Never, Never, Never Give Up

七転び八起き / nanakorobi yaoki Fall down seven times, get up 8 times   Daruma, a Japanese Doll, that's associated with perseverance and never giving up. The tradition is set yourself a goal or resolution and draw in the left eye as a reminder of what you want to achieve. Imagine if you only had one … Continue reading Never, Never, Never Give Up


Astro Vocabulary

Pluto Another increase in my astrological vocabulary for Pluto - a profound experience, "transformative" instead of simply "transformation". Saturn Commitment, committed to xyz, demands, demanding. Instead of "focused", try "Concerned with" Intense (hmmm, I have always associated Pluto with intensity. But I suppose with Saturn's laser focus on things, it could certainly be described as … Continue reading Astro Vocabulary

Saturn Cycles

An exploratory post on Saturn cycles. Questions to be answered: What's Saturn cycles? Why might they be felt more keenly than other cycles? What are the ages involved in Saturn cycles? What's the difference between Saturn return, opposition, squares, sextiles and trines? What's the difference between a waxing and a waning aspect? What's the difference … Continue reading Saturn Cycles

Saturn Transiting in Sun Sign

I did an informal study, to use the term extremely loosely, recently. The study was to determine whether people go through a tough time when Saturn is transiting their Sun sign.  Respondents were sent an online message - see Table 1 below. There were 257 respondents which is a nice number although I'm not entirely … Continue reading Saturn Transiting in Sun Sign

Musing About Capricorns

I have realized over time that persons with a high emphasis on the Capricorn sign or a strongly featured Saturn are rather responsible people. They try to do what is right by their perceived expectations of their partner, family, friends, work colleagues, bosses, community and society. So much so that often times, they might forget … Continue reading Musing About Capricorns

When Will the Bank Account be Opened?

Opening a bank account in Ireland is ridiculous. I could go on and on about what I had been through. Anyhow, after waiting for four months with complaint letters, door slamming, phone calls, waiting and more waiting, I decided to ask the universe when the account will finally be opened. Opening a bank account requires … Continue reading When Will the Bank Account be Opened?

The Cautious Parts of Us

I have a client who's thinking of leaving employment and setting up his own business. Transiting Neptune is conjuncting the cusp of his second house in this month or so. I gently cautioned him that his personal finances might not be stable for next few years and whether he has savings to buffer him through … Continue reading The Cautious Parts of Us