Well, Mercury is now retrograde so prepare to have computer problems, loose things have technical difficulties and redo everything at least twice. It’s a pain in the butt especially when Mercury is in Virgo where it is stronger as co-ruler of Virgo. Virgo is also an earth sign – making the retrograde more physical than usual and more intense.
Something, I’ve been thinking about a lot is the housing market and how traditionally it has been dictated by the moons nodes. I’ve never seen them wrong. We are currently at the worst placement possible for selling a home, and for the real estate market in general, of course if you are looking to buy you will get the deal of a lifetime.
The north node in Capricorn generally brings about a fall in prices and the desire for people to be frugal with their money as well as keeping away from buying property. This is exacerbated by the fact that Pluto (which rules power and money) is also in Capricorn which would only serve to make people edgy about investing in property. Of course the way we do business and even think about our career paths will change over the next 10 years or so. Instead of a single focus one will find it necessary to be flexible, doing whatever is needed to accommodate the burgeoning (albeit zygote-like state its in) paradigm.
Before this mess I had read a study that noted people born in the early 1960s had an average of 5-7 career changes in their lives (that was thus far) and this study was done before 2000! Our economy despite our desire to remain in a state of delusion about it, has actually been pretty unstable for a long time. I know absolutely no one who was born after 1960 who got out of high school found a good working class job and stuck with it their whole life. These opportunities were and are extraordinarily rare now.
The absolute bottom of the real estate market (from what I’ve seen) is just as the north nodes turns and goes into Sagittarius – usually this is when the market turns around and begins to get better, and also when one can get the best deals with some confidence that there will indeed be a rebound. Now is really a great time to buy a home or investment property if one has the money. The best time to invest in real estate is now until the spring of 2011 (when the north node enters Sagittarius) houses at that time will start to sell better and prices will begin to rise again (slowly, very slowly).
My only caveat is that real estate will not spring back like it has before with the dampening influence of Pluto in Capricorn. People will stay a bit traumatized about owning property for a while until the economy picks back up which I believe will be a slow and steady climb up the mountain for many more years to come. So one should not invest in a home unless one is sure one can stay in it until the whole economy stabilizes and that could take a while.
I’m sorry to say we are in the depression I talked about. It’s important to remember when Obama drives one nuts with seeming passivity, that the other option, McCain, would have driven us into the Greatest Depression of this or any other time in modern history, his chart showed this clearly. And as I stated several years ago when I began blogging about the giant fall in the stock market about a month before it happened (fall of 08) we were going to have to face this. What we are experiencing now is a mollified version of the tidal wave that would have hit us if we’d gone further to the right.
What we need now is for people to learn empathy and compassion – this is the spiritual lesson in this financial disaster. It’s unfortunate that we have to learn the hard way, but it’s human and it’s just the way it is. When things are going well, we don’t look deeper than the surface of things.
Now get ready for the pushing of chaos and order, black and white, left and right – the further polarization of our country to the point of a potential war if we are not careful. Let’s not learn the hard way anymore! Compassion. Just be compassionate to oneself and to others and put oneself in others shoes, if we practice this, we will avert the next potential disaster staring us in the face.
Many blessings and best wishes,