Year Ahead Report for 2008 - Maggie Kerr AAT APA
As this is a rather lengthy report I list the sections : ( click each section)
Welcome to my general overview of what the cosmos may have in store for us for 2008, and with such a healthy dose of planets in “earth” signs it is no surprise that we are entering “The International Year of Planet Earth”.
But don’t’ expect the new years fireworks to give us the call to action as the early weeks of 2008 dawn, as with retrograde Mars being a feature of the horoscope for 2008 (set for January 1st 00. 00 Greenwich), the enterprising spirit in each of us may be a little slow to get off the ground. Indeed with Mars in Cancer around the festive season it will be a very family affair… for better or worse depending on your family! Mars governs all things to do with action, initiation, assertion (or anger if he’s unhappy), courage and confidence. So until he moves into forward motion (literally) on January 30th it is wise to spend the month setting up your plans for the year, and generally connecting and networking with the people and information you need to set the balls in the rack and get the cue out once February rolls in.
A Little Touch of Numerology…
2008 = 10 = 1 Yes 2008 is a “one” year thus a new 9 year phase is about to open, and as with any opening it sometimes takes a while to begin to feel the stirrings of activity, which will not really begin to kick in until April when Mars in Cancer finally gets a scoot on and picks up speed to move past his position last November. More about Mars in the following section…
Jupiter and Saturn in Earth Signs…
This accords with the election of a new Labour Government here in Oz committed to getting on with the business of signing the Kyoto Accord and setting goals for greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental issues relevant not only to our own country, but also to join with international efforts. In the words of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon “We are on the verge of a catastrophe – everywhere are disturbing signs of climate change’s effects”. On a positive note I am heartened to see “Go Green – Working towards a cleaner future” advertising supplements now appearing as regular features in newspapers. This reminds us that commerce and industry are recognising that people now expect to be given the products necessary to “do their bit”, and that companies realise that future profits involve this fundamental shift in awareness.
Mars and Pluto Standoff…
This Mars (God of War) Pluto (Lord of the Underworld) standoff is threatening to say the least, issuing in another year of enormous tension between global factions on the international (Sagittarius) stage. Mars Gemini/Pluto Sagittarius is literally a “war of words” at an international level, and may involve major standoffs between factions of all types; political, commercial and ideological. Collectively I hope this also means that individuals begin to speak out more clearly on behalf of both their own and our community interest in working toward a sustainable future. The Australian people just did this on November 24th when they clearly said “no” to the old world view offered by John Howard’s Liberal Party and “yes” to the current view offered by Kevin Rudd’s Labour Party; that we are all in this together and there is no longer any room for separatist view points.
Maggie Kerr (AAT Dip Couns)
She consults and teaches both in Australia and Internationally.
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