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Important Points of Reference (for astrologers) :
Mars is square and Venus is trine Neptune as it goes retrograde June 7th,
New Moon June 8th at 18 degrees of Gemini with Mercury square
Uranus and opposition Pluto, Venus opposition Pluto and square Uranus
between the 11th and 12th, Full Moon June 23rd
at 2 degrees of Capricorn, Mercury goes retrograde the 26th
(through July 20th), Jupiter enters the sign of Cancer on the
25th (through July 16th, 2014).
Gemini and the Twins – Good News and Bad News:
This month’s transits of the Sun, Mars and Jupiter in the news-making
sign of Gemini, the Communicator, will remind us of the mythical good
twin vs. the bad twin. This environment should effectively remind us
that without the dark we would not truly appreciate the light. By
having the courage to look at both, we may be able to unravel the
complexities of our times and maybe save ourselves from the numerous
self-inflicted blows to our civilization.
Pres. Obama (has the Moon in Gemini), had to face scandals concerning
ineptitude in Benghazi, the IRS targeting conservative political
activist groups, and the Associated Press phone hacking probe. The
first two are murky and lacking in explanations or information, but the
AP scandal interfering with freedom of the press is disturbing,
especially in association with the President’s amplification of going
after “leaks”, and instituting a bigger “big brother” state. More news
about all this will emerge this month.
My personal heroine, Elizabeth Warren, called for student loan rates of
0.75% (the same as Wall Street), and there has been a concerted effort
by a citizens coalition to force Monsanto to reveal and label its GM
seeds on all food products. Meanwhile, it was announced that 31% of the
bee colonies died off last winter.
The bad twins in Congress just sneaked in a proposed piece of
legislation called LRB-1763 known as “Govern without Public Support”.
It would institute voter ID requirements, shortens time allowed for
early voting, allows more time for lobbyists to make campaign donations,
removes the prohibition on corporate election spending from state law
while adding a loophole to the law allowing interest groups to avoid
disclosing their election campaigning, and limits the public’s right to
recall elected officials, among many other changes. I would propose
getting out your good twin and contacting your congressmen!
The June issue of Popular Science features how the U.S. believes it can
be energy self-sufficient by 2030 showing breakthroughs in solar, wind,
water, waste, landscaping, oil and natural gas. They omitted any
discussion of nuclear fusion. Meanwhile, corporations “fracking” for
oil and gas continue to despoil the environment and exaggerate the
claims concerning the amount of natural gas actually being mined. Good
Twin, Tesla Motors is flourishing as the all electric car is selling
around the world in spite of its high price. Meanwhile, the press
revisited the BP oil disaster in the Gulf that created an environmental
catastrophe that is still there. Recently, an Exxon/Mobile tar sands
pipeline rupture in Arkansas seriously contaminated local waterways.
Digging for oil and gas and under the ocean and around the world goes
on. It was announced last month that the global concentration of carbon
dioxide in the atmosphere has reached 400 parts per million for the
first time in about 3 million years.
In my recent book, “Fast Forward”, I predicted that medical science
would be developing effective cures for a whole host of illnesses using
“energy medicine”. This past month, our own primary physician informed
us that Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is now available to us
locally and qualified physicians offer this treatment. We also
discovered the device on a smaller scale but just as effective, called
the Fisher Wallace Stimulator is for sale. You can purchase this device
for around $600 and use it yourself in your own home. These
non-invasive treatments have been shown to be highly effective for all
types of depression, Parkinson’s disease, dementia and a host of brain
and nervous system disorders without the side effects of pharmaceutical
products or electric shock therapies that have been the previous modes
of treatment. The sign of Gemini is associated with the brain and
nervous system whose disorders have been multiplying at an alarming rate
for the past 30 years. This is definitely the good twin bringing
The advent of the availability of the 3-D Printer in which you can
create practically anything by entering coordinates into a computer that
produces the object, would seem to be a marvelous invention. However,
the dark side emerged last month when a man created a gun that fired and
blew up in his face. All laws attempting to regulate fire arms seem
limp and helpless beside this capability of designing and producing
firearms in the privacy of your home. The Good Twin and its Bad Twin
The stock and bond exchanges will be subject to serious fluctuations
this month with some selling likely between the 12th and the
26th , when Jupiter reaches 27 – 29 degrees of Gemini an
historical “crash” degree. However, we have been in a bull market for
stocks for some time because of the manipulations of the global banking
cartel and the Federal Reserve. With nearly zero interest rates, money
is coming back into stocks since there seems to be no other way to make
money with your money. However, there are very few signs of health and
burgeoning profits in these companies. The Cartel is getting into
stocks pushing prices upward as they continue to try to hold gold prices
down on the Comex even though significant buying of gold bullion is
taking place. I think between now and the first week of July, there may
be some scary downturns since the market is very fragile. However, I
do not see a severe crash (like 1929, 1987 or 2008) until Nov/Dec. 2017
when Saturn reaches the “crash degree of 27 to 29 degrees of
Sagittarius. The most severe part of this depression will likely play
out from then to Dec. 2020 when the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction in
Aquarius takes us into a new upward cycle.
We are hearing about the real estate market “recoveries”. These apply
to the upper 10% of our population who live in “high end” locations.
Millionaires who have held a lot of cash for years now are buying up
properties in cash transactions and turning them into rentals, a smart
move on their part. But as far as middle class purchases; these are
minimal as banks are still not lending money for mortgages easily.
Unemployment rages in Europe and here in the U.S. the real rate is
estimated at about 22%. Many people have given up looking for jobs and
are living with relatives or in homeless shelters. Youngsters are
graduating from college burdened with student loan debt and unable to
find employment. Congress is currently working on a bill to raise
student loan interest rates, a major move to kill off education and dumb
down our nation into infinity! (Very bad twin!) Many recent graduates
are working minimum wage jobs until they find a better job, which
frequently does not appear. Fewer are collecting unemployment because
it has “run out” and some people do not collect at all because they are
working a series of permanent “part time” positions that do not qualify
them for either unemployment or health insurance.
The transit of Saturn in Scorpio is dredging up the trash and the truth
about many things. People are just beginning to wake up to the
destruction of the middle class, our nation’s infrastructure, and the
corruption of the banking and financial system. Most of all, we are
having to face how our government has been “bought out” by the
Plutocrats and paralyzing itself to the point of nearly total
Weather and Travel:
The transit of Mars in Gemini this month through early July, combined
with Jupiter and the Sun in this sign foretells major winds. We have
already suffered the great tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma.
With Mercury and Venus in Cancer leading us into the transit of Jupiter
in Cancer (June 27th through July 16th, 2014), I
would expect to see a lot of rain, resulting in significant flooding of
our nation’s rivers. Mercury is opposition Pluto and square Uranus June
7th-8th that is likely to produce a significant
series of storms. This does not bode well for air travel this month.
The Tumultuous Middle East:
The transit of Mars in Gemini this month will go over both Uranus and
Mars in the chart of the U.S.A. and going over the Mars/Uranus
conjunction in the chart of Syria between the 6th and the 8th
of June. If we are not careful, we may get sucked into the civil war in
Syria as well as growing civil conflicts in Iraq and Egypt. This Mars
stimulates more conflict in Egypt as there has been a great deal of
unrest there and their leader has declared absolute martial law.
Representatives from the U.S. and Russia recently met to discuss how to
end the civil war in Syria. The Syrian government thumbed their noses
at this effort. There are at least four “shadow” governments that
represent different religious/ethnic groups that would like to take over
the governance of Syria. Russia has been a Syrian ally for many years.
The chart of the Russian Confederation (Sep. 5, 1991) is being
activated by the transit of Saturn in Scorpio, which bodes a
reactivation of Cold War politics and Putin’s desire to increase his
power by pointing the finger at the “enemy”, mainly, the U.S..
Recently, both China and Russia have been suspected of “hacking” into
data banks of U.S. military contractors. The U.S. has an arsenal of
weapons greater than any nation on earth and both these nations have
been “stealing” our weapons technology for years.
The Middle Eastern nations are the Devil’s Playground for the clashing
of these interests.
Recently, I have personally felt the effects of bi-polar Gemini and its
multi-tasking, side-switching, mood changing, perpetual motion machine.
I have been blessed with some beautiful and serene days during which my
cherished friends and family have enjoyed sharing ideas, mutual
admiration, and just plain warmth and affection for each other. There
have been quiet times when I have felt suspended in a place of peace,
comforted by some kind of divine presence that assures me that the web
of life on earth will be somehow mysteriously sustained.
Then, I am plunged back into the whirling vortex of dark goings-on:
senseless killings, violent storms, the revelation of evil secrets, and
a seemingly hopeless pile-up of painful consequences that we humans have
brought down upon each other.
My last effort, amidst all this turmoil, is to look up at the
spectacular night sky where, once again, the constellations speak to me
of light and dark, creation and destruction and creation once again.
Herein resides a consciousness so magnificent that its promise often
eludes us within our limited narrow visions, trapped in sorrow and
regret. Once again, the prophecies return to remind me that what is
greater and more loving will ultimately win the day, the month, the
year, the century as it fills up our hearts and minds.
Let us all be ready to receive this great blessing!
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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
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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 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
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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