When you get your copy of the report, you’ll see at a glance the cycles and rhythms evident in the relationship between these two planets.
But as you look at it, pay particular attention to the event that took place in the year 1202.
On February 2, 1202, Jupiter and Neptune were not only exactly 60 degrees apart. They zodiacal degrees of their alignment in 2020.
That’s an important correspondence for a number of reasons. One of them is an event that happened in 1202.
That was the year that Leonardo da Pisa published his breakthrough book, Liber Abaci. It transformed modern mathematics by introducing the use of Arabic numerals as substitutes for Roman numerals in calculations. It also introduced the zero to the western world.
By the way, you may know of Leonardo da Pisa by his more popular nickname – Leonardo Fibonacci. He was also the one who discovered the Fibonacci ratios that are so important in our market calculations today.
It looks like a Microsoft trade may offer some real possibilities for astro-traders now.
The current trading chart for Microsoft (NASDAQ – MSFT) shows a mild uptrend in a trading channel. We have every reason to expect that trend to continue.
But other things are happening, too!
Transits Set Up A Positive Microsoft Trade
There are some powerful transiting dynamics that we shouldn’t ignore. They have the potential for a major impact coming up in the next few weeks.
First of all there’s Jupiter.
Action by transiting Jupiter is bringing it into opposition to the transneptunian factor Kronos in the Microsoft First-Trade horoscope. That line-up suggests that higher prices for this stock may be coming up soon.
That gets big reinforcement from transiting Pluto, which is activating both First-Trade Jupiter and the First-Trade Ascendant.
Together, these transiting dynamics form an incredibly powerful combination.
As we look at the potential for a profitable Microsoft trade, then, we can expect a massive price bump for this bellwether tech stock.
The move could be quite memorable.
Note that because of the role that transiting Pluto is playing here, it may take a few weeks to see the full price impact.
After all, Pluto moves very slowly. So the positive action here may follow the Pluto pace, taking its time in benefiting this stock.
Here’s a quick video that puts the current situation into perspective:
As this Astro-Traders’ Tip of the Week suggests, this may be a very good time indeed to look at a Microsoft trade as a potential winning move in your own portfolio!
We get one every year, followed by a direct station about four months later.
When we back-test the impact of Jupiter retrograde stations on the price action in the S&P 500 Index, we get a pretty straightforward picture of their effect:
The stock market index typically rallies for about three weeks prior to the date of the station, and then goes into a period of congested trading before moving into a decline about three weeks following the retrograde station.
This is the usual market behavior when we lump all Jupiter retrograde stations together, regardless of their zodiac position.
Taken as a group, the Fire sign examples of the Jupiter retrograde station look like this in their average impact on the S&P:
A look at the Jupiter retrograde station examples in mutable signs reveals their similarity to the average Jupiter retrograde station results overall. It looks like this:
When we examine Jupiter retrograde stations as distinguished by their individual zodiac sign, however, we discover that the market’s reaction can vary widely, depending on the particular zodiac sign involved.
Jupiter retrograde stations in Aries and Scorpio, for example, bring more bearish responses, while those in Cancer and Libra tend to be more bullish. And then there’s Sagittarius.
The S&P action when Jupiter goes retrograde in Sagittarius is strongly bullish.
The Last Jupiter Retrograde Station In Sagittarius Was In 2007
It’s been a long time since we saw the last Jupiter retrograde station in Sagittarius.
That’s important to us today because Jupiter is about to go retrograde at 24º Sagittarius on Wednesday, April 10.
We expect a bullish response, although it may include some trading consolidation along the way. That positive expectation is reinforced by the Jupiter station’s position relative to the chart for the New York Stock Exchange – it activates the Uranus/Kronos midpoint, suggesting a sudden surge to new trading highs.
It’s just been 24 days since the Donald Trump election as president of the United States.
We still haven’t completely assimilated its consequences.
The Trump election surprised the political pundits, to say the least.
We weren’t 100 percent certain about the outcome prior to election day on November 8th.
But we certainly weren’t as surprised by the Trump election as many of the television talking heads seemed to be.
After all, following the lead of top mundane astrologer Nick Campion, we had examined the transits to the natal horoscopes of the presidential candidates on inauguration day.
Trump Election Results Show At The Inauguration
Nick says that since the exact time of the new president taking office is specified by law, the inauguration chart, set for noon on January 20, 2017, is the best guide to an election’s outcome.
The transits to Hillary Clinton’s natal chart on that date aren’t particularly horrible. They aren’t particularly outstanding, either.
But Donald J. Trump’s transits are pretty spectacular.
In fact, they clearly define the expectation for a Trump election.
At the time of the Oath of Office, Venus will be in a 150-degree quincunx to Donald Trump’s natal Jupiter. That signals a particularly joyful time, although it may lack fulfillment at some level.
Venus will also be in opposition to Trump’s natal conjunction of the transneptunian factors Cupido and Apollon. This suggests a time of harmonious union with many people, with an emphasis on oratory and vocal skill.
Perhaps most importantly, however, transiting Jupiter will be trine Donald Trump’s natal Sun.
Alfred Witte describes the Sun/Jupiter combination as signifying “the cheerful man” or “fortunate rich man”.
That pretty much nails the outcome of the Trump election.
The Stock Market Reaction To The Trump Election
As the news of the Donald Trump election began to break in the early morning hours of November 9, stock market futures began to plunge. But that nose-dive didn’t last long.
By the time the markets officially opened at 9:30 Wednesday morning, stocks had bounced back.
They started a spectacular rally that went on for weeks.
In fact, it lasted until the next New Moon, a stressful event with an impact both in and out of the markets.
Again, this was a surprising development for many pundits, who had anticipated a market crash in the event of a Trump election.
But students of W. D. Gann weren’t surprised.
Gann’s Comments Applied To The Trump Election
In his 1923 book Truth of the Stock Tape, W. D. Gann specifically addressed the question of “After-Election Rallies” in the stock market.
“When any important election, either presidential or otherwise, take place,” Gann wrote, “and the market has pretty well discounted it, but the general public through the country figure that the event is favorable, they, of course, send in buying orders the next day after election, and stocks are strong until this demand is satisfied. It will always pay you to wait two or three days after election and see whether the market continues to move in the same direction after election as it did before.”
To add perspective current to his day, Gann mentioned the 1912 election of Woodrow Wilson. (As a side note, there’s an interesting comparison of the Trump election with that of Wilson by Bloomberg commentator Jonathan Bernstein.)
“Stocks were strong the first day after Wilson was elected the first time,” W. D. Gann noted, “but the decline started promptly after public buying orders had been filled. Always be careful of buying on top of after-election rallies. In the same way, if stocks open off and decline the first two or three days after election, be careful about selling them, as it may be only the public selling because they are scared and the insiders may support the market and start an advance.”
Planetary pairs are one of the keys to effective analysis in astro-trading.
What are planetary pairs?
Basically they’re just two different planets that are used in combination to determine the characteristics of specific market action.
Different planetary pairs can be used with different stocks.
Ideally the planets involved will not only connect with the trading action, but will also relate in some way with the characteristics of the company as well.
But even if you’ve managed to select a good pair, it may not last.
Sometimes the trading energy for a particular stock will shift, and the planetary pairs will no longer describe the trading action accurately.
When that happens it’s up to us as astro-traders to examine other potential combinations of planetary pairs. We begin the search for what’s working now.
Picking The Best Planetary Pairs For Trading
Sometimes that search can be pretty frustrating.
We may look through dozens of planetary pairs, seeking in vain for the precise combination that fits the behavior of the stock we want to trade.
At other times the process of filtering through potential planetary pairs takes almost no time at all.
With a flash of inspiration, the perfect combination seems to appear magically!
But what is it that makes the perfect combination?
Fast and Slow
Ideally, you’re looking for one fast-moving planet and one slower-moving planet.
The faster planet will often help define trading trends, while its slower-moving companion helps structure key zones of support and resistance.
And fast and slow are always comparative.
Mercury is faster than Jupiter, but Jupiter is faster than Pluto.
Generally speaking, though, when you pick a fast planet you’ll be selecting the Sun or the Moon, or Mercury, Venus, or Mars.
For slower-moving planets you’ve got lots of options.
Transneptunians As Slow Planets
The Transneptunian Factors are particularly slow moving, which can make them extremely useful in constructing planetary pairs for market analysis.
We discussed this briefly in our recent webinar on the current Admetos action. Our focus was “The Hidden Transneptunian Transition Just Ahead” – the session provided an in-depth look at some critical factors other financial astrologers have overlooked. The webinar recording is worth downloading and reviewing in detail.
A Free Resource From TradersWorld
As a result of some focused research on the importance of planetary pairs, I wrote an article which has recently been published in Issue #63 of TradersWorld magazine. It takes a detailed look at the importance of this kind of planetary calculation, and why it’s so critical for astro-traders to include it in their work.
Thanks to the generosity of Larry Jacobs, the editor of TradersWorld, you can get this information for free.
I’m truly grateful that he brought it to my attention.
Some years ago it was Bill, along with Charles Emerson and Gary Christen, who encouraged me to look at the Transneptunian factors like Apollon in my astrological work.
Arch Crawford also helped push me in that direction.
Even though I resisted the notion of “hypothetical planets” at first, I finally gave it a look.
I’ve been hooked ever since.
The Transneptunians can indeed add important information to our astrological interpretations. And because they are slow-moving, even generational in their influence, they’re especially useful in mundane astrology and macro-economic considerations.
Apollon is the Transneptunian factor that’s connected with global expansion, the growth of science and technology, commercial activity, and the spreading of influence far and wide.
In combination with Jupiter, it’s a classic indicator of big money. That can be expressed in individual wealth or in the capitalization of a major corporation.
It can also mean a market rally.
What Alfred Witte Said
The comments of Alfred Witte, who literally wrote the book on Transneptunian influences, certainly support the idea of a market rally getting triggered by Jupiter/Apollon action.
What’s even more interesting, though, is what we can learn by back-testing the effects of eighth-harmonic solar alignments with the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint.
This chart shows the tendency toward a market rally after this alignment. It’s based on the events that took place over the last 30 years. But it doesn’t include the Sun’s square to the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint yesterday.
As you can see, the idea of the Sun in contact with the transiting Jupiter/Apollon midpoint being connected with a market rally doesn’t look too bad.
A Caution About Predicting A Market Rally
Even so, it’s important not to jump to conclusions. Although the impact of the Sun’s square to the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint was certainly evident in the market rally this week, it doesn’t happen all the time.
In fact, a market rally fails to materialize most of the time.
Remember that we get eight eighth-harmonic alignments of the Sun to the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint each year.
While they do in fact bring stock prices up on average, we don’t see a market rally of historical proportions each time they occur.
Note as well that the average pop in the S&P after a solar contact with the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint tends to be about one-third of one percent.
That’s nothing like the market rally we’ve seen in the past couple of days!
I spend so much of my time examining planetary positions by looking at astrological charts that it’s always an unexpected delight when I take the time to look into the sky and see what’s really going on.
That’s what happened to me just before dawn this morning when I stepped out onto the terrace overlooking the Manatee River.
The river was already turning red in the east, and as I gazed overhead I saw the Moon and Jupiter, both shining brightly.
They had met in a conjunction around 8 o’clock last night, but were still close enough together this morning to bring a big smile to my face – even before I’d had my morning coffee!
Although I’m mainly thinking about the Moon in relation to its impact on astro-trading action in the stock market, it’s nice to be reminded just how beautiful astrology really is.
Astro-Trading & Financial Astrology Insights from Tim Bost