Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday 11/1/2011: The Curious Case of Jon Corzine & MF Global

An interesting mix of practical, proactive, get-down-to-business strategies, contrasted with an intangible vibe that suggests visionary inspiration, on the one hand, or muddled mental and/or mechanical states, on the other. Why? Moon in Capricorn needs to make things happen, and nebulous Neptune challenging Mercury (mind, communication, machines) can make that Kool-Aid look awfully good.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_jones  With Neptune, one must always be aware that things may not be what they appear to be. So far my Neptune-Mercury muddled experience has been limited to an edit session in which we had to feed a spot four times before we got the tech settings right. And everyone in the room was a trained professional. Go figure.

At 5PM ET, Moon goes void for an hour, then heads into the humanitarian sign of Aquarius, where it needs to be socially significant and network. So if your evening or late afternoon includes those kinds of activities, you should be well-supported. At a time when nebulous Neptune energy is pulling major focus in the heavens — to Venus (which refers to money), as well as Mercury,  I am intrigued to note the story of Jon Corzine’s company, MF Global, dominating the headlines — at least in the financial sector. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/10/31/regulators-investigating-mf-global/?hp,   Briefly, word on the street is that Corzine, who used to run Goldman Sachs and was Governor of New Jersey (he was defeated in his bid for re-election last year), made a big bet on the European sovereign debt — and it hasn’t gone well. The company was leveraged for much more capital that it actually had on hand; the stock plummeted last week and yesterday, the company filed for bankruptcy after a deal to save it fell apart…and one reason was that  hundreds of millions of dollars of customer money could not be accounted for. Now you see it — now you don’t — poof! What was apparently a beautiful illusion is now a quagmire of confusion.

Looking at the horoscope of Jon Corzine — 1/1/1947 in Taylorville, IL (time unknown) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Corzine, we find an intriguing mix of practicality and vision/illusion, very similar to the energies of the day. Sun and Mars are hooked up in make-it-happen Capricorn, exactly challenged by — (cue “Shock Horror Riff #5”) — nebulous Neptune. Wow! That can be pretty visionary or just plain fantastic. Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck have similar patterns. Newt Gingrich has the Neptune-Mars square; Barack Obama has the Neptune-Sun square.

Corzine’s Moon in Aries suggests a need to be Number One — and that sure fits. I suspect that controlling Saturn has recently thrown a wet blanket on that driving need for self-importance (Saturn is now in Libra, probably opposing that Aries Moon).  Also of interest is — again! — nebulous Neptune, currently challenging Corzine’s Venus, which is arguably a wonderfully inspiring, visionary transit for an artist, healer or spiritual type — but also arguably a red flag for someone who works with MONEY, where faith in the intangible may not be so wise. I will be interested to see where Corzine is at this time next year, when status quo-disrupting Uranus and ruthless, transformational Pluto exactly challenge Corzine’s Sun, Mars and Neptune. It would appears that the drama is just beginning…

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