What does astrology have to do with Apple computers, Harry Potter, Bob Dylan, and American Idol? According to Philip Brown, trends in technology, film, books, TV, music, and fashion are all influenced by planetary movement. Cosmic Trends discusses the startling impact Pluto, Neptune, and Uranus have had-and continue to have-on our evolving culture.
Tracing the outer planets as they travel through the zodiac signs, Brown uncovers amazing cosmic patterns and their link to the sexual revolution, the rise in health awareness, Internet addiction, wireless technology, advertising saturation, and other cultural trends. He offers exercises that help readers develop "intuitive awareness" in drawing their own connections between the planets and world events. Profiles of William Shakespeare, Clara Barton, Martha Graham, Nelson Mandela and others illustrate how planetary forces have touched their lives and their generations. Fascinating forecasts and a glimpse of what to expect in 2020 are also included.