The Spiritual Meaning and Uses of Crystals: Quartz

For many centuries, crystals have been used in spiritual readings to help individuals to gain insight into their emotional lives and relationships, allowing them to heal. As any geologist will tell you, each form of crystal possesses a unique structure, making them radiate at certain frequencies. According to psychics, it is this that makes crystals wield such restorative power.

From regaining balance in the body to stabilising the energy system, crystals can achieve a multitude of valuable purposes when used in holistic practices aiming to bring the body, mind and spirit into tune. One of the most popular forms of crystal is the quartz. This is partly due to its attractive appearance, but also because of its impressive effects. Here are five of the most essential quartz stones, what they mean and how they can improve your life.


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Clear Quartz Crystals

Clear quartz is a striking stone for its immense visual clarity, often being near-transparent and with very clean form. It is also a stone of emotional clarity, helping individuals to think clearly, focus on their desires and achieve their dreams. By activating energy centres within the body, clear quartz adds synergy to the body so that energy can flow smoothly.

Rose Quartz

A truly beautiful stone, rose quartz is highly desirable for many as an accessory or decoration. More importantly, however, it is the stone of unconditional love. Rose quartz is deeply significant to the practice of spiritual readings, as one of the most important stones for Heart Chakra work. It is said to open the heart to love – whether that be romantic, familial, friendships or simply self-love. It also emits a soothing energy, fostering empathy, whilst reducing stress and removing anger, jealousy and resentment towards others.

Smoky Quartz

Smoky quartz is the crystal of the elements. It enables its user to reconnect fully with the earth, maintaining balance and positive decision-making. The high levels of energy exuding from smoky quartz are thought to be able to absorb and transform negative energy, allowing individuals to overcome emotional barriers. Many people choose to wear smoky quartz stones to add emotional support and dissolve anger.


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Rutilated Quartz

Rutilated quartz is a unique form of clear quartz that is filled with miniscule needle-like pieces of Golden Rutile, which are often called “the hairs of Venus.” Like smoky quartz, it can clear energy blockages of all the chakras, facilitating the alignment of the mind and body. Rutilated quartz also connects individuals with the spiritual realm, which is highly valuable in clairvoyant readings. This very uplifting stone exudes positivity into lives and atmospheres, even speeding up psychical injury healing and delaying the symptoms of ageing!

Black Tourmalinated Quartz

Black tourmalinated quartz is also created from a fusion including clear quartz. This particular form of quartz is thought to be a stone of great luck, bringing prosperity to the user. It is said to bring immense quantities of light to surround the body, assisting healing on every level. When worn, the black tourmalinated quartz can create overall balance within the body.



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Mother’s Day Celebrations Worldwide

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Sunday the 11th of March 2018 is Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day. In the UK, this annual celebration of motherhood and the maternal bond usually involves giving Mum a card, a gift and a bunch of flowers to let her know that you care. Other maternal figures like grandmothers, stepmothers and mothers-in-law can also be honoured on this special day.
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How Did The Celebration Of Mothering Sunday Begin?

Now known as Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day, the tradition of honouring motherhood began in England around the 1600s, and was originally called ‘Refreshment Sunday’ or ‘Mid-Lent Sunday‘. The tradition was started as a way of reuniting the young children, who were sent to work as domestic servants and apprentices, with their mothers once a year. The date of the annual visit home was the 3rd Sunday during the fasting period of Lent. After paying a visit to church, the children would gather flowers from roadside bushes and verges and present these blooms to their mothers. Young girls baked a rich almond Simnel Cake, which is still eaten today.
Today, Mother’s Day is a day when children make the effort to spoil their mums. Flower sales usually record a major rise in profits at this time of the year. The bestselling Mothering Sunday flowers are roses, carnations and chrysanthemums.
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International Mother’s Day

Mothers Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, although not on the same day or time of the year.


In Australia, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. There is a tradition of wearing a carnation, which originated in the USA – a white carnation means that you are honouring a mother in spirit, whilst a coloured carnation symbolises that your mum is alive. Mothers receive flowers and gifts, and may also enjoy breakfast in bed.



In Canada, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. Caring children honour their mums, grandmothers and other women who are like their mothers. Mothers are taken out for lunch or dinner and are generally treated like a queen.
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  • France

French folks celebrate Maman’s special day on the last Sunday in the month of May. The family will gather for a big family lunch, and mothers receive gifts and a bouquet of flowers.



Mother’s Day is a fairly new tradition in India. It is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Mothering Sunday has been embraced by the Indian people, and now forms part of their cultural festival timetable.

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Mother’s Day in Mexico is celebrated on May 10th in a colourful fashion. Churches in Mexico organise a special mass that features an orchestra. All local mothers receive tasty ‘tamales’ and ‘atole’ snacks.


    New Zealand

The second Sunday in May is the day when people in New Zealand honour mothers. The event is a big deal, and is celebrated in a manner that is inspired by Mother’s Day in the USA. Flowers, gifts and treats, and breakfast in bed is on the agenda.
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  • South Africa

The people of South Africa celebrate Mother’s Day by honouring the importance of mothers in their lives and giving thanks. Mother’s Day is held on the second Sunday in May. As in the USA and Australia, carnations are worn.
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In Spain, Mother’s Day is celebrated on December 8th. This extravagant religious festival also honours the Virgin Mary.



In the USA Mother’s Day is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm. It is due to the hard work of Ms Anna Jarvis that Mother’s Day is actually celebrated as a national holiday. On the second Sunday in May, American people honour the Mother of Mothers Day, their mothers and other mother figures in their lives. Carnations are worn, flowers and gifts are presented and children express their love for their mother in personal ways.
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Easter and Astrology Around the World

Easter is right around the corner, and to celebrate, we’re diving deep into the astrological significance of this springtime festival. Despite the many differing traditions around the world, Easter has its roots in a few main symbols, most of which, you’ll be pleased to hear, are astrological!


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Easter Eggs and Bunnies

It’s no surprise that Easter is a fertility festival, what with all the egg symbolism! In fact, the egg symbol has become so entrenched in Easter traditions that in the South of France, there’s a town that makes a giant, 4,500-egg Easter omelette in the town square which feeds up to 1,000 people!

In England, we have the Easter Bunny, who delivers chocolate eggs to children – an odd tradition when you first think about it! But the practice makes sense when taken in the context of fertility, which to pagan people in ancient Britain, was most energetically represented by the rabbits’ breeding patterns, which were most frantic around the pagan festival of Eostre, marking the start of spring.


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Spring Equinox

In the Northern hemisphere, Easter is a most decidedly astrological festival due to it being the celebration of the Spring Equinox.

The Spring Equinox, also known as the Vernal Equinox, is the time when the days are of equal length to the nights. This is due to the sun’s movement across the celestial equator, giving us a fuller view of its rays. A much welcome occurrence after the long, dark days of winter!

Many cultures have celebrated the solstices (shortest and longest days of the year) and the equinoxes (equal day and night) for thousands of years, as this lengthening of the days meant that people could begin to grow and harvest their crops with the extra power of the sun. Many ancient calendars began around this time, which leads us to our next point!



Aries and New Beginnings

Aries is the first sign on the zodiac. In the Northern Hemisphere (the West) it is the start of the light season and so is representative of new beginnings, which is why Aries are often said to be very good at starting projects (and sometimes not as good at following through!).

In the Greek island of Corfu, people throw ceramic pots out of windows to symbolise throwing out the old and bringing in the new with the season of spring. Spring cleaning is another similar concept, where Westerners clean their houses to rid the old, stale energy that has built up over winter, to create space for new things to come in.


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Holi Festival in India and Nepal

In India (where I am right now!), Holi Festival is celebrated at the beginning of March to mark the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Known as the ‘Festival of Colours’, Holi is usually celebrated on the full moon before the spring equinox and involves people throwing coloured paint and water to build and repair relationships, connect and play in celebration of light over dark, good over evil.


Bonfires and Burning

In astrology, the element of fire is a cleansing and transformative energy, which is why the zodiac sign of Aries is a fire sign for springtime. Growth and creation is the main event, with plants budding and flowers blooming. This is the nature of fire.

In Western Finland, Easter Sunday is a day for burning bonfires, following the ancient Nordic belief that the flames will ward off evil and bring in good.

In the Vatican, the Pope lights burning torches on a huge cross on Good Friday to celebrate the life, death, and rebirth of Jesus Christ, who funnily enough, was the son of God and rose to life again around the same time as the Winter Solstice – the seasonal return of the sun (or son?).

Fire is an integral part of springtime, and represents life in motion, and despite fire’s potential to destroy, it also provides light, security from wild animals and heat for survival. It is a lifeforce that is represented throughout many cultures and marks a great time to start new things, get rid of old ways, and embark on a new period of growth for a new year ahead.

Easter bonfire

So…what new things will you be bringing into your life this Easter? Let me know in the comments box below!

Much love!

Ellie Rose Astrologer x


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Chinese New Year Animals – 2018 Year of the Dog

2018 Chinese year of the dog
2018 Chinese New Year of the Dog


The Chinese Zodiac (Sheng Xiao) is calculated according to the Chinese lunar calendar and runs on a twelve year cycle. Each year in that cycle can be related to an animal sign. This year 2018 it is the Year of the Dog. The Dog is one of the 12 year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese Zodiac, related to the Chinese lunar calendar. The Year of the Dog is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol. This is a Year of Earth Dog, starting from the 2018 Chinese New Year on Feb. 16th and lasting all the way up to 2019 Lunar New Year’s Eve on Feb. 4th.

Dog is the eleventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042… the Dog is man’s good friend, who can understand the human spirit and obey its master, whether he is wealthy or poor. The Chinese regard it as an auspicious animal. If a dog happens to come to a house, it symbolizes the arrival of good fortune. The invincible God Erlang in Chinese mythology used a loyal wolfhound to help him capture dangerous monsters.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Xu
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Tu (Earth)
Yin Yang: Yang


Lucky Signs for People Born in the Year of the Dog:

Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9
Lucky Colors: green, red, purple
Lucky Flowers: rose, oncidium, cymbidium orchids
Lucky Directions: east, southeast, south

Chinese New Year celebrations, also known as the Spring Festival, start on the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. The New Year festival lasts for about 23 days, and ends on the 15th day of the first lunar month belonging the following year in the Chinese calendar.


Chinese New Year decorations


There has always been a special relationship between humans and the 12 Chinese zodiacal animals. It is believed that the animals you are born under affect your character in the same manner as the sign of the zodiac adopted by Western civilizations.


Twelve Chinese Zodiac stamps


The Spring Festival is a very important national holiday in China. Government offices, schools, universities, as well as many private companies close during the from the Spring Festival’s Eve up until the seventh day of the first lunar month in the Chinese calendar. Nevertheless, some commercial enterprises such as banks often arrange for workers to be on shift duty. Public transport is available during the Chinese New Year period as well, so that people can enjoy the festivities throughout the land.

Just a few celebrities with the Chinese Zodiac Dog Sign follow: Winston Churchill, Benjamin Franklin, Bill Clinton, Herbert Hoover, Golda Meir, Voltaire, Marcel Proust, George Gershwin, Jane Goodall, Socrates, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Prince William, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Anna Paquin, Brad Renfro, Ellen DeGeneres, Heather Graham, Jessica Biel, Kelly Clarkson, Kirsten Dunst, LeAnn Rimes, Leelee Sobieski, Queen Latifah, Ryan Cabrera, Shirley McLaine, Susan Sarandon…


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Chinese New Year celebrations


You can work out your own Chinese Zodiac Animal by the year of your birth. Simply use our infographic below in order to find out what your Chinese zodiac is:


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Chinese Zodiac Animals Infographic


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Let Pisces Light Up Your Love Life This Valentine’s Day’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!).

pisces zodiac sign, valetnine's day 2018


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.



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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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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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.



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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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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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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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.



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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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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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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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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Happy Pancake Day 2018!

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Pancake Day is better known as Shrove Tuesday. Shrove is derived from the word ‘Shrive’, which means ‘to confess’. This is a celebration observed by many Christians the day before Ash Wednesday; it can be a time of self-analysis and spiritual growth, as well as a time when they need to ask God’s help to deal with life’s burdens.

The tradition of making pancakes began in England as a way  to use up all of the rich foods available in the home before Lent arrived, which is a fasting period of 40 days. During lent all diary and meat are to be excluded, and only very plain foods are to be eaten. In other countries, Shrove Tuesday is a day for Carnivals , festivities and dressing up in elaborate costumes, such as New Orleans‘ famous Mardi Gras.

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The origins behind Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday practices are to be found in Corinthians 9:27, where the Apostle Paul says: “I buffet my body and make it my slave…”. However, Pancake Day has now ironically developed into a day of indulgence, rather than bodily penitence, throughout which individuals participate in the maximum amount of pleasure and self-gratification they can before the beginning of Lent.

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This Pancake Day you can celebrate the occasion by making some yummy pancakes at home for all the family to enjoy. Our personal favourite is a traditional pancake with a lemon and sugar filling, simple and easy to make, yet delicious. Learn one of the easiest and most scrumptious pancake recipes here. And remember, this time of year is also a time for self-reflection… No matter what your religion is, it is always healthy to spend some time taking care of your inner or spiritual self.

It is also the perfect time to enjoy cooking with your children! so why not try to make some fun pancake shapes with them? Find some children-friendly pancake recipes here... Now all that remains is for you to enjoy the day!!

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Ask an Astrologer: 2018 World Leaders Psychic Predictions


What does the Future hold for our World Leaders?’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…



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!
Trump vs Putin

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.

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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Festivals Around the World

The world is populated by a myriad of weird and wonderful festivals taking place throughout the year. These can be held for religious purposes or simply for celebratory ones. Here we will introduce you to just a few of them:


Diwali, India – October/November

Image source: Diwali, India

Diwali takes place on a day between mid-October and mid-November. The ‘festival of lights’ celebrates the victory of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and light over darkness. However, for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, Diwali holds other meanings. People’s homes, as well as public places, are decorated with clay lamps or diyas; fireworks, religious rituals and the exchanging of gifts all form part of the festival. Find out more: India.


Semana Santa, Guatemala – April

Image source: Semana Santa, Guatemala

Throughout Guatemala, spectacular celebrations honour the Christian calendar’s ‘Holy Week’ or Easter, starting on Ash Wednesday and ending on Good Friday. Semana Santa features colourful parades, extraordinary floats, incense burning, and exquisitely-intricate costumes. The island of Antigua exhibits one of the most flamboyant Catholic processions, which bring to life the sufferings of Jesus Christ; its streets are decorated with beautifully woven, flowery carpets, powder pigments, and elaborately carved vegetable produce. Find out more: Guatemala.


Holi, Rajasthan, India – March

Image source: Holi, Rajasthan, India

Hindus celebrate a religious spring festival named Holi, which can last up to 16 days. On the eve of the festival, also known as Holika Dahan (burning of little Holi), bonfires are lit in memory of young Prahlad’s miraculous escape from the Demoness Holika, who tried to throw him into the fire. Instead, it was Holika who was burnt, whilst the steadfast devotee of God Vishnu, Prahlad, was able to escape unharmed. Hindus enjoy throwing water and multi-coloured powders at each other in the streets. Find out more: India.


Songkran Festival – April

Image source: Songkran Festival, Thailand

Thai people celebrate the arrival of spring and the vernal equinox with the Songkran festival; this time of year is also celebrated in Cambodia, Laos, and Burma under different names and on marginally different dates. In Thailand, Songkran runs from the 13th to the 15th of April. These dates also coincide with the traditional Thai New Year, when holidays are taken. The best-known New Year celebrations take place in the northern city of Chang Mai; lasting up to six days, the festivities include throwing water at each other and at passers-by. Additionally, Songkran marks the end of the dry season in Thailand, and the beginning of the hottest time of the year. Find out more: Thailand.


Obon Festival, Japan – August

Image source: Festival of Lanterns, Obon, Japan

For three consecutive days in August, the Obon Festival takes place across Japan. Obon is a Buddhist festival commemorating people’s ancestors; it is celebrated by lighting a giant bonfire in the Kyoto hills, as well as through Bon Odori dances. Obon is also known as the “festival of lanterns”, as one of its traditions consists of placing floating paper lanterns on the river illustrating the souls of the departed returning in peace to their graves. Find out more: Japan.


Tsechus, Bhutan – all year round, varies depending on location

Image source: Tsechus, Bhutan

Tsechu celebrations take place yearly across Bhutan: from small and isolated villages, to the country’s largest dzongs (monasteries). The Bhutanese travel from across the country to take part in them, whilst visitors from around the world are also attracted to these vibrant and extraordinary festivities, which include a thrilling and captivating mix of sound, colour and atmosphere. Find out more: Bhutan.


Perahera Festival, Kandy, Sri Lanka – August

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Every August the Escala Perahera Festival takes place in Kandy; it is the most renowned of Sri Lanka’s many exotic celebrations. One of the Buddha’s teeth, Kandy’s’s most sacred relic, is usually enshrined in the Dalada Maligawa temple; yet, during Perahera it is paraded around the streets for everyone to see. Its ten days of intense spectacle and celebrations include elephants, drummers, dancers, acrobats, whip-crackers, torch bearers, and a procession formed of thousands of pilgrims. Find out more: Sri Lanka.


Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival, Burma – September/October

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The Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda festival is one of the largest Buddhist celebrations in Burma, taking place in and around the stilted villages of the Inle Lake. The celebrations last 20 or more days, during which four out of five revered Buddha images are paraded around the lake in an intricately gilded barge, pulled by traditional long boats manned by hundreds of rowers. Phaung Daw Oo starts on the first day of the waxing moon, and finishes on the third day after the full moon of Thadingyut, which coincides with the months of September and October in the Western calendar. Find out more: Burma.


Fêtes des Masques, Ivory Coast – April/May

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In November, Ivory Coast’s most renowned yearly festival features colourful dancing competitions between villages. Fêtes des Masques pays homage to the spirits of the forest, personified by the dancing villagers wearing exceptionally handcrafted animal costumes and masks, many of which have been handed down from one generation to another. Find out more: Fetes des Masques.


Lake of Stars, Malawi – September

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Held yearly during the last week of September, on the shores of the beautiful Lake Malawi, the Lake of Stars festival is one of Africa’s most prestigious and internationally renowned cultural events. The Lake of Stars celebrations include live musical performances, film screenings, TED-style talks, art exhibits, and many more interesting happenings. Find out more: Lake of Stars Festival 2018.


Ask an Astrologer: Who Will Win “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!”?

Psychic’s brand new expert Astrologer Ellie Rose has been carefully studying the planets for days in order to be able to predict Who Will Win “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here”!


It’s all hotting up in the jungle right now as the final contestants on “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” battle for the title of King or Queen of the Jungle. If you’re dying to know who will be evicted first, who will clash with the other contestants and, the most important question, who will win, then let’s take a look at the planets and see!

Who will get on, who will clash?

So far, the celebs have all been getting on well, but there’s certain pairs that are enjoying each other’s company a little better than others.

Towards the beginning, we saw Jennie McAlpine and Shappi Khorsandi bonding over funny stories of their children, and as both women are air signs, they’ll no doubt have a lot in common.

As the jungle’s Prime Minister of ‘Downing Creek’, Iain Lee worked well with his deputy, Shappi Khorsandi, and since both stars are Geminis, they worked well as a team, and had plenty of ideas on how to organise the camp.

The men have been getting on well amongst themselves too and since Amir Khan (Sagittarius), Dennis Wise (Sagittarius), Stanley Johnson (Leo) are all fire signs, plus Jamie Lomas, who is technically a Taurus but was born on the cusp of Aries, another fire sign, you’d think there would be fireworks and fallouts, but the fiery lads have bonded over their similarities and energetic approach to jungle life.

We haven’t really seen any major fall outs yet in 2017’s I’m a Celeb, but there was tension with Toff and Amir when he quit the first Bushtucker Challenge. Amir has a lot of Pisces energy in his chart, including his Mars and Moon, so despite his boxing champion title, he’s a big softy at heart. The two celebs have their Jupiters squared, so their luck as a pair isn’t the easiest and they may not see eye to eye.

I suspect that, while Stanley Johnson is a favourite for the top three, the other celebs might start to brush him up the wrong way, just as Iain Lee did as Jungle PM. Stanley is a Leo with Mars conjunct his Sun, so he has a very forthright manner that the more sensitive celebs might not appreciate. He also has a great deal of Taurus energy in his chart, so is more than a little bit stubborn too! I guess we shall see!


Who will be evicted first?

Unfortunately, in reality TV, it’s the quiet ones who tend to go first, and Kezia Dugdale as a shy earthy Virgo, and Vanessa White as a closed and sensitive Scorpio will no doubt be amongst the first to leave the jungle.

After them, you’ve got the two Aquariuses in the camp: Rebekah Vardy and Jennie McAlpine, who have their fun side, but as air signs, they don’t tend to open up as easy as the rest of the celebs, so no doubt the audience won’t have time to appreciate their full characters.


Who will win?

In second and third places, I see Stanley Johnson, with his loud and proud Leo energy, and Jamie Lomas, with his fiery yet sweet-natured Aries/Taurus cusp. These two seem to be winning the public’s favour with their positive can-do attitudes and friendly natures, but there can only be one winner!

It’s easy to see why Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo is the nation’s favourite so far, and probably the most likely to be crowned ‘Queen of the Jungle’. Toff is technically a Scorpio, but is born on the cusp of Libra and Scorpio, so she has a lot of Libran tendencies and is not necessarily a stereotypical Scorpio like Vanessa, for example. Toff also has a stellium of planets in Libra, including Mercury, which is the planet of communication.


This strong Libran energy will make her a very friendly, outgoing person who is very much interested in other people and eager to please everyone in the camp. It’s this fun-loving, easy-going nature that has won the hearts of the camp and public, and will probably win her the final competition!

It remains to be seen who will win “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!”, but I suspect that the planets already have an inkling of what’s to happen!

So, most important of all, what do YOU think?! Please leave all your lovely comments below!

Ellie Rose x

Introducing Ellie Rose, Psychic Future’s New Astrologer!

Ellie Rose is the fabulous new astrologer for, the UK’s most popular psychic reader service!

Ellie Rose is a fully trained Astrologer and Tarot Reader. She is also a proud Virgo, and has been using her planetary analysis powers for many years. A lifetime stargazer, she uses her deep knowledge of the stars and of Tarot to help and guide people in the right direction, as well as to make insightful  predictions about their future happiness.

“I have found Astrology a fantastic tool in order to assist people with their problems, including self-awareness and healing. I’m very much looking forward to sharing all my planetary and celestial learning with the visitors of I would like to let them know how the stars will be affecting their everyday lives.

I will also be keeping them up to date with the daily news by writing discerning blog posts and casting my astrological eye on all manner of interesting topics. These will range from my predicted winners of “I’m a Celebrity..” to what lies in store in 2018 for the likes of Donald Trump and Theresa May, and how this will be influencing all of us.”

Ellie Rose will be providing Psychic Future’s visitors with weekly horoscopes, as well as chatting to you via weekly videos on what the planets hold in store for you. These will be available to read and watch on our Horoscopes page, as well as on our YouTube channel.

Additionally, Ellie Rose will be a regular contributor on the blog, sharing her news and astrological predictions with you on all sorts of juicy subjects, from celebrity gossip to your favourite TV shows, as well as New Year predictions, not only for yourself, but for leading world leaders and personalities too.

So make sure you check our website regularly for Ellie Rose’s unique and unmissable astral wisdom!