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February 2015


Important Points of Reference (for astrologers) :
Full Moon Feb. 3
rd at 14 degrees Leo, conjunct Jupiter, trine Uranus and inconjunct Pluto; New Moon Feb. 18th at 00 degrees Pisces, conjunct Neptune and square Saturn; Mercury goes direct at 1 degree of Aquarius Feb. 11th, Venus and Mars conjunct at 29 degrees Pisces/00 degrees Aries (the world point)Feb. 20-21 which is the degree of the coming Solar Eclipse on March 20th and will trine Saturn on the 24th.


Chaos Theory and Currency Collapse:

  Proponents of Chaos Theory observe that within all systems, chaos will present itself and within chaos, a new order will eventually transpire.  The conjunction of Venus and Mars at 29 degrees of Pisces (chaos) on Feb. 20th and the Solar Eclipse of March 20th in this same degree will likely effect us all in some way.

 Since Venus rules money and possessions and Mars rules war and disruption, it follows that we will face a significantly escalating global crisis in currencies . In addition, Wall Street and the "banksters" have been getting away with criminal activities for years, with "slap-on-the-wrist" fines imposed by the Justice Dept. headed by Eric Holder.  Pres. Obama nominated Loretta Lynch as the new Attorney General and my take is that she will be approved this month.  She may be a pleasant surprise for those of us looking for some semblance of justice in the financial world.


The Economy:

  Already, last month, when Mars went into Pisces and was square Saturn, the Swiss National Bank announced their removal of the franc from the Euro, while roughly 500 billion Swiss francs are still in Euros and dollars and they are sitting on an unrealized loss of about 80 billion Swiss francs.   Banco Santander, an extremely important continental bank in Europe, announced they will become insolvent without an infusion of at least $8 billion.  The four biggest Greek banks are experiencing bank "runs" .  The Germans have repatriated 120 tons of gold from the U.S. and Paris, and The Netherlands and Belgium have followed.  Basically, all central banks, by printing copious amounts of money, have trapped themselves in a corner with negative interest rates and assets they cannot sell.  Recently, Maria Draghi proposed that the ECB spend $1.3 trillion to revive the Euro. If and when the Germans decide they have had enough, the Euro will be finished.  I do not think this will happen this month, but serious stuff "hits the fan" in November of this year when Saturn reaches a square with Neptune.  The recent massive attendance at Davos would point to a giant panic attack among the movers and shakers who know the truth.

 It has been reported that there are more than one quadrillion dollars in derivatives floating around on the books of various banks and financial institutions around the globe.  The Black Swan of crashing oil prices, threatening the solvency of oil and gas corporations and placing a dark cloud around all these derivative contracts that are "long" on energy would be enough, all by itself, to start an avalanche in financial markets that will likely happen between the 17th and 20th of this month, when Venus and Mars are square the galactic center.

 The only aspect that helps, is the Venus and Mars harmonious trine to Saturn the last week of this month, which is a temporary "fix" for an otherwise disastrous destabilizing of global currencies.  As I have recommended for many years, in spite of "cartel" manipulations, gold and silver are the ultimate flight to safety and at some point, will be the best one.

 Investments in stocks in developing nations are already in trouble and oil nations like Russia have economically crashed and burned.  Brazil, an oil producer, is in big trouble.  China's economy has been declining. Japan continues to decline as their currency is also falling.  The currencies of Canada and Australia, rarely mentioned in the financial media,  have been falling like a rock.  As the dollar strengthens, it is more difficult for us to sell our products abroad.  Syriza's victory in the Greek elections scares the cartel as they see this as a movement to the far "left".  I think the new regime will still try to hold on and simply downsize their debts rather than exit the EU at this point.

 Meanwhile, our officials continue to tell us how prosperous we are and how our economy continues to grow and produce jobs.  However, the average wage for workers is dropping and we have a huge percentage of our population that is chronically unemployed and, worse, do not even officially exist.

 When Venus and Mars go into Aries on the 21st and trine Saturn the last week of this month, there will be some stability reached, but not for long.


Wars, Terror, and the Middle East:

 Yemen and Libya are now "failed states" and would be an ideal atmosphere for ISIS and other terror groups.  The war in Syria rages on, ISIS captures and executes more hostages, as the memory of the "Charlie Hebdo" terror attack that mobilized a giant demonstration in Paris last month for freedom of the press still lingers on.  Two major eclipses are on the horizon.  The critical 29 degree eclipse in Pisces  is on March 20th and the Cardinal Lunar eclipse in 14 degrees of Libra, square Pluto and opposed to Uranus appears on April 4th.  Events this month are encompassed by these eclipses and escalate civil wars and terror groups.  The April 4th eclipse is powerfully placed in the chart of Vladamir Putin, highlighting the conflict in the Ukraine and the consequences deadly to the economy of Russia.


The Environment and Climate:

 The 29 degrees Pisces Venus/Mars conjunction and the coming March 20th eclipse  would coincide with environmental disasters.  Last month, a ruptured pipeline in Eastern Montana pumped tens of thousands of gallons of shale oil into the Yellowstone River.  A gas pipeline exploded in West Virginia near the Ohio River.  There is likely going to be the presence of more of these accidents between Feb. And March as this degree was activated at the time of the giant BP oil explosion in the Gulf.

 Interestingly, the low prices of oil are threatening American shale industries and their fracking enterprises, since many of them financed their companies with sub-prime loans.  There is a lack of demand since so many people with no jobs or low paying jobs are driving less, putting up solar panels, buying hybrid vehicles, etc. , all in an attempt to use less oil and gas.  However, this extremely cold winter will force people to use more gas and oil to heat their houses, which could change the picture somewhat.

 In previous newsletters, I predicted that January and February this year would present huge snow storms since Venus and Mars transiting Pisces symbolize precipitation.  More of this lies ahead this month.  Mercury goes direct Feb. 11th sextile Saturn (cold) and will produce more high wind velocity.  Stay indoors and cozy up near your fireplaces!


Final Thoughts:

 Many people ask me what I would recommend they do in these challenging times.  On a practical level, I would suggest doing your banking in a local highly rated credit union, stash some cash in a secret safe place, possess a sizable quantity of gold and silver, store preserved food, potable water, a portable generator and fuel, and medical supplies in your basement, outdoor space, or attic.  If these efforts prove to be unnecessary, you have lost nothing and gained value.  If we witness, in our time, a collapse of the financial and banking systems, you will be thankful you had the foresight to refuse to be a victim.

 Most importantly, our connections to each other - family, friends, local governance will become most cherished as we will benefit from a network of mutual support.  It is this simple.  Separated and alone, we die.  Standing together, we live.

 These are the times the universe challenges us to claim our access to the extraordinary; to contact our genius; to crawl out of the darkness of selfishness, escapism, and ancient hatreds into the light of the "peace that passeth understanding". It will soon become obvious to those who are receptive that we are all in this together; that genuine compassion will light the way to our salvation.


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."

- reviewed by Mary Plumb

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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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