Hi, I'm Louise. I'm an astrologer and therapist in Exeter in the UK.

Most of my ramblings will probably be about astrology, but I'm also interested in psychology, alternative therapies, hypnotherapy, Focusing, consciousness, meditation, Integral (Ken Wilber), and the work of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

If you want to see the astro-clock - where all the planets are right now - go to the very bottom of the page. *Note: I'm studying a lot at the moment, so I apologise for any delays in updating the blog. I will be back when I have more time. More regular updates, if shorter, appear on my Facebook page, which you can reach from the tab above. Greetings to everyone who stops by :)

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Great Astrology Books for your Kindle

My mum bought me a Kindle for Christmas, and I absolutely love it. It's very dangerous due to the instant gratification of pressing a button on Amazon and having your book turn up on your Kindle a few seconds later. The other feature that pushes all my nerdy buttons is the ability to create 'Collections' so, of course I have my 'Astrology' collection on my Kindle, and now I want to spend, damn it! 

Just to whet your appetite, if you have a Kindle, here is a mix of interesting astrology, old and new, you can access in seconds, complete with links...

Monday, 22 August 2011

Libyan liberation imminent?

I'm watching BBC News Live Feed on the Libya situation at the moment, hoping that the final stages will happen with the least bloodshed possible.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Can you visualise 'retrograde'?

Mercury is most of the way through its retrograde period now, in the fire sign of Leo. It goes direct again on the 25th August. 
We've had the usual computer go-slow problems, delayed post, wireless network signal constantly 'weak'. Oh, and one of my appointments postponed twice

I'm re-reading Erin Sullivan's Retrograde Planets - it seemed appropriate use of retro Mercury time. Meanwhile I've been trying to recreate retrograde motion in my head. I'm not very good at that, and since other people might not be either, here are some videos I've found online that might help. Actually, I'm a bit nerdy and enjoy watching them anyway: bonus! 

Monday, 15 August 2011

Saturn = father

With Mars currently exactly square (today at 2.13pm) my natal Saturn (in my 10th house conjunct my MC), Dad went into hospital today. This was unexpected (Uranus) for me, since I only found out when Mum rang this morning...

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

UK riots continue...

This continues on from the London Riots post

Wednesday 10th, 1.48am BST. Mars is now separating from the square to Uranus (it was exact at 5.33pm BST, Tuesday 9th). See the chart at the very bottom of the blog page for current planet places (click 'show current chart' if you need to update it for exact time)  
I haven't talked much about this aspect yet...

Monday, 8 August 2011

Mars-Pluto continued...

Aside from the ongoing London Riots, other headlines from BBC Online today caught my eye today, reflecting the applying Mars-Pluto opposition at the moment.

Riots in London

As with everyone else, I've been shocked by the violence happening in London over the last few days, even though Mars has recently entered Cancer and formed a tense aspect with the ongoing long-term cardinal square between Uranus and Pluto.