While I was researching Bear Sterns I looked at
Goldman Sachs' chart, and as I was typing along, Abby Joseph Cohen
came on CNBC today (March 20, 2008).
Experience suggests that a company will send out
a top girl followed in a few weeks by the CEO to reassure the
investing public. Is this a corporate Red Flag?
So I revisited the charts. My investment experience
suggests that checking both the incorporation and IPO dates of
the companies on the various stock exchanges is a profitable idea.
With the excellent research of my Chicago stock
club, we have discovered some of Neptune's Red Flags. (You can
read the details in Textbook for Financial Astrology Book 2, pg.
I cannot find the Greek/Roman myth that explains
why, but for some reason Neptune hates Mercury. When it comes
to financial astrology any aspect to Mercury from Neptune causes
One of the first things one should look for in a
company chart is to see if any planets are conjunct the degree
of the current eclipse. If the eclipse does not hit a planet by
conjunction, we continue our analysis of the company's chart.
Our stock club has learned from experience to look
for Neptune's aspects. Therefore, we look to see if transiting
Neptune will make an aspect to Mercury. Squares to the incorporation
or IPO's charts planets are awful, oppositions are not good for
price and conjunctions, and sextiles and trines are warnings.
The best thing to do is just to move on to the next stock on your
In the case of Goldman Sachs, the eclipse falls
on Uranus in the IPO chart (May 4, 1999). Statistically this suggests
a 50/50 chance of a fall in price; and if you were looking to
buy the stock for the long term you would probably skip it for
now. Not worth the risk until the next eclipse in August when
you might catch a low.
For example: In 2007, the IPO chart for Goldman
Sachs had transiting Neptune sextile Mercury in April and May.
This was followed by a $50 decline in price that ended August.
The Neptune aspect was not exact but was followed by transiting
Saturn trine Mercury, and the Moon. According to the ancient astrologers
Saturn aspects are not profitable.
March 8, 2008, transiting Neptune made an exact
sextile to the IPO Mercury with the price down $100 from its November
2007 high. Will transiting Neptune effect the price of Goldman
Sachs shares with a further price decline?
It is time for a closer look. The GS incorporation
chart is July 21, 1998.
The opposition of transiting Neptune to the GS incorporation
Mercury begins in April 2008 and ends in 2009. Goldman Sachs could
begin another price decline. However, there are some excellent
Jupiter aspects to the Sun of both GS charts in late 2008, and
sometimes Jupiter bails the company out of problems, or sometimes
he just expands the problems.
Ok, What happened to Bear Sterns?
First, the February eclipse was conjunct Jupiter
in both the incorporation chart (Dec. 21, 1985) and the IPO chart
(Oct. 29,1985). Not good. Statistically that's a good reason to
go onto the next chart. However, we could take a peek at the Neptune
transits to make sure we will not miss a bargain.
Were there any Neptune aspects setting up a Red
Flag in the Bear Sterns' charts?
Mythology tells us that Saturn ate his children
including Neptune. We might guess that the myths were telling
us to be aware of aspects between Saturn and Neptune.
First, transiting Neptune made a sextile to Venus
on March 12, 2008 in the IPO chart, which is red flag warning
to look at the incorporation chart.
The incorporation chart has transiting Saturn trine
Neptune from March 7 through June 27,2008.
The IPO chart has transiting Saturn trine Neptune
from Feb 10 through June 1, 2008. Also, transiting Pluto is conjunct
Neptune from February 10 through May 26; but that will be true
for all companies who issued their IPO's in late 1985.
Late 1985 is another Red Flag for investors! Pluto
may not be kind to companies with a Capricorn stellium.
Michael Munkasey's Company Data. The data includes the times
and places for the companies mentioned above.
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