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CosmiTec's Love Letter, Issue #098 -- Your Annual (Love) Forecasts
January 21, 2013

Finally, the 2013 (love) forecasts for the 12 zodiac signs can be read online. It's a whole time-consuming task to analyze the annual astrological configurations and write the text for the Sun signs as well as for the Ascendant positions.

Some people may like the forecasts, some may not -- mostly because the forecasts are too short or too concise to their taste.

This is true, and for a reason.

We will explain this (and more) in this issue and we'd also like to explain in full detail our workflow.

This way, you will understand how the predictions are made and, hopefully, you should now be able to (learn to) write your own forecasts if you wish so.

After all, there is no secret behind our workflow at all and the more people understand how (real) astrology works, the better.

Much Love!
Luc De Jaeger

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Table of Contents

Our regular features
  1. The Love Forecasts for the Month
  2. Love Quotes of the month
  3. What's new on our web site?

Our occasional features

  1. Your Annual (Love) Forecasts

Love Forecasts for February 2013

With a majority of planets entering the mutable water sign Pisces, this month of February 2013 may become wet and full of water here and there (inundations, rain, floods etc.).

If your Sun sign or Ascendant is Aries, take care of your health this month and be cautious in whatever you do because there is a whole lot going on behind the scenes in your life (for good or bad).

In general, events are likely to happen around February 5-6, February 12, February 19 and/or February 26.

Mercury at 21° Aquarius squares the Moon's North Node at 21° Scorpio around February 1. It's a very hectic time, full of excitement and people endlessly talking.

While the mood is talkative with lots of sharing opinions and ideas, try to avoid being argumentative.

Disputes and arguments may especially arise during meetings around February 1-2.

Around February 2, impulsive and fiery Mars enters the water sign Pisces of sorrow, secrets and working behind the scenes while charming Venus enters independent Aquarius.

If you are born around January 20, February 18-19, March 20-21, April 20, May 20, June 21, July 22, August 23, September 23, October 23, November 22 or December 21, the energies will merge into sexual experiences and/or passionate involvements.

However, Mars in the mutable water sign Pisces does not feel too well because it cannot focus and becomes diffuse in its actions while Venus in Aquarius is not about intimacy but about friendships and general human interests.

Starting a love affair under such influences will just remain like that, a (secret?) love affair.

When Mars at 2° Pisces conjuncts Neptune around February 4, this will become more clear because the Mars energies will be further swept off course.

You don't like commitments now and don't want to take action or take initiatives.

There is some self-doubt and your energy lacks focus.

Why don't you take a day off?

Beware of drugs, alcohol and the like because under these influences there may be alcohol- or drugs related violence.

Mercury enters Pisces, the sign of its detriment around February 5 and adds to the confusion.

Rational Mercury cannot think clear in vague and foggy Pisces and you tend to lack direction.

Mercury likes facts and reasoning but during its transit in Pisces, the facts are distorted and there are lots of misunderstandings that will build up during the coming days.

This is likely to culminate around February 7 when Mercury meets misty Neptune at 2° Pisces.

Mind telling lies and/or gossip. It's possible that things get lost and/or forgotten.

Around February 7, you tend to live in a dream of mystic love, poetry and romance if you are born around January 26, March 11-12, April 26, June 12, July 29, September 13-14, October 29 or December 13.

Mercury and Mars conjoin at 5° Pisces around February 8 resulting in a combative way of communicating. There are arguments because of rivalry and you tend to be very impatient and irritable.

Mercury at 6° Pisces squares Jupiter at 6° Gemini around February 9.

Because Mercury is Jupiter's dispositor (Mercury rules Gemini, the sign Jupiter is in) there is a lot of talk about nothing these days of February 7-9.

Avoid bluff and errors in your judgment and don't go with all the sweeping statements you will hear or read.

Try to be and remain responsible.

There may be short trips coming your way (coming and going).

The Sun at 21° Aquarius squares the North Node of the Moon at 21° Scorpio around February 10, denoting a struggle for freedom and creative self-expression.

Some VIPs are not in sync with the longings of the collective masses and/or will experience a setback.

On the same day of February 10, Mars at 6° Pisces squares Jupiter at 6° Gemini resulting in either judicial conflicts or protests or feighting for or against political and/or religious views.

If you are born around February 10, March 27, May 12, June 28, August 14, September 29, November 13 or December 28, you may experience sorrow with others, either because of illness or hospitalization or because of a setback.

If you are born around this day of February 10, you will experience these influences your whole (solar return) year long (counting from birthday to birthday).

Venus at 11° Aquarius squares Saturn at 11° Scorpio around February 11, creating some loneliness.

In some cases there may be money shortage.

Around February 12, the astrological configurations point to sticking to one's opinion and to study or do some research. There are serious problems that need to be resolved.

If you are born around March 1-2, June 2, September 4 or December 3 the days before and after February 16 (between February 15-18) will bring hardship.

There is oppression. Also, there are lots of difficulties in your working environment that need your full attention.

The same applies to you if you are born around January 1-2, March 31-April 1, July 3 or October 4-5. Try to avoid anger.

In mundane astrology, the astrological configurations point to lots of brutality and violence mid February.

There are tearful events happening -- which is confirmed by the First Quarter Moon around February 17 at 29° Taurus, an ending and tearful degree.

The Sun enters Pisces around February 18, the day on which Saturn stations at 11° Scorpio and starts to regress.

There are now 4 bodies/planets in Pisces (the Sun, Neptune, Mercury and Mars) denoting that Pisces traits currently mark the world affairs (resulting, among others in rain, floods, inundations etc.).

Stationing Saturn will affect you if your Sun sign or Ascendant is Capricorn. Things will not go very smoothly now and you may not feel too well after all.

In general, stationing Saturn at 11° Scorpio holds to its opinion tenaciously.

Because Saturn is posited in Scorpio, the sign of death, inheritances, debt, loans and shared resources, your finances will be redefined.

Things may be delayed and/or postponed. You may have to slow down as well.

Around February 18-19, Venus at 21° Aquarius squares the North Node of the Moon at 21° Scorpio, denoting frustration and irritability towards others (or the significant other).

There is unrequited love and/or love's sorrow and/or you may not feel very well.

You rather don't want to see anybody for now.

Clearly, this is not a time for socializing.

The Sun conjuncts Neptune at 2° Pisces around February 21 resulting in more reclusive feelings. You prefer to be alone or stay home alone.

Make your home a cozy place.

For some of you, February 21 marks infidelity and secret love affairs.

Don't trust the internet around February 22 because hoaxes may bring confusion.

Around February 23, Mercury too stations and regresses at 19° Pisces.

If your Sun sign or Ascendant is Gemini or Virgo, you will likely not feel at par and you better not expect too much positive developments around this day.

During Mercury's station in the sign of its detriment, you better don't buy any electronic gear, nor is it recommended to start anything new.

In general, you may feel oversensitive and confused.

The facts may be distorted and you should be aware of gossip.

Don't trust the internet now because of hoaxes and scams.

Due to the two planetary stations in this second half of the month of February 2013, expect more sorrow and frustration in general.

The Sun at 7° Pisces squares Jupiter at 7° Gemini around the February 25 Full Moon (which falls at 7° Virgo).

If you are born around this day of February 25-26, May 28, August 30 or November 29, this square (and Full Moon) may work out quite well and it may presage some lucky days.

There may be happiness and/or optimism in the family or in your love life.

If you are a woman, you better avoid men who try to impress you because they may dupe you.

Around February 26, Venus enters Pisces, a very idealistic and romantic position.

However, with Mercury and Mars conjunct at 19° Pisces around the same day of February 26, some things need to be talked over first.

With 5 planets/bodies currently in mutable water, the world seems to be drifting nowhere.

There may be dissatisfaction everywhere and lots of imagination on how to make this world a better place (or escape it).

Learn to go with the flow...

After all, Pisces is a passive sign and we all have to submit to it, absorb the energies and act upon it later.

Around February 27, there is sadness as well as impatience.

There is stress and separation around.

Venus conjuncts Neptune at 3° Pisces around February 28, bringing platonic love and/or romantic idealism.

There is a longing for something or someone unobtainable, resulting in unfulfilled wishes.

Love Quotes of the Month

A man in the house is worth two in the street
-- Mae West --

There is, of course, no reason for the existence of the male sex except that sometimes one needs nelp with moving the piano
-- Rebecca West --

Women want mediocre men, and men are working hard to be as mediocre as possible
-- Margaret Mead --

Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret
-- Aphra Behn --

When you see what some girls marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living
-- Helen Rowland --

Four be the things I'd been better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt
-- Dorothy Parker --

If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?
-- Mary Astell --

What's New on Our Web Site?

We added the 2013 forceasts for the 12 zodiac signs .

We updated the page on which you xan find the instructions to get your free lunar phase fertility calendar via Astrodienst AG with additional information to read the Overview properly.

We updated the Britney Spears page with the announcement of her breakup with her fiancé Jason Trawick.

If you look at the Astrodamus predictions on that page, you will notice that she will soon find another 'lover.'

We also updated and even expanded the Capricorn in love page with new additional significant traits.

The results are based upon our time-consuming astrological research of 42,000+ birthdata taken from the AstroDatabank.

The more we can compare people who are born on the same day for common traits, characteristics, life events, physical appearance etc., the more reliable the results are.

The other 'zodiac signs in love' will be updated and expanded soon.

Your Annual (Love) Forecasts

Now that the 2013 forecasts for the 12 zodiac signs are uploaded, it's time to discuss and address some questions people (visitors and subscribers alike) have asked us in the past months and years about our workflow.

This article will be posted on our web site under the FAQ section soon so that it will be available for a larger audience as well.

Before explaining in-depth our workflow, we will first answer the question why the forecasts are written the way they are: almost in bullets and so very concise (as if it's just a copy-paste task).

The first thing you have to know is the way the internet works.

People seldom read large texts carefully and diligently on computer screens.

It's too tiresome (to the eyes and to the mind). People scan, scroll and skip things when browsing to find what interests them.

If they have not found it in a second, they just quit.

Also, people nowadays not only consult the internet from their desktop (on a large monitor screen) but more and more 'on the go' with the help of mobile phones, tablets and the like.

You can't read large text blocks comfortably on a small smartphone screen.

Aside from the way people read texts on the internet, everything now has to go (super) fast and people have no time to delve into large texts to get to the essence.

People need to get the content asap, they want to get to the core and the essence of the message asap without searching too long for it.

That's why we try to only print the essence of the astrological configurations without bells and whistles.

Also, the way the Astrodamus Annual and Daily Analyses are written (and programmed) served as a good example on how to be as concise as possible.

Astrology is a language that uses a specific grammar and vocabulary that you can use to build sentences with.

This makes for repeatable delineations depending on the active astrological configurations.

This is a good way to more scientifically test astrological predictions as well.

Our Workflow

Now to the way our forecasts are analyzed and written.

To forecast what's ahead the next year, you need at least the following 3 tools:
  • a 90° Graphic Ephemeris showing the following transiting planets and points for 12 months: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, The North Node of the Moon.

    Aside from these transiting planets, you also must include the midpoint positions between these planets/points.

    You can add Chiron and the mean Apogee of the Moon (Lilith) as well as other Asteroids and even the Transneptunian Points (TNPs) used in Uranian Astrology if you like.

    Doing so will bring more details but you will lose oversight and it gets more difficult to delineate all the possible planetary pictures that show up accurately.

    If you are a beginner, this is not recommended at all.

    Instead of the 90° Graphic Ephemeris, you can also use a 45° Graphic Ephemeris, which you can find for free on the web site of Astrodienst.

    A 45° Graphic Ephemeris will give yet more detail but for beginners, it's more difficult to read and find (convert) the position of the Ascendant and Sun in the 12 zodiac signs which we need to write the forecasts.

    If you are a beginner, we don't recommend the 45° Graphic Ephemeris and that's why we won't delve deeper into reading the 45° Graphic Ephemeris.

    Also, the 45° Graphic Ephemeris at Astrodienst does not include the transiting midpoint positions which we find are mandatory.

    You will only find this feature in rather expensive astrology software.

    Don't hesitate to request a free Graphic Ephemeris if you don't have such software and don't plan to buy. You can contact us via our Contact form or reply to this Newsletter.

  • a 30° Graphic Ephemeris of the same planets and bodies.

  • a horoscope wheel using the equal house system (each zodiac sign counts 30°), starting with Aries.
How to proceed?

The 90° Graphic Ephemeris is your primary tool on which you find all the planetary positions and midpoints for the year ahead.

The horizontal lines from 0° to 30° represent the degree areas of the Sun and/or Ascendant in Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.

The horizontal lines from 30° to 60° represent the degree areas of the Sun and/or Ascendant from 0° to 30° Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.

The horizontal lines from 60° to 90° represent the degree areas of the Sun and/or Ascendant from 0° to 30° Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.

Example 1: drawing a horizontal line at 25° represents the Ascendant and/or Sun's position at 25° Aries, 25° Cancer, 25° Libra and 25° Capricorn.

Converting the Sun's position to birthdays can be done with the help of an astrological agenda, astrological calendar or ephemeris.

The Sun is at 25° Aries around April 15, the Sun is at 25° Cancer around July 17-18, the Sun is at 25° Libra around October 18 and the Sun is at 25° Capricorn around January 15.

Example 2: drawing a horizontal line at 81° represents the Ascendant and/or Sun's position at 21° Gemini, 21° Virgo, 21° Sagittraius and 21° Pisces.

Converting the Sun's position to birthdays can be done with the help of an astrological agenda, astrological calendar or ephemeris.

The Sun is at 21° Gemini around June 12, the Sun is at 21° Virgo around September 13-14, the Sun is at 21° Sagittarius around December 13 and the Sun is at 21° Pisces around March 11-12.

Whenever the horziontal line (representing the Ascendant or Sun's position) crosses a transiting planetary line (or midpoint), your Ascendant or Sun is hit by the transiting planet(s) (or planetary midpoint).

The most important and powerful crossings are the ones with the transiting midpoints!

Delineate them following the Combination of Stellar Influences (CoSI) by R. Ebertin or any other reliable midpoint reference guide.

Know that the Ascendant represents your environment and surroundings (and not the person itself).

The Sun's position represents the physical body and your creative self-expression (among others).

The 30° Graphic Ephemeris shows when planets and/or midpoints coincide at the same degree.

Such planetary overlays show the numerical degree of the Ascendant and Sun's position that will be hit by the overlays.

Combine the planetary meanings to find out what is going on.

The horoscope wheel is used to draw in the planetary positions of Jupiter till Pluto and the Moon's Node for the coming 12 months.

You can now see which (equal) house these transiting outer planets are in and which houses they rule because that's what makes it very interesting and more personal.

Note any date when an outer planet changes a sign.

Also, list the dates and degrees on which the planets station and turn retrograde.

These dates are very important, especially for the Ascendants and Sun signs which they rule because they can expect delays, frustration, withdrawal etc.

Some keywords you can use to delineate the different configurations and overlays in the horoscope wheel:
  • Jupiter: expansion, overdoing, optimism and confidence

  • Saturn: restrictions, pressure and tests, detachment

  • Uranus: independency, excitement, opposition

  • Neptune: dissolvings, confusion, uncertainty

  • Pluto: reversals, emotional turmoil, intensity

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