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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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Eclipse Season

This post originally appeared as part of the Tuesday Toolbox series in August 2016… Eclipse season is almost with us again- we have one next week and another at the end of February: 11/2/17 Full Moon 22 Leo 28′ Eclipse 27/2/17 New Moon 8 Pisces 12′ Eclipse Solar eclipses occur at a New Moon. During […]

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What I know about transits…so far…

In the lead up to Christmas I’ll be posting bits and pieces to help you use astrology to set and achieve your goals in 2017…Tuesday Toolboxes, but not always on a Tuesday. I remember Christmas 2006 well. For one thing, it was just a few months before I turned 40 and I was a bubbling […]

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Tuesday Toolbox: 5 Reasons to keep an astro journal…

I’m a mad journaller- it’s something about the notebooks, I think. I’ll start a new journal for each major trip, and a new notebook for each fiction project. I also have an astro journal. I used to put all my transits in there. I was still learning about astrology- although, really, there’s never a time […]

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Tuesday Toolbox 2.10: Chart Rulers and Dispositors

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been talking about dignity and rulership. By now you should have a good idea about what planet rules what part of your chart, and which are your strongest and weakest (relatively speaking) planets. You know which are motivated to act, and which have the power to act. We’re […]

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Tuesday Toolbox 2.9 Accidental Dignity

Last week we talked about essential dignities- the relative strength given to a planet based on the sign that it’s in. It’s about having the motivation to act. The thing is, as we know, it’s one thing to be motivated to act- it’s entirely another to have the power to do so…and that’s where accidental […]

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Tuesday Toolbox 2.8: Essential Dignity

We’ve now finished looking at all the traditional planets, but before we look at the outers- Uranus, Neptune and Pluto- we’ll take a mini break and talk a bit about rulerships and dignities…and it’s not just about holding your head high or talking proper-like in civilized company. Dignity, astrologically speaking, can come in many forms. […]

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Tuesday Toolbox 2.7: Saturn

Saturn is about boundaries, contraction, responsibilities, maturity, work, duty, limitations. I’ve suddenly developed a dislike for words ending in “ity.” The questions associated with Saturn questions: Where should you be accepting responsibility? Where should you be pushing yourself to achieve? Where do you need to look to find meaning in life? Where does the pressure […]