Tuesday, 19 August 2008

The house in the woods

Visiting my friends near Uzès, one of the most beautiful towns in France, where sadly I did not have time to visit le musée du bonbon. L, a Titian beauty and great astrologer and her husband, James Mason lookalike, P, an antique dealer, are fascinating company. L talked of their time in Brazil last year with John of God, a healer. She underwent two psychic 'operations' in which she felt hands grasping inside her, pulling things out. Afterwards she was exhausted for several days and had a visible scar. 
We also discussed the astrology of movements in pop music: punk was triggered by Uranus in Scorpio; outrage, rebellion and nihilism. The figurehead of punk, John Rotten/Lydon is an Aquarian.
Techno surprisingly coincided with the Uranus/Neptune conjunction in Capricorn. While I can understand that Neptune would be a strong factor; the drugs, the trance music, the throwback to 60's psychedelia...but why Capricorn, that status ridden, establishment-based, ambitious sign? But the explanation lies in the fact that alot of money was made during the techno period...it was run by bread head hippies. Conservative peers' son, James Palumbo, who ran the Ministry of Sound, one of the most successful clubs and record labels of the period, would seem aptly to represent this combination.
L has written an astrological analysis on members of the 27 club, those pop stars that die at the age of 27; Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain. They didn't want to grow up astrologically, that is, to go through their first Saturn return at 28/29. 


  1. I'm the author of a forthcoming book about The 27s, which includes a section on astrology. Is L's analysis available for reading? Although the book is off to the printer in a few weeks' time I'd still be interested in learning about her findings.

  2. Welcome to the blog, Josh and Eric, are you connected with the forthcoming exhibition at Proud Gallery 'Forever 27' ? (Must contact them myself re my pop photography back catalogue)
    I'll ask L to contact you. I know that this week she is on retreat with the Dalai Lama in France (interesting that he,rather like when the pope escaped to Avignon during tough times, has chosen to spend this Chinese olympics in France. Also of interest, is that the delectable first lady of France, Carla Bruni, will be there while hubby Sarkosi displaying the 'official' diplomatic position of snuggling up to the Chinese in Beijing!)


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