The mail must get through – but does it?

Gemini 2007 In former times the mail had to get through – no matter what. Letters had a particular importance. There may have been important business to be done or love to be declared – all reasons for putting quill to paper. It was special to receive a hand written letter. These days we rage if our email doesn’t work. …

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Happy Birthday Tony Blair and Goodbye!

Taurus 2007  A few days after his 54th birthday, Tony Blair, of course a Taurean, announced his plans to hand over the reins of the country later this year. As a typical Taurus he stubbornly waited until he was ready to do this. Stubbornness and patience are part of the Taurus mould. Taurus is also the sign associated with finance …

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Fighting Talk

Aries 2007 This month we are back to the beginning again – Aries the first sign, ruled by the planet Mars – the God of war. So it was with interest that I read an article about the mission to Mars, one of many such articles currently in the press. The topic of this particular one was about how the …

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Authenticity – how do we keep it and still fit in?

Aquarius 2007 An article in the Ode newsletter this week caught my eye. Ode is an independent magazine that aims to report on people who change the world. This article was about how Amitai Etzioni seems to be an inspirer of men, including Balkenende, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Tony Blair and Bill Clinton among other notable figures. Now Etzioni (original …

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Saturn, scapegoats and the blame game

Capricorn 2007 Some time ago a friend of mine and I were discussing the structure of a book she was writing. One of her topics of expertise is patient rights, and we ended up discussing the responsibilities of the different parties involved and how this is seen by different groups in society.  As soon as I hear the words ‘structure’ …

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