Tuesday, April 19, 2011

May 2011 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  May, 2011.
May 2011 Astrological Calendar, planetary aspects for the NYSE
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May 2011 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 May, 2011
May 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for London, England, The FTSE
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May 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for Sydney, Australia, The ASX

Astrology calendar showing the day and times of planetary aspects for the ASX, for the month of May, 2011.
May 2011 Astrological Calendar - Transits for Sydney, Australia, The ASX
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Friday, April 15, 2011

Dollar, Pound, Euro, Yen, Gold, Oil

Summer Solstice
James ( student) has the charts for currencies listed below neatly lined up and not exactly sure what to think about the summer solstice, Jupiter changing signs into Taurus, the Gemini and Cancer eclipses. It definitely looks like a problem. But how will the problem manifest?

Past chart testing has shown us that the summer solstice will reverse a currency trend and usually during the week before the Sun enters Cancer. Will a natural disaster change the trend? Will a reserve currency lose its credibility? Will oil or gold reverse their rising price? The idea is to take the charts of the dollar, pound, yen, gold and oil and see if the summer solstice chart has an effect after we mark in the eclipse points.

The solstice has a grand cardinal square (mid-point 7.5 degrees) with Mercury making the final aspect of a square to Saturn. The next almost exact aspect ( zero Pisces/Gemini) is Mars square Neptune. The Moon just finished a trine to Mercury (10 Pisces/Cancer)and at the end of the day the Sun will trine Neptune (Zero Pisces/Cancer). There will be a very definite and loud change in monetary policy.

We do know that the Federal Reserve will complete its program of monetary easing. We do not know how the change will effect reserve currency. Gold will maintain its power to influence currency world wide until November 2013 while transiting Pluto makes a series of conjunctions to its Sun.

Thinking Opposite is the trick to currency.
Using the gold, yen, dollar combination in a triple wheel chart we find gold's Sun conjunct Yen's Saturn and semi-sextile dollar's Venus therefore suggesting Yen will sell treasuries and use its funds to buy gold or pay bills. Therefore expect its trend to be: It will take fewer yen to buy a dollar.

Euro (1/1/1999) has Moon conjunct the South Node of the Bank of England (7/27/1694, can't find a useful pound chart) and the North Node of the Pound is conjunct the Mars of the dollar at 2 Capricorn. This means they will trade together with this powerful conjunction that holds them together making a conjunction/opposition to the Solstice Sun. Trading them one against the other would not be profitable.

The dollar's problem is Mars at zero degrees setting off a lot of action in its valuation. The Fed seems scheduled to act with the June eclipse conjunct the Fed's Saturn this would cause them to be slightly unhappy and raise interest rates. It might also explain to Congress that an intelligent move would be to allow corporate American to bring overseas cash to the US. It is going to take a great deal of intense discussion to accomplish the task. An eclipse to Saturn means that changes are slow an deliberate.

Transiting Jupiter trines the natal Jupiter of OPEC (9/14/1960)and promises an increase in the supply of oil therefore a lower price and in a few weeks Jupiter will trine the Virgo planets in OPEC's chart promising even more abundant supplies of oil. Oil has another problem with the July eclipse on the Moon of OPEC and problems with taxes, insurance as well as fewer members in the organization.
New technology will also bring down price near the summer solstice. Uranus in the Titusville chart ( 8/27/1859) is fairly close to the June eclipse at 11 Gemini suggesting new technology will effect price. Also an aspect from the asteroid Vesta ( goddess of the hearth) to the North Node could indicate folks just stay home and boycott the price.

In The Textbook for Financial Astrology you will be able to find the charts for all of the above. You might also scroll through previous blogs on these topics where I have posted the charts. Maybe you can find something in the Textbooks that are a bit more optimistic. The next few months will be extremely interesting and following the price of gas will be an intellectual challenge. $20 for 5 gallons of gas is a wallet challenge.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Money and Practical Astrology

New Moon in Taurus means Frugal.
It is a perfect time to open a savings account where you want the money to stay put and not sneak away on trivial "I wants" In fact my Moon in Taurus savings account just gave my car a tow truck ride. Insurance covered the ride but I had to pay cash to the driver and wait for the insurance check.

Savings accounts are also handy for depositing refund checks, birthday checks and even rolls of nickels and pennies. Lovable savings accounts collect a few dollars here and a few dollars there and pretty soon you are talking about an online trading account. "FUN"

The sign of the Sun and/or Moon will help you decide when to purchase big ticket items. A new computer would prefer a Moon in Aquarius, a new refrigerator would prefer a Moon in Cancer, and a new car would enjoy a Moon in Gemini. Problem is that we usually do not purchase big ticket items until the old one breaks beyond repair. However, if you can wait a day or a week give it a try.

Speaking of repairs, Mercury rx is the best time to "fix it". When you take the old clunker to the shop, bring a book, your homework and your knitting. Mercury rx "fix it" usually require double the amount of time to accomplish the work. Also be sure you have a written estimate before they start the job.

There are events where you can control the start up date.
If you are starting a new business, you may wish to have the Sun sign for the business in the sign most favorable for the product or service the business offers. If you are selling your house, you might chose an excellent time to list the property. If you are planning to make a long term investment, it is really a good idea to find a good day to sign the papers. If you are plan to start a club or begin a charity project then it is really a good idea to chose an auspicious day and time.

My Textbook for Financial Astrology Book 1 will give you a good start at finding the perfect date. After you read the book you could look up some businesses you knew and loved. Did they have a Jupiter rx and therefore a lazy salesman? Did their Neptune square Mercury and the employees robbed them blind? Did you purchase that "lemon" under a Mercury rx or did the Moon VOC catch the business and one month later you hung up the "going out of business sign".

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Stars Weekend

Stars Retreat April 1, 2, & 3, 2011

Marlene and I had the exciting opportunity to soak up 48 hours of non stop knowledge from Rob Hand. We scribbled notes furiously and with the few extra moments left over we clicked a few pictures.
Rob's best selling book is Planet's in Transit. It is a classic and should be in your library. I'm on my second copy since I destroyed the binding on the first copy by overuse.
During the past 40 years Rob has been the principle character with the strength of will, firmness and resolution to bring Astrology and all its disparate parts into the 21st Century.

The horoscope charts we use on this site are from the company he organized and built from scratch Astrolabe. He led the volunteer astrologer's organization NCGR for years as the group built a network of chapters throughout the USA and held semi-annual conferences. His ability to give an informative and funny lecture made it possible to attract enough astrologers to hold the first United Astrologers Conference (next one, May 23, 2012 New Orleans). He said "go for it" when a group of astrologers suggested translating the ancient Greek and Latin astrology Texts. He is still engaged in translating the Medieval Latin books.

Astrologer's have run out of awards to honor him. However, the greatest honor for him is to have you listen to his lectures, run with his ideas and laugh. If ever there was a master teacher for our time Rob is that person.

And yes he will be at UAC. Also check his lecture schedule maybe he will be in your area during the next 12 months.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Fiscal Cents - Financial Astrology for Your Zodiac Sign

Financial Astrology for Your Zodiac Sign For the Lunar Month Beginning April 3,  2011- Your Astrological Horoscope and Financial Outlook by Kaye Shinker
The New Moon is in Aries.  During this lunar month on April 20, 2011, at 6:17 am EDT, the Sun will enter the sign of Taurus.
Happy Solar Return to late Aries Suns and early Taurus Suns! 

 Happy Solar Return to all of our Aries friends, born between April 3 through April 20. Aries are busy creating new and exciting businesses. They are using their mechanical skills and imagination to increase productivity and efficiency in daily life.
And Happy Solar Return to all of our Taurus friends, born between April 20 and May 2nd.  Taurus Suns are accumulating a plethora of tasks. They will need to learn to prioritize their work. Taurus also needs to evaluate their talents and hobbies throughout the year ahead. The question for them will be which one can turn a profit. Taurus likes to earn money especially when they share their talents. 

This Month For Aries
This is your month for networking. Collect business cards and write notes on the back. It is Ok to stack them in a bowl now and organize them later. This is your month to shop and take notes concerning pricing and quality of things you need. Let your portfolio ride and in the meantime collect the names of equities that consistently pay a dividend.
This Month For Taurus 
Continue practicing with new trading platforms and by the end of the month you should be able to make intelligent decisions as to favorable investments. It is a good time to review your budget and also donate some time to charity.

Advice for everyone - I encourage every Sun Sign to take control of your personal environment and reclaim your power. May 2nd, and 3rd are good days to open a savings account to deposit the extra funds you earn this month. Now is the time to set a practical material goals for these funds.

Household Hint: Thrifty is the new status symbol. This will be a good year to start a business. Inflation hedges are stocks, and vacant land. Time to start thinking of ways to invest in yourself.

More for all other signs: 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.

We suggest that you also read your Ascendant (your Rising sign), as well as your Sun sign on our web site - to read your sun sign's forecast on our web site go to: www.astrologicalinvesting.com/html/Fiscalcents.html.

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The New Moon in Aries 2011

Read this New Moon report in it's entirety at www.astrologicalinvesting.com/html/newsletter.html
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 appears in the 11th House (refer to chart) The first four new Moon charts of 2011 have focused on Money. 

This month of the Aries New Moon, financial markets will focus on dividends, bonuses, and one time pay outs.   Companies will buy back their stocks and many will find clever ways to reward shareholders.  This is a month that will focus on income from investments as well as bonuses due from employers. People will consider ways to capitalize on their hobbies. Their objective is to add future income and avoid the risk of inflation. It is a good time to outline plans for the year ahead and consult friends and colleagues for new ideas.

Jupiter appears in the 11th House

Financial disputes proliferate. Fair trade legislation and interest rates are the subject of constant bickering at every legislative level. Boards of directors dispute the directives of their Chief Executives and Chief Financial officers. Government bonds and securities have difficulty finding investors.

Mercury appears in the 11th House

Discussions, arguments, and recriminations are the order of the day, however everyone forgets the topic of the argument and why they are even involved in the discussion. Mercury is Retrograde and as it moves past Jupiter and the Sun it often triggers very expensive mistakes. Best to stick to the rule of not signing any contracts or buying expensive new toys.

Saturn appears in the 5th House

The commodities market suffers from lack of interest as traders note that weather conditions seem to be favorable and plenty of land is under till. Commodity traders will begin to notice the shift away from corporate farming. Consumer demand for the products of organic farmers will claim the futures contract markets. The shift means there will be fewer contracts to trade. Demand is weakening in the trade of raw materials. Contracts for timber and renewable resources replace the demand for metals.

Pluto appears in the 7th House

International relationships become very complex and leadership at every level is unable to agree on issues. International disputes multiply while the super powers feel they can’t really help. Prevention of widening civil wars seems to be impossible. Even domestic disputes become unsolvable.

Neptune appears in the 9th House

Fraud and deception are exposed and reported at every level. It is difficult to sort out the facts as trust is also challenged. Higher education continues to battle problems with budgets and staff.

Venus appears in the 10th House

The Royal wedding captivates the American audience. The British take the opportunity to improve foreign relations with governments and corporations. It is a time when weddings endear the public.

Mars appears in the 10th House

It usually indicates war and conflict. Conjunct Uranus it further indicates arguments and disputes that refuse a compromise. Agreements between even friendly powers are impossibly complex. Corporations find board members and share holders at odds with each other.

Uranus appears in the 10th House

Outrageous attacks make headlines. There are dangers to officials in high positions as unreasonable disputes are impossible to resolve.

Kaye's predictions for the month and the full interpretations for all the planets in this New Moon chart can be read in  this month's New Moon report.  Read the report in it's entirety at www.astrologicalinvesting.com/html/newsletter.html 

The New Moon forecast gets updated on the day of the New Moon on our web site. The next New Moon will be: New Moon in Taurus, May 3, 2011. Subscribe to our newsletter  if you would like to receive the next forecast before the next New Moon.