• Fiona McIntosh: Voyager Author of the Month

    Fiona McIntosh was born and raised in Sussex in the UK, but also spent early childhood years in West Africa. She left a PR career in London to travel and settled in Australia in 1980. She has since roamed the world working for her own travel publishing company, which she runs with her husband. She lives in Adelaide with her husband and twin sons. Her website is at www.fionamcintosh.com.

    Her latest book, The Scrivener's Tale, is a stand-alone and takes us back to the world of Morgravia from her very first series, The Quickening:

    About The Scrivener's Tale:

    In the bookshops and cafes of present-day Paris, ex-psychologist Gabe Figaret is trying to put his shattered life back together. When another doctor, Reynard, asks him to help with a delusional female patient, Gabe is reluctant... until he meets her. At first Gabe thinks the woman, Angelina, is merely terrified of Reynard, but he quickly discovers she is not quite what she seems.

    As his relationship with Angelina deepens, Gabe's life in Paris becomes increasingly unstable. He senses a presence watching and following every move he makes, and yet he finds Angelina increasingly irresistible.

    When Angelina tells Gabe he must kill her and flee to a place she calls Morgravia, he is horrified. But then Angelina shows him that the cathedral he has dreamt about since childhood is real and exists in Morgravia.

    A special 10th Anniversary edition of her first fantasy book, Myrren's Gift, will be released in December!



Full Moon stars by Kim Falconer

Almost Time by Samy Charnine

This full moon is rare and spectacular in that it falls exactly on the Zero Degree Aries Point. Ancient astrologers associated this degree with manifestation, the point where we release our energy out into the world and create something of it. Below are hints on where you might focus your intention over the next few weeks. Read sun sign and ascendant sign if you know it!

RAM: This is the perfect time to put your ideas into action, not as in butting your head against a brick wall but going for what you want with enthusiasm and grace. Sitting still doesn’t feel good right now so find ways to move forward. Hint: You can make the first move.

AUROCHS: Dreams are your oracle now. Listen to them. It is through the poetic streams of unconsciousness that you will glean your greatest inspiration. Hint: Dreams of fire and floods suggest the need to redirect your focus. Dreams of gardens and feasts, on the path!

TWINS: The call of friends, social engagements, parties and community groups turns into a din. Most of the time, it behoves you to respond, but not now. This is a period of introspection, quietude and meditation. Hint: Let your newest plan germinate in silence.

COBRA: The career sector tugs at your sleeve like a child desperate for attention. If it feels like what you do in the world is a struggle, this is the time to pick something new. Hint: It is never too late to start over, especially when it means doing what you love.

LION:  The light of the equinox illuminates more than the full moon. This is a time of insight and inspiration if you take the time to tune into them. Hint: If you are trying to follow someone else’s ideas, stop. You’re the trailblazer. Let others follow you.

CERES: If you have been lifting the ‘burden’ of another it might be time to reconsider your actions. Different people require different experiences to develop and grow. Hint: Don’t deprive yourself of joy—let others help you for a change.

BALENCIA: The full moon brings ah-ha moments when it comes to relationships, business or pleasure, current or past. You will be gasping with realisations. Hint: It isn’t always about cooperation and compromise, if ever. Get to the heart.

SCORPION: The epiphany of this auspicious time has to do with power and your wielding of it. If denied, it turns in on itself. Check for self-judgement. Hint: The nature of your energy is to flow like a stream, from mountain to valley to sea.

ARCHER: This is a time to get out in nature, preferable surrounded by wild animals and/or large bodies of water. (Magpies are just as wild as lions). Rejuvenate, and get your mojo working! Hint: Travel, be it on a plane, meditation or a wonderful novel. Go!

SEA-GOAT: The notion of mother comes to the foreground, yours, you, a mother-like figure or even a character in a book. The feelings evoked are important here, not the situations that triggers them. Hint: Vulnerability isn’t a bad word.

WATER-BEARER: The urge is to break out of tradition and learn something new, develop an idea, teach, study, speak, connect. Kick up dust. Hint: If it doesn’t light you up when you think about it, it’s not worth thinking about.

FISHES: The most important thing to do during this full moon time is tune in to the miracle of being you. Seriously. How amazing is it, to be present in the world? Hint: Self-appreciation is at the core of every other expression of love. It must come first.

Kim Falconer lives in Byron Bay with two black cats. She runs an astrology forum and alternative science site‚ trains with a sword and is working on the second book in the Quantum Encryption trilogy, the follow up to Quantum Enchantment, both of which are set in the world of Gaela, as well as on Earth. The first book in the new series is called Path of the Stray and is out now!