Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Astrological view of the Scorpio New Moon

The New Moon came on October 26 at 8:57 PM GMD. Its most outstanding aspects are its opposition to Jupiter in Taurus and sextile to Pluto in Capricorn. There is also a very significant exact square of Mars and Venus, Mars ruling Scorpio, the sign in which we find the New Moon, and Venus ruling Taurus, the sign in which we find Jupiter. Mars and Venus at 21 degrees Leo and Scorpio, respectively, 21 degrees of fixed signs being a critical degree, sets a critical tone of discord to the current lunation. The world is in a critical and troubled mood. Mars in the lunation chart is also exactly sextile Saturn at 21 degrees Libra. This strengthens Mars, and, along with Mars square to Venus, lends a serious, deliberate tone to actions taken in light of the discontentment currently felt in the world.
We also note how this lunation interacts with the Fall Equinox chart. In the Fall equinox chart the Moon was in close conjunction with Mars, at 4 and 2 degrees Leo, respectively. The current lunation is at 3 degrees Scorpio, square the Fall Equinox Moon and Mars. And Jupiter in the current lunation chart is at 5 degrees Taurus, also square the Fall Equinox Moon and Mars. The combination forms a T-square that strongly confirms that the world is now in a critical and troubled mood, and points to increasing turmoil, quarreling and dangers of violence through this month.
Looking at the charts of the EU (11/1/1993, Bruxelles) and Euro (1/1/1999 Bruxelles), we find that at the Fall Equinox Saturn was in conjunction with the Euro's Mars, thus depressing the Euro and stalling remedial activity, as seen in the recent reluctance of Germany to act. Saturn is still in conjunction with the Euro's Mars, but is separating from the conjunction, the repressive affects of Saturn now beginning to lift, making it possible to make some needed headway, although the affects of the Fall Equinox conjunction of Saturn with the Euro's Mars will persist through the Fall quarter. Progress is very slow and difficult.
The Mars square Venus aspect in the current New Moon chart is forming a T-square with the EU Saturn at 23 degrees Aquarius in the EU 7th house. This is showing great tension in international relations currently in the EU. The lunation is in conjunction with the Moon in the natal chart of Italy (1/10/1946, Rome). The Moon in the Italian chart is square Pluto in the 9th. Italy's natal Moon is in the 12th house and rules the 9th. The current lunation is bringing behind the scenes legal troubles, as seen in the Fall Equinox chart, to a head. It will cause no small degree of distress to the Italian people.
Looking further at the relation of the current lunation chart, we find that the lunation is square the Euro's Neptune. Neptune in the Euro's natal chart is in the 4th house and rules the 7th. We also find that the Fall Equinox Moon and Mars were opposite the Euro's Neptune. What this means is that international relations in the Eurozone are in great confusion, and that confusion will not clear up very soon.
There is no quick solution to the Eurozone crisis. We note that Pluto is slowly approaching conjunction to the Euro's natal Sun at 10 degrees Capricorn. That conjunction will be exact in 2013. This means that between now and 2014 we can anticipate a lot of trouble in the Eurozone region with its complications being more and more compounded. The natal chart of the EU has Mercury Retrograde and Mars conjunct Pluto in the 4th house. It also has the Moon at 24 degrees Taurus conjunct the star Algol, the most malefic star in the heavens, and square Saturn at 23 degrees Aquarius in the 7th house, a seriously afflicted chart. The EU will inevitably be reorganized.
Looking at Berlin, we see the lunation intercepted in the 5th house along with Mercury and Venus, Venus square Mars in the 3rd house. The lunation is opposite Jupiter in the 11th house. The interception of the lunation, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter points to much happening behind the scenes along with interferences from neighoring countries that thwart progress. The chart suggests interferences coming from France (Mars in Leo). The lunation opposite Jupiter brings confusion to legislative and legal matters connected to Germany's relation to the EU and to problems of unemployment. The lunation opposite Jupiter causes ill-advised extravagance, and is not good for trade and commerce. Mars in the 3rd house square Venus in the 5th points to unrest and violence in the streets in the Eurozone. Venus at a critical degree and afflicted in the 5th house warns of potentially critical danger to women and children.
Looking at the UK, we see the same general indications as in Germany except the lunation is not intercepted. There is confusion at this time in British involvement in the financial mess of the Eurozone. This is not a good time for business and trade. There is also a continuing danger of unrest and violence in the streets in the UK with danger especially to women and children.
Looking at Australia, we see the lunation in the 12th house opposite Jupiter in the 6th. Venus is in the 1st house and Mars is in the 10th. The lunation brings confusions to labor and employment. Mars in the 1oth house square Venus, Mars ruling the Ascendent in Scorpio, shows the critical attitude of the people with respect to current Government affairs. Mars afflicted in the 10th house shows critical trouble in the Government especially based in problems of labor, services, employment and the national health. The lunation sextile Pluto in the 2nd house, with Jupiter trine Pluto, however, shows the potential, and intention, to resolve financial concerns.
Looking at the US, we see the lunation in the 8th house opposite Jupiter in the 2nd. Venus is in the 8th house square Mars in the 6th. The Venus square Mars between the 8th and the 6th houses points to the critical level of distress in the country. The lunation with Mercury and Venus makes a stellium in Scorpio in the 8th house. This points strongly to the matter of the debt. The lunation opposite Jupiter in the 2nd house shows money wasted, possible stock market losses due to squandered money. There may also be confused, possibly ill-advised moves in connection to banks. The lunation sextile Pluto in the 10th house ties this in with the Government. Pluto ruling the 9th house includes the Government's involvements in internation affairs connected with trade. Pluto in the 10th house sextile the lunation and trine Jupiter also shows the President taking independent, positive steps to address some of the current problems, such as the mortgage crisis, and develop programs to address the problems of the national infrastructure, such as the condition of the roads, bridges and buildings that are deteriorating, which would also create jobs. Pluto sesquisquare Mars in the 6th house, however, frustrates anticipated improvements in the job market for the time being. In face of this behemoth the people are critically distressed. Mars in a critical degree in the 6th house square Venus in the 8th house points to critical dangers coming from police. Mars afflicted in the 6th house shows conflict in armed and police services of the nature of dissobedience to authority. Beware of police brutality. Venus afflicted in the 8th house shows notable deaths among women, artists and musicians.
Looking at the chart of the NYSE, we see the lunation opposite Jupiter, the ruler of the NYSE midheaven, with Jupiter trine Pluto. This may bring advances in the market. At the same time, however, Uranus is in the 10th house in orb of square to Pluto showing unstable market conditions. If the lunation opposite Jupiter spells extravagance, there could be some big losses along the way.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Astrological view of the Libra Full Moon

The full Moon is on October 12th, at 3:07 AM, GMD. Moon is at 18:25 Aries opposite Sun in conjunction with Saturn in Libra. At the new Moon Remove Formatting from selectionon September 27th, Saturn was at 18 degrees Libra. At this full Moon, the Sun is exactly on that degree and the Moon is exactly opposite that degree to fully magnify and bring out the affects of Saturn now and in the days to come.
The Sun conjunct Saturn is not fortunate for Governments and people in positions of authority. Sun conjunct Saturn points to the current unpopularity of top Government figures, and denotes obstacles to state and legislative affairs. It is also unfortunate for trade, labor, social affairs, the general health, and conditions of the land, possibly denoting volcanic activity.
The Moon opposite Saturn is also unfortunate for financial affairs and trade, and points to State affairs going poorly. Parliaments and Congress see difficulties. The Moon opposite Saturn points to suffering caused by unemployment, and to poor harvests. This is a terrible time for Somalia. It also points to trouble with banks and the stock market. This aspect of the Moon opposite Saturn happening now is particularly interesting in light of the current protest against the banks.
The full Moon happens at the nadir at about 120 degrees east longitude, or the Lesser Sunda area of Indonesia where we find Anak Krakatao, the volcano that has been threatening to erupt. The Sun and Saturn are at the Zenith.
The full Moon happens at the zenith at about 60 degrees west longitude, or the area of the Lesser Antilles. This could trigger seismic, or volcanic, activity in the Caribbean area as well.
The full Moon at Greenwich has the Moon in the 8th house opposite the Sun and Saturn in the 2nd pointing out the serious economic difficulties faced by the UK.
The full Moon at Berlin also has the Moon in the 8th house opposite the Sun and Saturn in the 2nd pointing to the same conditions that affect the UK now. Saturn afflicted in the 2nd house denotes financial stagnation and want of activity in all financial matters affecting the entire Euro Zone. Mars at 13 degrees Leo is applying to sextile Saturn. This promisses a constructive, stabilizing influence coming. But, the current picture is seriously poor. Mars in the 12th house in the UK and in the Euro Zone warns of increasing crime.
The full Moon at Washington DC has the Moon in the 11th house opposite the Sun and Saturn in the 5th house. This points to serious discord in Congress as well as difficulties in diplomatic relations and serious concerns over the stock market. Saturn afflicted in the 5th house causes crime against women and children, and warns of dangers in places of public entertainment. Mars applying to sextile Saturn from the 3rd house warns of violence on the streets. The involvement of Mars brings police involvement. Beware of violence and police brutality if you are participating in the protests.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Future of Bank of America in Astrology

In view of the current buzz about Bank of America, the astrological charts were drawn up to get an objective view of the matter. Here is what the charts show.
Bank of America, according to the FDIC was founded on October 17, 1904 in San Francisco. It was founded by Amadeo Giannini, and was originally called the Bank of Italy. On July 31, 1998 the Bank of America was acquired by Nations Bank, and, according to the DJIA, July 31, 1998 is the most recent incorporation date of the Bank of America. Comparing the charts of 10/17/1904 and 7/31/1998 we find that on 7/31/1998 Uranus was exactly conjunct the 10/17/1904 Moon, the 7/31/1998 Moon was exactly trine the 10/17/1904 Mars, and the 7/31/1998 Venus was exactly square the 10/17/1904 Mercury, showing us the clear relation between these two incorporation dates. Uranus conjunct Moon and Moon trine Mars show rapid change and growth since 1998. Venus square Mercury is the proverbial fly in the ointment; not everything was good.
Looking at the 1904 chart, we see the progressed and converse progressed Moon coming to conjunction the natal Moon in about two years, or 2013 - 2014, telling us that an old cycle is ending and new period of development is about to come. At the same time, in 2013 - 2014, the progressed Sun will be in conjunction with the natal Saturn in Aquarius; the Sun is applying to conjunction Saturn in the 6th house. This is not the most fortunate aspect. Popular opinion does not favor the bank. The bank is laying off personel. The bank is going through an increasingly difficult period in business, and is paying for its mistakes.
Progressed Jupiter is now opposite the 1904 natal Sun. This shows confusion in business and legal dealings through this and next year. The bank will again be accused of fraud. The converse progressed Venus conjunct natal Neptune concurs. Progressed Mars is applying to square the natal Moon to bring increasing discontentment and mistrust between the bank and its clients over the next couple of years. Converse progressed Merury and Mars are coming to conjunction showing sharp practice. The bank may lose a lot of customers. The converse progressed Sun quincunx the natal Moon shows the bank's need to make adjustments in face of the likelihood of business losses. The solar arc directed Uranus is conjunct natal Mercury. The bank is inventing new instruments. Converse directed Mars is conjunct the malefic star Algol in the 10th house. Someone in a top position in the corporation is going to be axed.
Looking now at the chart of 10/31/98 we see the following. The 1998 incorporation happened when Mercury was in retrograde station. By progression, Mercury went retrograde in 2000. He is reaching inferior conjunction the Sun this year, between 2011 and 2012. Inferior conjunction says that Mercury is strangled. This is bad for business. The converse progressed Ascendent/Descendent of the 1998 chart is coming this year to conjunction the Nodal Axis, the Ascendent conjunct the North Node. This shows the bank in a critical moment having to define where it is going. The inferior conjunction of Mercury with the Sun is not helping. Converse progressed Mars is trine the Moon. This will help; it promotes new directions, new regulations, increase and expansion, new instruments and innovations. The bank needs to innovate. The directed Ascendent is coming to opposition natal Jupiter in 2012 while directed Venus is trine natal Jupiter. Directed Jupiter is now sextile natal Uranus. The bank will be looking for ways of expanding. Directed Mars is now at 29 degrees Cancer, soon to enter Leo; the bank is at the threshold of a new development. The converse progressed Mid-Heaven is conjunct Pleaides this year signifying top management in trouble.
Progressed Mars is coming to trine natal Jupiter in 2014 - 2015, and in 2015 the progressed Saturn turns retrograde. This, following the period of 2011 - 2012 when progressed Mercury is at inferior conjunction the Sun shows the company going through what may be another buyout. It is possible that Bank of America will become something else in the middle of this decade. Mars trine Jupiter in 2014 - 2015 shows dynamic expansion that cuts out of what appear to be strangling conditions shown by Mercury in inferior conjunction the Sun and Saturn at Retrograde Station. Saturn, in the 1998 chart, is in the 8th house and rules the 5th. It signifies international banking relations connected to the stock market. When Saturn turns retrograde in 2015 some ties will break. New alliances will be made. It also signals a turning point for share holders.
Bank of America appears in the next four or five years to be coming to a process of significant reorganization, possibly involving another buyout.
We note how the transits of Saturn affect Bank of America. In the 1904 chart we find Mercury at 14 Libra, the Sun at 23 Libra and Jupiter at 25 Aries. Saturn has just passed over Mercury in August. He will pass over the Sun in November, and oppose Jupiter at the end of November and beginning of December. Then Saturn will turn retrograde and oppose Jupiter again in April, 2012, and pass over the Sun again in May, 2012. Then again, Saturn will turn direct and pass over the Sun in July, 2012 and oppose Jupiter in August, 2012. So the depressive affects of Saturn are being felt by the bank through much of 2011 and 2012.
In the 1998 chart we have Venus at 14 Cancer and Mars at 16 Cancer. Transiting Saturn was square Venus in late August and square Mars in September, confirming the difficulties pointed out above.
We then note how the transits of Uranus through Aries will affect Bank of America. Taking the charts for 1904 and 1998 together, we have Venus at 14 Cancer, Mercury at 14 Libra, Mars at 16 Cancer, Sun at 23 Libra and Jupiter at 25 Aries. Uranus will be aspecting all these all the way through into May, 2017. Bank of America is going to enter a period of significant change and reorganization through the coming few years. This cannot help but affect the organization of all the banks in the world as they are all interrelated in one way or another. It is not unreasonable to think, therefore, that the entire banking system of the world is going to enter a period of restructuring, especially through to 2015.
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