Ben Bernanke, the US Federal Reserve Bank Chairman has been making downbeat comments about the US economy lacking the strength to sustain gains.
Certainly the US Fed Res chart, 16 November 1914 9 am Washington, DC, looks to be entering an extremely panicky, undermining and disappointing few months from the final days of this month onwards till late September.
Transiting Neptune, never useful to have around financial situations since it has a dissolving action on materials situations, is hitting several key points sequentially. At the moment tr Neptune is trine the Fed Res Saturn Pluto which creates confusion, undermines ability to cope. Neptune then from late this month is conjunct the Solar Arc Sun till mid May (repeating July to mid August and through 2013) which will give rise to great doubt and uncertainty.
Then Neptune moves to square the Fed Res Mars in Sagittarius mid May to late June (repeating March 2013 on and off till January 2014) which is outright failure and fear. A time when financial nerve will be seriously shaken. Plus as if that was not enough in mid to late 2013 the Solar Arc Sun will square the Fed Res Mars which always brings a serious shock.
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The relationship between Bernanke and President Obama looks extremely tense at the moment with transiting Pluto square the composite Mars until late May (and on and off till late 2013). This usually brings suppressed frustration and bitterness.
Their relationship chart does have an expansive (overly so) composite Jupiter opposition composite Sun Mars perhaps what fuelled their efforts to boost the economy by inflating the money supply. But of course the end result of that is - in a word – inflation. Prices will go up - of oil at the moment and other commodities as well.
Ben Bernanke, 13 December 1953, looks set back on his heels mid to late April and mid to late August as tr Saturn is conjunct his Mars Neptune in Libra with more jolts in June as tr Saturn squares his Uranus. But 2013 is his all time low with tr Neptune trine his Saturn and Solar Arc Pluto conjunct his Mars.
Marjorie Orr has an M.A. (Hons) in English Literature and Philosophy from Glasgow University, and was a current affairs journalist, award-winning BBC TV documentary producer and then a psychotherapist. She has a worldwide following for her astrology... read more