Spring Equinox, Saturday, March
20, 2010 1:33 p.m. EDT Washington D.C.
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This is the point where we mark the beginning of the New Industrial/Technological
Revolution. Open your kitchen cabinets and take a bunch of photo's,
print the best ones and hide them between the pages of a book
you won't give away. Ten years from now you will have a good laugh
when you dust off the book.
The Ring of Fire will remain very
active throughout 2010
The super moons do not occur till fall, but the planets move
into squares and oppositions causing a great deal of pressure
on the Earth's extremely delicate crust. Volcanic activity
is another possibility, and it appears that is the problem along
the Chilean Coast, the Caribbean as well as New Guinea. Volcanic
activity along the Washington-Oregon coast seems to favor Uranus
in Aries as well as Saturn in Libra favors volcanic activity along
the Washington-Oregon coast.
April 7 Pluto retrograde at 5
Statistically this reverses markets. If the trend has been up
for the past month then it will go down, and if the trend is down
for the past month then the market will go up and continue the
trend until Pluto goes direct in September 14. When Pluto
went direct September 11, 2009 the Dow was at 9700. It has traded
in the seven months following in a range of about 10%. up. At
10,400 the Dow average began to stall (less than a 2% change)
and the past few months show the average between 10,200 and 10,800.
The Pluto retrograde trend change now suggests a volatile market,
therefore investors will have to pick stocks they have researched
thoroughly. Pluto retrograde also indicates an excellent time
to begin researching new businesses and products worthy of your
April 7 Saturn returns to Virgo
Time to revisit really unsolved problems such as unemployment,
unions, healthcare. We will see them in a new light and understand
the need for practical solutions. Maybe various governments will
decide that an increase in employed workers will add taxes to
their coffers, and instead of throwing away borrowed money they
will decrease taxes on the employers.
April 18 - May 11 Mercury retrograde
The statistics are 85% for this astrological market indicator.
We find the Dow ends the retrograde period within 2% of
where it starts. As a result, I recommend that traders take
a vacation. During Mercury retrograde it is a good idea
to do things that begin with ”re”, for example, read
May 23 Jupiter opposed Saturn
at 27 Pisces/ Virgo
Here we go on the first of Gann's classic alignments. Check Victor
Ledeboer's book, The Master of Time, An
Epos of W.D. Gann's Master Time Factor, for his discussion
of this basic Financial Astrology principle. In
Virgo /Pisces we are looking at exposure of scandals in medicine,
healthcare, food, energy, finance, and how government sponsored
May 28 Uranus enters Aries
This is the big event for 2010. We begin to hear the news
of the buildup to the Summer swarm of challenges. Pluto warned
us of the paradigm shift to Cardinal signs where there would be
a complete revision in how institutions work. Uranus in
Aries tells us there is a shift in how machinery works. Throughout
the next eight years there will be a very new and different way
to make a wheel go around. It will start with home appliances
and work its way up to airplanes. Today is a good day for you
to start your subscriptions to financial newspapers and news sites.
Volcanic activity along the Washington-Oregon coast seems to
favor Uranus in Aries as well as Saturn in Libra.
May 31, Neptune retrograde at
Usually this has little effect on the overall market, however
Neptune is stationary on the USA Moon. Americans are confused,
bewildered, and underneath it all very creative. The aspect
continues for the next 18 months. Opportunities abound, and I
highly recommend reading Investors Business Daily's IPO
column during this period of time. Keep your eyes open around
your own neighborhood and observe what the teens (baby boomlets)
are purchasing. Consider computer chips designed to save
power by generating their own while in use.
June 6 Jupiter enters Aries
All of the Textbooks for Financial Astrology
contain lists of Aries sectors that will expand during the next
twelve months. New machinery is everywhere. New ways
of making a wheel turn are being invented daily. Check the toy
market for ideas and don't forget to visit all the gadget stores
and catalogues. I just saw a toy called Bucky Balls that
seems to have a future. Here we also find new alloys of
nickel, iron, aluminum with various phosphates. Inventors
will create new ways of making the same old thing. Efficiency
Plus is the key word for Aries.
June 8 Jupiter conjunct Uranus
When Jupiter leaves Pisces and enters Aries (June 6 ) corruption
in government is brought to the attention of the public.
Applying to a conjunction with Uranus, Jupiter will splash
the news all over the internet days ahead of the print and cable
Jupiter conjunct Uranus at zero Aries - this is an 80% positive
for the markets. Remember, markets are ahead of the economy
by about 6-8 months.
June 21 Summer Solstice
Jupiter has just passed the conjunction to Uranus and is moving
away from an opposition with Saturn. It seems like we are
really able to see the forest for the trees. Overseas markets
are creating a new demand for our technology, and we are producing
it as quickly as possible. These markets have a great deal of
cash to invest in electronic toys and their emerging middle class
is demanding quality products. Folks who save their money
for a specific item have been shopping and researching. Some have
probably turned on their translators to check all of the discussions
concerning the products they have in mind.
Around the Spring Equinox
Here is where we find the specifics of the season ahead (see
the chart above)
Mercury in the Tenth House
Communications with labor and employees is difficult for the
CEO's because of underlying job safety and health insurance complaints.
Communications with the public seems to be better that expected.
Corporate leaders will work at keeping folks informed about their
products and services and will try various methods of directing
the message to the female consumer through cell phones.
Venus in the Tenth House
Advertising will find local venues to sell products further refining
their ability to target their audience. Female management
will make headlines often promoting their companies in rather
interesting new ways. Watch for IPO's in this arena of advertising.
Moon in the Eleventh House
Business headlines will discuss dividends and changes in the
payouts to shareholders. Technology companies will be forced
to consider their shareholders and begin paying dividends. Sales
and spin offs of corporate subsidiaries will anticipate changes
in tax laws. Boards of Directors are reducing the number
of acquisitions to focus on their core businesses. Numerous anticipated
changes in the make up of local and national legislative bodies
makes it difficult for planning the future of each corporation.
Mars in the First House
The population is energized and emerging from cabin fever.
Inexpensive entertainment venues will find happy visitors deluge
their offerings. Defense industries are earning money.
Inventions that were targeted for defense are modified for the
consumer and promoted as energy saving devises.
Saturn in the Third House
The vehicle industry continues to have problems especially among
the dealers. Foreign trade continues to be problematic.
The problem of financing elementary education becomes an
issue for public discussion. Technology continues to force changes
in the delivery of educational materials. Cut backs could force
one parent to stay at home and supervise the home school on their
Pluto in the Sixth House
Uniformed employees are not pleased with their hourly wages.
Government workers must accept pay cuts and/or layoffs. High unemployment
continues, therefore the unhappiness of public employees will
remain hidden. The paradigm shift continues to make changes as
the nature of contracts with employers and employees changes.
Neptune in the Eighth House
Wrong time of year for taxes to be confusing. The public resents
the necessity of asking for professional help to achieve an obligation
they do not want to accomplish. Consumer and sovereign debt
continue to be an issue with only painful solutions. Insurance
is another problem as the industry is finding it difficult to
convince folks they need their product. Pricing is outrageous
and many consumers will shop for creative alternatives.
Consider Sara's suggestion of the reverse credit card. (Sara,
a member of AYA (Association of Young Astrologers)who I met at
the NCGR conference and mentioned in the New Moon Newsletter of
March 15) “Buy gift cards that do not expire until you
have enough to buy the product you desire.” Otherwise
use your debit cards.
Jupiter in the Ninth House
Foreign trade is beginning to develop and commerce abroad is
improving. New products are being put together and commerce
is brisk. Businesses with extensive content in their libraries
will find a new profitable audience with a new middle class in
the international emerging markets. Jupiter is almost at
15 degrees of the sign of Pisces, which means the beginning of
a favored sector shift in the markets. Now you are looking
for stocks that sell Aries products. This means hats, shampoo,
glasses, machinery, raw materials, steel, and the rest of the
list is in The Textbook for Financial Astrology.
Uranus in the Ninth House
As Uranus moves back and forth over the final degrees of Pisces
everyone is rethinking the way they earn and spend their money.
Folks will become involved in educating themselves concerning
ways to work at their jobs as independent contractors. Religious
and community organizations will provide the public with venues
for these educational discussions. Members looking for teaching
jobs may wish to consider organizing classes. Other members may
consider businesses that help workers change the contract they
have with their employers. In our Newsletters as well as Fiscal
Cents I have discussed this paradigm shift in the nature of employment
contracts for the past year.
Methods for content security systems are effective and providers
are able to profit from internet distribution of their creative
products. A number of scientific breakthroughs become public knowledge.
New inventions and the flow of information increases exponentially.
The suggestion is something called Cloud Computing.
The Spring Equinox Sun is at the
top of the chart (Sun conjunct the MC)
The markets are like an 18-wheeler reaching the top of the hill.
Is there a plateau, or will the driver have his breaks on all
the way down? The road map indicates a slow winding
road down hill. The economy has a long road ahead and a
lot of surprises around each turn.
Folks are cheerful and ready to tackle a myriad of new problems.
Around their homes most of the problems relate to transportation
and education. These three months appear to be the lull before
the summer storm in the markets.
The Sun will oppose Saturn and square Pluto during the next
few days and sends a windy weather as well as flood warnings to
folks west of the Mississippi.
Heliocentric Mars is opposed Neptune and the Earth is conjunct
Saturn opposed Uranus adding to the number of Sun Spots and the
danger of Solar Flares. Spaceweather.com keeps an eye on
the Sun for all of us.