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HI Tim, I’ve been reading your insights into the universe for over 20 years. I truly appreciate all your political commentary, because I agree with all of it (yes I’m a typical person who likes to have her own beliefs confirmed via the internet). Seriously though, I do agree with all your thoughts on the US political system and Donald Trump.
I had a reading from you when I was in my early 20’s and what you predicted happened. You said I would meet someone else other than by boyfriend at the time in my early 30’s settle with them and be secure. You also said I would live in a place with large windows, which I do. So interesting. Obviously a bunch of other stuff occurred along the way.
Just wanted to let you know, how much I appreciate your work.
MANY THANKS FOR STOCK MARKET COMMENTS (& all comments actually)
I bought in the Dec 24 window…
By the way, I recently started watching you tube videos on Steve Eisman….very interesting. Did you watch the movie “The Big Short”?
As for US politics…..I’m short on it…….
As for Cdn polics recently….I like Sheila Copps comments.
I personally appreciate experience because quite often wisdom & perspective comes with it…..
Hence I go to astrologers, medical professionals etc. with at least 20 yrs experience.
On the astology side, general question for u…when chosing a place to have surgery done…do we look at the Venus/Jupiter aspects? Yes, I know…not that simple. But simplistically, generally….yes???
All the best – & again many thanks for helping us navigate thru our lives in this complex world.
Surgery is ruled by Mars (sometimes Pluto) — and in your personal chart, the planet ruling the 8th house (usually). The place is not as crucial as the time.
Tim, your column is wonderful – I read it faithfully each week and have been doing so for years. I truly look forward to reading your comments on the politics, markets, industries, nations, etc. They are insightful, accurate & brave with just the right dose of “Tim” humor!
You are the best astrologer I have every come across – I mean that very sincerely. I read with my whole family in mind. Having done so for so many years, I know what you say for the current week, happens to me in the following week, my husband his week matches your week,..and so on…I give my children and their spouses the “what to watch for or look forward to.” I actually feel guilty reading it all the time for free – if you ever decide to charge a subscription fee – I’m in!
I hope you continue to share your gift with us.
Me too. I feel the same as Bls. Anything to keep you writing your column.
Ps I always thought your economic advice referred to US/Canada.
I’m in Aust but I did buy into property in late 2008. But hold it 10 yrs is the golden rule in property and will double its value. Which it has.
Thanks for your support! Real estate tends to move world-wide, as its fulcrums are population growth and interest rates. Stocks, etc., change from nation to nation.
Dear Tim: While I totally believe your right to say and do that which is within the law. On the other hand I have read your predictions for at least ten (10) years. In that time I have not had the opportunity to benefit from your predictions. In other words none of your predictions for my ~sign~ has ever come even close to being correct. After a while I have read your predictions as knowing what will not occur. I have also read your
preamble and after amble diatribe with interest. I am happy to see that there is support and an opportunity for someone as bigoted, ill informed and limited in education as yourself to spout totally inaccurate view of the actual events that are occurring in the world. Although I am not Jewish I do resent your subtle anti-Semitic references in your verbal diahria. It might be that you are unaware of your deep seated bigotry. It might be the time to do a deep soul searching process. Be advised that the downside of this search might also threaten your livelihood as you might realize how ridiculous the premise of Horoscope forecasting is as a reality rather than just entertainment. ZJDezso
Gee, not one of my forecasts came true for you, yet you kept reading for ten years? I have never deleted a comment, but I came close with yours. Any “anti-Semitism” you detect must be echoes of your own heart. You remind me of the burghers/authorities reaction to William Lilly, the great English astrologer. When his prediction that London would burn came true in 1666, rather than admit astrology “worked,” they accused him of setting the fire. I guess you’re upset that I predicted Rod Rosenstein was dirty and would face a crisis around April 2019 — a prediction made at least a year ago. Am I anti-Semite because my prediction is coming true, and Rosenstein happens to be Jewish? (I guess — I don’t know his religion.)
I wish you well.
edits …a prediction that the women’s movement and, …
should be a prediction that the women’s movement had come
breaking free OF burqas
that they still bothered ME
…after I moved BACK to Canada in 2012…
I have approved two of your comments, but not your long one, as it was just too long to read — and packed with falsehoods. The gist is that you accuse me of predicting years ago that women would not make any advances for two centuries, and that I am anti-feminist. I have never made such a prediction, and the only “250-year forecast” I’ve made about women is that, 1983 to 2229 AD, women would come to equal men, even in crime. I wonder why you’re so wrong, and nasty?
This is Rox, my DOB is 21-11-1980. I have worked for private companies for past 15 years, and now i am looking forward for a full time business.
My friend (DOB: 08-05-1984) has already started a restaurant before one and half years, and we are both willing to consider a partnership for a new branch for the same restaurant.
First part where i need your kind advice is, whether it is good time for me to invest in food business.
Secondly, we have seen a location for the new branch on last Saturday the 27th April 2019. Location, Rent of the place etc. look ok, just i would love it if i could get any suggestion from you, before booking any rented place.
You have always been an excellent guide to me, many many thanks for that.
Thanks in advance, for your advice.
why there’s no love forecast for 2019? hope to see it.
I’m writing it for the March 3 column.A little late, but in time for Spring and spring fever!
I have been finding marbles at our cabin. We have no children or grandchild who visit there nor have we had any children visit. I found four in total all the same size and color all at different times. I found two by the outside of our door and two inside the cabin. No one has access to our cabin but us. Am I loosing my mind?
Hi, “thank you,”
I don’t know how the marbles got there, but they strike me as an omen, perhaps prefiguring a large purchase, perhaps of land or a property. (4 is the # of home, and 2 is the # of money/buying. Notice 2 marbles were inside, two outside, indicating “in-out” or “doorways created by money.” It could also mean selling (the cabin?) instead of buying…
In critically reading your reply to a reader who questioned your information sources regarding the FBI and the missing email trail, I found your answer was biased and inaccurate Tim. Specifically when you use loaded descriptors such as “dirty” to describe FBI agents Strzok & Page you are applying judgement to their actions that suggest they were engaged in a deep conspiracy to overthrow Trump. I did watch the Strzok hearings and the only conclusion that seemed clear was two employees were expressing disgust at the crazy and seemingly radical actions of the Trump-lead administration. Strzok emphatically expressed that the email exchange was taken out of context and meant for personal consumption between himself and Page. Regarding Trump, I too have expressed deep anger and passionate desire for some justice, karmic and otherwise, to be delivered to one of the biggest lying and arrogant thief of modern times. If I were an American who worked for US intelligence and expressed such thoughts about Trump over the morning coffee break, my co-workers and I would at the very least be suspended. Muller did the right action in removing Strzok & Page from the investigation. What Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page demonstrated carelessness and a lack of good judgement. They engaged in the sarcastic denigration of the”higher- ups”, using the “our boss is such an asshole we should get rid of him” type of exchange. Is this a dirty conspiracy to de-throne? We’ve all privately expressed anger against the “evil” superior that seems to delight in making life hell for subordinates. I challenge your answer to this reader, as being biased and judgmental, when you use expressions such as “dirty” and “conspiracy to de-throne”. I watched the hearings and your coloration of the facts are unfair. Also, when Ivanka, a senior level WH staff member, had been found to be using her personal email for government business, why wasn’t there a deeper inquiry? Finally, we should pay more attention to the focus of Trump’s protestations. On some things, methinks he doth protest too much.
I don’t want to turn this blog into a political forum. But to answer briefly, the commentator accused me of not having truthful sources for my statements. My answer proved I had the best sources possible. Your entire criticism of my answer is that I called Page and Strzok “dirty.” Both were immoral, cheating on their spouses for an extended period. Page resigned, and the FBI found Strzok’s actions bad enough to fire him. My “dirty” comes from this — should I have used “disgraced” instead? (For they certainly were disgraced.) Should I have said “disgraced” because it is more PC than “dirty?” You yourself use disparaging words — Trump, according to you, is “crazy,” the “biggest lying and arrogant thief of modern times.” Where, Patricia, are your sources to validate such claims? You are doing the exact thing you accuse me of, slandering your hated object, but much more outrageously than I might have. (I didn’t slander, but you did.)
I’ll be happy if you keep your word about an end to broadcasting your political views and defending trump. I can read all that in The Federalist. Even fellow Republicans won’t support him the way you do! It’s really inappropriate here. Can we stick to the stars please? Thanks.
Hey Tim, you nailed the stock Market perfectly. Congrats.
I like the new layout; I find it easier to read.
Thank you so much for your yearly Guidance for both luck and love predictions.
They are really helpful for my to make yearly plans and be aware of the traps.
I am Sagittarius by the way, and Look forward to the completely different and energetic generation!!
Just forgot to mention. Even though this year is not really bad, I got a significant delay on my postgraduate study and I suffered a terrible relationship with a gay (I used to be straight). I just lost my mind and rationality, abandoning myself into the “exciting” and “strong” feelings with that guy doing nothing but missing him every seconds. Maybe it’s really the so called karma like I owned him in the past decades and I meant to pay for that. Anyway, I was abandoned in Sep and I found myself finally returned normal since late Oct, though sometimes it still pains. It feels like I can never love someone that much again, and I am not sure whether I lost the ability to love (Or maybe there’s no love at all as they are so fragile and illusory)
I also had good experience. I got the chance to go to Egypt and Taiwan early this year for free (scholarship)
Even though I cannot enroll this year, Sep 2019 will be the time. And I got another opportunity to New Zealand （working holiday） and I am leaving next month.
I should appreciate actually. God never puts me into a desperate condition, and give me more than what I lose. Also, thank you very much, your words have always encouraged me.
I lost my job in July 2009. I have been unable to get another job since then. I have PLENTY of opportunities, but I keep hitting a wall. No one will offer employment. I am very concerned.
Can you tell me when I will be getting a job?
I was born on Nov. 7, 1957 in Kingston Pennsylvania USA at 11:35 PM.
THANK YOU for your help.
In general, the 12 months ahead should be a huge money year for Scorpios, which hints that you should find employment. Perhaps you need to adjust your aim, i.e., pursue a different kind of job.
That’s as far as I’ll go without seeing your birth chart, which would entail a reading. (If you want one, just email me at email@example.com.)
I have been looking for different kinds of jobs, but no luck.
I can’t afford a reading with you.
Thanks for your help.
Well, remember the first sentence of my first answer.
I really like the new format that you’re using for the weekly forecasts. I find them much easier to read.
Thank you for the change. I hope it survives the Mercury Retro.
Also, thank you for your weekly words of wisdom. I find that when I pay attention to what you write, my life is far less challenging. Imagine!
Take care of you!
The new format is way better. I vote for keeping it 🙂
Also, just fyi, I keep a paper copy of your column for bedtime reading for the week (no computer allowed in the bedroom) and I’m probably not the only one. The problem with that is that the “translate” button cuts off the text and makes it difficult to read.
For those in the same boat, just right click the Translate Button, and then click “Inspect”. That gives you the line for the website where the Translate Button is coded in. Then, just hit the “Delete” button on your keyboard twice, once to get rid of the text that says “Translate” and again to get rid of the box that covers up the text when you try to print it.
I’m no techie, but website coding is kind of cool 🙂
Can I put your comment in the main text so others can read it?
Yes of course 🙂
I like the new format , mind you I like anything you write . Thanks
ALWAYS ENJOY UR POSTINGS…MUCH APPRECIATED
HOWEVER…..THIS COMMENT ABOUT KAVANAUGH IS UNWARRANTED….YOU SHOULD RETRACT: For example, both Michael Avenatti and Brett Kavanaugh have displayed their “ugly side” in recent months as the south node traversed their Sun sign of Aquarius.
BRETT WAS FALSELY ACCUSED….WHERE IS THE UGLY SIDE??????
Sorry, no retraction. I’ve already explained in an earlier column.
Perhaps your prediction about assassination attempts on a 2020 candidate is already being enacted with letter bombs being mailed to high level Democrats. At this point in time we do not know if this is an action limited the current period of time, or if it is the beginning of a campaign. Putin has publicly announced that US domination of global politics is waning. The impulsiveness and spiteful decision making that Trump fans adore do everything but Make America Great Again. Between the in your face voter suppression tactics and Russian cyber attacks I have conceded that the American people will get what they deserve. It is clear that the issues of humanity are not in the interests of the administration nor the Republican government. The unapologetic lying and ugly ambition are appalling. Tim, is there any astrological portent of change for the better?
Hi, patricia raye,
A slight correction: I said whoever wins election in 2020 faces possible assassination. (Just being a candidate will not trigger it.) And, you know, there was just a change — a Democratic House. (As I predicted in the August 5 column.) I think Trump IS the change, the disruptor.As for the humanitarian side, hopefully Trump and the Dems can co-operate on immigration, etc.
You mention about an economic downturn in coming months. Why should that be a surprise? Almost all economists question the wisdom (or stupidity) of Trade wars and tariffs. Every sector that Trump’s tariffs suppose to protect turns to dust. Check out the stocks in Aluminum, Steel, Solar Panels, Washing machines, home builders, Farmers. Judging by their stocks, not doing well at all. Now he wants to expand on the tariffs? YIKES!! Change is one thing. Changing for the worse…
On a different note, I often hear people comparing Trump to Clinton. “Well, they did this…they did that…don’t blame me, they did that too”. Why compare? Trump is the sitting Prez. Is he not responsible for his policies and action?
Finally, Just to point out some big money supporting Trump makes everyone of us feel like paupers. Check out Sheldon Adelson. $82M in 2016 campaign. $26M in 2018 midterm. But it’s peanuts compare to the $100s of Million he saved from Tax Cut. Only in US is it legitimate. Anywhere else it’s bribery, influence peddling. Google Sheldon Adelson and you’ll see how he prescribe Trump’s Middle East policies..
Hi Tim, you dont do monthly forecast anymore?
I haven’t done monthly forecasts since about 1990.
Love the Astrology! Stock Market and Stock Picks are a little out of context… DM, SMLP and TCP have ALL Fallen Off A Cliff since January 2018… Minus -40% and -50% at the end of April 2018… So, yes, at the current prices, DM looks especially good, because of the price-adjusted dividend… But, that dividend is in question, which is why DM price dropped -50% in March 2018… in the most recent month, DM and TCP have jumped, but, SMLP is flat… Bonne Chance!
I think I addressed the fact that DM, SMLP, et al had fallen off a cliff, and that was why they WERE a potential good buy. In fact, DM and TCP have risen sharply since I bought them. SMLP is up also, but only marginally. But,yes, as I pointed out, they’re a bit dangerous. But, as you say, bonne chance!
Hi Tim – I’m looking for the post in regards to Donald Trump’s Birth-chart –
Thank you Bridget
Oh how very considerate of you Tim! Thank you
I’m not sure what you mean,as I’ve written many times about Trump. Are you just looking for his birth chart?
Yes Tim, there was also some History of his Family. As well as his Birth chart explained a bit.
To find any famous person’s birth chart, just google their name and add “birth chart.” Several sites will have it.
Hi Tim, I’m not sure if this has been said on here but I was wondering if we should be reading the predictions for our rising sign as well as our sun sign. Thanks!
You can read your rising sign for circumstances and some (exogenous) events, your Moon sign for emotional issues/responses/mood, and your Sun sign for your actions, goals, accomplishment, etc. Reading all three can leave you puzzled, so I usually advise picking 2 of the 3, and reading those.
You mention not to start any relationships until after Aug 19th however I’m a Pisces and started taking with a Taurus on July 17th and we met on July 25th. Now that the retrograde is happening I’m developing feelings. Is this okay to pursue during the retrograde even though we met before but only now am beginning to start a relationship?
From your loyal fan of over 15+ years!
If you first met (July 17) before 8:20 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:20pm Eastern) then the relationship will likely disappoint over time; if you met after this time, you will have a strong sexual relationship — but what follows? (There might be a third person involved/affected.) Btw, when you first talked, even over the phone or net, is your first meeting.
Tim, remember your post/pre-amble about DNA testing and the results being shared with drug companies? It seems to be happening now between 23andMe and GlaxoSmithKline (not sure if this link will come through).
Hi, Mary Anne,
Thanks, saw that. I’ve put a bit in the Aug. 5 preamble-afteramble about this. I think it’s a good thing. (But a bad thing to share it with insurance companies.)
Your comments about the impact of the legalization of marijuana are very concerning — as is the legislation. I fear the brain-harming impact on future generations, since our brains are still developing until the age of 25. And mental health professionals are warning of how it encourages schitzophrenia, bi-polar disorder and other mental health issues in young users. At the same time, Canada’s economy is threatened by Donald Trump and our inadequate social safety net is fraying ever more. Do you see anything good happening in Canada’s future?
To be really brief, Canada (mostly after all the upheavals and/or difficulty with natural resources existing until 2024/5) will be slowly but smoothly rising in economic and political terms. Canada will also discover a huge supply/reservoir of — what? Something that produces electricity, probably uranium, but perhaps a new, more concentrated type. Much valuable research and discovery here.)
Thank you, Tim, so much! Very comforting!
This is Mukesh.
Thanks for your predictions, they help me a lot to decide about many important things.
Especially about jobs and relationships. Your predictions have always worked out pretty well.
Tim, I am a Scorpio, and you have asked not to start any new project or relationship before Aug 19, 2018. Also you have told in 29 July – 4 Aug forecast, that i can join any former job opportunity.
I am in need of some help from you here.
I have worked abroad previously for 2 years and currently I am working in my native country, with a satisfactory profile. I am seeking to go abroad back, but its not any urgency or emergency. Currently i am seeing an opportunity, which is in the same country, but with different company and a job profile which could be better than previous.
I seek your help, in deciding whether i should wait till Aug 19, or should i jump immediately.
Thanks in advance.
If it’s a new job, not from the past, then I’d wait until Aug. 19 onward.
Thanks a lot Tim.
Wish you good health and prosperity!
I was reading your horoscope forecast for May 27- June 2nd. I am a Pisces and in the forecast you state that the months ahead would be a great time to enter civil service or management. But in the karmic forecast you state to avoid civil service or any management until November. I just passed the U.S.P.S. exam, should I pursue this avenue now or wait until November?
Oops, you’re right. I wrote some time ago that you should stay out of the civil service, because the lunar south node was in Aquarius (your management, civil service sign) and the s. node often causes delays, dead-ends, or loss. However, Mars, your money planet, also entered Aquarius recently, and will stay there until November. The s. node also stays there until November. So there are 2 conflicting indications. In general, it would probably be wiser to avoid the civil service, etc., until early Nov., rather than chase the money benefits awaiting you there. However, sometimes (and especially with Pisces) the s. node doesn’t bring bad things, but good (maybe 20 % of the time). If you do enter the postal service, and all goes smoothly, and you like everything, then ignore my karmic advice. But if (even now, before entering) you experience delays in entering the service, this is an indication that you should stay out (at least until Nov.). Sorry for the mix-up. You and many Pisces are facing this dilemma. In giving my May 27 advice, I was forgetting about the s. node.
PS: I have revised the May 27 Pisces message to explain this more fully.
I am a Taurus
You have written that Taurus can invent a mousetrap
What does that mean ?
Can you please explain because when i read Taurus predictions I got little scared about what is going to happen in coming months and years😨
I meant Taurus people will become more inventive, inspired now to 2026.
You mentioned in your Aries predictions, not to quit a job during the Saturn’s transit. But since the company I am already working for, has lost the contract with Translink (here in Greater Vancouver Area) and all the employees have been laid off. Now, the new contractor has offered the same jobs to all the existing employees. Would you class it as leaving the existing employer and joining a new company??
To make matters more complex for you, I am trying for a higher position (based on my skillset) within that new contractor’s company. My current position is way way below my experience and education. As you had rightly predicted before for Aries, that career has been in the doldrums for the last 3 decades. I see a chance to rebuild my career again. How does that sit with your predictions?? Should I go for it or not???
I would keep/re-apply for your former job, but also apply for the better, upscale position. Saturn doesn’t hurt you in either of these cases, for you didn’t quit capriciously, nor were fired for cause.
Does it also work the same way if I were to keep working in the old position and keep applying for the upscale position in other organisations?
I have read for Taurus : “One caution: do not change careers nor employers before November 8, 2018”.
Unfortunately I have signed a contract for a new job one week ago to start in September ; this is a nice opportunity for me, more responsabilities, and a multinational.
Do you think I should not change my job? What I should do?
In general everything you say is 100% truth, so I’m a bit scared because of this sentence.
Thank you very much
If I tell you the “100 % truth,” then why doubt me? I would need to know a lot more (your birth chart, how long the contract is for, etc.) before I could give you an accurate answer. Failing that, I have to stick with my column’s advice.
It’s a permanent contract, I have signed it one week ago ( before I knew your advice ) but I am starting in September.
I was born Mai 3th, I’m Taurus, and Leo.
Thank you very much Tim,
I meant I would need to read for you. I’d need birth date including year, and place and time if known.
Late last year, you asked readers to let you know if August’s total eclipse had any adverse effect on them. I’m happy to report I experienced no significant changes in my life (good or bad) over the past 6 months.
On a slightly different note, do you still believe, long-term, Justin Trudeau will enjoy smooth sailing in his role as PM? The last few weeks have been a bit rough for him in the Public Relations department (i.e., his state visit to India (wardrobe choices) and the townhall #peoplekind comment/joke that went viral). Whether or not he was serious during his #peoplekind comment, he comes off as someone who is trying too hard. I can see how that might be off-putting and appear inauthentic to many.
I prefer the mix of specific and general times that you used this week.
Thanks for writing the column and allowing access to it.
May I ask how the Start Nothing times are generated?
I’ve decided to use a blend, of exact and general times.
Thanks for the input,
when wil have 2018 Love Forecast？
I usually write it around Valentine’s Day. But I might do it anytime, as part of the weekly blog.
I have been a regular reader since past several years now. Your work is really precise and accurate. I would like to ask my DOB is 25/5/83 00:57am abudhabi UAE. Two love interests are keen to get to know me deeper. One is 29/12/90 other is 27/10/1989 or 1990 . Your last week’s gemini forecast says “You could fall in love, or agree to wed, now to late Feb.” I wanted to ask who should I pursue ? I would be really really really be obliged and grateful if you could answer as I am almost 35 and still never married.
You’re a Gemini. Your stated love interests are Capricorn and Scorpio. Capricorn is your sex sign, but you aren’t Capricorn’s. Your moon is in Scorpio, which makes you fairly compatible with this sign. Also, you are Scorpio’s sex sign. I’d pick the Scorpio. But remember, 2019 is your marriage year, so just let things develop until then.
First of all thanks for all horoscopes you write, and also thanks for your advice about not to start new thing.
I would like to change work, you have said ” start nothing before December 22th.
Is recommended to search a job? or I should wait until December 22th for searching?
Thank you very much
Wait until Dec. 23 onward. Depends a bit on your sun sign.
I’m Taurus ascendant Leo.
Laura — yes, wait until Dec. 23 onward.
A few questions to understand the retrograde Dec. 2-22 if you don’t mind. I’m Pisces in California, born in BC. I started a job hunt in late October and received an offer right away. I accepted. However, due to my visa requirements, it has stretched into December and my start date should be mid-Jan. 2018. It’s basically a lateral transfer, same position and career path in an Institution. However, it’s become a legal discussion of how to best procure a new visa with the lawyer as of today, and the forecast is to avoid the legal hassles which seems to be starting. Your forecast was to not quit or change careers, however since this starts and ends outside the Mercury retrograde, what do you think applies?
Thanks again for all your work, and I will contact you soon for my annual reading. Cheers!
I’d go ahead, as you’re correct, this was started (and will end) outside a mercury retro. However, if the lawyer wants you to start a brand new visa application during the retro (before late Dec. 22) I’d delay, if possible.
I have a Scorpio Ascendant at 29 Degrees , will Jupiter in scorpio be beneficial to me this year and in what way, I also have scorpio in the 12 house.
Appreciate your input
You will experience the most luck from Jupiter in Oct./Nov. 2018.
I finally got around to reading the Karmic forecasts for 2017 – 2018 and when I read my husband’s forecast (Virgo, Sept. 6/48) I got chills, especially this part:
“Be willing to be hospitalized, to take prescription drugs, for these will cure/help you now, whereas over-the-counter medicines will do little good.”
My husband, who would always prefer to take a vitamin or herbal supplement before a prescription med, ended up in ER on Sept. 27th with atrial fibrillation. He’s on prescription meds now and going through a battery of tests to choose the best course of treatment. It’s one of those health issues that isn’t easily remedied with a quick fix, so this is frustrating him very much (and myself) but he’s being taken helped by very caring medical personnel. We’re hoping for a positive outcome.
I was almost relieved when I read your message because I had felt something was not right for quite awhile, so I was basically sitting on the edge of my seat, waiting for something to happen. I now feel that the doctors are going to find a solution to help my husband get his health and energy back, although I realize it won’t be a quick solution. The karmic period runs to the end of 2018, so I’m thinking this could take awhile?
You always amaze me with your ability to say things that resonate with my world. Thank you for all you do for us.
Mary Anne (one of those scorpio people) 🙂
Thank you for your praise. I hope your husband recovers soon and fully. Although the karmic period runs for 18 months (to November 2018) its effect can come early and be solved early, so the effect on your husband won’t necessarily last the duration. (In fact, if he was born mid-Sept. onward, the effects should end daily soon.)
All the best,
I’ve been reading your column for many years, as well as you may recall obtaining a private reading from you a few years ago.
In my opinion you provide a vital service, and I am just wondering if you have any succession planning in place ? Perhaps one of your kids would like to take up this essential skill, and keep this blog going (god forbid) if you were to end up in hospital again.
In the 10+ years that I have been reading astrology columns on the internet, I haven’t come across any other astrologer who predicts the Mercury Retro periods so accurately. This is a vital service to your readers. Please keep it going.
Well, Andrew, I’m not planning on dying anytime soon. I’ve discouraged my kids from going into astrology, as most astrologers eke out an impoverished living in a basement apartment. But…we’ll see!
Hi Tim, do you have any information on Zimbabwe’s economy making a rebound any time soon? It’s been non-existent for almost 20 years now:
Sorry, haven’t looked at Zimbabwe. And can’t find my nation chart book at the moment. I’d guess by the Pisces’ name that this country’s inflation, though it might abate in 2018, will come roaring back in 2019. They need a name change, just like the Vancouver Canuckleheads.
Love your column. I’ve been reading it weekly for 20+ years and have always enjoy it. I look forward to your newest post each Monday. It’s the best horoscope page out there. Thank You Tim for all the effort you put into your weekly blog.
Thank you for your valuable advices in past, which worked absolutely well. Due to which I am working in the best job profile I wished for. All the colleagues are fantastic and working environment is too good.
Thanks again !🙏
Here again I am need of your advice.
I am planning to shift my accommodation and also to purchase a vehicle.
My doubt is, will it be good to do this before 7th September or should I wait?
Thanks in advance.
You don’t give your birth date, but you have an Aries/Virgo name. I would not do either thing you suggest before Sept. 7, especially NOT the vehicle purchase!
And I was so foolishly absent minded to forget about mentioning date of birth. Actually it is 21st Nov 1980. I am scorpian.
Can you please append your suggestions?
Sorry for inconvenience..
My answer remains the same.
Thank you so much for taking your time again, and for your valuable information…
Good day !
A few weeks ago, if I recall correctly, you referred to the “divisiveness” of Canadian politicians, which would come out in 2018. Yet you also predict mostly smooth sailing for Justin Trudeau. Does this mean that Justin will evolve to be less callously 1% and racist in his favouritisms?
He is a profound 1%er when he says that he doesn’t worry about the ups and downs of the economy — meaning that he doesn’t care about unemployment rates — because he takes THE LONG VIEW, and he allowed his rich Minister of Finance to warn young Canadians that permanent, even full-time work is a thing of the past for most of them (so they should just suck it up, presumably).
He is also divisively racist in a way that can be measured by the favouritism of his hugely increased family class immigration policies. This has been reported in the “Vancouver Sun” and elsewhere as especially popular in the Indo-Canadian community, but when it is abused as it is by serial sponsorships, it is a form of nepotism that discriminates against independent immigrants with much more to bring to Canada. It was also a cruel, symbolic form of racism when he excluded black MPs from his first cabinet — while bragging that he had more Sikhs in his cabinet than the prime minister of India. In disbelief at this snub, I searched the Liberal caucus and indeed found black Canadian MPs who could have qualified for a cabinet position — including the current Minister of Immigration, hired for the next cabinet — and MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes who has better qualifications to be Minister of Tourism and Small Business than the woman who got the job but happened to be Sikh: lucky, FAVOURED Bardish Chagger. I work with a Toronto-born black woman who has told me of serving at an Information desk and seeing clients ignore her to ask questions of non-black people standing behind her. That’s the wounding ignoring of black Canadians that Justin Trudeau knowingly demonstrated. How is racial harmony in Canada served by such overt racism?!? (There are people in Black Lives Matter who’ve called Justin a “white supremacist”. A better description would be that he is a “brown supremacist”.)
I have heard from two psychics that “the future of Canada is Asian” and that the majority of Canadians of European descent just have to suck up the ethnic overwhelming by massive, non-refugee immigration from South Asia especially for the sake of vote-buying by all federal parties in the name of “tolerance” or anyone who feels discriminated against and questions this is a “racist”. So much for multiculturalism’s promise that Canadians can “preserve, enhance and celebrate” their ethnic heritages. Is the hypocrisy and unfairness of this a taste of the tragically unnecessary “divisiveness” ahead for Canada?
My one great hope to counter this divisiveness are the many immigrants of colour who I know as friends, co-workers, a relative by marriage and thoughtful pundits — including two orthodox Sikhs, one Muslim Pakistani and a woman from Vietnam — who are completely opposed to: a) massive immigration that bears no relation to the state of the economy; b) the nepotism of rampant, serial family class sponsorships and/or c) the bringing in of tens of thousands of elderly parent immigrants who absorb huge amounts of end-of-life health care to which they’ve never contributed. These people are fair-minded enough to understand that federal Liberal and Conservative discrimination against immigrants of the same ethnicity as the majority of Canadians is INVITING of resentment against this injustice and so hurts the cause of racial harmony in Canada. I truly think that they will save Canada.
PLEASE give me hope that Canadians will eventually make all federal policies — including immigration — serve the Common Good: the greatest good for the greatest number of Canadians, by birth or by choice, of every colour, creed, ethnicity, age, income level and gender orientation!
The thing that bothers me is the absence of certain words in your comment, such as understanding, forgiveness, mercy, compassion, working together, etc….
I do read your column every week and really enjoy it.
You commented that Sanders might have dirty hands to since his wife was indicted. Tim, do you not realize that most of the congress have dirty hands. How do you think the big companies like the Pharma, the NRA and the cigarette companies continue to have their way. All they have to do is grease a few palms and they get what they want. Why do you think we pay up to $1,000.00 for some drugs? If congress had the same health care we do, that would stop fast.
Keep on with your horoscopes and other blog. I love your site
Thanks, Jenoneil! Yes, I do realize the corruption and power of lobbyists…maybe Trump’s right, he should cancel the senators’ and congresspeople’s health care. The alternative is the Canadian model, which is “fair” to all (though the rich get to go to the front of the line) but which, unfortunately, does not encourage the same level of research and development as in the U.S. Ah, well. A country is the manifestation of its citizens.
I’ve only recently discovered your fabulous blog. It’s so interesting (and unnverving at times!) to read! I was born on 07/22/67 with Sag rising and Aquarius moon. Just wondering if these glorious lurve feelings you mention for Cancerians come October will be reciprocal? I’m definitely not turning my nose up but this year has already been completely crazy for me. I can’t take the pace, ha! Thanks & best regards.
clover, are you familiar with Shift Frequency?
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.
Good to know everything worked out for you — and thank for the praise/validation!
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?
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.
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?
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.
Where is the Love life for 2017?
February 26 – March 4 2017 weekly reading.
I see “david1969” answered you. The Love Forecast for 2017 is also in “PLATFORMS” — the link works now, was eroded for awhile.
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.
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!
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
I’m afraid I cannot answer such a question, unless I erect charts, which is work, which I have to charge a fee for.
Welcome Back, Tim.
Hope you are doing much better.
Thanks, Bill — at 95 %, soon 100!
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?
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).
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?
The Love Forecast is in the Feb. 26 column, now online. You will be presented with many fortunate opportunities in 2018. Until then, try to build your health and work to save money.
you mean i will not find a job in 2017?
glad you came back and wish you well!
Mr.Tim, this year almost past, it’s almost time to forecast love and life in 2017 😉
Looking forward to reading it!
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.
Sorry, Bill, I would need your b.d., and b. time and place.
BD is November 7,1957 at Kingston, Pennsylvania (US) at 11:25PM.
Bill, put off the surgery until after mid-May, 2017.
Any advice on the job search?
Sorry, Bill, one free Q/answer per person….
THANK YOU again.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
It’s something I want to study. Gimme a month or three!
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.
Never thought of it that way. On the other hand, there is no such thing as coincidence.
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.
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.
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…
Hi, Satori — I agree, terrible choices…
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.
Thanks for your email. Yes there might be a Civil War of some kind around 2020.
Please do not stop writing about politics. I love your forecasts about them. I read your column every week and love it.
Thank you, Jenoneil! You’re one of the heroic anti-censors…. 🙂
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim, if it applies Sept 22 1959
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!
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.
You have completely missed the point about Trump. Good article. The tape is just a symptom of his bullying and disregard for actual humans
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!
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.
To JTH619 — not sure if you were on my side or not! 🙂 But I’ll take it!
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?
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.
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.
Sorry Tim. The top of the page says Tom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!!)
Manvir S. Sandhu
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).
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
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.
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.
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 🙂
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.
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.
BTW: I did move out of Montreal. We are neighbours
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…)
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
Hi, PwD, etc — I have spoken to a health professional who stated that “Down Syndrome” is a perfectly acceptable term. So I am puzzled by your criticism.
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.
Thanks very much for your post on Vancouver real estate – very generous of you.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
“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)
Just a little correction Rubio is not Canadian!
Hi, Tere — you completely missed the point! His campaign slogan is “For a New America,” and then he shows a photo of Canada! (I’m sure Trump will soon say he’s not American, but Cuban…)
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
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.
When are you going to upload the love forecast of 2016 for various signs ?
can you start with Aquarius / Pisces this year !? We are always last!!
Hi, aquarian light — Every sign’s Love Forecast is in the Feb. 28 column (now on the blog).
That’s a great quote about democracy; here’s some background on the quotation, apparently by Alexander Fraser Tytler – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Fraser_Tytler – although it possibly may be attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexis_de_Tocqueville
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!
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! 🙂
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.
„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 :-))
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…
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!
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.
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!
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.
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…
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?
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.
Location of birth… Sydney, Nova Scotia, CANADA
Cbhreagh, you are 18 deg, Scorpio rising.
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.
Yes, I might.
hi Tim, this is that reminder you asked me to do in January….and i don’t mind being mentioned. Looking forward to your reply. thanks!
Thanks, but I need you to remind me what you’re reminding me abouy!
Hi, exxrn — sorry, I have long forgotten what you are reminding me about!
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!
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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…
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.
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