Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturn-Uranus oppostion on Tuesday
The highlight this week is the exact opposition aspect between Saturn (4 Virgo) and Uranus (4 Pisces) on Tuesday. Saturn symbolizes control, discipline, caution and fear and its energy often does not blend well with the more libertarian and rebellious urges of Uranus. In some instances, this aspect can underline internal structural conflicts in the world such as what we are now seeing with Goldman Sachs. Regulatory agencies such as the SEC assume a Saturnian role of enforcer that seek to limit the freedom of Goldman Sachs who are represented by Uranus. With Neptune (4 Aquarius) also forming an important leg in this alignment, there will also be some element of deception and illusion. The fraud charges against Goldman Sachs are emblematic of this Neptunian energy and suggests that the role of deception will be an ongoing theme in any future reordering of the financial industry. With Jupiter soon to conjoin Uranus in June, we could see legal and judicial issues to play a larger role in the weeks to come.
As if to punctuate the the importance of the Saturn-Uranus opposition, a powerful Full Moon occurs on Wednesday in Aries. This pattern is made more noteworthy due to the close conjunct of the Sun with retrograde Mercury. This is often a bullish pattern for increasing risk appetite such as stocks and commodities, although it is likely to be short lived. Ahead of the Full Moon, Mercury will form a difficult square aspect with Mars early on Monday morning (IST) that could cast a pallor over the market. At the other end of the spectrum, there is a nominally positive mix of planets late on Friday between the Moon, Mercury, and Venus.
Given the continuing strength of stocks, we should pay close attention to the possibility that the exact Saturn-Uranus opposition this week will form an interim peak in prices.