There’s a hidden market stress point coming up that we need to pay attention to.
As astro-traders, we are continuously looking ahead toward upcoming planetary phenomena that have the potential to impact market behavior, providing us with trading opportunities.
Most of the time those phenomena are ones that we see repeated with some regularity: solar and lunar eclipses, planetary stations and ingresses, and aspect alignments of planetary pairs, especially those involving the outer planets or transneptunian factors.
But there are also times when we see hidden market stress points triggered by planetary configurations outside the realm of our “standard” expectations.
Mars, Neptune & Vulcanus Create A Hidden Market Stress Point
That’s what’s going on with the hidden market stress point this week.
During a recent scan of the 45º graphic ephemeris for the first few months of 2019, we spotted a planetary cluster on February 14. It included Mars, Neptune, and Vulcanus all coming together in an eighth-harmonic alignment.
With a closer examination of the transiting planetary dynamics we found that the closest alignment of these three planetary bodies will be at 19:56 Eastern Standard Time on that date.
As shown on the 90º dial, this configuration appears with Mars and Vulcanus combined at the large red pointer, and Neptune in an eighth-harmonic position at the opposite side of the wheel.
This alignment triggers the midpoints for Moon/Mercury (emotionally charged communications) and Cupido/Admetos (destruction of alliances and associations).
The Mars/Vulcanus combination activated by Neptune is an indication of enormous amounts of effort being expended to create little or no results in a colossal waste of energy, with work coming to a standstill in an atmosphere of lies, paranoid thinking and delusional behavior.
We’re certainly likely to see circumstances like this play out in international affairs and domestic politics. We can also expect some reverberation in the markets as well, thanks to this hidden market stress point.
Our back-testing chart shows just how disruptive waxing Mars/Neptune semi-squares can be on price trends in the S&P. This kind of action can create a very challenging trading environment, to say the least.
It’s also important that even though the planetary action will be in focus on February 14 and 15, the U.S. markets will be closed on Monday, February 18.
So it may be Tuesday, February 19 before we comprehend the full impact of this unusual alignment.