Jonathan Cainer's Zodiac Forecasts

Jonathan Cainer's Astro News
Friday July 26th 2002 - edited by Bernard Fitzwalter

This week in Astro News:
~ Scorpio ~
~ AstroDiary ~
~ Astrology & Fertility - Can you help with some research? ~

It's holiday time...

Itís holiday time, and that means blue skies and blue waters. It also means sitting outside on the terrace having a late dinner, and walking along the beach afterwards under an inky sky studded with stars. Itís very romantic Ė and itís also a perfect opportunity to see one of the most impressive signs of all: Scorpio.

You canít see Scorpio properly from the UK, because weíre too far north; but if youíre holidaying in the Mediterranean, or better still in Florida or the Caribbean, then you canít miss it, and once youíve seen it youíll remember it for ever. Any time during the next month or so will be fine. You need to face south after sundown when the stars are coming out, preferably looking out to sea so you get a low and level horizon. Just over the sea youíll see a definite T-shape, tilted to the right; if you follow the stem down away from the head youíll find it goes on a bit and then curls round to the left in a wonderful hook, like an upside down coat hanger. Thatís the sting. Itís a real whopper of a constellation - much bigger than you expect. The red star behind the head is Antares, known to the Babylonians as the Watcher of the West, and important enough to the Greeks for several temples to be built aligned towards it. The star at the end of the sting is called Shaula; it sounds like it would make quite a nice name for a girl, but Iím not sure what it would do to her personality! Still, being called Sting never did a certain rock star any harm, did it?

It seems I was right about last weekís fine weather as the Sun and Jupiter conjoined. Unfortunately, such aspects donít last. During the coming week there are no fewer than seven separate contacts between Neptune and the other planets Ė sometimes two or three on a single day. Neptune, of course, is the god of the sea. Get your wellies out.

Tomorrow (July 27): Oast house Astrology 2002. Asteroids for All! 10am-4pm. Intermediate level. £75 (includes gourmet lunch). Discounts available. 01435 813479; or email
Sunday (28 July): London School of Astrology: Day at the Races with Sue Tompkins. Predicting horses at Ascot. Membersí Enclosure: £21.00. Leaving central London 9.45am. Last race 5.45pm. Info: 07979 595900.

Summer schools: Aug 5 Ė 9: Company of Astrologers. School of Acupuncture, 13 Mandela St, Camden, London NW1. Day: £32 (£28 Friends); Week: £120 (Friends only). Tarot (Aug 5); Surviving Outer Planet Transits (6th); Interpreting Progressions (7th); Relationships (8th); Horary (9th). Book: 01227 362427. Email:
Aug 16 Ė 23: Faculty of Astrological Studies, Annual Residential Summerschool. Brasenose College, Oxford. Email: or visit
August 18: Healing Your Birth Story. One-day interactive workshop, £70 in advance. Grove Neighbourhood Centre, 7 Bradmore Park Rd, London W6 0DT. Book: 020 8741 4770. Info at:

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Research into Astrology and Infertility by Pat Harris, MSc., D.F.Astrol.S.

I would like to thank everyone who has responded to my earlier notices on Jonathan's website and who volunteered to take part in the research that I am conducting as part of my PhD in astrology and health psychology at Southampton University, UK. I now have quite a number of people taking part which will help me in conducting my study into factors that may or may not correlate with fertility treatment outcome. I should have a progress report out soon. However, I am still looking for women who are currently pregnant - not necessarily as a result of fertility treatment - and who would like to contact me about details of my research to see if they would like to take part. My email address is:

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