March 2019 Red Letter Trading Days

Springtime Seismic Shifts

(All times Eastern)

Three important astrological energy shifts occur in March that could shake up markets in a seismic way.

Uranus in Taurus on March 6

Most significant is that the planet Uranus enters the sign of Taurus on March 6 at 3:26 am, where it will stay for more than seven years, until April 25, 2026.

Uranus is the planet of disruption, revolution and unexpected change, and takes 84 years to go around all 12 signs of the zodiac; it was last in Taurus from June 1934-May 1942. Taurus, ruled by money planet Venus, has jurisdiction over banking, finances, currencies and agriculture. Over the next seven years, expect Uranus in Taurus to shake up these industries—potentially via advanced technologies, another arena in which Uranus holds sway.

Uranus first entered Taurus on May 15, 2018, and a week later, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to exempt small banks from Federal Reserve oversight. Last spring also was when U.S./Chinese tariffs were focusing on soybeans.

Uranus retrograded back into the sign of Aries on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018, stirring up aggressive revolutionary forces, and sending the S&P 500 to a high of 2815 a day later. Since then, Uranus in Aries has overseen a drop to 2346 and a return to those early November highs, posting a high of 2813 on February 25.

See the discussion below about this month’s Top Red Letter Trading Day for more about how Uranus in Taurus could affect the Fed and interest rates.

Mercury Retrograde March 5-28

The planet of communications, Mercury, makes its first of three retrograde periods this year on March 5 at 1:19 pm. When Mercury is retrograde, it appears to move backward in the sky, and behaves as if it is on vacation and not responsible for keeping computers and phones working, transportation running well and trades being placed and filled accurately. So, back up your computers and double-check your trading orders!

In Pisces, this Mercury retrograde may mean your thinking is especially fuzzy or that transportation issues are hit hard by fog or excess precipitation. Mercury turns direct in motion on March 28 at 9:59 am.

Spring Equinox, March 20, is Top Red Letter Trading Day

The Fed’s March 20 announcement of interest rate decisions occurs on the most astrologically significant day of the month, which also has specific tie-ins to the Federal Reserve Board itself as well as 10-year T-note futures. At similar, previous tie-ins, the Fed’s structure changed dramatically, 10-year T-notes topped and economic expansion ended.

For starters, the spring equinox is always an important day to watch for a change in trend, and is one of 10 days annually so designated by legendary trader (and pioneer financial astrologer) W.D. Gann. (In 2018, the S&P 500 made its yearly high at the fall equinox.)

This year, the spring equinox (when the Sun enters the sign of Aries), also features a full moon at 00 degrees of Libra, known as a “world point,” with significance for the entire planet. Thus, the news and activities surrounding March 20 carry added importance and weight that go beyond just a single market or single announcement.

A full moon shines light on what it touches, and in this case, it could shed light on the inner workings of the Fed, its structure, and its decision-making process that are coming under powerful scrutiny. Keep your ears open for rumblings about a Fed revamp as significant change could occur easily.

That’s because on the spring equinox this year the planet Uranus, with an 84-year cycle, is in a 120-degree aspect to the position of the Sun when the Fed was formed in 1913. The last time this occurred, in spring 1935, the Banking Act of 1935 created the FOMC as we know it today, gave the Fed more independence from the executive branch, removed the Treasury Secretary from its board, and created the FDIC.

As for the markets, the March 20 planetary positions indicate a potential high in the 10-year Treasury note futures market, which suggests the Fed announcement that afternoon confirms that there is a low in interest rates and they are moving higher.

Interestingly, Jupiter is approaching an exact connection with the position of Neptune when the 10-year T-note contract began trading. The last time this occurred, in late 2007, marked the end of the economic expansion that began in November 2001, with recession officially declared to have begun in December 2007 (announced a year later, on December 1, 2008, by the National Bureau of Economic Research).

The gold market first-trade horoscope chart also is highlighted by the March 20 full moon, which indicates a potential low in price.

This month’s dates of astrological note include:

March 1          Venus enters Aquarius

March 5          Mercury turns retrograde

March 6          Uranus enters Taurus (through April 25, 2026)

New Moon in Pisces

March 20        Sun enters Aries

Full Moon in Libra

March 26        Venus enters Pisces

March 28        Mercury turns direct

March 31        Mars enters Gemini

This month’s dates for potential market trend changes include:

Gold

  •             High on March 15
  •             Low on March 20

Euro FX

  •             High on March 27

10-year T-note

  •             High on March 20

Red Letter Trading Days for March 2019

-Friday, March 1—New Funding Ideas

Money planet Venus is highlighted on Friday, March 1. First, as it makes a 90-degree square to Uranus at 7:32 am that begs the question about how to responsibly fund revolutionary changes.

At 11:45 am, Venus leaves the buttoned-up, responsible sign of Capricorn to enter the more independent, free-spirited sign of Aquarius. Now the question the money planet has is: How creative can we be with funding revolutionary change?

Friday’s reports include:

  • Thursday 7:00 pm  India GDP
  • Thursday 8:00 pm  China PMI Manufacturing
  • 1:00 am  India PMI Manufacturing
  • 4:30 am  Great Britain CIPS/PMI Manufacturing
  • 5:00 am  Eurozone HICP Flash
  • 8:30 am  US Personal Income and Outlays
  • 8:30 am  Canada GDP
  • 8:30 am  Canada Monthly GDP
  • 10:00 am  US ISM Manufacturing Index

-Tuesday, March 5—Mardi Gras Blur

Don’t count on details about a US/China trade deal to get any clearer over the next three weeks. Mercury, the planet that rules communications, trade and contracts, turns retrograde in motion at 1:19 pm on Tuesday, March 5, and stays that way through March 28. When a planet is retrograde, it appears to be moving backward in the sky, so not operating at peak performance.

Worse, this Mercury retrograde is in the sign of Pisces, which is known for being foggy and deceptive. So, take any deals you hear with a grain of salt until month’s end. The details could be unclear, misunderstood, false or subject to change after Mercury turns direct.

Tuesday’s reports include:

  • Monday 8:00 pm  China General Services PMI
  • Monday 8:30 pm  Australia Merchandise Trade
  • Monday 10:30 pm  Australia RBA announcement
  • 2:30 am  Switzerland CPI
  • 4:00 am  Italy GDP
  • 4:30 am  Great Britain CIPS/PMI Services
  • 5:00 am  Eurozone Retail Sales
  • 10:00 am  US New Home Sales
  • 3:00 pm  USDA Hogs and Pigs Final Estimate
  • 3:00 pm  USDA Cattle Final Estimate

+Wednesday, March 6—Solid Shift

The planet of revolution and disruption, Uranus, enters the sign of Taurus at 3:26 am on Wednesday, March 6 and there for more than seven years, through April 25, 2026. In this sign, look for Uranus to revolutionize banking and agriculture with technology.

For example, Uranus first entered Taurus on May 15, 2018, and a week later, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to exempt small banks from Federal Reserve oversight. Last spring also was when US/Chinese tariffs were focusing on soybeans. Uranus retrograded back into the sign of Aries on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018, stirring up aggressive revolutionary forces, and sending the S&P 500 to a high of 2815 a day later.

The New Moon occurs in Pisces at 11:04 am, indicating a time when planting seeds of hope, transformation and humanitarianism can take root. Emphasizing the point that leaders can introduce seeds of ideals is that the Sun is conjunct Neptune in Pisces at 8 pm Wednesday.

Based on planetary positions at previous highs and lows, be on the lookout for a high in soybeans, and lows in the S&P 500 and 10-year T-note.

Wednesday’s reports include:

  • Tuesday 8:30 pm  Australia GDP
  • 8:30 am  US International Trade
  • 8:30 am  Canada Merchandise Trade
  • 10:00 am  Bank of Canada announcement
  • 10:30 am  US EIA Petroleum Status

+Wednesday, March 13—Leaders with Vision

Leaders with a vision of the future have an opportunity to make powerful change in business and government on Wednesday, March 13. And, to emphasize, it’s not a slam dunk, just an opportunity that must be seized in order to take effect. The aspect behind all this is the Sun in Pisces just 60 degrees away from Pluto in Capricorn at 10:29 am.

Wednesday's reports include:

  • 6:00 am  Eurozone Industrial Production
  • 8:30 am  US PPI-FD
  • 10:30 am  US EIA Petroleum Status

+Thursday, March 14—Plan the Vision

Serious plans move right along on Thursday, March 14 as go-getter Mars and serious-minded Saturn are working together easily in Earth signs, which stand for practicality. The 120-degree aspect between Mars and Saturn occurs at 6:02 am.

Overnight, there is tension between the Sun (leaders) and Jupiter (optimism) that is exact at 9:29 pm Wednesday, just before Chinese economic reports begin to be released.

During Thursday’s overnight session, extreme mental clarity appears as the Sun and Mercury conjoin at 9:48 pm. On Friday, gold could make a high as the planets are in similar positions to the market’s first-trade horoscope as they have been at previous highs.

Thursday’s reports include:

  • Wednesday 10:00 pm  China Fixed Asset Investment
  • TBD  China Industrial Production
  • TBD  China Retail Sales
  • 3:00 am  Germany CPI
  • 3:45 am  France CPI
  • 8:30 am  US Jobless Claims
  • 3:00 pm  US Price Reactions after USDA Livestock Reports
  • 3:00 pm  US Price Reactions after USDA Crop Reports

+Wednesday, March 20—Execute the Plan

The day’s important astrological events—spring equinox and full moon—occur after the markets close on Wednesday, March 20. But, that only means that energy is building for a potential trend change on this month’s Top Red Letter Trading Day and could continue into Thursday’s trade.

Also on tap is an aspect between Mars and Pluto, exact at 7:41 am, that offers the ability to take powerful action. Later in the morning, at 10:27 am, it’s time to review your trades going into the Fed’s announcements as Mercury and Saturn are just 60 degrees apart.

Fed Connections

The Fed’s March 20 announcement of interest rate decisions occurs on the most astrologically significant day of the month, which also has specific tie-ins to the Federal Reserve Board itself as well as 10-year T-note futures. At similar, previous tie-ins, the Fed’s structure changed dramatically, 10-year T-notes topped and economic expansion ended.

For starters, the spring equinox is always an important day to watch for a change in trend, and is one of 10 days annually so designated by legendary trader (and pioneer financial astrologer) W.D. Gann. (In 2018, the S&P 500 made its yearly high at the fall equinox.)

This year, the spring equinox (when the Sun enters the sign of Aries), also features a full moon at 00 degrees of Libra, known as a “world point,” with significance for the entire planet. Thus, the news and activities surrounding March 20 carry added importance and weight that goes beyond just a single market or single announcement.

A full moon shines light on what it touches, and in this case, it could shed light on the inner workings of the Fed, its structure, and its decision-making process that are coming under powerful scrutiny. Keep your ears open for rumblings about a Fed revamp as significant change could occur easily.

That’s because on the spring equinox this year the planet Uranus, with an 84-year cycle, is in a 120-degree aspect to the position of the Sun when the Fed was formed in 1913. The last time this occurred, in spring 1935, the Banking Act of 1935 created the FOMC as we know it today, gave the Fed more independence from the executive branch, removed the Treasury Secretary from its board, and created the FDIC.

10-year T-note High, Gold Low

As for the markets, the March 20 planetary positions indicate a potential high in the 10-year Treasury note futures market, which suggests the Fed announcement that afternoon confirms that there is a low in interest rates and they are moving higher.

The gold market first-trade horoscope chart also is highlighted by the March 20 full moon, which indicates a potential low in price.

Wednesday’s reports include:

  • 5:30 am  Great Britain CPI
  • 10:30 am  US EIA Petroleum Status
  • 2:00 pm  US FOMC meeting announcement
  • 2:00 pm  US FOMC Forecasts

+Thursday, March 21—Overnight Beginnings

New world beginnings are afoot on Thursday, March 21, the first trading day after the spring equinox and full moon that occur just hours apart on Wednesday night. Indeed, the Sun enters the sign of Aries at 5:58 pm on Wednesday, with the Full Moon in Libra at 9:43 pm. These two planets are in degrees considered “world points,” so news this week on either side of the events could have more significance than usual.

On Thursday, money planet Venus is in the picture. Money challenges occur at 4:07 am as Venus makes a 90-degree aspect to Mars. Things brighten mid-morning as Venus and Jupiter are in a pleasant aspect at 10:17 am, where Jupiter is able to help Venus get its way with Mars and make the money challenges disappear.

Thursday’s reports include:

  • Wednesday 5:45 pm  New Zealand GDP
  • Wednesday 8:30 pm  Australia Labour Force Survey
  • 4:30 am  Switzerland SNB Monetary Policy Assessment
  • 4:30 am  Great Britain Retail Sales
  • 8:30 am  US Jobless Claims
  • 8:30 am  US Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey

+Tuesday, March 26—Strong Close

After a couple of rough days, the stock market could brighten up going into Tuesday’s close. That’s because the money planet Venus enters the sign of Pisces, its absolute favorite, at 3:43 pm. Venus is “exalted” in Pisces, which is akin to being the guest of honor. Whatever Venus wants, it gets easily when in Pisces.

Tuesday’s reports include:

  • Monday 4:45 pm  New Zealand Merchandise Trade

+Wednesday, March 27—Unexpected Funding

With money planet Venus in strong, make-it-happen mode, be on the lookout for unexpected money on Wednesday, March 27. Potential surprises (up or down) are in store as Venus makes a 60-degree aspect to Uranus in Taurus, which wants to disrupt finance, at 12:45 pm.

Based on previous planetary positions at Euro FX highs, the currency could rally on Wednesday as Brexit deadline news unfolds.

Wednesday’s reports include:

  • Tuesday 4:00 pm  New Zealand RBNZ announcement
  • 10:30 am  US EIA Petroleum Status

+Thursday, March 28—Moving Forward

Yippee! It’s time to get going on Thursday, March 28 as Mercury turns direct in motion at 9:59 am.

Mercury is the planet that rules communications, trading and stock index markets. So, volatility and volume could pick up as Mercury wakes up from its retrograde nap.

Thursday’s reports include:

  • 6:00 am  Eurozone EC Economic Sentiment
  • 8:30 am  US GDP
  • 8:30 am  US Jobless Claims
  • 9:00 am  Germany CPI

February Review – Big Issues, But Middling Performance

Source: Barchart.com

This month’s Top Red Letter Trading Day, February 13, featured a volatile connection between Mars and Uranus that looked to spell breakup or breakthrough on either Chinese trade or border wall issues. As I wrote earlier: “Both sides of the trade and border wall issues will have guns blazing under this planetary influence.

The day before our top day, the S&P 500 gained 34.93 points on optimism over Chinese trade issues. The day after, the President indicated he would not only sign a funding bill to prevent a second partial government shutdown, but also declare a national emergency to access more funds for a border wall; the S&P 500 closed 7.30 points lower.

Perhaps the most apt manifestation of Mars conjunct Uranus in Aries on February 13 was that NASA declared the Mars rover, “Opportunity,” officially dead.

All information in this newsletter is merely the personal opinion of the author and not that of any other person, company or entity. This information is not to be construed as financial advice, nor relied upon as such. Please contact your broker or financial advisor for trading and investment advice. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future market behavior.

© Copyright 2019 SusanGSays LLC

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