I’m not the first astrologer to make this observation and I’m sure I won’t be the last: Colder days are coming.
In fact, they arrived in January with Pluto’s passage into Capricorn. The word is that 2008 is shaping up as the coldest year this century (which admittedly hasn’t been going on very long), according to this story from the BBC.
I can’t find an item that I clipped from yesterday’s New York Post, but that article said the cold spell was especially strong in the first half of the year. As astrologers know, Pluto made a test run through the frigid sign of Capricorn from Jan. 25 to June 13 before backtracking into the fire sign of Sagittarius, where it will remain until Nov. 26.
Then, Pluto will go back to chilly Cap until Nov. 19, 2024. During this time, some of the concern about global warming may die down. Of course, cooler temperatures may not be enough to offset the greenhouse gases that will be produced as more and more consumers in emerging markets buy automobiles and more coal-fired plants come on line around the world.
So don’t think I’m predicting an end to the Green Revolution. I’m still a tree-hugger, I promise you!
I’m just advising everyone to take good care of their sweaters because we’re going to need them this winter and for quite a few winters to come. Do you know where your sweaters are right now?
Since I first posted this piece, The Farmers’ Almanac has released its 2009 edition, with a colder than usual forecast for most of the country this winter. “Numb’s the word,” the almanac says.