Friday, December 23, 2011

The New Moon in Capricorn, 2011

Read this New Moon report in it's entirety at www.astrologicalinvesting.com/html/newsletter.html
New Moon forecasts show the general trends and financial outlook for the month; below is some of what Kaye Shinker predicted before her death, November 18, 2011.  This is for the lunar month ahead, the New Moon in Capricorn.  And sadly, it is her last new moon report.  We miss you Kaye!
The New Moon in Capricorn, December 24, 2011, 1:06 PM EST
The New Moon appears in the 9th House (refer to chart) Non USA members can set up a New Moon chart for the capital of their country. Textbook 4, page 30 of the Textbook For Financial Astrology, will help with interpretation the New Moon chart. (Note the house position of the New Moon in the chart in the capital of the country.)

Capricorn New Moon
The focus of the Capricorn New Moon is to take advantage of educational opportunities. The next few weeks offer an opportunity to start a new business or begin an important project. Foreign trade is the focus of financial markets. Expect new creative ideas to emerge in the markets place.
December 25, Merry Christmas!  
Jupiter Direct at 0°Taurus
Jupiter will return to applying to a trine with Pluto ending with the Spring 2012 equinox. Everyone will strive for personal success. Agriculture and Business find plenty of work and energy to accomplish the goals they set. Business in emerging markets will remain successful throughout this time period.

The exact aspect marks an up market and the midpoint of an extended period of buyouts, mergers and mega deals. It is also a warning of bankruptcy among various financial institutions. It is very important to check the debt obligations of equities on your list of possible investments. Folks need to repeat the mantra "Cash is King" when judging investments and managing their own budgets.

Statistically 66% of the time the markets slowly go up after Jupiter resumes direct motion. However it can mark a high whereupon the markets plunge. This happened in March 2002 and September 2008. It is a time where firm stops are required.

Moon phases (for our subscribers who trade using phases of the Moon)
New Moon,  December 24, 2011, 1st Quarter Moon, January 1, 2012;  Full Moon, January 9, 2012;  Last Quarter,  January 16, 2012;  next New Moon, January 23, 2012.  (Read Randall Ashbourne's article, The Moods of the Moon - Trading the Mood Swings of the Monthly Lunar Cycle

January 24 Mars retrograde at 23 Virgo to stay until July 3,2012
Mars entered Virgo November 12, 2011 and will stay in Virgo until July 3 2012.  Mars in Virgo very often forecasts very exciting events. Virgo has a reputation for precision and the ability to organize disparate parts into a logical order. Mars will give Virgo a shock of added energy.  Folks will fill their trash cans, businesses will clean up their balance sheets, legislators will find their constituents insisting they dispose of waste and fraud in government. Investors will insist that their companies cut unnecessary expenses and entrepreneurs will pinch every penny.

It has been calculated the fixed star Regulus has moved to zero degrees Virgo.

The retrograde station forecasts an up market during the 80 days Mars is retrograde. However the 20th Century Mars retrogrades show a down market during the first month. Halfway through the retrograde period the market turns up and by the time Mars is once again direct the market has returned to the number average that it started at when Mars turned retrograde. Previous Mars retrogrades in Virgo have found traders attempting to corner one of the commodities, for example the Silver market in 1980.
The Capricorn New Moon appears in the 9th House (see chart above) With the New Moon in the 9th, travel is favored throughout the month ahead. It is also a good time to enroll in challenging classes. Religious organizations will find increased revenues and interest in their philosophy. While shopping this month pay particular attention to new and creative ideas as they appear in the marketplace.

Mercury appears in the 8th House
Folks complain about overwhelming paper work concerning taxes and insurance. Folks are frustrated and voicing their concerns. Government officials are offering their retirement applications as scandals continue to emerge.

Venus appears in the 10th House
Management will find an increase in compensation. The pressure on CEO's is intense and they will demand creativity from their subordinates. Entrepreneurs are finding interesting new ways to add to their income.

Mars appears in the 6th House
Employers in the medical industry continue to hire new workers. Scandals plague the industry adding to the number of job openings at the management level.

Jupiter appears in the 1st House
The public is happy and ready to enjoy the holidays ahead with good food and fun recreation. They are enjoying their new electronic toys and children are teaching elders how to make everything work. Families are busy visiting and exchanging stories.

Click this link to find out what Saturn in the 6th House, Uranus in the 12th, Neptune in the 11th, and Pluto in the 9th house have in store for us this lunar month!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Winter Solstice - December 22, 2011


written by Kaye Shinker before her death on November 18, 2011.  At the end of her life Kaye was actively teaching students of financial astrology, traveling for speaking engagements and personal consulting, blogging on the astrologicalinvesting blog and writing articles for the web site, including this last article The Winter Solstice, 2011.   If you would like to personally comment on Kaye's life, please post  your thoughts and condolences on Facebook.

The Winter Solstice - December 22, 2011*
12:30 A.M. EST
Washington, D.C.
* The Solstice date varies, and can be from December 20 to December 23 on the Georgian calendar.

The December Solstice occurs when the Sun is at it's most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees in the Northern hemisphere and is the shortest day of the year. The sun is directly overhead on the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern hemisphere during the December solstice, and it is the longest day (in daylight hours) of the year for those living south of the Tropic of Capricorn.
(read about the Solstice at timeanddate.com )


Winter Solstice December 22, 2011 horoscope
The Winter Solstice, December 22, 2011, 12:30 AM, EST, Washington, D.C.
The Winter Solstice Sun is in the third house, square Uranus and trine Jupiter in the seventh.   It is time to think out of the box and find ways to use the plethora of social/business networks.

The Solstice Sun is all about the communications and the media.  Management and employees in the old media know that change is required and expect the 2012 New Year to be the time of transition. 

The Sun holds the trine to Jupiter offering the Santa Claus effect in the markets. The changes initiated by technology are rewarding entrepreneurs entering the world of business.

Throughout the year ahead their business model will change the way the economy works. It is a time similar to the years 1928-1934.

New businesses replace the old without the support of the established economic paradigms. 

December 25, Merry Christmas!
Jupiter Direct at 0° Taurus
Jupiter will return to applying to a trine with Pluto ending with the Spring 2012 equinox. Everyone will strive for personal success. Agriculture and Business find plenty of work and energy to accomplish
the goals they set. Business in emerging markets will remain successful throughout this time period.

The exact aspect marks an up market and the midpoint of an extended period of buyouts, mergers and mega deals. It is also a warning of bankruptcy among various financial institutions. It is very important to check the debt obligations of equities on your list of possible investments. Folks need to repeat the mantra "Cash is King" when judging investments and managing their own budgets.

Statistically 66% of the time the markets slowly go up after Jupiter resumes direct motion. Problem: it can mark a high whereupon the markets plunge. This happened in March 2002 and Sept 2008. It is a time where firm stops are required. 

January 24 Mars retrograde at 23° Virgo to stay until July 3,2012
Mars entered Virgo November 12, 2011 and will stay in Virgo until July 3 2012. Mars in Virgo very often forecasts very exciting events. Virgo has a reputation for precision and the ability to organize disparate parts into a logical order. Mars will give Virgo a shock of added energy. Folks will fill their trash cans, businesses will clean up their balance sheets, legislators will find their constituents insisting they dispose of waste and fraud in government. Investors will insist that their companies cut unnecessary expenses and entrepreneurs will pinch every penny.

It has been calculated the fixed star Regulus is now at zero degrees Virgo.

The Mars retrograde station forecasts an up market during the 80 days Mars is retrograde. However the 20th Century Mars retrogrades show a down market during the first month. Halfway through the retrograde period the market turns up and by the time Mars is once again direct the market has returned to the number average that it started at when Mars turned retrograde. Previous Mars retrogrades in Virgo have found traders attempting to corner one of the commodities for example the Silver market in 1980.

February 7 Saturn retrograde at 29° Libra Saturn in Libra tries to strike a balance between justice, discipline , fear repression, limitations, accountability and restrictions.

The Saturn station retrograde follows the current market trend. It does not seem to point to a change in direction. About 60% of the time the market is in an up cycle. About halfway through the retrograde expect the market to reverse direction.

February 14 Neptune returns to Pisces
Neptune will remain in its hometown of Pisces for 14 years. Pisces rules all things liquid as well as music, dancing, and poetry. It is a time when the arts make dramatic changes is style and form. Individual artists bring ideas that change the social order by revealing those areas of life that require a paradigm shift
in consciousness.  Medicine changes, energy sources change, and transportation changes. The
Textbook for Financial Astrology book 1 page 33
lists the areas of life ruled by Pisces.

History demonstrates that Neptune's transit of Pisces suddenly increases the supply of gold and it is devalued as a result. (read article, Neptune In Pisces)

March 12 Mercury Retrograde at 6° Pisces

Mercury Rx is an excellent time to schedule vacation. Excellent adventures are promised, but be sure to pack any carry-on luggage carefully. It is important to double check all appointments.

Mercury direct occurs April 4 with just enough time to purchase an Easter basket. Automobile dealers will have some excellent deals on new cars and retail stores will be required to make drastic markdowns. People find it difficult to decide on the exact item to purchase when Mercury is retrograde.

During a Mercury Rx the markets slide up and down only to return to where they started 90% of the time.

During the Mercury Rx it is best to avoid purchases of items over $20. It is not a good idea to sign contracts, or purchase big ticket items. it is a time to do things that start with “re”.  Example: read, recycle, repair, restore. 

Long VOC Moons on trading days - During trading hours February 10, 23 and March 8 and 17. 

The Winter Solstice Sun appears in the 3rd House
The Sun will focus attention on the individual. Folks are taking care of their own security and well being. They are making decisions about their own comfort zone and finding ways to improve their immediate space. People are connecting with friends and resetting their goals. They are trashing the debris in their lives and recycling the rest.

The markets will reflect the mood of people.  Retail establishments that provide excellent service or education will add customers.

Businesses that provide personal service will add to their revenues. Electronics manufactures who can customize their products will find increased sales.

Pluto appears in the 4th House
This position of Pluto is very difficult for natural disasters and inclement weather. Therefore insurance companies and local governments will find their reserves severely diminished. People will be required to rely on their own resources. Make sure your weather emergency supplies are in good order.
Solar spot activity will add to the weather problems. It appears that the Sun is at the height of its active cycle. Now is good time to photograph auroras. (read the article, Sunspot Explosion)

Pluto here suggests that this is the bottom of the real estate cycle. If you are shopping for bargain properties, the next three months could help you find a few investment opportunities.

Venus appears in the 4th House
Relax and stay close to home. It is a good time to rearrange your work space, try new recipes, explore the Internet. Everyone will enjoy their electronic toys, and enjoy communicating with their new devises. It is a good time to explore various online trading accounts and try their practice sessions.

Venus here promises winter wheat will have enough snow cover to survive a cold winter. Windy winter storms will keep electric line repairmen busy. Check the trees near your house.

Saturn appears in the 1st House
Cash is king according to Saturn in Libra and consumers demand quality products and service. Saturn in the 1st house insists that folks use their common sense and spend their cash carefully.

Creativity is in abundant supply therefore read and listen carefully for investment opportunities.

Neptune appears in the 5th House
Creative folks will find ideas easy to implement and share via the Internet. Investors will be wise to listen carefully and assist whenever they agree the idea is viable.

Speculators in the commodities markets are very busy. Prices for various commodities will rise and fall quickly during the trading day.

Uranus appears in the 6th House
Unusual work opportunities appear. Part-time jobs will often lead to full time employment during this time period.

Jupiter appears in the 7th House
The next three months promise an excellent time to form partnerships. Public Relations experts will find plenty of work. Doctors and lawyers will find clients particularly anxious for answers to their problems. Entrepreneurs will find individual investors ready to help and form new partnerships. It is a good idea to check your astrological calendars and record times and dates for any
suggestions of new enterprises.

Mars appears in the 12th House
Executives and top managers find retirement a good idea. Scandals concerning charity organizations and governments will find managers turning in their resignations. Employees are difficult to manage as a result. Private prison corporations will need to revise their business model as inmates refuse to cooperate.

Moon appears in the 2nd House
Markets remain volatile throughout the next three months. Index averages may rise and fall 1 to 2% daily. If you are day trading it is extremely important print the calendars on the astrologicalinvesting
blog
. (http://astrologicalinvesting.blogspot.com/search/label/calendar)

The labor market is improving with fits and starts. Workers will find plenty of part-time or contract jobs. Local governments find property tax revenues are difficult to collect.

Currency markets remain volatile and the Euro will continue to have problems. Most international banks are under severe stress. The whole banking industry will continue to find it difficult to attract customers seeking loans.

Mercury appears in the 3rd House
Increase in trade and work connected with shipping and communications. Imports and exports of intellectual material improve dramatically.

In Memoriam - Kaye Shinker, March 18, 1940 - November 18, 2011.


HAPPY  HOLIDAYS TO ALL WHO CELEBRATE RELIGIOUS and HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES
and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!




Saturday, December 17, 2011

January 2012 Astrological Calendar - Transits for NY NY, The NYSE

Astrology calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the NYSE, for the month of January 2012.
January 2012 Astrological Calendar - Transits for NY NY, The NYSE
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January 2012 Astrological Calendar - Transits for London, England, The FTSE

Astrological Calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the FTSE, for the month of January 2012.
January 2012 Astrological Calendar - Transits for London, England, The FTSE
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January 2012 Astrological Calendar - Transits for Sydney, Australia, The ASX

Astrology calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the ASX, for the month of January 2012.
January 2012 Astrological Calendar - Transits for Sydney, Australia, The ASX
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Friday, November 25, 2011

Fiscal Cents - Financial Astrology for Your Zodiac Sign

Kaye Shinker's Financial Astrology for Your Zodiac Sign - Your Astrological Horoscope and Financial Outlook.
During this Lunar month, November 25 through December 23, the spotlight is on the Zodiac signs of Sagittarius and early Capricorn.  The Sun is in Sagittarius, however it will enter the zodiac sign of Capricorn on December 24, during this Lunar month.

Happy Solar Return to Sagittarius Suns and early Capricorns

Happy Solar Return to Sagittarians born November 24 through December 21. The year ahead promises the opportunity to travel local and long distance. Be sure to enroll in classes that are not only fun, but profitable. It is a good time to repair your vehicles, all of them. This year you will need to review every decision, double check your receipts and expect to do everything twice. Ask for a new camera as a birthday present, you will find it a handy devise to carry with you throughout the year ahead. Adventures are promised.

If you are a Capricorn, born on December 22nd or December 23rd, Happy Solar Return! Throughout the year ahead you will concentrate on redecorating your business and personal space. It is important to spend the extra funds for high quality items when shopping for replacements. While researching investments throughout the year ahead consider the various real estate bargains available.

 If you were born between November 24th and December 13th, you will have Mercury Retrograde in your Solar Return. If your birthday falls during the dates that Mercury is retrograde, expect to spend the year ahead doing everything twice. During Mercury Rx the most useful way to spend your time is to repair stuff, recycle stuff and reduce your stuff. It is also a good time to declare recess, and rejuvenate in another region of the country. When shopping, if it costs more than $20 you shouldn't buy it; but if you do, save the receipt.

Advise for everyone: December will find your attention focused on repairs for vehicles and machines at home or on the job. It is a good idea to read their maintenance manuals. Research on line before you call a repair person.

Household Hint: Quality is the new status symbol. Research online before you call a repair service.

On the web site you will find the article: Venus, Money in Your Chart; be sure to read it for directions on How to Construct An Astrological Treasure Chest.

This Month For Sagittarius
Before you leave your home double check the appointment or the invitation. Make sure your cell phone is charged and safely attached to its carrier. Save your receipts and avoid any purchase above $20. This is not a good time to start a new job or sign a contract. It is an excellent time to clean up and redecorate your living quarters.
This Month for Capricorn
It is your turn to have fun. Go to a free concert or stop and listen to a street musician. You even have permission to smile. Take a small risk and add a growth stock to your portfolio.

More for all other signs: Each Sun Sign has predictions of the challenges and successes for you during the month ahead in our Fiscal Cents column on the web site.

We suggest that you also read your Ascendant (your Rising sign), as well as your Sun sign on our web site - to read your sun sign's forecast on our web site go to: www.astrologicalinvesting.com/html/Fiscalcents.html.

Recommended books on your Ascendant (your Rising sign) from our Amazon Bookshop:


Be sure to read your horoscope to find out what is ahead for YOU and your finances this coming lunar month! Click here to read Astrological Fiscal Cents. 

The New Moon in Sagittarius, 2011

Astrological Investing will be in transition for a period of time due to the sudden passing of my dear friend and business partner Kaye Shinker. Although we worked together preparing articles and newsletters, Kaye was the creative author of the New Moon newsletter and Fiscal Cents. Most of the articles and blogs written for the web site and the blog were her writings. However, before her passing she had prepared the November, and December New Moon Newsletter, and Fiscal Cents, which I will share with you today and in December.  Additionally, Kaye had written the Winter Solstice for 2011 and the year ahead for Fiscal Cents which will be posted on the web site in December.
Read this New Moon report in it's entirety at www.astrologicalinvesting.com/html/newsletter.html
New Moon forecasts show the general trends and financial outlook for the month; below is some of what Kaye Shinker predicted for the month ahead.
New Moon in Sagittarius, Nov. 25, 20111 :10 AM EST
The New Moon appears in the 3rd House (refer to chart) Non USA members can set up a New Moon chart for the capital of their country. Textbook 4, page 30 of the Textbook For Financial Astrology, will help with interpretation the New Moon chart. (Note the house position of the New Moon in the chart in the capital of the country.)

Solar Eclipse at 2° Sagittarius
The event is visible from high latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere and includes southern South Africa, Antarctica, Tasmania and most of New Zealand ( NASA Eclipse web site.) These areas will feel the effect of the eclipse with increased geological activity and severe warm weather storms. Expect political change and unrest in this area. An eclipse seems to create a rip in the earth's magnetic field in the area where the eclipse is visible, therefore expect increased atmospheric activity.

Sagittarius New Moon
The focus of the Sagittarius New Moon is make sure that every vehicle purchased is covered by warrantees, and every educational opportunity is worth the time and energy required. Mercury is retrograde in the New Moon chart, therefore avoid purchasing big ticket items. It is also a good idea to save all of your receipts.

Super New Moon
The Moon is perigee or at its closest point in its orbit around the Earth. Super Moons often predict natural disasters such as severe weather, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic activity. Richard Nolle created the term "Super New Moon". Click through to his article and explanation of the term.

The weather forecast is grumpy. It is time to find your umbrella and boots or muffler, gloves and earmuffs. Now is the time to purchase a battery backed up surge protector and a generator.

Moon phases (for our subscribers who trade using phases of the Moon)
New Moon,  November 25, 2011, 1st Quarter Moon, December 2nd;  Full Moon, December 10th;  Last Quarter,  December 17th;  next New Moon, December 24, 2011.  (Read Randall Ashbourne's article, The Moods of the Moon - Trading the Mood Swings of the Monthly Lunar Cycle

November 24 - Mercury retrograde at 20° Sagittarius
Yesterday Mercury turned retrograde, therefore it is an excellent time to schedule vacation. Adventures are promised, but be sure to pack any carry-on luggage carefully. It is important to double check all appointments as well as times and dates for Holiday parties. Holiday gift shopping needs to be accomplished prior to the Mercury retrograde station. Mercury direct occurs December 14. Shoppers will find excellent bargains. Retail stores will be required to make drastic markdowns as folks naturally have difficulty deciding the exact item to purchase during the three weeks Mercury is retrograde.

It is best to avoid purchases of items over $20 while Mercury is retrograde. It is not a good idea to sign contracts, or purchase big ticket items. it is a time to do things that start with “re” . Example: read,recycle,repair, restore. During a Mercury Rx the markets slide up and down only to return to where they started 90% of the time.

Interesting note concerning the 2 degree Sagittarius eclipse: (Read The Textbook for Financial Astrology II, page 83.) The aspect pattern for the Dow Industrial Index is a kite. The Sun is the head of the kite, therefore the Dow is always trying to soar higher. The tail of the kite is the Moon, therefore the kite sometimes catches a downdraft and its flight path dips and dives. The Dow Index has the Moon at 2 Sagittarius. Expect the Index to dip and dive throughout the year ahead. Also expect a change in the mix of stocks in the Dow 30.

Companies with planets at 2 degrees Sagittarius will find the next year challenging.

December 10 - Lunar Eclipse at 18° Gemini
( NASA Eclipse web site.) Lunar eclipses are fun to watch. I consider them to be far less difficult than Solar Eclipses. As to markets they are usually non events, however combined with Uranus direct it could be a very exciting day with weather problems changing family celebration schedules. Keep your cell phone charged and handy.

December 10 - Uranus direct at zero Aries
Uranus direct does not indicate a change in market trends. Seventy-five per cent (75%) of the time the markets obtain a balance and do not move either direction for the few weeks surrounding the station point. However, this station is at the Aries Point simultaneously with the Lunar Eclipse. Fortunately December 10th is a Saturday!

Erratic weather is a problem, therefore the commodities markets will find traders anticipating short supplies of all items traded - particularly metals.

December 14 - Mercury direct at 3° Sagittarius - YEAH!! SHOPPING!

Jupiter trine Pluto at 5° Taurus / Capricorn (continuing)
Jupiter began an applying trine with Pluto starting with the Fall Equinox. It will end with the Spring 2012 Equinox.

Everyone will strive for personal success. Agriculture and Business will find plenty of work with energy to accomplish the goals they set. Business in emerging markets will remain successful throughout this time period.

The exact aspect marks an up market and the midpoint of an extended period of buyouts, mergers, and mega deals.

It is also a warning of bankruptcy among various financial institutions. It is very important to check the debt obligations of equities on your list of possible investments. Folks need to repeat the mantra "Cash is King" when judging investments and managing their own budgets.

The Sagittarius New Moon appears in the 3rd House (see chart above) The New Moon in the 3rd focuses attention on vehicles, elementary education, and neighborhoods. Folks are thinking about keeping their vehicles in good repair and considering whether it is cost effective to replace them. Neighborhoods are concerned about the quality of elementary education and will begin to organize ways to improve their schools. Internet sites that offer solutions will be popular. Labor and management find agreements difficult to obtain. Local government and medical institutions are particularly vulnerable to labor disputes.

Mercury appears in the 3rd House
The focus is reviewing transportation requirements and repairs of current vehicles. Neighborhoods are devoting their attention as to the best use of their tax dollars on elementary education as well as local transportation. Folks are evaluating the costs involved with their telephones, cable and internet contracts. They will prefer to pay less. Print publishers will find bankruptcy a viable option.

Venus appears in the 4th House
Events at home are the preferred way to celebrate this Holiday Season. Businesses that cater to home parties will be busy. Folks who are shopping for a new home will find an excellent selection of properties and friendly mortgage payment options. It is wise to not sign any paperwork before December 15th.

Mars appears in the 12th House
Employees in government, charity and the medical industry find working conditions difficult at best. Scandals continue to plague the industry adding to the number of job openings at the management level.

Jupiter appears in the 8th House
Tax collections improve and it appears that the insurance industry could earn a profit. CEO's and political leaders are retiring from their positions. Markets are volatile during this Mercury rx, then improve slowly as the month ends.


Click this link to find out what Saturn in the  2nd House, Uranus in the 7th, Neptune in the 6th, and Pluto in the 4th house have in store for us this lunar month!

The New Moon forecast gets updated on the day of the New Moon on our web site. The next New Moon will be: New Moon in Capricorn, December 24, 2011.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sharing Sorrowful News - Kaye Shinker's passing, November 18, 2011

Carolyn Kaye Shinker, March 18, 1940 - November 18, 2011

In Memoriam

November 18, 2011. With deep sorrow I regretfully share the sad news that my friend and business partner, Kaye Shinker, has passed from this world.

Kaye loved teaching, it was her joy and her passion to share with others what she knew. We will all miss her wisdom. The astrological world has lost a great teacher who contributed much to the study of financial astrology as well as all she contributed to the world she lived in.

The web site will be in transition for a period of time. I can not promise what newsletters and mailings will be sent since Kaye was the author of the New Moon newsletter and Fiscal Cents as well as most of the articles and blogs written for the web site and the blog. However, before her passing she has written the November, December  New Moon, and the year ahead for Fiscal Cents, which I will share with you.  Additionally, Kaye has written the Winter Solstice for 2011 which will also be posted.

I feel truly lost without her and miss her very much.- Marley

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Friday, November 18, 2011

December 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for NY NY, The NYSE

Astrology calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the NYSE, for the month of December, 2011.
December 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for NY NY, The NYSE
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December 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for London, England, The FTSE

Astrological Calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the FTSE, for the month of December, 2011
December 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for London, England, The FTSE
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December 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for Sydney, Australia, The ASX

Astrology calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the ASX, for the month of December, 2011
December 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for Sydney, Australia, The ASX
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fiscal Cents - Financial Astrology for Your Zodiac Sign

Kaye Shinker's Financial Astrology for Your Zodiac Sign  -  Your Astrological Horoscope and Financial Outlook.
During this Lunar month, October 26 through November 25, the spotlight is on the Zodiac signs of Scorpio and Sagittarius.  The Sun is in Scorpio, however it will enter the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on November 25, during this Lunar month. 

Happy Solar Return to Scorpio Suns and early Sagittarius Suns

Happy Solar Return to our Scorpio friends born October 26th through November 21st - Earnings this year will improve. Be sure to list your goals and give yourself a deadline to accomplish each one. Now is the time to structure your budget and help your partners with their budgets. The year ahead will demand the replacement of some big ticket items especially items over 7 years old. Make sure your rainy day savings account has the extra funds.

And Happy Solar Return to our "early" Sagittarius friends born November 22nd through November 24th - The year ahead promises a number of opportunities to attend fun classes and travel to interesting places. It is a good year to learn all of the magic your electronic toys offer.


Advice for everyone - October will find your attention focused taxes, insurance and a plethora of paperwork. Be sure to fill in all of the blanks before you allow any papers to jump into an envelope.

Household Hint: Quality is the new status symbol. Invest your extra time in charity work and set aside the cash required for a new vehicle or major household appliance.

On the web site you will find the article: Venus, Money in Your Chart; be sure to read it for directions on How to Construct An Astrological Treasure Chest.

This Month For Scorpio

Time to concentrate on clearing away all of the paperwork that has accumulated on your desk and in your file cabinet. Make phone calls and write e mails to be sure that every piece of paper destined to leave your possession is absolutely accurate.

Sagittarius
This is your month to do all of your favorite things. Sign up for fun classes, take an educational tour, visit a few book stores (brick and mortar or online) and be sure to respond to holiday party invitations.

More for all other signs: Each Sun Sign has predictions of the challenges and successes for you during the month ahead in our Fiscal Cents column on the web site.

We suggest that you also read your Ascendant (your Rising sign), as well as your Sun sign on our web site - to read your sun sign's forecast on our web site go to: www.astrologicalinvesting.com/html/Fiscalcents.html.

Recommended books on your Ascendant (your Rising sign) from our Amazon Bookshop:

If you would like to receive your financial outlook before the next New Moon, click to subscribe to our newsletter.

Be sure to read your horoscope to find out what is ahead for YOU and your finances this coming lunar month! Click here to read Astrological Fiscal Cents. 

The New Moon in Scorpio, 2011

Read this New Moon report in it's entirety at www.astrologicalinvesting.com/html/newsletter.html
New Moon forecasts show the general trends and financial outlook for the month; below is some of what Kaye Shinker predicts for the month ahead. 
New Moon in Scorpio, October 26 3:56 pm EDT Washington, D.C.
The New Moon appears in the 8th House (refer to chart) Non USA members can set up a New Moon chart for the capital of their country. Textbook 4, page 30 of the Textbook For Financial Astrology, will help with interpretation the New Moon chart. (Note the house position of the New Moon in the chart in the capital of the country.)

Scorpio New Moon
The focus of the Scorpio New Moon is on debt, taxes, insurance and how to avoid paying to much for all three. Opportunities abound to discover ways to spend fewer dollars on insurance and maintain the same benefits. Tax revenues continue to challenge local governments, but a few are finding creative new sources especially in the sin tax category.

The weather forecast is balmy for everyone with plenty of opportunities for scenic weekend outings.

Super New Moon
The Moon is perigee or at its closest point in its orbit around the Earth. Super Moons often predict natural disasters such as severe weather, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic activity. Richard Nolle created the term "Super New Moon". Click through to his article and explanation of the term.

Long Void of Course Moon October 28


Moon phases (for our subscribers who trade using phases of the Moon)
New moon October 26, 2011 - 2nd quarter, November 2, 2011 - Full moon, November 10, 2011 - Last quarter, November 18, 2011 - next New moon, November 25, 2011  (Read Randall Ashbourne's article, The Moods of the Moon - Trading the Mood Swings of the Monthly Lunar Cycle)  

November 24 - December 13 - Mercury Rx
Now is the time to accomplish your Holiday Shopping. It is also a good idea to write and send holiday party invitations. Remember the date of Mercury retrograde occurs on Thursday Nov. 24/American Thanksgiving. Expect your dinner guest to be late and your food to suffer from a forgetful cook. The Sagittarius New Moon is the next day and if you must go shopping remember to keep all expenditures under $20, save your receipts and avoid any written contracts. It is great time to do things that start with the prefix "re" A detailed discussion concerning the perils of Mercury Retrograde appears in Lesson 2 The Textbook for Financial Astrology. If you are a trader/investor these are perfect dates for a winter vacation.

October 28, Jupiter trine Pluto at 5° Taurus Capricorn

Jupiter began an applying trine with Pluto starting with the September 23rd Equinox. The aspect will end with the Spring 2012 Equinox. Everyone will strive for personal success. Agriculture and Business will find plenty of work and the energy to accomplish the goals they set. Business abroad will remain successful throughout this time period.

The exact aspect marks an up market and the midpoint of an extended period of buyouts, mergers and mega deals.

It is also a warning of bankruptcy among various financial institutions. It is very important to check the debt obligations of equities on your list of possible investments. Folks need to repeat the mantra "Cash is King" when judging investments and managing their own budgets.

November 9, Neptune direct at 28° Aquarius

Neptune direct indicates a continuation of up market. Often Neptune direct occurs just after the markets have made a move to the upside. Statistically this has happened 85% of the time during the past 12 years. Neptune's creativity has been most apparent in the electronics industry. During the past 14 years the creative nature of Neptune has brought a plethora of gadgets specifically designed to increase the speed of communications world wide. Technology will continue to expand, however the rate of innovation will slow. (Read the article, Neptune in Pisces)

The Scorpio New Moon appears in the 8th House (see chart above) The New Moon in the 8th focuses attention on debt and taxes and folks expect governments to keep both at a minimum. Governments expect taxpayers to dig deeper into their pockets therefore voters in local elections will find plenty of requests for increased taxes on their ballot. Voters will say No. Insurance companies will begin new ad campaigns designed to scare the average worker into buying their products.

Mercury appears in the 8th House
Scandals as well as retirements force changes at the managerial levels of government as well as large corporations. Expiring unemployment insurance will find a plethora of new business formation.

Venus appears in the 8th House
This is a month when folks will find they are able to earn their own income. Now is the best time to become self-employed before the end of the year tax bills need to be calculated.

Jupiter appears in the 2nd House
Earned income improves for everyone. Markets improve slowly throughout the month with less volatility. Folks continue to evaluate their banking arrangements and find alternative ways to pay for purchases.

Mars appears in the 6th House
Employers in the medical industry continue to hire new workers. Scandals plague the industry adding to the number of job openings at the management level.

Click this link to find out what Saturn in the  7th House, Uranus in the 1st, Neptune in the 12th, and Pluto in the 10th house have in store for us this lunar month!

The New Moon forecast gets updated on the day of the New Moon on our web site. The next New Moon will be: New Moon in Sagittarius, November 25, 2011. Subscribe to our newsletter  if you would like to receive the next forecast before the next New Moon.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

November 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for NY NY, The NYSE

Astrology calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the NYSE, for the month of November, 2011.
November 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for NY NY, The NYSEClick image to view full size calendar.

November 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for London, England, The FTSE

Astrological Calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the FTSE, for the month of November, 2011
November 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for London, England, The FTSE
Click image to view full size calendar.

November 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for Sydney, Australia, The ASX

Astrology calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the ASX, for the month of November, 2011

November 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for Sydney, Australia, The ASX
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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Financial Astrology makes the Game FUN


"You have to get into the game" Jim Cramer CNBC

Financial astrology gives you the confidence to get into the game and it even adds to the fun of watching and investing in the markets.
Consider August when Mercury was retrograde and everyone was positive the markets would tank. However you read the Leo New Moon report at Astrologicalinvesting.com. You knew this was a temporary phenomena. August had a very normal Mercury rx. About seven days into the 21 day cycle the markets hit a low, creeped along the low for a few days and then when Mercury went direct they returned to almost the same index number.
In the Leo New Moon news letter at Astrological Investing we explained the astrological phenomena and suggested that traders take a vacation.

Calendar Game
You will notice that each month we publish a calendar on the blog. Each day lists the time when the Moon makes an exact aspect to any planet as well as the times when planets make exact aspects to each other. Our students print the calendar then mark each day as to whether they think the markets will be up or down. They use the knowledge they gain from the Textbook for Financial Astrology as well as the rules they acquire from the Idiot and the Moon. After a few months of practice and a bit of back testing they might miss a day or two, but usually they catch even the interday changes in direction of the indexes.

Portfolio Game
Another game where students enjoy testing their knowledge is the portfolio game. Each of the e trading sites offers a practice portfolio where you can design a pretend portfolio and then try all of their bells and whistles. Our students learn how to chose stocks that are at a low and have a good chance of increasing in value. They learn to predict when to buy then when to sell the stock for a profit with the calendar as an additional tool to determine the mood of the markets.

Back testing Cycles
Every Financial Astrologer will explain how they back tested astrological patterns and arrived at their prediction for a particular aspect that will appear in the near future. This method works. It is also fun. However, before you put down real money you need to learn how to read the calendar and understand how each planet effects the progress of the markets.
Starting with the Textbooks for Financial Astrology, and the taking a class or two it takes only a few months to learn the basics and then it is a matter of practice, practice, practice. My testimonial: "Yelling at my TV or Radio guru's is fun especially when my astrological reason is right and they are wrong.
Financial astrology classes based on Kaye Shinker's Textbook for Financial Astrology
FA 101 - Sun: Nov 6 8:00pm EDT FA 101 - Mon: Nov
7 12:00 pm and also 8:00 pm FA 102 - Tues: Nov 8 8:00 pm EDT(other classes can be arranged. Email Kaye about classes - shinker@astrologicalinvesting.com )
Classes run 6 weeks in order for you to experience the effects for astrological changes in the market.
CHATROOM FORMAT
Classes are about 2 hours. We discuss the Textbook for Financial Astrology
Lessons and how they apply to real time in today's markets. After class I send you our dialogue.
SKYPE FORMAT
Classes are one on one, and last about 1 1/2 hours. Your computer can
record our conversation. We discuss the Textbook lessons two at a time and how
each lesson applies to trading and investing. The objective is to learn the
value of timing the markets and to help you gain the self-assurance required to
buy, sell or hold.
Lesson 1 starts with the basic astrological concept of Void of Course Moon and Mercury Retrograde. Both are trader's red flags.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Goldman Sachs Red Flags















Notice GOLDMAN SACHS being associated with the Greek debt crisis.
How and when did Europe's crisis originate? Pat Hardy posted the following quote on Facebook. I thought you might find the charts of Goldman Sachs very interesting since the Incorporation chart clearly demonstrates one of the seven Red Flags I discuss in The Textbook for Financial Astrology Book 2 that investors need to check before putting cash into an equity.

"Let's start back in 2001, when 17 European countries scrapped their national currencies and replaced them with the euro. The new "eurozone" bloc permitted some of its economically weaker members to borrow money more cheaply than they 'd been able to do previously, because they benefited from the higher credit ratings of the region's stronger economies.
As a result, many European countries, including Greece and Ireland, began to take on debt. (In Greece's case, by the way, this effort was aided by Goldman Sachs, which, for a fee, came up with a clever way to allow Greece to disguise the extent of its borrowing). By early 2010, investors began to worry that those two countries, and also Portugal, might not be able to repay their obligations.
Details of the financial meltdowns have varied from country to country. In Greece, the problem was a culture of tax evasion, combined with excessive public spending. (As Michael Lewis of Vanity Fair wrote recently, to get around pay restraints in the calendar year, "the Greek government simply paid employees a 13th and even 14th monthly salary--months that didn't exist.") "

Two Red Flags Warn Investors
The astrology of Goldman's loss of value to shareholders begins with Neptune opposed Mercury in their Incorporation chart March 10 2009. I refer to the aspect as "Teller of Tall Tales" or exaggerating the truth. The GS stock price was $99. Their IPO chart had an excellent string of favorable Jupiter sextile itself and trine Venus and investors brought up the value of the stock. The aspect reappeared on Aug 24, 2009 ($164), and again January 11, 2010($165). Throughout 2010 and early 2011 the Incorporation and IPO charts continued their string of favorable Jupiter aspects leading to the IPO Jupiter return April 17 2011.($155) However in the Incorporation chart Pluto opposed Moon February 20, 2011 suggesting the investing public is concerned about the honesty of management reports. This aspect repeats May 29, 2011 ($135) and again December 20, 2011. (now $92)

November 2011 Solar Eclipse
Goldman Sachs, Pluto is at 5 degrees Sagittarius and the Nov. 25, 2011 will be at 2 Sag. Very close and asking the company to rethink its projection to the world. Also Uranus will be sextile its Neptune which will help them think through their PR at the moment but it is going to be very difficult for GS to escape their past transgressions as the Ides of March 2012 find Neptune moves to conjunct their South Node.
Both Incorporation and IPO charts have a huge variety of aspects throughout 2012 suggesting some price improvement after Uranus passes the Mid-heaven initiating radical changes in the structure and management of the company. For further timing on this stock, note the Inc. Mars and the IPO Sun.

If you would like to add to your analytical skills concerning investing, I offer classes that explain how to use astrology to invest in the markets.

Monday, September 26, 2011

The New Moon in Libra, 2011

Read this New Moon report in it's entirety at www.astrologicalinvesting.com/html/newsletter.html
New Moon forecasts show the general trends and financial outlook for the month; below is some of what Kaye Shinker predicts for the month ahead.
New Moon in Libra, Sept.27, 2011 at 7:09 am EDT, Washington DC
The New Moon appears in the 12th House (refer to chart) Non USA members can set up a New Moon chart for the capital of their country. Textbook 4, page 30 of the Textbook For Financial Astrology, will help with interpretation the New Moon chart. (Note the house position of the New Moon in the chart in the capital of the country.)

Libra New Moon
The focus of the Libra New Moon is on charity and government institutions and both will dominate the news. Commodity prices will continue to be volatile. If you need a vehicle, it is a good time to start shopping.

The weather forecast is balmy for areas east of the Appalachians. West of the Appalachians expect floods and some seismic activity. Be sure to check your emergency supplies.

Super New Moon
The Moon is perigee or at its closest point in its orbit around the Earth. Super Moons often predict natural disasters such as severe weather, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic activity. Richard Nolle created the term "Super New Moon". Click through to his article and explanation of the term.

This Super New Moon will put a great deal of pressure on hospitals and charitable institutions. Pharmaceutical and health care equities will be under pressure to turn a profit. Scandals and fraud will upset the public concerning the management of these institutions.

Long Void of Course Moon September 28

Moon phases (for our subscribers who trade using phases of the Moon)
New moon September 27, 2011 - First quarter, October 3, 2011 - Full moon, October 11, 2011 -
Last quarter, October 19, 2011 - next New moon, October 26, 2011 (Read Randall Ashbourne's article, The Moods of the Moon - Trading the Mood Swings of the Monthly Lunar Cycle)

October 1st-14th, North Node Transits 17° Sagittarius
This is a tricky degree mark for the markets. It warns of an energy and/or banking crisis in the making. European/Americans investing in emerging markets will find currency inflation a huge international trade problem. (Read Global Trend Changes Coming, by Pat Hardy, on the blog.)

October 28, Jupiter trine Pluto at 5° Taurus Capricorn
Jupiter will apply to a trine with Pluto starting with the September 23rd Equinox and ending with the Spring 2012 equinox. Everyone will strive for personal success. Agriculture and Business will find plenty of work and the energy to accomplish the goals they set. Business abroad will remain successful throughout this time period.

The exact aspect marks an up market and the midpoint of an extended period of buyouts, mergers and mega deals.

It is also a warning of bankruptcy among various financial institutions. It is very important to check the debt obligations of equities on your list of possible investments. Folks need to repeat the mantra "Cash is King" when judging investments and managing their own budgets.

The New Moon Chart and Planets through the houses - New Moon in the 12th house

Mercury appears in the 1st House
Mercury here predicts a reevaluation of welfare rules. Charities will be asked to contribute more since the various local governments are unable to provide matching funds. Scandals and fraud concerning the funds managed by charity and government will make headlines. Businesses that provide services to welfare agencies should be alert. Honesty and excellent paperwork are required.

Venus appears in the 1st House
Retail establishments will find shoppers asking for quality merchandise. Folks are concentrating on creating a new style, new colors, and a new look. Women are successful at finding paid employment that supports their goals.

Mars appears in the 10th House
A great deal of energy is directed at finding ways to complete military involvements. Businesses with contracts involved with military procurement will find fewer orders. The military will require fewer troops and thus lower the demand for goods and services contracts.

Jupiter appears in the 8th House
Paper work, insurance and taxes are in abundance. Much of it is required, but everyone is complaining that it is overabundant. Business continues to lose executives and critical employees to retirement or death.

Click this link to find out what Saturn in the 1st, Uranus in the 6th, Neptune in the 5th, and Pluto in the 3rd house have in store for us this lunar month!

The New Moon forecast gets updated on the day of the New Moon on our web site. The next New Moon will be: New Moon in Scorpio, October 26, 2011. Subscribe to our newsletter  if you would like to receive the next forecast before the next New Moon.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

October 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for NY NY, The NYSE

Astrology calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the NYSE, for the month of October, 2011.
October 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for NY NY, The NYSE
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October 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for London, England, The FTSE

Astrological Calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the FTSE, for the month of October, 2011.
October 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for London, England, The FTSE
 Click image to view full size calendar.

October 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for Sydney, Australia, The ASX

Astrology calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the ASX, for the month of October, 2011
October 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for Sydney, Australia, The ASX
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Solar Returns


Solar Returns for a Business
Believe it or not you can actually calculate a solar return for a company. It is very difficult to find an accurate incorporation time for older companies or those Incorporated is most states. However Delaware puts a time stamp on the incorporation papers as soon as they arrive in their offices. The time stamped means that the company described in the papers is an official entity at exactly the time stamped. 

Amazon's Solar Return
A Solar Return is calculated for the exact time the Sun returns to the degree, minutes, and seconds on the birthday of the company in this case.
Let's start by looking at Amazon's Solar return and maybe we can determine how the company will progress in the world of business during the year ahead. 

     1st We look at the house where the Sun appears. The fourth house has to do with home or real estate.
     Amazon is looking for new places to locate their warehouses. 
     2nd We look at the house where Jupiter appears. Oh my Jupiter has lots of friends in the third house.
     Since Amazon is in the book, education and communications business, this is a year where Amazon will be very successful with this line of its merchandise. 
     3rd We look for Saturn and where they will have problems. Saturn is in the Eighth house and that means taxes. Amazon is currently engaged in a dispute concerning sales tax collections in California.

That was easy. The current headlines almost wrote the predictions for Amazon's year ahead. 

Disney
Now let's take a look at Disney's reincorporation chart. 

     1st The Sun appears in the tenth house which represents the top executives in the company. The executives will work hard and bring honor to the company. Venus is also in the tenth and one might speculate that a female executive will also bring honor to the company. 
     2nd We look at Jupiter and it appears in the seventh house. Their Public Relations department will be very successful promoting new Disney films and products. 
     3rd Saturn in the first house of the Solar Return they will have a lot of work to do keeping the family friendly image that describes the products sold by the company.

I chose companies with a July birthday so you could see that their solar return has already begun to affect their business. As they move through the year they will use the energy of the planets in the various houses of their Solar Return. If you work for a company or own some of their shares, you might construct a solar return and see where they will shine (Sun), work hard (Jupiter), and run into problems (Saturn).

http://astrologicalinvesting.com/
Astrologicalinvesting exclusively offers a small paperback book,  Easy Predictions with Solar Returns. It is designed for personal horoscopes. However if you look through the planets in houses as I did above then think about how would that interpretation apply to a company, you might just be able to anticipate their business in the year ahead. 

IPO's
An Initial Public Offering predicts price. The Textbooks for Financial Astrology have charts for those dates. Find the Solar Return button on your computer and give it a try.  Maybe Jupiter in the second, fifth, eighth, or eleventh will predict an increased price at the end of the year along with higher dividends.
September 18th at 3:00 pm EDT,  I will lecture online for the NCGR on the topic of Predictions with Solar Returns in the Personal Horoscope.

First NCGR Online Lecture Series
Sept. 17 at 1 pm John Marchesella: Saturn &  the Big Guys
Sept. 17 at 3 pm Joyce Levine: Overcoming Astro/Psycological Obstacles
Sept. 18 at 1 pm Mark Wolz: Secondary Progressions
Sept. 18 at 3 pm Kaye Shinker: Predictions with Solar Returns
...
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See www.geocosmic.org for registrationYou are invited to sign up at www.geocosmic.org.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

USING PLANETARY ASPECTS IN THE FINANCIAL MARKET

by Marlene Pfeifle  (article as posted on the web site )

Wouldn't it be great if one could say with certainty that when a certain planet transits another planet the stock market will go up, or that the stock you just bought this morning will increase significantly in it's price per share by tomorrow? Why, we'd all be rich! Unfortunately there is always room for more than one interpretation of geocosmic energy and there is always risk involved in the financial markets.

Nothing is quite so simple. However, if we do our homework well and then use astrological principles to help time when we buy and sell stocks, we have the potential to increase our profits and greatly limit our downside risk in the financial market. Potential is the keyword here.

The best way to use astrology for timing the buying and selling of stocks is to follow the principles that Kaye Shinker lays out in her Textbooks for Financial Astrology. Then choose a sound and solid stock in a favorable sector. Textbook 2 explains the astrological research involved in doing that.

Then, most importantly, research how that stock has performed during past transits by comparing the stock price chart to the transits of the IPO chart of the stock.   For researching stocks according to their IPO and incorporation dates, the very best and most reliable source to use is Michael Munkasey's Company Data.  Historical prices are easily downloaded in Excel form from Yahoo Finance to your computer.

ASPECTS

Rule #1 for a Financial Astrologer: DO NOT think in terms of "Good" = "Trines and Sextiles" and that "Bad" = "Squares and Oppositions". You may find yourself being surprised at what can move a stock price! The benefic planets still seem to line up as "good" planets in financial astrology, but it is the dynamic energy from 4th harmonic aspects that creates price change and market movement. Trines and sextiles can be just a momentary blip up in the price on a day when the entire market is substantially down.

Aspects used in financial astrology and how they manifest in the market are discussed in great detail in Kaye Shinker's online classes.  Kaye's students have found that class discussion of real time market situations and seeing how aspects work in action help get a better perspective on the planetary energy.
Although there is no cosmic guarantee that a particular aspect will predict either a rising or falling market or stock price, there are a number of geocosmic contacts that often do produce a predictable rise or drop in price!

As a guideline, I urge that when using astrological cookbook interpretations to always first look at the stock's IPO chart and/or chart of incorporation to see how planets are aspected in the horoscope. Generally, I go by the "nothing promised, nothing gained/ or lost" theory proclaimed by astrologers Ivy Goldstein Jacobson and other traditionalists, who have taught that if there is not an aspect in the natal chart between planets then there is "no promise" (no significant - if any at all - impact ) from an applying aspect between the same two planets in any future chart.

I have found if a planet is not aspected strongly in the IPO chart of a stock chances are, when transited, the price movement will not be significant or sustaining in either direction - up or down. Additionally, if a stock is badly aspected by a planet in it's IPO chart then a planet which is considered to bring about a bullish rise may surprise you when it does the very opposite! (And visa versa, if a stock is aspected very well by a planet that is considered to bring about a bearish movement - you may not see a negative effect, in fact, it can be very positive!)

Using a First Trade chart (IPO) you must take into consideration (1) the chart of incorporation, (2) the daily aspects of the moon, and which the phase the Moon is in (New or Full or Quarter Moon phase) and (3) pay attention to the unfolding geocosmic energy from planets. Especially important are which aspects are applying to the First Trade chart as well as the financial sector of the stock at the same time as the stock chart.

In Bill Meridian's book, Planetary Stock Trading - III,   (available in our Amazon Bookshop) he gives a list of Bullish and Bearish planetary combinations by transit that, in my experience,  I've found to be very reliable. The following is a list of transiting planetary contacts that he lists (and a few I have added)  - primarily 4th Harmonic aspects - that have more often than not proved reliably as favorable (or unfavorable) and generally have moved the market and stock prices:

BULLISH ASPECTS -
Major aspects from Jupiter to most planets and points. Jupiter is very favorable to all planets and points with the exception of Jupiter aspects to Mars and Saturn which can trigger both favorable and unfavorable price swings. (Remember to look at the IPO chart to see how these planets are connected)

Major aspects between Sun and Venus are generally favorable.

Major aspects from Neptune to the Sun and to Venus. (With Neptune comes times of uncertainty filled with hopes, wishes and dreams - they often coincide with false rumors and illusions. Be sure to take careful note of how Neptune is aspected in the IPO chart!)

Major aspects from Uranus to Venus and to the chart angles are generally favorable. (Note: one must be very certain of the accuracy of chart data if using angles and pay attention to how well Uranus is placed in the chart!)

BEARISH ASPECTS -
Major aspects by Saturn to most planets, and points - with the exception of aspects from transiting Saturn to Mercury and Mars which can trigger both favorable and unfavorable price swings.

Major Uranus and Neptune aspects to Pluto.

Major Pluto aspects to an angle or the Lunar nodes. (Again, be certain of the chart!)

A takeover can be favorable or unfavorable to a stock's price per share. Pluto, representing power and control, is often involved by transiting aspect in buyouts and takeovers of corporations. Jupiter-Pluto an aspect representing optimism, expansion, change and a thrust toward power and success is often very favorable.

Eclipses  - An eclipse can have a positive or negative effect that may last as long as two or three months depending upon the planet aspected by the eclipse. Eclipses impact the market and the movement of stock prices by triggering, or turning on, whatever planets they touch within 3 degrees of the applying eclipse aspect. This geocosmic energy can be triggered during the eclipse or later when a transiting planet (particularly Mars) activates the eclipse degree by aspect. The hard aspects, especially the conjunction and square are most notable. Aspects to either Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus or the stock chart angles from an eclipse are all favorable. Generally they will give rise in the price per share of a stock, while eclipses to Saturn and Pluto do the opposite and tend to drive a stock price down. During an eclipse stock prices can be unpredictable and erratic.

An important note about the the transiting Moon! - Always, always, always, pay attention to the daily aspects of the Moon! The Moon will trigger applying geocosmic aspects into play, as well as determine the general mood - minute by minute - hour by hour - of the market each day. Day traders can use the times when the Moon forms an aspect to time intra-day turning points or reversals. On days when the Moon makes many aspects the market often has large volumes of buying and selling, while days when there are not many or no aspects, the market can be slow or filled with uncertainty. Some astrologers prefer not to trade during the Void-of-Course Moon, (as well as during Mercury RX), but I have not been convinced that one necessarily should avoid the market during these times. Also, the phase the Moon is in - New, Full or Quarter Moon phases - is important in timing.

The phases of the Moon - New Moon, Full Moon, and Quarter Moon phases are discussed in Randall Ashbourne's article, Moods of the Moon on this web site.

On our blog we have posted an article written by Randall Ashbourne, titled Using Daily Aspect Calendars to Time Intraday Trades. In this article Mr. Ashbourne gives interpretations of the Moon through the signs and how they affect the market. I find both of these articles quite noteworthy and recommend them for reading.   Highly recommended is Randall's book, "The Idiot & the Moon" available on our web site.

Transiting planets and geocosmic combinations of aspects influence the market in many different ways, and each combination of energy driven by the transits of planets has both positive and negative influences depending upon many different types of circumstances including the influences of the greater cycles of geocosmic energy - cycles of the outer planets - that are unfolding at the same time. Always check your ephemeris and pay particular attention to the trending market and the unfolding cycles.

Happy Trading!

Author's notes: Success in the financial market begins first with the understanding and use of the principles of what has been considered traditional types of market analysis, and then applying geocosmic principles as a final step in one's investment strategy. Kaye Shinker offers a course on Business and Financial Astrology that addresses how to choose stocks and I strongly recommend taking her on-line courses.

Astrology is a precise market timing tool, but it can not sensibly be used as a stand-alone strategy for financial investing. For example, astrology cannot be used to determine market trends like technical analysis, nor can astrology be used as a key to determine whether a particular stock has a sound and solid economic basis like fundamental analysis. My absolute favorite trading book using technical tools with astrology is Randall Ashbourne's The Idiot and the Moon. In fact, I wouldn't buy a stock without first checking it using Mr. Ashbourne's "Idiot" method.

References:
Llewellyn's New World Astrology Series, Financial Astrology, edited by Joan McEvers. 1991 Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul, MN.
Planetary Stock Trading - III, Bill Meridian. Cycles Research, New York, N Y, 2002.
Basic Principles of Geocosmic Studies for Financial Market Timing, Raymond Merriman. Seek-It Publications, W. Bloomfield, MI, 1995. The Idiot & The Moon, The Compleat & Utter Lunatic Idiot's Guide to Trading Stocks, Randall Ashbourne, e-Book available online and in our Astrology Shop.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fiscal Cents - Financial Astrology for Your Zodiac Sign

Kaye Shinker's Financial Astrology for Your Zodiac Sign  -  Your Astrological Horoscope and Financial Outlook.
During this Lunar month, August 28 through September 27, the spotlight is on the Zodiac signs of Virgo and Libra.  The Sun is in Virgo, however it will enter the zodiac sign of Libra on September 23. 

Happy Solar Return to Virgo Suns and early Libra Suns!  

Happy Solar Return to our Virgo friends born August 28 through September 22nd - The year ahead promises extra income from your work. Folks see you as an effective leader and assign you extra projects. You will instinctively know how to make routine work fun and be especially adept at teaching. Now is the time to build your rainy day fund account with any extra income.

And Happy Solar Return to our "early" Libra friends born September 23rd through 26th - Keep working hard at your day job, and consider finding a new hobby.  It is prudent to set aside 10% of your income in a savings account especially if your new hobby includes taking a few risks in the markets.

Both signs will be very busy throughout the year ahead. Virgo will find interesting work and profitable ways to spend their spare time. Take a chance once in a while because the odds are good you will win. Virgo’s ability to find the most efficient way to accomplish a task will be recognized and they will be asked to teach others their skills.   Early Libra's will be find the pressure is lifting and by the end of the year life will become interesting and fun. Throwing out the trash in life has been a huge challenge but they are getting it done. 

This Month For Virgo
Enjoy having fun and playing all of your favorite games, Relax and just enjoy everything and everyone around you. It is OK to take time to check the various commodities markets. If you know this market then take a risk from time to time.

Libra
Admit it, you like to work. The month ahead promises plenty of extra work. Just remember to toss your extra money in a savings account. Be sure to note those tools that help you get the work done. It is a good idea to visit the dentist.

Advice for everyone! September will find your attention focused on Education for yourself or the children in your life. Now is the time to sign up for a class on any topic of interest and hopefully you will find an additional hobby. This is a great month to have fun. It is an excellent idea to go out and play or shop. Long Void of Course Moons are August 30 and Sept 26.

Household Hint: Thrifty is the new status symbol. Invest your extra time in charity work and set aside the cash required for a new vehicle.

More for all other signs: Each Sun Sign has predictions of the challenges and successes for you during the month ahead in our Fiscal Cents column on the web site.

We suggest that you also read your Ascendant (your Rising sign), as well as your Sun sign on our web site - to read your sun sign's forecast on our web site go to: www.astrologicalinvesting.com/html/Fiscalcents.html.

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Be sure to read your horoscope to find out what is ahead for YOU and your finances this coming lunar month! Click here to read Astrological Fiscal Cents.