Forecasting with Financial Astrology
Forecasting economic trends and market prices is the bread-and-butter use of financial astrology, putting a practical (i.e., potential money-making) spin on planetary movement.
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Planets in Financial Astrology
What the planets represent in financial astrology is closely related to how you look at them from a personal perspective, just thinking about them with a financial twist.
The sun is the market’s or company’s identity and vitality. It represents a company’s CEO, chairman or owner. It rules the gold, corn and diamond markets as well as the luxury, amusement and gambling sectors.
The moon represents market emotions, e.g., the fear and greed that appear at price extremes. In a company, the moon signifies employees (especially the women) and its public image. The moon rules the silver market as well as the hotel, home-building and home-improvement sectors.
Mercury rules trading, generally, as well as the equity markets overall, and specifically the media, telecommunications, transportation, food service and recycling sectors. It represents a company’s communications, advertising and sales. In hard aspect to Uranus, it can indicate market volatility.
In my book, Venus means money, plain and simple. In a company, it represents mergers, negotiations and banking. Venus rules the financial, beauty and fashion sectors as well as currency, sugar, copper, cotton and wheat markets.
Mars represents market activity. Similar to how it behaves in personal transits, Mars is often the trigger that marks an extreme high or low price. In a company, Mars rules its motivation, strategy and actions. In the markets, it rules mining, sharp tools (war and surgery), demolition, military, fire, iron and steel.
Jupiter, as the greater benefic, represents a culmination of expansion and success. For a compay, Jupiter represents its corporate vision, marketing, public relations and international efforts. In the markets, Jupiter rules interest rates, generally, and bonds along with the sectors covering travel, advertising, sports, international commerce and the law.
Saturn represents a company’s organizational structure as well as its physical buildings and real estate. In the markets, Saturn rules deflation, real estate, cattle and lumber. Saturn’s stock sectors include builders, engineers, mining and conglomerates.
Uranus is about unexpected events and surprising news that can make prices go up or down. In a company, Uranus represents its technology, innovations and networks. In the markets, I think it is easy to argue that Uranus rules cryptocurrencies, even though Venus might be viable as well. Uranus also rules the technology, broadcast communications, aviation and electricity sectors as well as inventions, generally.
Neptune for a company represents mergers, reorganizations and debt. In the markets, Neptune rules inflation, crude oil, natural gas, gasoline, cocoa, coffee and water. Stock sectors under Neptune’s rule include pharmaceuticals, energy, beverages and hospitals.
Pluto is the powermeister of the financial zodiac, signifying a company’s power, money and mass production. In the markets, Pluto rules the long-term bond market with Jupiter and crude oil with Neptune. Also look for Pluto’s signature in the atomic energy, insurance, scientific research, pollution and waste/sewage sectors.
Forecasting Trends with Financial Astrology
To forecast trends with financial astrology, it’s best to start wide and then narrow in. The widest thing that financial astrologers consider are the long-term cycles of Jupiter, Uranus and Saturn. Jupiter expands, Saturn contracts and Uranus brings change.
The shortest cycle among these three is Jupiter/Uranus at 13.8 years between conjunctions. This cycle at its beginning can spur a “high-spirited, celebratory, exuberant creative spirit,” according to author Richard Tarnas in his book, Cosmos and Psyche, which I highly recommend to understand the cultural influence of outer-planet cycles.
A Jupiter/Uranus conjunction also can be bullish for the stock market, as it was when it kicked off a bull market in 1983 that led to record highs in 1987 as Jupiter was trining both Saturn and Uranus. Jupiter and Uranus are next conjunct on April 21, 2024.
The next cycle is Jupiter/Saturn, a 20-year cycle associated with the business cycle. The stock market often bottoms near the conjunction and peaks at the opposition 10 years later. Jupiter and Saturn were most recently conjunct at 00 Aquarius on December 21, 2020. Importantly, this ushered in not only a new 20-year cycle, but also a new 200-year cycle in which these two planets will be making their conjunction in air signs, or the “Air Economy”, as I call it. They had been making their conjunctions in earth signs since 1842. For the rest of our lives, economies the world over will value things of air, including ideas, technology, community—and astrology!
Finally, the long-term 45-year Saturn/Uranus cycle is important because it pits the status quo vs. change. Interestingly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average began just seven months before the 1897 Saturn/Uranus conjunction, so the U.S. stock market is attuned to this long-term planetary cycle. The U.S. stock market has been fairly consistent in bottoming near the conjunction, making an all-time high at the opposition, and then exceeding that high within about six years. We are in the waning square portion of the current cycle, which began in 1988, heading toward the next conjunction in 2032.
These three cycles set the big picture of economic and market trends. Then, start narrowing in by looking at transits to the first-trade horoscopes of your favorite markets. Remember to pay attention to new and full moons, eclipses, planet-sign changes and retrograde stations to see their effect on market direction and price movement.
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