Three years ago you read (on this website) the prediction that Christmas 2014 would bring a crisis on Wall Street, with specific dates. This came to pass. My prediction was made using the dwarf planet Ceres. See her in the chart below at 12 Cancer. She will be hit again in February 2015.
Saturn’s Departure from Scorpio
Despite the serious hit to Wall Street that is coming in early February, overall the world will welcome Saturn’s departure from Scorpio (ruling finance) as it signals the end of gloomy and stuck world economies and the beginning of a new phase. This departure took place on Christmas Eve, and as you read in The Astrologer’s Diary, that was the start of recovery. The Guardian reported on December 24th, US ECONOMY GROWS AT FASTEST PACE IN A DECADE – America smashes forecasts with annualised growth of 5.0% in the last quarter.
Saturn Returns to Scorpio June through September 2015
The only issue for Wall Street now, apart from the serious crossroads coming in February, is the fleeting return of Saturn to Scorpio from Monday 15th June at 1.35am in London, through Friday 18th September at 3.49am. He will cross 29 and 28 degrees of Scorpio, backwards and forwards in that time. Economic issues from December 6 through 24 inclusive, 2014 will return from 15th June through 18th September, Wall Street so be aware. Look at headlines from that time to see what might boomerang back. Oil prices? Russia?
Fortuna in Scorpio – January through May 2015
Fortuna is an important asteroid. She is the daughter of Jupiter and describes lows which become highs, and highs which become lows. She is symbolized in the Tarot by the Wheel of Fortune. In Henry V, Shakespeare writes, “Fortune is painted blind, with a muffler afore her eyes, to signify to you that Fortune is blind; and she is painted also with a wheel to signify to you, which is the moral of it, that she is turning and inconstant, and mutability and variation; and her foot, look you, is fixed upon a spherical stone, which rolls and rolls and rolls.” Thanks to Fortuna we are looking at a random world economy when every high is a low, and every high is a low, for the first five months of 2015.
Fortuna in Scorpio, the sign which rules the sharemarkets, investors, bankers and big business will bring the same inconstancy to Wall Street while she is in this sign. The gloom has gone, because Saturn has gone, but in its place we will see randomness. Fortuna is at 3 Scorpio as I write this on 13th January 2015 and she will move backwards and forwards through 3, 2, 1, 0 Scorpio until 5th May when the cycle stops.
But Wait, There’s More! Mercury Retrograde in January and February 2015
Adding to this sense of inconstancy on Wall Street and other sharemarkets is Mercury Retrograde. This planet lends his name to merchants and merchandise and he is a 2000-year-old symbol of trades and deals. As Mercury is retrograde (including the shadow periods) from 5th January through 3rd March, this period will be erratic, with all the usual reversals and delays one expects from the cycle. The New Moon in Aquarius on Tuesday 20th January at 1.13pm in London is a good example of this. People who don’t use astrology will use it to make big new beginnings. Sales, purchases, takeovers and so on. In actual fact it’s one of the most misleading New Moons of the year, as what commences that day will be subject to a state of flux as Mercury swings backwards and forwards, also in Aquarius, for six more weeks.
Ceres and Pluto in Capricorn – Wall Street Hit Hard, February 2015
Scorpio rules finance and business. Capricorn rules corporations and governments and the deals they make with each other. We are going to see a massive transformation with closures, collapses, mergers and takeovers when transiting Ceres in Capricorn squares Uranus in Aries, forms a T-Square to the Moon’s Nodes in Libra and Aries and conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn for good measure. Ceres and Pluto are always implicated when there is a carve-up of power. They are both associated with demotion and promotion, and within the corporate world, those at the top are going to see some seismic downsizing, promotions and relegations from February 9th through 22nd. However, Ceres will also be a global economic game-changer. Particular national currencies or entire countries will be moved up, down and sideways in their rankings.
Because there is a sensitive degree on the Wall Street horoscope at 12 Cancer, occupied by Ceres, which will be crossed on February 8, 9, 10 that is is likely to be the crossroads moment in the entire February 9th-22nd story. In fact, it’s just a couple of degrees short of an exact Grand Cross to the Wall Street Chart. The week beginning Monday 9th February 2015 will see a critical crossroads on Wall Street with a major transformation in the balance of power with banks, economies, businesses and global corporations as Ceres is hit hard in the horoscope. Perhaps this is part of what is required to really see the back of Saturn in Scorpio for another 29 years, but it will be intense!