But Saturn, What Does It All Mean?

Say hello one and all to the existential crisis that always accompanies Saturn at his stationing point. If everything feels a little bit hopeless or you’re feeling a little bit useless in the face of the cosmic shellacking this year has metered out, you can thank old Father Time for tightening the screws on it…

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Sovereign New Moon

As we approach this eve’s eclipse finale, well may we feel weary and lost in the dark. This mad season has been brutal and brilliant all at once, though it may yet take time for us to appreciate its peculiar magic. It is okay for things not to make sense right now. They are reforming…

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Time Travelling

Musing on time travel as the multiverse conspires once more to shift its space time disco through our lives. Perhaps it is the glut of spare days or the slower pace that immobility affords but my forward motion has stilled. In its place are long moments of contemplation, an abyss of ideas that I have…

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Retrograde Brakes On

If you have been fairly choking on the constant change of the last little while or longer, a cosmic let off is here. Ish. Since the beginning of the year we have had all planets in direct motion. For over nine weeks, through three full moons and two eclipses, nary a backward step was taken…

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Rebel Rebel

Rebel leaders, your planetary spirit animal Uranus is no longer retrograde after many many months that may have had us feeling out of whack, in deep shock or worst of all, not knowing exactly where or how to plant our freak flags. Uranus is the ruler of Aquaria and rebel armies everywhere. Built on tangents…

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Astro : Neptune Direct-ish

While we were sleeping Neptune slipped out of his annual-ish six month retrograde and resumed regular programming (see above, best imagined by a surrealist). So may we again switch from the godawful reality of real life – harsh truths, inconvenient imperatives, nuts, bolts – to the enchanted strata of the dreamscape. Neptune in retrograde rips…

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The Winds of Change

August in Wollombi equals strong sweeping winds and a golden explosion of wattle. This year we already have both, their onset sudden and unexpected and taking us all by surprise. As wind often does, whipping our hair and our clothes, our moods and our modes, into an altered state. Scientists have been proving for decades…

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The Chiron Myth

I have spent the morning deeply enmeshed in the myth of Chiron, the centaur born of a tryst between a god (Saturn) and a nymph (Uranus) who has become our archetype for healing and the learning required to do it. Abandoned by his mother, raised and schooled by Artemis and Apollo, Chiron was the greatest…

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Neptune at the Station

Neptune at the station and all of this week’s sandpaper loving is enveloped in the haze. The blue planet, ruler of Pisces and dreamweaver extraordinaire, spends roughly half the year travelling backwards from our earthbound perspective and is shifting directions again today. Said to be the higher octave of our lady Venus, she is a…

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