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We’re not out of the woods yet!

I might have been too optimistic when I wrote that the global planetary intensity would begin to subside as soon as the last aspect aspect of Saturn to Pluto completed in August.  After all, Saturn and Pluto are just a little more than a degree off their exact square, and Jupiter’s expansive qualities still are well within range of exacerbating the power conflicts that Pluto tends to engender.  In addition, Pluto is at a virtual standstill in preparation for its change of direction on September 14th, commanding our attention and making sure that we don’t gloss over the hard stuff.

In addition, the combination of Jupiter and Uranus, which began in Aries in May and continued throughout the summer, served to light a powderkeg of righteous (Jupiter) rebellion (Uranus) that will not be easily extinguished and will lead us right into the Uranus/Pluto square next year.
We are seeing this sort of fiery breaking away (Jupiter/Uranus) from the structures of the past (Saturn square Pluto in Capricorn) all over the world now:

  • As peace talks in the middle east attempt to get underway, Hamas has declared that it will continue attacking settlers and fired a rocket into Israel on Saturday.  This is nothing new, but this kind of conflict has been relatively quiet until recently.
  • In Pakistan, already beset by floods and a general governmental breakdown (Pluto in Capricorn) suicide bombings have attacked civilians in multiple locations including at a Shia demonstration in Quetta and at a mosque in southern Pakistan.
  • In the United States, an anti-government revolutionary fervor is sweeping the country
  • Suicide bombings attacked civilians in several locations in , Tajikistan,
  • New Zealand was struck by a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake.  Thankfully no one was killed, but there definitely seems […]
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By |2010-09-04T09:29:53-04:00September 4th, 2010|Life|Comments Off on We’re not out of the woods yet!

Friday’s Jobs Report is Less Worse News than Usual

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We are in a rare period right now where there are no planets in retrograde motion.  John McCormick’s excellent research from his classic book, “The Book of Retrogrades” reports that all planets are “direct” (moving forward) only eight percent of the time.  Retrograde planets tends to cause us to look backwards in whatever area of life a particular planet rules.  With all planets moving forward, we can see some real progress for a couple of weeks.
That could shift on the 20th when Mars turns retrograde, something that only happens every two and a half years or so.  But for now, it appears that the economy in the United States may be turning a corner with a Jobs report that cites statistics showing that the bleeding of US jobs is slowing.
It’s hard to call that really good news, but the Obama administration will take good news where they can find it, and there is a report that they are discussing using the repaid TARP money to stimulate more job production.
Uranus changed direction on December 1, a shift that nearly always brings a surprise of some sort and a reversal in the financial markets, and this one witnessed a 111 point rise in the Dow on the 1st.  The week following the Uranus shift has brought erratic highs and lows as investors swing from optimism to pessimism on a daily basis.  In fact today, the Dow shot up 150 points in the first 15 minutes, and then the rally dissolved and the Dow closed up only 23 points.
Jupiter (positive thinking and optimism) is fast approaching a conjunction to Chiron (wounding and healing) and Neptune (spiritual longing and idealism) that is likely to create […]
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By |2009-12-04T17:07:39-05:00December 4th, 2009|Money and markets|Comments Off on Friday’s Jobs Report is Less Worse News than Usual
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