VIRGO — The Virgin…August 23 to September 22

virgoVirgo the most mentally oriented Earth sign, ruled by messenger Mercury. The Earth element means you are a sensate type, motivated by practical goals, able to juggle many different facts and details at once and usually manage them all. Virgo are neat and organised or chaotic and messy, but there will always be some corner of your home, which shows your obsession with order. You are most happy when able to serve your ambitions and the people you love, but also able to keep time for yourself in your busy schedule

Your Planetary Ruler is Mercury.

Analysing details and making perfect sense of them, reaching goals through careful management of time and energy – these activities make you the sign of the earthy harvest.) Mercury is associated with short journeys, with intelligence, with the ability to reason and analyse. Mercury rules both Virgo and Gemini and Virgo is the ‘night sign’ of Mercury. In the body Virgo rules the intestines, digestive organs and bowels. Your key to good health is developing the ability to put worries and concerns aside at the end of the day and listening to your digestion as an aid to appropriate diet.

One task that Mercury was given as messenger to the gods was to deliver the famous Pandora’s Box to the maiden of that name. He employed his trickster skills to pretend he was taking it elsewhere but unable to carry it further, then left it temptingly by Pandora’s side. She of course could not resist taking a look inside at which point all the ills of mankind flew out and the world of mortals was never the same again. The one saving grace was that the last thing to emerge was hope – the faculty that keeps us going even when times are grim. This is an important faculty for Virgo to cultivate, so that ‘taking care of business’ does not drive you into the ground. Rather than trying to fix everything and say “yes” to every request for help, Virgo can hope and trust that it’s not all on their shoulders.  Mercury represents the dexterity of the mind and the ability to read people. His special message for Virgo is to serenely do your work in the world, while trusting that others too can carry the load.


It’s all in the Stars – Gemini


Gemini is the Mutable Air sign. The Air element is a Thinking Type, mentally driven, communicative, fast-moving.

Gemini’s ‘Mutable’ quality means versatility, being flexible, able to put things together. It also means that the ‘Dual’ sign is double natured, prone to mutate and change rapidly –  easily swing between bright vivacious and dark withdrawn; or between clear simple logic and a chaos of unfinished ends. You are most happy when, despite your busy life, your ‘dark twin’ is embraced via periods of solitary creative work and by relationships that encourage your emotional side to emerge. You are the ‘thinker’ of the zodiac, the third sign, your key phrase: “I Connect”.

MERCURY: Planet of the Mind—Your Planetary Ruler

Communication and a variety of life experience is the Air you breathe. In ancient Arabic astrology Gemini is said to be “of hot and humid nature” and “your angel holds the key to the creation of metals”.  As a Twin, you are most happy when engaged in stimulating mental activities with a friend close by.
Mercury represents the magic of duality – the complementary pairing of opposites and the flexibility of an open mind. His special message to Gemini is to let your ever curious mind be guided by the light of wisdom.

Allied Artists Exhibition at the Robina Comunity Gallery

It has been my pleasure to join my fellow artists in an Exhibition – Allied Artists this month.

All eleven artists are fellow members of the Royal Queensland Art Society, Gold Coast Branch.

robina exhibit

Eleven different styles, artworks in all types of mediums – the Exhibition has something to suit all tastes.

Once a year we get together to share our art with the local community.

Here I an standing in front of my 4 images that I am showing in Allied Artists.

Leo, Gemini, Aquarius and Sagittarus –  four of my “Its all in the Stars” Series.

A series of paintings showing my interpretation of all of the  symbols of the Astrological Stars.