Sunday, February 01, 2009
The Next Wave of Economic Shocks
The Next Wave of Economic Shocks
The US will experience a Saturn return between October 2009 and October 2012. A new wave of challenges will shake US & global economies.
The charts indicate improvements in the ongoing housing crisis. New approaches will bring relief to homeowners, builders and lenders. More generally, protective influences will often prevent the worst outcomes. They will also bring successful solutions.
However, despite this benevolent and support influence, new events will shake up economies around the world yet again.
These events will point up an urgent need. The need will be for new regulatory and diplomatic initiatives to further stabilize world economies. They will also be needed to extend the recovery to other sectors of the economy.
Explosive tensions will aggravate economic issues, also. This will make solutions more urgent. Anxiety, even hysteria, will affect the public reaction.
Disruptive planetary influences of the recent past will return. Unpredictable events will continually underline the need for urgent action.
The Saturn return will last for two plus years, until late 2012. It will put great strains on already troubled world economies the whole time. The situation will remain highly charged for much of that time. The global situation will remain fluid and volatile.
There will be a long, continuous series of disruptive events during the US Saturn return. These events will drive world leaders to greater and more profound economic reforms than we now think are possible or likely.
The Astrological Details
The above analysis is based on a composite chart. The chart combines information for the US and the Saturn/Libra ingress of October 2009. The Libra ingress is set for Philadelphia.
Zero degrees Capricorn is exactly conjunct the ascendant. This makes the chart highly energetic and unstable. Cardinal signs on all the angles add to the energy and instability.
The Moon's Nodes are aligned with the chart's vertical axis. This all by itself guarantees events triggered by eclipses will periodically disrupt global economies.
The chart includes a Sun-Moon opposition. This adds high levels of disharmonious full-moon-type energies.
There is a nearly exact Mars/Pluto opposition. Pluto is in Capricorn, Mars in Cancer. It straddles the chart's horizontal axis.
The Cancer/Capricorn axis is extremely sensitive and it is already burdened by the Pluto transit. This Mars/Pluto opposition adds explosive, potentially violent tensions to an already problematic situation.
The Mars/Pluto opposition is directly aligned with the US natal Sun. It is also lined up with the powerful, transformative fixed star Sirius. These factors ratchet up the energy levels and instability further.
Jupiter is broadly conjunct Uranus in the 4th House. This adds strong, healing, benevolent overtones to events. It also generates positive, realistic options. It is one of the few really bright spots in this chart, but it is a very bright spot. This placement, by itself, justifies optimism.
Saturn is close to the midheaven. This pressurizes the chart as a whole. It will also make it impossible to avoid the numerous important issues that arise during this period.