Investing astrology may help us figure out the yen. The first part of this message outlined how the yen is at a cross roads. Investing Astrology to help us determine where to put our international investments now.
Ever since I worked in a restaurant as a teenager I have known what an effect the moon has on us. Full moons were dreaded in the restaurant as it seemed to bring in what we called the “crazies”. So perhaps I was prepared even then to believe that we could be impacted by the movements of the planets and stars.
This is why I have found Vedic Astrology an incredible help when it comes to making decisions that we cannot make with logic. Investing in astrology has helped me again and again.
For example, when our daughter Elle graduated from University in London with a degree in dramatic arts. Her question to Merri and me was “Should I go for a career in singing or go on and get a teacher’s certificate in Physical Education?” (She is a superb athlete as well as an aspiring singer.)
We all agreed that becoming a singer is a long shot. Teaching is safe. But we knew that her passion was to shoot for being a star. Also, we asked ourselves how would she feel in later life if she didn’t try?
So Merri had our Vedic astrologer check her chart. The astrologer knew nothing about Elle but said that she had moved into a cycle for three years when her best thing would be the performing arts, entertaining, etc. That was enough to convince me. Go for it, I encouraged here. You’re young, try it for three years and if this does not work then, let’s look again. Within a week she was picked as a backup singer with a popular English rock group and her first gig before 4,000 fans was the next month! She went on to start a business in this field and her second year at age 25 made over $100,000 profit!
Investing Astrology Looks at Attitudes
The foundation of our health and wealth is our attitude. Plus the foundations of a successful life are hard work, the willingness to serve and a positive attitude. The roots of this positive attitude are in the energy around us. This energy is affected by all aspects of our surroundings including the planets and stars.
But our logic often rebels at a science that is so difficult to measure. Beyond Logic…the inability to measure the results of astrology used to bother me enormously until years ago I read an article about Aristotle Onassis, the ultra rich Greek shipping magnate. He gave the secret of being a billionaire that helped me look beyond my logic.
“Certainly one does not need an astrologist to become a millionaire.” Then he quickly added that “to become a billionaire, it is essential.” This statement was made long ago when being a billionaire was pretty darn rare.
Onassis’ statement really struck a chord with me as my years of residence in Hong Kong had exposed me to many businessmen who looked beyond logic. I heeded the astrological advice because the Chinese are very into what some might consider offbeat and unreal, but there were more billionaires per capita in Hong Kong than anywhere else in the world!
In fact the more I thought about this, the more it made sense. To make billions one has to take enormous risks and see a big picture far into a so-called “invisible” future.
We all have to make some decisions based on events we cannot totally predict, but successful billionaires make huge decisions based on enormous unknowns. It requires incredible faith to take incredible risks. None of us can see the whole picture but Investing Astrology, albeit vaguely, helps us see the biggest picture of all.
Investing Astrology is a way of viewing events beyond our logic and understanding.
Years ago I started using astrology. I chose Eastern (Indian) Vedic astrology called Jyotish and the information provided by my yearly consults has been of enormous information to me.
First let me be clear, I do not use investing astrology to make day- to-day business decisions. Most things get worked out with logic and thought. But astrology in our business provides an overlay, giving a sense of when to push, when to pull back, when times are ripe for opportunity and not. Merri and I review our charts once a year when Blaine Watson gives us our progression.
He has been amazingly correct. For example a number of years back my chart showed problems with government authorities. Sure enough a two-year tax audit ensued, beginning almost on the day predicted. However I was told this would bring me money and this suggestion was right! Our refund (which an additional audit showed I had been overpaying) amounted to over $100,000.
Another year investing astrology really paid off! We were told that Merri would come into a long period of years where people would just give her valuable things including land and houses. That knowledge helped us make the decision to buy our farm here, despite the fact it had not been surveyed and the sellers would not agree to a reduced price if the survey turned up less land than they said. The result? The farm was 31 acres more than expected. We received this great gift free!
I could go on and on, but recently decided to try expanding more specifically on this knowledge. I have been asking Blaine if he could give me a hand on this. Could he use his charts to make some predictions. He has agreed to learn investing astrology with us on this. So I asked him to review what his observations suggest are in store for the Japanese currency now.
Investing Astrology View of the Yen
Here is what he says:
”Gary, First the caveats: I am using the horoscope for all of Japan in this analysis. My knowledge has been exclusive to individual horoscopes and the horoscopes for nations are analyzed in a way I have not studied. The birth time Modern Japan is traditionally taken in most astrological circles as February 11, 1989, 12 noon in Tokyo. We’ll all be learning together so let’s use caution and watch for accuracy rather than depend on the analysis as a guide.
“During and after WWII the country was running a cycle of mercury. Mercury in this chart is a Maraka or death inflicting planet. Appropriate to the events of that era. Between 1992 and 2002 the country was running a moon cycle. Since 2002 Japan is in a Mars cycle. Both of these cycles are unfavorable to the stock market. This coincides nicely with the fact that you mentioned how for the past 15 years Japan’s economy has been weak. This has created a very weak yen resulting in very low interest rates aimed at stimulating the economy.
“This mars cycle continues until 0ctober 7, 2009.
“Currently a mercury cycle is running on the 2nd level. This Mercury cycle is over April 5, 2007. This is a cycle associated with business and commerce and increased status and prestige in the world. However Mars and Mercury are great enemies of each other so the cycle also has tension and pressure in the area of business and commerce.
“Since December 20, 2006 a Jupiter cycle has been running on the 3rd level. Jupiter is a planet that signifies banks. He is placed in a house of change and transformation and vulnerability. This cycle ends on February 7. This is interesting timing based on the fact you asked me to introduce this perspective at this time.
“This means there is very little time remaining for the Japanese government to bring about a reasonable and well thought out solution to the problem of a strengthening yen. On February 7 a Saturn cycle begins on the 3rd level. This cycle runs from February 7 and April 5, 2007. Saturn is fortunate for this chart and is extremely well placed in a house of gains. Saturn produces his results slowly and with great effort. This will be a fortunate cycle for the country although short being only 2 months long. A fortunate cycle for the country would logically mean a strengthening currency and a time of building and construction.
“The transits of Saturn, Jupiter and Rahu are not favorable to the country indicating poor health for the country or weakness on the level of the economy over the long run. This is most pronounced between now and July 15 of this year.
“In a word, this horoscope confirms what you and others are suggesting. Over the next 2 months there could very well be a strengthening of the yen, which as you has told me, is not good for anyone who has borrowed heavily on a weak yen.
“On April 5 of this year a Ketu cycle begins on the 2nd level. This cycle runs from April 5 to September 1 of this year. Ketu signifies sudden collapses. He also covers or hides things. He is placed in a house associated with losses, enemies, changes and transformations and vulnerabilities. He is there with Jupiter and aspected by the moon. This means basically that, there will most likely be a very public, government or central bank orchestrated change which could very well result in a collapse of the economy on several levels.
“We can examine this when we get closer to this date as this cycle also holds potential for violence and explosions in the country.”
This investing astrology analysis is great and could show us some great potential! Here is what this means to me, assuming that we can gain investing assumptions from Blaine’s analysis. We’ll watch for a sudden rise in the yen between now and April beginning February 7, 2007. This could shake up the carry trade a bit or perhaps a lot. Local press will begin screaming that the cheap and weak yen is at an end. Then in April the Japanese economy could take a dive and the yen may stumble again. Do not bank on this yet. But let’s watch and see if anything happens around these dates.
Life is so full of unknowns that we need all the help we can get. The root of all good investing is intelligent planning, service, diligence, thrift, prudence and diversification. However if we can get some help to invest beyond logic, this is a huge added benefit. I know that Blaine has helped Merri and me see again and again where we should focus. He has helped us see when we would feel best about pulling back or pushing ahead. Let’s hope that this broader analysis can further extend our ability to evolve as the future unfolds.
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