I don’t normally write about myself, as you know, but a couple of days ago, two things happened in quick succession.
First of all I got a really big check in the post. This was for some portraits that I had drawn last year. I’d not gotten around to invoicing for them, so the check was a surprise, and the amount put my bank account back into the black in one fell swoop. Hooray! Since I had, only the day before, checked my overdraft in despair, this was a blessed relief.
Then I checked the email account for The Oxford Astrology Group and realised that we’d missed a call from BBC Oxford a few weeks back. No one had checked the mailbox for ages, since we don’t have any events planned for a while. I dropped the BBC a line and suggested that I come in and talk about the eclipse. The call came about a minute later.
So I went in the next day and did my first radio interview. If you’d like to hear it, here’s the link.
The producer had said, come in and talk about Friday’s eclipse.
So I prepared for that and then I looked again at the astrology and thought, it’s not going to be what they said at all, maybe they’re going to spring a scientist on me, or ask the “Brian Cox” question. It’s not going to be straightforward. So as I walked down to the studio, which is just down the road, I thought about that one. Luckily.
What was the astrology? By transit Mercury, the planet of speech and speed was applying to my Sun and conjuncting transiting Neptune, and the tr Sun, giver of life and energy, was applying to my Mercury. So, although I though it would go well, with Neptune involved the interview would clearly be a bit fuzzy around the edges.
The Uranus-Pluto square is exactly on my progressed Moon at 15° Aries, the sign of firsts. Uranus is associated with broadcasting. This was another reason for some caution, despite the fact that this was cosy local radio. Listen to the interview — it’s short — and you may be able to hear Pluto yomping around in my 4th house of birth family, Uranus throwing a googly and Mercury, Neptune and the Sun providing all the support I needed. I think it went well, even though I didn’t plug this site!
And the check? Tr Venus — art, luck and money — conjuncting my progressed Mars in Taurus, the sign of money. Tr Moon conjunct natal Venus and squaring progressed Mars.
Happy eclipse! I hope you’ve let go of something today