What the future holds

Alexandra Karacostas

Photo By Meredith J. Cooper

Alexandra Karacostas, a native of Greece, helps people negotiate their lives. As an astrologer, she specializes in personal readings, relationship astrology, plus astrocartography and location astrology—choosing the right time and place to move or travel. Interesting enough, she’s chosen Chico for her own home on two occasions—from 1976 to 1985, then back in ‘06. Among other things, she believes the world will move in a more practical direction in 2008. She can be contacted online via www.wisdomastrology.com, her Web site.

What is it about Chico that attracted you not once, but twice?

Chico’s always been one of those special places that has a wonderful community. It’s always treated me well. I thought this was a really good place for me to live and work. It’s a very unique community that has several values that I hold dear in life. I’ve lived in a lot of places in my life, and Chico truly is a wonderful place. It’s a nice blend of agricultural—farmers—and creative, intelligent alternatives. Something Chico has that is in its favor is it does not have a major highway going through it, and it’s not near a major military base. It makes a difference.

Do you see any major changes in 2008?

Looking at the year ahead, what I see is a movement toward issues that relate to a more practical awareness—the nuts and bolts of how things work. We’re going to focus more closely on environmental issues because they’re going to demand our attention. The emphasis is going to switch from being ideologically and religiously motivated to being more practical. We’ve made some big messes and we’re going to have to clean them up. They have nothing to do with God or religion. It’s not very romantic. But I think we’re moving to a less romantic time.

Will any signs have a particularly good year?

This is going to be a great year for Capricorns to be able to set some goals that can really enrich their lives, in the long term—and have reasonable expectations of fulfilling them. It’s going to be an excellent year for Virgos to reassess and reorganize, restructure their lives in a way to get away from the frivolous stuff that keeps them from moving in a direction that’s more appropriate.

And for the rest of us?

We’re ending a 15-year period of being tremendously invested in being right. We have all these moral, ethical and educational standards that are self-promoting and idealistic. We’re coming out of that cycle. Now it’s time to move on. I think we’re moving toward damage control.