Cycles for 2014

Continuation of  challenging squares between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. 

Exact squares June 24, 2012 to  March 16, 2015.   Planetary energy surrounding this square began earlier than 2012 and will continue past 2015. 

Pluto in Capricorn represents the power structure, whether governments or corporations.  Uranus in Aries represents the individuals or collectively the rebels.  Rebellions are far from over.

Planetary aspects for the first six months include an unusual number of Retrogrades and an Xcross among Jupiter, Mars, Uranus, and Pluto. 

January and late March and April are particularly disturbing months.  How this affects you personally, of course, depends on your own chart, but I'd avoid traveling to "hot spots" during these months.

Some good news - transiting Neptune in Pisces trines the North Node in Scorpio in January, transiting Jupiter in Cancer forms favorable trines to Chiron in Pisces in February and May, and Jupiter trines Saturn, also in May.  Hopefully this will provide some much needed healing energy. 

Neptune will remain in Pisces until January 28, 2026 (it enters Aries on March 31, 2025, but Retrogrades back into Pisces on October 23, 2025).  So, we can expect to see compassion as well as interest in spiritual activities grow over timeIt's interesting to note that Town and Country magazine is doing its first ever edition on philanthropists.

Going forward in 2014 it's important to remember that disruption is necessary for change, whether in the personal or political arena.  We rarely make changes in our lives when we're comfortable

If you were born between the 6th and 16th day of Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn, or if you have planets between 6 and 16 degrees of these signs, expect dramatic changes in your life. 

If you were born the 10th to 12th day of Cancer, Pisces, or Scorpio, of if you have planets at 10 to 12 degrees of these signs, the timing is favorable for healing the past and moving forward. 

To find out how these planetary configurations affect you, contact Joyce at 617-354-7075 or joycel@joycelevine.com to set up an appointment.

 

 

Cycles for 2013

At Christmas time I usually make a list of predictions for coming year.  The last few years have been rather traumatic.  So, this year I thought I'd hold out a ray of hope.  There are contrasting planetary energies. 

First, let's examine Neptune in Pisces.

Neptune entered Pisces on April 4, 2011.  It went retrograde in Aquarius on August 6, and re-entered Pisces on February 4, 2012, where it will remain until 2026.  Because Neptune is the ruler of Pisces, its transit here is very influential.

Neptune in Pisces focuses on the oneness of the universe.  Buddhist ideals are likely to become more popularized.  Cross-cultural distinctions are likely to begin to evaporate and mixed race marriages may become more prevalent.  Quality of life issues will become a greater priority as the wish for peace and tranquility grows.  Social distinctions will begin to disintegrate as more people change their focus from the material to the spiritual.  Environmental concerns, particularly global water issues, move more to the forefront as oneness with the universe also includes a oneness with Mother Earth. 

(This is an excerpt from an article called Transiting Neptune in Pisces, What Do We Have to Look Forward To.  You can find the entire article on my website, http://joycelevine.com/Neptune%20in%20Pisces.htm.

Pluto in Capricorn – Uranus in Aries – Square

Neptune in Pisces will be at cross hairs with Pluto in Capricorn, which enhances the power of the haves at the expense of the have-nots (until it reaches an extreme, where the trend reverses) and also with the Uranus in Aries square to Pluto in Capricorn, which leads to more rebellions and uprisings. 

(For a detailed article on the Uranus-Pluto square, see History Never Exactly Repeats Itself, but Rather It Rhymes at http://joycelevine.com/Uranus%20-%20Pluto.htm

 All this planetary energy leads to two distinctly separate and divisive sides: those seeking peace and enlightenment and those rebelling against the status quo.  However, it is possible for at least some of those seeking enlightenment to become more at one with those rebelling as they see how the current power structure has rendered many powerless.

 All in all, despite the increased violence and social and political polarization going on in this country and others, we can expect increased spirituality and compassion as a  forceful counter trend.

           Mercury Retrograde Cycles

How to Successfully Navigate Communication Snafus for 214

So what can you do? 

Hopefully, you've got your computer backed up, put air in your tires, and have gotten an oil change if you need one. 

With such a Pisces emphasis, focusing on meditation, spiritual reading, or spiritual pursuits is ideal—particularly if you haven't been thinking along these lines lately.

All Mercury Retrograde timeframes are favorable for writing or rewriting that proposal you've been meaning to get to; so that once Mercury turns Direct (appears to move forward), you're ready to go.  It's also favorable for reconsidering your goals and deciding what you'd like to do next.  This time, more imagination is likely to go into your thinking. 

If more mundane matters require attention, it's a good time to clean out clutter. This creates psychic space for future opportunity.

More on the upcoming Mercury Retrograde cycles will be posted closer to the next Retrograde.

Cycles and Predictions for 2012
You'll note that many of these are the same predictions I've had for the last few years.  That's because many of the same planetary cycles continue.

    The Economy

Changes in the world-wide financial system continue (2008-2024)

Banks encounter more problems from foreclosures                                                            

Unemployment remains high

China continues to pursue natural resources around the world and buys less US Treasuries

Gold and commodities continue to rise in value

Further movement away from dollar as reserve currency

Currency wars continue

Innovations in technology including cell phones, computers, drones, weaponry – 7 year cycle that began in 2010

Pressure mounts on the Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization

States and pension funds make progress in their lawsuits against banks and brokerage houses that sold them credit default swaps

Increased financial problems in cities, town, and counties are revealed.                                         

            Politics and Society

Tea Party expands its base

Occupy Wall Street expands its base

Voters become equally disillusioned with both Democrats and Republicans.  (See the movie Inside Job if you haven't already.) (You'll note that was on my list before the Occupy Wall Street movement began)

National alliances break down over issues of debt and bailout

Euro breaks down - no long term solution to the European debt crisis favors the European Union as it now exists

Conflict in the Mideast continues.  Islam re-asserts itself in politics.

Egypt - Israel Peace Treaty in danger
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For an analysis on Egypt, click here)

Problems in Russia just beginning.

Worker protests in China increase

Scientific Advancements:
     Cars more efficient energy use
     Medical Technology
     New Weaponry - more reliance on technology,
        less on manpower
     Personal Robots
     Progress on Alzheimer's and other brain diseases
     Advances in cloud computing

Global water crisis gets attention

With Neptune's entrance into Pisces, more people turn to spirituality and have more compassion. 

Socialism gains favor.

Quality of life ideals start to become more important.  Increased desires for simpler life, more leisure time, less stress

 

Cycles and Predictions for 2011

    The Economy

Changes in the world-wide financial system continue (2008-2024)

Foreclosure problems continue

Unemployment remains high

China continues to pursue natural resources around the world and buys less US Treasuries

Gold and commodities continue to rise in value

Further movement away from dollar as reserve currency

Currency Wars heat up

Innovations in technology including cell phones, computers, drones, weaponry

Pressure mounts on the Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization

States and pension funds make progress in their lawsuits against banks and brokerage houses that sold them credit default swaps      (this is likely to come to a head in 2012)

                     Politics and Society

            Tea Party expands its base

Increased social protests - worldwide.
Socialism vs. Fascism

        National alliances breakdown over issues of debt and bailouts

Onset of breakup of Euro and/or European Union

Cyber attacks

        Voters become equally disillusioned with both Democrats and   Republicans.  (See the movie Inside Job if you haven't already)

Scientific Advancements:
     Cars more efficient energy use
     Medical Technology
     New Weaponry - more reliance on technology,
        less on manpower
     Personal Robots
     Progress on Alzheimer's and other brain diseases
     Advances in cloud computing

Global water crisis gets attention

With Neptune's entrance into Pisces, more people turn to spirituality and have more compassion. 

Quality of life ideals start to become more important.  Increased desires for simpler life, more leisure time, less stress

For an analysis on Egypt, click here

 

Mercury Retrograde Cycles

How to Successfully Navigate Communication Snafus for 2011

If you know anything about astrology, you have probably heard the term Mercury Retrograde.  Mercury, the winged messenger of the gods, is the planet associated with communication.  This includes writing, speaking, and reasoning.  Mercury is also associated with mechanical and electrical items.  Retrograde is an astronomical phenomenon during which a planet appears to stop in its orbit and move backwards. 

Mercury Retrograde periods usually occur three times a year.  In 2011 Mercury is Retrograde from March 30 to April 23, August 2 to August 26, and November 24 to December 13.

Simply put Mercury Retrograde periods are associated with communication snafus and mechanical and electrical items going awry.  During these timeframes, communication mishaps occur more frequently. People are late for appointments or don't show up at all, or show up at the wrong place.  Because of the possibility of miscommunication and unreliable information, it's best to avoid signing contracts or agreements.  Mechanical and electrical items are prone to go out of whack.

So what can you do?  First, before Mercury Retrograde begins, make sure you back up your computer, put air in your tires, and get an oil change if one is due. 

During the Retrograde, focus on finishing up old project and doing the research required for new ones. 

The Mercury Retrograde timeframe is favorable for writing or rewriting that proposal you've been meaning to get to; so that once Mercury turns Direct (appears to move forward), you're ready to go.  It's also favorable for reconsidering your goals and deciding what you'd like to do next.  If more mundane matters require attention, it's perfect for reconciling the checkbook or cleaning out the closets.  By getting current and clearing away what you no longer want, you create psychic space for future opportunity.

The March 30 to April 23 Retrograde occurs in Aries, from 24 degrees to 13 degrees.  This timeframe is likely to be particularly volatile and unpredictable as a number of more dramatic transits also occur.  These include Mars (in Pisces) square Hades; the Sun (in Aries) opposite Zeus and Saturn and conjoining Uranus; Mars (in Aries) conjoining Uranus, square Pluto and opposition Saturn, as well as Mercury conjoining the Sun and Mars. Not only is this a time of communication snafus, but ongoing uprisings can turn increasingly violent.

The August 2 to August 26 Retrograde occurs from 1 degree of Virgo to 18 degrees of Leo.  This may be another volatile timeframe as Mars conjoins Hades and forms  squares to Uranus, Zeus and Saturn, and an opposition to Pluto.

The November 24 to December 13 Retrograde occurs in Sagittarius from 20 degrees to 3 degrees.  Although some difficult aspects occur at the same time, this timeframe is less volatile than the previous two--although volatility picks up again later in December.

 

Cycles and Predictions for 2010

  • The Economy
     
    • Long-term changes in the world-wide financial system continue (2008-2024).
       
    • Stock market volatility.
       
    • More banking problems from derivatives and mortgage loans.
       
    • Unemployment remains a problem.
       
    • China and Japan buy fewer and fewer US Treasuries.
       
    • Gold and commodities rise in value.
       
    • Movement away from dollar as reserve currency.
       
  • Politics & Society
     
    • Middle class taxpayer revolution expands.
       
    • Protests against the government and financial system come from the left as well as the right.
       
    • Pressure on the Federal Reserve grows.
       
    • US workers demand more protection.
       
    • Executive pay continues to be a hot button.
       
    • National alliances break down.
       
    • More people turn to religion and spirituality.
       
    • Society exhibits greater compassion for the "have nots."
       
    • Increased social programs.
       
    • Seeds of an additional political party that challenge both Republicans and Democrats.
       
    • Pay especial attention to the timeframe from late July through August.

      Planetary cycles continue to be challenging in 2010.  Pluto's trek through Capricorn will change the financial system world-wide. Capricorn rules big business and government. Very likely, we haven't seen the end of banking problems, and more corruption will be uncovered. 

      In the midst of economic turmoil and scandal, it can be hard to remember that Pluto has three phases:  elimination, change, and transformation.  The elimination stage brings problems to the forefront.  These are not necessarily new problems, but ones that have been ignored or hidden.  During Pluto's second stage, changes are made and usually out of necessity.  The third and final stage is transformation, which may have seemed close to impossible during the first stage.

      The last time Pluto was in Capricorn was 1762 to 1777, the timeframe of the American Revolution.  Think of the Boston Tea Party, which took place on December 17, 1773. The precipitating cause of the colonies’ revolt against Great Britain was taxation, in particular "taxation without representation." 

      Now note the re-occurrence of Tea Parties since Pluto has entered Capricorn in 2008. These protesters want smaller government.  Much less publicized are the protests coming from the "left," such the one at the American Bankers Association annual convention in Chicago in October 2009, led by the AFL-CIO president.  

      When Howard Dean ran for president, he suggested that Democrats unite over common issues rather than fight over social ones.  In today's world, there is dissatisfaction with government by the left, the right, and the middle, among Republicans and Democrats.

       It seems more likely than ever that a third party could take hold.  Expect dramatic political changes in the next few years.

    Mercury Retrograde Cycles

    How to Successfully Navigate Communication Snafus for 2010

    If you know anything about astrology, you have probably heard the term Mercury Retrograde.  Mercury, the winged messenger of the gods, is the planet associated with communication.  This includes writing, speaking, and reasoning.  Mercury is also associated with mechanical and electrical items.  Retrograde is an astronomical phenomenon during which a planet appears to stop in its orbit and move backwards. 

    Mercury Retrograde periods usually occur three times a year.  In 2010 there are four Retrograde periods.  2010 starts with Mercury Retrograde from December 26, 2009 to January 15, 2010.  The next dates are April 18 to May 11, August 21 to September 12, and December 10 to December 30.

    Simply put Mercury Retrograde periods are associated with communication snafus and mechanical and electrical items going awry.  During these timeframes, communication mishaps occur more frequently. People are late for appointments or don't show up at all, or show up at the wrong place.  Because of the possibility of miscommunication and unreliable information, it's best to avoid signing contracts or agreements.  Mechanical and electrical items are prone to go out of whack.

    So what can you do?  First, before Mercury Retrograde begins, make sure you back up your computer, put air in your tires, and get an oil change if one is due. 

    During the Retrograde, focus on finishing up old project and doing the research required for new ones. 

    The Mercury Retrograde timeframe is favorable for writing or rewriting that proposal you've been meaning to get to; so that once Mercury turns Direct (appears to move forward), you're ready to go.  It's also favorable for reconsidering your goals and deciding what you'd like to do next.  If more mundane matters require attention, it's perfect for reconciling the checkbook or cleaning out the closets.  By getting current and clearing away what you no longer want, you create psychic space for future opportunity.

Cycles and Predictions for 2009

 Predictions for 2009

For 2009 it is very difficult to separate the economy from politics as economic conditions engender governmental action.

Watch for: 

The Economy

  • The beginning of a long-term changes in the world-wide financial system.

  • Stock market volatility to continue. 

  • Bear market rallies, with more downside to come.

  • Sectors that are likely to do well in the stock market involve innovation – biotech, high tech, stem cell research.

  • Decline in housing prices to continue.

  • Increase in minimum wage.

  • The silver lining - people priced out of the housing market will be able to afford homes.

Politics

  • A government stimulus package that rivals President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal.

  • Unions make a comeback.

  • Retraining programs for displaced workers.

  • Middle class taxpayer revolution begins.

  • Executive pay reined in.

  • Increased regulatory laws passed.

  • The Federal Reserve system comes under increasing pressure.

  • Protectionist laws passed. 

  • The end of Perestroika in Russia.

To find out how these cycles are affecting you personally, contact Joyce to set up an appointment at 617-354-7075 or joycel@joycelevine.com

Joyce Levine is a full-time professional consulting astrologer, lecturer, teacher, and author with over 30 years experience. She serves as a catalyst for her clients (1) to recognize their natural abilities and use them to overcome their personal obstacles to success, and (2) to take action at the right time to attain desired results. Joyce consults with individuals, couples, families, and businesses.

 

Cycles and Predictions for 2008

Predictions for 2008

The Economy

·         Losses stemming from notes on sub-prime mortgages will be far greater than currently revealed by banks and brokerage houses.

·         Housing prices continue to decline.

·         Bankruptcies continue to increase.

·         Big corporations and high level corporate executives still do well, but a significant movement to rein in executive pay gains momentum.

·         The bull market in gold and commodities continues.

·         Beginnings of a tax-payer revolution.

Politics

  • Rise of patriotism - focus on national boundaries and immigration.
     
  • Protectionist laws are passed - may be in 2009 rather than 2008.
     
  • Greater emphasis on solving global warming and other environmental issues (heralded by the elevation of Ceres from an asteroid to a dwarf planet in August, 2006). 
     
  • Third Party Candidate has best chance of upsetting the election process in American history.

If you'd like more information on what to expect in 2008, check out the Apollon Report @ http://www.apollongroup.com/pages/report.html

Also, check out Newspaper Interview, "She Told You So"  front page Cambridge Chronicle January, 2008 Predictions for 2008 - Recap of  predictions of 2007

 

Joyce's Past Predictions -- 2007

 The Economy

·       Personal bankruptcies up. 

·       Dollar continues its decline against the Euro and other world currencies

·       Deflation manifests as decline in housing values.

·       Nonperforming loans hit Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and debt service providers in greater numbers than ever, causing mortgage holders to unload housing at bargain prices, further deflating housing values

·       Gold continues its upward climb.

·       American public becomes dismayed with the economy and forces the political agenda to focus on jobs, unemployment, and true inflation.

Politics

·         Watch for:

The elimination of income tax cuts for the rich

A windfall profits tax

Rise in the minimum wage

More government assistance in job creation

President Bush's popularity continues its free fall.  Watch for more secrets coming to light in September and October.  Vice President Cheney is implicated.

·         John Edwards’ popularity continues to rise.

·         Hilary Clinton is hurt by foreign policy stances.

·       John McCain's popularity increases despite his own party's attempts to undermine him.

 The World

·      Allies pull out of Iraq

·       Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues in Lebanon

·       Difficulties between Israel and Iran become even more heightened

·      Threats of biological warfare heighten

·      International travel increases despite terrorist threats