PLANETARY ASPECTS IN THE FINANCIAL MARKET
(revised August 16, 2011)
by Marlene Pfeifle
Wouldn't it be great if one could say
with certainty that when a certain planet transits another planet
the stock market will go up, or that the stock you just bought this
morning will increase significantly in it's price per share by tomorrow?
Why, we'd all be rich! Unfortunately there is always
room for more than one interpretation of geocosmic energy and there
is always risk involved in the financial markets.
Nothing is quite so simple. However,
if we do our homework well and then use astrological principals
to help time when we buy and sell stocks, we have the potential
to potentially increase our profits and greatly limit our downside
risk in the financial market. Potential is the keyword
The best way to use astrology
for timing the buying and selling of stocks is to follow the principals
that Kaye Shinker lays out in her Textbooks
for Financial Astrology. Then choose a
sound and solid stock in a favorable sector. Textbook
2 explains the astrological research involved in doing that.
Then, most importantly, research how that stock
has performed during past transits by comparing the stock price
chart to the transits of the IPO chart of the stock. For
researching stocks according to their IPO and incorporation dates,
the very best and most reliable source to use is
Michael Munkasey's Company Data. Historical prices are
easily downloaded in Excel form from Yahoo
Finance to your computer.
I've often been asked, "What astrological
software do you use to trade with or to use for research?"
I have found that an excellent, but very advanced, astrological
trading software for doing research is AIR
Software's Market Trader (www.alphee.com). For trading
using planetary lines with technical tools, I use
Galactic Investor's Galactic Trader software (http://www.galacticinvestor.com/).
Galatic's site offers a free 30-day trial for their software.
Rule #1 for a Financial Astrologer: do NOT think in terms
of "Good = Trines and Sextiles" and that "Bad = Squares
and Oppositions". You may find yourself
being surprised at what can move a stock price! The
benefic planets still seem to line up as "good" planets
in financial astrology, but it is the dynamic energy from 4th
harmonic aspects that create price change and market movement.
Trines and sextiles can be just a momentary blip up in the price
on a day when the entire market is substantially down.
Aspects used in financial astrology
and how they manifest in the market are discussed in great detail
Kaye Shinker's online classes. Kaye's students have found that
class discussion of real time market situations and seeing how aspects
work in action help get a better perspective on the planetary energy.
Although there is no cosmic
guarantee that a particular aspect will predict either a rising
or falling market or stock price, there are a number of geocosmic
contacts that often do produce a predictable rise or drop in price!
As a guideline, I urge that when using
astrological cookbook interpretations to always first look at the
stock's IPO chart and/or chart of incorporation to see how planets
are aspected in the horoscope. Generally, I go by the "nothing
promised, nothing gained/ or lost" theory proclaimed by astrologers
Goldstein Jacobson and other traditionalists, who have taught
that if there is not an aspect in the natal chart between planets
then there is "no promise" (no significant - if any at
all - impact ) from an applying aspect between the same two planets
in any future chart.
I have found if a planet is not aspected
strongly in the IPO chart of a stock chances are, when transited,
the price movement will not be significant or sustaining
in either direction - up or down. Additionally,
if a stock is badly aspected by a planet in it's IPO chart then
a planet which is considered to bring about a bullish rise may surprise
you when it does the very opposite! (And visa versa, if a
stock is aspected very well by a planet that is considered to bring
about a bearish movement - you may not see a negative effect, in
fact, it can be very positive!)
Using a First Trade chart (IPO) you
must take into consideration (1) the chart of incorporation, (2)
the daily aspects of the moon, and which the phase the Moon is in
(New or Full or Quarter Moon phase) and (4) pay attention to the
unfolding geocosmic energy from planets. Especially important
are which aspects are applying to the First Trade chart as well
as the financial sector of the stock at the same time as the stock
Meridian's book, Planetary Stock
Trading - III, (available in our Amazon
Bookshop) he gives a list of Bullish and Bearish planetary combinations
by transit that, in my experience, I've found to be very reliable.
The following is a list of transiting planetary
contacts - primarily 4th Harmonic aspects - that have more often
than not proved reliably as favorable (or unfavorable) and generally
have moved the market and stock prices:
Major aspects from
Jupiter to most planets and points. Jupiter
is very favorable to all planets and points with the exception
of Jupiter aspects to Mars and Saturn which can trigger both
favorable and unfavorable price swings. (Remember to look
at the IPO chart to see how these planets are connected)
Major aspects between
Sun and Venus are generally favorable.
aspects from Neptune to the Sun and to Venus. (With
Neptune comes times of uncertainty filled with hopes, wishes
and dreams - they often coincide with false rumors and illusions.
Be sure to take careful note of how Neptune is aspected in the
from Uranus to Venus and to the chart angles are generally
favorable. (Note: one must be very certain of the accuracy of
chart data if using angles and pay attention to how well Uranus
is placed in the chart!)
- Major aspects by Saturn to most planets,
and points - with the exception of aspects from transiting
Saturn to Mercury and Mars which can trigger both favorable
and unfavorable price swings.
- Major Uranus and Neptune aspects to
- Major Pluto aspects to an angle or
the Lunar nodes. (Again, be certain of the chart!)
A takeover can be favorable or unfavorable
to a stock's price per share. Pluto, representing power and
control, is often involved by transiting aspect in buyouts and takeovers
of corporations. Jupiter-Pluto an aspect representing
optimism, expansion, change and a thrust toward power and success
is often very favorable.
Eclipses can have a positive
or negative effect that may last as long as two or three months
depending upon the planet aspected by the eclipse.
Eclipses impact the market and the movement of stock prices
by triggering, or turning on, whatever planets they touch within
3 degrees of the applying eclipse aspect. This geocosmic energy
can be triggered during the eclipse or later when a transiting planet
(particularly Mars) activates the eclipse degree by aspect. The
hard aspects, especially the conjunction and square are most notable.
Aspects to either Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus or the stock chart
angles from an eclipse are all favorable. Generally they
will give rise in the price per share of a stock, while eclipses
to Saturn and Pluto do the opposite and tend to drive a stock price
down. During an eclipse stock prices can be unpredictable
note about the the transiting Moon - always, always, always,
pay attention to the daily aspects of the Moon! The Moon will
trigger applying geocosmic aspects into play, as well as determine
the general mood - minute by minute - hour by hour - of the market
each day. Day traders can use the times when the Moon forms
an aspect to time intra-day turning points or reversals. On
days when the Moon makes many aspects the market often has large
volumes of buying and selling, while days when there are not many
or no aspects, the market can be slow or filled with uncertainty.
Some astrologers prefer not to trade during the Void-of-Course
Moon, (as well as during Mercury RX), but I have not been convinced
that one necessarily should avoid the market during these times.
Also, the phase the Moon is in - New, Full or Quarter Moon phases
- is important in timing.
The phases of the Moon
- New Moon, Full Moon, and Quarter Moon phases are discussed in
Randall Ashbourne's article, Moods
of the Moon on this web site.
On our blog we have posted an article
written by Randall Ashbourne, titled Using
Daily Aspect Calendars to Time Intraday Trades. In this
article Mr. Ashbourne gives interpretations of the Moon through
the signs and how they affect the market. I find both of these
articles quite noteworthy and recommend them for reading.
Transiting planets and geocosmic combinations
of aspects influence the market in many different ways, and each
combination of energy driven by the transits of planets has both
positive and negative influences depending upon many different types
of circumstances including the influences of the greater cycles
of geocosmic energy - cycles of the outer planets - that are unfolding
at the same time. Always check your ephemeris and pay particular
attention to the trending market and the unfolding cycles.
Author's note: Astrology
is a precise market timing tool, but it can not sensibly be used
as a stand-alone strategy for financial investing. For
example, astrology cannot be used to determine market trends like
technical analysis, nor can astrology be used as a key to determine
whether a particular stock has a sound and solid economic basis
like fundamental analysis.
Success in the financial market
begins first with the understanding and use of the principles of
what has been considered traditional types of market analysis, and
then applying geocosmic principles as a final step in one's investment
strategy. Kaye Shinker offers a course on Business
and Financial Astrology that addresses how to choose stocks and
I strongly recommend taking her on-line courses.
My absolute favorite trading book
using technical tools with astrology is Randall Ashbourne's The
Idiot and the Moon. In fact, I wouldn't buy a stock without
first checking it using Mr. Ashbourne's "Idiot" method.
- Marlene Pfeifle
Llewellyn's New World Astrology Series, Financial Astrology,
edited by Joan McEvers. 1991 Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul, MN.
Planetary Stock Trading - III, Bill Meridian. Cycles
Research, New York, N Y, 2002.
Basic Principles of Geocosmic Studies for Financial Market Timing,
Raymond Merriman. Seek-It Publications, W. Bloomfield, MI,
1995. The Idiot & The Moon, The
Compleat & Utter Lunatic Idiot's Guide to Trading Stocks,
Randall Ashbourne, e-Book available online and in our Astrology
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