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Predicting the Stock Market Through Astrology

Crains New York Business just had an article about where Wall Street and the stock market are headed in the next few months. They included an interesting quote from Wall Street Astrology Henry Weingarten who heads up the Astrology Fund and is known for his prescient astrologically based predictions for the financial markets.

From the article:

Goldman Sachs strategist Abby Joseph Cohen, proclaimed that her analysis of improving labor markets, spending on business equipment and other indicators led to one inescapable conclusion: The stock market's lengthy slump has ended at last. “We do think that the new bull market has begun,” she said.

Henry Weingarten

Money manager Henry Weingarten vigorously disagrees. He examines the same economic data as Ms. Cohen, and then looks further afield — much, much further. His conclusion: Saturn will be in opposition to Uranus on Sept. 15, an unusual alignment of the planets that not only happens to coincide with the anniversary of Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy but also bodes ill for stock market conditions back on Earth.

“Saturn signifies a drop, and Uranus a sudden drop, so I'm concerned,” said Mr. Weingarten, director of the Astrologers Fund in New York. After the two planets were last in opposition on Nov. 4, he said, the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 22% in a bit more than two weeks. While he conceded that studying the movements of planets, stars and other celestial bodies isn't a foolproof way to figure out the stock market, he insisted that astrological analysis works “80%-plus of the time.”

Since September is right here, we can keep our eyes on the market and see if Saturn and Uranus upend the recent gains. While I hope that astrology can be predictive, in this case I hope Henry is wrong. Let's see....



Numerology: Are You Ready for the Midterm?

Read how the autumn and winter months will shape up numerologically from our wonderful guest numerologist Seriita Montiel:


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There are four months remaining in 2009, I’m certain most folks are as excited as I am that 2009 is finally coming to a close. Keep in mind, September is the peak of the Universal Year 11. The world always takes the yearly midterm test in September, the universe will check to see if we’ve learned the lessons of the Universal Year. Those that don’t make the grade will have until March 2010 to rehash what they failed to learn, and those that finally “get it,” will have the opportunity to take advantage of their renewed awareness and willingly take on new responsibilities in 2010. This holds true individually, for our country, and the world. The month of October will reveal what we individually and collectively need to concentrate on; October is always a glimpse of the tasks we have ahead.

Universally in 2010, I’m expecting a change for the better, a turning point; in spite of this, the universe will continue to ask each of us to cooperate with the circumstances and people in our life, in our world. Lessons in compassion and tolerance will definitely give rise to some difficult moments but it’s a lesson society is required to learn. You could have a fresh start in 2010 contingent on the choices you have made since 2008. If you haven’t weaned yourself of unproductive thoughts and actions, you should make the decision going forward to use your energy more productively. As the number 10 in 20
10 suggests, in order to flourish, we each must be extremely determined to help our leaders carry out the strategies they have come up with for our nation and willingly do our part individually and collectively to make those plans succeed. If we fail to realize our collective inner potential as a nation, we all face frustrations and setbacks.

Keep in mind the Universal Year pertains to everyone in the universe and Personal Years pertain solely to you. Each of us has dual obligations, to ourselves and to the world. Globalization will continue to have an emotional impact on humanity, even so, no longer can we exist independently; we must learn to coexist. Numerically, 2008 was a new beginning in history, the world experienced events totally out of the ordinary, some of the most “learned” folks are still trying to figure out the what and why’s. Two thousand nine requires us to recognize that the way of life we once knew has come to a closing stage and 2010 will present the opportunity to start in a new direction.

I don’t know about you but everything that was once familiar about my life has changed. I’ve sorted through numerous years of old habits, people, places, and things. I’ve shed a few tears because liberating yourself from anything whether it’s a person, medical condition, or worldly possession is difficult or awkward to do. I also made a conscious effort to carefully exchange, not replace what was lost with things that will benefit my greatest good. To exchange implies “to give one thing in return for another” and replace means “to replace one thing with another.” Hence, you exchange the $200.000 house and credit cards for financial freedom; you exchange the old Ford Expedition for a more fuel efficient car apposed to replacing the $200.000 home with an $180,000 home or replacing the old Ford Expedition with a brand new one. I don’t know about you, I intend to continue working hard so that I can expect spiritual and material abundance in 2010!

Seriita Montiel, Numerologist to the Ordinary Folks!

My core belief is that young and old who tap into the power of Self can manifest any goals they choose. My goal is to use Numerology to help transform your way of thinking, help you honor your true Purpose and harmoniously blend both the spiritual and material elements of your life. You can reach Seriita Monteil at [email protected] or via her website.

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Horoscope for Month of September 2009 and Week of August 31, 2009

Penelope cruz What seems like a misstep in the early days of September turns out to be a graceful leap to much needed change and transformation. Mars opposes Pluto and sets your pace. Tread lightly to start but get into a marching mode as the month progresses. Avoid the usual potholes.....

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(Penelope Cruz has Mars in Cancer)

There is nothing better than getting a jump ahead of the year. Check Your Astrology Guide 2010 and start planning your success.

Changes in your concept of “home” can impact your career path ... for the better. (Although it won’t seem that way initially.) Rams with a bone to pick find novel ways to poke with it that moves something or someone out of the way. Or maybe  you need to move out of your own way? Stop standing in the way of your own success. Become transparent and flexible.

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Nothing remains the same forever. Growth, evolution and just plain change make your current circumstances irrelevant and in need of sprucing. September brings a refreshing opportunity to enliven your life. That is why Bulls are advised to map out possible new paths that can take them on satisfying, successful journeys. The world is your oyster. Chow down.
GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
If you are looking for love this month it will be delivered to you  in dollops. The trick is how to choose from the delicious array of treats. Choose carefully - Twins can fall head over heels and can also cost much more than you initially think. Will it be  a trip to the moon on gossamer wings or just one of those crazy old things? Let’s try and guess.
CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Life is one big ying yang now. Partners demand much more of your time. Try to find creative ways of balancing the often conflicting needs of yours, mine and ours. Are you prepared to compromise so you can make everyone else happy? Crabs are known for giving more than they get but a change to this specific dynamic is now required. If not now, then when?
LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
No sooner do you attempt to exercise and attend to healthy outlets than someone sabotages your efforts. Are they strewing your jogging path with cookies? Are they spiking your wheatgrass with a hair of the dog? No matter what happens this month, keep your eye on the prize and on your waistline. Swimsuit season is fast morphing into to holiday party season.
Compadres are poised to get you into all sorts of trouble this week. Good thing too - things were getting too boring and mundane around here! Virgins will be surprised at how artistic they can be when they are inspired. Resolve to be outrageous, creative and awe inspiring in any group situation. Pack a cushion for all those dropping jaws.
Libras impress the power elite with a few well chosen words and deeds. What is it that will get you in front of the bosses? Whatever it is, grab at the chance and show them what you can do. Also, ask advice of parents or any sage-like family figures. There are things you can learn from the past that will give you added ammunition for the future.
Plan a great getaway. Pack your bags and hit the road with a companion and explore parts unknown. The goal is to expand your vision and experience mind altering, perspective changing things. Anything that you do now has global repercussions. So if money and time are tight and you can’t travel far, find unusual diversions closer to home. Anyone we know?
Archers are not known for their robust sex drive but now, you are a sensual force with whom to be reckoned. What a nice change of pace! Make the most of this rare energy and spread your good cheer to all. Gallop to the nearest meet market and see who is hanging on the hook and ready to be bought. The summer is almost over but you can still stoke the grill....
You meet someone who will tip one of your sacred cows. It is  uncomfortable but necessary. But ultimately you will be agog and amazed. Caps often refrain from taking risks but now there is greater risk in inaction. Break out of your shell; the cosmos hands you a sledgehammer. Light taps will not do it so smash through all barriers and dance through the opening.
Attending to health related matters will have a dramatic, beneficial impact on your spiritual outlook. Aquarians can flush their systems which are currently clogged with the detritus of secrets, fears, undermining behavior and loss of personal confidence. It won’t be easy - you have to work at it. A fresh new breeze is in the air! Avoid the usual trashy crowd.
Let your muse be your guide. Pisces have a plethora of fantastic ideas that are a bit off the beaten track. Thinking outside the box will dazzle the crowd and move you into and on the top of important powerful organizations. Friends in high places carry you along if you ask for the ride. Hurry before your creativity takes a powder and you are buried in the shifting sands.

(c) 2009 THE STARRY EYE, LLC., All Rights Reserved. For Entertainment Purposes Only. Lichtenstein is the author of the best selling astrology book “HerScopes ”,now in its seventh printing.

Lucky Numbers for the Week of August 28, 2009

Lottery ads tell us you only need a dollar and a dream. But I think it is also helpful to have a list of lucky numbers to help spur the good fortune ... or fortunes.

So with that in mind, I decided that we could use some lucky numbers that can be used in any helpful way. I gazed into a pool of water, Nostradamus-like, and contemplated the cosmos. Then I mixed the tarot cards and allowed the spirits to guide me to the cards that represent the lucky numbers for this week. Nothing is guaranteed but who knows ....?

I choose eight numbers because 8 is the number of wealth.

Here are the lucky numbers for the week of August 28 - September 3, 2009:

6, 9, 27, 42, 57, 62, 69, 72

There are many ways to delve into your own consciousness to find luck and intuition. Try reading Dream Power/Improve Your Luck (Super Strength Series) and see if your dreams give you any clues and premonitions.

Astrology: Jenni Stone's Predictions and the New Moon

Jenni Stone has kindly agreed to be a guest blogger here on The Cosmic World blog. Here is her monthly newsletter full of great predictions, information on the moon cycle and her monthly calendar.  You can reach Jenni through email at [email protected].


Cosmic Events & New Moon

Leo New Moon  - Thurs, Aug 20,  6.02a Eastern, 3.02a Pacific.

Void on Thursday 6.02a-10a E. 3.02a - 7.am P

Full Moon  - Friday, September 4, 12.30p Eastern, 9.30am Pacific

Mercury goes Retrograde Monday Sep 7, 12.45am Eastern, late evening, 9.45pm Sunday September 6, Pacific

Mercury into Libra - Wednesday Aug 26
Venus in Leo - Thursday Aug 27 - Sept 21
Mars in Cancer - August 26 - October 17

Pluto goes Direct at 0 degrees Capricorn, September 11 -  
Calendars and New Moon wish list
Astrology calendars with times when the Moon is void, plus predictions, power days and cosmic events are available as an email download. Write and ask for free calendars.

Best time to make New Moon wish list is within eight hours of the New Moon event (see times above). 
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Venus in Leo
With Venus in Leo, it is time to roll out the red carpet and enjoy being a celebrity! Throw yourself a party and take pictures, because you'll be looking extra good.

The energy of Venus in your sun sign is the best time for a make-over and to start an exercise and healthy eating program.  

Best plan the future, because that is where you will be spending most of your time... Mark Twain
Sign-by-Sign predictions
Aries – Your best efforts are always as an individual, and you have your own unique way of doing things, but now you are learning to work as a team. This can be frustrating for an Aries, but if you’ll change your perspective and value all the effort you’ve put into getting results then you can see how much you are needed. In the next month, Mars helps you end what is not working and start making headway towards your dreams and desires.  Use the time when Mercury is Retrograde (Sept 7-29) to become better organized and streamlined at work.  The beginning of October may be feeling as if money is short, and you may need to look at ways to re-organize and get a better handle on debt so that you can be more comfortable for the rest of the year.    
Taurus – the planets of opportunity have been giving your career a lift in the past few months and you’ve had some interesting opportunities come your way. This gets better still with the new moon energy working overtime to bring positive attitude to your communications with co-workers and friends.  A writing or business project will take off at the end of August, but you may need to make some revisions during the Mercury Retrograde (Sept 7-29).  Finances improve after the middle of October and there may be some money coming in the form of a payment that is long over due.  Take time off during September to catch up with friends and family to prevent burn-out.
Gemini – Mars in your sign (until Aug 26) has been causing you some stress and anguish.  You know that if only you could just get through the present workload, your dreams and desires are waiting, but despite all the efforts, you never seem to get caught up and duty and responsibility are constantly tugging at your conscience  to do more. The past month has been demanding and you are ready for a break, but with your ruling planet, Mercury, going retrograde from Sept 7-29, you are likely to find more frustration than rest during the coming month. The only answer is for you to give yourself permission to find balance by finding value in doing things you want and love to do.  Stay sane and healthy by getting a buddy to coach you. 
– This new moon may create some conflict at work, but withdrawing is not the answer – you’ll need to find balance and stay involved even though this may not be the most comfortable way to handle the situation.  Mars in your sign from Aug 26 to October 17 energizes and motivates all your current projects. Physical activity is favored and this is an especially good time to get back to a healthy eating and exercise program. With Mercury in your fourth house (starting Aug 26), there are likely to be new beginnings (and endings) that change your relationships and influence home life. Work projects may have to be revised during the Mercury Retrograde (Sept 7-29), so create as much space and clarity as you can by using the void periods to clear away clutter and get organized. These void times are especially helpful since you tend to become emotionally attached to “stuff” which has outlived usefulness. (See notes at the end to get free calendars showing void times).
Leo – The energy of this new moon is a powerful influence that will help you to kick off projects that have been on hold this month. The stress that you have been feeling comes partly from the hard aspects between Mars and Saturn, which through most of August, has reminding us of duty and responsibility - and stopped you from having fun with what truly intrigues and delights you.  Venus moving into your sign Aug 27 (till Sept 21) will help you to take better care of your own needs and desires.  However, your social life may have to take a backseat during the Mercury Retrograde (Sept 7-29).  Enjoy the spotlight during this upcoming week and take care of yourself by getting beauty and health treatments.  Mercury moving into Libra (Aug 26) helps by finding ways to balance work and play.
Virgo – This new moon Mercury has been in your sign for most of August and continues until Wed, Aug 26, but then it moves back into Virgo September 19 and stays there until October 15. With this double dip into your sign, you get an opportunity to become more organized and to take care of health issues that may have been bothering you. By taking care of yourself, and being more self-aware, you will find that your relationships with others become more meaningful.  The Mercury Retrograde (Sept 7-29) you are likely to become more aware of financial obligations and may have to make some adjustments. Balancing the budget between incoming and outgoing cash flow is essential, but maintain equilibrium within yourself more important.
Libra – Use your skills at tactful communication and diplomacy during the next few days to build bridges and create strong relationships for the coming months.  Meanwhile, your intuition is telling you that there are changes on the way, and while it may not be clear what those changes will mean, you can’t shake the feeling that the scenery is about to shift and you’ll be asked to take on new responsibilities. Your finely tuned instincts are exactly correct.  Saturn is shifting into your sign at the end of October and you are likely to be held accountable for what is and what is not working in your life.  By using the time when Mercury in your sign (Aug 26 – Sept 19) to help you in the on-going effort to clear away clutter you can find clarity, because when you create order in the external world, you’ll better process your own internal needs and desires. Use the Mercury Retrograde (Sept 7-29) to connect with friends and business associates from the past.
Scorpio – you may have been over optimistic in a business dealing, and now have to deal with the negative impact when the outcome is not as good as expected, and the new moon in Leo may shine a light on where others have given you bad advice. Friends are likely to help out during the mercury retrograde (Sept 7-29), so that you can either put the deal back together, or find an even better and more profitable solution.  Your home life continues to change, and you may move or expand your present residence. Getting what you want may require some persistence, but your intuition is telling you that it will soon be within your grasp. Finances get easier mid-October.
Sagittarius – For several months now, there has been a conflict between freedom and responsibility, but with this new moon in Leo you are moving closer to your dreams of visiting or living in a foreign country.  However, you won’t be able to take off just yet as the Mercury retrograde (Sept 7-29) can confuse your plans and mix up communications.  There may be a financial windfall when Jupiter, your ruling planet, turns direct mid-October, bringing you a blast of optimistic energy from friends and colleagues that will help you overcome limitations. Look at career goals during the Mercury Retrograde to see if your confidence can be restored.
Capricorn  - The Leo new moon may finish wrap up a long-standing financial issue and help you put all the pieces together and find closure. September energizes partnerships, both at work and at home, and if you have been thinking about making a commitment then the planets are lining up for you.  Do all your thinking and negotiating in September, and then wait for Jupiter to go direct in the middle of October before revealing your plans – this way, you’ll have the most positive environment for success. Use the time when Mercury is Retrograde (Sept 7-29) to investigate and explore the possibilities before putting forward your proposal. 
Aquarius – The new Moon may bring a gift, or offer of help from an unexpected source. Although you usually like to be independent, accepting will make you stronger and will bring a circle of completion that aligns you with the stars. Mars going into your sixth house, (Aug 27), urges you to make changes in your everyday routine and helps you to see how a small variation in direction can change the outcome in a significant way. The Mercury retrograde (Sept 7-29) may bring back issues and people from the past. This time around, be willing to show the full range of your authentic self, because this is the take-away gift that Jupiter has been bringing to you this year. If you are planning to launch a new business project, best wait until the middle of October.
Pisces – New moon energy invigorates partnerships and may bring you an offer of involvement in either a business or personal liaison. The focus continues through September and may bring back relationships from the past - plus Mars in your area of romance (from Aug 27) stirs up the passion whether you are single or married.  Your intuition and spiritual growth is expanding your awareness and inspiring your dreams and desires.  Everything in the universe is conspiring to bring whatever you need to manifest what you want in 2010. On a more practical level, use the Mercury retrograde (Sept 7-29) to extricate yourself from situations that are not fulfilling. 

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