New Moon in Pisces, March 1, 2014
Chart from the point of view of Wall Street and the NYSE.
This has been a season of not only extreme weather, but extremely unpredictable markets. So many planets changing direction! And there's more! On the day of the Pisces New Moon we find Mars stationing retrograde just the day after Mercury turned Direct, and then the next day, Saturn begins to station retrograde, and Jupiter changes direction on March 6! Whew! With so many changes of direction we can only anticipate market confusion.
"Retrogrades cause confusion,"wrote Randall Ashbourne in his Eye of RA report for the week of January 27. And he sure wasn't kidding!
Knowing the outlook for the lunar month can give only a broad picture of the potential astrological energy that may affect the market; however, knowing both astrology and technical analysis is your best bet for successful trading. Randall Ashbourne's "Idiot Method" outlined in his eBook, The Idiot & the Moon, is the most successful approach to trading I have ever used.
The upcoming March Equinox Chart will set the astrological tone for the Spring season. I will send an announcement when my Equinox article will be available online.
An Astrological Trip Around the New Moon in Pisces Chart
The New Moon (Sun/ Moon) brings matters of the second house to the forefront. Mercury and Neptune are in the second house as well. More importantly, however, the New Moon is trine Jupiter. This is very fortunate.
The New Moon in the second house in it's "natural influence, is beneficial to business, trade, the money market and financial affairs generally"(H.S. Green). Because is it aspected by a trine to Jupiter, it is even more beneficial.
Mercury in Aquarius is stationing Direct in the second house - We always feel a sense of relief when Mercury stations direct - it is time to get back to business! Usually whatever havoc Mercury seemed to cause during it's retrograde phase has worked itself out. The market is about in the same situation (normally) as it was when the retrograde period started. However, this isn't a typical time with so many planets changing direction!
What we can count on, however, is that wherever Mercury is found in the New Moon chart we will experience a great deal of activity in the affairs of that house during the lunar month. This month there will be a concentration of discussions regarding finance and financial regulations, regulations connected to means of transit, and the Post Office. The stock market will react negatively if there are real (or false!) reports concerning problems in the banking sector.
Neptune in Pisces in the second house - Fluctuations in the stock market and a failure to realize expectations may be the result of this Neptune placement. Even free from affliction, it is always uncertain how well the market can perform with Neptune in the second.
Saturn in Scorpio rules the rising sign of Capricorn in this chart. Because Saturn is the chart ruler, Saturn is especially influential this lunar month. This is good for stocks, national funds, investments, banking...but not because of growth or increase as in the case of Jupiter, but rather through method, and prudence.
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His latest eBook The Idiot & The Moon, Forecast 2014 has predictions, price targets and trend change dates - it is the perfect companion to his book, The Idiot & The Moon, Compleat and Utter Idiot's Guide To Trading Stocks.
NOTE: Planetary price targets for gold are contained in Forecast 2014 - as are the targets for the major stock indices.
FORECAST 2014 CHAPTERS INCLUDE
- 2014 ... and let slip the dogs of war
- Jupiter Square Uranus ... and the danger of déjà vu
- Mars ... the mover of markets
- Bradley Model - 2014 major and minor trend change dates
- Moods of the Moon - Lunar phase trading performance in 2013
- Month by Month - monthly astrological transits in time map form
- Technical conditions and planetary price targets
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