Happy Birthday NHS

Cancer 2020 As a result of WWII, much needed to be done to heal the damage caused and to rebuild society. Many new enterprises were founded in 1948, and as part of this recovery, 31 ‘states and territories’ were also brought into being that year, among them Israel, Myanmar and both North and South Korea. (Wikipedia figures). I find this …

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2019 The Cloud-Gatherer meets the Earth-Shaker

Capricorn 2019 When the third order of Greek gods took over from their parents, Stephen Fry describes Zeus (Jupiter) as ‘wanting the old management out and his people in.’ Zeus took overall command as supreme leader – lord of the firmament or Sky Father. One of his other names is Cloud-Gatherer. The domains of the sea and the underworld needed …

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Fish, feet and the NHS

August 2018 Having Venus next to Mars in my horoscope, I love a good creative competition. So I am delighted that the Great British Menu is back on BBC TV.  The creativity of these dishes is astounding. The brief this year is to honour the NHS as it turned 70 this year. Top chefs compete to cook one of the …

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Can grief be good?

Pisces 2018 Why by Walter de la Mare Stir and shiver The reeds and rushes By the river: Ever, ever, As if in dream, The lone moon’s silver Sleeks the stream. What old sorrow, What lost love, Moon, reeds, rushes, Dream you of? This time I didn’t want to cover my usual Pisces topics – attunement, logo design, addiction, victims, …

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2016 – New goals for the year: what’s the point?

Capricorn 2016 January is a very fitting time to make New Year’s Resolutions. Capricorn, associated with the planet Saturn, loves a concrete goal. And there’s nothing like a good plan! So we sort out a diet, or choose an exercise regime. We look back over 2015 and reflect on what went well (or not) and then focus on what we might achieve …

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