Financial news and the US Saturn Return
As I wrote a few weeks ago, we are in the middle of the second phase of the Saturn Return in the US chart. The Saturn return occurs every 28-30 years in a chart – whether of an individual, a marriage, or a nation – and requires that we learn the hard lessons of life in a material world. Saturn insists that we keep our eyes open and nose to the grindstone, and develop positive habits that will help us to become successful.
The Saturn return in the US chart has brought with it the usual challenges, both financial and of a more subtle nature – the kind of “malaise” that came with the last US Saturn Return.
The Wall Street Weather website is one of the best sources for financial astrology. Deborah writes:
“Shock” and “surprise” were the words used to describe the market’s reaction Monday after Standard & Poor’s downgraded the outlook on the USA’s long term credit rating from “stable” to “negative” over concerns that the U.S. will delay addressing medium to long-term budgetary challenges until after the 2012 presidential election. Yet the real “surprise” was that the market was surprised since S&P (as well as Moody’s) had warned on January 13 that the USA’s outlook might be lowered in the future.
Those early warning shots were fired as Mars in Capricorn conjoined the USA’s natal Pluto, indicating serious and substantive action must be taken now to reduce the USA’s enormous debt mountain. Pluto in the sector of the USA chart representing the nation’s wealth and the overall economy reflects that a large amount of government spending is kept secret (“black budget”) and off the balance sheet. Government debt generates wealth for a […]