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The World at Large - March 8 & 9, 2008
Astrological conditions affecting stock markets combined with technical analysis
by Randall Ashbourne

Stock markets pushed the panic button last week as we hit the central time band for a series of negative, high-energy astrological conditions.

By Friday, so much damage had been done to the technical charts that many technicians are now calling an immediate crash which could wipe another 20% off the value of world markets.

In a huge leap of faith, I disagree – even though there is almost nothing on the technical charts I review each week to support that “belief”.

Last week, I said: “The next two weeks will be volatile – and dangerous.

The central period for this volatile energy is around March 7 to 9, extending out to midmonth.”

Last weekend’s World At Large report was unusually long as I discussed the astrology now affecting world stock markets and the probable ramifications of those astrological conditions in the months ahead.

Readers should review last weekend’s report and the technical pattern I pointed out had occurred in the Dow Jones Transports in the February 9 & 10 report, both of which are available on the website.

The Nasdaq and the ASX 200 are now showing what could turn into a repeat of that price pattern – basically, new spikes lower to retest, or even marginally break, the January Low.

I’ve discussed the potential implications of this pattern since I showed it a month ago and gone deeply into the astrology.
This week I am not going to show any stock charts. To be honest, most point to a continuation, perhaps even an acceleration of the downtrend.

Instead, I’m going to tell you an ancient story – and go out on a very fragile limb and say that, in my personal trading, I will be watching for a surprise turnaround in stock prices, starting as the Australian and Asian indices approach lunch time on Monday.


Last week, I discussed Ray Merriman’s comprehensive research on the Saturn conjunctions and oppositions to Uranus and pointed out that this weekend’s New Moon in Pisces would take place conjunct Uranus, effectively “translating” the energy from the recent Sun and Moon opposition to Saturn and giving a foretaste of what to expect in world stock markets when the real thing happens late this year.

Next weekend and the following Monday, Mercury and Venus will oppose Saturn and, thus, will start to repeat the pattern followed this past week by the Sun and Moon. And that is why, in pointing out the likely dangerous conditions of this set of astrological conditions, I warned the immediate impact could extend out to mid-month.

However, I believe the worst is happening this weekend – and that is why markets hit the panic button big time late last week.
And to explain why, I need to tell you an ancient story of Greek mythology – but using the Roman names.

Uranus was the first God – a nasty, bad-tempered weirdo who fathered a whole series of monster children.

To get rid of him, Saturn cut his ghoulies off and threw them in the ocean – where there was a bit of froth and bubble before Neptune came riding up from the deep in his wonderful chariot carrying Venus.

Venus was not merely beautiful, she was the epitome of everything that was beautiful – from art and music, to manners and physical perfection.

In short, she was precisely the child Uranus had long hoped to create. This tale is a creation myth. It reflects the early conditions of the Earth with all that toxic air and volcanic activity finally settling down to emerge as a planet of wondrous beauty and
riches, in every sense of the word.

In Greek mythology, Saturn is Cronus – the “Father of Time”. The overthrow of the turmoil of Uranus and the birth of Venus from his discarded testicles is the beginning of Time.

It is when the structure and form we associate with Saturn and the beauty and abundance we associate with Venus combined to produce a world which could sustain life as we know it.

According to the ancient astrologers, Venus is “exalted” when she travels through Pisces – and a planet in its exhaltation is extremely strong. We see why from reviewing the creation tale.

In Pisces, Venus falls under the very special protection of Neptune. In his realm, nothing “evil” can befall her – which brings us to another nuance of ancient astrology.

Neptune and Uranus are currently enjoying what is called “mutual reception”. Uranus, in Pisces, is travelling through Neptune’s territory – and Neptune, in Aquarius, is having a holiday in the realm of Uranus.

Next Thursday (Wednesday night in New York), Venus also enters Pisces. The first aspect she makes is to sextile Pluto.

The opposition to Saturn follows – and, only a few hours later, she makes a trine to Mars.

As she approaches conjunction with Uranus, she also sextiles Jupiter. And, at this stage of the astrological cycle, she has a travelling partner – Mercury, who is the “messenger” of the Gods.

I want to discuss this symbolism. During her previous two translations of the Saturn- Uranus effect, Venus was not in a position to affect the outcome.

This time round, it is not Saturn who is the stronger God … it is Venus.

From the moment she enters Pisces, she falls under special protection. She makes a positive aspect to Pluto – himself making a positive trine to Saturn.

She is also making a trine to Mars. Venus and Mars had a long, long love affair. Mars, the God of War, fights for three things – love (Libra), home (Cancer) and country (Capricorn), as shown by the cardinal cross from Aries. And Mars is making a positive
aspect to Saturn – a sextile – from the sign of Cancer where he fights to protect everything that is near and dear to him.

She is in the process of uniting with Uranus – in a way, temporarily restoring the old God’s testicles - at a time when Uranus is in Neptune’s domain and is, therefore, even more likely than normal to behave with great courtesy towards the “perfection” which
was the ultimate child of his loins – the thing he had strived so long to create and was made possible only by the unexpected sacrifice of his temporal power. And, as she is uniting with Uranus, she also falls under the protection of a sextile from
Jupiter, whom we must not forget is the co-ruler of Pisces.

And so … when Venus this time translates the hugely negative astrological energy of the Saturn-Uranus opposition which sparked the panic plunge in most stock markets this past week, it is Venus who has by far the stronger position.

She is exalted … she is receiving special protection, in the form of sextiles and trines, from Mars, Jupiter and Pluto … and she is receiving additional strength and support from Neptune and Uranus who are on their best behaviour towards each other as they journey in mutual reception.

Kaye Shinker teaches in her Textbook For Financial Astrology that “when an aspect is over, it’s over”.

The very powerful New Moon translation of the Saturn-Uranus opposition energy is over this weekend.

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The World At Large is delivered in advance to Astrological Investing Premium Member subscribers.  Randall Ashbourne is a former journalist and political strategist residing in Australia. *QHT Technical Charts created using Quick Harmonic Trader Software, by P.A.S. Astro-Soft, Inc. makers of Galactic Investor Astrology software.


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