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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Sagittarius – the visionary or the judge?

Sagittarius 2006 According to astrologers, Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter. This means, among other things, that there are similarities between the planet and the sign and that the symbol of the archer (half human, half horse) has something to say about both of them. The sign in astrology has more to do with the manner in which something …

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Pluto – demotion or …?

Scorpio 2006 In this Scorpio post, the focus is on the planet (now dwarf planet) Pluto, since modern astrologers agree that Pluto ‘rules’ the sign of Scorpio. Many people have asked “what does it mean for astrology now that Pluto is no longer a planet?” This naming decision by the IAU ( International Astronomical Union), in August this year, went …

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Libra and Attraction

Libra 2006 Libra – another month under the influence of Venus. However unlike her influence on Taurus, which is about sensual things and money, here she is interested in harmony, balance and exchanging ideas in relationships. Venus is often thought of as the beautiful goddess, shown in all her glory in Botticelli’s painting of her birth. However, she was not always …

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Website Analysis 

Virgo 2006 Since this is the month of Virgo, it seems appropriate to look at how astrology can be used to analyse one method of company communication: company websites. Virgo is a sign that has links with the planet Mercury, who has communication as one of his tasks. This can be confusing to new astrologers because Mercury is also connected …

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