Friday, March 25, 2011

Oil prices? Drill? Substitute? Conserve?

Follow up on January 4, 2011 Blog:
Barrel of Oil $100+?

February 18, 2011 and the price of crude begins to jump. By March 25, 2011 it is up 25% at $105 for light sweet crude. Protests in the Middle east are given credit for the price increase. Consumers of oil are trying to devise ways to avoid paying the price.
What are the options?

Geologists have been busy mapping possible locations and the corporate bean counters have been estimating cost. Governments around the world have been inundated with requests for drilling permits. For this analysis we will use the chart for the First Oil Well August 27, 1859 Noon Titusville Pa. (Print this blog and add to Financial Astrology Textbook 4)

For drilling companies the hopeful aspect is Pluto trine Pluto from March 30-April 19, 2011. However the aspect does not become exact, thus further delays until exact February 4, 2012. In the meantime Pluto will trine Mercury July 4,2011, Jupiter will conjunct Pluto July 27, October 23, 2011 and March 8, 2012 promising the drilling companies a plethora of finds and plenty of options as to where to drill first.

You will notice a string of Jupiter aspects starting April 14, 2011 continuing through March 8, 2012 promising an increase supply of available crude to sell. Will Jupiter bring down the price of crude as supplies increase? In February when Pluto made a trine to Mercury news concerning the availability of surplus supplies of crude did not influence the oil traders. They continued to push up the price on futures contracts. The same aspect returns July 4, and Nov 24 with the possibility of a return to higher futures contracts on the spot oil market.

The Titutsville chart shows an eclipse at 11 Gemini rather close to its 7 Gemini Uranus on June 2, 2011. Optimistically the sudden change will appear and competing energy sources will come on line to diminish the demand for oil.
OPEC's chart has the Moon at 7 degrees Cancer. The July 1, 2011 eclipse is at 9 degrees Cancer. An eclipse to the Moon means that the public is not pleased and optimistically(again) is looking for alternatives to the groups supply policies. Since January 30, 2011 OPEC has experienced Pluto opposed the Moon therefore the public has not favored oil exploration by the organization. In fact the populace of the OPEC countries has been very angry with the management of oil drilling and exploration. Their attitude will continue until May 2, 2011 with Saturn square Saturn and the discussions with their leaders concerning the distribution of oil revenues. The problem concerning the public's perception of OPEC policies will continue the Oct 26, 2012 with the continuing opposition of Pluto to the OPEC Moon. Uranus opposes OPEC's Mercury May 20, 2011 Aug 31, 2011 and March 7, 2012. Strange news and unusual events confuses the organization therefore their policies are inconsistent and traders find the market very volatile. This will encourage inventors of alternative energy sources to invest and promote their products.

Conserve? Mercury is retrograde for the next 3 weeks (March 30-April 23) therefore write a list and combine your trips. Keep your cellphone in your pocket to double check appointments and phone home. Pay cash at the pump is another technique. Do not fill the tank is another. Coast to the 4 way stop sign and avoid getting behind a school bus. For home heating change from oil to natural gas. That is your individual contribution to the conservation of energy.
Governments and corporations can install solar and wind generators to lighten their consumption of electrical power. Power companies can switch from oil to natural gas to generate power. When oil is $100+ it makes economic sense to change. Jupiter and Uranus in Aries will allow the change to happen quickly and probably unannounced.

Conclusion: Oil prices will remain over $100 until June when demand destruction becomes apparent. The June 2nd and July 1st eclipses will change the landscape of world markets and the price of oil will reverse direction.
aside: I'm hoping I'm correct since I'm scheduled to lecture in June for the South Suburban Chicago NCGR and the Milwaukee NCGR. I plan to drive so I will have the freedom to cruise around.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

April 2011 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
April, 2011.

April 2011 Astrological Calendar, planetary aspects for the NYSE, April, 2011
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April 2011 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 April, 2011

April 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for London, England, The FTSE
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April 2011 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 April, 2011.
April 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for Sydney, Australia, The ASX
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Spring Equinox March 2011

The Vernal Equinox* and an Overview of the Three Months Ahead

Note:  The Vernal Equinox is the date in the northern hemisphere when the Sun crosses the celestial equator (declination 0) moving northward. Night and day are nearly equal and this date marks the beginning of Spring, thus, it is often called the Spring Equinox.

In the southern hemisphere, the center of the Sun crosses the celestial equator moving southward - it is often called the Autumnal Equinox, marking the beginning of Autumn in the southern hemisphere.

The Spring Equinox occurs Sunday, March 20, 2011, at 6:22 PM EST Washington D.C.

Happy Astrologers Day March 20!
Astrologers celebrate the New Astronomical year with all sorts of gatherings, good food, good cheer and lots of horoscope charts.

Around the Spring Equinox Chart (chart location set for Washington, D.C.)Kaye Shinker lists the major upcoming transits for the next three months and discusses the Equinox chart in detail. Read the list of upcoming transits and where we find the specifics of the season ahead based on this chart. (click to read Kaye Shinker's article on our web site)

For your own score card click, link to Countdown to 2012 on our web site and print the entire list of astrological phenomena. Astrological Countdown to the end of the Mayan Calendar

The Spring Equinox Sun promises employment in new professions your parents never dreamed existed. Some folks will find jobs where uniforms are required and others will need a pocket protector. The big money is in partnerships where one partner is a terrific salesman and the other one is terrific at explaining the product or service. Those willing to take a risk will have a lot of fun in investing in commodities, entertainment and the visual arts.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fiscal Cents - Financial Astrology for Your Zodiac Sign

Financial Astrology for Your Zodiac Sign For the Lunar Month Beginning March 4, 2011- Your Astrological Horoscope and Financial Outlook by Kaye Shinker
The New Moon is in Pisces.  During this lunar month, on the Spring Equinox, March 20, 2011 at 7:21 pm EDT, the Sun will enter the sign of Aries.
Happy Solar Return to late Pisces Suns and early Aries Suns! 

Happy Solar Return to all of our Pisces friends, born between born March 4 through March 20, you have earned a little rest after eight hectic years of Uranus in your Sun sign!  For the next eight years you will capitalize on your creativity and put your outrageous ideas to work.

And Happy Solar Return to our Aries friends born March 20 through April 2nd, you are busy and happily earning new cash for your savings account.  Aries folks are excited by their ideas and working hard to share them.

Both signs will enjoy the months ahead with time to accomplish required paperwork as well as attend classes in interesting subjects.  Late Pisces are cleaning up their paperwork, making decisions about insurance and taxes. They will be especially challenged to handle minute details and will be required to ask lots of questions.  Early Aires will have more work than they can handle. They need to remember to take the time to read directions or watch videos about the tasks where they have less experience.

This Month For Pisces
You have scraps of paper everywhere. Time to get them organized. While you are at it, you might throw away the trash in your closets and clean your junk drawers. Starting March 12th Uranus finally leaves your Sun sign giving you the opportunity to capitalize on many of your creative projects.
This Month For Aries 
Education is efficient learning. Videos on every do it yourself project abound on the web. Take your time and watch the video before you plunge into a new project. If your business requires continuing education now is the time to enroll in these classes. Ok,  you can sign up for some fun classes.

Advice for everyone - During the next five months I encourage every Sun Sign to take control of your personal environment and reclaim your power.  March 9 and 10th are good days to open a savings account to deposit the extra funds you earn this month.

Household Hint: Thrifty is the new status symbol. This will be a good year to start a business. Inflation hedges are stocks, and vacant land.

More 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.

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The New Moon in Pisces 2011

Read this New Moon report in it's entirety at
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 Pisces New Moon, appears in the 8th house (refer to chart) The first four months of 2011 will focus on Money.

 A Financial Astrologer looks first at the money houses in the chart for the New Moon. The Capricorn New Moon, January 4th, fell in the second house putting an emphasis on how you earn money one hour at a time. The Aquarius New Moon appeared in the fifth house, therefore the emphasis was on taking risks with money. The Pisces New Moon falls in the eighth house and the focus of attention will be insurance and taxes. The Aries New Moon will appear in the eleventh and discuss earnings from career, dividends, and interest on investments.

The New Moon appears in the 8th House(people who are not living in the USA 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)

Folks are concerned about income from partnerships, death, inheritance, taxes and insurance. They are assessing their net worth as well as their talents.  Expect changes in insurance offerings as well as pension funds.  Tax laws are very volatile, therefore personal budgets will be very difficult to calculate.  Thrifty is the best solution.

Mercury appears in the 8th House
Publishing is changing dramatically.  Icons of the industry will be required to close their doors and/or declare bankruptcy.  Watch the IPO market for new ideas in media and sharing content. Social networking continues to facilitate gatherings of protestors. Their complaints are numerous.

Uranus appears in the 8th House

Uranus here suggests an opportunity to capitalize on changes in tax laws, insurance policy requirements, and legal requirements for business partnerships.

Traditional banks need to reassess their business plans. Out of the box thinking is required to find investment opportunities. Be Aware: alternative banking enterprises will appear across the internet.

Jupiter appears in the 9th House

Import/export trade rules need to be revised as the expense outweighs the benefits.  Legal disputes arise concerning contracts and payments that are connected to currency valuations.

Pirates continue to plague shippers and the international communities are determined to use every possible deterrent.

Saturn appears in the 3rd House
Communications devises and vehicles fail to find customers.  Generally retail sales are slow as consumers are not impressed with improved designs or color.  Publishing traditional paper books becomes unprofitable.  Big box stores and shopping malls continue to suffer from customer deficit.

Pluto appears in the 5th House
Schools continue to be under funding pressure.  Students find alternative schools desirable. Theater, the arts, and sports suffer from the inability to increase revenues to match costs.

The North Node here indicates that speculators are taking advantage of what appears to be a bottom in the housing market.

Venus appears in the 6th House

Employment of female workers improves as their computer/clerical skills are in demand.  Folks are steadily improving their personal health, therefore buying fewer pharmaceutical products.

Neptune appears in the 7th House
This is a time to triple check the price of everything you purchase.  Scandals will dominate the news as new Ponzi schemes are identified. If it is to good to be true it is.

Mars appears in the 7th House
Mars here warns of natural disasters including fires, floods earthquakes and volcanic activity. The super full moon on March 18th adds to the probability of difficult challenges from mother nature or the Sun.

Kaye's predictions for the month and the full interpretations for all the planets in this New Moon chart can be read in  this month's New Moon report.  Read the report in it's entirety at 

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