|The New Moon in Capricorn, December 24, 2011, 1:06 PM EST|
Capricorn New Moon
The focus of the Capricorn New Moon is to take advantage of educational opportunities. The next few weeks offer an opportunity to start a new business or begin an important project. Foreign trade is the focus of financial markets. Expect new creative ideas to emerge in the markets place.
December 25, Merry Christmas!
Jupiter Direct at 0°Taurus
Jupiter will return to applying to a trine with Pluto ending with the Spring 2012 equinox. Everyone will strive for personal success. Agriculture and Business find plenty of work and energy to accomplish the goals they set. Business in emerging markets will remain successful throughout this time period.
The exact aspect marks an up market and the midpoint of an extended period of buyouts, mergers and mega deals. It is also a warning of bankruptcy among various financial institutions. It is very important to check the debt obligations of equities on your list of possible investments. Folks need to repeat the mantra "Cash is King" when judging investments and managing their own budgets.
Statistically 66% of the time the markets slowly go up after Jupiter resumes direct motion. However it can mark a high whereupon the markets plunge. This happened in March 2002 and September 2008. It is a time where firm stops are required.
Moon phases (for our subscribers who trade using phases of the Moon)
New Moon, December 24, 2011, 1st Quarter Moon, January 1, 2012; Full Moon, January 9, 2012; Last Quarter, January 16, 2012; next New Moon, January 23, 2012. (Read Randall Ashbourne's article, The Moods of the Moon - Trading the Mood Swings of the Monthly Lunar Cycle)
January 24 Mars retrograde at 23 Virgo to stay until July 3,2012
Mars entered Virgo November 12, 2011 and will stay in Virgo until July 3 2012. Mars in Virgo very often forecasts very exciting events. Virgo has a reputation for precision and the ability to organize disparate parts into a logical order. Mars will give Virgo a shock of added energy. Folks will fill their trash cans, businesses will clean up their balance sheets, legislators will find their constituents insisting they dispose of waste and fraud in government. Investors will insist that their companies cut unnecessary expenses and entrepreneurs will pinch every penny.
It has been calculated the fixed star Regulus has moved to zero degrees Virgo.
The retrograde station forecasts an up market during the 80 days Mars is retrograde. However the 20th Century Mars retrogrades show a down market during the first month. Halfway through the retrograde period the market turns up and by the time Mars is once again direct the market has returned to the number average that it started at when Mars turned retrograde. Previous Mars retrogrades in Virgo have found traders attempting to corner one of the commodities, for example the Silver market in 1980.
The Capricorn New Moon appears in the 9th House (see chart above) With the New Moon in the 9th, travel is favored throughout the month ahead. It is also a good time to enroll in challenging classes. Religious organizations will find increased revenues and interest in their philosophy. While shopping this month pay particular attention to new and creative ideas as they appear in the marketplace.
Mercury appears in the 8th House
Folks complain about overwhelming paper work concerning taxes and insurance. Folks are frustrated and voicing their concerns. Government officials are offering their retirement applications as scandals continue to emerge.
Venus appears in the 10th House
Management will find an increase in compensation. The pressure on CEO's is intense and they will demand creativity from their subordinates. Entrepreneurs are finding interesting new ways to add to their income.
Mars appears in the 6th House
Employers in the medical industry continue to hire new workers. Scandals plague the industry adding to the number of job openings at the management level.
Jupiter appears in the 1st House
The public is happy and ready to enjoy the holidays ahead with good food and fun recreation. They are enjoying their new electronic toys and children are teaching elders how to make everything work. Families are busy visiting and exchanging stories.
Click this link to find out what Saturn in the 6th House, Uranus in the 12th, Neptune in the 11th, and Pluto in the 9th house have in store for us this lunar month!