For some of you, these points have already been made at length but still, other peeps are emailing wanting to know “what’s up?” or “what is the Zap Zone?” So here are my thoughts re F.A.Q. And no, I am not an economist, this i.m.o.
What Is The Zap Zone? It is what I call the Uranus square Pluto scenario. Uranus and Pluto interact with relative rarity. The last time they met was the mid-1960s, when they formed a conjunction, bringing forward many new societal and geopolitical paradigms. Now they are squaring one another, testing that structure as well as any system that is not inherently valid or functional. Yes, it is a drastic astro.
When Is The Zap Zone? The square aspect will be exact several times between now and 2016 but consider it “ON” the whole time, just to be safe. This year’s exact hits are on June 24 and September 19. An example of a hypothetical classic Zap Zone event would be if Greece defaulted and exited from the Euro, with obvious consequences.
Neptune Creates Bubbles
When Is The Economy/Real Estate/Retail Going To Get Back To Normal? It’s not. But there will be a new normal. It’s not just that Uranus is squaring Pluto. Pluto is also trundling over the Neptune in Capricorn territory that was most of our 80s and 90s. Remember economic rationalism? The rise of futures trading, casino capitalism and credit derivatives? Cheaper debt available for all? Ever-growing real estate values? The luxury goods market going mainstream? That was all Neptune in Capricorn. Neptune creates bubbles. If you have ever had a strong Neptune transit and come to a few years later going “w.t.f” with a really sore-headed, hard comedown, you will know that Neptune can give off a dirty signal and that Neptune bubbles cannot last indefinitely. Pluto is going to painfully prove this by pricking the Neptune bubble…until 2024. Uranus is just an extra catalyst and adds an anarchic, rebellious edge to the process.
What To Do? Not freak out or go hide in the hills. Deleverage. Pay down debt. Educate yourself about finance. Independent sites like Macrobusiness are brilliant. Not be employed by or involved in industries based around dying paradigms. If you’re in business, recreate your own form of cooler, now capitalism. Get that even though it may not be a pleasure to read the finance pages or fear redundancy etc, this astro-passage is ultimately working toward a more fair and equitable, reality-based global financial system.
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