Haiku: Sun Enters Virgo (Astrology)

Haiku copyright Francis Barker 2020 The sun enters the mutable earth sign of Virgo, the sixth sign of the zodiac, ruled by Mercury.

The Great Exhibition of 1851 in London – Astrology Musings

One of the most well known examples is John Dee's choice of day for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth I of England on January 15 1559. We can speculate as to the wisdom of his choice, although historians have certainly been highly favourable when writing about the 'Virgin Queen'.

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?

Astrology musings: Gemini, is it all about duality?

Gemini, 'The Twins', is the third sign of the zodiac, the first of the air sign triplicity and the first mutable sign. The symbol or glyph of the sign appears to represent two columns, or perhaps the Roman number for 2, II. Here we also see relation symbolised, the third mundane house of relations, the … Continue reading Astrology musings: Gemini, is it all about duality?

Astrological Musings on Mercury – “Stop fidgeting, boy!”

In astrology Mercury is associated with the signs Gemini, Virgo and the corresponding third and sixth houses of a chart. Mercury, closely following the sun at all times, is said to represent the mind, how we think, communicate, our nervous system, their strengths and weaknesses depending its conditioning. Take Luke (not his real name which … Continue reading Astrological Musings on Mercury – “Stop fidgeting, boy!”

Johannes Brahms born this day 1833 – What do the ‘stars’ say?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Brahms With Tchaikovsky also born on this day in 1840, this middle period of Taurus is evidently fertile ground for great musicians and composers. Born in Hamburg in northern Germany, many aspects of his life and personality are reflected in his birth chart. He is said to have been both an innovator and a traditionalist. … Continue reading Johannes Brahms born this day 1833 – What do the ‘stars’ say?

Why Am I Doing This?

Having been a 'qualified' astrologer for over 25 years, I have never openly advertised as such... until now. Sure, I have kept my hand in, done numerous charts for friends, family and people at large, sometimes charging, sometimes not. Yet, above all this, I have never thought astrology was working for me. So here, right … Continue reading Why Am I Doing This?