Technical Note

My analyses are based on composite charts that combine data for the New and Full Moons of each month.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Pendulum Has Swung - 500 Words About February 2007

The Pendulum Has Swung

500 Words About February 2007

I often write about approaching changes or gradual changes that we can prepare for and ease into, or not. This time it is about faits accomplis, done deals.

Decisions have been made. These are fundamental changes that have very broad ramifications and will bring sweeping changes in their wake.

In the U.S., for example, Democrats have taken control of Congress and they are going to take the U.S. in a new direction. Sources are reporting that Iranian President Ahmadinejad no longer has the support of the Mullahs. That indicates a significant shift in Iranian domestic and foreign policy.

Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is putting through fundamental economic changes. In Mexico, the global grain market has pushed up the price of corn meal, the main ingredient for Mexico’s traditional food staple, the tortilla. This will have profound effects in every area of Mexican national life.

The Chinese are flexing their military muscle … in space.
In every country, in every situation, it is something. The ground rules have now changed. Every nation will have to adapt internally and then, externally, adapt to each other’s adaptations.

Everything has changed and it will continue to change dramatically.
With the ramifications of so many fundamental changes just beginning to make themselves felt, and with so much radically new, revolutionary cosmic energy in the mix, it is hard to tell, from where we are now where we will end up.

The planets are forcing our hands. In February we are just going to have to begin adapting to new realities.
However, at least for the moment, prospects are strongly positive. Abrasive, abusive, destabilizing planetary forces are moderating. Benevolent, harmonious influences are phasing in.

Through the Eye of the Financial Needle into a New Era ~ With Saturn keeping a sharp eye on everything and suppressing the luck factor, the world’s leaders will not have carte blanche. Budgets will matter a great deal. On the other hand, we cannot either stand pat or go back.

With Saturn watching, governments can no longer play quite so fast and loose with the truth. Changes must also be made with some respect for the rules of fair play and common decency. Knowledge and experience will count for a lot more than it has in recent years, too.

Reminder ~
Power to the People As Pluto inches ever closer to Capricorn, it activates simmering class tensions within the United States. The little guy will start opposing and then reclaim the financial and economic power that has accumulated in the hands of the wealthy over the last two centuries.

Expect elevated levels of economic class tension within the US over the next decade and a half.

Quick Takes

Iraq ~
The charts do not suggest an improvement in the military situation in Iraq in February. They do point to a shift of military focus towards Iran.

Bush ~
The charts suggest no improvement in Bush’s popularity ratings. They also suggest a worsening of the standoff between Bush and Congress.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Sign by Sign Astrology Forecast For February 2007

Sign by Sign Astrology Forecast For February 2007

General Comments ~
February brings a sudden and decisive change that is pressed upon us by events. The ground rules have changed. Some important, basic condition in our lives has changed. Or perhaps the ground rules are changing simultaneously in several different important areas of our lives. We have little choice, really, but to go along. Fortunately, a benevolent influence is kicking in where before the influences were on the rough side. We will have to make some financial adjustments, perhaps, but the money will be there for the most important things. The new situation will bring new creative possibilities, but we will have to build toward those new possibilities one brick at a time as money and circumstances allow.

Sign by Sign Astrology Forecast For February 2007

ARIES ~ Your own hopes for the future and the achievement of cherished personal goals is seriously challenged by disruptions caused by those younger than yourself. For some this could involve people with whom you are romantically involved, or creative projects. There is an urgent need to impose order on this situation. It is holding up progress in many other important areas. Your life-partner also demands your urgent attention. The good news is that the resources are readily available to reach a fair and lasting solution. Love is on your side.

It’s a tough balancing act. The demands of home and profession are at odds. Both are important to you and both are making heavy demands. The planets suggest that things will work out best if you strike out in a different, innovative, unexpected direction. This will provide a new vision, a new motivation around which to synergize your ideas and your efforts. From this a new and more sustainable work/life balance will be reached. Long-term savings and investments will help you leverage the transition, and keep on growing, too.
GEMINI ~ You are burdened by chores, responsibilities and disruptions on the local scene while the exciting action is somewhere else on the map. Boring, daily obligations keep you from rewarding opportunities in distant places. However, associates who might have been controlling, manipulative or self-serving in the past are feeling more generous. They also have more to share. Cooperation with them holds the key to resolving your own difficulties and bringing your larger goals within reach. Helping resolve thorny local issues might be just what’s needed to spark their generosity.

The emphasis is on balancing routine expenses against long-term savings and investment needs. If push comes to shove, your daily expenses will have to be reduced somehow. Your work income should provide the money you need. No need to cling to the tried and true, either. The planets are supporting change and innovation. Reach out into the world. Expand your horizons. Try something new. There is a solid path to your financial goals. Don’t be discouraged or frightened off if the path is a little complicated or unfamiliar.
LEO ~ How do you get a galloping camel through the eye of a moving needle? How do you manage complex, urgent, multi-layered simultaneous changes? Leo needs to know. An important part of the solution is figuring out how much responsibility is really yours and how much isn’t. When that’s done, figure out how many of the things people want to do are legitimate, wise or necessary. Then make sure everything will last. The planets suggest that you can count on the support of youthful, creative people to make it through.

This month’s events highlight Virgo’s need to bring order to your inner life. Only staunch adherence to sound principles will get you through rapidly unfolding, unpredictable and confusing events. Family will provide greater support than they have in recent times and home will be more of a sanctuary. Maybe you had to struggle in recent years to keep your home life harmonious, but the battle is about over. Family life should provide the support you require to achieve the psychological stability you need to get through this big transition.

Many things that have been developing in the background and in the backs of peoples’ minds will begin to manifest, rapidly, but not without resistance. Libra’s creative ideas and efforts are no exception. Librans are under a pretty manipulative, power-freaky influence right now, and you could find yourself stepping on toes and sparking resentment. It really isn’t necessary. The planets are with you, and you have an especially important role to play. So make a special effort to be open and fair in your dealings. Set the proper tone.

Amidst overwhelming activity and some big decisions, Scorpio has an edge. Your ruling planet is nicely placed. It will provide leverage in important negotiations. It is important that you obey the rules and not use your leverage unfairly even if you feel like, despite your contribution, you are being put at a disadvantage. Don’t let yourself be manipulated and don’t give in to the temptation to manipulate. In fact, you might be the one who has to insist that everyone play fair. You could get caught between warring factions.

~ Sagittarians are in the middle of several complicated situations at once with people expecting them to play a crucial role in each one. And fortunately, for the most part, you can bring something beneficial to each situation. Your own family or home situation is also challenging at the moment. The planets indicate that you need to express love in ways that are more consistent with the high spiritual principles that motivate your love. You might need to start from scratch and build a new foundation for loving family relations.

Capricorn will feel deepening relief, optimism and self-confidence as supportive, healing influences take hold in their inner lives. They will feel even better as they realize that their healing process grants them the ability to help others grow and heal. Capricorns can also help resolve some fairly thorny, concrete issues in their financial lives because of this newfound confidence and optimism. In fact, conflict, challenge, opportunity and growth are ongoing in all financial houses and the house of community relations. This foretells effort and successful expansion in those areas.

Aquarians have a strong inclination to stay strictly within their own mental cocoons under present planetary influences. However, this month you will reach out. Your own personal ideals will be of real, concrete help in resolving friendship and partnership issues in your life and in the lives of those around you. Subtle but intense power struggles are indicated with someone in your life who is feeling powerless. Things could get a little testy. These struggles are related constructively to your spiritual growth and the expansion of your personal horizons.

You are a mystery and a bit of a puzzle to many. This month brings opportunities to reach out and explain yourself to others in a loving and supportive way. Such explanations would be very helpful in resolving any questions or difficulties you are experiencing in the search for the proper job or profession. But all that glitters is not gold. Pay attention to those who have some experience and expertise. Don’t simply shrug off the advice of those in positions of authority. Build sound, mutually beneficial relations instead.