The last week in May is the first full week of Gemini season and, as such, it’s only right that it gets a little chaotic. Jupiter’s ingress in Pisces set a lovely hue to our dream endeavours last week, but this week’s square to the full moon might have Jupiter enthusiasts singing a different tune. While there’s no need to jump to worst case scenarios, it’s worth staying wary of Jupiter’s more negative qualities in and around us: a tendency to bite off more than we can chew, a sense of entitlement to other people’s time and presence.
The lunar eclipse in Sagittarius midweek might have us wondering why we’ve spent so much time getting in our own way and how we plan on taking what we’ve learned into wider, more open spaces. Of course, with Saturn squaring Uranus, what we want to act on and what we get to act on are vastly different things. Meanwhile, another square concerning the stars of Pisces — this time between Mercury and Neptune — will be in full force between May 25 and June 9th due to Mercury retrograde. An aspect that can bring with it a great deal of confusion and uncertainty, it’s an excellent time to lay low or take a big step back to survey the scene. In fact, those of us particularly affected by this Mercury transit (Geminis, Sagittarians, Pisces, Virgos) might do well to embrace whatever limitations find us, and work with them rather than against them.
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Britain is a nation with a glorious coastline of craggy cliffs, rugged peninsulas and soft sandy bays lapped by waves. On this island, where the furthest you can be from the coast is just 70 miles (113km), it’s no wonder that a surf scene has blossomed into a multi-billion-pound industry. Catch the right conditions and the waves in Britain are on a par with anywhere in the world. The water’s not as warm as Waikiki, but in winter frigid swells bring in big, powerful waves that attract competitive
Phare Ar-Men took 15 years to build (1867-1881) and was instantly known as l’enfer des enfers (hell of hells) by its courageous keepers. The lighthouse remains a powerful testimony to the guts and determination – sheer lunacy some might say – of Breton craftsmen and fishermen who went through hell and high water to construct it, on a rock in the treacherous Iroise Sea, on the west coast of Brittany. Herculean currents and swells dictated when it was safe to brave reefs separating the lighthouse