Financial Astrology Index for 15 August 2018

Introduction

The Financial Astrology Index (FAI) has a theoretical range between 0 (all bearish) to 100 (all bullish).  Most of time, it should move between 20 and 80.  Readings above 60 should be considered bullish, while readings below 40 are bearish.  Readings between 40 and 60 are neutral. 

It may be read in a similar way to technical indicators such as the RSI and Stochastics which show overbought and oversold conditions in the market. A number above 80 is very bullish and suggests a strong up trend.  In some situations (e.g. near resistance, in a bearish market), this may also indicate a heightened risk of a reversal lower.  The trend in the FAI is at least as important as the actual value in terms of understanding possible future price patterns. 

As always, it is not intended as a substitute for established stock market technical indicators.  If anything, it is intended to stand alongside them and should be treated as an additional source of information -- just another tool in the investor's toolkit.  Fair warning: this is still very much a work-in-progress.  I will likely be tweaking the relative weights of the different factors down the road. 

By way of disclaimer, let me state the obvious: do not use this index as a stand-alone method for investing.  There are simply too many unknowns in astrology.  Astrology is best used as a supplementary source of information in tandem with other technical and fundamental approaches.  The bottom line is this is not to be taken as investment advice.  For informational purposes only.





Financial Astrology Index (FAI) for Wednesday, 15 August 2018


                   Total Score       Trend      1 Day ago      1 week ago

FAI                   77             bullish         79                75-80



Comments on Tuesday 14/8/2018:

US stocks were higher in Tuesday's trading.  The bullish Moon-Venus conjunction was one factor in the rise although the component factors to the FAI were mostly positive. Wednesday's index looks less bullish as the Moon has moved away from Venus.  The morning's Moon-Pluto square suggests tension so that could bring some selling.  The afternoon looks better as the Moon forms a 60 degree/sextile aspect with the Sun.  The Index is still over 70 so that's pretty bullish.  Even if there is a dip tomorrow, it will likely be bought quite soon.  The approaching Mercury-Venus alignment could well begin to compensate for the loss of the Moon score.


Notes:

Moon Phase:  28/30

The Moon is still within range of the Sun so that's essentially bullish.  It forms a brief square aspect with Pluto in the morning which could be negative but the 60 degree angle in the afternoon could be more positive.  The Moon in Virgo is exchanging signs with Mercury so that is another plus. Also it is hemmed in between benefics Venus and Jupiter -- an additional source of strength. 

Sun condition: 8/10 


The Sun is still quite positive.  This should be helpful for investor confidence.  It loses a little from yesterday with its dispositor, Moon, moving off Venus but it gains most of it back since the Moon is between benefics, Venus and Jupiter. 

Jupiter condition:  8/10

Jupiter is still quite bullish from the near-exact aspect with Neptune.

Saturn condition:  5/10


Saturn is still very mixed with slowly rising risk that its alignment with Uranus will spark a significant decline.  We're probably not there yet though.  Once the Sun enters Leo on Thursday there could be further weakness in Saturn's condition as it will sit in the 5th house from the Sun rather than the 6th as it is now.

Transit alignments: 14/20

Transits a bit weaker than yesterday since the Moon has moved off Venus, but it's still looking quite positive.  Venus is gradually going to align with Mercury and then Jupiter in the coming days. 

Natal alignments (NYSE):  14/20

The NYSE 1792 chart still seems mostly positive for tomorrow and beyond.  The Jupiter-Mercury square aligns with the Ascendant and will be in force for several more days as Mercury approaches its direct station.  Also  the Moon and Sun will align with the natal Moon so that could be helpful for sentiment.  The Moon in late Virgo will be approaching the natal Jupiter in the afternoon so that hints at optimism towards the close of trading in New York.  The ongoing Ketu-to-Rahu aspect is still a source of risk although it will likely require a faster moving third planet to release its energy.  I don't see that happening tomorrow.