December 22, 2007 - 1:08 am EST Washington,
by Kaye Shinker
In The Southern Hemisphere December 22nd is the Summer Solstice
and is the longest day of the year.
In the Northern Hemisphere it is the Winter Solstice and is the
shortest day of the year.
Happy Winter Solstice,
Happy New Business Year
The Winter Solstice occurs December 22, 2007 1:08 am EST set for
Happy together: Pluto, Jupiter,Sun and Mercury
When I set the Solstice chart I set it for Washington D.C.
When you set a Solstice Chart you need to set it for the
capital of your country. If there is a stellium as powerful
as the one we have appearing this winter, it is really a good
idea to calculate the chart for your country/state.
The stellium of Pluto, Jupiter, Sun
and Mercury blend causing most folks to be extremely happy about
the area of life where the stellium appears. For the Washington
D.C. Solstice Chart, it appears in the third house and has its
dramatic effect on communications, transportation and the media.
Audio, Video and the internet are in a battle for the eyes
and ears of the population. Folks are happily multi-tasking with
all three playing at once.
Transportation hubs find people packed
and ready for adventure. The plane, train or bus may be late,
but that is just part of the adventure. People will even include
their automobiles in their restless urge for fun.
Imagination is powerful this winter
and dynamic humorists will capture public attention. Sharing ideas
and expressing opinions may become an indoor sport. Writers, cartoonists
and photographers will continue to share their talents with the
innovations available to them through the internet.
The stellium is very helpful
Folks west of the Mississippi will have the stellium
in the fourth house. The emphasis will be on snow, wind, earthquakes
and mud. Home owners in this area will find new mortgages and
many will avoid losing their homes. Snow is good for winter wheat,
therefore, expect an abundant supply.
This stellium suggests people know
exactly what they think, what they plan to do for the next three
months, and how to get there. They can't imagine any thing
could possibly be too difficult, too challenging, or too stressful.
People are interested in having a good time, and they refuse to
be upset, worried or scared. Every claim that the world
is going down the clothes chute will be met with deaf ears.
Pollyanna folks with rose colored
glasses will be the names that pour out of the mouths of frustrated
doom and gloom mongers. People will emphatically tell them "Buzz
Off". Pluto adds power to the Sun's radiant energy, Jupiter's
expansiveness, and Mercury's ability to communicate the practical
down to earth detailed thinking of Capricorn.
The Dollar and the Euro
The Dollar and the Euro will continue to spar with each
other. The Dollar's advantage is technological innovation and
the discipline to create new products. The genius of silicon valley
will continue to help the balance the payments for foreign trade
in the USA. Winter will allow the dollar to slowly gain
in value. Malls in the USA will continue to provide bargains
for those folks earning Euro's or Pounds. Venus in the Second
shows a slow but steady continuous increase in earned income for
the general population though out winter.
Commodities Exchanges Profit
Neptune in the fifth is for traders. The commodities
market should thrive. Expect some new products to be introduced.
Scandals will add to the excitement. Various trading houses will
be investigated and dishonest people will need excellent attorneys.
Oil traders will have to scramble several times to avoid losses.
Mortgage debt traders will have the same problem.
However, that will not stop the traditional traders who are betting
on soybeans, corn and wheat. The exchanges will have excellent
Insurance companies are set to have
a few confrontations with the public. Where they attempt
to resolve disputes with litigation, they will have to confront
judges and juries who are not listening with their logical mind.
Tax collectors will have the same problem.
Morticians will have a busy winter.
The Moon is in the eighth.
Mars Turns Direct January
Religious disputes continue to interrupt international travel.
Religious leaders lose their credibility and many do not survive.
Shipping lanes are over crowded and
the slightest error will result in difficult accidents.
Traditional learning venues are losing their attraction and these
few months will bring the controversy into the open. Teachers
claim that their students are lazy, and students claim their teachers
are driving them crazy. Pluto in Capricorn is planning to destroy
anything that resembles an institution and will start with colleges.
Online learning increases in popularity. Mars in the ninth retrograde
will turn direct only to expose the corruption in the hallowed
halls of higher learning.
Investors will find it difficult to insist that corporations pay
dividends during the winter quarter. Investors will communicate
their ability to read the financial reports and insist that corporate
officers pay attention to the bottom line. Some companies will
prefer to offer payment that does not involve cash. Shareholders
will insist the corporate officers share the profits with cash
and not stock buy backs, or spin offs. Expect executive
search firms to have a busy winter. Saturn falls in the
eleventh with the South Node.
Mercury is Retrograde from January 26- February 18.
Whatever you want to do make sure it starts with "RE"
Retire, retreat, read, research, revisit. Avoid purchases over
Jupiter will transit Capricorn with a trine to Saturn for a year,
and the emphasis is on personal responsibility.