Astrology of Today – Sunday, September 6, 2020 — Astrology Cafe (Reblog)

Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Aries until 4:43 AM, after which the Moon is in Taurus. The void Moon occurs from 12:44 AM to 4:43 AM. The Moon is waning and in its Full phase until 2:59 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waning Gibbous phase. We’re between the Full Moon, which…

Astrology of Today – Sunday, September 6, 2020 — Astrology Cafe

Haiku: Travails of the Sun

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Sunday was special
Laws of men deemed it not so
Which law is righteous?

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Astrology of Today – Sunday, August 30, 2020 — Astrology Cafe

Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Aquarius. There is no void Moon period today. The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase. The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 25th, and the Full Moon will occur on September 2nd. Retrogrades: Mars is direct and in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mars will retrograde from September…

Astrology of Today – Sunday, August 30, 2020 — Astrology Cafe

Haiku: Having Faith

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When you know something
Protect it inside yourself
Have faith in the word

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Lunar Eclipse, July 5 2020 – Tension, Change, Fireworks… and Healing?

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The up and coming lunar eclipse on Sunday July 5 falls on a very sensitive point of the USA independence chart.

This will be almost exactly conjunct the Sun’s position in the eighth house in that 1776 chart, activating the important second and eighth house axis, which is all about national security, money, finance, investment, banking. The USA would appear to be at a significant point of change in these affairs.

Intriguingly, the Sun at this time is exactly conjunct the fixed star Sirius, Canis Major, or the ‘dog star’, which is thought to be largely beneficial, his effects ranging from guardianship (protection), honour, perhaps even to spiritual healing and rebirth, some believe. Sirius is obscured by the Sun from early July until the second week of August, these are the so called ‘dog days’.

This might be highly significant, especially as this period will last until Sirius’ rising at the beautifully termed Lion’s Gate in August. We could all do with some spiritual, mental and physical protection and healing right now.


In the chart for the eclipse itself, set for Washington DC, the tenth and fourth houses are particularly activated, highlighting the dichotomy between the government and opposition in the United States, the Sun and Moon also squaring the ascending degree of the chart.

And talking of ascendants, Aries is rising and therefore Mars is the chart ruler, who happens to be powerfully placed in his own sign. The whole situation is therefore energised, even bellicose, so we might expect some ‘fireworks’. Mars is in difficult aspect to Mercury, so expect caustic commentary and irritation too.


That said, Mars is in positive aspect to Venus in Gemini the third house – potential here for some ‘good news’ – we could do with some of that.

Interestingly, the Sun and Moon make a positive aspect to Uranus in Taurus in the second house, indicating the potential for positive change in regard to the economy, money, finance and banking. There are likely to be a few surprises here.

It certainly has the potential to be a weekend we won’t easily forget.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020



Haiku: All Things

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I can do all things
I can do all things through Christ
He will strengthen me

*Inspired by Philippians 4:13

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haibun: God is Within

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The 60s came and they declared You dead.
For a time many might have believed it.
But events transpiring ever since
have only convinced me that You are —
and always will be —
that still small voice inside.

Peace and love have gone
Division has gone viral
So I turn to You

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: Twinkle

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Imminent moments
In the twinkling of an eye
Everything will change

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: Nature’s Work

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Nature’s harmony
The exposition of God
Subservient Man

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: On Clouds

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Remember that face
Features unmistakable
On clouds descending

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Sunday Haiku: Come Back

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It's said you'll return
I am ready to greet you
I have seen your face

copyright Francis Barker 2020