Very few people earn the right to be known as a legend in their lifetime, but Nelson Mandela was one of those rare individuals.
With his death, aged 95, on 5 December, the world lost one of its greatest lights.
In my next newsletter I will be looking at Mr Mandela's life, and exploring the ramifications for South Africa now he is gone.
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9th Dec 2013 - 15th Dec 2013
And welcome any sufferers from triskaidekaphobia – the fear of Friday, 13th. The origins of unlucky 13 lie deep in history and myth – the thirteen guests at the Last Supper, for instance; the Norse tale of Norna Gest is another. At the birthday of the baby, Norna Gest, the unscheduled arrival of three Norns brought the number of guests to 13, one of whom cursed the child to live only until the candle by the cradle remained lit.
A myth not too far removed from Sleeping Beauty in which the wicked thirteenth fairy condemned Aurora to prick her finger on a spindle and die.
Have no fear of this Friday 13th, however: Jupiter and Saturn are perfectly aligned breeding success and good fortune. Then again, Friday could be the perfect day to take in a pantomime – Sleeping Beauty, of course.
Sagittarius: If anyone knows how to celebrate Christmas, it’s the celestial Archer, but this year you need to curb your enthusiasm...
If you are interested in learning about astrology or having a consultation, I would like to recommend my colleague, Sally Kirkman. For more details please click here.
Happy Birthday Sagittarius!
"So today sucked but there's always tomorrow"
As we draw towards the end of the year it's birthday time for the Sagittarians amongst us... and one of my zodiac mugs would make an ideal present.
The Royal Baby
Three cheers for George Alexander Louis, Prince of Cambridge! In keeping with royal protocol he arrived late and kept millions waiting on tenterhooks.
The new Prince entered the world under a beautiful configuration known as a Kite.
This is a comparatively rare planetary pattern, and although it may well indicate that he will have a special talent, possibly of an artistic nature, he also has a powerful destiny to fulfil.
He has the capacity to be a great transformer, whether in terms of the constitutional changes he will inspire or the effect he will have on people's lives.
His late grandmother, Diana, had a near-magical quality of making people better simply with her presence, and he may well have inherited her gift.
In fact there is much of Diana in his chart, and it is tempting to believe her spiritual presence will guide him through life.
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Neptune rising in Virgo reveals a whimsical dreamer who's real life stream of consciousness translates magically into film. He's a big, big guy in a small package - success and a great spirit of adventure.
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