Note: this is NEXT WEEK’S forecast. To read the present week’s column, please scroll down to “RECENT POSTS” on the right margin, and click on “Jan. 3 – 9, 2016.”
ALL TIMES/DATES ARE PST (Pacific Standard Time Zone). PST is 8 hours “before” Greenwich (England). (As long as Britain is also on Standard time.) For example, when it is noon PST, it is 8 pm in England. The “World Clock” in the right margin gives you some clues. (You can also Google “time zone converter.”)
START NOTHING: 9:39 am to 12:23 pm Sun., 5:09 pm Mon. to 3:53 pm Tues., 8:31 am to 6:48 pm Thurs., and 3:26 pm to 9:48 pm Sat.
ALL SIGNS: The 2016 Year Ahead Forecast is already written, but as it is paid for by a newspaper, I must let them publish it first (should be published Jan. 7, Thursday). So I will put your 2016 yearly forecasts in the blog next Monday, Jan. 11.
Heard on CNN: “Donald Trump is not sexist. He insults men and women equally.” True. If only Hillary didn’t lie so often and so easily. It makes me doubt everything she promises. Bernie Sanders, though obviously more popular than Hillary (he draws 10’s of thousands to his rallies, compared to Hillary’s few hundred) is ignored by the media. Why? I suspect 1) because he’s obviously old, and the U.S. media seems to practice ageism. 2) because his ideas are populist, and the media is owned by the same billionaire class that secretly funds their own favorite candidates. Billionaires’ natural enemy is the populist, so they and their media call Sanders a socialist/communist, and hardly mention him on air, though he draws crowds second only to Trump. (And sometimes, I suspect, larger than Trump’s.)
The U.S. is starting to face a major transformation. It began in 2008/09, and will peak in 2019. We’ve started to see it in the credit crisis, in the population’s anger, in the popularity of Trump. (He promises fascism, which comforts the scared – who are wary of complexities, but not of the Donald.) Technically, the peak begins in April 2019 and lasts to 2024. During these five-six years, 2019-24, the U.S. will step into a new world, and will have to some degree irrevocably set its course for the next two-plus centuries. The President elected in 2020 will likely be assassinated. That likelihood diminishes if the incumbent is re-elected in 2020. (Don’t take this assassination stuff too seriously. Even planetary cycles and trends get old. Reagan was the last president elected under this trend: an assassination attempt was made, but he survived. That might mean the trend is broken, though it goes back at least to Lincoln.)
Your popularity grows Sunday noon (PST) to Tues. afternoon, Aries. Other than a possible tiff Sunday suppertime, this interval blesses you – your optimism rises, and love might arrive via a friendly group meeting. International, cultural and intellectual affairs also thrive. Jump in Monday! But avoid these things Tues. eve to Thurs. suppertime – instead, retreat, rest, be spiritual and charitable. Great luck in work – ask for more, and a pay raise. Your energy and charm rise Thurs. night to Sat. night – get out, make contacts, see and be seen, impress someone or tackle a difficult task that you’ve neglected. Remember, start nothing new before January 25.
Sunday morning’s easy. But from Sun. noon (PST) to Tues. mid-afternoon, be ambitious, display your skills, butter up the boss (all best Monday). But remember, don’t start any projects nor relationships before January 25. A sudden, lucky financial or management event might bless you. Beware an argument (or cuts) Sunday eve. Happiness, popularity, social delights, light, flirtatious romance (perhaps destined to turn heavy and deep later) entertainment, optimism and possible wish fulfillment – these tickle you Tues. eve to suppertime Thurs. Enjoy, but don’t invest nor push for sex Wed. daytime. Romance, however, blossoms with luck. An old flame might appear. (Generally, any time before Jan. 25.) Retreat, rest, contemplate (don’t plan) and gather your charitable and spiritual self for a little picnic of self-awareness. Avoid “the law” and lovers Fri. night.
Remember, start no new projects nor relationships before January 25. Sunday noon (PST) to mid-afternoon Tues. brings a mellow, wise mood, and success (mostly Monday) with international affairs, legal, publishing and intellectual matters, far travel, and love. (Love, though, is colored with intimate yearnings and possible unethical urges, especially if a former “lust mate” is involved. But an innocent, friendly, marriage-capable love could also blossom now. You’ll know the difference – it’s in your moral intuition.) Beware an argument of false friend Sunday eve. Be ambitious, hold up your end of career projects and duties, display your skills (but start nothing new) Tues. eve to Thurs. supper time. Take care Wed. morn and midday, with partnerships, public affairs and contracts: sign nothing. Land, property, home, garden, might yield a dream come true! A former “unattainable” home might return, within reach. Your social sensors quiver Thurs. eve to Sat. night – friends, optimism, flirtations, entertainment arrive! Make a wish. Avoid seeking intimacy Fri. night.
The general accent lies on relationships – but don’t start any new ones (nor any new projects) before January 25. You might wake Sunday morning with a smile on your face as you think of a recent encounter. This noon (PST) to mid-afternoon Tues. brings secrets, intimate clinches, financial actions/investments/debt, research and investigation, medical diagnoses, and life style changes. (Remember, though, start nothing new.) Dig into the past for nuggets. An unexpected work plum might come – grab it! Your mellow, wise side emerges Tues. pm to Thurs. supper time – seek intellectual, legal, far travel, publishing, or cultural goals – and love. But tread lightly with partner, chores and work commitments midday Wed. Your career and worldly standing are accented Thurs. suppertime to Sat. night. All’s well – show your skills, butter up VIPs, but again, don’t start a new project. Take care Fri. night – spouse might not like your career choices or your boss. Despite all these “don’t’s” this is a week of splendid and unexpected luck in career, work, love, and friendship.
Start nothing new before January 25, Leo. (That is just about when a whole month of new people, opportunities and horizons will appear, so waiting is, in a sense, a good thing.) The general accent this week lies on work, dependents, service personnel (e.g., the plumber) and daily health. Eat and dress sensibly. Relationships fill Sunday noon (PST) to midday Tues. Careful Sunday pm, arguments are possible, especially at or about home. A sudden appearance or revelation could spell love. Life’s secrets, sexual yearnings and financial actions, health diagnoses, lifestyle changes and commitments fill Tues. afternoon to Thurs. supper time – sign nothing, a be cautious of new investments. Don’t seek sex, nor mix sex and romance, Wed. daytime. A job or wage plum might hang before you – pluck it! (Might concern a former job.) A mellow, profound mood flows over you Thurs. night – pursue intellectual, travel, love, cultural and legal goals. Careful Fri. night – stomach upset possible if you eat recklessly.
Start no new projects nor relationships before January 25, no matter what I might write below. Sunday morning’s romantic, or kids charm you. This noon (PST) to mid-afternoon Tues., brings work and daily health concerns. Eat and dress sensibly. Drive carefully, seek no sex nor invest Sunday afternoon/supper time. Otherwise, this interval flows productively and easily. If a former real estate bargain or other investment re-appears, jump on it, it’s a good one. Relationships fill Tues. eve to suppertime Thurs. – with splendid luck! An old flame might appear. But avoid action, and anyone who appears between dawn and 1 pm Wed. (PST). Secrets, mysteries, sexual desires, investments, debt and large commitments, health diagnoses and lifestyle changes – these fill Thurs. eve to Sat. night. Sign nothing, commit to nothing. Be mildly cautious, especially Friday night, when subtle alienation or uneasy communications can interfere.
Start no new projects nor relationships before January 25, Libra. The general emphasis lies on home, children, real estate, garden, nutrition, security, retirement. Spend a lazy Sunday morning. From noon this day (PST) to mid-afternoon Tues. romance, pleasure, creativity and risk-taking lure you – not too successfully Sun. pm, as arguments might occur – but a letter, call or conversation (or short errand) might bring you to love’s nirvana – or to the person who could be it for you. Tackle chores Tuesday late afternoon to Thurs. suppertime. You’ll get a lot done, but go slow Wed. to about 1 pm, when practical and communication barriers exist. Your home or any food/shelter/children issue is splendidly favoured. If a former real estate (or building supplies) bargain returns, grab it! (Except dawn to 1 pm Wed.) Relationships arise importantly Thurs. eve to Sat. night – you’ll face the subtle but deep problem in a relationship Friday eve/night. This “problem” occurs because a relationship “fights” destiny right now. Otherwise, all’s good – be co-operative, help someone who deserves it.
Remember, Scorpio, start nothing new, relationships nor projects, before January 25. You’re generally tied up now in errands, messaging, paperwork and details. Carefully check addresses, figures, phone numbers, schedules, etc. Make a list before leaving home. Sunday noon (PST) to midafternoon Tues. features home, kids, parents, landscaping, garden, security, etc. Don’t be overbearing Sunday eve. Monday’s best. You could stumble upon a great money-work situation or bonus. Tuesday late afternoon to Thurs. suppertime brings romantic notions, freedom of expression, speculation and creative urges, beauty and charming kids. Take care Wed. morning, noon hour, as barriers exist and vivacity flags. Yet the same day (and Thurs.) can bring a wish true, social delights, love, and pure old happiness. If a friend reappears from the past, he or she might form a romantic duo with you soon. (But remember, light romance favoured, deep romance unlucky, all year.) Tackle chores and protect your daily health Thurs. eve to Sat. night. Handle machinery and chemicals with care Fri. night.
The general accent remains on money, earnings, possessions, memory, and sensual attractions. Remember, start nothing, relationships nor projects, and make no major purchases, before January 25. Sunday noon (PST) to Tues. mid-afternoon brings errands, trips, calls, visits, paperwork and details – be sure to check figures, appointments. Make a list before you set off on your errands. Caution Sunday eve – argument, accidents need to be avoided. Monday’s fine. You could attract someone deeply – your charming side is uppermost until the 23rd. Home, kids, garden, rest, naps and nutrition draw you Tues. afternoon to supper time Thurs. – yet it is your money, earnings, and career that spring luck upon you both Wed. and Thurs. Careful dawn to 1 pm Wed. (PST), when money matters could present you with a big NO. (Or you might spend unwisely on home, food, furniture, etc.) Romance calls Thurs. eve to Sat. night. The road isn’t entirely smooth here, but love will be expressed, successfully or not. Friday night could again put a money problem in love’s path – yet this problem is followed by sudden attraction, an excitement that could grow sweet! A former sensual (but mildly boring) entanglement might return.
Start no new projects nor relationships before January 25, Cap – and avoid major purchases, too. Your charisma, energy and clout remain at a yearly high – but the best place you can put your energy is into projects already begun last year, or into something you can reach and grab from the far past. It’s an excellent time to correct old mistakes, a poor time to plan new things. You wake with strength and vigor Sunday. Noon (PST) this day, to mid-afternoon Tues., brings money, earnings, buying and selling, memory tricks, and sensual attractions. (Before pursuing him/her, picture life a year or ten down the road. Will he/she bore you? Probably.) You could receive some mail, a secret message, or some other indication (a government answer?) that your home, family and security will be just fine for some time to come. Perform errands, mail, messaging tasks, paperwork and details Tues. eve to supper time Thurs. The only difficult patch comes Wed. morn to about 1 pm, when one of your flaws or weaknesses shows. The plus side offers splendid success in travel, law, intellectual and cultural pursuits both Wed. and Thurs. (Love is quite cultural, you know.) Head for home, family, garden and rest Thurs. eve to Sat. night. Careful Fri. night, when your own wishes and social nature could “oppress” family members.
Continue to lie low and rest, Aquarius. Your interior world is undergoing a huge transformation, but a slow one – it takes from 2009 to 2024 to evolve. January, every year to 2024, will emphasize this interior change. Eventually, it will “open” and grant you a new worldly standing, a leadership role big or small. (E.g., in 2024-2043, many powerful politicians will be Aquarian.) Remember, don’t make any major purchases nor start any new projects or relationships before January 25. Your energy and charisma rise somewhat Sunday noon (PST) to mid-afternoon Tues. Monday’s best. Don’t argue nor tweak a boss, cop or parent Sunday suppertime. A friend could help a wish come true. Chase money, buy/sell, protect possessions and use the far past, your own memories, as a reference point from which to examine your present position/state. Careful Wed. morn/noon hour – don’t mix money and friends. Recognize practical barriers. A lucky “breakthrough” might involve your inner self or the government, perhaps a therapist, and research or investigation. (A sexual or financial issue is at stake – you could be the winner here.) Errands, communications, paperwork and details (check every one) fill Friday/Saturday. Avoid gossip – spreading it or being its object – Friday night. A good week, overall!
Remember, Pisces, don’t buy anything major, and start no new projects nor relationships before January 25. (No matter what I say in the rest of this – the “don’t start” dominates.) You remain in a happy, upbeat interval (until Jan. 20) so DO aim your life toward pleasure, adventure, love, friendship and entertainment. Everyone needs a rest from cares and duties. Now the universe is giving you a “pass” – take it, enjoy life! Even your parents and/or bosses are saying (maybe under their breath!) you deserve a break, and a bit of praise. (And, says the cosmos, a bit of love and romance, too.) A major wish might come true. Probably involves a legal, educational, travel, cultural, love, popularity or intellectual matter. Retreat, lie low and rest Sunday noon to mid-afternoon Tues. Avoid expressing any opinions Sun. eve – avoid belligerent types. You might receive a career-money bonus, plum, or inspiration. Your energy and charisma burst forth Tuesday eve to suppertime Thurs. One glitch (in your career or reputation zone) around midday Wed. Otherwise, Tues. to Thurs., co-operation abounds, and you could meet a splendid mate or partner – if he/she’s from the past, grab him/her! Chase money Fri./Sat. Not a lot of luck here. Avoid major purchases. Careful with a legal, social, even shameful matter Fri. night. Overall, a lucky, happy week!