we are clearly in a small panic mode as plenty hedge funds and algo-traders are loosing it as well and are liquidating positions and money is moved around between countries furiously forcing central banks to intervene forcefully. this is new territory suddenly as germany does things it never did before acting without consens within the eu. ms merkel is attacked by everyone foe and friends and forces action on the global financial sytem as never before a german chancelor had the guts to do.
uranus opposition saturn is lived in rarely seen ways and it will even intensify as jupiter joins the game at the 23rd and saturn going stationary at the 30th will intensify this anyhow very challenging scenario. we can expect a lot of volatility going forward and it might even increase even more with uranus entering aries on the 28 followed by jupiter on the 6th june. as ı pointed out earlier around those early june days we might see a brief but very powerful rally from very oversold levels.
after all this are not only market relevant patterns they will influence us all in various ways in all arias of our lives.
Review and Preview
Due to the length and nature of this week’s “Review and Preview,” there will not be an additional “Longer-Term Thoughts” section.
Let’s see if we got this right. Gold soars to a record high last week as the Euro currency falls to a new 4-year cycle low. Everything that was up is now down. Everything that was, isn’t, and that which is, won’t be much longer. And that which will be, isn’t yet known, but only imagined. Welcome to this new portal you’ve entered known as the “Cardinal Climax,” an 80-90 year planetary pattern in which Dollars become worth pennies and Euros even less, as fiat paper currency begins to disintegrate right before our eyes.
In this “Alice in Wonderland” flight from normalcy, there are layers upon layers of surprises as we descend deeper and deeper into the Cardinal Climax of 2008-2015. From the viewpoint of this Financial Astrologer, there are at least five layers of new cosmic – and thus mundane - realities to be encountered. The first occurred in late 2007, early 2008 as Pluto initiated humanity into the Cardinal Climax with its 15-year entrance into Capricorn. That was when the toxic sub-prime mortgage began to wreak havoc upon the world-wide banking system, forcing central banks (like the Federal Reserve Board) to begin reducing interest rates to zero and to pump excessive monies in order to shore up liquidity, which was suddenly dangerously low. But it didn’t work for long as Bears Stearns and Country Wide Financial went under anyway.
The second layer was the first major aspect of this Cardinal Climax – Saturn in opposition to Uranus, in the fall of 2008. It would begin the near collapse of banking system (Lehman Securities went under) and the resulting historic elections in the United States and Japan, where the populace voted for the promise of “change” (a good word to describe Uranus), and threw out the incumbents – a phenomenon that continues, as witnessed by Great Britain last week. The banking system cracked and the markets plunged. Then they recovered more powerfully than anyone thought possible. These are all themes consistent with Saturn and Uranus in opposition.The much more than expected explosion of debt kicked off the third layer as Saturn entered Libra and began its series of waning square aspects to Pluto in October-November 2009. The degree of debt was much worse than anyone (certainly politicians) realized or revealed at the time. In fact, it was out of control, despite claims to the contrary, and promises to rectify it, by world leaders. As all this was happening, Mother Earth then went berserk in the first five months of 2010 (Haiti and Chile earthquakes, Iceland volcano eruptions, the oil rig explosion and disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, to name just four). This too is a classical expression of Saturn and Uranus in opposition, with Pluto in Capricorn.
And now, we descend even further into this next layer of this bizarre portal, this rabbit hole abyss of a Wonderland, as both Jupiter and Uranus enter Aries in the next three weeks, lasting into early September. What was down will now turn up, up, and away (think asset inflation). And that which was up will likely turn down, down, and more down (think of the future of political incumbents). There are no limits with Jupiter and Uranus, only new expressions and experiences.
The final layer – the bedrock – of the Cardinal Climax – will unfold late July through early August, when Mars joins Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto and the Moon’s North Node, all in cardinal signs. The middle of this will be Pluto and North Node in Capricorn, which will extend even into November. What can be deeper or darker than Pluto in Capricorn, squared by both Uranus (with Jupiter) and Saturn (with Mars)? This is not to suggest that everything will be negative, for in darkness there is also a sense of unity and oneness, from which the cycle of growth is slowly but painfully reborn.
These are not the “End Times,” but they are times of collective karma, or the realization of consequences from misguided past actions. In typical Saturn-Uranus fashion, a lot of promises have been made that have been broken. In classical Pluto-in-Capricorn fashion, the collective is demanding accountability. They are searching for leaders who exhibit honesty and financial sensibility, which will allow for practical and realistic financial planning. As we come out of the fifth layer of the Cardinal Climax, the ascent won’t be along the same path as the descent, and it won’t be straight up. It will be rocky, and it may feel like we have entered yet other strange portals along the way. The most powerful of the signature within the Cardinal Climax will take place 2012-2015. That is the 126-year waxing square aspect between Uranus and Pluto. At least it is a waxing square, which symbolizes the pain of birth (or rebirth), and not pain of death.