Seven Days of Positive – Day 98

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2014 at 9:03 pm

Happy New Year everybody. I hope 2015 will be stonkingly good for you all.

I don’t make resolutions any more (they are a great way to start the year feeling disappointed with yourself), but I do like to reflect a little on the year that’s gone and think about what my goals are for the new one.

2014 got off to a great start for me because it wasn’t 2013. That was one lousy old year. Thirteen has always been my unlucky number me and boy did it beat me up.

So I woke up on January 1st, 2014 punching the air that it was over and it went on to be a much better year in many ways. For one thing, I’m much clearer now about the areas of my life which need some fine tuning.

One of the ways I think about all this kind of stuff is through astrology. Those of you who think it’s crap can tune out now.

I’ve been fascinated by it ever since I started reading Patric Walker’s* horoscopes in my mother’s copies of Harper’s Bazaar when I was a kid.


Then I pinched my big sister’s copy of Linda Goodman’s wonderful book, Sun Signs, and that was it. There was my entire family, my best friend and my frenemy described perfectly. And I couldn’t help recognising a lot of what she had to say about my own sign, Leo.

I still refer to her advice mentally, reminding myself, when my Sagittarian husband is telling me with great enthusiasm the entire movie plot he’s dreamed up over night and I just want to get on with making breakfast – let him fly his kites.

My favourite astrologer now also happens to be one of my very best friends. And I consider it a very great privilege to be able to say that about Jessica Adams.

She was one of the first people I bonded with when I landed in Sydney in 1993. In my job as acting editor of Cleo (while Lisa Wilkinson had her first baby), I had to ring the magazine’s astrologer.

The minute we started talking, I knew she was a kindred spirit. And not just because she’s another Leo (rooooooaaaaarrrrrr).

Jessica and I have had many adventures together over the years and I’ve so appreciated being a part of her brilliant charity projects for War Child. The Girls Night In and Kids Night In series have raised millions of dollars.


We also had a very funny time doing the In Bed With book of filthy stories by well-known authors writing under their porn star names (first pet, first street).


So it is to Jessica’s brilliant website that I will be turning to see what 2015 has in store for me astrologically and how I can work with the opportunities it brings.

You can read a lot of it for nothing, but I’m very happy to pay an annual subscription to get all the exclusive members’ stuff. What I particularly enjoy is Jessica’s analysis of how astrology influences global events.

I will always remember asking her who was going to win the 2000 US Presidential election. To my very great surprise, she replied ‘No one…’

You will remember the Bush-Gore election debacle… Jessica explained it all to me before it even happened, introducing me to the fascinating concept of Mercury Retrograde.

Have a look here at what Jessica predicts for your sign this year.

* I’ve just remembered that when I was editing ES magazine (the colour supplement of London’s Evening Standard newspaper) I once had to ring Patric Walker up on the Greek island where he lived. He was the newspaper’s astrologer and I wanted him to do a piece for the mag. I was so nervous to do it. Even ringing Greece seemed scary in 1988, but I plunged in and he was so so lovely. I must have a look through my old copies of the magazine and see what the piece was. I know Jessica is a big admirer of Mr Walker and I’m sure she’d like to read it.

  1. Happy New Year to you too Maggie. Not sure about all that astrology stuff…but if it works for you then go with it. Hot and muggy here in Australia….we’ve been hearing stories of snow and freezing weather over there…so rug up and enjoy a warm egg nog, hot toddy, mulled wine and toast the New Year 2015. We’ve had our celebrations here….so just soda water with ice for moi today! Ciao, Robyn

  2. I am not normally into astrology- but Jessica promises abundance and income flow for my sign after mid-year… which is when, after 6 books, I am finally being published in the UK for the very first time. If she’s right and it actually sells I will convert forever 🙂 It’s 10am on NY day here in Aus and a lovely sunny morning after a fabulous night out with friends. Hope your NYE is even better and 2015 is a very special one for you. xxx

  3. Happy New Year Maggie! Well, I am off to check out what is Libran’s lot for 2015 but I am sure it is going to be fabulous!!

  4. Hippo Gnu Deer two Ewes Mangie! You reminded me of urgent phone call from my mother in early 1970s – she said, “I understand now, you’re an Aquarian.” Someone had given her Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs.

  5. No Maggie….but I adore the Isle of Capri and corn on the cob….both delicious.



  6. Now I know why you and I have so much in common… I’m a Leo too!!

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