Dear Fellow Stargazers,
Happy Super Harvest Moon!...........
Before my next letter, there is a solar eclipse (October 14th) visible across much of
America. The US is facing the possibility of a government shutdown from this weekend. Action related to a solar eclipse can occur before the event itself and with Mars crossing the degree of this eclipse just ahead of this Full Moon, the problems that lie ahead should be laid bare. (October 11th could yet prove a singular day for market activity).
Presently asteroid America is passing 5 Scorpio - exactly opposite the
lunar eclipse degree at the end of October that coincides with a planetary picture involving Mercury/Mars-Jupiter. Aside from the debacle that would surely occur if a shutdown occurred, there is also the astro-possibility of 'military' action at the US/Mexico border (where the eclipse is visible).
That though is perhaps not the only area of the world where US troops will be actively deployed. 5 Scorpio is at right
angle to the nodal degree on the US chart. When this has been activated in the past, involvement in naval conflict has occurred.
There are three key dates this quarter: October 11th, the Lunar eclipse on October 28th and, almost two weeks later, the Mars-Uranus opposition across a financial axis.
Early intimation of trouble ahead should be
apparent in the week beginning October 9th when fluctuations in the global property market should make clear that it is not just in China where prices are already falling.
We know that there Is a rhythm to the property cycle. From my perspective, we have entered a critical four and a half year phase where some are priced out of the market through too high prices and lack of affordable loans, and others find they are
unable to sell even when they lower the price.
Pluto stations on October 11th as Mars moves into Scorpio. This could yet prove a significant date for bond markets. It might also be around this time - and as we enter the eclipse period (October 14th - 28th) that the China contagion (falling prices especially in property) gains traction.
There is also the possibility of banking difficulties - and even the collapse of a bank - mid-month.
A banking collapse doesn't necessarily mean that equities will go lower. Indeed, these could go eventually go higher into the Mars-Uranus opposition on November 11th (noted by brilliant financial astrologer Arch Crawford, as the 'crash cycle).
That is not to imply upward trajectory between now and then. A significant gear change is promised at Saturn's station on November 4th. From this date through to mid-November we may well see indices gather momentum.
It is interesting to read that OpenAI is seeking a possible IPO with a $90
billion valuation. I will be following this story to see if this related to developments in late January when the Sun and Pluto conjoin in Aquarius -surely one of the key astro-signatures for these services.
When working with clients, an art is to identify their long term strategy: ignoring what markets are doing at that moment and thinking long-term. In this respect it is worth looking at Jupiter's movements through
the signs. If yours is a 3-5 year strategy, then look to 'cheap' buys in industries connected to service industries and data management whose value should increase as Jupiter moves through Virgo in 2027-8.
As many of you know, I was reluctant to offer a financial course whilst Michael's care needs fluctuated. The monthly seminars are working well, and I'm delighted that so many
have committed to this schedule. However, these events are very different to what an Astro finance course should and could offer. Although it's taken six months since my trip to the conference in Istanbul, to develop this program, I am within sight of concluding a 30 module Astro finance course. My preference is to launch this with the planets all in forward motion early next year. I appreciate however that some people don't want to wait that long.
With that in mind, I've decided to offer to TWO pre-advanced study events. If you are interested in these, please email me and I will send you details. The plan would be to give you an idea of the 30 module course and style.
At the time of writing, Michael's situation is unclear. Tuesday was awful,
Wednesday better and so, thanks to a gift from a wonderful friend, I am enjoying my first overseas non-work related break in 5 years. As I landed, the Full Moon lit up the Mediterranean - a magical moment.
You cannot know how much your good wishes have sustained us in recent years. Thank you all for your kindness.
Yours from the stars
October 15th MONTHLY ASTRO-FINANCE CLASS www.financialuinverse.co.uk