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  1. roxy

    Hello Tim,
    This is Rox.

    First of all thanks for all horoscopes you write, and also thanks for your advice about not to start new thing.

    last month i was in search for job, when i read your post of not to start anything before 3rd May.
    Previously i had overlooked this warning, and changed the job, and also got married in the same phase when it was not advisable.

    i suffered in those jobs as well as in that relationship, which i got separated from later.
    last month i decided to listen to you, and now i got this opportunity of a job i was waiting for so long.

    now a days i am working in this company where work profile and colleagues are just as i had ever expected.

    Thanks for your adiveces.

    Roxy

  2. Peter

    Hi Tim

    Always good to here your weekly insight,especially concerning world affairs. After recent & ongoing events concerning the US & North Korea i have been very drawn to something you wrote previously. On the “preamble” for Nov 27-Dec 3 2016, under the heading “The Weirdest Thing”, you wrote the following concerning the Trump Administration: (i will copy & paste it)

    “Here’s the thing: the four Gemini roosters were elected on a somewhat “tawdry” platform (the south, bad node in their career sign) but obviously one that was meant to win. That means their administration is fated, to be and to face some major thing, or to create some major new thing. It bears watching.”

    For others reading this the 4 Gemini’s you were refering to were Trump,Pence,Guilliani & Gingrich. Unlike others from his initial Administration who have already gone from their posts,these 4 have all (as yet) kept their jobs. Just a coincidence, or something more maybe?

    Dare i say but could this possible major thing that they may have to face,be what is going on now in the Korean Peninsula? As i write this i have just seen on the news that now the Russians,like the Chinese a few days ago,have moved troops & equipment to their border with China, which is just 11 miles from the North Korean border.The Chinese already have extra troops on their border with North Korea.

    Sorry i’m rambling on a bit, but just interested to see whether you belive this could possibly be that “major thing” you were writing about 5 months ago?

    Thanks

    Peter

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, Peter,

      Just to reply quickly, for the short term, the U.S. will be in a war mood, peaking about May 1 or 2. If nothing happens by May 6 or so, we have dodged the bullet of war for the interim. As for farther out, 2018, 19, I’d have to look more closely. If I do, I’ll put it in the preamble.

      Thanks for a great question.

      Tim

  3. TasBee

    Hi Tim,

    I was thrilled to stumble upon your old website, and your 17 year Pluto forecast (which stops in 2012). It is so accurate for me and my husband, who does not believe in Astrology but was pleasantly suprised, are you planning or do you have something upto 2025. I am also contemplating a personal reading although I do not have an accurate birth time. Just an estimate. Does that work?

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, TasBee,

      If you click on PLATFORMS, then on PLUTO FORECAST, you’ll get the forecast to 2024. A birth time is not essential for a good reading. You can think of it like this: in your solar (no birth time) chart we can see, say, 60 things. If we had your birth time, we could see, say, 60 other things. But in an hour reading, we can only “get to” 20 or 30 things.

      Best,

      Tim

  4. crb

    Hi Tim,

    Firstly thanks very much for all the horoscopes, I always enjoy reading these and especially your preambles and postambles.

    I noticed that you produce world maps (location astrology) for people and wondered what you views were on the idea that re-locating to live under one’s least aspected planet for a few years leads to success? It certainly applies to me although I didn’t know I was doing this at the time as I knew nothing of astro-cartography back then.

    Do your maps include the identification of the least aspected planet? Perhaps you could talk about this in one of your preambles as it seems to be an area that is becoming more interesting to people and yet there is not much information out there.

    Best regards,

    Clive.

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, crb,

      No, the maps do not identify the least-aspected planet. However, an aspect list will quickly show what planet that is.As for the idea/theory that living under one’s lease-aspected planet (by under I assume you mean the planet is midheaven?) I have never heard of it. Might be something to it…might not!

      Cheers,

      Tim

  5. siddharth444

    Hi Tim,

    Currently i am jobless and i am selected in One company in Feb-17 but offer letter is not given each week i got respond wait this is undr approval and review ..dont worry ur selected.. but its high time now and i am in need of job .. can you please advise me when i will get job..My birth date is 12-jan-1987, time 4.44 AM IST
    Place India -Goa -City Panjim (near by) please advise me date as i am tense now

  6. manvir

    Hi Tim!!
    Welcome back and wish you a speedy recovery.

    I’ve been a regular reader for many years now, but your predictions for Aries (since 2016) have me bamboozled. You had predicted a hard working year with a possible chance of “field promotion” around June or was it July 2016 OR prestigious promotion after 12 Sept. It was, and still remains hard working time so far. Things built up around those times just like you predicted but was denied the promotion. In fact, the positions were given to much lesser qualified persons. Even the boss interviewing me was less qualified (academically) than me. I have an MBA + over 10 years of Managerial experience, and the Interviewer does not even have a Diploma in Management, but since my qualifications and experience are from Australia, I may have been over looked.

    Even this year, you mentioned for Aries, that Aries would be offered a management position. Again, I was interviewed, but the position was again offered to a lesser qualified person.

    Could this be due to the fact that I am actually a cusp between Pisces-Aries? Born on 22 March 1965 at 6:02 PM in Ahmedabad (India). Can you shed some light please?

    Warm regards
    Manvir

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, Manvir,

      I would have to read your chart to see the real problem, and how to step around it. (I don’t erect chars to answer these comments.) The cause could lie in what you say, but it could also lie somewhere else. The “field promotion” referred to would not be a prestigious promotion, but a possible reward for extra work (the other reward being more income).

  7. keira

    Hello Tim,

    I’m little comfused about my life,my work doesn’t get well and my love life either.i was born in May 8th 1986, in the 6:30am,born in china 106°25′ E , 38°57′ N.right now,i’m out off job and not married.can u tell me how and when can i find my new job and get married? many thanks!

    PS: There Is No LOVE FORECASTS 2017?

    keira

  8. Bill Rinko

    Hi Tim: I’m a Scorpio with South Node in Pisces. Need to have back surgery & find a job (both are risk & gambling). Should I hold off until after May 2017? Thanks.

        1. jc066

          Hi Tim,
          I’ll tried to find a better way to squeeze a question to you but will have to do it this way.
          Me: 22jun78, Nelson BC, 2am.
          I’d like to buy a house, we started looking before the retro of Mercury and it’s getting to crunch time for the decision. Wait out the mercury retro or tie this up and see if we can buy?
          Cheers

          1. Tim Stephens

            Hi, jc066,

            You’re in a great year to buy (until early October) — but usually actions succeed best after Jan. 8. However, I have not noticed that Merc. retro affects house purchases, so I don’t think there’s harm in proceeding — UNLESS you are already indecisive.

            Cheers,

            Tim

  9. B G

    Hi Tim,

    I’ve been reading your blog for many years and have had a reading with you in person as well. I’m a Pisces with Virgo rising. I’ve read at least few times now that for Virgo live relationships are fighting money interests and you advise that Virgos allow the money interest to win. Any idea when the two interests (love and money) stop fighting one another? Thx!

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, BG,

      Virgos (and Pisces, on a deeper, or more ‘investment” level) should focus on money until Oct. 2017, for that’s where your luck lies. (Both signs will obtain sexual intimacy quite easily, but romance/love is a little more scarce. Virgo SHOULD NOT marry anyone met before mid-May 2017.) Romance should return, in a friendly, casual way, in 2018.

      Cheers,

      Tim

  10. Peter

    Hi Tim

    I have loved reading your blogs & horoscopes for many years now, so cannot fail to be impressed by your accuracy. After reading your most recent blog today, there was one thing in particular you said that just stood out to me to such a degree, it’s been playing on my mind since. When referring to the upcoming Trump Presidency and his team, you said ominously and i quote “That means their administration is fated, to be and to face some major thing, or to create some major new thing. It bears watching.”

    With all that is going on in the World at the moment, in particular with recent Russian actions, should we be worried? I mean as i write this, just a few hours ago Putin announced he was moving nukes to the European border in retaliation at Nato action.

    Thank you.

      1. Peter

        Hi Tim

        Okay i look forward to hearing your thoughts on this in the future.

        Just a quick add on with something i didn’t mention in my original post. The last part of your quote i talked about; “It bears watching.” Just wondering whether that was a deliberate play on words on your part, or whether your psychic gift was coming in to play without perhaps you even realising it?

        “It” = IT (as in computers) & “bears” = Russia (their symbol) – There has been a lot in the media recently about Russian state hackers called “fancy bears”/”cozy bears.” Or maybe i am just reading way too much in to it, and adding 2 + 2 and getting five? 🙂

        Thanks again for your insight.

        Peter

  11. dyui

    I read with interest and mostly a cocked head in how curious it is you decided to share with us about being molested. I am gay. I was molested at 5 by a stranger. Then by a neighbor at 9 to 11. I’m hoping you’re not a gay hater Tim. I mean, I would like to see more of your fantastic mutterings about ‘us’. I’ve followed you since the days of the Courier. Hell, it was the only reason I read the thing.

    Anyway, I know you know you have a gay audience. If you could just recognize us once in a while and let us know what’s down that windy road. I’m February 23rd. Adopted, so of course know little about my ‘real’ birth date. I’ve left acting and taken up writing novels. I just got a response to a query and I’ve connected with a well known screenwriter.

    Am I going to get the Klieg lights? Will I end up bedding this present nutcase of a boy (mostly friend whom I’ve mattress-bounced with a few times who insists he’s straight – he’s Japanese). I do so love him.

    I am a fan. I’ve spoken to you on the phone once. I live for your column. Actors are not big money makers and I sometimes look at your site before investing my small monies.

    Thanks.

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, dyui,

      Sure, I know I have gay readers. One of my daughters is gay. I don’t hate anyone or any “type,” despite all the emails I get accusing me of hating Hillary. (I don’t hate Hillary. I hate deception, dirty fighting, pride, arrogance, disdain, thievery, “entitlement” and most other forms of evil, petty and major. Those who accuse me of having lost my spirituality should remember that pandering, simpering, and saying “Ommmm” all day long is not spiritual, and showing wrath and anger is not un-spiritual. If this were not the case, all the Biblical prophets — to whom I am NOT comparing myself, though I’mm a better predictor that any of them, except perhaps Zecharia — would be residing in hell right now.
      As for gays, my only frustration is what to do with one of my favourite phrases: “the opposite sex.” When I do use it, please remember it includes gays also (tho’ it would be “the same sex”) — in other words, the meaning is attraction or relating.

      Best regards,

      Tim

  12. Satori

    Ps….I love what you said about Trump. It’s true, I’m female and even I know that talk goes on, it is niavity to think it shouldn’t or doesn’t. Don’t agree with Trump…and the media does rip him apart. Both are bad, whoever gets in, it’s gonna wreak havoc on the markets…

      1. jenoneil

        Hi Tim,

        I am 72 years old and have seen a lot in the time I have been here. I have never seen so many angry people in my life. Everyone has to be right and no one else’s thoughts matter. I have seen the Korean War and veterans being welcomed back, seen the Viet Nam War and seen vets being spit at as they came down the street. The Iraq war should have never happened. I see Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton slinging mud at each other and still don’t know what they stand for. The Native Americans in North Dakota are fighting a war of their own and not one person in congress or the news media have been there to help them because Big Oil wants their land and, of course, Big Oil runs our country. Don’t think congress, the President or anyone else runs the U.S. We have sold out to the highest bidder. If I didn’t dislike the cold so much, I think I would move to Canada. I hate to say it but I think we are going to have a civil war in the U.S. not matter who becomes president.

          1. jenoneil

            Hi Tim,
            Please do not stop writing about politics. I love your forecasts about them. I read your column every week and love it.

  13. Satori

    HI Tim!
    Wow! I stumbled on here because of relationship troubles with a Libra man…I get a feeling he’s looking for a new mate, sigh. I’m Aquarius…would coming to see you help verify things? You really hit many truths in both our signs….
    We don’t live together, 16 yrs together and he’s uber private, which to me is fine but sometimes it comes off as secretive…past four years we have been long distance, I see him once a month, email and talk everyday…he’s in Alberta…it says Libra might find a new love interest…he says he’s not looking…i am a freedom loving, ‘almost’ unconditionally loving…but not sure if I can be ‘open’ to knowing my partner is looking….that puts me off…can birthdates and stuff help me find the truth, or is it just kinda general….and what all do I need for a private reading…thank you Tim!

    And I’m such a Ludite…I should have emailed you…but here I am 🙂 in comments, hi all!

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, Satori,

      Sure, I can read for you. Will need your and this fellow’s birth data. To see moe about my readings, just click on the CONTACT button below the big blue picture on the home page. Or call or email me: 604-886-4808 (Canada) or: [email protected].

      Cheers,

      Tim

    1. mastinomama

      http://www.snopes.com/politics/politicians/warren.asp

      Love your column. However, I think you are buying the media hype from Trump re Elizabeth Warren. Check Snopes. I really hate to see you printing this crap. I think an apology is in order here. Would love to have coffee with you and give you some real perspective from a displaced Yank who still has family in the USA.

      You are absolutely right about old Bill: he needs to just go away. i don’t see Hillary as evil as you do. Growing up in the midwest, we were mostly republicans and her support of Goldwater was almost expected in that area. I had high school friends who supported him. (By then I had learned enough to not drink the cool aid)

      Good to see Bernie moving the party to the left and I am a great admirer of Elizabeth Warren. do some more homework into her positions and work.

      Trump is a disaster on so many levels.Mitt Romney and friends are voting for the Libertarian candidate (who is interesting and smart)

      I just can’t wait until the conventions!

      Cheers

      Mastinomama

      1. Tim Stephens

        Hi, Mastinomama,

        I used to like Eliz. Warren; now I don’t. She lost me when she came out to support Clinton. I think anyone who supports Clinton would lose me, because they immediately show their loyalty to (and here I agree with Trump and Sanders) a corrupt, rigged system. My hope is that the GOP splits into two: Libertarians and Trump; and that the Dems do the same: Hillary and Bernie. If there was a four-way race, I think Bernie would win.

        Cheers,

        Tim

        1. Tim Stephens

          Hey, Mastinomama,

          I know that! He’s a bullying, arrogant, entitled, spoiled brat rich boy. But that doesn’t give the sanctimonious female and male media talking heads fake outrage a pass — Trump is openly awful (mainly because he can’t stop himself, and even his attempts at secrecy are comical) — but these talking heads are secretly awful, hiding their own dismal hearts behind a false show of indignation and “We’re so pure.” Give me a break!

          Cheers,

          Tim

      2. JTH619

        SNOPES has been discredited long ago. Sorry, Tim is spot-on about Trump…the guy, as my dad would say, is a “horse’s ass”. Sadly, there is no need to shame a horse in this manner.

    2. mastinomama

      Re your thoughts on porno: I can only say “ewwhhh!” Throughout the history of mankind the female form has been celebrated in art. There are so many wonderful paintings and sculptures in every era even in primitive societies. A need to look at gynecological shots of artificially “enhanced ” women is demeaning to women and promotes a view of women that promotes disrespect and violence.

      I recommend an improvement to your reading material. National Geographic?

    3. aliceliveshere08

      Hi Tim,

      So disappointed in your support of Trump. I agree with mastinomama that you’ve completely missed the point – it’s not a matter of hypocrisy about swearing. It’s a matter of an adult man talking with a member of the media about complete disrespect for other human beings, specifically in this case women. Do you really think his attitude to everyone else in the world except himself is refreshing in any adult, let alone a leader? Do you find his language appropriate in any way? I say again, I’m sorely disappointed in your attitude. I thought you had vision.

      1. Tim Stephens

        Wake up, Alice: I was not talking about mere male swearing; I was talking about men describing what they would/have/did/desire to do to/with women, when women are not in earshot. If YOU had vision you’d be able to see that there are huge segments of humanity that don’t conform to your nice little protected world.

        Tim

  14. Phoenix Rising

    Hi Tom. I am a long time client of yours. I use to go to your East van area for consultation, later UBC. ect. Tim, could you please let us Virgos know what the hell s going on with Jupiter. This was suppose to our be a big year. My virgo friends have had it tough with job, money, relationship ect Even on the internet under the comment section with different astrologers. They are wondering the same thing.
    As for my self, I was living in my car for a short while. Now I am bouncing from place to place to live. I do not drink nor drugs. I have been on my spiritual path for over 25 years. I was pipefitter. No jobs. Fort Mcmurray devastated. I have put out a lot of resumes with no luck. I guess they look at my age< 56 To old they are probably thinking.

    Thanks Tim

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, Phoenix,

      You were born at the very end of Virgo — 28 or 29 degrees (out of thirty) — and Jupiter is only at 17 degrees Virgo — it hasn’t even reached you yet. Look for your luck to surge in late August, early September. (Don’t wait for luck — use tis peak period to start things, try, jump into the unknown, etc. — in other words give luck a chance, especially in domestic, real estate and similar areas.

      Cheers,

      Tim

      1. Happy EverAfter

        Thank you, Phoenix Rising and Tim. I am relieved to hear this. While I am by no means having a bad year, neither am I having the much-touted “big Jupiter year” for Virgos. My husband (Sep. 4th) and my son (Sep. 19th) are having pretty excellent years; I am in what feels like limbo (Sep. 23rd, at dawn in the Far East, the very last degrees of Virgo in the sky). I’m just trying to stay calm, optimistic, and getting my ducks lined up in a row before Jupiter leaves. But it has been frustrating, and time sure is flying.

        On another topic: Tim, thanks to your thoughts what turned out to be Brexit, and your warning to avoid the markets mid-June-ish, I was able to make a small but important investment during the post-Brexit market meltdown, which I am sure will reap long-term benefits.

        So thanks again, very much.

  15. krissf

    Just wanted to comment on your June 26-July 2 post, on the equal pay issue.

    Single women were often barred from working once they married – certainly in education and public service. Once married, it was assumed that women would be supported by a husband (not always true of course) and her job should really be given to a man so he could support his family.

    A man’s wages were not always sufficient on their own. Out of financial necessity, my grandmother (born 1913) had four children and always worked, even though my grandfather did too. Women worked down mines in the 19th century and so did children. They also worked on farms and in mills, even when married. It was very common for an oldest daughter to go into service or teaching specifically so she could send money back to her family while also not being an additional mouth to feed. Working class women are recorded as being in the labour force in very large numbers (over 60%) since the mid 18th century.

    Unequal pay also did not work so well for female-led families or women who were single and had no other source of financial support. It was more common 200 years ago for spouses to die young in an age with inadequate medicine and hygiene. Widows trying to bring up families after their husband had been killed (eg in war) had very little means of support. Their usual strategy was to marry again because many had no other way of earning an adequate income.

    I’m not sure you can really solve the problem of wages needing to cover living costs on a family basis unless the state intervenes, which would bring a whole load of other problems with it. Families are so diverse now, as you said.

    Women are thought to have more physical stamina and longevity than men because of the physical demands of childbirth and that’s also given as a cause of the longer lifespan (stronger heart, etc). Better hygiene and medicine has also meant fewer deaths in childbirth and postpartum, too. Of course, it’s also true that women are rarely found in dangerous jobs – again this was often because they were prevented from doing so.

    For families at the lower end of the wage scale, women’s paid work was a necessity.

  16. all 4 1

    Your afteramble for June 12-18 was so true. Thanks for the confirmation to what I see, since so called “News” commentators will have us questioning what we see with our own eyes. They rush in to interpret and spin events, even against all evidence to the contrary. The two party system is unmasked before our eyes this election season. I suppose those that believe the news commentators are soothed by them; the rest of us are rattled to the core. I appreciate that Bernie and Trump ignited the conversations- from political correctness to all of the gross imbalances brought about by the elite.

  17. naasia

    Hey Tim

    Just a small query…

    I have this month’s To-Do list of changing my water purifier and kitchen re-doing; however, came across advices not to do so until Mars turn direct.
    Is that so? Does Mars retro demand same precautions as Mercury when it comes to buying new products or getting a part of your house fixed?

    thanks,
    Naasia

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, naasia,

      The water purifier has nothing to do with Mars, so it gets a pass (after June 18). Mars rules demolition and some parts of construction (e.g., framing) so often it is better to begin renos when Mars is direct (not retrograde) — this gets stronger if Mars is in your domestic sector by birth or by transit (i.e., in the sky right now). As I don’t know your chart, I don’t know how strong this is. For safety, I’d wait.

      Cheers,

      Tim

  18. leetouzeau

    Your thoughts on Taureans having a hard time due to Mother Earth dying is so spot on. I am so down when I read, hear etc about the destruction of earth and its creatures. It gets me downand though I try to rise above it have wondered why I seem to be the only (I know I am not) person who feels this personnally . And the year has been very disrupted for me. Love this site for years now.
    #TouzeauLee

  19. manvir

    Hi Tim!!,

    For Aries (WEEKLY FORECAST — MAY 29 – JUNE 4, 2016) you’ve mentioned “don’t make any big buys, big moves”, does that include buying 2nd second hand automobile? and for how long?

    Also, when would you suggest to make a primary residence purchase? Hold off till end of year?

    Your thoughts are always greatly appreciated.

    Tons of best wishes for your Birthday (if not already passed, in that case belated Happy Birthday!!)

    regards

    Manvir S. Sandhu

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, manvir,

      Buy a car from 1 pm to 5 pm (Pacific Time) Tues. June 7. Or wait until after June 18. If I were totally Aries (i.e., ignoring rising sign, moon sign, etc.) I’d buy a primary residence at the earliest in 2018 ( Nov./17 to Nov./18).

      Cheers,

      Tim

      1. manvir

        Thank You for your response, Tim,

        Not sure about my rising sign or moon sign according to Western astrology. But am quite sure I’m a Pisces- Aries cusp.

        I am 22 March 1965 born, in Ahmedabad (India), at 6:02 PM.

        According to Vedic (Indian) horoscope, I am a Leo (27.54 deg) with Mars (20.33 deg), Uranus (18.44 deg), and Pluto (21.19 deg) in Ascendant.
        Moon (10.17 deg) in (4th house) Scorpio .
        Sun (8.18 deg), Mercury (26.42 deg) & Venus (3.02 deg) in Pisces (8th house).
        Saturn in 7th house (17.07 deg)

        Do you reckon this information makes any difference?

        A Big Thanx!! and warm regards

        Manvir

  20. Ecelos

    Tim,

    a year ago, I think in January, your forecast for Virgo contained a warning: a person will enter your life in dire need of help, who Virgo will want to help, but she must not, as the person will turn out a liability for at least the next year or two. Something to that effect.

    I forgot about this, and only remembered the forecast After I have met the person and offered my help. It has been a struggle since, and now finally ripening into the true fruit of liability. Really, such an accurate prediction. I remember feeling a little prick when I was reading it, telling me to heed it. But I didn’t.

    I do not usually recoil in fear at the negative predictions, taking the attitude “well, it will teach me something useful”, and then moving on. This one was quite an amazing prediction though, and one I regret not heeding. Yeah, we both will probably learn tons of useful stuff – but is this particular stuff truly essential to our life paths? Bugger if I know.

    Thanks, Tim. The blog is very useful.
    Ecelos

    1. Tim Stephens

      Thanks, Ecelos,

      You pose one of the essential questions of astrology, mysticism, and all self-awareness practices: Is it better to experience and learn from suffering, or just to live? I sometimes think better to just live, for how do we know that learning based on suffering is actually true learning? It might be contorted by the suffering that engendered it. How about learning from joy, or from love? If I had to learn, I’d much rather learn what happiness teaches me, than what sorrow does. I know many readers will adamantly oppose this, and mystics, new agers, etc., will vehemently deny it, but look at life: happy, compassionate, reasonable, fair children come from happy homes, whereas “suffering learners” such as martyrs, mystics, and most saints, spawn violence and their followers murder, rape, etc. A prime example would be Mohammad the Prophet, a “Holy Man” who, centuries later, “inspired” ISIS. Jesus said, “I have come to bring war, not peace.” I think suffering was a fashion, a long fad, that has distorted everything from child-rearing to novels written, from belief to our justice system. Let’s look for health, as looking for God has only harmed millions of people and started numerous wars. I think we have reached th3e technological level now that we can begin to reduce suffering and work toward happiness.

      Best,

      Tim

    2. mastinomama

      Belgium:::

      Tim: WTF are you smoking? I lived in Montreal when Trudeau senior declared the War Measures Act in response to domestic terrorism. The cops raided our food coop and emptied all the bins on the floor. The local astrologer had his files seized and never returned (he had absolutely no reason to be suspected) Two of my friends’ kids were taking pictures of a building for a school project and were thrown in jail. These are only my personal experiences. There were many many more. Do you really believe an intrusion by armed police to everyone’s home is acceptable? Maybe you should move to Russia 🙂

      1. Tim Stephens

        Hi, mastinomama,

        I guess you’re right. It’s better to let hundreds of citizens be slaughtered. The incidents you describe seem typical of a corrupt, cruel police — which can happen anywhere, but seems, in my own experience, to be more frequent in places like High River, Alberta (where the police instructed citizens to abandon their homes due to impending flood waters, then illegally rummaged through them all, searching for guns) and Montreal, where again corruption thrives. I pictured a kinder, gentler army, one that cared about its own citizens. As a young man, I was kicked by a cop in Montreal because I was napping on a bench, waiting for my train. You write of an astrologer who had his files seized. In Vancouver, a hippie house I lived in was raided by the “narcs.” As soon as they saw my typewriter (early 70’s) and my stacks of paper, they (two of them) nodded politely and left my room, didn’t even search it. In general, I have found the police in Vancouver to be polite and kind. In Montreal, it’s like Dylan’s song: “The cops don’t need you there, and they expect the same.” The alternative in Paris, Brussels, etc., would be to arm the citizens as in the U.S.A. Maybe you should move out of Montreal.

        Cheers,

        Tim

        1. mastinomama

          I don’t agree with citizens being slaughtered. However, a mass invasion by police will not work. You are giving them too much credit for smarts and manners. And I have seen a lot of unnecessary force in my 70 years and three continents. As Malala says: the solution is education and maybe preventing groups of people from being outsiders.

          1. Tim Stephens

            Hi, mastinomama.

            Good for you! Welcome to BC. Hope I didn’t trash Montreal too much. (Ambience-wise, I think Vanc. and Montr. are very similar, sidewalk cafes, port atmosphere, people from all nations…)

            Best regards,

            Tim

          2. Tim Stephens

            Hi, mastinomama,

            I agree with your last sentence — the real solution is education and the growth of empathy, compassion and understanding. It’s just a long, long path!

            🙂 Tim

    3. Sax1

      hi Tim
      I remember you writing a column about seeing birds in the sky on your birthday.
      I tried to find it on your site but i couldn’t locate it. Can you help me please?
      Thank you

  21. PwDSmatter

    I’ve been reading your posts for years until last Saturday after I read the most deplorable language describing a person with Down syndrome. I was so sickened with the way you described someone with this condition I didn’t even bother to read my horoscope. You obviously know very little about people who have Down syndrome in this day and age and your ignorance was clear. Regardless of how you describe anyone they are always a PERSON FIRST, and should never be defined by their label. What you say and write about others says more about you than about them. Your words spoke volumes about who you are.

    1. Tim Stephens

      PwDS — I’m sorry, I didn’t realize that it was not PC to use the term “Down Syndrome.” I re-read that item and I was struck that my description of Nature’s actions and biases was a bit “raw,” insensitive or cool, so for that I apologize. I suspect you have a loved one who is ___________, and so my words must have seemed quite cruel. (I can’t call anyone “Down Syndrome” anymore, according to you, so a blank has to suffice.) For any emotional pain you suffered, I apologize. But I don’t withdraw the truth, which I wrote as I saw it, and always will: that these people have valuable souls and are spiritually equal to us all.

      Cheers,

      Tim

      1. PwDSmatter

        I don’t see that you are willing to learn since you still refer to a person with Down syndrome with their label. If you really want to learn about people first language or how your language is seen as inappropriate you would do so on your own. On the continuum of disability awareness you have far to go.

  22. Tere1015

    Good morning,

    I am reading about your feelings of guilt. Let’s just say if you cannot write how you feel and see it, then why bother even writing a column. People often get annoyed at difference of opinion. Well I will put it lightly put your big pants on and strap them on tightly.

  23. Bluebugs

    Hi Tim,
    I have been reading your column for years. Great stuff.
    For the week of March 6th, to the 12th, you say.
    Unemployed? Seek now until late may.
    I am unemployed will I find something?.
    My birthdate is 11/19/1966.
    I love you website I read it every week. Thank you for your time.

    Lisa aka Bluedugs.

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, Lisa/Bluebugs,

      My advice was based on Mars bringing you more money March thru May. Basically, you’re asking me if you should follow my advice. I’d be looking if it was me. (PS: DON’T SPEND — stick to a meager budget — these 3 months.)

      Cheers,

      Tim

  24. jrdurka

    I am not a huge Hillary fan, but really, it’s horrifically sexist to suggest that she never ‘smudged her lipstick’, especially since it’s unlikely that she wore any, back in the day.

    Other than that, very insightful blog. I enjoy your work. Thanks for posting.

    1. Tim Stephens

      Thanks, jrdurka,

      I admit that was a bit of a swipe by me (re Hillary’s lipstick). I’ve bashed Hill quite a bit, but there is much to praise in her, also. I don’t like her as a presidential candidate, but I think she’d be a pretty good president. I’ll put that in the preamble.

      Cheers,

      Tim

    2. aquarianLight

      “For the 12 weeks ahead, two men will befriend you, and an old friend, though she/he looks askance on the “newbies,” will accept them for your sake. Same period, your hopes can be tied up with travel, friendship and communications.”

      two men… in what context is this part about? (under Aquarius)

    1. Zeejay

      Hello Tim,

      I am a gemini with a scorpio moon and pisces rising. In geminis 2016 love forecast you mentioned geminis with water moon and rising have a good chance of finding stable love before september. Could you tell which zodiac signs I am most compatible with while having sun in gemini and water moon and rising sign ? Thanks

      1. Tim Stephens

        Hi, Zeejay,

        You should see an astrologer if the compatibility question bothers you. It can’t be answered simply, as planets and aspects between you and another have to be examined also. In one sense, you’re compatible with all signs; in one sense, with none. However, there are great solutions: for example, you would love a Scorpio sun with a Cancer rising and a libra moon.

        Cheers,

        Tim

  25. kay

    Hello Tim,

    I just replied to one of your commenters, Happy Cappy, as we seem to have some similar themes going on with this Pluto situation. I mentioned that my husband and I had been going through a crisis for a few years, we’ve separated for some time but had been communicating throughout, we are now in the same city but still living apart, and my life has really been turned upside down as I’ve relocated to him. I’m not really sure whether this is the right path and if we have prospects of getting our life back together. I don’t want to live alone much longer, I would like to meet someone else if my husband and I are past the time of reconnecting…my info 1/1/1972, 22.50, India, his info 10/26/1970, 7.30, FLorida USA. Any general insights you can provide, especially with the Pluto peak for my sign, is helpful…Thank you!

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, Kay — To answer your specific question (re you and your husband) demands erecting then reading a few charts, including your and his birth charts. That’s 45 minutes work — a bargain at $ 120 Canadian dollarettes! 🙂
      Tim

  26. gdavi

    Hi Tim!
    Since it’s the Chinese Lunar new year (Monkey) this week, would you care to comment on how closely the Chinese zodiac correlates to western astrology. In my case, the western astrology forecast is much more positive than my Chinese zodiac (Tiger’s) outlook.
    Thanks!

  27. anmae

    „BTW, I know sometimes I sound arrogant. But this arrogance or self-belief is necessary to say some things. Without it, I wouldn’t dare to opine on politics or religion. I try to dampen it.“

    Plse. don’t dampen… it is just a mirror. Thanks for keeping up the good work :-))

    A.

  28. aquarianLight

    I thought I posted my question but I guess I didn’t!

    Since 2014, I have contemplated switching/relocating my work place; however, since then, it seems like I have had a change of heart or maybe I realize the cards that are stacked up against me in making my switch as I do not have much seniority and I may be competing with others who are more experienced. Am I better off staying at this current place for another potential 2 years,, surrounded by other Aquarians or do I take a risk to work with water signs? I know this is an odd question but I don’t know how else to describe it! This decision has been eating at me for a while and I now have until March to decide if I am going to put the paper work in to do this…

    1. HappyCappy

      Hi Tim,
      I’m a double Cappy born Jan 5, 1964 at 7:42 am in Eureka, Ca. Last year was the absolute worst year of my life. Can you shed some light on 2016? Things have calmed down a bit but are not settled or resolved. Any idea as to what’s going on in my chart? p.s. Spouse is 10/24/68 9:42 pm Fresno, Ca
      Thanks so much!

      1. Tim Stephens

        Hi, HappyCappy,

        You’re a 14 degree (just eye balling it) Capricorn with a Libra Moon. Pluto now is in 15 degrees Cap, and spends most of 2015/16 hovering around your Sun degree. Pluto means death and rebirth, or “transformation.” To see what Pluto’s doing to you, go to PLATFORMS and read the PLUTO article, especially Capricorn’s and Libra’s section.

        Best regards,

        Tinm

      2. exxrn

        Hi Tim, I was to remind you to comment on seeing auras around people and in my case, an aura when i was reading an invitation to attend a draw at which my name was called for the prize. would be interested in your comments. thanks!

        1. Tim Stephens

          Hi, exxrn,

          I don’t know a lot about auras. The only time I had mine measured or “photographed,” it was white. I see a sort of watery “halo” around everyone, but I don’t know what it means, nor do I often see any colors. It’s simply not my field, and I probably would not be gifted in it. If a prize was indicated, I’m guessing your aura was blue or blue-green. But I don’t really know. I haven’t even read about auras since the hippie 60’s.

          Best,

          Tim

      3. kay

        Funny, I’m going through similar cycle and my husband too was born in late October…marital separation, relocation (closer to spouse), work transition, identity shift! But all this started to happen in mid to late 2015, and now things are settling, but I’m not quite sure why I’m here and what I’m doing! I guess I’ll find out soon enough…

  29. cbhreagh

    HI Tim,
    I am a faithful follower of your column. I find you to be most accurate. I applauded your advice & influence. I was wondering can you help me gain knowledge about my personal astrogical info. I am an Aries. But don’t know my ‘rising’ sign, moon etc etc. I DOB is 04/01/71. Time of birth 9:44 p.m.
    I once read not long ago that some Aries have been hexed sorta speak for 40 yrs or more in life & circumstance. Nothing was every given to me or came easily, I have struggled for many years on different levels and had to work work and work more for anything & everything in life. I have become accustomed to doing so now, which is why I am strong independent woman. Why does it seem a lot Aries struggle especially in love & romance department. I am a sensible, very attractive, genuine loyal woman yet I seem to intimidate most men. Can you shed some light for me?

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, cbhreagh,

      I also NEED THE EXACT LOCATION OF YOUR BIRTH TO CALCULATE YOUR RISING. As for Aries’ struggle, it was indicated by Pluto — many Aries were “fighting their destiny” since the 1970’s.

      Cheers,

      Tim

      1. oay0107

        Hi Tim,
        Will you post the unedited version of the year ahead 2016 (if there is any)? I found last year that the unedited version is more interesting.
        Thanks,
        Yao

  30. hometowngirl

    Hi Tim,
    I am just another one of your great followers that appreciate your insights and thoughts and wisdom guidance. I have followed you for 8 years plus. I am Leo. I have read lots of positive news for most Leo but for my case I am waiting for light at end of tunnel. I have been seeking work for last year and been very unlucky even though leo’s luck was supposed to be on the highest peak starting last july 2015. I have seen many positive signs but no luck … just fall short of job offer so I have been told. Can you please give me any recommendation for upcoming future. Much Appreciated!

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, hometowngirl,

      Please email me, giving me your birth data. ([email protected])

      Cheers,

      Tim

  31. jrochest

    Hi Tim — I’m sure you’ve answered this question somewhere in your preambles, but I’ve read back through December and I can’t see it: are you still doing the Year forecasts? I notice they’re not on the Courier website, but I wasn’t sure if you’d put them up here…

    1. Tim Stephens

      HI, JROCHEST — the 2016 Year Ahead will be on the blog after the Courier publishes it. (About Jan. 7?) Sorry fot the delay, but they pay me to write it, so I’m no going to put it out there before they do.

      Best,

      Tim

  32. aquarianLight

    Re: the horoscopes for Aquarius these past two weeks

    The horoscopes for Aquarius went from 100 to 0 in a very short time and it seems like it’s going to be tense until the 25th of January by the sounds of your forecasts.

    I am considering vacating my present job for another location within the organization. I was going to do this at the start of the new year but now I am starting to have second thoughts about my decision and wait until the deadline in March to actually do it. Bueno or no?

  33. Hector Spoorhaven

    Hi Tim,
    Am a 28-year year reader of Astral Reflections, but a first time writer. Thanks for your wisdom and inspiration. Loved the aquariums (aquaria?). Right with you on the choosing life/fate conclusion. “Ye are gods.” Just arrived at through different experience. My late sister used to write to you from NYC and we were able to make new sense on some things through your observations and interpretations. I am glad you did not hang up your charts when the old website went down. Your sharing enriches all those who have ears, or rather eyes.
    Hector

    1. exxrn

      Hi Tim,
      I have followed you since the early 80’s and you have been right on for major events in my life. I had an unusual experience lately where I had a “visualization or apparition or something” when reading a letter I saw a draw date and my name (without my name being typed there). Needless to say I had the compulsion to attend the event on the date and lo and behold my name was called….. Can you comment on what happened. I also used to have visual colors around a person when they came into my office…. I rely on your response more than going to the library to try and research these kinds of events. can you also comment on what “channeling” is….. thank you! Sorry, if this is not a place for such comments.

      1. Tim Stephens

        Hi, exxrn,

        The subjects you bring up are too complex for a comment. I’ll try to write a preamble on this, if you don’t mind being mentioned. It would not be until January. If you’re still interested, give me a reminder in January?

        Cheers,

        Tim

  34. JT

    Hi Tim,
    I’m a gemini and I have few questions concerning the love forecast. There wasn’t any love forecast for the year 2016 so I was wondering do you see anything with a sagittarius for the year 2016 and after?Are they a good match? Thank you

  35. ariesscorpiosag

    Hi Tim

    i have a question concerning the degrees a house has, example I have 7th house in at 29 49 30
    degrees of Taurus. I believe that in astrology 29 degrees is the end of one sign is this true or false
    do I read Taurus or Gemini influence in this house. reason I ma asking is because I have my ascendant at same degrees as above the last degrees of signs and I would like to know how to interpret this. also what is the significance or Ascendant and Descendant in my person horoscope. also how would the full moon in Taurus on October 27 affect me.

    i appreciate your time in answering these questions.

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, AriesSS,

      The Taurus full moon should benefit you (and most people) as it is closely followed by good aspects. In general, the 29th degree of any sign is considered clairvoyant but not too skilled in practical matters. This “rule” is often broken. and huge “movements” can be started by these degrees. Eg. Hitler was supposedly born in 29 deg. Aries. To really see the “raw evidence,” go to one of those birthday books, who’s who or whatever, and look for people born around the 19th, 20th. 21st of every month. (This will give you ,most of the 29-degree’ers.) Let me know what you find.

      Cheers,

      Tim

  36. ariesscorpiosag

    Hi Tim

    I just finished reading your Aries cast for the week of October 25, 2015. Too true I am one of those old enough Aries who have been beaten down by life and circumstances. I am hoping your future forecasts are more detailed or concentrated on Aries. I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, need some encouraging news

  37. lis

    Hi Tim,

    A quick question about your most recent forecast for Libra, and that advice you’ve been giving for so long about not marrying anyone met in the pre-mid November time frame. You mentioned in an earlier post that depending on when a libra was born, they may be released from this warning earlier than others. Any general hints as to when a late-sept born Libra would be free of this? Thanks so much!

  38. amyaw

    Hi Tim,

    If you want to host a refugee family in Canada, you can contact the Immigration & Citizenship Department. Also, some churches and volunteer organizations are engaged in refugee sponsorship.

    Sources: a Canadian friend.

    Amy

  39. angeline

    Hi Tim,

    I am sun in aries, cancer in rising, has been beaten up by the unhappy relationships for the past few years, been broken up recently, he is virgo in sun, Scorpio in rising. I am 41 now, still single, why can’t I get the right man in my life, is it due to the karmic? When is my good time coming?

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, Angeline,

      I would have go know much more about your birth chart. For example, you don’t mention your moon(s) — the seat of emotional and domestic health. In addition, if you know your birth time, I can tell you — within a few days — what day/month birthdates you would tend to fall in love with, marry, etc. (However, I reserve such answers for clients.) In general, your overall “malaise” will end next month, and a brightewr relationship picture will begin in autumn 2016.

      Cheers,

      Tim

      1. angeline

        Hi Tim,

        Thanks for your comments, it is so happy to know that my brighten relationship will be starting soon, what a great piece of news, it really brighten my day! Thank you so much Tim! You are superd!

  40. ariesscorpiosag

    Hello Tim

    I noticed that you never comment on the astrological effects of Eclipses like the one that took place of September 28, 2015. Why is that?

    I would also like to know can you really tell through astrology is someone is going to find a job, and if so what house or houses do you look at for that information?

    appreciate you feed back

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, Aries-s-s,

      You’ve probably noticed me talking about the north and south lunar nodes (re karma, etc.). These nodes actually “prepare the path” for the eclipses — that is, the eclipses will always occur within a few degrees (there are 360 degrees in the zodiac or sky) of the nodes. So instead of looking at one eclipse and saying, “Oh, what does it mean? What will happen in 6 weeks or months?” I get to opine on what will happen every day, all year long, because the nodes indicate the “long term” effects of the moon’s path. It’s a little like looking at some railway tracks versus lookin at a photo of a train. The photo tells us almost nothing, whereas the tracks tell us direction, length, where are things going, etc.

      I can’t force anyone to “find” a job, but I can certainly tell them when they are likely to be hired, what their natural skills are, what kind of jb they would enjoy (or hate or fail in) when to change careers, when not to, etc. It I not only a question of houses — many things are invoilved — altho’ the 6th and 10th are often dominant (no always.)

      Cheers,

      Tim

        1. Tim Stephens

          Hi, aquarianLight,

          That’s too general a question. In the most general way, Aquarians are “favoured” for management, civil service, warehousing, institutions, sympathetic trades (nursing, social work, therapy, etc.) until 2024 — but not really beyond. However, every Aquarian’s chart is different, and any career -oriented answer would have to look at your native skills, shown by your individual birth chart. Moving is similarly “individual.” However, you could say that from 2024 onward for a couple of decades, Aquarians will control their own careers.
          \
          Cheers,

          Tim

    2. MaggieB

      Good day Tim,

      Something that I have also wrestled with is being born on the cusp of Aquarius and Pisces. I am never quite sure which reading to follow. I am born on the 20th of feb. Is there something that I should be looking for in either reading that can help me determine? Sometimes, I feel like Aquarius suits me, and other times Pisces.

  41. tgram

    Hi Tim,

    I use to enjoy your garble gook, then you had to bring politics into the mix. Seriously why go there, never talk religion or politics. Your not the richest man in the world or the most successful so why should we pay any attention to what you have to saying? The more you put out your opinion the more opinions we will have of you. Get out from under that black cloud go towards the light.

  42. SH-2015

    Hi Tim,

    I am a great admirer of your website. I am currently following the Canadian Elections and was wondering if you have undertaken comparisons between Trudeau and Mulcair’s charts, and if so, it would be great if you could share them 🙂

    Thanks in advance

  43. dreams and vapors

    Hi Tim,
    I have a question about Yod configurations, and wondered if you might help answer it: often I read about yods as a planetary aspect, but does it also apply to lesser astrological bodies, like chiron, vesta etc; or to hypothetical points like the moons nodes, vertex; or to points on the chart such as ascendant, IC, MC, etc?
    Thanks!

    1. aquarianLight

      Hi Tim,

      I read my horoscope under Aquarius. I was so excited and hopeful about the possibility of changing jobs. Unfortunately it did not pan out. The interview was sub par as it was a phone interview b/c I was in the road! It is at the place of work of my dreams. And now I m faced with the reality of going back to my usual place of employment… Any signs that I’ll get. Second chance? I am not really happy this place although grateful to have a job

      Ambitious Aquarian

    2. Tim Stephens

      Hi, Dreams and vapors,

      The yod is (in my opinion; some might disagree) a minor aspect, involving 6 and 8 house influences from its point of origin (i.e., two quincunxes). As you go down the chain, from planets to asteroids to mathematical points (nodes, MC, ASC, etc.) the yod’s indications must grow more and more faint. It just depends how far you want to go. Astrology is not a “you must do” procedure, but an exploration. If you want to explore the yod’s indications, you can do it with anything, asteroids, planets, etc. In all but the most rare cases, the yod is not spiritual: by its very nature, it is an aspect of practicality and practical subjects, e.g., employment, finances, sex, health.

      Cheers,
      Tim

  44. LisaM

    Tim, maybe you are the dinosaur? Seriously, you think breasts are the same as genitals? You don’t look like you’re 150 years old. Breasts, male or female, are not sexual. If they were, why do males go shirtless? The only reason out of date people like yourself think women’s breasts are sexual is because years ago, and I mean YEARS ago, MEN decided they were. But, news flash for you, they are not. Yes, women’s breasts are used to feed but there is a big difference between sexual organs and feeders. In Ontario, it is law now that women can go topless. You cannot compare the penis to breasts. You can compare penis to vagina though, that’s fair. While I don’t agree that taking out a breast to pump its milk in a professional setting is right, I also don’t believe Trump’s side of the story. There are three sides to every story, his side, her side, and the truth, which usually resides in the middle somewhere. So, Mr. Tim, I hope you get out of the old ages and into the present. Or at least learn your anatomy.

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hey, LisaM — where then do you put the anus? It’s obviously not a sex organ either, by your logic. So it should be perfectly fine (at least in Ontario) to display it wherever you want to.

      Cheers,

      Tim

      1. peg

        Hi Tim . I am a Capricorn and it’s been a bad year in many ways. Is that about to change. Also had a Leo in my life and hoping he returns in future. Your thoughts on this would be appreciated.

        1. Tim Stephens

          Hi, Peg,
          Sorry I’ve taken so long to answer. Capricorns should have a better year now into autumn 2016, as Jupiter (planet of luck) sits in a good aspect to your sign. As for the Leo, he’s just a sexual attraction, with potential of extra-marital shenanigans. I’d move on.

          Cheers,

          Tim

      2. sfggp

        To Tim:
        It was funny to say like that, 😀 Guess there will be many car accidents to men or lesbian drivers if women are walking on the streets with their breasts exposed.
        People have different point of views, not about right or wrong, just about different like everything in this world is different. No one will be liked by everyone, but I like you so so so much!!!
        Never thinking bout astrology, until one day I read your forecast- many things were matched so accurate. I do believe in spirit, mystery, and certain religion related topics. You are definitely amazing. If by chance I will travel to Canada, I will go to visit you and hopefully overnight watching stars together.
        Thank you so much for your forecasts.

  45. krissf

    I’d be very interested in your perspective on the Labour Party leadership contest over here in the UK, following your comments on Donald Trump. An outlier candidate is currently well in the lead, and the knives are out for him. It’s very unpleasant to see.

      1. krissf

        Sorry, I didn’t see that you’d replied to this until just now.

        Corbyn’s birth details are: 26 May 1949, Chippenham, UK. – I don’t know the time. Of course he won the election in the end, and some of the knives that were out for him have been re-sheathed for now.

  46. Tere1015

    I first have to admit. A while ago I would come to your page and say “geez this man is truly negative”. After coming to this site for years I truly appreciate all your astrology insight. I read it religiously although I am not sure if this is the correct word. Thanks for not only your astrology wisdom, but also your house numerology I use it often.

  47. diesgos

    Your comments on Trump sent a cold chill down my spine. You sounded as one commentator would have praise Hitler for his open and “honest” comments about the Jews. Maybe there is a little bit of racism making its way out of your inner self?

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, Diego,

      Oops, never made that connection. You’re right, he was trashing Mexicans. I was reacting more to his McCain comments, and his fights with the other GOP candidates — I love how he bashes them. But as I wrote, I think he starts going down in flames by August onward. Yes, he does appear to be racist, and perhaps much more in private than public. Can you accept my apology?

      Tim

    2. mastinomama

      A writer I knew made a quote in one of his novels that “each country carries the seeds of its own destruction within it” I see Trump as an indication of how pathetic the American culture has become: that this reality clown has gotten so far. One reason is the massive amount of right wing corporate money that has funded the Tea Party and every blind stupid radical christian hate proposition that now graces the media.

      Let’s not even bring up what has happened to public education south of our border.

      it is great that he is voicing his thoughts and opinions. My greatest hope is that he decides to run as an independent and splits the crazy vote.

      I giggle with the thought of him dealing with Christine Legard or Angela Merkel, but that will hopefully not come to pass.

      I do not for a minute believe that you support his positions and I do agree that some people have pushed PC to a Taliban-like stance on some issues. However, you did come on a bit strong.

      Hope the lawsuit isn’t about a PC issue. I have read your column for well over 30 years and you seem to have several of these.

      Cheers

      Your neighbour in Gibsons

        1. ctatquay

          You are not going to lose this woman reader- I share your belief about political correctness and how it is used to restrict freedom but- I may be wrong -did I read that a woman whipped out her pregnant breast in front of Trump? The breast only has milk after giving birth-not during pregnancy, and if a woman really whipped it out in HIS presence -doesn’t she deserve our respect-if not our applause at her effrontery ? I am also sure that she was using a breast pump to provide for a baby’s needs and I would be a touch more tolerant at that sight than watching a man pee in a bottle.
          I’ve enjoyed your work since the 70’s when I was a hippie in Kits and hope you keep writing
          Love and Peace

    3. Tom

      I cannot agree more with you. Tim’s comments on Trump left me cold. I was not surprised though. He has often come across in his writings as racist and misogynist. But these comments take the cake. Wandering under what moon influence was Tim when he chose to write this garbage. Some of us fear seeing a political candidate that can be so aggressive, dismissive, racist, unkind and bullish. It is certainly concerning to have such an uncouth rogue who could potentially become a president. Unless of course you happen to be Tim, then you may find it refreshing to hear someone speak like Trump… that may not be the case if you happen to be a woman, a gay person, a Latino…

  48. Rama Rao

    Hi Tim

    Being a Gemini I am feeling very much lost to approach my love life with Virgo woman. Please suggest me how can I overcome the situation.

    Thanks ramarao

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, Rama,

      I hate to say it, but Geminis and Virgos are among the worst matches. If there is any hope for this union, it would show between your birth charts, which I don’t have.

      Best regards,

      Tim

  49. Cindeyella

    Hi Tim,

    Just would like to say thank you again for the reading session couple days ago. It gave me insights in many aspects of my life. Cheers~

    Cindeyella

      1. bren2

        Tim Stephens is a racist and spreading it on this website. Why is anyone supporting someone who is not apologetic and instead calls those who call him out on it RACIST? What a joke! No compassion, empathy or sense of humanity towards anyone darker than him? His arrogance is 2nd only to the racism.

        1. Tim Stephens

          Hi, Bren2,

          I’m sorry, I think you must be projecting. A Black woman just emailed me, saying that I wasn’t racist because I tried to help Blacks. (Thank you for that, “K.”) Think for a second, Bren: of my clients, about 30 % are white Canadians and Americans. Another 60 % are East Indian, Chinese, Phillipino (dang, I always spell that word wrong, forgive me) and other Asian. And about 5 % are Israeli, other Jewish, European, Arab (Middle Eastern — e.g.,from Abu Dhabi, Jordan, Qatar) — AND ABOUT 5 % ARE BLACK (half North American, half Caribbean, especially Jamaican) — have I forgotten anyone? Russians, South Africans, Brazilians, Ozzies, Kiwis…. If that makes me a racist, Bren, then the world must be a different one than I think it is.

          (BTW, whether it’s true or not, an internet survey company says an astounding 8 per cent of my readers are in the Caribbean, with Trinidad-Tobago the most in that area. I could never figure tat one out.)

          You did not mention in the few ferocious emails you sent me earlier that you think I’m in the KKK. I don’t think you’re a liberator, Bren, I think you’re a classic bowlderizer — someone who hates any view point but their own, and tries to fight free speech wherever it might disagree with your own opinions.

          Sweetie, I wish you’d think about projection. You can look it up on the internet.

          All the best to you,

          Tim

        2. Tim Stephens

          Oh, and Bren,

          Just to stick a little pin in your balloon, I have black blood — or at least DNA. Though my name is Irish, my Dad was descended from the Moors (Black Africans) who conquered Spain.

          Cheers,

          Tim

    1. Marianne

      Hi Tim. When are you going to write another story? They are great! Have you thought about writing a book? Do you write about personal experiences or are they just stories? I was reading your biography and saw that you are looking for love. That is sad. Have you found love since you put that up. That was very powerful things you wrote about growing up. I think you are what is called a survivor. Marianne

      1. Tim Stephens

        Hi, Marianne,

        I’m writing one now, it should be in the July 19 column Afteramble. (Well, Chapter One,” as it’s quite long, and unfinished so far.) They’re just stories, not auto-bios.

        Have a great week, and thanks for liking my stories!

        Cheers,

        Tim

        1. Marianne

          I am so glad there is going to be more stories. Sorry, I guess I was being too personal asking you about finding your love. I guess I just wanted to think that you did have someone in your life. I will patiently wait for the new story. The last ones were so good so I know this one will be too.

  50. starlove

    Hi Tim,
    I have been following your website for the past 9 years, and I love your preamble about world events, in addition to your sign astrology. You are brilliant, and usually spot on. I also love that you are Canadian:))
    I am Greek Canadian, and worried about the upcoming Greek Referendum and the future of the EU.

    I was wondering if you were planning on commenting, or if you would be so kind, to post your comments / thoughts on the future of Greece, and the EU. I am interested to know your thoughts and astrological insight on something that will change much of the future economy of Europe, and worldwide.

    Thank you !
    Starlove

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, Starlove,

      I haven’t looked closely at the Greek situation; sometimes I just like to absorb life or news without getting astrological about it. (It’s also hard, sometimes, to find a reliable birth date for a nation.) But I will try, soon. The name, “Greece,” hints that this the the bottom, and even by mid-late August, things will begin to cure for Greece. That’s the name’s hint. I’ll try too find a birth chart, and put it in the preamble.

      Cheers,

      Tim

  51. April

    Hi Tim!
    Love your site. I’m a pisces born on the cusp of aries (3/19/71, 9:30 pm birth time in NY). My career/finances have been in flux, to say the least, for the last year. For my birthdate and time of birth should I be reading the aries forecast or both? Also, I feel like I’m approaching a major breakthrough in my finances/career/love life but of course its “darkest before dawn”. Can you clarify for me? Thanks TIm!

    April

  52. Sarahj

    Hey Tim.. love your site.. I have a question.. I am an Aquarian and I had a ‘thing’ with a Scorpio a year or so ago.. it was mad, bad and we both loved it at the time but I walked away.. Thing is, he’s back.. he’s pursuing me with a vengeance. My forecast says love is in the air.. could this be the real deal or should I keep running?
    Best

    Sarahj

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, Sarahj,

      Aquarius and Scorpio is usually a volatile mix — passionate early, then temperamental later. When Scorpios are unhappy, their anger is very hard to deal with. But you need to compare birth charts. He might have a Moon trine your Sun, and your Sun might trine his Moon, etc. You can’t know until you look. But based on all the info I have: Aquarian-Scorpio: I’d say run.

      Cheers,

      Tim

  53. magicfingers

    Tim,
    I have been following your writing for several years. I am a Capricorn. Really enjoyed what you posted yesterday (June 9th) about my sign. I am hoping good things come to my way.

    Thank you.

    Magic fingers

  54. Albertam

    June 7-12 2015 Preamble: We become what we are….no Pisces mentioned.
    But please tell me about the Hawks /Light ,Stanley cup playoffs..
    I think your great, and have for many years . Your a brave man .

    Thank you for the many enjoyable, informative years of Astrology
    22/02/59

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, Albertam,

      Okay, I promise I’ll write something about Pisces soon! As for the Stanley Cup playoffs, if you go back to my May 31 column Preamble, you’ll see a running “account” of my Cup predictions, and how they change, and the problem with forecasting them…(I think it’s May 31…if not, the week prior.)

      Cheers,

      Tim

  55. CtapaBaba

    Hello, Tim,

    I went ” omen hunting ” last week. On Day 1, two days before my birthday, I went for a brief walk along a trail close to water ( don’t know why I didn’t go on the seawall as I normally do ). It was a bit of a chore to get really calm and, when I finally did feel quiet and peaceful, I unexpectedly looked up and there were two seagulls flying, high in the sky, directly overhead. As I walked along the seawall later in the day in another area, there was a small yellow rose just waiting for me to pick it up – no other flowers around anywhere – no rosebushes, no trees, no other greenery ( yellow roses have a special meaning for me ).

    On Day 2, on my way down a short hill, I found a $ 1 coin and, as I picked it up I said to myself ” my fortune is increasing ” and, as I stood up and looked up, I noticed three birds ( swallows ? ) flying overhead, a bit lower in the sky.

    Day 3, on my birthday, I was at the museum, and participated in a drawing activity. The directive was ” Draw a picture of an animal that is doing well “. Without thinking too much, I drew a bird in flight, like a spread eagle, or angel in flight. Walking down the few steps after I left the museum, I looked up and there was a black bird ( crow or raven ) flying in exactly the same position as I had drawn the bird not long before; if I jumped up and raised my hand at the same time, I probably could have touched the tail feathers.

    Just sharing; those three days felt good.

  56. david1969

    Hey Tim!
    Love your prose! Excellent story, makes me think of someone recent, was curious if something you’ve mentioned in my lovescope for virgo may bring me on my own adventure as stated in your story, hmmm. Anyway love your site and writings, as far as “sam” is concerned maybe they should visit another site altogether if they are not pleased with how or what you post. Anyway cheers to you!
    Dave

      1. Lins

        Hi Tim,
        Thank you for your insight on “Hello Mr Stranger”.
        Having read todays story, it seemed to me that the two men were not that dissimilar. Although Tony didn’t betray his family, they both seemed to have (in a woman’s perspective) a slightly cold disdain towards the female form.
        They say author’s sometimes draw on their own life experiences, I suppose I just wondered if you have been deeply hurt by someone you once loved, or if this is how male author’s write about the intimacies of life??
        I hope you will give us your insight on todays Afteramble next week.
        Keep up with the stories, your descriptive passages of the landscapes surrounding the areas in the stories are brilliant.
        Lins
        ps, I haven’t read 50 shades of Grey, more a Wuthering heights person (lol).

    1. sam

      I never referred to the postamble as ‘filth’ or by the more lofty moniker of ‘porn’ – I guess I got
      sucked in and ‘fell’ for your well manicured and marketed ‘package’ of monk-astrologer
      over selfish horn-dog. Just a warning of ‘explicit, random, no reason jerking off by writer’ was warranted – then I wouldn’t have bothered – ewwwww – at least if I was reading Shades of Grey – I’d be ready for the ‘dirty bits’ perhaps even ‘looking for ’em’ – – – prude I am not – – just not perpetually horny ; at least not at 10:30 am with my astrology (LOL)

        1. sam

          intent – to let you know I was deeply offended
          motive – to have you mark the post-amble as ‘sexually explicit’; so as to offer choice
          to a reader of whether to read such items (fairness to audience)

          1. Tim Stephens

            Dear Censor Sam,

            Good suggestion, perhaps in future I will mark each story thusly. But if a bird dies, do you want me to head the story with: WARNING: EXPLICIT VIOLENCE? My only problem is the suspicion that you would rather sex be hidden, and secret, so you can watch the Duggars (“19 Kids and Counting” tv reality show) who hid their incest for ten years, hid it behind “Christianity,” for no other reason than greed — so they could remain popular on tv and wealthy. Did the exposure of their incest deeply offend you because you would rather not know such things? (Like the WW II Germans who would rather not know about the Jewish genocide?) Were you much more comforted by their ten-year lie than by my truthful analysis of sex? Or perhaps you’d like to defend Bill Cosby and protect him from all those “sexually explicit” and “deeply offensive” women who exposed his secret abuses? Look at the story, “Clair” — what if Clair really existed? Would you rather her story was hushed up? Statistical studies say that as many as one in 4 women have suffered incest at home. Clair’s story is much milder than that. To tell you the blunt truth, Sam, I am offended by your petty, prudish comments (3 times now). Please consider all my stories “deeply offensive.”

            Tim

  57. sam

    NOT a reply – but a fresh comment:
    TIM have you lost your FUCKING mind??!! I came to your website (old and new); to you personally (for a reading – late 1980’s) BUT yesterday I read your “post coital ramblings” (part two) – and no I won’t be reading part one. WHAT THE FUCK?? are you losing your grip on reality? or just tired of your ‘gig’?? With the amount of trust and intimate information imparted to you and advice I’ve taken from you over the past what, 30+ years – I feel raped. I will never visit you or your site – masturbate on your own fucking time. And do me another favour, change her name from sandra (my name) – perhaps to ‘random cunt’.

    1. sam

      edit ** I will never visit you or your site ‘again’ (probably not completely true – i WILL continue to look at sag and pissy’s (sp pun intended) –

      With complete disappointment I sign off. And yes I’m the sag.

    1. Lioness4

      Tim
      I enjoy your site read it regularly.
      Read article “Hello Mr Stranger” and loved it ,but please is it a true story???? how does it end ??? did you confess to Sandra that you where a past paramour. So romantic and sad.

      Lioness4

        1. sashimi

          I loved the story!
          I am a 12th House fish sun sign 🙂

          Why would others not understand injecting some additional creative pieces into your writings?
          I feel a little sorry for those who can’t appreciate it, and I hope Tim, that you are not at all discouraged and will continue to share your awesome gifts with us.

          PS: By the way, I find your forecasts are incredibly intuitive as well.

          Peace & Love,
          sashimi

  58. Leever

    Hi Tim!

    I remember that you had said we are moving to a “Police State”. With all of the recent scrutiny on Police and them NOT doing their job properly, I was wondering how you would interpret this? Is it perhaps that we citizens may be policing ourselves and our government? Or is this the start of a massive change in the police state from what it is currently to something different?

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, Leever — My take is this: the police state will tend to grow from 1984 to 2232 AD. At present (2011 to early 2018) we are seeing a protest against police cruelty, etc. But protest/revolt will only last to 2018. The increase in police power and militarization of the police will keep growing, to 2024. This, in effect, will establish the two-century trend — which applies world-wide.

      Cheers,

      Tim

    2. B Berry

      Dear Tim

      I was reading your blog for May 17th – 23rd and as far as not starting any renovations would this include painting, plaster, and floor refinishing? I may have to sell my home of twenty years as my debt to loan is to high to qualify ( crazy because I have 1.3 million in equity ) for a great 3.4% new loan. My old loan is 5.85% and a second that will go interest and principal 2017 scars me! But the banks won’t look at the income on the property (owner occupied triplex) or the equity, only my personal income, and this makes me very mad! but what are you to do? It’s been a great home for twenty years and has helped me and my mom, dad, and sister immensely, but I feel like I’m pushing a very large rock uphill, and it’s getting old. I will add that I got very lucky with the location I bought my triplex in Venice CA in 1995, and maybe this is the time to
      sell? I may have to set up a session..

      Broatch

  59. AJ

    HI Tim, just finished up reading WEEKLY FORECAST — MAY 10 – 16, 2015, interesting as always as I am following for many years now. Looking for your advice. I am Libra (26/09) and having a very important new job interview on 11/05/15. Its very important for me, can’t reschedule and am looking for such chance for last 1 year. Based on your MERCURY RETROGRADE effects, could you advice what to consider/take care about to get best & positive result from interview. Many Thanks and lots of best regards.

  60. LisaM

    Poor Tiger? Hope you were being sarcastic. In fact, I’m hoping that entire paragraph was sarcastic. If not then you are a very bitter man. You can’t be serious when you say that his wife “really ruined his career” when in fact, Tiger did that all by himself. If Tiger didn’t fool around with 20+ women while he was married, perhaps his wife wouldn’t have come at him with a golf club. And I really don’t understand your comment about hell hath no fury…..his wife didn’t go to the press, you didn’t see her give countless interviews to the media, etc. In fact, you barely saw her. She left the country I believe to stay out of the spotlight. Tiger has no one to blame but himself. And he should never forget the past…..when one forgets the past they are bound to make the same mistakes.

    1. Tim Stephens

      LisaM — Okay, I’m giving up my career as a comedy writer. No, I wasn’t being sarcastic. I was trying to be wry. I was lambasting Tiger for being such a wimp, and for playing the victim card so flagrantly. She “really ruined his career” because he let her, even almost, it seems, encouraged her impact on his life. It was just going to be a straight little item on his guilt complex, but that’s so big and old I thought I’d spice it up a bit. It’s not for you or I to judge her impact nor her fury — people with real anger seldom go gaily skipping through a media circus. Maybe it is your own anger (bitterness?) that caused you, when you read such phrases as “man baby” to think I was criticizing his wife. Sure, she ruined his career — without her knocking out the pin that held the good ship Tiger afloat, he might have floated onward for another decade. But she only ruined his career with his agreement and involvement — he was the one, not her, who philandered, cheated, and when caught, reacted with years and years of such an over-dramatic load of guilt that, frankly, I was getting tired of seeing it. My point was, say you’re sorry, pay your dues, then get on with life, rather than circle a festering sore until you’re….whatever.

    2. diesgos

      Amazing, I saw or understood Tim’s writing as he intended…to show how of a wimp Tiger has been. His guilt is not allowing him to recover his previous self, the great golfer he was…I see his ex wife not less of a victim, but the reference is more like a mental anguish he lives day after day. she did got even…

      1. Lindsara

        Maybe Tiger has been such a “wimp” as he knows he lost his true love in spite of himself, and it is about this grief that he cannot get over himself !!!…Secondly, consider that Tiger never had a normal child hood where he partied, played, socialized, dated, etc…Instead his childhood was constantly perfecting his game under his fathers watchful eye. When he became free from those constraints of his father’s control, and the lure of wine, women, and song called him, he was living out a childhood/university frosh type of fantasy lifestyle he never had, but knew existed….

  61. BARK

    Dear Tim,

    I am a Scorpio and the current theme that I always see in my horoscope is that I am lucky in career until August. The thing is, I am a stay-at-home housewife. In astrological sense, is that my career? Or did I just totally missed out on this lucky planetary influence because I am not working?

    BARK

  62. Xin

    Hi Tim,
    I just wanna say I am very thankful for your detailed personal reading for me 🙂
    I really appreciate your patience. Since you have to read my chart again since the first time I send you my DOB that was confusing. And you gave me a lot of detailed reading that I need to know even if the time went a bit longer than I booked. I was nervous but also excited for my 1st reading, but I am happy that asked you!
    I was thinking about what we talked about I could be Gemini rising or Cancer rising, due to the uncertainty of my birth time. I am wondering how much a person’s rising sign can affect the way he/she behave? Or the choice people make in life and relationships? (is it really important to know or not so much?)
    As an astrologer, if you see and talk to someone in person, would it be easier for you to tell the rising sign?
    Anyway, I hope someday I could visit Canada and ask you for a reading in person 😀

  63. daisydee

    Hi Tim,
    The reason the black folks in Fergunson don’t elect a black mayor, as much sense as that surely makes, is because of the poverty and the lack of blacks who are qualified to run for mayor. You would think that they would organize and structure and create, but the mindset isn’t there – learned helplessness they call it. Sometimes you are so … black/white…. hehehe – cultural things are easy solutions from afar, but placing our values on a different group of individuals never works. I remember my boss telling me the story of when he was a boy scout, and the troop made a laundry mat for the Native Americans. The Native Americans continued to go right down to the river and wash their clothes, and the new laundry mat was vandalized and useless – the kids used it to skate board on. Not sure why I got up the momentum to comment… hope it helps. Much love…. Dee

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, daisydee,

      Thank you for your insightful email. I’m aware of learned helplessness. I wasn’t really asking a question so much as chiding, challenging. Maybe one way out of learned helplessness is interest — and a bit of success/power to whet the appetite.

      Regards,

      Tim

  64. CtapaBaba

    I am wondering of Omens apply as well during the Spring Equinox.

    I was out yesterday, just mulling thoughts about, and my eye went to a flock of birds on a wire – I counted 11. My birthday is about six weeks away and, yes, I have been counting birds around my birthday. Spring is a new time for everyone; as a Taurus, though, I feel it more.

    Just curious.

  65. diesgos

    You have lost the symmetry of the love forecast, you started with Pisces, then Aries and the Aquarius. Missed a week, it supposed to have been Taurus but you jumped to Leo. Anything you want to say?

    1. Tim Stephens

      I’ll look at it, Manvir, but by its url it seems to be another of the hastily-thought-out “the sky is falling” texts, some of them designed to bring fame to the author (e.g., Velikovsky, the greatest of all “Chicken Littles”) some designed to lure people into extremely risky investment schemes (which this one, by its title, seems to be). Still, I’ll look!

      Cheers,

      Tim

      1. manvir

        Dear Tim,

        The video in question (in essence) is advocating and fore warning the “Police State” idea you have mentioned in your preamble in the past. It also claims to predict the start of world war III.

        cheers
        Manvir

  66. katarina3030

    Am I the only one here who thinks it’s absolutely insane for Tim to be giving us this insight and truly inspired and thoughtful advice for free, week after week? I just paid for a one hour reading with him which opened up so much possibility in my life but I feel I am stealing your gift every week when I read your blogs and horoscopes. No I have never met Tim in person nor do I have any personal financial interest whatsoever
    but really, people, and Tim….can’t you start charging an annual membership fee for your services?

    1. penelope

      Tim is extraordinary…there is no doubt. I follow him implicitly. His insight is uncanny. I think I may be in love with him. 🙂 I have never had a reading…I should…. But I don’t think everything should be paid for…not even Tim’s awesome gift. I bet he feels the same. Even tho the rent has to be paid!

      1. Tim Stephens

        Thanks, Penelope! Finally, somebody almost loves me! (Did you know Penelope means faithful? She was Ulysses’ long-suffering wife.) Only one quibble with your comment, about not believing in paying… when you think about it, we pay for everything, with money, with attention, with praise, with guilt, with work, etc. Karma itself is a cosmic payment system. Maybe sharing is the best form of paying. Christ said, when faced with this question: “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s” [i.e., money, taxes] and render unto God what is God’s. This still wouldn’t help me, for I would be rendering unto Caesar — i.e., to the material world — what is often seen as something spiritual or somehow coming from God. That’s true, but as you say the rent must be paid, I must eat. I see my “job” as just a kind of country doctor, trying to heal what he can without a big fuss. (And without research funds, as these are controlled by the establishment, which considers astrology to be bunk. And they might be right!)

    1. Tim Stephens

      I believe Babylon is generally accepted as the first seat of astrology. However, it matters where one draws the line between star-gazing and star-interpretation. Many primitive peoples tracked the heavens, looked to it for meaning, and who knows if they had a primitive astrology or not? The Sumerians seem to have been the first to elevate the stone age by inventing writing, so might have put astrology/astronomy into permanent record. But many stone-age cultures erected astronomy-related edifices before that.
      Nibiru is largely a fantasy planet, and might actually be a large comet. Modern astronomers have not found a large planet beyond Pluto, but they have found thousands of smaller ones. So either Nibiru is a large planet, but a fictitious one, or it is indistinguishable from its thousands of fellow planets (planetoids). Which leaves us nowhere….

      Cheers,

      Tim

    2. Tim Stephens

      A second thought, Daryle: there is a planet that’s a bit larger than Pluto in that area, but its name escapes me –. I’m not well-read in his area, but I don’t think it’s been associated with Nibiru.

      Tim

      1. Daryle

        If you get a chance and have the time check out Lloyd Pye`s everything you know is wrong on Youtube The Sumerians knew a lot more than they were supposed to and a lot of the old and new testaments come from their writings and were written long before
        Regards… Daryle

        1. Tim Stephens

          By the way, Daryl, that planet’s name is Eris. It is actually slightly smaller than Pluto, and rules strife and discord. Hey, you are in an area which has lots of maybes and ifs…but if you want to explore it, I wish you well.

          Cheers,

          Tim

      1. manvir

        Hi Tim,
        For the Aries forecast, you probably got too focused on singles, and overlooked the (unhappily) married ones. Also, reading up on your (family court) experiences, I feel either I’ve been lucky, or (most likely) crazy to get married the 3rd time. First divorce was in Australia, and the second, here in Vancouver.
        It would be great if you could add a few (hopefully comforting) lines for crazies like me. BTW, I’m a cusp (Pisces- Aries born on 22 March 1965), and find a lot of your guidance for Pisces fits me to a ‘T’. Currently, going through a self imposed exile from Canada, as my mother passed away in 2012 and I had to fly out to India (resigned from my job) so I could care for my aged father. I see that in your weekly forecast for the Pisces. Any light at the end of the tunnel for me?
        Manvir

  67. Blue Jay

    Hello Tim,
    I have a question about daylight saving time. I am a Gemini born in Alberta prior to 1972 which is when daylight saving time was officially adopted there. Depending on who does my chart, I’m told I have either Cancer or Gemini as a rising sign. Is this because of a discrepancy in software that assumes daylight savings time? I’d be grateful for you to weigh in.
    BJ

  68. j egan

    Hi Tim,

    I was moved by your personal story in the family court system in Canada. Some years ago I took a law degree and a PhD in jurisprudence from UC Berkeley. I wanted to be a professor and not a lawyer. It so happened that I ended up in family court in California – just after I received the first professor job that I had coveted for many years of toiling in graduate school. Unlike your story, mine was a battle over my young daughter – not trying to take her away from her mom but to share time with her. Well, I got beat up in Court pretty badly – i represented myself because I was a lawyer – and as a result gave up academia and became a family lawyer. I did it to be sure that I would never get taken advantage of again in court, and I have not (in fact, my daughter’s mom and I have become friendly (she’s actually friends with my new wife) and we now share custody). The side outcome of my becoming a family lawyer for my own benefit was that I have also become an unyielding champion of a father’s right to co-parent his children and I like to think (on better days) that I have helped push our local courts to move toward shared custodial orders – not one parent dominating or the other. By the way, 6 years later I don’t have anymore children.

    California is a community property state so we don’t fight over money in the same way as other jurisdictions. The courts remain biased but we are doing the best we can to make change.

    For me, being a lawyer wasn’t the goal I thought I was striving for, in fact, it may be counter to everything I thought I stood for, but sometimes we find ourselves and who we are by accident and we realize that we were called to something else.

    Thank you for your magnificent blog – you can make nice predictions about cancers more often if you like now. 🙂

    1. Tim Stephens

      Gee, thanks, Cancer! (BTW, Cancer is the sign of the family, and of parenting. So it’s not surprising that you ended up in family law. I have a friend in family law in B.C. He says it’s the most stressful job/position a lawyer can hold. I believe it.)

      Cheers,

      Tim

    1. Wayne C

      Long Overdue …
      Hello Tim – I have had you do ‘readings’ for me once or twice a decade over the last oh … 30 years. As with your weekly horoscopes these readings have always been thoroughly insightful and thought filled. What readers of your column would not know is that you are a ‘seer’ of great skill … whether using an aid such as Tarot or just by intuiting deeply during the give and take of the conversation during a reading – These insights have always proved to be true … and inspired by the largest ‘Consciousness Without An Object’. Your humanity shines and is a wonderful example for all who read you and especially for those lucky enough to get a personal reading.
      Thank you for doing what you do!
      Wayne42052

    2. marie

      Hi, Tim,
      Your experience of the ” justice” system in BC is the same as mine. My son, who is a lawyer, refused to practice law in BC and moved to another province. I think I now know why having experienced twice the effects of so-called family/divorce and small claims court trying to recover thefts in circumstances very similar to yours. While watching a TV program called 16×9 about Putin’s Cleptographic government where there also is no justice I was struck by the similarity to our system except they don’t throw you in prison here and beat you to death… At least not yet. I am always dumbfounded how easily people lie in court. I am never prepared for the extent of the lying that takes place and become literally speechless which of course guarantees my loss. I have five planets and the moon in Libra so you can see this injustice really affects me. I’ve decided to never go to court again no matter who steals what from me. Why would I bother?

    3. marie

      Hi, Tim,
      I just wanted to add to my previous comment, that in all of the cases it was a male judge at the hearings I was involved in.
      So perhaps it is a same-sex bias across the board in the judicial system within Canada.
      Marie

      1. Tim Stephens

        Hi, Marie,

        The bothersome thing is that the courts are supposed to be the last resort, the last chance for a person to find redress, to be treated according to certain principles of humanity. When the courts themselves are corrupt, what is left? When the courts are corrupt, even the most self-proclaimed democracy is just dictatorship in disguise. Blacks in the U.S., for example, generally live under a dictatorship. (I’m using the word for all non-humane systems: kleptocracies (sp?) plutocracies, aristocracies, etc.)

        Tim

  69. mastinomama

    Just a note of appreciation: I really enjoy your work. Your social and financial comments are very interesting and you really spend time on your forecasts!

    Cheers
    Gemini Linda

    1. Char

      Great commentary today, thank you.
      I can relate to the remarks made by your client. No friends outside of my work-related environment, but this comes as no surprise to me. I remember reading in a Dell astrology magazine years ago (there were astrological insights at the bottoms of the pages in every issue) and this one made a note of some aspect (I can’t remember which) that I have in my chart. It said that I would experience difficulty forming and keeping friendships which surely seems the case. I have learned to be happy trying to form friendships but my situation hasn’t changed much over the years.
      You describe the probable influence of astrology so well in this situation. Oh, in case your are interested to find the answer in my chart, for your own information, (or mine if you care to share :-)) , I was born 9/15/48, @ 2:44AM.
      In any event, thank you again for your brilliant insights. No one else presents astrology with your particular brand of insight and courage.
      Gratefully,
      Char

      1. Tim Stephens

        Hi, Char — your Virgo degree is not the one I was discussing. Your friendships might improve if you can be less shy, and less “tense” with people.(Your Sun is square Jupiter and Uranus — an indication of tension, but also, for you, of luck in real estate. (I sympathize — I was born in ’48 also.)

        Cheers,

        Tim

  70. stellium

    Tim,

    My girlfriend and I (we’ve been together for four years now), were considering moving in together. I am Scorpio Moon, 28 degree Scorpio Risisng and Capricorn Stellium, 2nd house (Mars, Venus, Sun, Mercury, Saturn). She is Aries Sun, Capricorn Asc (conjunct my sun at 10 deg) and Cancer moon.

    Her brother helped her get back on her feet after her divorce and she was hoping to move out of his place when her youngest son finishes High School this July.

    In the Capricorn Yearly predictions, you wrote “Do NOT invest in real estate, nor start living with anyone new, before mid-November.” Did this refer to the position of the North Node (In Libra) which squares the planets in Capricorn and Cancer ? This would apply equally to her and I, so I would be concerned about the ramifications of your statement.

    I don’t like to tempt fate or pick a lousy time to do things if there is a way to obtain a preferred timing. I was thinking that the move of Jupiter to Virgo would be good enough for the transition (Mid August) is there anything else in play?

    What would you suggest?

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, Stellium,

      I’ll just answer one question: I advise Capricorns not to buy real estate, etc., because the lunar SOUTH node of bad karma, is in their 4th sector (home, real estate, etc.) until November 12,2015. As for the rest of your questions, these properly belong in a reading session,, when I can look at both your charts and your relationship charts, etc. For that, please email me at [email protected],

      Cheers,

      Tim

  71. stellium

    Tim,

    My girlfriend and I (we’ve been together for four years now), were considering moving in together. I am Scorpio Moon, 28 degree Scorpio Risisng and Capricorn Stellium, 2nd house (Mars, Venus, Sun, Mercury, Saturn). She is Aries Sun, Capricorn Asc (conjunct my sun at 10 deg) and Cancer moon.

    Her brother helped her get back on her feet after her divorce and she was hoping to move out of his place when her youngest son finishes High School this July.

    In the Capricornm Yearly predictions, you wrote “Do NOT invest in real estate, nor start living with anyone new, before mid-November.” Did this refer to the position of the North Node (In Libra) which squares the planets in Capricorn ? This would apply equally to her and I, so I would be concerned about the ramifications of your statement.

    I don’t like to tempt fate or pick a lousy time to do things if there is a way to obtain a preferred timing. I was thinking that the move of Jupiter to Virgo would be good enough for the transition (Mid August) is there anything else in play?

    What would you suiggest?

  72. B G

    Tim,

    Would you consider starting with the Pisces forecast for “love 2014” – the one you do for Feb? I Just don’t think it’s fair that Pisces is always last.

    Thank you 🙂
    Bella

    1. marie

      Hi Tim,
      I hope this is the proper forum for this question. I wondered if you have any more information regarding the door opening to bad karma for Virgos after January 12.
      Thank you,
      Marie

      1. Tim Stephens

        Hi, Marie,

        For Virgo, the door to bad karma, from Feb. 2014 to Nov. 2015 is: extra-marital affairs/temptations, operations, “heavy health”, investments, research, detective work, (i.e., not trusting surface appearances), power politics, behind-scenes power plays, mysteries, secrets, sex-oriented relationships… January 2015 just happened to be the peak of this influence, or, more correctly, when this “bad karma” door is allied with or most open to: rebels, genuises, divergent thinkers, terrorists, etc.

        Cheers,

        Tim

  73. B G

    Hi Tim,

    I’d like to buy a condo this year – sooner the better. I’m a Pisces with a Virgo rising. I often find my two horoscopes to be somewhat contradicting. I saw that in last week’s column Virgo should avoid debt from Feb to mid April and mortgage would be a debt. When might be a good time to purchase in Van? More generally, do you see the condo prices coming down this year? How might our real estate market be related to what we are seeing in the global economy? With deflation – oil prices falling- do you see real estate prices in Van dropping? Does the oil prices dropping effect our neighboring province with real estate?
    I’ve always found your columns to insightful.
    Thank you 🙂

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, B G,

      Off the top of my head, Alberta real estate will be affected downward by the oil decline, and we will probably see deflation worldwide (tho inflation in some spots) — Vancouver will be least affected because its property market is buoyed by Asian buyers — this will not stop just because oil drops, china slows (which it won’t, much, if at all — china’s slowdown is ending) or deflation rises…unless deflation is like the 1930’s, which I highly doubt — this seems more like Japanese deflation, a slow bleeding…

      Cheers,

      Tim

  74. sarahsi

    Hi Tim, My name is Sarah and I am a cancerian. I’m having a pretty tough 2014 career-wise and financially. I was made redundant June this year and haven’t been able to land a job since. I was wondering do you have more specific career related prediction for cancerians for 2015. Would I be able to find a job soon:-) Thanks million

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, Sarah,

      You can read Cancer’s luck forecast (click on “PLATFORMS”) or Cancer’s year ahead for 2015 (probably about two, three columns ago, in the Preamble) to obtain clues. However, if you “lost” earnings in 2014, one of two things is occurring: 1) Cancer’s money luck still runs high to August 2015, and your loss of job might be necessary to make you land a better paying one before Aug., and/or 2) you have a strong Moon or Ascendant which is calling the shots, and going in a different direction than Cancer’s money path. To determine this, you’ve have to have your birth chart erected and read. (If you want to explore a reading, click on “CONTACT” under the big blue picture.

      Cheers,

      Tim

      1. sarahsi

        Thank you for your reply, Tim. I sincerely hope it’s the former. My Ascendant is (maybe) Virgo, but I’m not 100% sure – I don’t know my exact time of birth:-)
        Thanks again,
        Sarah

  75. Kate

    Hi Tim, how does Canada, and particularly Alberta fair astrologically in this new economic reality? I heard one analyst say that the US was in OPEC’s ear, encouraging the Saudis to let the taps run, in order to starve Putin out of the Ukraine, and destroy the Russian economy. If Canada and Australia were casualities, so be it. Interesting times we live in.

    1. Tim Stephens

      Sorry, Kate, you’ve asked a big question – too big for this forum. In general, Canada is a Cancer nation, with Libra rising. That means we are under stress for a long period — 2009 to 2024. This stress changes the land, land ownership (perhaps to the native Canadians) — the pipeline to the Pacific, and “Keystone” are examples, both held up and a focus of environmental outrage. It also affects our food, tho’ you won’t hear much about this from the government. And, lastly, it changes our relationships with other countries, often concerning energy, atomic stuff, oil, and war. These are already evident. I don’t know Alberta’s chart offhand. It’s a Virgo sun, Libra Moon, and Cancer rising. The Cancer and Libra will cause much the same effect as on Canada as a whole — but the Virgo sun means alberta is struggling with events and “enemies” that are very hard to understand or predict — for example, the proivince did not foresee nor prepare for the disastrous drop in oil prices.

      1. Kate

        Thank you for your insight Tim. I thought of you during the mass of the Epiphany. The Catholic priest kept referring to the Wise Men as “Astrologers” . Made me smile 🙂

  76. Flatworld

    Hi Tim,

    For the Virgo, in the 2014-2015 forecast you mentioned it is good time to buy a home. In the year 2015 forecast and the weekly column, my reading is that it is not a good time to buy home until Dec 2015 (A glitch lurks, unseen. Wait until Dec. 2015 onward)? Can you please explain this bit more?

    Thanks

    George

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, Flatworld,

      It’s complicated — You should not invest before mid-Nov. 2015. So don’t buy a home as an investment. But to buy a home to live in, mid-Feb. to mid-May 2015 is good, mid-Aug. to mid-Sept. is good, then late Sept. to Dec. is good.

      Cheers,

      Tim

  77. Harpreet

    Hi Tim,
    Libra, December 14-20, says “…Thursday’s lucky, but it could bring # 2 luck, and steer you away from # 1luck …” Just wondering if this #1 luck comes the same week or later – you think it can be a career opportunity as well !
    Thank you and Happy Holidays.
    Regards,
    Harpreet

  78. LisaM

    HELP! I’m trying to find the luck forecast for 2014-2015 for Gemini and I can’t find it anywhere. Can you update your luck platform to include the new luck forecasts and get rid of your old ones?

    1. penelope

      Hi Tim
      Doesn’t saturn move into Sagitarius at the end of December? Your post today said,
      ” This December 23, 2014, Saturn enters Taurus’ “heavy finance” sign, staying until late 2017″…
      I have sage rising and moon in sage…so I’m in for some hard lessons no doubt.

      1. Tim Stephens

        Hi, Penelope,

        If you look carefully, you’ll see that the word Taurus has a possessive apostrophe after it: Saturn does move into Sagittarius Dec. 23 — and Sagittarius is Taurus’ heavy finance sign.

        Hope it makes sense now!

        Tim 🙂

  79. ariesscorpiosag

    HI TIM
    You wrote in your Nov 16 to 22 predictions that Luck was comming for aries, can you please be more specific , I really need some luck right now and for at least a year or more.

    thanks

    1. Tim Stephens

      the best i can do is 1) refer you to the archives…the preamble on Aries’ luck was probably in a june or july column — probably late june, early july — or, 2) in some hopefully short time I will collate all the luck forecasts and put them on “Platforms.”

      tim

  80. ariesscorpiosag

    Hi
    I have a quick question, when reading the weekly predictions, because my ascendant is at 29degrees scorpio how much of scorpio and sag apply to me and to what extent does the sun apply to me I have an aries sun and a Libra moon can you please reply in percentage I am confused

    thanks

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, ariessc, etc.

      It’s not a percentage, for this varies. In some people, the ascendant is very strong; in others, the Sun, or the Moon. Basically, read the sun for your energy, drives and goals, the moon for your emotions, and the ascendant for your physique and circumstances. It is the 29th degree of Scorpio that needs to be read, rather than the “sign” Scorpio or Sage.

      Cheers,

      Tim

  81. Kathy P

    Hi Tim,
    Thank you for your insightful columns -I am a long time reader and first time poster.
    Will we have a Capricorn Luck forecast this month?
    Thank you,
    Kathy P

    1. Tim Stephens

      Sorry, Kathy P, I was only re-doing the signs that I had not done previously — Capricorn was written about two months or so ago. Try clicking on the September columns (right hand margin) to find Cap’s Luck forecast. (The same appplies to Aquarius and Pisces.)

      Cheers,
      Tim

  82. Ross Bailey

    As a Gemini I received this comment from Tim. Be careful in January. Since 2011, and lasting to March 2019, your social sector (friends, groups, light romance, entertainment, hopes for the future, wish fulfillment, popularity, joy of life) receives an extra boost, of alertness, understanding, good fellow-feeling, and intelligence. (Yes, you have become a more intelligent friend – or rather, more intelligent about friendship.) But from late February 2014 to November 2015, the lunar south node (bad karma) affects this zone, bringing, for example, delays in social affairs, tempting wishes that are too unrealistic to come true, flirtations that don’t “pan out,” etc. In essence, your karma now to Nov. 2015 advises you to seek and pursue deep, heavy, meaningful romance, even infatuation, rather than play the field. Similarly, private creative sessions, speculating on your own intuition, pursuing beauty and “poetic pleasures” are better than “creation by committee,” group investment clubs, clubs and groups in general. Rather than wish, create. Seek love away from a group of friends, not within it. However, as the North Node is also in Libra I received opposing but favourable comments from other astrologers.

    1. Tim Stephens

      Ross, having the north node in Libra means, for a Gemini, pursue deep, heavy romance. It also means your south node (bad karma) is in Aries, bringing delays and temptations, etc. to your social sector. This applies Feb./14 to Nov./15. (The “good” social sector,light romance, occurs before and after the short period of 18-19 months, Feb/14 to Nov. 15. That’s exactly what the long passage you quote does say. Am I missing something here?
      Tim

  83. gdavi

    Hello again , Tim!

    Do you still believe President Obama will see an increase in popularity? Despite having his sun in Leo, things don’t seem to be going his way, especially after this week’s mid-term elections. My hope is that if he is doing well, that means the country will be doing better, too.

  84. gdavi

    Hi Tim,

    Great to see you well and back!

    You’ve commented on Ebola, but I’m curious if viruses in general are astrologically indicated to be more prevalent now. It may simply be that Ebola has caused us to be more fixated than normal on this sort of thing, but in California the number of West Nile cases has risen sharply this year. And, while not an outbreak, there was a tragic case of a University student who died after contracting Meningitis last week. Another student was diagnosed with the same strain a few days later.

    If there is an Astrological aspect to this, how long might we expect it to continue? Might we see an unusually severe flu season?

    Thanks!

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, gdavi,

      The era that runs from Nov. 1983 to about 2232, is deeply Scorpionic in nature. Scorpio rules most virulent diseases, particularly those that emerge from tropical, swampy, or sexual sites. AIDS, Ebola, West Nile, the recent entero viruses — these are typical. Such outbreaks will be with us for about another 218 years. (Other astrologers might not agree with this, because they don’t know how to calculate eras or mega-eras. I’ll hopefully show the method in a future column.)

      Cheers,

      Tim

  85. drbuzbee

    I have been reading your columns for years, but since your ‘return’ I find that your preambles express your liberal views more often and emphatically. But could you please tell your readers where the evidence is for a secret experimental drug to treat ebola. As a doctor, and a scientist, I don’t doubt that what you say is a possibility, just as I don’t doubt the Obama administration could be involved in dictating who receives the drug. The press has been abuzz with retarded government spokesmen contradicting their own statements in consecutive breaths.

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, drbuzbee,
      I didn’t say there was a secret experimental drug, but there was an experimental drug: both Canada and the U.S. had/have (small?) stockpiles of it. This was commonly reported in the media. Here is a line from the Washington Post’s site:

      “The hospital explained that Duncan did not get the experimental drug ZMapp like some others…”

      Cheers,

      Tim

  86. ariesscorpiosag

    Hello Tim,

    Sorry to hear of your operation, that sucks especially during the summer months, I myself have found myself under the knife during the summertime. i wish a short and successful and complet
    recovery” how many weeks of recovery time did they give you six weeks ?

    Will the lady astrologer be posting her coordinates for readings?

    Good Luck

  87. jennifer young-thompson

    Hi Tim!

    I so enjoy reading your weekly forecasts. You are an amazing person and you are touching many lives with your wisdom. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    I think you should know that your site has some problems. In every forecast there is at least two – sometimes many more – sentences that are missing from your forecasts. I try to understand what the missing sentences might be but, as you can imagine, it is extremely frustrating! God bless you and thank you again – jen:)

  88. Diego Solare

    So why don’t you write an astrology book, I, and I bet my right arm, everyone who reads you column would buy it. By the way, where is the donation button to click to hep you keep this forum going?

  89. Peter Kempa

    The mishaps and delays that occur during mercury retrograde can be a blessing in disguise. Here are a couple of examples from my personal experience.First, a Greyhound bus driver took off with my luggage, including a cell phone charger, while I was on vacation.Had to buy a new cell phone, but it turned out to be the best alarm clock ever and has phenomenal battery life. Another time, in Germany , my train was delayed “till further notice”. Jumped on another train, got out at a totally unplanned destination and hidden away behind a forest in the back of the village, I discovered a huge abandoned decaying complex of factories, akin to Detroit. Made for the best and most unique photos during the whole trip.

    1. Tim Stephens Post author

      Thanks for the anecdote, Peter — actually, Mercury retro is considered favourable for research, digging deeper, investigative journalists, etc. So it looks like you were enjoying/using the retro is just the right way.

      Tim

  90. Rodd

    Hi Tim:

    Been reading your scopes for years now. I’ve got a question. I’m a Scorpio 10/26/65 and there are comments about career moves this year from yours and many other horoscope web sites. I work in Detroit which is going bankrupt. I get vested in a whatever is left of a pension this October. I really need to move on soon after this to try to solidify a better pension situation (or save up for my own). My career predictions mention, don’t start anything new before July. In my home town, there is a huge career position, in which case, resumes are due June 27th, which is before July. Going back in time, even though I have gotten interviews in July, I wasn’t the successful candidate. It seems I’ve started many of my career jobs in October. Ideally, I’d like to apply for this position. The interviews if I’m selected will likely occur in July and possibly continue til August. Does this fit your June 22nd to 28th prediction/guidance with regards to not starting anything before July? I’ve applied for this same position years ago and wasn’t the successful candidate. In fact, two other people took this job and were both removed for corrupt or shady practices. My other question is this. Is there some kind of astrological occurrence that makes October the month where I reap benefits related to career aspirations as opposed to July? It seems I either blow the interview, or I’m the plausibly looks good on paper guy but we’ve hired our own internal candidate. An October hiring date/job change would be ideal, since I would be vested in the pension for the position I’m leaving by then. As well, this new position with resumes due June 27th, will have batter matching candidates apply from across Canada. I feel I just may be the local guy that wins out this time around! It would be a huge raise financially and a lot more responsibility.

    1. Tim Stephens Post author

      Hi, Rodd,

      As I mentioned in the Preamble, please send personal questions to my email, not this comments page. Click “CONTACT” to access my email.

      Cheers,

      Tim

  91. salim jamani

    Astrology – Hi Tim I am a big fan.Thanks for your weekly guidance. I am a Leo 5th August l953 born at 03:20 am Mumbai. Some one told me that 2014 will be the best year of my life :new house, new car etc. Possible? Be kind enough to let know. ~salim jamani

    1. Tim Stephens Post author

      Hi, Salim — again, please send personal questions to my email, [email protected]. Your luckiest year will probably be 2015.

  92. William (Leo) Beaton

    Tim, there seems to be whole sentences missing from your column! I’ve tried reloading, so I’m pretty sure the problem is on your end.
    I’ve followed you without fail since 1986 when you predicted with 100% accuracy the shuttle tragedy.
    Long life to you… Bill.

    1. Tim Stephens Post author

      Thanks, Bill! Not sure what that was… occurred 2 x, 5 words each time, tho most people rec’d. Maybe a 2-second glitch in the cloud?

      Tim

  93. Reet Vahesalu

    Hi Tim, you mentioned today about setting up things here so anyone can comment. You wrote “I checked this today but only found about a half to a third of the comments I’ve received are there – ? Not sure why.

    How about Mercury retrograde?

    I often post your weekly horoscope on my Google+ page, love following you.

  94. Dave

    Tim,

    On bad luck, and good luck.

    I have often heard it said, “nothing focuses the mind like a hanging.”

    I therefore define bad luck as one to be hanged sees the sentence successful.

    Conversely, I can define good luck as one being sentenced to hang, and in the process, the rope breaks.

    Then there is this from French filmmaker, Jean Cocteau, who observed:

    “We must believe in luck, for how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like?”

    Dave,
    Burnaby, Canada
    – 30 –

  95. Bahareh

    Hi Tim,

    Love love love your forecast and all your funny notes. 🙂 Following you for years. You are the best. Thank you. By the way that trick of writing a wish and putting under the mattress worked for me to THE DETAIL. WOW. I put under the materas on december exact day you told us to do. In March I got every single line I asked!!! No kidding. Could be the power of believing? Keep doing the great job. xo

  96. Kristopher

    Re: zodiac, sun sign

    Your preamble this week is hilarious! You’re always such a treat and I’m so grateful that your column lives on. Really looking forward to the luck cycles.

    All my love

    K

  97. Dinah

    Hi Tim
    I look forward to reading all your articles and love the weekly horoscopes a week ahead. I am a capricorn please tell me my life is about to change for the better. I feel as if I went to hell and back. Is their a silver cloud somewhere in our immediate future.

  98. Brian

    Hey Tim,

    You can’t sit across the table on a cruise and think, “Wow you sap I am over charging you.” Well that is AWESOME!!! Hey man I’ve known that about you since the early 80’s. You could never work for Revenue Canada my friend and that is a very good thing. Keep ROCKIN’!!!

    Brian

  99. Elizabeth51

    Hi Tim,

    I am a Libra woman. Have some health issues and started taking homeopathic pills on the June first. Was it bad timing? Should I continue taking?

    I appreciate your answer. Thank you!

  100. Albertam

    Hi Tim: Thank you for the insight , May 18/ 14 preamble on the Pisces ” inheritance ” qualities , My birthday is Feb 22/2014 (female) . I would have done the same as your examples,,,

  101. ariesscorpiosag

    Good morning Tim

    I had read the Scorpio Love predictions and found it fit me to a tea, but I am an Aries with venus in Aries and a Scorpio Ascendant at 29 Degrees, can you explain why the scorpio love scope fit me to a tea and can you also tell me what week and month that was posted on your site, so I can print it out.

    Looking forward to your insights

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, ariesscorp,

      Gee, who knows? Sometimes a person’s rising sign is stronger than their sun sign. As for what column the Scorpio love forecast was in, take the last love column, (April 13, I think) and count backwards 8 columns, or approx. 2 months.

      Cheers.

  102. lisa

    Hi Tim
    Can you clear up something for me. in this weeks Pisces horoscope you write “chase romance but do not start a love affair this week”. Do I intrepret this as I should start to give subtle hints now to the aquarius that intrigues me, and persue a “love affair” in the future?
    Lisa

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, Lisa,

      I meant that any love affair started this week (actually, since March 5) is probably doomed. But if you’re already with someone, chase romance with them. Maybe I should have written, “chase romance, but not a new romance.”

      Tim

  103. gdavi

    Hi Tim,
    Thanks for your comments about linked in and facebook. It was very kind of you to let us know you are not active on those sites. Rest assured, most people, including myself, don’t take lack of a response personally.

    One thing I will share with you, however, is that linked-in has a ‘feature’ that may encourage people to send requests to connect with you. This happens when someone downloads the linked-in app to their smartphone. In order to download the app, you have to share your email address book with Linked-in. Linked in then searches all your email contacts and compares them with who you are already connected to on linked in. If you are exchanging emails with someone who is also on linked-in, but you are not connected, it will send you an email message inviting you to connect with that person. Helpful or insidious? Viral marketing at its best (or worst)? You be the judge. Definitely ties in with your musings about the loss of privacy and invasive power of the existing control structures.

    1. gdavi

      Forgot to add… those reminder messages about our request to connect with you are coming from linked in or facebook, not us. Sorry, but I don’t know how to make them stop for linked-in.

    2. Tim Stephens

      Hi, G,

      I vote for “insidious” and “invasive.” Both Facebook and Linked-in practice “hit churning” – they trick you into replying (or as you noted, linked-in uses the email system, just like hackers do) to absolutely nothing, because every hit they get ups their advertising rates. Anyway. Thanks for your email!

      Cheers,

      Tim

    1. Tim Stephens

      Hi, “”Match,”
      You an read my forecasts two ways: read your sun sign for your goals, drives, what you want to accomplish (and reactions to them — e.g., lucky, unlucky). And read your rising sign or ascendant for the circumstances surrounding you.
      Cheers,
      Tim

    2. Tim Stephens

      Hi, MS,

      My forecasts are geared toward sun signs. But you can treat them this way: read your sun sign for your pro-active self, for your goals, ambitions, energy, actions. Read your rising sign for your circumstances. Read your moon sign for your inner, emotional life. (But in all this, if you find it confusing, retreat to reading only your sun sign.)

      Cheers,
      Tim

  104. sam

    I totally am ‘on board’ with your no interaction with facebook – recently took my friend list from
    a few hundred to 9!! how refreshing it’s like losing 10 lbs instantly!! to many of my friends wanted
    to ‘whine’; get huffington post political; or distribute cat pix; here’s to a small group of good friends
    – happier sag.

  105. Camy

    Hello, Tim,
    I very much enjoy reading your platforms and forecasts.
    This is about your analysis of Putin’s chart. Wiki, Astrodienst and Astrotheme give october the 7nth 1952 as his birthdate, which makes him a 13th degree Libra with a Gemini moon. Is this date of birth wrong? I am not versed enough in astrology to know the difference between the 9nth and the 13nth degree of Libra, but I allways observed the moon to be as important as the sun in one’s chart, even in a man’s chart, so the difference between a Pisces moon and a Gemini moon would be significant.
    Thank you and my best wishes to you,

  106. sophia

    hi Tim

    thank you very much for your lovescopes. I am a virgo with my north node in capricorn, 7th house, and as you know, that means i’m supposed to be looking for someone rather mature and solid as opposed to what you’re saying which is that I should be looking for someone a little more out there and less logical. Just curious as to what your advice might be, stay the course or try the unchartered waters that you suggest.

    Many Thanks

    Sophia

    1. danielle12

      Hi Tim

      My advice was about love for 2014. I am Capricorn with Aries rising-Scorpio moon sign. I am seeing two people and Taurus and Aries. advice is which sign is good for me this year. I love the Taurus and I enjoy talking to the Aries. I am in a relationship with the Taurus and cheating with the Aries, But the Aries know I am with someone. Aries is controlling and materially, Taurus don’t ask for so much. Aries want me to leave the Taurus , Aries and me been off and on for 2 years now

  107. ariesscorpiosag

    Hello again Tim,

    I read that Saturn which is in Scorpio is going retrograde, on Sunday March 2, would you explain what take place when saturn goes retro, like you did for Mars retro.

    Can’t wait to get answers to all my astro questions

    Thanks

    1. Tim Stephens

      Saturn retrograde tends to slow down practical projects, to mire hierarchies in complexities and delays, and to slow down career progress, especially to Capricorns, Aries, Aquarians and Scorpios. (The last two, only during this retro, not in future years.) (It can also slow whatever Saturn rules for any sign — e.g., sex for Gemini, partnership negotiations or litigation for Cancers, legal matters for Taurus, etc.) The retro is not bad — it slows things down, which gives us valuable time to re-examine our ambitious plans, to reassess circumstances, alter our approach, etc.
      Cheers,
      Tim

  108. Gaurav Mittal

    Hello Tim Stephens Sir

    First i am very glad to talk to you through this mode as i have been your great fan from about 12 year (specially influenced by reading your article in Indian Newspaper (Divya Himachal, Saturday Edition), as i have come to know about your prediction, you are about 99 percent accurate.

    I have one query if you could please help.

    Can you please tell about my Job during the months of March-2014 to March 2015, is there any boost in job or chances of Going to some higher job.

    My Date of Birth is 01.10.1984 , Birth Time is 04:04 PM (Monday)

  109. ariesscorpiosag

    Hi again Tim ,
    I have another question, I was reading the Scorpio love predictions or forecast I have my ascendant at 29degrees scorpio would the love predictions affect me and to what degree?
    anxious to hear from you.

    thanks

  110. ariesscorpiosag

    Hello Tim,
    My question concerns the neptune influence, I am some what confused about where Neptune lies in my chart at the time of my birth, Pisces was in my 4th house at the time of my birth and I have my Mercury in Pisces at 11degrees and Mars in Pisces, 08 degrees and Neptune in Scorpio at 13degrees where do I read the planetary positions? or the house positions ?
    Is it where Neptune lies or the planet that is ruled by neptune or both that are significant?

    Must be the Mercury retrograde confusing me

    Appreciate your help

  111. gdavi

    Hi Tim!
    A number of other astrologers indicate that the upcoming Mars retrograde (Mar 1 – May 19) is, similar to Mercury retrograde, a poor time to initiate new projects or relationships. Do you share these sentiments? Can you offer any guidance on how to best manage Mars retrograde energy?
    Thanks!

  112. sam

    Hello Tim – would you have a comment as to whether a ‘6’ is a good address for a retail ‘corner store’ – and expand on the address a bit for that type of business – Cheers! Saskatchewan Sam

  113. AmjadBurq

    Edward J. Snowden thought outside the circle and acted beyond the apparent limits. These are the two characters which are hallmark of new discovery, innovation and improved ideas. However noble action depends on intention. Is he hero or traitor depends on his intention. It’s too early to make any judgment!

  114. 49thandpacific

    hi Tim,
    I’m not a physicist or astronomer but I work with some and am interested in these topics, as you are. Here are a few points, about your January 19 preamble.

    “If we travel 8 billion and 1 light years, are we travelling to a time one year before the star was born? Or does the star still exist, behind us? Probably.” – yes, if you travel 1 light year past the star, the star’s light takes 1 light year to reach you, just as it did when you were 1 light year away in the other direction. The star would not cease to exist because of your travelling past it. The only way you could get to a point in time before the star’s birth is if you were travelling faster than light.

    Time is not absolute, it is relative. If you are moving faster than me, to each of us time will seem to move like it always does, but my “clock” will be moving faster than yours. The faster you go compared to my speed, the slower your time passes compared to mine. Besides speed, gravity also affects time. If we were both born at the same time on different planets, and you were on a more massive planet with greater gravity, your “clock” would run slower than mine. Time would be passing faster for me, relative to you, as my planet is less dense so has less gravity.

    “by fleeing this star at a speed greater than light” – you would be going backward in time. If you were going at exactly light speed, time would stand still. Everything would appear to be frozen. I don’t believe Einstein said it was impossible to travel faster than light (some would say a positively charged electron is actually travelling faster than light), he said it was impossible to transcend the light barrier. In other words, you cannot go from slower to faster. But if you are already travelling faster than light, that doesn’t contradict his theory. This is ignoring the fact that your density increases as you go faster. It would be impossible for an object with mass to travel at light speed because the faster it moved the greater its density would become. It would need more and more energy to keep it moving faster and faster. It would eventually achieve infinite density and there would not be enough energy in existence to propel it.

    “What is time?” – You ask the tough questions, Tim. This is why I’m working with physicists. I ask them all this question and their responses are the same as Einstein answered – “time is what a clock measures.” That is a pretty unsatisfying answer. They laugh when I tell them that.
    Physicists think of time simply as the 4th dimension – a measurement to define a point; the other 3 being space dimensions.

    It is because of our limited perceptions that we are only aware of 4 dimensions and one of these is time. We seem to be moving along a time line. Perhaps time is more than one dimension. If we existed in more than 4, we may not have a linear experience of time. How would we perceive it? What would its shape be? a fractal?

    Philosophers would agree with you, there is no time. It is only because we are physical objects with limited perceptions that we have an experience of time. If we were massless and smeared out across all dimensions, the concept of time would be meaningless.

  115. aztecmanager

    Hi Tim, we have met 1 x before at your old place in Kits. I have a new aquaintance who is into Ayurvedic Astrology and he states emphatically (but gently) that the western astrological birth signs are 23 days ahead of where they should be according to the Eastern beginnings. I am sure you know more than I what he refers to.
    Am I a virgo? (-23 days) or a Libra?

    1. Tim Stephens

      Please see my earlier answer. Your friend should know that there are two zodiac systems, and that his/hers (an ancient, sidereal system) is far less accepted than the “new” (about 1500 years old) tropical system. Yes, your friend would call you a Virgo, but if you asked him what the characteristics of Virgo are, they would sound suspiciously very Libran! Ask yourself this: are you well-mannered, do you like partnership, do you think awhile before judging people or making decisions, are you calm on the outside, nervous inside, are many of your thoughts intellectual? (These are all Libra qualities.)

  116. Susan1210

    HI Tim

    Glad to see that you are still doing horoscopes, thought you had retired. I was going to buy an apartment (as a rental investment) this past year, but circumstances prevented it. Now I am seeing that maybe the next few months this will be a profitable endeavour. Thanks again

    Sue (December 2, 1955)

  117. CorneliusC

    Hi Tim, I’m a 30th June Cancerian, late Virgo ascendant, hoping to buy my first house with an ex/friend (Aquarian) next spring, so this from your 2014 forecast has me worried: “Don’t move into a new home, and absolutely avoid beginning to co-habit with someone you love before July 27. Wait for August onward.”

    We are friends, but not romantically involved any more (and unlikely to be again). Will that offer any protection?!

  118. marianav

    Hi Tim,

    Truly enjoying and frequenting your website, as I have been for years. Thank you.
    When people meet for the first time, like at a conference, but the moon is void of course, does that mean that the relationship is doomed forever and nothing significant will come of it? For example, if 2 scientists meet at a conference and they talk about collaborating or doing anything together, is it true that the relationship will never bear fruit because the first time they met each other was a start nothing period? What about the outlook for a friendship or romantic relationship?
    Thank you.

    1. Tim Stephens

      In general, you’re correct: when the moon is “void of course” (my “Start Nothing” periods) a first time meeting between any people — two scientists, lawyers, wanna-be friends, wanna-be lovers — will usually not come to anything in future. Sometimes this is “hidden” — the relationship can last for months, even years, but its net sum will be nothing, or close to it. There is another factor: the Moon might be void — i.e., out of aspects “in the sky” — but it might still be aspecting planets in your birth chart. In this case, something might come from a “void” meeting, or even a project started in the “start nothing” period. Usually, also, it is better not to start anything in the first few hours after a “void” period ends. I don’t mention these things in the column “set up” because they add too many complexities for the casual reader.
      Cheers,
      Tim

  119. naasia

    Hi Tim,
    Just a thought…..
    As far as I understand, Jupiter would start its rearward journey, even before we are done with the retreating mercury..!!
    How is it gonna affect things;
    should we simply expect all the succour, granted by the mighty planet, to be suddenly pulled back in the coming months?

  120. piperholland

    Hi Tim, I have just stumbled onto your site and found that I like it a lot. I’ll be back to visit often, I’m sure. I’m curious… You mention that your education is “MFA”. Is that by any chance a Master of Fine Arts degree? If so, it is more than coincidence that I happened upon your site at this particular time. Anxious to hear. 🙂

  121. ariesscorpiosag

    Hello Tim

    I am a little confused about the aries cast for this week sept29 2013
    you wrote meeting ones equal before oct 2nd and after oct1st, could there be an error
    in the dates

    thanks

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