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Important Points of Reference
Grand Cardinal Cross of Pluto,
Mars, Uranus and Jupiter between April 13 and 24, (falling on the
Invariable Plane at 13 degrees Cancer/Capricorn) and hitting the
Sun/Saturn square in the chart of the U.S.A., “Blood Moon” Lunar Eclipse
at 25 degrees Libra square the Mercury/Pluto opposition in the chart of
the USA , on its financial axis, on the 15th, Solar Eclipse
at 8 degrees of Taurus on the 29th.
This is an era when we
are reminded that our planet consists of many worlds that are extremely
different in economic strength/weakness, religion, culture, political
influence, and, most of all, power/powerlessness. Ancient hatreds of
races and religions for one another are underpinned by economies that
are broken and land masses going dry or being flooded by seawater. Our
continued insistence on nuclear fission combined with drilling and
fracking for energy has poisoned our air and water and altered our
climate to the point that our leading scientists are reporting to us
that we may have begun a mass extinction of life on earth.
The “haves” have
hoarded our planet's money and are controlling its resources, moving the
vast majority of the human population into the “have nots”. Their elite
insular world hardly resembles all the other worlds that are fighting to
survive amidst all the turmoil in their lives that they frequently do
not understand and, more frequently, are powerless to change.
When worlds collide,
you have civil wars, revolutions that replace previous rulers with
factions fighting with and killing each other, nations going bankrupt,
and many more democratic governments deadlocked and ineffective. The
diagnosis is clear. Our old systems and beliefs are dying. Pluto warns
us that we have two alternatives: alter our course or face the end of
The Cardinal Grand
Cross hits the chart of the USA on it's Sun/Saturn square escorting our
nation into the very center of multiple and deadly conflicts around the
world. The eclipse hits the Western USA., and may point to drought and
crop crisis in that region. Even the old Cold War with Russia has been
reactivated with the revolution in the Ukraine and their invasion of
Russia into Crimea that ostensibly voted to be annexed by Russia. As a
consequence, the U.S. has instituted sanctions on Russia.. The Lunar
Eclipse in Libra this month directly hits the horoscope of Vladimir
Putin who is a “double” Libra.
Another leader whose
chart is being hit by this eclipse is Israel Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu. In astrologer Bill Meridian's column in the April issue of
Dell Horoscope, he points out that this Blood Red Lunar Eclipse occurs
in connection with the Jewish Holidays. He states: “Three of these
occurrences were connected to important historical events: 1492, the
final year of the Spanish Inquisition; 1948, statehood for Israel and
the War of Independence; and 1967, the Six-Day War. These were
significant events in Jewish history”. The current transit of Saturn in
Scorpio also points to a probable change and upheaval in the chart of
Israel. At the very least, there is a crisis in leadership, and at the
most, a war. The nation's population is in conflict concerning their
The Middle East and
controlled government of Egypt who ousted Morsey has just sentenced 528
people who are leaders in the Muslim Brotherhood, to death. No
democratic process here. Syria's civil war continues to brutalize its
citizens and there are thousands of refugees pouring into Turkey and
Lebanon with no prospects of being able to support their families or
find a home. Iraq continues to be fragmented with little government
cohesion, pollution everywhere as a result of the takeover of the oil
companies, and religious and civil factions fighting each other. All
these nations are taking hits in their charts this month from the
Cardinal Grand Cross.
The powerful banking
cartel has maintained control over the fluctuating market and was able
to sink gold prices last month, all the time that currency crises
continue. This month, many truths will be exposed that demonstrate that
the economy is not working for the vast majority of people and there
will be many indicators of weakness. If the market was reflecting the
truth, it would definitely move downward, but it has not reflected the
truth for a very long time. With sanctions imposed on Russia and their
movements toward taking over the Ukraine, we could see a rise in oil and
gas prices. However, there is a strong rumor that Russia is making a
huge deal with China, the energy hungry giant, to sell them a whole lot
of gas. This would undercut attempts by the US and western Europe to
punish Russia. In this scenario, you are “damned if you do and damned
if you don't.” I do not think we are in for a long term return of the
“Cold War” with Russia, but with Mars marching back and forth over
Putin's chart, he will not give in easily, if at all. We are being
sucked into a war we do not want. The cuts proposed to the military
budget will not likely happen.
The president's chart
is taking hits from the Libra eclipse and Saturn in Scorpio. The chart
of the US is in such conflict that anyone in his position would be
pulled apart at this time. He is being challenged on all fronts; the
economy, Russia and the Ukraine, the Middle East, and environmental and
weather related catastrophes. He needs to consult with people who know
what they are doing and that will be difficult since the most powerful
are frequently the worst people to advise him. He does not get any
relief until Jupiter goes into Leo in mid-July.
The Environment and
Earlier this year, the
state of Virginia suffered a massive pollution of their aquifers from a
chemical plant that cleans coal. In Feb. there was a serious leak from
a nuclear waste storage area in New Mexico. Thirty-nine thousand tons
of coal ash was released into No. Carolina's Dan River in Feb. Last
month, massive oil spills occurred in Lake Michigan and in the Galveston
Bay in Texas.
Last month's enormous
mudslide in Washington State triggered by monsoon rains and a small
earthquake has cost many lives and is still being uncovered.
Here in North America,
we are coming off one of the worst winters in recent history caused by
what climate experts are terming “the Polar Vortex”.
astrological indicators point to an array of crises; severe storms,
tectonic events, environmental accidents, explosions, and dangerous
traveling conditions. Last month's Mercury square Saturn was
accompanied by the Malaysian flight that disappeared into the Indian
Ocean. It is still a mystery as to what caused the crash and will take
a long time to find and interpret the debris. I would avoid extensive
travel this month, especially between the 1st and the 3rd
and between the 14th and the 15th.
I wish to share with
all my readers that our family has just sustained a loss. My husband's
brother, Robert Cleveland Schurman, passed away in March just one day
after his 79th birthday. Bob was a likeable, independent,
energetic Aries, who bravely served his country in the Korean War, and
lost his hearing in one ear in an attack. In true Aries fashion, he
built a beautiful log house on Cranberry Lake, New York with his own
hands and made a living doing just about everything; plumbing, heating,
repairing, building for his friends who live among the mountains and
forests of the Adirondacks. He loved to hunt, fish, and go out on the
lake in his long series of boats he owned, fixed up, sold and enjoyed.
Everybody knew him up there and their faces lit up when he would walk in
the door to have breakfast in the local cafe.
Several years ago, he
had a series of strokes that paralyzed him from the neck down. Rather
than have him in a Veterans Nursing Home, his son Jeffrey brought him
back home to his beloved log house on the lake and cared for him day and
night; liquefying his food in a mixer, feeding him, bathing him, putting
him to bed, carting him around town and helping him with physical
therapy so he could talk and move in a limited way. Jeffrey Schurman is
one man who restores my faith in humanity and makes me proud to know
Bob was my husband's
only brother and is also survived by his beloved sons, Jeff and
Christopher, and his lovely daughter, Kerry, the mother of his grandson
Cody. He suffered the tragic and untimely loss of his daughter,
Barbara, in 1999 who was the mother to two of his grandchildren,
Jonathan and Matthew.
I feel that now that
he has passed into the next realm, he is restored in mind and body, and
now knows the infinite love and light that resides within the heart of
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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.
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
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
“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
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
(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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