Humble New Beginnings – New Moon In Virgo

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We have a New Moon in Virgo, at 27° degrees, on September the 20th. This is an excellent time to plant the seed of an idea to see it grow. It’s also an extraordinarily productive time, with all the personal planets in Earthy Virgo. The effervescence of this past Summer’s Leo season is being replaced […]

Excitement and Extremes – From the Moon to Uranus

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Push your limits! Free the warrior in you! Let go of your shackles, and take life full on. Today’s alignment between the Moon, Jupiter, and Uranus brings liberating, electrifying, exhilarating, and extreme feelings all at once. You may find yourself buzzing with electricity, tension, and excitement, be less able to sleep or relax, or find […]

Restless Dynamism – Mars in Virgo

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Can you feel the energy shift already? Mars has finally left Leo and moved into Virgo, where it will stay until the 22nd of October. Out with the hot heads, in with the hard work! Mars is raw, instinctive, powerful, masculine energy, motivating us to act, feeding us passions and desires. It gets us aroused […]

The Mercury Storm – Mercury in Leo

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The planet of communication, the mind, short travel, and business is back in Leo, triggering the eclipse degree, conjunct Mars, and preparing to turn direct! This is raw fire on a grand scale! Expect arrogance, displays of grandeur, misjudgements, and loud roars!

Heart and Purse Strings – Venus in Leo

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Love planet Venus entered the joyful sign of Leo on August 26th. Bold, vibrant, and loud, Venus in Leo takes your ego and your heart to the next level. Treat yourself like royalty and dress like a king or a queen. Stand tall, become aware of your posture and walk with confidence. Gift yourself something […]

Sun/Jupiter Alignment – A Divine Alliance

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A Sun-Jupiter alignment brings joy, fun, and ambition. Are you feeling proud and confident today? You will definitely do from 5:11am UT tomorrow, when the Moon enters fiery Aries. #astrology #zodiac #libra #leo #aries Where are your planets natally? Contact Marilena to find out and to get personalised advice. Details of the types of readings available […]

A Venus-Neptune Dance

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Today’s Venus-Neptune aspect creates an extra soft vibration. Love is unconditional and idealised, and everything is seen through rose-tinted glasses. A romantic date creates magic and our hearts are enveloped in dreams and feelings. Creativity gets a boost. It’s tempting to lose ourselves in romance, beauty, imagination, art, but watch out for boundaries getting blurred […]

Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius – The Winds of Change

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Today there is a charged Lunar eclipse in Aquarius. Lunar eclipses bring subconscious needs and emotions to light, sometimes with unforeseen consequences. Today’s event will be felt most acutely by people with planets and ascendants around 15 degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius), with triggers started two weeks ago, and ripple effects […]

Spicer Not Dancing With The Stars

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“Sean Spicer has broken the cardinal rule: Never turn down money.” This is how Mashable UK reported today’s news that Sean Spicer has turned down an offer to appear on Dancing With The Stars. Allegedly, Spicer has a full speaking calendar starting this Autumn. But is that all that there is to it? His astrology […]

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Interview with Wendy Stacey, Chair of the Astrological Association

Interview with Wendy Stacey, Chair of the Astrological Association. My first interview for the Astrological Association of Great Britain.


Wendy Stacey, Chair of the Astrological Association and Principal of the Mayo School of Astrology, talks about her beginnings in astrology, offers advice for budding astrologers, and discusses the importance of and challenges faced by this ancient discipline in today’s world.


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Mercury Enters Virgo

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Mercury enters Virgo. Our thoughts shift from big dreams to craftsmanship, from fixed ideas to practical concerns. No detail is too small, no stone unturned. Just remember to stand back and watch the dots connect for the big picture to take shape. Do you have Mercury in Virgo natally? Please comment below, or tag your Virgo friends, and […]

Victim of Its Own Success – The Global Rise of Astrology

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Younger generations in China are deserting their native astrology in favour of the Western zodiac. Similarly, Millennials in Western countries are also embracing astrology in ever increasing numbers. Is this a blessing or a curse for professional astrology? According to the New York Times, While concepts like the traditional Chinese zodiac are still relevant, they […]

Anatomy of An Earthquake – When Uranus Strikes

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A deadly earthquake of magnitude 6.7 was recorded in Greece at 1:53 a.m. local time on July 21th. I was incredibly saddened to hear the news, but hardly surprised. I had been expecting a major disaster to strike exactly when it did. Last weekend I wrote on the forthcoming Uranus squares to Mars and the Sun […]

Mars in Leo – The Kingmaker

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Do you suddenly feel bolder, more decisive, playful, and outgoing? If so, congratulations, your royal month kicks in in earnest from today at 12:19 UT with the Mars in Leo ingress! The Mars transit through Cancer likely prompted you to take action in the areas of home, family, security, and nurturing. As a masculine principle symbolising […]

Cloud Castles

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Venus squares Neptune today. This is a highly creative day full of nostalgia and inspiration. A day of Beauty and Art, of castles built on clouds, of longing for what is not, and could have been. Don’t dream your life. Live your dreams instead. Where are your planets natally? Contact Marilena for personalised advice. Details of the types of readings […]

The Emperor’s New Clothes

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Three potentially disruptive events are building up in the sky over the next few days. The highly volatile Mars-Uranus square will be exact at 1:32am UT on July 18th, to be followed by another volatile square – this time between the Sun and Uranus – in the early hours of July 21st. Uranus will then […]

Party Time!

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The astrology for tonight’s alignment between the #Moon, #Venus, and #Jupiter brings extreme FUN, laughter, high-energy, and self-indulgence. As such, this is hardly a day for hiding in a cave! It’s GREAT for parties, so why not plan for one? How are you planning on spending this evening? Have you got a party planned? If […]

Flavour Of The Day: Moon In Pisces…

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Moon in Pisces A day of escapism and letting go, of compassion, dreams, all things divine. Anger disperses, the will is forgotten. A sense of loss, nostalgia, and longing permeates our lives and blurs our hours. Emotions engulf, but can’t be fathomed, like ocean waves in a truly epic journey. Water connects everything in the world. […]