wisdom says, “You cannot predict stock market crashes.” I agree,
but it is possible to make educated guesses, and some educated guesses
are more educated than others.
there have been twelve financial panics, and an affliction to the
U.S. Mars-square-Neptune has coincided with all but one. If we add
this fact to current economic indicators, we have another way to
surmise when future panics are likely.
Keep in mind
that not every time transiting planets have afflicted the U.S.
Mars-square-Neptune has there been a stock market panic. Mundane
conditions must also ripen, and the afflicting planets may be within
orb for a week or more before the markets crash.
What we can
deduce from this is that an affliction to the U.S. Mars-Neptune
square signals a danger time when markets are liable to crash if
certain economic conditions also exist.
astrological software, you can peer into the future and make your
own educated guesses by doing this: First, erect a chart for the
United States, July 4, 1776, then run a search from year 2000 to
2010 for times when Saturn, Mars and Jupiter will oppose the U.S.
natal Mars or Neptune. Then search for when Uranus, Neptune and
Pluto will oppose the U.S. natal Mars, too, for these periods are
likely to mark major turning points.
chart of the Dow Jones average for the twentieth century shows it
rises dramatically during the 1980s and 1990s. The Dow reached 500
points in 1952, doubled to 1000 by 1972, then to 2000 by 1989, to
4000 by 1995 and to 8000 by 1997. It took 20 years to double the
first time, and only two years to double in the mid-1990s. This pace
slowed in the late 1990s.
in the Dow’s pace was happening
as the NASDAQ index set records almost daily toward the end of 1999.
Since January, 1996, when Uranus entered Aquarius, the NASDAQ's
technological stocks have risen dramatically.
February, 2000, the Dow and NASDAQ indexes made a definite split,
with the Dow trending down and the NASDAQ rising. On March 7, when
the Sun moved opposite the U.S. natal Neptune, forming a grand cross
with transiting Pluto, the Dow dropped 374 points, 3.7 percent.
high-techs are likely to continue robust until March, 2003, when
Uranus leaves Aquarius and enters Pisces.
Wild Card is Pluto
suggests that Pluto is the wild card as this decade continues to
unfold. Pluto will linger within range of an affliction (negative
aspect) to the U.S. Mars square Neptune for most of this decade, and
Pluto is notorious for impregnating what later become major
transformations. Besides the technological revolution already
underway, we can expect Pluto's trip through this area to leave the
financial system changed in some unprecedented way.
October 31, 2000, Pluto and Venus in Sagittarius will both be within
range of opposition to the U.S. Mars in Gemini, and transiting Mars
will be conjunct the U.S. Neptune. Another temporary drop looks
likely at this time.
Uranus and Neptune
of 2000, transiting Uranus and Neptune will be making a positive
120-degree trine to Uncle Sam’s natal Mars, indicating the markets
are likely to recover from drops.
quick drop and recovery is possible around the middle of December,
2000, when the Sun and Mercury add oomph to Pluto at 13 degrees
Sagittarius, opposite the U.S. Mars and square the U.S. Neptune.
Keep an eye
on May, 2002, however, when Pluto will be at 17 Sagittarius,
tightening its opposition to the U.S. Mars, while Venus, Saturn,
Mars and the Moon’s Node will be conjunct the U.S. Mars in Gemini.
By this time, Uranus will have separated from its positive aspect
with the U.S. Mars, so the market is likely to surprise us in a
Just as the
1990s bull market has extended beyond all expectations, so may the
bear market of the new century’s first decade defy logic. As
Uranus and Pluto become more involved, we can expect the
unprecedented and transformative.
February 17, 2003, with Mars and Pluto at 19 and 20 degrees
Sagittarius and Saturn at 22 Gemini conjunct the U.S. Mars, a crash
On May 30,
2005, Pluto at 23 Sagittarius will continue to be opposite the U.S.
Mars while Venus at 25 Gemini will move to conjunct it.
Simultaneously, Mars at 21 Pisces and the Moon at 13 Pisces will be
opposite the U.S. Neptune at 22 Virgo. This grand cross affliction
to the U.S. Mars-square-Neptune is very likely to coincide with a
probably a good idea to be out of the market by early 2005 because
Uranus flirts with an opposition to the U.S. Neptune during this
year. By the spring of 2006, when Uranus is squared by transiting
Mars moving through Gemini, the stock markets are very likely to be
in big trouble.
Sell and Run
hold” has been the battle cry of wise investors for the past 60
years. By December, 2008, Uranus will be opposite the U.S. Neptune,
Saturn will be conjunct the U.S. Neptune and transiting Mars will be
at 20 Sagittarius opposite the U.S. Mars. Sell and run before this
grand cross hits the U.S. Mars-square-Neptune in 2008.
and the Gap
have triggered great depressions in the past, two factors have been
in place: a speculative bubble and a new record disparity between
rich and poor. Back in the late 1920s, for instance, the richest 1
percent owned a record 36.3 percent of the nation’s collective
wealth. After the great depression and World War II, that share
dwindled to 20.8 percent. By the late 1990s, it had grown to an
unprecedented 48 percent.
these imbalances are aggressively addressed, the last two or three
years of this decade looks like a downer for stocks. And this bear
market is likely to continue into the following decade.