Debate Day Energy Shift

09/29/2020 10:00 am EST


Susan Gidel

Editor, Red Letter Trading Days

The week’s astrological highlight is on Tuesday, September 29—the day of the first US presidential debate, says Susan Gidel of Red Letter Trading Days.

This is when action-taker Mars in Aries squares off against newly direct-in-motion Saturn in Capricorn, the cosmic rule-maker at 5:50 pm.

This represents conflict between moving forward (Mars) and staying the course (Saturn). Mars also represents aggression, anger, and war. Saturn also represents the elderly, authorities, authoritarians, tradition, and responsibility.

This is the second of three squares between these two planets, which both are strong in their ruling signs. The first was on August 24, which not only was the first day of the Republican convention, but also featured news around a plasma treatment for Covid-19 from the FDA. Then, Mars had the upper hand as it was direct in motion while Saturn was retrograde.

In this square, Saturn has the upper hand because it has just turned direct in motion earlier on Tuesday, at 1:11 am, after being retrograde since May 11, while Mars is now retrograde. Their third and final square occurs in mid-January after both planets have entered the sign of Aquarius, also ruled by Saturn; this offers the idea of a unique solution and resolution to the issues that appeared during the two previous squares.

Not to be outshone, there is a full moon in Aries on Thursday, October 1, the first of two this month. The second, “Blue Moon,” occurs on Halloween, October 31. Thursday’s full moon can be expected to shed light on Aries-type topics and actions, which can range from positive steps forward to competitiveness to war. That same day, Venus activates the degree of the Great American Eclipse in 2017. At the time, North Korea’s nuclear capabilities were being tested, so there might be peaceful, pleasant news on that front.

From a trading perspective, be sure to use Monday’s trine between Venus and Mars to develop a money-making strategy that delivers the results you seek.

  • Crude Oil low on Monday, September 28—The market’s natal strong-arm opposition between Mars and Pluto is getting hit hard by transiting Mars, Saturn, and Pluto. Especially heavy is that Mars is exactly conjunct and Saturn exactly square to the contract’s natal Mars. Three other transit connections to the first-trade horoscope play a supporting role. First, Venus forms a Grand Trine with the market’s natal Mars and Neptune (ruler of crude oil), which creates ease. Second, the Sun is opposite its first-trade positions. Third, Mercury is aligned with the market’s first-trade Moon and Saturn. In the November contract, look for support at the planetary price conversion levels of $38.50 per barrel, then $37.30.

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

Pretty Darn Good

  • Euro FX high on Thursday, September 17—This was a big rally day, reaching a high of 1.18745 in the December contract. Prices peaked two trading days later at 1.18935, then fell to a low of 1.16455 by Thursday, September 24.
  • S&P 500 high on Thursday, September 17—The market gapped lower after setting a high at 3428.92 the day before, falling to a low of 3209.45 a week later.

Off The Mark

  • Gold low on Friday, September 18—December gold closed at $1962.10 per oz. that day but plunged more than $70 lower the following Monday to a low of $1885.40. Prices continued to fall, setting a low of $1851.00 by Thursday, September 24.

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.

All information in this post is merely the personal opinion of the author and not that of any other person, company or entity. This information is not to be construed as financial advice, nor relied upon as such. Please contact your broker or financial advisor for trading and investment advice. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future market behavior.

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