Jonathan Cainer's Zodiac Forecasts

Jonathan Cainer's Astro News
Friday November 8th 2002 - edited by Bernard Fitzwalter

~ AstroDiary ~

A couple of weeks ago I noted that Jupiter and Pluto were in exact alignment - the win-or-bust combination that produces marvellous events or total wipe-outs. People have since pointed out that these planets stay in close contact for several months. So when, exactly, are we going to win, or go bust?

As always when things don’t happen as quickly as we would like, we turn up the heat. If dinner seems to be taking ages, we turn up the cooker. If a journey is dragging, we press the accelerator. It is just the same among the planets. If two planets seem to be slow to act, then a third can add his energy to the other two.

The best planet for acting as an accelerator in this way is Mars. This weekend, Mars is in contact with both Jupiter and Pluto at the same time, creating a tight little triangle in the sky. Mars is the planet of fire, and the other two are in fire signs (Jupiter in Leo, Pluto in Sagittarius). So between them there should be enough heat to bring this planetary mix to the boil. Mind you, if you’ve ever eaten a burnt dinner or been given a speeding ticket, you’ll know that sometimes you get more heat than you wanted. If you’re susceptible to this - and with this particular combination that means Fire sign people of all ages, plus people from all signs who are 25, 37, 49, or 61 years old – then hold on tight over the next few days. Life is about to accelerate.

Today the Sun passes by the Southern Claw of Scorpio. It sounds risky. Eastern astrologers all paid attention to this star. Also, tomorrow, November 9, appears in medieval lists of days needing caution. They used to think that on such days one should not start anything important. There you are, the perfect excuse for an idle weekend...

Sunday (November 10): Centre for Psychological Astrology. Seminar: Astrology of Group Dynamics with Karen Hamaker-Zondag. Regents College, Inner Circle, Regents Park, London NW1. £42. Contact and booking details: email:;
Sunday (November 10): Accurate Prediction, Seminar with Robert Zoller. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Sq, London WC1R 4RL. 10am - 4.30pm; £36.50 (inc CD ROM). Info: or 01268 745171
Monday (November 11): Astrological Lodge: Scripts People Write, with Wanda Sellar. 7pm. Members class 8pm – Astrology of the Global Village (3), Mark Fountain. Chart discussion 8.20pm. £5 (£3 members & conc.), Theosophical Soc building), 50 Gloucester Place, London W1.
Wednesday (November 13): Company of Astrologers: Scorpio Zodiac Seminar. For those with Sun, Moon or Ascendent in Scorpio. 7.30-9.30pm, £5. (Non-Scorpios come at 8.15pm, free, for a Scorpio debrief and chart discussion group.) 4 Marty's Yard, 17 Hampstead High St, London NW3.

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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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