The results from the Greek vote on compliance with the austerity demands of its Eurozone neighbors are in.
The referendum tally may have come as no surprise, but the outcome of the Greek vote was a resounding NO!
It wasn’t even close.
With 60% of those who went to the polls in the Greek vote thumbing their noses at the European Community’s efforts to negotiate a bailout deal and a loan extension, there’s been a lot of confusion and consternation in the halls of the European Central Bank and in markets across the globe.
The Aftermath of the Greek Vote
What happens next?
Nobody knows for sure. But at least we can say that we saw it coming.
Six years ago, in fact.
After all, it was the solar eclipse on July 22, 2009 that triggered much of the financial stress that the referendum this Sunday gave voice to as the Greek vote was heard around the world.
That eclipse conjoined the Sun in the national horoscope for Greece. In that chart the Sun is not only emblematic of the nation itself and its leadership; it also rules the second house of finances, compounding the problem enormously.
I reviewed some of those details – and the role that Goldman Sachs played in creating the whole mess in the Greek economy in the first place – in a special 5-minute video I posted on YouTube early in 2010. It’s worth looking at right now:
What’s interesting now is how little attention is being paid to the origins of the current crisis with the solar eclipse in July, 2009.
For that matter, nobody seems to be saying much right now about the role of Goldman Sachs, either. It deserves a closer look as discussions continue about the future role of Greece and the emerging face of the euro.