Factors influencing the World Stock Markets
The world stock and financial markets react very noticeably to the configurations of the Sun with the large, outer planets, especially Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. One merely has to correlate these aspects for a few years, using an ephemeris, with a major index such as the Dow, to realise that this statement is true. Although Saturn/Uranus aspects show rough periods of the greatest fluctuations, I have found that, in particular, the diurnal aspects between the Sun and Jupiter are the best short-term indicators.
The markets generally experience growth leading into the trines, sextiles and conjunctions, and depress or even crash on the opposites (and occasionally the squares). I kept meticulous records of newspaper clippings of the world stock market movements during these "Sun/Jupiter" aspect dates between 1996 and 2001, and in almost every instance there was a noticeable general movement that was unmistakably caused by their interaction.Download charts of the Dow for the past 20 years from the Internet (e.g. Dow 97-99 and Dow 89-99) and focus especially on the dates when there were sudden reversals. Note the expansion that occurs leading into the benevolent Sun/Jupiter aspect. Especially pay attention to the aspects the Sun makes to Saturn, Uranus and Neptune (and sometimes Pluto) immediately FOLLOWING the Sun/Jupiter aspect. If these are generally adverse, note how the Dow immediately depresses after these dates. If generally benefic, note how the expansion is sustained in the weeks following the Sun/Jupiter sextiles, trines and conjunctions.
(I have found that this technique holds a lot of merit when studying the Foreign Exchange markets. The Dollar price versus other currencies tends to follow the Dow Jones index. However, there is usually a lag or delayed reaction of about a week to a month or so.)
An interesting excercise is simply to follow the effects of the Sun/Jupiter opposition each year. There is usually a remarkably visible effect on all of the major world stock markets.
Click here for a list of the Sun/Jupiter opposition dates from 1970 to 2035.
The overriding factors tend to follow that of traditional astrology. Several crashes have occurred when Jupiter opposes the Sun. The year in question is usually a 'jittery' year, as determined by Chinese astrology. These are mainly the years of the Cat, Rabbit and Rooster. In addition, the vacillating month of Libra (October) often adds to a bad configuration. The worst reactions occur in negative magnetic-pole (Yang) years, which are the odd years, for example, 1933, 1969, 1987, 1989, 2001, 2009...
For those who think the markets crashed in August, 1998, perhaps this was only the 'cream off the top'. The sharp drop in September 2001, sparked by the World Trade Tower attack would have made anyone following the Jupiter-Sun cycles a small fortune had they shorted the markets. The Sun sextiled Jupiter on the 2nd of September. The next aspects the Sun made were a square to Pluto on the 5th, a square to Saturn on the 7th and an inconjunct to Uranus on the 14th. As previously mentioned, the aspects made by the Sun following a Sun-Jupiter aspect usually determine the direction the markets take thereafter. In this case, they were all bad, and it would have been wise to have sold stocks near the Sun-Jupiter sextile and purchased put options to make money as it dropped during September.
It is interesting to note that the Saturn-Pluto opposition (in 'Air' and 'Fire' signs) around this time fell on the American Ascendant/Descendant line. On the day of the attack, Jupiter joined this configuration by inconjuncting Pluto. Neptune had moved exactly onto the American South Node, a very evil aspect, as it turned out to be. Alan Meece (in 'Horoscope for the New Millennium' - first printed in 1996) accurately described the events of this time. '... Conflicts such as those in Iran or the Balkans will probably come to a head in 2001. Continuing ethnic strife in Europe seems likely. .. but then comes the combative Saturn-Pluto opposition in the summer of 2001. Uncle Sam will be feeling righteous again in a big way, eager to show other nations the truth. Religious issues and trade embargoes will be involved. .. Turning points in the confrontations come near November 2 and December 22, 2001.(In hindsight: this was the day the Taliban surrendered) After the December date, the U.S. could suffer losses in a serious naval engagement. .. Danger to the president is shown, too. After October, 2002, the outlook for peace starts to improve.'
Looking ahead, one of the next big crash dates could possibly be Black Friday, 14th August, 2009. Here are the reasons, in order of importance. 1. Saturn within orb of opposing Uranus. 2. Lunar node in Aquarius (nadir of the down cycle - Louise McWhirter's theory). 3. Sun opposing Jupiter and Neptune. 4. Mars squaring Uranus.
Please note: Although you can almost certainly expect the markets to seriously deflate around this date, it is likely that the stock markets will generally not be a good place to be later on in this decade, as the Lunar node moves towards its nadir in Aquarius. However, by knowing when your own transits (and progressions) are good, you can still make money in any market, by going short or long. It is well known that you can often make money a lot faster in a falling market if you purchase put options or bonds at the correct time. You can get a very good indication of these times by following the basic rules discussed on this page. Summarised, they are:-
1. Purchase stocks (or the Dollar - note it lags behind the Dow) as the Sun starts moving within a 10-degree orb of a beneficial Sun-Jupiter aspect (trine, sextile or conjunction).
2. Sell around the date of the good aspect if the outer-planet aspects (to the Sun) following the beneficial Sun-Jupiter aspect are predominantly bad. If they are mostly good, hold on to your shares until roughly the date of the next Sun-Jupiter square or opposion.
3. Sell the markets short leading into the dates of the Sun-Jupiter squares and oppositions. They usually depress around these dates, sometimes dropping on the exact or next day.
4. A good rule-of-thumb is to expect a reversal of some degree on most Sun-Jupiter aspects.
5. Follow your progressions and transits to confirm that you are making your move at a beneficial time. If you don't have the time or interest to do this, simply use the Lucky Days program to time your actions. This alone will give you an excellent advantage, especially when used in conjunction with a good analytical or charting method.
If you plot the major market indexes against the Sun-Jupiter aspects for the past decade or more, will see how they generally and unmistakably correlate.
2007 example of how the Sun-Jupiter aspects affect the Dow.
The 10 degrees (days) before the exact aspect are shown in color.
View the planet positions for 2007
Update 9/9/2007: Global Market Selloff beginning a few days ago.
Recently the traffic to this particular page has surged to several thousand visitors a week. Here's hoping that some of you made some good money shorting the indexes this past week! (see the "square dates" below)
Update November 1, 2007:
Well, glad to see that the markets did not crash this October as some thought it might! On the contrary, the markets were good world-wide. If you have a look at the good dates below (Trines etc) you will see how well the concept worked. The aspects made by the Sun to the outer planets after the Sun-Jupiter sextile of 8 October were mostly favorable, indicating a buying opportunity from the end of August, 2007 until possibly around the date of the Sun and Jupiter conjunction on December 23, 2007.
Take note that the Pluto moves into Capricorn at the end of January, 2008, which will bring pressure on corporations and governments and will probably be the start of a recession in the US and other countries. Investors should be very cautious, many astrologers agree that we are in for a hard landing.
Update January 2, 2008:
Right on cue, the markets started dropping in the new year, after the Sun-Jupiter conjunction a week ago. This is actually getting quite boring. I just want to talk about why I don't think that the markets will crash this year, around Monday, October 6, 2008, even though quite a few of the planetary conditions that cause crashes will be in effect at that time. Primarily, Saturn will be forming its opposition with Uranus: hard Uranus-Saturn aspects have definitely caused crashes and slumps in the past. The Sun will be square to Jupiter. Mercury will be turning retrograde on September 24th. But the reason I don't think it will crash that week is because of the benevolent aspects both Venus and Jupiter will be making to each other and the Sun and Saturn at the same time. This indicates that it is likely that there will be a big scare in the global stock markets around the first week of October, 2008, but that governments (Saturn/Jupiter) will inject massive amounts of money into the markets that will buoy them up for a while longer. Also, it is an even year. I think they will drop about 10 percent, then recover again in preparation for the huge double-crashes of 2009 and 2011. That is why I still maintain that the first big crash will be around August 14, 2009.
For those who think they can bottom-fish and pile back into the markets after the crash (like they did in mid-1988), please consider the possibility of a double-crash extending over the next few years, namely 2009 and again in 2011. Pension-fund managers, please be careful. The skies are turning black.
View the planet positions for 2008 and 2009
List of the Sun-Jupiter Square dates (1997-2035).
List of the Sun-Jupiter Trines, Sextiles and Conjunctions (1997-2035).