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Aspects for the week beginning 11 October 2020

John Lennon’s 80th Birthday “You may say I’m a dreamer But I’m not the only one…” ~ John Lennon The life of John Lennon was celebrated this week, to commemorate what would have been his 80th birthday on Friday.  A member of the groundbreaking band The Beatles, and half of what is often hailed as […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 4 October 2020

David Attenborough With travel restrictions this year, the naturalist Sir David Attenborough has recently taken to social media to get his urgent messages across to humanity.  Among other vehicles,  he has recently set up an Instagram account (now totalling 5.1m followers).  Not surprisingly, he has a record number of followers, wherever he goes.  Among other […]

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Kofi Annan (1938 – 2018)

Kofi Annan “Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deep compassion and empathy” ~ The Kofi Annan Foundation Kofi Annan, an icon of diplomacy, departed this world this week, almost universally loved and respected, someone who did his best to make the world a better place. Birth […]

Categories: Icons · News · Obituary

Aspects for the week beginning 18 March 2018

Stephen Hawking (1942 – 2018) “Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t […]

Categories: Icons · Obituary

Aspects for the week beginning 27 November 2016

Fidel Castro (1926 – 2016) “There is often talk of human rights, but it is also necessary to talk of the rights of humanity. Why should some people walk barefoot, so that others can travel in luxurious cars? …Why should some be miserably poor, so that others can be hugely rich” — Fidel Castro, 1979 […]

Categories: Archetypes · Historical · Icons · Obituary

Aspects for the week beginning 5 June 2016

  Muhammed Ali (1942 – 2016) “I am the greatest.  I said that even before I knew I was.” Boxer Muhammed Ali, formerly Cassius Clay, passed away on Friday evening, from respiratory complications while in hospital on life support.  He was 74.  He ensured his place in the history of professional heavyweight boxing.  But he […]

Categories: Icons · Obituary

Prince (1958 – 2016)

The world is reeling from yet another high profile celebrity death, and Prince not even reaching his 60s. The Birthchart His was a high energy chart, with Sun in Gemini (mental energy; he could play an indeterminate number of musical instruments), Ascendant in Scorpio (emotional drive) and Mars at 0 degrees Aries (primal physical energy). […]

Categories: Celebrities · Icons · Obituary

Aspects for the week beginning 6 July 2014

Dalai Lama Happy Birthday to the Dalai Lama I am not ready yet to write a eulogy to the Dalai Lama, and as a man of great simplicity he would not want much razzmatazz on his birthday, but I simply want to wish him a happy birthday, and to thank him for being such an […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 8 December 2013

Icons Growing up, my icons were Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King (see my blog under the category Icons), the Dalai Lama, and later I became aware of Nelson Mandela (who passed away this week).  If all politicians carried on according to their example, the problems of the world would be greatly lessened. I have written […]

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Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013)

Today is a day of prayer and reflection, not just in his native South Africa, but around the world.  As a world citizen, he may be unparalleled.  His achievements were many, but all shot through with integrity and consistency.  The courage he bore in his long incarcerated years in Robben Island and the spiritual leadership […]

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