New Light

Spring Equinox, 20th March 2018, 16:17


(Image: Lisa Michaels)

The equinoxes and solstices are gateway moments. Unfolding their resonance describes the spirit of the time, like a passage of music, that will continue over the next quarter of the year until the next astronomical gateway is reached. That is why they are worth thinking about. They reward our attention.

Mars, ruler of the Spring Equinox, takes its heat and fervour into Capricorn on 17th March, just prior to the equinox, under cover of the darkness of a New Moon. Governance, authority, status: these Capricorn matters have been in the spotlight for a good while already as Pluto moves through that sign, piling high its revelations of power abuse in the work place and public life. Pressure to remake social structures along more responsible and egalitarian lines is intense and will only become more so as Mars pursues its two-month route-march through Capricorn. It conjuncts Saturn at the beginning of April and Pluto at the end, a marker of the closing cycle (begun in 1982) of Saturn and Pluto, and foreshadowing their new meeting in 2020.

The Sun’s entry into Aries (marking the equinox) on 20th March is the moment of daybreak in our northern year. The time of preparation is over; the forces of light and warmth now swell and burst the buds as activity begins to outweigh rest. Whatever we have been fomenting in the darkness of winter – represented in part by the current condition of Mars – can and will now take form in the light.

Chiron is in conjunction with the newborn Aries Sun (in the last degree of Pisces, crossing the threshold into Aries on 17th April). The leader of the centaurs and mentor to heroes, Chiron has been in Pisces since May 2010 and this notable emergence, illuminated by the equinox Sun, gives depth and seriousness to the Aries impulse to be, to do and to become effective. Jem Neal describes Chiron in Aries as expressing the ‘pain of selfishness’ and its powerful presence asks us to find a mature and connected expression of selfhood, one that heals the rift between what the singular ‘I’ wants and what the whole requires. Separative personality consciousness is a massive source of suffering, for which healing arises from consciousness of our deep connectedness with all of life and with our own soul forces.

Mars will be expressing this very dilemma as it conjuncts Saturn (the tyranny of separative consciousness) and trines Uranus (the perspective of the self ensouled). Indeed Mars will be coming to our attention really strongly, not only as the ruler of the equinox and of Aries, but because of the aspects it holds at this gateway moment. It is squaring the SunChiron conjunction, impressing our conscious understanding with its desire for effective action. Such energy is valuable, but we have to know what we are about.

Energy without purpose is random activity. When sustained intent is the basis for activity our lives can be truly vital, authentic and purposeful. Activity that arises out of an awareness of interconnectedness can also be inspired (as is the case for Chiron, coming out of a long journey through the waters of Pisces). Individual expression is the flame that leaps from the collective fire: luminous, illuminating and full of life and heat.

Mars brings a mood of conflict and aggravation to Jupiter’s work (sextiling Pluto from Scorpio) of expediting the current seismic undoing of structures of power and privilege that is going on in the ailing public body. The certainties of how privilege empowers some and excludes others has been experienced forever by those who fall outside its radiant glow; now some of that can be seen from within the circle of light too. Let’s hope we don’t drown in the sea of #butimagoodguy; such responses are failing to appreciate that these problems are historical and systemic, not personal – even where their impacts are profoundly personal.

It is for us now to know what we are seeking to do and to become. If we don’t know what we’re about and are not actively holding intent, nothing can or will come of the opportunities that time brings us. If we don’t get behind our intent, our statements and actions, nothing and nobody else can.

Kate Hubert

Awen Astrology


Capricorn Kaput? Re-dreaming authority

arianrhodWhen the Grandmothers from the four directions come to speak, a new time is coming.”

It is amazing to my ears to hear discussions of patriarchy being aired in mainstream culture: for so many years these were confined to ‘radical feminism’! The generalised denigration and abuse of women was just the way it was. And then Jupiter went into Scorpio and Weinstein came tumbling down. Scorpio’s ruler, Pluto (dispositing Jupiter in Scorpio), has been travelling through Capricorn since 2008 and is at the bottom of this unravelling of the fabric of power and of a certain register of Capricorn that is right at the forefront of our collective mind at the moment: authoritarian, patriarchal, status-seeking, exploitative and ruthlessly materialistic.

Pluto’s journey through Capricorn is taking a demolition ball to defunct expressions of the sign’s energy. And as Capricorn rules the structures, traditions, conventions and systems of authority and governance that bring order at the physical, social and political levels of our lives (e.g. public life, the ‘apparent world’) Pluto’s work is literally making headlines as it dismantles obsolete expressions of Capricorn. Plutonic energy expels toxicity from any system, and so it is currently exposing abuses of power and status, and all the associated rottenness of that.

But of course, there are many registers to our experience, and they express a variety of ways in which we may potentially receive and understand experience. We need now to be alert to a different register of Capricorn, one stripped of its patriarchal overlay. There’s an urgent need to re-dream Capricorn. The sign belongs to the Earth element, always associated with ‘feminine’ energy (downward moving, grounded and receptive). Earth is definitively about nourishment, support and sustainability. Pluto’s exposure of Capricorn’s shadow simultaneously unveils its more life-affirming underlying archetype, which is that all life depends on relationship with Gaia, planet Earth. While our connection to the planetary body in general and to place or land in particular may seem remote to many it is, as it always was, fundamental to survival. Our understanding of this connection now stands in need of renovation – it needs to become conscious, lived and felt. Or, more simply, honoured.

Right now Capricorn’s ruler, Saturn (turbo-charged in its own sign) is, like Pluto, travelling through Capricorn, moving inexorably towards 2020 when they will meet. It is 500 years since they last met here and this time signifies the powerful seeding of a massive new cycle of growth. There will be three major planetary conjunctions in 2020, two of them in Capricorn (Saturn–Pluto and Jupiter–Pluto). We are now living through the falling away of old cycles, a hiatus before the beginning of the new; this is a powerful time for establishing a new resonance with which to work and focus intent. And during 2018, as Jupiter sextiles Pluto from Scorpio, there is great assistance to do just that (as expressed, for example, by the #metoo movement) and to alter the register of our experience; but we have to do the work of re-dreaming Capricorn.

Pluto is creating space for a more authentic order of authority to be established, and it is this resonance of Capricorn that we need to identify now. The energy of Capricorn, being earthy and retracted, belongs to the land. The indigenous traditions of our island home in Britain have been harshly and systematically interrupted, but the wisdom (or dream) they grew out of still exists within the land and within our bones; it may not be in our habit to relate to it, but this wisdom is accessible through ritual and meditative connection. Capricorn has become identified with the ‘power over’ model of human relations and with the very force of authority that seeks to interrupt indigenous authority/wisdom/connection and this is what is falling away now as the glamours of ‘power over’ and of human separation from the body of the Earth begin to dissipate under Pluto’s spell.

Some astrologers in North America engaged in finding a new resonance for Capricorn are calling it the Circle of Grandmothers, referring to a Native American prophecy, “When the Grandmothers from the four directions come to speak, a new time is coming.” The Circle of Grandmothers ‘are the teachers looking back at the previous seven generations, gleaning knowledge about what has worked and what hasn’t, informing them as to what is needed in the present to sustain the next seven generations’ (Holly Alexander). Old age and its wisdom are under the rulership of Capricorn, and the authoritative place of wise elder women in first-nation cultures suggests a corrective to our youth-loving, male-dominated authority structures. There is a desperate need for a reinstatement of eldership in our communities.

In British mythology an archetype associated with the authority of cosmic order is the goddess Arianrhod, one of the great mothers named in the Mabinogian, where her story is one of being tricked into giving her power to her son by stealth. The Mabinogian stories are renditions of ancient myths recorded in patriarchal times, narrating the very passing of feminine power to masculine agency. Silver-circled Arianrhod is a celestial goddess whose cloak of stars is the celestial sphere, turning and turning around her as she, like an axis, holds heaven and earth in right relationship. Her heavenly spiralling energy is found at the core of all forms, evident in bone, seashell, DNA. She is both very distant and inmost: most remote and most intimately known, as confirmed by the Law of Correspondence. This axial feminine archetype brings us a sense of connection, an order of being, that exists between starry lives and our own embodied human existence. She holds together distant star and the shape of the human hand painted on the rocky wall of a cave, and declares their necessary relationship, even their interdependence.

As a great mother of the starry heavens connecting the most distant with the inmost, Arianrhod resolves the polarity of Capricorn and Cancer. Arianrhod’s dark and holding night surrounds us with powerful, fruitful gentleness, in a place of umbilical connection and safety. Nourishment by the mother in Cancer and empowerment by the father in Capricorn are not in reality separate experiences but part of an archetypal human wholeness. Both communicate that we are securely and lovingly held, in inner and outer life. There is no need for fear. Indeed, fear belongs to the misapprehension that we are alone, disconnected, separate. The womb-like wintry darkness of Capricorn can be hard for the personality to handle. Not knowing, not seeing the way, no growth being evident are troublesome for us when we are disconnected and out of touch with support; but when we connect with trust to all that holds us, the mystery of the dark is beautiful and richly nourishing, the seeding space deeply valuable. And this is where we are right now.

In this darkness we can either freak out or seek connection with that axial power that holds the worlds together! This power holds us in right relationship with the worlds, each other and all our relations, past, present and future. It is in this place that we must now patiently work with our connection to Gaia, to initiate modes of authority that serve the whole circle of life.

Astrology Circle (working with meditation, sound and ritual) timed to coincide with Jupiter’s second sextile to Pluto will take place on Sunday 15th April in Ashburton, South Devon.  Please contact me if this interests you.



Fomenting Possibility

Winter Solstice, 21st December 2017, 16:29

There is power in silence.

At Solstice, the midpoint between the Sun and the young Moon is occupied by the ruler of the underworld, Pluto, marking this time of darkness and peace with a charge of depth and power. The dark nourishes and replenishes all of life, readying us for a new season of growth and expression. Great potential lies in the deep tranquillity this moment offers.

The spirit of any time is created by a field of resonance. This is a musical chord that causes everything that vibrates at that frequency to sing. The vibrational frequency that pertains at any one time conditions (rather than determines) what is imagined, experienced, perceived, thought and done in that time. In this process moments arise that are openings into new territory, and astrology, the complex language of energy patterns in time, provides a sense of where and when these openings are and what opportunities might be found as we travel into the new.

In early October Jupiter’s entry into Scorpio marked such an opening, offering a very different way of experiencing Pluto’s renovation of Capricorn, which has, since 2008, been relentless in its revelation of the toxicity and corruption at the heart of our structures and systems of authority. Jupiter’s movement into Scorpio – ruled by Pluto – brought that archetype’s concern with protection, benevolence and justice into our experience of societal corruption. The revelations that followed in the wake of the Weinstein scandal may have come as a devastating surprise to some, but were not news to most women. The only surprise was that suddenly – after lifetimes – sexual predation and abuse of power through sexuality was being seen as “NOT OK!” Pluto and Scorpio rule sexuality and power; Jupiter is illuminating plutonic vileness but in a helpful way, enabled by the resonance created by being in Pluto’s sign.

Furthermore, as Saturn (ruler of Capricorn, the sign Pluto currently occupies) has been travelling through Jupiter’s sign of Sagittarius, Jupiter’s entry into Scorpio put all three planets into a strong energetic relationship with each other: they all disposit each other. This represents an opportunity for conscious recalibration which we can see reflected in the example of Weinstein and the #me too response. That door is about to close as Saturn changes sign.

On 20th December, 36 hours before the Solstice moment, Saturn will come home. It moves into its own sign, Capricorn, where it will edge slowly towards a major astrological moment: its conjunction with Pluto in January 2020. We have had no major planetary conjunctions since 2011: the longest period of quietude since at least 1900. In 2020 we will have three! JupiterSaturn, Jupiter–Pluto and SaturnPluto. JupiterPluto and SaturnPluto will be in Capricorn; JupiterSaturn will occur on 0° Aquarius (note this degree!) Given the energetic relationship between Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto this autumn, we can see this time as a foreshadowing, a gathering of force for these major conjunctions to come in 2020.

At the time of this year’s Winter Solstice all planetary energies (except Neptune in Pisces) will be pouring (by disposition) into Saturn in Capricorn. Saturn is home and ready to build, manifest and give form to what we will. Capricorn may be the sign of authoritarianism, materialism and avarice, but it’s also the sign of spiritual aspiration and Initiation – tune into the level that you would like to manifest in your life, but please spare a thought for the rest of us; look unto the seventh generation, if you would! Saturn in Capricorn brings the possibility of great steadiness, endurance and self-discipline; now is the time to garner the forces of the will to manifest new structures and forms of governance, individually and collectively. What authority do we wish to honour and live by? We’ve had time to think about it; now it’s time to commit.

At the Solstice all planets fall within 167° of the zodiac, leaving 193° wide open and empty. The midpoint of planetary activity is 0° Aquarius (remember?), site of the coming JupiterSaturn conjunction. This gathering of planetary heft suggests the tightening of a bowstring and a taking aim into the other half of the zodiac where the warmth and caring connection associated with Cancer, and the joyful creative expression of Leo are indicated as crucial qualities to guide the will at this time and as we head towards 2020.

And let’s not forget that the Solstice is created by the movement of our life-giving Sun, our guiding star, into its midnight place. This year it is accompanied by Venus and Saturn (which shares the Solstice degree); exuberance and expenditure are chilled and stilled, replaced by the wish for something more serious, like real connection. With care and joy, take the time to go deep and connect; know what it is that you will. There is power in the stillness and silence of this time.

Kate Hubert

Awen Astrology


The Collective, the Equinox and the Venus-Mars ConjunctionequinoxCan you imagine the Earth’s equator, projected out into space like a cosmic hoola hoop, and the apparent path of the Sun around the Earth as a second hoola hoop? They have two points of intersection and two places at which they are furthest from each other. The points of intersection are the equinoxes (yielding equal day and night across the globe), and the places of greatest distance mark the solstices (yielding shortest day and shortest night). So these moments are astronomical phenomena arising from the relationship between our home planet and its local star. Upon this relationship all life depends.

These astronomical moments are marked by the Sun’s entry into the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) and they inaugurate new phases of activity that we see unfolding over the following three months. It is worth engaging with the quality of the opportunity that is presented at these times out of time.

The gateway into the dark half (for us in the north) of the year is ruled by Venus, Libra’s planetary ruler. Right now Venus is travelling with Mars (ruler of Aries and the Spring Equinox) through Virgo, sign of the harvest and service. Cosmic geometry is such that Venus and Mars will be conjunct exactly on 5th October, day of the Full Moon: Venus rules the Sun in Libra which will be opposite the Mars-ruled Moon in Aries. Very neat. The conjunction of these two personal planets speaks of an opportunity to resolve the relationship between self and other: the unilateralism, self-seeking and disregard for others that is Mars, is seeking balance with pacification, harmony-seeking and disregard for self that is Venus. Mature and wholesome expressions of Mars and Venus come about through right relationship and appropriate regard for the requirements of self and other.

The warrior readily becomes isolated and embattled. “ It’s me against the world!” While the lover loses itself thinking it can find purpose and identity only in the approval and accommodation of others. “If only you loved me!” When they come together, as now, there is the possibility of sensing the potential that a fine balance between these two polarities may bring. Our energetic expressions of these principles come to the fore as we tilt back and forth on the fulcrum of self and other. A low-level expression of this conjunction could be bruising! An integrated expression could be the realisation of the interdependence of self and other (I and thou); a determined defence of what is gentle and relational; the mutual acceptance of the need for love and the need for self-actualisation.

So here and now stand the lover and the warrior together, and opposing them is Neptune, mighty god of inundation, tempest and earthquake, urging the pair to yield to a far greater context of meaning, beyond all personal concerns: profound interconnectedness, the unity of all things. See the Oneness that interfuses and surrounds all manifest life – and place your personal concerns within this context of significance. Neptune is always involved in the erosion and sacrifice of separative values and the personality perspective (our little selves). Neptune reveals to us that we are far greater than the personality assumes, for we are embodied spiritual beings and a vital part of the great unfolding of cosmic life.

Neptune, at a low register, functions as the attempt to numb out and fog up. It is overwhelmed by the world – a reaction we all know well. Our cultural world insists we engage with terror and tragedy persistently: we are exposed on a daily basis to horror and suffering. The human imagination is tranquilised by terror. We are made torpid by a cultural addiction to suffering. The gift of Neptune operating at a higher register is that it infuses the personality with a vision of the sacredness of all Being, and the personality thus inspired can re-enter the fray of mundane existence – as we must, determined to act in the world with compassion and alertness to the significance of collective experience, which is that it is not separate from us. Rather, the experience of the collective is an echo chamber of our own unresolved inner hell realms. The world is ours, it belongs to us; we are making it every day.

Mars as the grabbing aggression of the isolate self is an impulse we all know in ourselves; Venus as the pushover who cannot stand up and speak the truth is also uncomfortably familiar. It is for us to resolve the polarised dynamic between Venus and Mars within – so that we may empower the warrior who will defend what is of true value, and the lover who can create connection and relationship between things that have been put asunder. In this way, perhaps our worlds can manifest compassion. At this moment in the turning of the world, we feel the fulcrum of dynamic tension: there is a choice; we are creative; we are powerful.

Kate Hubert

Awen Astrology

Crafting the Collective Soul: Towards 2020

Forging-a-sworda day of astrological exploration

for all levels of experience, from beginners to professionals

The Hexagon, Park Rd, Dartington Estate, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EQ

Saturday 11th November 2017 10:00-17:00 £50 (£35 low income)

with Barry Goddard, Kate Hubert & Moira Lake

Remember the days before China became a superpower? Before the ‘Great Recession’, Islamic State, mass electronic surveillance, Donald Trump and Brexit? We’ve been through a huge shift over the last nine years, reflected in the square from Uranus to Pluto. The years between now and the SaturnPluto conjunction of 2020 will shape decisively the world in which we and our descendants will live. How can working with the planets guide us in meeting the challenges of this time?

Empowerment and Actualisation: SaturnPluto in the Natal Chart with Barry Goddard

Pluto empowers, Saturn pushes us to actualise. For many of us, the period around 2020 will represent a major life-shift. We will begin by looking at the SaturnPluto conjunction of 1982 through the charts of some public figures, where the collective aspect of these planets is also involved. We will then look at the 2020 conjunction through the charts of some of us who are attending the day.

Barry Goddard has been using astrology to describe and predict world events since 2003, mainly in his blog at He has been doing personal astrology readings since 2002, and also does shamanic healing work. He is based in Moretonhampstead.

Crisis, Renewal and Remaking Our Worlds with Kate Hubert

The journey of Pluto through Capricorn is revealing the corruption and redundancy of the structures that underpin the world as we know it. We are called upon to create new ways of being. Exploring astrological archetypes experientially, we can anchor into a deeper system of significance and begin to understand the inter-relationship between individual and collective experience.

Kate Hubert is influenced by esoteric and Jungian astrologies and a love of druidry. Based in Ashburton, she’s been a professional astrologer since ’99, offering readings, teaching and workshops,

Before Our Eyes with Moira Lake

How has the world changed in the six months since our first astro-day in May? What have we made, together and individually? We’ll look at the astrology of hurricanes, fracking, transhumanism and activism. How does life after 2020 look now? We’ll experience direct input from the planets as we lend them our voices and listen to their conversations.

Moira Lake has been a professional astrologer for over 25 years. She also works as an energy healer and shamanic worker. She practises in Dartington. For more information, visit

Bookings/Info: Kate Hubert   01364 654494


Summer Solstice

21st June 2017, 04:25 GMT


The Summer Solstice is a time of reckoning as the Sun stands at its zenith. The days are long and the light falls strong on the Isle of the Mighty! It’s all here to be seen; no hiding place! I write this on the morning after Britain’s General Election, a time of reckoning indeed. In my view, the solstice chart casts a light on what is culminating in consciousness at this time and what will be unfolding over the coming season as the Oak King is slain and Earth tilts towards its winter journey.

The solstice is marked by the movement of the Sun into the first degree of Cancer. Astrology can tend to treat the Sun as just another celestial body, alongside the Moon and planets. Yet it is of an altogether different order of significance. It is a star and pertains to the soul level of experience – the immortal aspect of our lives. It is the source of of all life, ‘great giver of all that is’, the animating principle; it confers consciousness. Pure light is strong medicine; illumination exposes what has been concealed in shadow. This is a time to look at our lives and our world unflinchingly, a time to come to consciousness.

summer fire

The Solstice moment this year occurs just as the Sun rises above the horizon. A new dawn. And it is only 25 seconds of arc away from an applying conjunction with Mercury (29° 29′ 35ʺ Gemini): Mercury casimi conferring super-refined intelligence (of a kind) to the moment, as nervy Mercury is enlivened, ensouled with solar energy. New mental connections are being made: aha! Mercury is on the unstable 29th degree of its own sign, so this feels somewhat critical: a significant ‘seeing through’ opportunity and one that is likely to find public expression as Mercury rules commerce, media and negotiations. The EU chart is significantly triggered as Mercury casimi falls on its midheaven, squaring its ascendant. This looks to be quite a moment.

The Solstice Sun in Cancer is ruled by the Moon, which is part of a yod involving Venus, Neptune and Jupiter. Jupiter, at the head of this yod, suggests that the work to be done now is to regeneratesocial justice and reinstate benevolence and fairness as core values. A rebalancing needs to occur between values based on getting my piece of the pie (the pursuit of self-satisfaction) and those arising from an ideal of sharing and compassionate concern for the collective. The social world can only work when we acknowledge that our needs and resources are the same: ideally we all share them. We all need to be able to sustain ourselves and yet the resources for doing this are not held collectively; rather they are arranged in order to exclude and profit from, often dire, human need. This is clearly unjust and the mighty forces of Neptune, arraigned to erode the personality perspective, are urging us to raise our sights to include compassion and a real experience of our interconnectedness. Such an experience is not simply a theoretical position; it is incontrovertible only when it is lived, it changes the patterning of the heart and mind. Neptune is working to achieve this re-patterning.

The power of the elite has to be sacrificed in order to share power within the collective. This time calls for a radical change in popular values: self-serving strategies, institutionalised injustice and power protection are not being supported at a higher level. A change is being made. The unviable values of ‘selfservatism’ (!) are being eroded as Neptune insists upon fairness and inclusiveness. This rebalancing goes on throughout the year, but it has reached a pivotal moment now. For the many not the few, as someone has said!

We cannot wait for compassion to arise in the public body – it has to emerge from each of us individually as we make our judgements and choices, perceive our personal and social relationships, and respond to life. Only then can it find its resonance in the body politic; without change at the individual level we will continue to experience Neptune as disappointment, delusion, loss and lies.

Kate Hubert, Awen Astrology,

Riding the Tidal Waves of Change

Riding the Tidal Waves of Change

The familiar tells us who we are; but it is in the unknown and the untried that we will find all that we might be. Suzanne Rough


There was something about 2016! We were rocked by a series of significant collective shocks and I’m not talking about Prince! It felt like the world tilted on its axis and we found ourselves living in a reality that looked familiar and yet was changed. Like falling into a dream or waking from one, I’m not sure which!

Why is this? How do I know what I know about the world I live in? There is my observable experience (very limited) and beyond that I have to rely on the interpretation of others (e.g. my friends who kindly – or unkindly – tend to agree with me), and mostly, the media, according to which we are on the brink of all kinds of disaster. We’re descending into chaos as the waves of change crash against our jpersonal and collective shores.

I do not doubt that the challenges we face are grave, but we are also dealing with a culture that seems to be all out to tease and trigger reactions of fear, anxiety, disgust and overwhelm. It used to be the church that told us we were skipping down the primrose path to the everlasting bonfire, now the message comes, via the media, from secular sources. We are also dealing with the struggles of our private lives and inner worlds where negative emotions, more or less inculcated in us, really take hold and lead us into dark places. In the grip of these reactions we form our perceptions of reality, inner and outer.

Private predicaments (e.g. personal problems, illness, poverty, lack of opportunity) are compounded by inner feelings (e.g. low self-esteem, fear of future, vulnerability) and the whole shebang gets conflated with a sour outer reality peddled by the media as being unrelentingly appalling. This conflation of inner and outer worlds is dangerous and overwhelming. It’s too much! Our perception becomes enmired.

The awfulness of it all becomes anaesthetising; one cannot keep engaging. It is futile to do so. A bottle of wine and a sunshine holiday begin to look very attractive indeed – and just as well, because that is about all we’re going to get! The church found that people held in states of fear and shame are very easy to control; a fretful and enfeebled population offers little resistance. And in these digital days, we are all only too happy to carry out our own self-surveillance and pay for the privilege. It’s a funny old world.

Somehow we have to engage with realities in the world in ways that do not paralyse us. Passivity is not an option. Gaia needs our consciousness. We have to know how to protect ourselves without retreating our souls. The planetary world is a wilder, freer, bigger and more beautiful thing than we can conceive. This is still a beautiful world, a world that is wonderful to live in, a place of daily miracles: a world worth fighting for.

Astrology is an unsurpassed tool for interrogating and describing the qualities of time and experience. It is a language that describes cosmic patterns and rhythms. Humankind has to return to the rhythm of the cosmos. That difficulty and opportunity are two sides of the same coin has become a cliché, but we need to practise the art of finding the opportunity in the midst of fear-inducing difficulty. Astrology teaches us that we are all instrumental to a greater unfolding of consciousness: every effort we make to transform inner and outer experience is blessed; every effort to live consciously is blessed; all resistance to soul retreat is blessed.

In the spirit of seeking opportunity amid challenge, three of us astrologers are facilitating a day of astrological exploration to be held on 13th May on the Dartington Estate, near Totnes in South Devon: Riding the Tidal Waves of Change. This is envisaged as an enquiry into the astrology of outward events and inner unfoldings that will serve people and place, renewing strength and vision to help take hold of opportunity, and be the change we want to see. It’s a good world.

Kate Hubert

Awen Astrology