Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fashion Forecasts a Recession?

Notice the Length of the Mannequin's Skirts.

A Wall Street aphorism states: 'Long skirts for women predict economic hard times.'
During the past few months I have noticed that many women have decided to cover their legs with longer slacks and long skirts. Are designers trying to create a martket? Is this truly a Bear market? Are the girls cold?
A deep recession can force designers for retail dress shops to promote a new fashion that will attract customers. Thrifty shoppers will insist on getting the best value for their dollar therefore asking for more fabric. A deep solar minimum where the Sun has been spotless for 90% of the time can be associated with global cooling.
The Summer Solstice predicts a volatile stock market that has a chance of moving up, but September has a rash of tough aspects suggesting a number of bubbles are ready to burst sending other market sectors into another tailspin.

Optimistic Markets during the Summer Months

June, July and August should find the market averages gradually increasing in price and volume as people begin to feel confident that the economy has reached a plateau. Pay close attention to your personal purchases. Quality and guarantees are your primary concern.

Most industries have exhausted their inventories and those of you looking for employment may find temporary jobs as these companies begin to return to last years production schedules.

Housing will continue to be a problem because demographics do not support an increase in supply. The same demographics do not support new car purchases. The baby boomlet is almost 18. They will not buy a new car for several years and they are likely to pay cash for all purchases. They have heard the old Johnny Cash song lyrics "I owe my soul to the company store" and substituted the words credit card and have learned a lesson from their parents.

It is a Quiet and Joyous Summer. 

The emphasis is on working on your own projects and playing with friends. Take advantage of every sunny day and get your massive dose of Vitamin D. Find some friends and take a walk, dig up the weeds in your garden, or hang out at the beach. Keep your entertainment expenses as low as possible. Throughout the past year I have advised you all in Fiscal Cents, “Save your money in a piggy bank or a savings account. “ Summer should help you find a way to invest your cash in projects that will benefit your own bottom line.

Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse takes place July 22 and will be visible over China as well as the Ring of Fire. "The weather of that day will stay that way" is the Aphorism for the solar eclipse. In Cancer, the eclipse forecasts a time when people in the region will focus on home and family. Folks in this region will take extra time to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Eclipses in Cancer and Capricorn tend to put an emphasis on dramatic change in home, family and small business. Small businesses may develop a new name, "Micro Business", meaning that they sell products beyond their local area, but have few if any employees.

Mercury will be retrograde from September 7-29. No outer planets change signs.

September will be rough

The aspect that is ready to upset the economy, turn it inside out and run backwards is once again the Saturn Uranus opposition. Traders should have stops firmly in place before pressing the button to buy anything.

Heliocentric opposition of Saturn and Uranus will be in effect as these planets move into an exact opposition September 2, 2009, and the geocentric opposition September 15,2009.

The Summer Solstice continues at astrologicalinvesting.com

Monday, June 22, 2009

Fiscals Cents for the New Moon in Cancer

Here is what Kaye Shinker predicts for Cancer this month (posted in her monthly column, Fiscal Cents at astrologicalinvesting.com)

Financial Astrology for Your Zodiac Sign For the Lunar Month Beginning June 22, 2009 Happy Solar Return to everyone born under the sign of Cancer!

Advice - not just for Cancerians! Enjoy your family and have lots of fun in your community. Hope everyone showers you with birthday goodies. The perfect gift to give yourself is a very nice trip/cruise.

If you have earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, or tornados in your neighborhood , it is a good idea to be ready. Put a packing box next to your computer with your favorite emergency supplies and your box of important papers. There is an exact semisextile of Uranus and Neptune which often foretells flooding.

June 21 Venus and Mars are conjunct in Taurus. Sit down with pen and paper and write out your heats desire and be very specific. Your angels are like employees they need specific instruction.

On the astrologicalinvesting.com web site you will find two articles: Money in Your Chart; and Jupiter and the Money In Your Chart, Part II of Money in Your Chart be sure to read them.

This Month For Cancer

Get out of town if you can. Take a trip to visit with relatives or old friends. Who knows you might find some great bargains along the way. Do your homework on any investments especially real estate outside your area, and double check all legal documents in person. Scams abound.

Read YOUR Financial Sun Sign report at Fiscal Cents on the Astrologicalinvesting.com web site - Each Sun Sign has predictions of the challenges and success that you will find during the month ahead.
We suggest that you also read your Ascendant, ( Rising sign) as well as your Sun sign.

New Moon Forecast and Fiscals Cents for the New Moon in Cancer

The New Moon in Cancer and Fiscal Cents Predictions for the New Moon in Cancer have been updated on our web site at Astrological Investing.com

The New Moon Forecast contains predictions and monthly information on the current financial and economic outlook.

This New Moon is considered a Super New Moon because it is perigee or closest to the earth. In addition to the perigee New Moon there is an exact semisextile of Uranus and Neptune which often foretells flooding. If you have earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, or tornados in your neighborhood , it is a good idea to be ready to pack up your computer along with your favorite emergency supplies and box of important papers.

Read the rest of the New Moon report at www.astrologicalinvesting.com


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Sunday, June 21, 2009

July 2009 Astrological Calendar - Transits for New York, NY

 July Astrological Calendar - Transits for  New York, NY
Astrology calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the
NYSE, for the month of July, 2009.
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July 2009 Astrological Calendar - Transits for London, England

July 2009 Astrological Calendar Transits for London, England
Astrology calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the
FTSE, for the month of July, 2009.
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July 2009 Astrological Calendar - Transits for Sydney, Australia

July 2009 Astrological Calendar Transits for Sydney, Australia
Astrology calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the
ASX, for the month of July, 2009.
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Friday, June 12, 2009

Saturn vs Uranus: Duel of the Decades

Ancient bards explained the origins of the universe with fantastic tales. Uranus was lord of the universe and with his sister/wife they gave birth to the Titans. Saturn was among the Titans and he wrested control by castrating Uranus. He cast the testicles into the universe and the result according to the myth is Venus. But wait a minute, what happened to the other ball? Could it be that Saturn's pitching arm was not as strong as the mythologists suggest and the other ball is Titan, one of Saturn's moons.

The space probe Cassini is sending all sorts of information about Titan. Astronomical speculation is rampant about the age of Titan as well as the similarity of its atmosphere to Venus.

Stephen Smith reports on the Electric Universe website

"The principle tenets of Electric Universe theory is that the Solar System has been the scene of catastrophic encounters between charged planetary bodies at sometime in the recent past. Electric fields interacting with gigantic clouds of plasma caused major disruptions both in orbital arrangements and geological stability among the planets and moons. Indeed, many new objects may have been added to the mix in the form of cometary bodies scaling down in size from something as big as Venus to particles small enough to make up Saturn's rings."

It appears that science is slowly catching up with mythology. The moral lesson of myths has always been obvious. I believe if each myth is examined closely there is an astronomical lesson, an astrological lesson and even an economic lesson. I summarize several myths and their relationship to economics in the Textbook for Financial Astrology Book Four.

The synodic cycle for Saturn and Uranus is approximately 40 years. At the conjunction the two get together as in the early 1990's and at the opposition they start dueling. We have four more sets in this duel to go. Two are scheduled for September. The helio duel happens the first week of September and the Geo duel around the Equinox. It should be exciting.

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Dow Jones Shuffle

Only 30 Blue Chip Cards Allowed in the Deck.

Did the energy of the planets zap these companies that were too big to fail? Maybe poor little demoted Pluto stacked the deck. If you have The Textbook for Financial Astrology you might check all of the charts for the Dow and see if Pluto is ready to zap yet another fine old established Blue Chip company that is to big to fail.

"t" Pluto, Uranus, and Mars did a fine job of destroying AIG.
I use a "t" for as a symbol for a transiting planet.

For General Motors Incorporation chart it is t Mars conjunct Jupiter, t Pluto opposed natal Pluto, the t South Node conjunct Saturn and an approaching Nodal return. The same is true for GM's IPO which was issued only two months after its incorporation. Last year when GM's hole was so deep it couldn't climb out Pluto was conjunct GM's IPO Sun and Uranus was conjunct Chiron. (Chiron seems to be important in company charts)
Citigroup's Incorporation chart has t Pluto conjunct Uranus and Saturn. The IPO chart has the t North Node conjunct Neptune. They could survive but not until they spin off a few divisions.

Here is your new data. Any astrological ideas why these companies replaced the former giants of the DOW ?

Travelers (TVR), Incorporation Mar 5 1853 12:00 pm LMT St. Paul Mn, IPO Feb 27 2007 9:30 am EST NYNY

Cisco Systems(CSCO), Incorporation Dec. 10 1984 12:00 pm PST Sacramento Ca. IPO Feb 16 1990 9:30 am EST NYNY.
Remember last fall when AIG was replaced by Kraft (KFT) , Incorporation Dec 7 2000 at 5:00 pm Delaware and the IPO is June 13 2001 9:45 am EDT NYNY
The announcement Monday June 1st of the changes to the 30 stocks that make up the best-known barometer of Wall Street comes as GM enters bankruptcy protection, a move that was widely expected.
Dow Jones said in a statement that Travelers the property and casualty insurer and one-time division of Citigroup would replace its former parent. Cisco, which makes computer networking gear, is filling the hole left by GM after 83 years as part of the Dow.
Kraft replaced AIG in 2008.

The actual changes will be in effect June 8, 2009.http://www.astrologicalinvesting.com/html/shop.html
Data courtesy of Michael Munkasey's Comapany Data