THE SPRING EQUINOX MARCH 2008
by Kaye Shinker
Spring Equinox (an overview of
the three months ahead)
The Spring Equinox occurs on March
20 2008 at 1:49 am EDT. The chart is set for Washington D.C.
There will be a Super New Moon May 5 and June
3, therefore, earthquakes can be very destructive especially along
the USA West Coast.
Saturn turns direct May 3 and Jupiter turns retrograde May 9.
The accounting department will send the salesmen on vacation.
Mercury retrograde begins May 26 and ends June 18, if you buy
something that costs more than $10 expect it will self destruct.
Pluto falls in the first house. Folks want things to change and
they feel self confident enough to make the changes they envision.
There is an attitude of personal responsibility and that with a
wee bit of help here and there, change will happen. Various government
agencies are turning their investigations of corporate officers
on fast forward and the dirty laundry is displayed for the public.
Jupiter is also in the first house. People feel good about their
accomplishments and many feel the entrepreneurial spirit. They want
to go shopping, but they need something unique to buy. Now is the
time to start thinking about the old adage " find a need and
fill it." Employment will improve and the trade deficit will
fall dramatically as soon as creative folks give retail some exciting
Neptune is in the second house. Debt and paying it off is the focus
of attention. Corporations and individuals are taking seriously
the various ways they can put money to work to clean up their balance
sheets. Those old enough to remember the late Seventies and the
sky rocketing inflation will find themselves less nervous than their
Mortgages and credit instruments are discussed and creative new
banking products are the result. Watch for higher interest rates
on Certificates of Deposit. Commercial real estate and housing are
suffering from tight credit. This will continue throughout spring
and into the summer.
Transportation is the Issue
This Equinox and the Summer Solstice speak to the dramatic change
in the way energy is used in personal transportation. The Sun appears
in the third house of each chart and the price of getting people
and goods from here to there is the focus of attention. Various
communications devises are also capturing the attention of consumers.
Consumers will purchase any devise that promises to save time and
The Quickest Transition in History
Uranus in the third inspires sudden changes in fuels and energy
production. Adjustments on the service side of the equation are
required. Dealers will find customers demanding stacks of information
on fuel economy, service and maintenance. Mechanics will need to
learn a whole set of new skills to meet the demands of these consumers.
People will buy new vehicles, but they demand efficiency and many
are shopping via the internet to find the best information concerning
fuel efficient automobiles and trucks.
There is a stellium of Sun, Uranus, Venus and Mercury in the third.
Old media is suffering. People are finding many creative ways to
use the new media to save fuel. The internet and cell phones will
provide a forum to self-educate the public. Consumers will find
every way possible to spend their funds efficiently. Some are actually
using pencils and paper to calculate.
Mars is in the seventh. Mergers and acquisitions are
the news in the market place. Corporations and even small
businesses are striking up partnerships to assist in moving their
products. Relocating a business closer to the homes of the managers
and talent will be the focus of every change.
CFO's Work Overtime
Saturn in the eighth is particularly difficult for the health of
older citizens. Problems with insurance and taxes will annoy Corporate
CFO's as well as the accountants for small business. Containing
costs in this area of business will be a huge challenge requiring
very sharp pencils. The tax rebate is also pushing tax accountants
to finish their work in a timely fashion.
Moon in the ninth suggests that business as usual isn't happening
and marketing gurus are trying to determine how to entice folks
into spending. Advertising is in the middle of enormous change.
Targeting is very sophisticated and probably too much so. Advertisers
could be missing segments of age groups or interest groups that
may buy their products. Foreign travelers to the USA are an overlooked
group for example. As weather improves in the Northeast tourism
will become a factor and advertising will have a new audience.
Goldilocks has moved to the story of Ferdinand the Bull. She loves
him, she loves Spain, and she loves to bring all types of exotic
flowers for him to sniff. However, Ferdinand's lifestyle is eating
her dollars as quickly as she acquires them.
Secretly she is dreaming about a handsome young fellow in London
named Dick Whittington who owed a cat.