to Trade the Stock Market Using Astrology
by Marlene Pfeifle
"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.
An interested student of financial astrology
wrote me just the other day asking about using special astrological
financial trading software and wondered if I could recommend any for
him to use. After writing, I decided it would be worthwhile
to post this information as an article here at Astrologicalinvesting.com
to be used as a reference for anyone with the same question on their
Having an understanding of financial
astrology is essential, which you will gain from reading
Kaye Shinker's book, The Textbook
for Financial Astrology. Kaye's textbook is sold
only on our web site and comes as a downloadable e-book. (Click
for a description of her book. You may have to disable your pop-up
You really don't need special financial astrology
trading software to trade the markets for intermediate trading and
long term investing.
For intermediate trading and long term investing
using the astrological principals lined out in Kaye Shinker's Textbook
for Financial Astrology, all one really needs is an accurate
astrological calendar that gives the daily transiting planetary aspects,
and an astrology program to calculate astrological charts. (You
can purchase a calendar from our Amazon affiliated bookstore from web
site.) We post monthly
aspect calendars on our blog that you are easy to use.
However, for short term trading and day trading, I believe
it is essential to use financial astrology trading software along
with traditional stock market trading software.
There are links to sources of astrological
charting software and financial astrology trading software found on
all the main pages* of Astrological Investing's web site
from the left side navigation column. Scroll about half-way
down, you'll see them listed under Online Resources & Links. All
the links are good sources. There are even some free ones!
NOTE: The main pages are the tab links from the heading
of this page. And, at the bottom of this page there are referenced
links to the software I mention in this article.
For doing astrology charts, I have a PC,
and use a version of Solar Fire software, from alabe.com, and recommend
it. Kaye Shinker uses astrological charting software written for Apple
computers. But again, they are all pretty good for casting charts,
it really just depends on what other uses you may decide to use your astrology
Kaye Shinker doesn't day trade, but does intermediate trading and longer
term investing. She doesn't use financial astrology trading software,
although she owns several kinds manufactured by companies listed in our
links and resources navigation column on our main pages.
For astrological financial trading software,
even though I own and have used Alphee Lavoie's AIR financial trading
software, I am more comfortable using Galactic Investor software when
I'm trading. AIR software is great for researching planetary aspects
however I find it far too complicated, and have found success using Galactic
Investor software, and I prefer it. Galactic Investor offers a
free 30-day trial version of their software on their site. (There are
many demos you can download for free to use for 30 day trials at their
web site, galacticinvestor.com.) If you are interested in Alphee's AIR
software, I believe it is best to buy the most expensive version their
Market Trader financial trading software, and I would not recommend the
smaller and lesser expensive versions.
I use Galactic Investor's Galactic Trader
v4. along with Scottrade's Elite On-line Trading Platform that I get
free for having a Scottrade account. Most on-line brokers offer
financial trading software when you open an account with them - because
I've only ever used Scottrade, I don't know much about others, but
I think they are all good.
I do know many skilled financial astrology
traders, however, who use Alphee's AIR
financial trading software with success; so, again this
is a personal choice and a matter of how much time you are willing
to spend on learning the software, and money you are willing to spend.
Neither of these astrological software
trading tools are simple to use. And don't let any salesperson
fool you, or talk you into buying their astrology trading software
with promises that they are simple and easy to use, or that
they can guarantee you successful trades within a couple clicks of
using their tools!
While it is true that you don't need
to know astrology to use these astrological financial trading
tools, they take time to learn and understand, let alone to be skilled
at using them. And as I said at the beginning, it IS necessary
to have a basic understanding of financial astrology to be a successful
financial astrologer trading the market!
One can not sensibly use astrology as
a stand-alone tool for trading, and that is the other reason I use
Galactic Trader. I use the end-of- day program, Galactic Trader
v4.GT4 which has a great assortment of technical analysis tools along
with astrology charts and planetary harmonic price lines.
Randall Ashbourne trades using Galactic's
software Galactic Trader v4. He has written an eBook that we have available
for sale on our web site, The
Idiot & The Moon in which he shares with us his method of
successfully trading using Galactic Trader and Incredible Charts. Incredible
Charts in the delayed timing version is a free stock trading tool that
Randall recommends. His book will help you understand with far greater
accuracy how to use technical tools and the planetary lines in Galactic
Trader than anything I have ever read and I recommend it highly.
(Most of the charts Randall uses in his articles,
The World at Large, written for Astrological Investing, are
done using Galactic Investor software.)
Although the financial astrology trading
software I own comes packaged with databases of company data and charts,
I always refer to Michael
Munkasey's Company database for my company information
and use Solar Fire astrology software to do the astrological charts.
THE most important thing
when trading individual stocks is having the correct data to do the
astrology charts! If you don't have accurate data, the charts are
Kaye and I use Michael
Munkasey's Company Data for all our charts. It comes
in Excel database format, and is NOT software.
There are sources 'out there', in books
and on the internet, where you might find dates for incorporation
and first trades, however, Michael
Munkasey's Company Database is the only source I trust.
This database is the only source of complete, accurate, verified and
updated information of company incorporation dates and first trade
dates (IPO's) available.
Kaye Shinker's Textbook
of Financial Astrology gives updated chart information
on the indices and all the stocks that make up the DOW, however, her
source for that data is Michael Munkasey.
Four of the Textbook For Financial Astrology has data on
commodities which Kaye has personally researched. This data is not found
in the Company Database.
Hope this helps!
Links to referenced
astrological and trading software are not sponsored or sold here at
Apple computer astrology software
Galactic Investor financial astrology trading software - galacticinvestor.com
Scottrade's trading platforms - Scottrade
Solar Fire astrology software - www.alabe.com
Incredible Charts trading software - www.incrediblecharts.com
help support our site by using our bookshop for all your Amazon.com