June 21, 2010 - 7:28 am EDT
by Kaye Shinker
* The Summer Solstice
in the Northern hemisphere occurs June 21, 07:28 am EDT (11:28
GMT - Universal Time or Greenwich Mean Time). This marks June
21 as the longest day (and shortest night!) of the year, however,
it is the shortest day (and longest night!) of the year in the
Southern hemisphere. June 21, 2010 is the Winter Solstice in the
for Printable Chart
The Summer Solstice will occur exactly
on June 21, 2010 7:28:25 am EDT in Washington D.C.
Economic Overview of the Three Months Ahead
Restart and Reboot
World wide this promises to be a
long hot summer. Place the Solstice chart over the chart of your
country and you will be able to see the challenges your citizens
Think about what would cause you
to hit the restart button on the computer. Now what happens? You
wait for the whole system to reboot.
For the USA it appears the public
has been hood-winked by some very clever folks. Every sector of
society has hood-winked every other sector. Neptune continues
to hover over the USA Moon. The light of the Summer Solstice Sun
will shine on one scandal after another and the reaction of the
American public will be to shoot first (usually verbally) and
ask questions later. Rhetoric from the public is very angry. (blog)
You will notice, if you scroll down
only looking at the bold type, 14 planetary phenomena are discussed
in this article. In the Text
book for Financial Astrology 3 you will find the Incorporation
and IPO charts for the 30 Dow stocks. Each company in the
Dow 30 charts has planets between 2 and 5 degrees. Not one
company will escape the power of planetary aspects during the
long hot summer! Every company will have to reorganize their
business plan and rewrite their goals.
I'm fairly optimistic concerning
the plethora of phenomena. These are "Do Something"
aspects and I think planets in early degrees cardinal are sounding
a very loud 'wake up call'. Our first realization is the
importance of our existing interlocking systems. The second
is these systems are operating inefficiently. The third
is change is required immediately, and change is coming from very
Economists and media are looking
in all the wrong places for economic growth. Folks who rely
on their reports will be hoodwinked.
Will the markets tank? Yes!
Will bonds tank? Yes! Will the currencies tank? Yes!
Will commodities tank? Yes! All at the same time? Maybe!
Most of our fellow astrologers are scared skinny.
These are exciting times. Keep your eyes open, there is a bull
market out there.
June 26 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 4 Capricorn Conjunct
This is probably the date closest
to the Summer high for the markets. Commodities in particular
have seen their best prices and many traders will start to consider
closing out their trades.
Headlines concerning natural disasters
prevail. Solar activity including solar flares may be the
direct cause of the problem. The Spring Equinox brought
enough natural disasters to keep everyone busy and this Lunar
eclipse promises to add a few dozen.
It is a rare eclipse with the Moon
conjunct Pluto where human error is the primary cause of accidents.
(In 1986 a similar Lunar eclipse gave us Chernobyl.)
July 5 Uranus Moves Retrograde
at Zero Aries
Uranus slides around the ecliptic
on his side something like a bowling ball with a terrific spin.
The planet of sudden change will spend another 8 weeks in Aries.
The sign Aries likes to initiate action and always wants to be
the first one in line. Aries is also fearless and ready
to sponsor every new idea. Everyone is ready for change
and knocking down the tenpins standing in the way is really a
pretty good idea. Markets will notice the businesses are
hoarding their cash, while using every free/cheap marketing tool
available to promote their new offerings/products. Business
will pay cash while they accumulate the supplies/raw materials
needed to continue manufacturing products. Banks will fail
to earn interest income, therefore they will continue to increase
July 11 The New Moon is
also a Solar Eclipse
The eclipse directly effects the
public opinion of the Dollar. Whether it is deflationary or inflationary,
the dollar’s value will change. Inflation might pay
off the debt, but it puts every worker in a new tax bracket. Fixed
income folks will be upset, and likely to blame the Government,
the Federal Reserve, the IRS, and Wall Street.
The path of an eclipse tends to leave
a rip in the earth's magnetic shield. Solar flares may penetrate
the rip in the earth’s protective shield leaving many areas,
especially around the ring of fire, vulnerable to natural disasters.
The path of this eclipse is over the South Pacific, stretching
from New Zealand to Chili, with total visibility on Easter Island
(Rapa Nui) It bodes further difficulties with Earthquakes, volcanic
activity, tsunamis and the area where El Niño forms. The
area is in winter season, therefore agriculture is unlikely to
have problems. http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/TSE2010/TSE2010.html
Vacations are an excellent
Financial astrologers, traders and
investors should consider that the grouping of planetary cycles
culminating in a short period of time can be very dangerous to
your wallet. These cycles are all connected to Capricorn
which is the sign of big business and government. Jupiter
and Uranus in Aries indicates that new products are quickly taking
over markets and changing our perception of how work gets done.
Nimble cash rich companies will adjust. Those with multiple
layers of management will suffer. A similar event happened
in the early 1990’s when the PC changed everyone’s
lifestyle. This product revolution will be quicker.
Weather is the main topic of conversation
and this includes Space-weather. Notice below there are
14 important aspects in 7 weeks. Astrologers have been warning
everyone about this time period for years. When these aspects
occur alone they have a reputation for instituting dramatic change.
Fourteen occur in a short period of time. Dramatic
change is a very calm way to describe this summer's aspects. This
is a global phenomena. Markets tend to consider change means
nasty, cruel, and vicious.
July 21 Saturn Returns to Libra
Markets seem to prefer to creep up
when Saturn moves into Libra, but this time the volume trends
will be low. Retail will once again be under pressure to appeal
to buyers with a unique taste in fashion. The suggestion is longer
skirts in layers. Retail will find their customers favorite
colors are the metallic versions of gold, silver and copper. (read
article, Saturn In Libra)
July 23 Jupiter moves Retrograde
at 3 Aries
Throughout this week market volume
is very slow. Traders are nervous and unlikely to take a
position for more than an hour. Usually the market turns
and goes in the opposite direction during the week leading up
to the exact date of Jupiter retrograde. It is a good idea
to take a vacation close to home during the last two weeks of
July and the first two weeks of August.
July 25 Jupiter square
Pluto at 3 Aries/Capricorn
Myriads of scandals are exposed close
to the exact date. The aspect is square the USA Venus, setting
up extreme rule changes for the income earned by the professional
classes. Investors will begin a sell off of blue chip stocks
if they perceive tax policies to be unfair. Traders can
count on a volatile market throughout the next 10 days where their
wits will be rewarded.
The next 20 days will find the double
bottom. The exact date should appear in this time frame and indicates
a turning point in the market.
July 26 Saturn opposed Uranus
at zero Libra/Aries
This is the final opposition. The
first one was November 4, 2008. The previous four oppositions
seem to have forced political changes. Usually changes in
government policy spills into the markets. As to space weather,
each opposition has produced interesting coronal mass ejections.
The April 2010 opposition produced oil spills (careless behavior),
earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The accounting side
of every business will find their governments rewriting the rules.
Here is where you start looking for stocks and new IPO’s
that benefit from the Smart Grid or provide home grown electricity.
in Aries article)
August 3 Jupiter square
Headline scandals in the Financial
Markets continue. It has been 9 days since the previous
Jupiter/Pluto square. The domino effect continues. The
American public is now positive they have been hoodwinked and
their displeasure with “Wall Street” will spill over
to markets world wide. A few international markets will
escape and we will do our best to keep you alert as to which ones
on the blog.
August 4 Mars square Pluto
at 3 degrees Libra/ Capricorn
Mars adds fuel to the firestorm that
is brewing. The problems of Enron, Worldcom, Bernie Madoff, Lehman
Brothers were the tip of the iceberg. The
charts for the Dow 30 are available in the Textbooks. (You also
can purchase just the Dow charts separately if you so desire.)
Take your red pen and go through them, circling planets that are
between 2 and 5 degrees. This will give you an idea of the
magnitude of the problems.
August 14 Uranus returns
to web site article, Uranus in Aries, for more information)
Uranus returns to Pisces for the
next six months to give us the creativity to invent our way out
of the oil, chemical and pharma problems. His deadline is March
12, 2011. The issues are phenomenally difficult, but Uranus will
do the job. It is your job to keep an investors eye open for the
extraordinary work being accomplished by ordinary folks who are
finding a need and filling it.
August 16 Jupiter opposed
Saturn at 2 degrees Aries/Libra
This is the classic W.D.Gann aspect
Victor explains in his book. It also has a habit of increasing
Sun Spot activity http://www.spaceweather.com
is the web site you need to watch daily. You are looking for Solar
Flares that form an arc. These are the ones with the power to
kill satellites, electrical grids, and ignite Auroras. Weather
is a primary factor in all markets, therefore keep your investments
in areas where general needs are the greatest.
August 20-September 11
Mercury Retrograde at 5 degrees Virgo
If you can take a vacation, now is
the time. If not, use your days off for fun with friends
and family. The usual warning to avoid buying anything that costs
more than $15. It is a good idea to repair, read and
relax. Lock you credit cards in a vault and research all major
purchases you plan to make.
August 21 Saturn square
Pluto at 2 degrees Libra/Capricorn.
The pressure is beginning to subside
on some markets but it is still difficult to make money. Corporate
structures are changing their cultures rapidly and leaders are
retiring as quickly as their resignations are accepted. Earned
income is a problem throughout the country and dollars are stretched.
This is the mid-point of hurricane season in our neighborhood
(South Louisiana, Houston) We have been prepared for weeks. I
recommend everyone consider our lists. Double check your reserves
and hopefully none of it is required in your neighborhood. We
had snow here last winter. Local wisdom predicts winter snow is
a sign of a difficult hurricane season.
September 9 Jupiter returns
to Pisces until January 22, 2011
to Web site article, Jupiter in Pisces)
Pisces creative powers probably need
a little tweaking by the return of Jupiter. This will help
the markets and bring up the price of oil and transportation stocks.
Technology will benefit with introductions of new toys for
the Holiday markets. Therefore, expect a recovery in the
September 12 Mercury Direct
September 14 Pluto Direct
at 2 Capricorn
Statistically this is a market reversal,
and in this case, it is probably to the upside. Volatility
will be strong as well with a number of traders returning to the
floor with cash to spend. Investors are less likely to return.
Often the equinox is the turn in the markets, therefore expect
to go bargain shopping and this could be a time when your research
pays off. Take notes.
September 19 Jupiter conjunct
Uranus at 28 Pisces
This is very optimistic for the markets,
and usually signals a temporary high. Best to be prepared
with stops top and bottom. Expect to have an opportunity
to sell a few dogs that have cluttered up your portfolio.
September 22 11:09 pm Autumn
The T square appears to be rough
but changes in management in businesses large and small will have
folks working and feeling pretty good about their accomplishments.
A lot of folks now find themselves self-employed. It’s OK,
invest in yourself.
Chart Analysis: (Refer
to chart above)
The Summer Solstice
Sun in the 12th house
The Sun foretells trouble and disgrace
to prominent officials, especially those involved in charities
and trade schools. Misspent funds and difficulties with
personnel are the problem. Solutions are difficult to enforce.
Illegal immigration and corporate compliance with the legal requirements
will continue to make headlines as systemic problems pop up everywhere.
Mercury in the 12th house
Comet McNaught is flying through
our solar system and historically comets have a very bad reputation
for exposing the limitations of humanity. His position is
20 degrees Gemini conjunct the Mercury of the Summer Solstice.
The prediction is that communications will become very difficult.
Our cherished telecommunications gadgets could require serious
Libelous scandals concerning management
of institutions are confirmed by whistle blowers and feed the
Financial News headlines. Most of the scandals concern abuse
of perks provided by governments, institutions and corporations.
Reporters see it as a tumbling house of cards.
Venus in the 1st house
In spite of all the difficult news
people are earning money and sharing their skills. They
feel good and they are having fun with young folks. People
are changing their business costume and hair cuts to less expensive
Mars in the 3rd house
Energy is focused on education including
classes at home or online. Mechanics and folks who repair
vehicles will be busy. Changes in the world of energy have people
nervous about spending money on new machines.
Saturn in the 3rd house
This indicates a falling off of trade,
probably the result of erratic weather. Publishing isn't
dead it has just moved to the 11th house of internet communications.
People will pay for a good story.
Moon in the 4th house
Changeable weather conditions prevail.
It is a good idea to have a portable radio tuned to the local
weather station. People are moving their households around
the country. Summer crops are threatened.
Pluto in the 6th House
Employment is a problem, especially
in the service industry. The counting method to determine
the number of employed and unemployed is seriously flawed. Folks
are busy learning about becoming contract workers. Health care
scandals abound. Watch your local health care institutions
for all sorts of unacceptable violations of procedures.
Pluto is opposed to the Sun and setting up a grand square that
includes Jupiter and Saturn. Pluto is doing his best to
challenge everyone to work, work, work. It does not matter
to Pluto that you feel sick, queasy or need to see the dentist.
He says, "get out there and scrub, pick up, dust and take
care of all of the projects you need to accomplish". The
challenges must be met and the focus is for you (Sun) to “get
Neptune in the 8th House
Neptune is trine the Sun and Moon
making a grand trine. Marlene and I are really hoping this
bodes well for the awful situation with the oil in the Gulf of
Mexico. We are hoping that it gives the experts some very
good ideas of ways to fix the problems and clean up the mess.
For everyone it should help you think of very creative ideas and
ways to do your work efficiently. Taxes are chaotic and
no one knows for sure what their tax liability will be in the
year to come. Collection of debts will also be confusing.
Not a good idea to lend money this summer.
Uranus in the 9th House
Uranus is also part of the grand
square telling us that air travel, higher education, and foreign
trade will change, and these changes are dramatic as they will
happen quickly. Uranus presages problems with electrical
equipment and continuing strange explosions. The result
could be some very interesting scientific breakthroughs.
Jupiter in the 9th House
Disputes between folks involved in
the export trades will escalate making them very difficult for
financial experts to reach a compromise. Currency continues
to be the over riding issue in trade disputes. There is
a very good chance that solar flares will find satellites to zap.
Space weather is a huge problem with satellite outages causing
loss of voice and data transmissions.
Chiron is located retrograde
in the 8th house at 00° 50' Pisces (Chiron is not pictured
in the above chart,
as I do not usually cover Chiron; however I've added this bit
In horse racing every horse must
pass a rigorous drug test before they are allowed to compete in
a race, and after the race is finished. If the horse fails
the test the penalties are severe. The reason for these
tests is a public that believed the business was rigged in favor
of certain stables and trainers. The public voted by failing
to show up at the betting window. Fewer bets, smaller purses,
and the horseman determined the reason and ordered every horse
must submit to the tests. Self regulation is proceeding
with success. Veterinarians however lost income. I've lived
this story and know that the same story has to play in every market.
Chiron moving into Pisces and appearing in the 8th house
during the summer should insist that the horse racing story filters
into the equities and bond markets.