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NYSE Solar Return: Fraud, Deception & Emotion in Stock Market Trading During the Next 12 Months

It’s really a powerful chart, but it’s not necessarily a pretty picture.

As part of my preparation for the celebration of the birthday of the New York Stock Exchange next weekend, I’ve just taken time to do a detailed study of the solar return horoscope for that venerable institution.

It’s calculated for the exact time this year that the Sun comes back to the zodiacal position it was in on Thursday morning, May 17, 1792, when a group of traders got together under a buttonwood tree at the foot of Wall Street in New York City to tell lies and swap securities.

Along the way, they laid the foundation for stock market trading for centuries to come.

Here’s what the solar return horoscope looks like:

Stock Market Trading - NYSE Solar Return 2014
This solar return horoscope is calculated from the exact time that the Sun comes back to the position it was in at 8:52 a.m. LMT on May 17, 1792, when trading first began for the group that eventually became the New York Stock Exchange. The chart can tell us about stock market trading during the coming twelve months.

Pay attention here to the conjunction of Neptune with the Ascendant on the left side of the wheel, as well as the Sun/Admetos conjunction, the Moon/Pluto conjunction, and the conjunction of Apollon with the True Lunar Node.

Those factors suggest fresh limitations on the NYSE (probably from ICE deliberately cutting back on the number of issues available for trading), a highly-charged emotional atmosphere driving plenty of wild price speculation, and a high potential for outright fraud and deception.

And, with Venus finishing up its translation of the Grand Cross in Cardinal zodiac signs, there’s also a big potential a widespread global impact from shifts in the NYSE during the next twelve months. (That Venus translation is also likely to have a short-term impact in setting up a shift in market trend; check out the recent blog post here at: http://marketastrologer.realbusinessresults.com/specific-times-exact-prices-profitable-stock-market-trading/

This solar return chart just underscores the importance of understanding the implications of New York Stock Exchange astrology in getting an accurate overview of the markets as a whole. That’s the subject of an article in the current issue of FinancialCyclesWeekly.com newsletter, which is distributed weekly to our members to provide tools and tips to enhance their stock market trading performance as astro-traders– you’ll find it at: http://www.financialcyclesweekly.com/members/Newsletter-for-May-1117-2014.cfm

It’s also what I’ll be talking about with the NCGR chapter in Ft. Lauderdale next weekend during my presentation on “The NYSE at 222” – I hope you can join us then!

You’ll find more details on next weekend’s activities on the blog post from May 8, including contact information for the event. Take a look at: http://marketastrologer.realbusinessresults.com/lots-candles-birthday-cake/

Will Space Rocks Overwhelm Unwary Astrologers?

“Anything worth doing is worth overdoing,” Mick Jagger once famously said, and his words came to mind earlier today when I was reviewing some information from NASA about Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs).

NASA defines PHAs as “space rocks larger than approximately 100m that can come closer to Earth than 0.05 AU. None of the known PHAs is on a collision course with our planet, although astronomers are finding new ones all the time.”

These aren’t tiny pebbles. 100 meters is roughly the height of a 27-storey building, and longer than an American football field. So if one of these space rocks were to come hurtling out of the sky and smash into the local neighborhood, it would be a memorable event!

But it wasn’t the size of these objects as much as the sheer number of them that got my attention, bringing Mick Jagger to mind.

According to the folks at NASA, as of today they are tracking 1,421 PHAs. You can get a complete list of them by CLICKING HERE.

What concerns me here is not so much the likelihood of a space rock suddenly crashing through my roof– that seems like a remote possibility at best.

What I’m actually worried about is the passion that some astrologers have about including every newly-discovered object in our solar system as a symbolic object in their horoscopes.

Since the invention of the telescope, astrology has moved far beyond the Seven Sacred Planets of the ancient world– the wandering bodies that can be sighted with the naked eye. By the time Pluto was discovered in 1930, astrology had begun reinventing itself to include more planets that the astronomers had observed, as well as the transneptunian factors postulated by Alfred Witte and his students.

In later decades the major asteroids– Ceres, Vesta, Pallas, and Juno– started showing up in horoscopes, and they were soon followed by more asteroids, planetoids, comets, and hypothetical objects. The result has been an incredible capacity for clutter in the horoscope wheel, as this chart for the New York Stock Exchange illustrates:

NYSE ktichensink

This NYSE horoscope includes positions for transneptunians, asteroids, comets, and stray dogs– 46 separate objects in all.

The obvious potential problem here is in not being able to see the forest for the trees. Being effective as astro-traders depends on maintaining our skill at pattern recognition, so that we can see the emerging trends in the market.

In short, whether we’re working with the natal horoscope for an individual or a First-Trade chart for a stock, too much information is not always a good thing, in spite of what Mick Jagger says.

By the way, if you think this chart looks cluttered with 46 factors included, can you imagine what it wil look like when we add 1,421 Potentially Hazardous Asteroids?



Could Hurricane Sandy Bring Some Good Results?

The devastation from Hurricane Sandy has shut down floor trading on the New York Stock Exchange for the second day in a row, and much of the Northeast is still reeling from the massive impact of this huge storm.

But while it’s easy to get caught up in the costly destruction of this event, we shouldn’t overlook the storm’s potential for bringing some positive results as well, especially in the realm of consciousness.

I shared some of my reflections on this subject, as well as some of the astrological implications of this historic weather event, in an article published in the most recent issue of the FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter.

In the article I noted that Sandy’s ability to provide a “diversion from partisan confrontation, with the possibility of coming together creatively and cooperatively to deal with the effects of bad weather, could be a very good thing.”

You can read the complete article on the FinancialCyclesWeekly website at http://www.financialcyclesweekly.com/public/1566.cfm

By the way, the hurricane’s destructive force itself also opens up some potential opportunities for profitable astro-trading. I’ll be highlighting some of them in the next issue of the FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter.