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because of Venus retrograde on May 15, five days before the
new Moon Solar Eclipse. Venus going retrograde
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The New Moon in Gemini on May 20th - Chart
from the point of view of Wall Street and the NYSE. (Click
for larger image)
Are you ready for this? TWO new Moons in
Gemini this year! Gemini is the sign of the twins so it naturally
makes perfect sense to have two in Gemini - however, two new
Moons in the same sign doesn't happen often in Gemini, or
any of the signs. Only when a new Moon is at the
very earliest degree of a sign can it happen. The Moon's cycle
is 28 1/2 days - this new Moon in Gemini is at 0° 20'
Gemini; the next new Moon in Gemini will be at 28°43'
on June 19th.
But more importantly than twin new Moons, this New
Moon is a solar eclipse!
And a Lunar Eclipse, Full Moon, follows on June 4.
I'm going to digress from my usual format of presenting the
new Moon report, and discuss eclipses... and how this eclipse,
and the following Lunar eclipse could potentially impact the
Eclipses happen on either a new Moon or a full Moon
A new Moon eclipse is a solar eclipse - a full Moon eclipse
is a Lunar eclipse. An eclipse is important astrologically
because the energy has a long lasting influence - just how
long of an influence varies. Study has gone
into exactly how long an eclipse has influence, yet there
is actually no definitive answer. Some say energy from
a solar eclipse can be felt for as many months that are equal
to the minutes/hours the actual eclipse lasts, or the amount
of time the shadow of the eclipse can be seen. Some
simply say the energy of a solar eclipse can be felt up to
6 months, or until the next solar eclipse; Lunar Eclipses,
not quite as long.
In any case, the reason the influence is long lasting is that
the degree of the eclipse becomes very sensitive and the energy
of the eclipse can dramatically reappear as transiting planets
aspect the degree of the eclipse and other planetary positions
in the eclipse chart.
Transiting planets can trigger problematic international world
affairs and harsh geological events. Events that
have potential to impact financial markets.
Ancient astrologers stressed the "malefic" quality
of eclipses. In reality, the energy is simply increased,
intensified action. Therefore, challenging aspects (squares
and oppositions) from outer planets, which are difficult to
begin with, have added intensity which makes them more problematical.
Trines and sextiles - the so-called "easy"
aspects can also be problematical, but most of the time the
end results are fortunate.
Both the challenging and the easy aspects in an eclipse chart
portend transformation and change. In the end, it's
really how well things are managed.
Earthquakes are associated with eclipses
The area over where the shadow of the eclipse passes
is especially susceptible to seismic disturbances. This
solar eclipse begins in eastern Asia and crosses the North
Pacific Ocean where it ends in the western United States.
The greatest point of the eclipse is in the Pacific Ocean
at 49°05.3'N 176°16.8'E. The ring of fire will
be activated. View
image of the path of the eclipse
Overall increased volatility in the financial market
Near the date of the eclipse, before and after, there
is a marked increase in volatility. Eclipses have coincided
with market reversals in either direction.
Check the first trade or IPO charts you are holding
or considering to buy/ sell. Look to see if they have
planets within 5 degrees of 0° and 14° in mutable
signs. (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces)
As for individual stock prices, solar eclipses have both positive
and negative effects, depending upon which planet it aspects
in the stock's IPO or First Trade chart. (If the
chart of incorporation is impacted by the solar eclipse it
may or may not influence the price of the stock.)
Solar Eclipses have a predicable influence on individual stocks.
With Sun, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus or Neptune you may
see a positive affect on the price of the stock - but especially
so with Venus and Jupiter, the money planets.
If the chart has Saturn or Pluto within 5° of 0° Gemini
be careful - this eclipse could impact the stock very negatively!
Oppositions and squares are important to watch as well, but
the conjunction makes the strongest impact. Trines, sextiles
and minor aspects are not reliable indicators of whether the
price of a stock will move up or down
Sixteen of the DJI incorporation charts will be impacted
by this eclipse. However, only four of the
Dow's IPO charts will be.
Exxon-Mobil (XOM) and AT&T ( T ) have Pluto at
0° Gemini in their chart incorporation. This
suggests some sort of shake-up or transformation of the corporation.
It will be interesting to see if it will have an influence
on the price of the stock.
The IPO chart of Verizon (VZ) has Jupiter at 0°
Gemini. This is very promising for the price of stock!
Also, because VZ is in the "Gemini Sector" (governed
by Gemini and the planet Mercury) this eclipse foreshadows
a very promising year for VZ as Jupiter transits Gemini.
If you are interested in obtaining all the DJI charts, click
here. The charts and data can be purchased separately,
but are also found in Kaye Shinker's,
The Textbook for Financial Astrology, Book 3.
An astrological trip around the Solar Eclipse chart:
Intense, high energy is suggested by the planetary
The very powerful Scorpio chart rulers, Mars and Pluto, are
trine - meaning, energy flows easily and in support of each
other when in action.
The high energy of the chart is even more pronounced because
the solar eclipse falls in an angular house.
Angular houses in the horoscope are dynamic. Planets
in, and rulers of, angular houses express the most action
and have the strongest impact.
Mars, co-ruler of the chart, is in an angular house (10th);
Uranus is the 4th house, also angular; and, one must to give
importance to how close Jupiter is to the 7th house cusp.
Jupiter this close can act as if it were actually IN
which is very fortunate.
What makes this new Moon Solar Eclipse formidable is the square
between Neptune and the 7th house Solar Eclipse, and Uranus
in the fourth house square Pluto in the second. These could
be considered ill-fated and very challenging aspects; yet
there is a lot of supportive, favorable energy suggested in
the chart otherwise, by house rulers and planetary rulers.
The Solar Eclipse New Moon in the seventh house square Neptune
in the third house
Eclipses portend powerful change and transformation governed
by the house and sign it falls in the horoscope.
In the 7th house and square Neptune, this eclipse suggests
increased tensions and threatening developments arising in
foreign affairs. Scandal, especially involving women, and
outbursts of sensationalism in the media are prevalent. There
is outrage over various forms of vice. Markets
react unfavorably to dire political news, the issues of the
current debt, national credit and monetary policy.
Solar eclipses in the sign of Gemini suggest multiple
Unexpected incidents involving travel - in the air,
by rail, land, and on the sea - are possible, as well as events
involving all types of communications, the media, and education.
Venus in the seventh house trine Saturn in the 11th
Venus in her own house gives strength to Venusian
energy, favoring a positive outcome in events. Even
though Venus is retrograde and not strong by sign, Venus is
trine an exalted Saturn in Libra. Saturn gives steadiness
and fortitude to an otherwise flighty and unfocused Venus.
Additionally, the sign Venus is in is governed by - ruled
by - is Mercury. Mercury is in a very favorable aspect with
Jupiter - conjunct - and all this mitigates problems and any
anxiety resulting from the negative events suggested by the
Venus in the seventh house is fortunate for foreign affairs.
Therefore, a fortunate outcome will result even if there
are tensions, difficulties and misunderstandings in foreign
affairs and with foreign diplomats and state visitors.
With Venus being retrograde, old problems may resurface regarding
money and finances. However, Venus trine Saturn is
fortunate for the general prosperity of the country, and for
all money matters, resulting in increased revenue, business,
and the value of stocks.
Mars in the tenth house trine Pluto in the second
High energy. This adds to the volatility of the market. National
expenditures may increase, as well as taxes and Wall Street
is angry over government actions.
Mars in the tenth causes military questions to rise,
warlike rumors and activity is in the news.
A prominent person either in business or politics may become
ill, or die.
Pluto in the second house square Uranus
in the fourth house
The house where Pluto falls in a New Moon chart is where to
expect transformation and change. Change in monetary policy
should be no surprise - especially with Venus retrograde.
However, Uranus energy is always surprising and unpredictable.
So what's the shocking surprise? Who can predict
This aspect comes within 1 degree at the full Moon, so we
will have to wait and see -
Uranus in the fourth house square Pluto
This spells problems for the current administration. Uranus
here puts obstacles in the way and gives the opposition power.
Mercury conjunct Jupiter in the sixth
This is very fortunate for employment. Public services
benefit and new regulations may be introduced. Good for trade
and commerce abroad, railways, shipping and education. Jupiter
favors prosperity in general. Mercury gets
the word out - lots of media and coverage on the news.
Always keep this in mind:
New Moons statistically are times when the market is
up - Full Moons statistically are not.
are times of increased volatility in the market and
is always risk in the market! More so during an eclipse.
Knowing how astrology actually coincides with market
cycles and understanding the market trend will help you become
more profitable in the market - more so than just reading transits
in a mundane horoscope. Knowing both astrology and technical
aspects is your best bet.
Each weekend, my associate, Randall Ashbourne writes a stock
market forecast in his
Eye of Ra Report on his web site, http://www.theidiotandthemoon.com/.
The information on the web site is free, I hope you take advantage
of the valuable information he shares in his books and on the
Last weekend, Randall Ashbourne put up some charts showing
the impact of Venus Retrograde reversals in his weekly
Eye of Ra report, titled,
A look at the Venus Retrograde effect, Week beginning May 14,
Randall's charts are revealing illustrations of exactly
what has occurred in the past during Venus Rx coinciding
with a Sun-Jupiter conjunction. In his report he discusses how
statistically the chance of a significant trend change is higher
than normal considering not only Venus Retrograde, but the May
13 Jupiter- Sun conjunction in Taurus.
reading: Read Randall Ashbourne's article, Jupiter's
cycle and its effects on Wall Street.
Moon phases (for our subscribers who trade
using phases of the Moon)
New Moon May 20- 1st quarter Moon,
May 28; Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse, June
4; Last quarter Moon, June 11;
Next New Moon, June 19. (Read Randall
Ashbourne's article, The
Moods of the Moon - Trading the Mood Swings of the Monthly Lunar
HEADS UP! - Upcoming astrological events
May 15 - Venus turns retrograde for 33 days.
The markets enter an ever- changing environment of unpredictability.
Since Venus rules money, it is possible that the Federal Reserve
Board goes back and forth on decisions made as it revisits and
reevaluates past polices.
is clear that the orb of the Venus retrograde station is showing
On Thursday the big news reported
was of how an overconfident J.P. Morgan trader Bruno Iksil -
whose very fitting Neptune in Pisces nickname, "The London
Whale" - made an ill-fated attempt to hedge derivatives.
What? Derivatives - AGAIN?!?!?
doubt this will call for stricter regulation of Wall Street
and will complicate the efforts of banks to fight certain regulatory
20 – New Moon in Gemini - Solar Eclipse
June 4 - Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse
June 4 - Neptune stations retrograde
June 5/6 - Transiting Venus crosses over the face of the
More than a century will elapse before the next transit
in 2117. You might want to go outside and have a look!
19 - Second New Moon in the sign of the twins - A Blue New Moon
do we do now that it is "Sell in May and Go Away" time?
Regardless if it is a Bear or Bull market, there are always
stocks that outperform. It is time to look at stocks that
typically do well when Jupiter is in Gemini.
Throughout Kaye Shinker's
Textbooks for Financial Astrology
how to pick stocks. The
Textbook for Financial Astrology, Book 1,
9 includes lists of industries Jupiter will expand through
Astro Economics Stock Market Newsletter
does the research
for you. "In the coming cycle the shift, look for
Media (including Social Media), stocks, Education, Leisure,
Travel, Transportation (particularly air), Retail-Internet
and high-tech products." Grace Morris
Textbook for Financial Astrology is your basic guide to
investing in the markets.