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December 2001/January 2002

Features
The Day the World Changed: The Terrorist Attacks of September 11 and the U.S. Retaliation
compiled by Tem Tarriktar
Here is a brief collection of astrological correlations to the tragic events of September 11, and the U.S. military response launched on October 7.

The Impact of the Saturn—Pluto Opposition on the World Economy
by Raymond A. Merriman
There is no question that the Saturn—Pluto opposition strongly affects humanity as a whole, especially in the areas of politics and the economy. This author, a financial astrologer, examines Saturn—Pluto oppositions, past and present, and looks ahead to the economic ramifications for 2002
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Globalization in the 21st Century
by Jeanne Mozier
In this insightful article, the outer-planet transits and ingresses of 2000—2025 are described as blueprints for the expanding globalization that, despite widespread chaos, will most likely culminate in a near-universal culture and one world government.

An Interview with Liz Greene Part One: Living with Pluto
by Nicholas Campion
Here is the first installment of an interview with world-class astrologer Liz Greene, whose work is strongly influenced by Jungian psychology. Topics include the current Saturn—Pluto opposition, Pluto-in-Leo people, the Age of Aquarius, and New Age gurus.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: What the Saturn—Pluto Generations Shares
by Donna Cunningham
Prominent natal Saturn—Pluto aspects can manifest as a difficult childhood, problems with authority figures, promiscuity – or an affinity for the helping professions. Donna Cunningham details the generational influences that have shaped the worldview of these natives.

Hades As Place: The Landscape of a Pluto Transit
by Brian Clark
This author, a regular TMA contributor, guides us through the rugged terrain of Hades. Along the way, we meet the citizens of this dark country and other travelers. Brian Clark offers these mythological figures and the geography of Hades as images of a Pluto transit – a metaphorical descent into the Underworld.

Pluto and the Norse Goddess Hel
by Jodie Forrest
Did you know that the word "Hell" comes from the name of the Norse goddess who rules the realm of the dead? Jodie Forrest welcomes us to Hel’s world of serpents, icy rivers, and hungry ghosts! The author also compares classical Pluto to Hel and discusses Pluto’s association with the Jungian concept of the shadow.

A Temple for Pluto
by Laurence Hillman
The god Pluto traditionally had no place of worship. People are uncomfortable with Plutonian forces like sex and death, but experience tells us that the Pluto energy we banish underground erupts in violent and deeply transformational ways. Building an imaginal temple for Pluto might help us to contain and integrate his dark power.

Pluto: A Neo-Vedic View
by Dennis M. Harness
Though most Vedic astrologers do not use the outer planets in chart delineation, this author’s profound experiences of Pluto have made it impossible for him to discount this planet. He presents evidence of an ancient Hindu prophecy that three new planets would be discovered, and he recounts the myth of Yama, Pluto’s Vedic deity.

Student Article

Moonwatching Part 2: The New Moon
by Dana Gerhardt
In uncertain times, when we need kinship and structure more than ever, rituals timed to the lunar cycle can reconnect us with the natural order. At the New Moon, we celebrate starting out in the dark, not knowing where we will end up – the death of our old selves and the birth of the new.

Forecast Section

Where’s That Moon?

Dec/Jan Forecast Calendar
by Ricky Corcilius

New and Full Moon Reports
by Stephanie Austin
* Sagittarius Solar Eclipse
* Cancer Lunar Eclipse
* Capricorn New Moon
* Leo Full Moon

Capricorn Solstice

Mercury Retrograde

Heliocentric Data

Jyotish Currents: Vedic Astrology Forecast
by Dennis Flaherty

TMA Departments

Artist’s Showcase
featuring Tom Osypowski

Poem: September 11, 2001 by Nan Geary

Letters to the Editor

TMA Professional Directory

Book Reviews
by Mary Plumb

For Your Pluto Library
by Mary Plumb

Astrology News
by Gloria Star

Astro-Website Reviews
by Mary Plumb

Cartoons
by Chris Lee

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