Dec 22 2011, 12:30 AM EST
HOLIDAYS TO ALL WHO CELEBRATE RELIGIOUS and HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES
and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
The Winter Solstice Sun is in the third house, square Uranus
and trine Jupiter in the seventh. It is time to think
out of the box and find ways to use the plethora of social/business
The Solstice Sun is all about the communications and the media.
Management and employees in the old media know that change is
required and expect the 2012 New Year to be the time of transition.
The Sun holds the trine to Jupiter offering the Santa Claus effect
in the markets. The changes initiated by technology are rewarding
entrepreneurs entering the world of business.
Throughout the year ahead their business model will change the
way the economy works. It is a time similar to the years 1928-1934.
New businesses replace the old without the support of the
established economic paradigms.
December 25 Jupiter Direct at 0° Taurus
Jupiter will return to applying to a trine with Pluto ending with
the Spring 2012 equinox. Everyone will strive for personal success.
Agriculture and Business find plenty of work and energy to accomplish
the goals they set. Business in emerging markets will remain successful
throughout this time period.
The exact aspect marks an up market and the midpoint
of an extended period of buyouts, mergers and mega deals. It is
also a warning of bankruptcy among various financial institutions.
It is very important to check the debt obligations of equities
on your list of possible investments. Folks need to repeat the
mantra "Cash is King" when judging investments and managing
their own budgets.
Statistically 66% of the time the markets slowly
go up after Jupiter resumes direct motion. Problem: it can mark
a high whereupon the markets plunge. This happened in March 2002
and Sept 2008. It is a time where firm stops are required.
January 24 Mars retrograde at 23° Virgo to stay
until July 3,2012
Mars entered Virgo November 12, 2011 and will stay in Virgo until
July 3 2012. Mars in Virgo very often forecasts very exciting
events. Virgo has a reputation for precision and the ability to
organize disparate parts into a logical order. Mars will give
Virgo a shock of added energy. Folks will fill their trash cans,
businesses will clean up their balance sheets, legislators will
find their constituents insisting they dispose of waste and fraud
in government. Investors will insist that their companies cut
unnecessary expenses and entrepreneurs will pinch every penny.
It has been calculated the fixed star Regulus is now at zero
The Mars retrograde station forecasts an up market during the
80 days Mars is retrograde. However the 20th Century Mars retrogrades
show a down market during the first month. Halfway through the
retrograde period the market turns up and by the time Mars is
once again direct the market has returned to the number average
that it started at when Mars turned retrograde. Previous Mars
retrogrades in Virgo have found traders attempting to corner one
of the commodities for example the Silver market in 1980.
February 7 Saturn retrograde at 29° Libra
Saturn in Libra tries to strike a balance between justice, discipline
, fear repression, limitations, accountability and restrictions
The Saturn station retrograde follows the current market trend.
It does not seem to point to a change in direction. About 60%
of the time the market is in an up cycle. About halfway through
the retrograde expect the market to reverse direction.
February 14 Neptune returns to Pisces
Neptune will remain in its hometown of Pisces for 14 years. Pisces
rules all things liquid as well as music, dancing, and poetry.
It is a time when the arts make dramatic changes is style and
form. Individual artists bring ideas that change the social order
by revealing those areas of life that require a paradigm shift
in consciousness. Medicine changes, energy sources change, and
transportation changes. The
Textbook for Financial Astrology book 1 page 33 lists the
areas of life ruled by Pisces.
History demonstrates that Neptune's
transit of Pisces suddenly increases the supply of gold and
it is devalued as a result. (Link
to article, Neptune In Pisces)
March 12 Mercury retrograde at 6° Pisces
Mercury rx is an excellent time to schedule vacation. Excellent
adventures are promised, but be sure to pack any carry-on luggage
carefully. It is important to double check all appointments.
Mercury direct occurs April 4 with just enough time to purchase
an Easter basket. Automobile dealers will have some excellent
deals on new cars and retail stores will be required to make drastic
markdowns. People find it difficult to decide on the exact item
to purchase when Mercury is retrograde.
During a Mercury Rx the markets slide up and down only to return
to where they started 90% of the time.
During the Mercury Rx it is best to avoid purchases of items over
$20. It is not a good idea to sign contracts, or purchase big
ticket items. it is a time to do things that start with “re”
. Example: read,recycle,repair, restore
Long VOC Moons on trading days - During trading
hours February 10, 23 and March 8 and 17.
The Winter Solstice Sun appears in the
The Sun will focus attention on the individual. Folks are taking
care of their own security and well being. They are making decisions
about their own comfort zone and finding ways to improve their
immediate space. People are connecting with friends and resetting
their goals. They are trashing the debris in their lives and recycling
The markets will reflect the mood of people. Retail establishments
that provide excellent service or education will add customers.
Businesses that provide personal service will add to their revenues.
Electronics manufactures who can customize their products will
find increased sales.
Pluto appears in the 4th House
This position of Pluto is very difficult for natural disasters
and inclement weather. Therefore insurance companies and local
governments will find their reserves severely diminished. People
will be required to rely on their own resources. Make sure your
weather emergency supplies are in good order.
Solar spot activity will add to the weather problems. It appears
that the Sun is at the height of its active cycle. Now is good
time to photograph auroras. (read the article, Sunspot
Pluto here suggests that this is the bottom of the real estate
cycle. If you are shopping for bargain properties, the next three
months could help you find a few investment opportunities.
Venus appears in the 4th House
Relax and stay close to home. It is a good time to rearrange your
work space, try new recipes, explore the Internet. Everyone will
enjoy their electronic toys, and enjoy communicating with their
new devises. It is a good time to explore various online trading
accounts and try their practice sessions.
Venus here promises winter wheat will have enough snow cover
to survive a cold winter. Windy winter storms will keep electric
line repairmen busy. Check the trees near your house.
Saturn appears in the 1st House
Cash is king according to Saturn in Libra and consumers demand
quality products and service. Saturn in the 1st house insists
that folks use their common sense and spend their cash carefully.
Creativity is in abundant supply therefore read and listen carefully
for investment opportunities.
Neptune appears in the 5th House
Creative folks will find ideas easy to implement and share via
the Internet. Investors will be wise to listen carefully and assist
whenever they agree the idea is viable.
Speculators in the commodities markets are very busy. Prices
for various commodities will rise and fall quickly during the
Uranus appears in the 6th House
Unusual work opportunities appear. Part-time jobs will often lead
to full time employment during this time period.
Jupiter appears in the 7th House
The next three months promise an excellent time to form partnerships.
Public Relations experts will find plenty of work. Doctors and
lawyers will find clients particularly anxious for answers to
their problems. Entrepreneurs will find individual investors ready
to help and form new partnerships. It is a good idea to check
your astrological calendars and record times and dates for any
suggestions of new enterprises.
Mars appears in the 12th House
Executives and top managers find retirement a good idea. Scandals
concerning charity organizations and governments will find managers
turning in their resignations. Employees are difficult to manage
as a result. Private prison corporations will need to revise their
business model as inmates refuse to cooperate.
Moon appears in the 2nd House
Markets remain volatile throughout the next three months. Index
averages may rise and fall 1 to 2% daily. If you are day trading
it is extremely important print the calendars on the astrologicalinvesting
The labor market is improving with fits and starts. Workers
will find plenty of part-time or contract jobs. Local governments
find property tax revenues are difficult to collect.
Currency markets remain volatile and the Euro will continue to
have problems. Most international banks are under severe stress.The
whole banking industry will continue to find it difficult to attract
customers seeking loans.
Mercury appears in the 3rd House
Increase in trade and work connected with shipping and communications.
Imports and exports of intellectual material improve dramatically.
Kaye Shinker, March 18, 1940
- November 18, 2011. The astrological world has
lost a great teacher who contributed much to the study of financial
astrology as well as the world in which she lived.
Kaye loved teaching, it was her joy, her passion to share
with others what she knew. We will all miss her wisdom.
At the end of her life she was actively
teaching students of financial astrology, traveling for speaking
engagements and personal consulting, blogging on the astrologicalinvesting
blog and writing articles for the web site, including this last
article The Winter Solstice, 2011.
Kaye had been elected Director for
Education on the NCGR Board and was serving on the NCGR-PAA Board
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your thoughts and condolences on Facebook.