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The Art of Losing an Election

by Adrian Duncan on April 7, 2011 in Adrian's Articles 2001 with No comments

The art of electing a time to do anything is the most challenging task for any astrologer. Over the centuries rules have been written down, but times change, new planets are discovered, and no astrological configuration precisely repeats itself, making these rules limited in value. For many dedicated astrologers today – especially those interested in

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April 7, 2011
Adrian Duncan

Osama bin Laden

by Adrian Duncan on April 7, 2011 in Adrian's Articles 2001 with 1 Comment

In May 1970 I crossed the border from a grey and oppressive Iran and entered the magical land of Afghanistan. Fellow wanderers from that period will be able to confirm that the atmosphere was liberated, happy and very welcoming indeed. There was no obvious sign of religious fundamentalism at that time, just a colourful country

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April 7, 2011
Adrian Duncan

The Two Towers

by Adrian Duncan on April 7, 2011 in Adrian's Articles 2001 with No comments

When the first airliner flew into the first tower, things looked bad in Manhattan. Finally, it seemed, the many flights in the vicinity of New York had led to a terrible accident. When the second airliner flew in to the second tower, 15 minutes later – plenty of time for the TV cameras to be

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April 7, 2011
Adrian Duncan

The China Olympics

by Adrian Duncan on April 7, 2011 in Adrian's Articles 2001 with No comments

On Friday 13th July the Olympic committee, assembled in Moscow, chose Beijing as the venue for the 2008 Olympic Games. This announcement came just hours after Jupiter – the largest planet in the solar system – moved into Cancer, so perhaps it is fitting that that the most populous country in the world was chosen.

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April 7, 2011
Adrian Duncan

Memento – A Retrograde Feast

by Adrian Duncan on April 7, 2011 in Adrian's Articles 2001 with No comments

Memory is a fragile thing, but we are totally reliant on it to relate to our individual world. There are many who through disease, accident or old age actually lose their capacity to retain events in memory, and though they can recall old long-term memories, they are unable to remember what happened just a few

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April 7, 2011
Adrian Duncan

Timothy Mcveigh and Collateral Damage

by Adrian Duncan on April 7, 2011 in Adrian's Articles 2001 with No comments

When the US ambassador to France arrived in Europe 4 years ago, he was an avid supporter of the death penalty. Today he is urging the US government to reconsider. He points out that capital punishment, along with universal access to guns, completely undermines America’s claim to world moral leadership and their policy of using

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April 7, 2011
Adrian Duncan

The Power of the European Union

by Adrian Duncan on April 7, 2011 in Adrian's Articles 2001 with No comments

One of most significant historical developments in the last century was the formation of the European Union. Throughout the last two millennia the countries of Europe fought bitter and bloody struggles in attempts to gain dominance, with vast world powers blocks based on the empires of England, Portugal, Spain and France, culminating in the ascendancy

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April 7, 2011
Adrian Duncan

King of Hearts

by Adrian Duncan on April 7, 2011 in Adrian's Articles 2001 with No comments

Astrologers are generally universally in agreement that the horoscope of Prince William, first-born son of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, is the horoscope of a king. It’s an astonishing chart, not least because of the extraordinary similarities with that of his mother. Both have the Sun in Cancer in the 7th house, both have Sagittarius

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April 7, 2011
Adrian Duncan

Solzhenitsyn – Soul of Russia

by Adrian Duncan on April 7, 2011 in Adrian's Articles 2001 with No comments

Penguins survive the sub-zero temperatures of the Antarctic by huddling together in large groups to create warmth. The penguins circulate so that those on the outside gradually come to the centre, and vice versa. Victims of Stalinist purges – the zeks – tried similar techniques when they were shipped off to Siberia in the 1930’s

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April 7, 2011
Adrian Duncan

2001 – Year of The Great Romance

by Adrian Duncan on April 7, 2011 in Adrian's Articles 2001 with No comments

For years – decades even – I have grabbed my red, tattered American Ephemeris to look up planetary movement and see what humankind was up to. My first volume was reduced to a tattered wreck, and now my second volume also looks the worse for wear. But now I suddenly find myself grabbing a slender

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April 7, 2011
Adrian Duncan