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January 1st, 2010
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The Truth About What is Fated in Life

Fate vs. Free Will: You Can’t Choose Your Tests in Life But You Can Prepare

Debate With an Astrology Skeptic

Astrology Accuracy: 5 Reasons Your Astrology Isn’t Accurate

Compatibility: It’s Either There or It’s Not, and It’s Measurable

The Ultimate Compatibility Test

Numerology and Astrology Q & A: Which Studies Prove Them Invalid?

The Cyclical Nature of Life Reflected by Various, Minor Astrology factors

Astrology, Numerology and Prediction: Timing of Predestined Events Q & A

The Truth About Your Real Astrological Sun Sign

Your Real Sign Hasn’t Changed and 11 Other Astrological Truths

Libra and Capricorn – Personality Similarities and Differences

Chinese Astrology Q&A: You Aren’t a Barnyard Animal

Fate vs. Free Will: Fate Always Prevails

More Information About Seeing the Same Numbers Over and Over

Addressing Handwriting Analysis Skepticism

5 Possible Ways to Understand and Outmaneuver Your Enemy

Mercury Retrograde October 13 to November 3 2020

October 5th, 2020
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Mercury retrograde occurs October 13th through November 3rd, 2020.

Mercury retrograde typically includes a greater than average amount of confusion, uncertainty, dubious judgment, and delays involving travel and new projects.

Be very careful with important decisions involving legal issues, contracts, investments, and large purchases. New, momentous ideas generated during the retrograde period tend to be reconsidered or revised later. 

Besides challenges, Mercury retrograde offers the opportunity to find solutions to existing problems, reconnect with old friends, and complete on-going projects. 

See this page for a thorough list of Mercury retrograde themes and a general timeline.

As mentioned in the linked information above, the approximate three-week period leading up to Mercury retrograde usually involves more challenges than the actual retrograde period.

Mercury retrograde October and November 2020 details:

1. Mercury goes retrograde 10-13-2020 at 6:05 p.m. PDT, 11 degrees 40 minutes Scorpio.
2. Mercury goes direct 11-3-2020 at 9:49 a.m. PST, 25 degrees 53 minutes Libra.

The bar graph in this post includes the October/November 2020 Mercury retrograde period, along with other basic astrological events.

Following Mercury retrograde and other basic astrology cycles allows you to witness the cyclical nature of life, and reduce your overall risk in life. 

Learn more about the planet Mercury here.

Copyright © 2020 Scott Petullo

Mars Retrograde 9-9-2020 to 11-13-2020

August 31st, 2020
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Mars goes retrograde September 9, 2020 at 3:22 p.m. PDT, 28 degrees, 08 minutes Aries. It goes direct November 13, 2020 at 4:35 p.m. PST, 15 degrees, 13 minutes Aries.

Although Mars retrograde doesn’t actually involve Mars turning around and retreating, it does appear that way from Earth due to the planets’ respective orbits. This phenomenon occurs about every two years and lasts for 80 days, on average.

Mars symbolizes aggression, strife, dissension, action, the utilization of energy, competition, masculine energy, and more.

Considering the symbolism of Mars, and that retrograde is an affliction representing going in reverse and regression, Mars retrograde can potentially (with corroboration in your natal and timing patterns) symbolize enemies coming back into your life, strife re-visited, subdued or repressed personal energy, misdirected anger, and destructive activity. 

It can also represent successfully learning to deal with anger issues, effective sublimation of aggression into constructive initiative, triumphing over an adversary from the past, and conflict resolution. 

Even though retrograde tends to bring out some of the worst in a planet, keep in mind that retrogrades are only one of many possible afflictions. It takes multiple factors (forming patterns) to make a symbolic impact, and each universal (e.g., eclipses, retrogrades, etc.) indicator is personalized through your unique natal and timing patterns.

For some people, Mars retrograde is a non-event and for others it represents important life circumstances. Your natal Mars being in poor health (e.g., retrograde) is a clue that Mars retrograde could be more important to you. Watch where this celestial event occurs in your natal and timing patterns for more information. 

My findings show astrological phenomena symbolize life circumstances, but don’t directly make things happen. “As above, so below;” celestial signs have served as powerful omens for eons.

Though you may not notice a symbolic impact on your life by this particular Mars retrograde, tracking these types of cosmic events can help you gain an understanding of the cyclical nature of time, and even help limit your overall risk. 

Copyright © 2020 Scott Petullo

Astrology and Numerology Help You Prioritize

August 10th, 2020
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Astrology and numerology can be exceedingly useful in making the most of your time and prioritizing tasks and activities. 

Early this year I took care of some pressing business a long flight away from my current location because I deduced that the later I delayed it, the more costly it would be.

My presumption turned out to be correct as I witnessed the trouble (i.e., Covid-19) that arose after I took care of the obligations. Knowing my personal astrological and numerological timing and proceeding with confidence helped me to sidestep problems.

Although my findings show that everyone has their own unique set of predetermined circumstances and events in life that comprise their personal fate, I also believe you can make the most of your fate by working with instead of against your personal timing. 

Below I list just five simple examples of determining optimum timing using astrology and numerology.

1. You must have an important overseas business meeting within the next three weeks. When should you schedule it? Considering your collective personal timing is optimum a week from now to minimize travel complications and avoid financial loss, it’s prime time to conduct your meeting a week from now, during the second week of the next three weeks.

2. Should you wait until the second half of the year to launch your new service, or do it now? Considering your collective timing is still horrible for sales and promotion, and it steadily improves as the year goes on, you’re much better off waiting until the second half of the year. Besides, your timing right now is ripe for refining your existing service offerings and servicing your current clients. 

3. Should you take a romantic vacation two months from now, or eight months from now? Since you want to avoid an increased likelihood of interpersonal strife between you and your partner, two months from now is the better option; it’s a much more peaceful and enjoyable period of time for both of you.  

4. Is it better to relocate in August, or October? October includes far fewer complications. 

5. Is it best to take on a new business associate now, or late this year? It could go either way, but know that the first three months of next year look exceedingly challenging in this regard.

Like many people, you could go exclusively on gut instinct, gauging the best timing for any specific circumstance or activity. However, when you have a confirmation with the symbolism in your personal astrology and numerology charts, you’re much more likely to make the most efficient use of your time and get as much out of life as possible.

Copyright © 2020 Scott Petullo

Artificial Intelligence and Hiring

July 7th, 2020
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Artificial Intelligence is becoming more common as a hiring tool. An AI program via webcam questions job seekers, usually during the first interview.

It appears to be a very useful hiring tool, one of many necessary to hire the right person for the job, mainly because the first screening is based on an algorithm instead of a recruiter who may not treat applicants fairly. At least initially, there’s no need to be concerned with interviewer bias, it would seem.

“People are rejected all the time based on how they look, their shoes, how they tucked in their shirts and how ‘hot’ they are…Algorithms eliminate most of that in a way that hasn’t been possible before,” said Loren Larsen of HireVue.

However, Ifeoma Ajunwa, a professor of labor and employment law at Cornell University has reason to be concerned about AI as a hiring tool: “We have to remember that automated hiring platforms are still created by humans. The same biases that humans have would also be transferred to any platforms they create.”

Also, select AI algorithms attempt to recognize and measure myriad complexities of human communication, including body language. It’s possible, for example, most of the individuals who look up to the right or fidget while answering a question (signs of deception, according to body language experts) aren’t being forthright, but it’s also possible AI algorithms would miss nuances and erroneously judge the applicant, while a well-trained human interviewer would not. 

Additionally, some people are exceedingly talented at doing interviews, particularly on video, such as those trained in body language and, or psychological assessment. 

Artificial Intelligence used as a hiring tool, beyond the initial information-gathering interview, brings to mind self-driving cars; it sounds great, but it needs to advance further to be a 100% reliable option.

To avoid hiring disasters and save an enormous amount of time and money, I recommend multiple forms of assessment, such as unconventional security investigations, including handwriting analysis.

Copyright © 2020 Scott Petullo

Mercury Retrograde June 17 to July 12 2020

June 8th, 2020
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Mercury retrograde occurs June 17th until July 12th, 2020. 

Mercury retrograde typically includes delays of all sorts, including travel related delays, a greater than average amount of uncertainty and confusion, as well as questionable judgment. 

Proceed with caution with important decisions (e.g., investments, large purchases, legal, etc.), and especially new ideas generated during the retrograde period. You may change your mind later.

Aside from the challenges, Mercury retrograde does relate to connecting with old friends and finding solutions to old problems. 

See this page for a thorough list of Mercury retrograde themes and a general timeline.

As mentioned in the linked information above, the approximate three-week period leading up to Mercury retrograde usually involves more challenges than the actual retrograde period.

Mercury retrograde June and July 2020 details:

1. Mercury goes retrograde 6-17-2020 at 9:58 p.m. PDT, 14 degrees 45 minutes Cancer.
2. Mercury goes direct 7-12-2020 at 1:26 a.m. PDT, 05 degrees 29 minutes Cancer.

The bar graph in this post includes the June/July 2020 Mercury retrograde period, along with other basic astrological events.

Following Mercury retrograde and other basic astrology cycles allows you to witness the cyclical nature of life, and reduce your overall risk in life. 

Learn more about the planet Mercury here.

Copyright © 2020 Scott Petullo

Three Eclipses June and July 2020

May 25th, 2020
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lunar eclipse occurs on June 5th, 2020. It’s exact by degree at 12:12 p.m. PDT, 15 degrees 34 minutes Sagittarius.

About two weeks later, a solar eclipse occurs on June 20th, 2020. It’s exact by degree at 11:41 p.m. PDT, 00 degrees 21 minutes Cancer.

Then, on July 4th, 2020, at 9:44 p.m. PDT, a lunar eclipse is exact at 13 degrees 37 minutes Capricorn. 

Perception tends to be defective during eclipse periods–avoid reckless decisions and behavior. Stay away from risky situations in your personal life and in your business, such as a spontaneous investment or sudden new hire without thinking it through. Rushed decisions under eclipses tend to go wrong. 

Three to four weeks before an eclipse and a few days after is roughly the window of time that eclipse-related issues manifest. Thus, avoid excessive risk during this period.

See this blog post for more information about limiting your overall risk during an eclipse.

See this article for information about using eclipses as predictive indicators.

The bar graph in this blog post includes the above-mentioned eclipses, along with other basic astrology events.

Copyright © 2020 Scott Petullo

Venus Retrograde May 12 to June 24 2020

May 4th, 2020
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Venus retrograde occurs soon. It’s not a seriously problematic astrological affliction, but one to pay attention to, especially regarding your love life.

Besides love life, the planet Venus also rules the following: women; gay men; apparel; the building trades, including design and home building; designers of all types; the arts, including dance and music; jewelry and jewelers; glamour; beauty; pleasure; indulgence; bars and drinking; games and gambling; playboys and playgirls; ladies of the evening; romantic commitments.

How Venus retrograde symbolically affects you depends on the patterns in your unique comprehensive natal and timing charts, though four basic love-life related occurrences seem to happen more frequently during the retro period: 

  1. Serious reassessment of your current romantic commitment is common. For some, a separation seems natural. For others, a deepening or transformation of the bond occurs.
  2. Those who are single and connect with a new love interest need to be careful; ill-advised love life decisions involving sudden romantic involvements are routine. Post retrograde, the bond often seems worse, for justifiable reasons. 
  3. Avoid the standard, pointless practice of dwelling on “the one that got away.” 
  4. Re-connecting with former lovers is a familiar theme. Just remember the reasons why it ended; if serious problems existed, they will be painfully obvious again soon enough.

Avoid hasty love life decisions during Venus retrograde because your perspective in love life matters isn’t sound during this time. 

As you can see in the bar graph in this blog post, Venus is retrograde from May 12, 2020 to June 24, 2020.

Venus retrograde lasts, on average, about 40 days, and it occurs about every 1.5 years.

Learn about basic astrology, including Venus retrograde, and the cyclical nature of life in this blog post.

Although Venus retrograde is only one astrological indicator and must be supported by other factors to represent key life events and circumstances, it’s still a good idea to be a little more careful in love life matters during this period. 

Copyright © 2020 Scott Petullo

Divorce From The Perspective of Astrology

April 6th, 2020
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A Washington Post article about Rudy Giuliani’s 2019 divorce includes this statement: “It’s hard to explain why a marriage falls apart, or why two crazy kids once madly in love end up going at each other’s throats.”

From the standpoint of comprehensive astrology and numerology, it’s easy to see why Rudy Giuliani and Judith Giuliani divorced.

I know this viewpoint is controversial, but once you see, as I have, the constant repetition of personal astrological and numerological patterns regularly corresponding to key circumstances in people’s lives, it’s easy to embrace the idea of fate, such as predestined unions and separations.

People’s astrological and numerological orbits cross, the chemistry is there between them, sometimes it endures, and sometimes it doesn’t. The patterns in the charts reflect it all and the end result isn’t surprising to me. The only thing surprising to me is that some people refuse to acknowledge that there are many things in life that you have no control over.

The study of couples in relation to personal timing is fascinating.

Time and time again, changes in collective personal timing, mutually in a couple’s favor, cements the bond and enriches their rewards. However, without fail, significant adverse changes in collective personal timing of one or both partners dissolve the connection.

They may choose to stay together as friends, but they both know the relationship has radically transformed or even ended. The same dynamic applies to any other two-person arrangement; collective natal and timing patterns either symbolically pull people together, or force them apart.

According to the Washington Post article linked above “Nathan and Giuliani met in 1999 at Club Macanudo, an East Side cigar bar. Nathan, divorced from her second husband, was a hospital sales rep and a trained nurse. Across the room: Mayor Giuliani…Sparks flew. ’It was the thunderbolt,’ he told the New York Times. ‘Our attraction was instantaneous. There was almost something mystical about the feeling.’”

Considering their natal and timing patterns, this makes a lot of sense to me, because there is a lot of mystical (albeit too dreamy and idealistic) energy between the two. The patterns in the charts firmly show it wasn’t meant to endure after that mystical energy faded. Additionally, their respective collective timing also sent them in different directions, hence the break-up.

The case for keeping a marriage together is strong.

The desire for companionship, raising children, and financial concerns are valid reasons to maintain a union. But if money isn’t an issue, there aren’t any kids, and both partners are happy with finding companionship elsewhere, it seems pointless to maintain the façade of marital bliss, especially if one or both partners become increasingly difficult to live with.

Although conventional points of view struggle with explaining breakups, from the vantage point of comprehensive astrology and numerology, separations aren’t a mystery. The best two people can do is accept that many things don’t last forever, avoid blame, and remain friends.

Copyright © 2020 Scott Petullo

Facebook Likes Predict Select Personality Traits

March 10th, 2020
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Computer programs predict select personality traits through assessing Facebook “likes,” according to University Studies.

The researchers claim computer-based personality assessments involving five broad categories–degree of openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness and neuroticism–are more accurate than those made by humans.

It’s a fascinating study, but consider these points:

1. The studies are based on subjects completing a subjective personality test. Everyone knows you’re on your best behavior while taking self-tests. Also, it’s a given that some Facebook users will unthinkingly expose intimate clues about their lives through their “likes,” but many avoid this trap.

2. The study doesn’t consider that many Facebook users are concerned about privacy concerns, do selective “liking,” and avoid impulsive “liking.” Thus, you get a Facebook account that is similar to the face you show in public; the private personality, the real personality, remains hidden.

3. The computer models catch only a very limited number of red flag personality traits.

The computer models do hold great value for advertisers, considering this quote from the Wall Street Journal about the studies: “Using the data from Facebook, it could predict a person’s race with 95% accuracy and gender with 93%. The model also accurately predicted sexual, religious and political orientation; intelligence; the likelihood of substance abuse; and personality according to the profiles from the five-category test.”

The bold title of the study, “Computer-based personality judgments are more accurate than those made by humans,” is believable only considering the humans involved in the studies (friends and family of the subjects) are amateurs, untrained in reading personality.

In my view, three main ways exist to get consistently high accuracy rates in determining red flag personality traits: in-person psychologist assessments; private investigations/conventional security investigations; and unconventional security investigations, including the ones I offer. I recommend all three to reduce your overall risk as much as possible.

Copyright © 2020 Scott Petullo

Mercury Retrograde February 16 to March 9 2020

February 10th, 2020
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Mercury retrograde occurs February 16th until March 9th, 2020.

Mercury retrograde hallmarks include more delays than usual, travel problems, and a greater than average amount of overall confusion and false impressions.

Judgment tends to be flawed, so proceed with caution with weighty matters such as legal and investment decisions, along with costly purchases.

Aside from the challenges, Mercury retrograde does symbolize rewards such as reunions with old friends and finding solutions to on-going problems.

See this page for a thorough list of Mercury retrograde themes and a general timeline.

As mentioned in the linked information above, the approximate three-week period leading up to Mercury retrograde usually involves more challenges than the actual retrograde period.

Mercury retrograde February and March 2020 details:

  1. Mercury goes retrograde 2-16-2020 at 4:54 p.m. PST, 12 degrees 53 minutes Pisces.
  2. Mercury goes direct 3-9-2020 at 8:48 p.m. PDT, 28 degrees 12 minutes Aquarius.

The bar graph in this post includes the February/March 2020 Mercury retrograde period, along with other basic astrological events.

Following Mercury retrograde and other basic astrology cycles allows you to witness the cyclical nature of life, and reduce your overall risk in life.

Learn more about the planet Mercury here.

Copyright © 2020 Scott Petullo