Riding the Waves of Seismic Shifts

03/27/2020 9:55 am EST

Focus: MARKETS

Susan Gidel

Editor, Red Letter Trading Days

It is only markets having huge swings, so are the stars, which may affect markets in the next week, reports Susan Gidel.

The big energy shifts I wrote about last week —  and that occur mainly during the March 30-April 3 trading week — are akin to some of the biggest waves a professional surfer might try to tackle, and indicate not only that recent volatility likely is not over, but also that seismic underlying shifts are occurring.

First, Mars and Saturn move into the sign of Aquarius on March 30 and March 21, respectively. Saturn rules Aquarius so is able to harness unusual ideas and give them structure. Mars provides the fast-paced go-get-em strength to put plans into motion quickly.

Second, Jupiter and Pluto are conjunct in Capricorn on Saturday, April 4 for the first of three such connections this year. Here’s some interesting tidbits about this conjunction:

  • The last time these two planets were conjunct was in the sign of Sagittarius in December 2007, just before Pluto entered Capricorn and kicked off the 2008 financial crisis.
  • It is the first time they have been conjunct in Capricorn since pre-Revolutionary War 1771; the Battle of Alamance that year occurred between local militia and rebels called “The Regulators,” which is a very Capricorn-type word.
  • It is the first time since the mid-1950s that they make their conjunction on three separate occasions.

All of which is to emphasize the significance of the Jupiter/Pluto conjunction, which should highlight both optimism about Pluto’s effort to transform business and government and the enormity of the task.

Finally, Venus, the planet that rules money, greases the skids with Jupiter and Pluto by being about 120 degrees away from them in the sky to support the idea of throwing a lot of money at a big problem. What’s more, Venus goes “out of bounds” on Friday, April 3 for the next two months, which means that it can behave in bizarre and uncontrollable ways.

Tuesday, March 31

  • High in Euro FX: Five out of 10 planets are activating the Sun and Mars in the Euro FX futures contract’s natal horoscope. Transiting Venus is aligned with both natal planets while Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto are all in an easy 120-degree trine. In addition, both Mars and Saturn are at 0 degrees of Aquarius, signifying a significant energy to make new things happen in the world. The high on Thursday, March 26 of 1.10825 in the June contract peeked above planetary price conversion of 1.107; the next two conversion levels higher are 1.136 and 1.138.

Thursday, April 2

  • Low in Soybeans: Pressing down on prices is: (1) the transiting Sun is opposite the market’s natal Sun position; and (2) Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto opposing the market’s natal Pluto position, with the Moon conjunct Pluto. Giving prices a lift is that transiting Venus and Mercury form a Grand Trine with the market’s sensitive natal Mercury. In May beans, the $8.73 and $8.75 per bu. area is significant support/resistance from the planetary price conversion table. The next price conversion level lower is $8.38; the next higher is $8.87.

Friday, April 3

  • Low in S&P 500: A big surprise could be behind a potential low on April 3. That’s because the S&P 500’s natal Uranus is opposed by both Mars and Saturn in Aquarius — the sign co-ruled by Saturn and Uranus. At the same time, Jupiter and Pluto are each at 24 Capricorn, forming a Grand Trine with the index’s natal Mars and Jupiter. Finally, the transiting Sun is conjunct the market’s natal Moon. The end-of-cycle Venus/Sun conversion levels of 2493-2503 could provide support.

Last Week’s Scorecard (through Thursday’s close)

Off the Mark

  • Low in Crude Oil on Tuesday, March 24: This day was more high than low in a sideways pattern. Still, May crude oil found support at the IC planetary conversion level of 2308.  Tuesday’s low was $23.09 per barrel, with a close at $24.01. Wednesday’s low was $22.91, with a close at $24.49. Thursday’s low of $22.38 and close of $22.60 were both below the support level, however.
  • Low in Soybeans on Tuesday, March 24: May beans did have a 15¢-per-bu. rally on Tuesday, but made a high the next day at $8.97, closing at $8.81 ½. Tuesday’s low of $8.72 ½ and Thursday’s low of $8.71 ¼ held at the stiff support/resistance area of $8.73-$8.75, however.
  • High in 10-year Treasury note on Wednesday, March 25: This was an inside day, following a high on Monday, March 23 at 138-18, basis June. Prices leaped over planetary price resistance at 136-08 on Friday, March 20.  

The position of planets in the sky as they relate to their positions when a market first began trading can provide clues to potential trend changes. The energy is strongest on the days noted in this post, but it is not unusual for the effect to be seen a day or two either side. See backgrounder “Market Analysis with Astrology” for further information. 

Susan Gidel is editor of the Red Letter Trading Days newsletter.

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