With the full moon in Virgo just behind us, it's not unlikely that we’ll still be feeling all those full moon feelings. Full moons have big reputations, and this one was no exception. In fact, in addition to whatever we might think about full moons astrologically, Feb 26 marked the beginning of New Lunar Year or, Tết, the year of the ox. While it’s not especially graceful to map the lessons of the ox onto westernised astrology, it’s useful to recognise how a moon that witnesses celebrations in her name and receives offerings is a spiritually potent celestial body. To understand how a full moon in Virgo might affect you specifically, it’s useful to find out where it lands in your natal chart and what other planets it might aspect. For something a little looser, it’s worth reading for your rising sign in particular!
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Thousands of supporters of a Pakistan extremist party clashed with police for a second day Tuesday, demanding the release of their leader who was arrested after calling for the French ambassador to be kicked out of the country.
Almost a quarter of registered Covid deaths are people who are not dying from the disease, new official figures show, as the Government was urged to move faster with the roadmap in the light of increasingly positive data. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that 23 per cent of coronavirus deaths registered are now people who have died "with" the virus rather than "from" an infection. This means that, while the person who died will have tested positive for Covid, that was not the primary cause of their death recorded on the death certificate. Other data also shows an increasingly positive picture of the state of the pandemic in the UK. Daily death figures by "date of death" reveal that Britain has had no more than 28 deaths a day since the beginning of April, even though the government-announced deaths have been as high as 60. This is because the Government gives a daily update on deaths based on the number reported that day, which can include deaths from days or weeks previously and therefore may not reflect the true decline in deaths. On Tuesday, the Government announced that there had been 23 further deaths.
The end of North Sea oil and gas production within a decade could be the Scottish Greens' price for joining the SNP in coalition after next month's Holyrood election, a TV debate has heard. Douglas Ross, the Scottish Tory leader, challenged Patrick Harvie, the co-leader of the Scottish Greens, over a potential coalition with the SNP after May’s election and what it would mean for thousands of workers in the oil and gas sector. There is speculation that Nicola Sturgeon is keen to seek a formal agreement with the party in an effort to boost her environmental credentials ahead of the COP 26 UN Summit in Glasgow in November, which would see Mr Harvie’s party handed ministerial posts. Mr Harvie did not deny Mr Ross’s claim that calling for an end to North Sea oil and gas production would be his price for a deal with the SNP. Challenged over a timeframe, he suggested the industry should stop within a decade. The STV debate also heard accusations that Nicola Sturgeon is determined to divide Scotland again over independence and reopen wounds from the 2014 referendum rather than focusing on recovery from the pandemic.
Bride-to-be Erin Barwell tries on dresses for the first time since non-essential retailers reopened this week. Erin, from Stoke-on-Trent, is due to get married next February and tried on dresses at Roberta's Bridal in Burslem.
Devotees of the late Prince Philip held a mourning ceremony in his honour on Monday on the South Pacific island of Tanna in Vanuatu. Villagers held photographs of the late Prince, and spoke of "opening the road for his spirit to grow," footage obtained by Reuters showed. Philip, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth who had been at her side throughout her 69-year reign, died at Windsor Castle on Friday, aged 99.
Britain will host Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney in London and its EU negotiator David Frost will travel to Brussels on Thursday for talks designed to ease differences over trade with Northern Ireland, the scene of more than a week of riots. Coveney was due to hold talks with his British counterpart Dominic Raab and Brandon Lewis, Britain's minister for Northern Ireland, an Irish government source said.
The Queen has returned to royal duties, just a few days after the death of the Duke of Edinburgh to mark the retirement of her household’s most senior official. The monarch was back working on Tuesday holding her first in-person event since Philip’s passing on Friday, and hosted a ceremony as the Earl Peel formally stood down as Lord Chamberlain. Returning to her official role so soon after her bereavement typifies the Queen’s deep sense of duty and service.
Carl Dillon was a physically vulnerable father of eight. Why was he exposed to Covid in hospital?. After shielding carefully for months, the retired engineer was taken to A&E with stomach pains and placed on a ward with suspected coronavirus patients. He died weeks later