Tag Archives: Ascendant

Manchester, We Mourn With You – May 22, 2017

“Music,” it’s said, “soothes the savage beast.” And if some 20000 who attended the nearly packed Manchester Arena last night in the United Kingdom had been able to tell you after the show was over, perhaps all but one of them might have believed that old, misquoted adage. As I write, the toll is at 22

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Who Needs the Soaps?

I used to think the drama of a few daily soaps on TV made real life carry a bit less of the “wow!” factor. That’s what got me hooked on two soaps several years ago–and they still catch my attention in particular when I’m home. It doesn’t really matter if a month of soap opera

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The World Tapestry: Reflections on Japan, Hiroshima and Fukushima

                                                                            Dedicated to you, Judy, wherever you are… I woke up on Saturday morning with the intention of

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The World Tapestry: The Brexit Dilemma. What Next? – Part 2 of 2

Part 1                                                                                          Lake Albano, 1762, by Richard Wilson The 9th house

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The World Tapestry: The Brexit Dilemma. What Next? – Part 1 of 2

When I first began to consider looking at Solar Returns for India and Pakistan, I wondered whether I was being fair to myself as an astrologer. I didn’t even have their histories and was going solely based on what I was seeing of these nations through their natal and subsequent Solar and Lunar Return charts.

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Neither Déjà Vu Nor a Love Story, Part 3 of 3

One more chart now with very minimal analysis: While I don’t ordinarily work with Transpluto, at times it bears watching. That’s especially true with these charts. We began at Venus, but the attacks clearly weren’t about love and the ideal woman, and that’s where I found Robert Wilkinson‘s comments about Transpluto highly significant in his 2014

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Neither Déjà Vu Nor a Love Story, Part 2 of 3

Link to Part 1 Nirbhaya The Times of India carried one of countless stories appearing in the news both nationally and internationally. This one ran with the headline, Delhi gang rape case: Cops got first clue from CCTV of hotel. National rage, however, quickly turned global, and sympathetic protests were launched in several other nations. Since

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Neither Déjà Vu Nor a Love Story, Part 1 of 3

May 8, 2016: The date is no mistake. In fact, I normally don’t post the date when I’m developing a new article. This time, the date on which I began to write this article is important: Mother’s Day 2016. It’s now a week later. It’s been another green rainy day, and I’m finally preparing to put

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The World Tapestry – Throwback to Pakistan’s 2010 Solar Return, Part 2

Part 1 April 30, 2016: Additional thoughts on the chart then–and now. Nicholas Campion in his Book of World Horoscopes, pages 230-232, quotes Salman Rushdie from Step Across the Line (London: Vintage 2003, p. 429). “Citing an uncle who was ASDC to Field Marshall Claude Auchinlech, Rushdie wrote: “‘Midnight 13-14 August 1947: the partition of the

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The World Tapestry – Throwback to Pakistan’s 2010 Solar Return

While this will appear to be somewhat disjointed–and perhaps it is–this article needs a bit of a prelude to explain what happened in the months between the August 2010 Independence Day celebrations for both India and Pakistan and when I finally posted the Pakistan 2010 Solar Return in late February 2011 even though I’d posted

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