Tuesday, 7 August 2018


Mars retrograding back into Capricorn now is easy with Venus entering Libra, so normally difficult people or situations show signs of relenting, but new diplomacy tactics may be needed. However, with Mercury, Mars and Saturn all retrograde there is generally a lack of direction, a lack of drive and a lack of grip.  Until late August it can feel like no-mans' land in some situations.

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Monday, 30 July 2018

Portals Within Time - Podcast.

With Peter Wakefield  &  Lyn Shea

Exploring the changing frequencies which guide the important life processes. How the day to day life is affected by personal energy related to chakras, meditation, natural and higher rhythms and wavelengths. The exits and entrances into space/time on the physical plane.

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Uranus into Taurus - Moving Heaven & Earth.

This podcast has Lyn Shea & Peter Wakefield, reputed astrologers and experts on metaphysics and modern astrology,  discussing the ins and outs of the Uranus into Taurus planetary movement for the next 7 years.  Uranus is the planet of transformation, rebellion,  unique innovation and often disorientation.  

How this dawning transit affects us a whole - this talk is not simply aimed at those with Sun in Taurus (although people with the sign will naturally be hugely affected) but shows the ramifications to society generally .... we all have a birth chart and we all have Taurus somewhere in our chart and are influenced by the major and extra Saturnine planets as they move through the solar system.  

Uranus particularly brings the greatest changes and the greatest shifts in small and larger situations, both individually and globally.

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Saturday, 9 June 2018

URANUS MOVES INTO TAURUS ..... substantiating the innovation.

Famously Uranus, one of the extra saturnian slow moving planets, is the instigator of breakthrough and revolution. It cares little for precedence, provenance or tradition, and concerns itself only with new horizons. It breaks barriers at any price, brings in radical shifts and takes no hostages. In the brave and confrontational vibration of Aries over the past seven years it has dragged many of us kicking and screaming against our wills into battles we may have preferred not to have fought, or areas we found disquieting. Aries is as fond of the new and the untried as much as Uranus is fond of accessing it. 

Uranus is the ruler of of Aquarius, and the planet of change, transformation and disruption, and is set to leave Aries on the 15thMay after a seven year transit through the sign. Entering Taurus on the 16th it is somewhat static while it sits at nought degrees between the two signs, until it grips Taurus properly from the 5th June. Meantime, it simply takes a foray into its new home, beginning to retrograde in early August having only managed to make two degrees of Taurus. But it's enough to give tasters of what it can do in this Venusian earth sign. By the second week of November it’s back into late degrees Aries, going direct again in January and finally entering Taurus to stay in March 2019.

Uranus as a planetary influence is not to be under-estimated, no progress or evolution can take place without it. It ravages, tears and forces access into dimensions and areas a little further on, and does not care for the aftermath or the price. In Taurus it may demolish structure, standards and economy, simply to make way for the next epoch. And the bridge between eras or worlds from this May to March next year is for the widening of what has to be brought into existence or salvaged, as well as for what has to be redistributed or disposed of along the way. As Mars goes back into Capricorn in August briefly, Uranus has reached its limit for this year. In August many of us decide finally whether to make radical and dynamic shifts of movement or whether to preserve what we know and expand on that.

In the last seven days of Uranus’ reign in Aries, 9thto 15h May, there are casualties of fatigue, and celebrations of victory, not necessarily in the same place, and there are definitely contingencies that did not exist before. As Mercury (the lesser octave of Uranus) enters the fray on the 12thand 13th of the month the final crescendos and the nerve strain can be high. Some issues are ongoing - they merely reach a different level or new incarnation, ones which become more manageable perhaps in the solid framework of Taurus. 

The Septimal Law (or seven year stages) are legendary, and the growth of humankind is said to take place in chapters of seven - although it is probably more rapid nowadays due to our quickening evolvement as a species. But the full changeover from Aries to Taurus between May and March can be likened to a bridgework from May to March 2019 where many of us may run back and to, undecided where we ought to be, or what we ought to preserve in the various areas of our lives affected by this change of sign. Taurus is all about preservation and substantiation.

In Taurus Uranus may bring its original quirky flair to the luxurious and the beneficial parts of life. Pursuing pleasure until it becomes pain, or abundance until it becomes loss: the reversals Uranus can create are well known to astrologers; rags to riches flavour is exerted in many of the aspectUranus makes with other heavier planets. Uranus is the slayer of serenity, the knave and the rascal, the interloper, the unexpected rescuer, the spectre at the feast, the fly in the ointment. It does not leave until there is change (or the chaos preceding it). It demands a shift in previous patterns. Uranus leaves no stone unturned. Impossible to make an omelette without breaking eggs … If Uranus in Aries was about new ideas and innovation then Uranus in Taurus is about the substance of these, the growth and fruition maintaining what has been primarily established as possible or necessary.  

Uranus as the revolutionary of the solar system keeps us moving, on our toes and reaching for what we need next in our journey to individuation.

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

The Vague Sense of Conquering Time & Time Standing Still ….

Strange how in some areas of life we have this vague sense of time standing still – when we are not by-passing opportunities or deadlines for core desires and we are not ageing – and yet we still hurtle about and jump mentally into the future before we have lived properly in the moment. We have this weird concept of what time is in relation to us, or what we are in relation to time. And perhaps we are not aware of it until we stop to consider or it’s made plain to us in some way. We see ourselves as standing like someone in a high wind, stolid against the force of change, while we believe that we need to rush into other scenarios and situations right in front of us and these situations are always the ones which are not of our choosing, or not really vital to our fulfilment; they are pressures from the outside, or from the past or from unconscious urges that supply a leverage towards unfoldment that we may not otherwise possess.

In some sense it is true that time is split. Inner time and outer focus. Inner time exists with soul endeavor, or life purpose. This autonomous sense of purpose will not be moved from what we really need to do, and who we really are – and who we really are is ultimately what we do.

The details of the current era pass and swirl around us, but the definitive need to experience in a certain way or reach a certain stage of achievement or have a type of sensation within environment or place remains as untouched by the detail of the mundane as an oak tree in a breeze. We have this idea of time standing still at the deepest level, at the purest of our core, and it is something we need to become aware of in order not to loose ourselves. We need to explore it and appreciate it and see what it says about us and how we continually speak to it without paying attention. In meditation we become listeners to it. In our love experiences it gains amplification. It is immortal and ignore it as we might it remains solidly true to us, this idea that in extremely crucial matters we can conquer time.

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Thursday, 1 February 2018

Jupiter in Scorpio ....evoking the drama ...

On the 11th October 17 Jupiter enters Scorpio for a twelve month transit. Breadth and depth in all areas and at many levels. The profound nature of Pluto carried on Jupiter’s generous frequency in the formidable vibration of Scorpio: feared, revered, loathed and legendary often as the villain of the zodiac.
The Jupiter/Scorpio journey is concerned with power, and its rightful places and uses. In magnifying its misuses, the often elaborate nature of Jupiter will bring to the surface that which is possible and that which lurks waiting to be tried and tested. The drama of life, the heights and peaks to be conquered, achievements to be reaped - both great and small. 
Scorpio has its roots in the deepest kind of renaissance and transformational processes ….. sexuality, compulsions, obsessions, jealousies, feuds, grievances, grudges, vengeance, retaliation and vindication … all the province of Scorpio. So Jupiter carrying the information and unfolding of details enlarges and stages all these things and lays to waste or lays to rest. Power is energy, although some people confine the understanding of power to the prominent and famous as a quality it is just as rife within schoolchildren as it is within corporate boardrooms or banking empires. Without the knowledge and use of our own power we are unfit to face life. Defenseless within our personal world. 
The last time Jupiter was in Scorpio was the autumn of 2005 to the late autumn of 2006. The Jupiter transits of twelve months to each sign very much echo the chapters of a book, whereas the Jupiter transit around the zodiac is more like a volume.
Jupiter in any sign means the magnification of the worst and the best of wherever it lies. The searching and the battling for more assertive or effective power (energy) is one which takes us to a deeper understanding of our own worst faults and traits. What lengths are we prepared to go for this weaponry, this self-enhancement? Or what is it we will sacrifice within ourselves for the good of others? Scorpio at its most evolved (Bald Eagle) is capable of the noblest of sacrifices, the greatest of achievements for the common good at the expense of self. At its worst (Grey Lizard) there is nothing it will not stoop too to aid and abet the power it seeks for its own satisfaction or aggrandizement. It is a sign of extremes.
Jupiter going forward in Scorpio will be in three phases. Beginning the middle of October – when it really starts to bite – until the second week of March when it retrogrades and gives pause for modification, is the first phase. Then from March out until the second week in July is the second phase, after which it begins its last lap of the sign out to the second week of November, forming the third phase. Jupiter always moves in three phases through any sign, but in Scorpio these phases are also typical of Pluto: grasping and galvanizing situations, holding them and pushing them beneath the surface, and finally bringing them up again to completion. The period between March and July can be the most important because it is then that the galvanizing of objectives takes place, unhampered and with maximum space for experiment and alteration.
The thing with Jupiter is that situations and issues take on such a prosperous or cavalier facade, seducing us giddily into the midst of it all. And the darker underbelly of Scorpio is disguised by the optimism and opulence of Jupiter, until perhaps the holding force of Pluto has us where we cannot back out or where we feel powerless to change things. The power of Pluto is quite unique and often understated, but none-the-less it lies ultimately at the heart of many dramatic and pivotal events. Jupiter in Scorpio evinces dramas, the degree of which depend on our own lives and perspective and the quality of what is involved. From its merger emerges often the greatest potential to healing.
The categories we can think of within our hunan condition which may lack or crave power are numerous. Socio-economic. Political. Business. Lifestyle. Career. Emotional. It may be an endless list but it can usually be parsed down to very definitive needs and desires in any individual, group or collective. Any one enterprise or business. 
Jupiter in Scorpio heals through dark channels which often become lighter as the journey progresses. Caverns of massive resources within the human soul and the human psyche. Places of forgotten or forbidden recesses where murky memories and even murkier action have lain. It is not for the timid – this full expose of what Jupiter in Scorpio can achieve and accomplish. For some the aspirations evoked are modest. But for anyone wanting to aspire to some of the bigger things that dazzle and beckon on this illuminated arc of discovery and inquiry which is Jupiter in Scorpio then the rigors of transformation at its most demanding may be necessary. Scorpio is also the vibration of pain, and of endurance, and often it is the mastering of these qualities which leads to the real essence of power. For some it may just be a question of going in and retrieving power or claiming it after many chapters of finding what is needed or how to utilize it. For others it begins the start of epic challenges and journeys.
Jupiter in Scorpio is the cornucopia of revelation and stimulation. It rejuvenates and invigorates and this can only be done with some deep searching or excavation. Some sense of what lies beneath. It is no discriminator of age, gender or culture. It knows no bounds where universal funding is concerned. The Scorpio/Pluto association with wealth and investment is active in all areas of Jupiter’s sojourn through the sign. Remembering that wealth is an asset harder to define. Jupiter is never shy of exposition, of information transcribed for all; the secrets of words, behaviors and actions, archived and forgotten, locked and sealed … of buried treasure or matters best left to lie. 
Jupiter in Scorpio is the cornucopia of revelation and stimulation. It rejuvenates and invigorates and this can only be done with some deep searching or excavation. Some sense of what lies beneath. It is no discriminator of age, gender or culture. It knows no bounds where universal funding is concerned. The Scorpio/Pluto association with wealth and investment is active in all areas of Jupiter’s sojourn through the sign. Remembering that wealth is an asset harder to define. Jupiter is never shy of exposition, of information transcribed for all; the secrets of words, behaviors and actions, archived and forgotten, locked and sealed … of buried treasure or matters best left to lie. 
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Thursday, 4 January 2018

SATURN INTO CAPRICORN …. a reality check. Posterity & Austerity.

Saturn leaves Sagittarius and enters Capricorn on the 20th December this year, aligning almost exactly with the Winter Solstice, over which Saturn presides,and the entrance of the Sun into Capricorn on the 22nd. Saturn begins to really take hold some eight or nine days later. Seen often as the baddy of the astrological planetary system and much maligned, Saturn is responsible for order, discipline, staying power, and the glue that welds together the un-manifest and the material plane.The planet is often referred to as the doorkeeper between worlds.

Austerity, duress, isolation, inhibitions and bleak landscapes, both literally and metaphorically, and time itself, Saturn is known as the Judge and the Auditor of mortal development. But the rewards for Saturn’s scenarios are great. And what emerges from Saturnine periods of endeavor endures, both the good and the bad. Not a force to be reckoned with lightly, Saturn rules heavy machinery, rocky terrains, skeletal structure, security measures and commerce. Mundane Astrology is a different thing from the Astrology of the individual and the world connotations can be considered separately but in some areas are mutually inclusive with individual movement.

Saturn into Capricorn will be a leveler, that much we know. It will take the rough edged and the partly shaped and engineer clarity where there is none, or common sense where there is fanciful speculation (the province often of Sagittarius). The transit Saturn made through Sagittarius took three years and in that time we saw extremes of all kinds, exaggerated facts and sensationalism became almost the norm. It is incredible how this kind of atmosphere crept up on us. The media, the constant fear mongering and the drama; the way society has changed in that last three years is quite dramatic.

So can Saturn in Capricorn bring a reality check to a lot of subjects and situations that are hopelessly off the mark, definitely out of control and not useful to the demanding times we live in? Probably! In situations personal and collective, large and small. Nothing escapes the exacting scrutiny of Saturn, it purges and parses, often down to the bone.

Saturn’s transit through Capricorn will at various times make squares to Sun in Aries, Libra and Cancer. And to any other planets people have in those signs. The other two earth signs – Virgo and Taurus - also take influence; all the signs linked by element (in this case Earth) have traits borrowed from each other. The effects of Saturn are consolidating or they are debilitating. They require a step up or a step away, depending on circumstances.

The last time Saturn was in its own sign of Capricorn was in 1988 to 1991. It takes twenty eight to thirty years for Saturn to cover the whole zodiac. Thinking back to what was occurring in your life and events at that time, provided you are old enough, may give clues to the issues or side of yourself which will be affected this time round. It does not have to be a re-run, it can be a vastly upgraded or modified scenario of similar sorts, in different setting, giving different choices for different reasons. But the similarities will be there somewhere.

In a global or societal sense the effects of Saturn in Capricorn are already visible. The world has become a harder or harsher place for many people. The greed and the depravation are maybe two sides of the same coin. Capitalism and Government are both under the jurisdiction of Capricorn, as is penal reform and correction. The fact that banking systems, ecological sustainability and some forms of commerce have to change is a foregone conclusion. Saturn is nothing if not resilient at finding ways to forge cohesion and people to undertake the tasks: all contribution and work is to some extent the province of Saturn, for nothing lasting is achieved without effort and perseverance.

Integrity, responsibility, endurance, humility, forbearance and other old fashioned values may be partly forgotten in some areas, but will resurrect mightily in quarters we least expect. The Saturn/Capricorn transit is in three stages, in keeping with the three deconates of the sign. Firstly the accountability, and then the discovery and exposition and finally the amending and substantiation. Apply that to small and large developments in life, both personal and transpersonal, and you will have the idea of the issues affected.

Saturn in Capricorn is the bricks and mortar of life. It brings the subjects that matter to the main point, whether these are concern known only to the individual or to the collective as a whole. The individual decides what matters to him or her. But there are areas outside of us on which we all depend and to which we all contribute. Saturn brings the meat of the matter forward and cannot bear obfuscation and prevarication. Sitting on fences isn’t an option. Nor is disguising the end to justify the means. The posterity of the matter is most important to Saturn, while the austerity might be just a side-effect of achieving it. But the balance between the two is possible only with wisdom – the province of Saturn through age old experience and the cycles of time.

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