Much has been happening this week around the world, but one of the actions that stands out is the Federal Reserve’s decision to buy $300bn in long term government securities and another $850bn of securities issues by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. To further stimulate the economy the Federal Reserve said it would buy up to an additional $750bn in agency mortgage-backed securities, bringing its total purchases this year to $1,250bn.
Why is this significant astrologically? Well it all ties in with the Saturn Uranus opposition which is seeing governments around the world (Saturn) clamouring to keep the status quo and trying desperately to get their economies moving forward again. However, Uranus is driving them to take drastic and sudden measures. The Federal Reserve has not taken action like this in over four decades.
Add to this, the fact that Venus is retrograde in Aries until April 17th. The G20 countries are meeting on April 2nd and you can be sure that they will change the existing financial laws and regulations. There will be a lot of reneging on their original decisions and the people in general will feel as though much is not being revealed. This is another effect of the Venus retrograde. On a more personal note, make sure that your finances are in order and don’t spend money on anything other than real necessities. It’s not a time to buy any big ticket items. However, if you have something that you want to sell during the Venus retrograde, as people tend not to know the true value of things at this time, you may find that you get an excellent price for your goods. So if you’ve anything that you want to get rid of and you want a good price, get them on EBay before April 17th!
I predicted that the conjunction of Neptune and Jupiter in Pisces would result in flooding and oil slicks both of which have happened. There have been major floods in India and an oil slick off the Brisbane coast in Australia.
I also predicted that the Uranus Saturn opposition would cause riots and demonstrations and an uprising of the people around the world. This is because Saturn is in Virgo at this time which represents the workers and Saturn cannot bear a lack of integrity or any unfair treatment. So the national demonstrations in France and in many cities of the USA are just the start of this process.
Another effect of this powerful opposition is greater extremism being manifest. Now that President Obama has allowed federal funds to be used for research into stem cells, there is huge discord among many right-wing religious factions in the US. They are potentially violent and their anger is going to seep into mainstream politics sooner or later.
As always the Sagittarius Moon from Monday to Wednesday has seen a rise in the markets. However, once the Moon went into Capricorn the stock markets around the world came back down to reality.
With Jupiter and Neptune in Aquarius being in mutual reception to Uranus in Pisces, Obama is still seen as Camelot, King Arthur, John F Kennedy – basically the saviour of the world and there is still hope and optimism surrounding him. Although this aspect is still active until January 2010, the waning approaching square of Pluto to Saturn and Uranus will severely dampen his popularity around the end of August 2009.
Because Saturn represents the fear of the people and Uranus represents hope – we will see the oscillation between these two forces for the remainder of this year. With Pluto in Capricorn firmly taking hold now, expect more Bernard Madoff cases to be uncovered and people will be saying “we never saw that coming!”