Solar Return to all of our Libra readers! (The
New Moon is in Virgo, however the Sun moves into Libra four days
later on September 22, at 5:18 p.m. EDT. Best wishes
to all Virgo's still celebrating their Solar Returns.) Read
your financial horoscope in our monthly Fiscal Cents predictions.
The New Moon in Virgo
will occur September 18, 2009 at 2:43 p.m. EDT Washington DC.
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Mercury is now retrograde in its own sign Virgo. You have earned
your rest, take advantage of this confusing time to repair all
of your stuff. If you didn't schedule a vacation, take a few days
off, sort through your papers and shred them into your recycling
bin. Read that book sitting on your bed stand and relax. Trading
and investing is dangerous during Mercury retrograde because everyone
is too easily distracted. Check Lesson 2 in the Textbook for Financial
Astrology for ways to cope with this astrological irritation.
YEAH! Mercury has returned to apparent direct motion. Time to
get back to work, but reread any notes you wrote to yourself.
There could be one good idea in the bunch.
Saturn opposed Uranus from the Sun's point of view on September
2 and from the Earth's point of view Uranus is still retrograde
on September 15th. Both conjunctions are at 24 degrees Virgo/Pisces.
At the conjunction on Election Day 2008 Uranus was retrograde
and Saturn was direct as it is this time.
We know change is required, but we know it will
have unintended consequences. We know that changes are required
concerning the Energy sector as well as the Financial sectors. Both
sectors continue to aggravate the markets and neither one knows
which way is UP. Both insist on some additional regulations.
Both sectors can see each other, but they can't hear each other.
Uranus is saying, "Let's change all of the requirements concerning
transportation." Saturn is saying, "The task is too
difficult. It requires changing all the rules. Everyone in
the world has to change at the same time to do it efficiently." Uranus
is telling Saturn, "Watch me change power grid. I'm fast!
Witness computing. You can't write rules quick enough. "
The opposition's influence continues to expose
the failures of the commercial real estate market and the bonds
associated with their mortgages. Various pension funds (Saturn)
with these investments will have to admit to the problems of default.
Commercial real estate's mortgages will have problems until April,
then again in July of 2010 when the opposition of these two planets
Jupiter, Neptune and Chiron are conjunct at 25 degrees Aquarius
from the point of view of the Sun. This aspect occurs from the
Earth's point of view on December 21. It is the cause of our euphoria
and persistent optimism that every thing will be excellent at
the end of 2009. Everyone is saving their money and thrift is
their mantra. Folks intend to treat themselves to a very special
new toy for Christmas. What is interesting is the number of consumers
who have discovered their bank debit card. Its use
has increased diametrically since the first conjunction in May.
Jupiter turns direct on October 13 at 17 degrees Aquarius. Jupiter
tends to give an abundant supply of things ruled by the sign he
transits. Aquarius rules electronic stuff and usually an
abundant supply brings down price. For example: computers
have been cheaper during the past year. This trend will
accelerate through the holidays as Jupiter speeds up in motion.
Jupiter moves to Pisces in January 2010 creating
an abundant supply of liquids and drugs. Each
Textbook for Financial Astrology describes this astrological
phenomena and suggests sectors where there will be supply and
Remember: Pluto is in moving forward in Capricorn.
Pluto's forward motion reveals scandalous behavior. It is a paradigm
shift and absolutely nothing is working the way it used to, not
even the Sun. His forward motion in 2008 presaged the fall of
Lehman Brothers. Pluto warning: Technical market indicators do
not give clues as to how things are working.
Possible Red Flags
Currency trading is very difficult with profits on either
side of the trade very thin. Commodities trade is also in a seemingly
hopeless quagmire of subsidies that are artificially inflating
the prices of abundant produce. Individual governments are unwilling
to give up their power to control their favored exports and insist
that their trading partners lower prices and subsidies of goods
they import. Stalemate is the result.
The New Moon appears
in the Ninth house - September 18
The New Moon in the Ninth house suggests complicated discussions
with various world trade organizations concerning imports and
exports of transportation vehicles, especially those using alternative
Everyone hopes for an agreement that will benefit
their bottom line but the conversations are hopelessly mired by
misunderstandings and probably very funny mistranslations.
By October 1st there will be a few agreements
with really weird caveats.
(Non USA members please set the New Moon chart
for the capital of your country and note the house position of
the New Moon)
Saturn conjunct the New Moon and Mercury
Retrograde applying to the conjunction.
International trade is in the News. The majority
of the discussions center around commodities. It is rare for the
commodities markets to get this much attention, but the Ninth
house discusses foreign trade and occupied by the New Moon with
Saturn conjunct the focus of traders attention is squarely on
the commodities and raw materials.
Jupiter in the Second House
Jupiter here suggests an improvement in wages
earned. The savings rate will increase as a result. After September
30 folks will find themselves shopping exclusively for bargains.
There is a whisper of a chance that Congress will learn from experience
and lower taxes. Banks with high credit card exposure continue
Neptune in the Second House
Fraud and dishonesty continue to make financial
news headlines. Schemes to defraud individuals and businesses
are everywhere. There is no free lunch and if it looks too good
to be true, it is. Credit card scams continue to be exposed. Expect
interest rates to remain low, however keep your earned income
in a savings account.
Uranus in the Third House
Weird accidents make headlines. Cash for Clunkers
will have some very outrageous stories raising doubt as to the
real success of the program. Folks will review their need for
various types of vehicles, and find some interesting alternative
transportation. Message delivery folks will continue to find competition.
The internet is cutting into their profits. Remember how quickly
personal computers moved into homes worldwide? Homemade
electricity promises to do the same.
Mars in the Seventh House
Often the solution to economic challenges becomes
international disputes, disagreements, and danger of war. There
is also a danger of geological disturbances especially around
the Equinox, September 22nd. Storage facilities for inflammable
materials are at risk and wild fires will plague vulnerable areas.
All of the above suggests the need for heavy duty machinery as
well as first aid equipment.
Venus in the Eighth House
Folks are very concerned over the collection of
taxes and the amount of their various insurance premiums. The
population feels a certain amount of control over these costs.
They are protesting every cost increase. Some are protesting taxes
while others are trying to determine the best way to convince
insurance companies to bring down premiums. There will be a great
deal of discussion concerning inheritance taxes and small business.
Saturn in the Ninth House
Pirates give shippers problems. Shippers, in general,
will continue to have problems unloading their cargo. Airlines
are forced to continue cost cutting. Lawyers, religious
leaders, and legislators are threatened with job losses. Efficiency
is the problem.
Mercury in the Ninth House
Legal issues abound and most will be settled in
October. Collecting tariffs and exchanging currency are the issues.
Confusing paperwork will add to the problems of merchandise stacking
up on the shipper's docks. Forgery and Fraud make the headlines
and feed the media plenty of interesting gossip.
Pluto in the Twelfth House
Prominent officials and leaders of public institutions
are disgraced and accused of dishonest stewardship. Detectives
and police are working double shifts and prosecutors are gathering
evidence day and night. Rumors of concentration camps are verified.
Goldilocks had the speaker phone on so Ferdinand
could share the conversation.
"Baby Bear loves Washington D.C." Mama
Bear explained how much fun they were having at the various monuments
"Papa Bear however is anxious to get back
home to our cottage and to be honest I miss my kitchen".
After everyone said "good bye", Ferdinand
suggested that it was time to call the airport and arrange for
his flight home to Spain. Goldilocks found her phone book, her
Llewellyn calendar, a pencil and proceeded to dial.
Above the airline's number she had scribbled Dick
Whittington's phone number and remembered his cat lived in India.
She wondered if his cat had a cell phone.
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Jupiter does not go Direct until October 12th.
The Textbook for Financial Astrology has suggestions on types
of business that thrive with Jupiter Retrograde.