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Important Points of ReferIence (for astrologers) :
Full Moon March 5th at 14 degrees Virgo with Venus square Pluto; New Moon Solar Eclipse March 20th at 29 degrees Pisces; Mars is square Pluto and conjunct Uranus March 11th, Venus enters Taurus and Mercury is conjunct Neptune March 18th, Jupiter is trine Uranus March 1st through 7th, Mercury is sextile Pluto March 23rd, Venus is sextile Neptune on March 24th.


Let's Play Kick the Can Down the Road:

 Whether it is global climate change, the mountainous pile up of the debt of nations and years of creating imaginary money, continuous control over nations of transnational banks and corporations who escape the rule of law, or the reign of politicians who are bought and sold many times over by the "one per cent", those in positions of power who could be instrumental in changing our broken systems and policies choose to kick the can down the road.  Most certainly, their boots are wearing thin, their "feet of clay" are crumbling and their faces are doomed to hit the pavement in the near future.  Soon, Saturn (order) will square Neptune (chaos) and reality will bring us all down with a thud.

 Take the situation in Greece.  Last month, I referred to some interesting ideas expressed in Chaos Theory (chaos that resides in order and order that resides in chaos).  The Greeks have been living in Chaos-land for years.  Recently, the European Union kicked the can down the road (ouch) and gave them another 4 months to remain in the same bailout agreement.  On this news, our stock market soared.  The media referred to the Greek crisis as "fixed" and we are now in a "let's pretend" mode that in 4 months they will come up with a way to finance their massive debt.  I looked at the chart of modern Greece (July 24, 1974, 4:00 AM, Athens Greece).  Jupiter is transiting their second house of money and will sextile Uranus, ruler of their 8th house of debt in their 4th house of real estate in late June/early July.  They may actually lease or sell their real estate to pay down this debt.  This would include their ports, pipelines, commercial lands, etc.  I think Germany, China and Russia may be getting in line to set up these purchase and leasing agreements.  The Greek government may look at this as a way to create employment and pay down their debt.  It may work for a short time, but in late November the Saturn/Neptune square hits their Neptune, ending this venture which may be accompanied by a significant earthquake both in their finances and on their land itself. Transiting Saturn in Sagittarius (foreign countries) will inconjunct Venus now, and later Mercury and Saturn at the end of the year.  The "can" will likely land in the surrounding beautiful blue sea. The Greeks, with their Sun and Mars in Leo, are a proud people and may ultimately withdraw from a situation that is not in their best interests.

 Spain is the next nation around which rumors swirl that they are ready to "default" and leave the European Union.  I studied their chart of modern times (Nov. 22, 1975, 12:45 PM, Madrid, Spain).

The April 4th Cardinal square eclipse is hitting their Venus/Neptune conjunction square their Moon and opposition their Jupiter in their money houses (institutional or banking collapse).  Saturn is also inconjunct their Mars and will go over their Neptune inconjunct their Moon in December.  Transiting Saturn goes back and forth over their Natal Sun in their 10th house of leadership and governance between June and September of this year.  Right now, it is trine their Saturn and sextile their Ascendant until Nov. of this year.  They will try to hold together and stay the course at the moment, even though their debt is unresolved and their economy is in bad shape.  They may call for a change in leadership that may take place the end of this year or early next year.  The crisis here is far from over.

 The mess in the Ukraine demonstrates the tragic lack of understanding related to Russia and Putin's leadership.  This is about protecting their borders and their ports and pipelines.  They were invaded in two world wars, which our policy makers have seemed to have forgotten.  We need to tread carefully here since the nuclear weapons option is in play.

 The coming Saturn/Neptune square in late November, early December this year is hitting prominent placements in the charts of the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Switzerland, The United Arab Emirates (which includes Dubai) which are all global financial centers.  What does this tell us?  This tells us the cover-up can-kicking game will soon be over.


The Economy:

 The first week of March looks prosperous for financial markets.  However, the second week shows Mars conjunct Uranus square Pluto which are signatures of violence, explosions, and expansion of the already spreading wars, all which may spook investors.  Between the 17th and the 18th, Mercury goes over Neptune and is square Saturn pointing to confusion and uncertainty.  The week of the 22nd shows both Mercury and Venus in favorable aspects to Pluto, favoring markets.  This month is leading us into major April 4th cardinal cross Lunar eclipse lining up on the Jewish holiday of Passover and the next day, the Christian holiday of Easter.  It emphasizes the serious leadership struggles in Israel, highlighted by their election this month.  It puts the spotlight on the ISIS war on these religions along with other sects of Islam that are different than theirs.  So far, the global financial cartel keeps itself going by ignoring the consequences of these civil wars, failed states, and the possible acceleration of our military (including future "boots on the ground") involvement and the money pouring out of our government to finance these seemingly endless wars.  Our nation is in mind-blowing debt already.  More "can kicking" will likely take place. 

 Last month, Fed Chair Janet Yellen mentioned that we have to stop currency manipulations and referred to the harsh realities around real unemployment and low wages in this nation.  She is not raising rates right now.  I think it is refreshing to observe her bring up these serious issues that I have never heard "out of the mouth" of a Fed Chair before.  Currently, American banks have paid out over $100 Billion in fines for illegal activities, mostly connected to the crash of 2008 and the mortgage meltdowns.  However, any Fed Chair understands the threat of a global meltdown, currency inflation as a response to intractable debt, and the hundreds of trillions of dollars in derivatives.  She understands that as long as the public remains in the dark, it will still have confidence that our banks and institutions will not let themselves fail.  When people no longer trust the system, utter disaster ensues.   

The Trans- Pacific Partnership:

 This month this "treaty" will come up to be voted on in our legislature and we should be aware of the severity of the consequences of this agreement referred to by many as NAFTA on steroids.  We would likely lose at least another million jobs (the number lost since NAFTA was signed).  The worst part of this is the loss of national sovereignty in all the nations involved .  This is because this treaty states that any violation of laws be they worker or environmentally related would shift legal authority from American courts (and courts in the other nations) to unaccountable international tribunals.  All of this obviously favors the dominance of trans-global corporations.  Both Libertarians and progressives should be equally offended by this agreement.  If it passes, it is a license to kill jobs, wages, and the ecology of the earth with impunity.  There are petitions circulated all over the internet to stop this, but we will soon see just who is "bought and sold" in Congress by who votes to approve this treaty.


Energy Medicine:

 In my second book, "Fast Forward", I predicted that medicine would gravitate toward energy, i.e. Magnetism and electricity to heal diseases.  The March issue of Scientific American headline on their cover announces "Electric Cures - Bioelectronic medicine could create an 'off switch' for arthritis, diabetes, even cancer."  The article inside  by Dr. Kevin J. Tracey, who is a brain surgeon and researcher, explains how electrical implants properly implanted in specific areas of the nervous system can alleviate inflammation, which lies at the source of most disease.  It would be worth your while to read this article (several times to grasp the technical information that is not familiar to most of us).


The Environment:

 I predicted that last month we would likely witness some environmental disasters since the Venus/Mars conjunction at 29 degrees Pisces was where Uranus was placed at the time of the BP Gulf Oil eruption.  In February, a 100 oil car train derailed in Virginia.  19 of the cars caught fire creating a massive explosion, that spilled into local vital waterways.  In addition, a massive leak that raised the radioactivity level 70% beyond the danger point occurred at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.  This month's Solar Eclipse is at that same critical 29 degrees of Pisces and suggests more accidents of this kind in this period.  All of this should make us even more aware of the constant dangers surrounding the use of fossil fuels.

 Published on Common on February 25th an article entitled "There Will Be A Reckoning" by Jon Queally consists of quotes and an interview with environmental visionary Lester Brown, who is just now retiring from his Earth Policy Institute and is issuing a dire warning concerning a gathering "dust bowl" over parts of Asia and Africa.  According to an NPR report from November of 2014, the consequences are severe.  The article states:

 "In China, dust storms have become almost an annual occurrence since 1990, compared to every 31 years on average historically.  In northern China and Mongolia, two large deserts -- the Badain Jaran and the Terigger -- are expanding and merging, often swirling together in massive sand storms when strong winds blow through each spring.  The Gobi desert is also growing, inching ever-closer to Beijing as the grasslands at its edges deteriorate.  Meanwhile, in the Sahel region of Africa, millions of acres are turning to desert each year in countries including Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria.  Dust from Chad's Bodele Depression has been traveling the globe for many centuries -- in fact, scientists think it helped make the Amazon fertile.  But the amount of dust blowing out of West Africa has increased in the last 40 years.  Dust clouds from the Sahara can affect air quality as far away as Houston, and may even harm Caribbean coral reefs."  Soil erosion and unsustainable farming practices are thought to be a causal factor.  I also would look at the melting of the Himalayan glaciers as highly important in that this has been a source of fresh water for thousands of years and are behind the drying up of China's major rivers.

 Here in the U.S., most of the western part of our nation is in a mega drought.  San Francisco recorded no measurable rain in January for the first time in 165 years.  California, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, West Texas, are all approaching emergency conditions.  We have just had the worst winter for snow and cold temperatures since the winter of 1978 and have broken records in many area in the eastern half of the country.  All this is highly complex and weather has always been severe at times and unpredictable, but the extreme manifestations in the global climate are speeding up.  Last year was the warmest recorded global mean temperature in modern history.

 The only bright side to all this is that people are starting to wake up and recognize what is going on.  Research on nuclear fusion, the Utopian solution to endless non-fossil fuel energy for all is making significant progress.  However, funding for this has been recently reduced due to the current low price of oil.  This is shockingly short-sighted and I am hopeful, as we march toward the Aquarian Age, that we will expand these projects.


Final Thoughts:

 The Chinese New Year ushered in the Year of the Sheep and I sincerely hope that this is not the Year of the Sheeple!  As Spring approaches, eyes open, we come out of hibernation, green begins its emergence over the earth and we are reminded that no matter now dark the winter, life pushes its way upward with passion and determination.  This miraculous thrust into the sunlight cannot be suppressed.  Each individual form of life has a dignity born simply out of its resurgence each year.

 In that spirit, each and every one of us needs to summon this  heart-centered passion again, no matter our age or station in society.  We cannot allow ourselves to be "herded and harvested" by others in current positions of power as has happened tragically for thousands of years in all those civilizations that rose and fell.

 The notions of equality of opportunity, the dignity and right of each person to participate in the debate and have a say in what goes on, and the responsibility that goes with it are relatively new in the unfoldment of human history.  Let us hope these ideas, that would require us to be truly awake, have not arrived too late. 

 Now is the time!


Linda Schurman



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I have been working steadily on this publication for nearly four years.  The research I have done has been a "wake-up call" for me as I have tracked the historic trajectories that have led us to where we are now: at the critical point of choosing either extinction or illumination.

However, I am greatly encouraged at discovering that many people are developing new and innovative technologies that can solve the coming energy crises and are conceiving of new, more egalitarian economic systems and societal transformations.  These pioneers may help us to navigate this "age of transition" from cannibalizing our planet to living in concert with the earth and each other.

Our journey through the great constellations has taken us to this place in time, this powerful historic point, this great challenge to human survival and evolution.  It will take great courage on all our parts to open our hearts and minds to the level of truth needed to fulfill the great prophecies given to us through the ages.  I think we can do it!




 A Survival Guide to the 21st Century

Since the turn of the Millennium, the volume has been turned up.  Global warming, species extinction, economic catastrophe, political and corporate corruption, terrorism and war all shout for our attention on a daily basis.

"What Next?" calls for a stop to the insanity.  Author, Linda Schurman explains the history of our times that led us into this seemingly uncharted territory, by actually charting the planets and their personal message to each and every one of us.  She offers an unflinching diagnosis of humanity's current descent into the "end times" so often referenced in books of prophecy.  Her message informs us we do not have to be casualties; that rather than marching toward the "age of extinction", we may be entering the "age of transition".

Ms. Schurman has been predicting our predicaments for over thirty years.  She highlights how to survive and thrive financially within an entirely new context.  She illustrates how we will likely invent our way out of the looming energy crises.  Her insights shed light on how to restore health to the earth, inspiration to the individual, and meaning to the community.  She answers the question we are all asking: "What can we do now?"


About the author:

LINDA SCHURMAN has had a private practice in astrology for over thirty- four years.  She serves an international clientele that includes corporations, financial service companies and private individuals.  Linda holds a B.A. in English and Education and is the author of numerous articles.  She is currently editor and publisher of the newsletter "The SootheSayer" which is in print and online at (  A long-standing member of the National Council for Geocosmic Research, she has appeared on radio and television.  A mother to five grown children and grandmother to six, she resides in Ithaca, New York.


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Linda Schurman has maintained a private practice in astrology for more than 34 years. She is also a studious observer of the larger world stage, including domestic and global politics, climate change, financial markets, and social justice.

What Next? A Survival Guide to the 21st Century is a concise book that addresses the daunting issues of our time. This book is clearly written for non-astrologers. The specific astrology in the text is minimal; however, the author offers an educated view of the challenges we all face. The information, though directed to the general public, provides a timely and useful context for the concerns that clients bring to practicing astrologers every day.

The first chapter, "Pluto in Sagittarius (Nov. 1995 - Nov. 2008)," sets up the immediate background of where we are now by recapitulating the big themes of these years - Globalization, Financial Speculation, Religion, Law, Education, and the Media.

The next three chapters cover a similar range of themes and are organized around the outer planets' transits: Uranus in Pisces (Mar. 2003 - Mar. 2011); Neptune in Aquarius (Jan. 1998 - Feb. 2012) (Septile Pluto 2001 - 2011); and Pluto in Capricorn (2008 - 2024), Uranus in Aries (2011 - 2018), Neptune in Pisces (2011 - 2026).Schurman also writes on the upcoming Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius (Dec. 2020)and offers a chapter on "Sedna - A Planet of the 21st Century." Although the book is organized by astrological motif, and there are key astrological charts in the Appendices, the body of the text is informed by the work of (non-mainstream) journalists and economists.

Given the subject matter, Linda Schurman's book has a necessarily unflinching tone; she diligently refers to research on global warming, the energy crisis, corporate and political corruption, and other such matters. This author writes a large story in accessible language. She combines a view of the forces at work in the greater world with a positive and practical set of ideas for managing life in these often overwhelming times. For example, Schurman makes "prophecies" and suggestions throughout the book: Chapter 4 contains sections on the Worst-Case and Best-Case scenarios, as well as "The Quiet Revolution - Moving into the Solution" and "New Frameworks of Consciousness." Chapter 3 includes some investment recommendations and has a special section on solar design.

Linda Schurman is facing reality and yet also holds an impressively hopeful vision for the future. If you feel confused by the complexity of the times, her book will help you to sort out what has happened, who is responsible - and what we can do now (as she writes in the Introduction) to help ourselves become "able to 'invent' our way out of even the most profound set of challenges."

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Practical and Spiritual Survival Guide for the 21st Century, September 12, 2007

There are several doomsday books that have been written that question our ability as a species to survive the threat of global warming, the impending energy crisis and a world that is imploding with new super bugs and looming pandemics, all of which are eventually guaranteed to wipe out civilization as we know it. This book, written by a well-renowned and incisive astrologer, not only points out the harsh truth about what the future holds for our planet and its people should we decide to continue our xenophobic thinking and behavior; it also provides hope through concrete scientific information, backed up by several references from well-respected professionals in their specific fields. The author also shows, through previous astrological patterns, how we are destined to repeat our mistakes with much graver consequences unless we choose to raise our consciousness in a way that connects us with every thread that runs through the universe and to realize that we all individually and collectively play a part in the future of our Mother Earth. The message that she brings to the table is that we are all our brothers' keepers. The book is concise and easy to read without the usual technical vernacular used in most astrology books, although it provides charts of nations and events to prove her points to the astrology student or professional. A beautifully written book that provides hope for change and a different future for our children and grandchildren in a world currently devoid of compassion and understanding for one another.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Important NOW Book, August 28, 2007

What Next? by Linda Schurman is an astute account of the world's affairs, political, ecological, and economic, as they are today. Linda, a well-known astrologer makes dire predictions about where we are headed as a world, but she emphasizes it is up to us...we have choices, because although the planets and heavens have patterns that are read as given proclivities to certain events, they are not absolute because mankind's will can change events or prevent some. The book is important reading for our time, because we are running out of time for changing our fate. For professionals, Shurman gives official astrological charts to back up all her predictions. For the general public, we need this book to wake us up to what will likely happen if we don't act now. A MUST READ! I highly recommend this book.

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