In Lesson Eight, titled Mundane Astrology, in The
Textbook for Financial Astrology, Book 4, Kaye Shinker outlined
how to read a New Moon chart. Kaye always read the New Moon
chart from the point of view of Washington D.C. and gave predictions
in the newsletters foretelling events which included economic, political,
sociological, entrepreneurial, and meteorological conditions.
My New Moon reports will be different. I prefer to use New York, NY
for the location of the New Moon chart instead, and will focus on
the economic issues and political conditions affecting the financial
market. In my reading I'll interpret the house placement of
the New Moon for the NYSE and major aspects going on as represented
in the chart. As time goes on the format may change, so
let me know what you think!
But for now, let's look at the chart from the point of view of Wall
Street and the NYSE. (Click
chart for larger image)
What is going on here?!?!
Well, to start, the Sun entered the zodiac sign of Pisces on the 19th.
For financial markets the Sun represents the government, heads of
state, the CEO's and presidents of corporations. In Pisces these entities
wake each day to a boundless and ethereal Piscean world having visions
Interestingly, this chart lacks dynamic energy, and what I mean by
lacking dynamic energy is, when using tight orbs, the only major aspect
between planets is the 6th house conjunction of the New Moon with
Basically, at the exact time of the New Moon, all the planets with
the exception of the Sun, Moon and Neptune are without aspect!
Planets without aspect often act without restraint – or sometimes
they just quietly hold back and don't act at all. This New Moon conjunction
takes place in Pisces – so folks, we may be confused about what
is ahead this month. Confusion equals volatility in the stock market.
The New Moon conjunct Neptune in the 6th house
The focus is on jobs and the health of the economy. Unemployment figures
may be up, and the stock market may appear to be rallying to new heights,
but we wonder, is it all a Piscean illusion?
Healthcare stocks may lead the market.
Mercury in the 7th House
Two days after the New Moon, Mercury will oppose Mars on February
23 at 17° Pisces. That will be the last aspect Mercury makes before
changing signs to join Venus and Uranus in the aggressive sign of
Aries. A challenging aspect, this opposition may manifest in a breakdown
of communication regarding mergers and public relations.
Venus and Uranus in the 8th house
Venus in Aries, the Original Material Girl, has an appetite to acquire
more, more and more. In Aries, Venus is aggressive and impulsive.
In the 8th house she has her eye on what belongs to you!
Uranus' energy in the 8th allows for surprisingly new and "interesting"
ways to deal with the debt and taxes. Politicians' idea to tax the
rich higher to pay for entitlements could gain momentum but with unpredicted
With Venus and Uranus here, you'll see strength in the luxury retail
sector, and material goods. Financials will do well in the market
as there is a perceived reduction in risk in this sector; volatile
prices for air and rail transport and tech stocks.
Jupiter in the 9th house
Jupiter began the year with no harsh aspects to hold back his natural
exuberance and desire to expand. Aspects to Jupiter during this lunar
month are nice and easy flowing as well: a sextile from the Piscean
Sun February 25, and a conjunction with Venus involved in a Grand
Trine with Pluto and Mars, March 13 and 14. Look for corporations
to meet or do better than their earnings expectations. Developments
in foreign affairs, foreign trade, courts of law, the Secretary of
State and immigration policy are in the news.
Mars is retrograde in the 1st house
Mars, the Great Warrior, Our Defender, and Energizer of the Universe
is retrograde, meaning the market doesn't feel "quite right"
and is running on it's last leg. The general public is very concerned
over the anemic economy and wants to see some strength. Virgo energy
demands of corporations and government to clean up waste.
Mars Rx suggests the difficulty that the NYSE faces to move upward
without the Fed pumping money into the market.
Brokers, buyers, and sellers just don't know what to expect and are
cautious. So, Mars Rx in the first could indicate a lunar
month with very little volume traded. Acquisitions and mergers
may fail due to the opposition with Mercury two days after the New
FYI - Mars went retrograde January 23, and will stay
Rx until April 13. When Mars is Rx, taking action requires much more
energy than what is usually necessary, and we don't have a lot of
energy to go on!
Kaye Shinker stated in Textbook
1 of The Textbook for Financial Astrology, that Mars, when Rx,
"is impulsive, and ambitious, and his actions are misinterpreted."
Wars are lost and legal battles are terribly expensive.
Her research shows that previous Mars retrogrades in Virgo have found
traders attempting to corner one of the commodities. (For example,
the Silver market in 1980.)
note: During Mars Rx there is a good chance you will lose
any type of battle you may initiate. However, life does continue on
during Mars Rx, albeit without the proper energy at one's disposal,
so do yourself a big favor and summon up all your patience –
do not force issues, and use this time period for rest. Resting up
will give you a reserve of energy that you can use to your benefit
when Mars goes direct!
by the way, it's definitely not a good time to start up a new business
unless your business idea will help people conserve electricity,
sell labor saving devises, or offer items that help people relax,
take it easy, and enjoy life.
is retrograde in 3rd house
Saturn began its trek backwards in Libra on February 7 and will remain
retrograde until June 15, reminding Wall Street - one more time -
that fairness and balance are necessary in business and financial
affairs. Greed, unethical behavior and unfair actions will wind you
up with your frozen assets between a rock and hard, cold place.
Saturn is associated with austerity. When retrograde, Saturn puts
the brakes on things that had previously been moving forward and takes
steps backward. In the 3rd house it suggests scrutiny by the public,
by the media, and concern over the re-emergence of the Greece problem.
Pluto in the 5th house
The Commodities market is recognized for its power over all other
markets with Pluto in the fifth. With the New Moon and Neptune in
Pisces, gas, oil and liquid commodity prices will be volatile.
Moon phases (for our subscribers who trade using
phases of the Moon)
New Moon February 21 - 1st quarter Moon,
February 29; Full Moon, March 8; Last
quarter Moon, March 14; next New Moon,
March 22. (Read Randall Ashbourne's article, The
Moods of the Moon - Trading the Mood Swings of the Monthly Lunar Cycle)
February 21 – New Moon in Pisces
Happy Mardi Gras everyone!
February 23 - Mercury opposition Mars
March 2nd - Mercury Entering Aries
March 11 - Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 am in US,
Canada, and Mexico
Remember to turn your clocks
FORWARD one hour Saturday night before you go to bed!
March 12 - Mercury stations retrograde at 6 ° Aires
to do? Well, it is a great time to do things that start
with the prefix "re". Do the repairs you
have been putting off. With Mars Rx as well, do maintenance on
your vehicles. And back up your computer!
It is a terrible time to start a new project, sign letters/contracts,
or make major purchases. Misinterpreted communications make a
mess of things during Mercury RX.
Be very, very careful when pressing the buy/sell button if you
decide to be in the market. Put in your stops because you
can expect some volatility in the market. Kaye Shinker
recommended just getting out of the market and taking this time
to rest or to do things that have been put on the back burner.
She always said "If you are a trader/investor these
are perfect dates for a vacation." A detailed
discussion concerning the perils of Mercury Retrograde appears
2, The Textbook for Financial Astrology.
In the next Next Moon newsletter I will discuss the implication
of Mars Rx in Virgo and Mercury Rx in Aries and their influence
in the houses of the New Moon in Aries chart. Mars and Virgo
will be in mutual reception, and just to forewarn you, when planets
are in mutual reception they behave as honored guests in each
20th – Vernal Equinox
In the Northern Hemisphere
we welcome Spring
In the Southern hemisphere
we welcome Autumn
AND International Astrologers Day
This is the official date for the
Astrologer's New Year.
Safe Trading! Marley
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