August 19, 2023

Mirror Mirror: Amadeus

The 18 August marks the birthday of Antonio Salieri, the alleged rival of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was immortalised in the biopic “Amadeus”. As with many biopics, certain liberties are taken with the storylines with the truth often being distorted to make the protagonist look more like a hero and the antagonist seem more the villian. Whilst rumours circulated about the rivalry between Salieri and Mozart, it is unlikely Salieri had either time, resources or motivation to psycholigally torture Mozart into an early death. If you would like to hear more about famous people and the actors who portrayed them, […]
August 17, 2023

Mirror Mirror: “Milk”

A couple of years ago, I put the finishing touches on “Mirror Mirror” and I distinctly remember promising myself that I would get around to featuring “Milk”, the biopic of Harvey Milk brilliantly portrayed by Sean Penn (whose birthday it is today!). If you would like to hear more about famous people and the actors who portrayed them, then why not get your copy of “Mirror Mirror”? You can click on the link to purchase your copy in either paperback or kindle from Amazon. You can even purchase a signed copy (please note postage is extra) by visiting here. Synopsis […]
August 16, 2023

Victor Olliver’s “Chasing the Dragons”

I had a bit of a front row seat as “Chasing the Dragons” was brought into being and then nurtured by its author Victor Olliver. Pre-publication, I attended a few of Victor’s lectures and he even used my astrology as a case study in the book. Here’s a little review I wrote: Chasing the Dragons: An Introduction to Draconic Astrology Victor Olliver The Wessex Astrologer I was very eager to dive into this book not only because it teaches a forgotten technique but because I enjoy Victor Olliver’s work and writing style. The book is positively peppered with bits of […]
August 16, 2023

Mirror Mirror: Lawrence of Arabia

“Lawrence of Arabia” holds a special place in my heart. Not only does it feaure the divine Peter O’Toole but it is a fascinating study of the history of cinematography. Although I had seen “Lawrence of Arabia” many years ago, towards the end of writing “Mirror Mirror”, I felt I deserved a quiet evening re-watching the masterpiece. I snuggled down on the settee with Mr Bubbles, my furry writing and film-watching buddy. Little Bubs snuggled happily and purr-fully in my arms as ogled and ahhhhed over Peter O’Toole. Sometime that night, I heard a muted thump and that was when […]
May 12, 2023

Katharine Hepburn

To celebrate Saturn’s ingress in to Pisces, we will look at the life and biographical film work of legendary Hollywood actress Katharine Hepburn, who had Saturn at 25°48’ Pisces. This article appeared in TimeLords magazine and parts of it have also featured in “Mirror Mirror”. Hepburn appeared in 44 feature films, 8 television movies and 33 plays in a career that lasted over 66 years. For the purposes of this column, she appeared in 3 biographical films: as the lead role in “Mary of Scotland”, Clara Schumann in “Songs of Love” and in the Oscar-winning role of Eleanor of Aquitaine […]
May 9, 2022

Interview with Pam Gregory!!

I was interviewed by the amazing Pam Gregory and suddenly my life has pretty much exploded! There I was quietly getting on with ridding myself of things that weren’t working and lamenting things that I thought were losses. And here’s where lessons were learned: yup I lost a few things but they were doing nothing but holding me back and making me miserable. Once I realised this, new projects, opportunities and connections (welcome new subscribers!) had plenty of room to take root. So here’s an example: In 2013, after a full Jupiter cycle, I set myself the task of writing […]
April 11, 2022

Mirror Mirror: The Crown

I like to push the limits so I couldn’t resist giving “The Crown” the “Mirror Mirror” treatment. As chance would have it (!) I recently met Leigh Hughes who was in my very favourite (though tragic) episode “Aberfan”. I thought Jason Watkins was amazing as Harold Wilson and was nothing short of perfect (I love you Jason). As you will see from this article published in the ISAR Journal, there are incredible connections! And of course, after a long convo about films, I couldn’t resist a selfie with Leigh! Please do get your copy of “Mirror Mirror” from Amazon! Living […]
April 8, 2022

OPA: Another fabulous review

Thank you so much to OPA and particularly Arlan Wise for the thoughtful review of “Mirror Mirror”. Arlan gave me the best ever compliment: “Alex works with children and she knows how to make learning fun”. Thank you Arlan. You can download the full PDF of The Career Astrologer at: You can also order “Mirror Mirror” from Amazon at:…/dp/1910531553/ref=sr_1_1… This book teaches synastry from an unusual perspective using the cinematic lens. Author Alex Trenoweth chose 100 biopics (movies about real people) to demonstrate astrological connec- tions between the main character, the actor who portrayed the character, and the […]
April 7, 2022

Cycles of Child Development in Astrology

I believe it is important to work with children’s charts. However, firm boundaries need to be made and only astrologers with the right training in child protection (including police clearence) should be working with  the charts of children. For many reasons, astrologers should never compromise their consultancy practices by working with unspuervised children. However, understanding the cycles of child development in astrology is a useful tool for the toolkit of any astrologer. For a parent who is struggling with understanding their child (particularly their teenager), this tool is particularly useful and can be easily shared by an astrologer. For those […]
April 2, 2022

Amazon’s Top 100!!!

I don’t write the type of astrology books that are likely to make it to the top of Amazon’s Top 100. Sun signs aren’t my thing and goddess help me, I couldn’t write a “how to learn astrology” book. The kind of astrology book I wanted write is the type that demonstrates all the really cool things astrology can do. My first book, “Growing Pains” explored the Jupiter and Saturn cycles and how they relate to child development and education. “Mirror Mirror” explored synastry and transits of famous people, the actors that portrayed them and what was happening astrologically that […]