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Aspects for the week beginning 3 December 2023

Henry Kissinger (1923 – 2023) “America has lost one of the most dependable and distinctive voices on foreign affairs with the passing of Henry Kissinger. I have long admired the man who fled the Nazis as a young boy from a Jewish family, then fought them in the United States Army”. ~ George W. Bush […]

Categories: Historical · News · Obituary

Aspects for the week beginning 26 November 2023

“Napoleon” – the film by Ridley Scott also featuring my own Napoleonic journey Last night, we went to see the new film by Ridley Scott.  The subject, Napoleon, has strangely erupted in my life from time to time, as you will see.  I needed to revisit my connection with this historical era, and was glad […]

Categories: Celebrities · Film · Historical

Aspects for the week beginning 23 July 2023

Oppenheimer “If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendour of the mighty one”. ~ Bhagavad Gita (XI,12), quoted by Robert Oppenheimer The film “Oppenheimer” premiered on Friday (21st July), is being bizarrely pitted against the film “Barbie”, reflective of the aspect which […]

Categories: Celebrities · Film · Historical

Aspects for the week beginning 9 January 2022

Sidney Poitier (1927 – 2022) “I was a pretty good actor and I believed in brotherhood. I hated racism and segregation. And I was a symbol against those things.” ~ Sidney Poitier The iconic actor Sidney Poitier died on Friday this week, at the age of 94.  It seems astonishing to think that in the […]

Categories: Celebrities · Film · Historical · Icons · Obituary

Aspects for the week beginning 14 November 2021

F.W. de Klerk F.W. de Klerk, President of South Africa between the years 1989 and 1994, died this week at the age of 85.  He was fated to play an extraordinary historic role in leading the country out of apartheid, together with his fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela.  It was a huge achievement, […]

Categories: Historical · Karmic · Obituary

Aspects for the week beginning 16 May 2021

Mary Beard This week Mary Beard announced her retirement as Professor of Classics at Cambridge University next year.  In doing so, she intends to boost diversity by leaving an £80,000 fund for students from under-represented groups. Birth Chart Born with the Sun in Capricorn plus the North Node, Mercury and Chiron in that sign, Mary […]

Categories: Celebrities · Historical

Aspects for the week beginning 9 August 2020

John Hume (1937 – 2020) “Blessed are the peacemakers.  I remember John Hume and his vision.  Let’s sing for him tonight.” ~ Bono, 2018 Nobel Peace prize winner John Hume died last Monday.  I always love to study the charts of peacemakers; they can potentially change the world. Birth Chart John Hume had half his […]

Categories: Historical · Obituary

Aspects for the week beginning 14 July 2019

Anniversary of the Moon Landing “One small step for Man.  One giant leap for Mankind” ~ Neil Armstrong The 50th anniversary of the manned Moon landing coincides with the Lunar Eclipse on Tuesday 16th July.  I heard this week that someone dubbed the Moon landing as the most significant event of the 20th Century. Maddeningly, […]

Categories: Historical

Aspect for the week beginning 10 February 2019

Alan Turing Voted Greatest Icon of 20th Century “There should be no question in anyone’s mind that Turing’s work was the biggest factor in Hut 8’s success. In the early days, he was the only cryptographer who thought the problem worth tackling” ~ Hugh Alexander This week cryptanalyst Alan Turing was voted Greatest Icon in […]

Categories: Book Review · Film · Historical

Aspects for the week beginning 20 January 2019

Mary Queen of Scots The new film released in the U.K. this week on Friday 18th January about Mary Queen of Scots looks intriguing, and stars two modern stars of the screen.  The film is based on a biography of Mary Queen of Scots by John Guy, “Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary […]

Categories: Celebrities · Film · Historical