My Secret Garden


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Fifty Shades of…

book club

Book Club

I suppose that the proliferation of these monthly get-togethers must have been started by Oprah’s book club segments on her show. Now they’ve taken on a life of their own.

We went to see this movie last night, and I must admit that the laughs were frequent and the good-feel moments were plenty.

If you haven’t guessed already, the books they read and shared came from the pen of E.L. James.

fifty shades trilogy

The Actresses

The seniors of this world need a little light entertainment. In other words, something they can watch that doesn’t include super heroes or bratty children. The draw for this audience is wanting to see how these four actresses have kept their beauty and acting chops.

Jane Fonda

Candice Bergen

Diane Keaton

Mary Steenburgen



The plot was simple: each woman was experiencing the declining fortunes of finding love and fulfillment in their ‘golden years’. Each came to a happy ending, particular to their individual needs.

As my wife, Susan, says: It proves that you’re never too old for love.

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Which Way, Wind?


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Royal Wedding 2018


Photo courtesy of The Telegraph

The Kiss

Well, here we go again. With all the nasty news happening around us, it was a relief to have a ‘happy ending’ for a change. Fairy tale weddings are always welcome, but this one seemed to be a match made in celebrity heaven.

The Chart


I always suspect that an Astrologer has had a hand in deciding when would be the best day for a Royal Wedding. This one is no different.

The Finger of God (Yod) which is prominent on this chart is a hint at the purpose of the marriage.

Venus Inconjunct Mars

Your close relationships will be a bit stormier than most, but this should not be a serious problem in later life. In fact you probably prefer stormy relationships, because it means that you are really involved with the other person.

When you are older, this aspect will be most important in your relationships with the opposite sex, which you will become strongly involved in. For this reason, your relationship with your parent of the opposite sex will be very important, because the patterns you establish with that parent will continue in later sexual relationships. If you have a lot of problems with your father if you are a girl, or with your mother if you are a boy, you won’t be able to have smooth relationships with the opposite sex until you can solve those problems.

While you are young, as well as later, you may be attracted to persons who, if you think rationally about it, do not seem very well suited to you. This problem will be greatest if you do not feel good about yourself, for it is a reflection of your own inner turmoil about love and your right to be loved.

Mars Inconjunct Ascendant

Learn to work for the good of others by making their objectives your objectives, whenever possible. This aspect can signify the ability to accomplish a great deal, as long as you do not spend all your time and energy feeling angry or resentful about seemingly undeserved defeats. When you have a real goal to work toward that you can share with others, you will be able to attain that goal.

In close relationships you also have to learn to compromise. Initially you may come on very strong and act very aggressively toward someone you are interested in. But that approach only provokes conflict because the other person feels threatened. If you learn to take a softer approach, you will be able to get what you want, within reason, without having to fight for it.

One of the most difficult sides of this aspect is that you must learn to understand whether or not someone has violated your rights. You may think that this is the case even when it isn’t. Learn to discriminate.


As I have seen in many wedding charts, the marriage itself has a life of its own. The two individuals that became one entity with their union are changed forever. This will also be true with Harry and Meghan (the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex).

And the overall winners will be the world. These two combined will be champions of charitable organizations.



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