The date was special because of the retrograde station by Poseidon.
He and I had gotten together on his Trade What You See program on the Tiger Financial News Network.
TFNN caters to traders who are interested in cutting-edge techniques and perspective for enhancing their performance in the markets.
An Astro-Trading Forum
Larry’s show is noteworthy, not just because he has such vast experience in trading and in training traders, but also because he’s so appreciative of the unique advantages that astro-trading techniques can bring to the market environment.
That’s why it’s always a joy when I get to join him on the air.
We get to talk trading. And we get to talk about astrology.
We don’t get many chances to check out an impeachment horoscope.
The U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Donald J. Trump on two articles last night after days of wrangling and debate.
There’s been a lot said about the divisiveness and acrimony surrounding the the whole process.
It was, in fact, quite a show. There were plenty of wild scenes and memorable characters along the way.
I suppose we could spend time running down some of those rabbit trails.
But I actually don’t want to go there. Not for now at least.
The Impeachment Horoscope
You see, what’s really interesting to me as an astrologer is the impeachment horoscope.
As I was saying, it’s sort of a rare critter.
Trump is only the third sitting U.S. President get impeached in the entire history of the country. And that’s exactly why this kind of chart is so rare.
Even so, I didn’t expect this horoscope to be quite so striking.
A mundane chart like this, a horoscope of a geopolitical event, can give us remarkable insights into the ultimate hidden significance of the action taking place.
This chart is no exception.
I timed it based on the moment that the electrically-recorded vote in the House passed the threshold needed to carry the motion on the first article of impeachment.
Here’s what it looks like:
I’ve labeled some of the key points for easy reference.
Point A is quite striking. Transiting Uranus, the planet of explosions and surprises, was right on the Midheaven at the time the vote passed. That’s a prominent position.
When Uranus was first discovered in the late 1700’s it was a time of revolution, most notably in France and America.
So Uranus is associated with revolutions, upheavals, and the overthrow of kings or other governmental leaders.
In this case that planet’s energy is amplified in a T-Square pattern with two transneptunians.
Uranus is square Vulcanus (B) and in opposition to Apollon (C).
Vulcanus is connected with coercive action or an extortionate “offer you can’t refuse.”
Apollon says that this event has a widespread impact, affecting the lives of many people.
The revolutionary theme is picked up by the Moon (D – representing the people as a whole) applying to a tension-provoking square to the Sun (E – representing the ruler).
But what’s really most intriguing is the action at point F. The Part of Fortune, an indicator of true happiness and fulfillment whose position changes minute by minute, conjoined the transneptunian Poseidon at the time of the impeachment vote.
Poseidon is about higher ideals and inspiration.
So it’s an unexpected signal.
The vote in the House was historic.
The conflict was evident.
But it was also a time of ultimate fulfillment. And perhaps even more.
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!
With a Vulcanus direct station on April 13, that’s worth looking at.
Its direct stations tend to be slightly bearish for the S&P 500. They bring lower prices about 46% of the time, and fall within 3 daily bars of an isolated high 59% of the time.
That’s also characteristic of the direct stations and the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong. They bring lower prices about 47% of the time, and fall within 3 daily bars of an isolated high 60% of the time.
For the Dow Jones Industrial Average, however, the direct stations tend to be fairly bullish. They signal price reversals to the upside about 41% of the time, and fall within 3 daily bars of an isolated low 70% of the time.
But no matter what market we’re trading, we need to watch this Vulcanus direct station.
After all, i’s making us an offer we can’t refuse.
As I noted recently in the latest installment of the Astro-Traders Tip of the Week, the big event that astro-traders need to keep an eye on right now is the conjunction of the Sun with Neptune at 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday night, February 25.
Potential EuroZone Confusion
This alignment will take place at 7 degrees Pisces, a position that puts it in conjunction with Saturn in the May 17, 1876 horoscope for the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.
While that connection suggests that we’ll want to watch for continuing developments in EU politics during the coming weeks, the Sun/Neptune combination promotes confusion and illusory thinking in general. This could mean some speculative opportunities that seem to be too good to be true (and probably are), along with duplicity, muddled market signals, and self-deception.
Why An Oil Prices Chart?
But Neptune is also traditionally associated with petroleum, so a horoscope for the conjunction tonight could in one sense be considered an oil prices chart as well.
The Sun/Neptune conjunction aligns with the midpoint of Chiron and Admetos, which suggests problematic circumstances with regard to basic raw materials, including petroleum. I noted the roles of Neptune and Admetos in a recent blog post on oil prices chart considerations.
Stressful situations like this one that include a Chiron factor often turn out to be blessings in disguise, however, especially for the financial players that have hidden interests or unexpected connections.
Note as well that the Sun/Neptune conjunction also activates the Hades/Poseidon midpoint (defective thinking, unclear communications, core deficiencies). There’s also an impact here on the Uranus/Apollon alignment (the tension of uncertainty impacted by sudden shifts in supply and demand).
Stock Trading Possibilities
While all these factors contribute to the usefulness of the Sun/Neptune conjunction horoscope as an oil prices chart, there are also opportunities for profitable stock market trades that accompany the Sun/Neptune conjunction.
As we noted in a recent article at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com, “this planetary aspect typically follows an upward-trending market, which tends to culminate about nine or ten days after the alignment, prior to a strong sell-off.” That could offer some short-term trading opportunities now for savvy astro-traders – you can read about “The Sun/Neptune Conjunction and the S&P” HERE.
NASA always does a great job of keeping us up to speed on the action in the solar system.
The charts and graphs the agency shares on its spaceweather.com website are enlightening.
The photos are spectacular.
And the stuff from NASA isn’t just about what’s going on in space.
It’s about the impact of solar system events on life here on Earth as well.
Funny thing about that.
It used to be that only astrologers thought that the action in space makes an impact on human affairs.
Astrologers used to get ridiculed for that crazy idea.
But now the astronomers who work with NASA, the guys and gals peering through the telescopes into the night sky, have figured it out as well!
Good for them!
NASA Shows Us The Solar Action
Of course the astronomers may or may not recognize the fact that they’re getting a little closer to astrology every day.
Either way, it’s important for us as astrologers – and as astro-traders, too – to pay attention to the information coming out of NASA.
Like this photograph the agency released earlier today:
This is an image of sunspot AR2242 erupting at 00:27 UT on Saturday, December 20,
A Heliocentric-Uranian Blend?
If you were clocking things astrologically then, you might have noted that this took place just a few hours after heliocentric Venus entered Aquarius.
It was also just a few hours before an exact 120-degree alignment between heliocentric Mars and heliocentric Poseidon. (That’s for those of you who dare mix Uranian and heliocentric techniques!)
But as NASA knows, the real action was on the Sun – and on the Earth as well.
The eruption of sunspot AR2242 produced a massive X1.8-class solar flare. That’s the big plume of fire shooting out from the Sun at the lower-right corner of the photograph.
Feeling The Solar Impact
We’ve already felt the effects on Earth.
NASA reported that the solar flare produced an extremely high level of ultraviolet radiation which ionized a big chunk of the Earth’s upper atmosphere earlier today.
That atmospheric ionization blacked out high-frequency radio communications over Australia and much of the South Pacific when it hit.
But the effects may not stop with that period of radio silence. NASA says that there’s also the possibility that a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the same sunspot eruption could be on its way to Earth.
If that’s the case, and if the CME arrives in the next couple of days as NASA suggests, we could see more communications interference.
We could also see an impact on the markets. Key research by some of the pioneers in financial astrology revealed important correlations between sunspot cycles and the rhythms of the markets.
As astro-traders, then, we need to keep an eye on solar events like this one reported by NASA.
Even if we have a different perspective than the NASA astronomers!
I noted that “the Full Moon degree is also in an eighth-harmonic alignment with the Zeus/Poseidon midpoint. This suggests that this particular Full Moon is a time in which the public is compelled to make clear mental commitments. It’s a time for taking a stand, for expressing leadership through decisive declarations.”
But I wasn’t thinking then about what we would be seeing in Grand Central Station last night:
The choke-hold “I can’t breathe” protesters filled the terminal, in a strong public declaration of their objections to this week’s refusal by a New York grand jury to indite a NYPD police officer after the strangling death of 43-year-old Eric Garner on Staten Island.
Garner, an asthmatic and the father of six kids, was suspected of selling illegal cigarettes. Hew was tackled by five police officers, with one of them pinning him down in a “choke hold” despite Garner’s repeated pleas of “I can’t breathe”.
A cell-phone video of the killing recorded Garner saying “I can’t breathe” eight times. He died in an area hospital after the cops who had piled on him finally relented.
Is This An “I Can’t Breathe” Full Moon?
But what about the Full Moon?
The 90-degree dial for the event does more than underscore the “decisive declaration” theme. (You’ll find the conventional horoscope wheel here.)
At the time of the Full Moon, Mercury was square Chiron, and the two planets show up as a conjunction on the 90-degree dial, suggesting the potential for a health crisis related to breathing and respiration.
The tight opposition of Saturn and Admetos (the two astrological bodies most strongly associated with constriction, boundaries, and limits) at the time of the Full Moon shows up as a definitive “I Can’t Breathe” signature in the chart, indicated by the red arrow pointer.
That Saturn/Admetos combination triggers three important midpoint structures in the Full Moon chart.
Its contact with the Venus/Mars midpoint suggests a powerful suppression of vital energies. That’s what can happen in an “I can’t breathe” situation.
The connection with the midpoint of Poseidon and the Full Moon repeats the recurring theme of definitive expressions of powerful ideas. Poseidon also has a connection with higher spiritual realms, so this alignment can also indicate an abrupt departure from the physical body.
And perhaps most interesting of all is the triggering of the Zeus/Kronos midpoint. This indicates that the act of suppression and constriction comes from a powerful application of force by people in authority. That’s clearly what happened during the death of Eric Garner.
It’s also what seemed to be brewing as the police arrived to break up the “I Can’t Breathe” rally in Grand Central Terminal last night.
While the tacit condoning of police killings of unarmed people is rapidly becoming a focal point for public outrage, expressed through “I Can’t Breathe” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” demonstrations in many locations, it obviously goes beyond the impact of just one Full Moon.
It’s certainly much more strongly connected with the current series of Uranus/Pluto waxing squares. We’ll get another exact alignment in that series later this month, and yet another one in March.
But even so, the degree to which this Full Moon connects with the current “I Can’t Breathe” outpouring is quite remarkable.
We were still in the final hour of trading when I was on the air with Michael Yorba earlier today on his Traders Network radio show.
At the time, the sell-off in U.S. equities had already gotten underway, but we still didn’t have an indication of just how big the losses for the day would be at the closing bell, with the Dow Industrials off by 1.41% and the S&P 500 down 1.17% on the session.
That selling action wasn’t on the radar for most traders when the opening bell rang this morning, but as I noted in my blog post this morning, the Uranus/Poseidon waxing quincunx had the power to pull the rug out from anything that looked too much like a rally. By the end of the trading day a Sun/Saturn waxing trine was also looming large, adding to the bearish pressure.
As I told Michael Yorba during our interview, it was a lot like what we would be experiencing if we had gotten in our car and had begun driving behind a dump truck full of gravel, with the flying debris of cosmic alignments smacking the market’s windshield as we hurtle down the highway.
There’s a lot more debris headed our way as we move along the Stock Market Collision Course during the coming weeks. It’s a time for cool heads and solid astro-trading strategies.
That’s what Michael and I talked about today– you can hear the entire 10-minute interview here: