Full Moon in Taurus Nov. 13, 2008

Tomorrow’s full Moon at 21 degrees of Taurus makes a T-square to the Sun/Mercury/Mars lineup in Scorpio and the Aquarius stellium of Neptune, North Node, and Chiron in the sky. Expect further dissolution of hard assets.

I pointed this out back in September, but it bears repeating: This full Moon activates the inception chart of the New York Stock Exchange, so be ready for further damage in the equities market.

Indeed, the Dow Jones industrial average closed down 410 points, to the 8,283 level on Nov. 12, after Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced that under the $700 billion “mother of all bailouts,” the government will not purchase troubled assets after all.

Hey, remember how the Troubled Asset Relief Program, also known as TARP, was announced during a Mercury retrograde? No surprise that it’s being rejiggered, no doubt for the best.

On a personal level, this full Moon, which occurs at 1:19 a.m. Eastern time, could bring to fruition some new creative plan that you’ve been working on or the resolution of a real estate or business matter.

Mars in the last degrees of Scorpio is past an opposition to the full Moon, but it’s still within orb in my book. Upsetting information about debt or declining asset values could be revealed tonight.

You may not like what you see when you open up your portfolio statement for the month of October. Another scenario is that the local township has raised taxes on your house, even though it’s falling in value.

Michael WolfStar on Neel Kashkari, the $700 Billion Man

I’ve been tough on Michael WolfStar at StarIQ for repeatedly misspelling Warren Buffett’s name, but my hat’s off to the Bend, Ore.-based astrologer for tracking down the birth data of Neel Kashkari. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson recently named Kashkari to oversee the $700 billion bailout fund.

Like Paulson, Kashkari worked for Goldman Sachs, has a shaved head, and intense eyes. Kashkari is of Kashmiri descent.

Here’s WolfStar’s post on Kashkari. Kudos to you, Michael! I looked high and low on the Internet and I couldn’t find the data. Nor did any of my tipsters come up with it.

New Moon in Libra: Sept. 29, 2008 at 4:12 a.m.

The guys over at StarIQ do a fabulous New Moon Report, but they set their charts for Redmond, Wash., the home of Microsoft Corp. and its legendary co-founder Bill Gates. So whenever I’m reading their report, I imagine they’re setting the scene for the Microsofties.

I’ve set my chart for the New Moon in Libra on Sept. 29 for Washington D.C. at 4:12 a.m. Interesting that the Sun/Moon conjunction is in the second house of financial resources.

As I write this, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Congress have reached agreement on a $700 billion bailout of Wall Street that the House is expected to vote on tomorrow.

The New Moon is square Jupiter, and as Jeff Jawer warns his StarIQ forecast, there is a “possibility of overdoing.” No kidding, especially since Jupiter sits in the fifth house of speculation. Are those folks in Congress gambling away our future? I sincerely hope not.

As students of astrology know, Mercury is retrograde right now in Libra, and it’s sitting at the tail end of the second house, moving in the direction of the Sun/Moon conjunction. What’s the message? Much is going to have to be reworked and rewritten in this bailout plan.

No one, not even Paulson or Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, knows what it’s truly going to cost the American taxpayer to save Wall Street from its speculative mistakes.

Mars is also part of the Libra lineup, although it’s in the third house of communications. The Libra stellium favorably trines a slew of Aquarius planets in the sixth house of the New Moon chart. What is troubling is the trine between Neptune, the Great Pretender, and Mercury, the Winged Messenger.

You don’t need an astrology blog to know we’re not getting the full story about the bailout. The sixth house rules civil servants and the working stiffs in a mundane chart. With Neptune, the North Node, and Chiron in Aquarius, we’re in a daze. We’re not sure what’s happening.

Virgo is rising in the New Moon chart and serious Saturn is in the first house. Yes, the mood is certainly grim. It’s morning in Frugal America and the cupboard is looking mighty bare. Saturn, the Taskmaster, is opposed by surprising Uranus in Pisces in the house of partners and open enemies. Uranus is the only planet above the horizon in this chart.

People’s nerves are jangled enough as it is so I’m not going to issue some kind of doom-and-gloom forecast. Let’s just be prepared for the unexpected with that Uranus. Lots of unwelcome interruptions and surprising visits are headed our way. Who knows what’s going to come out of left field this month?

Elvis may have left the building, but he might have just taken a very long cigarette break.

Beam me up, Scotty!