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Important Points of Reference (for
Full Moon at 14
degrees Taurus on Nov. 6th trine and
sextile Pluto, New Moon at 00 degrees Sagittarius on November 22nd,
Mars is conjunct Pluto square Uranus on Nov. 11th,
Venus is conjunct Saturn on Nov. 13th,
Mercury is conjunct Saturn on Nov. 26th,
Venus is trine Uranus on Nov. 27th.
Mars transits the sign of Capricorn Oct. 27th
through Dec. 5th.
miasma around the stock market, the economy in general, and the myth
of stable fiat currencies is breaking up following all the bad news
about the falling GDPs around the world, October's selling in the
stock market (predicted in this newsletter), and the emerging facts
about severe financial inequality around the world and here in the
Of course, The Cartel moved
financial markets back upward and sank gold and silver,
demonstrating fully to what extent markets are shamelessly
The triumph of the
1% is even concerning the 1% as both Warren Buffet and Bill Gates
are now expressing concern about growing inequality, both financial
and in terms of opportunity.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen
has expressed the same concerns, which is about the only thing that
has shaken the banksters.
The Ebola epidemic, the result of
crushing poverty in Western Africa and almost no public health
system there, has crossed the ocean into the U.S. reminding us that
the Congress cut the budget in the public health system by 52% and
the legislators have not even voted to approve Pres. Obama's nominee
for Surgeon General.
When Saturn changes into
Sagittarius Dec. 23rd
the epidemic should diminish, only to return when it retrogrades
back into the critical degrees of Scorpio until September 17th,
after which it should die down.
"people-at-large" have been royally screwed by the current royals;
the banksters and heads of trans-national corporations who are
openly manipulating financial markets, escaping taxation and
avoiding the rule of law.
Of course, they are doing what all
royals eventually do and that is they are playing roulette with a
system that will eventually collapse, and the debris will fall on
rich and poor alike.
Switzerland, long a financial and banking giant, noted for its
independence, has already rejected EU membership.
In an article by Egon von Gryerz
on King World News on Oct. 11th,
" On November 30th,
the Swiss people have the opportunity to determine not just the fate
of their own financial system but also to be the catalyst for the
return to sound money in the Western World.
They will do this in a referendum
on the 'Gold Initiative' which has three demands:
1) returning the gold held abroad
(in Canada and the UK) to Switzerland, 2) the Swiss National Bank
must hold 20% of their assets in physical gold, 3) no further gold
It is worth reading the whole
article to get a perspective with respect to this decision.
The Swiss banks are fighting this
tooth and nail as are the global financial giants, since, as von
Greyerx states, "a currency backed by gold means the government and
the central bank cannot manipulate the currency at will and print
worthless pieces of paper that they call money."
shows the transiting Moon in Pisces and Mercury forming a square
Thus, this particular vote could
generate a lot of confusion and delay a clear and objective
decision. However, just recently, the powers-that-be have closed the
accounts of contributors to this effort, once again circumventing
democracy and the rule of law.
planetary aspects in the stock markets this month will make it very
difficult for the Cartel to continue its manipulations and
The Mars in Capricorn could favor
an upswing in gold as a response to the global instability in
China has been on a gold buying
spree with the objective of creating confidence in their currency
and replace the dollar in world trade.
It will be interesting to see to
what lengths the bankster/Fed partnership will go to continue the
derivatives machinations that deny all the realities on the ground
and benefit the few at the top of the food chain to the expense of
The Europeans are terrified of
deflation, since oil and gas prices have been dropping and people
are generally buying less.
The Middle East:
With all the
Saturn aspects this month and Mars transiting Capricorn, the current
governments in Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Saudi Arabia will fight hard
to maintain their status, intensifying the conflicts in the region.
Ground troops may go into the
Iraq/Syria border to fight ISIS, whose leadership may be in trouble.
Turkey has finally announced it
will allow Kurds from Iraq to supply ground troops to fight the
There is almost nothing in our
news media concerning Saudi Arabia.
This month's Mars transit is
hitting their chart heavily, challenging the control of the
The U.S. is not being
viewed positively and we are in a
real bind, in that our "friends" are our "enemies".
There may actually
be a deal negotiated between the Obama administration and Iran to
end their nuclear arms program.
Israel (who is having leadership
crises of its own) and the U.S. Congress may both try to sabotage
Russia and the Ukraine:
Russia's attempt to
control the Ukraine will likely run into trouble this month, as will
Putin's credibility, as the transit of Mars in Capricorn is square
his grouping of planets in Libra.
They will likely amass more troops
in the region.
The current drop in oil prices is
hitting Russia very hard, even though they have negotiated a deal
Pres. Obama's chart, the Election,
and Big Saturn:
Saturn is square the
president's lunar nodes and Uranus this month, and will hit his
Midheaven in December.
As Saturn reaches a critical
degree of 28-29 Scorpio, crises and tensions escalate in Washington
which is gridlocked following the election.
This degree, historically, has
been associated with dangers to many leaders in the world,
especially to U.S. presidents.
Pres. Obama has insulated and
surrounded himself by a relatively small group of trusted advisors,
has problems communicating with Congress in general,
and has had to deal with
Republicans in the legislature that have blocked him at every turn.
I would call this period a "crisis
in his presidency".
I do not know how
the election will turn out per se, because I would have to have the
astrological charts of every candidate in the race.
However, if we were to judge
anything from the transit of Saturn in Pres. Obama's chart, it will
make things even more difficult
Weather and Tectonics:
Between the 9th
and the 11th,
Mars is conjunct Pluto square Uranus and Mercury is square Neptune
(which goes direct on the 16th
) on the 20th.
All this points to earthquake and
volcano activity as well as some pretty severe storms and the chance
of explosions and fires.
There is, at present, a big
volcanic eruption in Hawaii.
Weather will likely be cold and
wet most of this month, especially in the north and east in the U.S.
shows milder weather than later in the month as Mercury is sextile
Jupiter, so enjoy this while you can.
The Nobel Prize:
Of all the
winners of this honorable prize reported, the most underreported by
the main stream media was the one awarded to the wonderful Malala
You may remember her story when,
at age 14, the Taliban shot her in the face following her expressing
in public that all women deserve an education.
Malala fought for her life,
recovered, became a spokesperson for the rights of women, and now,
at age 17, is the youngest person in history to win the Nobel Prize
Instead of television news
focusing relentlessly on Ebola, why could they not do a tribute to
this courageous young woman who so deserves our attention and
I am just old
enough to remember when the U.S. had the best reporting of news in
The newspapers, radio, and
television reported real news regardless of which political party or
corporate power whose actions they exposed.
In the 60s and 70s, we saw
protests on television.
We heard from whistle blowers.
Reporters poised cameras on the
homeless and exposed poverty.
Does anyone remember the Nixon
Today, large populist protests are
reported hardly at all.
Tabloid stories are recycled over
and over again to the extinction of significant stories from around
the world, how our legislators really vote, what is really happening
to the general population in this economy.
Some call this media nothing more
than a series of "infomercials" interrupted by commercials.
I get a lot of
emails expressing appreciation for my information and observations
that both include and go beyond the astrological configurations.
I would like to recommend to you
my most frequently used sources because these publications have the
guts to report what is really going on.
Rolling Stone Magazine, Vanity
Fair Magazine, Scientific American, Truth Out.org, Common
Dreams.org, Alter Net , and King World News.
PBS and NPR are better than
average sources, which include Front Line, Bill Moyers, and Charlie
Rose shows that, in my opinion are outstanding.
Amy Goodman's Democracy Now is
I also watch Fareed Zacharia on
CNN on Sunday mornings.
All of my regular readers know I
am a fan of Coast to Coast Radio on which I have been interviewed
George Noory is not afraid to let
people express their views, especially if they stand in their truth
and think outside the box.
My astrological sources are Dell
Horoscope and The Mountain Astrologer.
It is truly hard to
face the truths we need to face today.
Many people feel they have no
power or control over events.
This is a choice we make - a
viewpoint, not an absolute.
I see things going on at the grass
roots level that are amazing.
I know people who are brimming
over with intelligence, passion, and commitment to a humanity that
can change its nature from living a selfish and fearful existence to
a renewed life filled with elevating insights, a shared prosperity,
and a will to make an evolutionary leap in consciousness that leads
toward a new human presence on planet earth.
This may seem impossible to many,
who have given up.
I may be called an "idealist"
whose private dreams and wishes ignore reality.
Anyone who has been
reading my books and newsletters knows otherwise.
We need to face the truths that
lie before us, at all cost, before we can hope to reverse the
suicidal direction humanity has taken.
Once we see where we are, we may
take a deep collective breath, access the power from within
ourselves, open our minds to the cosmos, and recognize they are one
and the same.
We can do this.
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through the great constellations has taken us to this place in time,
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the great prophecies given to us through the ages. I think we
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that rather than marching toward the "age of
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has been predicting our predicaments for over thirty
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looming energy crises. Her insights shed light on
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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 (http://soothesayer.com). 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
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."
- reviewed by Mary Plumb
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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
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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