An Exceptional Jupiter Retrograde Station

A Jupiter retrograde station isn’t terribly rare,

We get one every year, followed by a direct station about four months later.

When we back-test the impact of Jupiter retrograde stations on the price action in the S&P 500 Index, we get a pretty straightforward picture of their effect:

The stock market index typically rallies for about three weeks prior to the date of the station, and then goes into a period of congested trading before moving into a decline about three weeks following the retrograde station.

This is the usual market behavior when we lump all Jupiter retrograde stations together, regardless of their zodiac position.

Taken as a group, the Fire sign examples of the Jupiter retrograde station look like this in their average impact on the S&P:

A look at the Jupiter retrograde station examples in mutable signs reveals their similarity to the average Jupiter retrograde station results overall. It looks like this:

When we examine Jupiter retrograde stations as distinguished by their individual zodiac sign, however, we discover that the market’s reaction can vary widely, depending on the particular zodiac sign involved.

Jupiter retrograde stations in Aries and Scorpio, for example, bring more bearish responses, while those in Cancer and Libra tend to be more bullish. And then there’s Sagittarius.

The S&P action when Jupiter goes retrograde in Sagittarius is strongly bullish.

The Last Jupiter Retrograde Station In Sagittarius Was In 2007

It’s been a long time since we saw the last Jupiter retrograde station in Sagittarius.

Jupiter Retrograde Station 2007

The last time we had a Jupiter retrograde station in Sagittarius, on April 5, 2007, the S&P 500 responded with a strong two-month rally supported by a Gann line, with the index climbing by more than six percent before it broke support. Four months later, on October 11, 2007, the S&P set a new record high of 1576.09 after adding an additional three percent to its upward move. That high, of course, led to the sell-off culminating in the crash of 2008, marking the beginning of the Great Recession. The S&P wouldn’t get back to trading at its 2007 high price levels until April 2013.

That’s important to us today because Jupiter is about to go retrograde at 24ยบ Sagittarius on Wednesday, April 10.

We expect a bullish response, although it may include some trading consolidation along the way. That positive expectation is reinforced by the Jupiter station’s position relative to the chart for the New York Stock Exchange – it activates the Uranus/Kronos midpoint, suggesting a sudden surge to new trading highs.

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