Sunday, December 30, 2007

2008 Forecast

The unhappy events of the last few weeks of 2008 give us all grave concerns for the future of the Middle East. The effect a widening war could have on Western economies and daily lives have profound implications for our economies and the personal futures of those who choose a military life.

I fear that the US administration is still top-heavy with hawks who have convinced themselves that the only solution to the "Iranian Problem" lies in the use of military force. If they follow the course of expanded war, the outcome will almost certainly be horrific. The traditional associations for Mars and Pluto include "large explosions" and as we enter 2008, we have Mars Retrograde, opposed Pluto (at a critical degree). With Pluto also conjunct Jupiter, and recent events in Pakistan, it is no wonder more than one astrologer is concerned about the potential for nuclear terrorism in the Middle East.

There could be expanded home-grown terrorism. Atlanta and New Orleans are highlighted as potential danger areas. "Middle America" suffers from grave challenges and the possibility of war coming back home. This is unlikely to be outright rebellion, but it could take many forms. There are already signs of an epidemic of family and spousal abuse by returning vets struggling from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. These men and women are not receiving the quality of care they have earned and deserve. Their resentment is rising like bile in the throat of America. I am concerned that more than one former soldier may snap, with terrible results in the heartland.

Russia and Iran will be implicated, openly or secretly, in meddling with the war in Iran. Russia and China could face diplomatic challenges related to oil, Internet technology or space exploration. There could be something of an arms race brewing between the two.

The Canadian currency should continue to remain strong in 2008. Gold will be volatile, but look for it to go higher. A big player in the gold markets could be found to be hoarding gold or somehow manipulating gold prices.

There may be an outbreak of violence in Turkey, related to Cyprus.

Hotspots to watch in Africa are Libya, Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.

I am actually optimistic about the year ahead in many ways. The interesting challenge this year will be for women. There are both challenges and renewals for those who consider themselves "feminists". What do women value? What really matters? From what source springs our authority? Do we take what we can from old, white men, following their lead, or do we decide for ourselves what matters most to us? Do we chart our own path, or follow in the footsteps of our ancestors, repeating the dances they taught us as children?

A woman will take over as the major new CEO of a large company, to try to bring them back from the brink of disaster. There will be a jump in the numbers of women in leadership positions, including the rise of women in political leadership, particularly in Europe.

An old technology in communications could make a comeback this year. Letter writing could become a retro-fad. People will be looking for new-old ways of making contact with family members and loved ones.

There could be a breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. The treatment could involve stem cells in combination between embryonic and adult donors, together with drugs and some form of innovative or alternative treatment. A compromise between competing drug companies could lead to a major new treatment that includes some older treatments.

QuickPhase Pro Review and January Forecast

There is a beautiful Grand Trine starting off the month between the Moon, Mars and North Node. People will be active, energetic and (mostly) agreeable (for a change). With Mars also opposite Jupiter though, we won't know whether to overdo ourselves at play or at work, and I foresee a lot of extra work for any chiropractor who is not in Mexico sunning his or her buns at the moment.

Regardless of your profession, this is the month (and the year, really) to take action on whatever ideas you treasure. New communications paths will open up. New technologies will become available that will enable a revolution in thinking and communication to take place. On the global stage, new leadership or a new style of leadership could take hold that could lead to a profoundly positive direction in politics.

These aspects are short, but taking place at the first day of the New Year, they leave an imprint that echoes through the rest of the year. What do you have to say right now? How are you going to get the word out? What new innovation, invention or idea can you put up for the rest of the world? This is not the time to remain silent! Take a risk and speak truth to power. Right now is your best chance of being heard. Stay focused on the practicalities, Venus isn't playing nice right now, and any frilly details could detract from what might otherwise be a winning presentation.

Speaking of Venus, I expect another "pop-tart" flap this month. I would suggest that all the usual blonde suspects take a vacation somewhere nice and warm and remote, keep their mouths shut and stay out of the spotlight for a little while. One of them is likely to make a mistake that might end her career once and for all. Whatever happens will make a lot of money for other people, but it could be the straw that breaks her camel's back, or (ideally) finally be the real "rock bottom" she needs to get real help.

QuickPhase Pro Review

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Your first step is to enter your location data and time settings. Calculations should be within a minute of U.S. Naval Observatory data. You may select any time between the year 0 and the year 9999.

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Astrological Analysis: Bhutto Killed in Pakistan

Back in November, I spoke of my concern for Benazir Bhutto:

Astrological Chart - Benazir Bhutto Assassinated - click for larger chart.
Last month I spoke of a woman in leadership coming to prominence, and of course the story of Benazir Bhutto fits nicely with the aspects I was watching then. Her potential is great, but I am afraid for her safety with the aspects I see right now. I would urge her to be more cautious than she has been in the past. The same for other women leaders who have polarizing or controversial pasts, who want to transform the world quickly or in radical ways. This is not the best time to push past people's prejudice. They will want to fight to hold on to the "old ways", and some of that push-back could be violent. I feel some of this energy could peak mid-month.

November came and went safely for Ms. Bhutto, but today, her good luck came crashing to an unfortunate end, and she was assassinated in the middle of a political rally. Looking at the astrological chart for the time of death, the Ascendant is Cancer, ruled by the Moon (a prominent woman). The Moon in Leo (arrogant leadership, feeling invulnerable) is opposed North Node, T-Squared Venus (a strong woman crossed by unfortunate events). The 12th House Mars (secret plots, war, violence) is opposed by Pluto and Jupiter (religious extremism, the potential for great violence).

AstroCartoGraphy Chart - Bhutto Assassination - click for larger map.
The AstroCartography chart for the death time is frightening. It places Jupiter, Mars and Pluto lines in Iran, with the Death-God Pluto directly over Tehran. Worse, the Uranus MidHeaven line (unexpected, shocking events in high profile people or leadership position) also crosses Tehran. There are two possible interpretations. It is possible this assassination was sponsored in Iran, or that Iran will be blamed for it, and there may be retaliatory assassinations in Iran as a result.

Uranus, Pluto, Mars and Jupiter are a dangerous, explosive mixture in this kind of configuration. This assassination could have repercussions that will echo around the world. It bodes ill for peace in 2008, the effects could stain the entire region under a cloud of violent bloodshed. There is a particularly high degree of danger as Pakistan is a nuclear-powered country, and the expanding chaos may put their stockpiles in jeopardy. I am loathe to predict a nuclear exchange, and I pray it is avoidable, but I would not be surprised if there were some kind of nuclear disaster in Pakistan or Iran in the next 18 months.

Mercury also plays a role in this chart, with the Mercury Rising line passing close to Atlanta (CNN headquarters), Washington DC and New York City. The same Pluto, Mars and Jupiter lines cross through the heartland of America. Clearly this news will have a huge impact in the United States as well, possibly leading to a wider spread of the war in Iraq, and a greater burden for "Middle America". The controversy may affect the US elections. I would be greatly surprised if the war in Iraq, and the broader war on terror do not spread dramatically as a result.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Review and Comments

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Saturday, December 01, 2007

December 2007 Forecast

This month is all about medicine, healthcare, and wellness. Expect to hear many strange and unusual stories about the healthcare industry. There will be gender-specific angles in a flurry of stories about the different ways men and women should be treated in the art of medicine, especially where it comes to geriatrics. The truth is we do have different needs, and there is a lot of work to be done in women’s medicine in particular. Funding is being diverted from women's research, and there could be some kind of scandal revealed that could result in some high-profile individuals going to court or worse. The upside of these revelations could mean a balancing (at long last) of some long-standing inequities in modern medicine.

Another scandal in the medical field may involve a large company's medical or healthcare plans. There could be some kind of security or privacy compromise. This company most likely has large telecommunications, radio or Internet holdings. They will attempt to keep this breach secret, but the truth will hit the fan between the first and second weeks of the month.

If you are feeling confused the past few months, look to where in your life your desire for freedom is at odds with your need for freedom. Saturn and Uranus are opposing right now, giving many people fits of mutually incompatible desires. Where this will manifest depends on where these two planets hang in your transit chart. There is an opportunity around the middle of the month to use this energy for your personal benefit, especially if your "confusion of choice" happens to involve romance. You may find yourself with a lot of new choices and options, if you are prepared to move quickly on the opportunities that are coming your way.

Special Holiday Advice: If you are one of those people who volunteers to do it all, then ends up feeling resentful and unappreciated, go to Hawaii this year, and let someone else take over the family chores. Or hire a caterer to handle all the picky little details. Or just have a little less of the time-intensive goodies and preparations. You'll feel torn between your desire to impress others and the very real need to have some fun yourself. You can't be a joy to others if you feel resentful – and you folks are putting yourself in the position to feel that way by your own refusal to say "NO". Lighten up. No holiday will ever be "perfect". Let it be what it is and enjoy yourself! Santa will be happy to get by with one less rum ball or two, and everyone else will be happier if they know you are having some fun too.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

November 2007 Forecast

This month starts off with a nice Grand Trine between the Sun, Uranus and Mars. Sudden, unexpected events and developments could change the face of modern warfare, and the way we go to work every day. Innovations and inventions, especially those involving water, like submarines, could bring a positive difference into the modern world. Of course some of these inventions could have a dark side. They could be found to have a negative effect on sea mammals, or on the oceans themselves. There could be negative psychological side effects, or a big story could come to light about drug use in the workplace or the military.

Last month I spoke of a woman in leadership coming to prominence, and of course the story of Benazir Bhutto fits nicely with the aspects I was watching then. Her potential is great, but I am afraid for her safety with the aspects I see right now. I would urge her to be more cautious than she has been in the past. The same for other women leaders who have polarizing or controversial pasts, who want to transform the world quickly or in radical ways. This is not the best time to push past people's prejudice. They will want to fight to hold on to the "old ways", and some of that push-back could be violent. I feel some of this energy could peak mid-month.

All women in positions of leadership would do well to avoid unnecessary risk and drama through the early part of the month. Focus on building consensus rather than pushing through any radical agendas. All people, men and women alike, will feel torn between their desire for newness and the comfort of the old. It is best to find different venues to express these different desires. Have one project that emphasizes the old, and another to bring in the new, and you'll find the energy smooths out dramatically.

Look for unique and interesting new methods of communication this month. A "next big thing" could be some kind of web site or electronic communication device that facilitates better productivity and connections between people in the workplace.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Where is my life going now?

Is it possible to get some sort of reading to see where my life is going now. Like everyone else had had my share of tough life but I now "feel" things are going to work out and I am receiving abundance of joy, happiness, wealth, friends and companion ... any particular Switchwords to be used?

I am not the expert in Switchwords - Begum over at the Switchwords Discussion Group knows more than me ... but I think under the circumstances "Thank you" could be a powerful switchword for you (For the readers who are not familiar with Switchwords, they are like one-word affirmations).

Widowed, and struggling on my own for a while but just feel good things are in the air..


Interesting, I am a Libra with Scorpio Rising, and you are a Scorpio with Libra Rising! You have an extremely intense emotional personality, but you are often tripped up by a need to "people please". I'm a natural "people pleaser" who is often tripped up by my intensity! ...

In your case, the first area that draws my attention is your fifth house. The fifth rules creativity, children, and love affairs/romance. Fifth house romances do not necessarily lead to marriage, and one of the planets is slow-moving but chaos-bringing Uranus. You may find that your creativity is just bursting from you right now. You may be drawn into unusual situations with interesting, dynamic people who open you to new ideas and concepts, not all of whom might meet with the approval of authority figures in your circle of friends and family.

You may find many of your needs and urges confuse or upset you right now. To be blunt - loosen up a bit, and enjoy the buffets life presents you right now. Take more time for art, entertainment and pleasure. There are more than one persons who depend on you for help or healing, but you can't be fully there for them if you aren't feeling whole yourself. I was just playing a video game in which four characters are on a quest. Each one has its own strengths and weaknesses. What I found interesting is that when the healer got sick or didn't get her share of the healing potions, everyone suffered. I think there is a lesson in that for you.

As to where your life is going ... your chart indicates that you are heading for a sort of second "teenage-hood", where you get to sow some wild oats and connect with your creativity in new and interesting ways. The challenge is your friends and loved ones seem to be a little old fashioned. Don't let the judgements and expectations of others keep you from what will be an extremely rewarding if not always stable and secure time of your life. There does appear to be the potential for romance this year. You'll be drawn to people who are outside the norm of your social experience, or to short-term "whirlwind" romances. It's possible you could meet someone on the Internet or through some kind of unusual form of communication.

If you are looking for a creative outlet, there are several indications that studying writing or music, or some form of healing or metaphysics could be rewarding and transformative pass-times for you. Your Progressed chart does show a strong connection to spiritual healing or some kind of service-oriented profession. You may be privy to some sort of secret or hidden knowledge or training. There could be money in this direction, the challenge will involve getting past your own self-doubt and fear to make your dreams into reality.


Saturday, October 20, 2007

Justin, Britney and Jessica

With the caveat that all this is dependent on whether or not the birth data is accurate ... and that this analysis is for fun and information only ...

I can see why Britney is going through so much right now. She's got strong Pluto contacts in her chart, messing with her natal Neptune which natally squares Mars. Translation from the Astrologese: Mars Square Neptune equals drug abuse. In her case, potentially fatal drug abuse or serious jail time (12th house Mars), if she does not find some way to reconnect with a spiritual or creative outlet. I hate to say it but right now the creative isn't working for her all that well, and fame isn't helping matters. Her only hope is a profound spiritual experience, a rock-bottom "near death" experience might be the life-saving experience she needs to wake her up. Losing custody of her kids hasn't seemed to make a profound impact, the possible loss of loved ones in other areas is featured in her transits right now. There could be a death in her family, and with what is known I truly fear for her own well-being, frankly.

Do Britney and Justin have a karmic connection? Yes, absolutely. Just because two people have a karmic connection does not mean they are "meant" to be together, or are even good together, though. Her Moon and his Sun are exactly conjunct, a strong sign of shared past lives. She feels like he thinks, and vice versa. Their Suns are sextile. They are natural friends who can talk all night long. Their creative interests are in harmony. But yikes, their combined chart is not harmonious for romance! They have a pile of planets in the fifth house, good for lovers, not so good for marriage partners. But those planets make hard aspects to the second house - an indication of arguments over money, finances and values. Venus and Mars ("she and he") make no aspects. No lasting mojo. And Moon Squares Saturn ... massive insecurity complex. These two would be competing with one another. I don't follow either of their careers, I only see what I see on CNN as it flashes by or hits me when I watch Larry King, but right now his transits show someone who is disillusioned with or burned out by his daily routine, someone undergoing a lot of emotional and mental changes, which may be painful but are part of "growing up". Britney seems determined to run away from responsibility right now. That doesn't bode well for a rekindled romance.

I know absolutely nothing about Jessica Claire Biel. And we don't have her birth time. The best I can do is a combined chart for her and Justin. It has a lovely grand trine with Moon, Uranus and North Node (translation - high profile partnership, highly creative, unusual with lots of twists, turns and surprises, most of them positive). They have escapist tendencies. No Mars-Venus connection here though, and Mars does hit Neptune, so this isn't the best match, either. Will they break up soon? Hard to say, but Justin isn't the best bet for settling down with anyone right now. Uranus is transiting his 7th house of committed relationships. It moves slowly and has a long-term effect. Forcing himself to "settle down" would be a big mistake for this young man right now, even though he may be pushed in that direction by the women in his life (Uranus opposes Venus at the moment). That Uranus-Venus opposition hits Jessica's Sun. Since I don't have a time, I can't tell if this will center around relationships, but it will have a transformative influence on her personality, especially how she sees herself as a woman.

You do have to keep in mind no astrological chart can tell you for sure exactly what choices a person can make. All three people have challenging aspects - and I have seen people overcome far worse. As an astrologer who has not been consulted directly by any of the parties, I can only say so much. I see that all of these folks live in a highly-charged world that the best of us would have a hard time understanding. To put it bluntly, they are not living in the real world, but who can blame them? I would not be so bold as to tell Mr. Timberlake what to do. But if he wants a real shot at transformation and growth, with a few challenging side-trips into painful territory, he'll stay with Jessica. If he decides he wants a really exciting wild ride filled with drug abuse, jealous rages, competition and dysfunction, he'll go back to Britney. Of course there is the possibility of neither, or of his finding someone new. Anything is possible.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

September 2007 Forecast

September may start off on an overly optimistic note, with a lot of sexy energy in the air. There is what I’d call a "second chance" aspect that would bode well for those with on again, off again romances. If the re-attraction lasts into the second week of September, then you may have something. If not, well, a summer fling is better than nothing, right? It could go either way, but regardless of the stage your relationship is at, by the middle of the month you will notice that your partnership has developed a new way of communicating. The relationships with the staying power will be those where both parties are open to new and unusual forms of non-verbal communication. If you are already reading each other’s minds, that will make for some interesting experiences in mid-month.

The daily workplace will be no less interesting, but it is likely to be a heck of a lot more challenging. Stressful aspects plague the Sun almost the entire month as it travels through Virgo. If you work in a hospital or alternative healthcare, stock up on supplies, this isn’t probably the best month to take a vacation. People are going to be stressed out and vulnerable to more than just aches and pains right now. If your health is vulnerable or you have strong planets in Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius or Gemini, this could be a challenging month either in your daily workplace or health. Don’t neglect one for the other. Find a way to balance your responsibilities to others with your responsibility to yourself.

Expect to hear a lot of strange religious proclamations this month. There is a strong negative energy that is stirring up fundamentalists of all stripes right now, and very little available to ease the pressure. They feel under attack, and the truth is, the more rigid one’s religious beliefs right now, the more likely you are being forced to realize some hard truths about not only the leadership of your faith, but its very founding principals may come under the shadow of doubt.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Harry Potter and the Outer Planets

by guest blogger Phil Reckard

No, this isn't the title of Harry's eighth year at Hogwarts - a book JK Rowling says she won't be writing - this article is about how the Harry Potter series has been shaped by the outer planets, or more correctly, how Rowling has been prompted in some mysterious(!) astrological ways to produce the series.

The seventh and final instalment of the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was released on July 21, just a few weeks after the Saturn/Neptune opposition separated from exact. The Afterword of this glorious finale says that the idea for the series "...simply fell into my (Rowlings') head" in 1990, with real-time Pluto on her natal Neptune, while Saturn and Neptune were together in the same sign of Capricorn, within four to ten degrees of exact conjunction for virtually the entire year. The first book in this series was released in 1998, while Saturn was square Neptune.

Conjunction, square, opposition (germination - conflict needing resolution - fruition) - we see it every month with the Sun/Moon aspects.

Rowling herself was born on July 31, 1965 (exact time and place not important for the purpose of this essay), while Saturn was opposed both Uranus and Pluto in Virgo, with her Venus and Moon in Virgo as well Her nearby natal Mercury was station and about to go retrograde on the cusp of Virgo/Leo, much like real-time Venus is doing as I type (8/3/07).

I've found that natives with a Mercury station-retrograde are especially
tuned into past-life and ancient memories*, and I intuit that Rowling in particular has been no exception. Other natives born in her sub-generation of the mid Sixties have also shown examples of global karmic energetics working in their lives, culminating in various ways these days. Has Rowling been tuned into the outer planets, or have the outer planets been tuning into her? That's the great debate that has followed/swallowed astrology since the beginning of time, no?

Coincidentally (right!), the very popular movie adaptations of the Harry Potter books, which started in 2001 (as Saturn was opposing Pluto), is scheduled to conclude with the seventh (and final) movie in 2010, right at the conclusion of the upcoming Saturn/Uranus oppositions. Speaking of Uranus (Prometheus), the vast bulk of the series was written while he was moving through his ruling sign Aquarius. Spiritual Neptune joined the creative Aquarian fun in 1998, and soon after, Rowling signed the movie contracts for the series, befitting Neptune's mastery of illusions that cinema is.

Hmmm... Seven books covering seven years of a young wizard's journey, coinciding with the folk wisdom of the "seven year itch" and "seven years of bad luck," which just so happens to coincide with Uranus/Prometheus' seven-year journey through each sign, in this case his ruling sign... Jung would be proud of these synchronicities, and Dumbledore as Saturn might just be the Good Professor after all, instead of the Great Malefic.

Phil Reckard can be reached at

*I have Mercury Retrograde in my natal chart, and I have numerous past-life memories, some of which I have verified with others involved in those lifetimes, some through historical research. I would love to hear stories from anyone who spontaneously remembers past lifetimes as I have - Brandi jasmine

Monday, August 06, 2007

August 2007 Forecast

August 2007 Forecast

You may have noticed all this summer that there have been new and unusual medical or healing opportunities. There is a big push towards alternative medicine that could really pay off for those who are not afraid to try new-old things. Look to alternative therapy for help alongside traditional medicine, it can be highly effective right now.

Romance is heating up this summer with the early part of August being a peak period for weddings, proposals and new romances. People will feel a powerful “urge to merge”. At the same time, there is a strong “He-Said She-Said” aspect in the heavens, giving an edgy flair to some romances. It is the men who will feel the pressure the strongest, leading up to late August when there will be some kind of high-profile media case involving men and “foot in mouth disease”. Men, take my advice, around August 24, keep your traps shut unless you want to cause big trouble for yourselves. If you can’t keep quiet, oh well, there is always early September when you can make amends with the standard flowers and chocolates.

A powerful human rights movement may get started this month. Look for the advent of a strong leader, possibly a woman, who emerges to set a new global effort with the potential to change many lives for the better. A big entertainment event could prove to be part of a catalyst to bring change to the lives of women around the world. There could be restructuring to political or large-scale organizations, or a change to healthcare that addresses women’s issues in a much more positive manner.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Reading for Janesa

Hi Janesa ... sorry for being so late with your birthday reading but I have been a bit swamped this past couple weeks. And I realized after getting your birth data that you are a bit younger than I normally read for - but I did not specify "18 or over only" before (so I am doing that now, going forward, heh heh).

Anyway, you have a really interesting chart, with loads of planets in the 3rd and 9th houses, and a Gemini Sun! To top it off, you have Mercury Rising. I bet your family and friends are always teasing you about how talkative you are, am I correct? Saturn may keep you in line though, it sits in Aquarius (another "talkative" sign) on your midheaven, making you take longer to form your thoughts, and leading, as you get older, to a very precise and structured thinking. To me that suggests a high degree of intelligence, though with all that air, you tend to rebel against the "established thinking".

At your age, you are just starting to look seriously into careers, and with your chart, you may be drawn to formal education in the communications, legal, or educational fields. Some kind of writing or public speaking could work well for you.

This year, you will find that there are challenges in relationships, especially with the other women in your life. Mom, sister(s) and friends all seem to be pushing at you to change or to alter course. They think they know better than you what is good for you. Listen to your Mom, she might just be onto something when she makes a suggestion or two about the people you are hanging out with. It's not so much I see her saying "Don't hang out with that guy" ... more like she is saying "Why don't you hang out with this guy?" Give him a chance! It could work out better than you think at first. You are going to make new friends this year, one could be an older person who will have a positive impact on your social life and the relationship with the men in your life.

Where it comes to romance, you are looking for way too much intensity and excitement in a partner. You don't just want someone to rock your world, you want someone who will blow it up. This year isn't the best for romance for you unless you have someone steady already (and with Pluto in the 7th in Scorpio "steady" isn't necessarily what you look for anyway). That is just as well, because there is going to be a lot of other stuff going on, and you won't have much time to worry about it.

If you are not already working, there will be several opportunities coming up soon for you to make some money. You'll do well in businesses or opportunities that involve speaking to the public, helping people at home, or involve some kind of domestic service. This strikes me as very temporary for you - a much bigger career possibility in the media or communications is where you have the best chance of long-term success. With your chart, some kind of formal education is really the best bet, even if part of you rebels against some of what you are being taught.

Happy belated birthday!


Sunday, April 29, 2007

Astrology Overview May 2007

This month starts off with some encouraging aspects related to work, career and finances. There will be breakthroughs in communications and technology soon that could help boost some lagging businesses. If your business or career is a bit slow, you may benefit from installing a new computer system, network, or getting some advice from a trusted friend or partner.

The big challenge right now is hidden agendas in global politics. Some frightening secrets may come to light this month that could renew and energize conflicts and terrorist attacks. Expect explosions aimed at “home, hearth and family”, the attacks will also be aimed at Western culture, its financial institutions and its freedoms.

The New Moon on May 16th takes place in Taurus, so a good deal of the emphasis this month will be on finances, creature comforts, personal security and values. The unstable political and social climate will have people reaching out for quick fixes. There will be high-profile celebrity rehab meltdowns (again), which are a metaphor for what is wrong with the rest of us.

The upside to these challenges is that they will make us all take a good, long look at what we value, what we believe, and why. When we come to the other side, it will be hard for us to relate to our old belief systems. By mid to late may, a woman in political leadership may open up some secrets that will open up a whole new can of worms involving the chaos in Africa or the Middle East. This scandal could propel her career forward and higher in a spectacular manner.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

How the Moon rules your life

How the Moon rules your life ... At last, scientists claim to have found a link between our satellite and human behaviour

By Roger Dobson

For eons, folklore has blamed the Moon for everything from lunacy to bad luck. And, for the last few centuries, scientists have scoffed. Now, according to new research they're not so sure. The Moon may not be made of cheese, but it seems to influence a lot more down on Earth than we previously thought. More --->

Friday, January 26, 2007

Astrology Overview February 2007

This month starts off with some encouraging aspects that relate to healthcare, medicine, and alternative healing. There could be a research breakthrough or the publication of a major new concept that will bring about healing for large numbers of people. This could involve new drugs, herbs or medical treatments, perhaps more than one new idea that leads to positive changes for humanity.

People will come across as restless, hyperactive and dynamic this month. Of course, February is traditionally associated with lovers and Valentines, but the libido of the world is taking a massive jolt of energy, and not everyone will be ready for it. It will be like everyone has ants in their pants. It is sort of like the energy just before a big explosion, everyone can feel it coming, but nobody knows where it is going.

Big political changes are coming on the world stage. There may be a partnership between two important countries to work together for the common good, but the challenge is there are contradictory energies that will keep our leadership as confused and befuddled as the populace, especially at the beginning of the month. To top it off, the full Moon in Leo will have everyone working from rather ego-based emotional motivation. People in positions of authority would do well to check their motivation during high-pressure moments this month. Mistakes will be made when the higher good is not factored into decision-making, and there could be more than one "fall from grace" as a result of poor judgment. Slow things down, take things easy, or you may find yourself making more than one course-correction this month. Don’t fall prey to the temptation to play the "blame game". It will be incredibly easy to project our shortcomings and mistakes onto others, and that could lead to trouble in the long run. Taking personal responsibility is the key to growth and self-confidence right now.

Near the middle to the end of the month, expect a spike in technology news and breakthroughs. There will be some kind of life-altering innovation that dramatically and permanently changes our lives for the better. This may not be a smooth and easy transition for us all, however, there are indications of a backlash to change coming from those who yearn for the not so good "good old days".

If you are looking for comfort this contradictory and contrary month, find something small and fuzzy to take care of. Our furry friends need us as much as we need them, and right now there are likely to be many abandoned or needy pets needing a helping hand. A nice gesture for the month would be to make a donation of food or litter to your local pet shelter.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Astrology Overview January 2007

We have a highly emotional Full Moon early this month, which in some ways sets the tone for the New Year. Expect a lot of news about housing, real estate, and family issues. While there have been a lot of challenges the past year, this could be an opportune time to look into buying or selling homes and properties. Unexpected changes in housing conditions could bring lucky breaks for those who are prepared to move quickly. There may be secret governmental plans underway that will come to light to bring tax or financial breaks to home owners and investors.

There may be a breakthrough in the global war against terrorism, some form of structural revision that brings hope and new energy to those with loved ones in the military. It’s not like global peace is necessarily breaking out all over the place (though one could hope for that), but there are some positive signs.

This could be an excellent month for a psychic reading with the Angel Ladies, for taking self-improvement classes, attending enlightening seminars, or for starting a new self-improvement program. The key is to accept your emotional state, which may be botth confusing and exciting. Every now and then stop whatever you are doing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself "How am I feeling right now?" You may be surprised at the emotions that come up. You may find unique and innovative ways of expressing yourself if you spend some extra time to write down and examine those feelings and any intuitive insights you receive right now.

This is an incredibly potent time for psychics and intuitive consultants. Expect to hear wild and outrageous stories, some of which may have a stronger basis in truth than you might expect. We will be hearing increasing numbers stories of alien contact, UFO sightings, out of body experiences and ghost stories. If you normally get unusual insights, and have been waiting for a breakthrough, pay special attention to your intuition right now. Much of what you get may seem wild or out of the ordinary at first, but if you are patient you will be able to mine considerable value out of your unusual dreams, insights and visions. Spiritually inclined people will be forming important groups and alliances this month.

The middle to the end of the month, the energies start to get incredibly intense in the sign of Aquarius. The Moon, Mercury, Chiron, Neptune and Venus line up near the New Moon. The next day, the Sun enters Aquarius. Air signs (Libra, Gemini, Aquarius) will generally benefit from this cosmic traffic jam, but Taurus, Leo and Scorpio Sun Signs may find it challenging. Aries and Sagittarius will benefit from unusual opportunities and insights around the 19th or 20th of January. All signs will find themselves somewhat overloaded with mental stimulation. Expect to hear news of incredible new technological breakthroughs, particularly those relating to new or alternative healing, healthcare, medicines, music and the arts.