|Chart from the point of view of Wall Street and the NYSE.|
At last the US election is over! Final counts are still coming in, but the election outcome has been determined; and we, here in the USA, are relieved that it is over. Of the people who voted, 50% are rejoicing, and 48% and not. But we are mostly ALL glad to get back to regular TV without all the campaign ads! We voted and can't wait to move forward.
But wait! Mercury stationed retrograde on the day of the election. As it appears from planet Earth, Mercury is not moving forward - it is moving backward - and will remain retrograde until November 26.
Astrologers remind us that during Mercury Rx we should not make major decisions, should not start anything new, and they tell us that we should do things that begin with "RE" . Well, we did.
We RE-elected President Barack Obama. We Re-elected almost all of the same Congressmen and Senators (give or take a few!) REgardless, the balance of power in the United States Congress is a very close REpeat of what we had. Political pundits are REhashing and REviewing the election outcome trying to figure out this and that - why Obama won or why Romney lost - Whatever!
All my best to the winners, my condolences to the losers, and my hope that we don't end up REmorseful, as that is sometimes (often!) the case when major decisions are made on the day Mercury stations retrograde.
This New Moon in Scorpio is a Total Solar Eclipse.
And a Lunar Eclipse, Full Moon, follows on November 26.
What we really want to know is "How will these two eclipses potentially impact the financial market?" Therefore, this New Moon report will only briefly cover the chart, as we discuss the impact of eclipses.
And because Mercury is retrograde, I'm going to REpeat much of what I said in my newsletter from May, when I discussed Eclipses...
Eclipses happen on either a new Moon or a full Moon
A new Moon eclipse is a solar eclipse - a full Moon eclipse is a Lunar eclipse. An eclipse is important astrologically because the energy has a long lasting influence - just how long of an influence varies. Study has gone into exactly how long an eclipse has influence, yet there is actually no definitive answer. Some say energy from a solar eclipse can be felt for as many months that are equal to the minutes/hours the actual eclipse lasts, or the amount of time the shadow of the eclipse can be seen. Some simply say the energy of a solar eclipse can be felt up to 6 months, or until the next solar eclipse; Lunar Eclipses, not quite as long.
In any case, the reason the influence is long lasting is that the degree of the eclipse becomes very sensitive and the energy of the eclipse can dramatically reappear as transiting planets aspect the degree of the eclipse and other planetary positions in the eclipse chart.
Transiting planets can trigger problematic international world affairs and harsh geological events. Events that have potential to impact financial markets.
Ancient astrologers stressed the "malefic" quality of eclipses. In reality, the energy is simply increased, intensified action. Therefore, challenging aspects (squares and oppositions) from outer planets, which are difficult to begin with, have added intensity which makes them more problematical. Trines and sextiles - the so-called "easy" aspects can also be problematical, but most of the time the end results are fortunate.
Both the challenging and the easy aspects in an eclipse chart portend transformation and change. In the end, it's really how well things are managed.
In Raphael's Mundane Astrology, he notes that, "The strength of the planet ruling the sign in which the eclipse falls should be considered, and its position in the figure of such eclipse duly noted, for the significations of this planet will principally appear." This eclipse is in Scorpio, and Pluto and Mars (rulers of the eclipse) are found together in the eighth house of New Moon chart. We need to be alert as this could bring volatility in the market due to an unfortunate events which could be a military, accident, fire or crime. (All these things ruled by Mars) More information of the Benghazi incident may be brought forward.
Earthquakes are associated with eclipses
The area over where the shadow of the eclipse passes is especially susceptible to seismic disturbances - The majority of the eclipse takes place over the South Pacific Ocean, and makes no landfall with the exception of northern Australia. Here is a map showing the path of Total Solar Eclipse on November 13/14th Because it crosses the International Dateline it actually begins on the 14th in NE Australia at dawn.
"The Moon's penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from a much larger region covering the South Pacific (including Australia and New Zealand), southern South America, and part of Antarctica () As the path progresses eastward it crosses the International Dateline moving back to the 13th as it moves towards sunset to the west of Chile." (http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/TSE2012/TSE2012.html)
Overall increased volatility in the financial market
Near the date of the eclipse, before and after, there is a marked increase in volatility. Eclipses have coincided with market reversals in either direction. With Mercury in the first half of its retrograde period, the chances of extreme volatility increases.
Solar Eclipses have a predicable influence on individual stocks.
Check the first trade or IPO charts you are holding or considering to buy/ sell. Look to see if they have planets within 5 degrees of 21° in fixed signs. (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) for the Solar Eclipse. And for the Lunar Eclipse, later in the month, look for aspects within 5° of the 6° mutable Lunar eclipse. (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces)
As for individual stock prices, solar eclipses have both positive and negative effects, depending upon which planet it aspects in the stock's IPO or First Trade chart. (If the chart of incorporation is impacted by the solar eclipse it may or may not influence the price of the stock.)
With Sun, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus or Neptune you may see a positive affect on the price of the stock - but especially so with Venus and Jupiter, the money planets.
If the chart has Saturn or Pluto within 5° of the eclipse degree - this eclipse could impact the stock very negatively!
Oppositions and squares are important to watch as well, but the conjunction makes the strongest impact. Trines, sextiles and minor aspects are not reliable indicators of whether the price of a stock will move up or down
IMPORTANT!!!! Twenty six of the DJI charts will be impacted by the Solar Eclipse! And, sixteen of these charts are IPO's.
Two of the stocks to watch that will be impacted by the eclipse -
Bank of America (BAC) IPO chart has Uranus at 17° Scorpio in opposition to Venus at 22° Taurus and Mars at 15° Taurus. This financial stock may fare better than others in that sector.
Boeing (BA) Has Jupiter at 17 Scorpio with Mars at 22 Scorpio. This is very promising for the price of stock! (Also, because BA is in the sector that is governed by Jupiter)
If you are interested in obtaining all the DJI charts, click here. Also, a great resource for researching stock charts is Michael Munkasey's Company Data.
An Astrological Trip Around the New Moon in Scorpio Chart
Note: New Moon periods tend to be a positive time for the markets, often coinciding with temporary highs relative to the direction the market is trending. There are many of you who have been trading with the phases of the Moon and having much success; and you know by reading Randall's The Idiot & the Moon that there are times when it doesn't always work out that way! (Read Randall Ashbourne's article, The Moods of the Moon - Trading the Mood Swings of the Monthly Lunar Cycle. Purchase his eBook, The Idiot & the Moon )
Mercury in Sagittarius rules this chart set for NY. Mercury is in the sixth house near the cusp of the seventh, in mutual reception with Jupiter in Gemini in the first house.
This is an optimistic new Moon chart, having Jupiter in the first in mutual reception to Mercury. People in the US are looking forward with great hope that the next four years will provide new jobs, a better economy and prosperity for the working class. The markets may react positively, but investors still are a bit cautious. Markets are vulnerable to Mercury retrograde energy mixed with Eclipse surprises.
Click to read this article in full on the astrologicalinvesting.com web site. Read the interpretation of the planets in houses, the Moon phases section and get the "Head's Up" - upcoming astrological events list.