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Aspects for the week beginning 31 October 2021

COP 26 The 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow starts today, and lasts twelve days.  It is the last chance for the world’s nations (around 125 are involved) to commit to keeping warming from carbon emissions below 1.5 degrees C.  There is not a nation that won’t be affected by increased global warming, some […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 24 October 2021

Alec Baldwin The actor Alec Baldwin found himself at the centre of a gun-related tragedy this week, at the time of the Mars-Pluto square.  The cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the film Rust died, and the co-director Joel Souza was injured. This haunting event has been described as “unfathomable” – it was an accident, but highlights […]

Categories: Celebrities · Film · News

Aspects for the week beginning 17 October 2021

William Shatner “I’ve heard about space for a long time now. I’m taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle,” ~ William Shatner At 90 years of age, William Shatner, aka Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise, travelled to the edge of space on Wednesday this week, in an example […]

Categories: Celebrities · News

Aspects for the week beginning 3 October 2021

Cressida Dick The currently serving Commissioner for the Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick, has again come under pressure to resign following this week’s sentencing of ex-policeman Wayne Couzens, who murdered Sarah Everard on 3rd March.  Sarah’s murder is a watershed in so many ways, highlighting violence against women, and mistrust of the police, misogyny in the […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 22 August 2021

Afghanistan Book Review: “The Places In Between” by Rory Stewart (pub: 2004 Picador) The horrific scenes this week of people trying to flee Afghanistan at Kabul airport, people being crushed, women throwing their babies over barbed wire fences supposedly to safety, has shown us this week how absolute is the plight of the Afghan people, […]

Categories: Book Review · News

Aspects for the week beginning 20 June 2021

Naftali Bennett This week, with the awkward square between Saturn and Uranus, Israel finally threw off its long-term entrenched figurehead Benjamin Nethanyahu, and entered into a new era of uncertainty with a precarious coalition of right, left and centre, together with an Arab representation.  The arrangement is that Naftali Bennett (of the far right) will […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 2 May 2021

India India has been the focus of much of the news headlines this week, bizarrely jostling for attention alongside Boris Johnson’s wallpaper.  My most surreal moment of the week was watching the documentary on Greta Thunberg on Monday evening, where she carefully took us through her wardrobe (which looked more like a sock drawer) explaining […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 25 April 2021

George Floyd 2 Black Lives Matter, almost a year on Almost a year ago, the world watched as George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis by a white police officer, during the course of eight minutes.  Everyone hoped it would be a turning point in race relations, and there were reverberations around the world, not least […]

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Aspects for the week beginning 18 April 2021

Shirley Williams (1930 – 2021) a “Liberal lion and a true trailblazer” – ~ Ed Davey Shirley Williams, who died at the age of 90 this week on Monday 12th April, was a member of that rare breed: a popular politician.  She became an M.P. in 1964 when to be a female M.P. was also […]

Categories: News · Obituary

Aspects for the week beginning 4 April 2021

Police The Police have been at the forefront of news lately; two policemen have been charged with crimes (one being a Met police officer for the murder of Sarah Everard).  The conduct of the Police has been called into question, in the context of their behaviour towards rioters.  Astrologically, the Police are represented by the […]

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