Friday, February 27, 2009

Star Light , Star Bright -Venus in Aries !

For a Venusian, tonight's Venus in Aries - who desires to be Numero Uno - sure does shine bright enough to be the Only One!

If you haven't noticed, Venus is shining brighter than any star in the sky tonight. And what is extraordinary is that she, like the Moon, is in her Crescent phase.

Odd, isn't it? Because when the Moon is the fullest, Luna is at her brightest.

But the crescent phase of Venus occurs when Venus is closest to Earth; therefore, only then is she her brightest.

She is very big and bright tonight. I hope you go out and enjoy her beauty.

The full phase of Venus, occurs when Venus is on the opposite side of the Sun. Then she is appears much further away... and dim comparatively.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Venus Retrograde Pisces New Moon

Pisces Fiscal Cents

When I wrote the Fiscal Cents column this month I realized that Venus had decided to retrograde in Aries the sign of its detriment. Venus just really gets all self-centered in Aries. Venus in Aries likes to have a sugar daddy and/or a trophy wife. Venus in Aries throws money at a problem and doesn't even want to know the unintended consequences. They will live on the edge and say to you "what is the worst thing that can happen? "

Venus spends a long time in Aries. If your birthday is between March 5 and April 17 Venus will be retrograde in your Solar Return. This means that for one entire birthday cycle you have no sense of color, design, or thrift with your earned income. You can be a walking patsy unless you have a very clever partner or buddy who will look after your checkbook.

Of course each Solar Return will have the Retrograde Venus in a different house and that is where you will be most vulnerable. At the bookstore on our website you can purchase a little book Easy Predictions with Solar Return by Deanna Rose and the reading you glean from there will help you through the next 12 months.

Enough of the personal stuff, what about a business with an incorporation date between March 5 and April 17? Not a good investment this year. Could be a terrific Dow 30 company like GE or Intel but they really are going to have a tough time earning money. The Textbook for Financial Astrology Book 1 tells about Venus retrograde and Book 3 has the charts for the Dow 30..

Monday, February 23, 2009

New Moon Forecast and Fiscals Cents for the New Moon in Pisces

Happy Mardi Gras!
New Moon Feb 24, 2009 - chart
The New Moon in Pisces and Fiscal Cents for the New Moon in Pisces has been updated on our web site at Astrological

Fiscal Cents is your Financial Horoscope and forecast for the month ahead according to your Sun Sign. The New Moon Forecast contains predictions and monthly information on the current financial and economic outlook.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Welcome to Astrological Investing's Blog

Welcome to Astrological Investing's blog. We'll be blogging on current astrological events, financial astrology, and posting excerpts from articles found at our financial astrology articles page on the home site.

Each month when she sends the New Moon newsletter to subscribers, Marley will post the upcoming monthly calendars of daily planetary aspects for the NYSE, FTSE and the ASX time zones. (Even though these will be posted for your use, we still recommend having a Llewellyn Astrological Calendar, - and if you haven't purchased your 2009 calendar yet, it can be purchased from's Amazon affiliated bookstore.)

For a while now, we have felt that really needed a blog - changing and updating the web site pages for a few paragraphs with astrological comments at random times is only easily done in a blogging format. Also, along with our blogging comes the ability for members and visitors to comment or ask questions.

We determined that 8:15 on Saturday February 21, 2009 would be the day to announce and launch the blog. (Click on the chart image to see it zoomed to full size.)

Launching the Blog and Chart Interpretation

What we really wanted, of course, was perfect timing for the initial launch of this blog. And being astrologers one would figure we would have control of our future and success with being able to choose the perfect timing, right?

Well there are limits in this mortal world - and perfection is hard to come by. And...well, from experience, we have learned that some of our best designs have been laughed at, not just by mortals, but by the Gods themselves - or whatever Supreme Power there is up there making sure that mere mortals are humbled if they dare aspire Hubris. (Of course, when we made our mistakes we learned the very hardest, first-hand way to do astrological research!)

Looking at an ephemeris for the year 2009, we found nothing resembling "Perfect" timing. Saturn's opposition with Uranus along with retrograde periods of Mercury and Venus threw out more than half the year!

And yet we felt strongly about the addition of this blog.

So, in the light of the astrological landscape, if we really wanted to launch a blog in 2009 - and we did - we felt we needed to give it our best shot in February when there would be a huge line-up of Aquarian planets, and an extraordinary cluster of mutual receptions.

Jupiter and Neptune in mutual reception being in each others traditionally ruled signs; Uranus and Neptune in mutual reception in each others modern ruled signs; Uranus in Pisces and Jupiter Aquarius in mutual reception in a mix of rulerships! Saturn and Mercury in each others traditionally ruled signs.

Also, the Saturn Uranus opposition would be separating.

Not a perfect chart, but one with plenty of promise.

The Aries Point - Looking at the chart you will see that the angles are at 0 degrees in Cardinal signs. Cardinal Points will add a thrust of "prominence" to the blog. The Aries Point (which is what 0 degrees Cardinal is called) certainly gives it a full promise of our blog being viewed!

Venus rules the chart with Libra on the Ascendant. Although Venus is not strong nor particularly happy in the zodiac sign of Aries (she is considered in "detriment" in Aries) all that is set aside, as she is lifted up and "accidentally" dignified by her angular presence in her Natural home, the 7th house.

The Moon, although decreasing in light, will progress to conjunct the N Node, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Neptune before she reaches the Sun; and she too, is also "accidentally" dignified by her 4th house placement; and Venus and La Luna are involved in very promising sextile aspects in the horoscope.

Venus sextiles Jupiter and Mars; while the Moon is exact sextile to the Ascendant, ruled by Venus.

The Sun is in the imaginatively creative sign of Pisces in the 6th house; after having moved away from his detrimental sign of Aquarius, he trines the MC. For those Fixed Stars enthusiasts, notice the Sun is conjunct a fortunate fixed star, Formalhaut. Formalhuat can bring eminence, fortune and power, "it is often linked with a destiny towards occult or religious affairs and is said by Ebertin and Hoffman to offer success for scientists and writers".

Uranus is also in the 6th. Uranus rules the internet and many astrologers agree it rules astrology.

We interpret the placement of the Sun and Uranus in the 6th as an indicator of the very fact that the blog will serve the needs of the Home site - which is basically, a financial astrology teaching web site on the world wide web. Considering that the Sixth house rules High School education, and since we teach the basics of financial astrology - not at an "elementary nor university level" (and definitely not with the usual approach to understanding financial markets!), it seems fitting to have the Sun - and Uranus placed there.

Reminded of how much fun the 5th house is - a stellium resides in the 5th house - so we are planning to have some fun with this.

Gambling. Risk taking. Fifth house things. That is what discusses on a regular basis - We talk about investments, enterprises, reducing our risk in the market, and taking chances; we bet that with a combination of fundamental and technical analysis in concert with astrology we'll get it right and make some money.

The fifth house is a money house and it has to do with taking care of what you have earned and risking it on your idea. (And personally we feel that making money is a fun idea!)

Jupiter in the 5th is strong conjunct Mars; sextile Venus, gives us much luck - and from those aspects give us the courage to go where some may fear to tread.

Jupiter conjunct Mercury in Aquarius. *Ahem* need we say more? This is a BLOG for goodness sake! We have big ideas and plan to tell you all about them! We expect to quench your thirst for knowledge - and learn some stuff too. :-)

Pluto in the fourth, prominently placed on the IC square the Ascendant reflects the dramatic changes we are making with our web identity. Pluto is sextile the Sun promising Power in the way we express ourselves, and offering opportunity for self renewal when necessary. Pluto in the 4th also gives Power at home - which is where we work, and want it. It's where we do our stuff and take command of things.

The Uranus Saturn opposition is separating. In Horary astrology separating aspects represent the past. Though this is not a horary chart, we hope that we have learned our lessons of the past; and the tension created by these two Lords in the 6th and 12th houses expresses our desire to serve and teach. Moving forward into the future with respect for what we have learned in the past.

And is launched. February 21, 2009. 8:15 PM CST.

February & March 2009 Transits for NY, NY EST

Planetary Transit for NYSE, March 2009
Planetary Transits for NYSE, February 2009

Calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the
NYSE, for the months of February and March, 2009.
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February & March 2009 Transits for London, England GMT

Calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the
FTSE, for the months of February and March, 2009.
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February & March 2009 Transits for Sydney, Australia AEDT

Planetary Transits for ASX, February 2009 Calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the
ASX, for the months of February and March, 2009.
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The Four Horsemen of Technology

Jim Cramer on his CNBC Show, Mad Money, talks about four stocks he considers the hardest working stocks in the technology sector. Of course he is right, but I thought I would double check his idea to see if a financial astrologer agreed with his assessment.
Jim Cramer identifies The Four Horsemen of Tech
Apocalypse, Apple [AAPL 102.51], Google [GOOG 378.77] Research in Motion [RIMM 59.00 ] and [AMZN 66.71].

They are stocks that thrive. They thrive at the expense of their competitors. They work 24/7 when the rest of tech is on a seasonal hiatus.

ENIAC debut was Feb. 14, 1946.
Jupiter transiting Aquarius is really good for the computer industry. It started Feb 14 1946 when IBM introduced ENIAC to the public. This chart has Mercury Sun and Venus in Aquarius trine Jupiter in Libra and Uranus in Gemini. Therefore Jupiter moving through Aquarius will put an emphasis on the invention.
In my Textbook for Financial Astrology I talk about Apple as a stock dependent on the founder Steve Jobs. However, the genius of this stock is not only its founder but its chart. (Inc. January 3,1977 : IPO Dec 12, 1980) Jupiter's transit of Aquarius puts it is in the same sign as Venus of the Incorporation and Moon of the IPO chart. The Aquarius Jupiter trines the Moon of the Inc. chart and Jupiter/Saturn of the IPO chart. There are plenty of favorable long term aspects that will keep the company a pretty busy place for the year ahead.
How about Google? ( Inc. Oct 22 2002 :IPO Aug 19, 2004). The Inc chart has Jupiter moving to a conjunction with Neptune and Uranus in Aquarius as well as making trines to Mars, Mercury, the Sun and Saturn. In the IPO chart Jupiter will conjunct Neptune and trine the Moon. Google will be totally engaged in finding ways to expand its reach throughout 2009.
Amazon (Inc. May 28 1996 :IPO May 15 1997) Jupiter was conjunct Uranus in Aquarius and trine the Sun, Venus, and Moon of the Incorporation chart. For the IPO chart, Jupiter is in the same sign as Uranus and Jupiter and trine Venus. The business will continue to expand throughout 2009 and hard working employees will keep the company very busy.
Research in Motion (Inc. Mar. 7 1984: IPO Feb 4 1999) RIMM's Inc. has Jupiter transiting its Venus in Aquarius and the IPO has Jupiter transiting right over its Aquarius stellium as well as a trine to its Moon. Sales should be excellent throughout the year.

Yes I know the word Apocalypse implies the end of the world.