Sunday, 29 November 2015

Conspiracy Theorists & Detectives of the Fantastic


As winter draws in, what better than a ghost story or two to add a thrill and a scare to these long, dark nights?

I am pleased to share details of Detectives of the Fantastic Volume II which features my new story Six Lights.

Who is haunting the staircase of an old pub and why does the ghost take exception to Jeremy's new partner? Perhaps TV psychic Darrell Morvay will have the answer?

A love story with a difference that will both scare your bones and warm your heart.

And what of the other stories in this anthology? Join Editor George Wilhite and the authors of Thirteen O'Clock Press on a hunt for the bizarre and strange. Is what they find supernatural, or is there a logical explanation for the terror they experience? What recorded stories will YOU come across in this anthology of the strange? The accounts appear real enough. They're just stories... right? Or perhaps some of these tales are real after all!

For more information or to buy Detectives of the Fantastic Volume II click here>


I also have an article in Infinity Astrological Magazine #4

David Icke - Reality Is Not What It Seems is an in-depth look at the ideas and horoscope of the UK's most ridiculed and best loved conspiracy theorist.

This issue also features essays by Nick Dagan Best, Frank C. Clifford, Sharon Knight, Wendy Stacey, Theodore White and Rod Chang, amongst others. 

It's free to read, you just need to register here>
And here's the Facebook page link

With love,

Mandi xxx

Friday, 25 September 2015

September Update - Astrology and Literature


I am thrilled to have a short story in the Autumn Equinox issue of Mused - the BellaOnline Literary Review.

The Spider is a tale of love, commitment and independence.

The Review is also packed with beautiful art, photography, non-fiction and poetry by a variety of authors.



Read it free here: Mused BellaOnline Literary Review


I'm also pleased to share details of Issue 3 of Infinity Astrological Magazine #3

It's free to read, you just need to register here> and the list of talented, accomplished astrologers in the magazine continues to grow with each issue


The articles in this current issue:

- Armand Diaz - Jupiter in Virgo: More of Less
- Smiljana Gavrancic and William Stickevers - USA Presidential Elections 2016
- Rod Chang - Economic Crisis and the Outer Planet Cycles
- Natalie Delahaye - September's Eclipses
- R Hakan Kirglou - Planetary Ingress Charts
- Mandi Lockley - Virgo and Libra Quotes
- Glenn Perry - Calling Down the Heavens
- Smiljana Gavrancic - Karmic Astrology: 3 Lives in 1
- Gary Kidgell - Esoteric Astrology and the Purpose of the Soul
- Marguerite Dar Boggia - Hillary Clinton and the Next President for the Next War 

And here's the Facebook page link

And before you go....there's a Lunar Eclipse on 27/28 September - check out Lynda Hill's fascinating article here> which describes the Sabian Symbols for the Eclipse chart.

With love,
Mandi xxx

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Infinity


Infinity Astrological Magazine #2 has just been published and you can download and read it for free here>

Contents below - including a small but beautifully formed piece from myself and the marvellous Rod Chang:


1. Venus, Oh Venus" (Author: Vanessa Guazzelli Paim)
2. Euro, Greece's future in the EU and 8º Scorpio (Author: Smiljana Gavrančić)
3. Where God Divided by Zero: New Thoughts on the Galactic Centre (Authors: Mandi Lockley and Rod Chang)
4. The Meaning of the Mayan Long Count Calendar in Context with Modern Astrology (Author: William Stickevers)...
5. Club 27 rockstars: “Hope I die before I get old…” (Author: Alan Annand)
6. Medical Astrology with Lynn Koiner (Author: Lynn Koiner)
7. Dancing Girls (Jonathan Flanery)
8. Eclipses - How they will change your life? (Author: Toni Thomas)



And here's the Facebook page link


With love,
Mandi xxx

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Saturn in Scorpio Special Offer

How was Saturn in the intense, inscrutable and controlled sign of Scorpio for you?

Saturn may have moved into Sagittarius in December last year, but it's not through with Scorpio yet. Today (June 16) it travelled back into Scorpio, where it will remain until September 19.

To celebrate (or commiserate) Saturn's last stubborn stand in the sign of the Scorpion, my ebook   Saturn in Scorpio: Your Guide Through The Dark - is discounted on Amazon to $0.99 or £0.99 (or the equivalent in your currency).

Why bother when Saturn's so close to the end of its two and a half years in Scorpio?

Here are a few good reasons:
  1. With 100 packed pages of information (including a bonus and timeless chapter on the Secondary Progressed Moon), it's an absolute bargain!
  2. If you have planets or points at 28 or 29 degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) you are still in the midst of a significant Saturn transit and this book can help you successfully navigate its cold and deep waters and tap into its healing and transformative potential.
  3. Even if your Saturn in Scorpio transit is over, it could help you to review the themes and events of your transit and put them into some perspective, maybe even help you digest some of those Saturnian lessons. 
  4. You can revise all the major themes of Saturn in Scorpio which are explored in-depth including issues of safety, fear and control; sex and intimacy; the power of love; rejection, anger, vengeance and forgiveness; the power of the unconscious and money, debt and taxes etc. and find out what I got right and what I missed!!!
What readers said:

"Just to tell you how much I am enjoying your e-book ‘Saturn in Scorpio: Your Guide Through The Dark’. Congratulations for the excellent, informative, enlightening, deep book. It is worth every cent." ME via Facebook
 
"I’ve purchased this e-book and can recommend it very highly. She’s an accessible writer. I’ve gone though it forwards and back, and re-read many passages over again, and each time I gather a bit more. It’s great to find a writer you can feel like quoting." EJR, online
"I finished reading it, loved it, and will be re-reading it to my other half who has his Saturn return looming." LVL via Facebook
 
"I find it to be a wonderful guide...the descriptions of the Scorpio and Saturn themes are covered in an orderly fashion and Mandi Lockley offers not just some examples on how they may or may not manifest, but she also offers ways in which to work with these themes in a positive, more conscious manner. This e-book is just in time!" NR via email

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Adventures with Secondary Progressed Moon in Sagittarius



I celebrated my Secondary Progressed Moon moving into Sagittarius (and conjoining my Natal South Node on the 7th House cusp) with an adventure holiday in Borneo. What a wild ride!



I’m a cautious Capricorn but found myself challenged by all sorts of daring activities I never thought I would have the guts to do.


The air is full of mayfly, flying upstream to lay their eggs
Trekking uphill on narrow slippery paths through wild jungles full of angry fire ants, hungry leeches and (bonus) truly wild orangutan; wading up to my chest through rivers fully clothed; cooling off in waterfalls hidden deep in the forest; overcoming my fear of fast water by riding down rapids with nothing but a lifejacket beneath me; wading into the south china sea with nothing but the full moon to light the way, to be charmed by the dinoflagellate 'sea sparkle'; with jelly legs, shuffling over narrow bridges open to the water beneath, trying to remember that Capricorns are supposed to be sure-footed as I went.
Spot the orangutan
In just two short weeks, I learned a lot about myself – I should push myself much more than I do - and a lot about different cultures, having stayed with three different tribes along the way, amazing people. Every other word I uttered was awesome, brilliant, wow.

SP Moon in Sag is all about adventure of course, a release from the constrained emotional experience of SP Moon in Scorpio. It’s about expansion and growth, having fun, learning new things, experiencing freedom and independence and widening horizons through far flung travel and/or intellectual pursuits.


 
The last time my SP Moon was in Sag I was at University, another period of my life that was full of wonder and no less than life changing. It moved into Capricorn perfectly timed to the end of the last term and the start of my first job. A sobering time that was indeed!

A longhouse, our home for five days. The only way to get there is via a 90 minute ride on a traditional longboat
For my next adventures – a music festival in a medieval castle in Poland this July and early next year (by which time I will be 50 - eek!) my first ever skiing trip. Bring it on!

The Secondary Progressed Moon takes around 27-28 years to travel around the natal chart, spending two and a half years in each sign. The sign it’s in symbolises the underlying emotional current for that period and the House(s) it travels through show the area of life that will be emphasised.

For a full explanation of the Secondary Progressed Moon Cycle see my article here>

With love,
Mandi x

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Horror and Suspense

I'm celebrating the publication of my scary little story The Box in Massacre Magazine 5 by reposting a couple of horror-related articles from the archives...

Follow the links, if you dare, to discover how Brit horror movie The Descent is a master-class in Moon-Pluto themes and read my fascinating take on film censorship.

Before that, check out Massacre Magazine for eight wonderful and chilling tales to get you through these long winter nights for just 99p or 99c.

Find out more about the authors here: Massacre Publishing

Buy here: Massacre 5 Amazon Link

The Descent: A Moon-Pluto Story

[Warning: contains spoilers] Watching the British horror movie The Descent recently, I was struck by just how perfect a metaphor for the Moon-Pluto dynamic this movie is. The story line goes like this: the lead character, Sarah (played by actress Shauna Macdonald), is grieving for her husband and most particularly for her young daughter. Both died violently after their car was struck by a truck on the way back from a white water rafting trip Sarah took with four female friends. A year later, as part of her healing process, Sarah travels to America’s Appalachian mountains to meet up again with the friends from the rafting trip, including Juno (played by Natalie Mendoza). A sixth woman joins them, the fearless Holly (played by Nora-Jane Noone). The women embark on a caving expedition in a remote part of the national park, but from the start there is tension between Sarah and Juno, who haven’t seen each other since the fatal accident. The implication is that something had been going on between Juno and Sarah’s late husband. (1)

Already, strong Pluto themes are creeping into the movie: the violent deaths; the suggestion of betrayal; the caving trip; the raw feelings and the simmering grief, not just of Sarah, but of all the women, who find themselves emotionally bound together by the tragedy of Sarah’s family, reflecting the intense, often dark relationships with women that are typically experienced by those with strong Moon-Pluto natal or moving aspects.

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The article above was also published in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of The Astrological Journal

Censorship in Saturn-Pluto Times

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.

The above quote, attributed to 17th Century Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire, reminds us that freedom of speech and the attempt to suppress it – censorship - is an issue that spans back centuries, probably ever since humans first felt the urge to share their opinions and push the boundaries of their creative expression.

I was reminded that censorship is well and truly still with us when I attended FrightFest, a festival showcasing new fantasy and horror films, which takes place every August at the Empire Leicester Square in central London.

FrightFest is in its 11th year and the 2010 edition was the first time that official bodies have ever queried any of the titles in the festival’s line up. Two films were affected, the remade I Spit On Your Grave and the controversial A Serbian Film. Both were due to be shown as unedited, unrated versions, the norm for this type of film festival. However, Westminster Council, under whose jurisdiction the Empire Leicester Square falls, queried the content of both movies and stipulated that they be rated and passed by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) before they would allow them to be shown.

Echoing this censorship theme was the airing at FrightFest of new documentary Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape, which looks at the UK government and media reaction to the widespread, unregulated distribution of so-called ‘video nasty’ movies in the early 1980’s.

The censorship debate at this year’s festival seems very fitting, astrologically speaking, when you consider that the final exact alignment of the current Saturn-Pluto squares that begun in late 2009, occurred just four days before the start of the event.

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