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November 12th to November 17th
MONDAY NOVEMBER 12
In yesterday's press, there was a little story about a Shanghai firm who seek a sales director but will only accept applications from people with blood groups O or B. Years ago, I was approached by some Japanese people who had in mind a book for Westerners, explaining the Far-Eastern belief that links blood type to personality. I had several misgivings, including the fact that I did not know my own blood group - and I did not want to help start a craze that had millions bothering their doctors. So I found a DIY kit. You get a sheet of chemically treated paper and a pin! You stick the pin in your thumb, you draw some blood and you drip it on the paper. Or at least, that's the theory. I opened the kit, took one look... and decided to stick to astrology.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13
I am not in the habit - or the business - of predicting disasters. When I consult horoscopes I do not look for such things. Indeed, I look for the very opposite. Opportunities. Positive possibilities. Ways in which a situation, even if it looks somewhat gloomy, might have a hopeful outcome. I don't intend to alter my approach. I stick by what I have already said. Despite yesterday's terrible and freaky event, the end of the world is not nigh. By June next year - the current state of global nervousness will become much calmer. There will not be another successful hijack attempt in the USA - or Europe, or Australasia. And I will add this: as of today, New York is now the safest place on the entire planet to take an aeroplane to or from.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14
Today, for one day only, we are working with an Indian system of astrology. The difference, mainly, is that there are 27 lunar signs in this particular system. To find your sign (or your "nakashtra" as they call it in India) just look for your date of birth. You'll find it in roughly the same part of the website where you would normally find your zodiac sign, (so begin by clicking on your usual sun sign and look for your birth date). Your forecast has been written by my colleague, Komilla Sutton - who is a world renowned expert in this ancient "Vedic" system of cosmic divination based on lunar houses. I do hope you enjoy her forecasts. Please let me know what you think and meanwhile, if you want to know why we have chosen today to do things so differently... read Mark Winter's article - his link is in the left hand frame.
THURDAY NOVEMBER 15
Eastern and Western Astrology plus Steve Judd article
The difference between Eastern and Western astrology is a bit like the difference between the Sitar and the Guitar. When you are familiar with one, the other takes some getting used to. We had a mixed reaction to yesterday's Indian Zodiac special. Many readers loved it but others missed their usual forecasts. If we ever do something like this again - at Chinese New Year perhaps - I think we will do it AS WELL AS (instead of instead of) normal predictions. Speaking of New Year, I am about to start on a full set of in-depth prophecies for 2002. To give me time to do these justice, I shall be away from this page next week. From Saturday, a selection of the world's finest astrologers will take it in turns to provide your daily forecast. They will all (you may be pleased to hear) be working with the conventional Western zodiac!
Click here to read a special Astronews article from Steve Judd.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16
Astro News plus Behind the Signs
Click here to read more name suggestions for the new planet KX 76 plus Friday's Astro News... Enjoy
Behind the Signs
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17
Bernard Fitzwalter - Astrological Twins
Jonathan Cainer is taking a break from the week ahead predictions until Saturday 1st December so that he can concentrate on writing the Year 2002 predictions. (Available online in January 2002.) We are proud to have Bernard Fitzwalter standing in for Jonathan with the week ahead predictions... Enjoy.
Kim Wilde: b. 17 Nov 1960