World at Large, by Randall Ashbourne is sent each week. The analysis
and charts are prepared by Randall. Take a look at January 12-13,
eighth paragraph page 1. "There is a very strong chance, perhaps
even a likelihood, that virtually all the world's markets will plunge-and
plunge deeply-over the next few weeks" Read
the rest, it is a fascinating discussion of the markets. Good
New Moon forecasts show general
trends for the month, here is the overview of the month ahead.
The Aquarius New Moon is February 6, 2008
at 10:44 PM EST which is also a Solar Eclipse.
February 6 is the Chinese New Year and the First Day of Lent.
February 5 was Mardi Gras and the American Presidential
Primary called Super Tuesday. Anheuser Busch Wins.
Where the eclipse is visible the weather of that day
will stay that way. If you are planning a vacation to New Zealand,
Eastern Australia or Antarctica during the next six months you might
check the weather of that location on February 6.
Mercury Retrograde until February 18
As I explained last month, Mercury is retrograde from Jan
28-Feb 18. What to do? Repair your house, you computer, your car,
your overloaded bookcase. ( Jupiter has left Sagittarius). The
Textbook for Financial Astrology Book 1 Lesson 2 discusses
Actually, this is a good time to improve your diet.
Stock your refrigerator with fresh food that requires little preparation.
Weather is a Challenge
Unusual weather is the topic of conversation east of the Mississippi.
Folks who love precipitation will be very happy. Everyone else needs
to take their vitamins, drink their juice, and wear clothes in layers.
Unusual weather will add new sales to home improvement stores as well
as apparel shops. People living west of the Mississippi can expect
Mother Nature to shake, rattle and roll. The New Moon appears in the
fourth house along with Mercury, and Neptune.
The weather channels will be very popular. Real weather
problems will challenge First Responders. They will wear out their
equipment. Manufacturers of the equipment will need to add employees
to keep up with the demand. Pluto in the third is opposed to Mars.
People shut in by the weather will find interesting
new ways to use their electronic gadgets. Some may learn to shop on
line and others will begin to organize their stuff. Electronics outlets,
hardware stores, and delivery services will benefit from increased
In December's newsletter I leaked the gossip concerning Goldilocks.
Remember she ran off with Santa Claus and the Grinch stole Christmas.
Mrs. Claus is suing for divorce and believe me neither the Grinch
or Scrooge will be able to figure out this accounting nightmare when
our iconic matron arrives in court with her prenuptial agreements.
Melting glaciers are just the tip of the iceberg.
Interest rates will remain low but "For Sale" signs are
still very abundant. Commercial property starts losing value for lack
of demand. Wall Street's problem of bundled mortgages will continue
as their accounting guru's dream up new ways to repackage loans. The
chaos will inspire entrepreneurs with forensic accounting abilities
to sell their talent for an excellent wage. Other accounting types
will be deluged with requests for tax accounting services. In fact
anyone who can add two and two and get four every time will have a
job. The fourth house New Moon conjunct Neptune (interest rates) will
insist the loan portfolios are recalculated and divested of non performing
Demand for transportation increases
Transportation and communications devises will be in demand. These
companies will expand their networks, create new efficiencies, and
take control of the asphalt and information highways. Expect equities
in this sector of the economy to increase their earnings per share.
The writers might settle their strike in time for the Academy Awards.
Jupiter and Venus are in the third house.
Massive retirements in mid level management are looming. Government
and industry will find this group difficult to replace. A new sector
to the economy is about to emerge. Seniors are dreaming about extended
travel and making practical arrangements to simplify their daily living.
Some will volunteer their work skills and others will seek part time
contract employment. An entrepreneurial opportunity could be Temporary
employment agencies for senior skilled workers. February is an excellent
month to evaluate the needs of this group.
CEO's and CFO's are also opting for early retirement.
February will be an extremely challenging month for the Wall Street
Journal. Reporters will need a huge chalk board to keep track of the
executives racing through the revolving door. Corporate Boards will
find executive packages difficult to negotiate and as younger executives
insist on a hiring bonus.
Community Colleges will find a demand for instructors
of hobby type classes as well as accounting, import/export regulations,
computer repair, and web marketing. Senior students are anxious to
learn. Mars direct is in the ninth.
Bonuses and Dividends
Brokers will find bonus money difficult to collect, if it wasn't paid
before the end of January. Shareholders will be disappointed by dividends
allegedly being withheld to buy back shares as well as increase corporate
cash reserves. CFO's are checking their retirement options. Saturn
in the eleventh.
The generation moving into control was born to clean
up the mess. They are the beginning of the baby bust when Pluto and
Uranus were in Virgo.
Pluto is officially in Capricorn. Think Boston Tea