The 1960s Cultural Revolution – Love Is All We Need? Part 1: The Dissonance of Neptune

This awful event acted almost like a psychological primer for the emergence of the so-called Swinging Sixties and counter culture. Maybe here was evidence of the foreshadowing effect of the Uranus Pluto conjunction, the urge for change merges with fundamental power.

Edgar Degas

- Reblog from French artist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas was born, July 19, 1834 in Paris, France ❦ Famous for his pastel drawings and oil paintings of dancers, …Edgar Degas

This May Not Be The Aquarian Age, but…

In reality, no one knows when this Aquarian Age will begin. Maybe it already has. The dates suggested have ranged from late medieval times to anywhere as far ahead as 2300 AD. Not so precise, is it?

Poem From A Picture: ‘Doorways’

Doorways to nowhere, ghosts whisper from parallel worlds where alternate timelines run, better worlds than our own. copyright Francis Barker 2020

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

Dark Times of Intensity – Saturn Meets Pluto

Pluto tears down, exposes, transforms, brings forth what has been long concealed. From this it isn't difficult to see that is just the kind of thing that has been happening, particularly in the world of politics and it hasn't been pretty.

The ‘Brexit’ Election Chart – Positive Indications? Astrology Musings

So finally the United Kingdom has an election to 'clear the air' surrounding Brexit and Parliament. But will it solve anything? The chart set for the opening of the polls at 7 am, December 12 2019 at Westminster, London, is fascinating, not merely for the fact that a full Moon has just occurred, a sign … Continue reading The ‘Brexit’ Election Chart – Positive Indications? Astrology Musings

Prague Churches, Some of the Best I’ve Seen Anywhere

These pictures are just a selection of some I took on a recent trip to Prague. Nothing could have prepared me for the sheer quality of the churches throughout the city. I can't remember the names, I was simply blown away by the visual and spiritual feast. copyright Francis Barker 2019

Poem: The Empty Naves

The voice and song remind me of why I don't come. The words and the platitudes wash over me, echo and reverberate around this sacred space, crying for heaven though never finding any home. The bats are nearer but unaware of their advantage, leaving me staring high into this perpendicular sky. Is this all that … Continue reading Poem: The Empty Naves

England’s Heritage in Photos: Crowland Abbey, Lincolnshire – Medieval Survival, Vandalised by Oliver Cromwell

Crowland Abbey was dissolved in the 1530s during the Reformation, part of Henry VIII's restructuring of the England church. However, unlike many monasteries at that time, significant parts of the buildings did remain. However, during the English Civil War of the 1640s, the rebellious forces of Oliver Cromwell finally took the what remained of the … Continue reading England’s Heritage in Photos: Crowland Abbey, Lincolnshire – Medieval Survival, Vandalised by Oliver Cromwell