ANCIENT GREEK DEVICE REVEALED TO BE ECLIPSE PREDICTOR

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The famous Antikythera mechanism found amongst the cargo of a shipwreck by archaeologists in 1900 off the coast of Greece has finally been decoded by experts.

The device, dating to approximately 150 BCE, was thought to have been used to predict planetary movements. Now, thanks to enhanced imaging technology, experts are finally able to say with confidence that it was, first and foremost, an eclipse predictor that followed the so-called Metatonic cycle.

Tiny inscriptions found on the gears and mechanisms previously dubbed unreadable due to their size and the damage sustained to the device under water, reveal that in additional to calculating the lunar phases and the orbits of the seven traditional planets, the device also seems to colour-code different eclipses into a series of categories. This suggests that early astrologers may also have been aware of different Saros families, and like some modern astrologers, assigned specific oracular/symbolic significance to each.

For more information, visit the academic article.

2017 ECLIPSE SEASON IS NOW UNDERWAY!

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The 2017 eclipse season got off to a bang with a Full Moon lunar eclipse in Leo on February the 11th and was followed by a solar eclipse in Pisces on February the 26th.

Now, with a second round of eclipses due to shake things up in August 2017, it’s time to find out what could lie ahead for us between now and the end of the year.

To get the skinny on the 2017 Eclipses, visiting my Eclipse Forecasts page.

Order your copy of the 2017 Astro-Almanac!

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The 2017 Astro-Almanac is now out – with personalised options available!

Astrology is all about timing – and what better way to synchronise your life to be in tune with the planets and stars, than with a beautifully illustrated e-Calendar designed by myself!

This gorgeous 30 page calendar features:

  • An easy to follow lunar gardening guide (NEW)

  • An aspect cheat sheet  – a nifty guide to help you decode the meaning of each aspect – written so that even non-astrologers can use it!
  • Monthly moon phases and daily lunar sign ingresses (NEW)

  • Planetary retrogrades and stations

  • Solar & Lunar Eclipse dates PLUS a handy Eclipse Guide (NEW)

  • Planetary sign ingresses/stations

  • All major aspects for the Sun-Pluto, listed day by day, in calendar format.

PERSONALISED OPTIONS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE!

Your 12 month transits outlined, calendar style, making it easy to plan key dates and identify your unique lucky days.

For more details, visit the Astro-Report Shop!

PSYCHIC WEEK-END & FESTIVAL, FOLKESTONE

Psychic Fair picIn February, Astro-Sphere took part in a Psychic Festival and residential week-end, held for the first time at the Burlington Hotel in Folkestone.

Attended by some celebrities from the world of mediumship, including Colin Fry and Jayne Wallace, founder of the Psychic Sisters of Selfridges, it was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed making new friends and doing readings for some of the Kent locals.

My good friend, Lee Whyberd, a fantastic Welsh medium, led some of the workshops and did several group readings alongside Colin Fry and a number of other familiar faces. He is extremely talented and gives exceptionally accurate readings. You can read more about him on his Facebook page, Heavens Above.

If you’d like to book us for an event, do get in touch and let us know what you had in mind. (enquiries at astro-sphere dot com).

SOUL & SPIRIT MAGAZINE FEATURES MY ASTROLOGY BOOK

Good news! The New Astrology of Towns & Cities features in this month’s  edition of ‘Soul & Spirit’ magazine,  available from most major UK retailers.

In ‘The Bookshelf’ section, TNATC is described in the following terms:

“This unusual and inventive book asks how natives relate to their immediate environment…Relating astrological signs to our geographical locations, it focuses on major towns and cities in the UK, plotting the history of places with the significance of stars and planets.”
Read the full write-up.

This is the second review of the book, the first appeared in the March/April issue of The Astrological Journal – one of Britain’s foremost publications aimed at the UK astrological community, and published by the Astrological Association.

Editor, Carole Taylor, writes in the March 2014 edition that:

In short, this is a fascinating and unique book – a must-have reference that opens a window onto our relationship with the places where we live and work. I confess I looked straight away at the towns and cities where I have lived – as a Gemini with a Sagittarius Descendant, there have been quite a few of them! – and was stunned to see my personal connections to the astrology. And of course I looked too at the places I have always longed to live – an even more interesting and revealing exercise.

The book, which is now available in both print and eBook formats, is now also on sale in the iBooks and Nook stores.

To purchase your sign copy, visit the Astro-Sphere Shop.

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