Jonathan Cainer's Zodiac Forecasts

Jonathan Cainer's Astro News
Friday November 22nd 2002 - edited by Bernard Fitzwalter

~ AstroDiary ~

The passion planets are on the move. Here’s how their new positions could affect your love life...

Last month, Mars was chasing Venus with a wicked glint in his eye - but Venus was playing hard to catch. Since then the celestial lovers have been getting closer and closer, though it has to be said that Mars has been doing most of the work. Until yesterday, the two planets were actually moving towards each other - but it now seems that Venus has changed her mind. For the next five days she is going to be virtually static in the sky, thinking about whether she wants her affair with Mars to happen or not. Then she is going to start moving away, increasing the distance between them. Perhaps this is because she genuinely doesn’t want him to get any closer or perhaps she is keen to make him work even harder for the last stages of the chase. But as what happens in the sky is always reflected by what happens here on earth, a lot of people this week may find that their partner has suddenly moved the goalposts in their particular personal version of this cosmic love game.

You can watch all this if you are up at about half past six, while it is still dark. Look to the South-East and you’ll see a very bright star, which is actually the planet Venus. Near to it on the right is Spica, the star of corn and the harvest. In between them, but rather fainter, is Mars. As you look each day you’ll see Venus moving hardly at all - but Mars is very definitely catching up. The story of these celestial lovers isn’t over yet, not by a long way!

Arabic astrologers a thousand years ago were all very keen to calculate the time of the Biblical great flood, so they could work out the cycles of world history from that starting-point. I have been reading a book which says that, according to their calculations, the actual anniversary date falls this week, on the 26th. That would account for the weather we’ve been having, then...

Saturday November 23: Astrological Association Research Conference: Systems, Models and Theories in Astrological Research. Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place, W1. 020 8880 4848; Email:;
Saturday November 23: Suffolk Astrological Society: Dragon's Head & Dragon's Tail, Melanie Reinhart. Day workshop 10am - 4pm. £25 (members £20). The Black Boy, Guildhall Street, Bury St.Edmunds. 01284 768756 or or
Wednesday November 27: Company of Astrologers: Astrology and the Subliminal Mind, Geoffrey Cornelius. 7.30-9.30pm. 4 Marty's Yard, 17 Hampstead High Street, London NW3. (£5 on the door).

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