Jonathan Cainer's Zodiac Forecasts

Jonathan Cainer's Astro News
Friday September 13th 2002 - edited by Bernard Fitzwalter

This week in Astro News:
~ A personality from the stars... ~
~ AstroDiary ~

How can you get your personal characteristics from the stars? Surely, you get them from your parents? Itís not planetary influence, itís DNA, say the sceptics. Well, yes, it is, but as an astrologer Iíd have to say that itís both. Whenever I look at the charts of a parent and child, there are always very powerful contacts between them, such as the Moon in the parentís chart being in the same sign, or even the exact same degree, as Mercury or Venus in the childís. And not just one contact like this, but several, every time. If you can go back a generation, to the grandparents, you will probably find a sign or a degree that repeats over all three generations. Isnít this an astrological form of heredity, passing the same characteristics and values down the line? I think so.

Iím not the only one who thinks this way. The current issue of Correlation, the academic journal of scientific research in astrology, reports on a project by Australian astrologer Bernadette Brady, who has been analysing 1,250 sets of parent-and-child data to see if the old astrological rules hold true. The results show that the frequency of astrological links between the mother and her first child are far beyond what you would expect from pure chance.

I think thereís a natural timing mechanism going on here, linked to fertility and conception, which perhaps we donít fully understand. It will be picked up, though, by an astrological chart, which shows things such as lunar cycles very clearly. Itís interesting, whatever it is Ė and interesting, too, that the old rules which this new research supports actually come from the astrology of the Ancient Greeks, nearly 2,000 years ago. Obviously they noticed things that weíve forgotten.

Romeo Beckham, who arrived last week, demonstrates astrological heredity perfectly. He has five planets in very close alignment with his motherís chart Ė including the classic Moon-Venus link Ė and four with his fatherís. He was also born with Venus, goddess of love, rising in Libra, the sign of lovers. And people wonder why they called him Romeo.

Advance booking for major astrological events:
Tonight (Sept 13): Bedford Astrology Club Pluto Transits. Brickhill Comm. Centre, Avon Drive. 8pm.
Saturday (Sept 14): Suffolk Astrology Society. All-day Prediction workshop, 10am - 4pm. From love & weather forecasting to medicine & finding lost objects. £25 (Members £20). Black Boy, Guildhall St, Bury St.Edmunds. Info: 01284 768756.
Sunday (Sept 15): Centre for Psychological Astrology Finding the Life Script in the Chart. Dr Glenn Perry seminar. Regents College, Inner Circle, Regents Park, London NW1. £42. visit
Tuesday (Sept 17): Suffolk Astrology Society Complementary Healing and Astrology. 7.45pm. Black Boy, Guildhall St, Bury St.Edmunds. Info: 01284 768756.
Wednesday (Sept 18): London School of Astrology. FREE introductory evening. 7pm. Friendsí Meeting House, (facing Euston Station) NW1. Meet the LSA team and their students. Call: 07002 33 44 55.

Please double-check with the organisation before attending any events listed here - we cannot accept any responsibility for events changed/cancelled.

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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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