Marianne Williamson

“There is no order of difficulty in Miracles”

~ from A Course in Miracles

New Age Author

In 1992, Marianne Williamson published her commentary on A Course in Miracles “Return to Love” which made this difficult book more accessible to the average reader.  This marked her out as  a spiritual teacher, and she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show and established herself as a lecturer in New Age philosophy.

Apart from a workshop on feng shui, the workshop I attended of hers in September 2008 in London is the only New Age workshop I have managed to drag my scientist hubby to!  I was struck by her warmth and authenticity.  On just now questioning hubby about his thoughts he said he found her very “together”, and was impressed that she rose above being defrauded by her agent.


Marianne ran unsuccessfully in 2014 in a bid to represent California’s 33rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.  But in January this year, she announced her candidacy to win the Democratic nomination for the Presidency in 2020.

She has taken part in two televised debates, and in the first round in Miami she stated that if she became President the first call she would make would be to Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand, as an admirer of her principles.

This week she took part in a second televised debate, and a Guardian headline yesterday announced “New age author takes Democratic debate by storm”.  She stands for themes such as forgiveness and peace, and wants to establish a new way of doing politics.

Birth Chart

With 6 planets in the Cardinal quadruplicity, Marianne’s chart is straightaway established as that of a leader.  She has Sun in Cancer closely conjunct Uranus, which puts her in the New Age movement.  Her Ascendant is in Gemini, making her a good speaker and communicator.  Venus conjunct Uranus gives her great personal magnetism.  There is a definite streak of warriorship and activism, with Mars in Scorpio closely trine the Midheaven (work in the world).  She also has the Entrepreneur archetype, in the shape of Jupiter sextile exactly Uranus, and certainly made use of a much needed gap in the market (elucidating A Course in Miracles).  Her Neptune trines the North Node in Aquarius – describing her as a New Age (Aquarius) Spiritual Teacher (Neptune).  Jacinda Ardern also has this sign of spiritual leadership (Neptune trine North Node).  Her Ascendant trines exactly North Node on cusp of 8th and 9th Houses (the linking point of Psychology and Philosophy).  Her Part of Fortune/Chiron conjunction in Capricorn is 2 degrees apart – This combination has the ring of miracles about it, someone who deals in Miracles.

This Week’s Debate

According to the Guardian “The controversial author proved curiously magnetic to the American public again during the brief moments when was able to speak from her lectern”.  Despite being low profile among 10 candidates, she was the most Googled candidate afterwards.

Among other comments, she referred to the current climate:

“If you think any of this wonkiness [the debate over policy] is going to deal with this dark psychic force of the collectivised hatred that this president is bringing up in this country, then I’m afraid that the Democrats are going to see some very dark days”

All power to Marianne, for trying to bring some light through to the world of politics.

Quote from Marianne Williamson from “A Return to Love”:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?”

[This quote is often wrongly ascribed to Nelson Mandela, who included it in a speech]


It is my great pleasure to announce that this is a good news week!

It may not look like it (we are watching the rain clouds over the dam at Whaley Bridge with anxiety; there have been gunmen on the loose in El Paso and Ohio, all situations with repercussions and much anxiety surrounding them) but hopefully (oops, a word banned by Jacob Rees-Mogg) in some way, we can put our cares behind us on some level this week and enjoy life (to a degree, if not to the full).  It is very rare I can say that, because most weeks there is at least one fly in the aspect ointment.

Wednesday (7th) brings one of the luckiest aspects of the year: the Sun trine Jupiter.  It’s a good week to embark on a holiday, or have a little flutter on the lottery.  Jupiter trine the Sun favours long distance travel, pilot strikes permitting (!).  However unlikely it seems if you are struggling, this week could bring you that lucky break, or even a miracle.  Recommended reading for your suitcase: “A Course in Miracles” and “A Return to Love” (see above).  Weather watching again this week, it seems that there will be some sunshine, and some fleeting showers.  Perhaps the residents of Whaley Bridge may be allowed to return to their homes by Wednesday.

It is a day of good cheer, laughter, adventure, golden opportunity and looking ahead to the future with optimism.

The news broadcaster Robert Peston has Sun exactly trine Jupiter in his natal chart, and when asked in an interview “What has been your biggest disappointment?” he replied: “I am rarely disappointed.  I try to make the best of things.”

Marianne Williamson has the Sun closely sextile with Jupiter, a similarly positive outlook.

The next day, Thursday (8th) brings possibly the second most positive aspect of the year, Venus trine Jupiter.  This concentrated goodness in the middle of the week might encourage you to make some plans or celebrations.  It is an aspect conducive to parties, engagements and weddings, and can certainly bring some romance into your life.  If romance is not what you seek, it could bring some money into your life!  Or you may find the meaning of happiness.

So that’s it: a very intensely happy middle of the week.  I hope to hear success stories, rather than complaints at the customer service desk!

The week in bullet points:

  • Wednesday – happy clappy
  • Thursday – lovey dovey