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Mars Retrograde

In 2014 Mars will be retrograde from March 2 until May 20 a period of 80 days. This is one of the longer Mars retrograde cycles, (the longest is 82 days and that happened last time Mars was R in Virgo two years ago). The Mars synodic cycle is the longest of all planetary synods. […]

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Australian Prime Ministers

On 26 June, 2013 Julia Gillard was ousted as Australia’s Prime Minister after three years and two days in the top job. This happened for one reason only; her lack of popular appeal. Opinion polls consistently showed that the Australian Labor Party was headed for a wipe-out at the forthcoming election with Gillard at the […]

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Venus and Mars

The Venus Mars Square Dance 2013-2015 A few days after the September equinox in 2013, Venus and Mars squared up, in the first of four square aspects. Venus-Mars hard aspects are powerful and highly charged so these squares tense expose differences in how we make judgements and measure success. In terms of our personal methods of […]

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Pluto in Capricorn

2008-2024 The end of the world as we know it? (Note that this feature was written in 2006 and first published in Wellspring Astrolog in 2007) Lord of the Underworld, Pluto is the repository of the secrets of life and death. The Underworld is a dark place; the fount of human depravity; cruelty, torture, murder, greed, evil […]

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Mercury Retrograde – A personal journey

On 13th May 2010 as Mercury the trickster planet stationed direct, we were scheduled to fly to Lord Howe Island for a five day break. I have travelled before on a Mercury station without incident, but this was to be an eventful journey in more ways than one. We arrived at the airport early, which […]

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