Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dow Index: Happy Solar Return

Happy Solar Return to the Dow Jones Industrial Average

Think of the symbol for Aquarius. Think about the graph for Dow. Starting with 2005 its graph is starting to look almost the same as the Aquarius Symbol.
It could have something to do with Neptune transiting Aquarius and making a conjunction to the Dow's natal North Node "Groups of people that tend to shape us for the good and bad luck in life" Easy Predictions with Solar Returns.

The interesting transit that is very obvious in this chart is the Jupiter station at 3 degrees Aries from July 11, 2010- August 8, 2010 then return the second week in February. It will be conjunct the Dow's Mars square Pluto and opposed the Saturn/Mars conjunction. Jupiter tends to make me very optimistic and there are times when I know that everything is working together for the best. I know that Jupiter in Aries will bring to our attention a tremendous number of new ways to make the wheel go around. I know the world economy is going through a tremendous paradigm shift. Magnificent inventions are in the pipe line and if you travel around the countryside you will see solar panels operating traffic signs or on roof tops, and windmills in cornfields. Jupiter infuses Mars with a lot of energy. Sometimes too much energy will pour into the Index and it could become accident prone as it did when the Flash Crash occurred May 6 when Neptune was conjunct its North Node.

Dow is in for a wild roller coaster ride this summer.

In my Textbook for Financial Astrology 4, I illustrate how the May 26, 1896 Dow chart seems to more accurately reflect the ups and downs of the markets than the first Dow Index published July 3, 1884. Transiting Neptune as well as the Dow's natal Neptune with a planetary conjunction in the chart usually indicates a market reversal.
Example: After July 23, 2002 the Dow moved up more than 10% At that point in time the transiting North Node was conjunct natal Neptune Transiting Saturn was conjunct Mercury. Transiting Mercury was conjunct Jupiter and transiting Uranus was conjunct the North Node. It was the beginning of a long bull market. September 2007, transiting Saturn followed by Venus made a conjunction to the Dow's South Node initiating the 20+% down trend for the averages. The averages fell almost 60% until April 2009 when Pluto made a square to the Dow's Mars which it continues to square throughout 2010 and 2011.

But what about 2010 and 2011?

Let's see if we can read the Dow's Solar Return chart and predict its year ahead. Today the average is close at 9,974 and the Dow seems to like that number.

Neptune falls in the first house. We can expect controversial changes in the mix of companies selected to be in the Dow 30. Jupiter and Uranus in the second suggest wild swings throughout the year ahead as money navigates to Blue Chips dividend paying stocks. Mercury in the third, a lot of discussion and publicity concerning the stocks that are part of the Index. Sun in the fourth, the Dow examines their criteria for inclusion of a company in the index. Venus in the fifth says that the Dow wants everyone to know its value and that it isn't afraid to take a risk now and then. Mars in the seventh, the companies in the Dow add to their value with a number of mergers as well as spin offs. Saturn in the eighth means these same companies have no idea what to do about the restrictions imposed by tax laws. Solar Return Moon in the ninth and natal Moon in the tenth suggests changes in the image as well as dissemination of knowledge concerning all the companies in the Dow Index. Pluto in the eleventh, the index is severely criticized for all the changes made by the editors at the Wall Street Journal.

Thank you Karen Anderson for bringing this to our attention. We appreciate the honor.
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Euro, Dollar, Gold

January 25, 2010 the eclipse at 25 degrees Capricorn fell on the Euro's Venus. That meant that the guardian angel of the Euro went on vacation. July 11, 2010 the solar eclipse is at 20 degrees Cancer and will fall on the Dollar's Moon. It means that the public is very upset with the Dollar and it is time for it to rebuild its image.
January 14, 2010 a Euro could be exchanged for $1.45 and on April 14, 2010 the Euro fell $1.36 as the crisis with the Sovereign debt of Greece became an escalating problem. By May 14, 2010 the Euro has appeared to maintain a level of $1.23 as the European Central Bank believes it can manage the problem. You might check the I wrote in February The Euro is Stressed Out for details.

However, using just the transits to the dollar chart would explain that the Dollar has moved into a period of extreme pressure to maintain its value. The pressure will continue unabated as Saturn transits through Libra (July 2010-October 2012) the Dollar's Sun sign forcing it to examine its self-image .

Solar Arc Progressions and the Dollar
Solar Arc progressions are a way to double check an opinion of a mundane chart. In this case the Solar Arc Sun making an exact conjunction to the natal Saturn insists that the Dollar take control of its power and the world with a reliable useful currency. Transiting Saturn is conjunct Solar Arc Pluto which further insists on the Dollar taking control of its power. Mars triggers the Solar Arc South node with a conjunction while Solar Arc Venus is conjunct the natal Uranus suggesting a plethora of new inventions available to the public will save the Dollar and will do so very quickly. Solar Arc Mercury is conjunct the Solar Arc Jupiter suggests that all I have just said is really possible. These are just the conjunctions which are easy to see.

Dollar Faces Hard Work
It looks like the Dollar has more work to do than it can imagine. It is forced into a position of power and must take credit for the position seriously. The public is not pleased with this new status and will be extremely unhappy that their favorite coin of the realm has been endowed with so much authority.

My opinion is that the Dollar will be forced to work extremely hard to continue to dominate the world currency markets. Will it be successful? We will know for sure when Saturn stations at 22 Libra Summer Solstice 2012. In the meantime set up these charts on your computer and have fun following the trades for the Dollar and the Euro. Of course you could forget the entire exercise and buy coins.

June 10,2010 Mars will leave Leo the sign that rules Gold. This leaves the chart for gold open to the transit of Saturn moving into a conjunction with its Pluto and onto Uranus. That means that trading gold should be rather scary. The transit of Saturn to Pluto will intensify the power of gold as it is currently valued. At the moment transiting Chiron is square Neptune. This signals a red flag which could expose some maverick Gold ETF's with Phantom reserves. A real possibility during the next few weeks. Thus the public will question the wisdom of every type of gold fund. Coins and bars will remain a safe haven.
Take a look at the charts, now is the time when every readers opinion is of tremendous value. Surely I have overlooked a lot of aspects to these charts.

These charts appear in the Textbook for Financial Astrology and classes are available just send an email. I know it is hard to schedule a time, but I'm very flexible. This is a good summer to learn about finance and taking care of your own money.

June 2010 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 June, 2010.
June 2010 Astrological Calendar - Transits for NY NY, The NYSE
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June 2010 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 June, 2010.
June 2010 Astrological Calendar - Transits for London, England, The FTSE

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June 2010 Astrological Calendar - Transits for Sydney

Astrology calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the
ASX, for the month of June, 2010.
June 2010 Astrological Calendar - Transits for Sydney, Australia, The ASX

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Monday, May 17, 2010


Real Time Financial Astrology
Ted asked me to share our lesson last night. We are reviewing some of the ideas presented in Textbook 2 using current events to illustrate the aphorisms.

kaye: Hard to explain this but the scientists expect the solar max to be 2012-14 but it really looks like a sharp spike up will happen about summer 2010.
ted: The sun has gotten much more active.
kaye: The flares correlate with the Iceland volcano and the oil rig blaze.

ted: The planets activity this summer should do something?
kaye: It should make a mess but the next mess coming up is Jupiter changing signs
ted: I can't wait for Uranus to change signs.
kaye: Markets need to make a sector change as to what is abundant and what is in short supply
ted: The market is going for a double dip?
kaye: Yes, Before I get into this I have a comment on Mars.
kaye: Mars in Leo has had a great run with gold since he turned direct. Little ups and downs but a steady climb.
kaye: Remember the rule of three?
kaye: Last week in May First 10 days in June Mars, Jupiter and Uranus change signs
ted: You have made a great call. The rule of three you need three planet events to make happen
ted: Gold goes to the roof?
kaye: Actually there are two more the Jupiter Saturn opposition and Jupiter conjunct Uranus
kaye: Gold doesn't like Virgo much. I'm almost ready to call for it to go down.
kaye: I'm willing to bet every Taxi driver in New York is saying buy gold, and when that happens the market goes the opposite way.
ted: If the market breaks, gold up?
kaye: I mean gold breaks
ted: Do you think the market is up this summer
kaye: I know it is hard to imagine.
kaye: I think the whole system breaks down, and it could very well be just a natural disaster
ted: The return of Christ?
kaye: We couldn't be that lucky. For example: this week a rogue satellite is moving in front of the satellite used to transmit cable TV.They may have figured a way around by now but that was the report on Friday

ted: Do you see the currencies going as well?
kaye: Yes I see the dollar is under severe stress in the opinion of the public
ted: Do you still see the yuan floated this summer?
kaye: The Euro might last till the end of the year but its value will decrease also
ted: What about the pound?
kaye: Yes I think they have to float because of the dollar and the euro otherwise they have no income from their exports.
kaye: Cameron is an interesting choice since he was chosen on the Mercury station
ted: The Swiss frank is still 20% backed by gold
kaye: He is a financial expert.
ted: Will he save the pound?
kaye: The English can stiff upper lip it. All they need to see is the Euro having trouble and they will cut back every expensive program they fund.
ted: I think the breakup of the euro is a given. Too many countries integrated with bad financial conditions
ted: Do you see the Euro busting this year?
kaye: The angles on the Euro chart are stressed by the cardinal cross. Then Saturn squares their Sun in Oct.
kaye: OK remember this about eclipses. When an eclipse is conjunct your Venus then your guardian angle goes on vacation
kaye: The Euro's Venus is 25 Capricorn and hit by the January 2010 eclipse
kaye: Euro's guardian angel is on vacation now.
kaye: January 2011 eclipse falls on the Euro Sun.
ted: Looks like Euro is in big trouble for a long time. Eclipse pushes the price down for Euro and it gets a respite and then the eclipse hits its personality and the union falls.
kaye: In the meantime the Brits clean up their pound, hopefully
ted: The eclipse to the Euro Sun ends the union?
kaye: The problem with the Euro is it was invented backwards and does not have a "constitution" or Sun to keep the people supporting it. It is really a true fiat currency.
ted: The Sun in the Euro chart is on the IC
kaye: Eclipse knocks down its home
ted: The foundation will go
ted: You need to write about this amazing prediction
kaye: Its home/ Sun in the 4th is supposed to be a vault of gold backing it. it is a Midnight chart so I guess it’s glory is in its underground vaults.

ted: Ma sha allah's book on history lists Jupiter Saturn conj and ingresses will give a pump
ted: out from the conj
ted: with all the planets ingresses a cosmic bump is at hand
ted: This may be the shot rippling to 2012 where I think the galactic alignment is like a node an extreme
kaye: Yeah I remember and we have to see it as a world wide ordeal. Cosmic bump?
ted: Euro , Dollar, gold, market all finished within a year?
kaye: So if we muddle through June we face a similar crisis in Dec/Jan where we find more ingresses bunched in a short period of time
ted: More ingresses or declinations or aspects
ted: The study of the markets go back to ancient Greece,
kaye: Yes, kind of ironic that Greece is the catalyst for today’s Euro problem.

kaye: on May 30 and that could push the markets up or at least it has done so 6 out of 8 times this century.
kaye: Add the Jupiter Uranus conjunction with 80% up
kaye: and it looks kind of like Humpty Dumpty could fall into the eclipse.
ted: If the Dollar goes down the market usually goes up, right?
kaye: Sounds weird to say the dollar down and the market up but it does make sense.
kaye: Also Saturn will change signs back to Libra July 21 which means that the problems will be Libra problems and the Virgo health and labor problems will no longer capture the markets attention
kaye: of the public scrutiny Therefore expect retail to have a problem especially high end and the arts will suffer funding
ted: Problem with lack of copper, right? It is on the Libra list.
kaye: Yeah I forgot about copper and also trees/forests
kaye: I don't follow copper I should look it up.
ted: Does Libra rule sugar I think sugar is Libra and when Saturn visited Libra it was a big up
kaye: It is a luxury commodity. Coffee and cocoa would also fit Libra
ted: Saturn will tell its tale in or out of Libra
kaye: Yes especially when it squares Pluto and opposes Jupiter. But maybe thinking about luxury items will give us a clue to the transit
ted: Does the commodity if ruled by Libra go up(scarcity), with Saturn direct and down , Saturn retro?
kaye: You might research it. It would be easy just using this years commodity charts.
ted: Gold is Leo with Mars in Leo retro and direct did it go up with direct motion?
kaye: Commodities are seasonal so it would work for a while but then fall apart since Saturn is retro about 4 months
kaye: Gold is a very special commodity because it isn't consumed and can't be replaced
kaye: That is why Leo rules gold and the Moon rules silver
ted: Can't be replaced?
kaye: right
kaye: Saturn direct means the book keeper has to face problems head on and tell the salesman to sit down and shut up
kaye: That is why we can see this banking crisis hitting and hitting hard
ted: Maybe everything is going down with the market.
ted: This time it will get hit just like the great depression, the low took 3 years to come.
kaye: Yep and we are really facing it again and no one can change the star patterns.

kaye: You could check helio charts for the next month and see if you can predict the return of sun spots
ted: ok I will do the work for the return of sunspots
kaye: and check every day there are rarely spots on new moons but by the end of the week we might have some and you are looking for spots near the sun's equator
kaye: those tend to send flares in earth
kaye: earth's direction
ted: It should increase with the planet activity up
kaye: which could bring up the price of copper in a big hurry since flares melt copper
ted: like those telegraph lines
kaye: It should but history says the sun is a lot better at making a mess than humans
kaye: Modern man is copper dependent
ted: This could be the natural disaster you were talking about
ted: Sometimes the sun sits still for a long time and than lets go
kaye: right, the sun has had the week off I expect activity for the next two weeks.
kaye: Look at the helio charts OK?
ted: OK

This is what happens in my classes. We apply sky patterns to current events, and have fun exchanging ideas as we apply the aphorisms in the lessons. You can join the fun. Just send an E mail. If you know investing, you will learn astrology. If you know astrology you will learn about investing.

I edited the lesson a little bit taking out the misspelled words and adding punctuation. We hope you see how an online class works.
Ted passed the test for Textbook 2 and has started the lessons in Textbook 3. He is interested in macro economics as they apply to the markets. He is also a spirited supporter of Project Hindsight.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Fiscal Cents - Financial Astrology for Your Zodiac Sign - Gemini

Financial Astrology for Your Zodiac Sign For the Lunar Month Beginning May 13, 2010 - Your Astrological Horoscope and Financial Outlook
by Kaye Shinker

The New Moon is in Taurus, however the Sun will enter the sign of Gemini seven days later on May 20, 2010, at 11:34 pm EDT. Happy Solar Return to everyone born under the sign of Gemini! And Happy Solar Return to late Taurus Suns.

GeminiThis Month For Gemini - Gemini Suns will be busy spending their earned income on communications equipment and probably a new vehicle. Your management skills will improve throughout the year and your income will improve as a result.

Time to communicate with partners on ways to increase income. There are challenges as a result. You might consider real estate investments at this time, but gold or silver rings (these are great as a barter item to store) and coins are equally good investments. However, it is not a good time to take risks therefore be very careful with your cash.

If you were born during the last decanate of the zodiac sign of Taurus (May 10 - 20th) you can expect to enjoy a year filled with creative projects that challenge your ingenuity. Try to sell some of them.

Important note to Taurus' born between April 18 and May 11 - You will have Mercury retrograde in your Solar Return, therefore, expect to do everything twice during the year ahead.

Advice - for everyone! During the past few years I have encouraged every Sun Sign to save some money, limit their trading with excellent stops and to develop hobbies. 2010 is the year to watch for IPO's. Read the descriptions and start looking for great new inventions. Neptune is all alone in Aquarius, therefore everyone's computer fingers are in danger of being careless.

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

Forecasts for all other signs of the zodiac: 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.

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The New Moon in Taurus

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New Moon forecasts show the general trends and financial outlook for the month; here is what Kaye Shinker has to say for the month ahead:

The New Moon in Taurus, Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 9:04 am EDT Washington, D.C.
The New Moon in the 6th house (refer to chart)

Employment opportunities are available, but you have to be alert because some of the opportunities are not under a job title you would expect. Vehicles will contract mystifying mechanical problems. Repair shops and spare parts stores will earn extra income.

Venus in the 7th house

Great for partnerships where shared communications is important. Earned income will increase for partnerships selling creative solutions to difficult problems. It is a good time to meet and discuss partnership agreements and to watch for opportunities to invest in real estate.

Mars in the 9th house

Advertising is rather aggressive/hard sell. The customers for advertising agencies really need to sell products, and in particular, travel related items. Higher education companies are sending representatives wherever they believe eligible candidates might gather. Import and export tax issues become news headlines.

Saturn in the 10th house

The overall look at the New Moon chart suggests CEOs are going to have a challenge managing their companies. Leaders of corporations are retiring or resigning. They are tired. Folks shopping for bargain stocks will find this a good time to buy stocks in companies where there has been a turn over in top management. Governments will find many of their top officials handing in their retirement applications.

Pluto in the 1st house

The public insists on taking control of its power. They are communicating their ideas through the various networking tools available on the internet. People no longer have to arrange elaborate gatherings to share ideas, and they are beginning to notice.

Neptune in the 3rd house

News concerning fraud and scandal concerning various labor unions will make headlines. Even though Mercury turned direct May 11 (two days before the New Moon) it still isn't a good time to buy a new vehicle. Lifestyles are changing rapidly and it is important to determine exactly the type of vehicle required. Expect products to find ingenious, creative, new methods of packaging. Some will be good investments.

Jupiter in the 4th house

Seismic activity continues and weather patterns will drain insurance companies reserve funds. House prices have reached their low. The final group to sell at the bottom of this market cycle are homes with a lot of land or square footage.

Uranus in the 4th house

Many factors, including Icelandic volcanoes, will push the jet stream off of its normal pattern. Even daily weather forecasts will be unreliable. This promises to be a very strange hurricane season with storms moving along unexpected pathways.

The real estate market is full of very unusual bargains especially if the house/land is near water. Expect local governments to have difficulty assessing real estate taxes.

Mercury in the 5th house

Folks are taking risks, especially in the commodities markets. Metals and grains are rumored to be in short supply. Be careful.

It is a good idea to participate in out door events. Sporting events, picnics, weddings, concerts are well attended and everyone enjoys getting together and having fun. If you are planning an event be sure to schedule some games, contests and drawings.

Kaye Shinker

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mercury Direct

At 6:27 p.m. EDT May 11, 2010 Mercury turned direct at 2 degrees Taurus.
Time to celebrate!! Whew!!

May 10 and 11 were filled with economic news. The Euro zone bailed out Greece, a move that probably will keep the Euro's value in the $1.25-1.30 range until all of the EU members decide to live within their means. Scroll down for a chart of the Euro and my discussion. Remember that the solution to the Euro mess had Mercury rx. Expect that the current solution will be continuously revised.

The elections in England brought a Prime Minister, Cameron, who is known for his ability with finance. He was sworn into office just as Mercury was stationed ready to go direct. He could be a very powerful leader who forces the government to stop the overdraw on the treasury. Could this help the value of the Pound?

Hard to believe but the Shrimpers in the Gulf of Mexico were given the all clear to return to their boats. The spill happened April 20, 2010 with Mercury rx. Nothing worked properly on the oil rig and remedies were not useful. Hopefully the weather will continue to cooperate and keep the mess off shore and everyones favorite Gulf Shrimp will be available at your favorite buffet.

80% of the time the Dow Jones averages end the Mercury Rx period with 2% of where they started. April 19 the average was 11,092 and the first day after Mercury Direct May 12th it closed at 10, 906. The flash crash on May 6th was not a sell signal. It was the usual Mercury rx confusion signal. A similar event happened Oct. 19, 1987 with Mercury rx.

A few of my students sent E-mails on May 6 to double check their Textbook for Financial Astrology lessons. Poor kids had to reread my old timer stories about 1987.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Oil Spill: Louisiana

The best view of the oil spill can be seen on the May 3,2010 entry.

It appears that the oil spill is staying in the deeper water and away from the shoreline at this moment. Louisiana's state bird is the Brown Pelican and they are currently nesting along the shoreline. It has only been a few years since their numbers have recovered enough to take them off the endangered list. Hopefully the spill stays away from their nests.

Louisiana Statehood and the Oil Spill

Both charts have Chiron at zero Pisces. Pisces rules oil and chemicals and Chiron is the maverick and the wounded healer. If you check the legend of Chiron, you will remember that Chiron was wounded by a poison arrow. Previous Chiron return was 1960 when the Supreme Court granted mineral rights to the Gulf States for off shore well up to 3 miles from shore.
The spills Venus is conjunct the Mercury of Louisiana and this means that it will bring cash and publicity to the State. The spills Mercury is applying to a conjunction of the State's Sun focusing publicity on the State and her leadership. ( these are annual events and usually the annual Jazz Fest attracts a lot of publicity) Hopefully all of our new visitors will love our friendly folks, great cooks and beautiful Spring flowers.

Louisiana's Solar Arc for 2010
With Mundane charts we can use Solar arcs and in this case it speaks volumes SA Venus is conjunct Saturn, the North Node is Conjunct Pluto, Neptune is Conjunct Venus and the Sun conjunct Uranus. If you ask me this looks extremely good for the states economy.

April 6, transiting Jupiter made a conjunction to Louisiana's Pluto and then a trine to Uranus on April 21. Jupiter continues to make a square to Venus, the Moon and Jupiter then an opposition to Pluto. ( Jupiter transits happen every 12 years)
How about a rare astronomical event? Pluto is 2 degrees away from Louisiana's Saturn. During 2011-12 Pluto will make a conjunction to Louisiana's Saturn which indicates future problems concerning the state's commodities.

Ok, lets look at the Uranian Planets to see if they made any interesting aspects. The trigger seems to be Spill Mars at 8 Leo trine the Louisiana Vulcanus at 8 Aries, Admetos was conjunct Louisiana's Mercury at 25 Taurus. the suggestion that the event will help the prosperity of the state is Kronos conjunct Jupiter at 3 Cancer.

New Orleans
And the chart for New Orleans. Feb 17 1805 had the spill Neptune exactly conjunct the city's natal Sun square Neptune.
Five years ago an eclipse of April 8 at 19 Aries was visible to the folks who lived in New Orleans and on the 29 of August Katrina hit. The eclipse opposed the city's Uranus. The city has recovered and looks as lovely as ever. The January 15 eclipse at 25 Capricorn fell across the Cities North node. Thought I'd mention the eclipses since they seem to have a connection.

There you have the straight astrological scoop from the happiest state in the Union. For sure our sales tax and room tax revenue will increase in May. Hopefully the clean up works and goes faster than the clean up of New Orleans.