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


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.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The New Moon in Libra October 18

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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 in Libra will occur October 18, 2009 at 1:33 a.m. EDT Washington DC.

New Moon in Libra October 18, 2009The New Moon appears in the 3rd house - October 18th (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 third house means there will be an emphasis on neighborhoods, elementary education, transportation and communication. Mainstream media has huge monetary problems and partnerships with the new media continues to make headlines. Huge meetings and long discussions will center around the concept that content is everything and the web has to find ways to monetize it. Stocks involved in these discussions will be under pressure as various communications companies try to position themselves for valuable content.

When you reset the New Moon chart for California the Libra stellium falls in the 4th house. Astro-meteorologists would suggest increased earthquake activity around the New Moon. Uranus and Neptune will move into a semi-sextile, therefore the Mid-west will have too much precipitation.

Saturn in the Second House.
Transiting the final degrees of Virgo, Saturn is trying to present the various monetary challenges in the world of health care. Earned income continues to decrease and therefore tax revenues are falling. Every level of government is complaining. It is a case of financial stagnation. No one wants to take financial risks and the savings rate continues to climb. Thrifty shoppers start stashing supplies for the holiday season.

Venus in the Third House
Discussions concerning vehicles will dominate. Folks are very serious about using their money to acquire useful vehicles and avoid the luxury styles. Earned income is spent on necessities and left over cash is saved. Investments will be conservative with gambles on risky ventures at a minimum.

Mercury in the Third House
The publishing industry is in the midst of a huge overhaul of ways to deliver the written word. They have formed new partnerships with the electronic delivery systems as well as ways to share content. There is a great deal of concern about local travel and folks are finding more efficient ways to move from here to there. New partnerships in the auto industry will make headlines in the financial news.

Pluto in the Fifth House
Exposure of illegal risks by hedge funds and even some mutual funds continues. Many state sponsored retirement funds were invested in risky equities and their managers will have the opportunity to discuss the investments with government officials. Expect lower retirement payments for retired state employees. Institutions with endowment income will have to take major budget cuts.

School budgets are stretched and parents find any suggestion of changing the school year on length of daily instruction impossible to fund.

Jupiter in the Seventh House
Often Jupiter here indicates a plethora of new IPO's coming to market. Most are well received. In this case those with connections to the electronic industries will find the best reception. Negotiations concerning foreign trade will be successful especially concerning vehicles. Boutique investment firms and banks are proliferating.

Neptune in the Seventh House
The number two export of the USA is movies/content. This rather unique feature of the American economy will make headlines as various business merge, divest and spin off their media components. Electronics delivers stories to the audiences of the world. Distribution of content must be creative as they rearrange their systems. Contracts with talent must be carefully renegotiated.

New software applications as well as recombined old software makes it possible to add new customers.

Uranus in the Eighth House
Please pass the idea around to government officials looking for unique ways to tax the wages of your favorite workers. Insurance is also looking for unique ideas as folks find paying premiums a luxury and not a necessity.

Mars in the Twelfth House
Mars starts its 8 month transit of Leo with his energy focused on using creativity to make the best use of funds delegated to governments and institutions. Prominent officials and leaders of public institutions are forced to put some energy into their work. Technology that they rely on to keep the public safe is not working as promised.

Kaye Shinker
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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fiscal Cents - Financial Astrology for Your Zodiac Sign - Scorpio

Financial Astrology for Your Zodiac Sign For the Lunar Month Beginning October 18, 2009 - Your Astrological Horoscope and Financial Outlook
by Kaye Shinker

Happy Solar Return to all of our Scorpio readers! (The New Moon is in Libra, however the Sun moves into Scorpio five days later on October 23 at 2:43 am EDT. Best wishes to all Libra's still celebrating their Solar Returns.)
Here is the prediction for this month for Scorpio:

Home maintenance is your assignment this month. It's time you took care of all the stuff you've left sitting around. If its dusty throw it away, obviously you don't like it. The same applies to your portfolio. Evaluate the dogs you have acquired and divest yourself of the burden. Look at the stocks as dead cash.

Scorpio, 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:

Each Sun Sign has predictions of the challenges and successes for you during the month ahead. (Remember to also read your Ascendant, or Rising sign, as well as your Sun sign.)

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

November 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 November, 2009.November 2009 Astrological Calendar - Transits for NY NY, The NYSE

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November 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 November, 2009.October 2009 Astrological Calendar - Transits for London, England, The FTSE

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

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

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Jupiter Direct Dow 10,000

Jupiter officially turned direct early in the morning of October 13, 2009.

The Dow officially ended October 14, 2009 above 10,000 the first time since October 2008.  

Jupiter direct usually pushes the markets up five days before until about five days after direct motion.  The markets will then flatten out as they will get confused when Saturn changes signs on October 29. 

Jupiter stations at 17 degrees Aquarius for several days, picks up speed and by January 18, 2010 moves into the sign Pisces. Last chance to get old tech toys.  New ones or lots of upgrades will hit the markets Fall 2010. 

Gadgets are on Sale
Aquarius rules technology therefore consumers who were guarded in their enthusiasm for the current crop of gadgets that plug into the grid will release their guard and become enthusiastic bargain hunters.  There will be an abundant supply of these products for sale and you can expect deep discounts on most products described at electronics. 

Jupiter also produces an abundant supply of products ruled by the opposite sign Leo. Leo rules products under the Leisure sector. If you need a vacation be sure to sign up for a cruise or a spa or a resort before January.  

Jupiter Squared
In The TextBook for Financial Astrology  3 I talk about the phenomena of Jupiter squared. Whatever sign is square to sign Jupiter is currently transiting will have a demand for their products. 

Taurus squares Aquarius and the sectors ruled by Taurus are agriculture and banks (loans) Scorpio is also square Aquarius and rules insurance, death and taxes. I know taxes are in short supply but not sure how that translates into a product that is for sale. Insurance is selling for higher premiums because of the uncertain value of currency. 

Start Thinking Pisces
Jupiter at 17 Aquarius is the point where the Jupiter square effect begins.  Jupiter will move 13 degrees before it starts its transit of Pisces. Now is the time to begin to research the various sectors ruled by Pisces. Investors Business Daily lists stocks by sectors.  Some Pisces sectors are Energy, Chemicals, Alcohol and Tobacco. The question then is which one of the stocks on their list is best of breed and/or set to take advantage of an abundant supply of their product. For example will BUD or TAP win the sales growth wars?

Jupiter will transit Pisces throughout 2010 and the opposite sign is Virgo. One sector ruled by Virgo is medical supplies. Is J&J the best of breed? 

Ok lets go to the sectors that promise to increase in price because they lack supply and are in demand by the cash carrying public. Gemini sectors are Telecom and Transportation and Sagittarius sectors are Aerospace and Media.

Turn on your Research Mouse
The next difficult planetary aspect is Saturn square Pluto on November 15 and this one aspect tends to stress political events. However it can present a buying opportunity if you have done your research and patiently wait for just the right price. Besides Investors Business Daily and Yahoo Financial you might narrow your list of stocks even further with a trial subscription toGrace Morris's Newsletter.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Saturn's Infrared Ring

 How many degrees of space is covered by the ring?

Oct 8,2009 Saturn and Mercury are conjunct in Virgo. Therefore NASA released new information explaining that the ringed planet has more rings than we see in a telescope.  Science is confirming what we already know from experience.  When Saturn is ten degrees from a conjunction or an opposition from one of your natal planets the effect is felt and it doesn't go away until Saturn is 10 degrees away.

The ring discovered by NASA's Infrared camera might be the best explanation for the experience of Astrologers for the past 5,000 years.  Saturn can make life very challenging especially when transiting Saturn is approaching a conjunction or opposition to one of your natal planets. 

Point of View in a Personal Horoscope
Saturn rules bones and by extension teeth.  Think about how long it takes for a cavity to form and then demand to be filled by the dentist.  Transiting Saturn moves to within ten degrees of your natal either Sun or Saturn and you forget your toothbrush on a camping trip. Several months later you visit the dentist and sure enough one of the Somemores attacked your front tooth.  Now Saturn is opposed to your natal Sun. Result? One hour with the dentist and $200 deducted from your checking account.  

Financial Astrology's Point of View 
Alcoa's incorporation is September 18, 1888.  Their Sun is 26 degrees Virgo and Saturn is transiting over their Sun. The past six quarters have been in the red. This quarter they finally made a profit, but their debt is huge because of previous losses. It will take a number of profitable quarters to reduce their debt. Fortunately throughout 2010 Saturn will transit back and forth over their Sun forcing the company to keep their internal fiscal discipline.  

Saturn in Libra
Halloween Eve and Saturn moves into Libra check my article to find out the sectors of the economy where he will start making trouble. My guess is that the number of degrees in space covered by the ring is at least 4, but maybe 6 and unlike other planets Saturn causes trouble on both ides of its transit. Guess that will be a lesson in my next Textbook.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Traders watch Dollar

Fighting to Save the Dollar as a Reserve Currency
The ups and downs of the dollar have been the focus of attention of market traders.
If the chart I use for the dollar is correct, then the next few weeks for the Dollar could be a roller coaster ride.  tPluto is just leaving the conjunction to Mars and tMars is hanging pretty close to the Moon and tNeptune is conjunct the Dollar's Pluto.  Mars is a warrior and when up against the wall of gold he could just bring the fighting spirit and creativity of the public into the fore and win the battle for dominance of the world.  Possible?

Discipline Required
However valuations for the dollar could improve with a little bit of discipline that the square tSaturn will give the Dollar's Jupiter on its Birthday.  This transit is followed by tSaturn trine Saturn on Oct 17, 2009. The Federal Reserve could actually find a way to make the Legal Tender valuable.  Whatever their idea is it has to be outrageous and something no one ever considered ever.  tPluto makes an exact trine to Uranus on Nov. 23, 2009.  

USA Public Rejects Oil? 
January and February 2010 the South Node is closing in on the Moon. Headlines concerning the value of the dollar could upset the public enough that they will cut back further on their use of oil.  They will insist that their local governments use fuel other than gasoline. Weaning from oil must be absolute and abrupt, just as a mare weans her foal. 
Throughout January the crisis will make headlines and the dollar must reposition itself to maintain the status of world reserve currency. It will be a battle with very unusual battlefield tactics.

My guess as to how the battle ends.
Maybe the Federal Reserve will haul out their ancient engraving plates and start stamping out $20 silver pieces.  Whatever their fiat currency which is considered Legal Tender could transform.  Hopefully the transformation doesn't mean legal 'tinder' December has Jupiter trine the Dollars Sun and conjunct its Pluto.
The Textbook for Financial Astrology contains charts for the dollar, oil,  and gold. In this article I have only mentioned the transits of the outer planets. The transits of the Sun and Mars are equally important.  These charts are invaluable for tracing the next few months of transits as we go through the crisis.