April 4, 2024

Hitchcock

Well. . I am just CRUISIN’ through this Mercury retrograde and even managed to recover my “Mirror Mirror” instagram account and I have a Anthony Perkins, who celebrates a birthday today (4 April), famously portrayed Norman Bates a character loosely based on body snatcher Ed Gein. Gein’s Pluto was within a two-degree orb of Perkins’ ascendant in Gemini. Perkins also had Jupiter in Leo conjunct Gein’s Mercury and North Node. In “Hitchcock”, Perkins was portrayed by James D’Arcy and the film was released as the transiting North Node was exactly conjunct the actor’s North Node in. . .wait for it. […]
April 4, 2024

Chaplin

Happy birthday to Robert Downey, Jr who played Charlie Chaplin in “Chaplin” (and winning some very impressive awards in the process!). Easter break finds me with some extra time to work on my website and a few other things. Robert Downey Jr (who celebrates a birthday today, 4 April), was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar and won a Golden Globe in the same category for his titular role in “Chaplin”. The real Charlie Chaplin has his Venus in Taurus and Downey Jr has his Moon within one degree. The film was released as transiting Uranus in Capricorn was exactly […]
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 […]
February 16, 2022

Astrology Parent Hack!

Last summer I had the pleasure of being interview by the wonderful Steffie James who is the astrologer for several magazines and radio stations. We discussed an astrology parent hack that can really help parents and teachers understand the children in their care. Stef and I met at the Astrological Lodge of London a good decade ago. She was just getting started on her astrological journey so it was fun to catch up and see how far she’s come. Stef is a new mother and I love how she wanted to use astrology to bring out the best in her […]
February 5, 2022

The Stuff I’m Getting Up to. . .

Well. . .it seems like life is slowly returning to normal and I have a few astrology events coming up. I’ve managed to return to the classroom and I even had a Christmas getaway at a Devon castle with two very big doggies. But it has seemed a bit overwhelming to pull things together–like I’ve gone from 10kph to 100kph in a very short space of time. Of course all this activity is very much helped out by the success of “Mirror Mirror“. Two of the major accomplishments of this busy time was working with Nadiya Shah again (check out […]
September 6, 2021

Great Reads!

I’ve been quieter than usual this summer as I recover from my father’s death. Grief is an odd thing I’ve discovered and just when I think I’m getting better, I get my ass kicked. But now it’s back to school time, I’m pushing myself to be productive. I need to be distracted. Fortunately for me, I’ve been able to dive into some great reads. Quick Commercial Break! How could even think about starting the school year without knowing where Jupiter is this year? Here’s a quick guide to help you understand your child’s or your classroom’s learning style. If you […]
July 2, 2021

How Are Astrologers Perceived by Schoolchildren?

Astrology and Schoolchildren? Well, what does the generation who doesn’t know life without the internet think about astrology? As it happens, I recently had an opportunity to check this out when I was contacted by a fellow teacher and invited, as an astrologer, to speak to her Religious Education (RE) students. The Internation Society of Astrological Research (ISAR) published the outcome in their fab magazine and granted me permission to re-publish here. By the way, ISAR will be publishing an extract from my new book “Mirror Mirror: The Astrology of Famous People and the Actors Who Have Portrayed Them”. Just […]
June 16, 2021

Astrological Dreamwork: The Explosion

Ever have a dream that made you say “WTF?”? Last night I had a doozy! If you’ve had a crazy dream you’d like interpreted, it just so happens I have a dream interpretation service. For now though, indulge me in reading about my dream. We (I was with another astrologer) were in Sedona watching the sky because there were these amazing storm systems overhead. We found ourselves standing in front of this huge rock formation that looked like a huge ‘O’. Then in the middle of the O, there was this huge explosion building up and I was filming it […]
May 28, 2021

Buy me a coffee?

Is it time to buy me a coffee? Ever since my book “Growing Pains” came out in 2013, I have been devoting myself to showing parents and teachers how they can use astrology to help their children. If you’ve ever wondered how you can help, the buy me a coffee site has just made things a lot easier. How you can make a difference Saturn in Aquarius has made us hyper aware of the inequities in the world. This hurts us in many different ways but as a teacher, I know that there are children who do not have what […]