Dear Fellow Star-gazers,
Happy Full Moon and Happy Total Lunar Eclipse!
Today marks the start of the two-week eclipse season that concludes with the Solar Eclipse on June 10th. This lunar eclipse is unusually short in duration, whilst the solar is an annular eclipse and
exceptionally long: adding to the potential for this particular ‘eclipse season’ to prove memorable. It is also a Super-Moon when the Moon is at its closest point to Earth. The pull on the Earth's crust has already been felt: just this last weekend, the city of Goma in the Congo was evacuated when a nearby volcano sprang to life. It is more than a little interesting that the last time Mt Nyiragongo erupted was in 2002 - when there was a lunar eclipse on May 26th just as today. The volcano also
erupted at the previous lunar eclipse cycle, in 1983.
Traders may recall that the 2002 eclipse marked the start of decline in all major indices: a decline that lasted for the better part of five months. In 2021 we are also midst the square alignment of Saturn
and Uranus, and any decline will likely accelerate mid-June.
This lunar eclipse is on the 'degree of flight'. Aviation history shows that planetary activity at this degree (4-5 Sagittarius) has been evident when there have been advances in flight technology and, yes,
sadly, at times of major accident. This time there is talk about no-fly zones over Belarus and disruption to airline schedules.
Whilst attention is on the lunar effect, we should also be aware of the increased solar activity in recent days and the high probability of a CME reaching Earth on May 26th. Blasts of high solar
activity tend to coincide with accented trading behaviour (volume of trade increases).
To say that I am over-whelmed by data and information would be an understatement. It was clear some weeks ago that the chart I was using for Bitcoin was not working as it should: the date and time are
accurate but the location (which gives the exact angles to a horoscope) was incorrect.
I have been musing and wondering if I should have been using the chart for the Pizza Trade: the first ‘real’ Bitcoin trade. That chart had its solar return this last weekend and is rapidly becoming a chart of
‘singular interest’. There are the expected links between this chart and that of the acknowledged Bitcoin First Trade, but it is transits to the Pizza chart that best explain the sudden collapse in prices in this last week. Working with this ‘pizza’ chart, the implications are that the price will rebound in June - though I acknowledge that it is possible that the transit of Ixion (one of the dwarf planets) to the natal position of Pluto in Bitcoin’s first trade chart was a factor in pulling
the price down last week.
As I have stated in early letters, I do have concerns about regulatory measures adversely affecting Bitcoin’s price. Key periods are June 10th – 14th and mid October. More immediately, I expect a change of trend on May 28th/29th.
Research is never finished but my thoughts on cracking the crypto-astro-codes are consolidating and will eventually form an ebook. I know that I promised a Bitcoin update but my confidence was
badly shaken and I chose instead to focus on more research - at least for now. I am indebted to two readers especially for sending through a wealth of data for analysis.
GOLD AND SILVER
In my 2021 forecast I was optimistic about silver prices in 2021 – singling out May 26th. I would like to add June 22 as being another day of particular interest. More immediately, the next few days (late May/early June) should prove important with a reversal of trend likely on June 4th - which should also prove a key date for gold.
As of this coming weekend Mercury turns retrograde in Gemini. Mercury's retrograde periods create patterns as they move through the zodiac and should not be thought of as ‘all bad’. That said, my
experience is that when Mercury is retrograde in signs in which it usually works well (Gemini and Virgo), then the potential for misinformation and upset appears increased.
Mercury turns direct the night before the next Full Moon suggesting that the coming weeks will prove extra challenging where communications are concerned. We should note that a formidable T-square featuring
Mars, Saturn and Uranus is exact in early July. If this coincides with military action (as seems likely), that action may come about as a result of the deep distrust that grows through the coming weeks: most especially over the weekend of June 4th and 5th.
TEACHING, EVENTS ETC
Recent on-line events in Taiwan and for colleagues in Hong Kong have gone exceptionally well and I look forward to doing more of these as well as - I hope - being at a LIVE!!! Conference in October here in
the UK for the Astrological Association. It will be so, so wonderful to be with colleagues in person.
Of course, much depends on my husband's health. I am in some trepidation about today's Full Moon. Within a day of each of the last two full moons, and having been so optimistic, he had nasty collapses necessitating emergency attention. I hope that this time will be different but, with Uranus now exact on my Ascendant, it will surprise few people that this roller coaster ride is proving dramatic.
As always I am super grateful for your thoughts and well wishes. We know that they work having had a call yesterday from the vascular team who did a scan recently to check on the state of last year’s aortic
tear. There is no change. Given that they did nothing and left ‘nature to heal’, I am 100% sure that it was your good thoughts that saved the day. My gratitude is endless.
Until next time, wishing you and yours safe and well,
Yours from the stars
July: Brighton Astrology Group
September: AOA School Declinations in Mundane Astrology
October: Astrological Association conference
November: AOA School Introduction to Financial Astrology
December: Brighton Astrology Group: 2022 and beyond