Jonathan Cainer's Zodiac Forecasts

Jonathan Cainer's Astro News
Friday August 16th 2002 - edited by Bernard Fitzwalter

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

A reader wrote to Jonathan a few days ago to say that she had been looking forward to feeling the good effects of Jupiter in Leo, but that she had read elsewhere that since her birthday was late in the sign – today, August 16 – she wouldn’t feel the benefit until the middle of next year, and was now disappointed. Well, I’m not sure we should reward such obvious disloyalty to the world’s finest team of astrologers – this one – but Happy Birthday anyway, Zella, and here’s your answer.

It’s true that Jupiter won’t reach that exact degree of Leo until next summer, but that’s only part of the story. As long as a planet is in the sign, then any part of your own chart which is in that sign will start to resonate with it, and the effect will become more intense as the planet gets closer to the exact degree. It’s like getting ‘warmer’ or ‘cooler’ when looking for a hidden object – and Jupiter will be ‘very warm’ in November and December this year, as well as during next summer.

There’s more. Mercury and Venus are never far from the sun, so as well as having the sun in Leo, there’s a good chance that you have Mercury or Venus there as well, and of course Jupiter in Leo will affect them too. And no matter what sign you are, if you’re 23, 35, 47 or 59 years old (go up in twelves) then you were probably born with Jupiter in Leo too. Or Saturn, if you are in your mid-20s or mid-50s. Or Uranus, if you’re in your early 40s. Or Pluto, if you’re between 45 and 62. The point being that because of where the outer planets were in the second half of the twentieth century, almost all of us were born with something in Leo, spread over every part of the sign – and Jupiter is going to bring us all something good, somehow, as he passes through the sign. We are all ‘tuned in’ to him now that he has entered Leo, and we won’t have to wait until next summer before we feel the benefit.

You’ll have noticed that there are some gaps in the age ranges I’ve just mentioned. People older than 40 have almost all got at least one planet in Leo, but people in their early or late 30s, unless born in July or August, probably haven’t. This is what the generation gap is all about. What counts is not age or ability, but the view the outer planets give us.

Advance booking now: September 6 – 8: Astrological Association of GB, Annual Conference. Swansea University. Call: 0208 880 4848 or email:; web:
Aug 16 – 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:
Tuesday (August 20): Suffolk Astrological Society. Sally Sharman on Moon Phases. 7.45pm, The Black Boy, Guildhall Street, Bury St.Edmunds. 01284 768756 or email:
September 1 – 8: Company of Astrologers - Greek Island Summer School, contact COA at: PO Box 792, Canterbury, Kent CT2 8WR, UK;;
September 6: Woking Astrology Group. Toni Allen on the basics of midpoint trees, Maybury Centre, Board School Road, Woking. 8pm. £4 (£6 non-members). 01252 653086; email:

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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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