WEEKLY FORECAST – November 17 – 23, 2013

All times/dates are Pacific Standard Time. To compare with your own time zone, please go to worldtimezones.com, or click on the “city clock” nearest your location, in the right hand margin.

START NOTHING: 7:16 am to 4:07 pm Sun., 7:59 am Tues. to 3:23 am Wed., and 11:11 pm Thurs. to 3:56 pm Fri.

 PREAMBLE:

In 2012 I wrote here that 2013 would see an economic rise in the U.S., but I also hinted that the Euro might be in trouble in 2014. Here’s what lies ahead:

Many companies that were born in the second half of 2013, or undertook big new directions, will thrive in the decades ahead. This influence lasts until mid-July 2014. Until then, also, the economy (world-wide, in general) should be on a recovery or healthy mode. As I forecast, the “fiscal cliff” (of January 2013) or the lowering of quantitative easing, could not stop the recovery. Right so far. (In fact, during the second fiscal cliff in October/13, when the White House and the Republican Congress were locked in a fiscal-destroying death grip, the U.S. economy grew at the fastest pace in years – 2.8 %. This scenario will be repeated, in the sense that the people, the citizenry, is the only good leader in the U.S., and it will heal the economy and the country despite the destructive fumbling of the powers-that-be.)

However, from the present week (Nov. 10/13) onward to March 5, 2014 many “lucky” (or luck-dependent) projects will slow down, perhaps not even move forward. Then from March 5/14 to mid-July 2014, these “luck-dependent” ventures should rocket ahead. So plan your actions accordingly.

From mid-July 2014 to December 2014, the economy will stumble. For individuals, this is one of the WORST times to launch a business. If the Euro (or the Euro zone) is going to collapse, this would be one of the likely times. However (providing the Euro zone doesn’t collapse) I think we’ll hardly notice the downturn in North America.

China, as forecasted last year, will tend to remain slow (in comparison to the past) through 2014. In 2015, China will flip-flop between growth and less growth (the “flop” period is June-September, 2015).

So the last half of 2014 is a downer, economically. Then we enter a small but hopeful recovery the first half of 2015, and another downer from September 2015 into September 2016 – this one the most serious since the 2007-10 meltdown.

Off and on during 2015, and then in full force October 2015 through December 2017, prices and interest rates cause rumors, fears and upheavals – usually this aspect (Saturn square Neptune) causes inflationary spikes, but this time it might cause a deflationary ditch. If you’re an investor or business person, watch for clues to determine which way the tide will flow. These clues occur as early as late December 2013 into March 2014. At first, if inflation rules, it is welcomed as a side effect of an expanding economy. (However, soon it can turn to stagflation, so be wary.) If deflation is to rule, December/13 into March/14 should also show the clues, but they can be masked at first by a benevolent economy – look beneath the surface: look at the statistics, stripped of all but the inflation/deflation numbers….

 

Aries.svgARIES   March 21-April 19

This is your last week of “exploring the depths,” Aries – of changes, of financial, sexual and health developments. You’ve seen the secrets; now understanding comes (Thursday onward). Bosses and authorities remain approachable, will favour you. Work remains hard, also. The two together could bring a promotion, now or in January. Sunday features earnings and spending – buy only routine items. Communications, talk, emails, paperwork, errands, trips and casual acquaintances fill Monday/Tuesday. Most flows well here, but watch Tuesday morning: friction, hasty words/actions should be avoided. Focus on home, family, security Wednesday/Thursday. Upheavals or conflict Wed., love, good luck Thurs. Romance, pleasure, creative urges lift you up emotionally Friday afternoon, Saturday. Speak your heart, for good luck accompanies you! Thursday night begins a month of understanding, travel, learning, and “high culture.”

 

taurus weekly forecastTAURUS   April 20-May 20

If you have a deal pending, try to shake, sign or somehow agree by Thursday. After this, life and links turn deeper, more private – it will be time to work on or fulfill the agreements or opportunities already grasped. Travel, legal affairs, love, learning, social rituals, cultural venues – these are favoured right into next March. (If you’re unemployed, these are a splendid four months to take a training course. College students will have a great winter – academically and otherwise!) Your energy and charisma shine Sunday, though there’s little of importance to do. Chase money and more clients, buy/sell, organize possessions Monday (best) and Tuesday. Errands, talk, travel fill Wednesday (caution – others have differing agendas) and Thursday (charge ahead, luck rides with you). Head for home Friday eve, Saturday. All’s well. Thursday begins a month of secrets, research, lust, subconscious promptings, and “large finances.”

 

Gemini.svgGEMINI   May 21-June 20

At last, a month of work, drudgery, health irritations and lack of love – ends, Thursday. Until then, tackle all chores, buy needed supplies, pay for machinery or repairs, ensure the welfare of your dependents. Lie low, rest and contemplate Sunday. Your energy and charisma rise Sunday night through Tuesday. Monday’s best – charge ahead, start projects, call elusive service personnel. Chase money, seek new clients, buy/sell Wednesday (caution this night) Thursday (charge ahead – great luck, you could spark/find/create a new income source) and Friday (a benevolent dud). Errands, talk, travel and casual friends Friday eve, Saturday – plow ahead, but DON’T invest nor make promises. Your financial and sexual luck remains good, productive, gratifying (and mostly affectionate) now to next March. Take advantage now into early December. You’ll locate a golden key! Thursday begins a month of heightened relationships.

 

Cancer.svgCANCER   June 21-July 22

Your winning streak continues: romance, creative surges, speculative interests, sports, games and charming kids continue to bless you into Thursday – this evening begins a month of work and health matters. Sunday has few solid outcomes, but it’s fun, happy, hopeful – enjoy! Retreat this eve (you’re a bit unfocused anyway) to Tuesday – rest, contemplate, plan, be charitable, spiritual. Your energy and charisma soar Wednesday to midday Friday: start big, significant things, assert yourself in love situations, tackle chores that previously intimidated you – or just bask in the spotlight! But think before you act Wednesday (pm) – do you want to alienate or spurn someone? Thursday could bring a late success in love. Chase money, but risk little, Friday eve, Saturday. To next March, others treat you with affection, grace, a welcoming vibe.

 

Leo icon, Luck ForecastLEO   July 23-Aug. 22

Maintain a restful approach until Friday, Leo. Recuperate, nap, eat well, take care of family, property. You might feel ambitious Sunday, and/or others treat you with deference – but there’s nothing to be accomplished. Your hopes and popularity rise this night to Tuesday – flirtation, entertainment, social joys will visit you, but only lightly, as part of you hasn’t finished “resting.” By Wednesday to Friday afternoon, your rest deepens, becomes complete: be spiritual, charitable. Contemplate and plan. Your energy and charisma surge upward Friday eve and Saturday – start something significant (NOT in work, health zones—these areas will succeed on their own anyway in the months ahead). Get out, see people, bask in the limelight. Give romance a wink and a nod. Thursday night begins a month of romance, creativity, beauty, pleasure, joy in children, speculation – you’ll ride a winning streak!

 

Virgo.svgVIRGO   Aug. 23-Sept. 22

Send any last minute mail, emails – catch up on all correspondence, for you won’t be so eager to communicate from this Friday into later December – in fact, you’ll grow unusually private. Sunday’s mellow, wise, but without much solid result. If you’re going to act, do so before 7 am (PST). Be ambitious Monday (and Tuesday, though few results will accrue from this day’s actions/events). Optimism, wish fulfillment, popularity, social delights, light flirtation, entertainment arrive Wednesday (caution this night: commit to nothing) and Thursday (splendid, seek others, propose things! – a property wish might come true!). You’ll grow tired Friday eve, Saturday – retreat, rest, contemplate and plan. Thursday night begins a month of down-home projects, recuperation, family warmth, gardening, security and retirement issues.  Now to March, your romantic, creative, pleasure-oriented side meets a long streak of sweet providence.

 

Libra.svgLIBRA   Sept. 23-Oct. 22

Until March, your home front is favoured, affectionate, healing. You might decide to completely shuck off your present/old attitude, or disguise, or approach, and begin building a new personality, soul, approach to life. This would be a good idea, whether you do it wholesale or in part. (There will be many “opportunities” to remake yourself, to rise again like a phoenix, over the next 10 years, but now to March 2014 is one of the better times – especially if you begin the process before December 6. Many activities can mark this new beginning. It can be as small as promising yourself to never tell another white lie, as big as changing your neighbourhood, or exploring a brand new income source. Whatever the beginning, the purpose and result will be a “new you.”) On Thursday, a “money month” ends, and a month of errands, travel, communications and friendship begins.

 

Scorpio.svgSCORPIO   Oct. 23-Nov. 21

Your heightened energy, charisma, clout and effectiveness will aid you in doing any  task, starting any project or relationship, at least until Thursday. Sunday’s for relationships and new horizons, though little outcome is likely. Just enjoy the company of others. Life’s depths, investments, debt, large finances, the urge to be intimate with someone, changes, commitments and consequences fill Sunday night (careful) Monday (success) and Tuesday (avoid commitment, significant action). A wise, mellow mood enters Wednesday to midday Friday. Wednesday night needs care (protect health, avoid inappropriate speech) but Thursday drips with good luck in travel, education, love and cultural involvements – charge ahead! Be ambitious Friday eve and Saturday – success indicated. Thursday begins a month of “strength” in earnings, buying/selling, finding new clients, etc. A “sensual friend” is coming.

 

Sagittarius.svgSAGITTARIUS   Nov. 22-Dec. 21

Your weariness will end by Friday. Thursday night begins a month of empowerment, energy, clout, charisma and effectiveness. You’ll handle people and projects with dispatch. You should start important projects. A strong clue (the Moon conjuncts your planet Jupiter the exact minute the Sun enters your sign, Sag) hints that this month ahead will be connected to a sexual, health, financial or lifestyle change: things go deep, and you’ll operate on a deep level to somehow change or re-invigorate your life. Research, clues, hidden gems will figure prominently. So might a Gemini, who seems to hold these things in his/her hand, ready to reveal them. But all that starts Thursday night. Before then, tackle routine chores Sunday. Relationships fill Monday/Tuesday. Monday’s best: seek “creative co-operation” (or romance). Depths, health, Wednesday – be careful, eat wisely. A gentle, wise mood enters Friday afternoon, stays Saturday. Now to March, money problems ebb, income sweetens.

 

Capricorn.svgCAPRICORN   Dec. 22-Jan. 19

A month of hopes and wishes, popularity and social delights, ends Thursday night – so enjoy while you can. Sunday’s romantic, pleasure-and-beauty-filled. (But you’ll have to rise early to get anything done.) Tackle chores Monday (best) and Tuesday (only routine tasks). Relationships fill your world Wednesday (careful – many pitfalls, unwanted endings, unintended slights) and Thursday (splendid success, partnership success, perhaps new love/excitement – chase all opportunities, even in business). Friday afternoon through Saturday brings depths, mysteries – pursue these, research, be a detective – but DON’T invest, contract debt, nor begin a sexual affair. Your charisma, personal grace radiate for a whole 4 months, to March. But Thursday night begins a month of retreat, solitude, rest and recuperation – seek spirit, be charitable.

 

Aquarius.svgAQUARIUS   Jan. 20-Feb. 18

A month of pressure, of work duties and possible appearances before authorities or the boss, ends Thursday night. Work hard until then, except Sunday. Totally rest this day, as there is nothing worthwhile doing anyway. Your romantic, speculative, risk-taking and pleasure-seeking side, your creative and inventive urges and your joy from children – these rise Monday (good) and Tuesday (after a morning argument, not much concrete develops). Tackle chores Wednesday (carefully – observe safety rules, be polite, make no enemies) and Thursday (splendid – you get a lot done, might work overtime). Relationships, exciting meetings, fresh horizons and new opportunities arise Friday eve and Saturday. Realize that some career duties or reputational factors might prevent you from succeeding totally or long-run with someone you meet now – but you might as well enjoy the dance! Thursday night begins a month of popularity, social joys, wish fulfillment and flirtations.

 

Pisces.svgPISCES   Feb. 19-March 20

A thoughtful, understanding month will end Thursday night, to be replaced by a few weeks of ambition, prestige relations, and status concerns. Over the few months ahead (to March) your popularity will subtly rise, romance will proceed with sweet smoothness (if unattached and looking, head for group affairs, parties, political organizations, etc.). Also to March, wishes involving siblings, travel, a car or bike, investments, debt, intimacy and sex, will tend to come true. However, in the financial and sexual zones, beware a tendency to be impulsive. You’re restless Sunday; take a “sightseeing” trip. Home, family, property, security, gardening, retirement issues fill Monday (good, smooth progress) and Tuesday (elusive results). Passion, romance, creative surges and the urge to take  risk arise Wednesday (DON’T risk) and Thursday (plunge in!). Friday eve brings chores, Saturday too. All’s well.

The End

2 thoughts on “WEEKLY FORECAST – November 17 – 23, 2013

  1. Elaine

    Hey Tim. You mention Tauruses are favoured in academics/college until March. My concern is that venus is going retrograde in our 9th house in December. Would that not indicate that it’s not a particularly good time to start these ventures, and that these ventures many not succeed if started during this transit?

    1. Tim Stephens Post author

      Elaine, Venus is in Capricorn from early November to March — yes, it will be retrograde during part of that period, which is the only reason it stays there so long. It would be counter-productive to say, “oh no, Venus will be retrograde for 6 weeks, so I should ignore this entire lucky Venus phase, because only 12 of the 18 weeks is not retro!” You might be smart, tho, to not START venus-9th-mind-travel projects between Dec. 20 to Jan. 29 (the period of the retro) — start them instead in the 7 weeks before the retro, or the 5 weeks after it.
      Cheers,
      Tim

Leave a Reply