Rituals, plant wisdom and pain

Virgo 2018 This month I watched two very ‘Virgo’ series. One was the BBC’s Extraordinary Rituals and the other was an online series called Remedy: Ancient Medicine for Modern Illness, which was mainly about plants that can be used as medicine and in some cases food. It’s a fascinating and well produced series that you can still purchase if you happen …

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It’s too darn hot

Leo 2018 The source of the zodiac is based in the northern hemisphere and therefore the signs are thought to align with northern hemisphere seasons. Leo, a sign associated with the sun, occurs in our summer. We should, then, be forgiven for expecting some heat and sunshine. In Amsterdam we hope for a bit of that every year. However this …

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Family and belonging

Cancer 2018 Astrology – the way I use it anyway – makes use of archetypes. Our sign of the month, Cancer, is just one of these archetypes – meaning it has within it concepts or things that belong together. A group. A family, you could say, to use a Cancerian theme. To give you an idea of what this one …

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The stories we tell ourselves

Gemini 2018 Typical of Gemini, it has been a very busy month of networking, meeting friends and talking (although sadly –  because I was planning more of it – not so much writing) for me. My trip to the US is now a memory full of impressions, scenery, people and especially stories, both wonderful and downright scary. Unusually for me, …

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