Uh Oh… May 16 Full Moon – Be Prepared

This chart, set for London (and therefore Great Britain) is a bit of humdinger.

I don’t often sensationalise but this is a really tense and trying looking chart, with the Sun/Moon falling exactly on the ascendant/descendant, and with the sun very close also to Algol – the demon star – in a Taurus first house, along with revolutionary Uranus and the North Node, insisting that we look at ourselves realistically, whilst trying to refrain from extremes.

Things are really coming home to roost right now and change is afoot which may seem difficult to deal with, especially with Moon conjunct the South Node – we really do have to learn to let go emotionally.

Epoch Making Times

And for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, we are living in pretty epoch making times, so watch out – but this also goes for the world too. The activated and very tense Taurus/Scorpio axis is likely to highlight and bring about drastic changes in financial markets and the world economy around now.

Added to that, the Sun and Moon are square to Saturn in Aquarius in the 10th house. There are likely challenges and counter challenges to authority and leadership and in diplomatic circles too, but with Mercury now retrograde in Gemini, beware also of rumours of wars and other disasters, economic or otherwise – they may not be true, or, we may only find about what really went on when Mercury turns direct next month.

Something Has To Give?

Something has got to give around now, with all this fixed sign activity and racking up of tension to a crescendo.

There is also an emotionally volatile Mars/Neptune conjunction in Pisces in the 11th house, also aspecting the Sun/Moon, and acting almost like a pressure valve release. We may see a very difficult, emotional event occur which will affect the general public, but make sure to read all sources of information.

Drastic Action

For Britain (London) the midheaven is conjunct awful Pluto too, only undermining the government and other authorities, which may prompt them into drastic action.

And with Uranus also at 15 degrees Taurus in the first house, these are changeful times indeed for Great Britain, and we should expect sudden events.

Saving Grace?

The only saving grace in this chart is the 12th house Jupiter in Aries, along with Venus conjunct Chiron. We are probably going to have to dig deep, especially in Britain around this period, but so long as we have confidence in ourselves and look forward to new beginnings we can get through most eventualities. We are likely going to feel wounded to some degree, especially within ourselves and in relating to others an even as nations, but it will be an important lesson to learn, one which can help other peoples in the future.

I also drew a three card spread for the May 16 Full Moon, which cast an alternative light upon possible events. If we are broadminded, with courage and confidence, I think we can get through any crisis. There will be new opportunities emerging in the background which can result in overcoming problems and create the circumstances for new relationships and agreements which will put us in a much better place than we are at present.

I certainly hope the latter is the case, but we may have to experience a moment of shock first.


Copyright Francis 2022

Every Cloud: The Partial Solar Eclipse of 30.04.2022 for Britain

In the chart set for London and the United Kingdom here, the eclipse falls in the 7th house conjunct Uranus.

This highlights a period of change, even unexpected upheaval in economic, financial and diplomatic affairs. Partnerships of all kinds will be affected and karmically related, because the the north node lies almost exactly on the descending degree. This may also well relate to events in eastern Europe as well as at home.

But the eclipse is also in good aspect to Mars, the chart ruler, in the 5th house, hinting that there could be some interesting more positive developments in regard to speculation and our lives in general.

The triple conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces in the 5th house, in good aspect to Pluto, highlights this positivity even more, indicating a time of some unexpected easing in British life, but in less obvious, deeper, contemplative ways, like finding solace in a window of peace.

The three card spread I drew confirms the astrology in my view. We may well see some swift change in regard to the economy and finance, which might seem almost like a blessing in disguise. Partnerships are highlighted but also a parting of the ways, most of which may not be too obvious to begin with.


Copyright Francis 2022

Some Thoughts on Tarot Aces as the Four Cardinal Points of the Zodiac

For me the aces in tarot represent the four cardinal points of the zodiac.

The Ace of Wands is the first point of Aries, the Vernal Equinox around March 20, when the sun strides across the equator into Aries’ cardinal fire and martian power. This is the most important beginning of all, a primal energy, a spiritual energy, a thrusting energy, a positive energy. The sun is exalted in Aries, which is ruled by Mars.

The Ace of Cups represents the northerly solstice around June 21, when the sun reaches its most northern point at the tropic of Cancer and begins to turn south. This is primal care and protection, to hold what you have and to nurture with all your heart. Jupiter is exalted in Cancer which is ruled by the Moon.

The Ace of Swords is the autumnal equinox around September 22, when the sun moves south across the equator into Libra‘s cardinal air and venusian relativity. This is primal rationality, consideration, judgment, an important new thought or idea, or subject of study. Little wonder that the school/university year begins around this time. And Saturn is exalted in Libra which is ruled by Venus.

The Ace of Coins is the southern solstice around December 21, when the sun reaches its most southern point at the tropic of Capricorn and begins to turn north once again. This is primal materiality, a coalescence of all that is practical, manifesting substance, reality. Mars is exalted in Capricorn which is ruled by Saturn.


Copyright Francis 2022

The Ides of March – March 15 2022

Tarot cards used: 1JJ Swiss Tarot de Marseille.

World tarot trends for March 15 2022, the Ides of March.

A youth with a cup has something of substance to show; in the background there are hidden manifestations and machinations: a story has reached its pinnacle and close to a turning point.


Copyright Terrence 2022

Tarot Week Beginning March 13

Overall there will be messages of relief, the overcoming of some difficult situation to put your mind more at ease.

Keep calm but don’t hide your emotion, it is good to talk.

A plan of action will be justified if you uphold your values.

A better news week overall, some breakthrough more possible, even likely, though assess the practical detail before committing long term. Neighbourhood issues well starred. Long distance travel more problematic.

Please yourself with looking more into the practical details of your life, be grateful for what you have, count your blessings.

The outcome by the end of the week promises a new start – begin to look forward to possibilities.


Copyright Francis 2022

World Tarot Trends for Week Beginning 27.02.2022

A week of culmination; goals can be attained in regard to family, the home and the nation. There should be important news about this.

A week of new concerted actions too, but with consideration for all nations and peoples, not so much selfishly.

Communications, via media, social media, very important and laid bare in more practical terms. In the world of justice much is also attained and will be revealed.

Financially some important news regarding some achievement or new foundation.

The overall outcome this week will see not only changes but, amongst that, also a promise of a return to more traditional ways of doing things – and maybe the return of one significant individual.


Copyright Francis 2022

Sunday February 20 – Tarot Card Draw

A day for important meetings, agreements and settlements. There is an underlying stability in the atmosphere, allowing a culmination of important elements in regard to news items and relevant information.


Copyright Francis 2022

Saturday Draw of the Tarot Cards, February 19 2022

A day of practical considerations highlighted. A day to try something new, to look at the nitty gritty and to experiment. You may be surprised with the results and improvements. Underlying vibes encourage you to go your own way, and to congratulate yourself for what you can do alone.

Copyright Francis 2022

World Tarot February 18 – Division and Resolution!

Sometimes temerity is called for, to have the moral fibre to accept that you are not going to see eye to eye with everyone and go your own way regardless.

Behind the scenes, however, we must remain confident that things are working out and difficulties are being overcome.

Ultimately, a show of force is often the best defence – and a way of earning the respect you deserve.

All 3 of these cards are forceful in some way. Two of Wands is the second decanate of Aries ruled by the Sun. The Six of Wands is the last decanate of Leo, ruled by Mars. And the Strength card I associate with Leo and the Sun.


Copyright Francis 2022