Humdinger Full Moon Market ALERT: March 10th!

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OK, I'll admit it: I've been watching the behavior of myself and others around full moons all my life. I'm pretty sure I was born on a full moon. I am convinced that people go a little lunatic around those times. The week or so leading up to the full moon feels literally like a rising tide of emotion...people get a bit jumpy, things seem more dramatic. I drink more coffee, sleep less, talk faster. I've even been known to go shopping at midnight on a full moon.

Am I imagining this? Well the moon is a pretty big thing in comparison to our mere bodies, most of which is water. The moon DOES without a doubt affect the tidal movement of the oceans, i.e., all that water... literally moving the oceans to one side of the earth in attraction to the moon's gravitational pull. Could it be the extra light at night around full moons making us howl due to lack of sleep?

More importantly: Am I worried about a closing coming up on the full moon? Heck no--I'll use what I know about the human psyche to encourage my underwriter, subtly through the power of lunar suggestion to get excited and PUSH that approve button, GET those docs out, SCATTER those insurance binders and last -minute verifications. Like a WAVE crashing to the shore we'll SIGN those papers! After which we can all fall in a heap as the tide ebbs, the loan records, funds change hands and a few days later we are all wondering what all the high emotion was about.

Time to Conceive: Full moons are great for working on new ideas, hatching plots, getting a little crazy energy going! It's a fact that more babies are conceived and therefore born on full moons. Turtles do it, birds do it, even fishes in the sea do it! I recall when a friend was in psychiatric nursing training that they put extra strong men on during those rotations around the full moon. My personal astrologer/economist Madeline Gerwick, predicts the 10th of March will be a 'HUMDINGER of a full moon' with Saturn conjunct Uranus setting up a simlilar to pattern to September when AIG, Merril Lynch and WaMu all tanked. She is predicting a financial market challenge and Citigroup could de-list going under $1 buck so if you are betting around that day just remember you read it here! You can subscribe to her e-news at

For another perspective, check out:  As I write this the moon is Waxing Gibbous
92% of Full on Sun 8 Mar, 2009 EST. OK-you suspected that I was crazy...this just confirms you have to be to stay in this business! I love all the folklore about the different moons and seasons and how farmer's decide when to plant and when to harvest. Much of this knowledge is still in use today. If you have ever watched the seasons and migration of birds and buds of spring defying the weather you know what I mean...we live on the most wonderful mysterious planet in the universe!

Happy Spring (a neap tide coming very soon near you)! 




susan templeton
mortgage planner


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Matt Grohe
RE/MAX Concepts - Des Moines, IA
Serving the metro since 2003

Susan: Thanks for the tip off. I'll be sure to lock myself in a closet and wrap my head in tinfoil when the day arrives. Cheers,

Mar 07, 2009 03:59 PM #1
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

Susan, that was a fun post. I will be watching to see if your astrologer is correct. I know the moon does tend to effect things. It also seems closer this month. Just last night my 5 year old was saying that it looked full. I told him it wasn't full yet but it's getting there. We'll take a peek at it on the 10th so he can see the humdinger! :-)

Mar 07, 2009 04:30 PM #2
Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota Real Estate Expert

I did not know that but March 10 sounds like an exciting day!

Mar 07, 2009 04:47 PM #3
Vanessa V. Simmons
Real Living HER - Columbus, OH

Ok March 10th I will keep a watchful eye out.  thanks for the post

Mar 07, 2009 11:05 PM #4
Susan Templeton
Bellingham, WA

To the true believers in natural phenomena, I can say my DOCS OUT today was no surprise on a very diffcult birth today (sale). The level of high anxiety over this transaction caused many exicited emails flying back and forth between all parties in several states. Lesson: go with the flow and ride the wave!

Cheers, Susan

Mar 09, 2009 11:02 AM #5
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

Susan, congrats on docs out! That is no small feat and I hope that it funds and records without a hitch as well. Did they sign today or will they sign tomorrow?

I'm excited to show my kids the moon tomorrow though with the snow that we got today, we may just run out quickly as it is too far above our house to see from the windows.

Mar 09, 2009 05:35 PM #6
Susan Templeton
Bellingham, WA

Thanks, Libby! Yes, with all the appraisal reviews and extra documentation (you know ALL about that) I am pleased to say we are scheduling to sign on Wednesday so that's a good time when the emotions start to subside a  a wave going out! I saw the nearly full moon topping the low rise building across from my office this evening.... huge! 

Mar 09, 2009 06:28 PM #7
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