Whether you want to speculate on the stock
exchange or are simply looking for a job, it will help to
know which fields should improve over the next couple of years,
and which will be disrupted. Generalized astrology can’t provide
all the answers, but it can go a long way to showing which
businesses and industries are likely to be affected, one way
or the other. The information below relates to the businesses
or industries that are “ruled” by, or under the influence
of, each of the Sun signs or planets. It does not refer to
the birth signs of individual people.
and Sagittarius Industries
begin by taking a look at the kinds of business or industry
that are ruled by two of the fire signs, Aries and Sagittarius.
These signs are both benefiting from the current placements
of the slow-moving outer planets Pluto, Neptune and Uranus.
This means that trades such as engineering, space and defense,
the travel trade and educational institutions are all looking
good because they are associated with Aries and Sagittarius.
Under these influences, international trade will increase,
and the Internet will be one of the instruments that brings
of Computers and Transformation of the Media
Aquarius has long been associated with computers, and the entry of
this sign’s planetary ruler, Uranus, into innovative Aquarius
in January 1996 neatly coincided with the rise of the Internet
and of the vast and ongoing increase in computerization. Soon
just about everything will be computerized, while Neptune
moving through this sign will bring some surprisingly creative
ways of dealing with such electronic sophistication.
The world of communications will expand even more radically
in the future due to the beneficial aspects (angular relationships)
of Uranus and Neptune to the signs of Gemini and Sagittarius.
Pluto, and in the short term, Chiron, opposing Gemini will
force a slow but important transformation in the world of
the media. Newspapers, magazines and broadcasting will expand
rapidly and gain from the new technologies. When Jupiter enters
Gemini in July, 2000, this will accelerate, but watch out for
strikes and sackings as the year progresses, when Chiron and
Pluto oppose Jupiter.
in the Neptunian Industries
in Aquarius suggests that the fishing industry will revolutionize
itself, with more farmed fish and less taken from the sea.
Oil transportation and the tanker industry will also go through
some kind of revolution. Watch for changes in the film and
television industries–perhaps some form of sensual, wrap-around,
virtual reality will also become a commercial reality.
Libran Occupations Will Prosper
Libra is another sign that gains from the placement of the outer
planets over the next few years, and after July, when Jupiter
moves into Gemini, all Libran occupations will prosper. Counsellors
and arbitrators will abound, and the legal backup to the new
industries will create jobs for forward-looking lawyers. The
hair and fashion trade is already becoming extremely innovative.
The increasing growth of disposable income among communities
of people who are not of white, European descent will be
responsible for exciting developments.
in the Food Industry
Europe, a combination of disputes between countries, the lack
of cohesion in the European Community and mad cow disease
has brought some sectors of the Taurean farming industry to
a standstill. In the United States, the arguments over GM
foods, irradiation, crop-dusting and so on will bubble under
the surface until May 2000, when yet another major dispute
is likely to break out. The farming industry will undergo
radical changes and restructuring over the next couple of
and Cancer are also signs that connect to the food and nourishment
industry. Luck is with Virgo at the moment, so harvests should
improve and the market for fruit, salads and vegetables will
increase. The movement of the Saros cycle of eclipses into Cancer and Capricorn over
the next three years will force even more changes in the dairy
industry. There may be a scandal due to something dangerous
being found in cheese! Also, watch for more arguments against
factory farming for all kinds of poultry.
Hard Times for Leo Industries
sign that has had a very tough time over the past few years
is Leo. The last of a series of eclipses will bring even more
havoc to this sign in July, and the long-term opposition by
Uranus and Neptune won’t help matters. Leo is a fixed sign,
and the only way that Leonine trades and industries can survive
will be by going with the flow.
rather strange business of creating synthetic gemstones will
take off, but the ups and downs in the price of gold and diamonds
will make these precious items poor subjects for investment.
Those who look after children will come under increasing pressure
to be properly checked and registered. The leisure and entertainment
trade will find more to offer than nights out at the movies.
and Pisces Industries Need Reform
water signs of Scorpio and Pisces will undergo Jupiter’s year-long
residence in Gemini from July, 2000, followed by Saturn taking
its place in that sign for another two years. The health
industry is the biggy because radical changes will occur in
surgery, hospitals and other kinds of nursing care. It looks
as though the underlying finances of the health industry need
to be improved all around the world. This should benefit those
who make the machines and drugs that we rely upon to combat
disease. Magical cures are not likely, but better management
of disease will improve our health and increase longevity.
Scorpio and Piscean connections suggest that the mining industry
will be forced into new areas, perhaps by finding more ways
of drilling for oil, gas, minerals and precious metals far
beneath the sea. Undersea farming is also possible.
Business is Steady
governs banking, large enterprises and the “establishment,”
and these should sustain steady growth until Chiron enters
Capricorn in January 2002. However, the eclipses that occur
over the next 30 months will bring financial scandals to light.
A few heads will roll.
Travel is Possible
is traditionally the sign associated with long distance travel
and exploration. The presence of Pluto in this sign until
2008 is bound to increase the possibilities of interplanetary
travel. Pluto transforms and recycles, but it also rules energy
sources in the forms of both fossil and nuclear fuel. The
Sagittarian propensity for finding ingenious answers to practical
problems will eventually bring about the necessary propellant
for moving space ships around the galaxy.
is inclined to bring novel ideas and new methods into being,
so while it remains in the revolutionary sign of Aquarius,
the current technological revolution will be brought to bear
on space travel. This is a wonderful prospect that brings
limitless opportunities for every kind of trade, industry,
profession or calling on Earth–but one profession in particular
will have to transform itself utterly from the medieval world
that it now inhabits, and guess which one that is? Astrology,