GameStop (GME) has been making front-page headlines not only for its two-week meteoric price rise from $20 to $480 in January, but also for its David-and-Goliath story of retail traders vs. hedge funds. Astrologically, those price moves have been connected to some exact connections to its first-trade horoscope chart. There are a few of those left that could produce sparks, but GameStop’s day in the sun could be over by mid-March to early April, based on financial astrology.
Let’s run through the dates highlighted in the price chart and what was happening astrologically. I use February 13, 2002 at 9:47 am in New York as GameStop’s first-trade horoscope time. That horoscope chart has three planets in Aquarius—Neptune at 09 degrees; the Sun and Uranus both at 24 degrees. These three planets took direct-hit conjunctions from transiting Mercury, Jupiter and Sun in the last two weeks of January—and will continue to do so through April 9.
January 13—GME Breakout above $20
This is the day that transiting Mercury was exactly conjunct GameStop’s first-trade Neptune (at 9:06 pm ET). It also was the New Moon (exact at 12 am ET), a time for planting new seeds that come to fruition by the Full Moon. Mercury is the ruler of trading, with Neptune associated with inflation. So, not surprising the connection produced a price uptick. Also, note that trading volume exploded to 144.5 million vs. 7.1 million the previous day.
January 25-26—GME Hits $160 and Page 1
Mercury moved on to make exact conjunctions with GameStop’s first-trade Sun and Uranus (both at 24 Aquarius) across three hours on these two days (Sun at 11:09 pm on January 25; Uranus at 2:07 am January 26). Volume on each day was right at 178 million. GameStop hit page 1 of The Wall Street Journal on January 26 with the headline “GameStop;’s Wild Ride Fueled on Social Media.” Mercury, ruler of trading and social media, conjunct Uranus, ruler of the internet, combined to blow the roof off of the stock’s identity (Sun).
January 27—GME Hits $380
Jupiter, the planet that expands whatever it touches, made its one-time exact conjunction with GameStop’s first-trade Neptune at 2:33 pm ET. Jupiter’s inflation began at the open, when prices gapped $206.85 higher vs. the previous day’s close of $147.98. Note that any Jupiter/Neptune conjunction can be delineated as “massive misrepresentation.”
January 28—GME Hits Record High of $483
It was the Sun’s turn to make its exact conjunction with GameStop’s first-trade Neptune at 1:37 pm ET on Thursday, January 28. It also was the day of the Full Moon, at 2:26 pm ET, when the seeds that were planted two weeks earlier with GME at $20 came into full bloom. Note that transiting Jupiter remains in the same degree as first-trade Neptune, and that transiting Mercury remains close to first-trade Sun/Uranus.
GameStop made it to the lead story in that day’s Wall Street Journal with two headlines: “Individual Investors Rout Hedge Funds,” and “GameStop Shows Epitome of Bubble.” Over the weekend, GameStop was on page 1 of The Wall Street Journal and was the Barron’s cover story with the headline “Squeeze Play.”
Dates to Watch from February to April
Now let’s take a look at some upcoming dates when GME’s three Aquarius planets will be subject to stimulation from transiting planets in the sky.
February 3—Mercury revisits GME Uranus/Sun
Mercury turned retrograde in motion on Saturday, January 30 and will cross over GME’s first-trade Sun and Uranus two more times. This is the first, at 5:11 pm ET for Uranus and 8:02 pm ET for the Sun on Wednesday, February 3. On a retrograde pass, look for GME to “re”visit the price area it hit on the first pass of January 25-26 when prices covered the range between $61.13 and $150.00.
February 8—Money dissolves
Transiting Venus connects with GME’s first-trade Neptune on Monday, February 8 at 2:43 pm ET. When these two planets connect, money can easily dissolve.
February 10-11—Big volatility—and price
In a financial sense, the Moon represents traders’ emotions, so extreme volatility could occur as the transiting Moon in Aquarius hits GME’s first-trade Neptune (12:28 pm ET on February 10) and Sun/Uranus (4:43 pm and 4:53 pm ET, respectively, on February 11). Note that the Moon/Sun conjunction is a New Moon, marking once again, the start of new seeds being planted, just as they were at GME’s breakout a month earlier. This time, the potential for huge money (up or down) is part of the mix because Venus (money) and Jupiter (expansion) also make an exact conjunction in the sky, at 10:00 am ET.
February 13—Weekend GME birthday
GME celebrates its birthday over Presidents’ Day weekend, when the transiting Sun returns to where it was when it first started trading. That “solar return” is exact at 12:19 am ET on February 13; the Sun conjuncts first-trade Uranus about two hours later, at 2:30 am ET. Like anyone’s birthday, this is a day where the attention is all on GME. Perhaps another Barron’s cover story?
February 21—Financial surprises
Transiting Venus in Aquarius is conjunct GME’s first-trade Sun and Uranus on Sunday, February 21. Venus could make GME look and feel great (the Sun conjunction), while at the same time create the potential for big monetary surprises (up or down) when it touches Uranus.
March 6—Reality strikes
Slow-moving Saturn finally reaches GME’s first-trade Neptune on Saturday, March 6 at 11:37 am ET, and looks to put a stop to the party. Saturn represents restriction and authority, and when conjunct Neptune could impose harsh reality on the illusion of GME’s price and traders. Because Saturn also is associated with the government, this could be when the SEC or exchanges step in to restrict trading or set trading boundaries. Repercussions of this first pass could occur when Saturn retrograde is conjunct GME Neptune on August 17 and makes its last connection in direct motion on December 2. Saturn makes conjunctions to GME’s Sun and Uranus from May 2022 to January 2023, a time of further restriction.
March 10-11—Final blast
The transiting Moon and Mercury once again are conjunct GME’s first-trade Sun and Uranus, just like they were a month earlier, on February 10-11. So, once again, big volatility from some extreme emotions could rule these two trading days. This marks the third and final time that transiting Mercury conjoins GME’s Sun/Uranus, so there should be some finality around the prices touched in the previous two passes. Watch closely the afternoon trading session on March 11, when Mercury exactly aligns with GME’s Sun at 1:34 pm and GME’s Uranus at 3:24 pm. (This month, the New Moon is March 13.)
April 8-9—A last hurrah
Not willing to take no for an answer, transiting Jupiter (king of expansion) could try to provide a boost to GME price and volatility as it conjoins its first-trade Sun at 4:34 pm on April 8 and its first-trade Uranus at 4:38 pm on April 9 (1 in chart above). The transiting Moon might have set the table for this kind of movement as it passed over GME’s three Aquarian planets April 6-7 and got emotions riled up. Three other connections to GME’s first-trade chart could make this one humdinger of a day: (2 in chart above) transiting Moon is exactly conjunct GME’s first-trade Moon, capitalizing on the market’s emotions; (3 in chart above) transiting Sun is exactly conjunct GME’s first-trade Mars for a boost of energy and trine first-trade Pluto for a power play; and (4 in chart above) transiting Mars is opposite first-trade Pluto, adding to the power boost.
After Jupiter’s connection with GME’s first-trade Sun and Uranus, the parade of Aquarian planets is over—with the exception of monthly visits from the Moon—until Saturn reaches GME’s Sun/Uranus in May 2022.