It seemed straightforward enough but we managed to get lost and keep driving round in circles in the dark. This was despite having google maps; it kept sending us to the local Hall instead of the village hall. We were not alone, there were several cars doing a circuit of twisty lanes and tight turns! We were about to give up when I spotted lights in the distance and hooray we found it! We were just in the nick of time to get a drink and a seat before the performance started. I think the hall may have a bit of a reputation for being a devil to find as the organiser asked the audience who had got lost, quite a few hands went up..

The music was lovely and well worth the confusing journey.

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Astrologer’s Diary Sunday 3rd March- Saturday 9th March

Friday 8th March

Let’s Talk magazine have their April edition out in the shops already. It is the 199th edition. Please see my Star Talk page featuring Aries. At the moment we are still happily swimming with gentle Pisces. We will catch up with Aries when the sun moves into Aries at the Spring Equinox which falls on the 20th of March this year.

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Thursday 7th March 2019

I’ve had a sociable couple of days; yesterday I met up with Gini Harrison the yoga teacher who I am working with on March 23rd at Kelling to finalize our plans for our first joint workshop honouring the spring equinox ‘Opening Up to Spring’. We are also planning future workshops in a series following on from our spring workshop. They are running in June, September and December honouring the Summer Solstice, the Autumn Equinox and the winter Solstice respectively.

Today I went to Norwich to the headquarters of ‘Let’s Talk’ Magazine to celebrate their 200th edition which is out next month- May 2019. It was lovely to meet the team and some of the other contributors and to have tea and cake of course..! The cake was rather spectacular. I manged to get a photo before it was cut up and handed round. Thank you to Terry and Angie and everyone for inviting me. I had a lovely morning.

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Wednesday 6th March

Today is definitely a day of beginnings. We have a new moon in Pisces at 16.03 GMT. This new moon is joined by dreamy, mystical Neptune. So this is a time to go with the flow and see what transpires. Look out for a bit of magic in the air, along with the rain..!

Also, a long term change is occurring as the planet Uranus moves into Taurus at 08.26 this morning GMT. Uranus is an outer planet; it takes approximately 84 years to go round the sun and spends approximately seven years in each sign of the zodiac.

Uranus represents new inventions, technology, the collective and dramatic and sudden change. It has been in brave, adventurous Aries for the last 7 years and in that time we have seen huge developments in technology which has had a massive effect upon our social interactions. We can belong to groups connecting like minded people from all over the world and have free conversations with people thousands of miles away; my son regularly does! The key word for Aries is ‘I am’ and the phenomenon of ‘The Selfie’ – sharing photos of oneself using technology is a good expression of Uranus in Aries.

This new phase coming up will have a different feel to it. Taurus is a fixed, earth sign and its key word is ‘I have’ so look out for changes regarding possessions, money and what we value. Taurus is also associated with agriculture and food ,so look out for changes related to that too.

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Tuesday 5th March

This evening Mercury, planet of communication will go retrograde and appear to move backwards in the sky. It is in dreamy Pisces and as I have mentioned before logical, fast Mercury flounders a bit in watery, mystical Pisces. Added to this, during retrograde periods, we may find ourselves going over old ground and thinking differently to usual. I don’t think this is a bad thing, I love a bit of imaginative thinking. However, look out for confusion or even deception and check the facts before committing to anything definite. It might also be a good idea to check your diary regularly as it is really easy to get confused and land up at the right place in the wrong time or vice versa. I’ve done that before now! Luckily I was a day early taking my son to a music workshop so we had a second chance to get him there on time. 😉

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Monday 4th March

There is one place left on this workshop on

Saturday 23rd March at 9.30am to 1pm

at Kelling Yoga Studio North Norfolk NR25 7EW

This fun, interactive morning will begin with an introduction to astrology and the astrological themes for the equinox. This is followed by a yoga session tapping into the elements, setting an intention enabling us to embrace and be open to what the uplifting spring season has to offer.

Some yoga experience necessary – no astrology knowledge required!

£30 per person

Booking is essential ONE PLACE LEFT

Please contact me to secure your place.
tel 07749822495

There is one place left on this workshop on

Saturday 23rd March at 9.30am to 1pm.

Kelling Yoga Studio, North Norfolk near Holt

If you would like to join us contact me.

This fun, interactive morning will begin with an introduction to astrology and the astrological themes for the equinox. This is followed by a yoga session tapping into the elements, setting an intention enabling us to embrace and be open to what the uplifting spring season has to offer.

Some yoga experience necessary – no astrology knowledge required!

£30 per person

Booking is essential as places are limited, so please contact me to secure your place.
tel 07749822495

Astrologer’s Diary Sunday 24th February – Saturday 2nd March

Saturday 3rd March 2019

Today we had our March meeting of the Norfolk Astrology Association. It went well and we discussed the birth chart of Rosa Parks the American civil rights activist who famously refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery Alabama on 1st December 1955.

Our next meeting is the first Saturday of April which is Saturday 6th April at Guist Post Office cafe. We will discuss a person chosen by Liam.

Friday 1st March 2019

Today is 1st March and St David’s Day! I lived in Wales when I was younger and it is always a day of celebration. The daffodil is the symbol of Wales and there are some out in my garden, they are of the short but perfectly formed variety! 😉

Today, Venus, planet of beauty and attraction moves from serious Capricorn into community minded Aquarius. It is time to appreciate our friends and the groups we belong to. So thank you to all my friends and to all of you who support me and read my astrology blogs. I am looking forward to the astrology group tomorrow.

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Wednesday 27th March 2019

Today was yet another beautiful day, this weather is amazing! Yesterday February 26th I saw my first Brimstone butterfly of 2019 on our allotment. Brimstone butterflies are bright yellow and they hibernate overwinter. They are generally regarded as one of the first signs of Spring as they wake up when it gets warm enough to fly.
My hubby and I went to Bury St Edmunds today as I wanted to see the exhibition on the Moon at the Moyses Museum. We had not been to that museum before; it is in a very attractive building with a rather dark past. It was the jail at one stage and there was quite a bit about law and order including shackles and a gibbet.
However, I was a bit disappointed about the moon exhibition as it was mainly about the moon landings. There was a space suit and a selection of 50 year old unappetizing space food. There was also a moon phase clock; it was correct too!
These were interesting, however, there was nothing at all about the symbolism of the moon, as advertised, which was why we went! Oh well, we had a good day out and got to see the Cathedral and the Abbey gardens and had a nice lunch and the weather was glorious so all was not lost.

Tuesday 26th March 2019

March is nearly upon us so here is my monthly horoscope for March 2019.

Aries 21st March – 20th April

You are entering a new long term phase as Uranus leaves your sign to make way for Chiron the healer. This is the time to take a deep breath, slow down and appreciate the good things in life, such as your friends, the new season and your birthday.

Taurus 20th April – 21st May

Uranus the awakener enters your sign on March 6th so if you have fallen into a rut, stand by – it’s time for a shake up. Make plans, as although they are likely to change, at least you will have a strategy in place and won’t be caught napping.

Gemini 21stMay – 21st June

A new phase in your career requires adjustments and your usual approach may not work, so you need to be adaptable. Try trusting your gut and following your instincts; things will work out, but maybe not quite as you’d planned.


Cancer 22nd June -22nd July

This month your thoughts could be drifting towards freedom and adventure. So enjoy letting your imagination wander to dreams of distant shores. If you want to make them a reality, you’d best book that holiday.

 Leo 22nd July- 21st August

With the warmer weather on its way, you may feel in a sociable and outgoing mood. This is a good time to dust down your maps, get your sat nav charged up and go to visit those friends who haven’t seen for a while; they will be pleased to see you.

 Virgo 21st August- 21st September

Your finances are in the spotlight this month, a review and some adjustments may be required. Remember to look at joint financial matters too, as they could be beneficial, but make sure you scrutinise the details closely before you commit to anything.

 Libra 21st September- 21st October

If you have been feeling a bit out of kilter, the full moon in your sign on the 21st will help to shine a light on what needs to change. Working in close quarters with a significant other will help you to restore your balance so you can feel more energised and ready for the spring.

 Scorpio 21st October- 21st November

Around the new moon on the 6th your creative projects will receive some much needed inspiration. Being open to innovative ideas and thinking them through thoroughly will aid the process. Following this through with steady effort will yield the results you require.

 Sagittarius 21st November- 21st December

It is worth curbing any impulse you may have to rush off at the drop of a hat. Instead, take time to look at the bigger picture and appreciate your achievements and the people who support you. It may be that you already have more than you realise.

Capricorn 21st December – 20th January

Don’t be surprised if siblings or neighbours come knocking on your door. Offer them a cuppa, a sympathetic ear and have some tissues at the ready. Your calm, reassuring presence may be just what they need to get back on track.

 Aquarius 20th January – 18th February

You could be quite in demand socially as your accepting nature is always welcome, so get out and have a bit of fun. With an eye on the longer term, your ruler Uranus moves into Taurus so look out for changes especially in your routines and home life.

 Pisces 19th February – 20th March

A new phase is beginning for you and it looks good. You may find yourself acting as the messenger this month, bringing hope and inspiration to others. So lead them to a happy place where they can forget their troubles for a while.

If you would like to know more, contact me for a personalised reading.

Claire Manion DMS Astrol MAPAI



Monday 25th February

Not long to go to the March meeting of the Norfolk Astrology Association; the details are:

Saturday, the 2nd of March 1.45pm to 3.45pm

Guist Post Office cafe NR20 5AJ

This is free to join, just grab a coffee and even a piece of cake and come and have a chat about astrology! All welcome.

This month we are discussing the personality traits of a person chosen by a member of our group, Loraine.
The natal chart details are:
4th Feb 1913 Birmingham, Alabama, US Time 05.12 am
The significant event for this person occurred on 01 Dec 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, US at 18.00. 
Please draw up a transit chart for this event and a bi wheel to compare it with the natal chart.

Sunday 24th February

Today I made the most of yet another lovely day and went digging in one of our compost heaps and spread compost on one of our veggie beds. I’m a bit of a compost queen! Amongst the rather nice compost I found all sorts of goodies; a tea spoon, two plant labels and some really manky socks. A couple of years ago I tried composting socks; it doesn’t work! I’ve given up on that idea and don’t do it any more.

Astrologically, the moon is waning (getting smaller) and is in Scorpio, the sign of regeneration and hidden treasures so it’s a great time to be digging around in compost heaps!

This afternoon hubby and I went to East Runton , it was lovely, beautifully warm in the sun, it was a bit chillier in the shade, but much warmer than the other weekend! I hope you all had a good day too.

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Astrologer’s Diary Sunday 17th February – Saturday 23rd February


Saturday 23rd March 2019

What a beautiful day it was again today. It seems that everyone I know has been working in their gardens. So I did make a start with my allotment and started digging out some of the soil in my polly tunnel so I can move the compost heaps around.

Today Venus, planet of beauty is conjunct Pluto, planet of transformation and change. They are both in the practical earth sign of Capricorn. So this is a good time to assess what we have and decide what we want to do with it. It is a good time for a clear out, for as the old saying goes, one man’s junk is anther man’s treasure. Meanwhile I will continue digging in my allotment to see what treasures I can dig up, apart from bindweed roots of course!No photo description available.

Friday 22nd February 

I put my new litter picker to good use yesterday afternoon and I am really impressed with it. It is very nimble, great for collecting fiddly bits and squashed cans.  I collected almost a bin bag full of litter after going on a circular route starting from our lane. I went back through our village and was impressed by how little litter there was there. Most of it seems to be lurking in the rural lanes.

Thursday 21st February 2019

I was very excited today. Some would say sad. I had a present from my hubby, a litter picker stick! Hooray.

In one way this is not good because in an ideal world I would not need one as no one would drop their litter. However, in the real world I do need one because people do drop litter.

I was thinking about how litter picking ties back to Tuesday’s full moon in Virgo opposing all that Pisces. Virgos like things to be tidy and also like to help and both Pisces and Virgo are good at serving others.

Litter is one of my long standing bug bears, I remember going round our village when I was a kid picking up litter, yes I’ve always been a bit odd!

I am a Saggittarian born in the mid sixties with Uranus and Pluto in Virgo. They are both planets of change and as they are slow moving they influence whole generations of people. In addition to this, I have Mars, planet of action in Virgo. Perhaps this is my way of expressing my need to change and improve my environment. I can’t wait to try out the litter picker and have a good mutter into the bargain!!No photo description available.

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Yesterday’s full moon in Virgo opposed the Sun in Pisces, so the themes for this time are about analyzing what we need to let go of. Virgo is a very analytical and practical sign and Pisces is about acceptance and release. Mercury rules Virgo and is the planet of communication. At the moment Mercury is in Pisces conjunct (next to) Neptune which rules Pisces. Mercury is in detriment and fall in Pisces (it is not very happy) but the up side is that Pisces and Neptune are good at letting go. So it is best to trust our instincts and let go of that which we know is not working for us and to do it with Piscean gentleness and compassion -if we can!

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Tuesday 19th February 2019

Good morning. Did you see the moon last night? Wow, it was so bright here in Norfolk; riding high and proud in Leo. It is full this evening, the exact time is this afternoon at 15.53 GMT. It is still moving through Leo at the moment and moves into Virgo at 14.48 GMT. So the full moon will be in Virgo. Here in the UK (London) it rises at 17.11, a few minutes before sunset. So weather permitting it should be a beautiful sight.

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Monday 18th February

Today we have two changes astrologically;  firstly, Chiron the healer changes signs. Chiron is a Centaur, it is a comet and a minor planet and it orbits in an uneven elliptical orbit around the sun between Saturn and Uranus. So astrologers often see it as a bridge between the traditional and the unusual.

Today it leaves gentle, sensitive Pisces where it has been for the last 8 years. It makes its move into go getting Aries, where it will stay for the next eight years. I have mentioned this before as it first entered Aries last year then returned to Pisces for a few months, now it is in Aries for the next eight years and won’t return to Pisces until 2061.

Chiron in Aries is about asserting ourselves and being courageous.

Also today the sun moves into sensitive gentle Pisces leaving humanitarian Aquarius. This is a time to embrace possibilities and go with the flow. Mercury, planet of communication is already floating through Pisces. So for the upcoming month, happy birthday to all you Pisces, I know one who is having a special birthday tomorrow! 😍

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Sunday 17th February 

It’s just under two weeks until The Norfolk Astrology Association meeting on Saturday March 2nd at Guist Post Office Cafe. Everyone interested in astrology is welcome. Come and have a chat about astrology; join us for coffee or tea and maybe even a piece of cake, Guist Post Office cafe always has a great selection.🙂

SAT, 2 MAR AT 13:45
Guist Post Office cafe, Norfolk NR20 5AJ
This month we are discussing the personality traits of a person chosen by a member of our group, Loraine.
The natal chart details are:
4th Feb 1913 Birmingham, Alabama, US Time 05.12 am
The significant event for this person occurred on 01 Dec 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, US at 18.00. 
Please draw up a transit chart for this event and a bi wheel to compare it with the natal chart.

Astrologer’s Diary Sunday 10th February – Saturday 16th February

Saturday 16th February 

I had a good time at Holt Mind Body Spirit Fair. It was my first Spiritual Flow fair of the year and it was lovely to meet up with old friends again and to meet some new people too. I had some new astrology reading cards for Christmas and they went down well.



Friday 15th February 2019

I’m off to this event tomorrow – Saturday 16 February 10am- 4pm

The Spiritual Flow Mind Body Spirit Event
Holt Community Centre Kerridge Way Holt NR25 6DN Norfolk
The event is free to attend

I will be offering mini astrology readings and astro card readings.I’m looking forward to it, it’s my first fair of 2019. I hope to see you there.

Thursday 14th February

It’s Valentine’s Day. Wishing you a day when your heart’s desires come true! I’d like to share this Valentine’s Day card with you. It is from artist LIzz Lunney who my husband follows. She has been doing a series of Zodiac cards and this Valentines one is her most recent.

Today in astrology, Mars planet of passion and drive, is moving from his own sign of go getting Aries into the steadier, sensual earth sign of Taurus. Time to slow down and smell the roses – or maybe hyacinths this time of year!



Wednesday 13th February

Good morning, today Mars, planet of assertion and action and Uranus, planet of rebellion and surprises are both at the 29th degree of Aries. This is the last degree and astrologers call this the anaretic degree. When planets are at this degree, there is a sense of urgency and tension. as they are about to move to the next sign. Mars is going into Taurus tomorrow and Uranus moves into Taurus on 6th March. Added to this, Mars and Uranus are an impulsive and unpredictable combination. So expect the unexpected today and if possible, allow yourself a bit more time than usual to respond to what is happening and don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Good luck. I’m off to do a talk ‘Zip Round the Zodiac’.

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Tuesday 12th  February 2019

Wasn’t it beautiful this morning? Frosty mornings always remind me of one of my favourite poems;The Horses by Ted Hughes.

I was introduced to it at school when I was about fifteen and it has always stayed with me.

Ted Hughes, 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.

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Monday 11th February 2019

I’m looking forward to this Wednesday 13th February as I am doing a talk on astrology ‘ A Zip Round The Zodiac’ to a group in Norfolk.
If you would like to book me to speak to a group, please contact me – Claire at broadskyastrology @

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Sunday 10th February

Wow, that was a windy, lively day yesterday. My hubby and I threw ourselves into a bracing ( very cold) walk on Weybourne beach. I was really appreciative to get back to our cosy car, warm flask and sandwiches, we are true Brits you know! Or has he says, old farts! 😉

Today, Mercury planet of communication is moving into dreamy imaginative Pisces. Astrologically, Mercury is fast and light and likes to analyse so it is not happy in Pisces which is intuitive and instinctual. So confusions and misunderstandings may occur. However, the upside is that this is a good time to use your imagination and intuition and go with the flow.
Weybourne beach from the cliff. This picture doesn’t show how much I was being buffeted as I took it!

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Astrologer’s Diary – Sunday 3rd February- Saturday 9th February 2019


Saturday 9th February

Valentine’s Day  is fast approaching, it will be here on Thursday 14th February! So why not use astrology to help you find a gift for your loved one?

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Valentine’s ideas – through the zodiac

Aries – March 20th – April 19th

These folks are usually active and like to be first, they also enjoy excitement; so how about something adventurous like a day or a trip to a theme park to embrace their inner child and scream like a girl on the big rides! If they are not quite so outdoorsy they may prefer a shopping trip to get the first edition of their favourite new game or a new season outfit.  As long as they are ahead of the crowd they’ll be happy!

Taurus April 20th – May 20th

These people are traditional, comfort loving creatures who are often artistic and creative. They may like a  picture or ornament to decorate their home. They are sensual so a massage should go down well. A trip out to a craft fair to see what other people make and to look at lots of exciting fabrics and materials would also prove popular; so should a day’s workshop where they can get hands on and creative. Suggestions include painting, applique and knitting.

Gemini May 21st – June 20th

Witty and light hearted Geminis are not usually keen on overblown romantic gestures; they can easily regard it as slushy. A poem (assessed for slush) may go down well; maybe one you have written yourself, or if you’d like a ready-made one I suggest the aptly named Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy. They usually have a whole range of interests so a relevant specialist magazine would be a good choice. For a trip out they would like something fast paced and entertaining like a poetry slam or a comedy club would be a good option.

Cancer- June 21st to July 21st

Cancerians tend to be home loving and family orientated with a passion for food. Suitable gifts include a framed photo of both of you together or a cook book so they can practise their culinary skills. A visit to the seaside would make a great day out; Cancerians tend to have an affinity to the sea, even when it is cold and windswept, as long as they can have their creature comforts when they get home!  A browse around a farmers’ market looking at and sampling lots of locally produced food would be good too.

Leo – July 22nd- August 21st

These people enjoy luxury, so a high quality personalised gift would go down well.  This could be bought, such as a bespoke piece of jewellery or something individually crafted by you just for them should hit the spot. They also enjoy being pampered so hair care products are suitable. A  trip to a theatre or a night dancing at a club would appeal to their love of drama.

Virgo – August  22nd- September 21st

Virgos can get a bit tense at times, and are usually practical but with a hidden sensitivity, therefore, something to help them relax would be appreciated. Try giving them organic hand cream or a selection of essential oils. They like to be active so may enjoy a day out cycling in the countryside, or a visit to a garden where they can impress you with their knowledge of plants.

Libra – September 22nd – October 21st

These graceful, sociable people enjoy the finer things in life, they like to look, feel and smell good, so perfume or aftershave would go down well , so would scented candles to give a luxurious ambiance to their home. They enjoy elegance so a trip to an art gallery followed by afternoon tea in a stylish café would be an  ideal way to treat a Libra.

Scorpio – October 22nd-November 21st

Scorpios are renowned for being intense, private and sexy. Valentine’s Day is likely to appeal to their love of drama and mystery. (Is the Milk Tray Man a Scorpio?) They would probably appreciate a good thriller or a pair of glamorous sunglasses which would give them an enigmatic air. A ghost walk would be an appropriate trip out so would a weekend to a mystery destination, particularly if is just the two of you somewhere secluded. It’s probably best to let them know they are going away; they may not be too keen on a total surprise.

Sagittarius November 22nd to December 21st

These freethinkers enjoy learning and travelling. Books usually go down well or any gift from a different and interesting culture. They love going to new places and the journey is part of the fun so a trip away to a new place would be great for them, particularly one where they can learn – a museum  would be ideal. They also enjoy the great outdoors; pony trekking in the countryside should appeal to them.

Capricorn December 22nd to January 20th

Capricorns are not usually overly demonstrative; however, they appreciate practical demonstrations of love such as loyalty and politeness. They like good quality items which will last, such as crystals or warm snugly woollen scarves and jumpers. Plastic hearts and shiny balloons will probably go down like the proverbial lead one. They are likely to enjoy time with you doing interesting things and can be quite adventurous at times. Try taking them to a climbing wall, or if they (or you) don’t have a head for heights then an old historical building with plenty to explore such as a cathedral or castle would be good.

Aquarius – January 21st – February 18th

These individualists are likely to appreciate something different and unusual, perhaps a one off item made by you or a new electronic gadget they have seen online. They like to keep abreast of the new and to be challenged and inspired.  Suitable places to take them would be somewhere unusual like a folly or the latest installation at a science and technology museum.

Pisces – February 19th  – March 20th

Valentine’s Day is likely to appeal to Pisceans, a day of romance and mystery, what could be better for these sensitive souls?   A CD of romantic music or a bottle of their favourite tipple is likely to be a good gift– check this first, but I don’t know many teetotal Pisceans.  Suitable trips out are a visit to an aquarium or an evening at a musical concert.

Have fun







Friday 8th February 2019

Only a week to go to the Spiritual Flow event at Holt. I’m looking forward to this event, it will be my first Spiritual Flow event of 2019.

It is at Holt Community Centre, Kerridge Way Holt NR25 6DN Norfolk
The event is free to attend
I will be offering mini astrology readings and astro card readings. I hope to see you there.

Thursday February 7th 2019

I didn’t get to see the moon last night, but I got to see it tonight, a beautiful slender crescent setting in the West. Yes, I love seeing the new crescent moon, it has an elusive quality and always seems so full of promise.

Wednesday February 6th 2019

Today the moon is in the third day of its cycle around the zodiac. From our perspective here on earth it is moving away from the sun and as it does so it becomes more visible every evening until it reaches full moon which occurs approximately two weeks after the new moon. This month the full moon falls on February 19th. Today it is only one sign ahead of the sun and is still a very slender crescent. It sets at 18.37 and we will be very lucky to see it. As the week goes on it will set later each day and will be easier to see on the western horizon just after sunset. (weather permitting, as ever!)

The sun and Mercury are still in Aquarius and the moon is in kind, gentle Pisces. Astrologically this combination of Aquarian humanitarianism and Pisces sensitivity is a good time to be kind and compassionate to others. Perhaps my family may get an extra chip each at tea tonight if they are lucky! 😉

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Tuesday February 5th 2019

The light is returning and the snowdrops are flowering. Spring is definitely showing its face. The spring equinox is in sight- it is on 21st March this year.

Would you like to connect with the enthusiastic energy of spring? If so, come along to this great workshop!Image may contain: 1 person, text and nature

I am working with yoga teacher Gini Harrison to provide an interactive morning combining astrology and yoga to tap into and embrace what this uplifting spring season has to offer.

£30 per person
Saturday 23rd March 2019 at 9.30am -1pm

Kelling Yoga Studio Norfolk, NR25 7EW

Booking essential as places as limited.

To book your place please contact me, Claire Manion:


Monday 4th February

Good morning, wow what happened to the sun ? It’s lashing it down with rain here. Today is the beginning of a new lunar month as we have a new moon. So the sun, the moon and at the same degree of the zodiac and Mercury is nearby, they are all in inventive, humanitarian Aquarius. New moons are a good time to set intentions, what ideas would you like to put into practice this month?

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Sunday 3rd February

I hope you have been enjoying the sunshine today. It’s been beautifully bright here in Norfolk. Today, Venus, planet of love and attractiveness in all its forms moves from jolly Sagittarius into sensible, pragmatic  Capricorn. So this is a time to get serious about what we value and create. Today my hubby, my friend and I have been having our regular creative get together today and this month we are all planning longer terms projects. We often do things we can complete in two hours such as bath bombs or making rings from copper wire. However, last session we decided to focus on longer term projects. I realized to day that this is in keeping with Capricorn which likes to plan and take its time to make something lasting. I am using my time to make some illustrations for my talk to the Astrological Association in June about the goddess Inanna who is associated with the planet Venus. So far I am very much in the planning stage, but luckily I have time to make it happen!

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Astrologer’s Diary Sunday 27th January – Saturday 2nd February 2019

Saturday 2nd February

I’m just back from Guist Post office from our meeting of the NAA.We were lucky with the weather because although it is cold and damp we haven’t had any snow so we managed to get together. It went well, we had plenty of chat fueled by tea and cake of course! Thank you Pat for supplying  a great chart, it was of David Icke.

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Next month, Saturday 2nd March it is Loraine’s turn to supply a mystery person. We will wait her decision and I will post the details when I know.

Friday 1st February

February 1st and here is my horoscope for the month. I hope you have a good one.

Aries  21st March – 20th April
Expect the unexpected as unpredictable Uranus joins up with your ruler Mars for one last burst before it finally leaves your sign. If you’ve been waiting to do something exciting, now is the time.

Taurus  20th April – 21st May
Mid month, go getting Mars enters your sign giving you a boost of energy to get stuck into creative projects. Things can take a while to develop, so keep going because your efforts will bring you positive results.

Gemini  21stMay – 21st June
The new moon on February 4th could have you feeling restless and yearning to travel to pastures new. If you are getting out the travel brochures, check your facts before you make any firm decisions because wires can easily get crossed.

Cancer  22nd June -22nd July
You are thinking big this month, particularly when it comes to the long term, but you may feel a bit confused by all the possibilities on offer. A brainstorming session around the 19th would prove an ideal way of getting some clarity so you can start to plan for the future.

Leo  22nd July- 21st August
Your relationships look like they are entering a new phase. Open and honest conversations will help you see things in a different light, especially when a loved one offers you a new perspective on an issue that is close to your heart.

Virgo  21st August- 21st September
You are in a perceptive mood this month especially around the 19th when the full Moon is in your sign. Trust your intuition and read between the lines to understand what a loved one is really telling you.

Libra  21st September- 21st October
Have you been avoiding a necessary task? Now is a good time to get to grips with what needs to be done. When you’ve finished, don’t forget to reward yourself for all your hard work. It’s great to appreciate a job well done.

Scorpio  21st October- 21st November
A loved one could throw a few surprises your way and encourage you to leave your daily routine behind for a little while. Indulge their spontaneity and go with them, a bit of escapism now and again is good for the soul!

Sagittarius  21st November- 21st December
This is a good time to assess your resources, so check to see what is lurking in the back of your cupboards! You may be surprised by what you find, and once you know exactly what you have, you can decide what to do with it.

Capricorn  21st December – 20th January
Put your chores on the back burner for a while and take some time out to do what you enjoy. Whether this is playing with the kids, going to the theatre, or learning a new craft, just kick back and enjoy; you deserve it!

Aquarius  20th January – 18th February
You are likely to start the month in an open and caring frame of mind. So this makes it a great time to join groups and volunteer to help others. You should get an enthusiastic welcome and a warm fuzzy glow!

Pisces  19th February – 20th March
As your birthday approaches, you look to be in an expressive and persuasive mood. This puts you in an ideal position to get an important message across to other people; so speak out, you will be heard.

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

Claire Manion DMS Astrol MAPAI

Thursday 31st January 2019

It’s the last day of January and we have freezing fog here in Norfolk. We also have the man fitting a new back door on the coldest day of the year so far! Oh well, I’m wearing double socks and it’s not too bad in here at the moment. The good thing is we will have a back door that is easy to close.

Today there is conjunction between the moon and Jupiter in Sagittarius, Venus is also in Sagittarius. They were visible in the early morning sky- weather permitting! Perhaps some of you were lucky enough to see it, we had a job to see to the back fence….

With this configuration emotions may be running a bit high but we should be in a jolly generous mood despite the cold.

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Wednesday 30th January

Chiron the healer Centaur is at the last degree of Pisces. It has been slowly moving through Pisces for approximately 9 years and will finally move into Aries on 18th February 2019. Chiron lies between Saturn and Uranus. It takes 50 years to orbit the sun in a very elliptical (uneven) pattern. I am of the generation born with this placement in the 1960s so I and everyone who was born around 1961- 1968 have had a Chiron return recently. This is a time of reassessment and consideration. It is highly unlikely that I will be around when Chiron re enters Pisces in 2061 as I will be knocking on for 100 by then! So this is a good time to make the most of this inspirational, gentle energy before Chiron moves into assertive Aries.

If you would like to know more, contact me for an individual reading

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Tuesday 29th January 2019

I was lucky enough to finally have a fantastic view this morning of Venus, Jupiter and the waning crescent moon. I’ve been hoping to see Venus and Jupiter in the morning for a while, so now I’m happy! Weather permitting they will be visible tomorrow and the moon is moving closer to them, on Thursday 31st Jan it will be really close so it is worth a look if you can! Look to the South East before dawn.
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Monday 28th January 2019

The moon is in Scorpio just past last quarter and waning by the minute. I got a lovely view of it this morning quite low in the southern sky, that was before it rained, sleeted and snowed! With a waning moon in Scorpio, now is a good time to let go of things and have a sort out. My son and I have been going through his extensive book collection to make room for the new. He rediscovered some books which he had forgotten he had and wants to re read and I will be off to the charity shop this week with the ones he no longer needs. 😃

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Sunday 27th January

Today Mercury communication planet is conjunct the sun in witty, inventive Aquarius. So this is a good time to communicate your ideas and have some fun. Aquarius is an air sign, detached and objective.

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Sunday 20th January – Saturday 26th January

Saturday 26th January

Is it just me, or does January seem to be hanging around for a long time..? February is on the horizon and it is only a week to the North Norfolk Association meeting on Saturday 2nd February at Guist Post Office cafe. All those interested in astrology are welcome and they do a great selection of homemade cakes!

February Meeting of NAA

Saturday, 2 February 2019 from 13:45-15:45

Guist Post Office cafe NR20 5AJ

We are looking at the chart of a mystery person as chosen by Pat, see chart below.

Friday 25th January

Today Mars planet of action is making a positive aspect to Jupiter planet of action. They are both in fire signs, in fact they are both in their own signs, Mars in Aries and Jupiter in Sagittarius. What do want to do today? Just beware to not get too excitable!

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Thursday 24th January 2019

Good morning. It is beautiful here today, I do love a good frosty morning even though my chickens aren’t quite so impressed! Early this morning, mercury, planet of communication moved into the sign of Aquarius and is moving to catch the sun up which is also in Aquarius. So this is a good time to get out and share your ideas with others. With Mercury in Aquarius these ideas could be unusual, and who knows, some of them might just change the world!😉

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Wednesday 23rd January 2019 

I’ve booked to go to this lovely friendly show in Holt on Saturday February 16th. I will be offering mini astrology readings and astro card readings. I’m looking forward to it – hope to see you there.

SAT, 16 FEB 10am- 4pm
Holt Community Centre Kerridge Way Holt NR25 6DN Norfolk
The event is free to attend

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Today planet of luck and enthusiasm, Jupiter is conjunct (at the same degree to) Venus planet of love, affection and all things nice. They are both in generous Sagittarius so we should all be in a happy mood. Last week I treated myself to some roses from the supermarket and they are still doing well a week later. What extravagance, roses in January. In astrology, roses are linked to Venus. Have a good day!

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Monday 21st January 2019

Uh oh, don’t you just love the British weather!? After that beautiful moon early on last night, the cloud curtains came over Norfolk ! I did get up at 5am – very noisily, I dropped the alarm clock, so I was not popular. Then after all that fuss it was all cloudy and I couldn’t see the eclipse. Never mind! I enjoyed seeing the photos from other people who were luckier than us weather wise.

Astrologically the moon was in early Leo – opposite the sun in early Aquarius. The sun moved into Aquarius yesterday. This axis is about self love and love for others. It is time to express our individuality whilst also finding our place in society- time to shine.

As the sun is now in Aquarius for a month, I’d like to wish all Aquarians a happy birthday for their upcoming solar returns.

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Sunday 20th January 2019

It’s the lunar eclipse tomorrow morning, Monday 21st January when the moon turns red. Totality is at  5.11 am GMT and I am aiming to get up to see it, but the forecast is partly cloudy so I may be disappointed, still I will try. I’m also hoping to see Jupiter and Venus rising in the South East. Will I wake up in time and will the weather comply??!

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