Crisis, Breakthroughs and More Change
In Chinese Astrology, 2019 is the Year of the Earth Pig
What that means to us is everyone has their own system of predicting the future but it’s all so remarkably the same.
2019 New Year brings in new hopes, dreams and aspirations, full of ups and downs. This year will be filled with a lot of astonishment and amazement which will be crucial and significant. All of this will be leaving you with mixed results throughout the year. Nothing is status-quo right now. Change is constant.
For all the astrology lovers, I have the 2019 aspects for you.
2019 Planet Aspects
January 05 – Solar Eclipse 15° Capricorn
January 13 – Jupiter square Neptune
January 21 – Lunar Eclipse 01° Leo
January 31 – Saturn sextile Neptune
March 05 – Mercury retrograde 29° Pisces
April 10 – Jupiter retrograde 24° Sagittarius
April 24 – Pluto retrograde 23° Capricorn
April 29 – Saturn retrograde 20° Capricorn
June 16 – Jupiter square Neptune
June 16 – Saturn sextile Neptune
June 21 – Neptune retrograde 18° Pisces
July 02 – Solar Eclipse 10° Cancer
July 07 – Mercury retrograde 04° Leo
July 16 – Lunar Eclipse 02° Capricorn
August 11 – Uranus retrograde 06° Taurus
September 21 – Jupiter square Neptune
October 31 – Mercury retrograde 27° Scorpio
November 8 – Saturn sextile Neptune
December 15 – Jupiter trine Uranus
December 26, 2019 – Solar Eclipse 04° Capricorn
January 12, 2020 – Saturn conjunct Pluto
WEATHER - Global temperatures will continue to rise over the next 12 months as rising levels of greenhouse gas emissions and El Niño combine to bring more record-breaking warmth to the planet.
The 2019 prediction for this upcoming winter. For the quickest breakdown, the U.S.
Snowfall will be above normal in the north and below normal in the south, with the snowiest periods in late November, late December, early and late January, mid- to late February, and early March. April and May will have temperatures below normal in the north and above normal in the south and will be slightly drier than normal.
In Chicago -Winter temperatures, on average, will be more above normal with the coldest periods in early to mid-December, early and late January, and early February. Precipitation will be slightly above normal, with below-normal snowfall. The snowiest periods will occur in early December, late January, and mid-February. April and May will be slightly warmer and drier than normal. Summer will be rainier and cooler than normal, with the hottest periods in late June, early July, and early to mid-August. September and October will be warmer and drier than normal.
We continue to see more natural disasters. Each one seems worse that the other as Mother Earth continues to cleanse herself. We are watching new ground rising, and the old ground submerging under water. This is the natural healing of earth. You and I tend to forget Earth is a living organism and she participates in sustaining all of life in her care. Earth is the basis of so much for us and yet we show so little respect and co-operation to keep her clean, pure and replenished.
Powerful earthquakes will shake the Pacific Rim of Fire. I see another large tsunami hitting Indonesia after a huge earthquake that hits again like the 7.5 earthquake on Sept. 28, 2018. The concern for us is this could shake up the U.S. West Coast faults as well. Volcanoes will awaken throughout the world as a direct result from earthquakes. They are both connected. The concern area, as I see it, is the West Coast from Seattle to Northern California with earthquakes along the Cascadia Subduction Zone. There will be signs of a mega thrust earthquake.
For 2019 - Summer and winter will be all mixed up. I see the huge winds continue to sweep over homes, buildings cars, and trucks. Also fires, and flash floods will take their toll. Tornadoes even in places that generally don't have them; as well as hurricanes, cyclones, and tropical storms. Continued reports of sink holes, and some mysterious booms that are associated with earth movement.
Much of this is seasonal activity but what seems to set this apart from normal yearly cycles is the growing intensity. These are things that happen every year since recorded history only now they appear to be harsher in nature.
It is my thought that due to our weather changes, we will eventually start to build round houses. In a round house there are dozens of interconnected points which give the building a combination of flexibility and strength – qualities which make them significantly safer in earthquakes. They are more resistant to hurricane-level winds (and tsunamis for that matter). Round houses are a good alternative in areas prone to gale-force winds and hurricanes. A rounded roof is less affected by wind.
Earthquake in Nepal - There will be another devastating earthquake in Nepal
POLITICS – Just imagine and think about this.
What if it’s not President Trump Mr. Mueller is looking at after-all?
IN THE U.S. – Joe Biden may go for a presidential bid in 2020. But it’s a no go.
Nikki Haleyhas resigned as UN Ambassador as of October 2018, and says she had no plans to run for President in 2020. I sense she will change her mind by next year. Although she has a lucrative job at Fox News. And no, Oprah Winfrey will not run for president.
Melania Trump has spoken about her husband's infidelities and said that she does not dwell on it. I feel that what she said is psychologically balanced but hard to live. At some point Melania will separate from Donald Trump, probably after his presidency. Melania was born on April 26, 1970, making her a strong Taurus and very rebellious. She has great leadership qualities and this quality will become stronger in the coming years. She relates well with people and especially children. She will be known for her charitable work here and throughout the world. Her conduct and manners are always above reproach.
Even though the U. S. is involved in fewer ground wars, an increase in our military budget experts tell us will directly impact America's debt, making it greater and will take away from such key areas as health care and child care. How this Affects You: You may feel more insecure as terrorism grows and it seems like America is doing little about it. Then there's the growing threat of cyber warfare - it's fast, difficult to grasp, far-reaching in the digital landscape, and dangerous. And the U.S. is still unprepared. Other countries will be forced to step up to the plate to keep the world safe. As a result, it will seem like U.S.'s global power is declining.
The administration exempted association plans from the Affordable Care Act's rules and state licenses. As a result, the new policies won't be regulated. Executive orders were to find ways to limit consolidation and increase competition in health care.
How This Affects You: Without insurance, fewer people will get preventive care. Low-income families without insurance would return to using the hospital emergency room for primary care, which makes health care more expensive for everyone. As health care costs rise, so do the costs of Medicare and Medicaid. That limits how much can be spent on other government programs and increases the nation's debt.
POTENTIAL CRISIS POINTS AROUND THE WORLD
AROUND THE WORLD – Until human beings understand that our power is in our humane-ness, and not our cruelty, we will continue to see killings by harming, abusing and shooting of our children, each other and animals. We are insensitive to each other, we form hostilities and hatred and yet everyone trembles at the sight of death and thrives in the environment of love. We have it wrong and we all are in a vicious cycle that seems to not end.
The Pope -is continuing his mass clean up of the abuse of power in the Catholic churches worldwide. I am wondering if this Pope will resign. It seems as if its on the table.
PRESIDENT TRUMP CHALLENGES PUTIN OVER SYRIA - 2019 will see a gradually escalating conflict with Russia. American troops posted in Israel.
I WOULD BE SURPRIZED IF PRESIDENT TRUMP GETS IMPEACHED - Continued attempts to impeach him will fail because the R’s control the senate and the senate is who impeaches the president.
PRESIDENT TRUMP CUTS A LANDMARK DEAL WITH PAKISTAN -Trump puts pressure on Imran Khan to drive out terrorists and extremists in return for a positive trade deal. Extremists are driven into Afghanistan that sees new troubles.
RUDI GIULIANI BETRAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP - Trump promotes Rudi Giuliani to a high office. Giuliani turns on trump when a new scandal hits the fan
EUROPEAN MAY ELECTIONS: THE RIGHT GAINS MORE POWER - Right-wing and Euro-skeptic candidates dominate European elections successes.
GERMAN CAR INDUSTRY IN TROUBLE - Trump puts high tariffs on German cars exported to the USA. China stops German Car imports.
NEW IMMIGRATION CRISIS - Pressure from a new surge of refugees results in street protests and riots in France, Germany, Sweden, and Austria.
CHINA BUYS RUSSIAN BATTLESHIPS - Russia will sell battleships and other military hardware to China and so upsetting the balance of power in the China South Sea.
SOUTH AFRICA VIOLENCE FROM LAND APPROPRIATION
Land taken from white farmers without compensation causes armed clashes.
KIM JONG-UN - strikes a deal with President Trump. We will see North Korean people eventually revolt against their leader.
A WEAK DOLLAR AND A STRONG POUND - The European economy will not fare well during 2019. The Euro will lose value and remain weak until the end of the year. There will be troubles in the world economy. A bumpy year for trade and finance.
IN CHINA - DEBT BUBBLE BURSTS - China begins a downward spiral and people take to the streets.
New Tax Law Impacts Home Sales Activity- More Than You Might Think. The impact the current tax bill might have on lending and home prices when it becomes law, likely won't affect lending, but it will affect prices. We are looking at up to a 10% drop in most U.S. markets for properties going for more than $500,000, and up to a 15% drop in high-value markets like New York, San Francisco, and Seattle. "Taking away the mortgage interest deduction, which is a major incentive for buying a home, would no longer be part of the tax code".
The Federal Debt Will Increase - The U.S. debt has remained stable after sequestration kicked in, which required a mandatory 10 percent federal budget cut through 2021. But that could be repealed under a Trump presidency. How It Affects You - Social Security pays for itself, and Medicare partially does, at least for now.
As Washington wrestles with the best way to go about addressing the debt, uncertainty arises over tax rates, benefits, and federal programs. Businesses react to this uncertainty by hoarding cash, hiring temporary instead of full-time workers, and delaying major investments.
Federal spending is a component of GDP, which measures the output of the entire economy. Elected officials use discretionary fiscal policy to manage the economy. Higher income taxes take money out of consumers' pockets, regardless of where the tax is imposed. Business taxes are passed on through higher prices, or through layoffs and reduced investment for companies that can't raise prices.
Supply-side economics theorizes that lowering business taxes frees up funds to hire more workers. But it doesn't work when the maximum tax rate is below 50 percent, according to the Laffer Curve. Whether it's done through tax hikes, spending cuts, or both, austerity measures mean slower economic growth.
INVENTIONS and TECHNOLOGY - Financial Trend - A Radical Change in Banking Models. Traditional banking models are fading away. The desire for people to bank whenever they want and wherever they wish makes digital banking top priority. This development makes your phone to become your wallet.
Speed is paramount in Modern Banking. Users of bank services will want to access online services faster, whether it is statement processing, banking services or lending. Elimination of intermediaries is an idea worth consideration to serve customers better.
Technology and the Sharing Economy - There has been the rise of sharing economy and digitization. Some major industrial giants like Amazon, Uber, and Google experienced disruption as a result of shared-economy. Shared-economy is a non-dying trend and is expected to grow to $335 billion by 2025. Today, customers have gladly accepted this collaborative model. The recent success and growth of shared-business solutions demonstrate that shared-economy will ring true beyond 2018. Millennials are the key to success and the driving force behind this new economy.
The Modern Workplace Evolution - The workplace is going to get better with businesses changing the way they use space to drive productivity. The behavior of employees will also change as they adapt to the new environment. New tech tools will be used, and employees can work with flexibility and away from the office. Social behavior at workplaces will improve with the adoption of policies that enhance anti-harassment behavior. Technology also gives support to workplace evolvement by providing access to devices that communicate and update automatically. Powerful mobile devices fitted with wireless technology allow for just about any space to be useful in productivity.
Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a Critical Marketing Tool It’s also possible to see AI deployed in solving some marketing problems. For instance, some companies may use AI in lead generation and finding clients. AI has been successful in application areas like Google search. Thus, top companies are embracing AI to enrich their operations. The usage of AI will be particularly evident in areas that do not necessitate a human touch. For instance, marketers may look to use AI to understand the content a potential customer is consuming.
MEDICAL – access to medical care today, consumers have many different options. From urgent care to virtual care, consumers can access quality care 24/7. Increased access to care is great for the convenience factor; Today, it is common for consumers to receive care in a non-traditional setting and consumers are becoming more willing to receive care outside of a traditional office setting. This will increase through 2019.
We will continue to see an increase of providers and health system mergers. By the end 2019, 93% or more of metropolitan areas will be highly concentrated in terms of hospitals. When providers merge, they increase their negotiating power. They say that megamergers will reduce costs long term through efficiencies of an integrated system, but for 2019, this integration will most likely provide price increases. Secondly, due to increased negotiation power, megamergers put pressure on total costs which causes the insurance carriers to increase reimbursement levels. MORE MONEY for 2019 for us for sure.
As in a megamerger, the same effect occurs when physicians consolidate with other physicians’ groups, hospitals and health systems. Physician consolidation may have more efficiencies and lower prices in the future, but we have yet to see any prices for medical care decrease because of it. NO DECREASE IN 2019
2018 was a horrible season for flu. 2019 flu season will be an average flu season, so we are back to normal levels for 2019. If you so desire, get a flu shot.
A new device that delivers cancer drugs directly into tumors without relying on perfusion via the bloodstream, could increase life expectancy for patients with pancreatic, breast and other solid cancers, say researchers
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) - Scientists will discover a gene that causes MS. It won't be a cure, but will stop the progression of the illness
Some people will be able to see again through the aid of a device that stimulate nerves in the brain
There are major discoveries on the rise for paralyzed people walking again (stem cell research and electrical stimulation to the brain).
Marijuana used to treat PTSD in the US
Researchers have been using inkjet printers filled with cells instead of ink to manufacture organs that can be transplanted into humans. A fascinating TED talk showed the audience a kidney that had been printed that day (but with a warning that it was an early, experimental prototype years away from functional and clinical use).
Stem cell treatments (by 2026) - From blindness to cancer to lung disease to heart failure, stem cells are being applied in hundreds of clinical trials across the world. Last year, the FDA hit a big milestone when it approved HEMACORD, the first umbilical cord product for use in stem cell transplants.
Some more interesting predictions. Smart drugs that improve mental functions by 2019. We will find a way to stabilize progression of Dementia / Alzheimer, very soon, and then a vaccine all in the next 5 to 10 years. I don’t know about a cure, but this is promising progress.
Gene therapy by 2030. Hybrid-assisted limbs that are embedded in the wearer’s body by 2032
Drugs that reverse or slow down aging by 2038
Future medical technology breakthroughs will build from the incredible progress made in nanotechnology, biotechnology, computers, the information learned from deciphering the human genome and other scientific and technical areas.
Here are some of the futuristic medical devices and technologies that exist, are in development or are predicted.
Care giving robots
Computer aided diagnosis
Drug delivery devices
Regenerative medicine, replacement organs
Emotional/physical control devices
Slowing or stopping aging
Drug delivery devices
Home/self-monitoring & diagnosis
Minimally invasive procedures
Molecular and genetic diagnostics
Organ replacement / growing organs
Organ replacement / growing organs
Designer babies / designer bodies
Bio-stasis - Cryogenic sleep
Instant pain relief
Biosensors - implanted or in clothing
Bionic implants to allow for extreme strength
Morphing of the human body
Creation of organisms
Alteration of our bodies in superhuman ways
Use genes of other animals to implant in us
Artificial immune system
A capsule that can be swallowed which will cure all diseases
Robots make surgery zipper scars a thing of the past - Beings like Carnegie Mellon snake bot can poke through your abdomen, and cut, clamp or cauterize organs, making recovery from things like heart surgery a matter of a few days, with nothing but a tiny pockmark to show for it.
Medication tailored to a person’s individual genome - Since the sequencing of the human genome in the summer of 2000, hopes have been way up to bring to market medication that’s custom-designed for your unique genetics. Computer technology and growing familiarity with genomics has made this reality before 2019 but so much more ahead in this field.
Blasting brain tumors with particle accelerator light - Imagine a device the size of a small sports stadium, focused on zapping cancer out of you. Sounds like a new way to die, but such devices – called synchrotrons – are already capable of focusing and dialing-down their intense light (like Cyclops from X-Men) to do good, in this case, pinpointing and eradicating tumors.
All-electronic medical records, everywhere
Decades in the making, this is technically possible now and just about to reach critical mass in the developed world.
Electronic, networked test results
Made instantly possible by worldwide digital medical records, test results beamed from the lab to a doctor or nurses PDA would save lives by bridging the gap between observation and treatment. Happening now.
Robots making up half to 75% of the nursing workforce
Robots are already being deployed on a test basis as caregivers in hospitals across the globe. More advanced versions replace human tech or nursing staff in situations where the job is especially dull, dirty or dangerous.
Pre-programmed ailments and complex situations in robots to train medical staff
These already exist in test phases at universities. Such “smart dummies” could replace cadavers in med school and let interns make fewer mistakes on real people early in their careers.
Self-serve diagnosis - Much like self-serve check-outs in big-box stores, such computer kiosks could let people deliver detailed information beyond the waiting room clipboard that doctors can use to get a quicker sense of what’s bothering a patient, leading to shorter visits and speedier treatment.
Systems biology saves the day - This science that combines empirical, mathematical and computational techniques to understand complex problems of biology will likely be a household term in the medical community soon, paving the way for medical breakthroughs we can scarcely imagine now.
Telesurgery comes-of-age - It’s not science fiction to hear about an operation done with surgeons in one city and the patient in another but it isn’t yet commonplace and without added risk. Watch for now and in the next decade for the world’s top surgeons to work their magic across the world from the comfort of their own hospital.
Artificial intelligence for diagnosis - People who complain about their doctor’s bedside manner will probably make up much of the early adopters of computer-built medical minds to mend their troubles. We already have WATSON the diagnosing computer, but his chores will expand far past diagnosing conditions.
Whether you call it organ printing, bio-printing, bio-manufacturing or computer-aided tissue engineering, it sounds a lot easier than it is.
Science facts for 2019 – 1. Sniffing out a new antibiotic, 2. Cancer tumor genetics paves the way for treatment revolution 3. “Human farms” to make animal testing obsolete by 2020
CELEBRETIES - I see the Neil Armstrong biopic FIRST MAN winning best picture Oscar award:
Star Wars: Episode IX' is released in theaters.
The sequel to 'The Incredibles' is finally released in theaters.
Justice League, Part II' is released in theaters.
Batman movie reboot, staring and directed by Ben Affleck, is released in theatres.
Avengers: Infinity War, Part II' is released in theaters. Seriously, hide the Infinity Gems.
European Union permits the use of self-driving vehicles on roads throughout the EU.
Bionic eye lens allows humans to have 3x 20/20 vision
One of REO Speed Wagon’s songs becomes a meme
Get ready for the new Roaring 20’s – “flapper dresses and speak easies will become common party themes.”
Just Fun Facts you may not know:
Zebra coats are black…their undercoat has white stripes.
The oldest star known to man is 13.8 billion years old. Its name is Methuselah.
Frankenstein is the name of the DOCTOR, not the MONSTER.
The limits of the human body tend to follow a “Rule of 3”: 3 minutes without air, 3 hours without shelter in extreme conditions, 3 days without water and 3 weeks without food.
The voice actor who plays Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings) calls sick children who are in the hospital to chat with them as Winnie the Pooh.
Miami is the only US city founded by a woman.
The name EUROPE – is named after a Phoenician Princess
Sports fun facts for 2019
Justin Herbert will stay in school. Oregon's stud quarterback will disappoint QB-needy teams at the top of the draft by deciding to return to school for another season.
New head coaches for these teams. The Jets, Buccaneers, Cowboys, Broncos, Packers, Dolphins, Ravens and (obviously) the Browns hire new head coaches
Teddy Bridgewater will sign with the Giants. It'll cost 'em, because Bridgewater will be the top quarterback in a thin free-agent market.
The league announces multiple international games featuring the Raiders
London-Absolutely. Mexico-Yes. Germany? Brazil? The Raiders need to play SOMEWHERE next season. Their Vegas stadium won't be ready yet and their lease in Oakland is up after 2018. Don't rule out the possibility of the Raiders just being a travel team for 2019. Remember, it's ALL about 2020.
NFL 2019 0dds for Super Bowl
New England Patriots: 5/1
Pittsburgh Steelers: 7/1
Philadelphia Eagles: 7/1
Green Bay Packers: 12/1
Minnesota Vikings: 14/1
New Orleans Saints: 16/1
Atlanta Falcons: 18/1
Houston Texans: 18/1
Dallas Cowboys: 20/1
Jacksonville Jaguars: 20/1
Oakland Raiders: 20/1
Los Angeles Rams: 20/1
Seattle Seahawks: 25/1
San Francisco 49ers: 25/1
Los Angeles Chargers: 25/1
Kansas City Chiefs: 25/1
Carolina Panthers: 30/1
Denver Broncos: 30/1
Baltimore Ravens: 40/1
Tennessee Titans: 40/1
Indianapolis Colts: 40/1
Detroit Lions: 50/1
New York Giants: 60/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 60/1
Arizona Cardinals: 80/1
Washington Redskins: 80/1
Miami Dolphins: 80/1
Buffalo Bills: 80/1
From the Desk of Rev. Donna J. Fischer - 2019 Prophecy
Look for the feminine influence to gain momentum in 2019. And, it’s only the beginning. Men are realizing that women are valued, major players in the medical, financial, political and world stage. They can hold their own with the best of them. The current Good Old Boy atmosphere is in its death throws and it’s not dying quietly. But, it is dying and will soon become a quaint relic of the past.
I’ve been talking about changes for the last several years and this will continue into 2019 and possibly beyond. After all, we are in an era of change. These changes continue to be sudden, drastic and many are ill prepared for them. And yet, deal with them we must. We see these changes in our personal lives, of course, but also at the national and global levels as well. Those that pay attention to the feeling that things aren’t working as well as they used to, will be more open to embracing the inevitable. Those that hang on to the status quo will find themselves living a new status quo, whether they like it or not.
When all is said and done, things will work out for our best welfare. And that’s the good news. So, hang on and enjoy the ride, folks.
May God and the Angels Bless you through the coming year.
Rev. Donna J. Fischer
And so, it goes for another year. Lots of changes and new faces on the world stage. They young folks care charging in with fresh ideas and new energies. I like it, after all its their world to mold and develop.
May God Bless You and May You be a Blessing in all the Lives You Enter,
Mahala D. Bacon, Th.D.