I don't know why I expect things to be completely different when I come home after being away for six weeks. Perhaps it's because so much has changed for me that I think everyone and everything else would have changed too. At least my lunar gardening experiment has changed. . .
I pondered this on my back step as I shared a chicken sandwich with my cat Perseus and procrastinated on unpacking my luggage (I love packing but it can take me WEEKS to unpack).
Sensing he was missing out on something, my other cat Mr Bubbles decided he was going to stop pretending he didn't miss me and come out for a bite of the sandwich. Did I mention it was 6am in the morning of my first day back in London? Nothing like good old jet lag to throw my sleeping and eating schedule way out of whack. I had showered, dressed, had nearly finished "dinner" as well as had consumed about 5 cups of tea since I had given up on getting some sleep before heading back to the classroom. Why do I always underestimate the jet lag? It was a good job I had so much time to consider these important questions. The way things were going I'd fall asleep before break.
I shouldn't waste my time worrying about the small things as they always prove to be nothing to worry about at all: my job at a summer English Language School is off to a great start (I managed to stay awake for the every single lesson!!), I have things to catch up with at home but nothing unmanageable, the cats are well (judging by how much of my sandwich they had eaten), I have articles appearing in magazines all over the place--at the request of paying editors (what the hell was I thinking giving my good stuff away for free?), I had two great interviews coming out soon: one with Chris Flisher (arranged by the amazing Carol Dimitrov) and the other Sheri Horn Hasan of Karmic Evolution. I'll post the links once the programmes are out. And there will be a follow up interview with Sheri at the end of August. Oh and if you think you've heard everything there is to hear about "Growing Pains" then you would be very wrong. "The Wolf You Feed" is coming on nicely too so watch this space.
Now, I'm having a few problems with Facebook as evidenced by a DELUGE of emails asking me if I landed safely so there are a few things I need to put to rest. I'm so sorry to have made so many people worry!!
I'm not sure what Facebook is doing with my account--all but personal page are absolutely fine. Facebook is looking into it and I hope things will be back to normal soon. Thanks so much for all the concern expressed--clearly I have landed safely. All really is well--I've just been so busy unpacking and I really didn't think anyone was missing me or I would have updated a lot earlier!!
San Francisco was a total blast! Linea Van Horn (and family) is a total hoot--and even better, she laughs at my stupid jokes. My talk for the San Francisco Astrological Society went extremely well. And how long have I waited for this banner?
|Me and Ra after my talk|
How cool is that?
I remember seeing way more famous astrologers with this banner and I used to think "one day it might be me". And now it is!! Many thanks to Linea for starting the group all those years ago and to my astro brother Ian Waisler (more on him in a minute) for carrying the flame and inviting me to speak way back at ISAR 2016!
I also got to attend a Summer of Love exhibition with my buddy Ra who travelled all the way from Los Angeles to come to my talk! Ra is also speaking in India so we had a chance to bounce some ideas off of each other. Here are a few photos. . .
So here I am all blissed out and listening to my beloved Janis Joplin on a beanbag chair during a psychedelic light show in San Francisco during the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. . .
My astro brother Ian Waisler is coming to visit me in London!! How much do I love this guy? There will be another reunion and more photos of fun and frivolity. I don't want to give too much away but let "Glastonbury" be a hint! Here's a photo of us looking all cute and innocent:
So it's Cancerian season and you know what that means!! My birthday is coming up! I've had the most outstanding year of my life packed full of incredible achievements (that I never could have done without such outstanding support from friends and others who had faith in me) and opportunities, a near miss or two (I wish I had trusted Julija Simas' intuition because my gullible "everyone is really nice" attitude nearly led me to making some exceptionally bad choices--but hey, I did learn a few things) and in fact, I think I can honestly say, things went far better than I ever could have hoped to imagine!
So how 'bout that solar return??
Dear me. . .let me TRY to summarise: I've had P Sun and Mercury on my natal Ur/Pl coming up to partile conjunction for a couple of years. My P Moon and P Venus have both changed signs and my P Jupiter is on my N Sun! And that P Venus is cj the MC of my solar return--and my solar return Moon is cj my natal ascendant! I do have Venus opposite Saturn in my solar return but hell, if I haven't learned how to handle harsh aspects between these two planets by now then there's no hope.
So I end this wonderful year with absolutely no regrets or bitterness or wishes that I should have done things differently.
I've unpacked a very full suitcase and found "only" joy, satisfaction, acceptance and deep contentment and above all gratitude.
About the Astrologer
Alex Trenoweth was voted Best International Astrologer, 2015 for her dynamic presentation on her innovative and original research into Astrology and Education. Her book, "Growing Pains" is an exciting development in astrology as it combines classroom teaching experience, sound investigation and the potential to have a positive impact on struggling adolescents, parents, teachers and those who have been labelled "at risk". She writes the weekly and monthly horoscopes and other articles for the Cosmic Intelligence Agency, one of the largest astrological social media groups on the web and was also a speaker for the AstroSummit, a guest lecturer for the London School of Astrology and has spoken at several UK local astrology groups. Past international events include United Astrology Conference (2008) ISAR, State of the Art Astrology conference, the Kepler Conference, Congresso Internacional de Astrologia (Portugal), Kepler College, the Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology, Astrology Restored in Cape Town, the International Academy of Astrology and NORWAC. Upcoming events include San Diego, Las Vegas, the San Francisco Astrology Society and the Scottish Astrological Association. Alex is also Vice Principal and Secretary General of International Affairs for the Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology and will will be taking up her residential post in India 2017. For queries, consultations or syndications, please contact Alex via www.alextrenoweth.com or leave a message in the comment section.
"Growing Pains" can be purchased in paperback or kindle format on Amazon or can be signed and posted directly to you by Alex.
About the New Book
There are two wolves fighting inside of me, the old story goes, one wolf is good and the other is evil. “But Grandfather,” asked the child, “Which one wins?” The Grandfather answered, “The wolf I feed.”
We might like to think that being good is a natural instinct. In fact, doing the right thing takes a conscious decision. Every day, we are met with temptation to get ahead at the expense of someone else, to get away with something we know is wrong or to cut corners if we think no one is watching.
Following on from her powerful book on astrology and Education, “Growing Pains”, Alex Trenoweth explores the benefits of using “the bad guy” of the solar system: Saturn. Often avoided and seldom understood, if we understand our own Saturn then we can help others to understand theirs. Using case studies of highly successful people contrasted with convicted serial killers, Trenoweth deftly demonstrates the dire consequences of feeding the wrong wolf.