My first expert: Madame Madeleine, a well-known (in some circles) Tarot Card Seer.
I decided on a single-card draw, and got the "Ace of Pentacles".
Mme Madeleine: Briefly, yes. You will be surprised to learn that one of your greatest financial wishes is about to come true. This card shows a large pentacle in the middle which is symbolic of material wealth and abundance. If you one receives this card in a layout, and it is representative of a future event, then you will be surprised to learn that one of your greatest financial wishes is about to come true. And what could be a greater wish than Abundant Liquidity??!
Our second "Expert" is The Ouija Board (Piloted by yours truly, my spouse & my neigbours, the Evans').
We choose to use it inorder to to channel the spirit of the great speculator, Bernard Baruch, in order to ask him the answer to our question. Once we established contact, and verified it was the esteemed financier himself, we first posed a test question, "whether the YEN would continue to weaken?", to which he ouijcally-answered "YES". This was plausible as he was not a man of many many words. Then posing our primary query, we received a categorically undeniable "YES".
Next, we consulted the Runes. Runes were first used over 1500 years ago by the East Goths, and later appeared throughout England and Scandinavia. As Christianity took hold, the use of runic alphabets in divination became reviled as a pagan practice. The word "rune" itself comes from an early Anglo-Saxon word meaning "secret" or "mystery", and they remain an enigma to the world at large. To answer the pressing query, I choose a single-Rune cast. Ther results were as follows:
Sowilo. Like the blazing sun, your essential self is the source of your vitality. You are in a moment of profound regeneration, and the fire of your soul forges a new unity to your personality. Parts of yourself long denied see the light of day, and will be integrated or discarded as the organizing force of your spirit realigns the energies that express who you are. Avoid dealing with difficult and pressing situations until your newly aligned energies are running smoothly!After some careful ruminating, I took this to mean a resounding "Yes!", so long as we don't try to confront the important issues of our day. So do as Gavekal & Arthur Laffer suggest: "Don't worry, just be happy!"
In further effort to get a consensus from our experts, I asked "Jerry", a well known astrologer in private practice in New England to conduct an in-depth astrological reading of Bank of Japan Governor, Toshihiko Fukui (b. Sept 7, 1935; See resulting Chart above left))in the hope that a reading would give some needed insight inwhether nearZIRP will remain the "policy du jour".
Here is the meat of it: In his chart, Gemini rises and it is Jupiter hour. Jupiter rules the airy triplicity by day and night, so the chart is radical. Mercury ruler of the 1st and our significator is peregrine and thus weak in the 8th, but cazimi as it is at 4 degrees 22 minutes of Capricorn and the Sun is at 4 degrees 21 minutes. This is an extremely close conjunction. The ruler of the 10th of government is Saturn, dignified by face and term, but fast retrograde in the malefic 12th. The ruler of the 11th of the government's money is Jupiter, in detriment, conjunct the ascendant. Jupiter is retrograde. The ruler of the 2nd of our money is the Moon, who is peregrine, in detriment and going from combustion, in the 8th. She is separating from a conjunction of Mercury, our significator, indicating that our money is indeed separating from historical baselines in, one should believe, continue to allow it grow.
Despite all this consultation of experts, whether technically-based, fundamentally-based or rooted in the occult, I must tell you straight-out, that I am not terribly superstitious, and really am an objectivist at heart. OK, I'll admit that I drink out of the same coffee cup each morning when I am on a serious winning streak. And I do not intentionally walk under ladders, break mirrors, or, for that matter, kill spiders. But there are times when my brain is just taxed-to-the-max from making hundreds of complex decisions each day, and I just want a simple answer to a simple question.
At times like this, I open my desk drawer, reach for the back, carefully removing the shiny black sphere from its box, close my eyes, take a deep breath and concentrate upon asking my question: "Will liquidity continue to be abundant?" I wait a moment. Turn the sphere over. Now, I open my eyes, where the answer is now, undeniably evident, from the expert's expert...
(note to all: Cassandra will be taking a holiday until sometime mid-month, ostensibly for a change of scenery, to take some high-altitude air, and to teach the offspring that stoically dealing with muscle fatigue and blisters is a prerequisite to capturing vistas for oneself, spotting marmots and hawks, and should be seen as a virtue. Ummm really! )