Haumea: Observations

(As I write, Haumea is transiting 28 Libra, moving into Scorpio in .)

Haumea orbits the Sun in approximately 283 years –only slightly longer than Pluto’s orbit of 243 years. Just as the position of Pluto in my client’s charts ranges now from Leo through Sagittarius, their Haumea positions range from early Leo through early Libra. A few have conjunctions of the Sun with both Pluto and Haumea.

Readers will be aware that with Pluto presently concluding its Capricorn transit, as Haumea ends its Libra transit, that they must be en route to a square aspect. This is indeed the case, but doesn’t occur until 2029 after both planets change signs. The coming square is at 7 Scorpio (Haumea) and 7 Aquarius (Pluto). Whilst placing Haumea in the charts of clients has interested me for some time, the fact that in 2021, Saturn and Uranus form squares close to similar degrees of Fixed signs, piqued my interest in decoding Haumea’s influence. Is it possible that events in 2021 are setting the stage for major developments at the end of the decade?

But I am running ahead:

It is hard to ignore the vocabulary that is associated with Haumea. Is it really the dwarf planet of ‘terrible gifts’ and ‘awesome destruction’? This is indeed a reasonable conclusion given its prominent position in the charts for the deployment of atom bombs dropped on Japan in World War 11 (Sun conjunct Haumea), or in the chart of the Boxing Day tsunami that killed so many in South East Asia (un square Haumea). And yes, given Haumea’s recent opposition to Eris in this last decade, a case can be made for connection between the Haumea-Eris cycle and the rise of Isis and other groups apparently more focused on death and destruction than life and rebirth.

It is also true that Haumea is prominently placed in the charts of some people who have wreaked havoc and pain (e.g. Josef Stalin Mars opp Haumea), and not difficult to conclude that vibration from Haumea’s position – relative to both its place in the tropical zodiac and the interconnected phase with the planets and other dwarf planets, often correlates with destructive and sometimes out-and-out cruelty.

Yet I am also noticing something else: a potential link with philanthropy. Perhaps philanthropy HAS to go hand-in-hand with times of darkness and yes, for some, people, lack.

I work mainly with financial-business clients and dialogue turns around maximizing resources. What is interesting is that sometimes these individuals have asked me to consider optimum times for the launch of charitable foundations, legacies or have made me aware of their desire to give back.  Before exploring some of these charts, I should point out that I am a Libra with a stellium in that sign. As Haumea passed the first planet of my stellium, Mercury, I was asked to be a Trustee of the Urania Trust: an educational charity whose aim to research the links between man and cosmos. As Haumea transited my Neptune, (the last planet of this stellium), I became a director of the Alexandria-I-base (another not-for-profit organization): more of which later.

I come from a generation who have Pluto and Haumea in near conjunction and have friends and peers with whom there have been many discussions about legacy and estate planning. This became a major theme as Haumea sextiled our natal Pluto/Haumea placements.  Perhaps it is no surprise that since the early 1990s when Haumea entered Libra, my clients, unknowingly mirroring my life, became involved in projects designed ‘to give’ and fair to say that two of these clients have been near obsessed with creating a lasting legacy.

Another client, with Haumea in exact square to the Ascendant is chair of a family trust – again with philanthropic aim.  Just in this last month, I have had the pleasure of working with another client who has Haumea at the Midheaven, in trine to both the Moon and Jupiter, and who has chosen to fund the education of young scholars.   Again, squaring the Ascendant, but this time from the fourth house, another client looks after his family’s financial affairs, investing on their behalf with the primary goal of guaranteeing the costs of educating both immediate young relatives but, hopefully, of their heirs too.

Of the present day world-class ‘top’ philanthropists, it is interesting to see that Bill Gates has an exact conjunction at 27 Leo of Jupiter and Haumea, with Pluto at 28 of that sign ,whilst Georg Soros has an exact sextile between his Venus at 3 Libra with Haumea at 3 Leo. Also, with Haumea at 3 Leo, Warren Buffet (who tops the list in terms of world-class philanthropists), has Mercury at 3 Libra.  Michael Bloomberg’s chart shows an opposition of Mercury to Haumea in sextile to Jupiter. The orb is 2 degrees but taking the whole planetary picture into account we then find Jupiter = Mercury/Haumea.  These high-net worth individuals are high-profile philanthropists. Generally our clients are not! Yet now that I am aware of the potential for philanthropic desire, and so mentioning this in my interpretations, I am discovering surprising nuances —

During my husband’s recent ill –health we have encountered many ‘ministering angels’. Their hourly rate of pay is shockingly low and yet they always seem to be sourcing small gifts and making gestures that alleviate other people’s discomfort. They are acutely aware of lack.  Where possible, I have looked at their birth charts. An example here is someone born on October 22, 1973. Haumea conjoins Vesta exactly and both square an out of bounds Venus (in Sagittarius). Rarely will she accept a token for herself: it is always for others. Her background is of deprivation: a situation she is anxious to relieve for others. Thanks to her efforts, items that I might have abandoned find their way across the ocean to those in need.

This mirrors other people’s findings linking Haumea with ‘awareness of abundance or lack’. I note that attempts to find redress and balance have taken place as Haumea moved through Libra (a transit which began in 1970). Mostly I am aware of that their natal Haumea position has been activated by transit. Occasionally though, action has coincided with Haumea in sharp aspect to a progressed planet.

Which leads me to where we are today: and the possible link between the Saturn-Uranus square of 2021 and the forthcoming square of Pluto and Haumea in 2029. Certainly there is a case for exploring the Fixed stars and Black holes situation at 7 degrees of the Fixed signs. This though is not my area of expertise.

We recognize that hard aspects between Saturn and Uranus require each of us to discard what is outworn from the past and to embrace the future. As students of the cycles of the planets, perhaps it is incumbent on us to weigh up the possible (probable?) disruption and chaos that comes with marching to the beat of Uranus’ drum whilst accepting that some rules and regulations (Saturn) and checks must be put in place if anarchy is to be avoided.

Yet with this, and please recall that I work mainly with business and financial clients, there also comes the risk of economic collapse with loss of jobs and of income. As we embrace the future – and noting that before Pluto and Haumea form their square, that each of the outer planets will ingress into a new sign and that fresh needs and challenges will need to be embraced – we must surely keep in mind the possibility of great suffering whose roots may be in decisions taken during 2021.

With each hard aspect between Saturn and Uranus, there has been market correction (most recently in 1999 and 2007 and likely now in 2021). Those who have savings have had to draw on them, whilst there has been increased demand by charities for assistance so that they can, in turn, help others. We can only begin to imagine how loud the cries for help may be at the end of this decade as Pluto squares Haumea and consider that perhaps those losing employment presently will struggle in the years ahead.

The ingresses of Pluto and Uranus into Air signs and the escalating and likely dominating developments in robotics, indicated the high probability of many jobs being lost to automation. How then to feed and live? Perhaps this is all too ‘awesome’ or big for us to imagine. Understandably we – certainly I – at times feel helpless. Yet perhaps at some small level we can each ‘do something’. To avoid the potential for awesome ‘lack’ we could perhaps use the Saturn-Uranus square to place safety nets.

At one level this is about acquiring new and likely Uranus-related new skills. It could also include giving thought, energy and action to our ‘astrological legacy’: doing what we can now to preserve our art.

Which brings me neatly to one of my great passions: The Alexandria I-base which seeks to preserve astrological texts initially through the creation of the largest astrological catalogue in the world. Though the idea was discussed during an NCGR conference in 2013, this not-for-profit organisation didn’t become legal until October 2015. It is fascinating to recall that we so struggled trying to find the ’perfect’ date and that not one of us involved in electing the chart considered the position of Haumea. How delightful then to discover that there was an exact conjunction of Haumea with, of all planets, Mercury on the date finally chosen!  The I-base’ philanthropic aim is to give the gift of locating books, periodicals and lectures through its massive archive to students of astrology.

I have struggled to find an appropriate ending to this article: I wanted to tie the respective cycles of Saturn and Uranus to Pluto and Haumea when really the only phrase that seem to apply to both that applies to both is ‘disruption before evolution’.  In investment terms discussions tend to involve crypto currencies and block chain technologies where the conversation turns to wonder as to what the world will be like, e.g. without the hard currencies with which we are all so familiar.

There is scope for a whole article about this (later – and after much more research and meditation). For now, I wonder about the world my grandchildren will experience in 2029 and how the decisions taken this year (pandemic-related and otherwise) will affect them. How best to prepare them for living through Pluto’s square to Haumea? Interesting then to quote my discussion with Lily, my grand-daughter and whose Haumea is exact on my Libra Sun. When asked what concerned her most about the period between now (the Saturn-Uranus square) and when she might leave college or university, she made clear that the pressing concern FOR ALL OF US was the state of the planet and that we would all have to help one another cope with climate change.

My solar studies make it clear to me that much of the present crisis is down to solar behavior (and yes, that is likely affected by the distribution of the planets around the Sun). Lily is not ‘wrong’ though in making clear that we will all have to help one another. Today’s political decisions will have far reaching effect and perhaps require each of us to access our philanthropic traits.


Have you ever wondered why styles come back? Perhaps there is ‘nothing new under the Sun’. If you are reading this, then it’s probable that you are at least open to the idea that there is a connection between life on Earth and the movement of the planets. In observing planet positions, astrologers look back to see what happened last time a planet passed through a particular area of the zodiac or when there were certain planetary groupings (aspects).
Until 1781, Saturn was thought to be the most outer planet of our solar system. Saturn marked a boundary and is often viewed as a planetary ‘traffic warden or ‘cosmic headmaster’ defining areas and giving permission when earned. As this planet tours the zodiac, its influence can be seen in many areas: fashion being just one.

You might enjoy looking out for certain themes and styles coming to the fore as Saturn moves through Aquarius from late 2020 to 2022.

First consider: Saturn takes approx. thirty years to orbit the Sun. If you were standing on the Sun, you would see that it moves more quickly through some signs than others – depending on just how far away from the Sun it is. Viewed from Earth, there is a similar rhythm – made more complex by the fact that there are times when the planet appears in retrograde motion, so extending its time in a sign.
On September 2nd, 2020, and from the Sun-centred (heliocentric) perspective, Saturn moves into Aquarius. From the Earth (geo) perspective, it entered that sign on March 22nd, returned (as it was retrograde) to Capricorn (on July 2nd) and makes final Aquarius ingress on December 17th.
From either perspective, Saturn will be in Aquarius through 2021 and 2022. Depending on your age, you may have lived through this before. It moved through Aquarius through 1991-1993, 1962-1964, 1932-1934. You may have relatives who recall grand or great-grand-parents who were alive at the turn of the 20th Century (1903-1905).

Aquarius is one of the Fixed signs of the zodiac and traditionally is linked to the ankle area of the body. The fixidity of Aquarius implies straight lines and firmness. Saturn is associated with restriction, constraint, definition and austerity.
Let’s start with the ankle area and consider that perhaps lace-up boots would be in vogue as Saturn moves through Aquarius. Just look at these advertisements:

1903 – 1905
1931 Fashion

1931 – 1933
1931 Boots

1962 – 1964
1962 boots

1991 – 1993
1991 - shoes

Note the similarities!
We find other fashion themes echoing this approx. three decade Saturn-rhythm:
1903-1905 covers the Edwardian era when styles were slim, sleek, long and defined. For men, this included starched and high collars with buttons.
1903 Gentleman

The theme of long, slim, elegance appeared in the 1930s

………and in the early 1960s where the design again trims to the ankle and follows a geometric line.

And here is a lovely quote for the most recent Saturn in Aquarius transit: A surprising success in Fall 1993 was the long, black, fitted winter coat.

Will we see evidence of Saturn’s Aquarius influence in the next couple of years? Perhaps starting with lace-up or button-covered boots? –with a 21st Century space-age twist.
Or will it be elegant long skirts? Or wing-collars and buttons?

that what you see in the shops has to be both designed and manufactured months before.
It may be late 2021 before those earlier echoes are evident. – unless, of course, the designer was a student of astrology and knew what was coming.
Perhaps they are already at work!
future fashion

© Christeen Skinner

Quick Overview 2021

The Grand Mutation marked by the conjunction of Jupiter-Saturn that coincides with the solstice on December 20, 2020 marks the dawn of a 240 year-long cycle and heralds a new age. There was a similar Grand Mutation in 1226; far predating the banking and economic systems in use today.

The 13th century was a period of rapid European prosperity as trade routes running both East to West and North to South flourished; in part due to expanding infrastructure that made the passage of trade easier and safer. By the end of that Century, and with new banking systems and coinage in place, trading routes were well established.

Mirroring that earlier time, in 2021, we should see cryptocurrencies entering the mainstream. The December 2020 Jupiter-Saturn conjunction could be the trigger needed for appraisal of currency systems and acknowledgement of rapid development of block-chain currencies.

Many of the new systems and ideas are set to move forward at fast pace, if not warp speed – most particularly crypto currencies, robotics, space engineering and space travel. In preparation, investors might care to move these areas to the top of their list for consideration.

Business cycle:

It has long been noted that as the lunar nodes (which move backward through the zodiac) approach Aquarius, that there is decline in growth reflected in falling indices. The lunar nodes do not reach Aquarius until 2026/7 when a recession is to be expected.

No cycle can be considered on its own, and another important cycle may be said to herald this pending recession: the forty-five year synodic cycle of Saturn and Uranus which reaches its last quarter phase in 2021. Throughout the last 120 years, it can be shown that the key aspects (0, 90 and 180 degrees) between these two planets have coincided with falling indices. In 2021 the two planets will be 90 degrees apart. If history repeats, then 2021 could prove super-challenging for markets generally yet offer buying opportunities for long-term investors. True, the aspect is not fully cleared until 2022 but some investors might wish to get in on the ground floor of new companies.

For much of 2021, Jupiter moves through Aquarius – the sign associated with cutting edge technology. The Aquarius market sector covers all new technology, artificial intelligence,  space age and space exploration. Jupiter makes a brief foray into Pisces, bring attention to oil, pharmaceuticals, media, alcoholic drinks and the water industries. Ahead of Jupiter’s arrival in Pisces, investors could consider gaining knowledge and then investing in these sectors.


Eclipses are attention seekers! but give clues as to shifting concerns and interests. The solar eclipses of 2021 are in the Mutable signs of Gemini and Sagittarius – signs associated with travel which, as a result of Covid 19, has been curtailed – a situation that is unlikely to change at least until the eclipses move on into Taurus and Scorpio at the end of 2021. The first solar eclipse of the year takes place in June at 19 Gemini and will be visible across the northern east of the USA, much of Canada, Greenland and the far east of Russia whilst the second occurs on December 4 at 12 Sagittarius and will only be visible in the South Atlantic.

What the two eclipse paths of 2021 have in common is that they both promise much in terms of mineral wealth even whilst accenting inhospitable areas of the world. Trade disputes involving both regions will likely lead to territorial dispute.

In a search for promising areas for investment, the health industry must surely rate highly in 2021.

It is perhaps noteworthy that the lunar eclipse at the end of November, is in one of the ‘financial’ signs of the zodiac and likely to be the precursor to economic difficulties appearing before the end of the year.

On its nineteen-year long journey through the zodiac, the lunar north node moved through Gemini between October 2001 and May 2003 when the Dow Jones Index (DJI) moved from approx. 9500 at the start of that transit, rose to 10,600, fell back to 7,200 and concluded its stay in that sign at 8,700. Of course it is entirely to be expected that during an eighteen month period that an index will fluctuate. The degree of fluctuation and the position at the end of that nodes transit through a sign is of interest however. From the moves in 2001-2003, we might expect that by the time the lunar node moves into Taurus in November 2021, that the Dow Jones index will be lower than its position at the start of this transit in May 2020.

This though is an examination of just one cycle. It is essential to look back at each Gemini nodal period of the 20th Century. In 1984, the DJI rose from 1108 – 1203 whilst between late 1964 and 1966, the DJI went from 841 to 966. In 1946 it fell from 190 to 182 but in 1926-1928, rose from 170 to 299.  Clearly analysis of the nodal cycle against this one index does not give us sufficient information on which to trade. We must then check to see which other cycles dovetail with these earlier years and determine from this the probability of a fall or rise in index value. It is more than a little interesting that the years in which there were marked losses (2002 and 1946) were years in which Saturn and Uranus reached major aspect – as they will do in 2021.

The nodal position is never irrelevant. Eclipses are important cosmic punctuation marks. Whether solar or lunar, they each give clues as to probable trading conditions – which are obviously a human activity and dependent on human behavior and reaction. What we know is that even minor changes in the geo-magnetic sphere bring activity that can appear unusual and is therefore eventful: at times giving rise to major moves in indices. Marking eclipses in your trading diary and being aware that the period between them often brings volatility, is a useful exercise. The dates in 2021 are, in order, Lunar eclipse, May 26th followed by Solar eclipse, June 10th and finally Lunar eclipse, on November 19th and Solar eclipse, December 4th.

The lunar eclipse of November 2021 at 27 Taurus marks exactly the same degree as a lunar eclipse on November 20th 2002. That lunar eclipse was followed – as will be the case in 2021, by a solar eclipse in early December. The S&P index rose between the two dates.

However, between the solar eclipses in June and December 2002, the S&P index fell from approximately 1030 to 940 with key dates in that fall most definitely resonating with the position of the planets of the eclipse charts. In 2021, it might not be just the echoes of eclipse planetary positions that coincide with sharp moves but also the square aspect between Saturn and Uranus.


It is not uncommon for financial astrologers to be asked to assess the end of year position for the various indices and notable that although Wall Street may react in one way, that here could be a difference in the extent of reaction from one country’s index to another’s. A full forecast would require study of each country and index. This article focuses on Wall Street.

In 2021 there are three dominating factors which together seem to indicate that the Dow Jones index (DJI), Standard and Poor (SPX) and NASDAQ  will likely close the year lower than at its start. The lunar node moving from Gemini to Taurus is one factor indicating the potential for lower values at year end. Another is Venus’ cycle: Venus turns retrograde at the December 21st 2021 solstice. Venus’ retrograde in the past has sent indices lower. The most recent Venus retrograde was in Scorpio in 2018 when indices fell dramatically. Prior to that a Venus retrograde in Capricorn also saw indices fall. It is quite possible that a similar fate will occur in the last trading week of 2021.





Vesta, is the brightest of the larger asteroids orbiting between Mars and Jupiter and second only to Ceres (now elevated to Dwarf planet status) in size.  Its orbit is 1325 days (3.6 Earth years) and its rotation is approx. 5.6 hours.

Though its presence was mooted by Johannes Kepler in the 16th century, its discovery is recorded as March 29th 1807. Notably, the Sun that day was at 8 Aries – one of the cardinal degrees often accentuated on days of high drama in and out of the market-place.

Vesta was the first born of the titans, Kronos and Rhea. Her siblings include Jupiter. Given their shared DNA, it should not astound us that Vesta is a powerful force. Though associated with ‘hearth and home’, vestal virgins, domesticity, care and husbandry, it is perhaps of little surprise that a well-placed Vesta in the birth chart is a factor in the accumulation of wealth.

I work with traders, investors and entrepreneurs. These charts have one thing in common: a strongly placed Vesta. This was a feature mentioned in an article by Bill Meridian over 30 years ago. I confirm his findings. In my own chart, Vesta conjoins Pluto – going some way to explaining my passion for understanding the world of finance, its power and its potential. I should add that many of my clients could be described as philanthropists: a trait that is also apparent in the charts of many eminent traders.

No two traders operate in the same way. Each trader has their own interest and area of expertise. Few, if any, trade successfully in multiple markets. The forex trader might have no interest in commodities and vice versa. A trader who focuses on choosing the ‘best’ stocks, might have little interest in the moment-to-moment alertness required by the day trader who is focused on minute-by-minute adjustments in prices or exchange rates. The trader or investor who focuses on the direction of an index might make decisions based on weekly or monthly trends.

The many differences involved in these different type of commercial activity make it hard to identify the planetary themes that determine the potential for successful trading. We must also remember that even the best of traders will eventually have ‘bad’ periods where they lose more than they gain. A trader who is one of the top ten traders one year may not be in that group the following year.

Two decades ago I was resistant to the idea of adding the position of asteroids into my charts. Yet it is impossible to deny their impact, and these days not only do I place these in my charts, but I also look at the Dwarf planets orbiting beyond Pluto as these too have a compelling counter-point story to tell. (These will be the subject of other essays)


Just as no two traders operate in the same way, we should not be surprised that the planetary signatures for successful trading in trader’s horoscopes vary. What is common is that Vesta holds prominence using orbs of only one degree. The tightness of these configurations accentuates the impact of what I now refer to as the ‘trader’s asteroid’.

I cannot say that a poorly placed Vesta will limit trading ability. What I can repeat is that in the charts that I have studied its prominence cannot be ignored.

Further I can show that at times of peak commercial dealing or trading, Vesta is usually involved.

A remarkable study by the very fine astrologer Sue Kientz, shows that Vesta has a role to play in the charts of (usually political) leaders involved in complex dramas.

This, I think, is the key. Vesta lends ability to master complex and often dramatic situations. Vesta both requires but gives focus. As the ‘goddess of hearth’, Vesta keeps flames burning – from dying ember to raging furnace. Fire requires care: it is often too hot to handle. It is interesting then that those who are listed as top traders, also have Saturn strongly featured in their charts contributing to an ability to maintain control of their thoughts and emotions,

Though in technical analysis textbooks, the Mars-Vesta cycle isn’t named, it’s most interesting that the synodic length of this cycle so closely correlates with a well-recognised business cycle.

Bill Meridian in a study in 1985 and subsequently updated, showed a successful trading strategy to be purchasing the Dow Jones Index when Mars and Vesta were 240 degree apart and selling when they reached 90 separation brought significant gain.

I have employed this strategy researching the effect on the S&P index. With the exception of the trades that would have begun in 2000 (the dot com crash) and 2008 (global financial crisis), the results are excellent. 240 degree separation trade begun in 1992 would have yielded 12%, in 1996, 49%, in 2004, 30.57%, in 2011, 15.01% and in 2015, 19.54%.

I would not have taken this trade in September 2019 as with the Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto conjunction due in 2020, the outlook was not positive. We will only know if I am ‘wrong’ at the 90 degree separation in a couple of years. I am likely to work with the next 240 separation in 2023.


Examination of the position of Vesta in your natal chart will yield clues as to your talent for investing. Just as important is examination of Vesta position by solar arc direction. Sweeping generalisations are inappropriate here: do not assume that if Directed Vesta is due to conjoin natal Jupiter for example, that this will be your ‘lucky’ year.  If you are a novice in the world of trade this is more likely to manifest as the desire to learn about how and where best to trade. It will not necessarily lead to ‘lucky’ and successful investing.

You could also consider Vesta’s position by transit. I encourage traders to keep a diary. If we can crack the code of their most successful trades (which usually involved Vesta), together we can plan future trading dates.

The following notes consider Vesta in the charts of famous traders and the years in which their activities have hit headlines.

Though my clients do not fall into these ‘top world traders’, I can vouch for the fact that years in which they have each realised great gain, Vesta has played significant role.



George Soros: Unsurprisingly Soros has Mercury in Virgo in square with Mars in Gemini. He is a man with multiple interests, is ever- ready for commercial action, and enjoys the cut and thrust of making deals. Vesta is also part of this configuration. Vesta is in EXACT (1 degree orb) with Mars. This adds an extra layer of meaning: this is someone who enjoys CURRENCY trading especially. I don’t have a timed horoscope but it is entirely possible that Vesta opposes his  Pisces Moon. Certainly it seems he has extraordinary intuition where finance is concerned. He is also an acknowledged philanthropist.

Soros made a substantial amount of money on the forex markets in September 1992 when the British Pound was forced to leave the European Monetary Union. He solar arc progressed Vesta was then in EXACT square to his natal Sun.

It is reasonable to wonder what kind of extra-ordinary trade he might make in 2022 when directed Vesta will be trine his natal Sun position.

Paul Tudor Jones: There is only 4’ of arc in the trine between Mercury and Vesta in this chart. Like Soros he is a philanthropist focused on the reduction of poverty. Following his successful on Black Monday in 1987, he went on to build his capital in 1990 when the Japanese markets collapsed. In 1987, Directed Vesta had just entered Sagittarius. Three years later it was in exact sextile to his natal Sun confirming his trading instincts as near unparalleled.

Ed Seykota: Is a most successful commodities trader whose mantra is ‘ The trick is for a trader to develop a system with which he is compatible’. In his natal chart, Vesta in less than one degree from conjunction with Eris and opposition to Neptune whilst trining Mercury. The Vesta-Eris connection perhaps speaks of trading Earth’s treasures whilst the opposition to Neptune implies lac of fear when it comes to the size of trades. His speciality is in understanding the movement of 20 day averages.

John Paulson:  John Paulson is the man who is said to have made the greatest trade ever: betting against the market and making $60 billion in the process. His natal chart shows Vesta in Libra square Venus in Capricorn and sextile the lunar North Node (Sagittarius).  In 2006 Paulson Credit Opportunity Fund with the strategy of shorting bonds backed by sub-prime mortgages. In 2006, Solar Arc directed Mars trined natal Jupiter – enhancing his ability to deploy the strategy that within a few short years made him billions.  Transiting vesta was moving through Sagittarius conjoining the North Node and the Sun in September 2007 when his ‘bets’ began to pay off.

Nick Leeson: Nick Leeson is the errant derivatives trader who apparently brought down Barings Bank in 1995. His natal Vesta conjoins Neptune and in Grand Trine with both Jupiter and Chiron – all exact within a degree. In 1995, Solar Arc directed Vesta squared Chiron.

Steve Cohen: Steve Cohen, born eleven years earlier than Leeson, also has an exact conjunction of Vesta with Neptune – this time in Libra. He own one of the world’s largest private art collections. He ahs a reported net worth of over $14bn.  With transiting Vesta conjoining his Sun in November 2012 and as Solar Arc Directed was leaving the opposition to his Sun, he was indicted for insider trading. His company was eventually fined over $1.8bn.

John Key: As stated by Sue Kientz, Vesta is often prominent in the charts of politicians. John Key was prime Minister of New Zealand but began is career as a forex trader. After holding office, he returned to the world of finance. In his horoscope, Vesta square the Nodes and Uranus (politics!) and trine to Saturn (all within a degree)

Ivan Glasenberg: Ivan Glasenberg is chairman of one of the world’s largest commodities and mining trading companies, Glencore. His natal chart places Capricorn Mercury exact conjunction Vesta (6’ of arc) and square (within a degree) to Sedna. It is reported that he made most of his billions after the Glencore IPO in May 2011. Solar Arc Vesta was then sesquiquadrate Neptune.





For some time I have been fascinated by Bitcoin’s relationship to the US dollar (XBTUSD). I believe it may now be at the start of a 30 year period of growth – obviously not in constant upward trajectory yet primed to move upward now that it is reaching its ‘teenage’ years.

To calculate a horoscope, you need a date, time and place.  Just as there is confusion as to who created this early block chain crypto currency, so there is dispute as to the exact date, time and place of the first Bitcoin transaction. We should also bear in mind that the chart for the initial trade will differ from the date, time and place – also unknown, – when the idea of the currency first gained momentum. This does not render the astrologer – or decoder of planetary alignments – impotent.

We work from what we know.

Throughout 2008, and presumably as the development of bitcoin gathered momentum, the two planets Saturn, (moving through Mutable sign, Virgo), and Uranus (moving through Mutable sign, Pisces), opposed one another. Though they oppose one another approximately every 45 years, the aspect does not always take place across this axis of the Zodiac.

This prompts several lines of enquiry that might be applicable for ALL crypto currencies:

Firstly that they might be sensitive to subsequent phases of the Saturn and Uranus cycle and secondly that there might be volatility when there is significant planetary activity in any of the Mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces.

As we have over a decade’s worth of trading data, we can compare crypto-trading activity with  phases of the Saturn-Uranus cycle and with occasions when there has been a stellium (grouping) of planets in Mutable signs – most especially Virgo and Pisces but also the axis at right angles to these (Gemini and Sagittarius).

Financial astrologers are particularly aware of the cycles of the slower moving planets and attuned to the fact that in 2021, Saturn and Uranus will reach right angle phase. This is an important angle and will likely impact the development and use of crypto currencies.

It is normal for astrologers to consider phases in terms of multiples of either 30 or 45° and to be especially interested in when two any two planets are at 90 or 180 degrees of separation. The financial astrologer looks deeper and considers harmonics: alternative divisions of the zodiac – expecting to find correlation with other – sometimes obtuse – phases of the Saturn-Uranus cycle and crypto trading. In August, and again in November 2020, (due to retrogrades, the two planets will be in bi-septile relationship).

The two planets have been in this relationship before: in December 2011 and May 2012 (again thanks to retrogrades), in May and September 2013 and in February, May and December 2019. Whilst it could be argued that each of these dates came close to resistance levels, nothing ‘dramatic’ occurred – perhaps because these events did not coincide with other planetary pictures.

The situation could be quite different in August and November 2020 as we shall see by exploring the chart – or horoscope – of Bitcoin’s first apparent trade:

A Bitcoin  trade – purportedly the first – is known to have taken place on January 3, 2009 at 18.15 local time in Sydney Australia.

Whatever actual date is used for the launch of Bitcoin, in the few months either side of January 2009, the lunar node was moving through Aquarius. The lunar node have a spiritual dimensional. Money, even crypto currencies are a flow of energy. In this instance the nodal position suggests an artificial intelligence destiny could of course be used for good or bad. On January 3rd,  Mercury – the planet associated with commercial activity – had recently entered that sign and was just 7° away from the nodal position on that day. Mercury moves quickly and it’s in this combination that enhances the likelihood of fast trades that excite day traders but cause headaches for those playing the long-term and who are perhaps driven mad by volatility.

On December 20, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn will come join at the very first degree of Aquarius. Jupiter is the faster moving of the two planets and will move through the sign of Aquarius in the space of months. Saturn however will take roughly 30 months to accomplish the same journey. Growth is to be expected under Jupiter’s transit and constriction under Saturn. We should first note then, that there is high probability making sharp moves to the upside at the very start of 2021 – to be followed by a marked lows as Saturn, following on behind Jupiter, makes passage through that same sign.

Obviously, these traps it would affect any commercial activity begun  in early January 2009. What makes Bitcoin’s apparent first trade standout – and so likely to bring extreme volatility – is the exact time and place:

At 18.15 hrs in Sydney, Australia, Venus (29 Aquarius) lay exactly between the Moon (28 Pisces) and Jupiter (29 Capricorn). This is a most important midpoint. The Moon describes habits and people, Jupiter is seen as the greater benefit and Venus is the planet of love and money. Bitcoin then was always destined to be a popular transaction attracting global attention. (Though there are now thousands of cryptos vying for top position (Ripple, Ethereum etc), Bitoin is the one that has lodged in public consciousness as ‘The’ crypto currency).

Most importantly, and within 10 min of this first trade, Uranus, the planet of the ‘unexpected’ was at exact right angle to the Ascendant-Descendant axis. I suspect that first trade took place a few moments after 18.15 and yes, in keeping with the nature of Uranus which, in this instance, can be viewed as a ‘financial hand grenade’, there would be doubts, consternation that yes, also excitement as to what the fallout of its arrival in the markets would bring. In keeping with Uranus’ justified reputation, the repercussions continue to be both enormous and unquantifiable.

In 2008, and presumably as the idea that this block chain currency was being developed, Pluto – planet of the underworld and with the noted reputation for corruption – had begun its long transit of Capricorn – the sign in which the Sun was positioned on January 3, 2009. Astrologers forecast that Pluto’s entry into Capricorn would see the demise of banks and the foundations of large institutions. Though brand new and therefore with no historical record of corruption, it was likely given Pluto’s relationship to the Sun at January 3 horoscope, that there would eventually be talk of the misuse of this new, and as yet unregulated, currency.

Pluto has now got past the solar position of the January 3 chart and the currency has not only survived but has gained strength and traction. Yet the potential for Bitcoin to be identified with corruption and money-laundering, will likely be increased after Pluto reaches Aquarius and begins its slow transit of the Aquarius stellium indicated in the January 3 chart. Significantly, and in the first quarter of 2025, Pluto will reach the position held by Mercury at the first trade just as Saturn reaches Uranus’ position in that same chart. This is likely to be a significant and crunch time for the currency but coincides with a major progression often seen when products and services are at height of popularity. Whether for good or ill, Bitcoin could see major highs in 2025 – a long time for investors to wait but for those who think they may have ‘lost’ in recent times, perhaps encouraging.

To decode the future though, we must first decode the past:

In April 2013, Bitcoin made a short-term high of US$240. The price fell back but rose even more sharply at the end of November of that year reaching just over US$1200. In the case of the latter, the price fell back to less than $720 by mid December.

The next major move was four years later when on December 15th, 2017, the price went over $19,000. It seems significant that just a year earlier on December 14, 2018, there was a low of US$3295.

We might reasonably conclude that Bitcoin respond to a four-year cycle: the implications being that 2021 should see another major burst (and again in the aforementioned 2025). In 2015 and 2019 at the halfway point of this four-year cycle there is interesting activity worthy of more research before forecasts are made for 2023!

It would be understandable and tempting to conclude that XBTUSD response to the recognised Mars-Vesta 4 year cycle. Yet there is no immediate correlation between the conjunctions and oppositions in this cycle and the highs and lows of these trades.

To continue our check of past activity:

Using a standard astrological technique known as solar arc, which allows approximately 1° for each year of existence, we note that around Bitcoin’s 7th birthday, when Mercury directed to the ‘natal’ lunar Node that the price might soar – as proved to be the case. Bitcoin soared well above US$10,000. This was not the only factor at work but quick affirmation of the efficacy of the January 3rd chart.

Similarly, and moving the node by 1° per year, we see that in Bitcoin’s 9th year, the node conjoined Chiron. This alignment suggested loss of value – again as was the case.

Pluto was 12° away from the solar position at this first trade chart. Again using that solar arc method, we might reasonably deduce that in 2020 and 2021 as Pluto, by solar arc, conjoins the solar position, that Bitcoin will gain power.

In January 2020, Bitcoin celebrated its 11th birthday. A simple check of adding 11° to each of the natal positions results in the double-whammy of the Node directing to Neptune, whilst Uranus moves from Pisces and arrives at 0° Aries (the world axis). The coincidence of these important directions just as a new business cycle get underway at the end of 2020, underscores the high probability of 2020 and 2021 being hugely significant for this currency with probable increased volatility.

Neptune has a justifiable reputation for both dissolving and squandering. It could also be said that Neptune reaches parts others cannot reach. Increased global prominence seems likely. Given that the world axis is also involved, it would appear that throughout the next 18 months, Bitcoin’s influence will spread.

There is a solar eclipse on June 21, 2020 on the world axis. My reading of this has always been that a global crypto currency would emerge before the end of 2020. This new global currency might well try to emulate Bitcoin’s status – and yes, possibly challenge it.

What is of immediate concern to clients is whether or not Bitcoin’s price will go above USD 10,000 and stay there. To test this likelihood we must first examine the position of the planets in December 2017 when the price reached over US$12,000.  Many factors played their part but in the simplest of terms, in that month, several planets – including Saturn – were grouped in Sagittarius as Saturn was still within positive aspect to Uranus (moving through fiery Aries). It was always reasonable to expect positive signals for cryptos at this stage of the Saturn-Uranus cycle. Once the Mutable (Sagittarius) grouping was in position, then the potential for gain was more assured.

On August 2nd, 2020 Saturn and Uranus are a bi-septile apart. If other factors coincide, then, at the very least, we should expect Bitcoin to reach a resistance level. The potential for this is confirmed by the Full Moon on August 3 at 11° Aquarius – highlighting what will then be Saturn’s position in 2021 when that planet forms right angle to Uranus.

True, this next and major phase of the probable ‘crypto currency cycle’ will doubtless be of huge importance to bitcoin: most likely coinciding with calls for, and perhaps even the implementation of, regulation. Whether or not that eventually occurs, it seems likely that the early days of August 2020 will be important for Bitcoin.

Research shows that Bitcoin increases in value as Venus moves heliocentrically through Aries and the Moon (geocentrically), transits Taurus. There aren’t many days when these transits take place simultaneously. They did so between January 4th and 7th 2020 when the price moved from US $ 7405 to $ 8218: a sharp rise in just a few days.

A similar rise could occur between August 10th and 12th 2020 when once again Venus is in Aries (heliocentric) as the Moon moves through Taurus. (The next recurrence of this combination : November 17-19, 2021).

Whilst a price increase over these dates seems astrologically probable, there is insufficient accent on Mutable signs to suggest that the price will advance above $10,000 in August. Before then, on June 17th 2020  – and just as Mercury approaches its retrograde station, that same planet arrives in heliocentric Sagittarius. Mercury has made passage through this area of the zodiac on forty occasions since Bitcoins inception and research shows that this is where Bitcoin has made gain. It may be that just as everything else turns negative on June 18th, that Bitcoin will make short-term gain.

Lastly, you may know that Mars will be moving through Aries (geocentrically from June 28th and heliocentrically from September 9th) . Though we only have five previous samples (since 2009)  to analyse, it is clear that Bitcoin makes most gain when Mars is in this sign. We might then wonder if Bitcoin will push through $10,000 as Mars makes these transits.

It has not been possible to find a date that meets all the criteria or astro-clues listed above.

© Christeen Skinner 30 May 2020









The Brexit Process

It is now hard to remember that only a few short months ago, Brexit was the lead story across news bulletins. Though no longer of dominating interest, the Brexit process began in earnest on the last day of January 2020. Brexit is only part of another – and yet to develop – story that will likely result in the emergence of a new European collaboration in a few years’ time. Whilst so much attention has been understandably focused on Brexit, from the astrological perspective, the break -up of the European Union and the emergence of a new trading bloc covering many of those lands should arguably have been given as just as much press attention.

Cracks in the European Union have been apparent for years but only now, with each nation adopting different ways of tackling Covid-19 has it been clear that this is not a united union and that each nation, taking into account traditional customs and geography must be in a position to defend itself when necessary.

By the time that many outer and slower-moving planet change signs between 2023 and 2026, world trading conditions are likely to be very different. Yes, likely led by the present (and forecast) pandemic at the conclusion of which the strengths and weaknesses of differing cultures will be exposed.

Strange as it might seem to have a chart for a nation – especially as the legislation under which each tract of land on Earth develops as social, political and economic developments occur, these ‘mundane’ charts have value. Although the formation of the nation of Eire broke up the Union of Scotland, Wales, Ireland and England, in 1922, the chart for the UK based on 1st January 1801, midnight, Westminster is clearly till active. This chart is often thought of as UK PLC – the company chart for the United Kingdom.

Astrologers use a number of methods to determine future trends: one being to compare the position of the planets on any given day, with those at the ‘start’ of a life or, in this case, a nation. By studying how these connections have worked in the past, astrologers can then offer a timeframe and likely development of situations.

It was clear in June 2016, when Uranus and Eris made rare alignment, that the outcome of the Brexit vote would bring seismic shock, discord and upheaval. The near 50/50 vote found communities and families divided. Without going through each of the various traumas (including proroguing parliament) along the way, and as each of these steps linked back to the Brexit vote, tension has been palpable and only eased when Brexit was set in full motion on January 31st 2020.

Yet, just as the UK was stepping away from collaboration with the European community, that cooperation with European counterparts has become essential in light of the corona virus. The list of industries that clearly MUST pull together in the coming months – and just as they’d agreed to ‘part’ company, is extraordinary. From health and disease management, to travel (especially air) and distribution of essential items and cross-border financial transactions, co-operation will be vital.

The chart for 23.00 local time in London (midnight in Brussels) on 31st January 2020 puts asteroid Ceres out of bounds (just as it was during the Spanish flu) pandemic of 1918 and the Moon ‘Void of Course’ conjunct Chiron’s heliocentric north node. This chart did not augur well for the health of the UK – especially when coupled with Uranus’ (think shock and unexpected) transit of the ‘house of life and death’ chart of the 1801 chart.

Meanwhile, sterling – once one of the world’s favoured currencies, has fallen dramatically against the US dollar: a trend that seems set to continue.

And yet: by the Grand Mutation of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius (the first of its kind since the 13th Century), decisions as to how best to move forward with Brexit will need to be made.

We can focus on three main questions: is investment in the UK advisable? What will happen to sterling? Can the UK forge the trade links that those who supported Brexit believed possible, and will these really be preferable to further engagement with the European Union? Setting these questions against the backdrop of the corona-19 virus and its legacy adds to the complexity.

The answers may indeed lie in the aforementioned planet cycles.

Investing in UK PLC: the 1801  chart has been under duress from outer planet transits for many years with the break-up of the Union hinted at– astrologically – many times. The chart for the Scottish referendum in 2016 suggested potential for another referendum that would result in Scotland breaking away. Meanwhile, Northern Ireland and Eire could be united in the coming decade as indicated in the 1949 chart for the Republic of Eire. The push for this is likely to begin in earnest from December 20th 2020 when Jupiter returns to the ‘natal’ position in this chart.

Inevitably, there will need to be a ‘new’ chart for England and Wales. This is likely to emerge by 2026 when there will be heavy emphasis in Fire (Neptune and Pluto) and Air signs (Uranus and Sedna). This change in the ‘cosmic vibration’ will surely bring major change to international borders and have heavy emphasis in the British Isles.

Good and strong trade links between the island of Ireland and British Isles is advantageous to all. There is shared history and understanding. A possibility is that following a ‘united’ island of Ireland and then a potential break-away Scotland, is that a new trading block connecting all will be formed – presumably after Pluto moves from Capricorn in 2023.

Obviously much will depend on the actual distribution of the other planets around this framework but probable that the geographical area known as ‘England and Wales’ will become known as a place for advanced science and creativity in medicine and in the arts especially  – and yes, these should be worthy of investment. Playing for the long-term, investing in these sectors and emerging as Jupiter moves through Aquarius in 2021, is worthy of consideration.

Forecasting the outlook for sterling is not as straightforward. It seems highly likely that by the Grand Mutation on December 20th, that a global digital currency will be available – and the preferred currency for many.

London has been viewed as one of the financial capitals of the world. However,as the march of Brexit continues, London’s position as a key area for global finance is threatened. Indeed, the Mayor of London has even proposed that London itself should break away from the Brexit negotiations and stay a member of the European Union.

The potential for financial discontinuity appears ‘written in the stars’. Mars is often thought of as the ‘God of War’. Mars has a position in every chart and that position matters. It is an activation point. We should not be surprised then to note that – and especially since – a lunar eclipse at the end of January 2018, that that Mars has been under planetary pressure.

In 2021 Uranus will be exact on the position of Mars in the 1801 chart. This suggests an ambush of present-day financial systems and the displacement of sterling as a preferred ‘safe haven’.

It is always dangerous to forecast where Uranus is concerned: it is, after all, the planet of the unexpected – and to manifest must effect an ambush of some kind. Perhaps, in light of the Brexit negotiations, we ought not to be so surprised to find that the last quarter phase of Saturn and Uranus accents Mars’ position of the UK PLC chart: whilst, Uranus is ‘on it’,  Saturn is 90 degrees from it. Has this happened before? No. Will it bring noticeable effect? Yes and double yes.

To be clear: Uranus is the ‘planet of the unexpected’ whilst Saturn is not known for risk-taking. Saturn is the planet of order and control. Uranus brings disrupting influence whilst Saturn looks to conform. It is perhaps unsurprising that since the early 1980s, their phases have coincided with developments in the world of crypto-currencies. It is entirely possible that a ‘new’ crypto with formidable strength and immediate global impact will emerge in the London markets in 2021.

Trade Links

The idea behind Brexit was to have better and more profitable trade links. In placing Europe ahead of Commonwealth, much goodwill was lost and will need to be retrieved even whilst arriving at fresh understanding with European neighbours. Obviously the situation is messy and complicated – even without the corona-virus factor.

It is fascinating to note that next year, as Brexit takes on fresh momentum, that Mars by solar arc direction (a recognised forecasting technique) will be exactly conjoined with Mercury (planet of commerce) in the 1801 natal chart. This Mercury lies in the 3rd house (communications and trade) and is in Sagittarius. Dialogue and negotiations are likely to gather impetus and yes, many deals struck – especially with near neighbours on the European continent and with the very many commonwealth countries.

©Christeen Skinner 8 April 2020


Capricorn Trades

You may know that Jupiter is about to join Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn.

If the past is any indicator of the future – things aren’t looking good!

Consider this chart for the Dow noting that Jupiter moves through all twelve signs in approx. the same number of years – so this chart is based on 12 orbits. From the geocentric perspective, Jupiter move into Capricorn on December 3rd.

Dow Jones Jupiter

This next graph shows Saturn moving through the sign. It takes Saturn almost three decades to tour the zodiac so this chart I based on just 4 complete orbits. It’s interesting nevertheless. Saturn has been moving through Capricorn all year and doesn’t leave until December 20th, 2020


Clearly we could be in for tough times in 2020

I have been looking for short term trades.

Sun-Mercury conjunctions in Capricorn:

  • Dow Jones Index is most likely to advance into a Sun and Mercury conjunction in Capricorn (this can occur either before or after close of year as the Sun moves through Capricorn between approx December 21st and January 21st)
  • A possible trade is to purchase at previous Sun-Mercury conjunction and sell at the Capricorn alignment.
  • On the last 10 occasions – since 1990, – this would have brought profit 90% of the time. For brevity I note just the last few years:
  • 2008 no Capricorn conjunction
  • 2009 no Capricorn conjunction
  • 2010 buy at 1069 sell at 1136 gain = 67              2%
  • 2011 no Capricorn conjunction
  • 2012 no Capricorn conjunction
  • 2013 buy at 1386 sell at 1485                  gain = 99              1%
  • 2014 buy at 1761 sell at 1841  gain = 80              5%
  • 2015 no Capricorn conjunction
  • 2016 buy at   2083       sell at 1921          loss = 162             -5.6%
  • 2017 buy at 2133  sell at 2249 gain = 116            4%
  • 2018 and 2019 no Capricorn  conjunction

There is another Sun-Mercury conjunction on January 10th 2020 – also a Full Moon and arguably a lunar eclipse.

If the conjunction did not coincide with the Full Moon, I would have advocated purchasing the SPX some weeks ago ready for an advance in January.

Yet all is not lost! Mercury at 24 Capricorn

  • George Bayer suggested that this was one of Mercury’s sensitive degrees – marking a probable top.
  • A strategy testing this: buying when Venus was at 24 Libra (at right angle) and selling as Mercury reached this point revealed the following:
  • 2013 buy at 1359 sell at 1472 gain = 113 = 8.3%
  • 2014 buy at 1655 sell at 1838 gain = 183 = 11%
  • 2015 buy at 1904 sell at 2058 gain =154 = 8%
  • 2016 advised no trade as Sun con Me and RX
  • 2017 buy at 2163 sell at 2297 gain = 134 = 6%
  • 2018 buy at 2587 sell at 2872 gain = 285 = 11%
  • 2019 trade not advised as coinciding with lunar eclipse (would have been a loss)

For Mercury’s alignment at this degree in 2020, I would suggest that there will be marked growth into this event – notwithstanding volatility at the Full Moon on January 10th. That growth should be seen between Venus’ arrival at 24 Capricorn (Sunday) December 15th  (so purchase either on Friday 13th or on Monday December 16th ) and Mercury’s arrival at 24 Capricorn on January 13th 2020.

We shall see

GENERAL ELECTRIC: A Short Astro-View  Where next??


Incorporation April 15th 1892, Schenactady, NY – time unverified used 09.00am

First Trade May 27th, 1926 10.00am LT NY

By the time that you read this, Uranus (by either helio or geocentric position) will have completed one and a half orbits of the zodiac from the position held at the incorporation of General Electric in April 1892.

Uranus is associated with chaos, disruption, discontinuity, upset, rebellion, revolution and upset. Uranus opposing itself suggests the potential for a dynamic change of direction: bringing both the potential for exciting development but yes, share price volatility too.

My basic rule of thumb is that if a forecast cannot be backed up by at least three astro-signatures, then it should not be made.

In this instance there are at least five factors that I consider to be drivers of potential product and service development as shown in the Incorporation chart for GE and which should- eventually – lead to major change in share price. The timing of dramatic share price change is apparent through analysis of the First Trade chart but the reasons behind that to be found in the Incorporation chart.

Even a quick review of the Incorporation chart reveals the following:

  1. The aforementioned Uranus opposition signals a fresh outlook and potentially exciting development of new products and services.
  2. In 1891-2, Neptune and Pluto formed their most recent conjunction – at approx. 8 Gemini. Mars crosses this degree in Q2 2019 within the time frame of the Uranus opposition and should act as an energiser
  3. Saturn – the anchor or dead weight – crosses the natal Mars position. With this transit completed (later in 2019), a project could achieve regulatory satisfaction and be ready for sale.
  4. The building trine aspect between transiting Pluto and natal Saturn (at 24 Virgo and which becomes exact 2020/2021): a sound and reliable service or product on offer and, perhaps, linked to re-cycling?
  5. Transit Neptune moving to sextile natal Mars: good marketing

All this said, I am cognisant of the fact that Chiron is now moving through Aries. Whilst I have yet to study thousands of charts, what I have seen so far alerts me to the danger of collapse and loss as Chiron moves across a solar position. (This applies particularly if Chiron crosses the solar degree of the Chief Executive: a chart not used in this writing).

Chiron has though crossed these degrees of the GE chart before – and survived – twice. On both occasion GE has been involved in new ventures that have proved costly and unsuccessful. The most recent crossing (transit) was in the late 60s and early 70s when GE joined forces with Bell Laboratories to develop the Multiscoperating system on a mainframe computer. The project was not a commercial success though the investment of time and money was not entirely wasted as other ideas developed from this initiative.

It is not unreasonable to conclude that GE might well be seduced into similar projects in the coming years and that though these might yield reward later, that initial development will be costly and that this will be a contributing factor to low share price.

As explained, it is necessary to review both the chart for First Trade along with the Incorporation chart, to determine likely trend in share price.

The First Trade chart shows clearly that this was always going to be a ‘popular’ stock: Again, 5 key factors

  1. A Full Moon chart with the Moon at 6 Sagittarius (global appeal)
  2. Vesta exactly aligned with the North Node in Cancer. (a sound but exciting investment)
  3. Venus EXACTLY conjunct the Midheaven (a front runner)
  4. Sun EXACT parallel Pluto (a wealth provider)
  5. Pluto on the Sun/Moon midpoint with Mars on Sun/Uranus (building strength and exciting opportunity)

The list goes on………..


The links between Incorporation and First Trade are as powerful:

  1. Both have Moon in Sagittarius with only 3 degrees separation.
  2. The lunar South Node is exact on incorporation Mars
  3. First Trade Saturn is on Incorporation South Node
  4. First Trade Chiron is within 2 degrees of Incorporation Mercury

From this it seems appropriate to say that the relationship between those who invest in this company has very real bearing on GE’s organisation, administration and product development.

Before considering what the future might hold, it is worth mentioning that at First Trade, Chiron was positioned close to the Ascendant (9 Leo) at 11 degrees of that sign. This suggested that this degree area – and the squares and opposition to it – warranted careful study.

On the last day of January 2018, there was a lunar eclipse at exactly this degree. Though there was no major price activity that day, this may have been an important factor is ‘sensitising’ this degree area. A few months later, Mars stationed in aspect to this degree. This was followed by Mercury stationing ON this degree in August of that year, and was followed by Venus stationing at right angles to it in early October 2018.

It is interesting that at the Mars, Mercury and Venus stations in 2018 that the price level was virtually the same: $12.

Mercury is due to station at 11 Scorpio (right angle to this degree) in November 2019 and could see a return to this price.

From this astro-analysis, what might we expect of GE stock in the coming months?


The key transits affecting the First Trade chart in 2019-2020 are

  1. Pluto’s transit of the South Node (undermining value)
  2. Saturn’s opposition – and station – opposition Pluto (forcing the price down)
  3. Uranus’ transit of natal Chiron (attention to negative factors and again pushing the price down)
  4. Neptune’s opposition to Mars (weakening price)
  5. July 2019 Solar eclipse within 3 degrees of natal Pluto (potentially lowering)

Again, the list could go on………

Yet by Mercury’s November station, and with the above aspects on the wane, the outlook for 2020 using the First Trade chart appears positive:

Again, using the 5 point system

  1. Pluto leaves the South node and moves to sextile Saturn and trine Mercury (revival!)
  2. Neptune trines both natal Saturn and Vesta (price rises)
  3. Uranus continues its square to the Ascendant and Chiron (a break through)
  4. Saturn trines itself and sextiles Mercury (consolidating and then proving trade-worthy)
  5. Jupiter crosses the South Node (encouraging investment)

Planet Sign analysis

A review of the sign position of the faster moving planets geocentric sign positions between 1980 and the present (38 years of data) shows that GE share prices tend to rise most when Mars moves through Virgo (August 18 – October 4th 2019), or when Venus moves through Capricorn (in 2019, November 26 – December 19, 2019) or with Mercury moving through Sagittarius (December 9th – 29th).

The over-lapping of the Mercury and Venus positions (December 9th to 19th) suggests that this could be a positive 10 days for GE: perhaps heralding better times in 2020.

As a final point of interest, a review of the Lunar Apogee and Perigee positions over the last 3 years reveals a pattern warranting more research. It would appear that GE stock is sensitive to this cycle: turning downward from apogee on no less than 28 occasions out of the 37 researched. Much more work to do – but intriguing.


Christeen Skinner March 2019

17th Century repeats?

We know that the cosmos doesn’t do EXACT repeats yet it is tempting to look back to similar planetary pictures and wonder to what degree themes will repeat.

There is a date for the ‘first’ sitting of the Westminster Parliament on 20 January 1265 (though the exact time of the event is unknown).

Even without that exactitude, we can review the planetary pictures of the day and find – unbelievably, that the Sun was EXACTLY conjunct both Eris and Sedna at 8 Aquarius. In the last 1000 years Sedna and Eris have only aligned 7 times –as viewed from Earth. Each of these seven events took place between 1263 and 1265. There has been no conjunction since! Clearly 1263-1265 was a very special time indeed. There was only one date in that time frame when the Sun also aligned with this conjunction.

The inauguration of this parliament on the very day when the Sun too was at 8 Aquarius goes a long, long way toward explaining the durability of the Westminster parliament and, since both Sedna and Eris have strong ‘feminine’ roles, perhaps says something about Westminster as being seen as the ‘Mother of Parliaments’.

Though the Sun has transited this chart 754 times since 1265, using the solar arc method of forecasting, the solar arc Sun has travelled just a little more than twice around the chart. With the distribution of planets in 1265, Mercury is behind the Sun and by Solar Arc has only just reached Pisces. It is this that may well have been a crucial factor in the mercurial chaos of recent months (complete with Gemini or Mercury-ruled Prime Minister Johnson)

In the last few weeks, – in fact since Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament as indicated mid August as Mars opposed solar arc Mercury, – the transiting stellium in Virgo, opposing the solar arc configurations have aggravated confusion. Though there has been much talk of attention to detail conclusion and practical arrangements have yet to be agreed.

The last time that this solar arc pattern occurred was in the mid 17th century when Cromwell took control of parliament.

As stated, the cosmos doesn’t do exact repeat performances. Whilst the chaos might appear similar we are unlikely to see that repetition.

That said, more upsets are on the horizon

In 2021 and 2022, solar arc Mars affects both Uranus and then Pluto, to be followed by solar arc Saturn opposing Pluto in 2024. The arc events of 2021 and 2022 indicate struggle, upheaval and yes, perhaps even explosion, followed by complete upheaval but potential re-establishment in 2024.

We should of course note that the very fabric of the building is under duress presently. Big ben is draped by plastic and scaffolding whilst the interior of the Palace of Westminster is in desperate need of repair and overhaul.

It has long been mooted that the building is ‘wrong’ in other ways and that it is time for central government to be literally that – ‘centred’ in the heart of the country. Many are mystified by the workings of the Westminster village as it is known to politicians and journalists both of whom seem so very out of touch with the public. Perhaps things would be different if Westminster became a tourist zone and a new parliament convened elsewhere. (The very brilliant astrologer Roger Elliott made a forecast years ago that parliament would be moved north post 2012. He may not be many years out)

How though can we make practical use of this information? If we concede that we are witnessing the collapse of a system, what will replace it? – and when?

Fact is that before 2026, Neptune, Pluto, Eris and Sedna will all have changed signs. Note that the first two do so every decade but that it is over half a century since Sedna last made ingress (1966) – and many thousands of years since that planet last moved through Taurus and Gemini. We are about to enter truly uncharted waters.

What we know that is that Neptune will move into Fiery Aries, Pluto into Aquarius (Air) and Sedna into Gemini (Air): major contrasts to the present line up in Pisces (Water) Capricorn and Taurus (Earth). Not only does this signal the rapid developments and deployment of artificial intelligence but also the probability of the development of a new political system. Those focused on the arcane procedures of the past might make better use of their energy by focusing instead on how every individual could have their voice heard.






The planets didn’t disappoint and markets turned down after Venus’ station (October 5th) and markedly after Mercury entered geocentric Scorpio on October 10th.

The next Full Moon on October 24th is the first of its kind since 1936 immediately prior to one of the greatest slides in stock market history.  It should be recalled that when the Full Moon aligned with Uranus in September 2008, Lehman Brothers collapsed.

Heliocentrically Venus moves into Taurus on 24th and immediately aligns with Uranus – which should be good for precious metals. Possible gold price rise.

Just two days later, the Sun and Venus align as the so-called crash-cycle reaches its next phase. We should expect major market moves on Friday 26th.

Note: looking at the long-term, history may yet show just how precarious stock markets have become. If history repeats, then, as in 1937, 2019 could see the Dow fall by over 40%.