Thank goodness it’s October! This has been quite a year for the elements: Floods, tornadoes and fire. The only element left is Earth. I smile as I type this because the Earth is here and we are weary, but grateful for the opportunity to rebuild. This autumn many struggle to rebuild everything. Legislators struggle to be true to their respective parties. We the People struggle to find jobs and opportunity. It is an end and a beginning and we are beginning now. In the language of astrology: Jupiter and Pluto hold their respective positions to open a big doorway of opportunity. In November, Saturn faces Jupiter to help put it into form. Also in November Mars adds his energy and loud voice to the party for 6 months. The formation is called a kite. Simply put, a plan gains momentum with the people. It slowly takes form and ultimately can help lift the economy up by the summer of 2012. This is a beginning.
I read that the real end of the Mayan calendar is not December 2012, but October 2011. I believe that November 2011 is the beginning of a 3 year cycle of growth. It takes a while to get rolling. Look for signs that seeds of growth are planted. Why do I think that? Warren Buffet is the quintessential Plutocrat. He invested $6 Billion into Bank of America. A monster bank weighed down by foreclosures…as many are. Is Buffet a generous man or a wise investor, who seized an opportunity created by his wealth? Maybe a little of both: I’m not an investor, but I would speculate that banks will soon find a way or motivation to sell much of that debt. You can call me an optimist or say that I’m putting too much stalk in a strong Saturn. This is the beginning of economic recovery through real estate.
October: There is big publicity as people pull together. The month begins with Jupiter trine Pluto. In the language of astrology that is a whole lot of attention or PR. Mars stressed both planets in September and the vitriol was so offensive that both the Democrats and the Republicans should be embarrassed by their outspoken and desperate members. I expect October to herald a shift. I expect prospective and elected officials to dig deep to find real plans for jobs and economic growth. The best plan wins, but only if it gets attention. Candidates are gathering cash. Legislators are compelled to compromise or lose in 2012. By the 15th, candidates who have tangible results get attention from the people. Caution: at the end of the month the magic of advertising or fractured facts might leave us all scratching our heads and wondering which path to take. Jupiter is moving backward and enters a lunar mansion that is all about the excitement that comes from the dawn of a new day. He’ll linger here until March 2012. Folks who faced destruction remind us all how glorious a new day can be. It’s time for us to set cynicism aside and embrace it, too.
This isn’t an election year: why talk so much about politicians? Legislators make the decisions which can either cripple the economy or stimulate it. The President or presidential hopefuls will hopefully lead the nation through difficult times. Jupiter is the planet of law and politicians. Jupiter is in a lunar mansion that speaks of a lonely truthteller: the truthteller faces mortality and so is made immortal to guide others. Think of this as you look for the lonely truthtellers who rise out of frustration to lead the way. After all, if Buffet sees opportunity, then maybe we should look too. Caution: watch for fractured facts.
November: Things get rolling. Mars moves into the constellation Leo and the mansion Magha. He will remain in Leo for 6 months. He charges forward in November and December. Mars is all about action and capitalism. Mars faces Neptune during the first 2 weeks. Neptune is an illusion so take the time to investigate your source before you bet your future on him. The real story is beneath the noise where there is something building. Saturn, the planet of structures or cornerstones and facts, moves into Libra where he is productive. I looked back in time to note past stays in the constellation Libra [Vedic]. I’ll share those dates with you. Do your own search… Here is the past: Oct. 1923-Oct. 1926; Nov. 1952-Nov. 1955; Oct. 1982-June 1985. And what about the present: Nov. 2011-Aug. 2012? Think of this Saturn as the tail on the “kite.” We need a solid Saturn to steady the climb up and away.
December: Money moves as we enter December. The planets are scattered so it’s difficult to see where it’s moving, however, at least it’s moving. Jupiter is almost stopped in the heavens. If you have a planet in early Aries [Vedic] or early Taurus [Western] you already feel something brewing. It seems that property is moving and 2012 is looking better. Mars, the action planet, helps us pull together to rebuild. Stories fill the holiday newscasts of folks, who helped each other pull together and pull through. We even helped our neighbors’ pets, livestock and wildlife. It was a tough year for millions and horrific or thousands, but we made it. These stories abound if we’ll just look. They help us drown out the vitriolic anger of self-motivated politicians of both parties and help service-minded folks seize the opportunity to run for office. The gift of Saturn in Libra and the publicity planets is a lot about good people, who want to do what’s best for the country, rising to the surface. This carries over into January and 2012. The shift began in October and it’s moving now.
Where the Money Flows: I am not a wealthy person and I am not even an investor. However, the power of Pluto with Uranus, the planet of change, and a shift of Saturn into Libra where the fertile star Sirius is found, tells me to look at what Plutocrats like Buffet are doing with their money and follow. I expect a lot of property to move from the banks’ liabilities to others’ assets. I expect foreign investors to buy up property here. The Market remains volatile. That’s an opportunity for experienced investors and a potential calamity for others. Simply put: it’s a gamble. You could be really lucky or really broke if you don’t know what you’re doing. Expect government budget cuts. If you happen to have a planet in early Aries, then you might just see big returns and maybe some wild-catter’s luck.
How the Love Grows: The desire to work together is strong in October. Marriage counseling and personal growth work help us cooperate. Still, romance is cautious. Do you have the courage to be yourself? Do you know who you are? There is no better time to get your footing and dare to be you. BTW that’s where the love grows this season and always. However, this season, Venus starts with practical Saturn. She crosses Pluto, the powerful, in early December. She begins the New Year ready to listen as Saturn and Uranus cook up change. In this case it is the Liberation that comes when you are ready to be visible. Yes indeed, 2012 is an exciting year. This season is a great time to enjoy love while you clean out your emotional closet. Love grows as we grow.
Who will be the Man with the best plan? The plan, that is, for economic recovery and jobs. Watch for tangibles and a strong hand on the string of the kite. That hand belongs to the next President. It may sound simple, but the transits suggest a Saturn-type leader. Romney and Perry have Saturn strong…but so does Obama. Which man will inspire businesses to expand and hire? That’s the Jupiter transits.
Romney vs Perry: I have birth times for both candidates now. They both have really strong transits through the election in November 2012. They could end up on the same ticket. Romney has stronger aspects in Late December 2011 and January 2012. He could surge ahead. Romney already has a plan and supporters. The Mars transits give him a stronger voice and image. I also expect plenty of campaign money from the Jupiter transits, but don’t underestimate Perry. There are plenty of voters, who want his conviction. He was born with the Moon on his Saturn. He’s a pragmatist and a builder. You may not like his approach, his swagger or his budget cuts, but Saturn’s voice is heard this season and next year. Romney may be better at national politics, but Perry will have voters who are hungry for Saturn’s simplicity ready to vote for him. Perry has a strong Venus so he can be charming, but his Saturn-Moon combination makes it difficult for him to ask for support. However, he’ll probably get the hang of it.
President Obama continues to have very difficult aspects. He’s probably tired and may feel abandoned or even betrayed…as well as frustrated. He needs to offer Saturn’s strength and wisdom from fresh advisers. Mars is not the President’s friend. It’s important that he appear strong and willing to do what is best for the nation. That sounds easy, but at the level of President there are so many voices talking that he’ll have to ask for help beyond his current advisers. As the year ends expect many changes in staff. He has an economic rabbit to pull out of his hat. Whether it gets passed or not will depend upon his strength and not upon vitriolic voices. His popularity should climb next summer.
Cynthia Novak is a professional astrologer. She can be contacted at metro 817-261-2984. Read Cynthia’s daily astrological message at www.HolisticNetworker.com/dailymessage/ or see www.CynthiaNovak.com Come hear Cynthia’s talk at the Wellness Expo in Addison on Sunday, October 16 at 11:30am entitled “Astrology & You”.