Thursday, March 22, 2012

The New Moon in Aries 2012

Read this New Moon report in it's entirety at    New Moon forecasts show the general trends and financial outlook for the lunar month based upon location of the chart.* (see note )

Let's look at the New Moon chart from the point of view of Wall Street and the NYSE.

A reality fix.

The move out of Pisces and into Aries is strong. This energy brings to mind the line from the movie Moonstruck, where Cher slaps Nicolas Cage saying, "Snap out of it!"

Snap out of it, indeed! Aries, ruled by Mars, is strong, assertive and aggressive, and acts very differently from a dreamy, all-inclusive, Make-Love-Not-War Piscean. This is a wake up call into reality. The Sun is exalted in

Aries and is ruled by Mars energetically acting on his own behalf.

The New Moon conjunct Mercury and Uranus in the 11th house

So, here we have a New Moon chart at 2 degrees Aries, Mercury at 0 Aries, and Uranus at 4 Aries. Zero degrees Aries is the Aries Point, considered an intensely strong degree. All these planets are conjunct the Aries Point, bringing a rush of cardinal energetic energy strongly to the forefront in this horoscope.

This is a hyper-active New Moon. This energetic stellium, four planets in the 11th house, increase volume in the market, and trading activity in sectors ruled by Aries may be frenetic. Markets will over-react to sudden surprising news, and with Mercury Retrograde the information may be inaccurate or have to be revised.

Randall Ashbourne states in his article, Using Daily Aspect Calendars to Time Intraday Trades, "The moon's effect in Aries is aggressive and the Moon travelling in Aries can start a move in a direction likely to last for a couple of days. Since Uranus is now in Aries, the Moon and Uranus will be in the same section of the sky, a conjunction, and the action is likely to be both sudden and surprising."

Planets in the eleventh house have investors focusing their attention on dividends, bonuses and earnings from investments. (From the Textbook for Financial Astrology, IV)

Earnings should meet or do better than expectations.

Mercury continues it's retrograde movement from Aries, re-entering Pisces.  However, in Aries Mercury is in a mutual reception with Mars in Virgo. Planets in mutual reception have a stronger, more intense relationship with each other. They work together extremely well, behaving themselves like honored guests in each others houses.

What to expect with this mutual reception?  Well, Mercury in Pisces is in detriment - because it is in the sign opposite its sign of natural rulership - and is at a disadvantage. However, when Mercury returns to Aries, Mars in Virgo will support Mercury's energy.  Mercury will sharpen up, and communication should be a bit more focused. Mars in Virgo however, gets the most benefit from this mutual reception, but still the energy can be impulsive and very passive-aggressive - and inaccurate! - due to the retrograde. We will see a lot of pickiness and pettiness being reported by the media.

Venus and Jupiter conjunct in Taurus in the 12th house

Venus in Taurus can hardly be any happier! This is her own sign and she is in heaven in the 12th house, as Jupiter affectionately dotes. Jupiter brings an abundance of all things Venus in Taurus adores – money and material possessions. This conjunction trine Mars and Pluto is indicative of the financial sector doing well, as well as luxury retail and material goods. Heath care is the topic of discussion.

Mars in the 4th in opposition to Neptune the 10th house

Mars is retrograde, and the market is running on it's last leg. The general public is very concerned and wants to see continued strength. Mars in Virgo demands that corporations and government clean up waste.

Mars in the 4th house is unfortunate for real estate. The housing market will struggle.

Weather in New York should be very wet!

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  • Saturn retrograde in 5th house
  • Pluto in the 8th house  trine to Venus-Jupiter and Mars
  • Neptune in the 10th house opposing Mars

*NOTE:  When studying the horoscopes of nations and large communities, New Moon charts take a step behind solar ingress charts.  

The entry of the Sun into the four cardinal signs of the zodiac - namely Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn - is by far more significant. And of those four, the Aries Ingress chart is considered to be the most important by many astrologers. A horoscope for the Vernal Equinox - when the Sun enters the zodiac sign of Aries - is thought to be the foundation for all predictions during the year for that particular location.

There is some disagreement to that however. Kaye Shinker states in The Textbook for Financial Astrology, Book IV, that for financial and business astrology, the Capricorn Ingress is what sets the stage for the coming year, and is most important.

In any case, the entry of the Sun into the four cardinal signs of the zodiac is very important indeed, as each of them give us a broad overview of what to expect in the seasonal months following each cardinal ingress. Read my latest article on the web site, The Spring Equinox, March 2012.

Moon phases

 Read Randall Ashbourne's article, The Moods of the Moon - Trading the Mood Swings of the Monthly Lunar Cycle

  • New Moon March 22 
  •  1st quarter Moon, March 30
  •  Full Moon, April 6
  •  Last quarter Moon, April 13
  •  Next New Moon, April 21.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

April 2012 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 April 2012.
April 2012 Astrological Calendar - Transits for NY NY, The NYSE

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April 2012 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 April 2012.
April 2012 Astrological Calendar - Transits for London, England, The FTSE

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April 2012 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 April 2012.

April Astrological Calendar - Transits for Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Monday, March 19, 2012


The Spring Equinox occurs Tuesday March 20 2012 at 1:14 AM EDT Washington D.C. It's officially Spring and a time of celebration and new beginnings!

For your own score card click, link to Countdown to 2012 and print the list of phenomena. Astrological Countdown to the end of the Mayan Calendar.

Happy Astrologers Day March 20!
Astrologers celebrate the New Astronomical Year when the Sun enters Aries. It's not unusual for astrological groups to get together to celebrate and share their thoughts on what the new year will bring. This is an especially festive time with a Grand Earth Trine, and a Venus Jupiter conjunction in the 5th house.

The Spring Equinox chart has Sagittarius rising. Jupiter rules the chart and is conjunct Venus in an Earth Grand trine with Mars and Pluto. There will be great philosophical and analytical discussion of the economy, and a good deal of political discussion regarding the 2012 Presidential election and the USA's involvement in foreign affairs.

Reading The Chart:

In The Textbook for Financial Astrology, Book IV, Kaye Shinker provides us with a table of what each planet and house means in a mundane chart.

Pluto in the first house
The first house in a mundane chart represents the People, and the Sun in mundane astrology represents the Government. Pluto in the first house is square the Sun. Change is demanded by the people, and the demands are resisted. Public outcries and demonstrations are misunderstood and "not heard" because Mercury retrograde is also square Pluto.

Pluto is also involved in a Grand Earth Trine, sextile the Moon-Neptune conjunction in the third.
There is an unrealistic, overwhelming feeling of prosperity and power to the people.

Moon conjunct Neptune in Pisces in the third house
The third house in a mundane chart has dominion over all forms of transportation and communications. It has to do with the media, public opinion, neighboring nations, and weather in general.

Expect weathermen to have an even more difficult time predicting the weather with Moon conjunct Neptune! Neptune promises a very wet and foggy spring.

Will you be able to trust the media? With Neptune and the Moon influencing reporting, and with Mercury retrograde, I have my doubts they will report unbiased news. Don't believe what you read and only half of what you see and hear!

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Jupiter Cycle and Its Effects on Wall Street

Could the position of the planet Jupiter consistently predict the timing of Bull market tops and Bear bottoms?  

According to recent research tracking 140 years of prices on Wall Street, the answer is a simple: Yes.

In the Greek mythology, Zeus/Jupiter was head honcho of the Old Gods. The ancient Greek tales, when studied in depth, are Creation stories charting the history of the world.

And the tales form the basis of the system of astrology still used in the Western world. They also have counterparts in other cultures. In Vedic astrology and the Hindu religion, for example, Zeus/Jupiter has a counterpart in the figures of Guru/Ganesh.

In both cases, this “king” of gods introduces the concept that one can break free - spiritually or materially. In brief, Jupiter is the symbol of growth and expansion.

And Jupiter’s cycle through the zodiac shows up a very interesting statistical tendency in stock markets.

Since the 1870s, Wall Street has shown a distinct tendency to peak while Jupiter is in late Aries/early Taurus … decline into Jupiter in Leo … rise again until Jupiter is in his own primary sign, Sagittarius … and drop dramatically into Jupiter in Aquarius.

The knee-jerk response of many readers will be to dismiss the assertion as superstitious nonsense. It is an understandable, if predictable, response. Most people simply don’t know anything about the complexity of astrology, its history, or the fact that the system of symbolism and prediction is based on observation by literally millions of practitioners over thousands of years.

It is simply a clearly demonstrable fact that trading The Moods of The Moon - the monthly phases of the lunar cycle - produces steady and reliable profits across any long-term time frame.

And many of those same dismissive readers will happily fork out bundles of boodle to be trained in Gann techniques, or take notice of the Bradley Model turn dates - without having a clue that both are deeply rooted in astrological aspects.

But, the proof of the pudding is in the eating and nothing paints a clearer picture than … a picture.
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The chart above shows The Jupiter Cycle at work since the late 1990s.

It is a monthly of the venerable Dow Jones Industrial Average and shows the statistical tendency worked perfectly at the 1999/2000 top, the 2002/03 bottom, the 2007 blow-off and the March, 2009 bottom.

The warning signals from the research are clear. If the historical tendency plays out as usual, Wall Street is reaching a peak in early 2012 and heading into a Bear market which could last until mid-2014.

In fact, the late Aries peak expected by the research data did play out on schedule in May, 2011. You’ll notice the price bars on the DJIA peaked just before the dark green solid bars which identify when Jupiter changed signs to Taurus and that the index is currently challenging that level again.

Since the May 2011 peak, Jupiter has been moving Direct and Retrograde in the early degrees of Taurus.

When I first published this chart in my Forecast 2012 early in January, I warned the position of Jupiter allowed a final rally into the first few weeks of March.

Now, the research shows a statistical tendency … not a cast-iron guarantee.

While the formula played out exactly from 1999 to 2009, there have been a few times when rallies have briefly exceeded the Jupiter in Taurus limit before diving into a Leo Bear bottom.

And 1929 was one of them.
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We could consider that the blow-off rally past Taurus was the technical equivalent of “a false break”. And one of the rules of a failed false break pattern is that the reversal is large and sharp, regardless of whether the break is a high or a low.

The dive into the red Jupiter in Leo bars is as obvious as the recovery rally which peaked as Jupiter again left his home sign of Sagittarius and the DJIA dropped into the first trough of a double-bottom pattern that sparked the multi-decade Bull market into the 2000/2007 peaks.

The two previous charts have shown exactly how The Jupiter Cycle performed from the late 20s to the early 40s and the late 90s to early 00s.

What is interesting to observe is how the tendency played out during the great sideways shuffle from the early 60s to 80s … and how similar that period seems to be to market performance since the 1999/2000 peak.
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The comparison with current market behaviour is stunning. This 20-year time frame last century was marked by sudden Bull rallies and equally sharp Bear plunges in quick succession.

And while the exact tops and bottoms fell outside the statistical tendency of The Jupiter Cycle, nevertheless there were consistent rallies into the Taurus and Sagittarius periods and sharp declines into the Leo and Aquarian periods.

Combined, the three charts show why extreme care is needed maintaining Long positions as we go further into 2012.
  • We are moving into the long-term negative tendency of Jupiter moving out of early Taurus and towards Leo, where he will take up residence from the second half of 2014 until June, 2015.
  • We are entering the exact time frame of another long-range negative astrological aspect – Uranus square Pluto, an aspect which last occurred at the bottom of the 1929-1932 crash – and the first exact hit of that aspect occurs this year in June and will continue until March, 2015.

On a technical level, Jupiter’s orbit of the Sun corresponds broadly with three and four year “cycles” in the markets. The Old God’s journey through the zodiac takes 12 years.

On my website – – I constantly caution my readers against allowing astrological expectations to override the common sense technical conditions shown by the current state of the charts.

Accurate astrological prediction is as much a skill as it is the result of many years of study and empirical research.

Nevertheless, it’s why W.D. Gann has a large worldwide following, decades after his death – and why J.P. Morgan had the renowned astrologer, Evangeline Adams, on his payroll.

“And therefore as a stranger give it welcome.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” – Shakespeare

About The Author

Randall Ashbourne is a former journalist and political strategist, author of the eBook, The Idiot &The Moon, which aims to provide newbie traders with the skills they need to start trading confidently.
While the book concentrates its main techniques on orthodox technical signals, Ashbourne also outlines a lunar cycle trading system he calls The Moods of The Moon and plots intermediate and long-range price targets for various indices using the planetary position of what he calls the Old Gods.
His website, includes a free weekly column, The Eye of Ra, in which he explains the potential impact of looming astrological aspects and whether the expected symbolism is endorsed by the current state of technical conditions.