Dear Friend and Reader:
Besides the news moving so fast it’s difficult to keep up with the developments — one more enormous than the next — time itself seems to be moving with strange velocity. Nobody seems to be able to grasp that we’ve all woken up one morning and it’s mid-September. And here, at the seven-year checkpoint to the World Trade Center coming down, we find ourselves witnessing another equally harrowing collapse: one capitalist giant after another either hitting the ground or being grabbed just before making contact.
Yesterday’s news that the United States government purchased the world’s largest insurance company, the American International Group, to prevent a global economic meltdown is simply breathtaking. It reveals that “free enterprise” and “sink or swim” and “let the marketplace sort it out” and “economic Darwinism” are, well, not quite what we were told they were. Trickle down economics feels more like bricks falling from a skyscraper.
Time has been moving so fast that we don’t necessarily remember that at Beltane of this year, the cross-quarter day that occurs on May 5, when the Sun was in the precise middle of Taurus, we had a New Moon. Taurus is about value and values, and an event on the cross-quarter connects us to the Aries Point: the point in the zodiac that says The Personal Is Political. Let’s remember that the bull is the very symbol of Wall Street itself: that bull in the photo is the logo of Merrill Lynch, which was bought out by Bank of America this week.
When we see an activation of the Aries Point, we always get big news. This has happened a dozen times in the past decade — stuff like Sept. 11, the tsunami and other events. The Aries Point is like this bell waiting to be rung, only it’s not a bell, it’s like a crystal bowl that vibrates the universe.
How does the precise middle of Taurus connect us to the first degree of Aries, and why does that matter? The relationship is 45 degrees; half of the Almighty Square aspect (90 degrees, which represents structure in our over-structured world). Think of the 45 degree aspect as a trigger.
When we see enormous events like we’re witnessing now — and what is happening is the biggest financial news since 1929 — I go back and check my writing to see if I had any clue what was coming at all…and here is what I find, from Daily Astrology & Adventure:
MondayвЂ™s New Moon is exactly at the midpoint of Taurus вЂ” precisely between the spring equinox and summer solstice. This rarely happens…if youвЂ™ve been reading Planet Waves for more than 10 minutes, youвЂ™ve probably heard me talk about the Aries Point. This is the first degree of Aries and by extension the first degree of Cancer, Libra and Capricorn вЂ” that is, the cardinal points, collectively. As shorthand, all four are called the Aries Point, though IвЂ™m developing separate delineations for all four of the points. They are, however, closely related. They are all associated with big events that link the public and private orders of reality…
So when we get a big alignment on the Aries Point or one of its derivatives (Cancer, Libra or Capricorn) or when you get an alignment at one of the cross quarter points (15 degrees of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius), you get some potent energy moving.
This alone is not enough to take out 11 banks. Obviously a trigger must depend on some underlying structural weakness or flaw. When very big news happens, you need to look at the slow, distant planets, which always tell the story, and you look to the late signs that tell us about collective events. And this is coming from two places, which I am developing for our comprehensive Friday edition: the first is Capricorn (Pluto in Capricorn, imminent structural change) and the other is Aquarius (Neptune in Aquarius, our overwhelming propensity for collective denial). Finally, we are heading for the opposition of Saturn and Uranus on Election Day, between Virgo and Pisces.
Saturn opposite Uranus starts in about a month and goes on for five years. Pluto in Capricorn lasts till 2024 and has barely got warmed up yet.
I assure you: this is going to be the most interesting Election Day you will ever remember.
Stay tuned here for updates as we have them. For Planet Waves, this is: