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Astrology Of The New York Stock Exchange Shutdown

posted by Matthew Currie

beliefnet astrology matthew currie NYSE shutdownJuly 8th, 2015 was a strange day for many, but particularly for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). It was shut down unexpectedly for 3 hours shut down due to a software problem. There were also technical problems at United Airlines, grounding their entire fleet, and the Wall Street Journal, which went offline. But these events are not connected, other than of course they all happened under the same astrological conditions (Note to my more conspiracy-enthusiastic friends… I’ll address this again at the end of the blog).

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Looking at the transits the NYSE was having at the time of the glitch is informative when we try to understand how transits work, and how they can affect individuals. As I’ve written here before, it isn’t just people who have birth charts — it’s business ventures and towns and even movie franchises.

When we look a person’s transits we tend to look at the big stuff, like squares or conjunctions presents from Saturn or Uranus or Pluto. Those tend to be the big ones that, for better or worse, get people’s attention the most. But you don’t have to be an astrologer for long without realizing that it is almost never the day of the exact aspect when all hell breaks loose. The bigger and scarier transits all last a long time, and rarely bring the Moment Of Disaster entirely on their own. When that happens, there are undoubtedly other “smaller” (or more accurately, faster) transits tripping things off.

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So although the big transits are obvious, why is it so hard to spot the exact day and time something momentous will happen? There’s a very good reason for this: who’s got time to notice when the Moon is going to be making trouble for you sometimes next October? The Moon squares every point in your birth chart twice a month. And the local ascendant goes around the Zodiac every 24 hours as the Earth turns.

So keep that in mind as we look at the larger transits an astrologer could warn the New York Stock Exchange about, followed by the smaller stuff that set things off. You’ll notice that not all the transits were exact, and not all of them the NYSE was having that day were actually bad. And who knows? Perhaps yesterday’s communication breakdown will lead to changes that improve the stock exchange. But of course that’s not what made the headlines is it?

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The primary point being affected is the NYSE’s Moon, which is always an important placement in any birth chart. Note that it rules the 12th House (assuming the 10 AM “birth time” is correct — there’s some debate over that), and the 12th House has a lot to do with unforeseen circumstances.

First of all, note the effects of the Uranus-Pluto square on that position. Although this has been in effect for about the last three years, a quick review of the record will show that this is not the first major technological breakdown the Exchange has had during that time.

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You’ll notice that the Stock Exchange has a very strongly placed Saturn in Libra. That is a good thing when it comes to lending a person or an organization stability and longevity. However, any placement will receive bad transits eventually, and that’s what happened with yesterday’s shutdown. The NYSE’s Moon will be stressed by the Uranus Pluto square for a couple of years yet, and its Saturn will start feeling the heat in a year or so. Could it be time for tighter regulation, as some have said that yesterday’s crash requires…?

As for yesterday’s other big techno-failure news stories — the United Airlines grounding and The Wall Street Journal going offline? Well… all I can say is that we live in the Information Age, so it’s only natural that Information Failures will happen, now and in furture.

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…Like, maybe… next week when that crunchy big Sun-Uranus-Pluto t-square will be replaced with a Mars-Uranus-Pluto configuration. In advance, I’d just like to say: ouch.

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If I Was Your Astrologer…

posted by Matthew Currie

I am initiating a new series on this blog called If I Was Your Astrologer. Writing about people in the news and their astrological transits is a fairly standard way of communicating how astrology works. But I’m afraid that in some ways it is just becoming a way to pile on to the rich and/or famous when troubled times get for them.

Yes we all enjoy that sort of thing more than we should though, don’t we?

Informative and entertaining as that can be, I would like to try a different approach here, on occasion. I would like to handle these subjects as if the person in question was my client and I were trying to convey their current situation to them, how they can handle it, when the bad times will end and when the good times will start… just like in a real consultation.

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More often than not: people tend to consult an astrologer when the bad transits are hitting. I suppose that’s natural, just as people are more likely to see a doctor when they are sick then for an annual checkup when everything is fine. Or just like that doctor, an astrologer can do you a lot of good when things seem okay: not only to repair for difficulties to come eventually, but on how to fully exploit the good times while they are in effect.

Ultimately though, it’s the bad news that usually brings people to talk to me. And although those individual circumstances are always different, my advice usually boil down to roughly the same thing… although the details are always different from person to person.

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I look at when the Bad News is likely to peak, when the Good News will kick in, and what can be done to make the trouble spots better and and to enhance the Good News when it arrives.

As for those of you experiencing Bad News now? I’d love to be able to help. But even if you don’t want a reading, keep this in mind:

I want you to know that there is a day coming when all the suffering you have been through will be worth it I know how much this hurts right now. I will do my best to help with that, but that will not make it all go away.

I want you to know that there is a day coming when all the suffering you have been through will be worth it, somehow. Unfortunately today is not that day. But that day is coming. Now… let’s figure out when that is, and how we’ll get you through to that point, okay?

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Your Moon Astrology Forecast For July 2015

posted by Matthew Currie
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…and then with gay marriage legalized, no one ever discriminated against anyone based on orientation ever again. The End.

Knowing when the Moon Void of Course is happening is probably the handiest of all the common astrological techniques. Learn it, make it work for you, and save yourself tons of unnecessary aggravation!

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(CLICK HERE for more on what The Void of Course Moon actually is, and what you can do about it — or rather, what you should avoid doing during that time. Looking for tips on handling those times when they happen? Click HERE.)

July 2015 is unusual in that it will see not one but two Full Moons. There is no particular significance to this other than the fact that it will give you the opportunity to experience unusual agitation and moodiness twice while only having to flip the page on your calendar once.

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What’s much more significant is the New Moon on the 15th. The New Moon is always a good time to plan out how you want the next month your life to be different from last month, and since the particular New Moon is square Uranus and Mars is square Pluto, your plans should carry additional punch. Like, really serious punch. Like, put that chainsaw down punch.

One piece of good news for July? Despite Mars still being in Cancer, it is statistically unlikely you will kill anyone in an outburst of spiteful rage, and it is unlikely anyone will do that to you. You’ll probably feel like it at some point though, and so will the others around you, so let’s all play nice out there okay?

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Venus goes retrograde on the 25th in Leo, which means that your general fretfulness over hairstyles will continue for about a month longer than expected. Sorry about that — blame the humidity.

Next day on the 26th, Uranus goes retrograde at 20 degrees Aries. Among other things, this means that any weirdness and annoyances but the planets in your birth chart near the 20 degree mark have experienced in the last month or so will likely be aggravated. Again, feel free to blame the humidity… or Mars in Cancer.

Note: Times listed are for time zone 5 hours West, DST is observed… or as we say in New York, “you do the math, pal!”

Particularly long and annoying Voids are marked with **
July  3, 2015    6:38 AM               Moon sextile Saturn V/C
July  3, 2015    8:21 AM                Moon enters Aquarius
July  5, 2015    8:31 AM               Moon square Saturn V/C
July  5, 2015   10:23 AM                Moon enters Pisces
July  7, 2015   10:36 AM               Moon trine Saturn V/C
July  7, 2015   12:37 PM                Moon enters Aries
July  9, 2015    9:47 AM               Moon trine Venus V/C**
July  9, 2015    3:49 PM                Moon enters Taurus
July 11, 2015    5:52 PM               Moon opposite Saturn V/C
July 11, 2015    8:16 PM                Moon enters Gemini
July 13, 2015   11:31 PM               Moon sextile Venus V/C
July 14, 2015    2:14 AM                Moon enters Cancer
July 16, 2015    7:24 AM               Moon trine Saturn V/C
July 16, 2015   10:15 AM                Moon enters Leo
July 18, 2015    5:41 PM               Moon square Saturn V/C
July 18, 2015    8:47 PM                Moon enters Virgo
July 21, 2015    6:06 AM               Moon sextile Saturn V/C
July 21, 2015    9:23 AM                Moon enters Libra
July 23, 2015    2:12 PM               Moon sextile Jupiter V/C
July 23, 2015   10:07 PM                Moon enters Scorpio
July 26, 2015    5:14 AM               Moon conjunct Saturn V/C
July 26, 2015    8:24 AM                Moon enters Sagittarius
July 28, 2015    9:37 AM               Moon trine Jupiter V/C**

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July 28, 2015    2:47 PM                Moon enters Capricorn
July 30, 2015    2:50 PM               Moon sextile Saturn V/C
July 30, 2015    5:40 PM                Moon enters Aquarius

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I Refuse To Discuss Mars In Cancer

posted by Matthew Currie

Last time, I discussed how the current transit of Mars through Cancer will have a tendency to make people moody, irritable, and blame the wrong person or situations for their problems. Having studied the nature of Mars in Cancer further in order to get into character to write this blog entry… I have decided not to write about those transits at all. And it’s all your fault.

Sure, I had originally planned to write the usual thing you’d expect to see hear about how you can learn to work with these energies and how you can keep your cool during the difficult days and yadda yadda yadda. I would have probably mentioned that I was listing the exact dates but that you should add a couple of days on either side of those dates will the transit is still in effect. But I’m not going to do that. You’re on your own people.

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I don’t particularly care any more that Mars trine Neptune on July 8 will tend to make people kind of weepy but mystically inclined. I’m too busy being angry with God about how he could make me so fat.

But surely, you may wonder, isn’t Mars opposite Pluto on the 15th worthy of mention? To which I can only say: what is that supposed to mean? Are you looking for a fight? What do you mean I’m irritable? Shut up!

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Shut up shut up shut up SHUT UP!

I couldn’t care less about how Mars square Uranus on July 25th will make for explosive situations and sudden flare ups of temper. And if you keep asking me about it I’m going to delete this entire blog. That would teach you all a lesson.

Oh, you say, what about Mars trine Chiron on the 26th? Won’t that be a chance to make a lot of breakthroughs when it comes to our deep psychological wounds and scars? Yeah, whatever. I’ve got my own problems to worry about.

Will Mars trine Saturn on August 6th be a constructive time to put your emotions to good use? Sure it will. I’m going to use it to build a big concrete bunker to live in so I don’t have to deal with people any more.

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And finally, when Mars enters Leo on August 8th, will that tend to make for a change in people’s moods and how they express their drives ambitions and aggression? Sure. Probably. I don’t care. I’ll be in my bunker. Leave me alone.

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