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Astrology Articles


The celestial movements reveal the workings of our soul-life, its cycles, rhythms and patterns....
you are invited to use the material on this page to assist you in the process of reflecting on your life,
allowing your own facility for wisdom and guidance to be revealed to you.

You'll find here a wealth of background information to enhance your understanding
of the planets, signs and other aspects of the art of astrology.

The most recent articles are at the top, an archive of earlier articles is located
at the end
of this page, and there is a variety of themed sections in between.

Do also visit the 'Guest Writers' page.




Click here to enter ...


See all twelve Johfra images plus a collection of poetry written while contemplating them.


See the images ...

Read the words ...

Enjoy the inspiration ...


Grateful thanks to everyone who made this project possible by sharing their creativity over the years.


Image left: detail from the Pisces card.
Painting: Johfra Bosschart (1919-1998)
© Stichting de Verbeelding. Used with kind permission.





"2020 Vision: End of a Cycle" 



"Lockdown"and other poems of 'now'

Your inspiration page. If you'd like to share any poetry you've written, or pictures
you've created in response to the 'now' of the current coronavirus situation, contact me.



Coronavirus - "Chiron-A-Virus"?

Reflections on coronavirus, including expanded summary of recent newsletters.

The squares of Chiron and Pholus, Chiron reaching Aphelion,

the god Pan (as in 'pan-ic') and much more ...






April 17th 2018, 08.09 GMT, Chiron entered Aries, returning to Pisces on September 26, 2018.


On February 18th 2019, 09.07 GMT ....


Chiron re- entered Aries and will stay there until 2026, reaching Aphelion (furthest point from the Sun) on May 27, 2021.


Click here to read more


"Ruby" (1993)

by Linda Garland.

Used with kind permission.



In 2018, Uranus entered Taurus on May 15th, then revisited Aries from November 6th until March 6th 2019.


It will transit through Taurus until 2025/6.


Note that Chiron's transit through Aries has similar timing because its elliptical orbit at times goes way out close to the pathway of Uranus, where it is heading now.


Click here to read more






2013-2018: THREE Centaurs were transiting in the zodiacal area
of the Galactic Centre:





If you have planets in the last 5° of Gemini or Sagittarius, or the first few degrees of Capricorn, they may have resonated especially strongly for you.


Read more


Wife of Chiron

On February 15th 1997, a new Centaur was discovered and named 'Chariklo', the wife of Chiron in the Greek mythology.


Book of hours, 15th C, anon. Bodleian Library


She is the largest Centaur,

with the most stable orbit,

moving between Saturn and Uranus, without crossing over the orbit of either one ...


Click here to read more


NEW!! Spanish translation


"Goddess of the Frozen Waters"








The Pluto Section

Although the 'exclusion' (August 2006) of Pluto from the Solar System has proven controversial, the 'new shape of things' yields some wonderful symbolism. Browse the articles below for further information... and also see below for material on Pluto's transit through Capricorn, from 2008 until 2024. 'As Above. So Below .....' says the abbreviated version of the ancient Hermetic maxim. Previous periods in history when man's understanding of the cosmos 'above' was radically altered were times of great turmoil 'below'. Like now.


The articles below provide a review of the process of Pluto moving from Scorpio, the sign it co-rules,
through Sagittarius and into Capricorn, where it is now.


Macrocosm and microcosm co-reflecting

Recording available of the London workshop 2009: PLUTO JOINS THE DANCE - click here to buy



Articles featuring Pluto


I: Re-Classification  - Listening to the Beyond


The meaning and symbolism of the reclassification of Pluto, and other changes in the definition of our Solar System.

II: Alignment with the Galactic Centre


Pluto aligned (in late Sagittarius) with the centre of our galaxy.

This reflects the need and brings the opportunity to align with our own deeper centre ...

III: Imaginal Location


More on the constellational environment of Sagittarius-Capricorn, rich with stories and symbols ...

IV: When Time Stands Still


Stations of Pluto: significance and opportunity offered.

(Includes general material on Stations)

V: Breaking the Taboo on God


Chiron conjunct Pluto in Sagittarius ushered in the Millennium.

A small retrospective ...

VI: Pluto, Lord Of Transformation


Archive material about Pluto in Scorpio, still relevant now...

VII: Threshold Crossing - Pluto in Capricorn

Some thoughts on the transit of
Pluto in Capricorn.

VIII: Want to Know ?

Be prepared to be nudged out of your comfort zone ...


More Articles ...



Queen of Heaven and Earth

The Venus Gallery


i)    Descent and Return

ii)   Journey Across the Sun

     (The Transits of 2004 and 2012)

Diagrams and Information:

i)    The 5-pointed Star of Venus

ii)    Dates for the next cycle
iii)   Dates of stations and conjunctions with the Sun
       (1900 - 2044)

iv)   Permalink to Venus cycle phenomenon
       (on astro.com)


i)    Mandalas of the orbit of Venus, with description

ii) Click here for gallery



An exploration of the cyclic journey of Venus, with reference to the ancient story of the goddess Inanna. For the Sumerian culture, the planet we call Venus was a personification of Inanna.


Inanna's story can be read as an almanac of the movements of Venus, charting as it does her periodic appearances and disappearances in the dawn and evening skies.

As ancient Sumeria equates with modern-day Iraq, this story surely has particular poignancy at present. It was literally pieced together from cuneiform text written on clay tablets, found in broken fragments buried in the sands of Iraq. They were unearthed and housed safely in museums, mainly in Turkey and the USA, to be 're-membered' much later by a dedicated international team of Sumeriologists who pieced the fragments together over decades and began the painstaking translation work.


Click here to download dates of the current cycle
and here for the next one


Click here for details of MP3s to buy

<<<<<< Diagram left depicts the orbit of Venus in relation to the Earth (2005). Created by Melanie Reinhart using the ACS programme 'Astrological Mandalas' created by Rique Pottenger. (To buy In the UK, contact Roy Gillett). 


Below is a fractal image 'Star of Venus', created by Melanie over an Ingress of Venus into the sign of Cancer, using the programme Fractal eXtreme.


Click here to read Dieter Koch's material on "The Star of Bethlehem", which some believe is Venus.

Click here to read Sophie Juneau's story "Inanna and Erishkigel"



Chiron and the Centaurs

New! Click here for material on the Chiron Return - free downloads and to buy


Working with the Weirdos

(first published in TMA)


Chiron                             Pholus                            Nessus


  • Click here for a selection of downloadable PDF ephemeris material for Pluto, Chiron, Chariklo, Nessus and Pholus 1800-2030.
  • Click here for a 'Centaur Story' about the 'Naming of Nessus' and why I risked publishing material on this Centaur under this name before the IAU had confirmed it!
























In 2014, Nessus joined Neptune and Chiron in Pisces, following up on where Pholus was during the 1970s.

In 2019, Chiron moved into Aries, but Nessus and Neptune remain in Pisces.


More information ...

More pictures like the one on the left ...

All Change Please  

In 2005, three little-known Minor Planets called 'Centaurs' changed signs. Chiron and Nessus moved from Capricorn into Aquarius, and Pholus from Scorpio into Sagittarius. This article explores the meaning of these shifts, and offers original material on Chiron, Pholus and Nessus. These three Centaurs are the ones whose meaning is most articulated so far.



Chiron and the Centaurs

Design: Tamara Stamenkovic





Presence Heals the Past
The timeline of Chiron and Saturn


From 2003 - 2006, Saturn made a series of seven oppositions with Chiron, across an axis of great interest which lines up with an ancient model of the Chakras and the signs of the zodiac. Noting what occurred for you around the dates in the sequence from Root to Crown may help you understand what was going on in certain aspects of your inner and/or outer life during this time of strongly accelerated awareness ...

And see here for material on the 2017 squares ...


The Uranus-Neptune Section


Lightning Over the Waters - I - Macrocosm and Mythic Images.

This article explores the 7 year 'mutual reception' between Uranus and Neptune 2003 - 2010.

Looking at the 'Big picture'...


Lightning Over the Waters - II - Up Close and Personal

Continuing our exploration of the mutual reception of Uranus and Neptune (2003-2010), this article takes an individual and intimate approach by concentrating on our personal experience......


A Metalogue of Uranus & Neptune

First written for the Journal of the Astrological Association (UK). An account of an amusing 'real-time' astrological event which occurred during the writing - with wry comment on the more bizarre end
of the Aquarian spectrum!


Water Bearer Dreaming

The symbolism of the sign of Aquarius.

Since the 1960s and the musical Hair, most people know that 'This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius', but perhaps not everyone knows that this refers to a shift in a major astrological cycle called the Great Year, which lasts 25,800 years. It comprises 12 periods averaging 2150 years each, corresponding to the 12 zodiacal constellations...... (Written Winter 2000.)


Shaping the Dream ...

The oppositions of Saturn and Neptune

Between June 2006 and September 2007, Saturn and Neptune made three exact oppositions to each other, across the signs of Leo and Aquarius. This was the half-way point, the high water mark, on their cycle which began in 1989, in the sign of Capricorn, where Pluto has been transiting ......



Talking ... and listening ... to the Moon

(Original water colour by Melanie Reinhart, 'Dialogue' 1984.)

See the website timeanddate.com for a wealth of astronomical information about the Moon.

Download here two meditations similar to those mentioned in the two articles below.


Moon Talk I

The Moon completes one orbit around our home planet Earth approximately every 29 days in an intimate and cyclic relationship which has profound effects within the soul. We know that the gravitational pull between the Earth and the Moon affects the seasons, mating, migration, tidal rhythms, and other behaviours in the plant, animal and human kingdoms. It is likewise within the waters of soul ....


Moon Talk II - Mother Moon

For many cultures, the Moon is the Great Goddess present through the waxing and waning of life in all its manifold forms, her shape-shifting but predictable cycle embracing the paradox of continuity within change ....


Moon Talk III - New and Full Moons - Current

Dates, times and zodiac signs. Use this dowloadable information to help you stay connected with the inner tides of your soul. Keeping track of the Moon's cycle and your attunement to it is a wonderful way to offset some of the insecurity and unknowing which characterises these times. This page is updated regularly.


Moon Talk IV - Eclipse Information

Here is the astrologicall information on current and forthcoming eclipses.

An inspirational paragraph from Laleh Bhaktiar.


Moon Talk V - the 'Void of Course' Moon

Every few days, after the Moon makes its last aspect before changing sign, it is said to be 'Void of Course'. Time to let go, cease effort, take a break and don't 'push the river'. Click here for current VOC dates and times.





A selection of articles which contain themes of enduring or historical interest,

or cover material that may be of interest to those studying astrology.

You can also use this material to help you review and more deeply understand personal
experiences which occurred during the periods mentioned.


The Lion Portal Opens

A personal response to the London bombings, July 7th, 2005.

Photo by Richard Wicksteed from
'Mystery of the White Lions' by Linda Tucker.

Used with kind permission of the author.


Celestial Hexagram

The 'Harmonic Concordance'
November 2003.

(Chart generated with Solar Fire v.5.1)


in Pisces
A fish feeding makes the sign of the Tao.
Photo: M. Reinhart, Bali, 2011.
See also the article on Nessus entering Pisces.



Picture created by Melanie Reinhart in December 2008, relating the orbits of Chiron + Neptune, from the vantage point of Jupiter.


The Chiron-Neptune conjunction:

"Healing Illusion and Developing Compassion"

Click here for MP3s available


Click here for article





Dragon's Head

and Dragon's Tail

Lots of material

on the Moon's Nodes.



See also my book 'Incarnation' recently revised and newly available.


Click here to purchase.



Change, Change, Change !!!


'Beyond the squares'. Reinhart 2015.


The last exact Uranus-Pluto square was March 17th 2015, but its 'postlude' continues until 2018.


Changes 'pending' will now begin to become real, to manifest, to become possible. Momentum balances itself as manifestation begins and develops, as old structures are broken up, inwardly and outwardly.


Read more here





a personal reverie


Buddha gazes out over dawn valley

Photo: M. Reinhart, Borobodur, Java, 2008.






(Click here for article, with updates as the astrological symbolism was expressed in reported events,

up to dismissal of the final appeal

April 2018.)


An 'Astro-forensic' blog




During 2009, there was a rare series of exact triple conjunctions in Aquarius, with Jupiter, Chiron and Neptune ...
Click here to read more ...

Within orb 2007-2014, this conjunction is truly a
'signature' of these times.

Click here for Turkish translation.

Click here for Phoebe Wyss article.







Mercury Rx

in Scorpio


October-November 2013


This article describes in detail the seven stages of Mercury's cycle from when it enters the 'field' of the Retrograde loop, until the next Superior Conjunction.


You may find yourself looking forward to every Mercury Retrograde Cycle after reading this article!


Click here to read the article





Material on Comet ISON


Material on Comet







North Node

September 25th, 2013


The 'Wheel of Fortune' turns



Every 12 years or so, Saturn makes a conjunction with the North Node.
From mid-August to mid-November, 2013, this happened again ...


Read more here


Blog for TMA on

the role of Venus, also

conjunct Saturn-Node





Astrological Ramblings of One Perplexed

(first posted 25.1.2019).

Click here

By no means complete, and avoiding any attempt at 'prediction', this section contains occasional ruminations plus random trails of thought, humour, and other spin-offs from the current rather intense process of "Brexit"!

A note on the image, left:

Attribution to "Getty Images" (cropped) but this picture was not found on their website. First seen here.



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      kindly contact me. Some images shown are still being researched to find a source which can be appropriately credited. Thank you for your understanding.

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