Short-Term Market Forecasting via Astrology

By Carol S. Mull

The market moves through periods of optimism, expansion, anxiety, depression, and panic,
as dictated by the magnetic winds that govern the universe. These periods are known as
economic cycles. Some economic cycles last for centuries, while others have a duration
of only a few minutes, hours, or days. It is possible to obtain approximate market predictions
via analyzing these sequences and projecting them forward, but more accurate predictions
can be produced through astrology.
Astrology requires the exact computation of when and where the planetary bodies
will reach exact aspects such as 900, 1 80~, I 200 from one another. Correlations have
been found between planetary aspects and economics cycles. Today the theory that the
magnetic forces generated by planetary aspects cause cycles is gaining acceptance by
cyclic theorists and astrologers.
Like all astrological forecasting, .nancial astrology does not yield exact results, but its study
can give indications that have a high degree of probability. The best results of all can be obtained
when astrology is combined with the usual fundamental/technical methods.

Sun/Moon Aspects

The astrological aspects that are the easiest to learn and use are those between the sun and
moon (these can be found in an almanac). Sun/moon aspects are so important to the market that
you can be correct about 80 percent of the time if you use only this type of aspect.
The sun and moon are conjunct at the new moon, and unless overshadowed behavior
aspects, the market can be expected to move upward at that time. The sun and moon are in
square aspect (90 0) at the .rst quarter and last quarter, and a bear market is the normal result.
The sun and moon are in opposition (1800) at the full moon, which usually brings a somewhat
bullish market, but is not as positive as the new moon.
Sun/moon trines (1200) come halfway between the opposition and the .rst quarter or last
quarter; they are indicators of bull markets.
Since aspects cast their in.uences before them, the expected effect will usually come the
day before the aspect is exact. When it does reach exactness, it is all over.

Sunspots

Periods of solar prominence (sunspots) pour forth energy, causing all earthly activities to
increase-including stock market trading. The usual result of this stimulus is a major market
turning point, either up or down.
Increased sunspot activity occurs whenever the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter
are on the same side as the earth. The greatest in.uence of all this tidal-like force occurs when
Jupiter and Venus are in a helio-centric line-up with the earth at 0~, 450, and 900, but lesser
activity produces the well-known Dow cycles of 89 weeks, 124 weeks, and 208 weeks.
A very good illustration of this market indicator occurred last October 19 when the market
dropped 505 points. Jupiter was exactly opposite the sun, increasing solar .ares and market
timing-thus forcing a turning point.
So, be aware that aspects to the sun mark major market turning points, both up and
down. For exact timing, you will need to construct a helio-centric chart. Most computer
programs have this option.

The Total Picture-Positive or Negative

Another valuable tool in short-term market forecasting is to tally all the aspects in the sky on
a given day. This method was originated by David Williams, author of Financial Astrology, but I
have altered his method somewhat. What I do is list the aspects that are within a degree of orb
on a given day over New York City within market hours, plus the more important ones that fall
after or before the market is open. I then assign a numerical value to each aspect: Conjunctions
are ten, sextiles are three, trines ten, and oppositions six. In general, conjunctions, sextiles,
and trines are positive, while squares and oppositions are negative, but this can be overridden
by the nature of the planets involved. Saturn and Mars are always negative; Jupiter, Venus,
and the sun are always positive.
When my list is complete I simply add my negative column, and then my positive column.
If I have -84 and +15, I de.nitely expect a down-day at the market. Plus 64 and minus 16
would indicate a bull market.
This method of analysis works because it is an overall indication of how the majority
of people will be feeling. If the populace is feeling depressed and fearful (Saturn/Neptune),
they are apt to sell their stock.
Most Ephemeris’s (catalog-type books listing all the planetary positions at Midnight by noon]
at Greenwich, England on a daily basis) have an aspectarian section. Or computer programs are
available. Or ‘Dell Horoscope” magazine carries a aspectarian section in each issue.
This same method of tally aspects can be used on an hourly basis, or even fifteen
minutes.
Another interesting experiment is to run charts for New York City for every half-hour for a
given market day. Then, armed with your sixteen charts, sit back and watch the ticker tape. The
sun, Mercury, and Venus will be in the mid-heaven around noon each day, which will produce
a slight but noticeable rally. When Uranus is in the Midheaven, the market will be erratic;
Saturn will bring a down-turn; Neptune will bring active trading in oils and drugs. Anyway, you
will be able to observe the effects of different planets and aspects as they move across the
midheaven on a minute-by minute basis.

Mars aspects

The planet Mars acts as a “trigger” for certain undesirable long term stock market
movements, whenever this planet is square or opposes one of the outer planets. In fact, the
stock market is 70 percent likely to develop a downward trend whenever Mars is in conjunction
with one or more outer planets and simultaneously pattern is not alleviated by trines and sextiles.
The orb for the square should be 50, but 80 can be allowed for the opposition. The following
aspects are especially bad for the market: Mars conjunct Saturn, Mars square Neptune, Mars
opposite Jupiter, Mars in opposition--regardless of the planet. All Martian retrograde stations
should be regarded as critical to the market. In contrast, stock prices have consistently risen
during the thirty days just before a conjunction of Mars with Jupiter or Mercury.

January and September Highs

The market is usually up January 9th through the 18th. This is because the sun reaches
23-25 Capricorn in mid-January, which produces a grand tri.e with Mercury at 24 Tarus
in the New York Stock Exchange chart, sun at 26 Taurus in the NYSE chart, seventh
house cusp of NYSE chart, Neptune at 20 Virgo in the chart of the U.S.A., and Pluto at 24
Capricorn in the chart of the U.S.A. A similar effect happens each September when transit
sun reaches 18-27 Virgo.

Retrograde Mercury

The planet Mercury rules trade and commerce as well as communication. Whenever it is in
retrograde motion the market becomes sluggish, listless.

Eclipses

Eclipses bring an erratic, unpredictable market while they are overhead. Then, for about six
months afterwards, that spot in the sky is sensitized. Whenever another planet, especially Mars,
comes into aspect with that point, the market is likely to fall sharply.

Conclusion

I think of astrology as neither an art nor a science, but as a discipline. That is, it works in
the same way that medicine, jurisprudence, and the ministry work. There is a body of principals
and laws at the core of astrology, but these must be in the hands of a skilled and experienced
astrologer who exercises capable judgement for good results. Like medicine, law, and theology,
astrology may not always give quanti.able results--but it works, nonetheless.
If you wish to use it for market prediction, you should .rst learn the fundamentals. Since
there are many charlatans around, I recommend that you contact the American Federation of
Astrologers, Inc., P.O. Box 22040. Tempe, Arizona, 85282, phone (602)838-1751, and ask
them for the name of a quali.ed teacher who lives near you. When you’ve mastered the basics,
I have a mail order Course in Business and Investment Astrology.
My newsletter, “The Wall Street Astrologer,” can be understood by both the trained
astrologer and the non-astrologer. Send for a sample copy.
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