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Eclipse Season

Eclipse season is with us again: 13/7/18 New Moon 20 Cancer 41′ Eclipse 28/7/18 Full Moon 4 Aquarius 45′ Eclipse 11/8/18 New Moon 18 Leo 42′ Eclipse Note, these dates are for Australia – if you’re in the northern hemisphere it could be the day before, so keep an eye on the blog for times – […]

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Eclipses – the DIY Guide

Eclipse season is almost with us again: 31/1/18 Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse 11 Leo 37’ (This will be in the early hours of the morning 1/2/18 AEDT and NZ) 16/2/18 New Moon/Solar Eclipse 27 Aquarius 07’ (AEDT, it will be 15/2/18 if you’re in the Northern hemisphere) Solar eclipses occur at a New Moon. During a solar […]

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The DIY Guide to Mercury Retrogrades

I’ve prattled on a lot in the past about Bali and why I love it – and the people. Possibly, though, the thing I love the most are the offerings. The process of constructing and offering the tributes is not just a belief based ritual, but also a deliberate pause to be fully in the […]

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Moon Tuesday Toolbox

Eclipses: The DIY Guide

Eclipse season is almost with us again- we have two in August: 8/8/17 Full Moon/ Lunar Eclipse 15 Aquarius 25′ 22/8/17 New Moon/ Solar Eclipse 28 Leo 52′ Yes, if you’ve been playing along at home you’ll know that this is the 2nd Leo New Moon this year…just in case you missed the first. Solar […]

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Five reasons to keep an astro journal…

The New and Full Moon posts that I publish here are excerpts from my journals – and I share them with you. Each time we have a New or a Full Moon, before writing a post, I read what I wrote at last year’s lunation. Sometimes it surprises me how similar the themes are. Sometimes […]

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Many Happy Returns…

It’s my birthday tomorrow, and although I’ll be spending much of the day in transit from the Sunshine Coast to Sydney, I fully expect it will be a substantially better day than last year with the salmonella incident. Anyways, a birthday means that it’s time to look back at last years Solar Return, and look […]

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DIY Mercury Returns

Warning: This is a bit of a technical post… My Mercury is having a birthday today. Just like our birthday, or the day when our Sun returns to its natal position, is a recharging of our vital energies, when Mercury returns to its natal position, it’s a time when our mind- and how we use […]

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Happy Valentines Day…

So it’s Valentines Day. I know it’s a travesty to my Pisces-ness, but I’ve never, and I mean never, done Valentines Day. Perhaps it’s my Venus in Aries. Perhaps it’s my 7th house Uranus. In every other way I consider myself a romantic – after all, as a romance novelist, my business relies on me […]