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The Stock Market and Astrology

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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NewsScope for February 3, 2009(StarIQ)

The McWhirter System

Although she published her book* in 1938, financial astrologer Louise McWhirter's theories about the stock market seem to have special relevance to today's situation. One of her best-known tenets is about the 19-year Lunar Node cycle: markets peak when the North Node is in Leo and bottom out when it's in Aquarius. Since the North Node is currently in Aquarius, we're in a bottoming phase.

McWhirter lists a number of astrological factors that can modify the trend, including the relationship between Saturn and Uranus. When these two outer planets are in harmony, the business cycle can improve 20 percent more than the Lunar Node phase might indicate. Conversely, when Saturn and Uranus are forming hard aspects—as they are now—the business cycle can fall 20 percent below expectations.

She used the New Moon chart to discern market movements on a monthly basis. When the Sun and Moon are favorably aspected, that's a good thing, and when they're adversely aspected, that's not so good. For example, the Dow reached an all-time high on October 9, 2007. The New Moon preceding this peak on September 11, 2007 opposed Uranus, signaling a sudden reversal from the prevailing upward trend.

The current New Moon (January 26, 2009; 2:55 am; New York) is conjunct Jupiter, but Saturn and Uranus oppose each other and are angular in New York City, the nation's financial center. My guess is that this indicates a testing of the November 21, 2008 bottom, and then a reversal—all within the next month. However, since the North Node remains in Aquarius, and Saturn and Uranus continue to oppose each other, overall market conditions remain bearish.

*"Theory of Stock Market Forecasting" by Louise McWhirter was originally published in 1938, but is in re-print now from American Federation of Astrologers.

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