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Businesses shut down Empty cafes and take outs Fear and anger full Copyright Francis Barker 2020 In these time we need all the support we can get.

Brexit Countdown – An Astrological Perspective Part 1

So finally it appears to be happening, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is due to formally leave the EU at 11pm GMT on Friday January 31 2020. Of course, there will be an ongoing debate during 2020 as to the nature of the final 'deal' between the two powers, whether it … Continue reading Brexit Countdown – An Astrological Perspective Part 1

2020 Vision: A Landmark Year? Astrology Musings

Saturn and Capricorn stand for the existing political structures. Pluto, by its very nature, is said to be transformative, at best a difficult though necessary cleansing, at worst a drastic enforcer of change which threatens to bring down, or rip up virtually everything - root and branch.

Intriguingly, this conjunction falls close to the Moon's south node, which has strong karmic associations. What might this mean?

Britain’s New Prime Minister! – a more positive vibe? Astrology Musings

  While Britain was baking in the searing heat of the afternoon of July 24, Boris Johnson met the Queen in the relative cool of Buckingham Palace to officially become the new Prime Minister. Within a few short hours, the old Cabinet was gone, and a new team stuffed full of Brexiteers was assembled. But … Continue reading Britain’s New Prime Minister! – a more positive vibe? Astrology Musings

Astrology Musings – Brexit, 1066 and Hostile Takeover

Unless you are a mole (no offence, moles), or have somehow managed to insulate yourself from the news over the last three years or so, you must have heard of Brexit - even in the USA. Well, astrological charts can be cast for nations as well as people. It's called Mundane Astrology and has a … Continue reading Astrology Musings – Brexit, 1066 and Hostile Takeover

Keeping My Faith

My Faith Mercury - in all its parlour beauty. Note the lovely rosewood binding. I've had my Faith Mercury parlour guitar for nearly four years now. I remember that it wasn't a very easy purchase. So OK, let me explain. I love electric guitars too; I'd had my American Stratocaster for number of years but … Continue reading Keeping My Faith

A Bull Market for Taurus?

Where will we be by 2026? It has often mystified me how the second sign of the zodiac, that particular 30 degree division of the ecliptic, got associated with the bull - Latin name Taurus. I've read theories but I guess the real truth is lost to time somewhere in ancient Mesopotamia and Greece. Taurus … Continue reading A Bull Market for Taurus?