Dear AASP Members, and Fellow Lovers of Astrology,
Britain’s Biggest Banks Use Astrology to Play the Market
By Danny Penman | newsmonster.co.uk
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“Christeen Skinner blinks at the screen of her computer and takes another slurp of coffee. It’s half past seven in the morning and she’s preparing for a crucial meeting with the chief executive of the High and Mighty fashion chain.
Apart from the black cat dozing on her lap, the only clue to Christeen’s occupation as a 21st century astrologer is a copy of an Ephemeris that lies open at a page marked “Mercury March 25th”.
“The financial crisis has ensured that I’m busier than ever,” says Christeen. “People in the City need to know what is just around the corner. I can help with that.”
Christeen is one of a growing, albeit secretive, network of astrologers who work for seemingly conservative British institutions such as high street banks, City investment funds and retailers. Desperate to avoid financial meltdown in the ongoing ‘credit crunch’ and to spot fashions and consumer trends before they start, these institutions have turned to the stars to divine the future.
“Most academics distrust astrology and regard it as mumbo-jumbo,” she says. “The thing is, it works. Nobody’s sure how it works but it does. Most of my clients are business people who are very canny. If it didn’t work for them, then why would they use it?”……..”
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Christeen Skinner is truly one of the world’s most sought after Financial Astrologers – and she is coming from directly from London to spend a VERY SPECIAL EVENING with us at the Astrology Association of St. Petersburg, on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the Hampton Inn, 4050 Ulmerton Rd. beginning at 6:30 PM.
Christeen, the Director at Cityscopes, London, England, has been preparing her forecasts for what to expect in the months and years just ahead, astrologically speaking, and she will share her findings with us that exciting evening, Feb. 27, 2014.
Admission is $12.50 for AASP Members;
$15.50 for Non-members who have visited with us before;
and FREE to all FIRST-TIME VISITORS to AASP.
You can register online here on the Membership page or pay at the door.
Please try to come early to get registered, and mingle with longtime friends you may not have seen for awhile, and meet new friends who are also as interested in astrology as yourself.
Also, please visit and explore Christeen’s fabulous site at http://www.financialuniverse.co.uk/
Thursday, February 27, 2014 with Christeen Skinner will be an evening you will long remember, for the vision, and wisdom she imparts, and the very practical guidance you will receive from her insightful presentation.
Christeen spoke with us a year ago in January, 2013. What an impact she made on us all! Her voice is soft, enchanting and alluring, yet Christeen is simultaneously a powerful presence, gently emanating an uplifting, inspiring energy, embracing not only one’s mind, but one’s heart also. It is difficult to describe the atmosphere in the room when Christeen Skinner is the Speaker.
Besides being a world-class, exceptional astrologer, whose clientele and associates are among the most powerful people on planet Earth, Christeen Skinner is deep and genuine in her concern, and unconditional Love for others. She is truly one of warmest, and kindest souls anyone could ever hope to meet.
I look forward to seeing you on this VERY SPECIAL evening. Remember to bring a friend, because ALL First-Time VISITORS to AASP get in FREE!
P.S. Below are some of the reviews for one of Christeen’s widely acclaimed, standard-in-the-industry books – which peers far into the future, while maintaining a focus in the present, The Financial Universe.
Financial Universe by Christeen Skinner
New, Revised Edition now Available
First published in 2004 and forecasting the present credit crunch and dates of key financial importance, this updated edition of The Financial Universe is once again presented to those interested in the extraordinary correlation between the cycles of the planets and events here on Earth.
The Financial Universe deconstructs the future in clear masterful strokes. An absolute must read text not only for professionals in financial services and related industries but also for anyone who relies on the future for business and personal planning.
Written by one of the world’s foremost financial astrologers, Christeen Skinner highlights periods to maximize investment returns and minimize portfolio losses through exposure to geopolitical events and circumstances, and financial market hotspots.
This important new and revised text maps out potential responses by international stock markets to world events that are predicted between now and 2020. It is not necessary to understand astrological terminology in order to follow the deconstruction of the complex relationships of planetary alignments, sun spot patterns, and other cosmic influences that impact on personal financial well-being.
“The Financial Universe is a guide to identifying the role of the planets and stars in world affairs, finance and investment. Skinner begins her book on finances by focusing on our own Sun. Although looking at the sun’s sunspot cycle and how its affects business and financial cycles is not new, as Commander David Williams addressed it in 1982 and, in fact, points out that it was the discoverer of Uranus, William Herschel who in 1801, first called attention to the correlation to the sunspot activity and the price of wheat, Skinner’s book brings the reader up to date in the nascent science of predicting sunspot flares and solar wind cycles with their effect on human activity and therefore on our investment decisions.
The sun is not nearly as constant as assumed to be, in fact, it is rather inconstant, as Skinner points out. Scientists have identified 11 year cycles between a maximum and minimum number of flares. The 21st century started, like the 20th, with a double top peak but very unusually in October 2003, two giant sunspots were observed.
Scientists had never seen this before and remarked that something was disturbing the natural rhythm in the sunspot cycle. After the minimum level was reached in 2007, scientists were expecting a gradual rise into the next high 2013–14 but as of this writing January 2009 (and still April 2010) this gradual rise has not appeared.
This aberration makes it not inconceivable that we are entering one of those extended periods of no solar activity which has in the past brought increased hostilities between nations and contributed to colder weather patterns on earth. This extended cold trend would change economic conditions, food production and human activity as demonstrated in the previous studies done on the effects of solar flare cycles and investing.
Skinner also makes an interesting point about the effects of solar flares personally on each of us. By using examples from key leaders of the 20th century, Blair, Brown, Thatcher, (Skinner is a Brit) Teddy Roosevelt, Mao and Hitler she demonstrates how the birth day’s record of sunspot activity will portend in the life the periods of time when one is more likely to be effective and thus make better financial decisions.
If one is born during a period with a greater than average number of solar flares then throughout the life those reoccurring times of greater sunspot activity will be personally more favorable. As we are now in a time of low solar activity, it will be those persons born at similar times who will be operating at peak performance (Obama).
Skinner takes the reader on a journey from the outermost limits of our universe to its visible inner planets. Other important stars in our solar system are explored in a chapter called, “Stars and Sacred Places”. Here we learn why and for how long Polaris will be our pole star, which stars were rising at the Battle of Hastings and the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima and what the stars portend concerning those events. Then she moves on to the planets.
The Financial Universe, aptly named, is a historical narrative, written for the non-astrologer, correlating the cycles of the planets with world affairs and economic cycles. She begins her chapters on planetary cycles by looking at the two Neptune/Pluto conjunctions of 1398 and 1892 (both in Gemini), focusing on what happened in world trade and commerce in each of those periods.
Since the 1st quarter square in the current cycle will not be until 2061, she uses the smaller “divisions of the circle” to illustrate how these two planets making contacts to each other coincide “with significant cultural shifts from west to east and back again across the millennia”.
Janus-like, Skinner not only looks backward but forward as well with quite specific predictions in chapters like: “Forecasting” concerning Jupiter/ Saturn, Saturn/Pluto cycles of the past and present, the current transit of Venus and what happened when planets move across the Galactic Center.
In “World Trade and Planet Cycles” she writes that “creative accounting” was first employed by people born during the Great Depression or were economic students of those persons.
The chapter called “Transformation” is on Pluto’s sign change. In “The Collapse of the USA” she predicts the breaking up of the USA and what the 2012 election will bring.
In “The Credit Bubble and the Currency Collapse” she looks at debt as a growth industry, the Federal Reserve both with Greenspan and post him and the Mercury station and eclipses patterns that indicate currency difficulties.
“The World Bank” is another chapter explaining its history, based on its inception date, and its probable future.
“Water Wars 2010” brings us right into this summer’s lineup. Neptune and Uranus have chapters entitled “Illusions and Imaginations” and “Cutting Edge” respectively. The book ends with a chapter called Wall Street and London Markets 2009–2020.
This book was first published in 2004 and this edition reads like a thriller, it was difficult to put down.
Some of her predictions are specific like Feb. 17 2010 for a currency crisis. Skinner was prescient for this date as the story in the NYT that day was the disclosing of Goldman Sachs 15 billion dollar bond sale that was kept secret from European Union’s regulators, hiding how much debt Greece had. The fear was that Greece’s debt level could bring down the entire European Union.
Skinner gives six additional time periods from 30th December 2010 to September 2016 when the world currency situation could be precarious. Skinner even looks ahead to 2037 warning those becoming 65 then to be careful of another period of commercial anxiety and depression (Neptune/Pluto cycles).
Skinner’s scope is broad in both in time and space. It is right that she dedicates her book to Saturn, the planet of physical reality, time and financial security. The complexity of the subject matter, the amassing of so many facts, historical events and projections makes it hard to summarize.
It is a book to be read and reread and referred to often. It starts one thinking about how little time we have here, how vast our universe is and how our financial lives are, as is everything else, part of a continuum which was started way before we were born and which will continue far after.” Mountain Astrologer
“The book deals specifically with using planetary bodies to predict cycles in the marketplace, both positive and negative. Offering suggestions and warnings that potentially reverberate up through the year 2020, The Financial Universe even contemplates the astrological sign of America as a nation, and considers the implications of this birth sign on the future of American finances as a whole as surely as what this means for one’s private investments.” The Midwest Book Review
“The prophecies made by Christeen Skinner are weirdly accurate. In 2004 she told the Sunday Express that between 2005 and 2011 ‘there will be an aspect between Saturn and Uranus not seen since the Great Depression of 1930-1931’. More specifically, she predicted that ‘the change in the cycle of Pluto in 2008 will bring about a collapse in the property market’.” From MoneyWeek, 28 November 2008
“The book focuses on business cycles over the next 15 years, relating the historical correlations of planetary position with the current cycles and providing a broad historical context for trends and developments in technology, politics & business.
The work is divided into 12 chapters, each dealing with a specific range of issues, beginning with a broad outline of astrological bodies and their cycles.
Dividing the period from 2004 up until 2020 Christine has set out specific correlations within several subperiods beginning with the influence of the 2004 Venus transit of the sun, which she explains opens the way for an explosion of creativity particularly in the 2008–2012 period.
The historical context is given by a similar outpouring of significant artistic expression. Chapter titles such as “Collapse of the USA”, “Water Wars, 2010” convey the urgency of the need for business to be educated to the possibilities of using astrology in longer term forecasting and planning.” Dennis Barker, Quantum Connections
“The majority of the business community does not assess this incredibly helpful [astrological] information, and are often taken unawares by events political and financial. This book is groundbreaking, as it bridges this gulf and makes this information readable and understandable by all.
Using the information that The Financial Universe provides will support a smoother ride in the forthcoming decade and beyond. The book also deals with sun-spot activity, and gives very user-friendly interpretations.” Ms Pemos Theodore, Star Consulting, writing in ISAR International Astrologer
Page Extent / Format:
176 pp. / 229 x 152 mm
May 2004; revised ed. April 2009
£19.95 / $39.95