Dear Fellow Star-Gazers
Happy (Pink) Full Moon!
On Tuesday (April 11th) Jupiter and Neptune appeared aligned in Pisces for the first time since 1856. Two days later, newspapers (Jupiter) carried an astonishing story about Neptune: namely that its surface was heating up.
We ought not to be surprised: our solar system is itself moving in space at the edge of the Milky Way and each planet shows signs of behaving ‘abnormally’. We know little about what lies beyond but do know that the usual solar rhythms too are affected:
In recent weeks, the Sun’s magnetism has reversed not just once, but twice. Moreover, sunspot activity is increasing at a faster rate than had been forecast. It had been assumed that this cycle (25), would reach maximum in 2025. Perhaps maxima will arrive sooner making this a short cycle (the average is 11.2 years).
This is important, as there is correlation between the number of sunspots and stock market activity. And yes, the extra-ordinary number of planets that have been on one side of the Sun for many months is a likely factor – but perhaps not the only one.
There are always unknowns, but lack of knowledge about solar cycles will surely hamper our ability to plan for climate change. Alteration in our Sun’s behaviour may not be within our control, but we could acknowledge that past deviation in solar rhythm has brought refugee crisis: in turn leading to economic, political and social shifts that include war and later,
alteration in country borders. Empires collapse and new countries are formed.
The financial climate has obviously been affected by the recent Jupiter-Neptune conjunction which coincided with a rise in prices (inflation). These ‘should’ subside in 2023 but increase again in 2025 when the alignment of Saturn and Neptune on the World Axis will surely compromise savings.
Positively, this has coincided with water heat pumps gaining press attention. Investors may like to note that companies offering these items and their installation should do well in the coming years.
The alignment also coincided with the sinking of one of Russia’s naval fleet by a missile (Jupiter!) named Neptune!!
Today's Full Moon highlights important degree areas in the charts of both Russia and Belarus. Given that Pluto is involved, internal power struggles which, once other factors come into play next month, will likely lead to the removal from office of some key players.
At the time of the Ukraine invasion, Jupiter and Neptune were still 10 degrees apart. Whilst I am not sure that the war will last 10 years, it will probably last until the end of this decade – during which time the oil price is likely to fluctuate wildly. In the immediate future, I anticipate especially high prices by the end of April’s Solar Eclipse and peaking
in the first days of May.
The solar eclipse is just the first of a series of major cosmic events taking place before the next Full Moon (May 16th): on May 3rd, Venus crosses the world axis (true, an annual event) but rarely immediately followed by Jupiter on May 11th. The former should see prices move upward (as they have for over 70% of the time following
an Aries Full Moon).
Though Mercury turns retrograde on May 10th – often a signal for altered direction, Jupiter’s passage through Aries indicates potential rise: most likely led by increased value of armament-related stocks (this transit should also benefit any industry using steel). This also suggests escalation in hostilities (which would also be in keeping with Mars’
arrival at this point at the end of May).
It is, of course, rarely hard to find evidence of political maelstrom anywhere but, as the Node and Uranus move toward exactitude in late July, most countries are likely to experience challenge with leaders replaced and/or elections announced. Mundane (world) astrology helps us identify which countries will be greatly affected (in this instance the UK, France,
Brazil and a few others making the world news)
We should also consider that these same transits will have effect on companies – and people. Your own leadership qualities may be challenged - and I suggest that you mark May 3rd, 11th and 25th as likely to be especially eventful - warranting contemplation before action. This is perhaps especially important if you know yourself to
be prone to acting first and thinking later!
SOUTH EAST ASIA
I have made mention of these major ingresses in the now recorded forecast for South East Asia markets. This recording is available for 40 GBP. Please request this via firstname.lastname@example.org and I will invoice. (As you will read later, I have been somewhat
distracted and haven't managed to make this available directly on the website. )
My astro-expectation that constraints - in the form of regulations - would be applied to this sector began with President Biden’s executive order last month. It has even been suggested that some analysts that governments might ‘interfere’ and ban Bitcoin trade (as with gold in the US in 1933).
Meanwhile, in Ukraine – a front-runner for computing expertise, the government has launched its own NFT – with considerable early success.
Many of us thought that as Uranus moves through Taurus that there would be major shake-up in the world banking and of currencies. In London, which has been one of the world’s major financial centres, there are on-going discussions and about a government-backed digital currency.
There is certainly enough material for me to launch my astro-crypto subscription service – which I will do ……….but not immediately.
We have reached a new stage in our extended journey (thanks to your well wishes and support). He is in no pain and sleeping most of the time. We thought as the Jupiter-Neptune squared his Sun early this week, that the time had come. It hadn’t and he woke to ask for hot cross buns! – his Sagittarian humour still intact, and mine, momentarily,
And so we watch and wait - remembering that we have been through Full Moon crisis before. This time we have support from the palliative care service.
As always, I wish you all well
Yours from the stars