June 21, 2009 - 8:00 pm EDT, Washington,
by Kaye Shinker
*The Sun at it's most
northerly declination, marks this day as the longest day of the
year in the Northern hemisphere.
In the Southern Hemisphere it is just the opposite.
June 21, 05:45 UT (Universal Time or Greenwich Mean Time) marks
the longest day (and shortest night!) of the year in the Northern
hemisphere, and the shortest day (and longest night!) of the year
in the Southern hemisphere.
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The Summer Solstice will occur exactly
on June 21, 2009 1:45:32 am EDT in Washington D.C.
The economic overview
of the three months ahead
This is the summer of basic economic
changes. Big businesses will continue to downsize and spin off
their subsidiaries. Small business will become Micro business,
folks are moving off the grid wherever possible and refusing to
buy with credit at the company store. It is time to watch the
little ones play, enjoy the countryside and listen to the music
of the air.
June 22, July 21, and August 20 there
will be a New Moon that is a super New Moon or the Moon is perigee.
Perigee means closest to the earth and the harbinger of super
high tides. If you live at the Northern Latitudes the Super high
tides are a dramatic show. There is a close correlation of super
Moons and news making earthquakes as well as volcanic activity.
At the moment the ring of fire is very volatile, but so is the
July 10 is the #2 conjunction of
Jupiter and Neptune. Jupiter, the God of Thunder,
loves to create storms with his brother Neptune. Therefore, expect
a generous supply of water pouring from the skies.
They are in Aquarius and ready to
help all sorts of tech stocks as well as every new invention ready
to come to market. Wireless technical devises have great
consumer appeal and with children home from school they will have
time to help their parents and grandparents purchase and adjust
to wireless technology.
Optimistic markets during
the summer months
June, July and August should find
the market averages gradually increasing in price and volume as
people begin to feel confident that the economy has reached a
plateau. Pay close attention to your personal purchases.
Quality and guarantees are your primary concern.
Most industries have exhausted their
inventories and those of you looking for employment may find temporary
jobs as these companies begin to return to last years production
Housing will continue to be a problem
because demographics do not support an increase in supply. The
same demographics do not support new car purchases. The baby boomlet
is almost 18. They will not buy a new car for several years
and they are likely to pay cash for all purchases. They have heard
the old Johnny Cash song lyrics "I owe my soul to the
company store" and substituted the words credit card
and have learned a lesson from their parents.
In many ways it is a quiet
and joyous summer. The emphasis is on working on
your own projects and playing with friends. Take advantage
of every sunny day and get your massive dose of Vitamin D. Find
some friends and take a walk, dig up the weeds in your garden,
or hang out at the beach. Keep your entertainment expenses
as low as possible. Throughout the past year I have advised you
all in Fiscal Cents;
“Save your money in a piggy bank or a savings account. “
Summer should help you find a way to invest your cash in projects
that will benefit your own bottom line.
The solar eclipse takes place July
22 and will be visible over China as well as the Ring of Fire.
"The weather of that day will stay that way" is the
Aphorism for the solar eclipse. In Cancer, the eclipse forecasts
a time when people in the region will focus on home and family.
Folks in this region will take extra time to enjoy the fruits
of their labor. Eclipses in Cancer and Capricorn tend to
put an emphasis on dramatic change in home, family and small business.
Small businesses may develop a new name, "Micro Business",
meaning that they sell products beyond their local area, but have
few if any employees.
Mercury will be retrograde from September
7-29. No outer planets change signs.
September will be rough
The aspect that is ready to upset
the economy, turn it inside out and run backwards is once again
the Saturn Uranus opposition. Traders should have stops firmly
in place before pressing the button to buy anything.
Heliocentric opposition of Saturn
and Uranus will be in effect as these planets move into an exact
opposition September 2, 2009, and the geocentric opposition September
The opposition tends to force a reality
check on the markets. Opposition #1 was the financial stocks,
opposition #2 took down the autos. There are a number of candidates
for opposition #3, #4 and #5. I would suggest commercial
real estate, energy, and pharma. A change in footwear,
music and dancing styles could cause an upheaval in these industries
as well. There are a few more candidates for the reality
check such as accounting rules, food and nutrition regulations,
and medical services regulations suggested by Saturn in Virgo
and Uranus in Pisces. Governments will not have the funds
or the political will to rescue them. The problem with these
oppositions is demand destruction. Folks do not like the
rules to change and therefore they put their money in a piggy
bank and wait for the dust to settle.
These oppositions occur while Mercury
is retrograde and conjunct Saturn and the Sun. The optimistic
view is that the economy hits the reset button. The pessimistic
view is the hard drive crashes and the only solution is to wipe
it clean and reboot it with all new programs. Hopefully
this can be done, going back to the abacus will require some training.
Solar Flares (read
the article by Kaye Shinker written for LLewellyn magazine)
I have studied the astrological charts of previous Solar flares
and from the heliocentric point of view conjunctions and oppositions
of the outer planets presage high activity. These conjunctions
and oppositions are in the charts of dangerous solar flares. Sun
Spots have been at a minimum for the past three years and this
pattern may continue to bring a cooling cycle to planet earth’s
weather. However, to produce a solar flare all you need are several
Sun Spots colliding with each other. These flares are dangerous
when they take direct aim at planet Earth. They melt radio
communications, space stations, satellites,and electric grids.
It is doubtful that a well aimed solar flare could send us all
back to the Dark Ages, but we would all be severely inconvenienced.
The Solstice Chart
The Sun appears in the 3rd
house of the Solstice
Transportation and communications are the focus of attention throughout
the summer. Since it is opposed Pluto edicts will come from governments
explaining the new rules of the road as well as the various devises
permitted on your vehicle. The result is a lot of unintended consequences
with vehicle operators ignoring most of the edicts. Demand
destruction returns. Folks consider their car a portable
castle/office and do not appreciate the extension of the laws
and therefore limit their driving. Supply and demand will
return to bring the price of oil down.
Advertising has always been a challenge,
but this challenge requires unprecedented ingenuity.
Communications will also be under severe stress. Another case
of demand destruction spilling over into the economy. Entrepreneurs
have spent the last six months trying to discern which advertisements
work for their business. Their ad dollars are crucial to the success
of their business as well as local media. Advertising dollars
are in short supply since business is always frugal when seeking
new venues for their ad budget. Media outlets unable to attract
a viable audience will loose sponsors and money.
Saturn in the 6th
foretells tremendous challenges to the healthcare industry.
‘Chicken Little’ of swine flu fame has threatened
the credibility of government health departments. Public
servants are considered suspicious, and the public is using
a microscope to look at the ways government spends tax dollars.
The public feels healthy and vibrant and sees no reason
for pushing health care. Medicine gets in the way of living.
Jupiter and Neptune are conjunct
in the 11th
Boards of Directors, whether public or private, are taking control
of their companies and declaring dividends whenever possible anticipating
tax consequences for 2010. Now is the time to distribute
profits. Also they are spinning off parts of their companies
to achieve cash value for the shareholders. This will take
a bit of creativity.
Saturn opposes Uranus from
the 6th to the 12th.
What is hidden from the statisticians is the demographics of baby
boomers divesting themselves of their material possessions and
the baby bust of the sixties, seventies and eighties unable to
absorb their cast offs. It is a time when a million households
form and more than a million downsize. Hidden forces cause a sudden
change in past economic patterns. This concept is best demonstrated
with population graphs and I share the one published by Investors
Business Daily at all of my lectures.
We have discussed Pluto in
the 9th as a problem for advertising
Pluto likes the 9th house because he is an excellent researcher
of strangeness. He suggests strange problems abroad with foreign
trade policies, religion and legal issues as well as countries
saber rattling their atomic weapons.
Did Ferdinand make it to the Madrid
While in Spain, Marley visited Ferdinand
and told him how anxious Goldilocks was for him to visit her at
the home of the Three Bears on Wall Street. Ferdinand explained
that British companies were moving to Spain because of the high
taxes in England. He believed that the Spanish economy would
improve quickly. Therefore he expected an abundant supply
Marley promised him an open end return
trip ticket. Together they were able to arrange for his visa.
And then Marley was off to London to personally verify Ferdinand's
report on the British economy. While there she hopes to find time
to watch the Wimbledon matches!