Saturday, 24 May 2014

Mars Attacks

No, not really, but I couldn't resist the title! However, Mars did go direct on the 19th of May, after nearly three months of being retrograde, and transiting the sign of Libra since the 7th of December 2013. So it's 'all systems go' as the planet of action takes off around the zodiac. 
The really interesting part will be when Mars revisits the other planets which formed the Grand Cross - Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto - in mid June. As is often the case, it's the final contact which really triggers the energy of the planets involved, so it will be interesting to see what happens. 

Monday, 12 May 2014

Astrology In Action

Astrology is used by many people to help them improve their lives. Even just being able to pinpoint why you're going through a rough time can be enough to make you feel better. Finding out what - or who - is causing your problems, the reassurance that it won't last forever, and the news that good times are just around the corner can alleviate a lot of worry. I know this because I've had so much positive feedback from people who have contacted me for advice. I also use astrology in my own life - I do practise what I preach!

However, astrology is not just for people. Some astrologers do horoscopes for pets. As long as you know your pet's date of birth anything's possible. But you don't have to be a living thing to have a horoscope. Inanimate objects have charts too. Years ago, I even did a horoscope for someone's car. Everything has a 'birth' chart because everything has a beginning, a starting point. The most famous example is probably the chart of Titanic. I don't know any astrologer who hasn't done that one. And it is extremely fascinating.

Another area of astrology is called Mundane Astrology. In this context the word 'mundane' doesn't mean ordinary or boring. It comes originally from the Latin word mondanus, meaning 'world'. So it's all about worldly events: disasters, earthquakes, wars, politics, etc. The recent Grand Cross and Eclipses during April brought a record number of serious earthquakes. On average, we would expect to see one or two earthquakes per month that are 6.5-magnitude or higher. But in April there were 13 major earthquakes, five of them higher than 7.8.

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC), April was 'easily a record'. It started with a huge 8.2 magnitude earthquake in northern Chile, followed by another huge earthquake that hit the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. And that's not all. There were isolated larger-than-normal quakes all over the world - in Nicaragua, Mexico, Canada, and even an unusual one in the South Atlantic.

Astrology is always active, influencing everything and everyone, all the time.