Weekly Finstrology Update for July 5: Holiday Hangover
It could be a rough re-entry into the real world of trading after a long holiday weekend celebrating America’s 246th birthday. Two planets change signs in the wee hours of Tuesday, July 5. And, both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 are setting up to make potential lows that day.
Mars, the planet that likes to be at the front of the line pushing forward, enters Taurus at 2:04 a.m. (ET) on July 5. Opposite its ruling sign of Scorpio, Mars is in detriment here, so any forward movement it tries to make is under the microscope of outside opinion that questions every move. So, Mars has a tough time getting going after the holiday.
Twenty-one minutes later, at 2:25 a.m. (ET), Mercury leaves its ruling sign of Gemini to enter Cancer. Similar to Mars, the re-entry could be rough as Mercury has to downshift from the sign in which it excels and moves quickly. In Cancer, Mercury has to remember to communicate in a caring way and think about the consequences before piping up.
Because Mars and Mercury change signs so close together in time, Mercury makes an exact sextile with Mars at 2:37 a.m. (ET). This 60-degree aspect provides the opportunity for them to work together and deliver messages that are stabilizing and soothing. European markets are in full swing at this time, so there could be that type of news arriving then.
Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 could be under pressure on July 5, enough to mark lows in each. Three planets are making connections to the S&P 500 first-trade chart that are noticeable at lows: (1) sun partile trine first-trade sun; (2) moon conjunct first-trade Jupiter; and (3) Mars opposite first-trade Neptune. This could be a significant low in the S&P 500.
In the Nasdaq-100, Venus and Mars are each at 29 Pisces in the first-trade horoscope chart. On July 5, transiting Mercury squares those two planets while transiting Neptune is conjunct. These two aspects are often present at market lows. In addition, transiting Venus is trine the index’s first-trade sun, an aspect that appears at both highs and lows.
Markets on the Move
In honor of the Independence Day holiday, let’s take a look at some stocks associated with an American classic—the baseball game—and common ballpark fare of beer, hot dogs and Cracker Jack.
BUD Anheuser-Busch Inbev
Anheuser-Busch, which has been brewing beer in St. Louis since 1876, bought both the St. Louis Cardinals and the major league Sportsman’s Park in 1953, thus cementing the association of having a cold one with watching a baseball game. The company first changed the ballpark’s name to Budweiser Stadium, but major league baseball prohibited naming parks after alcoholic beverages. It became Busch Stadium instead to honor the company founders. Although the company sold the team in 1996, it retains naming rights to Busch Stadium (the third facility the team has used) through 2024. Wanna guess what kind of beer they sell there?
BUD scored its record high in September 2016 at $136.08 when the sun, Jupiter and Mars connected with first-trade Mercury and Pluto in a square formation. The stock, which began trading on Sept. 16, 2009, would record its record low less than four years later, in March 2020, at $32.58 as the Capricorn stellium of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto trined first-trade sun and Saturn.
The stock’s Pluto position, at 00 Capricorn, is in play on Tuesday, July 5 for what looks to be a potential high. Transiting Mars is partile trine first-trade Pluto, with transiting Mercury partile opposite. Adding to the interest is that the sun is partile conjunct first-trade Mars with Saturn partile conjunct first-trade Neptune. Watch for a potential low on August 10, when the moon, Pluto and Mars form a Grand Trine with first-trade sun and Saturn. Also supportive could be the sun’s opposition to first-trade Jupiter.
TSN Tyson Foods
Ball Park Franks, the most consumed hot dog in America, got its start in 1958 when company founders won a contest to develop a hot dog to be sold at Tiger Stadium, home of the Detroit Tigers baseball team. Tyson Foods acquired the brand in 2014.
TSN was listed on the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 17, 1997. It hit its record high of $100.72 on Feb. 8, 2022 when transiting Saturn and sun were conjunct its first-trade Jupiter, thus both highlighting price expansion (the sun) and limiting it (Saturn) simultaneously.
Look for a low during the week of July 18, with the most astrologically intense day on July 20. That’s when the stock’s first-trade sun and Mercury (conjunct in Libra) and Neptune (in Capricorn) are in two T-square formations with transits from the sun, moon, Mercury and Pluto. Indeed, the sun, moon and Pluto are each at 27 degrees of cardinal signs that day, the same as first-trade Neptune. Additionally, transiting Mercury and Jupiter are trining the stock’s first-trade Pluto and Venus, for big money transactions.
As it does annually, the sun moves into mid-Leo to form a grand trine with TSN’s first-trade Venus, Mars and Saturn while forming a kite formation with first-trade Jupiter as the tail. This is tightest on Aug. 4, which could be a high.
TSN prices have peaked in the first two weeks of August in each of the last two years. In 2020, the high of Aug. 12 was $66.52, falling more than $10 by late September. In 2021, prices peaked on Aug. 13 at $82.44, falling to $74.43 by Sept. 10.
PEP PepsiCo Inc.
The Cracker Jack brand, made famous in the song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in 1902, has been in production since 1896, following its introduction at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The molasses-coated popcorn treat with peanuts (and a prize inside each box since 1912) is considered by some to be the first “junk food.” Cracker Jack has been owned by Frito-Lay, which is a subsidiary of PepsiCo Inc., since 1997.
PEP was first listed on the New York Stock Exchange on Dec. 18, 1919, and has been part of the S&P 500 since it was created on March 4, 1957.
Watch for a price low on Friday, July 15. On that day, transiting Neptune (ruler of beverages) is the apex of a T-square with the stock’s sun (to the degree) and transiting Venus, which opposes the PEP first-trade sun. Also, the moon and Saturn are opposite first-trade Jupiter.
A week later, prices could be rebounding into a high between July 21 and July 26, when transiting Mars is opposite the stock’s first-trade moon and Venus. The moon is nearby Mars on July 21, but moves on to join Venus in a conjunction with first-trade Pluto and trine to first-trade moon/Venus on July 26. For that entire period, transiting Jupiter opposes first-trade Mars for increased activity, supported by transiting Mercury trine first-trade Mercury that is exact on July 21.
- Gold High on Monday, July 5—This could be a major high in gold, with two planets at 00 degrees (Mars in Taurus and Mercury in Cancer), both of which are connecting with the market’s first-trade Uranus. Also, the sun is opposite first-trade sun and Mercury, with Venus partile opposite first-trade Mars.
- 10-yr. T-note Low on Monday, July 5—The sun and Venus both make aspects to the futures market’s first-trade Saturn—square and trine, respectively—that could portend a low in interest rate prices (a high in interest rates).
- Bitcoin Low on Friday, July 8—With the transiting sun opposite bitcoin’s first-trade sun and transiting Venus square first-trade Uranus, prices could find a bottom.
- Soybeans High on Friday, July 8—One of the most sensitive planets in the soybean first-trade horoscope is the moon. On this day, money planet Venus makes a conjunction to the market’s moon, with Mercury in a trine, for a potential high.
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