The US stock market has been manic-depressive lately, swinging from wild highs to abysmal lows.
Mercury began to station (its apparent motion slowed down to a crawl) on August 2nd and it turned retrograde on August 4th. On August 2nd the benchmark Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 266 points, and the next day it recovered some ground.
All retrogrades seem to bring about some kind of reversal in the stock market – sometimes the market will swing higher rather than lower. But this retrograde occurred as Uranus (sudden change) and Pluto (destruction/regeneration) came within one degree of a challenging square formation and the sense of instability and potential for crisis was universal.
Then aggressive Mars entered the emotional sign of Cancer on August 3rd and emotions took over the reactions of investors. The Dow went up on the 3rd, and then with the retrograde turn of Mercury on the 4th plunged over 500 points. This has been a market of reactivity which is not surprising when you consider that when Mars entered Cancer it began to face off in challenging aspects to Uranus and Pluto, setting off the fears of instability and change. And let’s not forget the Full Moon on August 13th which evidently heightened those fears and resulted in a drop of 630 points.
After Mars passed through the window of the aspect to Uranus and Pluto there were a few days of calm, but yesterday, with Mars within three degrees of a challenging aspect to Saturn (the voice of anxiety) the market fell another 400 points.
Using astrology to predict stock market movement is a science that involves more than just an examination of planetary formations. Each company has its own chart, and the leadership of […]