Dear Fellow Star-Gazers
Happy Full Moon, and on September 22nd, Happy Equinox!!
Mars crossed the World Axis on September 15th. Though surely many months in the making, a profound, strategic alliance between the USA, UK and Australia was announced. Alliance is a good Libra word! Yet this collaboration
has not been met with universal warmth. The French, who have lost out on a multi-billion dollar deal are particularly aggrieved whilst the Chinese are infuriated. As astrologers we must master both time and degrees of angular separation. We must also wonder why this particular crossing (remember, Mars crosses this point every couple of years) has coincided with such major event.
The answer is always in the backdrop: This Mars crossing took place within weeks of hard angular relationships involving Pluto, Eris and Haumea: a planetary picture indicative of conflict or dis-unity. In terms of timing,
we must wonder what might occur between October 15 and 18 as the planetary picture is augmented by both Mercury and Jupiter approaching their stations. A show of military might seems more likely than not and may be led by events that occur on October 9th when Pluto makes exact square to Eris.
All this follows on from the recent events in Afghanistan with the war in terror sadly likely to escalate on key dates within this Mars cycle (especially in the dates around the lunar eclipse on November
Yet we must hope! From the heliocentric perspective Jupiter reaches Pisces today (20th) and within a few days that planet forms a quintile with Uranus as Mercury makes heliocentric Aquarius ingress. Perhaps there
will be spectacular scientific breakthroughs to celebrate if not de-escalation of global tension. We must hope that in the wake of the Pluto-Eris square, and with Mercury retrograde in Libra, that re-thinks will occur!
Research is never-ending! I am forever indebted to the mega development team at www.optuma. com for the back-testing facility of their amazing program. Yet as I explained in a recent podcast to be broadcast by
Somerset House, a major difficulty is that even the ‘oldest’ of these is not yet a ‘teenager’ (Bitcoin is only 12!) and data is limited. We don’t know how these currencies will react to ‘high school’. We sense the potential but this hasn’t yet been tested.
What we do know is that cryptos (like primary school children) are susceptible to the lunar cycle – especially the days around the New Moon. Apparently unsure of their value, within the monthly cycle this is when their
value tends to fall.
That may be especially true this month from October 4th – through 9th (covering both Saturn’s square to Vesta on 4th and the New Moon on 6th) – and lingering through the Moon’s
I have been looking at charts for long enough to know that Uranus really can bring the unexpected, so I can’t be sure which way things will go on October 13th when that planet opposes Vesta. It’s worth noting
that the Moon conjoins Pluto that day so this may be a key date for commodities with surprise movements in those prices: perhaps as a reaction to falling crypto prices and a need to revert back to the tried and trusted?
EQUITIES AND INVESTMENTS
Mercury turns retrograde on September 27th within orb of its square to Pluto and yes, this might not be the easiest of trading dates. Certainly the chart for both this and for the Equinox indicate 4th quarter difficulties.
Major aspects in the geocentric Saturn-Uranus cycle have, in the past, brought markets tops to be followed by sharp decline. Two such aspects occurred earlier this year – the final is due on December 24th just
five days after Venus turns retrograde. It may be that Venus will act as trigger planet.
From the heliocentric perspective the aspect obviously occurs just once – on October 19th and just hours before the Full Moon and within hours of Mercury’s direct station and just before Mars squares Pluto
(22nd). Perhaps Octoebr 19th will offer a high before a fall??
Certainly many traders already suspect a correction on the horizon. We should expect to hear more about this possibility in the first few days of October as first Mars and then the Sun opposes Chiron. Many may make plans to
withdraw from the market before they incur losses.
Yet losses offer buying opportunities and, using astrology, we have some sense of which industries and sectors are likely to do well in 2022. It may be too late to buy into the ‘Pisces sector’ but not too late to look at
Aries industries (cutting edge and where the emphasis is on using metals, sports, physical exercise and suppliers to the military. Aries rules the head and so anything related to head-gear.)
This coming Saturday (25th) I am giving a talk on declination in Mundane Astrology (Zoom) to the Academy of Astrology (link below) where I will look at the effect of declination on terrestrial weather, financial,
war and pandemic cycles. Storm Ida came exactly on planetary cycle clue and caused devastation. We can learn from this – and surely must do given the cycles unfolding mid-decade.
FINANCE IN THE NATAL CHART
Sadly my husband was hit by yet another infection and was very poorly so that my plans to record the ‘english’ version of this talk were delayed. Thank you to the very many of you who showed interest. Hopefully I can record
this this week – along with Trading with the Moon Part Two. Please email if you would like to be added to the list of those interested.
We are now just a few weeks away from a planned in-person conference!! How exciting is that??!! Better still is that I have been asked to give a finance workshop (Friday 29th) and that our carers here have agreed
to cover my time away. It will so wonderful to meet up with friends once more. I understand that for those unable to travel, that there will be opportunity to attend on-line. I am in awe of the dedicated team master-minding this mich-longed for event.
Wishing you all safe and well,
Yours from the stars
EVENTS in 2021:
September 25th : https://www.academyofastrology.co.uk/declination-cycle-in-mundane-astrology/ AOA School Declinations in Mundane Astrology
October: Astrological Association conference: https://www.astrologicalassociation.com/conference-2021/
November: AOA School Introduction to Financial Astrology
November: NCGR Online conference November 7-9