Sunday, June 20, 2010

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

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

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Silver as a Commodity

The Moon Rules Silver
The light of the silvery Moon is always changing and therefore the price of silver is constantly changing. It is a moody metal, unpredictable and its valuations are capricious. However if you follow the price of silver over the past 70+ years you will note that it trends higher until the Sun is in Cancer and trends lower until the Sun is in Virgo. Eclipses of the Sun or Moon do not have a dramatic effect on the price of silver. If silver has a big price swing you must check transiting Pluto because someone is trying to manipulate the market.

I thought I would give you all a short lesson in how an astrologer looks at a chart for a commodity. First you check for the question is it a seasonal commodity. Price history is very important, but the web sites use the business calendar. You have to adjust your eyes and make use of the Astrological calendar. The Sun changes its astrological sign about 10 days before the end of each month. Therefore you look at the price about a week before the calendar month ends.

The Sun will move into Cancer on June 20th, the Summer Solstice. Therefore we might expect that the trend for Silver will be down during the next few months. OK then how about Pluto? Pluto September 2010 station at 2 degrees Capricorn is trine the Mars/Neptune in Virgo. It seems unlikely the price will be manipulated.

Transiting Mars is past the Virgo planets so the little boost of energy he gave to price is over. The chart seems to say Silver is a possible choice for investments, but suggest you save your cash for a month or two until it finds its lowest price. Of course if you have an investment in Silver you might take some profits and then add to your holdings later.

The chart above is useful as an early warning to predict the rise and fall of the price for silver. Transiting Saturn will trine its Venus. It looks like a good play long, but silver is capricious and stops are essential. Note these aspects have been in play since 2008.

I tested this chart for silver with past highs and lows. The best story happened in 1980. I chose the event when the Hunt Brothers attempted to corner the silver market. March 1980 silver sold for almost $50 per troy ounce. However March 24, 1980 there was a rules change concerning margin requirements for commodities traders. The chart for Silver indicates the rules change with Pluto squared by transiting Pluto. The Hunt brothers had cornered one third of the silver market, but the change in margin rules would bankrupt them. It's a good story.

In financial astrology it is a good idea not to mess with Pluto. Transiting Pluto loves to destroy wealth and will chose a conjunction, square, or an opposition to accomplish the task. Summer 2010 Pluto and Saturn are square. A square to Saturn and Pluto is always looking for targets, but it appears it might forget silver. Pluto seems to be out of the picture in the chart for silver.

Silver and Platinum are usually found in the same place as Gold. Miners prefer the profit margin in gold and hedge their expenses with silver as it is in greater supply. The electronics industry fills most of the demand and usually the gold miners can keep them well supplied.

Why I'm wrote this blog
During the past week every single E newsletter is recommending Silver and Gold. Probably every cab driver in New York is recommending both. So many suggestions would tell me its time to sell and buy vacant land, and dividend paying stocks, or better yet investing in yourself. It is always a good idea to have about 10% of your portfolio in commodities. Silver is a useful metal and worthy of inclusion. If you are patient you could find a bargain in Silver.
There are a lot of phony numbers out there.

Coming soon to a sky near you, The Lunar Eclipse which should be give you a bit of optimism.


Saturday, June 5, 2010


Heliocentric chart for the Lunar Eclipse June 26, 2010
From the Sun's point of view this is the arrangement of the solar system. Note: the planets applying to squares, also the circle with the plus sign in the center is the position of the earth and the moon.

Astrologers are Scared Skinny.

Astrologers are looking at every chart for the next few months and there is no good news out there. Planets are swarming all over the early cardinal degrees forming squares and oppositions.
We cannot find another time when the planets have formed so many squares and oppositions in this short of a time frame. Some think maybe 1,000 years ago, others 10,000 years ago and of course they know once every 25,000+ years every aspect is repeated because of the precession of the equinox. The heliocentric chart for the Lunar Eclipse is very dramatic as it shows the earth/moon conjunct Pluto.

Speaking about the April 1986 Lunar Eclipse conjunct Pluto and the Chernobyl nuclear accident; financial astrologer, Arch Crawford explains: "Pluto “rules” nuclear power, debt, interest rates, and the use of force, say the astrologers. Maybe June 26 is the de facto start of the Cardinal Climax. On August 1, give or take a week, we’ll have the most five-planet alignments in perhaps thousands of years. Known as the “Cardinal Climax,” this is the meanest, nastiest, most challenging and most transformational of any planetary phenomena in all of written history!"

Here We Go
June 6-8 and here comes the first major conjunction Jupiter and Uranus soon to be followed by oppositions and squares and all sorts of major mischief from Saturn. The phenomena line up is incredible. The battle is zone is early cardinal suggesting something new born is about to arrive in the lives of everyone. It is supposed to be painful, but at the same time extremely exciting.
June 5th has a video of the first salvo in the battle where Jupiter is wounded by an asteroid. The second photo of the Sun demonstrates what appears to be the second salvo in the solar system battle. During the next few days we will experience the Sun's pain as the solar wind stream from these coronal holes flows in the direction of earth.

Question? What does this mean for the economy?
The usual indicators seem to say nothing.
History of the Dow states that it predicts the economy by six months. Therefore if we look back at the general trend of the Dow six months ago or December 2009 we see of the economic indicators generally moving up then down in February, then up again and now down and all within the 10,000-11,000 range. The conclusion would be that it stagnates.
The history of unemployment says that it is a lagging indicator. The percent of unemployed hasn't changed in 18 months. The conclusion would be that it stagnates.
The history of inflation is that interest rates spike. Nothing has really moved in that market for several years.

Question? What is going on?
It looks like currency. It is fiat money. It looks like central banks whose printing presses are spitting out nonredeemable paper. It looks like debts at every level of the world economy. No one is able to pay.

Back to the Sun
Solar flares have a tendency to break things electrical. Intense flares even melt copper. Previous experience indicates that when planets swarm they tend to set up conditions conducive to generating solar flares. Flares love to zap radio communications, kill satellites and melt electric wires. The activity could wipe out your computer, and mine as well as the world's merchants.
My article Sunspot Explosion 2010 in the Llewellyn 2010 Sun Sign annual explains the mythology and the history of previous solar events.

Are we ready for a breakthrough?

6/5/10 Listening to Coast to Coast and Katherine Austin Fitz discussed the economy in a 5 minute sound bite that concluded with the "bigger the breakdown the bigger the breakthrough"

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Israel's Commando raid

According to Nicholas Campion's Book of World Horoscopes Israel's birth date is May 14,1948 4:32 pm Tel AvivPalestine's proclamation of Independence was issued November 5, 1988 at 12:40 am GMT in Algiers but is relocated to Jerusalem.
Is the boarding of a flotilla of aid ships bound for Gaza by Israeli commando's a precursor to all out war in the Middle East?

The difficult aspect appears to be transiting Pluto opposed Israel's natal Venus exact and transiting Mars conjunct Israel's natal Mars. The Pluto aspect is rare and the Mars aspect occurs about every two and one half years. Israel is in big trouble with world opinion. This affair will also be very expensive.

Transiting Neptune's station is applying to an opposition with Israel's natal Mars therefore it appears that this is the beginning of problems along its coastline. The expenses involved will escalate throughout the summer as Jupiter trines the midheaven of Israel and squares itself again in September.

The chart for Palestine, Nov 15 1988 is set for the time Yasser Arafat proclaimed the independence of Palestine. This chart is a bit more indicative of the current situation with Mars at one degree Aries and square Saturn at zero degrees Capricorn. The chart seems to be catching the militant antagonism of both parties. During the past few days transiting Jupiter was square Palestine's natal Uranus Saturn and MC and both Jupiter and Uranus will be conjunct Mars. These conjunctions will return in August and September along with Saturn conjunct the ascendant and opposed the natal Mars of Palestine.

A plethora of the aspects during the next three months predict a long hot summer for everyone. These same aspects predict difficult armed conflict for Palestine. Check your country's horoscope. Oh, history predicts: A banking crisis is usually followed by armed conflict.

aside: The wind keeps blowing over one page of my copy of Campion's book. I finally gave in and looked at the chart for Pakistan whose August 15, 1957 chart is a political twin with India. Therefore both have Mars at zero Cancer. The transiting Jupiter Uranus conjunction will square their Mars. It is literally too hot in India and many folks are perishing from the heat.