and their Impact on the Market
by Marlene Pfeifle, CAP
The New Moon Newlsetter I write each month and send out to
subscribers before the actual date of the New Moon gives subscribers
a bit of a "heads up" on what to expect astrologically
during the upcoming lunar month. Eclipses, which happen on
either a New Moon or Full Moon, impact the market for a longer
period of time.
Ok, so it's an eclipse...what
readers on this website really want to know is
"How will an eclipse potentially impact the financial
Eclipses happen on either a new Moon or a full
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
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.
In Raphael's Mundane
Astrology, he notes that, "The strength
of the planet ruling the sign in which the eclipse falls
should be considered, and its position in the figure of
such eclipse duly noted, for the significations of this
planet will principally appear."
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
maps showing the path of eclipses are posted on the NASA
Eclipse website at http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html
Overall increased volatility in the financial
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.
Solar Eclipses have a predicable influence on
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 a degree of the Solar
or Lunar Eclipse. Look for aspects within 5° of the
conjunction, opposition or square to the eclipse in the
Modalities are whether the signs are Cardinal, Fixed,
or Mutable. For example, if the eclipse is in Gemini,
a mutable sign, then look at degrees in other mutable
signs - Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. Gemini
would be the conjunction, Sagittarius would be the opposition
and Virgo and Pisces would be the square.
signs are: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.
signs are: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.
Fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.
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.)
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 the eclipse
degree - 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.
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