by Kaye Shinker
First let's describe the reality from the astrology point of view.
The whole recession scenario started
with Jupiter conjunct Pluto on December 10th, 2007 then Jupiter
moved into Capricorn on the same day as Saturn turned retrograde
As explained in The
Textbook for Financial Astrology there are some 20
aphorisms in financial astrology and Jupiter changing signs is one.
Jupiter changing signs = Put in your stops.
This time there was a precipitous decline of the markets
when Jupiter changed signs from Sagittarius to Capricorn. December
20th the Dow 13,245 and hit a low of 11,971 on January 22, 2008.
When Jupiter changed signs in 2006 this didn't happen,
but my statistics show that 80% of the time Jupiter sign changes
will push the Dow down for about a month as the focus of the economy
Wall Street decided that Santa would not
rescue retail sales and sub prime mortgages were impossible to decipher.
Wall Street panicked. The Dow Plunged 1300 points almost 10%. The
Jupiter effect was over January 22nd?
Astrology kicked the can and Mercury turned
retrograde and Mars turned direct. Two weeks of surprise endings
Two weeks of surprise endings
Every event that took place during the two weeks Jan. 27- Feb.10,
2008 had been planned several years in advance: the Federal Reserve
meeting, Groundhog Day, the Super Bowl, Mardi Gras, the USA Super
Primary elections, the Chinese New Year celebrations, and the Conservative
Every Astronomical event that took place during the two weeks Jan.
27-Feb. 10, 2008 had been planned eons in advance: Pluto moved into
Capricorn, Mercury went retrograde, Mars turned Direct, and the
Aquarius New Moon was also an Eclipse.
Let's review the events:
- The Federal Reserve reduced interest rates
to 3.5% on loans to its best customers.
- The Ground Hog saw his shadow predicting
6 more weeks of winter. Record cold and enormous snowstorms appeared
in the Midwest as well as killer tornadoes followed.
- The Giants upset the Patriots in the Super
- Mardi Gras was a relatively calm celebration
(no shootings and a few robberies).
- The Democratic candidates tied and the
Republicans think they've decided.
- Record Snow Storms in China prevented many
New Year celebrations.
- The Conservative Pac meeting heard the
withdrawal speech of a Republican candidate.
- The FBI arrested a collection of Mafia
- Apple's high of $202 on Dec. 27 plunged
to $124 Feb. 8, 2008.
- Google went from $700 on Jan. 1, 2008 to
$500 on Feb. 7, 2008.
- Microsoft tried to buy Yahoo.
- The writers strike was settled and all
may be right with Prime Time TV?
The Mythical Recession
We left the story of Goldilocks and Santa running hand in hand away
from the home of the Three Bears to the land of the mid-night Sun(
Antarctica ). (read
about Goldilocks and Santa in Kaye's New Moon Newsletters from December
and February, 2008)
Goldilocks prefers things just right. Santa (U.S. Congress)
on the other hand, prefers to give away the store. It has
been an eventful six weeks in the Antarctic climaxed by the Solar
It seems that Mrs. Claus and the Elves flew down for a chat.
They took Goldilocks aside and explained that Santa was bankrupt.
Goldilocks hijacked the sleigh and returned to the sub-prime
home of the Three Bears on Wall Street.
As much as things change they often stay the same. Mercury will
go direct February 18, 2008.
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