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Moving forwards

Posted on 16 Nov 2019 at 11:11.

There's a column for 16th - 22nd November 2019 on the weekly columns page. Enjoy.



Web-site updated soon

Posted on 26 Jul 2017 at 11:07.

Hi everyone, Ths web-site will be updated soon (2019). Please do not use the donate button, or the 'contact' page, as the tiscali email address does not work. If you would like to contact me, my email address is: Thank you!



Column for 2nd - 8th November 2015

Posted on 31 Oct 2015 at 10:10.

The column for 2nd - 9th November is now posted.



26th October - 1st November 2015

Posted on 24 Oct 2015 at 11:10.

Just posted a column for the coming week.



1st - 5th September 2014

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 06:08.

This planetary weather forecast is now up on the weekly columns page, and can also be found on Facebook, Sue Walker - Community (as a Page).



August 2014

Posted on 25 Aug 2014 at 02:08.

Recently my laptop had to be wiped clean. I lost most of my email addresses, so if you would like me to update you with news,or would like more information on readings, paintings, etc. please email



New Moon in Libra

Posted on 05 Oct 2013 at 07:10.

The new moon in Libra happened on 5th October, at 1.34 am British Summer Time. This one is connected to the quest for balance and harmony in all kinds of relationships, starting with the one you have with yourself. Find peace and inner balance, and see how it is mirrored in your connections with others.



Happy Full Moon - September 19th 2013

Posted on 19 Sep 2013 at 02:09.

It is a while since I wrote a column, but I'm still keeping an eye on the sky. Time has been spent getting to know my twin grandsons, Roman and Rocco, and enjoying the summer. I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Full Moon in Pisces. It's a great time to take some of those amazing ideas you might have had around the time of the new moon (5th September)amd move them on to the next stage towards manifestation. Intuition and practicality combine well with this full moon. Enjoy!



26th January - 1st February 2013

Posted on 24 Jan 2013 at 09:01.

The Full Moon column for next week is now posted. Stay warm!



Column for 19th - 25th January 2013

Posted on 16 Jan 2013 at 09:01.

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The column for 19th - 25th January 2013 is now posted. Stay warm, and enjoy!



New Moon in Capricorn - Seed Planting Time

Posted on 11 Jan 2013 at 11:01.

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The first column of 2013 is now posted. Happy New Moon! Apologies for the very strange look to this page. I'm looking into it. Please note most of the other pages seem fine, apart from odd typos on one page, which again have suddenly appeared.



Watercolour Classes

Posted on 12 Dec 2012 at 09:12.

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For those who live in North-East Somerset, there are 2 places left for the next run of Watercolour Classes, beginnning on 25th January, for 7 weeks. It's a friendly, relaxed class, happening on a Friday morning. Please email: for further details.

Happy New Moon for the 13th, and Happy Winter Solstice for the 21st!



Posted on 19 Nov 2012 at 03:11.



Mid - November

Posted on 16 Nov 2012 at 11:11.

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The astrology columnn is on hold for the time being, although I will be adding photos on this page, and the odd blog or two. Exploring other creative options at the moment.

The photo above is of Chew Valley Lake, Somerset, England. It was a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon on November. The one below was taken at a gardening show.

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Column, and Readings

Posted on 09 Nov 2012 at 10:11.

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The column for Monday 12th - Sunday 18th is now posted. Enjoy.

Readings for 2013. I am now offering written astrological reports (by me, not a computer)giving an overview for you, for 2013. Very reasonably priced at 70 (usually 100).



6th - 11th November 2012

Posted on 02 Nov 2012 at 04:11.

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The column for the 6th - 11th November 2012 is now posted.



New Moon in Leo

Posted on 17 Aug 2012 at 09:08.

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Just put up a New Moon/weekend column for 17th 19th August 2012, and one for 20th - 25th August. Hope you enjoy them!



Column, and Play-time

Posted on 15 May 2012 at 07:05.

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The column for 20th - 26th May is up on the weekly columns page. This is probably the last column for a while. Response about it whether people were interested was minimal, and I feel I need a break from it.

My focus at the moment is on my own creative pursuits, and teaching others. I'd also like some time to rejuvenate and enjoy the summer, and hope you can too!

This photo was taken in the 1930s, on a Yorkshire beach, possibly Scarborough. The lady in the middle was my beloved Nan, flanked by Florrie Galliers and Doris Thackeray (don't you love the names?) It was probably perishing, but they knew how to have a good time.



Column for Sunday 13th - Saturday 19th May 2012

Posted on 08 May 2012 at 02:05.

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Busy times are looming so I'm putting up next week's column early. Enjoy.



Column for 6th - 12th May 2012

Posted on 02 May 2012 at 11:05.

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The column for next week is now loaded. I had a bit of a glitch with loading the photo which is supposed to be above it (as you will see!) Happy Full Moon for the 6th.



Watercolour Class and the Next Column

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 at 05:04.

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I'm teaching a relaxing and informal watercolour class for the next six weeks in NE Somerset. It's great to be starting a new venture. If you live near, and are interested in coming, I am taking names for a second class. Please email

The column for 29th April - 5th May is about to go up.



New Moon in Taurus 0n 21st April 2012

Posted on 17 Apr 2012 at 09:04.

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The column for 21st - 28th April is now posted 0n the weekly columns page. Enjoy.



Happy Easter!

Posted on 31 Mar 2012 at 06:03.

Wishing everyone a happy Easter break next weekend. The column is up for 1st - 7th. I am having a break from the column for a couple of weeks, and aim to be back here with a New Moon column for 21st April.



April Full Moon Column

Posted on 29 Mar 2012 at 01:03.

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The column for 1st - 7th April is now posted. Enjoy!



Happy New Moon

Posted on 21 Mar 2012 at 07:03.

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Happy New Moon to all! May it bring a spring in your step and a lightness of heart. Just posted the column for 25th - 31st March 2012.



Mothers Day, Spring Equinox and New Moon

Posted on 18 Mar 2012 at 08:03.

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It seemed timely to write a column, so here it is. Enjoy! I am taking orders for birth-charts, transits and tarot readings, the latter I am aiming to do on Skype. Please email for more info.



New Moon in Pisces February 21st 2012

Posted on 15 Feb 2012 at 01:02.

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Next week there is a new moon in Pisces, very close to Neptune. I have just posted a column for 18th - 24th February - enjoy!



Happy Full Moon on 7th Feb!

Posted on 03 Feb 2012 at 12:02.

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Apologies for no column this coming week, but wishing you all a happy full moon on the 7th. I am working on a new creative project which is enjoyable but very time-consuming. Stay warm! Hoping to return here soon.



28th January - 3rd February 2012

Posted on 26 Jan 2012 at 09:01.

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The column for next week is now posted - enjoy! For some unknown reason the weekly column is up twice - very Neptunian.



21st - 27th January 2012

Posted on 19 Jan 2012 at 07:01.

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The next column is now posted. Enjoy!



Friday, 13th January - Friday 20th January 2012

Posted on 13 Jan 2012 at 08:01.

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Two columns -
A little something for today, Friday, 13th January, is posted on the Weekly Columns page. Have a good day! Also, a column for next week, Saturday 14th - Friday 20th January. Happy weekend!



Happy Full Moon 9th Jan 2012

Posted on 05 Jan 2012 at 11:01.

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Apologies for no full moon column. I am in the process of changing computers, and it has all taken much more time than expected. A beneficent aspect from Mars to the Sun and Moon at this time adds extra energy and drive to such things as working out a balance between work and home life. The aim is to give both a voice, and have enough energy to enjoy both. It is a good time to work out new priorities for yourself and your nearest and dearest.



Happy New Year !

Posted on 31 Dec 2011 at 09:12.

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Wishing you all a Happy New Year! The column for the first week of 2012 is now up.



The Christmas Column

Posted on 12 Dec 2011 at 11:12.

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The Christmas Column, for 14th - 31st December 2011 is now posted. I hope you enjoy reading it. Enjoy the Winter Solstice, and Happy Christmas!



Mercury retro on 24th November

Posted on 15 Nov 2011 at 10:11.

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I had left this old sunflower head for the birds, and was delighted to see it had had two babies, all lit up by the November sun.

Apologies for no column next week. Other pressing work commitments have had to take priority. Things to note are the Sun moving into Sagittarius on Tuesday 22nd November,Mercury turning retrograde on Thursday 24th, and a New Moon eclipse on Friday, November 25th (6.10am). This will be a good time to revisit ideas that have been gathering dust in your mind, refresh them, and see if something bright and shiny emerges.



12th - 18th November

Posted on 10 Nov 2011 at 08:11.

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The column for Saturday 12th to Friday 18th November is now posted. Happy Full Moon!



5th - 11th November 2011

Posted on 03 Nov 2011 at 07:11.

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The column for next week is now posted. Enjoy!



29th October - 4th November 2011

Posted on 27 Oct 2011 at 07:10.

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The column for the above dates is now posted on the weekly columns page. Enjoy!



New Moon in Scorpio

Posted on 26 Oct 2011 at 08:10.

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There is a new moon in Scorpio tonight, the 26th October, at 20.56 BST. A new lunar cycle begins. It is a great time for transformation, letting go of anything which does not serve you at this present time, and making a positive affirmation to bring in something new which does.

It is the prelude to the changes coming up next week, the move in the UK from British Summer Time back to Greenwich Mean Time, the shift to the darker time in nature, but hopefully bright time inside, with candles and firelight to warm us inside and out. I am writing about this now, and hope to have it posted by the weekend.



New Moon in Virgo

Posted on 24 Aug 2011 at 08:08.

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A column for 29th August - 4th September 2011 is now posted on the Weekly Columns page, to celebrate a lovely new moon. Enjoy!



second half of May 2011 column

Posted on 14 May 2011 at 08:05.

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An inkling into the Full Moon and the plethora of planets in Taurus has been posted on the weekly column page, covering the second half of May. It is a simplified insight into the forthcoming aspects. Hope you enjoy reading it.



Full Moon Column

Posted on 14 Apr 2011 at 12:04.

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The column for the 18th - 24th April 2011 is now posted on the weekly column page. My computer has decided not to allow any apostrophes in my column or blog, so if things look a bit strange this is why. Do not let Mercury retrograde (and other challenging aspects) get you down!



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2011 readings

Posted on 26 Feb 2011 at 03:02.

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Birth-chart readings, by email. An insight into how to make the most of your potential, and how to love those parts of you that are a bit more challenging. 80.

Transit readings, by email. The trends for any particular 12 months. Make the most of what is around you now. 60.

Please email for further info - thanks.



Happy New Moon and Chinese New Year!

Posted on 01 Feb 2011 at 03:02.

Wishing you all a happy New Moon on the 3rd, and a fortuitous Year of the Rabbit! It does feel like the New Year for me, as I have been very unwell for the whole of January. Thankfully, I am better now, and am counting my blessings. Apologies for the suspension of the column.

I have been making a monthly collage calendar,just for personal use, since last August - very therapeutic to do! Below is February.

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Happy Full Moon on the 19th

Posted on 19 Jan 2011 at 10:01.

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This photo was taken last February, at East Lambrook Manor, Somerset, one of my favourite places on the planet. It was freezing cold, but the snowdrops were merrily nodding away, a reassuring sight after the snow.

The Moon has been looking particularly sparkly the past couple of nights - enjoy the Full Moon at 21.21 tonight (19th January). I've just loaded the column for next week. Still dealing with hard to shift sinusitis, although I'm much better than I have been. Not sure, as I write this, what's happening with the column. It's a time of change for me, and the next few weeks should clarify things. I'll endeavour to keep writing on this blog whatever happens, and will keep you posted.



Possibly Penultimate Column

Posted on 13 Jan 2011 at 10:01.

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The column for the 15th - 21st January is now posted. Just a bit of advanced notice that this may be the penultimate column for a while, as other work possibilities are in the air.



8th - 14th January 2011 is now posted !

Posted on 05 Jan 2011 at 05:01.

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The column for the 8th - 14th January is now posted on the 'weekly columns' page. I'm very glad I wrote it when I did, (weeks ago) as I have been suffering from one of the delightful, almost all over body knock-out bugs that are going around. Happy New Year to all of you, and apologies to those with whom I'd usually have been in touch xx



Happy New Year!

Posted on 29 Dec 2010 at 09:12.

The New Year column is now posted. Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

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Lunar Eclipse, Winter Solstice and Happy Christmas!

Posted on 21 Dec 2010 at 09:12.

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Sadly, it was cloudy here in NE Somerset, on the 21st, but I hope some of you saw the lunar eclipse this morning - the first time in 400 years that it's happened on a winter solstice. I saw the photos on TV and they were awesome, highlighting the magnificence of our cosmos.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS to all! The Christmas column is now posted - enjoy.



18th - 24th December column now posted

Posted on 02 Dec 2010 at 02:12.

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The column for 18th - 24th December is now posted - wishing you all a happy pre-Christmas week! Although I love all the seasons, I really like being reminded of summer at this time of year which is why I chose this passion flower - isn't it amazing?



Weekly Column and Readings

Posted on 25 Nov 2010 at 01:11.

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Next week's column - Saturday 27th November - Friday 3rd December 2010 is now posted.

Astrological readings and tarot readings available - positive guidance for 2011!
See the blog post below (18th October) for details and prices.



Sark's e-courses

Posted on 23 Nov 2010 at 11:11.

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As some-one who is always looking to increase creativity into my day, I'd like to recommend Sark's e - courses ("e" stands for energy). They are such fun, and full of colour!

Please click on this link for more details:-



Cheerer -uppers on a grey November day

Posted on 20 Nov 2010 at 03:11.

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The photo is of a sculpture by Edwina Bridgeman, an inspiring artist who uses recycled materials in her whimsical creations.

And if you want something uplifting to read, the writer, teacher and artist Sark is wise, funny and colourful, and always brings a smile to my face.



The Column and Readings

Posted on 18 Nov 2010 at 04:11.

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The column for 20th - 26th November 2010 is posted. Hope you enjoy reading it.

Prices for readings are below. Happy Full Moon on Sunday!



Readings - Astrology and the Tarot

Posted on 18 Oct 2010 at 09:10.

Next week's column (13th - 19th November 2010) is now posted on the 'Weekly Column Page'.

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I can now offer the following:-

By post and email:
Birth-chart and analysis.. (around 9-10 pages) £70 (please note this is a SPECIAL OFFER. The usual price is £80).
Transits: overview for any year £45. more detail £60.
Computer calculated, but otherwise all my own writing, based on 30+ years of experience.
Payments can be made in two instalments if this is preferred.

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Personal consultations (in NE Somerset, England)

Astrology: looking at the birth-chart and transits, tailoring it to your needs. £60 per hour.

Tarot: £35 for around 45 minutes.

Please email: for bookings. Thank-you!

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I took this photo at Westonbirt Arboretum, and would recommend a visit - magnificent tree energy!



New Column

Posted on 28 Aug 2010 at 10:08.

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Just posted a column for 29th August - 5th September 2010, on the 'Weekly Columns' page.



Jupiter in Aries

Posted on 08 Jun 2010 at 07:06.

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The benevolent, expansive planet Jupiter moved into Aries on 6th June 2010, symbolizing potential for being more courageous and daring when it comes to making positive changes. If want to go for it, especially as Jupiter is connecting with Uranus (this happens every 14 years), GO FOR IT!



Sun-sign painting

Posted on 04 Feb 2010 at 09:02.

Here is a new Pisces watercolour (420mm x 470mm (actual painting 365mm x 385mm)). I'm hoping to have prints available soon. The original is £100 unframed. Below is a photo when it was still barely dry.

Due to health challenges (both myself and the cat)I'm putting the column on hold for the time being. If you'd like an email to let you know it's back, please email me at :-



The Festival of Candles

Posted on 21 Jan 2010 at 04:01.

The column for the 23rd - 29th January is now posted. For various reasons there won't be one for the 30th January - 5th February, but I'd like to mention the Celtic Fire Festival of Brigantia, (also known as Candlemas), which is celebrated on 2nd February. Brigid was a moon goddess of fire and inspiration, and the time was seen as a turning point, and the spiritual beginning of spring, the renewal of the life force. Light candles and/or a fire to celebrate, and as you look into the light, plant seeds of hope for what you aspire to, and wish for others, in the next six weeks.

Although winter is not yet over, the days are getting longer, buds are appearing and bulbs pushing through the cold earth. Within us is more of a desire to move forwards, and as we wait for spring, we can plant ideas, and allow them to germinate slowly, ready to show them when the time comes.



column for 16th - 22nd January

Posted on 13 Jan 2010 at 04:01.

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The column for 16th - 22nd January is posted. Stay warm!



Snowed in!

Posted on 06 Jan 2010 at 09:01.

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In case you're snowed in (I am), and want something to read, I've up loaded next week's column - 9th - 15th January. Happy Eclipse!



Happy New Decade!

Posted on 30 Dec 2009 at 03:12.

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Wishing you all a happy and prosperous 2010! Let's hope a new decade heralds new growth and a fresh feel, and farewell to the hardship some of us have had to deal with in the last few years.

The column for the 1st - 8th January 2010 is now posted on the weekly columns page.

If you're interested in a 'taster' afternoon astrology session (30th January), please see for details.



December 2009 - Happy Christmas!

Posted on 26 Nov 2009 at 04:11.

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The column for December 2009 is posted - Merry Solstice and Christmas to all who pass this way! Prices for readings are below.

If you're a newcomer to Astrology and would like to know more, I'm doing a 'taster' afternoon, in Midsomer Norton, NE Somerset, on 30th January. Please email for details.



21st - 27th November forecast now posted

Posted on 19 Nov 2009 at 02:11.

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Next week's column is now posted. Enjoy! xx



new moon in Scorpio colum now posted

Posted on 15 Nov 2009 at 12:11.

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The column for this week (14th - 20th November) is now posted.

Why not have some 'snap-shot' transits done as a Christmas present to yourself? These give an overview for 2010, so you can ride the waves hopefully more easily! £40.

I also do personal consultations locally (North-east Somerset). Tarot: £35 for around 45 minutes, Astrology: £60 for around an hour, £45 for subsequent consultations.

The photo is taken from my favourite swinging seat, surrounded by sweet peas in the summer, in the Chalice Well Garden in Glastonbury, with a view of the Tor. A sacred space indeed.



A belated Happy Full Moon

Posted on 06 Nov 2009 at 04:11.

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Wishing you all a belated Happy Full Moon on the 2nd. It happened to shine on my birthday, so I woke up to a beautiful view of it hovering over one of our local hills, before it slipped down out of view.

I'm doing simplified birth-charts and transits (£60 and £40 respectively), by post (charts) and email (transits), which means they are cheaper, but still high quality (no computer analysis, just 30+ years of my experience). Usually 2 to 3 sides of A4.

Please email:



Art for Astrology Lovers

Posted on 28 Oct 2009 at 02:10.

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Paintings for sale! I have many sun-sign paintings, and a few spiritual paintings, varying in size and price from £30 to £150. These will be shown on my gallery in the next couple of weeks. Some are aready there.

I also paint astrological sun-sign paintings to commission. Please see the 'Gallery' section for samples, but bear in mind that each painting is unique. I can alter colour schemes easily to suit you, and aim to complete orders in 28 days.

There are two main types of sun-sign painting:-

'Simple' sun-sign landscapes. Approximately 26cm x 26cm (10" by 10"). £80.

Large sun-sign paintings (for example the Pisces, Scorpio and Cancer ones in the Gallery, with 'corners'. Apologies for the light reflecting off the glass in the photos of these three - they're usually hanging on my walls!). Paper size approximately 40.5cm x50.5cm (16" x 12"). Painting size 36.5cm x 38.5cm (14" x15") including 'corners'. £150.

All paintings are unframed. Please email: for details.




Posted on 16 Oct 2009 at 03:10.

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I'm taking taking a short break until 3rd November. The photo is of Launcherley Hill, a place for hobbits if I ever saw one. It's set in the beautiful undulating Somerset hills, not far from Glastonbury.



Astrological Column now up!

Posted on 02 Oct 2009 at 07:10.

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The column for 3rd - 9th October is now up. Enjoy!



the column

Posted on 24 Sep 2009 at 10:09.

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Next week's column is now up, on the 'weekly column' page.



Merry Equinox

Posted on 22 Sep 2009 at 07:09.

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Later today, 22nd September, at 22.19 BST, sees the autumn equinox, one of the mystical turning points in the Celtic calendar. The days and nights are of equal length at this time, symbolizing balance. Think about how 'balance' is at work in your own life, and how you could increase this - e.g. more relaxation and social time, less workaholic tendencies.

If you're awake at this time, see if you notice a change in the energy around you, as the Sun moves from Virgo into Libra.

This is a time to assess what you'd like from the next quarter, especially regarding your relationship to others, both your inner circle, and the wider community.



Column for 18th - 25th September 2009.

Posted on 18 Sep 2009 at 04:09.

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Happy New Moon to all. I've just put up the latest column up on the 'weekly columns' page. Hope you enjoy it!



Happy Full September Moon

Posted on 03 Sep 2009 at 03:09.

Happy Full Moon in Pisces for 4th September. I hope the clouds roll back enough for us to enjoy the view of the moon and stars. Jupiter has been sparkling in the sky recently (right next to the moon on the 2nd). Below is a painting of Virgo I did many years ago, but I still like its warmth and colour. I'm in the process of updating these, and am also putting all 12 sun-signs on one painting. (That's what transiting Saturn sitting on natal Venus does for you.)
Commissions undertaken, please email for further info.

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The 'old' Leo and Aquarius paintings are now up in the gallery - they make lovely birthday presents.
P.S. Not sure why the Virgo has a 'crease' in it - it doesn't in reality.



Sparkling dahlias

Posted on 15 Aug 2009 at 07:08.

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Hope you're enjoying the Summer!

Posted on 13 Aug 2009 at 09:08.

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I took these photo at Hanham Court, near Keynsham, on 7th August. It was a beautiful suuny day, and the garden looked stunning. It is a romantic and magical place, and highly recommended for a visit.

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Posted on 10 Aug 2009 at 03:08.

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Two butterflies on echinacea - lovely!



Happy Summer Solstice and New Moon in Cancer

Posted on 22 Jun 2009 at 06:06.

Wishing you all a slightly belated Happy Summer Solstice, and New Moon in Cancer. It's been a busy weekend, with the Summer Solstice on the 21st, followed swiftly on the 22nd June by a New Moon in early Cancer. Pluto opposes this New Moon, heralding transformation, especially connected to sorting out priorities connected to that elusive home/work balance. I'm working on this one myself.

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Posted on 22 Jun 2009 at 06:06.



change of plans

Posted on 18 Apr 2009 at 03:04.

Venus is now direct, after nearly 6 weeks of 'appearing' to go backwards. Hooray! Along with the change of direction a new opportunity has arisen for me. It means I'll need to put the column, and astrological work on hold for the time being, as there simply won't be the time to do this too.



Spring Greetings! Astrological readings for you. Also, details of a monthly column

Posted on 13 Apr 2009 at 09:04.

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An astrological map (aka birth-chart) can give a wonderful insight into YOU as an individual. Based on the planetary positions for your date, time and place of birth, it is a unique blueprint of your potential, showing your strengths and challenges, how you relate to others,what kind of pathway you would enjoy to walk in this lifetime.

Consultations/interpretations can take various forms:

Astrological birth map. A written report by me, accompanied by a hand-drawn birth-chart, sent snail mail, is £90. This can be paid in 3 instalments of £30 if preferred.

A personal consultation here in north-east Somerset. Fees are £40 an hour, and can focus on any matter, using the birth-chart and transits as a starting point.

Transits for around a year ahead. These indicate how the planetary cycles now are affecting your birth-chart, and how to make the best of what's around at the moment.
£70 (2 instalments of £35 if preferred) for a written report, £40 per hour (as above) for a personal consultation.

If you are a student, and are interested in having your chart interpreted, please contact me for a special student rate.

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The Column. April 2009 is now up on the mis-named 'weekly column' page. I'm hoping I have a new web-master soon. Please bear with me. Thank-you! Please contact: to book a reading.



Apologies for absence here

Posted on 02 Feb 2009 at 02:02.

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Apologies for lack of blogs, columns, etc. Illness and erratic computer connections have kept me away. Hope to be back here soon! The current opposition between Saturn and Uranus, is exact for the second time this Thursday, 5th February, so hold on to your hats, smile, and ride it out. The first opposition in this current 'dance' was on November 4th 2008, and the next one is 15th September 2009. Saturn, is the planet of the traditional, Uranus, the planet of innovation. There's an almighty tussle going on between the old and the new, and also dealing with challenges from an analytical point of view (Saturn in Virgo), or reaching for the unknown, the unpredictable in a heart-based, six-sensory way (Uranus in Pisces). Somehow the best qualities of these two need to come together so that a third, sensible and fair, loving, kind and inclusive way of being becomes something to aim for (rather than accumulating 'stuff', and being divisive and competitive).
Pluto in Capricorn has already made its mark by turning upside-down our views of respectable institutions, such as banks, etc. and also bringing in a new political hope in the form of Barack Obama. There's much more to come I feel.

This year is a time of change, and potentially a really positive one. Stay true to yourself and recognize that each one of us can make a difference.



Saturday, February 21st 2009

Posted on 15 Jan 2009 at 04:01.

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Please read below for more details about the 'Creative Gardening Workshop', which is taking place on Saturday, 21st February.
The venue is the Old Schoolroom (same as Upper Hall), Chew Magna, a lovely village in the Chew Valley,just south of Bristol.
Please email if you'd like to know more, or to book. Thank-you!



Creative Gardening Workshop

Posted on 02 Jan 2009 at 05:01.

Happy New Year! See below for more about the creative gardening workshop.



Posted on 02 Jan 2009 at 05:01.

A Creative Gardening Workshop

Saturday, 21st February 2009
The Upper Hall, Chew Magna
10am – 4pm

This is the first in a series of workshops, designed to inspire you to create nurturing, relaxing outside spaces in your garden.

We'll be starting by looking at how to brighten up a small space, maybe a neglected dark corner, or an unused patch, and looking at ideas which will help you create somewhere that's uplifting and rejuvenating, miles away from the stresses of 21st Century life.

It's a day to indulge your imagination and creativity. Included will be collage-making to spark off ideas about what you'd really like, then assessing the space you have, discussing aspect, soil, colour, texture, and seating possibilities.

It's a day to relax, have fun, and gather ideas for creating beautiful garden places.

Price: £40 (includes tea, coffee, biscuits). Booking essential.

There is a good cafe and several pubs nearby for lunch. Or please bring your own.

Sue is a teacher, artist and writer, who has a huge love of gardens and the nurturing qualities they give.

Please email:



Thoughts for Now

Posted on 04 Dec 2008 at 09:12.

The 'Thoughts for Now' column (amended 9th December 2008) is now up in the 'weekly column' section. More to come there when Christmas is 'sorted'!



Creative Garden Workshop

Posted on 25 Nov 2008 at 07:11.

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Creative Garden Workshop - creating a small, nurturing outside space.

Would you like a different kind of garden but don't know where to begin? How about creating a small, nurturing outside space that helps you unwind.

I'm giving a relaxing and fun workshop that will help you discover your own ideas and inspiration
about what you'd like, how to take the first steps to create a nourishing spot where you can de-stress and unwind, surrounded by plants, colours, fragrances and forms that feed your spirit.

Date: Saturday, 21st February 2009

Place: The Upper Hall, Chew Magna, N.E. Somerset (7 miles south of Bristol).
This is a beautiful 500 year old building, set in the heart of Chew Magna, with several pubs and a cafe close by, the 5,000 year old Stanton Drew Circles about 1 and a half miles away, and also, about the same distance, beautiful Chew Valley Lake.

Cost: £43 (includes tea and coffee, but not lunch - see above for ideas).

More details to follow. Please email: if you'd like to come.



Weekly Column

Posted on 15 Nov 2008 at 09:11.

The column for 1st - 7th December is now posted. Click on the 'weekly column' link.



Happy Full Moon

Posted on 12 Nov 2008 at 07:11.

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Happy Full Moon for 13th November (6.18am GMT). There is a tight T-square involving the Scorpio Sun, the Taurus Moon, and Aquarian Neptune. Dreams could become reality if you keep your feet on the ground even though your head may be in the clouds. Be as clear as possible in all your dealings with others - it'll bring more positive relationships in the long run. And above all, be true to yourself. Have a good one!

The photo was taken at Westonbirt Arboretum on Hallowe'en - a truly magical place.



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Happy Full Moon

Posted on 11 Sep 2008 at 04:09.

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Wishing you all a Happy Full Moon in Pisces for the 15th September. I've had a topsy-turvy couple of weeks,(thank-you Uranus), as anyone reading the edited blog changes will have noticed.



Changes coming up

Posted on 05 Sep 2008 at 03:09.

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Hope you've all had a good summer, despite the weather.
I took this last year, on the Mendips. It's a nice reminder that we had skies of blue, and after this sodden summer (in south-west England) let's hope to see it again soon!

Creatively, I'm following some new directions, and will keep you posted. More news soon!



New Moon in Gemini - Bright Ideas

Posted on 02 Jun 2008 at 07:06.

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Forecast for 3rd - 8th June 2008
An inspirational new moon shines in the night sky on 3rd June (20.23 BST). The sun and the moon are passing through the mutable, air sign of Gemini, a sign that loves to communicate, share ideas, be light and fanciful. There's a touch of the ethereal from Neptune, planet of otherworldliness, the imagination and intuition, which connects harmoniously with the Sun, Moon, Mercury (retrograde) and Venus, all together in Gemini. Inspiration can come easily now, if the ego takes a back seat, and lets the higher self take the wheel.

As Gemini is the sign of communication, this is a great time to write down any bright ideas that pop into your head, note any hunches, however way- out they seem, and talk to loved ones, friends and colleagues about how you're feeling. It is a time of sharing, and taking down barriers, noticing the similarities, rather than the differences between you and others.

Mercury retrograde can make communications meander rather than follow a straight line (it took me an hour to reach Wells, Somerset last week, because of a road closed, and other road works, instead of the usual 20 minutes), but the trick is to leave plenty of time before any appointments, and enjoy the changes of scene the diversions bring.
Of course, communication unfolds on many different levels, and subtle nuances and body language may provide clues to what someone is really saying to you.

Mars, currently travelling through Leo. favourably sextiles this new moon too, adding a fiery zestiness, enthusiasm and energy, to actually materializing some of the new ideas that may emerge.

Venus sextiles Mars on Friday 6th, a lovely combination that is creative, sexy, and embodies the feminine and masculine dancing together in a warm embrace. Here feelings, attraction and desire all intertwine harmoniously.

On Saturday 7th , there's a meeting of the Sun, Mercury (still retro), and Venus, shining more light on to ideas germinated at the new moon, combining the head, heart and mind. It often takes the two weeks after the new moon for any new beginnings to become clear, when the moon has culminated in a full moon.

It's potentially a very creative and harmonious week, and one where steps can be taken to manifest new dreams, especially those that help others, as well as encouraging growth on a soul level. Enjoy!



Email deleted by mistake

Posted on 23 May 2008 at 05:05.

23rd May - In my sleepy state, I deleted a web-site enquiry email, dated 22nd or 23rd May, by mistake. If it was you, please could you write again. Thank-you!



East Lambrook Manor in May

Posted on 14 May 2008 at 06:05.

I am privileged to be a student at East Lambrook Manor, and today the garden looked so beautiful, a plethora of spring flowers, aquilegias in abundance, blues, purples, pinks, with a dash of yellow and orange escholtzia, set off against lush lime green of euphorbias and fresh, new leaves of almost everything. However,I loved the photos of the iris most, so am sharing these with you. BTW Iris was konwn as the Goddess of the Rainbow in Greek mythology - hope you can see why.

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More garden stuff and astrology coming soon...........



Happy New Moon in Aries

Posted on 06 Apr 2008 at 03:04.

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Wishing you all A Happy New Moon in Aries (3.55GMT. Sunday, 6th April). It's a couple of weeks after the Spring Equinox, and this is the first New Moon since then, in the traditional first sign of the zodiac,Aries, so a time of hopeful,and blossoming new beginnings of the most positive kind for us all!

NB Email system (see below) is flowing smoothly.



A New Chapter

Posted on 21 Jan 2008 at 08:01.

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Since the New Moon in January, I haven't managed to fix my old email system so please email me if you'd like to stay in touch, and haven't written since 2nd January 2008. I cannot access any emails before this date. (It's the universe's way of de-cluttering my email address book). However, I have managed to get myself a new job, so am putting the column 'on hold' for the time being, for practical reasons.
The photos are of one of my favourite places on the planet - Looe, Cornwall, England.

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lost email addresses

Posted on 03 Jan 2008 at 11:01.

Mysteriously, my computer decided yesterday (2nd January)to prevent me from accessing emails, and my address book, on Thunderbird, saying it had a 'bad image!' I can access emails through Tiscali, but have 'lost' all emails and addresses sent to me before 2nd January 2008. Pleae could you email me again if you are a friend, or client with a query. Thank-you! I'm hoping to get this fixed soon, and will post here when it's done.



Happy New Year!

Posted on 01 Jan 2008 at 10:01.

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Wishing you all a wonderful 2008, when all things are possible. May your dreams come true!
I took this photo yesterday in the Chalice Well Garden in Glastonbury. I've never been partial to bergenias, until I saw these. The combination of healthy, glossy green leaves and bright cheerful pink flowers, in the depths of winter, is wonderfully heart-warming, and cheers the spirit on these grey days. Here's to Spring!



Happy New Moon in Sagittarius

Posted on 09 Dec 2007 at 12:12.

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Happy New Moon to one and all - wishing you all a happy, festive lunar cycle. The Full Moon is on Christmas Eve. Due to the silly season, I'll be unable to take any more readings on until the New Year, but do email me for then if you're interested ( I wish you all a wonderful and relaxing time to recharge/party/let your hair down/lie in a big heap/do whatever takes your fancy.

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Moon Guide

Posted on 03 Dec 2007 at 08:12.

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Moon Guide - £50. The Moon describes the yin, feminine side of you - how you feel, respond, intuit. Element, aspects, transits, progressions cycles. Please email for further info.

I'm also offering, until 12th December, Mini Moon Guides, and Mini Transits for 2008, for just £20 each.

The December column will be up soon - apologies for its tardiness, due to my being ill with a truly horrible virus the last couple of weeks.



Personal Forecasts for 2008

Posted on 22 Nov 2007 at 08:11.

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What's coming up? Personal forecasts for 2008 now on offer (until 15th December 2007) at a discounted price of £50 (usually £70). Discover the trends and possibilities that are imminent.

Birth-charts, which show your unique potential, life path, ways of relating, etc. are also on offer (until December 15th) for £80 (usually £100).

These email printouts are written by me, using my 30 years+ experience coupled with intuitive insights. The computer calculates the chart, and/or transits - I do the rest.

PS Student rates are as follows:- Transits for 2008 - £40, Birth-chart reading, £60

Please email:

The Sun moves into Sagittarius today, at 4.50pm GMT. See if you notice a change in the energy around. It's a shift from fixed, water energy to mutable fire. Much more restless and very lively!



A New Phase

Posted on 12 Nov 2007 at 03:11.

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I've uploaded paintings of the Water element into the Gallery page. These particular ones aren't for sale, but commissions are welcome. Please email for further info.

Hope you all enjoyed the New Moon last Friday,on the 9th. There's been a very potent (expecially for Scorpios)harmonious grand trine in the water element, between the Sun, Mars and Uranus, symbolizing potential for making exciting and innovative new moves. In the next few days, as the Sun moves out of the equation, Mercury takes the Sun's place, signifying sparkling new ideas, and the inclination to talk about them!



Fresh start with the Gallery

Posted on 01 Nov 2007 at 10:11.

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I've just de-cluttered the Gallery completely, so I can have a fresh start and display new paintings and card designs. Will let you know in this blog when they're up.

The photo above was taken yesterday, at Hestercombe, near Taunton, in Somerset. Part of the garden was designed by Gertrude Jekyll, and quite stunning it was too, even on a cloudy October afternoon.



Christmas Ideas!

Posted on 25 Oct 2007 at 08:10.

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Plant advice. Do you have a bed, corner or border you don't know what to do with? Would you like some ideas? If you like, your sun sign (and your partner/children)can be considered in this. If the space is up to 20' square (approx.)the cost is £40. Please send size of bed,etc. (photo would be great), type of soil (garden centres sell testers for a few pounds), aspect (i.e sunny, shady, part shade), and I'll send you a list of plant possibilities and a sketch of how they'll look (slugs and nature permitting).

Please email on any of the above for more info.

The weekly column - this will probably take the form of notes and musings rather than a full column (see blog below), but I am hoping to keep it alive in one form or another.



Creating Space

Posted on 08 Oct 2007 at 10:10.

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As some of you know, I've begun a new course in the last few weeks. I've noticed quite a dramatic, energetic shift, and am using this to focus on the new, rather than continuing with the way things were.

I've decided to put the weekly column 'on hold' for the time being so that I can concentrate on the creative paths which have recently opened up, and give myself the space I need to give them my best attention. It feels energetically 'right' to do this at this time, so I hope those of you who regularly read the column will understand. For over two and a half years, I've written the column with great love, but now need to focus on, and explore new paths.

There will be a column next week, and I shall still be posting photos, and blogs, and keeping you up to date with my latest work. These two photos were taken last week in Somerset, England.

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New Moon in Libra photo

Posted on 04 Oct 2007 at 05:10.

I took the photo accompanying the forecast for 7th - 13th October this morning (4th October) at the school where I sometimes work as a supply teacher. I was about to begin a day of supply teaching (science - I covered elements of 'light effects', the 'food chain', 'telescopes', the 'big bang', 'blood sugars and diabetes'- but couldn't resist taking some of the beautiful trees that this school site is blessed with.

I've also recently begun a horticulture course (garden design), in an idyllic location, which is bliss. Below are some flowers taken there yesterday (Helianthus 'Lemon Queen', which were merrily smiling at us as we wandered around.

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Happy Autumn Equinox

Posted on 18 Sep 2007 at 03:09.

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As the autumn equinox approaches, I often feel it's a time to think about balance. As the nights and days are of equal length, so we can think about how balanced our lives are.

Is it a case of all work and no play, or do you include 'play-time' when you do whatever you feel like, sometimes not doing anything, just relaxing, and being.

The ideal is to be able to feel you're in a world where all is well, all the time, whether you're at work or play, and I'm learning that the more I listen to my spirit, the more this is so.
I wish you happy, productive work times, and fun, relaxing play times as we move into the next season.

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Help Yourself

Posted on 24 Aug 2007 at 09:08.

A notice saying 'Help Yourself' lay on the ground outside Clutton Post Office, next to a large number of beautiful gladioli. 'How lovely', I thought, and encouraged by the lady on the till, helped myself. They've given days of pleasure (I think they were Flower Show 'rejects'), and I'd like to thank whoever left them there.

It's amazing how gestures like that can turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary one. I also liked the 'double entendre' of 'Help Yourself', thinking about all those who expect everything to be done for them instead of making their own positive changes. Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend, and the weather in the UK is looking good!

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Summer Holidays

Posted on 19 Jul 2007 at 06:07.

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This photo is called 'Bag End for sale'

The school holidays have begun for me now, so family come first for the next few weeks. This will be the last column until the next term begins, although I shall be posting the main planetary movements next week.

I'm also able to add to my 'Gallery'now, thanks to George,and hope to be posting work here in the not too distant future.

I may also be adding the odd 'blog' or two on things that are in the air.

One of the most interesting events I attended recently was a 'Green Fair' in Frome, Somerset, England, which was opened by Channel 4's 'Grand Designs'Kevin McCloud (one of my favourite programmes of the few I watch). He wrote the first pledge,written on a cutout paper leaf (green of course), which was then hung on to a beautiful, twisted hazel tree. His was connected to the three 'r's - 'restore, recycle and regenerate'(I think); mine was to change to a more ethically run bank, spend less at a certain supermarket, and generally be more aware. So, if you feel inclined,
have a think about what you could do, and let me know. (e:mail:

Meanwhile, do a sun dance and enjoy the summer!

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Enjoy the Full Moon on 30th June

Posted on 28 Jun 2007 at 10:06.

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Next week's (1st - 7th July 2007) column is up a little early this week. If you want to read about the Full Moon on 30th June just click on 'view previous weekly columns' across this page. Have a good weekend!



The Family at Stonehenge

Posted on 15 Jun 2007 at 06:06.

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An old family photo tops the Summer Solstice column (17th - 23rd June 2007). Taken in 1936, my Mum, age 11, sits on top of a stone. My Nan and Grandpa, Auntie Joan and a couple of friends are also present. I don't know who the posh couple (with hats) are, nor why they seem to have a security guard with them!

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The two photos above were taken at Stanton Drew, of me and friends Peter and Jane, in September 2004, although Peter looks like he's dressed for the middle of winter.



Email sorted

Posted on 08 Jun 2007 at 01:06.

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I'm happy to say the email problem now seems to be sorted. The photo at the top of the forecast for 10th - 16th June, and the one above were both taken in the Bishop's Palace, Wells, Somerset, a wonderful place for a spot of relaxation.



Email Saga

Posted on 31 May 2007 at 05:05.

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I've just discovered today that quite a lot of my emails sent in the last few weeks, haven't reached their destination. Tiscali have been 'upgrading their hard-ware', and in the process, many emails have been lost. The situation, I have been told, will be sorted by 6th June.

Many apologies to those of you who haven't received replies from me, although I have written to you. Hopefully, 'normal service' will be resumed by Tiscali soon - and Mercury isn't retrograde until 16th June.

Meanwhile, enjoy the Full Moon tonight/tomorrow - Friday, 1st June, 2.04am. The pic is a view across the road, taken a couple of nights ago when the clouds were sunset pink, and looked good enough to eat.



Chalice Well Gardens

Posted on 25 May 2007 at 10:05.

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Wishing you all a Happy and Relaxing Bank Holiday Weekend!

The photo accompanying the forecast for 27th May - 2nd June 2007, is of the vesica piscis pool, which flows with the sacred waters of the Chalice Well, in Glastonbury. The garden nestles at the foot of the Tor. For more info, go to, and if you can, visit!
I came across the beautiful sunny poppies on Chilkwell Street, just before the entrance to the gardens.
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Moon/Venus conjunction on 19th May 2007

Posted on 20 May 2007 at 08:05.

I'm no expert with night-time photography, but here is the Moon and Venus in Cancer,taken just after 10pm (BST) on the 19th, as they approached a conjunction (20th May, 2.30am BST). A few clouds pemeated a beautiful sunset, then it became pitch dark, with these two celestial bodies shining clearly, accompanied by some quotation marks. (It was a plane actually, not a UFO sadly.)

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Up in the Night Sky

Posted on 13 May 2007 at 05:05.

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Mercury can be seen in the evening sky throughout the rest of spring from around May 11th. On clear nights, you'll be able to see three planets and the bright star Regulus, near the Moon, from May 18th - 23rd - Mercury on the 18th, Venus on the 19th and 20th, Saturn on the 22nd and 23rd, Regulus on the 23rd too. Happy star-gazing!

For latitudes above 70 degrees North, the Sun is above the horizon for 24 hours a day, from mid- May, until September. Enjoy the light.



Merry May Day and a Happy Full Moon for Tuesday, 2nd May

Posted on 01 May 2007 at 05:05.

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Merry May Day to you. Today is also known as the Celtic fire festival, Beltane, and is a day for celebrating a change of season, welcoming in light, growth and abundance, fun and frivolity. I spent part of it walking on a beach, enjoying the warm sunshine, which was more like Spain than Somerset. Here's to a great summer!

Enjoy the Full Moon tomorrow, Tuesday, 2nd May. I was wondering if it might feel 'heavy'(see the column), but so far the vibe is positive, and good for manifestation I feel.



Happy New Moon

Posted on 16 Apr 2007 at 06:04.

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Enjoy the New Moon on Tuesday, 17th April, at 12.36pm BST. It's a fiery, potent one with the Sun and Moon in Aries trine Pluto. A time for action, courage and making changes for the better, beginning today.



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Renew Your Spirit

Posted on 03 Apr 2007 at 04:04.

I wish you all a happy and relaxing break, with time for play and to renew your spirit. I'm taking a little time off too, and will be back soon!

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A Full Moon of Beauty

Posted on 31 Mar 2007 at 07:03.

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Wishing you all a peaceful Full Moon in Libra, resplendent with beauty and balance. Please read the weekly column for 1st - 7th April for the latest.



Astrological Paintings

Posted on 23 Mar 2007 at 11:03.

The photo at the top of the column for 25th - 31st March shows a detail from a watercolour painting of Pisces. I've painted several different versions of the sun signs over the years, am working on new material now, and take commissions. Examples up soon!

Sign associated colours, form, symbols and the element, (for example, Pisces is a water sign),all play a part, mixed in with some inspiration and perspiration!

Please email: for further info.



Sunday, 18th March 2007

Posted on 18 Mar 2007 at 04:03.

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It's been a topsy-turvy few weeks for me, which is why, for the first time since February 2005, I haven't been able to write the column, for one reason or another. There are a few words up now for the main astrological events this week, and I hope to write a fuller column next week.

My day-to-day life has changed once again, so I now have time to do the astrology I love. I'm working on several projects that will hopefully help many more people understand, and be able to use the signs and wonders of this ancient subject.



Return of the Column - 25th March 2007

Posted on 10 Mar 2007 at 08:03.

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There's no astrological column this week, due to much activity on the home front, but I am aiming to restart it around March 25th.

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Astrological Notes

Posted on 06 Mar 2007 at 08:03.

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Having pondered how to keep this site evolving and creative, combined with working at the garden centre, I'm trying out writing 'astrological notes', as and when I have the time and inspiration, aiming to keep you up to date with the astrological energies around.

Photography is a also one of the things that lifts my spirit, so hoping now Spring is almost here, to be able to be out there and take more.

The photos I'll be putting up today were taken yesterday, 5th March, on my way to work, over the ancient Mendips. Hope you enjoy them. There was torrential rain and strong winds on my return journey, so no amazing sunset vistas this time! Glastonbury Tor is in the middle distance.



Being Creative with the Astrological Column

Posted on 23 Feb 2007 at 10:02.

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I began writing the astrology 'planetary weather-forecast' column at the beginning of February 2005, specifically for Barefoot Doctor's web-site (he asked me if I'd like to write it), and since October 2005, it's been up here too.
For a while I've felt in need of a change, and recently began to work at a garden centre, which I'm really enjoying. However, I feel I want to change the way I write the column, so that it includes some of the things I'm coming across and learning about,to write so it flows creatively in a looser fashion. I'd like to write when I feel so inclined, rather than having a 'deadline'.So, sometimes it may still be astrological, sometimes it may be anecdotal and horticultural. I'd like to have fun with it, and see what happens, see what evolves.
As Mercury is retrograde I could change my mind about all this, and return to 'pure' astrology. At the moment though, it feels right to make some changes.

Please email any thoughts, comments, (note middle 'e'), and thank you to all those who have sent so many wonderful comments, and donations already :-)

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Happy Valentine's Day

Posted on 08 Feb 2007 at 03:02.

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The photo at the top of the forecast for 11th - 17th February 2007 was taken in a shop window in Lyme Regis. It features a painting by Sam Toft, one of my favourite artists, called 'Romantic Interlude'.
The photo above is another of Sam's paintings. If you see anyone, or any animal, looking as lost and forlorn as this, especially on February 14th, please give them a huge hug!

Valentine's Day can be fun or fraught, depending on the state of any intimate relationship you're in. If you take the view that the day is all about Love, in all its forms, it feels more inclusive for everyone, and I'm all for that. Enjoy the day!



Celebrating Brigantia - Friday, 2nd February

Posted on 30 Jan 2007 at 11:01.

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It's the Celtic Festival of Brigantia (also known as Candlemas,Imbolc, St.Brigid's Day)on Febraury 2nd. It was a sacred fire festival, dedicated to Brigid, a triune moon goddess, celebrating the beginning of the first stirrings of seeds in the ground, and the production of milk from sheep to their lambs. It was seen as the spiritual start of spring, when the hours of darkness are diminishing more swiftly and daylight is returning and increasing with the promise of fresh growth.

The photos were taken a couple of years ago, at the Chalice Well Garden in Glastonbury, Somerset, when I was lucky enough to attend their Sr Brigid celebrations. It was a moving experience, set in a magical garden at the foot of the Tor, with people from all walks of life sharing in the feeling of hope for the future, with poems, songs, costume and drama.

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The Aquarius Garden

Posted on 12 Jan 2007 at 12:01.

The Aquarius Garden column and pics are now posted. In 2007, the Sun moves into Aquarius on Saturday, 20th January (11.01 GMT), and resides there until Monday, 19th February (1.09 GMT), when it then moves into Pisces.

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Happy New Year!

Posted on 31 Dec 2006 at 07:12.

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Wishing you all a very Happy 2007, full of nice surprises!

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Phone readings and astrological garden spaces

Posted on 20 Dec 2006 at 10:12.

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So I can reach those who do not happen to live round the corner, I would like to offer phone readings, using your chart to discuss with you anything you would like to know more about, or the Tarot, or a combination of both. It would be your choice.
The price is £30 for half an hour, £50 for an hour, with you phoning me at a pre-arranged time.
As Christmas is just about upon us, I envisage beginning these after the New Year, as I am on holiday now, but will be glad to receive enquiries.

If there is an area of your garden you would like to develop as a space that reflects your sun-sign (or moon sign, or maybe a strong element in your chart), or a space that reflects the charts of you and a partner (maybe you would like to celebrate an anniversary by creating a special place), please write for further details.

If you are interested in any of the above, please email me at

Meanwhile, wishing you all a Happy New Moon - it is a powerful one!

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The Capricorn Garden

Posted on 17 Dec 2006 at 12:12.

You can now read about a Capricorn Garden on the Astrological Gardens page. May I wish you a warm and magical Winter Solstice - the Sun enters Capricorn on December 22nd 2006.



Merry Christmas!

Posted on 13 Dec 2006 at 03:12.

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The Christmas column is now up. I hope you enjoy it! It seems there is much potential for doing some positive thinking and mind-mapping about work and where you would like to go with it during this time,in amongst the festivities and rest-time.
I took the photo at the top of the forecast in a florist shop in Pershore - the richness of colour and texture resonates with the abundance and sensuousness of Christmas.
At the bottom is dear old Stanton Drew. I loved the contrast and connection between the tree and the stone.

And at the very bottom are some acorns and leaves, gathered moments before in the field behind my house. May your acorn dreams sprout and grow in 2007!

Many thanks to all of you who come here, and many, many thanks for your support. It is deeply appreciated. Much love to you all xx

PS The photo at the top of this blog was taken in late autumn in the garden of my dear friends Jane and Peter, in Worcestershire. Early morning sun was shining, lighting up all the berries, and the chimes sang in the gentle breeze.



A Christmas Wish

Posted on 10 Dec 2006 at 09:12.

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I wish you all a joyful Winter Solstice, Christmas and a Happy Entering into 2007! May your holiday be peaceful and pleasurable!

Although I am extremely hesitant to write this, necessity is prompting me to. If you are a regular reader, or even one who comes here occasionally, please could you think about donating a £1 every so often. I have reached the point, due to one thing and another, where I need some return for the work I have done here (and on the BarefootDoctorWorld site over the last couple of years,and rather than just stop doing it, I am asking for a response from you. Then I can decide whether I can continue, or whether I go and bang on a few doors asking for some other kind of work. I love doing the work here - but I have a family to look after, and it has just become increasingly difficult (ie I now have a rather sizeable overdraft, whereas until this year I never had one.)

If everyone who came to this site donated £1 (a month preferably - that is 25p a week), my financial problems would be helped tremendously. Please click on the Donate button if you can help.

I am sorry to have to write this, as I know many of us are stretched at this time, and hopefully will understand why I feel I must give this a try. Thanks for reading, and bless you all, donators or not!



Christmas Readings and Learning Astrology

Posted on 26 Nov 2006 at 09:11.

This is an update on my Readings and Workshops page.

SNAP-SHOT readings, at £40, look at the main themes for the year ahead (transits and progressions),and are a great Christmas present for anyone interested in astrology, or for you!

The above is delivered by email, and written by me, based on my 30 years+ experience and study. A computer printout of your birth-chart will be sent separately by snail mail.

A computer printout of your BIRTH-CHART with NO interpretation is £10. These are great if you just want to know such things as where your Ascendant is, what house your Saturn is in,etc. A sheet with the meaning of the symbols on the chart accompanies this, so you can begin to translate the astrological symbols into English.

One of my aims has always been to make astrology more accessible,to help people learn the language of astrology so they can use it to understand their own chart, and their friends and families. This promotes understanding of how the astrological cycles are at play, in your life and others, and gives huge insight into how these patterns contribute to your make up as a human and spiritual being. It is a fascinating process of discovery. In the coming year I hope to offer packs covering different areas of astrology, the first ones being about learning the meaning of the planets, the signs, houses and aspects in your own chart. I want to give you the packet of seeds, and help you nurutre these into full flowering, rather than giving you the plant. It is about giving you the means to find out about yourself, and your unique potential rather than giving you just my version.

Ideas are flowing fast and effortlessly for me at the moment, but they need to take shape, so please bear with me. Any feedback welcome, I am always open to listening to what people would like.

WORKSHOPS ~ I am intending to do one day workshops on ASTROLOGY in 2007. If you are interested in one, or one on SIXTH~SENSORY living (including using intuition effectively, grounding techniques, etc.)it would be great if you could email me as I am trying to gauge the level of interest. Thankyou!

Please email (please note double e)for more details on any of the above.
Apologies again for my computer not accepting apostrophes at the moment!



The Sagittarius Garden

Posted on 22 Nov 2006 at 03:11.

The Sagittarius Garden column is now posted. Hope you enjoy the photos - the first two, the sprite and the photo of bananas were taken at The Lost Gardens of Heligan in September 2006, the first time I had been there. It is definitely one of my top favourite gardens and I am full of admiration for Tim Smit, who took on the project of restoring it. He was the man behind the Eden Project too, someone who can turn his dreams into reality. Below is another of the sculptures there. It is a totally magical garden, with many places to explore (in true Sagittarian spirit).

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Apologies for lack of punctuation in the titles in these blogs - my computer will not accept them at the moment.



November sun

Posted on 10 Nov 2006 at 07:11.

The photos accompanying the forecast for 12th - 18th November were taken in Lyme Regis, Dorset, on 9th November. It was a day of warm, sunshine, and no wind; a day of delight, and a feast for the eyes. The water was clear, cleansing and refreshing (yes, I did paddle),and as the summer season is now over, I shared it with one exuberant dog, who was playing a game of fetch for his owners, who sat on the beach waiting for him to return with his toy. Wonderful!
The photo with the forecast for 19th - 30th November is the view further east along the Dorset coast,looking over Abbotsbury and Portland Bill. What an amazing sight it is - stunning in my view (scuse the pun!).



Photo for the forecast for 5th - 11th November 2006

Posted on 02 Nov 2006 at 08:11.

I took this photo, and the one at the top of the column for 5th - 11th November, of a view of Stanton Drew stone circles, in Somerset, on a beautiful crisp, clear sunny November 2nd. It happens to be my birthday too - I had put sunshine on my wish list, and here it is in abundance. The clouds below seemed to resemble the wings of an angel.

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The Scorpio Garden

Posted on 23 Oct 2006 at 05:10.

The Scorpio Garden page is now up. Hope you enjoy reading it. Please feel free to leave any comments in the guestbook. Thankyou!
Below is Dahlia Fascination, which has given us weeks of wonderful colour.

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Computer probs!

Posted on 12 Oct 2006 at 02:10.

The next column is up a little early, as I'm having major computer problems, and didn't want you to miss out, as I wrote this last week. Mercury isn't retrograde yet (that's the 29th October), but it is square Neptune, which can be remarkably similar!




Posted on 08 Oct 2006 at 11:10.

I'm sorry if you've been to and found no column this week. For some reason it isn't letting me 'paste'. As time is in short supply for me at the moment, and i've now spent a couple of hours trying to do it, I'll post the column just on this site for the time being. If you want to comment, you can always email me or put something in the guestbook here.Have a good week!




Posted on 06 Oct 2006 at 08:10.

The photo that goes with forecast for 8th - 14th October is of a view from Burnham-on-Sea across the Bristol Channel towards Wales, with the island of Steep Holm, a favourite haunt for birds, in the middle. I discovered B-O-S by 'chance', as I was visiting artists who were exhibiting for Somerset Art Week. The place has a very good vibe, the light is fantastic, and the natives very friendly.

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Latest on readings and art work

Posted on 30 Sep 2006 at 03:09.

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Much clarification and revelation has accompanied these recent eclipses for me. I wanted to keep you up to date until I edit the 'Readings' page, which I can't do directly yet. TAROT readings are still on offer at ?30, and I am available to do these at corporate events, weddings, etc. Please bear in mind these are done for positive guidance, not as messages set in stone.

Sun-sign paintings (?90), are an ideal gift for birthday or Christmas. Colour schemes can be suited to you, although the design will remain similar. These are one-off original watercolours; I hope to have prints to sell too soon.

Other readings are 'on hold', as my focus is on writing and other new creative pursuits. I have recently started classes in a lovely place called Burnham-on-Sea (pic taken from here looking across the Bristol Channel), and hope to have something to show you soon!



The Libra Garden

Posted on 20 Sep 2006 at 02:09.

The Sun moves from Virgo into Libra on Saturday, 23rd September. I've now posted pics and notes on the Libra garden, in the 'Astrological Gardens' section. Enjoy!

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The Virgo Garden

Posted on 09 Aug 2006 at 02:08.

The text and photos for the Virgo are now posted -enjoy. Keep those plants well-watered on these hot, sunny days. The photo below was taken at the entrance to Cleeve Nursery, which overlooks the Bristol Channel towards Wales. I love the quirkiness.
Thankyou very much to those who have donated - it's really appreciated!

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Leo Garden

Posted on 20 Jul 2006 at 10:07.

Photos and ideas are now up for the Leo Garden in 'Astrological Gardens'. The Sun enters Leo on Sunday,23rd July 23rd and leaves on 23rd August. Enjoy.



Diamond Choir

Posted on 17 Jul 2006 at 09:07.

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On Wednesday, 12th July I was privileged to see the Diamond Choir perform in a sell-out performance at Tewkesbury Abbey. They are full of joy as they sing about their life in South Africa, helping to raise awareness about HIV as they sing. They have raised thousands of pounds from their two week tour here in England, and are taking this back with them to help with projects that help those affectd with HIV. To read more about them, please visit
They are a truly high-spirited, awe-inspiring group of people, and it was fantastic to see them dance and sing with the beautiful acoustics, and magnificent architecture of this centuries-old abbey.

The amazing thing about this trip is that it came about because of one woman's vision. Jane Cox had gone to South Africa looking for a choir to work with, that she could bring over here, and raise money to help them deal with the effects of HIV, from which many in their community suffer.

She was staying near the Cullinan Diamond Mine, and asked if there was a choir in the area.'Yes', she was told. 'Where do they practice?' she asked. 'By the roadside', she was told. So off she went, and there they were, singing by the roadside.

She listened to them, and when they finished, plucked up her courage, and began to sing an African song. They responded, and sang back. She then talked to them about bringing a community choir from S.A. to England, and two years later enough funds had been raised to bring them over.

To me, it's an amazing example of having a dream, grounding it, and bringing it to manifestation. It was also a dream that helped others, and entertained and brought much joy at the same time.
Their work will continue, and I feel, go from strength to strength.



The Cancer Garden

Posted on 19 Jun 2006 at 11:06.

Notes and photos about the 'Cancer' garden are now loaded. Happy Solstice to you!



Full Moon Photo

Posted on 10 Jun 2006 at 07:06.

Full Moon and cat's eyes.

Happy Full Moon to you!



Posted on 10 Jun 2006 at 07:06.

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Full Moon and cat's eyes
Happy Full Moon on the 11th June!



guestbook entries

Posted on 04 Jun 2006 at 07:06.

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Celebrating son Sam's 16th birthday in Dorset, a magical day. Pity about the background, which is the Cobb wall, and bin, receptacle for unwanted habits and chip wrappers. The second photo shows what we were looking at - Lyme Regis' harbour, and the view across to Charmouth.



Taurus and Gemini gardens now up

Posted on 29 May 2006 at 07:05.

Ideas and photos are now up about the Taurus garden, and the Gemini garden. Hope you enjoy them!



Posted on 14 Apr 2006 at 08:04.

Happy Easter and Spring to all of you! May this be a time when the old and outworn dies away to create the space for the birth of something new and positive in you, and your life. Next week's forecast is up a couple of days early, as I'm taking a few days' holiday - you can read the rest of this week's, on the 'previous columns' page.



energy balancing -the elements in astrology

Posted on 31 Mar 2006 at 01:03.

The following article appears in "Mystic Pop" magazine - a U.S. publication. March/April 2006.

Fire, Earth, Air and Water are the elements used in astrology to describe the different ways energy is channelled through the different signs of the zodiac. Each of the twelve signs belongs to one of these four elements. Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, are the Fire signs, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, belong to Earth; Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius comprise the Air element, and Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, the Water element.

We?ve all heard of people being described as ?fiery?, ?grounded?, ?airy?, or ?deep?, and these are probably describing that person?s dominant element. Images are conjured up which we can all relate to.

When a birth-chart is calculated for an individual?s date, time and place of birth, it shows where each planet was, at that moment in time. It?s unusual to find a birth-chart with each element perfectly balanced, and we usually feel attuned to one or two elements in particular. The personal planets, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars, plus the Ascendant and Midheaven, generally have a more powerful impact on the individual than the less personal slower-moving planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Many people have one or no planets in a particular element, and find themselves striving to develop the qualities of this element.

The joy of astrology is that once you know your make-up, you can embrace it, accepting what comes to you easily, and learning how to integrate any missing element, by consciously working with it.

Let?s look more closely now at these four. Fire, as you might expect, is hot, inspiring, enthusiastic, confident. The energy is involved is that of the intuition, so people with this element in abundant supply have an innate faith in life, from which springs the ability trust their instincts, and to take risks. The Fire type trusts that everything will work out as it should, and because the expectation is there, it often does. If it doesn?t, this element soon recovers, shrugs philosophically, and finds something else to pursue. Fire signs come from their heart, and although they can be self-centred, it should be noted that being centred in your self, is a positive thing to be, and that from this state they can shine their light and warmth on to others. Sometimes they just need to be reminded that others may not feel as confident, and have the natural innate trust of life, that they do.

The Earth element is the one concerned with the physical body, and the material life generally. If the Fire element is connected to the spirit, the Earth element is connected to the mundane. It?s important sometimes, for those of us on a spiritual quest, to remember that we are human beings, as well as spiritual ones; also that we are human ?be-ings? rather than human ?do-ings?. The urge to ?do?, to be productive, is strong in the Earth element, which is wonderful, but needs to be balanced with moments of simply being. The signs of the Earth element help us to feel grounded, be in touch with our survival instincts, show us how to live life in a practical, reliable, and organized way. The Earth element is also extremely sensual, and enables us to enjoy all the sights, smells, and other delights that life has to offer, as well as enabling us to connect to nature, and planet Earth.

Gemini, Libra and Aquarius form the Airy trio, thriving in the realm of communication - ideas, thoughts, and knowledge. They are great at standing back, taking a detached view, being objective. Predominantly Air types can feel overwhelmed by the emotions of other people, and may remove themselves physically, if they feel swamped by the seemingly irrational outpourings of others. These signs feel happiest working with ideas, and ideals, and are generally very people-oriented. They want the best for humanity, and need to share their thoughts, to converse, read and write about these, so that positive changes can take place.

Water signs flow in the world of feelings; they are naturally empathetic and compassionate, and will provide a sympathetic ear to listen to the problems of others. These are the psychic signs, the ones that feel comfortable, like the fire signs, trusting their instincts and intuition, their sixth sense, and who are often aware of other levels of existence. They accept the whole gamut of human emotions, and can perceive the soul within, enabling them to see past human foibles, and feel the connection we all have to one another, at a deep level.

Many of us have one or two of the above elements emphasised in our chart, and these are qualities that we use easily in our lives; it is natural to express ourselves using the type of energy we have been blessed with. To feel balanced and whole, it may be helpful to consciously work on developing the energy, or energies, which are less in evidence. For example, if there are many planets in the Water element, but few, or none, in the Air element, the person may need to learn how to detach from being swamped by their own emotions; also to develop boundaries to enable them to listen to others? sympathetically, without absorbing the other person?s vibrations, which may drain them.

When we feel balanced, we are giving time, energy, and most of all love, to our spirit, body, feelings, and our mind, nurturing each one; we are accepting the gifts that each astrological element bestows on us.

Copyright: Sue Walker. December 2005.



The Gate - photo to accompany the forecast for 20th - 26th March 2006.

Posted on 18 Mar 2006 at 11:03.

I love this gate standing on its own, an 'entrance'to the Stanton Drew stone circles, in Somerset.Sometimes an electric fence springs from either side, to keep the animals out, but when I took this photo, it was standing, almost surreal, on its own.



photo that accompanies the forecast for 20th - 26th February 2006

Posted on 18 Feb 2006 at 02:02.

I took the photo on a bright, sunny, but freezing cold day, (because of winds from Siberia), at the end of January. The scene shows the moat around the Bishop's Palace, in Wells, Somerset - a lovely walk if you happen to be in the area. It was really this blue.



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Posted on 15 Jan 2006 at 06:01.

NB to the blog below - i am still doing the 'snap-shot' readings, and the tarot, mentioned on the 'prices' page.



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Past columns

Posted on 22 Dec 2005 at 06:12.

Past columns can be read in the 'weekly column' section.



Happy Christmas!

Posted on 22 Dec 2005 at 06:12.

The column is up a little early this week because it's Christmas! Hope you have a very Happy one!

Please note too I've had to post-pone the March 2006 workshop - please email me if you are interested in astrology workshops - I'm thinking of doing one on relationships - all feedback welcome - to



photo that accompanies 5th - 11th December

Posted on 04 Dec 2005 at 12:12.

I named this photo 'The Wayward Seagull', and a friend pointed out it was probably Jonathan (as in Jonathan Livingston Seagull). I took it last Saturday,26th November,in Kensington Gardens, which is a magical place, even in winter.

I welcome any feedback, about my column, paintings,etc. and realise there isn't a facility to do this here yet. However you can email me at: - I'd love to hear from you.



column for 31st October - 6th November 2005

Posted on 28 Oct 2005 at 08:10.

This column uploading is new to me, and by adding a photo, I've managed to put next week's column, 31stOctober-6th November 2005, into the 'previous column'category. Please read it there!



Gallery Page

Posted on 26 Oct 2005 at 04:10.

I've now got a gallery page here on the web site. I've just added some of my most recent paintings, so take a look here.



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