Financial Astrology Forecast for Thursday, 23 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 Thursday, 23 August 2018

Stocks were little changed on Wednesday as hopes for a possible trade breakthrough buoyed sentiment.  It seems the tug-of-war between bulls and bears is reflected in the planetary face-off between the bullish Venus-Jupiter-Neptune alignment and the Sun-Mars aspect.  As expected, we did see some strength in the morning on the more favourable Moon position with Jupiter with slight weakness emerging in the afternoon as the Moon conjoined Pluto.  But nothing to write home about.

Thursday hints at rising downside risk due to the conjunction of the Moon and Mars in the morning.  The Moon could therefore act as a trigger for the ongoing Mars-to-Sun aspect.  That said, the Sun is slowly moving out of range of the Mars but the Moon should build a kind of bridge between them.  Venus forms an exact alignment with Jupiter and Neptune so there is still some possibility for upside.  And yet that alignment begins to separate and weaken near the open of trading in the US.  A wild card is that Mercury will conjoin with its own node and with the node of Neptune.  Neptune is not usually bullish. 



Financial Astrology Index (0-40 bearish; 40-60 neutral; 60-100 bullish)

Total                   Trend                    1 day ago         1 week ago
44-48               neutral/down            49-54              70-75




Components:


Moon  8-12/30

The Moon is approaching a Full Moon next Sunday and is conjunct Mars. 

Sun    3/10

The Sun receives Mars aspect again, but this time with the Moon in tow.

Jupiter   8/10

The Venus alignment is nice but it may fade fast.

Saturn      5/10

Transit Alignments   10/20

Sun-Mars-Moon offsets the Venus-Jupiter-Neptune.  Mercury aligns with the node of Neptune tomorrow.
 
NYSE natal alignments  10/20

Mars-Sun is still activating the Saturn-Neptune and thus depressing the effect of Mercury-Jupiter to the Ascendant.   Ketu-Rahu is still waiting in the wings. 




 



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