When I commented yesterday on the big market rally, I left something out.
I was focused on the impact of this week’s Uranus/Pluto waxing square on Janet Yellen’s natal horoscope.
I neglected to mention an important transiting dynamic.
A Market Rally Alignment
The Sun was square the Juipiter/Apollon midpoint as the market rally was in full swing.
My friend Bill Sarubbi (known to many as Bill Meridian, author of The Predictive Power of Eclipse Paths and other essential works on astro-trading) pointed out the omission.
I’m truly grateful that he brought it to my attention.
Some years ago it was Bill, along with Charles Emerson and Gary Christen, who encouraged me to look at the Transneptunian factors like Apollon in my astrological work.
Arch Crawford also helped push me in that direction.
Even though I resisted the notion of “hypothetical planets” at first, I finally gave it a look.
I’ve been hooked ever since.
The Transneptunians can indeed add important information to our astrological interpretations. And because they are slow-moving, even generational in their influence, they’re especially useful in mundane astrology and macro-economic considerations.
Apollon is the Transneptunian factor that’s connected with global expansion, the growth of science and technology, commercial activity, and the spreading of influence far and wide.
In combination with Jupiter, it’s a classic indicator of big money. That can be expressed in individual wealth or in the capitalization of a major corporation.
It can also mean a market rally.
What Alfred Witte Said
The comments of Alfred Witte, who literally wrote the book on Transneptunian influences, certainly support the idea of a market rally getting triggered by Jupiter/Apollon action.
(You can read Witte’s remarks on the subject in this article on “What Witte Said About The Sun At The Jupiter/Apollon Midpoint”).
What’s even more interesting, though, is what we can learn by back-testing the effects of eighth-harmonic solar alignments with the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint.
This chart shows the tendency toward a market rally after this alignment. It’s based on the events that took place over the last 30 years. But it doesn’t include the Sun’s square to the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint yesterday.
As you can see, the idea of the Sun in contact with the transiting Jupiter/Apollon midpoint being connected with a market rally doesn’t look too bad.
A Caution About Predicting A Market Rally
Even so, it’s important not to jump to conclusions. Although the impact of the Sun’s square to the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint was certainly evident in the market rally this week, it doesn’t happen all the time.
In fact, a market rally fails to materialize most of the time.
Remember that we get eight eighth-harmonic alignments of the Sun to the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint each year.
While they do in fact bring stock prices up on average, we don’t see a market rally of historical proportions each time they occur.
Note as well that the average pop in the S&P after a solar contact with the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint tends to be about one-third of one percent.
That’s nothing like the market rally we’ve seen in the past couple of days!