2016 Astrology Forecast by Ed Cannell

New Year's Forecast 2016

The moment for new year around the world will vary according to local mean time. The procedure for a new year's chart is to take the nation's capitol city and draw the chart for midnight at that local time. For Canada this would be Ottawa, but if you wanted a chart for a region in the country then use the capitol city for the province. I suppose you could even use the city in which you live, however, the better choice is going to be the capitol city as it has jurisdiction over the province and therefore a greater agreement for the importance of the event.


Something interesting takes place this year as The moon for Ottawa's chart is at 29° 10' of Virgo. Normally this would likely create a situation known as the moon being "void of course." A void of course moon is a condition that originates with horary astrology where the moon fails to approach an aspect to any planet before leaving the sign. The void of course moon in horary astrology, where questions may be answered, suggests that nothing will come of the matter, and so the question can be seen as null and void of an answer. Conditions need to change before the question can be asked again.


However, at midnight on new year's eve we find that Mercury is slightly in front of the moon at 29° 26' and therefore the moon is not void of course until it passes the 29° 26 minute mark of Virgo. By the time midnight happened in Edmonton Alberta, and Victoria British Columbia, the moon was found in Libra. However, for Saskatchewan and Manitoba the moon will be void of course in local charts dawn up for those two regions as the moon passed Mercury and there is no other aspect the moon makes before leaving the sign of Virgo.


So, what does a "void of course" moon mean for the regional charts of Manitoba and Saskatchewan? Perhaps I shouldn't be writing about a void of course moon as I'm not convinced that it has any meaning outside of horary astrology, but for those that want something to mull over I will suggest that domestic matters close to home and family may be without meaningful guidance. The provincial governments and politicians of those two prairie provinces could ignore legislature that could provide a decision or closure regarding health and welfare issues. At any rate, the national new year's chart is a better focus and I'll say no more about regional charts.


The Ottawa chart shows a moon in the last degrees of Virgo can be caught up this year feeling the need to complete all the fussy detailed issues that Virgo is known for. There will be an ongoing sense of last minute tweaks and refinements to put detailed plans together before the moon enters Libra. It is an emotional and psychological need to have a place for everything and have everything in its place. We may find that it is the little things that bother us the most and they nag at our consciousness and this may show up as being overly critical of anything showing loose ends.


No matter where in Canada you may reside the thing to take note about this peculiar moon transition is that the fussy details found in Ottawa's chart, or the budding new engagements sought out in the charts of the western provinces will all be more of an emotional force than a factual force. This is to say that Ottawa may have all of its ducks in a row and still be uncertain just the same and government may be working overtime to make everything perfect before any announcements are made. It is even possible that things are actually behind schedule because announcements were made before the logistics were accounted for. You can look at your own life and see if there is a need to quickly update your information and alter the plans you had previously spoken about.


It will be a subtle 'feeling' that may have important consequences for professionals that want to be seen as being competent and surefooted. This would certainly apply to business people and politicians that want to be seen as on top of their game. For the rest of us, that is the vast majority of Canadians, we may find institutions not ready to implement the changes that have been announced and planned for. If the devil is in the details then the devil is a busy guy this year, and if we prefer to say that God is in the details then we can only pray for those promised results. Of course, there's nothing new about this business of waiting for the government to come through with plans.


In all good conscience we may have been promised results from corporations, if not institutions, and we wait for the details to get ironed out. However, there is little point in screaming our lungs out as responsibility will all be denied and the real person responsible for a delay may not be a person - it could, instead, be knowledge that is not fully understood and it morphs into a myth or an urban legend. Perhaps what you think is true may be in need of a little tweaking.


By the time we all come out of our dream state and wake up in daylight to check in with reality, let's say about July sometime, we may find that we are of two minds when we sit on the fence. New ideas could bounce back and forth between our two minds like a ping pong ball as we go for one idea only to then be drawn to the other. By October our Libra moon may see us ready to scrap it all for something entirely different, but only if we have not already implemented one of our bright ideas for peace and partnership.


We'll ultimately want peaceful ways and partnerships to replace the sense of isolation and division in our lives. However, we cannot wait for others to show the way because no one is going to do it for us. Getting Started on engaging our dreams to bring them into reality is a process that is personal and not a job to be passed on to others. There is just too much that can be compromised if we don't enact our own dreams for peace in our life.


The problem with keeping the peace this year is that, as a country, we have broken with peaceful means in the past and now a lot of fear, anger and animosity is part of the fix we find ourselves in. There is a need, then, to divert our investment in war (emotional, mental and psychological investments) to other means that can properly channel emotions and ideals. Anger can be diverted toward activity that actually gets something positive accomplished. Fear can be recognized as an acronym that says "False Evidence Appearing Real" that may shift our awareness away from fear that leaves us paralyzed and inactive.


There will likely be two camps with one looking for peaceful solutions in their life, and a second camp that seeks to further solve problems by force. It will not be difficult to see which camp anyone is in, but neither one is going to make for an easy solution. This is because bringing war or bringing peace into your life is not easy to do. Both take energy and purpose. However, either one is just a psychological frame of mind and once you make a commitment of intent the rest will follow.


In this way it is a year for following your dreams and making them real and it all begins with the psychological intent for peace, or for that matter, even more war if that's what you dream about. You have a decision to make because the planets do not make choices - people do.