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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

How to Avoid Mobile Phone Eavesdroppers

February 3rd, 2019
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Most people realize that mobile and on-line communications aren’t secure. But what if, for example, you need to communicate with a business partner to share confidential information and you can’t meet in person? There are steps you can take to minimize the risk of being targeted by thieves or others who wish to violate your right to privacy.

Below I list one way to, at least temporarily, avoid mobile phone hackers, snoopers, and thieves.

  1. Anonymously pay cash for a used, unlocked i-Phone from E-bay, Craigslist, or elsewhere–make sure you have zero relationship with the seller.
  2. Restore it to factory settings.
  3. Buy a pre-paid SIM card with cash. Install it in the i-Phone. Use the SIM card/associated cellular service only one time to set up secure chat apps, such as Signal (see below). From that point on, avoid using cell service with this i-Phone and SIM card–only use public Wi-Fi, preferably a safe distance from your residence or office.
  4. Create an anonymous e-mail account using a public (or one not linked to you in any way) computer, such as at an Internet cafe or public library. This is used to get an anonymous i-Tunes account.
  5. Buy an i-Tunes gift card with cash. This is used to download secure chat apps, such as Signal. Only communicate using secure chat apps.
  6. Purchase (with a gift card you buy with cash) and download a VPN (virtual private network) from Private Internet Access https://www.privateinternetaccess.com or another trusted VPN service. Always use the VPN while using the phone.
  7. Keep Wi-Fi and phone turned off when you aren’t using it.

These steps will make it a lot more difficult for eavesdroppers to track you and, or steal your proprietary information.

Note: If you are involved in illegal activity, U.S. federal agencies will be able to surveil you no matter what you do. The above steps are for those who are trying to keep their legitimate and legal communications private.

If you avoid illegal activity but three-letter agency bureaucrats (or security industry contractors, or others) are abusing their power and eavesdropping on your private communications for personal gain, you may want to hire a good “white hat hacker” to try to track down the offender.

To determine if your computer system or phone has been modified (e.g., covert installation of a key logger program), search the Internet for “Has my computer system (or mobile phone) been modified?” or “How to determine if I’ve been hacked?” You’ll find step-by-step instructions (complex and time consuming, but worth it) to determine if you’ve been hacked.

The results of the queries may yield hacking programs on your system such as “com.spsecure.euseragent.plist” which is Spector Pro, a type of monitoring software. Hire an ethical, white hat hacker to review the list of the programs from your queries.

If you find that you’ve been hacked, avoid removing the hacking program until you’ve contacted the police and a lawyer and they document evidence of the illegal act.

Alternatively, you may want to keep the monitoring program on your system to mislead the watchers, making them believe you’re unaware of it, while using an alternative system for private communications. 

Just like tapping someone’s land-line phone, hacking into another person’s private affairs via their mobile phone or computer, including the implementation of monitoring and key-logger software, violates eavesdropping laws in the United States and is a felony offense.

Block or mislead snoopers with the advice above to limit your risk and keep your affairs private.

Copyright © 2019 Scott Petullo

Lunar Eclipse January 20 2019

January 14th, 2019
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A lunar eclipse occurs January 20, 2019. It’s exact by degree at 9:16 p.m. PST, 00 degrees 51 minutes Leo.

This lunar eclipse transpires in less than a week, but 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.

Judgment tends to be defective during eclipse periods. Be more careful with important decisions, avoid reckless behavior, and remember that your perspective on any given matter may change after the eclipse period.

The bar graph in this blog post includes the January 20, 2019 lunar eclipse, along with other basic astrology events.

Copyright © 2019 Scott Petullo

2019 Astrology Bar Graph: Retrogrades, Eclipses, and Select Transits

December 17th, 2018
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My complimentary 2019 Astrology Bar Graph, below, gives you a general overview of basic, yet relevant astrology factors for the year. Keep it accessible so you can follow these select 2019 astrological occurrences.

Those proficient in basic astrology can use it in conjunction with their basic natal chart to help make the most of their circumstances and diminish risk.

Those who know little or nothing about astrology can also utilize this 2019 Astrology Bar Graph to help limit their risk.

Be a little more cautious regarding important matters involving higher than average risk on the day of and the days surrounding eclipses and Mercury retrogrades. This includes, but is not limited to, big purchases, investments, and legal contracts.

Note: A solar eclipse occurs in less than three weeks, on 1-5-2019.

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See this blog post for information about Mercury retrograde.

See this blog post for information about eclipses.

This blog post includes information about multiple, basic astrology factors, including those in the above bar graph.

Although my 2019 Astrology Bar Graph features relatively few basic astral events, tracking these cycles and events, especially in conjunction with your natal configurations, can help you limit your risk and save time and money. 

Copyright © 2018 Scott Petullo

Astrology: Individual Financial Fate Easier to Predict Than Stock Market

November 28th, 2018
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An individual consistently predicting the precise timing of ups and downs of various financial markets could undoubtedly become the richest person on the planet.

Thus far, nobody has managed to regularly identify the exact timing of the financial markets’ peaks and valleys.

Fantastic claims abound on Wall Street, but “The history of financial forecasts is long. and it is pathetic. Twenty-two chief market strategists at major banks predict the S&P 500’s annual performance at the start of every year. The average difference between their forecast and what the market actually does is 14.7 percentage points per year. If, instead, you blindly assume the S&P 500 goes up by its historic average every year, the error is lower – 14.1 percentage points. The history of predicting recessions and interest rates and economic growth is just as bad.”

An aside, The Hulbert Financial Digest is a gold mine of information to check financial professionals’ 10, 15, and 20-year (and more) documented track records.

In 2010 I published this blog post regarding a financial market crash.

It appears I’ve missed the mark on that prediction, since the traditional markets have not crashed as of today, 11-28-2018. I did say “…as late as 2018,” but in about a month that window will be closed. Perhaps I got the general idea correct, but my timing is early.

As for seeing in the astrology and numerology charts of scores of individuals’ collective timing suggesting financial loss during that 2016—2018 period, it may, in part, relate to crypto-currency speculation.

An August 20, 2018 Motley Fool article illustrates the crypto-currency financial collapse: “…this year has turned virtual currencies on their heads. Following a continuation of the rally during the first week of January that took the aggregate market cap to as high as $835 billion, digital currencies have since lost more than three-quarters of their value.” That’s more than a 75% decrease and $600 billon in losses.

“Following the explosion in cryptocurrency popularity during 2017, almost 1,000 different cryptocurrencies have already died so far in 2018. In fact, some financial experts see only a couple dozen digital tokens surviving the coming changes to the market in the coming years.”

There have always been and will always be boom and bust cycles. People tend to forget about past downturns, almost everyone gets on board for the good-time boom, and then the bubble bursts.

My findings show that individual fate is much easier to predict than collective, universal fate, such as the overall direction of the stock market.

Case in point: in August 2014 I said this about super-star billionaire hedge fund manager, Edward Lampert.

“I recall reading about hedge fund manager Eddie Lampert, featured in Forbes magazine several years    ago. I was impressed with his successful track record; his fund was worth more than $15 billion in 2006.

“As I always do with interesting people, I looked into his charts back then. The collection of disturbing, long-term time cycles in his not-too-distant future made me think at that time, ‘Those patterns don’t in any way equate to the type of success he’s enjoying right now.’

“Since 2006, Eddie Lampert’s $15 billion fund has declined in value more than 60%. Although it’s unfortunate, his fall from grace was foreseeable, from my perspective. Considering he remains a self-made billionaire, perhaps ‘fall from grace’ isn’t an appropriate description of his plight.

 “In 2006, people were calling him the next Warren Buffet, but no longer. Eddie Lampert will probably maintain his billionaire status, but his collective timing tells me his 2006 peak won’t be revisited, at least where he ranked relative to his peers in the industry and those on the Forbes 400 list of the worlds wealthiest people.”

An October 2018 New York Times article said this about Mr. Lampert: “With the bankruptcy this week of Sears Holdings, which he has run as chief executive and chairman since 2013, Mr. Lampert, now 56, was back on the nation’s front pages. The coverage has been as damning as it was once fawning.

“Thanks to his early successes, Mr. Lampert is still very, very rich; his fortune today is estimated at $1.1 billion, according to the latest Forbes survey…he no longer makes the cut for Forbes’s 400 richest Americans. His net worth has plunged by $3 billion since peaking at $4.5 billion in 2007…”

I’m happy for Edward Lampart that he is still a billionaire, and I dislike highlighting people’s troubles, but it was necessary in this case to illustrate my view that it’s much easier to predict individual financial fate than financial market ups and downs.

Copyright © 2018 Scott Petullo

Mercury Retrograde November 16 to December 6 2018

November 3rd, 2018
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Mercury retrograde takes place November 16ththrough December 6th.

Hallmark circumstances include difficulties starting new projects and endeavors, delays, miscommunications, and creating new solutions for existing problems.

Take care with important matters such as momentous decisions and legal contracts because judgment tends to be flawed under Mercury retrograde.

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 November/December 2018 details:

  1. Mercury goes retrograde 11-16-2018 at 5:33 p.m. PST, 13 degrees 29 minutes Sagittarius.
  2. Mercury goes direct 12-6-2018 at 1:22 p.m. PST, 27 degrees 16 minutes Scorpio.

The bar graph in this post includes the November/December 2018 Mercury retrograde period, along with other basic astrological events.

Tracking 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 © 2018 Scott Petullo

The Ideal Partner Possesses These Ten Qualities

October 14th, 2018
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Nobody is perfect, but select, dominant personality traits make a person either irresistible, or the opposite, incorrigible.

Everyone has his or her own unique challenging personality traits, to various degrees. Severe, dangerous cases aren’t common, but given there’s at least a chance the person may be a problem for you, leaping without looking isn’t advised.

Below I list ten common, admirable personality traits.

  1. Emotional balance and emotional maturity ensure you can talk through complex issues with your partner without him or her lapsing into a childish and impossible to deal with disposition.
  2. A lack of defiance and stubbornness means your partner is flexible enough to reason and compromise when appropriate.
  3. Authentic humility and modesty translates into a lack of vanity and narcissism. The narcissist’s demands make it a one-sided partnership; he needs near constant attention, praise, and admiration, or he is likely to be unhappy.
  4. A healthy, but not excessive, desire for the acquisition of money assures your partner won’t put the love of money above all else.
  5. A big picture outlook, instead of perfectionism and excessive attention to detail, makes a better partner.
  6. The ability to cope with a reasonable amount of constructive criticism, and a lack of excessive inhibition allow for a healthy alliance.
  7. Objectivity ensures the person won’t hinder himself or herself, and the partnership, with self-deception and excessive fantasy oriented thinking. An inferior sense of discernment can potentially be devastating.
  8. Integrity is one of the most desirable traits a person can have. Those who have great difficulty living up to his or her asserted convictions make appalling partners.
  9. Honesty is also one of the most agreeable traits, for obvious reasons. Insincerity, deception, and lies ruin many unions.
  10. Transparency means you won’t be kept in the dark about important matters. Excessive secretiveness and evasiveness aren’t admirable characteristics.

Please note: clinical behavioral terms (and other extreme expressions and conditions) such as “narcissistic,” “prejudiced,” “evasive,” “envious,” “paranoid,” “confrontational,” “sadistic,” “defiant,” “emotionally unbalanced,” “mental disorder,” “dejected,” “depressed,” “psychotic,” “vindictive,” “deceitful,” “domineering,” “dumb,” “psychosis,” “pathological,” “duplicitous,” “two-faced,” “hot-tempered,” “lacking in integrity,” and “dishonest” aren’t typically addressed in assessments related to potential hires (or other, similar situations) because they are unrelated to the personality qualities needed to successfully do a job. In order to do an assessment under normal conditions within ethical boundaries, the subject first allows permission for the formal analysis. Extreme situations such as an innocent person’s life being at risk and, or dealing with a dangerous criminal might warrant an analysis involving the types of personality characteristics featured in this article.

All of the above personality traits (in the extreme—high risk territory), negative and positive, are readily identified through unconventional security investigations.

While it’s true the perfect partner, either business or personal, doesn’t exist, you can make your life easier by identifying negative attributes before it’s too late.

Copyright © 2018 Scott Petullo

Avoid These Common Risk Reduction Pitfalls

September 30th, 2018
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Effectively mitigating risk in your business and personal life equates to more success and less financial loss and wasted time.

Conventional security related risk reduction methods, such as private investigators, background checks, and psychologist interviews are advantageous much of the time.

However, relying exclusively on traditional security related risk reduction methods is ill-advised because these methods aren’t foolproof.

Unconventional security investigation methods, such as the ones I offer, aren’t infallible 100% of the time either, but they can be effective in cases where traditional methods offer limited results.

Examples of traditional methods offering limited results include the following: the subject either refuses to do an in-person psychologist interview or it isn’t feasible; the subject is talented at evading detection, so a private investigator won’t find anything amiss; the subject’s record is clean, but he or she possesses one or more hidden personality disorders.

You’ll reduce the greatest amount of risk possible with a thorough range of checks and balances, utilizing both conventional and unconventional methods.

Below I list common risk reduction pitfalls, and how to avoid them.

  1. A potential business partner impresses you so much you merely ask around about her reputation. But you fail to discover hidden problems, which sets you up for a rough partnership. Save yourself a lot of hassle by first finding out about any personality red flags, along with her true motivations, and the natal compatibility.
  2. A star employee seems to do no wrong, until you place him in the wrong position. Skip this problem by first discovering if the new responsibilities fit his abilities.
  3. You’re considering five different prospects for a new associate hire. Each has the necessary background, skills, and success. Discretion and confidentiality are vital. Are you really going to merely trust your gut after speaking with their former supervisors? That could be a costly mistake, considering the high percentage of new hires that don’t live up to expectations. Avoid that trouble by finding out about their potential red-flag attributes, and level of discretion before you hire.
  4. You’re excited about a new addition to your business and are in the process of planning the date of the initial launch to your potential customer base. You could launch whenever you’re finally prepared to do so, or you could optimize the success of your launch by identifying precise, optimum windows of time within the existing timeframe you expect to launch. Additionally, the approximate date and time of the original idea, and when you tentatively plan to launch (before consulting with an expert about personal timing), speak volumes about the success of the endeavor. Success, learning experience, or disaster scenarios are discernable through personal timing analyses.
  5. Your new romantic interest seems like a dream come true, until it turns into a nightmare. Instead, sidestep misfortune. The approximate time and date you first connected, natal compatibility, along with your collective timing tells the truth of the matter: rewarding romantic partnership, terrible connection, or somewhere in the middle.

Unconventional, along with conventional, security investigations are a fantastic way to avoid risk reduction pitfalls, giving you a huge advantage and peace of mind.

Copyright © 2018 Scott Petullo

Venus Retrograde October 5 to November 16 2018

September 10th, 2018
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Watch out–Venus retrograde occurs soon. Misguided love life decisions are common under Venus retrograde.

New love connections made during Venus retrograde often seem worse after the retrograde period (for valid reasons), and lovers from the past tend to pop up under Venus retrograde.

Avoid impulsive love life decisions during this time because your perspective in love life matters is obscured. Also avoid the typical Venus retrograde unpleasant and futile practice of dwelling on “the one that got away.”

Reassessment of your already established romantic connection—and making needed adjustments–is par for the course during Venus retrograde for those of you already in a relationship.

As you can see in the bar graph in this blog post, Venus is retrograde from October 5, 2018 to November 16, 2018.

It’s only one astrological indicator and it must be supported by other factors in your unique natal and timing patterns to represent key life happenings, but it’s still a reasonable sign to be a little more careful in love life matters.

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

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.

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

Venus retrograde isn’t one of the more unfavorable universal astrological afflictions, but it’s worthy of your consideration. Just take it easy in your love life, especially involving impulsive financial commitments.

Copyright © 2018 Scott Petullo

Four Things That Wreck Compatibility

August 20th, 2018
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In a perfect world, compatibility would be entirely up to you. All you would need is the willingness to get along with your romantic or business partner.

Alas, in the real world, genuine compatibility isn’t a choice. It also has nothing to do with background, race, entertainment and dietary preferences, and political affiliation.

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word compatible in the following way: “Capable of existing together in harmony.”

While the idea of harmony may be largely subjective, the extremes at either end of the spectrum are easy to identify; you’ve likely experienced that magically rewarding connection with another in which it’s effortless bliss. Alternatively, you’ve probably known someone with whom you share horrible compatibility no matter what you do or say—it’s an uphill battle, all discord and discomfort.

Four Things That Ruin Compatibility

  1. Personality red flags make harmonious connections impossible. A person possessing extreme emotional immaturity, vanity, arrogance, bias, argumentativeness, domineering tendencies and, or any other problematic subconscious fear or defense will continually repel potential partners, no matter the innate harmony.

    Severe fears and, or defenses are, for the most part, ingrained; one can’t simply “rise above” these serious attributes, which are most readily witnessed while the subject is under stress or pressure.

  2. Innate, challenging rapport between two people wrecks compatibility every time. You have zero control over inborn compatibility, which is compatibility on a soul level, for lack of a better way to describe it. You are born with it and it exists between you and another person before you ever meet. This is reflected in patterns derived from birth data, including full date of birth, time, and location.

    Extremes in harmony—rewarding or challenging—are easy to identify once you witness, time after time, the natal patterns symbolizing rapport between couples.

    After doing this work professionally since 1997, my view is that this type of compatibility is most important regarding interpersonal harmony.

  3. Personal timing is either your best friend, or enemy in relation to affinity with another person.

    You both may lack serious personality red flags, and enjoy wonderful natal compatibility, but your respective personal timing keeps you apart. Or, you may share numerous timing patterns which serve as the glue for your connection, but when your timing changes, the partnership dissolves.

  4. A bad attitude mars relationships. This is the only point of the four in this piece that you have full control over. Thus, compatibility is, at most, roughly 25% choice.

    Two people may share excellent interpersonal skills, similar levels of agreeableness and outlooks, and a lack of problematic personality traits, yet possess terrible compatibility, in large part due to contrasting natal and timing patterns. The worse the inborn compatibility between two people, the harder they must work to make the relationship tolerable.

Copyright © 2018 Scott Petullo

Solar Eclipse 8-11-2018

July 30th, 2018
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Solar Eclipse 8-11-2018

A solar eclipse occurs August 11, 2018. It’s exact by degree at 2:57 a.m. PDT, 18 degrees 41 minutes Leo.

Generally, eclipses symbolize challenges instead of rewards, but solar eclipses are typically easier than lunar eclipses.

As with all universal astrological phenomena, how they blend with your unique natal and timing patterns personalizes the symbolic impact of these phenomena. If supported, solar eclipses normally represent beginnings, and lunar eclipses endings.

In simplest terms, avoid imprudent decisions and risky behavior during and near eclipses. Please see this blog post for more information about eclipses.

The bar graph in this blog post includes the August 2018 eclipse, along with other basic astrology events.

Copyright © 2018 Scott Petullo