Saturn in Libra

Saturn will commence its transit through the sign of Libra from 29 October 2009 to 7 April 2010, and then again from 21 July 2010 through to 5 October 2012.

At any time in history certain events occur which capture the essence of some astrological transit of the time. The essence of the time, like the secrets of the perfumers’ art, is inevitably a complex blend of ingredients that takes some subtlety to discern. (See Dustin Hoffman’s character in the movie Poison.)

Yet here we are attempting to discern the occurrence and effect of just one of these ingredients of the essence of the time – the transit of Saturn through the sign of Libra – the only inanimate sign in the ‘circle of animals’, the sign depicted by the Scales, representing the concept of balance.

Voices from the Underground

Insights into current trends

The GFC may be making the headlines, but do you know the astrological correlations with this – and other – major world trends?

Astrology is the study of correlations between observed phenomena and the interpretation of the symbolism in the movements and patterns of the ‘planets’.

Thus, it is interesting that within a few days of Pluto’s transit into Capricorn – the sign associated with rules and regulations, with frugality and making do with less – the stockmarkets of the world took one of several significant dives.

Nadal’s success

Career Moves: Are we surprised?

8 May 2009

Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book Outliers reveals that it generally takes about 10,000 hours of work, training, practice for anyone to become world-class in any field.

This is the price of world-class success.

But what does it take for someone to be so committed to a pursuit to devote 10,000 hours to it?

Federer vs Roddick

2009 Wimbledon Men’s Final

5 July 2009

What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?

Well Andy Roddick’s serve was certainly an irresistible force, as shown by the fact that he won 37 service games straight against Roger Federer in the one match.

But Federer proved to be the legendary immovable object. Even in the presentation ceremony he remarked that he was glad the match ended when it did ‘because it could have gone on for another couple of hours.’ He certainly looked fresh enough to have kept playing for much longer, as fresh as if he had just walked onto centre court from the locker rooms. So it was clear that Roger had decided he wasn’t going anywhere without the trophy on this occasion.

So, history has played out, but what can we learn from it?

The Ashes 2009

What Happened at Cardiff? The Ashes, first test, July 2009

15 July 2009

It isn’t over till it’s over!

Just when everyone was expecting England to wilt on the last day of the First Test, and Australia push for a convincing victory, having outplayed England for most of the first four days, the momentum in favour of Australia began to meet with some resistance.

With their backs to the wall, and facing the prospect of an innings defeat, the English team rallied with some fighting words. It’s hardly surprising to see resistance in the dying stages of any sporting contest. It was very interesting to see the parallels being played out symbolically in the movement of the planets at the same time.

Brideshead Revisited

A personal reflection 31 December 2008 Recently we have had the pleasure and delight to watch the original full-length BBC production of Brideshead Revisited on ABC2. I have followed this up by reading the original novel. Here are some lines that particularly caught my attention: My theme is memory, … These memories, which are my…

Saturn opposite Uranus

Signs of the Times: Saturn opposite Uranus: 2008–2010 Any guitarist who has ever tuned two strings to the same pitch using harmonics would have a visceral memory of that moment when the two strings begin to vibrate to precisely the same pitch and produce that clarity of sound that tells them that those two strings…