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Important Points of Reference
(for astrologers) :
Full Moon Feb. 3rd
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
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:
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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through the great constellations has taken us to this place in time,
this powerful historic point, this great challenge to human survival
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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
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has had a private practice in astrology for over thirty-
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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
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online at (http://soothesayer.com). A
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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future. If you feel confused by the complexity of the times, her
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There are several doomsday
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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
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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
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public, we need this book to wake us up to what will likely happen
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