Virgo New Moon - August 30, 2008
by Kaye Shinker
The Virgo New Moon is 7° 48'
Virgo and occurs August 30, 2008 at 3:58 PM EDT, Washington, D.C.
Four important astrological events occur
during the month ahead. Jupiter turns direct on September 7, and on
September 8, trines Saturn. Pluto will be direct on September 9. These
events foretell extreme activity on Wall Street.
Basically investors and traders are anticipating
a shift in favored sectors for the six months ahead. Start your research
on the New Moon and remember the rules of supply and demand. On September
24 Mercury turns Retrograde and traders will have earned the vacation
Mercury Rx indicates. Mercury direct will be October 15. A long ocean
cruise is indicated.
Pluto is marching forward into Capricorn
ready to dig up the corporate dirt. The idea of personal responsibility
will begin to move into your conscious behavior and before the next
eclipse you will hear your friends and neighbors discussing the topic.
(details in article). Avoid tempting investments in commercial real
estate since we are moving into a paradigm shift in business and government.
New Moon in the 8th conjunct Saturn
Insurance and taxes are the focus of attention. Investigations into
illegal activities among national and International corporations proliferate.
Whether it is non payment of taxes or stealing money from the corporate
treasury, the managers of those who care for other peoples money can
expect various officials investigating the money trail. Saturn
in Virgo insists on meticulous book keeping. Every scrap of paper
must appear in the accountant's records. Large pension funds will
gather most of the headlines, but none are exempt from the scrutiny
of members or official investigators.
The diversion of the Olympics is over
and the reality of political races has center stage. Politicians who
promise lower taxes and the opportunity for citizens to get off the
electrical and gasoline grid will capture the imagination of voters.
Voters discuss what is practical, what is doable, and who can get it
done. Political party is irrelevant. By the way, the Mundane maps for
winning or losing by political parties show nothing. The mood of the
public in November is a coin toss.
Tech's new customers Venus, Mercury
and Mars in the 9th
Higher education has an interesting dilemma, lots of students. The baby
boomlet is ready for college, and retiring baby boomers are taking classes.
Professors will have plenty of students and technology will help manage
the problem. Tech workers will find plenty of overtime opportunities
and tech companies will watch their equipment march out the door to
college. Travel for adventure or education will enjoy renewed interest.
Retired folks are bored and ready to research new ways to spend any
Pluto in the 12th
September is the month where prominent officials are exposed for various
infractions of the law. Of course their opponents do not want them to
be reelected. Secret documents are opened and expose various irregularities
This is weird. I use a mundane astrology
Astrology, by Manik Chand Jain, and this is an exact quote for Pluto
in the 12th.
"Silently reveal that the concentration
camp is there, though under a euphonious label." *
There are rumors that these are being built
in the States. Pluto in the 12th usually means all government
officials are busy trying to eradicate gangs and any Mafia and making
headlines in the process.
Jupiter has everyone feeling terrific
Jupiter in the first indicates that generally speaking everyone is happy
with their individual circumstance. There is plenty of work and communities
feel prosperous. The American consumer has discovered they are the sleeping
giant. Folks are amused and taking the time to have fun, laugh, and
enjoy their hobbies. Summer weather is still prevalent and extra moments
of time are spent out of doors. The Malls are vacant as a result. No
one is thinking about winter.
Neptune rules inflation and the challenge this New Moon is how to spend
your earned income wisely. People will discuss the various ways they
are rethinking their budget. Fuel and food are obvious when they consider
their income and stretch their dollars, but there are other necessities
that will sneak into the inflation scenario.
Neptune in the second suggest that behind the scenes the financial guru's
are working on yet another way to rip off each other as well as the
public. This is probably a good time to avoid get-rich-quick schemes
and to keep your spam filter up to date. Banks are raising fees therefore
be prepared to vote with your feet. The power is in the purse of the
consumer not the CEO or CFO.
Uranus in the Third
Uranus in the third means communications and transportation are a mess.
Businesses that depend on precise communications to operate their systems
will be bombarded by glitches and businesses that fix the problem will
be over employed. Add the Mercury retrograde to the mix and if you or
your letter gets to the destination it will be a great magic trick.
Your challenge is to turn every mix up into a really funny story. But
of course the minute you think you can deal with the energy Uranus emits,
he does something else.
Goldilocks has sublet
a townhouse in Manhattan. The three bears should expect a guest
appearance. Remember she likes everything 'just right'.
* Reference: Mundane Astrology, by Manik
Chand Jain, published by Sagar Publications, New Delhi, India 1978