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Important Points of Reference(astrologers):
Dec. 3rd New Moon at 10 degrees of Sagittarius, Full Moon
December 17th at 25 degrees of Gemini (on the USA Mars square
Neptune), Mars enters Libra on Dec. 8th and will remain in
the sign until July 26th 2014, is square Pluto on the 31st
moving into a grand Cardinal Cross January 2014 through April 2014, Dec.
9th through the 17th, Jupiter is trine Saturn,
Mercury goes into Sagittarius Dec. 5th through the 17th,
Get ready for a bumpy ride!
Last month, the Cartel continued its effective manipulation of Wall
Street (stocks reaching highs) and the spot price of gold (plummeted
downward), while it is now openly known that the dollar has lost its
place as the global currency, the price earnings ratio in the stock
market makes no sense, newly appointed Chair of the Federal Reserve,
Janet Yellen announced her “continuance” of holding down interest rates,
keeping the dollar weak. China announced it is going to emphasize
making products to be sold domestically rather than exporting abroad as
the yen strengthens and replaces dollars in trade. Interestingly, there
is a rumor that Goldman Sachs has made one of its “tricky deals” with
Venezuela, a cash-strapped nation. The deal is that Venezuela will swap
its considerable amount of gold for dollars. The gold will go into a
depository in Europe and it is vague whether it now belongs to Goldman
Sachs or is being held at their discretion. I am suspicious and cynical
when it comes to Goldman Sachs, the entity that sold Greece the bad
mortgages in the form of “credit default swaps” that all went down the
tubes in 2008.
The mainstream news media spent huge amounts of time on the Obama Care
quagmire; a patchwork quilt that is more patch than quilt and whose
software highlights the incompetence of outsourced , patched-together,
cost-saving hiring of uncoordinated technical people. But much more
time was spent talking about the druggie mayor of Toronto, who is
“cracking up” in public. (We all know how essential this news is to all
As I predicted last month, Mother Nature struck out - tragically in the
Philippines with the worst typhoon in recorded history and in Indiana
and Illinois with the worst tornado ever recorded in that area. In
Arizona, she dumped one year’s normal rainfall in 24 hours. Mt. Aetna
staged a major eruption in Italy and a volcano erupted in Indonesia on
the island of Sumatra. A total of 39 volcanoes are currently erupting
throughout the world. An article in “Care2” newsletter by Judy Holland
just reported on Nov. 29th, that a massive chunk of ice
estimated at 22 miles by 12 miles (about the size of Singapore) has just
broken off Pine Island Glacier in Western Anarctica. South of Tokyo in
the Agusowara Islands, a volcano is erupting, giving birth to a new
island. She is far from finished. In fact, with the coming long term
afflicted transit of Mars in Libra, we are headed for “mighty winds”
throughout the world in the coming months.
Interestingly, I saw afflictions to Uranus that symbolizes electricity
grids. The U.S. actually ran nation wide tests on the grid in
November. Certainly, these weather disasters caused major power outages
in the effected locations.
The Cartel’s handiwork will likely keep stocks up this month as Jupiter
is trine Saturn and Mercury will trine Uranus on the 11th. I
do not see how they can keep this going next year as the Grand Cardinal
Cross will dominate the picture in 2014. Pluto will oppose the US Sun
and square the US Saturn as Uranus and Mars square it, while Jupiter in
Cancer conjuncts it, enlarging the pattern that signifies real dangers
to the cohesion of both governmental and financial institutions
throughout the world, and certainly here in the USA. There may be a
notable sell off the first week of Dec. with a quick recovery, but that
unstable cycle is unlikely to manifest this month, lying instead in the
Other nations are marching ahead with their own agendas, most of which
have lost respect for the US and blame us (rightly so) for the criminal
behavior of US based giant transnational banks and our unwillingness to
implement meaningful prosecutions of the banksters or institute
meaningful reforms. A real “wow” factor is the recent statement by Pope
Francis I, that is openly critical of unregulated capitalism, the greed
of the rich and the powerful, a lack of concern for the poor, and
inequality of opportunity for people throughout the world.
With respect to these forecasts, I would like to recommend the most
recent December/January Edition of The Mountain Astrologer. The article
by Bill Herbst entitled “Uranus-Pluto and the American Grand Cross” is
comprehensive, well documented and beautifully written. He states:
“While I did not then (and do not now) claim to know for sure the exact
nature or precise sequence of events that will propel the 2010s into the
rarified club of supercritical decades, this one crucial piece of
astrological information utterly convinced me that events will indeed
occur to foment the resulting period of crisis that will reflect the
entire pantheon of Uranian-Plutonian responses. These include dramatic
and sudden change; pockets of social chaos; global swaths of decay,
destruction, and death; resource wars; movements of social disobedience;
long-needed reforms in the institutions of commerce and finance, due to
economic collapse -- in short, the onset of a brave new world composed
of equal elements of the very best and worse in human nature, drawn from
the practical wisdom of the past and experimental solutions from a
Syria’s chart is getting hit by Mars this month, possibly turning the
tide in the civil war there. Saudi Arabia is getting stress from many
different directions throughout 2014 which could destabilize their
leadership. They are angry with the US for making an agreement with
Iran with regard to their nuclear capabilities. They may be headed into
a civil war over the coming years connected with the warring factions
within the royal family. Egypt, Yemen, Iraq and Somalia are getting
hit by the Cardinal Cross and increasing tensions in these nations..
Pluto and Jupiter are hitting the chart of Japan which could symbolize
major crises with Fukushima in their attempt to get rid of their nuclear
contamination. In addition, there are significant tensions with China.
The transit of Mars in Libra will hit China’s chart heavily next year,
while Saturn is square its Mars/Pluto conjunction in their 7th
House (enemies). They will likely become more militaristic so they may
secure the rich oil deposits in the South China Sea. Right now, Japan
is also claiming they have rights and control over this region. We are
pledged to support Japan. China is building an impressive fleet of
nuclear submarines capable of launching nuclear missels. They have the
largest standing army in the world.
The US has nuclear submarines in that area and China will likely “flex
its muscle” as they are on the rise in the world just as the US is
losing respect with many nations. This nation is normally not inclined
to “invade” nations and start wars, but they are sending out strong
signals not to mess with their intentions to buy up or control the
world’s oil and gas reserves. They have also recently announced they
will emphasize selling products to their own people and put less
emphasis on selling abroad. Their currency is strong and is now used in
President Obama’s ascendant is taking a square from transiting Saturn
this month, and again in June and August of 2014. This requires of him
that he reorganize and reassess his positions. It challenges his
leadership on many levels. Mars is going over the Saturn and progressed
Mars of the U.S.A. January through June 2014. It will be a real
challenge to stay out of wars or conflicts during this time. Conflicts
present themselves between the political parties, the rich and powerful
vs. the people-at-large, The Pluto/Uranus conjunction during the 1960s
produced the Civil Rights Movement involving race and the Anti-War
Movement involving the Vietnam War. This time, numerous conflicts are
emerging within our country involving contrasting ideologies, the use
and abuse of power and our failed economy for all but the privileged
The calendar informs us that this is a grand season of holidays. From
Black Friday to New Years’ Eve, commercials invade our space in their
attempt to hook us on buying everything in sight, buoying up the stocks
of retail companies and bringing “cheer” to Wall Street.
I am truly amazed, however, at how many people are truly repelled by all
this; how many long for simpler times when these holidays supported
intimate family gatherings, beautiful sacred music, giving to the needy,
and enjoying the festival of lights everywhere, symbolizing a triumph
over the darkness of Winter and an elevation of the human spirit.
In these times in which the future of life on earth is at stake, in
which hopelessness seems to peer out at us across wars, typhoons, and
economic disasters, I see a real and substantial dawn of a new day as
people are finally facing truths they need to see and exhibiting an
authentic will to change. I recently attended an event at Cornell
University from the Center for Transformative Action. Eleven people
presented how they, as individuals, developed solutions to global
problems by targeting particular areas. From new eco-enterprises in
developing nations, grand innovations, designing local credit unions,
effective local demands for justice, to art created in devastated
nations, we were mesmerized by the unbridled passions of these people.
They were too busy to feel overwhelmed; too committed to feel helpless,
too inspired to feel defeat. These people represent an ongoing and
burgeoning victory of humankind’s absolute best.
As the starry cosmos lights up the night sky, I am reminded that the
most divine presence in the universe cries out for recognition. Its
symphony lovingly engages our minds and hearts. Its promise is that we
will be renewed and transformed.
Have the happiest and most joyful of holidays!
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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
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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.
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!
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Since the turn of the Millennium, the
volume has been turned up. Global warming, species
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corruption, terrorism and war all shout for our attention on a
“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
Ms. Schurman has been predicting our
predicaments for over thirty years. She highlights how to
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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
(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.
Mountain Astrologer is
recognized as the best astrology magazine in the world.
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.
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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