But as we focus on the potentially devastating solar eclipse stock market effects that can accompany the big Equinox Eclipse that’s coming up on Friday, March 20, we shouldn’t overlook the solar eclipse stock market impact of the last big solar eclipse as well.
That eclipse happened last October, but the solar eclipse stock market influence is still being felt, especially when we get planetary alignments that trigger sensitive points in the horoscope for that eclipse.
As this chart for the S&P 500 Index shows, the price range on the date of that eclipse has created a support zone for the index since then, bounded by a high of 1961 and a low of 1931.
The Uranus/Pluto waxing square in December helped drive the markets lower, but the index didn’t penetrate the support zone generated by the solar eclipse stock market dynamics from October.
Lasting Solar Eclipse Stock Market Effects
Since that time prices have remained above that solar eclipse stock market support level, but the next Uranus/Pluto waxing square on March 16 may drive the S&P lower for yet another test of support.
If that support continues to hold firm past the Equinox Eclipse coming up on Friday, we can expect more bullish action ahead, but a break below that eclipse-defined trading range at any time during the next few months would be extremely bearish.
If that happens, we will reassess our bullish assumptions and recalculate our price targets.
An unanticipated encounter with a long-lost friend who shows up uninvited at an exclusive social event.
All of those things are the kind of surprises we like.
But sometimes Uranus gets nasty.
It can bring surprising catastrophes, lightning storms, high winds, rapidly escalating conflicts, and times of social strife.
That’s especially true when Uranus joins forces with Pluto, which is exactly what’s been going on for the past three years.
The current series of seven waxing Uranus/Pluto squares, which began in 2012, is coming to an end on March 16, with the final installment in the series of alignments.
And it’s already bringing more than its share of unpleasant surprises.
Cyclone Pam Smashes Vanuatu
Just ask the good folks in Vanuatu, in the South Pacific.
The final Uranus/Pluto waxing square started shaking things up there less than 48 hours ago, as the most powerful storm system ever recorded in the region hammered the Pacific islands.
Tropical Cyclone Pam, packing sustained winds of over 250 kilometers per hour, with gusts of over 300 kilometers per hour, has left what relief workers are calling “unbelievable destruction” in Port Vila, the capitol of Vanuatu, with more than 90 percent of the structures there damaged in some way.
The South Pacific Meets Cyclone Pam and Friends
And Tropical Cyclone Pam is just the leader of the pack.
In addition to Pam, Tropical Cyclones Bavi, Olwyn, and Nathan are simultaneously clobbering the South Pacific, sending shock waves through northern Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and lands beyond.
While at least 8 deaths have been reported and there’s already a tremendous strain on communications, transportation, and relief efforts, what’s abundantly clear about Cyclone Pam is the true power of the Uranus/Pluto waxing square series.
That’s a force that I analysed in depth in my monograph on The Uranus/Pluto Waxing Square 202-2015, but Vanuatu makes it clear that we need to consider this powerful and stressful alignment from a different perspective.
While the physical devastation and impact on human life is considerable, this event also has significance in the world of international finance. Vanuatu is a popular tax haven and the island nation has no income tax, capital gains tax, withholding tax, inheritance tax, or exchange control.
The country’s horoscope suggests its high vulnerability to the power of the final Uranus/Pluto waxing square
Transiting Uranus not only squares transiting Pluto; it also forms an opposition to the country’s natal Pluto.
The alignment of transiting Uranus and transiting Pluto directly activates the Moon and Hades in the national horoscope for Vanuatu, suggesting sudden impoverishment of the general population.
The activation of the Vanuatu Sun/Saturn midpoint indicates sudden separations and the loss of important connections with the elderly.
Watching Cyclone Pam
We will of course be keeping on top of the news from Cyclone Pam as it unfolds. The mainstream media won’t be paying much attention to the Uranus/Pluto waxing square, of course.
But at least some of us will have an idea about what’s really gonig on.
We’ve been dealing with the series of Uranus/Pluto waxing squares for the past three years.
There have been six of these alignments so far, with the first one coming in the summer of 2012 and the most recent one hitting us last December.
And now we’re ready for the seventh and final square.
It’s coming up in just another week, on March 16.
It marks the end of a cycle of these alignments, but not the end of the enormously stressful impact this planetary combination has been having on geopolitics, on community affairs, on market and economic activity, and on our daily lives.
We reach the end of a cycle with Uranus every 84 years, and that time period often marks significant milestones in the lives of individuals, organizations, and countries as well.
The End of a Cycle of Uranus and Pluto Together
When we add Pluto to the mix, however, the already explosive potential of Uranus can get extreme.
There are wars, natural catastrophes, and riots in the streets.
Tempers flare, and lines are drawn in the sand in families, neighborhoods, and political parties.
We experience times of racial unrest, social tension, confrontation, and sometimes violence and bloodshed.
That’s what’s been in play for the past three years, and that’s what comes into strong focus as we approach the end of a cycle on March 16.
This final alignment at the end of a cycle of seven waxing squares sees the Uranus/Pluto waxing square triggering the Apollon/Aries midpoint (widespread commercial activity; events that have a global impact) and the Hades/Vulcanus midpoint (wickedness, vice, great danger, capital crimes, brutality, murder.
In short, it’s not a very pretty picture.
But even as we count down the days until this ominous astrological event at the end of a cycle in a period of profound stress, we need to remind ourselves that every crisis brings opportunities with it.
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.
I’ve gotten some questions from readers about how to get the 80% discount on the monograph on The Uranus/Pluto Waxing Square 2012-2105, especially since everybody now seems to be in a hurry to get this information before the alignment hits tomorrow.
This email came earlier today from Harmonic Research Associates, which is handling the sale. I think it answers all the questions pretty well:
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