by Marlene Pfeifle
….interpretation of geocosmic energy and there is always risk involved in the financial markets. The best way to use astrology for timing the buying and selling of stocks is to first choose a sound and solid stock in a favorable sector.
Then, most importantly, research how that stock has performed during past transits by comparing the stock price chart to the transits of the IPO chart of the stock. Then then make your decision to buy or sell. Historical prices are easily downloaded in Excel form from Yahoo Finance to your computer. A tool that I use to do research is AIR Software's Market Trader (

You will find when doing your research that it is the 4th harmonic aspects (often referred to as the "hard" aspects in astrology) that move a stock price, and not the "easy" aspects, trines and sextiles. What a Financial Astrologer is looking for in the stock market is what will generate price movement, reversals, and timing the trend changes, etc. Dynamic energy is needed to move the market and most often this energy comes from what has been thought of traditionally as difficult, or bad aspects. Rule #1 for a Financial Astrologer: do not think in terms of "Good = Trines and Sextiles" and that "Bad = Squares and Oppositions". You may find yourself being surprised at what can move a stock price. The benefic planets still seem to line up as "good" planets in financial astrology, but it is the dynamic energy from 4th harmonic aspects that create price change and market movement. Sun trine Venus just maybe might pop the price of a stock for a day but it won't give it a substantial pop in price nor will it be sustainable. Although there is no cosmic guarantee that a particular aspect will predict either a rising or falling market or stock price, there are a number of geocosmic contacts that often do produce a predictable rise or drop in price! In Bill Meridian's book, Planetary Stock Trading - III, he gives a list of Bullish and Bearish planetary combinations by transit that, in my experience, I've found to be very reliable. However, as a guideline, I urge that when using astrological cookbook interpretations to always first look at the stock's IPO chart and/or chart of incorporation to see how planets are aspected in the horoscope. Generally, I go by the "nothing promised, nothing gained/ or lost" theory proclaimed by astrologers Ivy Goldstein Jacobson and other traditionalists, who have taught that if there is not an aspect in the natal chart between planets then there is "no promise" (no significant - if any at all - impact ) from an applying aspect between the same two planets in any future chart. I have found if a planet is not aspected strongly in the IPO chart of a stock chances are, when transited, the price movement will not be significant or sustaining in either direction - up or down. Additionally, if a stock is badly aspected by a planet in it's IPO chart then a planet which is considered to bring about a bullish rise may surprise you when it does the very opposite! (And visa versa, if a stock is aspected very well by a planet that is considered to bring about a bearish movement - you may not see a negative effect, in fact, it can be very positive!) Taking into consideration the chart of the corporation, the daily aspects of the moon, and paying attention to the unfolding geocosmic energy from planets that are applying to the financial sector of the stock at the same time as the stock chart, the following is a list of transiting planetary contacts - largely through 4th Harmonic aspects - that have more often than not proved reliably as favorable (or unfavorable) and generally have moved the market and stock prices:

(Remember to look at the IPO chart to see how these planets are connected) • Major aspects between Sun and Venus are generally favorable. the market can be slow or filled with uncertainty.of the market each day.minute by minute . as well as determine the general mood . Jupiter-Pluto an aspect representing optimism. representing power and control. During an eclipse stock prices can be unpredictable and erratic.that are unfolding at the same time. or Unfavorable Aspects • Major aspects by Saturn to most planets. be certain of the chart!) A takeover can be favorable or unfavorable to a stock's price per share. while days when there are not many or no aspects. wishes and dreams . (Again. or turning on. • Major aspects from Neptune to the Sun and to Venus. especially the conjunction and square are most notable. A note about the the transiting Moon . (as well as during Mercury RX).with the exception of aspects from transiting Saturn to Mercury and Mars which can trigger both favorable and unfavorable price swings. The hard aspects. and each combination of energy driven by the transits of planets has both positive and negative influences depending upon many different types of circumstances including the influences of the greater cycles of geocosmic energy . Jupiter is very favorable to all planets and points with the exception of Jupiter aspects to Mars and Saturn which can trigger both favorable and unfavorable price swings. change and a thrust toward power and success is often very favorable. (With Neptune comes times of uncertainty filled with hopes. Uranus or the stock chart angles from an eclipse are all favorable. Transiting planets and geocosmic combinations of aspects influence the market in many different ways. Eclipses impact the market and the movement of stock prices by triggering. On days when the Moon makes many aspects the market often has large volumes of buying and selling. expansion. Pluto. whatever planets they touch within 3 degrees of the applying eclipse aspect. Generally they will give rise in the price per share of a stock. • Major Uranus and Neptune aspects to Pluto. is often involved by transiting aspect in buyouts and takeovers of corporations. while eclipses to Saturn and Pluto do the opposite and tend to drive a stock price down. Day traders can use the times when the Moon forms an aspect to time intra-day turning points or reversals. but I have not been convinced that one necessarily should avoid the market during these times.Bullish.cycles of the outer planets . Be sure to take careful note of how Neptune is aspected in the IPO chart!) • Major aspects from Uranus to Venus and to the chart angles are generally favorable. or Favorable Aspects • Major aspects from Jupiter to most planets and points. Some astrologers prefer not to trade during the Void-of-Course Moon. Always check your ephemeris and pay particular attention to the trending market and the unfolding cycles. • Major Pluto aspects to an angle or the Lunar nodes. Neptune. Happy Trading! . Eclipses can have a positive or negative effect that may last as long as two or three months depending upon the planet aspected by the eclipse. and points .always pay attention to the daily aspects of the Moon! The Moon will trigger applying geocosmic aspects into play. This geocosmic energy can be triggered during the eclipse or later when a transiting planet (particularly Mars) activates the eclipse degree by aspect.hour by hour . (Note: one must be very certain of the accuracy of chart data if using angles and pay attention to how well Uranus is placed in the chart!) Bearish. Aspects to either Jupiter.they often coincide with false rumors and illusions.

. Seek-It Publications. N Y.III. 1991 Llewellyn Publications. Cycles Research. Bill Meridian. Paul. Planetary Stock Trading . Financial Astrology. St. edited by Joan McEvers. Bloomfield. Raymond Merriman. MN. MI.Kaye Shinker offers a course on Business and Financial Astrology that addresses how to choose stocks and I strongly recommend taking her on-line courses.Marlene Pfeifle References: Llewellyn's New World Astrology Series. 2002. W. 1995 . Basic Principles of Geocosmic Studies for Financial Market Timing. New York.

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