The Spring Equinox occurs Tuesday March
20 2012 at 1:14 AM EDT Washington D.C. It's officially
Spring and a time of celebration and new beginnings!
For your own score card click, link to Countdown to 2012 and
print the list of phenomena. Astrological
Countdown to the end of the Mayan Calendar.
Happy Astrologers Day March 20!
Astrologers celebrate the New Astronomical Year when the Sun enters
Aries. It's not unusual for astrological groups to get together
to celebrate and share their thoughts on what the new year will
bring. This is an especially festive time with a Grand Earth Trine,
and a Venus Jupiter conjunction in the 5th house.
The Spring Equinox chart has Sagittarius rising.
Jupiter rules the chart and is conjunct Venus in an Earth
Grand trine with Mars and Pluto. There will be great philosophical
and analytical discussion of the economy, and a good deal of political
discussion regarding the 2012 Presidential election and the USA's
involvement in foreign affairs.
Reading the chart: (click
on the chart above to view a larger image)
Textbook for Financial Astrology, Book IV, Kaye Shinker provides
us with a table of what each planet and house means in a mundane
Pluto in the first house
The first house in a mundane chart represents the People, and
the Sun in mundane astrology represents the Government.
Pluto in the first house is square the Sun. Change is demanded
by the people, and the demands are resisted. Public outcries
and demonstrations are misunderstood and "not heard"
because Mercury retrograde is also square Pluto.
Pluto is also involved in a Grand Earth Trine, sextile the Moon-Neptune
conjunction in the third. There is an unrealistic, overwhelming
feeling of prosperity and power to the people.
Moon conjunct Neptune in Pisces in the third house
The third house in a mundane chart has dominion over all forms
of transportation and communications. It has to do with
the media, public opinion, neighboring nations, and weather in
Expect weathermen to have an even more difficult time predicting
the weather with Moon conjunct Neptune! Neptune promises a very
wet and foggy spring.
Will you be able to trust the media? With Neptune and the Moon
influencing reporting, and with Mercury retrograde, I have my
doubts they will report unbiased news. Don't believe what you
read and only half of what you see and hear!
Mars RX in analytical Virgo opposes this conjunction and will
result in petty discussions and much criticism of the media.
Sun conjunct Mercury and Uranus in the fourth house square
The fourth house is an angular house - which gives added thrust
to the energies of the planets therein. In mundane astrology
it represents the opposition political party, natural resources,
the land, and families. (Among the other things listed in Kaye
Shinker's table of Mundane Keywords for Planets and Houses.
The Textbook for Financial Astrology, Book III, Lesson Five).
Sun in the fourth square Pluto will mean much difficulty for
the government in power.
Venus conjunct Jupiter in the fifth house
It takes Venus approximately 584 days to complete her orbital
cycle through the zodiac. And while Venus conjuncts Jupiter
every year and a half (give or take some days), the conjunction
of Venus in Taurus is a once in a 12 year phenomenon, as Jupiter's
orbit through the zodiac is approximately every 12 years.
Randall Ashbourne has written a lot about this Jupiter conjunction
with Venus in his Eye
of RA Report. From reading his reports you will glean
a better understanding of how important this is in relation to
what the stock market is doing today, as well as learning about
cycle and its effects on Wall Street.
This conjunction is so favorable for the market - not just because
Venus rules Taurus and has dominion over money, profit, financial
gain, (among so many pleasurable material things, and things to
do with revenue and the treasury!) - but because Jupiter brings
to Venus in Taurus optimism and abundance, AND this conjunction
takes place in the fifth house!
The fifth house basically has dominion over the stock market.
It's Wall Street's second home. Here is where you
find gamblers, speculators, stockbrokers, and investors.
Because Venus and Jupiter are having such an Unbelievably Good
Time, even the weather promises to be nice! Everyone is
enjoying very unseasonably nice weather. People are entertaining
themselves at the theater, concerts, sporting events, and people
and families with children are having loads of fun vacationing
over Spring Break at resorts.
Mars retrograde in the 9th house
Astrologers think of the 9th house and immediately think of religious
organizations, colleges, and government regulatory councils. However,
according to Kaye Shinker, when looking at a mundane chart from
an economic perspective, the ninth house has much to do with Corporations
as well. (The Textbook
for Financial Astrology, Book III, Lesson Five).
From the 9th, Mars Rx is trine to both Pluto and the Venus-Jupiter
conjunction. Here one can see the trine pattern complete - that
Corporations - Dow Jones Companies - are making money for their
investors (Jupiter-Venus in the 5th) and people (first house)
are pleased when their portfolios look good.
However, Mars Rx also is opposing the Moon-Neptune conjunction
in the third. Mars in Virgo "fights" with words,
and being retrograde can be very passive-aggressive. (And pretty
petty at times!) So we are seeing a lot of pettiness in
Saturn retrograde in the tenth house
In mundane astrology the 10th house has a special connection to
the Government in power - particularly the President, Prime Minister,
or King. Saturn is "afflicted" by the trine to
Neptune conjunct the Moon in the 3rd. Saturn, even in trine
aspect, is never comfortable with Neptune's boundlessness. Saturn
functions within boundaries, and appreciates rules that are not
fuzzy and vague. And even though the 10th house is Saturn's
"home", you all know how it is when you are at home,
influenced by a bit of Neptunian energy - totally relaxed, comfortable,
shoes off. This is not good news for President Obama.
Dates to look for: (comments
on most particular planetary positions will be addressed in the
New Moon Newsletters)
April 4 - Mercury Direct at 23 Pisces
As Kaye would say...YEAH!! Shopping.
90% of the time the Dow at the end of a Mercury Rx period is within
1% of where it was when the retrograde started.
April 6 - Super Full Moon
The Moon is perigee or at its closest point in its orbit around
the Earth. Super Moons often predict natural disasters such as
severe weather, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic activity.
Richard Nolle created the term "Super New Moon". Click
through to his article and explanation of the term.
April 10 - Pluto retrograde at 9 Capricorn
April 14 - Mars direct at 3 Virgo
May 6 - Super Full Moon (see
comment above regarding Super Moons)
May 15 Venus retrograde at 23 Gemini
May 20 Solar Eclipse at zero Gemini
June 4 Super Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 14 Sagittarius
(see comment above regarding Super
June 11 - Jupiter Enters Gemini
Several weeks before Jupiter enters Gemini investors will begin
to change the sectors where they are adding stocks to their portfolios.
The Textbook for Financial
Astrology Book 1, page 31 lists most of the products ruled
by Gemini. Textbook 4 will help you find the sectors favored
by Jupiter’s transit of Gemini. Discover what sectors
will have an abundant supply and where there will be shortages.
All of the Textbooks for Financial Astrology contain lists
of the sectors that will expand while Jupiter is in a particular
June 20 - Summer Solstice
Marlene Pfeifle, CAP