by Kaye Shinker
Pluto gave us a preview of
what is going to happen when he took a brief sojourn in to Capricorn
January 27, 2008-June 14, 2008. However, using Heliocentric
Astrology*, Pluto remained in the sign Capricorn and added to the
confusion in the market place. (*explanation of Heliocentric
Astrology at the end of the article)
Pluto entered Capricorn November
28, 2008 and is there to stay until January 24, 2024. On
page 33 of The
Textbook for Financial Astrology I list all of the
areas of the economy ruled by Capricorn.
Before we go back a few months and
look at the preview Pluto gave us during the Spring, let's First
look back at Sagittarius, examine the areas ruled by Sagittarius,
and review the areas Pluto destroyed while he was in Sagittarius.
Investment companies, publishing,
advertising and air transport to name a few have literally been
destroyed when you compare them to their 1996 selves.
Investment companies used the world
banking system to finance their margins and speculative trades.
The financial services were changed instantly into banks to prevent
the failure of these institutions during September and October
of 2008. They are now no longer Sagittarius companies. Illiquidity
forced them to changed their sign to Taurus.
In late September 2008 Pluto moved
from 28 to 29 degrees Sagittarius, Mercury turned retrograde.
The Dow and S&P plunged more than 20% in a week. Then rebounded.
Global leaders attempted to rebuild the investment houses of cards
built by computers and Algorithm Geeks. However, Mercury was retrograde
and the contracts of governments became an accident waiting for
Pluto to move into Capricorn.
Other areas ruled by Sagittarius
such as Universities, Religious institutions, military and shipping
have changed radically, but they have changed quietly. Their investors/administrators
insisted changes should be orderly.
Now, let's go back a few months
and look at the preview Pluto gave us during the Spring. Remember,
the market anticipates the economy by about six months; however,
the investors seem to be about three months ahead of the economy.
Exact aspects in the astrology anticipate the headlines by about
a week. Let's look at the headlines throughout the Spring.
Capricorn rules currency
and Investment houses /domestic.
Currency - The dollar was devalued and commodities increased
in value. It was becoming apparent in February 2008. AMBAC
AND MBIA, the bond insurers, were about to unravel the venerable
domestic investment houses on Wall Street. The mortgage scandal
and the housing bubble became headline news with the fall of Bears
Sterns March 14, 2008.
Real estate is the preferred asset of the banks.
If the price of real estate falls dramatically then the assets
of a bank will also fall limiting the amount of money they may
loan to customers.
Capricorn rules business property -
If business quits buying property and stops building new stores
and offices, then the price of commercial real estate will plummet.
The assets of the bank will plummet. Part one of the paradigm shift
is to rearrange commercial property. Malls are losing tenets with
bankrupt stores escaping their leases. The challenge will be to
find new tenets and that will take creative imagination and reinventing
the Mall concept.
However, most investors think about industries that
make headlines. Office towers, malls, and strip malls are ruled
by Capricorn. Could these investments approach antiquity? Almost
everyone I know has designated their former guest bedroom to office
space. After all the closet is a handy place to hide their ugly
A new economy world wide - Governments
and Corporations are too large and too complex to manage efficiently.
During Pluto's transits of Capricorn he will destroy and reinvent
replacements. What will arise is a new economy world wide and as
a result the definition of wealth will change.
If you think back to the 1760's and the Industrial
Revolution in England, you will see my point. Production moved from
the countryside to the city. Cottage crafts became mechanized and
labor moved to the factory. The economy of mass production of fabrics,
soaps, and cooking utensils was obvious. Then transportation, housing
and food preparation changed with Pluto in Cancer from 1912-1939.
Pluto in Cancer destroyed the economy of the extended family. Pluto
in Capricorn will fix the mess. Community needs to be reestablished
and the internet as well as other communications devises will make
it possible. Bragging rights will go to the first fellow to get
off the grid.
I list some of the things ruled by Capricorn in
for Financial Astrology. Think about clocks and watches,
gerontology, nursing homes, security systems and vaults. Did these
Capricorn rules coal and alternative energy. There
should be some interesting volatility in equities that represent
these sources of energy.
Or think about air conditioning and heating what
could be new and interesting in these industries. Salt is a Capricorn
commodity. What could possibly happen to salt?
And what has the public learned during
the Spring and Summer of 2008? The money in their pocket
can virtually bankrupt corporate America. All they have to do is
refuse to spend it. Housing became over priced, so did oil. Demand
destruction was fun. The customer is ready to challenge every industry
that raises prices above the fairness rating determined by the public.
Pluto's transit of Capricorn brought Europe to
the Americas in 1516. American gold destroyed the economy of Europe.
Pluto's transit of Capricorn in 1752 brought the
concept that people could choose their government, in the Americas
they were land owners.
Pluto's transit of Capricorn from 2009-24 will bring
a paradigm shift. The people will demand less government, fewer
taxes, individualized products.
Alarmist and fear mongers think in straight lines.
They see bigger government with more control. However, the universe
is curved, and, in my opinion, Pluto in Capricorn will force people
to take personal responsibility for their own health, welfare, security,
education, livelihood. and prosperity. In other words, the current
demand for bailouts, public and private will spend themselves out
of business. Survivors think out of the box with their own muscles,
creativity and capital. Example, 1780.
*HELIO explanation - I mentioned that markets get
all chaotic and confused when Pluto changes signs. The reason is
that from the point of view of the earth Pluto appears to go retrograde
and when Pluto is on the verge of entering a new sign, it appears
that he has returned to the previous sign.
From the point of view of the Sun planets do not
have a retrograde motion. When they enter a sign they stay there.
If traders lived on the Sun they would have no problem trading.
Everything would go in predictable cycles. However, traders
live on earth and the electrical energies they emit do not go in
a straight line but chris cross and curve and making all sorts of
July, August, September, and October of 2008 Pluto
was in the sign Capricorn from the heliocentric point of view while
from the geocentric point of view he was in the sign Sagittarius.
See, you are about half confused! Ok, so were the markets. Add
a Mercury Rx and Saturn Uranus opposition and Wall Street plummets.
Add to this that the sign of Capricorn rules government and business.
1516 and 1762 were the previous dates when Pluto
stirred the pot with a mix master. Montezuma and King George
had quite a time.
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