On December 21st, on the Winter Solstice (the day the Sun moves into Capricorn), there’s a Great Conjunction. A Great Conjunction takes place when Jupiter and Saturn meet each other. Seen from our viewpoint here on Earth, these two planets will align perfectly on December 21st 2020 1.20 pm ET / 7.20 pm CET.Continue
The Full Moon arrives at 8 degrees Taurus on October 31st at 10.49 am ET / 3.49 pm CET. This Full Moon is exactly conjunct Uranus, also at 8 degrees Taurus. This Full Moon is a major astrological event. At least for some individuals (yours truly is one of them), depending on your personal chart. Even if this Full Moon is not major for you personally, it’s still a major one for the human collective. And there’s some interesting archetypal meaning to be found in this celestial event. This article is a long one. I wanted to explore the archetypal astrology of this Full Moon and share it with you. Be ready for stories of powerful women. The stories of the very first women, our ancestors, our Mothers.Continue
Yesterday I shared a post of someone in my Instagram stories and the post mentioned: “A sexually liberated woman is threatening to a patriarchal society.” Someone replied on that story asking me why I think that’s the case. Honestly, I shared that post in a whim. In a whim with full agreement and thus conscious of the meaning of the phrase. But also in a whim not thinking someone would respond on it. I didn’t think someone would ask for my clarification. ‘Damn it, now I had to sit down and take the time to give this person my arguments.’ Kidding. It’s actually a topic I like to talk and write about! But at that moment I was writing an article on astrology and self-realisation and I found myself in a flow, so I didn’t like the distraction. At first I replied to this person: I’ll get back to you later. I returned to writing my article. However, I was still distracted and my thoughts kept returning to his question. I felt the urge to write my answer. But there’s so much to say on this. An answer of three sentences wouldn’t suffice. So, here I am, 30 minutes later, writing another and completely different article providing not just this person but the world wide web with my thoughts on patriarchy, sexuality and WAP. WAP stands for ‘wet-ass pussy’ and is the title of the new song of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion (click here for the video).
The timing of the question on sexuality and patriarchy combined with the recent release of WAP couldn’t be any better. Because: Virgo season is about to start. The zodiac sign that is known for cleanliness, purity and virginity is about to be given rulership for the next few weeks. What better moment to write about two women rapping about rough sex? Even more so: astrology doesn’t serve a purpose if it doesn’t serve the greater good! Here is one of my attempts at serving the greater good and doing my part in the battle against patriarchy.Continue
We have entered eclipse season! This summer three eclipses will take place.
Mark the dates below in your calendar. These are the dates of this eclipse season.
5th of June 9.12 pm CEST penumbral Lunar eclipse; Full Moon at 15 degrees Sagittarius
21st of June 8.41 am CEST annular Solar eclipse; New Moon at 0 degrees Cancer
5th of July 6.44 am CEST penumbral Lunar eclipse; Full Moon at 13 degrees Capricorn
In this article I will share my insights on eclipses in general. I will also give you some tools that you can use to interpret what these eclipses may bring about for you.Continue
Months ago, it was February, I wrote an article on feminism in astrology and the Asteroid Goddesses (click here to read it). With the intention of writing multiple articles on first of all the four major Asteroid Goddesses: Ceres, Pallas Athene, Vesta and Juno. But also on Goddesses like Kali and Isis, my favorites, and many more. Finally, the first of the series is here. Starting with Ceres, the first asteroid discovered. I’m publishing this article much later than I intended. But maybe it is fitting. Because tomorrow, May 10th, it’s Mother’s Day here in the Netherlands and in most other countries. So in honour of all mothers and especially mine, I offer you my writings on one of the Great Mother Goddesses and the very first asteroid Goddess that was discovered: Ceres. First I will tell you of the myths of Ceres. After that I share a few insights on placements of the asteroid Ceres in birth charts.Continue
What the f*** is going on in this world? SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 has been spreading over the world, fast. We know we are not done with this for a while. The world is in fear. Especially elderly people are at risk of dying. But none of us is immune to death, no matter what age or how healthy your lifestyle is. And this virus remembers us of just that.
This pandemic has our societies shaking. It’s like an earthquake uprooting, deconstructing and destabilizing our societal structures. It uncovers where we have solid foundations and where our weaknesses are. Where we have failed to build in safety measures. Where we have failed to attend to and care for the building blocks of society. In all layers and parts of society we are now confronted with our strengths and our faults. Where do we bond and create love? Where is the fear, racism and disconnection? This virus uncovers the weakspots in our economies, nationally and globally. This virus shows how important healthcare is. This virus shows us where and how we are resilient. This virus shows us the true priorities in life.Continue
In 1986 astrologer Demetra George published a book on Asteroid Goddesses and how to work with them in birth charts. Demetra George later became a worldwide known astrologer, not only because of her work on asteroids and mythology, but mostly because of her tremendous attributions in the work of translating ancient Greek texts on astrology and bringing back knowledge that was forgotten. Every astrologer working with ancient techniques and/or asteroids is able to do so because of her. Astrology has always been of interest to me. However, it was only after attending an online workshop of Demetra George that I knew I had found a calling. This woman is amazing and she is of tremendous inspiration to me.Continue