This past week the royal family became the focus of an anthrax scare when a poison pen letter containing white powder was allegedly sent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The package was opened by a member of staff and the powder later found to be harmless. However, the incident has raised concerns over security for the royal wedding some ten weeks away.

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle

Those of you who receive my monthly newsletter will know my reservations over the choice of date for this wedding, given the prominence of a Mars-Uranus square. In my January article I suggested that one way around this volatile influence would be to set the wedding for noon as opposed to 11:00 am or 11:30 am – the usual times for a royal wedding.

Harry And Meghan Wedding
Harry And Meghan Wedding

Maybe it's just coincidence but it was recently announced that noon is indeed the time of the wedding on the 19th of May.

Here are some extracts from my January newsletter:

No astrologer worth his or her salt would plan a wedding on a Mars-Uranus square: Uranus is a volatile influence, which not only suggests the wedding will not go quite according to plan but that future life for the royal couple will be anything but smooth sailing.

My concern is not simply the Mars-Uranus square, but the degrees of the zodiac involved. A matter of days before the wedding Uranus will enter Taurus and occupy zero degrees of Taurus on the 19th. Zero degrees Taurus is the Queen's Sun and Prince Charles' Moon; it is exactly opposed to Harry's Pluto and Prince William's Jupiter/Mid-heaven and square Meghan's nodal axis.

At best this transit of Uranus to these all-important royal charts suggests a departure from tradition, a wonderful breath of fresh air entering the royal family and the birth of a new era, but controversy could maar the occasion.

What we might hope for on the 19th May is that the wedding will take place at 12 noon. We keep that lovely Leo Ascendant and at 26 degrees of the sign it now chimes with that all-important royal degree. And instead of Uranus on the Mid-heaven, bountiful Jupiter is conjunct the IC providing protection. The Moon is now no longer occluded in the twelfth house but standing proud along with Venus in the eleventh house of friendship and teamwork - essential components of a long and happy marriage.

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19th Feb 2018 - 25th Feb 2018

Will we ever get out of Neptune country? This week both Mercury and Venus hook up to this most mystical and muddly of planets, so periodic reality checks are mandatory for us all.Years ago, a client came to see me complaining that she had reached at a crossroads but had no idea which way to go. She was a maths professor but keen to develop her mediumship skills.

(Quite the dilemma.) While I was explaining the action of Neptune on her Sun and Mid-heaven, which tends to inspire crises of indecision, her eyes lit up and she told me a dream she had had that night. She was driving through a forest; it was foggy and dark. She put on the headlights, but it didn’t seem to help. So, she got out of her car, lifted the bonnet, and to her surprise found the headlights were shining into the car’s interior.And, of course, the message was there.

Her questions could only be answered by going deep inside herself.Whatever the week brings in the world “out there” in terms of chaos and confusion and true romance, a little time spent in contemplation and reflection can only help.


February 2018

Pisces: A month with a solar eclipse in your sign is sure to be unforgettable, and probably for reasons you cannot imagine…


Cooking Under The Stars

An excerpt from Woman&Home magazine...

Penny Thornton learned how to cook at around the same time she was taking astrology classes. Back in the late 1970s, her then-husband was a sous-chef at London's Dorchester Hotel. Then in the mid-90s, Penny, who was living in the US, had a ten-minute daily slot on the Food Network, combining astrology and food.

As Penny explains, "The relationship between astrology and food is based on the ancient belief that all things in the universe are connected. Animals, birds, fish and plants were all 'ruled' by a planet or sign."

Penny's new book, The Zodiac Cooks, embraces her two passions. It's an amusing and informative gastronomic romp through the zodiac alongside delicious recipes. So read on to find out whether you really are suited to spelt...

Read the full article here

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