Mythical Recession - Part 2
The Mythical Recession Explained
by Kaye Shinker
In an article
I wrote in February of 2008, titled The Mythical Recession, I said:
whole recession scenario started with Jupiter conjunct Pluto on
December 10th, 2007 then Jupiter moved into Capricorn on the same
day as Saturn turned retrograde December 20th.
in The Textbook for Financial Astrology, Jupiter changing signs
is difficult for markets."
keeps the accounting department in their offices and Pluto insists
on destroying then rebuilding everything ruled by the sign he occupies.
The Rule of Three
is common to every aspect of our lives. Throughout the texts of
ancient to modern astrology the rule of three is explained to the
student. It says that for an astrological interpretation to be true,
you must be able to see it expressed three ways in the chart. In
Lesson Six, Book One of the Textbook
for Financial Astrology, I explain that the rule is
one fact in December of 2007. There were three planets in practical,
thrifty earth signs, and Yankee Ingenuity took a holiday.
- Saturn entered Virgo in September
- Jupiter entered Capricorn
in December 15, 2007
- Pluto entered Capricorn January
Dec. 1, 2008
(Bloomberg) -- The
U.S. economy entered a recession a year ago this month, the panel
that dates American business expansions said today.
The declaration was made by the cycle-dating committee of the
National Bureau of Economic Research, a private, nonprofit group
of economists based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The last time
the U.S. was in a recession was from March through
November 2001, according to NBER. "
Jupiter was in Gemini opposed Pluto in Sagittarius.
In December 2008, Jupiter was in Sagittarius conjunct
Pluto. Oppositions often act like conjunctions in their destructive
power however they are shorter lived but focused.
27, 2008 is the date when Pluto entered Capricorn, and I believe
could be considered closer to an accurate time for the start of
into Capricorn began January 27, 2008. Early in April, 2008
Pluto 'changed directions' , going retrograde, then, because of
retrograde motion, slipped back into the sign of Sagittarius for
the summer of 2008. Pluto returned to Capricorn on November
Virgo are both earth signs. Currently Jupiter is in
Capricorn and Saturn is in Virgo, however, Jupiter
and Saturn will move into air signs in 2009.
January 5, 2009
Jupiter begins his transit of Aquarius, an air sign. Saturn
begins his transit of Libra October 29, 2009.
the recession be a MYTH? Was the economy in a real recession? Was
it a MYTH? Maybe it is something worse?
It seemed like
a myth when you looked at the classic indicators! A myth explains
reality by telling a story in outrageous proportions where the action
does not make sense until you know some of the supporting facts.
Example: Jason must abide by the rule of three and complete each
task in order to obtain the Golden Fleece. Jason, the Argonauts
and the Golden Fleece can be interpreted a number of ways. Google
the myth and then read it as if it were a story about Wall Street
2008. (factoid: A Golden Fleece is obtained by natives in the Ural
Mountains by stretching a lamb skin across a stream.)
- The graphs that illustrated
the GDP was not negative for two quarters in a row.
- The economic indicators did
not follow the historic pattern. Usually whole sectors lose value.
Financial stocks were being taken down one at a time instead of
the whole sector. IPO's did not exist and entrepreneurs were not
touting new inventions.
- Other indicators for a recession
were not expressing true recessionary behavior. Maybe we were
witnessing the precursors to a depression or a conspiracy or blatant
Reporters, commentators and
economists didn't consider the numerous parameters of the NBER.
of three will apply again in November 2009 since Neptune is also
in the air sign Aquarius.
Here are two examples of how you can apply the rule of three to
the whole market. (This rule can also be applied to individual stocks).
Can the rule of three bring us out
of the recession?
week in the USA
- Pluto returned to Capricorn,
there was a New Moon, and Uranus changed directions moving direct.
Then the two benefics Jupiter and Venus made a smiley face headline
with their conjunction to the moon. (click
to see National Geographic's photo, "Venus, Jupiter, Moon
Smile on Earth")
- The following week saw some
gains in the market and the shoppers were out snapping up bargains.
It appeared that retail was having a fire sale, eliminating old
inventory and distressed merchandise at prices below cost.
- Consumers were shopping. However,
there were no hot items, no exciting technological breakthroughs,
and no star power even in the stuffed toy department. Earth signs
dominated retail. Even the arts and crafts folks were in a creative
December 31, 2008 we have a repeat
performance of the rule of three. Once
again put in your stops!
- Mars moves into Capricorn
making a conjunction with Pluto on the day of the New Moon, December
27, 2008. Mars will speed up the destructive behavior of Pluto
- Saturn turns retrograde Dec.
31, 2008 and Jupiter changes signs on January 5, 2009. There could
be a lot of positive energy and quite a few surprise endings,
but this is a case of discretion is the better part of valor.
Put in those Stops.
- Don't let your stops expire,
Mercury turns retrograde on January 11 and direct on January 31.
I think the S&P and Dow are going to have to
evaluate the mix of stocks in their averages. My suggestion to the
mathematicians at the Wall Street Journal is March 1, 2009, when
Jupiter enters Aquarius and has had time to establish his territory.
The New Economy isn't here yet. The preview will happen the first
week in January 2009, but it will be Mardi Gras before any one really
takes notice. (In and around New Orleans, Halloween, Thanksgiving,
Christmas, New Years are just practice holidays for the important
one Mardi Gras)
Dear members, The newsletter for the Virgo New Moon left the story
of Goldilocks with this: She had left Dick Whittington in London
because she found his lifestyle as Mayor of London boring. She then
returned to New York, and has sublet a townhouse in Manhattan. The
three bears should expect a guest appearance. Remember she likes
everything 'just right'.
Goldilocks finally answered her cell phone and
she was loquacious! I'll summarize.
Goldilocks found a notice of foreclosure on the
Three Bears kitchen table when she visited their home on Wall Street
for Thanksgiving Dinner. She decided to take action and called Dick
Whittington in London.
He suggested several ways to help the Bears refinance
their house. Goldilocks rode the train to Washington D.C. and found
the perfect "refinance" deal. However, Papa Bear was totally
broke because of the moratorium on short selling. Goldilocks
donated her braids to the cause, helped mama bear start a porridge
business, and called the North Pole to ask Santa for a custom made
chair for baby bear.
Santa thanked her for the order and explained that
the recession was cramping his style.
He said, "I'll probably make it through Christmas
with residuals from my Mercedes-Benz commercial and my guest appearance
at the Macy's parade."
Goldilocks asked about Mrs. Claus. Santa said, "Don't
ask me, ask the elves".
Santa sent several rather thin elves to pick up
the broken chair. They ate six bowls of porridge and explained,
"Mrs. Claus has burnt every batch of cookies since they returned
to the North Pole."
The elves asked Goldilocks what she wanted Santa
to bring her.
She said "braids".
They explained that recessions also affect magic;
she would have to grow her own.
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