Jonathan Cainer Zodiac Forecasts


PREVIOUS THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
June 18th to June 24th 2007


MONDAY June 18
Which moon is best for marriage?

Dear Jonathan,
Is it more auspicious to marry on a full moon or a new moon? My partner and I are planning our wedding. We think Full Moons are good for partying and making public displays of commitment while new moons are good for fresh starts and private moments. So which is best? Kirsty

Dear Kirsty,
Iím going to upset a lot of people if I say that, as a rule, New Moons are far more appropriate (and auspicious) for weddings than Full Moons. So I shanít say any such thing. There are, after all, exceptions to every rule.


TUESDAY June 19
Close encounters

Dear Jonathan,
Recently, in one of your forecasts, you wrote about seeing a spaceship. Were you serious? Because I saw one too in New York about 16 years ago. It was roundish and covered with lights.
Janine

Dear Janine,
So was the one I saw two years ago in the Australian bush. It stood still for an hour before silently zooming off. I remember feeling cross and thinking, ĎGreat! Now Iím not just a weirdo astrologer but a man who sees UFOsí. I kept trying to think of some other explanation for what I was watching. Iím still trying.


WEDNESDAY June 20
Greeting the solstice

I shan't be going to sleep tonight. I never do on Solstice Eve. Along with many of my fellow astrologers, I head for one of Britain's numerous 'sacred sites' of standing stones, henges, hilltops and clifftops. There, we gather with musicians and morris dancers; sharing flasks and flagons with robed druids, cloaked mystics and ordinary folk who have suddenly felt the urge to participate in a time-honoured tradition. Together we sing, dance and tell stories till, shortly after 4am, we all face East to greet the dawn with spontaneous applause . After which... (my favourite bit)... breakfast and bed!

Solstice dawn and sunrise times around the world
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UK Dawn Sunrise
Aberdeen 3.03 4.12, Edinburgh 3.24 4.26, Newcastle 3.28 4.27, Manchester 3.47 4.39, Cardiff 4.07 4.55, London 3.55 3.55, Southampton 4.05 4.51, Plymouth 4.20 5.05, Brighton 4.00 4.46
Other cities
Ankara 4.47 5.20, Auckland 7.04 7.33, Berlin 3.53 4.43, Cairo 5.26 5.54, Cape Town 7.23 7.51, Chennai (Madras) 5.20 5.43, Chicago 4.41 5.15, Cyprus 5.02 5.32, Dallas 5.51 6.19, Delhi 4.56 5.23, Dublin 4.04 4.56, Kolkata (Calcutta) 4.27 4.52, Madrid 6.11 6.44, Manila 5.04 5.28, Melbourne 7.06 7.35, Miami 6.04 6.30, Moscow 3.43 4.44, New York City 4.51 5.25, Oslo 2.10 3.54, Ottawa 4.36 5.14, Paris 5.04 5.47, Perth 6.49 7.16, Quebec 4.11 4.50, Rabat 4.47 5.16, Rio de Janeiro 6.08 6.32, Rome 5.00 5.34, San Francisco 5.16 5.48, Stockholm 1.59 3.31, Sydney 6.32 7.00, Toronto 5.00 5.36


THURSDAY June 21
Here Comes the Sun

At the top of the Glastonbury festival ground, there's a set of standing stones. While hardly ancient, they have previously made a suitable spot from which to see the midsummer sunrise.
The Solstice though, is usually over before Glastonbury begins.
Ironically, this year, just when the dates coincide for the first time in ages, the organisers have placed a 'work of art' below the stones.
It's a set of old plastic portaloos, arranged in the shape of Stonehenge by the fashionable artist 'Banksy'.
I didn't discover them till 3am when I went to get ready to greet the dawn. In another setting, I might have admired them. But all I could see was a setting entirely inappropriate for a sacred ceremony.
By then, it was too late to drive to Avebury or Stonehenge so I started to look for other possible places. The Tipi field, I thought, might work. It's in a 'dip', surrounded by trees so the Sun won't be visible till later but at least it will be peaceful.
The Tipi field, though, is also under seige. The main organisers see tipis as expensive tents for hire. They don't seem to understand that tipi-dwelling is a lifestyle, based around sensitivity and respect for the earth. They say the traditional tipi circle is too dull. They have thus decreed that it must now contain a licensed bar. This is like installing a Karaoke machine in a cathedral.
Hence, I found myself amongst a sea of early morning revellers as I sat round the central fire. Many of the regulars live in tipis all year round. They make a pilgrimage from Wales to grace the festival with their presence. They were doubtful that they would ever come again.
But then, as the sun rose, Phil from the Sun Lodge produced 15 assorted singing bowls. Suddenly, even the drunks fell silent.
We drummed, we hummed, we 'ohm-med' - and we let loose those traditional tibetan tones.
Sunrise at Glastonbury was truly magical after all.

I'll be at Speaker's Forum in Green Futures, on Friday at 4pm, and the Avalon Rising area of the Tipi Circle on Sunday at 3pm.


FRIDAY June 22
Jonathan at Glastonbury

At the top of the Glastonbury festival ground, there's a set of standing stones. While hardly ancient, they have previously made a suitable spot from which to see the midsummer sunrise.
The Solstice though, is usually over before Glastonbury begins.
Ironically, this year, just when the dates coincide for the first time in ages, the organisers have placed a 'work of art' below the stones.
It's a set of old plastic portaloos, arranged in the shape of Stonehenge by the fashionable artist 'Banksy'.
I didn't discover them till 3am when I went to get ready to greet the dawn. In another setting, I might have admired them. But all I could see was a setting entirely inappropriate for a sacred ceremony.
By then, it was too late to drive to Avebury or Stonehenge so I started to look for other possible places. The Tipi field, I thought, might work. It's in a 'dip', surrounded by trees so the Sun won't be visible till later but at least it will be peaceful.
The Tipi field, though, is also under seige. The main organisers see tipis as expensive tents for hire. They don't seem to understand that tipi-dwelling is a lifestyle, based around sensitivity and respect for the earth. They say the traditional tipi circle is too dull. They have thus decreed that it must now contain a licensed bar. This is like installing a Karaoke machine in a cathedral.
Hence, I found myself amongst a sea of early morning revellers as I sat round the central fire. Many of the regulars live in tipis all year round. They make a pilgrimage from Wales to grace the festival with their presence. They were doubtful that they would ever come again.
But then, as the sun rose, Phil from the Sun Lodge produced 15 assorted singing bowls. Suddenly, even the drunks fell silent.
We drummed, we hummed, we 'ohm-med' - and we let loose those traditional tibetan tones.
Sunrise at Glastonbury was truly magical after all.

I'll be at Speaker's Forum in Green Futures, on Friday at 4pm, and the Avalon Rising area of the Tipi Circle on Sunday at 3pm.


SATURDAY June 23
Change is starting to happen

Saturn's opposition to Neptune is this week's most important astrological alignment. It marks the end of an era. It symbolises the bursting of a bubble, the breaking of a spell and the recognition of reality through the clearing mist of a dissipating deceit. Mercury is retrograde, Uranus is stationary, the Moon is growing Full. Change is not going to occur in an instant, but it is starting to happen. And once it gets going, we will never look back and pine for the past. If, somewhere in your life, something has been stopping the right kind of future from presenting itself, now, at last, there will be a way in which it can fully enter your world.

SUNDAY June 24
Change is starting to happen

Saturn's opposition to Neptune is this week's most important astrological alignment. It marks the end of an era. It symbolises the bursting of a bubble, the breaking of a spell and the recognition of reality through the clearing mist of a dissipating deceit. Mercury is retrograde, Uranus is stationary, the Moon is growing Full. Change is not going to occur in an instant, but it is starting to happen. And once it gets going, we will never look back and pine for the past. If, somewhere in your life, something has been stopping the right kind of future from presenting itself, now, at last, there will be a way in which it can fully enter your world.

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