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Saturn winging in to calm the PI storm

With Capricorn rising in the new moon I foresee a number of dramatic interplanetary changes in 2004. Thursdays will be especially lucky next year for no particular reason.

Saturn will move in to the Seventh House, offering stability and security to journalists who can feel confident they will eventually recover from the endless December boozing.

A look into the future reveals that IFAs would be well advised to continue being frugal and guard their pennies against a looming 1 per cent spectre. But advisers can feel more confident that the worst of the PI storm is over.

Product providers can expect a more turbulent time with foreign travel ahead for a number of call-centre workers. My own hopes would include winning a free trip round the world, winning a raffle …winning anything.

I would like to see the Australians carry on losing sports events and Tony Blair convert to Buddhism but this is might be more of a wish list than a forecast.

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