What is the best astrological timing to take on a gigantic and corrupt corporation? In situations like this, it is not enough to merely be ‘right.’ The Gemini economist John Maynard Keynes warned that sometimes “the market can stay irrational longer than you stay solvent.” In David Versus Goliath cases like this “Ask Mystic” query, it is more that the corporation can stay solvent longer than you can remain sane or solvent. But decent timing can help any venture. First, here is the dilemma.
See Astrological Timing As A Synergistic Formula
We have a quick question regarding the timing of some communication we’re planning that has the potential to go well publicity-wise for us. But it could become a s**t fight with the company we want to call out. After reading about the current astro climate, we are uncertain.
In a nutshell, a giant fast-fashion retailer in Europe has copied one of our original bag designs identically. We’ve contacted them and haven’t received a response – no surprise, and we didn’t expect one (cynical!). They have a €2+ billion annual turnover and a history of winning these types of cases, so we’re not going to go legal with it. We want to rally our supporters and bloggers in the sustainable and ethical fashion world. We’d do a social media post explaining the situation and the broader impacts on the Fair Trade artisans who make our products, tagging the company.
Do you have any advice on astrological timing, please?
Shannon (Capricorn) & Mick (Virgo)
The Zeitgeist Is Moving Toward People Like You
Wow. It’s fantastic that so many of these big companies don’t seem even to try to buy your design or expertise. Sure, maybe you wouldn’t want to sell a design to them for an ethical reason. But you’d think that, for a company, being known for treating creatives, artisans and designers would be a cool branding decision.
Capitalism, it turns out, will not be abolished by forced-march techniques. It will be abolished by creating something more dynamic that exists, at first, almost unseen within the old system, but which will break through, reshaping the economy around new values and behaviors. I call this postcapitalism.
Almost unnoticed, in the niches and hollows of the market system, whole swaths of economic life are beginning to move to a different rhythm. Parallel currencies, time banks, cooperatives and self-managed spaces have proliferated, barely noticed by the economics profession, and often as a direct result of the shattering of the old structures in the post-2008 crisis.
By creating millions of networked people, financially exploited but with the whole of human intelligence one thumb-swipe away, info-capitalism has created a new agent of change in history: the educated and connected human being.
It is the elites – cut off in their dark-limo world – whose project looks as forlorn as that of the millennial sects of the 19th century. The democracy of riot squads, corrupt politicians, magnate-controlled newspapers and the surveillance state looks as phony and fragile as East Germany did 30 years ago.
Whole Swathes Of Economic Life Are Beginning To Move To A Different Rhythm
Fundamentally, the Zeitgeist is shifting toward people like you and away from corporate behemoths.
As for the astrological timing of this, see it as a formula. You want the moment or phase when multiple factors are working together synergistically, to achieve more than they would on their own.
Jupiter in Sagittarius until December is broadly useful for publicizing the truth and authenticity business. You could do it in a “here is the bag, designed on X date and here is the identical one, mass-produced and launched on Y date – what do you think”? Do not say anything that a lawyer on a hefty retainer could constitute as slanderous.
In terms of a more aggressive play, such as calling them out or a legal move, September is ideal. Why? Because Mars in Virgo will be in beneficial aspect to Saturn and Pluto. Going from the 8th to the 20th, It is the perfect astral formula for righteous action. Mars in Virgo for details mastery + Saturn for gravitas and selecting the right advisors. Add in a bubbling beaker full of Pluto for the move to result in legitimate transformation.
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