Recent free letter

February 3rd 2015
Dear Fellow Star Gazers,

Happy Full Moon!

You may recall that I sent the last letter out a little early as I thought that Monday January 5th could prove a tricky day for equities – as indeed was the case. Given linked planetary pictures, this does not augur well for the rest of the year – particularly around the lunar eclipses of early April and late September: though true, these will surely offer buying opportunities.
Several years ago (and following the financial horrors of 2008), the two planets Uranus and Pluto have been at apparent right-angles to one another. This aspect will appear ‘exact’ once more mid-March and then will not be seen again in our lifetimes.
It is of no surprise to astrologers that this period has been one of extreme unrest at social, economic and political levels: study of this cycle shows that at similar phases, mankind tends to respond with the experience of havoc, chaos and revolution.
None should have been surprised by the results at the recent Greek election. The most recent chart for Greece was particularly affected by the Uranus-Pluto square. So too though are many other countries and the chart for the Euro itself. The Euro could experience a very tricky 2015 but respond rather better to planetary pictures in 4 years’ time.
I note that EU leaders are due to hold a significant conference on February 12th. Ephemeris watchers will know that this is within hours of a direct Mercury station. It also happens to be a Last Quarter Moon in the Fixed sign of Scorpio. It seems unlikely that there will be agreement that Greek debt can be re-negotiated to that new government’s satisfaction,  and more likely that the voices demanding austerity  will dominate.
Soon though it will be the turn of Saturn and Neptune to dictate the pulse. This is a faster moving cycle. During the 20th Century, the phases of this cycle coincided with quickening pace in socialist movements. Anticipate a crescendo of this mood toward the end of the year. Inflexibility between now and late March would surely fuel this.
On March 19th – and just hours ahead of the Equinox, there is a solar eclipse. Over Thursday 19th and Friday 20th February, first Mars and then Venus move across these degrees. It is probable – and particularly since the Sun makes its entry into Pisces on 18th with a New Moon in that sign – that these few days will prove exceedingly difficult for traders. It may be that it is over this period that news of potential default is headline news. Problems over these two days are likely to escalate in March.
Even so, markets may be headed – after Monday February 23rd, toward relative highs in early March, – though they could recover these positions after the lunar eclipse in April.
Client-wise, attention over the last few weeks has been given to those with planets in the early degrees of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces). Saturn’s arrival in Sagittarius on December 24thwas certainly felt by some! Roles and working patterns have altered and new opportunities sought. Though many are used to the idea of Saturn bringing limitations and burdens, it is also true that it brings the gift of focus and stream-lining. Notwithstanding some health challenges, it is noticeable that these clients are developing business plans requiring understanding of the changing role of administration – especially where governments are concerned. Working within developing boundaries and the challenge of determining which way political winds are blowing is a strong theme.
Another big theme concerns property – both in the UK and elsewhere. Clearly valuations play their part. As loudly heard though has been the requirement to find the optimum place to live should health deteriorate. The song of age and ageing has played very loudly indeed.
Under these conditions it is a challenge to live in the moment and to enjoy being alive – something that always seems harder to do when Jupiter is in its retrograde phase (comes to an end of April 9th). Yet within this period that planet forms a trine (third of a circle) aspect to Uranus in early March.
Not only do I think that markets could experience a rebound around this time, but it is also quite possible that some people will feel that ‘cosmic mission papers’ have arrived and that at last they have a sense of both who they are and where they are going. True, this is followed by a few weeks of turbulence. This though could be thoughts of as time to gather the necessary equipment and gather intelligence before setting off on this adventure.
Those born under the Cardinal signs of Aries and Libra ought, perhaps, to take particular care not to set off unprepared.
For all signs though, the coming weeks seem to be about tuning in to fresh opportunities against the backdrop of chaotic change.
This letter is coming to you from Florida where I landed last night. On Thursday evening (5th) I will be speaking in Ft Lauderdale when I will consider trends for the coming years. Then, on Saturday, it’s a day of case studies and chart analysis. More information at
For now,
Wishing you peace and happy trading,
Yours from the stars
January 5th 2015

Dear Fellow Star Gazers,

Happy New Year!
And Happy Full Moon (tomorrow, Monday 5th)
I am sending this out a few hours early as I expect that tomorrow’s trading will be volatile –especially on Wall Street where trading will close with Chiron exact on the Midheaven. This particular planetary picture has coincided with days of sharp falls in the past. This particular Full Moon is closely configured with both Uranus and Pluto. Similar lunations have coincided with extreme volatility. True, the more troublesome Full Moon is the lunar eclipse on April 4th , but even this January one could provide a few headaches.
Of course oil will be a factor. The news here is not good. Saturn last transited Sagittarius between late 1985 and 1988. The early part of 1986 when Saturn opposed Chiron was particularly challenging. This aspect will not repeat though the two will be at apparent right-angle in 2016. The outlook for oil then is not promising. This is not the only commodity to be affected in the coming months. With Saturn and Neptune moving into a right angle formation, it’s likely that many prices will fall in the coming months – though I remain convinced that gold will yet yield excellent reward for those with the patience to hang on in there (possibly until 2017).
2015: How best though to describe the year ahead? It could yet be a ‘year of reckoning’. Recall that we are still in a period of Blood Moons. If the past repeats, then this year should see further blood shed in the Middle East with continuing destabilisation in many parts of the world. This may not be the only factor that gives rise to financial calamity. A series of cosmic alignments close to the March Equinox could result in considerable pressure being put on the Earth’s crust with probably natural disaster (dates to be concerned cover March 17th through to April 5th) It’s this as much as human behaviour that could give rise to major correction.
True, using the McWhirter cycle (which works very well with US prices), it’s likely to be early 2016 before a consistent downward trend in (US) equity prices is apparent. That said, there are some treacherous dates in 2015 – though yes, these could be regarded as buying opportunities. The first of these could occur as early as Tuesday of this week. As explained above, it is early April when markets could suffer greater falls – and late September when these could be even greater. The last few days of this month could prove highly treacherous with losses over 10% if not more.
JANUARY MARKETS: It is not at all abnormal for there to be a change of market pace (and often direction) as planets move from one sign to another. This method underscores the probability of January 5th(tomorrow) and Monday (12th) seeing above average movement. It is the days surrounding the Sun’s move into Aquarius (January 20th) that could prove particularly interesting however. From Monday 19th through Friday 23rd could see strong undercurrents at work with the middle of that week (Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd) particularly active – most probably as a result of oil price movement and political reaction. The last day of January could also bring sharp moves ahead of negative trending in the lead into the next Full Moon on February 3rd.
POLITICS: Whereas the last few years have been dominated by the apparent right-angle between Uranus and Pluto, as that aspect abates it is replaced by another: this time between Saturn and Neptune. Whereas the former has coincided with uprising, revolution and shock, the latter pair of planets are associated with a rise in socialism. By the end of 2015, those parties are likely to find a louder voice than at the start of the year.
Here in the UK, there will be an election in early May. Before then we should expect many surprises on the global political stage. Unless new players step into the arena between now and May (and with the last Uranus-Pluto square still to come in March, that’s always possible), then of the various leaders likely to be involved, it seems (for me anyway), that David Cameron will be Prime Minister at the end of May. But we shall see….
LOOKING AHEAD: The next letter will be sent from, I hope, the warmth of Florida sunshine. I will be speaking in Ft Lauderdale from 5th to 7th. The plan then is to run a one-day financial course in London on Saturday Feb 21st. Once again I will make full use of the excellent astro-module on Market-Analyst.
The next 6 week web-based course will run from late April. Please do email me for more details if you are interested.
Last but not least, the recording of the Solstice Webinar: a one hour long presentation covering 2015, is still available. The cost is £24. Again, simply email to arrange payment and access.
For now, wishing you a safe, healthy and prosperous 2015
Yours from the stars

Dear Fellow Star Gazers,

Happy Full Moon!
And snow-flake greetings from Toronto.
We are now just days away from another Uranus and Pluto event. The apparent right angle between them has formed several times since 2010 and coincided with revolutions in political and economic thinking and as revolutionary but sometimes ingenious developments in technologies.
It’s not over yet, and in the coming twelve weeks we should anticipate yet more drama. Across many stock markets we would experience short term falls in the days leading into the solstice on December 20th, another dip as the Sun changes signs on January 20th and more dramatic ones likely next April.
Over this last week, a planetary picture placed Saturn at the midpoint of Uranus and Pluto. Think of this as the cosmic headmaster arriving in the playground to separate two bullies. Pity Saturn. Coming to the end of its stay in Scorpio, it’s probably tired of the antics of these two and fed up with trying to keep economies afloat and in working order.
In preparing for talks this weekend in Toronto, I have been looking at the charts of Janet Yellen and of Barack Obama. The position of eclipses and the links they make to their charts – which may well reflect in their actions on the world stage – suggests they may have been involved in averting another global financial crisis in late October.  Perhaps Saturn’s position helped them buy time.
Yet Saturn is on the move and on December 24th makes its geocentric entry into Sagittarius putting to an end a period of mutual reception between Saturn and Pluto (where each planet is in a sign favoured by the other).  At this point it may no longer be possible to mask the very real difficulties that still exist in the banking world and, in particular, the world of Foreign exchange.
Hints of difficulties to come have been offered by both the fall in oil prices and in the value of the Russian Rouble. The next key dates for major incidents in both markets are at the end of December and in the opening days of 2015. This covers some of the holiday season which could be a mitigating factor. However, for those markets and traders at work, December 27thto January 1st may be a lively time. I will cover this in more depth in the solstice webinar (details below).
The next Full Moon is on Monday January 5th. Close of trade charts for that day suggest that the expertise of traders will be tested to the full. The year opens with an opposition of Mars to Jupiter. You could think of this as a tight-rope stretched across the sky. Tension will surely be palpable. This same combination suggests a need for strategy however. The start of the year may be an optimum period for meetings between finance ministers to find ways to deal with continuing financial instability.
Saturn has been moving through Scorpio since October 5th 2012 and since then gold has lost value. Saturn’s move into Sagittarius on December 24th suggests review. It may be that in the opening days of 2015 the price falls a little further – testing a resistance level. There may also be fears that governments will restrict its movement. This though may be all talk and little action – at least until March. Looking further ahead, I remain of the opinion that gold will hit the financial headlines between March and May 2017 when, amongst other things, Saturn aligns, geocentrically with the Galactic Centre.
Saturn’s move into Sagittarius might not seem to be ‘good’ news for those born under any of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces). Each of these signs may find that responsibilities – or, for some, promotion – are headed their way. True, they may also find that they are increasingly aware of their age (bones creaking, dental issues etc). Yet it’s also likely that they will find others look to them to act as guides, teachers and mentors – even if they’re not sure they have sufficient expertise.
From the present until March 30th 2015, when Saturn makes its heliocentric Sagittarius ingress, could be viewed as an overture: time enough for health checks and preparation for those added responsibilities. For all signs it might be wise to delay major changes and announcements until after this date. This is one instance where I am taking my own advice! I will be re-launching the Astro-Finance course in April when the cosmic weather improves!
The Solstice Webinar will go ahead on Sunday December 21st at 15.00 GMT. This webinar will cover the first quarter of 2015 in depth and an overview of the whole of 2015. The cost is £25 (inc VAT where applicable). If you would like to attend, or give this as a gift, please email me directly.
Wishing you all a very happy holiday season and good health in 2015 and advising that the best investment of all is in love, friends and family.
Yours from the stars

August 10th 2014

Dear Fellow Star Gazers,

Happy Super-Full Moon!

The Moon is at perigee this weekend and will appear even ‘fuller’ than it did last month which should be lovely for photographers but is perhaps also a reminder  that the cycle of Moon correlates with many of human kind’s responses – and not always in a good way.

In last month’s letter I suggested that the Sun Jupiter conjunction on July 24th might mark a market top and that fissures would show from Monday July 28th developing into fault lines by the August Full Moon. This is precisely what’s happened.

So, what will happen between this Full Moon and the next? – bearing in mind that the following Full Moon is a so-termed Blood Moon (October 8th) – which, as the name implies, might not prove a health period at many levels.

It’s hard to see what will arrest the present decline which could continue for at least another month. True, there could be some slight recovery in equities between August 12th and 19th. Thereafter the downward trend may well continue.

The significators at work on July 20th to 22nd suggested an extremely tense and potentially volatile period for the Middle East. This trend shows no signs of abating. The planetary trends for the end of August do not look at all good.

I usually try to avoid writing about war cycles: my thinking being that it is never good to give energy to thought. Yet it appears that once more mankind is responding to certain planetary themes as it has done in the past. This being the case, it is likely that the coming years will bring yet more horrors. The potential long-term nature of this could be brought home to all during the last weekend of August. I really need to be wrong about this – but it is possible that over these dates a chemical attack will have the world’s attention.

The other possibility is that between August 19th and 29th the numbers of people affected by the Ebola virus will have grown to alarming proportion. It may be that a way of treating those infected is found this coming week. Even so, treating those already affected and the logistics of getting effective treatment to where it is needed could mean that the last two weeks of August sees the outbreak continuing as headline news.

As of Tuesday (August 12th), Venus moves into Leo. Until Mercury changes signs next weekend, the accent is on Fixed signs of the zodiac (Sun, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter all in Leo and Saturn at right angles to these in Scorpio). Those born this week will surely be highly creative individuals with a strong sense of purpose. At best they could be brilliant artists and musicians who are as gifted technically as they are inspired. At worst, this could see intransigence and increased warfare amongst the many who feel that their path is the only one.

As I write, the accent is on breaking blockades – entirely in keeping with this planetary combination. Determined military action is the order of the day.

Mars and Saturn conjoin in Scorpio on August 25th. Aside from this being a potential kick-started for those born under this sign (when they determine exactly what’s been holding them back and assess the energy needed to overcome an obstacle), it’s possible that mining companies will be in the headlines – and possibly not for good reason. That day is also a New Moon with the Moon at apogee (furthest from Earth). A possibility is that strong tidal movements will be experienced bringing flooding in certain mining areas as a result of Earth movement.

This also brings to mind the tunnels between Gaza and Israel. We may hear more about these that weekend.

The astro-geography for the August New Moon puts Mars and Saturn exactly overhead through Turkey and Syria. This ‘hard-hitting’ combination suggests a period of acute hardship for those in the mountainous regions who will surely require considerable humanitarian assistance. That help though is also visible with strong aspects involving Neptune at work.

Another interesting feature of the chart for this New Moon is the number of planets and planetary bodies at 16 or 17 degrees of a sign. Those with birthdays within a day of January 6th, February 5th, March 7th, April 6th, May 7th, June 7th, July 8th, August 9th, September 9th, October 9th, November 8th or December 8th could find this a highly eventful period. (As always, your feedback much appreciated).

Some high tech companies have these degree areas highlighted suggesting that these stocks will experience considerable volatility in the first week of September.

You may remember that I am preparing to give a workshop at the ISAR conference in Phoenix. ( In preparation, I have been looking at charts for gold, silver and other precious metals. My attention has been drawn to nickel which could do rather well in the coming months. With gold, I am hopeful that it will conclude the year just a touch short of $1400 and yes, for long-term, I still think it has some way to go.

Finally, a thank you to those of you who have kept me going with their interest in the new book. I was deflected by client work in July (busiest month ever as well as being enjoyable and fascinating) but am about to embark on a writing fortnight and hopeful that I will be on target for first draft conclusion before the Equinox.

For now, wishing you all sunshine and good health, –  and hoping that Jupiter in its role as protector keeps you and yours safe and well.

Yours from the stars


July 12th, 2014
Dear Fellow Star Gazers,

Happy Full Moon!

If you read last month’s Full Moon letter and the comment about the trapezium that formed on June 15th, then you’ll realise that I am going through a ‘planetary geometry’ phase. All this is part of research for the new book which, I am happy to say, is now passed the half-way point.

My attention is now turned to a triangle that forms between the Moon (in Aquarius), Venus (in Gemini) and Mars (in Libra) on Monday July 14th. Allowing a little margin, this is operational from about 16.00 to 20.00 GMT. With all three of the Air signs involved, those who tune into this frequency could be inspired by a cosmic melody that’s delightful for those on holiday and brings the potential for inspiration for those at work.

(If these hours prove eventful for you and you are happy to share what happened, I’d be delighted to hear from you).

As many of you will know, Jupiter changes signs annually. Its arrival in Leo on July 16th, is followed just 10 days later (26th and also a New Moon) by Mars’ move into, Scorpio. Mars has moved through Scorpio ten times in the last twenty years. The Dow Jones index has fallen on seven of those ingresses recovering after Mars reached the second decanate of that sign.

It does not have to be the case that the Sun-Jupiter conjunction on July 24th marks a ‘top’ – there are signals suggesting that the Dow Jones in particular could bubble away for some days afterward. However, I am expecting more fissures to show from Monday July 28th and for these to develop into fault lines by the August Full Moon. There have been hints of what’s to come in the last few days with worries as to the stability of one of Portugal’s banks shaking indices on both sides of the Atlantic.

Earlier this week I met with a technical analyst who showed me his work – corroborating my astro-findings. If we are both ‘right’ then markets could be seriously afflicted in the coming weeks.

Saturn is presently in mutual reception with Pluto. It may be that this partnership is holding markets higher than they ought to be (given that so many countries owe so, so much and that debt levels are not yet significantly reduced).

Continued horrors in the Middle East indicate that the peoples of that area are still employing ancient dance steps in response to present-day cosmic rhythms. The approaching Mars right-angle to Jupiter in Fixed signs (a war-like combination) does not bode well – though it would be wonderful to be wrong. Living through this turmoil must be a nightmare for the many innocents whose voices are drowned out. Escalating conflict will surely have impact on oil prices.  Particular volatility may be apparent around 20th and 21st July and again at the end of August.

The mutual reception between Saturn and Pluto seems to be impacting gold prices. Saturn changes signs at the end of the year but returns to Scorpio for some months next year. It may be that the price doesn’t really take off until its final arrival in Sagittarius in September 2015 (though I am hopeful of some lift in the last week of December this year)

I anticipate that there will be further escalation in its value when Uranus changes signs in 2018. It seems to me that lunar rhythms play a very strong role in precious metal prices. I intend to present my work (so far) on these at the conference in Phoenix.

This weekend the priority is preparation for next weekend’s (July 19th and 20th) workshops in Dublinwith my colleague Margaret Gray. We will be exploring Jupiter’s Leo transit, the astrology of relationships and the role of place: defining where the key partnerships in your life form. It has been a delight to look at unions that aren’t necessarily business-orientated and to prepare a workshop that focuses on the potential for ‘happy ever-afters’. There is still room if you would like to attend. Details on or email me directly).

As stated, Jupiter arrives in Leo on July 16th. In reviewing charts for my book, I created a spreadsheet of African countries with a seat at the United Nations (56). It was quite extraordinary to find that no fewer than 11 came into being as the Sun was moving through Leo. It will be interesting to see if these countries have increased profile in the coming months. All eyes may be on their riches. Disputes and power struggles across that vast continent could obliterate many promising and wholesome developments. Again, I would like to be wrong about the warring aspects.

Reading cosmic pictures is a never-ending education. With regard to last month’s trapezium, it is fascinating to note that this coincided with significant movement on the Dow Jones index that day. It does appear that significant configurations leave traders torn this way and that – resulting in increased volatility. Thoughts about 15th and 25th June proved fairly accurate too: with significant earth activity on both dates though thankfully no major loss of life.

For now, wishing you all sunshine and good health and hoping that the many blessings associated with Jupiter come your way.

Yours from the stars


APRIL 2014

Dear Fellow Star-Gazers,

Again I am sending this out early. Tuesday’s Full Moon is also a Lunar eclipse but, given that this is being mentioned in the media and that there is some concern as to whether there might be any correlation with life on planet Earth, I thought you might like to receive this a little ahead of the event.

Some of you may know that this Full Moon is also designated as a Blood Moon - one of a series of four lunar eclipses. Looking back in history, these blood moons sequences occurred in 162-163 C.E, 795-796, 842-843, 860-861, 1493-1494 and, more recently in 1949-1950 and 1967-1968 C.E.

The blood moons of 1949/50 and 1967/68 coincided with significant events in China: the Peoples’ Republic was declared in 1949 and 1967 covered the Cultural Revolution. It may be that 2014-15 proves another milestone in China’s history.

Correlations can also be found between these lunar eclipses and the history of the Middle East (particularly modern-day Israel) and it may well be that these next few weeks are of huge significance for that part of the world too. It ought also to be mentioned that 1493-4 saw the opening up of the Americas.

It seems likely then that the coming twelve months will prove an important period with regard to world history.

As mentioned in my last letter, a Grand Cross is forming in the sky (becoming exact geocentrically on 22/23 April). This Grand Cross is formed by Jupiter opposite Pluto and both at right angles to Uranus at one side of the zodiac and Mars at the other. Coinciding with the lunar eclipse, Mercury and Uranus conjoin. If the Grand Cross is a reflection of nations at war, then it may be that small spark -a minor event – occurs on Tuesday that leads to a major event before the end of the month.

It is, perhaps, all too easy to see the potential for market sentiment to turn negative with this planetary formation. I still find it surprising that equities have risen as far as they have against the back-drop of the right angle between Uranus and Pluto and am curious to see what will happen later this month (April 22nd/23rd) when Mars accents this angle.

The present phase of the nodal cycle – particularly with regard to US markets is still positive and I suppose, it is possible that equities couldcontinue to rise – with, of course, some negative days – through to late June. (Traders please note that I am particularly bearish about June 25th-26th.) On the day of the lunar eclipse itself, that Mercury-Uranus combination could see markets hit new highs. Certainly it seems likely that there will be marked reaction that day.

As with last month’s letter, I will also reiterate the likelihood of this planetary formation putting pressure on the Earth’s crust resulting in natural disaster. Since three of the planets involved are very slow moving and have been pulling into this formation for some weeks, it is perhaps not so surprising that there has already been significant earthquake and volcanic activity. More could be on the way – especially around the Last Quarter Moon on April 22nd when the alignment is at its most exact and when the Moon is at perigee. It is always possible that a natural catastrophe could have singular effect on markets.

It is quite possible that the coming solar eclipse on April 29th – in Taurus, the sign of the bull – will usher an uptrend that lasts until May 2nd, reviving again the following week before hitting temporary buffers again on May 8th/9th and lower levels again around the Full Moon of May 14th. Earlier this year I formed the opinion that May 6th would be a significant date for gold. That would figure if indeed markets are in decline in May.

In recent weeks I have been working hard on the new book. The present chapter focuses on those periods since 1900 when markets have lost over 40%. Though every stock market crash has a different cosmic signature, there are some shared elements. One that is most striking suggests to me that the period 2017-2018 will be hard to negotiate. It’s during this period that I anticipate that gold’s value will really soar.

Though I have been attempting to put in a couple of hours research and writing each day, this last week has been extremely busy client-wise. There were no calls from those born under Taurus but every other sign was accounted for – with particular emphasis on those born under the Mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces all of whom seem to be testing their multi-tasking talents to the full. This coming week it seems those born under fiery Aries, Leo and Sagittarius monopolise: so interesting how the emphasis changes and evolves.

I find this analysis of sun-sign activity a useful exercise and a reminder of the importance of actual solar activity. As you may know, solar activity has been unusual to say the least in recent times. This is worrisome at many levels – particularly in that I am sure crops will be affected by deviance in ‘usual’ weather patterns and that as a consequence, food prices are likely to rise greatly. (Perhaps my ‘missing’ Taurus clients are busy planting and preparing to grow their own food!

Tomorrow – and ahead of the lunar eclipse – I intend to focus on the next series of astro-finance workshops due to start on Sunday May 4th. This course will run at 17.00 GMT (10.00 PST and 13.00 EST). The cost to those outside the Eurozone stays the same at £395 but within the Eurozone will now have VAT added. The course will be offered again in October at 08.00 GMT to suit Australasia students.

As with the first course, those who do not have market software will be offered access to the Market Analyst Astro-software for the duration of the course. The hot-off-the-press news here is that the updated version takes into account some of the features we requested following the first course. You can find out more about this superb programme at or

A non-internet, face-to-face version of my astro-finance course to be given over a weekend is now in preparation.  This will take place in the Fort Lauderdale area and will be announced on the website when the dates are agreed. If you are more interested in this rather than the Internet version, please let me know.

Aside from that, I am looking forward to seeing some of you at the ISAR conference in Phoenix in September and in Toronto in early December.

Do please keep in touch,

As always, hoping you are investing foremost in health, family and friendships and that your investing goes well.

Yours from the stars


March 16th, 2014

Dear Fellow Star-Gazers,

I know that the Full Moon isn’t until tomorrow (Sunday, March 16th) but, as you’ll see below, I thought it might be a good idea to send this out early*.

The next Full Moon  is also a lunar eclipse: part of a large and rare planetary configuration on April 15th. History shows that such celestial phenomenon often coincides with events on Earth that take on historic significance. At one level this could be about natural disaster with the Earth’s crust affected by the pull of the planets, at another, it could be that raw emotions come to the surface and that as a result, people take action that leaves long-lasting legacy.

Even now events in the Ukraine, Venezuela and now with the missing plane in South East Asia indicate that the slow-moving planets involved in this now-yet-quite-exact pattern are coinciding with powerful and rare events here on Earth. Each of these situations is still developing. We should perhaps be prepared for many shocks and surprises in the lead into the April lunar eclipse and in the days following.

That, of course, is for next month’s letter. It’s perhaps as well though for me to highlight this possibility now and to alert you to one part of this planetary formation that could bring markets to a high from which they then fall.

The Mars-Uranus cycle is often termed the ‘crash’ cycle. It is not abnormal for markets to peak at this aspect and then to decline. This year the aspect takes place more than once – on April 23rd and again in July. Both occasions could bring market tops. I’ll say more about this in Sunday’s webinar (see below). Yes, this date is after the lunar eclipse and ahead of the solar eclipse (April 29th) but these ‘eclipse window periods’ often coincide with extra-ordinary events.

Between the March and April Full Moons there is, of course, the March Equinox, one of the four most powerful days of our Earth year. This year that event coincides with the lunar node moving from Scorpio to Libra (not exact but close enough). The nodes change signs every eighteen months or so and, from the commercial perspective, coincide with a shift in attention from one sector to another.

In the USA the nodal cycle fits neatly with the business cycle and is indicative of a general upward trend. The UK business cycle is a little different but even here there should be further signs of growth following the long period where austerity has been the key word.

The north lunar node has moved from Scorpio into Libra. It’s probable that small enterprises seeded whilst the node was in Scorpio will now push through the ground seeking Air (Libra) and yes, I am hopeful that some will grow steadily and quickly. In particular I am looking at technical advances in the world of fashion and media. 3D printing has come into being as both Chiron and Neptune move through Pisces. Add to this the node in Libra and this exciting concept could advance greatly in the next eighteen months.

That said, all this needs to be seen against the backdrop of Pluto’s stately journey through Capricorn where it has yet to reach the half-way point. You may remember that Pluto’s entry into this sign coincided with global financial drama. The point to make here is that the sovereign debt part of this problem is still far from resolved.

The present septile between Neptune and Pluto seems to have inspired many to find ways around the issue (print more money) but still the underlying issue will at some point need to be addressed. This may not be for a couple of years yet, but we should all be prepared for further global drama before this decade concludes.

In terms of market action in the coming weeks, the key dates would seem to be April 1st and 2nd and 7th and 8th ahead of tension around the lunar eclipse over 15th and 16th. Technical analysts may find these dates interesting.

*I will go through this and more in tomorrow’s (Sunday’s) webinar (15.00 GMT, 16.00 BST). This is my regular Equinox seminar. It lasts about an hour and the cost is £20. If you want to attend, please just email me and I will send a PayPal invoice and the Webex link. As with earlier webinars this one will cover the next three months pinpointing trends and key dates.

A re-run of the first six-week astro-finance course will commence on Sunday May 4th. I have expanded the Webex space to take a few more students: more details on the

As some of you know, I have just returned from an absolutely wonderful trip to Florida. There was considerable interest in the course from that region and I am now working on a plan to offer the course in person over a weekend. Again, please let me know if this would appeal to you.

Last but not least: yesterday I met with a friend from Toronto. We are working on a plan for me to give workshops there later this year – all very exciting. Before then I am speaking at the ISAR conference in Phoenix in September. You can find details and schedule at

As always, hoping you are investing foremost in health, family and friendships and that your financial investing goes well.

Yours from the stars


January 2014

Dear Fellow Star-Gazers,

Happy New Year and Happy Cancer Full Moon!

Hope you’re all safe, warm and dry. The Moon’s proximity to Earth at the January 1st New Moon and the alignments of Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto each roughly 90 degrees from one another as they orbit the Sun, may have been contributing factors in the extraordinary weather we’ve experienced.

Given that the planetary formation doesn’t dissipate for some months, more unseasonable events are likely – especially, perhaps, around the April (15th) lunar eclipse. This doesn’t bode well for food prices which are likely to rise this year – and next.

Elements of this formation have been apparent in the past and have coincided with periods of war. Sadly it seems those old behavioural patterns are repeating. Whilst I’d like to think otherwise, unless the pattern is broken, already tense and appalling situations could escalate further between the March Equinox and the aforementioned lunar eclipse.

As I write though it seems that one of the classic nodal-business cycles is proving to be accurate once more: stocks rose into the end of year and business, if not booming, is rolling along. The next key date is at the end of January when the Full Moon (30th) is followed by Venus’ station and Jupiter’s opposition to Pluto.  With the Sun and Saturn aligning the following week and Mercury stationing, it may be that stocks decline starting the week beginning February 3rd.

Yet even this could prove just another bump in the road with recovery likely by mid-February.

No, if there’s to be real drama, it’s not likely to be between this Full Moon and the next (February 14th) and more likely between those of March and April.

Venus is still retrograde and my client work has reflected this. It’s interesting just how many people are divesting of collections and realising assets – and not always for purely financial reasons.  Obviously (though not always consciously) they’re making way for the new: a very early spring clean.

This Venus retrograde is of Capricorn hue and one of the other big themes has been the high proportion of friends and colleagues experiencing a shake-up in their careers. Two are returning to jobs they thought they’d long since left behind – revisiting their profession in a way. What’s interesting is that though they’re doing this to boost joint income, there also seems to be a sense in which they’re experiencing rejuvenation through this action. Obviously my sample is small – but you may hear of similar stories (which I’d love to know about if you have time to write).

Capricorn though is one of the signs linked to both government and the ‘banks of nations’. I wonder what deals are going on behind closed doors? Whilst these might work temporarily, those involved may find these decisions come back to haunt them around the Full Moon in July.

The 1st January 1999 chart for the launch of the Euro currency is being ‘kissed by Venus’ presently. This ‘kiss’ won’t last forever though and once it’s over (early March), it’s Mars’ that affects the chart.  It might not be too long after then that the Eurozone is once again ‘at war’.  Pluto arrives at its retrograde station at the April lunar eclipse which may indicate the reneging on an earlier deal. I fully expect us to experience escalating  currency wars between now and 2020.

Which brings me back to gold: the more work I do on this, the more convinced I become that its decline since Saturn entered Scorpio will cease when that planet changes signs. There is one other major factor at work here – but that too dissipates toward the end of 2014. Of course, like a flooded room that takes ages to dry out, it could take all of 2015 for gold to recover. Yet I imagine it will surpass earlier highs before the end of the decade.

I wonder too is silver will experience a minor lift in early February – perhaps around 5th? We shall see.

For now I am focused on the astro-finance course and, after that, my trip to Florida (don’t want to wish my time away but can’t wait to see friends there – and the parrots!). On my first trip there, the formation of a flock of birds weaving out across the bay and then changing direction seems symbolic of the need for the world to change financial direction. (There were various Yod-planetary formations that year.) Whereas then, I thought a part answer was a ‘return to basics’ approach, now I’m realising that we may have been flying over and discounting areas of potential abundance. Discussions with clients are making me ever-more aware of increased creativity.

The very plasticity of our brains and inherent ability to adjust to new conditions may be magnified during this long period when Neptune and Chiron transit Pisces together. There may be Einstein material within each and every one of us.

At least whilst Venus is retrograde (until end of January) it’s worth taking time to review ideas and assessing which, if any, could form the corner stones of new business and financial strategy. You may be surprised by what you come up with.

Until next time,

Do please keep in touch,

As always,

Yours from the stars


PS. I have created a ‘waiting list’ for the next 6 week astro-finance trading course. This will run on Sundays at 18.00 GMT – 10.00 PST to accommodate the US West Coast students. Please email if you are interested.

October 2013

Dear Fellow Stargazers,

Happy Hunters Moon

But please fasten seatbelts: we could all be in for a very bumpy ride over the next month.

The US crisis may be resolved (temporarily) but echoes of the near-collapse of the global financial system could be heard for some years yet.

You may recall that Uranus and Pluto are now in their ‘First Quarter’ phase of a cycle that began in the mid-1960s. That too was a time of great economic, social and political upheaval. Present planetary vibrations are frenetic and some could find these next few weeks simply ‘too much’.

We know of course that the building on anything requires strong foundations. To achieve these means digging deep and putting in structures that can withstand both man-made and natural pressures. So, painful as this period (2010-2015) may be for some, effort seems necessary and yes, that could include placing commercial trading limits and getting rid of items and services that have outlived their usefulness.

For each of us, the next four weeks should mark a period of intense archiving and/or finally breaking free of baggage (of all kinds).

There is an area of Scorpio (think deep, charming, intense, mysterious, dark, compelling, compulsive and hoarding) in everyone’s chart. Post the eclipse we will all be required to look and see what’s been hidden (even if for very good reason). Observing the underworld at work – and yes, that may well necessitate dealing with all sorts of ‘nasties’ –  will surely be imperative.

Today’s Full Moon is also a lunar eclipse. On November 3rd there will be a solar eclipse. What happens at any eclipse is that there is disturbance in the geo-magnetic field. Think of a radio station that’s been working perfectly but suddenly goes off message and requires a retune. Imagine this happening to a driver who, whilst reaching for the controls to readjust the signal, then ‘happens to an accident – through which they then meet the person of their dreams.

In short, eclipses are neither all bad or all good – but mark a change in our force field.  The coming solar eclipse is in Scorpio, and, as it is one of the more ‘financial’ signs of the zodiac, and is accompanied by an alignment of the Sun with Saturn, could coincide with the collapse of a large organisation (another insurance company or bank).

It might also be that the recent decision by the Chase Bank to curtail the movement of funds out of the US after November 17th (a HIGHLY significant Full Moon) will be the first of many steps that shake global markets.

In recent times we have become used to increased volatility in the market place. Yet moves in the next few weeks will surely be even greater than have been seen to date. November 6th-7th stands out as does 11th through 15th and, of course, 17th itself.

On 17th, Mars arrives at a critical degree for Wall Street markets. Expect this date to see very sharp moves indeed.

Thursday 14th and Friday 15th should also be important as Venus moves into the Uranus-Pluto formation with the Moon part of the picture also in the early hours (GMT) of 14th.

Bearing in mind the Moon’s relative position to Earth, it may be that a storm (or other force of nature), which builds in intensity around 12th acts as catalyst.

Should any or all of this happen, then it is reasonable to expect there to be knock-on effect in the precious metals markets (especially post November 11th). True, until Saturn leaves Scorpio next year, even if prices rise they are unlikely to move as much as some hope. Holding some gold and silver though, to me, makes perfect sense as part of a portfolio.

I would like to have spent more time continuing my research in this area but the cosmos had other plans: articles in the Daily Mail and then in today’s Financial Times have led to an unusual number of enquiries and some very interesting new clients.

On top of this, and through a client, I was privileged to speak to a group of designers focusing on likely trends for the period Autumn/Winter 2015-6. It made a refreshing change to look at that period post the present Uranus-Pluto square and the great Cardinal Cross forming in 2014.

These designers were SO in tune with the coming energy – so much that I think we can all be assured that the designs and colours surrounding us in late 2015 and early 2016 will prove perfect salve to the raucous and loud nature of 2010-2015. At a simple level: the reds can go and the pastels come in.

I will get back to research next week I hope, and, in my next letter will give you an update on the new version of Market Analyst.

The Equinox webinar went ahead as planned. The December solstice one is already mentioned on the website. This will be followed by a six week financial astrology course. Please email to register interest for either. There will be required reading prior to the course and you may wish to get started early.

I have accepted an invitation to speak in Phoenix, AZ at the ISAR conference next September. This is rapidly becoming another N.American tour as it seems I will be going there via Toronto and Boston.

Next stop though is Florida (late February/early March) and then Dublin late April/early May.

For now, hoping that you can ride these next few weeks safely, healthily and happily,

Yours from the stars


September 2013

Dear Fellow Star Gazers

Happy Harvest Moon.

It’s living up to its reputation: the Dow Jones Index closed on a high last night (could be something to do with this Full Moon being at right angles to the Galactic Centre).

The big question, of course, is what happens next? This weekend Pluto stations (as it did back in April when the gold feel 2% on the trading days either side of the station), and then there’s the Equinox on Sunday. These next few days promise considerable excitement. And what does that mean:

Well, along with other planetary pictures it does seem that globally we’re on a new financial track. I am still of the opinion that sovereign debt has yet to be fully addressed and that markets at some point have to fall – but that could still be some weeks away. I anticipate that there will be strong moves in gold but, if there is a fall next week, would view this as a buying opportunity. Equities however, could continue to hold strong until September 26th.

Jupiter and the Sun will be exactly a fifth of a circle apart at the Equinox. Imagine a five-pointed star with just two lights shining. The other points are still there but hidden from view. Those with birthdays within a  day of September 22nd, December 4th, February 13th, April 26th and July 10th could act as radio receivers for this special energy. This could bring luck, good-fortune, gifted teachers and opportunities your way.

Far less constructive is the period around the next New Moon (October 5th) which once again sees the right-angle between Uranus and Pluto highlighted. This angle, which has been within orb for a couple of years has coincided with expected shift in social, economic and political values. Tempting as it is to think that human-kind is ‘in charge’, it may be that the gravitational forces of these two planets on the Sun itself, causes significant solar flares and, should these affect Earth satellite systems, then widespread disruption – which could easily result in indices falling sharply and dramatically.

True, there may be very human factors that create the circumstances for a correction. The bottom line though is that the period between October 1st and 7th looks treacherous.

Cyprus and the problems of the Euro may have been out of the news for some months now, but difficulties in the Eurozone still exist and could erupt in the early days of October. I am expecting strong moves in the currency markets in the first two weeks of October with sterling strongly featured. Mars then moves into Virgo on October 15th – which should be significant for USDGBP trades. If there is a change of trend that day I would expect it to last for at least five days.

Mercury stations at 18 Scorpio on 21st October – just after the Full Moon (18th) and ahead of the Sun’s move into Scorpio on 23rd. From that date – and through to the end of November, could find the UK going from one financial banana skin to another. The insurance and pensions industries will surely be involved. A further possibility is that bad weather will give rise to an increase in claims.

Ten years ago I was putting the finishing touches to the Financial Universe book. In that, I gave the opinion that there would need to be huge shake-ups in taxes and pensions and, of course, the banking industry. This next three months should see an acceleration of developments in this area.

When writing these letters I often check back to see what clients have asked in recent weeks. A recurring theme this time is what to do about long-term pension arrangements. In each case I have looked closely both at the person’s chart for now – and the charts for the period when their pension is due to pay-out. That’s meant looking far ahead – to 2035 and more. I’m fairly certain that there another recession will affect the world between now and then (mid 2020s) which is prompting me to think carefully as to the best 10 year investments – beginning now.

My conclusions are always the same: health, family and friendships and, in the world of shares, water and all related products and services.

Back here, several chapters of the astro-trading manual (yes, it does exist!) are being read by students and friends I met on my recent travels. Hopefully I can bring this to the finishing line before long.

To that end, it seems right to get started on those financial classes. The first will be on Sunday 29th September at 15.00 GMT using Webinex. If you haven’t used this before, then we’ll set up a quick trial before hand. The class will last for 75 minutes and cost £24. If you would like to enrol, please email me.

Finally, my trips to Philadelphia and Toronto were just magical. In keeping with my transits, ideas flew past at a near rate of one an hour. Amazing. Plans for return visits and special classes are well underway.

Last but not least, I am still happily working with the new Market Analyst programme and plan to send out a special mailing about just how excellent it is for astro-traders. If you can’t wait for that, then again, please email me.

For now, wishing you a very Hppy Full Moon and Equinox

Yours from the stars


August 21st 2013

Dear Fellow Star Gazers,

I am celebrating this Full Moon in Toronto after a week in Philadelphia at the NCGR conference. Wherever you are, I do hope that clear skies make this a special time for you too.

This Full Moon is extra-special in that it’s on one of the ‘astrologer’s degrees’. Astrology is highlighted – and how!

The conference seemed to be benefit from the energy of this Full Moon: I’m confident that most attendees left the conference keen to review charts and to make use of some of the excellent material presented.

If you haven’t guessed already, Jupiter (he of the thunderbolts) has hit my chart full on: add in the Full Moon and I really have enjoyed an amazing few days. Obviously I’m travelling and making new connections and my ‘window on the world’ is opening wider. Those of you born in the early days of April, July, October and January may also be experiencing variations on this theme.

Yet Jupiter is opposite Pluto – one of the planetary signatures of gambling and of stretching finances too far. As far as I’m concerned I’m not yet sure how I’m going to live up to the various promises I’ve made as regards trips and speaking engagements! It will be Saturn’s job to arrange contracts and agree timelines.

At a serious level- and on the global stage -it may be that national debt is of great concern to many – the Eurozone especially. I anticipate that the crisis will grow and that those working Forex will be under pressure in the week beginning September 16th.

The opposition between Jupiter and Pluto will hang in the sky for some months. As it does, it aligns with the charts of many nations – including the USA: all of which suggests that at least one nation could be facing a fiscal cliff before long. The next Full Moon (September 19th), should see the net stage of this crisis. For those looking ahead, just how ‘leaky’ the situation is may be apparent this coming weekend. Perhaps no-one really knows the sums involved. This weekend expect to hear figures that are beyond the understanding of most of us.

It is well known that as the Sun, or any planet, moves from one sign to another, market sentiment changes. Not only does the Sun move into Virgo this week but, as it does, both the Sun and Mercury oppose Neptune. This could have effect on food commodity prices this Friday.

It’s Mars’ turn to change signs next week as it moves into Leo on 28th. Leo is one of the Fire signs. After a few ‘drippy’ days, perhaps markets will feel the need to roar once more. Obviously this could affect those born under this sign too (includes President Obama). Soon after the next Full Moon, Venus and Mars will be at right angles to one another (Mars still in Leo). This doesn’t look good for World Peace – even if, as of end of August, it seems that some difficulties are en route to resolution.

Hold the thought that the NEXT Full Moon (September 19th) is at right angles to the Galactic Centre, that Pluto stations the day after and that within hours of all that, the Sun arrives at the Equinox. When Pluto stationed back in April, gold fell by 2% on the trading days either side of the station. Significant moves might once again be anticipated in the days leading into the Equinox.

I am expecting a few short term gains for gold in the first week of September. Thereafter we could see a pull back before it moves upwards once more.

My attention is once again with silver which, given lunar patterns should see upward moves before the end of the year. I’m going to cover this and more at the Toronto event this weekend.

Interest for this was such that the event was moved so that we could accommodate more people. It will now be at the University of Toronto where I’ve spoken before. (more details from

This Thursday evening (22nd) I’ll be talking about general investment trends. From Friday evening (23rd) and through Sunday (25th), the format is different. The event gathered its own momentum (in keeping with the planets) and has become a mini astro-financial course that closes with emphasis on the personal chart and financial life patterns. I will be showing some of the amazing features of the new Market Analyst programme. There’s a new version of this due out in September which I intend to review on the site as soon as I can. So far, what I have seen is beyond excellent.

For those of you looking for investment opportunities in the next four weeks, I’m going to stick with what I believe is a safe theme – waste management. It might not appear so quite yet, but conservation and all that supports thrift management should make gain.

If you are an index watcher, dates of some significance are September 11th and the week beginning 16th.

Wishing you well wherever you are and that the planets are contributing to a fascinating life journey.

Yours from the stars


March 27th Full Moon

So, with imperfect (?) timing we came to Cyprus for a short break: to celebrate the Equinox and to give me space to make more corrections to my astro-trading book.

In reality I’ve spent time looking at charts for Cyprus and for the Euro, visited the Sanctuary of Apollon and Aphrodite’s Rock and experienced my first ‘Coptic Storm’ and learnt how the latter have been forecast over the last few thousands years. (It’s all to do with declination, lunar distance and phases and is quite fascinating).

Greatest impact though has been walking through ancient ruins and wondering how other civilisations coped with collapsing economies. Presently there is, of course, anger, confusion and a real sense of loss and bitterness.

The Euro:

The proffered ‘bail out’ is entirely in keeping with the chart for Cyprus. Jupiter passing over the Moon and Mars in Cyprus’ chart has brought understandable relief that banks will soon reopen though there are real worries as to the legal terms of the actions required by the IMF and ECB.

Even after Jupiter’s transit though, Cyprus is not out of the cosmic woods and neither is