2009 YEAR AHEAD FORECAST
BY TIM STEPHENS
Last year's imploding stock markets, credit freezes,
bank Armageddons, soaring foreclosures and Detroit supplications were the first
economic shock - two more lie ahead, around February and September. By November
(through 2011), governments will restructure, to adapt to those shocks.
Government agencies will implode, explode, and
re-arrange themselves as never before. Don't depend on government pensions. We
might not reach our interest rate bottom until 2010, our economic nadir until
2011. Lock up your doors.
In 2009, hierarchies will grow, democracy ebb - "might
is right" and pragmatic choices win. Barack Obama begins his presidency with
Mercury retrograde, indicating missteps and changes of heart and mind. This
autumn (into mid-2010) Barack might lose his temper and initiate a sweeping
series of laws, and perhaps launch foreign incursions. Soldiers will tire of war
(in Russia's south-west?) and turn back toward their government, and attack it.
Kings might war against their citizens. India's growth slows, gently. China
faces domestic upheavals. Iraq might be re-invaded. Bolivia and Brazil face a
You and I will remain hopeful, gregarious and tolerant.
Wise and beneficial social legislation will be written. Weddings and babies
proliferate, but the family will be radically altered - sexually and
technologically. Massive public gatherings will catch our pleased attention.
Governments ramp up nuclear power; it begins a long
domination. Oil's recent $ 147 peak won't be regained until about 2020. Real
estate - down, after an initial upward swing. On tech fronts, water will be
taught to think.
We should all avoid starting anything new (projects or relationships) from
January 11 - 31, May 6 - 30, September 6 - 29, and December 26 to January 14,
- (March 21-April 19)
This is both an exhilarating
and a serious year, Aries. Major changes loom in career. Go
with the flow. If you change your ambition's direction (the
earlier the better) your success could surprise you - aim
for publishing, education, travel, international, cultural,
legal, group, and networking elements. Work remains heavy
until October, but higher-ups are ready to reward past
popularity surges now. Expect a flurry of social delights,
flirtations and invitations. A new group opens its doors -
enter gladly, for this circle could bring both fortune and
blessings for a decade! You might join a "secret"
organization, or be elected to your club's executive ranks.
Through August, choose socializing over private pleasures,
and light romance over infatuation. Reverse that October
onward (right into mid-2010) when one of the biggest love
affairs of your life might arrive!
Your health looks good all 2009. But shun stress, protect
your heart and lower back in sports venues, and reduce spicy
Family members need lots of
nurturing, encouragement - be gentle, not adamant. Don't buy
a home after August.
back to top
- (April 20-May 20)
2009 brings a
long-lasting revolution in your ideas, attitudes, and
links to others. You grow more calm, enlightened and
happy. This transformation fortunately affects how and
whom you love, your educational level and your
cultural involvements. 2009 through 2024 brings the
ultimate in marital harmony - but don't begin
co-habiting before June 2010 (domestic friction).
Romantic love, pleasure, vacations, creative arts,
speculation and dealings with children remain quiet
the first 10 months. Stay with a slow-growth romance.
All 2009 offers you
splendid luck in prestige, career and business zones -
the best in 13 years. You could be promoted! Through
August - especially in February - you'll make wise
business and career decisions.
Avoid plunging into
real estate, domestic, security and retirement
projects before September - a "sure thing" isn't!
October onward, renovations or repairs help dissolve
domestic tension. Little affects your health this
year. Protect your throat area, eat wisely, and avoid
Your social life
continues to be unpredictable, perhaps because you've
focused on status associations for so long. Be more
relaxed - that will swell your ranks of friends.
- (May 21-June 20)
intriguing mysteries from 2009 through 2024. You'll
sharpen your skills in research, investing, finances,
editing, management and psychology. You'll be invited
into closed-door meetings. You'll face a whole parade
of subtle but life-transforming changes, especially in
employment spheres. Intimacy, commitments, sex and
pregnancy become uber-consequential.
Real estate and your domestic arena remain serious
concerns through October. Children need encouragement
and a stable home. Don't rush into a property purchase
- bargains continue until 2011.
inspiring love taps your shoulder this year. A
"perfectly right" person might chase you! Steer toward
deep, true love; avoid mere casual relationships. Seek
love among international venues, foreign born people,
travel, law, higher education, religion, cultural
events and publishing - these are your "treasure
chest" this year, not only for love! You might marry
or live abroad. Travel and communications soar October
Any ailments might prove
puzzling to doctors: you could become a bit of a case
study! If you need surgery, try to schedule it for
January, June, or the last week of April, August or
- (June 21-July 22)
Your luck grows by leaps
and bounds in sexual, intimate, financial, research,
investigative, and similar arenas all 2009. These
zones have lured you for over a decade - but seldom to
your benefit. Now, that changes: benevolence, fortune
and light flow into these deep zones, especially
through August. Don't focus exclusively on your earned
income - a huge money or lifestyle opportunity will
come (perhaps from the past) if you widen your view.
October begins an 8-month "money gusher" - bank it;
Your mental faculties remain alert, inspired; yet
communications are slow, meanings elusive, until
November. Short trips tire, but aid partnerships.
If single, you'll
begin to see more and more romantic opportunities -
they're deep, potentially life-long - and of the true
love variety. If you're not in the romantic market,
the same influence offers a parade of creative ideas,
risk-taking opportunities, and child-related
successes. Even fame might arrive. You'll need
diplomacy, because opportunities come via stubborn,
inscrutable (and simpatico!) people. It's their way or
no way. Don't confuse lust with love.
your ankles and calves.
(July 23-Aug. 22)
All year, cheerful,
honorable, and wisely intuitive people bring you lucky
opportunities in business, practical matters, love,
travel and education. Your luck soars to a lifetime
high in relocation, litigation, contracts and
agreements, dealings with the public, and renown.
If you're single,
your true mate might be "hiding" behind a wall of
formality and propriety, of distance, even, simply, of
not knowing you're on the hunt. So speak up - you
could be overjoyed with the results! True romantic
love moves across your horizon.
magnetism, determination and assertiveness soar this
autumn. All year, be diplomatic, gentle and eager to
form links. If you cling to old resentments or selfish
independence, your great luck can turn to opposition,
litigation, argument, even divorce.
Sex and investments
lure you March/April - reject impetuous action.
If your health has been eroded by stress, learn
relaxation techniques. Watch your diet to prevent
gastro-intestinal or eliminative problems.
picture slowly and subtly transforms now to 2024.
November ends years of money restrictions.
Food/shelter and security fields offer attractive
- (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Your work expands,
offering one of the luckiest employment opportunities
- or changes - in a few decades. You might fight
vocational changes at first, but time will prove their
beneficial nature. If you're job hunting, pursue real
estate, food, agriculture, parenting, nutrition,
security and similar zones. Through August, avoid
management roles and government agencies.
vibrant, exciting and frustrating. (Someone
fascinating, with emotions like the sun on water, lies
only a few years away. Meanwhile, you get romantic
adventure rather than love.) Your present sober,
serious mood can attract a steady, deep, often silent
September to December
urge you to chase romance, creativity, speculative and
child-oriented projects. Plunge into the pleasure of
the moment. Give grand social occasions and
superficial entertainment little attention. Oddly,
planning your future this autumn will steer you
astray, whereas acting impulsively will take you to
the right place! October begins 8 months of
intensified lust and/or financial action. A government
agency might be involved.
Eat wisely; don't
overdo drugs, drink or solitude. Protect yourself
against viral complaints, headaches, and smoke/heat.
- (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Your long dry spell in
love and creative projects now ends! 2009 will bring a
river of romance, beauty, child-raising joys, sports,
creativity, speculation, and everything that gives you
pleasure. You're lucky this year, so take risks!
Old flames populate the
romantic woods, especially in January, May and
September. Decide whether they'll deliver old problems
and dead-ends - or a sweet second chance. February and
the summer bring a thrilling person who would make a
good life-mate. Before September, don't play the field
- focus on intense, personal interludes. After
September, Mr. or Mrs. Right could step into your
Your career and
relations with higher-ups enter soft ground from late
August onward. Accept the status quo, and don't push
for recognition. You might find (or build) your "soul
home." Soon, Mother Nature (real estate, agriculture,
mining, furniture stores, maternity services, etc.)
might become your main source of income. November
begins a two-year phase of serious duties related to
those home and food/shelter concerns.
Protect your nerves
all year. Defeat stress by working or playing outside.
- (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
decision/commitment about real estate - it will grant
you security and inner peace for many decades to come!
Family therapy, personal soul healing, regenerative
rest, all bless you in 2009.
Through August, keep
an honest, humble, low profile at work. This autumn
bosses and parents display short tempers and
impatience. Oddly enough, it's the perfect time to
push - diplomatically. All autumn, obey an urge to
work extra hard. This could bring a promotion or other
great advance, especially if you're in a male-oriented
industry (commodities, war, surgery, engines, etc.)
Indecision hits your
spiritual, governmental, financial and sexual
relationships. Ah, well - focus on your foundations
(home, security, soul) and let those relationships
fall where they may. Love's an adventure, but
unstable. Very soon (2010/11) real romance will come -
be willing to wait.
Chase investments in
June, and a pay raise in December. Upgrade your car,
computer and telephony - it's important for your
future. You might face some digestive disorders, but
generally your health looks great.
communications with a serious-minded group help
stabilize your life.
- (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Expect a blizzard of
communications, travel, errands, paperwork and new
friends in 2009. Curiosity creates luck this year. The
first 8 months advise against lawsuits, foreign
travel, higher education, and holding adamant
religious or philosophical views.
Romantic possibilities arise everywhere. But don't wed
before September. You'll do a lot of pondering over
relationships (perhaps over an old flame) especially
in January, May and September. October starts eight
months of powerful, seductive love potentials.
Your home life remains
unpredictable - young Sages might move; more settled
Sages face renovations or transient family members who
keep you hopping. Delay real estate purchases until
As in 2008, work
remains heavy. Hang on - if you get through 2009 on
career fronts, you'll have an easier ride for the next
three decades! Chase earnings and quick money all
year; avoid investing, especially after August. You're
launched on a 15-year transformation of your income.
If you're seeking employment, aim toward distribution,
transportation, telephony and all communications or
travel fields. Your health is generally good - avoid
tension and the gastro-intestinal upsets it causes.
- (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
At last, something
you've waited for - more money! 2009 brings great
opportunities to increase your paycheck, buy and sell
articles, boost your commissions, and to purchase
items that will help you earn more - tools, machines,
etc. February/March open the money spout wide. Start
money projects before September for the best results -
but wait until September onward to invest large sums.
October triggers 8 months of intense financial
involvements with others, which can boost your net
worth sky-high! But be deliberate, ambitious and slow
- NOT impulsive.
Your sexual magnetism
shines in January. Romance purrs May/June, and could
lead to a July betrothal. You might argue, even break
off, September/October. October into mid-2010 will
light your libido powerfully. Reject impulse, and
respect society's boundaries!
far travel, publishing and intellectual projects
proceed slowly, but promise significant, fruitful
results. November begins two years of steady, stable
career effort - perhaps the most important career
phase of your life.
Your health is
generally good. Complaints that arise the first 8
months can be difficult to diagnose, so get two
2009 brings a giant
surge of popularity and happiness - expect a
glittering string of social delights, entertainment,
invitations and flirtations! You'll form optimistic,
workable plans for your future. A major wish could
Be self-reliant the
first 8 months. Don't sign contracts, relocate, sue,
nor form partnerships in business or love.
You'll experience no
lack of romance, as your friendly optimism will
attract admirers, especially in February/March,
July/August, October and December. If you're single,
play the field until October. That month into
mid-2010, a fiery, proud person impresses you
powerfully - is it love, or war? If you're unhappily
married, autumn arguments (and your new confidence)
could precipitate a split-up. If you're happily
married, expect an autumn/winter of adventure and
Your finances and
investments continue their sober, tough road through
October. Your work and career undergo subtle, deep
changes that align you fortunately with government
agencies, organizations, or management. Don't let
2009's free-floating happiness nudge you into reckless
Protect your bones,
gums and teeth, knees and skin this year. Guard
against "big appetites."
- (Feb. 19-March 20)
2009 transforms your
goals and social involvements. You'll drop glitzy,
superficial gatherings to quietly scout out a new
crowd, one involved with international travel, foreign
people, education, intellectual pursuits, publishing,
law, or idealistic aims. You could meet a very
compatible future mate or friend in a new group.
This is an excellent
year to revise your priorities, deal with spiritual
matters, visit psychics, seek therapy, join management
classes, or to invest for your long-range future
security. You'll be invited to attend closed-door
discussions and planning sessions - an indication that
you're headed upward! Government agencies and
charitable organizations favor you.
October begins 8
months of intense work - and better pay. But guard
against stress, especially this autumn/winter. Take
power naps and long walks, and avoid television.
If you're married, you already know that your partner
is inextricably involved with your aspirations and
projects. If you're single, romance will be quiet -
but you'll attract sexy attention in March/April. July
offers quiet romantic coziness. A former love might
appear in September. Someone's attracted in November -
if you have time!