Business-Financial Astrology focuses on the study of movement of the financial markets, as well as the day-to-day workings of an individual company and its leaders. Business-Financial Astrology also reviews which occupations are best suited for certain individuals and assists a company in putting together a plan. These two types of astrology have only recently separated.
Business astrology differs from financial astrology in that it is used for such purposes as choosing the best timing to start a new venture, to market a new product, and to reorganize the structure of a company, as well for reviewing the part the employees play in the efficient workings of a company.
Financial astrology deals with the much larger cycles of planetary movements and their effects on the markets, while business astrology takes a more microscopic view of an individual entity, an individual company, and its infrastructure.
Business astrology also provides an analysis of the first trade chart, which is calculated for the time the first trade of the company is made. The first trade chart designates volume sales and stock sales activity, while an organizational or corporate chart views the infrastructure, the situation of the employees, the publics view of the company, and other points.
These are all different entities that function between the boundaries of both disciplines. In an article for the International Society of Business Astrologers web site, Michael Munkasey writes: Business astrology is unique within the schools because it has two distinct and separate parts: consultation about business problems or questions; and also, market forecasting. Often when a person refers to their practice as business astrology they mean either one of these parts or the other.
Consultation about business problems or questions involves having an understanding not only of various natal astrological techniques (chart reading, transits, progressions, Medieval ideas, etc.), but also of business practices. It does little good to consult with a business person who has profit in mind, when the astrologer does not understand the nature of the business.
Often, questions which arise in this area involve sound business practice: should I take out a loan at this time from this bank; should I fire or hire an employee; should I move to this building; etc. Confronted with every day business questions like these the astrologer is relegated to discussions of timing. Yes, this is a good time for your business to expand (or contract); no, Tuesday is not a good day for approaching the bank about a loan; etc.
Astrology can give wonderful insight into the timing of such events, but without some indepth knowledge of contemporary business practices an astrologer can not be an effective operational consultant. Market forecasting is totally separate as a business problem from
Market forecasting involves the use of astrological techniques to select stocks (equities), indices, futures, etc., in a satisfactory manner. Market forecasting as a discipline is much more difficult than business consulting. Also, the ideas of traditional (including Vedic, Greek, etc.) astrology do not apply as clearly to this practice.
It is a mistake to think that you can immediately apply the techniques of natal astrology to selecting stocks or forecasting in the market. Astrology can be of considerable use here, but not with just using the traditional techniques. Additional insight is needed, and new ways of looking at standard techniques have to be learned.
Both business and financial astrology are fairly new studies, having emerged during the twentieth century. The studies started around 1938 with the publication of Louise McWhirter’s Astrology and Stock Market Forecasting. This book discussed the trends of the markets and is usually placed under the category of financial astrology, which is, again, a study of the markets and their cycles. Continuing with this trend, in 1959, Lt. Commander David Williams wrote Astro-Economics and, in 1976, Thomas Rieder wrote Astrological Warnings and the Stock Market.
In 1979, Jack Gillen wrote The Key to Speculation on the New York Stock Exchange, which was one of the first books to address the distinction between general financial trends and the individualism of companies. Gillens book may well be referred to as a hybrid book that created one of the first bridges between the larger macroscopic umbrella of financial astrology and the more defined and microscopic view of companies based on their signs and placements.
Other organizations such as the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR), National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR), Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN),and the United Astrology Congress (UAC) also present conferences with business and financial astrology as their teaching tracks.
Alice Q. Reichard of California began lecturing on real estate cycles in the late 1990s. Her work on the study of the transiting lunar nodes still holds today as real estate values increase and decrease along with interest rates. Her work, along with the upsurge of books on vocational astrology and the continuing study of companies and their first trades, which was pioneered by Bill Meridian in his book series Planetary Stock Forecasting, shuttled the study of business astrology into high gear as the early 1990s arrived.
In the 1970s, particularly in the later part of the decade, as the personal computer became more accessible to astrologers, a number of individuals started developing Business Astrology into their various areas of expertise.
In recent years, the news media has begun to interview both business and financial astrologers for their findings. Some of the interviews are even becoming favorable. These media entities include CNN, Nightline, the Los Angeles Times, Fortune and Time.
The use of Astrology and Astronomical Cycles applied to analysis of financial markets is complex and controversial. Astrological literature accumulated over the past 4000 years could fill whole libraries, and was an important academic discipline taught in major universities until just a few hundred years ago.
Few market technicians acknowledge any attempt to incorporate astrology into their work, however, Arch Crawford has been named Wall Streets best known astrologer by Barrons Financial Weekly, based on his many uncanny predictions over the past 40 years.
One of the dominant rhythms in common stock prices is a cycle of approximately four years in length. When this cycle first came under scrutiny, analysts attributed the phenomenon to the four years in the presidential cycle.
They theorized that the government stimulated the economy through the Federal Reserve at election time to provide the illusion of prosperity and ensure the re-election of the incumbent. Closer analysis reveals that the cycle also exists in countries where elections are held every six oreight years. In addition, the cycle existed well before the establishment of the Fed in 1913. The Dow appears to move in percentage terms as Mars/Vesta make a complete cycle. The asteroid Vesta is unusually prominent in the natal horoscopes of professional stock traders.
A 56-year cycle has been established in trends of U,S. and Western European financial crises since 1760. The mental mood of businessmen tends to run in cycle. Throughout economic history, generations of human beings appear to repeat cycles of manic optimism and depressed pessimism. Crises occur when there is a sudden shift in sentiment from greed to fear.
The 56-year cycle correlates closely with cycles of the sun and moon. It is well established that these cycles have a direct impact on planet earth and all its life forms, including human beings.
The sun and moon directly impact the following earthly phenomena: gravitational pull causes tides in the sea, atmosphere,and land surface; earthquake and volcanic activity; weather; magnetic and electromagnetic energy fields; the four seasons; the 24-hour day; sexual/breeding cycles (human averagemenstrual cycle is the same as the synodic month of 29.5 days and the average human gestationperiod is 9 synodic months); reproduction, molting, and many physiological rhythms in mammals are regulated by seasonal changes in the photo period (variation in hours of daylight); and gravity affects biological tides of bodily liquids in life forms, and that may impinge on physical functions and emotions.
The 56-year cycle appears to correlate with angular relationships between the sun and moon: the angles 0 deg and 180 deg between the sun, moon,and nodes repeat to within one degree every 56 and 9 solar years. Perfect correlations exist between the 36 year sub-cycles and: 1) zodiacal placement of the conjunctions of the sun and moon’s north node; 2) the moon angles to these sun and moons north node conjunctions; 3) the position of the moons north node on a specific date of the year.
Major financial crises are most likely to occur when the moons north node is in the quadrants: Aries-Taurus-Gemini and Libra-Scorpio-Sagittarius. Several variables combine to give rise to complex cyclical behavior. The effects of the 1987 crash, which occurred on precisely the same date onthe lunar calendar as the 1929 crash.
Basically, solar and lunar eclipses offer significant market timing dates, althoughnot all eclipses have an impact on the market. Tops and panics are associated with eclipses that have occurred with a cycle of approximately 36- and 58-years since 1763.
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