Aries March 21st - April 20th
High drama, big romance, and a creative bonanza: this is the stuff dreams are made of this year. The world is your stage, the spotlight is your goal, and the love and appreciation of others is the air you breathe. Children, lovers, and admirers: these are the people who figure large in your life as this cycle progresses. You are willing to gamble on the future and you could discover yourself through creativity and self-expression. Increased confidence and a more outgoing manner may be the key that opens many a new door in your career.


Taurus April 21st - May 21st
Taking care of yourself and all that's yours becomes a high priority in your life in 2002. Security, setting down roots, establishing your ties with the past: these things are among the articles of faith that guide you. This is often a sign of growth in all things connected with family and property. Your own growth and success may be linked to questions of security - home and family, in particular. This may be a time during which you can get ahead by finding your limits and establishing a home base from which to move forward.


Gemini May 22nd - June 21st
Facilitating the transfer of ideas and information takes on a special priority for you this year. Writing, studying, and communicating play a bigger role in your life as a result. The belief that well-informed people will make the right decisions becomes an article of faith. Just remember: sometimes people know the right thing to do and STILL do something different! You may find yourself succeeding and moving ahead by using your mind and thoughts. Also, communication and research in all forms could be a key area for career growth.


Cancer June 22nd - July 22nd
A kind of Midas touch is signalled by the new cycle dawning in your life in 2002. Prosperity and security take centre stage in your thoughts; a gentle but committed conservatism brings you all kinds of good things. Take care of the material things, and the spiritual will take care of itself: that's your orientation. Growth and success could be tied to your possessions or to the way you possess and respond to the various ideas and impulses operating in your life now. You could benefit through material support and possessions.


Leo July 23rd - August 23rd
Faith in yourself and your future is emphasised this year. There is the feeling that anything is possible, leading to new ventures and a clean break from the past. At its best, this is a very positive and optimistic new cycle in your life, but at times, overconfidence can border on foolhardy bravery. Don't burn your bridges behind you! Your career may be tied more to your appearance and how you come across to others now. You may find that success comes by concentrating on your outward manner - the way others see you.


Virgo August 24th - September 22nd
Mysticism, sensitivity to the needs of others, and an awareness of karma (the link between the present and the past): these are your paths to spiritual growth in 2002. Addressing these issues brings you gain and satisfaction at many levels. You are more tolerant of differences and have a greater understanding of human frailties and shortcomings. Helping those who cannot help themselves - and getting such help if you need it - is an essential lesson. There's a guardian angel or mentor to be found if you need one, and you may have the opportunity to play such a role for someone else. Self-sacrifice and an understanding attitude on your part could have far-reaching effects on your own life-path and career. A little long-suffering and restraint just now could really pay off.


Libra September 23rd - October 23rd
Innovation, reform, and idealism are your paths to growth and gain this year. New, futuristic ideas are part of this, but it's much more than that: putting them into practice is essential because this is much more than empty idealism. A break from the past and a willingness to flaunt convention are what stir you. Idealism gets brought down to earth now. Friends who share ideals band together, work together, and find pleasure in making a difference - and the experience itself is worthwhile, apart from the achievements. Friends, group projects, and community concerns could play a key role that effects your career direction. Altruism and humanitarian efforts can affect your work and life-path.


Scorpio October 24th - November 22nd
Respect, status, and achievement are central goals for you as a new phase begins in your life this year. Creating a structure to empower and maintain your ideals and principles becomes a high priority, an article of faith. By taking on greater responsibilities of this kind, you become an inspiration to others. Ambition unlimited always ends in defeat, and ambition takes centre stage now. Achievements that win you reward and recognition are yours for the making - but you must make them happen, you cannot simply wait around and expect them to appear full-blown. You could develop a knack for being in the right place at the right time, and you may find that you have friends in high places. Work and career should be a primary focus during this period. An opportunity to make good decisions, clear choices, is yours. You are at your most practical, and what happens now may have a lasting effect on your life direction.


Sagittarius November 23rd - December 21st
Faith, optimism, and a yearning to explore all kinds of new horizons: these are some of the focal points in your life in 2002e. Travel, education, and other ways to stretch your horizons open new doors of opportunity. Religious, philosophical, and cultural matters are likely to have special appeal for you now; transmitting ideas on a broader scale brings gain. Travel and mental development at high levels are major themes in your life. This is a time to broaden your horizons both intellectually and spiritually. Education, publishing, broadcasting, legal and political interests, and advertising offer opportunities, if you are on the lookout for them. A bout of philosophy or even a little religion could have an enormous effect on your career during this time. Lasting values (whatever you find to be true and lasting) can guide you now, opening up avenues that have remained blocked.


Capricorn December 22nd - January 20th
The emphasis in 2002 is on fixing what is broken or unhealthy, thereby giving it a new lease on life. This is more than one person alone can handle, so the co-operation of others is essential. You give up something in order to get or create something, and you may not understand the reasons why at the time. Sex, money, power, and vitality become key issues. Career moves may depend upon your cutting through some of the fluff and really taking care of business, getting down to your most practical. Ridding yourself of excess may be a key move.


Aquarius January 21st - February 18th
The ties that bind, the harmonious integration of opposites, the perfect balance: these are the keys to your greatest opportunities this year. Marriage and other close personal relationships tend to offer bright prospects, and you have a deep yearning to experience the fulfillment they can bring. Close relationships offer a lot of potential for growth and good fortune. A marriage or other partnership can raise high hopes and give your spirits a boost. People close to you are optimistic and have good prospects. Relationships, whether partnerships, personal, or the social scene in general, are very important this year and can have a very decided influence on your career and workplace. You may find that a more impersonal attitude is the key.


Pisces February 19th - March 20th
"To serve and protect" is the motto that best fits the cycle that dawns in your life during 2002. Taking better care of such material concerns as work and health becomes an article of faith. You see the big picture where these things are concerned and realise that it can only come together when all the details are in place. Sometimes, in trying to get these details all lined up, you might lose sight of your objective. Remember: look beyond the trees to see the forest. Right now, the key to career moves involves attending to nagging details - whatever you have neglected and put off. Attention to matters of health and efficiency are important, too.



 In July, 1994, my 13 1/2 year old German Shepherd passed away. She was a TRIPLE Capricorn as best I could tell from the generalized time I had been given. In her later years, I could see that clearly. No dog has ever been more faithful and loving. Over the years of her life when she would be ill, I would race to her chart and busily start rectifying. It seemed to keep me from going mad while I waited for a surgery report or news from some other crisis.

When she died, I vowed, "never again". Alex was my second German Shepherd and I just didn't think I could go through losing another one. It seemed then, as now, that letting such devoted friends live such a short time is totally unfair.

As time went on, I found myself missing her tremendously. That feeling one has when coming home, receiving that special greeting; that friend looking you in the eye as you awaken in the mornings; that rascal bringing you the leash to walk in the wind or snow; that pitiful look in those eyes during dinner; that devoted following from room to room as I did my daily chores - all this and more were things I missed immensely.

I found myself talking to a lady who breeds German Shepherds. Such a nice lady. We spoke from time to time. Then one day she called and said she had a puppy she would like for me to see. When she came to town next week, could she bring the puppy? Well, of course - nothing wrong with looking.

When I asked the birth data, she immediately told me 9:00 AM, March 1, 1995, Harrison, GA. Nothing wrong with whipping up a chart. I shared the chart with a few hundred astrology friends on Festival, and declared it wonderful!

I even cleaned up my house, knowing the nice lady was a Virgo. The appointed Saturday came. The Moon was in Aquarius and would cross my Ascendant early in the day. I waited for the call, which didn't come. I began calling and got no answer. Finally, an answer and the words that the puppy had been sold because she had thought I was to call her rather than vice versa. I was stricken!

She further explained that she figured I didn't like the puppy's "stars" since I hadn't called. I apologized for the misunderstanding, and visibly upset, hung up. Why was I feeling this way? This was so silly. But I felt literally broken hearted.

A few hours later, the nice lady called back and said, "I got the puppy back! The people I sold her to wanted a male anyhow, and I agreed to let them have the male at the female price. Do you still want her?" You'll note it was now, "do you still want her?", rather than "do you still want to see her?"

Immediately I said, "Of Course". She told me to meet her at the Pizza Hut in Dublin at 9:30 that night. Dublin is about 70 miles from where I live - and the roads are backwoods and crooked for the most part. I got my neighbor and friend of many years to go with me. He is a double Aquarian - just what I needed at such times. We picked her up, paid for her and started home. We immediately started talking names - and the Aquarian Moon and the startling events of the day made me think of Uranus and I turned it into "Urana" - Urana Star. What an appropriate name for such an event and such a puppy, don't you agree?

WRONG!!! In my tunnel vision which always ends on an astrology chart, I forgot that she was quite likely to "live up" to her name! All I could see was the cute, cuddly, sweet puppy and think how appropriate the name was, all things considered.

She decided at the very beginning that she simply loved it around here and that I was pretty cool too. It seemed very clear to her from the outset that I was a lovely toy and she was the new Alpha! That first night, I had ordered a pizza and she immediately went for it! She disdained regular food and couldn't be dissuaded from the pizza except when bribed with puppy treats. She slept contentedly on my pillow that night and woke me up licking me. She apparently had no memory of days in the country or times at Mother's teat! Who needs mother's milk when there's pizza?

Almost from the initial moment she arrived, if there was something bizarre or strange to do, the puppy did it. She fell off my deck ramp and other than some loud whining, it did no harm other than my nerves! She decided she would pee where she wished and didn't care to do it outside, thank you. I would get up in the middle of the night to relieve myself and she followed me, sat gazing in my eyes and relieved herself simultaneously. Kismet!

Within a short time I knew things were not progressing well. My Vet suggested puppy training with a professional trainer. Urana didn't like the lady that made her do things and during the weeks we went there, she acted abhorrently each time - both in the car going and coming and after arriving. Finally, the lady said she wasn't sure she could do anything with her and why didn't we take a break. Translation: Get that dog out of my face! This woman has trained dogs for 30 or 40 years, and she used words like, "willful", "pigheaded", "stubborn" and "very trying".

We found another trainer who took her to a group, and immediately pronounced Urana spoiled rotten and difficult to train. She was 7 months old at this point. She barely "graduated", due to the generosity of the trainer who simply didn't want to have to deal with failure!

Observing me trying to lead Urana around and hearing me growl, "Dammit stop that!", the trainer told me I should call Urana, "Dammit". I have often thought that would have been a much better name, especially if I couldn't come up with something like "Frou-Frou".

I decided I would train her to ride in the car with me if it killed me. Her insistence on riding in the front seat would halt immediately and she WOULD be behave. The first time out we went to the bank and she summarily locked me out of the car, leaving me to hoof it to a Kroger store and be taken home for extra keys by a Security Person who scared me to death. I did not kill her on the spot because she licked me all over when I finally got back in the car. And I did go ahead and get her the milk shake I promised because she had been locked up alone. However, I also abandoned those training plans until she "gets a little more mature".

She has eaten my favorite hairbrush, chewed up my combs, eaten expensive facial cream that I DESPERATELY need for my face, torn the guts out of one electric blanket and a plug out of a new comforter. When I replaced the electric blanket, she ate the new binding on the new pretty pink one. She has spent many of her nights on the deck because I couldn't let her be in the house while I slept for fear the house foundation would be gone the next day. She thinks the mouse traps I have set on the counters to scare her are a real hoot! The vet told me to use a water gun to dissuade her from her mischief and she thought that was more fun than a barrel of monkeys! In short, she thinks I'm the best playmate she's ever seen and just just LOVES being Alpha! She merrily trips me, pulls me down and otherwise abuses me.

Recently, she sat barking at the woods several nights running because there were mice or whatever vermin habitate such places. Finally a new neighbor called the law! He claimed he couldn't sleep. My Vet has now told everyone, that Urana has been "kicked out of two obedience classes, and now she has a record!"

If you saw me now, you would see a frazzled, bruised and worn out woman with no brains left. While normally one might expect a modicum of sympathy from you, I know, if you are an astrologer, that you are laughing like hell as you read this and are saying out loud, "Well what did you expect?"

OK - so being inventive with names is not so cool after all. And I agree that I would love to have a nice Piscean "Frou-Frou" to keep me warm on winter nights.

But, there are times now, as she matures and pauses from her frenetic jumping and running a moment, she will stand gazing at something. Her majesty is staggering. I think of all the positive changes she has brought to my life...the belly laughs I have gotten from her crazy shenanigans... and how happy I am to have her by my side as I spend my days on the computer and seeing clients. And, you know, at these fleeting moments, I think that maybe - just maybe - I was right after all!

Billionaire Ted Turner, "The Mouth Of The South", and erstwhile husband of Jane Fonda, met triumph and disaster in one week. Well, kind of.

Early in the week, wife Jane announced they were separating in order to "save our marriage". (huh?) Yea, well, they were going to live apart awhile and think it over. One wondered which 50 gillion acre ranch they would use to do the thinking.

Jane and Ted were married on her birthday, December 21st, in 1991. They became the First Couple of Atlanta and the media. She taught him all about being liberal and before long he was espousing environmental causes like a real pro. One can only hope that Hanoi Jane didn't teach some other unsavory tricks in her basket.

Jane even talked the old skinflint into contributing some big bucks to the United Nations in 1997. He made the announcment and everybody oooed and ahhhed about it. Jane, of course, swooned. Trouble is, no one has seen a cent of his new found philanthropy. It fact, it's quite a joke as to why he may or may not have ponied up on his promise.

It's not that Ted doesn't have the bread. He founded CNN, TNT, TBS, The Cartoon Channel, CNN International, CNN Headline News and God knows what else. In fact, one could give him credit for cable programming as we know it now. It was Ted, after all, who turned a beat up old UHF station in Atlanta into a "superstation". Before long he was programming 24 hours a day and wowing everyone in the south.

Then Ted made a deal with cable programmers and they started carrying his station all over the country. The rest, friends, is history.

Ted's Sagittarian Rising with his Mercury conjoining the ascendant has gotten him into more than one pickle of a mess. There've been times people thought Ted's foot was permanently attached to his mouth - since he never found a time not to insult someone in some way.

Jane helped to mellow him, and they gave interviews on their true love. Good Lord, it was just like a movie script. He swooned. She swooned. We swooned. The Braves swooned. Everybody swooned.

Alas, about the time Uranaus made a quarter turn around their charts, the bloom fell off the rose. Jane became unhappy and no doubt some guru or other has been helping her find her inner self. God, let's hope so.

For now, we poor media consumers are left with their dramatic statements of finding themselves and their love and their marriage out there in the somewhere or other.

.......And Along Came Steve!

Teddy Boy made billions when he merged his Turner Communications with Time Warner in 1995. Even though he was no longer CEO (he was too much in love for such stuff back then), he still was worth literally billions after the merger.

Late last week, the Internet and the Stock Market got turned on its head when it was announced that Time Warner would merge with AOL. A gigantic merger - the largest in the corporate history of this country.

Ted became a zillionaire overnight. Of course, by then, Jane had left the hearth and he was a man alone standing by the big guys announcing that they were all super rich guys now.

Next question - what kind of premarital agreement did these guys have? Of course, you must remember that Jane has a buck or two socked back herself. Not only has she made a bunch of movies, but she is the Queen of the Exercise video and has made major bucks on that. When they married, she may have been more concerned about her own fortune than his.

So what could take a man to such heights professionally while he was disintegrating personally? Of course that's only an assumption. Who knows, maybe Teddy Baby was tired of the yoke and chain and decided that little Scorpio Venus in the 12th House was just too good to keep wasting on Janey-poo!

For the record, Ted Turner has had Converse Directed Pluto sesquadrate Mars, and inconjunct East Point since October and November. Converse Directed Mars Square Uranus was also in effect in November and Converse Progressed Venus inconjunct Saturn in December! (Bah! Humbug!)

The split in the marriage has been going on - mentally and emotionally if not physically since the Fall.

Transiting Pluto has been sesquadrate his Vertex and also crossing his Ascendant. Transiting Uranus has been squaring uranus as well. He has probably been pacing the floor and itching to get out of Dodge!

Obviously, there are other things in his chart that could easily be the cause of some of their problems. But the point I want to make is that the problems have been ongoing for sometime. They didn't just start over night.

Pluto, Ruler of Turner's Scorpio Sun, has been transiting in a Trine of his Saturn, and Uranus has been transiting in his Second House, Trining his 10th House Mars. That's how you make a zillion bucks, my friend!

The Eclipse of January 21, 2018, will conjoin Ted's Pluto in his 8th house of sex - and joint finance. He can have his love life destroyed while becoming even richer. This can be a power maker or breaker.

The Eclipse of February 5th will conjoin the cusp of his Second House of Money. Something will be cooking with all of this activation.

Later in the Spring, Turner's aspects indicate that he and Jane will either kiss and make it up or there will be a new woman in his life. Either way, he would appear to be a happier camper at that time.

The thing is, with those kind of bucks in the bank, it ain't hard to get happy!

As for Jane, well she had Converse Directed Venus squaring her Midheaven in December. Like I said, Bah! Humbug! Transiting Uranus is on her East Point, and that generally signifies a separation.

Based on some of Jane's upcoming aspects, it would be easy to believe that the breakup may be permanent and that the renewed love in Turner's chart could be with someone else. If indeed it is Jane that he reconciles with, it will be an uneasy reconciliation for her until after August 2018.

Stay Tuned!