Financial Astrology Outlook for Tuesday, 21 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.  This is not to be taken as investment advice.  For informational purposes only.




Financial Astrology Outlook for Tuesday, 21 August 2018

US stocks edged higher on Monday on continued hopes for a trade deal with China.  I thought we could have seen some negative fallout from the Mars-210-Sun aspect, however.  At the same time, I noted that the Mars-Sun aspect would last into Tuesday as well so may yet have manifested its negative karmic payload.  I also noted the fairly bullish Venus-Jupiter alignment would might have had some offsetting quality.

The outlook for Tuesday, 21 August is neutral at best according to the index which stands at 47.  Moreover, it is still trending lower relative to yesterday and last week.  The Mars-Sun aspect is closer tomorrow so a bit more negative.  Venus is also closer to its alignment with Jupiter.  I should also note that Jupiter is moving away from its very bullish 120 degree aspect with Neptune so that could be a waning positive influence in the coming days. The Moon is with Saturn tomorrow so that is another source of potential weakness.  Overall, this is not a great planetary set up for new all-time highs as some market players are hoping for.  Instead, it looks more like a pullback.  We shall see. 


Financial Astrology Index

Total                 Trend                       1 day ago       1 week ago


47         Neutral/trending lower             49-52                75


Components:

Moon  10/30

The Moon is approaching its Full Moon phase which is a negative.  It is also in the proximity of Saturn so that is another mark against it. 

Sun  2/10 

The Mars aspect is closest tomorrow.  It is also close on Wednesday although the Sun moves past it a bit hence it could be weaker.

Jupiter  8/10

Jupiter is still strong given the Venus and Neptune pattern.

Saturn 5/10

Saturn is in a mixed condition.  Its dispositor Jupiter is strong but the Moon conjunction is more problematic.

Transit Alignments: 12/20

Venus-Jupiter-Neptune is a very bullish pattern while the Mars-Sun is very bearish.  These could offset one another. However, I do find that the presence of a strongly negative alignment usually wins out over most bullish patterns.  

NYSE natal alignments:  10/20

The Mercury-Jupiter is still within range of the Ascendant so that offers some support and it worth perhaps 6-8 points.  But the Mars-to-Sun aspect aligns with the Saturn-Neptune opposition in the natal chart.  This is a double dose of malefic energy since Mars is malefic and Saturn is malefic.  Not good.






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