Kim Novak, Astrology, and Search Engines

This is really weird. On Tuesday night, my husband and I watched Kim Novak and Fred MacMurray in a great film noir called Pushover on Turner Classic Movies. Yesterday, I was looking at Novak’s chart and noticing that the August 16 eclipse falls quite close to her 24-degree Aquarian Sun.

Now, I see that at this moment (1:12 p.m. EDT, Aug. 14) Kim Novak is the second most popular search on Yahoo, but I can’t figure out why. When I search Kim Novak, no news stories come up, just her film credits on IMDB. What’s going on with Kim Novak? Does anybody know?

Novak, most famous for co-starring in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo opposite Jimmy Stewart, was born on Feb. 13, 1933 at 6:13 a.m., according to AstroTheme. You can see the chart here.

In one of my favorite Novak films, Bell, Book, and Candle, the actress is again paired with Stewart. She plays a witch named Gillian who lives in Greenwich Village and has a black cat named Pyewacket. I was fascinated by Bell’s beat influences, African art, and a young Jack Lemmon playing the bongo drums.

The Wiki speculates Gillian was the inspiration for Elizabeth Montgomery’s character Samantha in Bewitched, but I know she was also the model for budding astrologers who dreamed of living in Manhattan and hanging out at nightclubs.

There is a blogger named Kim Novak with a Web cam. Perhaps this is the Kim Novak that everyone is searching for on Yahoo. She and her friends have been staging an Office Olympics, to coincide with the Summer Games in Beijing. One contest is a ring toss that features sombreros, among other competitions.

As someone who spends a lot of time getting schooled in search-engine optimization, the art of generating Internet traffic, I’d say that blogger Kim Novak’s Office Olympics is a great way to get people to her site, especially since so many people are reading about the Beijing Olympics right now. I bet blogger Novak doesn’t even know that the name asteroid Olympia is squaring the North Node right now.

The August 16 Eclipse: Sell, Sell, Sell!

As my bio states on the “About” page, I’m not a registered investment adviser and any financial advice dispensed here is for entertainment purposes. Got that?

Having repeated my boilerplate for the Securities and Exchange Commission, I want to say that if there were ever a time to move out of stocks and into cash, this is it.

Even with the recent uptick in the U.S. dollar, I’m not sure that dollars are the place to keep your cash, but that’s another post. (See “The Word at UAC in Denver: The Dollar is Toast.”)

The Aug. 16 eclipse at 26 degrees of Aquarius looks very bad for Wall Street, not the least because it squares the natal Sun of the New York Stock Exchange chart. The Neptune conjunct Moon in Aquarius in the second house of resources and opposing the Sun in the eighth house of other people’s money suggests dissolution and deception down on the corner of Broad and Wall.

Perhaps the group that my financial friends call the “Plunge Protection Committee” has run out of tricks to keep the market aloft. A number of commentators including Jim Kunstler have compared today’s economy to the Wile E. Coyote cartoon where it takes him a while to figure out that he’s run off the cliff.

Nobody says it better than Jude’s Threshold in this post.

Market maven Ray Merriman notes there is a nice Venus/Jupiter trine on Aug. 16, but he doesn’t think it offsets the powerful Sun oppose Neptune in the eclipse chart. You’ll find his market commentary for this week here.

This is not a forecast for short-term traders, mind you. The trines between Jupiter and a bevy of planets in Virgo could keep the market above 11,000 well into October. Savvy traders always follow Merriman. This call to cash is for the rest of us, those of us who don’t want our 401(k)s to get trimmed by a third by yearend.