This week I'm sharing with you my Family Tree.
Here are the charts.
John English born 6th Jan 1783
Sun, Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury and Venus in Capricorn Moon Aquarius...Bucket Shape Chart
Died age 71
His 4th child was Alban Huddleston English
Born 15th March 1815
Sun, Pluto & Mercury in Pisces. Moon in Taurus. Again a Bucket Chart
Died age 68
His 7th child was William Joseph English
Born 18th September 1855.
Sun Virgo, Moon Sagittarius... Splash Chart
Died age 34 of T.B. = Tuberculosis
His 3rd child was Reginald Edgar Richard Egerton English (my Grandfather)
Born 6th October 1883
Sun, Mercury and Venus in Libra, Moon in Sagittarius...Bowl Chart
Died age 62 of T.B.
His oldest child was my Dad
Asc, Sun, Mercury, Venus in Sagittarius. Moon in Libra. Locomotive Shape Chart. (bit like a See saw but not quite)
Died age 60 bowel cancer
His oldest child was my brother.
Capricorn Ascendant, Sun conjunct Jupiter in Virgo. Moon in Sagittarius. Bucket chart (again)
Died age 58 bowel cancer
This week we are covering giving birth and the dynamics involved.
First chart is me on inside, my son on outside. His Ascendant is exactly conjunct my Sun in Pisces. His Moon is in my 5th. A very emotional time (nice emotions!)
Second chart is my mother giving birth to me. Nothing special with 5 house. Dynamic didn't happen until I gave birth and again much later when my Mum was very old. Moon in same sign.
My Mum and first born my brother. No 5th house birth dynamic, other than Neptune (drugs). A bigger story with 7th house Bruv's Moon.
My Dad and first born my brother. Bruv's Moon to Dad's Sun conjunction and Bruv's Moon also conjuncts Dad's Ascendant. Both charts are Bucket charts. Bruv's Mercury to Dad's Moon/Saturn/Jupiter in 10th.
This week is all about Saturn in the sign of Capricorn (where it is at the moment 2018-2020)
Here is Mother Meera's chart. She now lives in Germany and still gives Darshan https://www.mothermeera.com/
Here is Gustav Holst's chart. Notice Saturn in the first. He got interested in Astrology during his Saturn return and then he started to write The Planets. So these pieces of music are influenced by the Astrology (not Astronomy) of the planets.
DO listen to his wonderful composition of Saturn~The Bringer of Old Age https://youtu.be/OYPg8H5LtCI
(great conducting by Susanna Mälkki who is a #Pisces)
Just a little discussion about the first day of Libra= Also called The Autumn (or Autumnal) Equinox
Here's the piccie of the other Equinox's and Solstices which are our seasons:
Spring-Aries, Summer-Cancer, Autumn-Libra, Winter-Capricorn.
The other Pagan Festivals are when the Sun is (approx) halfway through the Fixed signs of Aquarius-Imbolc, Taurus-Beltane, Leo-Lammas and Scorpio-Samhain
These are the lovely diaries that I use, aren't they fab!
This week we are discussing 'live' 'Nina's' chart and her boyfriend 'Chap'.
Here are the charts with the Synastry below
Nina= Indigo, Bucket, Cap Asc, Sun Leo (in 8th) Moon conjunct Pluto Born 1992
Chap: Sag Asc, Sun Cap, Moon Gemini, Bucket chart but more importantly Yod (see Episode 25) Born 1993
Synastry Chart: Clustered Asc, Mars/Moon conjunction in Gemini= Past Life?
This week we are learning about how to read for friends (or yourself) and what's important in a reading.
The things to take into consideration are: is the present problem something natal or to do with a transit?
We are using an Indigo Person's chart.
More info on Indigos is here http://www.maryenglish.com/old/indigo1.htm
An interesting way to find out the meaning of a significant dream is to record the time it happened and make a chart.
Linda Reid talks about how to do this in her book Crossing the Threshold, The Astrology of Dreaming https://bit.ly/2CajP3V
Nice Sleep Track here http://www.maryenglish.com/old/Sound%20Sleep.mp3
DO get in touch if you'd like me to use your Sleep Chart in a future episode maryATmaryenglishDOTcom
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This week I'm talking about a news item about the sea.
A thing called Red Tide is happening in Florida
Here's the video I saw yesterday
Most other news coverage is a little less urgent.
Maybe the present planet's positions explain this a bit more?
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Astronomy is a much needed necessity to make accurate charts.
However, with computer programmes making this easier it does mean we are not learning about the real planet's actual movements.
This is the app I mentioned that will help you spot planets (and some stars) https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/astrolabe-clock/id421777015?mt=8
This is a good video from the British Museum showing a real ancient Astrolabe https://youtu.be/N8oWGwcdFmA
Here is Jeff Mayo's book The Astrologer's Astronomical Handbook https://amzn.to/2nOl9PX
This week I am talking about Event Charts.
Making a chart for a forthcoming event, or one that might have already happened.
These can be used for weddings, interviews, starting a project, maybe creating something or dates in the future.
In the creation of Tempesta Chart, we have Virgo Ascendant, Sun Taurus in the 9th, Moon in Leo in the 11th and Mars in Libra in the first....great chart as it turned out!
More info on the remedy here on my blog, I will be updating my website very soon http://www.maryenglish.com/old/tempesta.html
Info on how the proving took place and what happened:
This week we are looking a little deeper at Mercury Retrograde.
Here's the book I mention A New Look at Mercury Retrograde by Robert Wilkinson.
Here is Robert's website http://www.aquariuspapers.com/ (looks interesting!)
Lots of (helpful) info from Donna Cunningham about Mercury Retro https://skywriter.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/how-to-manage-mercury-retrograde/
If you're interested here's Wyatt Earp's chart!
This week we are discussing K's chart. She wrote to me to share her chart which is below. Remember when you make a chart to keep it as clean and easy-to-read as possible. Avoid adding oodles of planets and asteroids, it only confuses understanding your 'self' and your chart. xx
More info on Bach remedies https://www.bachcentre.com/centre/remedies.htm
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My Stop Self-Hate Hypno Track
This week we are learning a teeny bit about loving the Self.
Using the chart of the Dalai Lama below
This episode contains a little meditation/hypno track so please don't listen while driving or operating machinery.
This week we are working with a live chart. We have permission to share and analyse 'Miss K's' chart.
She is feeling depressed, her best friend died last year and she's having to look after her mother who is abusive (and a family that doesn't care about or care for her)....but does she have to?
Miss K natal chart showing Taurus Ascendant= Steady
Sun Aquarius= Freedom to Be
Moon Aquarius= Freedom to Feel
Mercury (retro) in Aquarius= Freedom to Think
Sun in the 10th = career is important.
Miss K's transits
Miss K's Mum
Instructions on how to find your Astro Twin/s on www.astro.com
This week's chart is Donna Cunningham who was a lovely Astrologer that I really liked and very sadly died last year ....on her birthday:(
The last time we communicated on her blog when she announced her retirement xx
This week is just a bit of fun.
As mentioned here is my mother's chart showing the asteroid with my Dad's name: Noel
...in her 7th house of marriage!
Find some names that mean something to/for you and add them into your chart or someone you know and make a note of the house they fall into.
Does it mean something for you?
Where does your own name end up?
Have fun! <3
This week's episode is about the different 'Learning Styles' concentrating on Kinaesthetic
Here's my blog post on Kinaesthetic Learners
Here are the charts I mentioned
My younger sister Emily
Here's the video of her talking. Listen to her talking about 'getting a sense of' ....at 3.39 mins https://vimeo.com/255988168
The famous potter Bernard Leach
Here's a video of him talking so you can hear him using Kinaesthetic words. Watch the way he touches the clay....
At 1.01 he says ...feel good pot.....
At 1.44 ... touch
This week I am discussing the wonderful conjunction of Uranus and Pluto. A whole generation of people were born with this significant aspect.
Do get a copy of Richard Tarnas' wonderful book
Cosmos and Psyche, Intimations of a New World View https://amzn.to/2yhkRJt
Here's the chart of the first broadcast of Star Trek
This week we are considering the effect of Jupiter conjunct Sun and weight issues
Using the chart of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Uribe
Using the Whole Sign House system as no time of birth
This week we are looking at the natal chart and some transits of Yogi Bhajan, a modern day spiritual leader www.yogibhajan.org
Natal Chart, Bucket Shape
Sun conjunt Neptune (almost exact!)
Transit chart for the moving from Pakistan to India age 18
starts the 3HO org, lead-up the actual date is July
This week we are covering Solar Return charts
Here are the charts I used from my lovely volunteers:
Compared to Solar Return
(I've used Cardiff as a location, just to explain how they work but that might not be the actual location)
This week we are learning about the Ephemeris, the document that lists the Astrological position of all of the planets for each year.
Here's the link to the page I'm using:
Here's what an Ephemeris would look like back-in-the-day, showing my own date of birth (thank you Auntie Jo):
Hiya, this week we are doing some Astronomy #sadface
Bear with me on this one, it will make sense at some point and you don't actually have to understand this to make a chart.... (coz the computer does it all for you!!)
However learning it does give you more Astronomical knowledge which is always a good thing!
Here are the charts we are using.
Celia S time of birth 00.01am in Northern England UK, Taurus MC
compare to Tracy Marks time of birth 12.36pm Miami Beach, Florida USA, Libra MC
and Queen Elizabeth time of birth 2.40am London UK, Scorpio MC
This week is all about Planet Returns.
This is when a planet goes back to be the same sign and degree that is was in when you were born.
In Michael's chart we are showing his chart with his Saturn return just coming up showing in green on the outside wheel..
..and the fact that he had Jupiter retrograde in his chart in the sign of 6 degrees of Cancer in the 11th house
Here is what the ephemeris page on Astro.com looks like
and here is Michael's Jupiter return date and what that looks like on the ephemeris, I've highlighted in blue
As mentioned this is a great book that covers what you do really need to know: How and Why Astrology even started.
Here's the link to the book The Astrologers & Their Creed by Christopher McIntosh https://amzn.to/2HCw7ok
Here's Dr McIntosh's Uni Page:
This is the piccie from the book showing the ecliptic:Sun's apparent path (among the stars) through the year.
And the Equator : imaginary line around the Earth at equal distance to the Poles
Quote from page 24:
These points are what we would now call the solstices and the equinoxes. The diagram below explains these terms more clearly. The sphere is the Earth and the horizontal circle round it represents the equator (imagining that the Earth's axis is vertical). The tilted circle represents the ecliptic, that is the path that the Sun appears to trace around the Earth during the course of a year. The equinoxes are the points where the ecliptic crosses the equator, once in the spring and once in the autumn. These are marked as E1 and E2 (respectively). The solstices are the highest points of summer and winter and are shown as S1 and S2. If one lived in the northern hemisphere S1 would be the summer solstice and S2 the winter one, and vice-versa for the southern hemisphere.