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Important Points of
Reference (for astrologers):
New Moon at 10 degrees Pisces sextile Pluto as Mars
goes retrograde at 27 degrees Libra on March 1, Full Moon at 26 degrees
Virgo, inconjunct the South Node/Mercury sextile forming a Yod on March
16th, New Moon
conjunct Uranus and square Jupiter opposition Pluto on March 30th forming
a grand cross with the Sun/Saturn square in the U.S. Natal Chart,
Mercury (now direct) is square Saturn between March 10 and 11, the Nodes
of the Moon move into critical 29 degrees of Libra and Aries.
Breakdowns vs. Breakthroughs
are currently witnessing the long predicted “end of the world” for many
of the world's people. WW I and WWII were thought to be world-ending
events. Although we are not really in WW III, revolutionary wars and
civil meltdowns are erupting in Syria, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Yemen, So.
Sudan, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Thailand, and most recently, the
in the U.S., we are finally waking up to the nightmare of the failure of
an economy that subsidizes an upper class that is a “winner-take-all”
story with the rest of the citizenry losing their jobs, homes, pensions,
and infrastructure that took about 100 years to build. Obstructionism
in Washington is thought by many to be at an all-time high. So many are
“bought out” by big money that the few that are there really working for
the good of the people are often marginalized by lack of funding. The
“script” issued to the media is that children (in need of food, shelter
and education), the elderly (in need of social security and
healthcare), the disabled , and the poor are responsible for the giant
federal deficits, while the so-called “job creating” banksters and heads
of trans-national corporations who are wallowing in hundreds of
trillions of dollars in hedge funds carefully “sheltered” in the Caymen
Islands deserve to be tax exempt and complimented for their great
again, one of my favorite “truthsayers” Matt Taibbi has published a
comprehensive article Feb. 12th in
Rolling Stone entitled “The Vampire Squid Strikes Again: The Mega Banks'
Most Devious Scam Yet”, outlining the history, since 1999, (i.e. The
Financial Services Modernization Act) of the deregulation of banking and
financial industries that “would make possible a broader concentration
of financial and industrial power than we've seen in more than a
century.” He points to a tiny provision in this bill that permitted
commercial banks to delve into any activity that is “complementary to a
financial activity and does not pose a substantial risk to the safety or
soundness of depository institutions or the financial system generally.”
Taibbi reports that: “Today, banks like Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase
and Goldman Sachs own oil tankers, run airports and control huge
quantities of coal, natural gas, heating oil, electric power and
precious metals. They likewise can now be found exerting direct control
over the supply of a whole galaxy of raw materials crucial to world
industry and to society in general, including everything from food
products to metals like zinc, copper, tin, nickel and, most infamously
thanks to a recent high-profile scandal, aluminum. And they're doing it
not just here but abroad as well: in Denmark, thousands took to the
streets in protest in recent weeks, vampire-squid banners in hand, when
news came out that Goldman Sachs was about to buy a 19 percent stake in
Dong Energy, a national electric provider. The furor inspired mass
resignations of ministers from the government's ruling coalition, as the
Danish public wondered how an American investment bank could possibly
hold so much influence of the the state energy grid.” Taibbi suggests:
“Allowing one company to control the supply of crucial physical
commodities and also trade in the financial products that might be
related to those markets, is an open invitation to commit mass
manipulation. It's something akin to letting casino owners who take
book on NFL games during the week also coach all the teams on Sundays.”
I would strongly recommend you go out and buy this issue of Rolling
Stone and read this article if you really wish to understand how our
world is being swallowed up by the bankster coalition. In addition to
all this, it has been recently reported that, in imitation of “The Wolf
of Wall Street”, Credit Suisse has been caught hiding $12 Billion from
the IRS by secretly smuggling the money out of the U.S. (strapped to
various body parts) to Switzerland. As I have predicted in past
newsletters, more and more scandals will be uncovered concerning
financial institutions and this will continue this year and next.
world that we thought was governed by the “rule of law” has already
ended as the giant banks are exempt from meaningful regulation, with
nobody authorized to prevent the next derivatives “crash”. As I have
reported again and again, well over $800 Trillion is being put into
fancy and complex derivative contracts traded in nanoseconds on
computers. The bull market in stocks has no support in reality with
respect to price/earnings ratios. The housing market is showing signs
of a slowdown. Growth is slowing in China, Brazil and many other
emerging markets. None of us really know how long this can go on, but
I propose that something will arrive on the scene this month that will
warn of a potential series of collapses of monumental proportions.
Whether the cartel will continue to control the media and manipulate the
markets to hide the decay from within will remain to be seen.
Remember, also, as reported in this newsletter, that if a banking
institution fails, there are international agreements that “bail ins”
such as took place in Cyprus, would be allowed. This means that large
depositors' and bondholders' money could be used to “bail out” the bank.
Meanwhile, back on multiple ranches, climate change is inserting itself
into our lives while few governments are making any kind of effort to
create an infrastructure to protect their populations. Global climate
that has been extremely hospitable to human life for thousands of years
is coming to an end due primarily to human mass consumption of carbon
fuels. Severe weather events will continue this month to remind us of
Governors and legislatures of many states, weary of Washington, are
taking action; raising the minimum wage, encouraging environmentally
favorable forms of energy, boosting entrepreneurship, etc. California,
in the midst of a mega-drought, is instituting water conservation and
recycling laws and regulations. Local community supported organic farms
are growing. Passive architecture for buildings that would need little
or no central heat or air conditioning is being considered. Tesla
Motors is inspiring other car companies to go “all electric”. There is
a significant increase in the use of high tech solar panels since they
are now affordable and cost effective.
think that this month and April will present a major scientific
breakthrough in physics and energy. I have predicted, for some time,
that we would have nuclear fusion between now and the 2020s. By then,
it will be the “death knell” for the age of fossil fuels and its
companion, plutocratic capitalism, whose controllers will have fallen on
their own sword. I also think announcements are likely to be made this
month with respect to medical breakthroughs in the treatment of AIDS and
cancer. During the last transit of Neptune in Pisces, modern medicine
was developed in the 1800s. This present transit of Neptune will
revolutionize medicine and will include applications using energy, i.e.
magnetism, electrical currents, and light therapies all in concert with
the coming Aquarian transits. We are also in the process of recognizing
the health-destroying effects of certain GM grains and processed food
and eliminating them from our diets. The lid is now “off” on
continually amazed when the financial markets rise after a series of
negative reports. Even the reporters, themselves, admit that there
seems to be no apparent reason. A few individual corporations that show
great promise certainly should show investors moving into their stock.
Some movement is generated by acquisitions and mergers moving the stock
of the one being acquired by the larger company. In recent years, as
discussed above, stocks and commodities are manipulated by the hedge
funds and giant banks. If the stock market moved in connection to the
real potential for profit and healthy earnings, we would have real “free
market capitalism”. This is an ancient memory.
take is that the grand cardinal cross coming up in April and the
Pluto/Uranus/Jupiter T-square taking place this month should shake down
markets, especially since they land right on the U.S. Sun/Saturn
square. The economy of Main Street shows infrastructure decay, chronic
unemployment, and a nation in a political gridlock of major discontent.
Where over-regulation by the government is most unfortunately taking
place is in connection to small enterprises that are the “life blood” of
the nation. The challenge to the forecaster is that these markets
seldom move within any connection to the economic realities that
surround us. Only those on the informational “inside” of the banking
giants would be able to predict the markets in this environment. Thus,
the downward movement that I see between now and April, may be
manipulated to avert disaster. I do see a strong stock market in May,
with the Jupiter/Saturn harmonious trine. I have to mention Japan since
their chart is getting hit heavily this month into April. Both their
economy and their landmass may be quaking this month.
moved up fairly strongly since Venus went direct in Capricorn the end of
January. I am not sure it will continue moving up this month, but I am
looking for some strong upward mobility when Jupiter goes into Leo (July
16, 2014 – August 11, 2015). Currencies are extremely unstable in this
cycle. Even the Bitcoin surge seems to be dying out. China does not
intend for the Yuan to replace the dollar as a global currency, but is
trading with many of its partners in its own currency. I think the IMF
and the World Bank wish to move in the direction of a global currency
that is no longer the dollar and is not any other local currency. It
will take a long time for this to happen. So many nations are in civil
wars, overthrowing their governments, that financial destabilization is
the order of the day. This atmosphere would lead people to buy gold and
hold it, as China and Russia have recently done. Criminal transactions
have been taking place behind the scenes for many years concerning
buying, selling, and “swapping” gold in an attempt to manipulate the
price of gold. I think gold and silver will eventually go where they
honestly should be with respect to supply and demand, which is a lot
higher than it is now.
mentioned last month that the Chart of Russia is being hit heavily this
year. The revolution in the Ukraine has stirred up Vladamir Putin and
he is apparently assimilating troops on the border. We could see old
“Cold War” conflicts reactivated. This part of the world resides on oil
and coal deposits and various pipelines. This is an old story.
Weather and Mother Nature:
Between the 7th and
the 12th, Mercury
is square Saturn again. This would indicate another severe Winter storm
hitting the U.S. I am in agreement with the groundhog this year, i.e.
that Winter is continuing strongly through this month. With Mars going
retrograde at 27 degrees of Libra, the drought in So. California
is hard to find our spirit in these turbulent times. The world we knew
is dissolving around us into the fires of war, the mists of a changing
climate, and the dehumanizing current philosophy of mechanistic
materialism which would deny the existence of spirit altogether.
Witness the recent notion that computers and robots will soon “replace”
is hard to find our hearts in these times that rewards selfishness and
promotes a deification and glorification of narcissists who currently
rule the world of big money and finance. Certain pundits on the media
and in politics love to blame the poor, ethnic and racial minorities,
the elderly, and the disabled for their collective fates and make their
careers beating up this very large segment of the human population.
is hard to find our minds in an age of seeming insanity. More and more
people are getting a “diagnosis” and moving into the world of
prescription drugs as they are simply unable to cope with their lives
“falling apart”. Many of our “diagnosed” children are shooting each
other in movie theaters and schools. Many of our “diagnosed” veterans
are returning from the nightmare of war, broken in both mind and body.
tide is beginning to turn. Spirit is asserting itself. Our hearts are
beginning to wake up in love again. Our minds are beginning the long
journey back to sanity by reclaiming their connection to spirit and
heart and all the rest of us reaching out to one another as a new
resonance is felt by a few, and then millions. The future is arriving
and is unstoppable.
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“What Next?” calls for a stop to the
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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
(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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What Next? A Survival Guide to the 21st Century, by
Linda Schurman, Lazer Lady Publishing, Inc., 2505 Anthem Village Dr.,
Ste. E-165, Henderson, NV 89052 USA, 2007. Softcover—164 pp.—$15.95
(ISBN 978-0-9796900-2-0). Available from:
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
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
by K. Diaz
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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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
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