There are many types of astrology, and one of the most important is called ‘electional’. Electional astrology has nothing to do with voting in elections. Instead it’s about electing the right moment to do something.
I had a client who would frequently change her apartment. Her apartment was important to her, because she worked from home, and she wanted to move into a new apartment when the planets were in the best possible position. I would calculate the best time for moving in, and she wouldn’t argue with me – even if that meant moving in at 3 a.m. on a Sunday morning.
You might mock, but everything has a birth, not just people, and for an enterprise to succeed it should start with the best possible astrological picture. All things being equal.
In the case of Barack Obama, he started his 2008 run for the presidency with the Moon in a terrible position, but still he won. I suppose his birth chart was so well configured that year that nothing could stop him. Nonetheless, one should make sure, if possible, that everything is in the right place.
I remember reading in the newspaper about a couple who were murdered on their honeymoon, and the article mentioned the date of their marriage. Without even knowing the exact time of the wedding, I could tell it was a terrible chart, that in some respects described their imminent death. If they’d consulted an astrologer before tying the knot, they would probably still be alive.
The birth of a newspaper is an important event, and in the UK, on Sunday February 26, ‘The Sun on Sunday’ will be launched.
‘The Sun on Sunday’ will be the sister paper of ‘The Sun’, Britain’s best-selling newspaper, which has been caught up in the phone hacking scandal. Its original sister paper, ‘The News of the World’, which came out every Sunday, was closed down because of the scandal last Summer.
So will ‘The Sun on Sunday’ be a success? Its proprietor, Rupert Murdoch,. who celebrates his eighty-first birthday on March 11, is a canny operator, and I’m sure that he knows what he is doing. However it does seem that he didn’t consult an astrologer when deciding on the launch date.
During the first hours of Sunday, UK time, the Moon is making a stressful, 180-degree aspect to Saturn.
At the same time Mercury, a planet that has a natural association with the press, and with communications, is in Pisces, a sign where it performs very badly.
Furthermore Mars, the planet of aggression, is in Virgo, moving backwards towards an 180-degree aspect with the Sun. Murdoch is confronting his rivals, and by launching ‘The Sun on Sunday’ he is talking a bold initiative. Mars should have been in a better position, and he should have waited until late April or early May, when Mars will be in a much improved state.
It’s quite possible that the sheer weight of money, marketing and advertising will see ‘The Sun on Sunday’ through. However it would have made sense to consult an astrologer – things born under an unlucky star can run into trouble, sooner or later.
By the way, my forecasts for the twelve signs, for the week starting on Monday February 27, can be found at celebzter.com.