The Final Solstice: 21 December 2012 ;-)

If you’re reading this you’ve made it through the long awaited apocalypse predicted for today, as extracted  by some from the Mayan calendar. There may be some Mayan descendants around, but the Mayan culture has long since been decimated, so I doubt we can ever know how they would have explained this date- if indeed it’s been calculated correctly.

On a more modest note, today is a Solstice, and astrologers calculate charts for the precise moment of this astronomical event, and from these charts they divine what’s in store for the world during the coming quarter of a year. This isn’t my speciality, but let’s have a look.

Solstice, 21 Dec 2012, Cape Town
Solstice, 21 Dec 2012, Cape Town

Perhaps the most striking feature of this chart is the “Yod” formed by Saturn and Pluto in a Sextile, with Jupiter at the apex, Quincunx both. Even if there wasn’t a Solstice occuring around this time to bring whatever is going on in the heavens into greater focus this would have been quite a notable configuration since these are all relatively slow moving planets that relate to developments on the world or broader social stage. Certainly not “notable” on a “the world could end” sort of level, mind you! At a push Jupiter might represent prophecy, and Saturn combining with Pluto can spell destruction, but this may simply hint at the fact that there would be a mild global murmur about such notions, as opposed to any grand manifestation of destruction. Continue reading The Final Solstice: 21 December 2012 😉

Astrology and Children

GeminiThere is often more going on with children than meets the eye. All too often adults try to interpret the behavior of children using adult reason, and sadly, these interpretations can easily be flawed.

I am personally very concerned about the modern trend to label every spirited child as suffering from a ‘disorder’, such as ADD, and then medicating them! One friend of mine has a rather naughty son. She has Mars in the 5th House; a very simple reading of that part of her chart suggests that, firstly, she is more likely to have sons than daughters, and secondly, that her child may well be a little warrior, and perhaps a bit of a handful at times, BUT, does he need to be medicated?! I don’t believe it. I’ve met the lad. He’s a brat, and that’s all. His mother won’t deny that she has to some extent nurtured his willfulness; I think she liked the idea of him being ‘his own person’. But children who aren’t shown boundaries keep searching for them until they find them; well certainly little Martians will! Continue reading Astrology and Children