Drum roll! It would seem that the Duchess of Sussex has let slip that she is due to give birth in April. Newspaper reports suggest that she told a member of the public on one of her royal outings that she was due in the fourth mont. Leaks from Kensington Palace also suggest that staff have been told not to take holiday during this month. An early April birth certainly seemed to make the most sense when I first wrote my blog post on the subject back in the Autumn of 2018. Unlike Prince Louis, though, my money is on him being a fiery Aries. To find out my date predictions for the royal birth, visit the Astro-Insights Blog.
The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy named Louis, Prince of Cambridge, on 23 April 2018. Read my blog article to find out more about the natal chart of Baby Cambridge No 3.
The famous Antikythera mechanism found amongst the cargo of a shipwreck by archaeologists in 1900 off the coast of Greece has finally been decoded by experts.
The device, dating to approximately 150 BCE, was thought to have been used to predict planetary movements. Now, thanks to enhanced imaging technology, experts are finally able to say with confidence that it was, first and foremost, an eclipse predictor that followed the so-called Metatonic cycle.
Tiny inscriptions found on the gears and mechanisms previously dubbed unreadable due to their size and the damage sustained to the device under water, reveal that in additional to calculating the lunar phases and the orbits of the seven traditional planets, the device also seems to colour-code different eclipses into a series of categories. This suggests that early astrologers may also have been aware of different Saros families, and like some modern astrologers, assigned specific oracular/symbolic significance to each.
For more information, visit the academic article.
Attended by some celebrities from the world of mediumship, including Colin Fry and Jayne Wallace, founder of the Psychic Sisters of Selfridges, it was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed making new friends and doing readings for some of the Kent locals.
My friend, Lee Whyberd, a fantastic Welsh medium, led some of the workshops and did several group readings alongside Colin Fry and a number of other familiar faces. He is extremely talented and gives exceptionally accurate readings. You can read more about him on his Facebook page, Heavens Above.
Good news! The New Astrology of Towns & Cities features in this month’s edition of ‘Soul & Spirit’ magazine, available from most major UK retailers.
In ‘The Bookshelf’ section, TNATC is described in the following terms:
“This unusual and inventive book asks how natives relate to their immediate environment…Relating astrological signs to our geographical locations, it focuses on major towns and cities in the UK, plotting the history of places with the significance of stars and planets.”
Read the full write-up.
This is the second review of the book, the first appeared in the March/April issue of The Astrological Journal – one of Britain’s foremost publications aimed at the UK astrological community, and published by the Astrological Association.
Editor, Carole Taylor, writes in the March 2014 edition that:
In short, this is a fascinating and unique book – a must-have reference that opens a window onto our relationship with the places where we live and work. I confess I looked straight away at the towns and cities where I have lived – as a Gemini with a Sagittarius Descendant, there have been quite a few of them! – and was stunned to see my personal connections to the astrology. And of course I looked too at the places I have always longed to live – an even more interesting and revealing exercise.
The book, which is now available in both print and eBook formats, is now also on sale in the iBooks and Nook stores.