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April 2014


Important Points of Reference (for astrologers):

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.


Worlds in Collision:

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 our civilization.

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 present course.


The Middle East and their Revolutions:

The militarily 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 Economy:

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.


President Obama: 

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 Mother Nature: 

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”.

This month's 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.


Final Thoughts:

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 him.

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 creation itself.


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?”


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 (  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.

Bonnie Neely

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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