If you were expecting some kind of sun sign nonsense, forget about it. This is real astrology for the real world. If it's real astrology for yourself that you want, you can get it by phone or in print. And if you need help deciphering the astrological glyphs in the graphics accompanying this article, see Astroglyphs: Astrological Symbols Guide. Please note: this forecast is expressed in terms of Universal Time (UT). Also please be aware that, while I never change a forecast once it's published, I do post errata to acknowledge typographical errors and the like.
Life with all its sorrows is good . . . everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding . . . there is always tomorrow.
-- Dorothy Thompson
Getting the whole 2009 forecast done in hard copy for my clients and online for everyone else has been so demanding this time around that I really dont have time for a complete January forecast. But there are a few highlights Id be remiss if I didnt at least mention them.
Theres a whole lot of intersolar action going on, with both Mercury and Venus moving in on their close approach to Earth. Transportation and communication are key, so keep your focus. A widespread mass psychosis is trying to believe theres a bottom in the markets and the economy. Beware: its nowhere near yet, with Saturn and Uranus now very near their exact alignment in early February.
Theres plenty of geophysical energy afoot too, between the SuperMoon on the 11th and the solar eclipse on the 26th: this will be a month of strong storms, high tidal surges and notable seismic activity (including magnitude 5+ earthquakes and volcanic eruptions).
SPECIAL FEATURE: This month's birthdays of the famous and infamous (with astrological birth charts)