Dear Fellow Stargazers
Happy Full Moon and Happy Lunar Eclipse!
With the Sun, Moon, Nodes, Neptune, Ceres and Vesta all in Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) today, there may be a negative mood in the market place. Whilst this might not last, it is
always interesting to see if the preponderance of planets in one group of signs ‘tips the balance’.
SOLAR ECLIPSE: December 14th
Today’s lunar eclipse heralds the solar in two weeks’ time. The chart for the solar event – coming neatly between the US election and Inauguration, suggested much litigation and legal mayhem. Dispute over the
election result was always more likely than not. That this lunar eclipse is EXACT on the USA’s Uranus’ position suggests unexpected developments. These may be linked to Israel where the lunar eclipse is on the MC/IC axis.
In the solar eclipse chart, Vesta opposes Neptune, with the former aligning with the position of Mars in the NYSE chart. Neptune, moving slowly opposite this degree has no doubt been a factor in the recent
high stock market levels. Whilst in the eclipse chart Venus makes good aspect to Jupiter, as Vesta moves away from this opposition and the Venus-Jupiter aspect wanes, this bubble will likely lose energy.
PATTERNS IN THE SKY
Market turbulence is common as planets move from one sign to another and especially when these coincide with major planetary aspects. A dominating feature of the next few weeks is the conjunction between
Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius that coincides with the winter solstice. This is the first of a series of four Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions in Aquarius concluding in 2199. (A similar series took place between 1294 and 1405). That this alignment in 2020 coincides with the Sun and Mercury in Capricorn suggests a ‘fresh start’ and the launch of a new business cycle. Many may soon regret not having invested in new technologies where breakthroughs are likely to come thick and fast. That said, perhaps
there is time……..look carefully at this sector between now and January 20th. You may yet find a stock that soars within months (robotics, space engineering especially).
Relative to the US dollar, Bitcoin hit a recent (and forecast) low. It may be that this is a buying opportunity. Certainly the indications are that once Saturn leaves Capricorn just after the solar eclipse,
that the price will rise - at least using this currency pairing. Against the Australian dollar however, Bitcoin’s price has soared. These contradictory signals are not unusual but do prompt the need for further astrological ‘decoding’.
GOLD, SILVER AND PLATINUM
If history repeats, then the Saturn Uranus right angles that form during 2021 will mark decline in indices. The first of these aspects forms on February 17. By then, a stellium in Aquarius will have formed
and the price of platinum and some rare Earth metals should soar. I suspect that gold and silver will not be far behind. Certainly there are many indicators suggesting that silver will reach a high by the next lunar eclipse on May 26th. As with Bitcoin, it is important to consider what the price of gold is being compared against: the picture can look very different against currencies other than the US dollar. There is also the question of what the US dollar will and should be worth.
Whether or not the actual date in early April 1792 is an accurate one for the birth of the US dollar is accurate, the conjunction of Sedna and planetoid Quaoar was operative that year. Using solar arc
directions, that conjunction moves from Libra to Scorpio in 2021: indicating a sea change in the way in which the US dollar is viewed. Though this does not suggest immediate collapse, there is sufficient evidence to suggest loss of value.
EARLY JANUARY BLUES
Traditionally, markets tend to rise into the end of the year. Yet between Christmas and New Year, Ixion – like Quaoar, a planetoid moving in the Kuiper Belt will make Capricorn ingress. This follows a
retrograde move in Sagittarius in recent months. The stock market decline in March coincided with Ixion's earlier Capricorn ingress. This, together with growing concerns as to how the costs of the pandemic are to be met, will likely lead to stock market blues in early 2021.
The Covid 19 pandemic can’t be put down to one singular planetary aspect – or the recent Capricorn stellium - and is most likely a combination of factors. Yet looking for good news, the last contra- parallel
between Neptune and Chiron occurs in February. As this wanes there might yet be respite – though I will feel more optimistic once the quintile between Pluto and Chiron completes in March.
As you are reading this, we will be visiting the vascular surgeon who looked after Michael at the start of the year. No surgical intervention was necessary then and self-healing and your many good wishes and
advice has helped hugely. We are far from out of the woods in that a new diagnosis of Parkinson's has been mooted. Despite all the worry (though perhaps I am carrying that for both of us!), Michael is as always in excellent spirits. The coming solar Eclipse is exact on his Sun and my progressed Sun. I'd like to think that for both of us and new and more optimistic chapter will open.
TAIWAN, Trading with the Moon and 2021 FORECAST
This weekend I gave a three-hour webinar for the NCGR chapter in Taiwan. I cannot thank the host or the translator enough. There was just so much interest and some excellent questions. All that remains now
from me before I record my full 2021 forecast (in English!) is to reset the charts for different capital cities. I will be doing that this afternoon and recording on Tuesday morning. You can order this and/or Trading with the Moon Part One via the universe website
Sadly the site was hacked last week. Malware has now been removed but apparently it takes up to 48 hours to register the site as ‘clean’. Hopefully that will be done by the time that you read this. In case of
difficulty with ordering, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time, wishing you and yours safe and well
Yours from the stars
Author:Financial Universe (2004 and 2009)
Exploring the Financial Universe (2016)
Beginner's Guide to the Financial Universe (2017)
Navigating the Financial Universe (2019)