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Winning the Lottery

This article was written by Stephanie Clement on May 31, 2002
posted under Astrology

Jane (not her real name) purchased a lottery ticket on Feb. 5, 1998, got into a legal battle with the store owner where she purchased it, and settled the case on Aug. 7, 1998, with herself declared as the winner.

Can astrology predict a lottery winner?
Could Jane have predicted that she would win? Probably not, but a good astrologer could have recognized the enhanced patterns and suggested that Jane focus on her intuition and psychic abilities, that she listen to her heart or pay attention to the messages from her inner guides. Because of the nature of the aspects in the patterns, astrology would also have been able to forecast some adjustments in Janeís life, specifically where money and material matters are concerned. Other aspects suggest that seeking advice from competent associates (like a lawyer) may be a good idea.

What can I forecast using astrology?
Once you understand your birth chart and the potentials reflected there, you can use the progressions and transits to forecast trends of energy in your life. You can relate your daily, monthly and yearly activities to the cycles of the planets as they move through aspects. When two or more cycles converge, there is a higher probability of certain kinds of events, and certainly the psychological shifts that the planets suggest. It is because of the pressure of energy that we decide to make changes. The planets reflect the kind of energy that is producing the pressure, but they are not the decision-making mechanism. Itís a bit like driving a car. When you see a curve in the road you adjust your steering. When you are on an uphill stretch, you engage the accelerator, and when you are on a downhill section you apply the brakes. When the road is wide and straight you sail ahead. Astrology shows you the metaphorical curves and bumps in the road of life so that you can plan around them.

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