My new blog on the weather, and the "weather" is a reference to what we classical astrologers call "transits." Or, what we also call time. Like the weather outside, we also have "inner plane" weather on the inside. These are observed by astrologers who calculate the celestial transits relative to Earth, the planet we all inhabit.
For instance, at this time, in early October 2007, transiting Mercury has just gone retrograde (Oct. 11/12) and from the point of view of Earth, is now moving slowly backwards from our view in the tropical sign of Scorpio. Those familiar with such retrogrades, and the angles of planets to the Earth, and one another, know that Mercury's retrogrades often signal the need to review, re-assess, and being more creative to solve problems, and to reach goals. Now, this is only a general interpretation... since there was many other impacts of such a retrograde on the Earth. We will get to that during the retrograde, which lasts until early November 2007.
At this time, the geophysical weather of October 2007 worldwide shows a La Nina anomaly growing. This is the cooling of the waters near the equatorial South Pacific. The implications of the cooling of sea-surface temperatures (SSTs) at this time is due to astronomical transits, and the condition of the Sun as they directly cause all of our climate conditions and the resulting weather we all experience daily.
This is a time of change in the world's climate. I forecast the weather astronomically, using the techniques of Astrometeorology. Right now, I'm in the middle of an annual winter forecast for the northern hemisphere. I'd like to find the time to forecast for the southern hemisphere too, but my life is just so busy these days!
I'd like to hear the experiences & thoughts of those who read my blog on the weather, and the "weather" wherever they are. This is one of main reasons I decided to start a blog. To share, knowledge & friendship/kin of mind & heart with others, and to have others share with me.
Although I forecast advance climate and weather astronomically, I also do so in other areas, by reading & interpreting global celestial transits, and the angles relative to the Earth as they affect both the "outer" and "inner" planes of the atmosphere, nature, and on us people ~ astrophysical, geophysical, and yes, metaphysically.
Over last year, I took the time to look closely at the world transits for autumn 2007 heading into the year 2008. Below are my astrological views as they relate to current, and the potential world events in the near future.
*Note there may be some astrological references that some readers may be unfamiliar. Ask if there is anything one does not understand, and/or I will post some links, references, or explain any question to the best of my ability.
THE CHALLENGING TRANSITS OF AUTUMN 2007
How to Survive Them And Prosper
By Theodore White, classical scientific astrologer
The Transits of Autumn 2007 will be challenging for much of the world. Global transits show there are major global events just ahead that will test the resolve, and patience of tens of millions of people. I urge everyone reading this to take the time to plan for making any positive changes that they can, and to bring to an end any conventional barriers which may have acted as barriers towards making progress.
These global transits will be difficult for most this coming fall season ~ particularly as Saturn is rising and will be Lord of the months of October & November, with strong influences into December. The autumn season will be very rough, and will lead to a muted holiday season by December. Those who can read an ephemeris will know that using the time now in late August, and the month of September 2007 well can forestall, and neutralize much of the later influences to come in October, November and December. Those able to make re-adjustments, able to network with people of positive common interests, and who can be practical, and reliable, will be able to survive this fall season's transit in the northern hemisphere.
According to my calculations, times are changing, and we are heading into a new era that precedes the coming of the next decade of the 2010s. With Pallas now retrograde in Pisces, and contra-parallel to Uranus, while both near to the transiting North Lunar Node in Pisces ~ use this time to prepare for the next six-to-seven years overall. Doing so will save much time, energy, and in some cases, lives. It is essential to use the remainder of 2007, and early 2008 to realign one's economic and financial situations, so that by the end of 2008, and into 2009, new directions chosen will have been taken that, if applied well, will do much to counter the negative economic transits of the mid-2010s in the coming next decade.
A Challenging Autumn Season Ahead In Northern Hemisphere
If you look at the New Moon transit for September 2007 for the east coast, NY, and Washington, you'll see that Mars is on the MC in Gemini and is situated between tow fixed stars ~ ALDEBARAN AND BELLATRIX. Transiting Mars will be moving toward conjunction with BETELGEUSE, situated at 28-GEMINI.
Applying Placidus Houses, the MC for the September 2007 New Moon is conjoined to BELLATRIX ~ a negative event will take place, worldwide news in the fall season months of September, October, November, and December 2007.
In summer 2007, we've seen some interesting transits of planets conjoined to what are called the four (4) Royal Stars --
- Venus/Saturn - conjoined to fixed star Regulus (Watcher of the North)
- Jupiter - conjoined to fixed star Antares (Watcher of the West)
- Mars - conjoined to fixed star Aldebaran (Watcher of the East)
- Moon/Dragon's Head - Aug. 28, 2007 lunar eclipse - conjoined to fixed star Fomalhaut (Watcher of the South)
Looking at the transits of October, November, and December, one can see how the stakes are rising. It will be a combination of events taking place around the world, with the Middle East, Iraq, and Iran, highlighted.
HIGHLIGHTED: War news - escalations, societal stress, pitched battles Economic - destabilization, setbacks, re-adjustments, corruption news Culture - stresses, separations, pressures, dark moods, mental health issues, depressions Climate/Weather - anomalous events, droughts, heavy rains, floods, oppressive heat and sudden cool downs The autumn months will reflect Saturn's coming influences with its ingress into tropical Virgo in early September.
The generation born in 1979/1980/1981 are about to experience their first Saturn Returns. This coming fall season's weather will be dark, cloudy, wet and cold, reflecting Saturn's building influences as it rises ahead of the Sun. Grey skies, and a depressive climate conditions will prevail in October and November, leading to a toned-down holiday season in December.
It is advised to take the time in late August & September to install bright white (not yellow) lighting to use to counter the coming darker climate conditions in the Northern Hemisphere this year. Saturn's influence is stronger with pale-yellow lights. Avoid this kind of indoor lighting. Expect to witness a steep rise in depressive reactions (Saturn's influence) among people because of the poor climate conditions of October & November.
Global Transits Heat Up
Up Transiting Mars retrograde, especially in Gemini, and near to the constellation Orion indicates a sharp rise in military events. We will see heightening tensions that are the combined results of the failures of a certain generation to restrain itself ~ especially under these transits. However, those in power rarely listen to the guidance of those who are able to read and interpret transits. Nonetheless, the transits will arrive ~ and as always ~ on time.
Moreover, the battles highlighted by the present and ongoing Mars/Jupiter opposition and the coming Mars retrograde in November, and re-emergence into tropical Gemini on Dec. 31, 2007, indicates stressful, and violent events. A major military escalation is highlighted by these transits. I have no doubt that the U.S. will become involved in another major war with a new nation heading into early 2008.
SATURN, VENUS, VIRGO & THE DRAGON'S TAIL
We also see transiting Saturn hovering very close to the Dragon's Tail (Moon's South Lunar Node) in tropical Virgo for all of the fall season and into the winter of 2008. This is another sign of malefic global events starting next month (September) and continuing into early 2008. Saturn's hovering around the South Lunar Node in early Virgo has very strong influences for the world.
It is wholly malefic, and during the third week of October 2007, Venus & Saturn conjoin for the third (and last) time in four (4) months in the month of October ~ with the Dragon's Tail. This is a negative conjunction, and I would urge caution in travel, relationships, and major decisions at this time.
For women, it is important to take the time to guard oneself physically and emotionally, without attracting violence to oneself. The Venus/Saturn conjunction conjoined to the Dragon's Tail does not bode well for personal relationships. Note that Mars will have entered tropical Cancer at the end of Sept. '07 and will hover here for months before turning retrograde mid-Nov. '07. This again highlights personal relationships. It is best to avoid arguments; especially over money, economics, relationships, etc., considering the recent credit crunch, the severe downturns in the housing markets, and the increasing foreclosures nationwide.
Jupiter in Sagittarius has driven prices up. Saturn's entry into Virgo will drive price values down, to bargain basement levels, but with a price, as mundane transits indicate a period of rough economic times during the fall of 2007 and into 2008. Families are hurting financially. It is important at this time heading into the fall and winter seasons to network with others, and to be of help by combining resources and being of assistance to those in need.
The best way to neutralize this fall's transits is to prepare to navigate them in advance without resorting to inflicting, or, taking part in personal projections onto others, personal/professional dramas which Saturn can crystallize into reality ~ which can turn into violent confrontations that can change destinies. Rather, better to navigate these transits with a low-profile, calm, and orderly outlook towards the coming new era that starts in mid-December 2007, and picks up speed in January 2008.
Those who take the time to prepare for 2008's transits now, will be better positioned to deal with the developing and fast-paced events that take place from 2008 to 2011. Use the coming benevolent Venus-Jupiter conjunction on Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2008 as a "transit marker" to have professional and personal plans & projects completed to open the special year of 2008 with new opportunities that will have included moving to new cities, and starting new careers, relationships, etc., after the wild and rocky year that 2007 will have become.
While at the mundane level, Venus represents society, and the conjunction to Saturn & the South Lunar Node in early Virgo reflects the general depressive tone of this particular season highlighted by the September eclipse at 18-Virgo. It also reflects the coming Saturn-Uranus opposition pitting the old against the new ~ conservative (Saturn) against the radical (Uranus). Saturn is moving out of its year-long opposition to Neptune, and preparing for its long-running opposition to Uranus in the years 2008-2011, as well as its coming earth trine to Jupiter (2008) and then opposition to Jupiter (2010-11).
This indicates a major shifting of the general public sense of rights and wrongs, and a serious turn of events in the public mood as well. With 2008 being an election year ~ things are about to get very nasty, according to these mundane transit. In effect, people are pissed off and the world transits will fuel these strong emotions from frustrations and disappointments of the recent past leading back to the year 2000/2001. This eclipse at 18-VIRGO on September 11, 2007 will bring back very painful memories of the events of Set. 11, 2001, and, moreover, will set into stone anger and resentment at those whom the people (represented by Venus) think is to blame. Moreover, the mundane transits clearly indicate that the blame for the economic pressures on families nationwide, including the pressures of war, and everything else that people feel should not be taking place will leak into 2008 in a major way.
Saturn's entry into Virgo in early September, it's conjunction with Venus, and the Dragon's Tail in mid-October '07, and Saturn's coming opposition to Uranus along the Pisces/Virgo axis from 2008 to 2011 is pure mayhem in the sense of outrage. Much of what is to come will remind people of the public demonstrations of the late 1960s and the early 1970s.
In late 2008, and 2009 ~ there's a lot of action between Saturn & Uranus around the 18,19,20, 21st, and 22nd degrees of Virgo and Pisces. This reflects the length of time of action from the coming Sept. 11, 2007 eclipse at the 18-degree of VIRGO. As the Lunar Nodes decline along the Pisces/Virgo axis they begin a new era in mid-December 2007 where a number of important ingresses take place.
Theo's Almanac of Transits
We've already seen the start of several important transits in summer 2007, with major ingresses to continue into early 2008 ~ ending with the coming Venus-Jupiter conjunction in tropical Capricorn at the end of January/ early February 2008:
August/September 2007 - month of signs & warnings Aug. 6/7 - Jupiter stations direct over fixed star ANTARES Aug. 6/7 - Mars entered Gemini Aug. 18 - Venus turned to Morning Star Aug. 28 - Lunar Eclipse at 4-PISCES September 2007 - a major event month Sept. 2 - Saturn enters VIRGO Sept. 5 - Mercury turns S in declination Sept. 7 - Pluto stations direct Sept. 8 - Venus stations direct Sept. 11 along with a New Moon, partial eclipse Sun/Moon 18-VIRGO.
October 2007 -
October's transits effectively end the summer of 2007. Weather turns darker, cloudy, colder, with sometimes driving rains, fog, gray skies with grey skies this month in the Northeastern U.S., and Pacific Northwest. Warmer in the Southeast, with above normal average temperatures, and drier than normal climate and persisting drought. Sunlight reduced more than usual this October.
Virgo transits of Venus-Saturn-South Lunar Node very strong by October 11-18... Details, paperwork, documents, bills, etc., irritating people w/ many individuals too picky, too demanding. Surprising news of past events of the year 2007 come to the surface again in the news... Anna Nicole Smith... along with many other revelations that suddenly come to light in this month of October. Much of this will be due to the Mercury retrograde.... contract disputes, striking workers, shutdowns, slowdowns, problems with machines, tools, communication devices, all come under the influence of Mercury's transit.
The transiting Lunar Nodes, the Dragon's head will make a conjunction with the Synetic Vernal Point from October 15 to Oct. 29 ~ this is a very sensitive astronomical point that indicates a major changes in life paths for many millions of people. Oct. 9 - Jupiter square Uranus, exact - travel troubles, watch driving, accidents
Oct. 11 to Nov. 1 - Mercury retrograde in tropical Scorpio/Libra - slowdowns, miscommunication, intense emotions, persist with projects, adapt, network, apply common sense when working with details. Don't believe everything you hear, or see... Review 2008 plans, prepare for holiday season earlier than normal, mind objects, lost keys, lost contact numbers, personal items... pay closer attention to the details without allowing them to make you crazy... people too on focus with emotional states... TV pundits go wild on celebrities, current events, pop culture... yik-yaks, yo-yos abound... dangerous school situations, robberies, unstable individuals, plots & plans to cause trouble, rumors, gossips, conflicts... a practical, calm, observant nature and attitude is best over this three-week Mercury retrograde as additional transits add to unstable atmospheres within institutions, companies, homes, etc.
Third Week of October - Venus/Saturn/Dragon's Tail Conjoin - very dangerous conjunction... avoid crowds, fights, arguments, parties, avoid discussing relationships, be low-profile, low-key throughout October. Malefic transits... criminal actvities revealed... impatience, unwillingness to let go in relationships in a healthy manner... gender conflicts should be avoided... Conjunctions of this sort reflect emotional imbalances within character many times made public; sometimes violently; therefore, in order to maintain a balance, apply reason and common sense without impulse while using positive communication to bridge gaps and to repair deteriorating situations.
Neptune stations direct in motion. Halloween 2007 is very weird this year, and is not the year for a Halloween party. Transits are plain dangerous this particular Halloween. I'm staying in, and resting, and suggest anyone reading this to do the same. If one is to venture out, then do so this use with caution... go along with the kids this year, and keep them close at hand... and make it an early night. This is the Halloween for parents and guardians to check all candy, and food given to kids. Teens should watch what they are given to this Halloween. Parents who see anything bad happening should be kickin ass and taking names... Party-goers, watch what you drink the weekend before October 31, and avoid acting out relationship issues in public... Coolness will be at a premium this October... those who think before they speak do best... those who look out for their friends do even better...
Transits are strange at the end of October... emotional considerations are stronger than usual... oddballs on the streets before and after Halloween. It's just transits... but some of these transits bring out the worst in some... Full Moon Week starts Oct. 25 to Nov. 1st, so it will be an acutal Full Moon Halloween, more or less, with the actual day coming at the end of the full moon week, and the start of a last quarter lunar cycle... that means the Friday, Saturday & Sunday before Oct. 31 (a Wednesday) will be active... people overemotional... unbalanced people acting out... be prepared for action if one ventures... strange weather... chilly, cold, and foggy the weekend before but with clear night skies with the Moon visable with clouds... errie kind of week this year for real... stick with the company of good friends, and then make it an early night that Saturday into early Sunday... Don't let friends drive drunk... not with these transits... You'll thank yourself in the morning when you hear and read the news... October 2007 is just not the month for parties... too much reality going on... Chilling out, calming down with good friends & family is the cure... be aware of strangers... not paranoid, but aware... full moons like these tend to bring out the weirdos...
A month of recovery. November is a month good for preparing for the coming year of 2008. The lunar nodes are now at the 4-degree axis of Pisces/Virgo and by month's end will at at 1-degree Pisces/Virgo, sliding retrograde towards their quality change December 18 into the Leo/Aquarius axis. Therefore, November is a month of continuing to resolve the matters of the previous 18 months (since June 2006) while looking forward to the coming year of 2008.
November 1 - Mercury stations direct at 23:00 Ephemeris Time (ET) at 23-Libra. A good time to renew strength, and to prepare for the busy holiday season ahead. Correct misunderstandings, repairs, balancing out the last three weeks works well this month.
Nov. 11 - Venus turns S in declination - start quiet plans...
Nov. 14/15 - Mars retrograde at 15-CANCER - overemotional males... weirdos on the street, unshaved males, disoriented, over-sleeping, staying up too late at night, drinking, taking drugs, fighting over petty things, getting upset over minor details, mental health issues w/ males. Mars is in its "fall" in the tropical sign of Cancer, the domicle of the Moon in natural astrology... Best advice for males from now to early May 2008 is to chill out... review, assess, and let go of the past... it's not worth it... rather, look forward to the future, and adapt to current changes without maladaptive behavior... stubborness leads to failure... Use technology in the home to rebuild, start anew, seek consultations, talk with your ladies without blame, or anger... In effect, the coolest dude wins out in the end... be that dude.
Mars will re-enter Cancer March 4, 2008 through to May 10, 2008... meaning entire period from Nov. 15, 2007 to May 10, 2008 all of the above...
Nov. 23/24 - Uranus stations direct (I went and had to eat a sandwich). I will fill this section in later...
*December 2007 - major event month, endings & new beginnings
The month of December ends a lunar nodal cycle in effect since June 2006. This new cycle that begins in mid-December will extend to August 2009. The month of December reflects a need to begin anew while coming to terms with matters that have been outgrown. The transit of Mars through tropical Cancer continues through December in 60-degree sextile aspect to transiting Saturn in Virgo... useful for deflecting the desire to protect the "status quo" while seeking business opportunities. The retrograde of Mars may make working from home difficult if patience is not practiced. Caution is urged using tools and in working around the home... the placing of Christmas lights, construction work,
The effects of the Sept. 11, 2007 eclipse are set to take place in this month from Dec. 9 to Dec. 31.
Dec. 11 - Jupiter conjoins Pluto near Galactic Center - a mundane world transit reflecting religious battles, political assasinations, troubles. The failures of leadership peak this month. Leaders who seek success should resist the urge to react impulsively to events. Religious tensions, political oppositions, overemotionalism, misunderstandings, all mix to a potentially violent brew should common sense not prevail under these celestial conditions.
Dec. 17/18 - Lunar Nodes change quality from mutable to fixed (until Aug. 2009) - major change of "eras" from the mutable Pisces/Virgo axis to the fixed Aquarius/Leo axis. This new air/fire quality of the Lunar Nodes lasts from mid-Dec. 2007 to mid-August 2009 - major national/world changes take place during this nodal era. This new era ends situations since June 2006 while opening doors towards others. This era expands itself through all 2008 and into summer 2009:
Seek clarity in this new nodal era. Refuse to be limited to the outmoded patterns of the last six years while looking forward to the future ~ a clear page. Planning for 2008 is wise during the autumn months in the northern hemisphere. Changes in the Moon's nodes always influence big news as it slides retrograde from one zodiacal axis to another. The quality in change from water/earth to fire/air means a very active and eventful autumn 2007, and early 2008.
- Dec. 18 - Jupiter enters tropical Capricorn - new 3-yr. era to 2011 begins - Jupiter will progress faster through the tropical constellations of Capricorn through Gemini (2008-2013). Very useful 5-year cycle for those interested in professional & business advancement. This is a Jupiter cycle not to be wasted.
- Dec. 19 - Saturn stations retrograde - (until May 2, 2008) - relief. This is a very useful transit for those who have goals & plans they want to put into action. Now is the time to do this. Those in the northern hemisphere should not waste time during the winter and early spring season as Saturn retrogrades, and Jupiter is direct from mid-December 2007 to early May 2008, this allows progress on many projects if one is attuned to them during the season usually reserved for rest... The winter months of early 2008 to early May 2008 allow for great advances to be made in all areas of personal & professional life. Those who want detailed information on their own personal astrological transits should consult with a practicing astrologer in autumn 2007 to prepare for the year 2008 and beyond.
- Dec. 30 - Venus enters Sagittarius - guard impulses, moderate, don't overdo in celebrations., enjoy beauty, assess oneself and relationship expectations.
- Dec. 31 - A Last Quarter Moon at 9-LIBRA on New Year's Eve 2007... energies are low, quiet, though Venus' entry into Sagittarius spurs impulsive actions. Relationships are highlighted this day, but the last quarter moon does not promise long-term relationships at this time. Enjoy quiet beauty, look forward to the coming year of 2008 using this lunar cycleThe same day. Mars retrograde, re-enters tropical Gemini - international events, war news, potential build-ups into January & February 2008 .
January & February 2008
Jan. & Feb. '08 are very busy months globally. Mercury, Mars, Uranus & Pluto are active in relation to the Moon's transits. The global events at this time are directly related to the previous transits and eclipse of Sept. 2007. The end of the common year 2007 signals restrait from too much impulse. Patience is rewarded for those who take the initiative towards seeking progress towards March 2008.
- Jan. 21 - Jupiter trine Saturn - work towards practical & positive goals, positive outlooks... new starts for many, a new career in a new town... start of a 3-4 year cycle from 2008 to about mid-2011... very important time for those who are starting anew... apply practical goals and positive outlooks, and let go of the unresolved issues... better to look forward... always forward...
- Jan. 30 - Mars stations direct at 24-GEMINI - more war news... things getting out of hand... political contests... competitions... debates... media...
- Jan. 30/Feb. 1 - Venus conjoins Jupiter 9-CAPRICORN - excellent for spirits... hope, a new outlook brings success... From this point to early May 2008 work hard to establish oneself in the new environment... then in early May, slow down, enjoy summer, and wait until Sept. 8, 2008, to begin again on the second phase... Many changes in 2008 according to transits... The conjunction of Venus & Jupiter can be seen in the eastern ckies just before sunrise as two bright planets shining together in tropical Capricorn... worth rising early to see it in the cold of the early pre-morning...
Autumn 2007 to mid-December 2007: A Review
The transits from August 2007 to mid-December 2007 reflect a serious, and emotionally draining time for many people due to the transit conditions. Virgo and Pisces are highlighed. As mutable signs, and with Jupiter already transiting the mutable Sagittarius, along with Saturn entering the mutable Virgo, the New Moon and eclipse of September 11, 2007 clearly show rough waters ahead ~ particularly the fall months to mid-December 2007, when conditions lead to a new era that opens the period 2008-2011 ~ stressing the coming Saturn/Uranus opposition along the Pisces/Virgo axis ~ it is a time of radical changes butting heads with conservative outlooks.
The eclipse of September 11, 2007 shows that the need for change must be acknowledged in real, seen progress during the lead-up to 2008, or a societal revolution will emerge in the years leading to the decade of the 2010s. This is a time of major changes for the world and in the lives of billions of people. It is advised for those who understand transits and astrologers who give guidance to help others to navigate them, to begin to do so now, just before the onset the autumn equinox in mid-September, and if able, before the New Moon of September 11, 2007.
Surviving 2007 and to prosper in 2008 will mean to be able to carefully navigate the events of spring/summer and especially the fall season of 2007 in order to reach 2008 ~ a major "earth" aspect year that is reflected in the coming Jupiter-Saturn trine from Virgo to Capricorn, as well as the positive Venus/Jupiter conjunction at the end of January 2008 and early February 2008.
Applying Capricorn-like goals, and plans will work well for those who are looking to make a new start for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010 ~ which are special years based on the transits of Jupiter, Saturn and the trans-Saturnian planets of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. The true feel of the 21st century will begin to take shape next year (2008) and by the year 2010, many people will have noticed that times have changed.
Avoid being drawn unwillingly into the dramas and projections of others; especially those whose own personal greed over recent years have gotten them into trouble. The celestial influences show there are many frustrated and unhappy people out there. Many of them are immature, and looking to blame others who are not at fault for their own problems. Beware this year, heading into the third week of October through late November, and again, around Dec. 17, 18, 19, and again, in the months of January & February 2008, for those who are unable to leave well enough alone, and who do not want to move on with their lives. Also avoid impulsive (Sagittarius) actions during the late autumn that are not well thought out prior. Details matter with these particular transits of the fall season. Failing to pay attention to them could have dire consequences for the lazy of mind and heart.
PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS & NEAR-TERM TRANSITS
Transits indicate to me that the events of October will have many people thinking in November, and December how to leave situations they have outgrown ~ especially regarding professional and personal relationships. There are people out there, who by December 2007, will be considering ending relationships without telling their significant others. If this is done, because of fears of violence, then consider the timing of such actions, as Mars will be retrograde by mid-November through the end of January 2008.
Matters of the heart are strongly tested this autumn. it is wise for those who are intent on making changes to do so in as quiet, and discreet manner as is possible. Watch what you say, and whom you say it to ~ even if it is a close girlfriend. Loose lips can sink ships. The month of
November 2007 is a tough month for personal relationships (Venus square Mars). After the events of October, many relationships will be rocky to say the least, and by December, the economic situations that have developed since spring/summer 2007 will have become dire due to the onset of the approaching holiday season.
The second week of December 2007 offers the best transits for smoothly ending relationships one has outgrown while making sure one has thought carefully about what to do next. Many people will attempt to use Dec. 31, 2007 to suddenly end relationships and scoot. It is better to do so earlier in the month rather than using New Years' Eve, as some will do because Venus will enter Sagittarius on that date. However, Mars will re-enter Gemini, retrograde in motion, on the same day. January & February 2008 should be used well by being low-key, low-profile, and pushing ahead with one's goals and plans straight to the date of May 9, 2008, when Jupiter goes retrograde at 22-CAPRICORN while Saturn will have turned direct in motion on May 2, 2008.
Jupiter's motion from the time of writing (late August 2007) to early May 2008 offers the best opportunities to start a new career in a new town, so to speak. After May 9, 2009, slow down, stop, re-assess, enjoy the summer of 2008, and wait to re-inplement any future plans until September 7-8, 2008 when Jupiter moves direct in motion again, and performs another (and stronger) earth trine to Saturn during the autumn months of 2008. At that time, Venus and Mars will be conjunct in Libra ~ for many people this either means a reaffirmation of a continuing relationship, or the start of a new relationship with a new person.
It is wise to prepare for 2008 by clearly thinking through one's plans of action, and timing them to maximize one's success in starting a new life for 2008 with the minimum of problems associated with such changes. In this way, the transits of autumn 2007 are neutralized while goals can be set, and met to take advantage of the calming, and practical Jupiter-Saturn trine of 2008 and the coming world transits that take all of us into the challenging and radical decade of the 2010s.
There's a lot going on with the weather, and the "weather" worldwide. Let's share our thoughts, and find ways to add our two cents (or more) toward planetary improvement. (aka. ~ making the world a much better place than it is right now.)
Theo White, Classical Scientific Astrologer