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June 6 - 2011
Raymond A. Merriman©
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The Market Week in Review :
Consider the "Asset Inflation Express" now derailed.
The nail in the coffin was Friday's job reports, showing payrolls increased a paltry 54,000, and unemployment increased to 9.1%. The USA economy is clearly in trouble and officially overdrawn on its debt ceiling limit. It manages only to get by for a few more weeks by borrowing from other accounts like the pension funds of federal employees.
To Financial Astrologers, the most illuminating aspect to this realization is that it breaks down on the last trading week of Jupiter in Aries. Along with Uranus in Aries, this has been the cosmic engine that has propelled this bull market since summer 2010. Now half of that wild and speculative combo - Jupiter - leaves the wild and speculative sign of Aries. Jupiter, Uranus, and Aries are each independent, insatiable, and at worst, greedy. And in its place now comes real fear.
And maybe from real fear comes logical and practical solutions - eventually.
Stock markets around the world declined last week and more sharply in Europe and the Americas after the disappointing jobs report. Now what lies ahead ? Welcome to the post "Asset Inflation Express" era. Cash will likely be king (for a while) and political tensions will heighten. But even the concept of cash - currency - will start to transform as we begin to encounter the dynamics of the Uranus in its waxing square to Pluto. Officially that begins in 2012 and lasts through 2015. But with Pluto now on the midpoint of the Saturn-Uranus opposition (yes, they are back within orb of opposition now), we will feel the paradigm change now. In some ways it will be like the Cardinal Climax astrological peak of last summer when Bernanke said, "The economy is unusually uncertain right now". No one knows where this man-made abyss will lead to, not with the dark planet Pluto in the dark sign of Capricorn, and on the midpoint of a Saturn-Uranus opposition. When you fall into an abyss, everything seems dark. But in darkness eventually comes first a sense of nothingness or emptiness, and then of unity and oneness. We are all in this together, but for some time, there are no leaders who can lead us. We learn to depend more upon ourselves, and those we know and trust. We build new support systems to meet our needs for security. This is the new paradigm I think will emerge. Think communally, not in terms of the political systems that are becoming ever more clearly in need of transformation.
My guess is that this will not be an easy time for central bankers and major political leaders. The approval ratings for each are due to plummet even further, as I see it. But it might get worse than that, for Pluto in Capricorn tends to want to inflict a punishment for the mismanagement of affairs. The populace is apt to turn menacingly upon both bankers and political leaders, while political leaders may also be tempted to turn against bankers, for it is unlikely that they will accept any accountability whatsoever for their own failed promises. And the bottom line for Pluto in Capricorn is accepting accountability. It's the major path for recovery and healing that Pluto in any sign promises. Without that, their term is over.
Not only did stock indices around the world break important support levels last week, but the dollar also continued to slide closer and closer to its own abyss. The Swiss Franc, for instance, is testing the 120 area for the first time in history. Gold continued to rally towards its all-time high again, while Silver continued to lag far behind. Treasuries soared in yet another Neptunian (read : delusional) flight to quality. Who in their right mind believes Treasuries will not succumb to selling pressures if the USA (and several other countries) defaults ? Perhaps the politicians, who might be thinking the next step is to create a law that requires all holders of retirement accounts to fund those accounts with at least 80% of USA Treasuries. If the Fed isn't buying anymore Treasuries, the government has to figure some way to get the public involved in supporting its debt. Sand why should the Fed ? They aren't the government. They are a private bank. Things don't look good. It's time for them to get out of holding the government's debt when it reaches this closeness of dropping off into an abyss.
Short-Term Geocosmics :
As Neptune turns stationary retrograde, there are two forces at work. The higher course of action is to draw from one's deepest spiritual resources and understanding. Out of this arises an outpouring of compassion, care, and yes, even universal love. The lower path is to blame, to exaggerate the wrongdoing of others that have caused suffering. It is the urge to find scapegoats, and in this manner, one is prone to start rumors based on incorrect or imagined causes. At its best, it is altruistic, helpful, and hopeful. At its worst, it is hysterical floundering and intentionally distributed misinformation. Be careful what you believe from others now, and what you say to others, unless it is verifiable. For those who "get caught" spreading false information intentionally, the result is embarrassment and humility. When markets go down under Neptune influences, things can get very irrational very fast.
The Neptune retrograde station is escalated in importance next week as Venus enters Gemini and forms a waxing square to Neptune on June 9-10. But two days later and even more important station takes place : Saturn turns stationary direct on June 12. So the situation will be like a Saturn-Neptune conjunction, as both are highlighted in the skies from an astrology point of view. Neptune is a dream state. Saturn can be a nightmare - but you have to remind yourself : it's only a dream. As Neptune represents infections and diseases, and Saturn represents pressure and exhaustion, the combination is oftentimes at play when health dangers are elevated. It represents the greatest vulnerability to one's health. Here in Europe, there is a strange outbreak of EHEC, or the e-coli bacteria that has alarmed the masses. It has started in Hamburg, Germany, and so far over 2000 people have been infected and 18 have died in the past few days. No one knows the cause, but in typical Neptune fashion, the blame was first put on imported vegetables from other countries, most notably Spain. The latest news is that it is a hybrid clone that combines features of diverse germs. It is a mutation that produces a great amount of poison. The medical authorities have never seen such a thing before. There is no cure yet. Germany is also in the news these days for another Neptune reason : its leadership has decided to close its nuclear plants, and instead start a new campaign towards "safe energy". In Germany, this is a very popular decision.
But back to the markets. The stock market highs of early last week could stand for a while given that it was a critical reversal date, and Saturn's change of direction is more gloomy (and even doomy - as in "doomsday") than lighthearted about the future. As bearish as it looks now, the market could tumble into June 10-17, coincident with important transits to the NYSE chart. It makes one also wonder what will happen within the immediate days following the summer solstice, when the Sun makes a T-square to the Saturn-Uranus-Pluto configuration.
Personnal Astrology and other Thoughts :
I would like to thank readers for all the supportive letters received after the past few issues in which I described my personal adventures with Uranus. It seems that you like this feature of learning how astrology operates in the real world. As mentioned before, all cardinal signs are getting hit, and in fact all people with planets in early cardinal signs are experiencing many of the same issues and dynamics that I personally go through. So we will continue to dodge these laser bullets from the cosmos (Uranus) for a while now. I feel like a character in the X-Box, as I am sure many of you do these days. I don't know what comes next, or what is right around the corner that I am not yet seeing. You know Capricorns hate that feeling of not knowing what is right around the corner. Come to think of it, I don't like corners at all. Yet there is this other aspect that is curious, living in wonderment of what will happen next, who will come into my life tomorrow, and what stories they will share that fascinate me.
Well with the eternally youthful Uranus shooting these laser darts in my direction all at once, maybe I can learn to time travel between avenues of innocence and wisdom. After all, the higher path of Saturn and Neptune (turning stationary now) is the need to put into practice what you know to be the truth regarding universal principles. Maybe a yoga teacher would be a good thing to find right now. Or taking a short position in the stock markets could minimize the pain too as we stare down into this abyss that lurks immediately ahead due to the failure of leaders to come to an agreement in May when the Venus was begging to give a solution. Now we have to deal with the consequences until they are forced to do so under much greater duress. We will get lighter again after Saturn builds up some momentum going direct again. For now, practice being a monk.
To be continued... (next week)
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