Saturday, December 19, 2009

Australian Dollar





Travis asked about the future of the Australian dollar AUD in relationship to the US Dollar USD.  


The Australian dollar became official Feruary 14, 1966 and I gave it the time of 12:00 pm half way through the business day which is what we do in financial astrology when we do not have an exact time. When you see 12:00 pm on a chart it means pay attention to the planets and their aspects and ignore the houses.  The capital of Australia is Canberra


For the history of the AUD verses USD I used the statistics available on the web site http://www.forecast-chart.com/usd-australian-dollar.html  Fortunately the historical chart of the exchange rate between the AUD and USD tracks the currency for 20 years. and gave me the opportunity to check 


Here is a brief history of the AUD verses the USD.

In 1972 it cost 84 Australian dollars to buy 100 US dollars. In 1982 the dollars were par. In 1992 it cost 136 AUD to buy 100 USD and in 2001 it  cost 194 AUD to buy 200 and in 2002 it cost 184 AUD to buy 100 USD.


When the AUD began its Sun was at 24 Aquarius where Jupiter is currently transiting and it had a stellium of Mercury Mars and Saturn in Pisces. 

At the moment it costs 110 AUD to purchase 100USD. The question is will it take fewer AUD to buy USD or more and how will Jupiter influence the exchange.

1982 Par  Jupiter in Scorpio trine the Pisces planets

1992 Jupiter in Virgo opposed the Pisces planets

2001 Jupiter in Gemini conjunct the AUD’s natal Jupiter

2002 Jupiter in Cancer trine the AUD Pisces planets 

It appears that Jupiter produces too many AUD in relation to the USD.


Trend for Jupiter transiting Pisces

Jupiter was in Pisces in 1986 when the AUD was allowed to float. That year it cost 150 AUD for 100 USD and the following year 1987 the AUD was 143 to 100 USD. Therefore the AUD gained in value and then stabilized from 1988-1997.  In 1998 Jupiter returned to Pisces and the AUD was 159 to USD 100 and continued to deteriorate until 2001 when Jupiter returned to its natal position in Gemini.


Now we have a pattern for Jupiter in the chart of the Australian dollar. Jupiter trine its Pisces stellium or conjunct its natal Jupiter tends to produce too many Australian dollars and therefore they lose their value when used to purchase US dollars.


Does this help the Day trader?  It gives the trader first the overall trend and then it tells him that an aspect of transiting Jupiter to the chart of the Australian dollar will tend to increase the number of AUD it takes to buy a USD.


Research using Jupiter Transits

Here is the page I used http://www.oanda.com/currency/historical-rates

during November and December 2009.  Here are the steps we need to consider.


1. Jupiter is applying by transit to the Sun of the AUD. Therefore trades could exceed fractions of a penny.

2. Jupiter made the following aspects on trading days when the moon was not void of course.

3. Now we need to know did the AUD go up from the day before or did it go down 

  

AUD to USD

Nov 3 Moon square Jupiter   .902 day before it was 900 therefore up

Nov 5 Moon trine Jupiter  .905 up

Nov 9 Moon opposed Jupiter .919 up

Nov 10 Sun square Jupiter .926 up

Nov 13 Moon trine Jupiter .930 same

Nov 16 Moon square Jupiter .934 up

Nov 18 Moon sextile Jupiter .931 down

Nov 23 Moon conjunct Jupiter and Venus square Jupiter  .915 same

Nov 30 Moon square Jupiter .907  up



Dec 2 Moon trine Jupiter .919 up

Dec 11 Moon trine Jupiter  .914 up

Dec 14 Sun sextile Jupiter  .913 same

Mars Dec 20 and Mercury rx Dec 26 

Dec 28 Moon square Jupiter

Dec 30 Moon trine Jupiter 


The overall trend is that it takes fewer AUD to buy USD right.?


But we know that Jupiter will leave the conjunction to the AUD Sun. Will this trend change?

The next outstanding problem for the AUD occurs in 2010.  In January the AUD chart shows its Capricorn Venus will be hit by the  Eclipse.   The Central Bank's Capricorn Sun (January 14, 1960 at 10:00 am Canberra) will be hit. The January eclipse will be visible in Australia. 


I discuss the power of eclipses to the charts of exchanges, nation's event charts  and stocks in The Textbook for Financial Astrology.  


Note the previous blog has a chart for the USD.

USA Dollar


Shanghai Daily offered the opinion that there are not enough dollars in the world to buy U.S. Treasuries.  This is probably truer than anyone would like to admit. The reason Jupiter and Neptune are conjunct the Dollar's Pluto.  I've mentioned this a few times on our blog stating that it is probably a huge problem for the value of the dollar.  

During the past week the value of the dollar has increased several cents against the Euro. Which would make sense with Jupiter applying to a conjunction to the dollar's Pluto therefore increasing the power of the dollar.  Neptune conjunct the Pluto of the dollar gives the illusion that the dollar is powerful. When Jupiter leaves the conjunction in early January it will square Saturn then oppose Uranus. The 2009 year end expansion of the value of the dollar will come to a screeching halt waiting for news of an international dispute to send the illusion of its value up again as Jupiter makes a trine to Neptune then Mercury. 

However Neptune remains within the conjunction of the dollar's Pluto allowing the illusion of its power as the world's reserve currency in tact. Another way of expressing Neptune's influence would be volatile evaluations of its power resulting in chaotic trades in the currency markets. Gold, T. Bonds, and equities would be seen as safe havens and their valuations would increase.
 
The Illusion of Mortgage Backed Securities
The only comparison available would come from the opposite transit of Pluto conjunct the Neptune of a particular stock. One dramatic instance is the over leveraged bonds sold by Bears Sterns.  Bears Sterns was unable to cover the rapid requests for redemption of the bonds they packaged. The firm was sold to J.P. Morgan.
March 17, 2008 J.P. Morgan Chase purchased Bears Stern for $2 per share.  The Incorporation chart for Bears Sterns (Aug. 21,1985) has Pluto conjunct Neptune on that date.  Astrologically the energy sounds like it is the same Pluto and Neptune are together creating the illusion of power or giving power to an illusion.  A few financial companies organized in 1985 have survived but their stock prices are in the single digits. 

It is interesting to contemplate the possibilities.  

Thursday, December 17, 2009

January 2010 Astrological Calendar - Transits for NY NY, The NYSE

Astrology calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the
NYSE, for the month of January, 2010.January 2010 Astrological Calendar - Transits for NY NY, The NYSE

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January 2010 Astrological Calendar - Transits for London, England, The FTSE

Astrological Calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the
FTSE, for the month of January, 2010.January 2010 Astrological Calendar - Transits for London, England, The FTSE

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January 2010 Astrological Calendar - Transits for Sydney, Australia, The ASX

Astrology calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the
ASX, for the month of January, 2010.January 2010 Astrological Calendar - Transits for Sydney, Australia, The ASX

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Fiscal Cents - Financial Astrology for Your Zodiac Sign - Capricorn

Financial Astrology for Your Zodiac Sign For the Lunar Month Beginning December 16, 2009 - Your Astrological Horoscope and Financial Outlook
by Kaye Shinker

CapricornHappy Solar Return to Capricorn Suns. If you are a Capricorn Sun, life is really a challenge to keep in proper order.

And Happy Solar Return to late Sagittarius Suns. If you are Sagittarius, you have been having a lot of fun!

Advice for everyone - not just for Capricorn! During the past few years I have encouraged every Sun Sign to save some money, limit their trading with excellent stops and to develop hobbies. Since it is the holiday season you might take some of your spare cash and spend it on items that will help you earn money on your own. For example: My son the farmer bought a new plow, and I bought a new printer. Mercury is retrograde from December 26, 2009 through January 15 2010; therefore, to avoid mistakes and returns of merchandise, make your purchases before December 26.

A lunar eclipse with a super full moon foretells earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, or blizzards in your neighborhood. It is a good idea to be ready with your favorite emergency supplies and your box for your computer and important papers.

This Month For Capricorn

You could probably use a new hair style and some new clothes; you might like to join a health club too. Be sure you have a good supply of vitamins. It is time to make sure you are the best you can be and able to make an excellent first impression.

Capricorn, we suggest that you also read your Ascendant (your Rising sign), as well as your Sun sign on our web site - to read your sun sign's forecast on our web site go to: www.astrologicalinvesting.com/html/Fiscalcents.html.

For all other signs: Each Sun Sign has predictions of the challenges and successes for you during the month ahead in our Fiscal Cents column on the web site. (Remember to also read your Ascendant, or Rising sign, as well as your Sun sign!)

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The New Moon in Sagittarius December 16

Read this New Moon report in it's entirety at www.astrologicalinvesting.com/html/newsletter.html
New Moon forecasts show the general trends and financial outlook for the month.


The New Moon is in Sagittarius, however the Sun will ingress into Capricorn five days later. (Click here for Kaye Shinker's Winter Solstice report which examines the economic trends for the following three months.

Happy Solar Return Capricorn! And Best Wishes to all Sagittarian's still celebrating their Solar Returns. Read your financial horoscope in our monthly Fiscal Cents predictions.

New Moon in Sagittarius 2009The New Moon appears in the First House, here is what Kaye Shinker has to say for the month ahead:
(Non USA members please set the New Moon chart for the capital of your country and note the house position of the New Moon - The Textbook For Financial Astrology, Book 4, page 30, will help you interpret the new moon for your own country)

It is hard to imagine, but generally speaking, the USA feels self confident and happy, healthy and wise. Negative folks will be told to get an attitude adjustment. Folks are euphoric. They feel like they have come through a troubled 2009 and are looking forward with optimism to 2010. They plan to enjoy the holidays and the time off with family and friends and everyone has a few extra gifts neatly wrapped for an unexpected guest.

Folks are happy and very appreciative of nature's bounty. They are full of energy and ready to enjoy their favorite winter games. Wherever they go, there seems to be a party. Energy levels are high with good songs, good stories and plenty of jokes. Take lots of pictures.

Pluto in the First House
The best time to announce difficult economic news is during a holiday season. The public has been hoodwinked and is very suspicious of authoritarian type proclamations. Therefore, even fully documented announcements are seen as fear mongering.

Mercury in the First House
Quite a few folks have invented themselves out of economic problems by striking out on their own. Some of these activities are promising. The Initial Public Offerings market is a busy place as successful companies see the week before the holidays as an excellent opportunity to sell a portion of their enterprise.

Jupiter in the Second House
Financial institutions are quietly returning profits to their shareholders and employees. They are able to make secure loans as the nation finally understands that adding taxes does not increase revenues. The electronics industry has been able to export their wares with increased success allowing profits to return to the parent companies.

Neptune in the Second House
Fraud and dishonesty are lurking behind the scenes. The trend of paying cash for purchases will continue as people avoid adding new debt. Theft of secret formulas and patents becomes a problem. Hackers are found stealing trade secrets just for the glory of being caught. Loan-sharks will make headlines.

Uranus in the Third House
Wet weather, especially west of the Mississippi, is a problem. Communications will tend to snarl and delays will be felt everywhere. Vehicles of every sort will find unusual ways to break down adding to the general cost of personal transportation. Parts supply shops will be busy as a result.

Mars in the Eighth House
Here Mars is all about using energy to deal with death, taxes, accounting, and insurance; in other words, paper work. Every category is asking people for more energy than they believe should be required. Sitting down, filling out forms, and writing the same information over and over is a royal pain. Mercury is retrograde until the next New Moon so this is as good an excuse as any to file away all of the paper work that is driving you crazy.

Saturn in the Ninth House
International shipping will find pirates require some drastic new defense weaponry. International courts of justice are under attack. Treaties and agreements between foreign countries will blatantly treat each party unfairly. There is a point where fairness is required when currency is exchanged. These exchange rates will be a major topic of discussion.

Folks will find it hard to believe that we are supposed to be celebrating religious holidays that proclaim peace and freedom.

Venus in the Twelfth house
Charity that is tax deductible will flow, increasing the treasuries of institutions with a good reputation for distributing their donations. Institution's financial position will improve as a result. All have had a great deal of problems balancing their budgets, and donations are coming from some unexpected sources.

Kaye Shinker
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Jupiter in Pisces

January 18, 2010 Jupiter moves into Pisces  This is a short visit.  He enters Aries June 7, 2010 returns to Pisces September 9, 2010. He returns to Aries January 22, 2011

My optimistic view is the nursery tune Itsy Bitsy Spider.


Jupiter means an abundant supply.  During most of 2009 he transited Aquarius.  He produced an abundant supply of electronic stuff.  Therefore the prices for electronic stuff plummeted.  It did not mean that all Technology type equities lost value, it meant that the best of breed gained value and their competitors lost value. 


The markets world wide get very nervous when Jupiter changes signs.  The problem is that the public changes its mind about what it wants.   December 2009 Jupiter was in Aquarius. The public wanted anything and everything that they could recharge or plug into the wall. There were plenty of items. The companies who produced popular items found the price of their stock increased. Apple computer had the most popular items and in 2009 the price of their stock increased 100%. Remember when you wanted an I Phone last year? Dell’s offerings were less popular therefore their stock price increased 10%.


Which Pisces type equity will win the battle?  

Pisces is all about fuel and energy. Jupiter is all about an abundant supply. Jupiter’s previous transits of Pisces were 1962,1974,1986,1998.  Price of gas adjusted for inflation was $1.34 in 1974, $1.42 in 1986, $1.40 in 1998, and  12/10/2009 $2.79.  Price will go down? The 1973-4 Oil Embargo ended in March of 1974 several weeks after Jupiter entered Pisces.


What energy do you plan to spend money on this year?


When Jupiter changes signs the emphasis of favored market sectors switches. In January 2010 markets will start the year by being very nervous even when Mercury turns direct on January 15.  It will probably be February before the traders adjust to the sector change. Usually one or two sectors related to Pisces will begin to appeal public and then the stock traders. Gas, oil, drugs could be the first to gain popularity.  In the Textbook for Financial Astrology I discuss all of the economic sectors ruled by Pisces.  Each Textbook gives you additional information on Jupiter transits.


On page 33 Textbook One I start you off with some of the areas of the economy ruled by Pisces.  Think about some of the industries involved in these areas.


Pisces rules some scary things that can become treacherous when found in abundant supply. For example: illegal drugs, alcholoic beverages, crime, and prisions. Imagine an abundant supply of drugs with very thin profit margins. Imagine an abundant supply of alcholic beverages and cheap wine. Chronic unemployment can increase the crime rate and therefore the number of prison inmates.  Unemployment will attract entreprenuers in these areas and law enforcement will have some real problems keeping up with people who are unable to pay for their additctions.


Pisces rules chemicals, oceans, and surplus materials 


Pisces also rules fantasy, photography, dancing and film.  Look out UTube. 


As for a surplus of fish. You knew I would finally get around to FISH Eat them while they are cheap.  Fish oil will keep you heart healthy.  Rejoice all the good for you diet food and what do you know, there will be an abundant supply of hospitals. 


Friday, December 4, 2009

Learn Financial Astrology

News analysts and reporters have reported numerous scandals and Ponzi schemes throughout the past few months. They summarize the reports with the warning that you must make your own decisions, remember to be diversified and if it SOUNDS too good to be true it probably IS.  Strange that the 'mainstream media' has ignored many of these scandals preferring to report on scandalous behavior of sports/pop icons.


The Astrology

Current transits for the world are Jupiter applying to a conjunction with Neptune and Chiron. In addition Neptune is transiting the USA Moon (public)  until February 2012. Neptune is allowing the public the opportunity to be very susceptible to fraud, and deceit. Saturn on the other hand is forcing transparency as it travels past the USA Neptune over the top of the chart and on to a conjunction with the USA Saturn in 2011.  The USA 4th of July chart has suffered since November 2008 when Saturn applied to the USA Neptune and Neptune applied to the USA Moon.( July 1979 and July 1980 were the previous transits of Saturn to USA Neptune.) 


The world is euphoric because of the conjunction. Americans are even more euphoric than the rest of the world since the conjunction is applying to the Moon of the 4th of July chart.  Optimism prevails throughout the stock market and even the dollar has gained a bit of public confidence. 


The exposure of scandals are just getting started. Saturn is at the top of the USA chart. The accounting departments of American businesses are attempting to gather cash to keep their companies out of debt. They are cutting inventories, laying off workers, selling subsidiaries and spinning off parts of their companies.  This is the role of Chiron who is also transiting the USA Moon.

Like to Learn More?

Check out my class offerings.  I use the Chat room format which gives you plenty of chances to make sure you understand the concepts and the aphorisms of Financial Astrology. Starting date Dec. 13, 2009



Scattered throughout the various New Moon and Ingress reports The Textbook for Financial Astrology.  I wrote the Textbook for traders, investors and astrologers to enable each to use the information provided by the cycles of the planets to make intelligent decisions when purchasing various investments.  Read each New Moon report carefully as Saturn is approaching Libra announcing changes in the Dow, the New York exchange and the NASDAQ.

 

 I mention at the bottom of page 1 in Book 1 of Textbook.

"Most of us start investing because we have earned enough money to put some away in an IRA or Keogh or other type of retirement account.  What ever happened to the high interest rates on a Certificate of Deposit--nice, safe,?no-brainer??  Suddenly we?re required to make a decision  There are so many options.  Do you buy stocks, bonds, or mutual funds?  If you study the business section of the newspaper, the advertisers and writers have millions of suggestions for you.


Who ever told you you were too stupid to manage your own money. If you are clever enough to make the money then you are clever enough to manage your own investments.


If you are clever enough to earn a good living with a little bit left over to invest, then you are should be clever enough to take care of your own financial accounts. You pay your bills and shop intelligently then you are smart enough to learn the material in my Textbook.

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It is a tremendous leap of faith to write a check and allow an adviser to invest your hard earned money in the risky business known as the financial markets. .   


If you have learned the foreign language known as Astrology, you are undoubtedly astute enough to learn and comprehend the language of financial markets.  If your are able to learn the foreign language known as Finance, then undoubtedly you are astute enough to learn and comprehend the language of astrology.


My Textbooks take you through both languages step by step.  I am always happy to answer your questions and classes are available.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Astronomy and Astrology

Leah's Fifth Question

How does astrology compare to astronomy?


This one is easy.  Astronomers and astrologers look at the sky and say Whow .  Astronomers go back to their lab and grind another piece of glass so they can see it better.  Astrologers go back to their books and say what does it mean and how can I relate this to everyday life.

Astronomers  count and measure and count and measure and explain to the public what they see or don't see.

Astrologers count and measure and count and measure and interpret what they see.  They explain from experience how what they see has influenced the past and how it might influence the future life of humans. 


During the past week Scientists have been taken to task for fudging the data used in their statistics.  They have rearranged data to fit their theory of rising global temperatures. The public kept saying this is not our everyday experience.  We are wearing more clothes not less. Finally they were caught with their E-mails down. 

The public trusted their analysis was correct, however they manipulated their data and lost their public trust. 


Their failure was to not take into consideration the power of the SUN. 

Right now I'm watching the Sunspots. We have had 780 days of no Sunspots and that means in Alaska no colorful Auroras. To the Eskimos that means no caribou for supper this winter.  To the weather historian it means colder weather.  To the astronomer it means send up another space probe and see if there are any spots on the other side of the Sun.  

We could be ready to enter an Mini Ice age with cool weather dominating the Northern Hemisphere in July  and the Southern Hemisphere in January. 

Astrologers write you a note everyday. It is called Sun Sign astrology. We remind you that the primary power in our solar system is the SUN. 

And just to help you out a little bit on the fiscal side of your life, I write a monthly column called FIscal Cents.

Also we add to our offerings concerning the power of the SUN a gem of a book called Easy Predictions with Solar Returns


Friday, November 27, 2009

Federal Reserve and the Dollar


Will the dollar continue to fall in value as measured against other currencies?

Currently the metals are moving up in price faster than the dollar is declining in value.  

Will the metals move up or have they reached the point of a bursting bubble? It depends on who is buying with which currency.


The Sun of the Fed is conjunct the Dollar's Mars.  Pluto's current transit has both in trouble simultaneously.  Whenever the Fed tries to give the dollar some energy by running the printing presses then the public loses its temper with the Fed.  

Current transits of Jupiter and Neptune are forcing the Fed to examine its motives and research its own receipts.  Maybe the call for transparency is needed. 

Throughout 2009 we have had repeating aspect formed by Pluto entering the sign of Capricorn moving from zero degrees to 3 degrees Capricorn. While transiting these degrees, Pluto made a conjunction with the Dollar's Mars, the USA Federal Reserve Sun and the Jupiter Mars conjunction for the Central Bank of China.

The Chinese Central Bank was established Dec 1, 1948.  It has Mars and Jupiter conjunct at 3 degrees Capricorn.  Pluto stationed and moved retrograde transiting 3 degrees Capricorn during March, April and May of 2009.  Does it seem like we are moving into a similar conundrum?  The aspects are repeating themselves.  During this period of time the dollar moved up slightly against the Yuan, Yen and Euro then resumed is precipitous fall once Pluto fell back to two degrees Capricorn.


Will the debt pressures from Dubai snowball over the final weekend in November?

Headlines seem to predict that the pressure is really on this week-end for the Federal Reserve to defend the dollar since oil must be purchased in dollars.  However, Pluto is trine the dollar's Uranus suggesting that some very strange undercurrents are threatening its status as a world currency and the aspect that follows is Jupiter trine the Sun which is the aspect that was exact April 20, 2009. Toward the end of April it appeared that the dollar might recover. It appears that the Federal Reserve has one more arrow in its quiver and could accomplish the task. The arrows name."Contract Law" the reason the US maybe able to retain its leadership role in the world economy.


However, is this a temporary hiatus for the dollar?

Yes! Values continue their trend down against all currencies, however the dollar seems to be under the most pressure. Jupiter and Neptune made conjunctions to the US dollar's Pluto. This aspect repeats May and July conjunctions to its final exact conjunction Dec 20, 2009. (Charts for Gold, the Federal Reserve, the Euro and the dollar are in The Textbook for Financial Astrology books 2 and 4). From the point of view of the dollar, it is losing value and unable to buy as many Big Macs abroad as it could just two years ago.  


What's the problem?

Jupiter expands and those areas represented by Neptune( oil, debt and deception).  Both are in Aquarius.  Technology is exposing the deceptions as well as the over expansion of debt. The dollar's Pluto will be hit by this conjunction causing increased awareness of the international debt crisis and the dollar denominated price of oil. 


Back to China

China has lots of US dollars and spends the dollars buying oil and metals. The lower the price of oil etc. the more China can buy. At some point they will run out of room to store their raw materials. China will stop spending money on raw materials and start buying debt securities.  Could they bailout Dubai? They might. 


Saturn square Mars in April will be the catalyst to re energize the dollar and let it climb out of the Doldrums.  (Follow the link to the blog concerning the dollar.)


My suggestion:  If you like the product, buy the stock.  If you are trying to play the currency markets, I have a horse I'll be happy to sell you.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Goldman Offering Charity Loans to Small Business


Remember the old saying "If it sounds like it is too good to be true, then it probably is a scam."  

Read the Scorpio New Moon 2009 predictions and every other entry predicts a scam.   Day one into the New Moon and the Federal government appoints a group to investigate scams.  Barney Frank introduces legislation for internet gambling.  Goldman Sachs introduces a scheme to help small business people become successful. They promise to loan 500m to small companies that seem promising.

Neptune opposed Mercury

Our stock club has learned from experience to look for Neptune's aspects. Therefore, we look to see if transiting Neptune will make an aspect to Mercury. Squares to the incorporation or IPO's charts planets are awful, oppositions are not good for price and conjunctions, and sextiles and trines are warnings. The best thing to do is just to move on to the next stock on your list.

In the case of Goldman Sachs, the eclipse falls on Uranus in the IPO chart (May 4, 1999). Statistically this suggests a 50/50 chance of a fall in price; and if you were looking to buy the stock for the long term you would probably skip it for now. Not worth the risk until the next eclipse in August when you might catch a low.

For example: In 2007, the IPO chart for Goldman Sachs had transiting Neptune sextile Mercury in April and May. This was followed by a $50 decline in price that ended August. The Neptune aspect was not exact but was followed by transiting Saturn trine Mercury, and the Moon. According to the ancient astrologers Saturn aspects are not profitable.

March 8, 2008, transiting Neptune made an exact sextile to the IPO Mercury with the price down $100 from its November 2007 high. Will transiting Neptune effect the price of Goldman Sachs shares with a further price decline?

Goldman's Incorporation chart

It is time for a closer look. The GS incorporation chart is July 21, 1998.

The opposition of transiting Neptune to the GS incorporation Mercury began March 10, 2009 and will end January 11, 2010. Goldman Sachs could begin another price decline. However, there are some excellent Jupiter aspects to the Venus of both GS charts in late 2009, and early 2010. Sometimes Jupiter bails the company out of problems, or sometimes he just expands the problems. However a run of good Jupiter aspects in 2010 could push the price of the stock higher.  Look closely at the Incorporation chart and the solar eclipse opposed the Sun as well as Urnaus moving to a conjunction with the incorporation Jupiter.

If you are an investor this would probably be enough to convince you that should Goldman make a few changes in management then it would be an OK stock to pick up on a low. If you are a trader you would need the dates that all of these aspects are exact. If you are a small business interested in their loans you would be wise to hire several lawyers to read the small print in their loan contracts. Goldman's chart shows that they plan to make money in 2010.



Monday, November 16, 2009

The New Moon in Scorpio November 16

Read this New Moon report in it's entirety at www.astrologicalinvesting.com/html/newsletter.html
New Moon forecasts show the general trends and financial outlook for the month; here is what Kaye Shinker has to say for the month ahead:


(The New Moon is in Scorpio, however the Sun moves into Sagittarius five days later, November 21, 2009 at 11:22 pm. Best Wishes to all Scorpios still celebrating their Solar Returns. ) Read your financial horoscope in our monthly Fiscal Cents predictions.

New Moon in Scorpio 2009The New Moon appears in the eighth house -November 16th (Non USA members please set the New Moon chart for the capital of your country and note the house position of the New Moon - Textbook 4, page 30 will help you interpret the new moon for your own country)

The New Moon in the eighth means that the concentration of the public is on insurance and taxes. It is the reaction of government to add more taxes when they have a shortfall in their collections. The public sees the problem as if you don't have a job, you cannot earn any money to pay the taxes. This quiet boycott is cutting into the projected collection of tax revenues. The same is true with insurance. There is also a problem of leadership passing away. No one is available to explain how to get things done efficiently or to encourage managers to help the employees do their work.

Mercury in the eighth house
Folks are concerned with the laws that require unexpected taxes when dealing with gifts and inheritance. The world wide web is helpful but others will require detailed advise to solve the problems. Doctors, lawyers and accountants will find that their services are in demand.

Venus in the eighth house
Venus is very intense in Scorpio and insists that you consider thrifty purchases with your earned income. Problem is that a great deal of energy is required to earn the income needed to pay for purchases, and thrifty takes time and thought. Folks are silently rebelling against certain taxes by boycotting items that require excess taxes. Fewer sin taxes are collected when fewer items are sold.

Pluto in the tenth house
Executives and government leaders are in the midst of some awkward situations concerning the management of their assigned projects. Pluto is square Saturn, therefore suggesting that leaders are stuck on the issue of finding experts for advise. Professional advisers are busy helping their friends and neighbors and explain that they are not available to help corporate or government leadership. The public's perception of their work is that they have no concept of a budget. Leaders are striving for absolute power and finding folks not very cooperative.

Jupiter in the twelfth house
Jupiter is in the final degrees of Aquarius and in the twelfth house. Scandals concerning fraud, embezzlement and secret detention prisons will scandalize various governments and institutions. Officials will be exposed for their heavy expenses and ludicrous book keeping. The internet will help bring the performance of these officials to the attention of the public.

Neptune in the twelfth house
Fraud is in abundant supply. Information concerning the mismanagement of the receipts of supposedly respected charitable institutions overwhelms the public. Scandals concerning the administration of services meant to help the poor, handicapped and minorities proliferate. Donations to these charities diminish quickly.

Uranus in the tenth
Innovation is a key word with Uranus, and management will have the opportunity to reform their actions. People are extremely dissatisfied with the performance of their leaders, but are willing to listen to announcements and disclosures that promise improvements. Governments seek to console the populace by adding more controls that promise to reform the administration of public institutions.

The best example of the changes brought by Uranus in Pisces is the creation of a whole new business model for the sale and distribution of music. This holiday season will spell the end of music sales through traditional venues. Creative folks at every level have seen massive changes concerning the sale of their products. Content providers, whether writing fact or fiction, must adapt to the same drastic changes that are very obvious in the field of music.

Expect that Uranus will do the same to manufacturing next year when he starts his transit through Aries starting in June, 2010.

Mars in the fifth house
Mars in Leo will create some wonderful new games and toys. Mars here puts a great deal of stress on entertainment venues. Audiences are very tense and not easily pleased by the actors, musicians and sports teams they paid to amuse them.

Saturn in the seventh
There are opportunities here to solve some international problems using diplomacy and talking one on one. The conflict is between the need for fair treatment and the desire for power. Folks are dissatisfied with current conditions and look to their leaders for answers to their difficulties. Few leaders are available to help.


Kaye Shinker
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Fiscal Cents - Financial Astrology for Your Zodiac Sign - Sagittarius

Financial Astrology for Your Zodiac Sign For the Lunar Month Beginning November 16, 2009 - Your Astrological Horoscope and Financial Outlook
by Kaye Shinker

Happy Solar Return to all of our Sagittarian readers! (The New Moon is in Scorpio, however the Sun moves into Sagittarius on November 21st, five days after the New Moon. Best wishes to all Scorpio's still celebrating their Solar Returns.)

Advice for everyone - not just for Sagittarius! November 26th is Thanksgiving Day in the USA. Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate the holiday. For fun, I thought I would suggest a Thanksgiving dessert for all of our USA friends. Everyone else? Throw a dessert party and invite a Sagittarius.

During the past few years I have encouraged every Sun Sign to save some money, limit their trading with excellent stops and to develop hobbies. It is time to think about taking some profits in order to build you stash of cash. Bargains will begin to appear before the December New Moon.

If you live in an area that could possibly have earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, or tornadoes, it is a good idea to be ready with your favorite emergency supplies and a box for your computer and important papers.

Here is the prediction for this month for Sagittarrius: Pecan Pie is your desert, but you will only eat a sliver. Share the rest of the pie with your best buddy. There are some interesting new partnerships forming, take advantage of every opportunity. If you have some commodity stocks, watch them carefully and put your stops close to the price you paid.

Sagittarius, we suggest that you also read your Ascendant (your Rising sign), as well as your Sun sign on our web site - to read your sun sign's forecast on our web site go to: www.astrologicalinvesting.com/html/Fiscalcents.html.

For all other signs: Each Sun Sign has predictions of the challenges and successes for you during the month ahead in our Fiscal Cents column on the web site. (Remember to also read your Ascendant, or Rising sign, as well as your Sun sign.)

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

December 2009 Astrological Calendar - Transits for NY NY, The NYSE

Astrology calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the
NYSE, for the month of December, 2009.December 2009 Astrological Calendar - Transits for NY NY, The NYSE

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December 2009 Astrological Calendar - Transits for London, England, The FTSE

Astrological Calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the
FTSE, for the month of December, 2009.

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December 2009 Astrological Calendar - Transits for Sydney, Australia, The ASX

Astrology calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the
ASX, for the month of December, 2009.December 2009 Astrological Calendar - Transits for Sydney, Australia, The ASX

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Can Planets influence human Life?

Leah ask, " In what manner do planets influence human life?"


The short answer

Mercury retrograde is always the astrologers best example of how muddled brains all over the world can get.  The best current example is the TARP program passed by the Congress and signed into law all during a Mercury retrograde. I discuss this phenomena in my Textbooks for Financial Astrology Book 1 Lesson 2.  Your average student astrologer will probably have a long list of Mercury retrograde events.  Most are pretty funny.


The long answer starts here

You will read in your General Science books that the planets move along the ecliptic around the Sun because of centrifugal  force and gravity.  


Wrong.  

The planets are kept in their place by electrical forces.  You will learn about this theory as you grow older and are able to understand Quantum Physics. In the meantime scientists debunk astrology by referring to the idea that the magnetic power of a planet is not sufficient to influence the body of a human or an animal.  However, electrical forces do have the power to influence the cells of your body and the synapses in your brain. 


Happy Solar Return

On the day you were born a pattern was set. Every year the Sun comes to the exact same position as it was on the day you were born.  Transiting Sun is conjunct Natal Sun. So much energy focused on that particular day of the year can make you depressed. So we fix it by giving you ice cream and cake and sometimes we invite your friends over to sing songs and if you are really lucky an astrologer will read your solar return. Easy Predictions with Solar Returns is the best book on the astrological book shelf for interesting, fun and accurate readings of a Solar Return. 

I love the book and use it all of the time.  In fact it makes the perfect birthday or holiday gift for your favorite students of astrology.


Other Intense Planetary Conjunctions

You get used to the Moon since it returns to its natal position 13 times per year.  Mercury returning to its natal position can often produce a really great idea, Venus can bring a note from an old friend and Mars can make you super energetic when they return to the position it occupied in your natal chart.  Trouble with these planets is that they do not abide by the business calendar we use every day.


Jupiter returns to its natal position about every 12 years. You have to watch carefully for this event and usually something really nice happens around that date.  However, wonderful things happen to us every day so Jupiter transits can't get credit for all of them. You need to watch for the sextiles, squares, trines and oppositions of Jupiter and Venus to planets in your horoscope chart, you can anticipate that they will bring some special gift your way.  Of course some gifts are from your angels a gorgeous Moon rise or a beautiful Sun set or in my old neighborhood the Aurora Borealis.


Saturn

About every seven years Saturn really whacks you and pushes the book of life right in your face and says study up. Saturn is the planet brings astrologers clients. No one can explain your lessons or understand your Saturn transit better than an astrologer.  

Saturn can be just down right mean. He can take away your love, your money and your health and throw it in the trash.  He refuses to return it until you learn your lesson.  Saturn wants you to learn your lessons and learn them so well you won't forget. Right now Saturn is opposed my Sun and I am learning to live by my wits and write lengthy prose to a young astrologer named Leah. Saturn forces you to get up and get your act together. 


The other planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto affect you and your peers about the same way. You all get together, call it a study group and learn your lessons whether you want to or not.  


Eclipses

Then there are eclipses. They interrupt or rip the electrical field that protects the earth's atmosphere. In 2005 there was an eclipse visible over New Orleans.  In August everyone there learned a lesson as did the folks who were devastated by Rita. The eclipse of July 22, 2009 could be seen by folks in the Philippines and in India and China.  It is their turn.  The eclipse of January 2010 also will be visible in that area.  Astrologers have know about this phenomena for probably at least 10,000 years.  Mark Twain wrote about it in his book A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.  Thus the aphorism Knowledge is Power.


Everything I mentioned above influences companies large and small.  You can read about them in the Textbook for Financial Astrology. 


You didn't want that long of an answer  Sorry


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Euro vs Dollar

Folks have been asking me about the Dollar and the Euro and what will happen to either one when traded on the open market.  Currency traders make money in factions of a cent and the discussion below gives you the general trend for each currency.  Travelers need to know how the currency they earn stacks up against the currency they need to use in another country. 

Traders: The general trend for the Euro is increasing value until mid January and then get out of the trade.  The general trend for the Dollar is also up but do not buy any contracts expiring in July.  
Travelers: Pay for your trip as much as possible in the currency you earn. Have fun!  The best souvenirs are great photos.


The Euro's birthday is January 1, 1999 at 12:00 am. Frankfort Germany. The chart for the Dollar's birthday is October 15, 1974 9:00 am? Philadelphia, Pa.  Each currency is trying to win the Black Gold medal. Charts and discussions are available in The Textbook for Financial Astrology

Euro
The week of November 8 the Euro has the advantage with Saturn trine Neptune followed by Jupiter trine Mars. The markets imagine that they see a fair and equitable structure backing the Euro. They see a great deal of energy backing the currency and the possibility that it will be the preferred paper for exchange of natural resources.  

Dollar
Venus makes a conjunction to the Dollar's Neptune.  The dollar has earned some imaginary value through exports of the creative new component parts for electronic gear. Neptune has been  conjunct the dollar's Pluto since 2008. This very long transit assists the increasing power of computing industry still in early development. Therefore the dollar has supplied the leverage that mitigates the immediate needs for energy sources.

Euro
From the New Moon to the Full Moon December 1st the Euro stabilizes and keeps its value as the European banks refill their reserves.  Although Uranus will station close to the Euro's Jupiter it will only have the effect of forcing the computer maintenance workers to put in endless hours of repairs, refurbishing and installing machinery at the Euro's central bank buildings.

Dollar
The Dollar takes advantage of the quiet and begins to increase its positions. Jupiter is trine the Dollar's Sun expanding its influence as a valuable paper for trade.  This aspect is followed by the exact conjunction of Neptune to Pluto the export platform that has kept the Dollar's underlying value above 70 cents.  Mid December Jupiter makes a conjunction to the Dollar's Pluto and the real trade value of the Dollar is favorably assessed.  Jupiter sextiles the Dollar's Jupiter and the Dollar's reputation continues to improve until January 11th when Jupiter makes a square to the Dollar's Saturn.  

Accounting tensions concerning fair trade come to the attention of traders. These tensions resolve with Jupiter sextile the Dollar's Mars, opposes Uranus and trines Neptune and Mercury.  Until February 26, 2010 it appears that the dollar puts up a good battle against the other currencies based on its inner strength and the value of exports sold in dollars.

Euro
Mid December the Euro has Saturn conjunct its ascendant keeping it close to home while Pluto square the Ascendant continues to force the Euro to think about its trading power.  Jupiter and Neptune trine the Euro's Moon helps the public realize that the Euro is a valuable currency to exchange for material resources, especially computing devises used for commerce.
The Euro recognizes its trading power in commerce when on January 13 Pluto makes a conjunction with the 4th house cusp. However, the eclipse is conjunct the Euro's Venus and its value could plummet quickly.

The results of this skirmish:  Dollar 2, Euro 3.  The Euro has an excellent defense but the Dollar's experienced traders are keeping an otherwise weak offense working with extreme dexterity. The battle will heat up in the Summer when the Dollar's Moon is hit by an eclipse.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Question #2 from Nora

Here is Nora's (our young student) second question.

2. For someone who knows nothing of the topic, what would be the best way to approach an understanding for astrology? 

Observation is the best way to learn anything. Observation becomes experience. Every experience becomes your truth. You learn that all the looney birds come to your place of business during the Full Moon. Your favorite policeman eats lunch at your favorite restaurant every Full Moon, because he has the day off.  Soon you begin to draw a conclusion that the Full Moon has a special significance.  You read that surgery during a Full Moon is not a good idea, because the patient tends to bleed excessively. Then you read that women who are not on the pill have their period during the Full Moon.  It doesn't take long to gather a bunch of observations and some conclusions. 
Pretty good Eh?

One day the Chicago Tribune failed to published the horoscope column in the daily paper.  That day still holds the record for the largest number of phone calls complaining about the newspaper's content.

Usually people read their Sun Sign horoscope on the web or in the newspaper.  Usually they say my schedule says nothing like that will happen today and usually it doesn't.  It is very difficult to predict for one-twelfth of the world's population. However some astrologers are very good at Sun Sign astrology and Rick Levine who writes for AOL is one of them.  

Another way to approach the topic is to talk about nature.  There are wall calendars (usually the ones that contain advertising for your local hardware store)that mark the  best days for fishing or for planting vegetables.  Those days are not chosen at random or by magic. They are determined by the sign the Moon is transiting. Farmers and fishermen actually pay attention to them.  
The Old Farmers Almanac is based on a secret formula according to their publisher.  If you know astrology you can decipher much of the formula.  Farmers use the Almanac to plan their crops.   We castrate our animals who need it when the Moon is in Sagittarius because they will bleed less.  We double check with several calendars just to make sure of the date before we call the vet to do the operation.  

Traders on financial markets trade by the phases of the moon. Full Moon sell, New Moon buy.  I usually write about that phenomena. I talk about the research on the topic in my Financial Astrology Textbook. Wall Street traders are not going to talk about buying or selling according to the moon when interviewed by the newspapers or on TV because that would cut into their profits if everyone did it.  But enough traders do know this little secret of the universe that the blips up and down are small.

There are lots of fun books for folks interested in beginning astrology and free websites that will calculate your chart.  However the best way to convince yourself that astrology works is to have a professional read your chart.  One of my friends went to an astrologers convention and had every astrologer she could find read her chart.  That is a pretty expensive way to convince yourself that astrology works, but today she is one of our finest astrologers.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Relationship Question

On the blog I will share the answers to questions asked by a young student.  Huge volumes have been written on each of her questions. 

 First question: How can one predict the nature of a relationship using astrology?

There are a number of ways depending on the type of relationship under investigation. People like each other for a number of reasons that you can identify quickly by putting together the horoscopes. Often you will find Sun signs next to each other get along very well. For example: an Aquarius likes Pisces folks and Capricorn folks.  Moon signs have to match by element for folks to have affection for each other. A person with a Moon in Gemini will adore a person with a Moon in Libra. 

But in order to have a real sexual attraction with someone that lasts for more than a week Mars and Venus for each horoscope have to match by element.  If someone has a Mars in Aries and they meet a person with a Venus in Sagittarius they will find an attraction.  Will it go beyond 'you are cute'?  Only if the Suns and the Moons also get along and then their Mercury's actually say "Hi."  
Now there is something called soul mates. This is indicated by the sign of the North and South Node.  If all of the above come together and the nodes are in the same sign you have a relationship that could become anything from a business partnership, best friends, or a marriage.  

You often find best friends are about the same age meaning that their nodes are in the same sign, If their Suns are next door or in the same element and their Moons are also in the same element then you have a long term friendship. 

Relationships also work in financial astrology
I belong to an Apple users club that started in July 2007.  Its Jupiter is exactly conjunct the Mercury of Apples IPO (the date they offered their stock for sale).  The club also has Mars conjunct the Jupiter of the date Apple Computer was incorporated. One member of the club was hired to design applications for the I phone during the past year.

My stock club has the Sun in Cancer. We reluctantly sold our stock in Barnes and Noble which had a Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Cancer. We made an excellent profit at the time.  It was hard for the group to sell it because we loved their stores. However, Amazon was a threat and we decided to invest in their company. We won't have any trouble selling Amazon since its Incorporation and IPO do not have any Cancer planets.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Internet


Big Four Zero For the Internet

It has been forty years since Leonard Kleinrock sent his first message "LO" the word was supposed to be LOG, but the computer sending the message crashed. Mercury was applying to a square with Mars that would be exact in a few hours. The second time Kleinrock's team logged on they sent digital data packets between computers.  By the end of 1969 two other U.S. universities were added to the network.  The National Science Foundation added a series of super computers expanding the network into the late 1980's and opening the online community to even more scientists.  

Timing using the Solar Arc Method or Prediction.

We will look at the next six aspects the Moon will make to the planets in this chart. It is a pretty cool technique I learned from Christine Arens a long time ago. It works on all sorts of event charts, but we will demonstrate it here. I describe it in detail in The Textbook for Financial Astrology.

The Moon(public) is void of course and its next aspect after changing signs was a sextile to Saturn and then a square to Uranus. A challenging opportunity to do some really difficult work with electronic stuff.  The moon will have to transit seven degrees before it makes an aspect to any planet. This means it would be seven months, or seven years before the invention was known outside the small community of scientists.  
The internet's life remained rather quiet for the next 10 years. Its job was exchanging data between scientists at various Universities. The Moon traveled 10 degrees to make a square to Venus.  Five more years and information about the E mail system the scientists used leaked.  The Moon was square Jupiter. The secret was out and a lot of you scientests knew how the system worked.  No one could put their finger in the dyke and during the next five years the public was make aware first of the E mail systems and the the "dot-com" industry boomed.  The Moon was square  Mercury and opposed Mars. 
The last two aspects made by the Moon was a sextile to Pluto opportunities emerged like the Phoenix, and then the trine to creative Neptune.  Everyone could think of a wonderful creative use for the internet.  Folks could write notes to their relatives, sell products, buy books,  and exchange vast resevoirs of information. The internet crossed every ocean and Moore's Law ruled the world.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

H1N1 Emergency


Chart for the Announcement of the National Emergency.  

Mars rules Fevers
Mars is in Leo and as I explained in the Blog for Gold Fever, Mars rules fever. Another area of life ruled by Leo is children.  The main symptom for H1N1 is fever and aching muscles.  It seems to prefer to infect children who have not developed the immunities of their parents and grandparents.  As you might expect folks with compromised immune systems are probably most at risk.

Is it too little too late? 
Saturn void of course in Virgo (rules health care )indicates that it is. Wednesday Saturn will be in Libra and a whole new set of challenges concerning what is fair and what is not concerning the administration of the vaccine will plague us world wide.  This includes every level of government and every level of medicine.

Jupiter is moving to a conjunction with Neptune then Chiron (the wounded healer).  Jupiter tends to expand what ever it touches and in this case Neptune the ruler of drugs.  It could suggest that folks will pay too much for the drugs because of the information provided by the media. It also suggests that health care providers will be charged a premium price to acquire the drugs. There is a lot of money to be made by drugstores and their suppliers while the virus keeps folks at home.  Pharmaceuticals either presciption or over the counter will profit since these planets trine Venus.  Excellent profits are in the wind.

The first house Moon in Capricorn is square Mercury and therefore folks believe that various levels of governments are responsible for distributing the information concerning the virus. They will expect to find the drugs required to prevent the spread of the flu as well as those required to care for the sick. Folks will be required to take care of their own family.

The Sun is sextile Pluto and square Mars. It gives all levels of government an opportunity to take charge of medical delivery systems. However a square to Mars could prove that the challenge will require more energy and organization than current health care systems have available.  

When will the virus stop spreading?
Here is the Astrological Timing. H1N1 will remain a problem until Mars leaves Leo in June 2010.  However the media will continue to report on the challenge of dealing with the virus for the next seven days, seven months or seven years.  Seven months is likely.  The Moon is at 16 Capricorn square Mercury at 23 Libra or seven degrees until the aspect is exact. The next exact aspect of the Moon is how you time an event in horary astrology.

Flu Time Story
OK if you catch the virus and have to stay home and you feel really sorry for yourself, this is how my Mom's grandpa treated the Spanish Flu. She was eight years old living on a farm in the Panhandle of Oklahoma in 1918. Grandpa took care of her whole family by keeping the house spotless and giving them at least a spoonful of diluted kerosene daily.

To our readers: Take your vitamins, get your daily sunshine bath, wash your fresh fruits and vegetables and eat healthy diets. Shop now for your aspirin (ibuprofen), cleaning supplies, and tissues.  They won't go to waste.

(My theory on the timing for this event chart is to set it for the time when Americans were made aware of the Emergency Action.  I know the President signed the order during the evening of October 23rd.  However it was about 11:45 am EDT when the press was made aware of the order.)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

GOLD FEVER?

I lived in Alaska long enough to recognize the symptoms of gold fever.  It is sort of a chill that turns into a sparkle in the eyes and then the grin that goes with I found something valuable with my own ingenuity. Gold fever appears to have infected the commodities markets.

Mars Rules Fevers and Leo Rules Gold
One technique for finding gold in Alaska is to wait for the flooding Yukon river water to recede and then follow along the river banks looking for quartz crystals then following them to their source. Sometimes you find little flakes of gold and sometimes you just have to continue hiking.  There are lots of other techniques.

Mars' Transits through Leo in the Past
Mars transits Leo about every two years and once in a while it retrogrades in Leo. In 1978 and 1995 Mars spent part of its retrograde period in Leo. Sometimes Mars was in Leo for eight months from October 1962-June 1963(Dow 577-716) and the previous eight month stay was October 1930-June 1931 ( Dow 214-137)where it spent part of the retrograde in Cancer as it did in 1852 (California gold inflation).  It is a 79 year cycle. This time Mars will spend its entire retrograde pass in Leo, Oct 15, 2009- June 7, 2010.  (Dow starts at 10,062 ) 

All That Glitters Isn't Gold.
Leo ruled stuff will gain energy during the transit of Mars.  Wearable art such as hair jewelry, glitter on shirts and hats will gain popularity. Decorative arts and crafts for the home will entertain families throughout the winter. Folks will add music and exercise to their favorite home games.  Just playing and sharing family fun will be popular.

The popularity of recreational vehicles will surprise everyone. Outdoor entertainment is relatively cheap and folks will find various ways to relieve cabin fever. It is a way to have fun and avoid crowds. Owners of parks and stadiums may be forced to find interesting new ways to use their properties.

Entertainment is changing dramatically as folks check out various games available for non geeks. Others will try reality games such as trading stocks with virtual online offers from the various electronic trading platforms.

Playing with the Aphorisms of Financial Astrology
I had fun with our collection of Dow 30 stocks which you can buy separately or in The Textbook for Financial Astrology 3 just paging through.  I always look through for eclipses to corporate planets. The July 11, 2010 eclipse is hitting 19 companies. Not too strange when you consider that to be successful in a Cancer country you would need a planet or two in Cancer.