From April Fool’s Day (1st April, 2017) through to 20th May, we will experience the kind of sharemarket and financial madness that only Mercury Retrograde can deliver. Mercury Retrograde is occurring in Taurus, the sign of the bull, which rules bull markets and gold bullion. It also rules the charging Wall Street bull sculpture.
When Mercury, the planet of computers, information, the internet, communication and multimedia goes forwards, stands still, goes backwards, disappears, pops up again and then goes back over old ground – you just know we’re in for six weeks of financial madness. One of the reasons for this is that a stack of astrologers still don’t use Mercury Retrograde Shadow, so large portions of the world think life is running smoothly when it isn’t!
It’s a great six weeks to sit on a beach somewhere, stare at your laptop, drink a cocktail and rehearse, rehearse, rehearse your moves. It’s a very good time for rough sketches, first drafts, first attempts and the rest (to be concluded when Mercury Retrograde Shadow finally ends on 20th May). If you want to make a major transaction, purchase or sale, though – be aware. This cycle is notorious for coinciding with delays, suspension, rescheduling and even total reversal. A complete turnaround.
WHY APRIL AND MAY 2017 ARE UNUSUALLY IMPORTANT TO THE WORLD ECONOMY
Not only do we have the muddle and mess of Mercury Retrograde in April and the first three weeks of May, we also have Mars and Ceres also in Taurus, the same sign (ruling finance) where we find Mercury madness. This means people move faster, react more hastily, and take less time to check. It also means there is a major reorganisation or restructure taking place, not only with the American business world, but also with the American, Asian and European economy. This will be echoed around the world, in the Eurozone and also in terms of the British pound.
This is the very first sign of the massive revolution to come in the banking system, big business and taxation – perhaps even currencies – which we will see from May 2018. Why? Uranus (radical change, reform) goes into Taurus from that point on. People are going to look back at this crazy time and say ‘This was the catalyst.’
Watch the Moon. We have a New Moon in Taurus on Wednesday 26th April which spells a new beginning. It may be a big political announcement about banks, or taxes – for example. It may be a huge merger between two corporate giants. This is not a New Moon to trust any new launch, though, because the actual details will be in flux for around 2-3 more weeks and depending on the personal charts of the individuals or organisations are involved, it is possible that this will simply never stick.
WHAT TO DO – WHAT NOT TO DO
April 1st to May 20th 2017 sees the risk of a flash crash or regular crash on Wall Street or a similarly important stock exchange, like China. We will see wild fluctuations. There is a good chance of a technical meltdown which causes sharemarket flux. This period also sees the chance of a substantial hacking of at least one bank, maybe more.
From April 1st to May 20th we will see the messiest negotiation process in years, as more than one big business gets caught by computer or human error. Anything from a political scandal to a major hacking could rock at least one world economy. The Dow is likely to be extremely erratic at this time. We’re going to see protests about banks and the economy around the world.
This period, April-May 2017, will go down in history as the forerunner of the biggest revolution in banking, taxation and currency in our lives, starting May 2018, which may even be chosen as the start date for the particular anniversary of an event now. May 2018 and the years beyond 2020 will turn the known financial world upside-down, partly because of what goes down in April and May this year. Why? Uranus in Taurus from May 2018 will ultlmately move across 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 degrees of the sign, which is where muddled, messy Mercury Retrograde is this year.
What to do – treat this period as a dress rehearsal. Go through the motions but don’t sign or agree too easily.
What not to do – expect permanence, finality, completion in this time-frame. A stop-start process is likely!
Do you have factors at 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 Taurus? You have a financial, shopping, business, property, charity or economic story going down, which will trigger mail, e-mail, meetings, calls or news. Allow the process to go back and forth for a few weeks. This is not the full story nor is it the final story. Read the fine print. Allow for stop-start progress. These are old astrological rules!
April and May 2017 see financial madness that will eventually lead to the biggest banking and economic revolution of our lives, starting in May 2018 and continuing beyond 2020.