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Zeus Retrograde Triggers Potential Trading Top

The Zeus retrograde station on January 20 was an extremely powerful event.

Its effect on the market was muted slightly because it happened when the markets were closed. U.S. markets were shuttered on Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

But holiday or not, this transneptunian shift is likely to usher in lower prices ahead.

It reinforces the bearish energy of the Uranus station at the January 20 Lunar Eclipse.

Trading Action Since The Zeus Retrograde Station

On January 21, the S&P 500 lost 0.27% as trading resumed after the Zeus retrograde station.

So far it’s a net loss of 0.13% since last Friday’s S&P close at 3329.62.

That’s hardly a major crash, of course.

But it’s starting to look more and more like a definitive trading top.

Keep An Eye On The Trading Action

The prospects will be clarified by the trading action just ahead.

If the sell-off is amplified or becomes more sustained, we will consider this top confirmed.

That means we can look for even lower stock prices ahead.

As we see it now, there could be a significant decline running through the end of February.

And we can thank the Zeus retrograde station for getting it going.

Broader Implications Feeding Market Expectations

And that’s not all.

Zeus Retrograde 2020
The January 20, 2020 Zeus Retrograde Station on the 90-degree dial.

As you can see from the 90-degree dial presentation of the Zeus retrograde station, other factors come into play.

The station activated the midpoint of Mercury and the True Lunar Node. That signals a time of creative thinking and inventiveness.

Maybe even a new way for dyed-in-the-wool bulls to start thinking about market direction in a new light.

The Kronos/Vulcanus midpoint also got triggered by the Zeus retrograde station.

The implication here is the excessive expression of the powers of the state. It’s all about politics, with the notion that ruthless politicians manage to have their way, no matter how much effort it takes.

That kind of struggle is clearly being reflected in the current impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald J. Trump.

As we’ve noted earlier, the public political wrangling has very broad implications, in and out of the markets.

No matter what the ultimate outcome is, the ongoing turmoil is likely to a real impact on the markets.

 

 

Brett Kavanaugh Birth Time

Brett Kavanaugh was a big point of focus during our special Venus In Reverse workshop last week.

He wasn’t the sole topic, of course.

We also provided detailed forecasts for Gold, Crude Oil, the Hang Seng, the S&P and a whole lot more.

But with the Venus retrograde period just ahead of us – and with Supreme CourtVen nominee Brett Kavanaugh very much in the media spotlight, his name certainly came up.

Brett Kavanaugh
Judge Brett Kavanaugh

When we had our workshop on Tuesday, September 25, the accusations about his personal history of sexual assault were just starting to percolate.

Two days later, on September 27, Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford both testified under oath before the U.S.Senate Judiciary Committee.

Then on Friday, the Senate Committee voted to send the nomination to the full Senate, but with the provision that the FBI re-open its background check into the candidate.

That’s when I put together a short video detailing some of the potential Venus repercussions for Brett Kavanaugh.

I posted it on YouTube at https://youtu.be/5gPlKQT6_To

A Rectified Birth Time From Ivey Henderson

That six-minute video, along with its revelations about the Venus cycle, has been producing some interesting responses, including an email from Ivey Henderson.

Ivey wrote me:

“I just viewed your YouTube clip of Kavanaugh and retrograde Venus….

“I have a rectified time…. of his birth and i can’t state its accuracy. Time used 3:38:44 am.

“As I see it Hades/Venus stands out strongly in his chart by itself…. It seems that retrogradeVenus re-enforces his being drawn to females whom he feel would be easy marks.

“Using the natal Hades/Venus midpoint and the pointer on the Node make an aspect to the this midpoint.

“While also on the date in which Venus goes retrograde… it is pulled into the picture.
What I also find interesting is creating a three part planetary picture…. Hades + Venus -Node which indicates  Connection with prostitutes. Connection with low people, who offer their services.”

Brett Kavanaugh On The 90-Degree Dial

Brett Kavanaugh Venus Station Dial
Brett Kavanaugh 90-Degree Dial with transiting positions at the Venus retrograde station on October 5, 2018

This dial illustrates the planetary dynamics that Ivey Henderson mentioned.

Based on the rectified birth time, it’s worth noting that the Venus retrograde station also activates Kavanaugh’s natal Mars/Ascendant midpoint. That’s an appropriate representation of his explosive public anger and outbursts during the Committee hearing last week!

For more on the upcoming Venus retrograde cycle, be sure to get the workshop recording at http://bit.ly/ven925

SuperMoon Mercury Retrograde

As you may have heard, it’s a SuperMoon Mercury retrograde.

We go through three Mercury retrograde periods each year, with each one lasting about three weeks.

So dealing with Mercury retrograde is not a rare event.

Based on years of practical experience, if we’ve astrologically savvy at all, we’ve learned how to accommodate those times when Mercury is retrograde.

We expect a little more confusion and misunderstanding in our personal communications. So we try to be more forgiving of others and of ourselves as well.

We allow a little extra time to get to appointments.

We double-check the math in important transactions and proofread written documents more carefully.

As astro-traders, we learn to take the Mercury retrograde experience in stride. We stay alert by adding some extra caution to our trade execution and money management, and double-checking our market analysis along the way.

S&P SuperMoon Mercury Retrograde
The SuperMoon Mercury retrograde station produced a dramatic trading day in the S&P 500 index. We’ll be watching the planetary price lines for Mercury and the Sun during the coming weeks.

But the current Mercury retrograde is strikingly different. In fact, it represents a fairly rare occurrence from an astrological perspective, thanks in large part to a specific lunar factor.

The First SuperMoon Mercury Retrograde In Nine Years

For the first time since January 2009, Mercury has made a retrograde station on exactly the same day as a SuperMoon Full Moon, with the lunar perigee pumping up the power of the syzygy and adding to the overall tension of the Mercury station.

SuperMoon Mercury Retrograde Kronos-Admetos
The SuperMoon Mercury Retrograde station midpoint is made even more powerful because it triggers the powerful Kronos/Admetos midpoint.

As the 90-degree dial shown here reveals, the midpoint between the SuperMoon and the Mercury station is also a hot spot.

It activates the Kronos/Admetos midpoint, so this is a time when leadership will be challenged. We could see the collapse of governments, the removal of national leaders, and a shuffling of leadership in market sectors as well.

In other words, while any Mercury retrograde period can skew the markets, this particular one may prove to be particularly important!

Solar Explosion Disrupts Earth Activities

A huge solar explosion is in the news.

April had barely started when there was a massive solar explosion.

It was triggered amid increasing sunspot activity on the face of the Sun.

And it sent a big magnetic disruption hurtling toward Earth.

A Quiet Year So Far

This big event is big news.

All solar flares are in important, of course. And this solar explosion is particularly dramatic.

But it’s also a sharp contrast to what we’ve been seeing on the Sun so far this year.

The truth is, 2017 has been an unusual year for sunspot activity.

What’s been unusual, however, has been the general lack of sunspots overall.

Its been a very quiet year on the Sun so far. There haven’t been very many sunspots or major solar explosions.

Until now, that is.

A Solar Explosion With Little Warning

“Suddenly,” says NASA, “solar flare activity is high.  With little warning, sunspot AR2644 started exploding yesterday, producing an M4.4-class flare on April 1st followed by an even stronger M5-class flare on April 2nd.”

Solar Explosion CME April 1, 2017
In a huge solar explosion, there was a significant coronal mass ejection (CME) on April 1st.

The event took place against a backdrop of fresh sunspot activity. Solar storms are passing across the face of the Sun’s disc.

Sunspot activity

As seen through a telescope from this perspective, sunspots are interesting to observe.

But they look like minor blemishes compared with the overall size of the solar disc. That makes it easy to overlook their real importance.

The fact is, however, that sunspots are an indication of extremely powerful cosmic activity. It may seem to be relatively inconsequential from one perspective. But if you observe solar disturbances with different tools, you get a different picture altogether.

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Ultraviolet emissions from the solar explosion on April 1, 2017.

For example, you can go beyond the spectrum of visible light. The big solar explosion created ultraviolet shock waves. Their sheer intensity is one of the things that has caught the attention of earth-bound astronomers.

What Difference Does A Solar Explosion Make?

While it’s fascinating to observe all this action on the Sun, we obviously want to know about its impact on Earth.

The big solar flares on April 1 and 2 have already had an effect on earthly radio communications. That’s because they mess with the Earth’s ionosphere in a pretty big way.

Radio Blackout Zone from solar explosion
This map shows the intense zone of radio communications blackout over the Indian Ocean following the big solar explosion on April 2, 2017.

The April 1 event knocked out shortwave reception over most of the Pacific Ocean, including the coast of California. The solar explosion that followed shortly after that earlier today had a similar effect over the Indian Ocean.

Fundamentally, these disruptions have a potential ripple effect. They can impact communications and commerce. That in turn can create a noticeable effect in the markets.

That’s why they’re interesting to us as astro-traders.

And, as astro-traders, it’s instructive to look at the horoscope associated with this event.

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Heliocentric 90-Degree Dial for the Solar Explosion on April 1, 2017.

In this case, we’re using a heliocentric chart. After all, we’re interested in the action that’s taking place on the Sun.

When we look at the horoscope for the April 1 solar explosion on the 90-degree dial, we can see some of its broader potential implications. Our pointer on the dial is aimed at Earth’s position.

Inside The Midpoints

There are some powerful and intriguing activations here.

To start with, there’s an emphasis on the Neptune/Poseidon midpoint.

This literally indicates an unusual refraction of light. It’s thus appropriate for a solar flare event. But it also emphasizes potential misrepresentation, lying, and deception.

The Chiron/Vulcanus midpoint activation indicates the likelihood of sudden powerful disruptions. They can create problematic or inconvenient circumstances.

To a certain extent, we’ve already seen that happening with the big radio blackouts.

The Aries/Uranus midpoint alignment is pretty straightforward.

This event can have a sudden shocking impact on the entire planet.

And finally, the Hades/Zeus activation is fascinating.

It suggests idleness and vice. It’s a lack of purposeful activity.

And strangely enough, it’s associated with “a lack of coal.”

Wonder what that’s about?

For more on the solar explosion and its impacts, see the NASA Spaceweather website.

Gatlinburg Fire at High-Stress New Moon

The news of the Gatlinburg fire and its huge devastation has been hard to ignore today.

The Gatlinburg fire stories have been grim, to say the least.

And the numbers have been mind-boggling.

At least four people dead. Many more injured.

More than 14,000 people evacuated. (The actual population of Gatlinburg is only about 4,000. That gives you a pretty good idea of just how big the tourist influx is during the autumn leaf season there.)

At least 15,000 acres of woodlands ablaze. The exact extent of the fire difficult to determine.

Hundreds of homes and businesses completely destroyed. Many others severely damaged.

And plenty of unsubstantiated rumors about tourist attractions and historic sites reportedly consumed by the inferno.

The news about the Gatlinburg fire began filtering in Monday evening. I was preparing for the special webinar I hosted yesterday.

webinar during gatlinburg fire

That live online session wasn’t specifically about the Gatlinburg fire situation. Instead it focused strongly on the New Moon dynamics impacting global events right now.

It was all about The Markets at the New Moon. This particular lunation looks like it may have an especially strong impact on astro-trading. So that’s what we gave the most attention to.

You can watch a replay of the entire 108-minute event HERE.

After the webinar, more news was coming in about the impact of the blaze in Tennessee. I took time to examine the 90-degree dial for the New Moon.

The New Moon and the Gatlinburg Fire

I calculated the horoscope specifically for Gatlinburg – and a look at the midheaven was quite revealing.

This quick video summarizes my observations with the 90-degree dial. It shows why the Gatlinburg fire is having such a big global impact.

A look at the astrology surrounding a specific event at a particular place can produce amazing insights. I think the 90-degree dial is a great tool for that analysis!

An Astro-Trading Oil Prices Chart?

As I noted recently in the latest installment of the Astro-Traders Tip of the Week, the big event that astro-traders need to keep an eye on right now is the conjunction of the Sun with Neptune at 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday night, February 25.

Potential EuroZone Confusion

This alignment will take place at 7 degrees Pisces, a position that puts it in conjunction with Saturn in the May 17, 1876 horoscope for the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

While that connection suggests that we’ll want to watch for continuing developments in EU politics during the coming weeks, the Sun/Neptune combination promotes confusion and illusory thinking in general. This could mean some speculative opportunities that seem to be too good to be true (and probably are), along with duplicity, muddled market signals, and self-deception.

Why An Oil Prices Chart?

But Neptune is also traditionally associated with petroleum, so a horoscope for the conjunction tonight could in one sense be considered an oil prices chart as well.

Sun Neptune 2015 Oil Prices Chart
The 90-degree dial presentation of the horoscope for the Sun/Neptune conjunction on February 25 can function as an oil prices chart if we pay attention to the midpoint structures.

The Sun/Neptune conjunction aligns with the midpoint of Chiron and Admetos, which suggests problematic circumstances with regard to basic raw materials, including petroleum. I noted the roles of Neptune and Admetos in a recent blog post on oil prices chart considerations.

Stressful situations like this one that include a Chiron factor often turn out to be blessings in disguise, however, especially for the financial players that have hidden interests or unexpected connections.

Note as well that the Sun/Neptune conjunction also activates the Hades/Poseidon midpoint (defective thinking, unclear communications, core deficiencies). There’s also an impact here on the Uranus/Apollon alignment (the tension of uncertainty impacted by sudden shifts in supply and demand).

Stock Trading Possibilities

While all these factors contribute to the usefulness of the Sun/Neptune conjunction horoscope as an oil prices chart, there are also opportunities for profitable stock market trades that accompany the Sun/Neptune conjunction.

As we noted in a recent article at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com, “this planetary aspect typically follows an upward-trending market, which tends to culminate about nine or ten days after the alignment, prior to a strong sell-off.” That could offer some short-term trading opportunities now for savvy astro-traders – you can read about “The Sun/Neptune Conjunction and the S&P” HERE.

Oil Prices Today & Tomorrow

So what’s really going on?

Have we seen a true bottom in oil prices today, or is the current upward movement just a sign of a dead-cat bounce?

That’s the topic of a feature article in the current issue of FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter – it not only talks about the situation in oil prices today, but also reviews the potential for oil trends during the coming months.

Trade ETFs To Play Oil Prices Today

Although Crude Oil Futures grab most of the headlines when it comes to news about oil, remember that you can also get into the trading opportunities offered by oil prices today by getting into oil-based ETFs.

The ETFs don’t offer the same kind of leverage that futures contracts provide, but if you choose your ETF wisely you can still get a lot of bang for your buck, especially if you see that oil prices today are trending strongly.

USO Tracks Oil Prices Today
This trading chart for the USO ETF closely follows the current trend in Crude Oil, since the price of the ETF each day is based on what happens to oil prices today in the futures markets.

For example, United States Oil Fund Limited Partnership (USO) trades on the New York Stock Exchange as an ETF, providing good liquidity and a low barrier to entry for small-scale speculators looking for a play in the oil market, since it closely tracks the trading action in Crude Oil Futures.

The trading chart above shows the way that geocentric Mars and Admetos in the ninth harmonic work together to structure support and resistance in the market action in oil prices today, as reflected in the trading for USO.

Bring On The Transneptunians!

It’s interesting to note the role of the Transneptunian Admetos here.

Many financial astrologers associate the planet Neptune with the oil industry.

They aren’t wrong in doing so, but at times this astrological signature can limit their thinking.

If the observation of planetary factors ends there, it can actually become an obstacle to developing an assessment of oil prices today and a forecast for future trends.

Admetos is connected with raw materials in general, and can be a critical factor in assessing supply-and-demand questions. So when we look at it along with Mars, we can get a pretty good picture of some of the key forces behind oil prices today.

What Do Midpoints Say About Oil Prices Today?

The Mars/Admetos midpoint also figures prominently in the First-Trade horoscope for USO. It’s easy to see its importance on the 90° dial.

Oil Prices Today - USO FT Dial
If we want to figure out what’s going to be happening to oil prices today and in the future, a very good place to start is with the 90-degree dial for USO.

The First-Trade 90° dial for USO shown here reveals the potentially dramatic effect that we may see with Neptune’s retrograde station coming up on June 12, 2015.

The red arrow on the right side of the dial is the position of the Neptune station, which will trigger Moon/Venus, Mars/Admetos, Neptune/Kronos, and Jupiter/Node midpoints in the USO First-Trade horoscope.

This midpoint zone is extremely sensitive, and needs to be watched closely in forecasting oil prices today or at any future time.

By the way, this same midpoint zone has been repeatedly impacted by eclipses in recent years, including the solar eclipse on January 15, 2010, the solar eclipse on June 1, 2011, the lunar eclipse on October 18, 2013, and the lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014.

During the coming years we’ll also be watching the solar eclipse on September 1, 2016 and the lunar eclipse on July 16, 2019 and potential triggers for the oil market as well.

Janet Yellen or Uranus/Pluto?

Janet Yellen is getting the credit.

Wall Street is celebrating tonight.

It was a great day for the equities markets.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up an astonishing 421.28 points, climbing by 2.53 percent to close at 17.778.15

The NASDAQ Composite zoomed up by 2.24 percent, adding 104.08 points to finish the trading session at 4,748.40.

And even the normally sedate S&P 500 went wild during the day’s market action, chalking up an additional 48.34 points to wind up at 2.061.23, with a net gain for the session of 2.40 percent.

Did Janet Yellen Do It?

Janet Yellen
Janet Yellen – Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve Bank

The financial news pundits, sage and smug as always, were quick to explain the extraordinary bullishness on Wall Street.

Janet Yellen did it.

No sooner had the market closed than the media was buzzing with the news.

Janet Yellen did it.

Or more precisely, Janet Yellen didn’t do it.

Janet Yellen held back, After a two-day Fed session she announced that the central bank will eventually raise interest rates, but not just yet.

If we can take Janet Yellen at her word, the rate will stay near zero for at least the first quarter of 2015.

And so, with two consecutive days of gigantic market gains, the bulls are in charge. The only way from here is up, to infinitely higher highs.

Is This A Market Top?

Unless you live in the real world, of course.

I’m not so sure that Janet Yellen and her amazing technicolor patience in refusing to push interest rates higher is really the cause of the market action.

Remember, we’re dealing with the impact of the current Uranus/Pluto waxing square. And as we documented in a recent blog post, that’s an event with a significant correlation to market volatility.

So the rally wasn’t a surprise, with or without Janet Yellen.

And a downturn is highly likely, since there seems to be little real change to support higher highs.

And while you’re at it, take a look at Janet Yellen’s horoscope:

Janet Yellen Uranus/Pluto December 2014
Janet Yellow saw her natal horoscope strongly activated by the December 2014 Uranus/Pluto waxing square, with multiple midpoint structures in play.

In this presentation of the Janet Yellen natal chart on the 90-degree dial, the dial’s red pointer aligns with the Uranus/Pluto waxing square. Look at the midpoints it triggers in her chart:

Mars/Jupiter – a surprise beginning of a fortunate activity.

Chiron/Poseidon – the inconvenience of clarifying ideas.

Mercury/Uranus – an unexpected announcement.

Neptune/Admetos – a sudden deadly poisoning through hidden actions.

Hades/Aries Point – Negligent actions that increase widespread misery and poverty.

It all adds up to an interesting picture, to say the least. While these configurations may not connect with conscious motivations for Janet Yellen, we should pay attention.

There may ultimately be negative consequences when Janet Yellen gets the credit.

Even if Janet Yellen didn’t do it.

 

“I Can’t Breathe” Full Moon?

“I can’t breathe!”

Is that the message of this Full Moon?

When I was reviewing the chart for the current Full Moon yesterday morning, I had a lot of different thoughts.

As an astro-trader, I was reflecting on the lunar impact on the markets.

I also saw lots of signs of tension.

I described some of the big factors in my blog post then.

I noted that “the Full Moon degree is also in an eighth-harmonic alignment with the Zeus/Poseidon midpoint. This suggests that this particular Full Moon is a time in which the public is compelled to make clear mental commitments. It’s a time for taking a stand, for expressing leadership through decisive declarations.”

But I wasn’t thinking then about what we would be seeing in Grand Central Station last night:

Grand Central I Can't Breathe Protest
The “I Can’t Breathe” Demonstration in Grand Central Terminal in New York City on Saturday Evening, December 6, 2014.

The choke-hold “I can’t breathe” protesters filled the terminal, in a strong public declaration of their objections to this week’s refusal by a New York grand jury to indite a NYPD police officer after the strangling death of 43-year-old Eric Garner on Staten Island.

Garner, an asthmatic and the father of six kids, was suspected of selling illegal cigarettes. Hew was tackled by five police officers, with one of them pinning him down in a “choke hold” despite Garner’s repeated pleas of “I can’t breathe”.

A cell-phone video of the killing recorded Garner saying “I can’t breathe” eight times. He died in an area hospital after the cops who had piled on him finally relented.

Is This An “I Can’t Breathe” Full Moon?

But what about the Full Moon?

The 90-degree dial for the event does more than underscore the “decisive declaration” theme. (You’ll find the conventional horoscope wheel here.)

I Can't Breathe Full Moon
The “I Can’t Breathe” Full Moon on the 90-Degree Dial. The red pointer indicates the combination of Saturn and Admetos, the two planets of constriction.

At the time of the Full Moon, Mercury was square Chiron, and the two planets show up as a conjunction on the 90-degree dial, suggesting the potential for a health crisis related to breathing and respiration.

The tight opposition of Saturn and Admetos (the two astrological bodies most strongly associated with constriction, boundaries, and limits) at the time of the Full Moon shows up as a definitive “I Can’t Breathe” signature in the chart, indicated by the red arrow pointer.

That Saturn/Admetos combination triggers three important midpoint structures in the Full Moon chart.

Its contact with the Venus/Mars midpoint suggests a powerful suppression of vital energies. That’s what can happen in an “I can’t breathe” situation.

The connection with the midpoint of Poseidon and the Full Moon repeats the recurring theme of definitive expressions of powerful ideas. Poseidon also has a connection with higher spiritual realms, so this alignment can also indicate an abrupt departure from the physical body.

And perhaps most interesting of all is the triggering of the Zeus/Kronos midpoint. This indicates that the act of suppression and constriction comes from a powerful application of force by people in authority. That’s clearly what happened during the death of Eric Garner.

Cops Confront I Can't Breathe Protest
The Police Confront “I Can’t Breathe” Demonstrators In Grand Central Terminal on December 6, 2014

It’s also what seemed to be brewing as the police arrived to break up the “I Can’t Breathe” rally in Grand Central Terminal last night.

While the tacit condoning of police killings of unarmed people is rapidly becoming a focal point for public outrage, expressed through “I Can’t Breathe” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” demonstrations in many locations, it obviously goes beyond the impact of just one Full Moon.

It’s certainly much more strongly connected with the current series of Uranus/Pluto waxing squares. We’ll get another exact alignment in that series later this month, and yet another one in March.

But even so, the degree to which this Full Moon connects with the current “I Can’t Breathe” outpouring is quite remarkable.

The Home Depot Identity Theft & The April Eclipse

Back in September The Home Depot admitted that the company’s customer record database had been hacked, apparently starting in April and continuing until early September of this year.

It was big news, of course, but it somehow didn’t seem all that shocking, since The Home Depot was just the latest big company to reveal massive problems with data breaches and major identity theft impacting its customers — other firms include Target, Neiman Marcus, Dairy Queen and JPMorgan Chase.

The shattering of privacy has become widespread and seems to be well orchestrated, with the government security apparatus providing little defense — mainly because government agencies seem just as intent on grabbing citizens’ private data.

But now things have escalated even more.

HomeDepotHack

Just yesterday The Home Depot admitted that its big identity theft invasion had resulted in the theft of more than 53 million email addresses. The company insisted, of course, that no really important information about its customers had been stolen, like passwords for store accounts. But in spite of its reassurances, there’s little doubt about the seriousness of the attack.

HomeDepotSolarEclipse

That’s where some astrological insights are helpful. Remember that the security breach and identity theft took place in April, when there was a powerful solar eclipse. As this presentation of the 90-degree dial version of the Home Depot First-Trade horoscope illustrates, that eclipse activated the Neptune/Kronos midpoint in the HD chart.

That planetary picture represents a situation in which there is large-scale deception going on, with big misunderstandings about consequences. It’s also the astrological signature of incompetent management.

This is a grim reminder of the power of eclipses, of course, but it’s also a warning — even if you haven’t used a credit card at Target or The Home Depot during the past year, you’re very much at risk of identity theft and the total loss of privacy.

As Brian Mills and others have pointed out, this is tantamount to a state of war — but it’s a war directed against civilians, very much in keeping with the continuing atmosphere of dangerous confrontation that characterizes this time of Uranus/Pluto squares.