2006 YEAR AHEAD FORECAST
BY TIM STEPHENS
(Your Sun Sign forecast is below, after the
King Kong is the perfect expression of 2006’s
emotional zeitgeist – brutish and sentimental. Sex rules. Birth rates ascend.
The arts grow somber, realistic. Sculptures and landscapes dominate. Until June,
2006 favors trail blazers. The sophisticated, the mannered, tend to lose.
Despite China’s thirst, oil prices fall.
Inflation, which has been ambling in lost, inconclusive circles for the past
four years, begins a determined march – up or down.
But does that cause a sustained problem in the
stock markets? It depends. Commodity-based markets such as Canada and Australia
should do well, but not exceptionally well. Economic fundamentals appear to
deteriorate in the U.S. through November. U.S. market declines (or simply
volatility) seem likely around late January into February, the first half of
March, early summer, mid-August, and during a very unpredictable November.
August is the “worst” of these. That’s the first picture.
The second is bigger, longer-range: in
September 2007 through November 2008, we could have a “revisit” of the
conditions that caused the major restructuring in airlines, auto manufacturers,
and the general economy, back in 2001/02. It isn’t as strong as the 01-02
period, but it could take the markets down. Since the markets usually react
before the event, this points to a declining market anytime from March next year
(2007) onward. Arch Crawford, if my local paper has reported it correctly,
foresees a resumption of the secular bear market of 2001-03 starting anytime
from August 06 to March 07. (Arch, a financial astrologer, correctly forecast
the bottom of this decade’s markets, and the long bull market to follow.) My
overall feeling is for a softly declining market in January, then a cautious
outlook from that point forward. It’s possible we will have a problem-prone,
declining market August 2006 onward, deepening into a major bear by 2007.
It is also fairly possible that disease will
affect the markets. 2006 features a strong probability of a massive, spectacular
accident, disease outbreak or “death incident” – watch place names beginning
with J, U, Q, or K. An international zone, tropical or ocean side location
stands out. One of these (the massive oil depot fire near London) already
occurred last November. The influence runs from late October 2005 through
November 23, 2006, and if there is another occurrence, it seems most likely this
summer, or in October/November.
Police forces, typhoons, shipping, and health
care expand in 2006. Buckets of money pour into surgery and medical research,
with almost nothing for therapy, prevention, nutritionists, naturopathy, etc.
Research breakthroughs and expansion benefit optics, outer space exploration,
and nuclear energy Iraq calms, but foreigners flood the country.
We should all wait for a lucky, growth-packed
December to start a major new business or practical venture. Before then, we’ll
succeed most if we stick to projects begun from mid-August to late October last
year. We should pass on starting any important projects from March 2
through 24, July 4 to 28, and October 28 through November 17.
- (March 21-April 19)
The changes of 2006 open the
door to a whole new life, Aries. Sensing this, you’ll deeply
ponder the basic essentials: your security, finances,
intimate life and “soul matters.” Your social life continues
to puzzle you – sympathy builds friendships.
Your luck soars in
investments, finances, research, investigation, psychology,
therapy, and the kind of sex that leads to deep bonding –
all the things that tend to create a new life. Young
marrieds could welcome a baby. Be conservative the first
eleven months, rather than take big risks with romance and
children, speculation, creative urges and pleasure projects.
This entire year offers you
a chance for a more creative career role. Don’t worry in
January/February – higher-ups favor you, and money continues
to flow your way.
Before July, be wary of
business partnerships, marriage, relocation and contracts.
They could work out in a way you don’t expect – nor welcome.
July onward, this “danger” subsides – and by December (and
on into 2007) you will be set to love, travel the world,
wed, sign bright agreements, or attend a favorite school!
back to top
- (April 20-May 20)
Huge relationship luck
brings opportunities in love, business, relocation,
public dealings, fame, negotiations and contracts.
These opportunities might require that you leave a
secure, cushy situation (likely February or May).
Sometimes, it’s better to stay. For the best results,
wait until December, when the old and new, the stable
and adventurous, combine in beautifully workable ways!
which are based on work sharing before July, or on a
romance, a gamble or creative project July onward.
If you’re married,
your mate grows cheerful and sexy in 2006. You both
need to address a serious matter involving security
and career. If single, you’ll meet a viable mate –
though themes of mistrust could keep you apart. Your
sexual magnetism flares in January/February, while
March, July and November bring old flames – and
indecision. August/September’s sweet wave of emotions
heads for a huge November climax, almost a showdown –
give your answer in December!
For career success,
schmooze and increase your contacts – attend company
picnics, conventions, etc. Your income rises late
February into mid-April, and again in June. Save it!
- (May 21-June 20)
Your job expands in
giant ways this year, especially if you work in an
intellectual field (law, publishing, travel, teaching,
etc.) Higher-ups value you – a promotion, a second
job, and/or a pay raise are likely results! More
importantly, your job progress in 2006 could lead to a
major breakthrough from December into 2007 – a
breakthrough that might bring fame, success,
relocation, or marriage! (Or a longed-for divorce, if
you’ve been unhappy).
Love isn’t 2006’s
biggest trend, though a co-worker could spark serious
desire. Your radiant sexual magnetism, late February
through mid-April, could entwine you with a sweet
foreign-born person, or someone at school. You might
attract someone with a streak of cruelty or muffled
anger in June/July – careful! Your romantic courage
surges in September/October. December might spark a
serious, workable attraction. This month begins a long
period of good luck in relationships – and could lead
to marriage in 2007 or beyond!
communications “puzzles” can interfere with your work
progress, especially in February/March and
August/September. Relax more, and communicate wisely,
calmly. (False cheer won’t work.)
- (June 21-July 22)
Romance, children, a
huge creative drive and a “winning streak” pack your
life with pleasure in 2006! The joys of teaching, a
special vacation or a speculative venture will also
attract you. A January/February social function could
introduce singles to sweet prospective mates. Your
sexual magnetism simmers mid-April through May. If
you’re married, don’t let romantic notions cause
November lights your heart like a blowtorch. You could
fall madly in love – perhaps with an old flame. Only
your money situation, possessiveness, or an insistence
that sex be casual, could interfere. Take care with
speculation all year – your money needs a
conservative, careful approach.
Until July, favor
ambition over security. Real estate contains a subtle
trap. From July onward, focus on higher learning,
international travel, publishing, culture, social
rituals, law, religion and your life philosophy –
avoid little details, endless chatter or “busywork.”
Your work situation
continues to undergo a long, slow, creative change.
Research your field, or learn the ropes of the
financial world – this prepares you for future
success. December (into 2007) promises a promotion!
(July 23-Aug. 22)
Your domestic luck
climbs to a decade peak through November! Search for
your blessed place on earth, buy a cheerful new home,
bring a baby into the world, expand your family’s
health and financial security, invest for retirement,
sell a business or quit a losing situation. Physical
and emotional therapies renew you all year.
One thing can prevent
all these benefits, Leo: You. You could be overly
cautious, reluctant to believe in good fortune, or
determined to work yourself to the bone. Believe it or
not, you’ll profit more from quitting than from
overwork. Your workplace brings luck (and affection)
in January/February – a VIP finally agrees!
During the first
eleven months of 2006, beware lust-only, alcohol or
drug-laden relationships. If you’re already involved,
you can settle into a happy domestic set-up – if not,
you might break off by March, or during a tempestuous
November. (March brings a sexy former flame, perhaps
via a social function.) You’re magnetic in June.
December kicks off a whole year of heightened romance,
one that could bring your destined life mate!
- (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
abilities soar through November – so does your
restlessness. You’ll embark on two significant trips –
perhaps to investigate a new residence. However, don’t
buy any property (nor invest generally) until
December. That month starts a year (2007) of great
luck in real estate, home, security, family/soul
matters, emotional healing.
Until mid-year, chase
the mysteries of life rather than depending on easy,
obvious answers. Be curious, read, ask questions, open
newspapers. What you learn can help you understand
(2006) – and solve (2007) – the family, home and soul
upheavals of the last 10 years. You’re preparing
yourself for a new life, with new circumstances. From
July onward, chase relationships, seek contracts,
relocate, and pursue opportunities and new horizons.
Avoid proud isolation.
unpredictable love influence continues. Friendly
romance is more likely than true love – except in
January/February, when a potent romance either
continues or begins. An old flame could appear in
March, July or November. Your sexual magnetism surges
late July to September. All year, you could be
attracted to a co-worker or a “secret love.”
- (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You’re on a winning money streak
through November! Ask for a pay raise, seek bargains,
and sell possessions, real estate or stocks for a nice
profit, especially in January/February, May and
November. You’ll want to spend big, too, but exercise
caution, especially March to July, and November. You
might buy real estate in January/February (or already
did, late last year). Your best realty opportunity
lies down the road – in 2008.
In general, your luckiest
money sources will lie in projects you began last
August, September or October (in 2005) rather than in
2006’s new “opportunities.”
You will invest more hope in
your family, your kids and parents, than usual. You’ll
be proud of their accomplishments.
Deep sexual urges mingle with
security drives January/February. Avoid extra-marital
temptations. The remainder of 2006 strikes casual
sensual sparks, especially among co-workers.
Socializing with peers slows, but other generations
want to befriend you – accept!
Until July, seek advice,
interact with others, seek public dealings, contracts,
love and partnership. July onward, employment,
machinery and health run smoothly. Be careful with
- (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
No one is luckier than
you this year, Scorpio. (What a change from 05!) And
no one will be more cheerful, optimistic, friendly and
expansively generous. But be diplomatic
January/February, when a climax occurs with someone
who has either infuriated or attracted you (or both)
since last summer. Honest discussion will bring
rapprochement, even a sweet result!
2006 offers “love
adventures” – swift, electric relationships that lack
stability. Old flames appear in March, July and
November. You’ll burn with sexual and charismatic fire
in November, and be able to attract almost anyone!
Your money luck rises
in 2006. Still, delay a big financial commitment until
December, when a year of expansive, stable money luck
will begin. Your career and parenting duties weigh
heavily all year (into September 2007) – living up to
them without complaining will earn you three decades
of “easy work.” So don’t quit, cheat, or shoot the
boss, especially this summer!
You continue to
wonder (anxiously or pleasurably) about home, family,
and “reality.” This wonderment will end in 2011, when
a decade of joy arrives!
- (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
The entire 1996-2008
period draws you into quietude, contemplation, and
some isolation. 2006 deepens this trend, but it also
warmly illuminates your heart and soul. You’re going
to understand many things that have occurred. This
understanding will inspire a huge new, lucky life, to
begin this December into 2007!
meditate, visit advisors or therapists, and plan the
future. Your contacts will expand with government
agencies, head office, charities, institutions,
universities and spiritual organizations.
Money flows to you in
January/February – don’t overwork. You’ll be
indecisive about your security, home and emotional
ties in March, July and November. All year, a money or
security urge can lead you into a stultifying legal
situation – or a “dutiful” marriage. Careful, Sage:
let a bright, light attraction (February to April, and
June/July) form an antidote to overly somber “love.”
Be circumspect in
your career, July onward – avoid changing employers,
or pushing your boss. Tension entered your home in
2003 – use July onward to plan a new living situation.
December into 2007, you’ll travel afar – perhaps to a
- (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Your popularity swells
in 2006! Friendships, flirtations, light romance and
optimistic plans will brighten your life. Join a new
social group – it will benefit you for the next ten
years. Your income is tied to friendliness this whole
decade: networking equals dollars!
Love comes effortlessly.
You attract others almost without trying, especially
in January/February, when a major love affair could
start! (Or last year’s could reach a new sweetness.)
Attraction and anger mingle mid-April through June –
this affair will either turn deeply intimate, or end.
September’s love seems “perfect” for marriage. Your
popularity soars to a huge peak in November! All year,
accept your indecision about love and/or marriage.
Don’t be rushed!
Now through 2007,
you’ll make financial, sexual and lifestyle decisions
that sculpt your next 30 years. This is an important
turning point in your life. There’s no rush here –
don’t accept “second best.” Don’t seek to transform
your circumstances via ambition or career through June
– instead, strengthen your home, your security, and
end untenable situations. After June, short trips and
calls will open doors.
Your career and
ambitions ride a lucky, buoyant wave now to November!
Higher-ups and parents stand ready to reward your
inventiveness, loyalty and kindness. Ask for a raise
or promotion, expand your business dealings, meet
VIPs, and increase your profile in the community. Push
hardest January/February and August onward. Work alone
– envious peers or coworkers might disparage your
qualifications or reject your proposals. November
shows whether you’ll ultimately succeed or fail – be
eager, assertive but diplomatic!
Before July, shun
legal affairs, higher learning, and international
travel. July onward, concentrate on earning money –
avoid large investments and partnership finances.
idealistic romance the first eleven months. Conjugal
snuggling will prevent domestic strife
January/February. Your romantic courage soars this
spring. All year, think twice before marrying someone
very conservative or different in age: duty isn’t
passion. In December, a year of joyous friendship
begins – so does a huge, huge social transformation.
Your income, this
decade, depends on your empathy, and the ability to
project your personality. Don’t fight your natural
bent – find ways to use it!
- (Feb. 19-March 20)
Your luck soars all year
in long-distance relationships, legal and cultural
affairs, international travel, higher learning,
publishing, religion and love. If you’ve slaved at a
creative craft for years, you could find fame!
March, June, September
and December whisper of deep career changes. Use the
first eleven months of 2006 to attend university or
career-enhancing courses rather than push for
promotion. Work is long, hard, and boring – just get
the job done. This learning and/or hard work will be
rewarded December onward, when one of your life’s
luckiest career periods will begin!
bring light, sociable romance – and strong hopes about
the future. Late April through early June triggers
strong sexual feelings, while August/September bring a
challenge, perhaps a love-hate attraction. (It’s
better and sweeter in September.) November accents
pure, simple love. But don’t be quick to marry, form
partnerships or relocate after June, through 2007 –
independence will subtly bless you. Love might demand
a sacrifice – perhaps extra duties, stepchildren, or a
monetary restriction. Only tie the knot if you’re
blissfully happy despite the “payment.”