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July 2014


Important Points of Reference (for astrologers):

Mercury goes direct at 24 degrees Gemini square the U.S. Neptune and President Obama’s Natal Mars, Full Moon at 20 degrees Capricorn square Uranus and the Nodes on July 12th, New Moon July 26th at 3 degrees of Leo square Mars going into Scorpio (remaining in that sign through September 13th), Jupiter goes into Leo July 16th (transiting this sign through Aug. 11th 2015).


Jupiter in Leo – Children of the Light in the Village of the Damned

There are a substantial number of “elders” (in whose numbers I include myself) who look out over the landscape of nations and civilizations today engaged in devastating ethnic and religious civil wars, economies that no longer work, climate emergencies engulfed by fires, drought, super storms, floods, that are increasing around the world, and the ongoing threat of our using weapons with such destructive capability that their use would render our planet beyond restoration.


We see the rise of people into positions of power that are either criminals “on the take” or are completely inept at grasping, let alone, solving the problems that lie before them.  Vision and imagination at the top levels of governance seem to be missing.  In the U.S., the idealism and altruism that brought about the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act 50 years ago seems to have died with a recent Supreme Court decision that it is “not necessary” any more.  An elitist class consumed by greed and self-absorption control most of the world’s assets and wish to either use a “serf” labor force or eliminate employees altogether.  In our hunger for energy for a population of 7 billion people, we are drilling, fracking, and polluting ourselves into the next great climate extinction of life.  A real and present populist democracy is now a distant memory.


As the nation of Iraq disintegrates before an organized terrorist group of right-wing Sunni Muslims that have “spilled over” from the nightmarish civil war in Syria, I am reminded of the Mars in Libra that went direct in May, and that issue of this newsletter entitled: “The Waging of Wars we do not Want.”  What many of us do not realize is that the Middle East, the world’s primary source of oil, is drying up!  The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, the Nile River, and other aquifers are severely diminished and what is left is frequently so polluted it is dangerous to drink.  Food prices are skyrocketing in these regions because they can no longer water their crops and have to import their food from abroad.  In 2011, in Tunisia, a food vendor set himself on fire in protest, an event that officially began the “Arab Spring” and set off the revolutions throughout the region.   These revolutions are being led by the young, who see little or no hope for their future.


Here comes Jupiter, the planet symbolizing expansion of one’s perspective, optimism, advanced forms of education, and travel.  Moving through the sign of Leo, symbolizing youth, vitality, creative self-expression, it will put the spotlight on our youth, challenging us with the mandate of offering our children a “better life”.  Simultaneously, we look around us at broken and impoverished families, diminishing opportunities for an advanced education, jobs, economic self-sufficiency, and even a planet that is losing its ability to sustain life itself.  Jupiter will inconjunct the present long-term transit of Pluto in Capricorn that represents the old and “established” societal institutions.  This aspect is a “failure of connection” of youth with age, new ideas with aging infrastructures, new technologies with antiquated systems of education.  However, Jupiter will also trine (harmonize) with Uranus in Aries.  This could bring out refreshingly new groups and coalitions who would assist organizing around more democratic governance, schools that would bring back civics, the creative arts, critical thinking, and freedom of expression.  This would overturn the emphasis on a linear, boxed-in approach to mathematics and science designed to “teach to the test”, which has frequently eliminated all the subjects and reasons that would motivate a child to get up and go to school in the first place. Since the turn of the 21st Century, we have witnessed young

people throughout the world turn to violent terrorism, be victimized by human trafficking, and way too many of our young showing up in public places shooting people and then committing suicide.  We supply our children with arms without arming them with a decent family life and relevant education!


Although this transit is little more than a year in duration, (July 16, 2014 through August 11, 2015), we have a window of opportunity to blast holes in the media propaganda that would create a spectator society out of our youth, seeing them as business commodities, moving them into addictive consumerism, and writing them off as incapable of anything else.  Our young people are our most precious gift, our greatest hope, our most profound responsibility.  Some of these children will advance the consciousness of humanity into realms we have historically never seen before.  Will they inhabit the Village of the Damned or will they co-create a Heaven on Earth?  Stay tuned!


The Economy:

Mercury goes direct July 2nd and Jupiter finishes its transit through Cancer by the 16th.  Mars finishes its transit through Libra on the 26th as it moves into Scorpio.  All of this will create “finishes” in movements.  Thus, some sectors of the economy will reach highs and start moving downward, while new sectors that have been going nowhere will start going somewhere.  Both Mercury and Venus will reach late Gemini this month; Mercury between the 9th and the 13th and Venus between the 15th and the 18th.  Look for downward movement in these short segments of time.  However, the Bull Run is not over.  Jupiter in Leo, in the fall,  will trine Uranus and, ironically, both the stock market and gold and silver will likely have a run upward.  Things get tricky around the end of October into November as pessimism prevails.


There are rumors about secret meetings concerning outsourcing the implementation of Social Security to private firms, as planned shutdowns of their offices are being put into place.  Can you imagine elders and the disabled trying to decipher poorly designed websites and talking to people who barely speak English in a foreign country in order to get the benefits assured them by law?  There are also rumors of utility companies converting to “holding companies” who would outsource their services to other companies, thereby avoiding the responsibility of informing the public why they would raise rates.  We will soon see if these rumors play out, as Jupiter in Leo passes over the Sun of the chart for Social Security and activates charts of large gas and electric utilities.  Meetings and proposals for the Trans Pacific Trade Agreement are being kept top secret and Pres. Obama is still trying to “fast track” the signing of this agreement.  Congress has held things up, but this disastrous agreement would enable trans-national corporations and banks to avoid paying taxes at all in the U.S. and they would all be able to have “diplomatic immunity” from the use of serf labor and environmental destruction on the lands of any nation who signs on.  In short, these giant corporations would be basically immune from “the rule of law” and the rule of sovereign nations. Write your Congressman!


Last month, Janet Yellen did not raise interest rates and continued the “as usual” approach.  I laugh at the spin that there is no significant inflation, while the turmoil in the Ukraine and the Middle East is threatening oil supplies and oil and energy are rising.  Food prices are rising.  Rents are rising.  Debt is accumulating.    Gold and silver have shown signs of rising.  There is still no place for the wealthy to go with their money with nearly Zero interest rates accept into stocks.  Even the big banks are going there.  However, this month, things will be uncertain and shaky.


Middle Eastern Wars:

Through the years, I have predicted that Iraq had the makings of a grand civil war and would likely break up into three nations:  Kurdistan, the Shia State, and the Sunni State. The current leadership refuses to be “inclusive”.    I think that Pres. Obama will do something military this month as Mercury goes direct square his Mars and the U.S. Neptune/Mars square.  He is already sending armed drones into the area and may launch targeted air strikes to diminish the strength of ISIS.  By December of this year, Saturn will sextile the Saturn in the chart of Iraq and the metes and bounds, along with the leadership of this region will likely be established.  At the very least, it will likely morph into a confederation of three separate states.


The war in Syria will still be raging this month and I see no hope for new governance until late October, early November of this year.   Ironically, they are sending war planes into Iraq to fight ISIS.  Iran is assembling forces to fight ISIS.  Our “enemies” are fighting our “enemies”.  The quagmire continues!  Refugees will still be pouring into Jordan and Turkey this month, overwhelming their resources.  Libya, already fragmented into multiple warring segments of the population will likely implode this month.


Russia and the Ukraine:

Vladimir Putin will experience the Mars in Libra making its last transit over his grouping of planets in his 12th house in Libra.  Decisions are already being made in this region.  The new president has signed an agreement with the European Union.  Putin will likely “appear” to work with the new leadership while still holding onto Crimea and resisting the new leadership.  This tactic will not work, leaving the region destabilized.  The end of this month, when Mars enters Scorpio square a Sun/Jupiter conjunction in Leo, more violence will likely be instigated by Russia.  This is all about oil and gas pipelines.  There is also a risk of accidental explosions at this time.


Immigration Reform:

Terrible conditions with economies, human displacement, and crime are stimulating massive migrations  of people into the USA, most recently children, especially from Central and South America.  As desperately as we need immigration reform, it will not happen this month.  It will come up again in September and October, but nothing will be done until after the elections in November.


Weather and Travel:

There will be a lot of travelers this month with Mercury going direct in Gemini and Venus going through Gemini.  However, watch out for high winds and storms.  A good time for travel would be between the 12th and 13th.  Jupiter’s final transit through Cancer will bring more flooding in the rivers of the Midwest.


Final Thoughts:

Recently, on May 29th, The Journal Science published a report that physicists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University say they managed to “reliably teleport quantum information between two bits of diamond located three meters apart.”  This achievement of quantum teleportation could prove Einstein wrong.  We could be at the threshold of an entirely new reality.  Star Trek is back and the order rings out:  “Beam me up Scotty!”


In this newsletter and in my books, I noted that this period of turmoil in which the Pluto/Uranus square is framing our experiences, we would likely make scientific breakthroughs as important as the splitting of the atom when Pluto last was square Uranus in 1932-33.  Already, we have confirmed the existence of the Higgs-Boson Particle.  Some observers predict that this most recent discovery could lead to an “unhackable” network of quantum computers.  And this is only the beginning.


I think that most of us would agree that the world and its commonly held beliefs about the reality we have known is coming to an end.  Many scientists think that humanity has set in place the next great extinction of life and hold out little hope that we can reverse what we have done to our planet.  However, they do not talk about what is just beginning – a new mind-boggling view of reality that could contain within it the way we could correct our course.  It could contain within it brilliant insights into a reality that could lead to the re-creation of it.  We could change everything.  And just maybe, we will!


Linda Schurman



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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.

Our journey 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 21st Century

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 daily basis.

“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 transition”.

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?”


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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 (  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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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 solar design.

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

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5.0 out of 5 stars 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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5.0 out of 5 stars 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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