Earlier today, about five hours before the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange, we got the planet Uranus lining up with the Transneptunian factor Poseidon to form a waxing quincunx.
A quincunx is a 150-degree angular alignment between two planets.
It’s not one of the classic Ptolemaic aspects from traditional astrology, so there are a lot of astrologers who ignore it completely.
They prefer to focus on the squares and trines and oppositions that appear in their horoscopes.
But in my work as an astro-trader in analyzing the potential for turning points in the markets, I’ve often found that it’s a good idea to pay attention to a quincunx whenever it appears.
Especially in a case like today, when the quincunx has special significance.
The Uranus/Poseidon combination hints of sudden or surprising shifts in sentiment, or even of a lightning-bolt inspiration that provides a fresh perspective. It can easily be associated with a pivot point in the markets as traders change their minds about the potential direction of future trading activity.
But this Uranus/Poseidon waxing quincunx carries implications that go beyond those symbolic connections.
As the Uranus/Poseidon alignment occurred earlier today, it provided a dynamic reinforcement of the current Jupiter/Uranus/Pluto T-Square pattern that’s currently moving into place.
That pattern will reach its strongest point on April 20-21, and it could signal a big shift in market direction. But between now and then, every planetary alignment to either Jupiter, Uranus, or Pluto carries some extra weight, since it can amplify the developing T-Square pattern and potentially trigger corrective action in the markets.
Will we see a pull-back in the stock market today with the Uranus/Poseidon waxing quincunx?
I don’t know for sure. The S&P has been hitting resistance repeatedly in recent trading sessions, but has been trading up somewhat today.
Even so, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Uranus/Poseidon waxing quincunx trigger an intra-day reversal, sending stock prices lower before the closing bell.