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June/July 2003

Crop Circles and Astrology
by Bruce Scofield
What relationship does astrology have to the phenomenon of crop circles – aside from the fact that both use circular shapes? Trust this investigative astrological reporter to raise the question and then suggest some intriguing answers.

ASTROLOGERS' FORUM: Bush, Iraq, and Saturn

Beneath the chaos of world events, universal archetypes are at work. Six astrologers examine the current situation from a broad spectrum of perspectives.

America's Crisis of Maturity
by Jessica Murray

The Effect of Saturn in Cancer on the U.S. and Bush
by Raymond A. Merriman

Scorpionic America and Dubya's War
by Jim Shawvan

Pluto, Projections, and Projectiles
by Tim Lyons

Gulf War II: The Vedic Perspective
by Komilla Sutton

The United States in 2003
by Maya del Mar

Mars-Uranus Aspects: The Heat Is On!
by Donna Cunningham, MSW
One of astrology’s best writers showcases celebrities with natal Mars-Uranus aspects and how this inspires them to be the unconventional, impulsive people they can sometimes be. Each aspect – the conjunction, opposition, square, and trine – seems to have its own indefinable style.

Outer-Planet Transits: One Family's Story
by Teri Maurice
This author describes how recent outer-planet transits have manifested in her life – and in the lives of her father and mother.

The Vertex: Cosmic Appointments
by Janet Booth
Encounters with fate are shown by the mysterious point in your chart called the Vertex. Janet Booth’s compelling examples of the Vertex in action take you from royal palaces to coffee shops.

Interview with Robert Hand, Part Two: A Place for Astrology
by Garry Phillipson
In the final installment of this two-part interview, Rob Hand discusses – among other things – the state of astrology education, influential historical astrologers, Ptolemy’s system for calculating temperament, and "dueling dimwits" on TV.

In our NEW Planetary Currents Section

Planet Tracks: War in Baghdad
by Mary Plumb
TMA writer and editor Mary Plumb analyzes the astrological forces now at work in the Persian Gulf and compares these influences to those at the time of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

The Space Shuttle Columbia
by Liza K. Hall
This author’s research has uncovered a degree area in Aquarius that is a key factor in charts for the disasters involving NASA spacecraft.

Astro-Coach: Your Questions Answered
by Nicki Michaels
An experienced astrologer and life coach with a knack for solving problems provides answers to some of our readers’ niggling questions and thorny dilemmas, in her characteristic upbeat style.

Essential Elements of Chart Interpretation
by Donna Cunningham, MSW
First impressions are often the most lasting. In this new column, Donna Cunningham tells us what to look for in our first glance at a chart.

Earth Medicine: Saturn in Cancer
by Marcia Starck
When Saturn changes sign, there’s definitely a change in the astrological weather. This respected medical astrologer offers her insights for keeping our bodies in balance during Saturn’s transit through Cancer

Astro-Newsmaker: Tony Blair
by Mark McDonough

Astro*Index: The Nodes in Astrology
by Michael Erlewine
Matrix Software has kindly given us permission to reproduce their astrology tutorials. This installment explains the nodes – both lunar and planetary.

Forecast Section

Where’s That Moon?

June/July Forecast Calendar
by Jeff Jawer

Cancer Solstice Chart

Astro*Carto*Graphy Maps

New and Full Moon Reports
by Stephanie Austin

• Sagittarius Full Moon

• Cancer New Moon

• Capricorn Full Moon

• Leo New Moon

Heliocentric Data & June/July Declination Graph

Jyotish Currents: Vedic Astrology Forecast
by Kenneth Johnson

TMA Departments

Artist’s Showcase
featuring Evelyn Harrington

Letters to the Editor

TMA Professional Directory

Astro-Website Reviews
by Mary Plumb

Astrology News
by Gloria Star

TMA Advertisers’ Index and Classified Ads

Book Reviews
compiled by Mary Plumb

Humor: All-Star Comics
by Wendell C. Perry

Poem: Aries, Also
by Matt. Meyers



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