How to Make the Most of the Summer Solstice!

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This Summer Solstice is on June 21st, the time when the Sun is at its peak. For thousands of years people have worshipped this astrological event, but in a modern world it’s not easy to get to Stonehenge or even find a bonfire to dance around! So here are some small things you can do to mark the occasion and bring in some sunshine to your life.
 

First, what is the Summer Solstice?

 
Summer Solstice, or “Midsummer”, is the time when the days are longest, and the sun is at its highest peak in the sky. We’re at the halfway point of the year and after this, the Sun will start to lower, and the days will become shorter. This is a time of celebration and joy, a time to worship the light and fill yourself up ready to welcome in the harvest and the dark time of year.
 
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Organise Your Thoughts

 
Since we’re halfway through the year, it’s a really good time to write about how far you’ve come and where you’d like to go next. Think of it as a breather before we enter the second half of the year. What goals would you like to accomplish? What are you proud of having achieved so far? Set a timer if it helps and don’t stop to edit, just get all your thoughts down on paper so you’re ready to move forwards.
 
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Collect Plants

 
The days surrounding Summer Solstice have always been known as a good time to collect plants for medicinal or magical use and it’s been said that they will have extra potent powers if collected at this time of year. If you have some nature nearby, why not organise a trip to see what you can find? Wild lavender, mint, garlic, blackcurrants and dandelion can be cooked, put in tea or used in rituals and spells for extra healthy benefits.
 
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Have a Dinner Party

 
Solstices are a traditional time of celebration and what better way to celebrate than with a big slap up meal with all your friends and family? Serve foods like honey, fresh fish, strawberries and cream – anything summery and indulgent that makes everyone feel filled up and happy. Perhaps get the Pimms out and toast to the summer Sun?
 
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Take a Walk

 
Since growth is at its peak right now, this is a great time to take a walk and enjoy some of Mother Nature’s gifts. Get out there and enjoy everything summer has to offer, before long it will be harvest time and the plants will start to return to the earth, so take the opportunity while you can.
 
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Dance

 
In Celtic times, the pagan people would light a bonfire to dance around, now nobody’s saying you need a bonfire to do this, but just dancing around your living room, or even better, your garden, will bring in powerful and positive energies for you to take with you into the second half of the year.
 
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Practice Gratitude

 
Everything around you exists because of the earth providing it to you, so most importantly out of everything at this time of year, we should say thank you. In whatever way you feel comfortable, thank the earth for providing you with shelter, food and light to keep you warm. Write, light a candle, say a prayer, give something back, whatever feels right to you and helps you to remember how beautiful life can be!
 
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So, Happy Solstice, stargazers! I hope you have a wonderful time and remember that Summer is a time to enjoy – so get out there and enjoy it!

Much Love!

Ellie Rose Astrologer x
 
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4 Ways Uranus in Taurus Will Rock Your World – by Ellie Rose Astrologer

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Uranus has just moved into Taurus, where it will be until mid-November, which means we have six months to harness this metamorphic energy and become the butterfly we know we deserve to be! This is a time of great change, in so many ways, but we need to be strong and flexible in order to reap the benefits.

So how will Uranus in Taurus affect us? You might experience one, or all of these, the energy will focus on the area of your life that needs the biggest makeover!
 
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1. New Ways of Doing Things

 
Uranus encourages us to look at how we’re currently doing things and gives us the courage to do them differently as we need. Like a snow-globe, Uranus is here to shake things up and turn them upside down if that’s what will benefit you, but either way, you’ll start to notice a difference.

Over the next few months, you might find yourself trying out new things – whether that’s a new hobby, new recipe, new style, or bigger things, like a new way of thinking, or a different approach to dating.

You’ll no doubt notice changes outside your own life too as politics are rattled, new technologies are invented, and philosophies alter under the pressure of progress. The whole world is starting to shed its old ways to make room for the new.

Don’t be afraid to join in – change is always beneficial in the long run and you should welcome it with open arms to make the most of it.
 
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2. Rebellious Acts of Self-Worth

 
Uranus in Taurus will change the way we see ourselves and show us what we’re truly made of. In particular, how much we value ourselves will be a big focus.

More people will begin to speak their mind and social media has already begun to shift towards building people up rather than tearing them down.

Ask yourself if you value yourself as much as you should? Are you confident in who you are? Do you bite your tongue when someone upsets you, just to keep the peace, or have you ever thought you weren’t good enough for something, or someone?

We all have our down days, of course, but over the next few months, channel this great energy into believing that you are good enough, the energy of Uranus in Taurus will reward you for it.
 

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3. A Shift in Relationships

 

Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of Love, so it makes sense then that Uranus in Taurus would be here to mix things up in the dating department!

If you’re single, are you chasing something or someone that isn’t right for you? Or if you’re in a relationship, are there some patterns that could do with a bit of a shift?

No doubt we’ll see more revolutionary romances. We’ve already had the ground-breaking marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan (the New York Times called it “the dawn of a new era” – now if that’s not Uranus energy I don’t know what is!), and you might notice yourself beginning to follow your own heart, even if that means having to go against everything you’ve been made to believe.

Uranus will break the patterns of old and show you what you need to do to truly enjoy your relationships, all you have to do is pay attention.
 

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4. Changing Wealth

 

And last but by no means least, our financial situations will be up for judgement! Uranus in Taurus will bring an erratic energy to the economy, our own personal bank accounts, the stock market, even new things like Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will break through into the norm.

In fact, “the norm” will be no longer beneath the dynamic energies of Uranus in Taurus. Everything is up for debate and ready to change. This can be good news, if you take advantage!

If you’ve been having money worries, new opportunities will arise to make that bank balance a little healthier looking, but you might have to start doing things a little differently!

Work hard. Trust that things will settle after some turbulence and put faith in your own ability to earn what you need – Uranus in Taurus will take care of the rest.
 

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So! These might sound too hopeful to believe right now, but the trick is to become aware of the call to change. Uranus in Taurus will shift your life in so many ways, but you have to willing to take the leap!

Please leave your lovely comments below! Much Love!

Ellie Rose x

 

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12 Ways to Celebrate Easter According to Your Zodiac Sign

 

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Ellie Rose Astrologer celebrating Easter in Goa, India!

 

Happy Easter, my lovely stargazers! I’m sure you know by now that Easter is a very astrological event tied up in the equinox and the return of the Sun. So, to help you celebrate, here are 12 ways to celebrate Easter according to your zodiac sign – but by all means try more than one of these as a spiritual alternative to chocolate bunnies (which of course you’ll want too).
 
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Aries: Start a new project

 
The Spring Equinox and Easter mark a time of new beginnings and since this is your birthday season, Aries, what better way to celebrate than to start something new? New projects or hobbies can often make us feel nervous, but all the fluffy chicks and new-born lambs can surely provide hope and inspiration for some of that famous fiery Aries passion!
 
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Taurus: Get back to nature

 
In the northern hemisphere, this time of year is when the new buds start budding and flowers bloom again after a long cold winter. Since Taurus is an earth sign, you’re most relaxed when hanging out with Mother Nature, so make sure to find time to enjoy her gifts and celebrate the new season of spring with some walking, picnicking (if the weather permits!), photography or even a spot of tree hugging!
 
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Gemini: Spread some cheer

 
Easter Sunday usually falls on or around the 1st April, which is also known as ‘April Fool’s Day’. This ties directly into the first major arcana card of the Tarot, The Fool. The Fool is the beginning of a journey and represents the childlike innocence we have when at the start of something – we’re yet to become wise or jaded with experience! Since Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the trickster, get your April Fools on and spread a little laughter this Easter!
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Cancer: Worship the moon

 
While Easter is very much about the return of the Sun/Son of Christ, the moon also plays a huge part in the tradition. Easter Sunday always happens on the Sunday after the first Full Moon of Spring. This is why the date can shift around so much from year to year! Since your ruling planet is the Moon, you’re better off focussing on the lunar energies, rather than solar, so for a pagan-style Easter tradition, activate the introspective energies of the moon by journaling, charging your crystals or even just reflecting in her pearly glow from a window.
 
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Leo: Worship the Sun

 
As opposed to Cancer, your ruling sign is the Sun, and since Easter is about the resurrection of our big fiery star (or a certain religious icon), Leos will feel happiest celebrating Easter by embracing the Sun. Dancing, singing or creating will get your sunshiney self in a celebratory mood, so why not take advantage of your extra days off and get busy!
 
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Virgo: Celebrate the feminine

 
With all this talk of Jesus and the Sun, it can be easy to forget that, according to the story, Jesus was conceived around this time of year by the Virgin Mary. Since Virgo is the sign of the virgin, for you, Easter should be a time to remember the feminine side of life; the themes of birth and nurturing. Care for animals or play with children, beautify your home or yourself, feed your family, or let your mother or the important women in your life know that they’re awesome.
 
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Libra: Do a full moon spell

 
Since Easter always has to follow the first full moon of Spring, and Spring is always in Aries season, the first full moon will usually be in your sign: Libra. So, for your Easter tradition, let the Moon show you what needs to be left behind in your life, ready to enter a new year. Make a list of things that aren’t serving you, read it aloud, then burn it (carefully!) to activate the Sun’s fiery energies of rebirth.
 
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Scorpio: Transform the old into new

 
Just like Jesus himself, a Scorpio is the master of transformation, and that’s what Easter is all about! This can be a spiritual kind of transformation, similar to Libra, or it can be as simple as spring cleaning your home, redecorating or up-cycling some old clothes or furniture. Perhaps there’s even a relationship that could do with a little spicing up? Use your phoenix-like abilities to transform something this Easter, even if it’s just turning a plain old egg into a brightly painted one!
 
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Sagittarius: Learn about other cultures

 
Easter isn’t just a western thing, there are so many other cultures that celebrate the beginning of spring (read about more of them here!), so in true Sag spirit, why not learn a little about some of them, or perhaps even plan a trip based on your findings. The whole year lies ahead of you, a little planning and fantasizing about your next adventure is a great way to celebrate a new season.
 
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Capricorn: Set the ball rolling

 
Since Capricorn season, the plants have been planning and growing roots beneath the ground, much like yourself! So now the Sun has returned to his glory, it’s time for you to do the same. Get out your pen and pad and write down what you want to achieve in 2018 and break it down into small, scalable goals. Then pick one and start – the seasons are on your side!
 
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Aquarius: Celebrate with friends

 
Jesus had his disciples, the Sun has the Moon, and the Easter Bunny has… dozens of chocolate-crazed kids? Easter is a time of togetherness, and since you are a pro at bringing people together, you’ll feel happiest surrounded by people, perhaps for lunch, a picnic or even an Easter egg hunt! If you’re feeling extra sociable, get out and volunteer your time for an Easter chat with someone who wouldn’t otherwise get the chance.
 
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Pisces: Ask the angels for guidance

 
Whether you’re a Christian or not, Easter is a very spiritual time of year, and one that many cultures have celebrated throughout time. Since your intuition is strong, why not borrow the Christian concept of angels for a meditation sesh, and ask them for some guidance in moving forward with the seasons. You don’t have to be religious to get advice from above!
 
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Happy Easter! May it be showered with love, chocolate and exciting new adventures! As always, your comments are most welcome! Please leave them for me to read and reply to below.And if you’d like to read more posts from me, please visit Dismystic, my blog on astrology, alchemy, lifestyle, and magic!
 

Ellie Rose Astrologer x
 
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Let Pisces Light Up Your Love Life This Valentine’s Day

PsychicFuture.com’s resident astrologer Ellie Rose looks to the planets and stars to find out more about Valentine’s Day 2018 and its connection to Pisces. To find out what 2018 may hold for you, head to our horoscopes page or get in touch with one of our trusted psychics today.Ellie Rose Astrologer

 

The Sun, Mercury and Venus are all moving into sensitive Pisces around Valentine’s Day, giving us a direct connection to our intuition. So, to celebrate the season of love, here are some intuitive love horoscopes to help you connect even deeper with those you value (including yourself!).

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Aries

Sometimes we think we know someone, and then they go and surprise us. In order to truly love someone, we have to understand that they’re complicated and sometimes don’t make sense. Taking a step back can give a more objective view and help you to see how you can help (or not!), bringing you closer in time.

Affirmation: When I listen deeply to others, I learn about myself.

 

Taurus

Loving someone is always a risk, but when we’re not willing to take the leap, we’ll never truly experience that love. Getting out of our comfort zone can be scary, but that’s where all the magic happens, and with Pisces bringing a dreamy quality to our relationships, you’ve got nothing to lose.

Affirmation: The reward is worth the risk.

 

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Gemini

With so much going on in that big old brain of yours, it can be hard to see things in a simple way. Relationships are hugely complicated, yet when we look through a much simpler lens, they can often fix themselves. Let Pisces guide your intuition in the direction of a more straightforward kind of love, you might find it incredibly refreshing.

Affirmation: Sometimes the answer is right in front of me.

 

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Cancer

What’s more important to you? Having someone who gives you everything you need, whenever you need it, or having a connection that is deep and complicated and real? You’ll find that most people don’t have the capacity to provide for all of your needs, and being your own well of support will not only strengthen your relationship, but give you the freedom to fully love yourself too.

Affirmation: I can always provide for myself.

 

Leo

When things get hard or boring or stuck, it’s easy to call it day. What’s not easy is sticking with it and finding solutions, yet this is what will open you up to a more profound kind of love, where both of you are accepted for who you are, regardless of flaws or struggles.

Affirmations: Some struggles are worth overcoming.

 

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Virgo

No relationship is perfect, and nobody will ever be exactly what you want, including yourself. Focus on the positives and let some of the negatives slide. This will give you a much deeper understanding of the other, and of yourself. Happiness in love is accepting the things we cannot change about each other and appreciating the things that we do enjoy.

Affirmation: Love is much more than perfect, it’s real.

 

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Libra

Being everything someone else wants is a tall order, and one that will eventually drain you. Instead, figure out who you want to be, what qualities are important to you, and live from this knowledge. If someone doesn’t like it, then they’re not for you and it’s not your concern. When you are loved for being you, a whole new level of confidence and fulfilment emerges.

Affirmation: I like me and that’s the most important thing.

 

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Scorpio

Trust is important to us all, but for you it’s a deal breaker. However, the most important person you need to trust is yourself – if you don’t, you’ll never fully trust another. Use this Piscean energy to look deep within yourself and find out where you are lacking self-trust, then share this information with a loved one to set it free.

Affirmation: No matter what happens, I will be ok.

 

Sagittarius

Being in a relationship doesn’t mean you have any less freedom, in fact, if it’s the right one, it will open more exciting doors for you to learn about yourself and others. Connect to the ones you love through your big sexy brain by talking and sharing ideas. You’ll find that the other has a lot to offer you that you never would have gained alone.

Affirmation: I can learn and grow through connection with others.

 

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Capricorn

You love to do things for the people in your life, which they are no doubt grateful for, even if they don’t always show it! However, if you do everything for someone, they’ll expect you to continue, putting you in a position where you don’t feel cared for yourself. Use the power of Pisces to connect to your own capacity for self-love – you don’t need to be useful to receive the care and appreciation you deserve.

Affirmation: I am enough just as I am.

 

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Aquarius

Try not to intellectualise your feelings, they may not always make sense. Emotions are sometimes messy and mysterious, but that doesn’t make them any less valid. Pisces can help you to find new depths where you can let go, but you’ll need to suspend any judgement of your own or other people’s feelings first.

Affirmation: It’s ok for me to feel this.

 

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Pisces

You already have a deep well of intuition at your disposal, so make sure to listen to it! If something seems off in a relationship, it probably is. You tend to give a lot to the ones you love, and that’s a beautiful thing, but make sure that you’re not over-giving, as this can lead to feeling resentful. Remember that relationships should be balanced, so only give what you can.

Affirmation: I am filled with love and receive what I put out.

 

If you’d like to find out how compatible you are with that special someone, why not check out Psychic Future’s Free Love Compatibility Test?

Ellie Rose x

 

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Ask an Astrologer: Who Will Win CBB 2018?

PsychicFuture.com’s resident astrologer Ellie Rose looks to the planets to cast her predictions regarding who is likely to win CBB 2018! To find out what 2018 may hold for you, head to our horoscopes page or get in touch with one of our trusted psychics today.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2018 was off to a dramatic start with drag queen, Courtney Act, flashing the audience; politician, Ann Widdicombe, stirring up tension; and Ginuwine and Dapper Laughs bringing lots of controversy. But if you’re a Celebrity Big Brother fan, there’s only one question on your mind: who’s going home?

After newsreader, India Willoughby, journalist Rachel Johnson, and detective, Maggie Oliver were the first three to be evicted, who will win? Let’s see if the stars can shed some light…

 

Who will win CBB 2018?

 

With so many contestants to keep track of, I’ve narrowed down the top three predictions based on their astrological birth chart, but other contestants like quiet yet kind Virgo, Amanda Barrie, cheeky Andrew Brady, and sensitive Pisces, Jess Impiazzi, made it a close call!
 

3rd Place Prediction

 
Former conservative MP, Anne Widdicombe, has already stirred up trouble in the house after some blunt comments about fellow housemate Ashley James being “too sensitive”. This is surprising considering Ann’s Sun is exactly conjunct Neptune, which would usually make her very sensitive herself, she obviously hides it well!

Ex-contestant, Maggie Oliver, described Widdicombe as having “little sympathy for those in need”, again, something completely contrary to someone with such a strong Neptunian influence, and perhaps this is something she refuses to let out in herself, thus condemning it in other people.

With Chiron, the wounded healer, conjunct her Mercury, the way that she communicates will be tainted with her own mental scars, and so this might explain her usual lack of patience for others.

However, she has had her moments and seems to be a firm favourite with the public, who perhaps admire her ability to speak her mind, no matter who gets offended, and it seems she has a good shot at making the top three.
 

2nd Place Prediction

 
Former Boyzone member Shane Lynch, while not the most outgoing of the bunch, has won over the house with his grown-up demeanor and sensitive insights over the life and death of his fellow Boyzone bandmate, Steven Gately.
This is no surprise to an astrologer, as Lynch’s Sun is in Cancer – one of the most sensitive signs – plus Venus is joined to his Sun, making him someone who cares deeply about other people, as well as balance, harmony and good times. Lynch spoke of his previous struggles with alcohol, and has been trying to do Dry January while in the house. His maturity could come from his Sun squaring Pluto, meaning he has had to overcome some serious life struggles, causing him to grow up and get real. It’s this down-to-earth sensitivity that could win him a place in the top three.

 

 

1st Place Prediction

 
Drag queen Courtney Act is my prediction for the CBB crown, and it’s little wonder why with her quirky outspoken Aquarius Sun and Mercury. Aquarius types tend to stand out and like to be different, something viewers will attest to after her dramatic entrance! And with Mercury conjunct her Sun, Courtney will have no problem expressing herself, which always goes down well with the audience. Her background in showbiz and reality TV give her a bit of a head start, and no doubt her outgoing and precocious nature will win her plenty of laughs, as well as the CBB crown.

 

 

The Celebrity Big Brother 2018 finale will take place on 2nd February – so check back to see if my predictions were right!

Ellie Rose x
 

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Ask an Astrologer: 2018 World Leaders Psychic Predictions

 

What does the Future hold for our World Leaders?

 
PsychicFuture.com’s resident astrologer Ellie Rose looks towards the planets to cast her predictions and see what 2018 holds for our world leaders. To find out what 2018 may hold for you, head to our horoscopes page or get in touch with one of our trusted psychics today.
 
 
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The world is a bit of a chaotic place at the moment. In the US, The President is getting into troll wars on Twitter and being accused of sexual harassment. The UK’s not much better, as it speeds blindly towards Brexit. Then there’s the world’s relations with Russia and North Korea, which can be described as perilous at best. So what does the next year hold for these big players and their leaders?
 
 

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What’s Written in the Stars for 2018?

 
Throughout the previous 18 months we’ve had a very chaotic T-Square pattern formed between Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto. This wreaked havoc with various world events, including Trump’s election victory and the UK’s Brexit vote. It’s also escalated nuclear tensions between the US, South and North Korea. On top of this, the White House has been in limbo with allegations of sexual harassment and tax fraud that have dogged The President since his victory.

Jupiter moved into Libra last year. This encouraged the world to focus on justice and balance. The addition of revolutionary Uranus in Aries brings about a fiery and immediate push for change, and Pluto in Capricorn directs our attention to those who hold all the power. Does this sound familiar?

What we’ve been seeing is a struggle of the public wanting reform, victims exposing those who misuse their positions of power and a very chaotic reshuffling in the very structure of our society. This is big stuff!
 
 

Ellie Rose’s 2018 Predictions…

 

 
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President Trump

 
Donald Trump is heavily influenced by Pluto in his “First House”.  This means his very identity is coloured with some of the traits of Scorpio – power-hungry, secretive and transformative.
This is probably why he’s come under the spotlight so often in 2017. However, now that Jupiter has broken the angsty T-Square, there’s a high chance that Trump will step out of the spotlight (as much as the President can do anyway).

Now that Jupiter is in Scorpio, we have seen the backlash from victims of systemic sexual abuse. I predict that now the lid has been blown off, the victims and public will be able to implement change. Trump will be wise to go along with this change and keep his hands to himself while it’s happening!
 
 
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My Predictions on President Trump, Russia and the President Putin Issue

 
We had all sorts of scandals reported about Trump’s connection to Russia. Allegations that the Russians influenced the election vote and hacked Hillary Clinton’s emails are still yet to be properly investigated.

Looking at both Putin and Trump’s charts, both are highly influenced by Pluto and Scorpio. This will mean that these issues are likely to carry on long into 2018. However, now that the tension of the planets has relaxed, I find it unlikely that we will see the impeachment of Trump. I also predict we won’t see any deeper revelations come from the ongoing investigations. In any instance, whatever does come out of the investigation, both Trump and Putin will be able to ride out the storm in their normal slippery manner.

However, although these ongoing investigations may run their course, there is always the prospect that newer or more allegations could arise.

Without the drive for change and justice from Uranus and Jupiter in Libra, there is only Pluto – who is very good at hiding stuff and protecting positions of power. So this may prove very advantages to both President Trump and Putin.
 
 
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President Putin

 

As stated when looking at Trump’s chart, Putin should be able to ride out whatever findings come out of the Russian/Trump plot to discredit Hillary Clinton. That’s not me saying there won’t be some very embarrassing findings by the way. But, with the assistance of Pluto – who is good at hiding stuff and protecting positions of power – both Trump and Putin should be able to sweep it under the carpet and ride it out.

Putin will experience several Uranus/Pluto aspects around the time of the World Cup in June, which is to be held in Russia. Reports are emerging about secret police, armed security and long jail sentences for ticket touts, foreign fans caught up in violence and people inciting unrest.  This may lead to some friction with other foreign governments and world leaders. I still predict Putin will also be able to ride out this diplomatic tension in his usual dismissive and contemptuous style.

With Trump experiencing Mars/Pluto aspects around then too, it looks like there’s going to be fireworks at the World Cup – possibly of a military kind. Don’t panic though, it could all just be threats again!
 
 
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Theresa May

 
There’s all this noise about Brexit, yet nothing is really happening. Theresa May remains in a tricky situation. The latest news is that British MPs will vote on whether certain secret information should be released to the public. With this in mind it seems that 2018 will be a big year for decisions.

Theresa May’s natal chart says a lot about her position within parliament. Her natal Sun has no aspects to any of the traditional planets, it floats alone. This could explain her lack of support from fellow MPs. It might also have played a hand ego-driven decisions, such as seeking expensive support from the DUP which kept the Conservative’s place in power, but left Northern Ireland worryingly poised. This will only further her alienation within government and with the public.

Mrs May will have Chiron opposing her Midheaven, indicating that she may experience some damage to her career in the first few months of 2018. With proposed High Court challenges to Brexit, it will be a bumpy ride for Theresa May and the outcome doesn’t look great. However, until we have more defined dates for these political events, it’s hard to predict the outcome at this time. Whichever way you look at it though, I predict Theresa May is in for one hell of a bumpy ride.
 
 
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Kim Jong Un

 
Finally, we have the unpredictability of North Korea, another product of the 2017 Pluto, Uranus and Jupiter T-Square.
In September 2017, North Korea tested their nuclear weapons, throwing the world into a panic and causing President Trump to take to Twitter with misguided threats. Kim Jong-Un had Uranus (still in its chaotic T-Square) opposing his Mars – the planet of War! Pluto was also opposing his Ascendant, as well as Chiron squaring his Jupiter, meaning that this was a personal war for him. It was also one that affected his identity and possibly brought up angst over his global outcast status. He was showing his hand in order to boost his ego.

In April and December of 2018, this same Uranus and Mars aspect will happen again for the President of North Korea. Therefore, it’s possible we will see some more conflict around this time.
 

My Closing Thoughts…

 
So, the world seems to have gone a little crazy! But with 2017’s major Pluto, Uranus and Jupiter aspect breaking up finally, it’s possible that things will start to flow better. When big changes are made, and secrets uncovered, it takes a while to regain the status quo. Iit seems though that 2018 is the year for bringing about balance and justice again, albeit with a few hiccups along the way!

Ellie Rose x
 
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Ask an Astrologer: Who Will Win Strictly Come Dancing?

 

The final of the U.K.’s favourite TV show, Strictly Come Dancing, is coming up soon on 16th December and I’m sure you’re all desperate to know who’s going to win! With a little help from the planets, perhaps we can predict who will be the winner, and who will be going home empty handed.

 

The contestants in order of elimination:

Of course, the stars can’t tell us everything, they are, after all, a symbolic language which can mean more than one thing, but astrology can tell us something about how the contestant is feeling and what challenges they may face during the competition – the only thing astrology can’t tell us, is how that person will react!

So, based on this, let’s take a look at what might come up for the Strictly Come Dancing contestants, so we can predict who might be leaving and who could be going home with the trophy.

From last place to first:

Mollie King

The Saturdays singer is lagging behind the other contestants, and apart from the dancing, it’s easy to see why from her birth chart.

A Gemini with her Mercury, Mars and Lilith in Cancer, Mollie is quite the girl next door. This collection of planets in Cancer would explain her soft approach to the competition, and despite her celebrity status, she’s probably quite a shy girl who loves her home comforts, so she may not feel as at ease within the competition as some of the other contestants.

Gemma Atkinson

While Gemma has wowed the audience on numerous occasions, she’s certainly not at the top yet, and according to her current transits, she might not ever get there.

Gemma currently has Saturn conjunct her Sun, so she may hold herself back at times and place restrictions on herself that are only her own doing.

In a competition like Strictly, it’s important to give it your all and put yourself out there fully, and if Gemma can’t do this, she may be going home earlier than she’d like.

Joe McFadden

Joe McFadden is one of the public’s favourites for his cheery and fun approach to dancing and this attitude is seen in his birth chart, where he has a stellium in Libra which is conjunct his Midheaven, representing the career.

Librans are positive, people-loving folk who try hard to please others – Joe’s enthusiasm and good nature comes out in his dancing every time, making him a possibility for the Strictly crown.

However, Joe currently has Saturn opposite his natal Mars which could start slowing him down and causing physical setbacks. He’ll need to grit his teeth and carry on, even if the results are not quite what he hoped for if he’s to continue on to the final three.

Alexandra Burke

Despite her impressive scores, Alexandra Burke recently experienced her second time in the bottom two in two weeks. Is there trouble in Strictly paradise?

Alexandra and her Strictly partner, Gorka Marquez, have been arguing on the show and the heat is clearly getting to the pair. This could be due to Alexandra currently experiencing her ‘Saturn Return’, a huge and often painful period of change that happens around the age 28-30.

Right now, Alexandra also has Pluto opposing her natal Venus, the planet of relationships, so she’ll be experiencing issues of control, moodiness and upheaval with the people closest to her – i.e. her Strictly dance partner!

It remains to be seen how Miss Burke deals with all this negative energy, but it can’t be a good sign for the Strictly crown…

Debbie McGee

At 59 years old, Debbie McGee would be the oldest winner in the history of Strictly Come Dancing, but you can’t tell that from her exquisite dancing!

But not only is she a cracking dancer, but Debbie is also currently experiencing some lovely long-term trines with creative Neptune to her Midheaven and Jupiter.

The Midheaven represents the career, and Jupiter is the planet of good fortune and luck, so this seems to be saying that the lovely Debbie is in for some exciting creative change in her career – winning the Strictly crown perhaps?

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Who is your favourite to win? Let us know in the comments section below!

Ellie Rose x