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Eclipses and their Impact on the Market
by Marlene Pfeifle, CAP

Preface: 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 market?"

Eclipses happen on either a new Moon or a full Moon
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 as long.

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.

Malefic energy?
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 market
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 individual stocks.
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 same modality.

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.

Cardinal signs are: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.
Mutable 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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