upps … or: You and Me and Karma makes Three

Sometimes it seems a whole lotta karma can be set in motion with the slightest of triggers. In my case this was a very short word. Well technically not even a real word. Just ‘upps’ (german for ‘whoops’). It took me some time to figure out the astrological triggers. Rather unsurprisingly all four of the […]

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When Neptune meets Saturn … or: how did I get here?

continued from here Two weeks ago … Waking up in a strange bed. Thousands of kilometres from home. A warm, naked man sound asleep beside me under the sheets. The large city outside is already buzzing with energy. I get up, naked, wandering into the kitchen, checking the clock: 7 am. Jetlag, here I come. […]

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When Neptune meets Saturn. Or: time for a reality check.

During the last 2 years, I learned some important things about my “comfort zone”. First of all, that it actually wasn’t what it seemed to be, but that it somehow had evolved without asking. With a longterm Neptune (Lord of Dreams) transit approaching the cusp of my 7th house of relationships in Pisces (Neptune’s natal […]

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12th Night.

It’s december 25 and I’m preparing an interesting ritual for the 12 following nights. Those twelve nights from today until january 6 – the shakespearian 12th night – are called “Rauhnächte” in Germany, which actually refers to the word “Rauch” meaning “smoke”. In “the old days” people used to burn essences to clean the house […]

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Bingewatching … Doctor Who

When it comes to Doctor Who I’m very much like Sheldon Cooper: Source: ShitSheldonCooperSays on tumblr 😉 Despite being a cult series since the 60s in England (and in fact the longest running sci-fi show of all times), the Doctor was really practically unknown in Germany until the early 90s, when I saw my “first […]

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Sunday songs from my favorite German voice: Max Raabe

Anyone who says that German sounds just awful hasn’t listened to Max Raabe’s velvety voice! He is in fact a legitimate opera singer (bariton), but chose to sing slightly different songs (and often in head voice) 😉 Some may know the 20s orchestra “Comedian Harmonists” – Max founded the Berlin “Palast Orchester” in 1986 and […]

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Berlin … Remembrance of Things Past

When I saw Olen Steinhauer’s tweet with a pic from a Berlin café a couple of days ago, something in me snapped. It’s been about 15 years now, since I’ve last visited “the capital” but there were times in the 30 years before, when I was there almost every month. As much as I love […]

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Dinner For One … or: If I had Richard Armitage for Dinner

Three days ago I happened upon a tweet – you know the sort – what if I could invite “4 famous people for dinner”? There were already some answers: “Jesus of Nazareth, Martin Freeman, Moses and Richard Armitage” and “Henry VIII, Chrissie Evert, Nelson Mandela and Richard Armitage” … normally I just skip such nonsense, […]

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