Tag Archives: horoscopes

Astrology and Islam don’t get along (now)

…according to this article in the Saudi Gazette (thanks Elsa): Belief in astrology and the casting of horoscopes are in clear opposition to the letter and spirit of Islam. It is really the empty soul, which has not tasted real Iman (belief) that seeks out these paths. Essentially these paths, represent a vain attempt to escape Qadr (predistination). The ignorant believe that if they know what is in store for them tomorrow, they can prepare for them today. In that way, they may avoid the bad and ensure the good. Yet, Allah’s […]

“Horoscopes May Be Bad for You”

Just when I start to think that astrology is gaining respect in the mainstream an article like this comes along that shows how newspaper predictions are still confused with astrology: Astrology may seem like harmless fun – but a new study suggests following your star sign could be bad for you. Consumers who read their horoscope daily were found to be more likely to exhibit impulsive or indulgent behaviour when their zodiac was negative, the research suggested. Already this article in the Telegraph is all kinds of wrong.  First of […]

“Confessions of a horoscope writer” and why I’m not one


Someone posted this article on our astroblogger Facebook group: Until recently, I had a dirty little secret. I write horoscopes. Or at least, I used to. Now it’s not such a dirty little secret because a) I’ve just told you and b) there aren’t that many horoscope clients left in my portfolio any more, anyway. But back in the day – oh yes. I was the BBC Slink teen astrologer for 13 years until the site closed last year and provided daily teen horoscopes throughout that time. … ; You […]

December Skywatch is posted!

You can find it on my website here, or sign up for your own subscription with a translation into English. Meanwhile here’s what you need to know about the first week in December, along with a synopsis of December’s major events. OVERALL ASTROLOGICAL PICTURE In December 2011 and January 2012 we will continue to see a relatively quiet planetary weather pattern. Jupiter and Uranus are highlighted now since they both change direction in December and they have both slowed down to a crawl in preparation of their direct turn. For […]

Lynn’s Skywatch is posted!

You can read the whole article here, and if you’re on my mailing list you will receive the abridged version by the end of the day with a translation into English.  If you’re not on my mailing list, please sign up on my website! Here’s the intro to get you started: The big news for the year 2011 has been the challenging square aspect between Uranus (planet of revolutionary new ideas and radical action) and Pluto (destruction and transformation). We have seen the effects of this dramatic planetary cycle play […]

Ten things you should know about astrology

While I’m out of town I’m reposting some older articles you might enjoy. 1.  Your birthchart is much more than your Sun sign.  You have more than ten different astrological signatures in your chart!! The astrology that most people know comes from the horoscope in the newspaper.  If you’re an Aries, you’ll meet an interesting person today.  Libra, it’s time to make a decision.  This kind of astrology is called Sun Sign astrology, and while there are some excellent astrologers doing Sun Sign columns, they are not very useful except in […]

Skywatch for September is posted!


You can read the article in its entirety here, or sign up on my website for my newsletter to receive a translation of Skywatch into easy to understand English each month. Here’s the introduction to get you started for September: The astrological indicators for September continue the trend towards less intensity than the energies we have been experiencing for much of the year, with only fast-moving planetary cycles.  Connections between outer planets have a more powerful influence that lasts longer, and we have had an incredible number of major cycles […]

Lynn’s Skywatch for August is posted

Here’s the link to the Planetary Illuminations for August 2010, and here is a tidbit to get you started for the month: August begins in the middle of the second wave of the Cardinal Drama, as I’m calling it. Mars has entered Libra, conjoining Saturn and opposing Jupiter and Uranus. The effect of these four planets alone generates a “stop/start” effect: Jupiter and Uranus in Aries are all about getting things going and yearning for change and a fresh new energy to come into our lives. Uranus has been particularly […]

Astrology and the Forer Effect


Here is an interesting article about an experiment performed in 1948 by Bertram R. Forer who collected statements from sun sign columns and then presented them to his subjects as though they were personally assessed as part of a personality profile.  Note: “horoscopes” are not sun sign forecasts, the horoscope is the actual map of the sky at a given time – the astrological chart, if you will. These statements include the following: You have a need for other people to like and admire you, and yet you tend to […]

Lynn’s Skywatch for April is posted!

Just one date late, but we can chalk that up to April Fool’s Day.  I’ve posted the Skywatch article on my website, and you can read it here. Here’s the introduction to give you an idea of what we’re in for in April! If you’d like to join my mailing list and receive an abridged version of Skywatch that’s translated into English with a minimum of geeky astrology language, just sign up in the sidebar to your right. They say when March comes in like a lion it goes out […]