forecasts show general trends for the month, here is the overview
of the month ahead.
Pluto turns Retrograde on April 2,2008.
Saturn will turn direct on May 2, 2008.
Pluto retrograde is significant as a turning
point in the major averages. He returns to Sagittarius June
15, adding another turn in the averages, and we all have to
revisit the unsolved Sagittarius issues.
Saturn direct is excellent because we have been
avoiding a lot of accounting issues in corporate America (and
everywhere else). The Financial pages will fill with stories
containing really foreign words like cash, balances, earnings,
Watch Alternative Energy Issues
Pluto falls in the first as it did in the Equinox chart.
Power is the focus of discussion. Most of us will find
interesting experiments with Solar, Wind and Hydroelectric sources
of power. Finding enough and using what is available will
provide all of us with interesting stocks to research. Efficient
use of the current supply will become a national media campaign.
Earned Income Rises
Jupiter occupies the second house. Earned income will increase,
but folks will probably be too busy to spend it. Many will spend
their extra dollars to pay down debt since it is less time consuming
than shopping. This is not good for the credit card industry.
Others will stuff their cash in a rainy day savings account.
The New Moon is applying to a square to Jupiter,
therefore, we can anticipate banks and other financial institutions
working overtime to determine their commitment to capital reserves.
Sorting out Sub-Prime mortgages will challenge the accounting
department of every financial institution. Expect very strict
requirements for every penny lent.
Communications Equipment ?
Neptune and Uranus are in the third house. This means avoid
purchasing communications equipment unless you have a young
family member capable of teaching you how to use it! In fact,
if you absolutely need such a devise, take the kid shopping
with you. Your mind is so busy that trying to learn a new skill
results in a muddle.
However, there are lots of new gadgets out there and a few will
become very popular, and of course a worthy investment. Take
This is the water shed month for media. Wi-Fi
has moved into broadcast and print media and starting to take
over the audience. Satellite radio, and eventually TV, will
Venus, Mercury, and the New Moon are in the fourth. They suggest
that crops and plantings will flourish, especially at the lower
latitudes and eastern seaboard. Agriculture and the machinery
for crop production will keep that segment of the economy over
employed. However, an abundant supply of food products also
can lead to lower prices in the commodity markets. Agribusiness
will earn excellent returns and the farmers are very happy.
Mars is in the eighth. Scandals concerning medical institutions
will dominate the news. Notice the price of stocks in the pharma
sector. If you are considering any as investments be sure to
do diligent research, including the latest news on their best
sellers. Behind the headlines are interesting shortages in pharmaceutical
Garbage and funeral operations will attract
Taxes are due and the IRS may find quite a few
new tax payers who are filing for the first time. The U.S. government
is sending economic stimulus rebates to those who file.
Markets Push Up Tuition Costs
Saturn is in the Ninth. Higher education and religion are suffering
from endowment-itis. The return on their investments into mortgage
backed securities is a lot less than anticipated. This means
they will raise tuitions and/or pass the plate a few extra times.
Demographics (the baby boomlet of 1990) is sending a huge group
of Freshmen to college. Applications for admission will stress
the staff and there will be pressure to accept local students.
Continuing the Saga of Goldilocks...
Goldilocks has decided to remain in Spain where life is quiet
and stress free. She continues to lavish Ferdinand with exotic
flowers preparing him for his first performance in the Bull
ring. Dick Whittington can wait and who knows maybe she'll take
Cinderella up on her job offer.
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