AND THE UGLY
In April, when the SEC filed the lawsuit transiting Saturn was opposing Goldman Sachs’ natal Jupiter and t. Saturn contraparallel Jupiter in the declinations, making this a bilevel aspect and doubly powerful. With Uranus at the same degree they received huge amounts of publicity. On May 30th Saturn will turn direct and once again oppose their Jupiter—this is a 5 RED Light event (my clients will be familiar with this term), and in Magi Astrology considered one of the worst possible transits because anything that can go wrong will, and at the same time support from others seems to disappear. Saturn will be opposite their Jupiter in mid May, then again through mid June when the aspect peaks again during its looped transit. Goldman Sachs is likely to continue to be hounded by the media, the SEC, and the public.
In the Heliocentric system transiting Saturn paralleled their natal Chiron in April 2010, another highly negative transit that impacts the reputation negatively if any transgressions come to light.
Worse, it reminds us that the company has a natal aspect and long term PROGRESSION of Saturn contraparallel Chiron in the Heliocentric chart. This is a highly negative Progression that means that if this company steps out of line and gets caught, they will be punished severely or their reputation will suffer greatly.
In August 2010 a Grand Cross will be formed by the transiting Saturn square Pluto (Saturn is conjunct Goldman Sachs JUNO, while Pluto is opposite their VENUS). This is almost an exact repeat of the planetary pattern in November 2009 when the Saturn and Pluto square previously aligned with the Venus Juno square. This time Jupiter adds its influence.
This might be the most prominent “shell” to keep your eye on this summer: Juno square Venus can represent things that aren’t what they seem. If we consider Venus as representative of “pocket money” or money that can be easily lost or spent (unlike long term investments) then we can see that Goldman Sachs can be deceptive – or appear to be deceptive – when handling small transactions. Juno is associated with gullibility so the very people most apt to be mesmerized by a financial shell game will be attracted to Goldman Sachs.
With Saturn crossing Juno, while Pluto squares the asteroid, and both stirring up Venus, the extent of the deception will probably be revealed, released and reviled.
The repeating Saturn square to Pluto in the world chart speaks of problems coming to light within the financial industry and attempts to take control and obtain power through regulation. It is entirely possible that Goldman Sachs will be held up as an example of why regulation of the industry is needed, even if everyone else on Wall Street conducted business in the very same way.
Note from Magi Bette: The fact remains that no one can be swindled, hoodwinked, or taken advantage of unless they agree to it. People could keep their money in their pockets when tempted to invest. No one is forced to invest. People may be misled, misdirected, or bamboozled by financial sleight-of-hand or read into material what they want to believe, or miss the fine print. It is easy to do so when a company has a Venus square Juno in their chart, or someone has a Juno square in their own chart. In any case, anyone who expects to get something for nothing usually gets exactly what they paid for.
May the stars be with you,