Last month the Sun in Aries came roaring
in like a Lion. And Aries isn't
going out like a spring lamb. We
had a Super Full Moon on April 6, which triggered
extreme weather worldwide. Monstrous
tornadoes in the Fort Worth / Dallas area near
my daughter's home did some severe property
damage. Unbelievably, no one died and thankfully
no one in my family was impacted by the devastation.
Super Moons often predict natural disasters
such as severe weather, earthquakes, tsunamis,
and volcanic activity. Richard Nolle created
the term "Super New Moon" and goes
into detail on his web site discussing Eclipses,
Super Moons and the "Max" cycles of
the planets. For those of you who
miss Kaye Shinker's astrological weather predictions
in the newsletter, I suggest you read
Richard Nolle's April Predictions on his
web site at http://www.astropro.com/new.html#APR_9
Ok, that's enough talk about the weather, let's
turn our attention to the next New Moon.
The New Moon in Taurus, April
21st. Here is the New Moon
chart from the point of view of Wall Street
and the NYSE. (Click
for larger image)
A Time to Slow Down.
Aries is all action. Mars, the ruler of
Aries has been back in direct motion since April
13. Mercury went direct on April 4th and
re-entered Aries, once again in mutual reception
with Mars. The Moon enter Aries
on the 18th and made a conjunction with Uranus
in Aries. Energized Aries, on track and ready
to go Full Speed Ahead! But, uh, hold
on, wait just a minute, oh oh, the Sun moved
into Taurus on the 19th.
Taurus would prefer not to move. If he
must move he does it best unhurried, measured
and deliberate. Just between you
and me, I'm certain the Stubborn Bull is enormously
amused at the irony of the driving energetic
Aries Sun having met with resistance from an
opposition to Saturn on the 15th. A
yellow caution light - Saturn's warning to the
Sun, "Slow Down!"
In Taurus, the Sun's energy is about taking
stock of what one has - finding security and
contentment in that. Taurus is ruled
by Venus and thoroughly enjoys what he has accumulated. Taurus
energy is practical, interested in solid investments,
and is not into taking risks.
It is cautious, stubborn, and slow to act energy.
When there are many planets in Taurus, markets
can congest. "If prices were
to break below support or above resistance,
a sense of panic could emerge because of the
"security" issue of Taurus."
from Ray Merriman's book, Basic
Principles of Geocosmic Studies for Financial
The New Moon in the second house
The second house is Taurus' natural home, a
house naturally ruled by Venus, and concerns
itself with money and values. A New Moon
in Taurus here suggests changes in financial
affairs and an emphasis on earned income.
Frugality and conservatism toward spending is
strong in Taurus, however, the New Moon trines
Mars, and the next day the Moon conjuncts Jupiter
- which suggests this New Moon could push the
market further upward with financials leading
the way. (Taurus ruled stocks include banks
and financial institutions -
The Textbook for Financial Astrology, Book 1,
Short-term price highs often occur during the
New Moon phase, and this New Moon should not
be an exception. Read Randall Ashbourne's
Moods of The Moon.
A little side note: Kaye liked
to remind her students, "the time to
open a savings account is when the Moon is in
Taurus." When it's a New Moon in Taurus
it is even a better time! New Moons are
the time to begin new projects. With the Taurus
New Moon in the 2nd house, open a savings account
and begin a project that will become a money
Jupiter in the third house
The house where Jupiter falls in a New Moon
chart is where we expect to see abundance, expansion
and optimism - we can, however, see an opposite
effect when Jupiter over reacts.
When Jupiter over-reacts, it is over-the-top!
The third house is ruled by Mercury and is Gemini's
domain. As Jupiter prepares to leave Taurus
in June, we will see Gemini ruled stocks come
into favor. What is interesting about
Jupiter here is that the stocks that will come
into favor as Jupiter transits Gemini are the
stocks that will be influenced this month by
Stocks in the transportation and communications
sector will see a positive effect with Jupiter
in the third, as well as the education sector.
People are concerned with education for their
children, local infrastructure may find funds
approved and those seeking new employment find
themselves enrolling in school again.
A very important word to the wise:
Jupiter is at 17° 55' degrees of Taurus
- past the mid point of Taurus. History has
shown that the market begins a steady downward
trend from when Jupiter is near the end of Taurus
until Jupiter arrives in Leo. Have
firm stops in place keeping in mind that history
often repeats itself, and don't underestimate
Taurus' security issues. Read Randall
Ashbourne's article, Jupiter's
cycle and its effects on Wall Street.
do we do if in fact the market goes south?
Well, even in a Bear market, there are 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
discusses how to pick stocks. The
Textbook for Financial Astrology, Book 1,
lesson 9 includes lists of industries Jupiter
will expand through the signs.
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
Venus in the fourth house
Housing, land and real estate values are the areas
Venus in Gemini will influence. Venus in
the 4th is good for farming and agriculture. We
should see some balmy spring weather that will
benefit crops. People will be looking to improve
their holdings in real estate, financing new homes
and beautifying their environment.
Venus moved into Gemini on April 4. In Gemini,
Venus values newness, variety, and change.
A Gemini theme begins to emerge this month as
the two money planets, Venus and Jupiter are influenced
by Gemini; in house placement (Jupiter in the
third) and sign placement (Venus in Gemini) And
the next two (yes two!) New Moons will occur in
the zodiac sign of Gemini.
Smart investors will be buying in the sector ruled
by Gemini in advance of Jupiter's entry into Gemini
Mars in the seventh house
Mars turned direct in Virgo on April 13 and is
now operating with all batteries charged. Energy
will be focused and critical. Mars in the
7th house is combative, and not good at compromise
or peaceful negotiations. Grave danger of international
disputes and military actions in foreign countries
could impact the market.
Saturn in the eighth house
The house where Saturn falls in a New Moon chart
is where you expect limitations to be set. Restrictions
will be on insurance, financial institutions,
and taxes. Will the "Buffet Rule" rue
Pluto in the eleventh house
Planets in the eleventh house have investors
focusing their attention on dividends, bonuses
and earnings from investments. (From the Textbook
for Financial Astrology, IV) Shareholders
and the board of directors for corporate entities
engage in a deeply intense discussion of earnings
Neptune, Mercury, and Uranus in the
"The first house in a Mundane
chart represents the people, the general condition
of the country, and in a general sense the public
(Raphael's Mundane Astrology)
Lots of speech making going on, busy political
meetings and debates - more of the same, but
people want change.
Railways, motoring and aviation are spotlighted.
Moon phases (Read Randall Ashbourne's
Moods of the Moon - Trading the Mood Swings
of the Monthly Lunar Cycle)
quarter Moon, April 29
Moon, May 5
quarter Moon, May 12
UP! - Upcoming astrological events
April 21 – New Moon in Taurus
May 15 - Venus turns retrograde for 33
In financial astrology Venus
has dominion over money, which includes monetary
policy. Be prepared if the Fed reverses
decisions during Venus Retrograde.
Retrograde Venus often coincides with a market
crest and then a sharp decline. According to Bill
Meridian in his article The Effect of Planetary
Stations on U.S. Stock Prices
, from the book
, historically the Dow Jones Industrial
average tends to bottom at the station and rise
about 1 1/2% in the following 50 days after the
May 20 - Solar Eclipse at 0° Gemini
The next New Moon is a Solar Eclipse.
Because the Sun, Moon and Earth are all
in alignment, a solar eclipse has a longer lasting
influence than a typical New Moon. Check
to see if any stocks you are holding have planets
at 0° Gemini in their first trade or IPO chart.
Solar Eclipses can produce significant consequences
on stock prices.
Safe Trading! Marley
Commentary - Kaye Shinker and
I approached the market from two different points of view. I
am basically an intermediate trader. Though I use astrology in my
trading, it is very important for me as a trader to pay attention
to technical charts.
As I state in my article,
Using Planetary Aspects in the Financial Market, there are no
cosmic guarantees. Transiting planets and aspects do
influence the market, but which market? Which stock? Will it be
a crest or a trough? We must pay attention to planetary
cycles and how the markets are trending. Each weekend
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