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BIRTHDAY BOHEMIAN … Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Celebrity interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard is no shrinking violet … he’s a fiery Aries and [with that intense, penetrating gaze] I’d say he also has a Scorpio Ascendant [or Pluto rising]. So his decorating style is bold and dramatic … with plenty of deep red, maroon and orange hues in his beautifully bohemian rooms. I particularly love his style before he was famous [the first two photos are of his Hollywood home circa 2003] when he mixed colonial charm and ethnic exotica with Persian rugs, paisley textiles, antique pieces, faded tapestries and funky thrift shop finds.

 

How will the Uranus/Pluto square affect you? Read all about it at  www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/weeklyhoroscopes

 

Want a better garden and more lustrous hair? The Moon Planting and Haircutting dates for April are posted at www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/moonplanting

 

RED-HOT ROOMS

The Sun is now moving through Aries … the fire sign of energy, enthusiasm, power and passion. So I thought I’d showcase some of my favourite rooms in varying shades of red, maroon and orange. There’s nothing prissy, pale or pastel about the Aries style of decorating … it’s bold and beautiful; dynamic and dazzling; fiery and flamboyant … and this dramatic mood is enhanced by candles, lanterns and a roaring fire.

“Follow your heart, not fashion or public opinion … Don’t be scared to be an individual!” Aries interior designer Martyn Lawrence-Bullard  [I’ll be featuring some of his ravishing rooms next week]

 

Check out your stars for this week at www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/weeklyhoroscopes

Want a better garden and more lustrous hair? The Moon Planting and Haircutting dates for April are now posted at www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/moonplanting

BIRTHDAY BOHEMIAN … Justina Blakeney

Happy birthday to one of my favourite bloggers … stylist and designer Justina Blakeney. She has her Sun and Mercury in dynamic Aries and this is reflected in her home’s bold colour scheme, with lots of fiery Aries colours like red, pink, orange and gold. [The photo above shows Justina wearing a hot pink dress … very Aries!] Bohemian individuals always have Uranus and/or Aquarius feature strongly in their horoscope and Justina has Venus in Aquarius square Uranus, so her creative style is bohemian, eclectic and inventive [she’s a big fan of vintage finds and recycling].

Justina’s Sun is trine Jupiter [planet of travel and animals] and her home features treasures from all around the world. I particularly love her exotic bedroom … complete with Suzani bedspread, beautiful Handira hanging above the bed, and collection of African masks. The gorgeous global feel continues throughout the house with the colourful carpets, cushions, patterns and textiles from different countries and cultures. Plus there’s also a collection of animal ornaments … including zebras, giraffes, elephants and horses.

www.justinablakeney.com

Check out your stars for this week at www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/weeklyhoroscopes

What’s ahead for you [and the world] in 2014? www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/2014horoscopes

BOHEMIAN HOME … Claire Basler

The Sun is spending its last few days in Pisces, so I thought I would feature a fabulous bohemian home with a real Piscean vibe. It belongs to French artist Claire Basler, who lives in an old converted school house on the outskirts of Paris. I don’t have Claire’s birth date but her home and studio are a Piscean paradise … an artistic abode decorated in pastel colours [predominantly blues, pinks, mauves and greys] with wonderful romantic touches [like the flamboyant floral arrangements, magical murals and delicate painted screens]. A soothing sanctuary to calm the mind and inspire the creative muse within …


 

Check out your Full Moon stars for this week at www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/weeklyhoroscopes

 

What’s ahead for you [and the world] in 2014? www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/2014horoscopes

(Source: ClaireBasler.com)

MORE MEDITATION SPACES

The Sun is still visiting Pisces … the zodiac sign associated with meditation, contemplation, spirituality, dreams and drifting off into the mystic. So here are some more of my favourite meditation spaces … with a Moroccan, Buddhist, Balinese, coastal, suburban and hippie vibe …

 

Check out your stars for this week at www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/weeklyhoroscopes

 

What’s ahead for you [and the world] in 2014? www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/2014horoscopes

(Source: pinterest.com)

Anais Nin’s Bohemian Life

Writer Anais Nin was born on February 21, 1903 with the Sun, Venus and Jupiter all in Pisces. She lived in Paris, Spain, Cuba and the USA; she was a controversial writer [she wrote the erotic novel ‘The Delta of Venus’]; and she had many lovers [including the writer Henry Miller]. She was also an extreme example of the lengths a triple Piscean will go to for love, as her strong Piscean need to blur boundaries between reality and illusion ended up overtaking her life. ‘To live life as a dream’ was her motto, which resulted in her spending over 20 years as a bicoastal bigamist, with an older husband in New York and a younger one in California [neither knew about the other]. Pisces is a dual sign, symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, and she referred to her simultaneous marriages as her ‘bicoastal trapeze’.  

Bohemian individuals always have Aquarius and/or Uranus feature strongly in their birth chart and Anais Nin had Venus opposite Uranus, which accounts for her avant-garde attitude to love, life and creativity. Anais and her California husband [Rupert Pole] were both very involved in the design, construction and decoration of their beautiful home at Silver Lake in Los Angeles. [Rupert had his Sun, Mercury and Uranus all in Aquarius, plus his Venus was also in Pisces.] So the house was a collaboration between two people who were strongly Aquarian and Piscean. The architecture was very Aquarian … modern, original and open plan; while the decore was predominantly Piscean … soft pastel colours, with plenty of paintings and water features.

 

Photos from http://takesunset.com/2011/01/anais-nins-silver-lake-home/

 

Check out your stars for this week [plus take a look at the horoscope of birthday bohemian George Harrison] at www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/weeklyhoroscopes

 

Want a better garden and more lustrous hair? The Moon Planting and Haircutting dates for March are posted at www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/moonplanting

MEDITATION SPACES

This week the Sun and Neptune link up in Pisces … the zodiac sign associated with meditation, contemplation, spirituality, dreams and drifting off into the mystic. So here are some of my favourite meditation spaces … the perfect places to cocoon yourself in calm, as you escape into your preferred cosmos …

 

Check out your stars for this week [plus take a look at the horoscope of birthday bohemian George Harrison] at www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/weeklyhoroscopes

 

What’s ahead for you [and the world] in 2014? www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/2014horoscopes

HIPPIE HIPPIE SHAKE

This week the Sun moves from Aquarius into Pisces … the two zodiac signs associated with hippies and alternative lifestyles. Aquarius rules all things bohemian, avant-garde, unconventional and outside the mainstream; while Pisces rules music, mysticism, spirituality and escaping the rat race [which all played an important role in the counter-culture movement of the 1960s and 70s]. So it’s the perfect time to showcase some of my favourite hippie homes … crammed full of plants, ladders, hammocks, ethnic textiles, timber walls, tree trunks, wooden furniture, candles, cushions, colourful flags and funky thrift shop finds.

 

Check out your stars for this week at www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/weeklyhoroscopes

 

What’s ahead for you [and the world] in 2014? www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/2014horoscopes

BOHEMIAN HOME … David Bromley & Yuge Yu

One week after Australia Day celebrations, I thought I’d feature another of my favourite Oz homes. In the spirit of Australian multi-culturalism, it belongs to acclaimed artist David Bromley [born in England] and his Chinese wife, the fashion designer Yuge Yu. It’s located in the surfing mecca of Byron Bay [on the eastern most point of Australia] and is a bohemian mixture of colour, texture and eclectic collectables. I particularly love the dramatic dark blue walls; the paintings, lithographs and murals in every room [many of them done by David]; and the lush tropical garden [complete with art studio].

  

www.DavidBromley.com.au

 

Check out your stars for this week at www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/weeklyhoroscopes


 

What’s ahead for you [and the world] in 2014? www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/2014horoscopes

BOHEMIAN HOME … Kerrie Nelson

With Australia Day coming up [on January 26] I thought I’d show you one of my favourite Australian homes. It belongs to Kerrie Nelson, the creative force behind online jewellery, homewares and accessories store GYPSY RIVER. She was born on January 22 [happy birthday for Wednesday!] and has her Sun and Venus both in the sign of Aquarius. She lives in a rambling weatherboard house set on five hectares, on the bushy outskirts of Melbourne [close to where I grew up].

As you would expect from a double Aquarian, her unique home is a bohemian treasure-trove and is decorated in a truly unique way, featuring an eclectic mix of global styles.  I particularly love her colourful lounge room [turquoise is the colour for Aquarius]; the mood boards in her study; and the gorgeous outdoor entertaining area [very Australian!] complete with cushions, candles, lanterns and cosy fire.

All photos from www.GypsyRiver.com.au

Check out your stars for this week at … www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/weeklyhoroscopes

What’s ahead for you [and the world] in 2014? www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/2014horoscopes

BOHEMIAN HOME … Beatrix Ost

The Sun is currently travelling through Capricorn … the zodiac sign that rules time and the aging process; plus timeless, classic style. Which brings me to the amazing BEATRIX OST … one of the stars of www.AdvancedStyle.blogspot.com … Ari Seth Cohen’s wonderful blog about older women who have heaps of personal style. I don’t know her exact birth date [she was born in 1940] but she’s lived a famously bohemian life. Born in Bavaria, Germany she studied psychology, homeopathy, art and modern dance; and has worked as a model, actress, artist, writer, film producer and fashion designer. Now in her early 70s, she still paints, sculpts and writes … plus she is a style-icon for mature women all around the world!

With her blue hair, claret-coloured lipstick and bohemian attire, Beatrix approaches every aspect of life with fabulous creative flair. The photos above are of Estouteville, her voluptuous country estate in Charlottesville, Virginia … crammed full of flowers, fashion, art, books, carpets, curios and eclectic furniture that have been carefully collected over many years. Beatrix is also a wife, mother, grandmother, gourmet cook, expert skier and practicing Tibetan Buddhist, and I particularly love her positive attitude to life “Don’t just think good thoughts; inhabit them.”  


More about Beatrix Ost at www.BeatrixOst.com

Check out your Full Moon stars for this week at … www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/weeklyhoroscopes

What’s ahead for you [and the world] in 2014? www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/2014horoscopes

BIRTHDAY BOHEMIAN … Diane Keaton

American actress Diane Keaton was born on January 5, 1946. When I look at a person’s decorating style, I primarily look at their Sun [self-expression and creativity] Moon [home and family] Venus [aesthetic taste] and the sign on the IC /4th house cusp [domestic environment]. Diane has her Sun and Venus in Capricorn, plus her Moon and IC are in Aquarius … and her home is a unique mix of Capricorn and Aquarian style.

Her Beverly Hills  home is in the Spanish colonial style - complete with clean lines, earthy colours, big spaces, functional and uncluttered rooms, classic furniture and expensive artefacts … all very Capricorn. And then there are the avant-garde Aquarian touches. Lots of large quirky quotes written on the walls in numerous rooms; plenty of cutting-edge contemporary art; an eclectic kitchen … plus the number 3 continually pops up in unexpected places.

Her library is full of books on history, art and design [a bohemian home always has plenty of books]; her office contains a display of Mexican and Californian memorabilia [Capricorns love history]; and the kitchen has clean, crisp Capricorn lines … with plenty of Aquarian eccentricity via colourful modern pottery and boho hand-painted tiles she bought at a swap meet.

[Photos taken by Scott Frances for Architectural Digest]

Your weekly stars are now posted at www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/weeklyhoroscopes

Want a better garden and more lustrous hair? The Moon Planting and Haircutting dates for January are posted at www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/moonplanting

(Source: architecturaldigest.com)

 

2014 NEW YEAR HOROSCOPES

I hope you had a Merry Christmas, and survived the unpredictable Mars/Uranus opposition in one piece! And I hope 2014 brings love, luck, health and happiness to you and your family. Here’s a quick look at the rollercoaster ride we’re in for over the coming year …

Many romantic relationships will be tested in JANUARY, when love-planet Venus reverses through love-sign Libra. The Uranus/Pluto square continues [in APRIL & DECEMBER] plus there are four eclipses [in APRIL & OCTOBER] so these are volatile months when there’s more likelihood of terrorist attacks, political and social upheaval,  extreme weather events or sudden shocks in the global economy. APRIL will be the most tumultuous month of the year, with two eclipses plus a Grand Cross [involving the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto].

MAY & SEPTEMBER are the luckiest months of the year as Jupiter trines Saturn and Uranus, which promises travel, good fortune or expanding business opportunities for those who are willing to experiment, listen, learn and work hard. And the second half of 2014 will be beneficial for the leisure, entertainment and gambling industries, as Jupiter moves through the sign of Leo.

To read the 2014 forecast for your Sun Sign go to … www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/2014horoscopes


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Your weekly stars are now posted at www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/weeklyhoroscopes

Want a better garden and more lustrous hair? The Moon Planting and Haircutting dates for January are now posted at www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/moonplanting

 

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BOHEMIAN HOME … Helena Christensen

When I look at a person’s decorating style, I primarily look at their Sun [self-expression and creativity] Moon [home and family] and Venus [aesthetic taste]. Plus bohemian individuals always have Aquarius and/or Uranus feature strongly in their birth chart. Supermodel and photographer Helena Christensen was born on Christmas Day, 1968 and has a Capricorn Sun, a Pisces Moon and Venus in Aquarius – plus Uranus is closely square her Sun. So she is an earthy and creative bohemian … and this is reflected in her gorgeous green getaway in New Zealand … full of fabulous eco features, second-hand furniture and thrift-shop finds.  She is a bowerbird and particularly loves “peculiar objects, old and weird things” … the perfect combination of her Capricorn and Aquarian tastes.

[Photos from French Vogue]

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Check out Helena Christensen’s other home … her vintage boho apartment in Greenwich Village www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/caphome

Your Christmas Stars are now posted at www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/weeklyhoroscopes

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GYPSY CARAVANS

The Sun and Mercury are currently transiting Sagittarius … the zodiac sign that rules travel, foreign countries, freedom, the open road and the restless rambler. So it’s the perfect time to take a peak at one of my favourite types of bohemian home … the gypsy caravan. Curved, compact, colorful  and crammed full of creative ideas … what’s not to love?

*** The first photo is from a fabulous blog by Krista Bjorn … a Danish/Canadian  writer/foodie/photographer who now lives in Queensland, Australia.
www.ramblingtart.com

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Your Weekly Stars … plus the horoscope of birthday bohemian Jim Morrison at www.BohoAstro.tumblr.com/weeklyhoroscopes

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