Weekly Finstrology Update for June 6: Planets on Vacation

June 3, 2022

The first full week of June could be relatively calm in all aspects of life because the planets in the sky are not making very many connections to one another. 

Indeed, the only two this week both occur after the markets closed on Friday. And, they are the first planetary action since Saturn turned retrograde Saturday.

Powerful Messages at Week’s End

The first aspect—Mercury in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn—will be building to its late afternoon peak as the trading week comes to a close on Friday, June 10. Mercury is now direct, but remains in methodical Taurus, so the powerful messages these two planets can deliver could have both unwavering and financial impact—the purview of Taurus. 

This is the third time this year that Mercury trines Pluto, and news near the first two featured the January 6 committee and its investigations into that day’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The first pass was on April 28, and, the next day (when Mercury entered Gemini and Pluto turned retrograde), the committee announced that its public hearings would begin June 9. On the second pass, May 25, the New York Times reported the president’s approval of chants to hang the vice president on January 6. 

The third pass—one day after public hearings commence—could bring closure to the powerful messages that Mercury and Pluto can deliver about this topic. 

Mercury and Pluto also could deliver a powerful message about inflation on Friday with the U.S. Consumer Price Index report to be released at 8:30 a.m. (ET) that no doubt will shed more light on the state of inflation in this country.

FB Becomes META

On Thursday, June 9 at 9:30 a.m. (ET), the trading symbol will change to META from FB for Meta Platforms Inc. (formerly Facebook Inc.), which will show the Mercury/Pluto trine as a prominent factor because of how it connects to the original first-trade horoscope of May 18, 2012 at 11:30 am. 

Transiting Mercury is conjunct the FB first-trade Sun, with Pluto trine to the degree (A). This aspect strengthens the idea that META will remain an important player for investors. 

Also note that transiting Venus/Uranus (the week’s second important astrological feature) are conjunct FB’s first-trade Mercury (B), emphasizing that trading in META could produce surprising financial results. Finally, note that the moon, Mars and Jupiter are aligned with FB’s first-trade Uranus (C), suggesting heightened volatility for the stock, particularly from retail investors. 

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Courtesy of Susan Gidel

BTW: Although the company changed its name in 2021, it did not reincorporate. Delaware records show that Meta’s incorporation date is the same as Facebook’s—July 29, 2004 at 11:34 am in Dover.

Financial Surprises

Over the weekend, Venus and Uranus conjoin on Saturday evening in the financial sign of Taurus. Venus is in charge because it rules Taurus, but this connection with Uranus can always have the potential for financial surprises. Hopefully, they are of the positive sort with Venus at the helm. 

The Venus/Uranus conjunction could be reflected in bitcoin prices over the weekend. Uranus and Pluto are crossing important angles of one of two bitcoin launch horoscopes that I am studying to determine which is more accurate.   

Happy Birthday, Gann!

W.D. Gann is a legendary trader from the early 20th century whose methods are still actively used in market forecasting today. I consider Gann the leading pioneer in financial astrology, even though his prolific written materials rarely use the word “astrology,” and rather described his techniques as being related to the natural or mathematic realms. (I suspect that was because astrology was considered fortune-telling under New York law at the time, for which he could have been arrested.)

But, in my research about Gann, it’s clear he was watching planetary ingresses, retrogrades and declinations (among many others) for price-movement cues. For example, what he referred to as “anniversary dates” for certain markets or significant highs/lows, we, astrologers, would recognize as solar returns. Legions of traders around the world are interested in the vastness of Gann’s methodologies and how they can be applied to today’s markets.

Gann was born on June 6, 1878 at 10:34 a.m. in Lufkin, Texas. On Monday, June 6, it will be Gann’s 144th birthday, a master number in his view because of its many connections to the natural world as the square of 12 (hours, zodiac signs, daylight at the equinoxes) and a Fibonacci number. (If you’d like to geek out on Gann’s important birthday, celebrate his exact solar return at 7:15 am [CT].) 

Weekly Highlights


An emotional market could boost prices to a surprising high on Tuesday, June 7 when the moon, Venus and Uranus form a grand trine with the market’s first-trade Mars. 

Over the weekend, be on alert for bitcoin-related news about new perceptions in its value and standing in the monetary world. 

Crude Oil

Prices could become energized as Mars connects with the market’s natal Sun on Monday, June 6, especially with Jupiter nearby as well.


The planetary connections to the first-trade gold horoscope are several and create a strong indication of a potential low in prices on Thursday, June 9. 

In particular, the moon, Mars, Venus and Uranus are all in aspect to first-trade Mercury. 


The first-quarter moon on Tuesday, June 7 creates a strong T-square with the market’s first-trade opposition between the moon and Uranus. This could precipitate a boost from a market low that day.


Every year, the transiting sun aligns with the soybean market’s first-trade moon, a connection that strongly suggests a peak in prices. 

This year, that occurs on Thursday, June 9, which is the day before an important crop production report. Based on astrology, the market could interpret that report as bearish. 

10-yr. T-note

On Wednesday, June 8, the sun, moon and Mars are all connecting with the market’s first-trade Saturn, which portends a low in the price of T-notes (i.e., a high in interest rates).

All information in this post is merely the personal opinion of the author and not that of Astrology.com or any other person, company or entity. This information is not to be construed as financial advice, nor relied upon as such. Please contact your broker or financial advisor for trading and investment advice, and use astrological indicators in combination with other trading-decision inputs. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future market behavior.