NOTHING would be more advantageous to the average trader than a simplified method whereby he could tell at a glance the future possibilities of a stock for investment purposes. This chapter offers such a system based on the transits of the major planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) in aspect to the Sun, Moon, and planetary ruler of the sign under which the stock was incorporated. (The twelve signs of the zodiac and their planetary rulers are given in Chapter HI). Usually the trends of most stocks (either up, down or steady) conforms to the general trend of the Stock Market, but there are always some stocks which move opposite to the general trend and it is very important to know these stocks to avoid tying up money in a company which is not going to show profit. Secondly, everyone wants to know when a stock has reached a low buying level and the only way this information can be obtained is by studying the stock individually and noting what the stock has done in the past Chapter V in this book gives the date and place of incorporation of every important stock listed at the present time on the New York Stock Exchange. It is a simple matter to work out the planetary positions from the date and place of incorporation and to then set these planetary positions around a chart as in Example I, the chart of U. S. Steel, and find out by studying the transits to the planetary positions of the stock in question what it offers in the way of profitable investment for the future.
The transits of the planets are given for every month from 1938 through 1930 in Chapter VI.
The best way to learn how to forecast the future possibilities of a stock is to take a stock as an example and go through the process. By repeating the process several times, it becomes an easy matter to tell what any stock will do in the next twelve years.
As "Example I" let us take U. S, Steel (X). To be able to forecast this stock is important for several reasons. It is the leading stock of the Steel industry and any move made by this company is always regarded significantly by the business and financial world. During the September and October, 1937 slumps, U. S. Steel and the general trend of the Stock Market moved so similarly that an investigating committee, probing the cause of the slumps, studied the trading volume of U. S. Steel exclusively. Dividends paid by this company are always watched closely as indications of future market action. In order to study this important stock according to the transit method of this Chapter, it is necessary to know its planetary positions, which are given in Chapter V.
The list of stocks, arranged alphabetically in Chapter V, giving the planetary positions of some important stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange, follows the order of stocks listed on the "Big Board" which appear daily in the newspapers. The planetary positions of a stock are obtained from its incorporation date, if this is known; otherwise from its date of establishment or organization date.
In order to find the planetary positions of U. S. Steel, we turn to Chapter V and run down the alphabet until we come to the stock listing:
"U. S. STEEL (X) incorporated February 23, 1901, in New Jersey. Sun 4 degrees Pisces; Moon 4 degrees Taurus; Neptune 26 degrees Gemini Retrograde; Uranus 16 degrees Sagittarius; Saturn 13 degrees Capricorn; Jupiter 6 degrees Capricorn; Mars 2 degrees Virgo Retrograde; Venus 17 degrees Aquarius; Mercury 21 degrees Pisces; the Moon's North Node 27 degrees Scorpio."
The next step is to place these planetary positions on a chart or wheel as in "Example U* The Sun's degree is placed on the
EXAMPLE I — THE UNITED STATES STEEL CORPORATION CHART. INCORPORATED FEBRUARY 23, 1901 IN NEW JERSEY.
ascendant or first house with the Sun on the cusp of the first house. (See the chart of U. S. Steel, which is Example /). The other eleven cusps of the chart take the next degree, which in this case is 3, and the signs follow in their natural order until there is a sign on all the cusps of the chart. The Sun's degree was 4 Pisces in the case of U. S. Steel. The sign following Pisces is Aries and it carries the figure 5 to show 5 degrees Aries; the sign which normally follows Aries in the zodiac is Taurus, and Taurus 5 degrees is placed on the third cusp. The sign which follows Taurus in die zodiac is Gemini and the symbol for Gemini 5 degrees is put on the cusp of the fourth house; and so forth around the chart, until there is a sign on each of the twelve cusps or houses of the chart. (The order of the 12 signs of the zodiac with their symbols is given in Chapter IU, page 98).
The other nine planets are filled in on the chart in their proper houses or positions.
According to the list of planetary positions for U. S. Steel the Moon is 4 degrees Taurus. Since Taurus (8)5 degrees falls on the cusp of the 2nd house, the Moon ( J ) would fall slightly above the house* Remember the signs and planets are arranged counter-clockwise on the chart. Symbols for the signs and planets are used on the chart and these symbols are given in Chapter III. It is much easier and simpler to use the symbols for the signs and planets instead of writing them out.
Neptune (tp) falls in 26 degrees Gemini (tt), in the list of this Company's planetary positions. Since 5 degrees Gemini falls on the cusp of the fourth house and 5 degrees Cancer on the cusp of the fifth house, 26 degrees Gemini comes between these two points and Neptune is placed in the fourth house. Neptune is listed Retrograde (Rx) in the list and this means that while the other planets are moving direct in motion or counter-clockwise at the time this stock was incorporated, Neptune was moving backwards in its orbit or in clockwise motion. Retrograde planets do not seem to have as strong an influence in a chart as planets which are moving in direct motion. The Sun and Moon are always direct in motion; they are never Retrograde; therefore, i i their positions are always important when analysing a stock's future. In the list of those planetary positions given in Chapter V, those stocks incorporated or organized from 1850-
1930 have their positions given in terms of Greenwich Mean Time Noon. Those stocks listed as being incorporated from
1931 until the present date have their planetary positions given in terms of Greenwich Mean Time Midnight. This fact is mentioned for those individuals interested in working out the minutes on the degrees listed. For the average trader the minutes are not important and therefore they have been omitted from the planetary examples listed for the stocks in Chapter V. For analysing the future outlook for any stock the degrees of the planets are all that is needed, since hour of incorporation is not known for many stocks, and the transit method seems to work better when using the simple outline given in the examples listed in this Chapter.
The next planet in the list to be placed on the chart is Uranus (9) which is in 16 degrees Sagittarius 5 degrees Sagit tarius falls on the 10th house cusp and 5 degrees Capricorn on the 11th house cusp. Thus 16 degrees Sagittarius falls between these two points and therefore Uranus is placed in die 10th house.
Saturn (^ ) is 13 degrees Capricorn (vj) and this point falls between the 11th and 12th house on the chart since 5 degrees Capricorn is on the 11th house cusp and 5 degrees Aquarius is on the 12th house cusp.
Jupiter (21) is 6 degrees Capricorn (VS) and this point falls right under the 11th house cusp.
Mars ( 3 ) is 2 degrees Virgo (115). This planet is marked by the Retrograde symbol (Rx) because it was moving backward in its orbit at the time this stock was incorporated. 2 degrees Virgo falls between 5 degrees Leo and 5 degrees Virgo; therefore, Mars should be placed just under the 7th bouse cusp. Usually the same degree (in this case 4) is put on the seventh house cusp which the Sun carries. Either 4 or 5 is all right
Venus ( $ ) is 17 degrees Aquarius (¿r) and this point falls between 5 degrees Aquarius and 4 degrees Pisces; therefore, it is placed in the 12th house.
Mercury ( a ) is 21 degrees Pisces (X) and falls between 4 degrees Pisces and 5 degrees Aries; it is, therefore, put in the 1st house. The Moon's North Node (Si) is 27 degrees Scorpio (n\) and this point falls between 5 degrees Scorpio and 5 degrees Sagittarius, The Moon's North Node is therefore placed in the 9th house. The Moon's South Node (U) falls exactly opposite this point in the opposite sign of the 2odiac, It is therefore put in the third house in 27 degrees Taurus. These important points are always noted as they often give a clue as to whether the stock would work with the general trend of the stock market and business cycle or against it in its own general cycle. In the case of U. S. Steel we see that this stock would move along basically with the general trend of business and the stock market due to the fact that Scorpio is the sign on the Business Cycle Chart marking the transition point from normal to above normal business activity; and Taurus is the sign on the Business Cycle Chart which marks the transition point from normal business activity to below normal business volume and economic conditions. (For a copy of the Business Cycle Chart as originated by the writer, see Chapter /.)
The North Node has an expansive influence similar to Jupiter. The South Node has a restrictive influence similar to Saturn. In the list of planetary positions of leading stocks given in Chapter V the North Node only is given because the South Node always carries the same degree as the North Node in the sign exactly opposite (180 degrees away) from the sign in which the North Node is placed. The signs of the zodiac and their sign opposites are:
There are a number of stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange which work against the general trend of the stock market due to their own individual stock cycles. It is a com* paratively easy matter to know how any stock's cycle is related to the business cycle or general trend of the stock market by simply noting the Node positions of a stock and then comparing these signs positions with the Business Cycle Chart.
In the case of U. S. Steel it is easy to see that this stock would move with the general trend of business and the general trend of the stock market. As a proof of this (which took place recently), last September (1937) stocks slumped and the business curve turned downward. U. S. Steel broke during the slump from 104.5 to 80.5. The New York Stock Exchange sent out a questionnaire to all Exchange members and member firms to get information on this stock's buying and selling, in order to find out what was back of the market slump. They explained that this stock was selected because as U. S. Steel had gone; so had gone the stock market!
Another fact concerning this stock is that it is incorporated under the sign of Pisces, which is the sign on the mid-heaven of the New York Stock Exchange Chart. (For a copy of this Chart see Chapter 111). This shows a further tie-up between U. S. Steel's trend and the trend of the stock market. Planetary trans-sits through Pisces or in aspect to Pisces would naturally affect the trend of the stock market and the trend of U. S. Steel similarly. From 1935 to 1937 Saturn was passing through the sign of Pisces. Uranus was in favorable aspect to Saturn until 1937 and U. S. Steel rose with the stock market consistently, breaking only in April, 1937, and in September and October, 1937, during the market breaks at that time. In 1935 U. S. Steel had a deficit of $2.77 per share. During 1936 earnings amounted to $2.90 per share and the stock sold between 15.99 and 27.54 times its earnings. During 1937 the earnings of U. S. Steel amounted to $8.01 per share with the stock selling between 6.05 and 15.79 times its earnings. This compared with 1929 when the earnings of this stock amounted to $21.19 per share and the stock sold between 7.08 and 12.35 times its earnings. In 1920, the epoch* making planet Uranus went into the sign of Pisces and did not leave this sign until 1927. This passage of Uranus out of Pisces culminated in the forming of new stock for U. S, Steel.
After the planetary positions of a stock have been placed around a chart in their proper positions, the next and most important step is to study out the future investment possibilities of the stock from the chart thus set up. (All stocks have their charts set up in exactly the same manner as U. S. Steel, the example used here in this analysis.)
The Sun (Q) in any chart stands for the Company; and has to do with the organization, management and aims of the company; the officers, and products of the firm. The Sun, and the planetaty aspects to the Sun, both at the incorporation date, and at any future time clearly point out the profit possibilities of the stock. The position of the Sun in any stock's chart is the most important planetary position to be considered and for this reason the Sun is placed on the ascendant of the stock's chart and the other planets placed in relation to it. This is logical, for it is a well known fact that the organization and management of a company determine its financial success. I have noticed that when the Sun is badly aspected at the time of incorporation, the Company has to merge later with another company or has to go out of business completely. Aspects to the Sun are of paramount importance, both at the time of incorporation and at a later date by transit of the major planets to the Sun,
The Moon ( D ) stands for the public; the buying public and the attitude of the people toward the company or to its products. Aspects to the Moon are important and second only to the Sun. Regardless of how good a concern is, there must be a demand for the goods produced and a buying public. A company which is incorporated at a time when the Moon is in favorable aspect to the Sun lasts a long time and is usually a most successful organization. In the case of U, S. Steel we find that the Moon is placed in a favorable sextile (60 degree) aspect to the Sun. This is an excellent sign for continuation of this company for many years to come. It has already been in existence thirty-seven years. This is a long time in view of the fact that many companies which were listed on the New York Stock Exchange only three years ago have long been out of existence. Companies are organized and go out of business over night!
Jupiter (U ) stands for the money-making possibilities of a Company. It shows the money behind a company and its chances for expansion. In the case of U. S. Steel, Jupiter is in 6 degrees Capricorn in favorable sextile (60 degree) aspect with the Sun (Company) and in very favorable trine aspect (120 degrees) with the Moon (Public), It is therefore, easy to surmise that U. S. Steel would make money and also would be a very popular stock with the trading public.
Saturn ( > ) stands for the limitations of the Company and usually when Saturn is placed in unfavorable aspect to the Sun or Moon at the time of incorporation, the Company has many vicissitudes in a financial way. Whenever Saturn by transit moves in unfavorable aspect to the Sun, and in a lesser degree to the Moon, it usually is a bad year for a company. Therefore, make it a rule never to invest in a stock when Saturn by transit is unfavorably aspecting the Sin or Moon in a chart You will find that you will tie up your money or suffer loss by having the stock go down on you.
Mars ( $ ) governs the activity of a stock. Whenever Mars at the time of incorporation or by transit strongly aspects the Sun, Moon, Jupiter, or its own place at the time of incorporation, the stock will fluctuate strongly while under the stimuli of Mars. Other aspects in force at the time of the Mars transit determine whether the stock will move up or down or just back-and-fill for the time being. Always look to see whether a stock is temporarily under a Mars aspect, if it starts moving in a very active manner. Unless there are other testimonies present which indicate that the stock is on an up trend, do not rush and buy a stock because it suddenly becomes active. Aspects from Mars pass very quickly and you may find your funds later or in a short time tied up in an inactive stock. In the case of U. S. Steel, our exam-
pic stock, Mars is in favorable trine aspect to Jupiter and the Moon. It is in an opposition aspect to the Sun. This would be unfavorable, if Mars were not in favorable aspect to Jupiter and the Moon, which in turn are in favorable aspect to the Sun, as well as being in favorable aspect to each other! This is a very strong favorable planetary tie-up and not only shows an active stock, but an extremely strong Company with enlarged powers.
Another noticeable fact about U. S, Steel should be brought out here. The Steel stocks as a Group come under the rulcrship of the Earth and Water signs, that is, the signs of Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, and U. S. Steel certainly bears out this fact with every important planet in Earth and Water signs. The Sun is in Pisces, a Water sign, and the Moon, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn are in Earth signs. Stability is certainly shown here for this Company with so many planets in Earthy signs.
It is well to know what the various sign rulerships of ¿he main Groups of stocks on the New York Stock Exchange are. Whenever the Sun or other major planets pass through these signs, stocks which fall under these Groups are stimulated to activity. This accounts for the seasonal popularity of certain Groups of stocks which can be accounted for in no other way. Often it is possible to trade in a certain Group of stocks for a month and make money when other Groups are unaccentuated. For instance, the Aviation Group comes under the rulership mainly of the Fire signs, that is, Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, with Sagittarius particularly strong. December, and usually the latter part of November, is a good time to trade in Aviation stocks for they are nearly always active at this time. During December, 1935, 1936, and 1937, the Aircraft issues were strong and active. This was particularly so in 1935 when Jupiter, the planet of expansion, moved into Sagittarius for a year's stay. It is interesting to note in connection with the strong affinity between Aviation stocks and the sign Sagittarius that in the natural order of the signs of the zodiac Sagittarius rules the ninth house which has to do with distant places, long trips, and travelling.
The Chemical stocks come under the rulership of the Fire signs; and as a rule, so do many of the Railroad stocks.
The Oil stocks come mainly under the influence of the Air signs, particularly the sign of Libra. The other two Air signs are Gemini and Aquarius.
Utilities come under a combination of >frater and Earth signs. July is often a good month for Utilities and Steel and so is January, the latter part of February and November. These months do not always hold good due to the fart that there may be present other major planets which counteract this seasonal stimulation; however, it is well to know when certain groups will be active. Oils are usually good in September and October of each year or at least very active.
In studying the chart of a stock, one other planetary factor must be taken into account and that is the planet which rules the sign the Sun is placed in or in other words the sign under which the stock is incorporated. In the case of U. S. Steel, the Sun is in Pisces, and the ruler of Pisces is Neptune, which in this Company's chart is placed in 26 degrees Gemini. Aspects to Neptune will often give a clue to the change in trend of this stock when other testimonies are lacking. Therefore, before making any final judgment on what a stock will or will not do in the future, always take into consideration any aspects to the stock's planetary ruler. This is always the planet which rules the sign in which the Sun is placed. (For a list of the twelve signs and their planetary rulers see Chapter III.)
The following transits influence a stock's future trend: the trend will be upward if Jupiter, and Uranus are placed in a favorable aspect to the Sun, that is forming angles of 0, 60, and 120 degrees.
The trend will be downward if Saturn or Uranus are placed in unfavorable aspect to the Sun or Moon in the Company's chart. That is, forming angles of 90 degrees, 180, 135, and in the case of Saturn, in 0 degrees or conjunction aspect. Do not invest in a stock which is under an unfavorable aspect to the Sun or Moon. Always invest in a stock which is coming under a favorable aspect from Jupiter or Uranus singly or when both planets are placed in favorable aspect to each other and are aspecting the Sun or Moon of a Company. If the major planets Saturn and Uranus are in favorable aspect to each other and they aspect the Sun or Moon in a Company's chart, this is also a good time to invest in a stock. If Saturn and Uranus are in unfavorable aspect to each other as transits and one of the planets, or both, aspect the Sun and Moon in a Company's chart, the trend will be decidedly downward and to invest in it would bring financial loss.
In the case of U. S. Steel, Saturn moved into Pisces in March» 1935, and this was an unfavorable influence, but at the same time the major planet Uranus formed a favorable sextile aspect with transiting Saturn and at the same time was in conjunction with the Moon in the chart of U. S- Steel and in a very favorable trine aspect to Jupiter and Mars in the chart besides being in favorable aspect to the Sun. In the face of such testimony, even a rank amateur in judgment could not conclude anything else but the fact that U, S. Steel was going up and that it was an excellent investment possibility. This is all the more true in view of the fact that a favorable aspect between Saturn and Uranus usually marks an upturn in the stock market. Anyone who could have studied the possibilities ahead for U. S. Steel in this simple mariner would have been able to make a fortune. However, how was a trader to know how long this upturn would last? In view of the fact that U. S. Steel moves with the stock market generally, it was a safe estimate that this stock would go up as long as the stock market pointed upward, which would be relatively the time during which Saturn and Uranus were in favorable aspect. This was from 1935-1937. In March, 1935, this stock was as low as $30.00 per share; in March, 1937, it had risen to between $125.00 to $130.00 per share. This stock dropped to $40.00 by the spring of 1938. It is again at a buying level, Why?
During 1939, Jupiter will be in the sign of Pisces, and at the same time will go over the mid-heaven of the New York Stock Exchange. It is logical to conclude that this stock is going to rise and therefore, it is a good investment proposition for 1939, since it is ruled by Pisces.
In Chapter VI of this book, the planetary positions are given for every month (at the time of the New Moon) from 1938 until 1950. This enables a trader to know the planetary transits to a stock for almost 12 years in advance. During 1939, Jupiter will pass through Pisces, the sign under which U. S. Steel is incorporated and this stock should rise during the coining year. During 1939, the transiting Uranus will be in favorable aspect to Jupiter during the spring months especially and this is added planetary strength indicating that this stock will go up.
All stocks are studied in the same manner as U. S. Steel. It is always necessary to set up a chart as has been done in the case of this stock and study the planetary relationships and aspects of the Company involved. Then in order to know whether the stock is good for investment purposes for the future, it is necessary to study its Node positions in order to ascertain whether the stock would work with the general trend of the stock market. The next and last step is to determine the planetary aspects for any future year which are formed by the transiting planets to the Sun and Moon in the chart of the stock. With a little practice, it becomes a simple matter to know whether a stock would be a wise investment at any particular time. Naturally, as with any other subject, the more familiar you become with this method of studying a stock's investment possibilities the more accurate you become in your analysis of that stock.
As an example of a stock which offered tremendous possibilities for profit within a space of five years and which probably nobody invested in, it is interesting to study the chart of Spiegel, Inc. (SMS), formerly Spiegel-May-Stem Co. This stock was incorporated April 28, 1928, in Delaware. Its planetary positions are given in Chapter V, as follows;
Sun 7 degrees Taurus; Moon 27 degrees Leo; Neptune 26 degrees Leo, Retrograde; Uranus 5 degrees Aries; Saturn 8 degrees Sagittarius, Retrograde; Jupiter 21 degrees Aries; Venus 20 degrees Aries; Mercury 2 degrees Taurus; the Moon's North Node 11 degrees Gemini.
The chart of this company is set up in exactly the same manner
EXAMPLE // — SPIEGEL, INC, (FORMERLY SPIEGEL, MAY, STERN). CHART REVEALING TREMENDOUS MONEY-MAKING POSSIBILITIES.
as the chart of U. S. Steel. The Sun is placed on the ascendant with its degree, that is 7 degrees Taurus. The remaining eleven houses have the remaining eleven signs of the zodiac placed around the chart in their proper order with 8 degrees equally placed on the eleven house cusps. The planets are then put in their proper houses, depending, of course, for their positions on the degree of the sign which they carry. For a copy of this chart correctly set up see "Example II".
In May, 1932, the stock of Spiegel, May, Stern Co. sold for 62i/2c per share. For the sum of $500.00, 800 shares of SMS could have been bought. By December, 1936, the stock's value had climbed to $114.50 per share. If this stock had been purchased in May, 1932, for 62y2c per share and 800 shares had been bought, these 800 shares would have been worth $91,600,00! In five years time another opportunity for sound investment had passed and probably there are very few people who took advantage of it.
What in this company's chart showed that it would have such phenomenal money-making possibilities? A study of this company's chart reveals much.
It is a well known fact, in this method of studying a stock's future, that a chart which shows the Sun, which is symbolic of the Company, under unfavorable aspects at the time of the incorporation has very little chance of making money. The same rule holds true for the Moon in a lesser degree. The Moon is symbolic of the Public; the public buying interest and the attitude of the masses toward the product for sale. If the Moon is badly aspected at the time of incorporation, the Company works under a heavy handicap and more often than not eventually has to go out of business.
In the Chart of Spiegel, Inc. the Sun (Company) is in favorable semi-sextile aspect with the epoch-making planet Uranus. Mercury is in conjunction with the Sun giving added trading strength. Uranus is also in favorable semi-sextile aspect to Mercury. The Moon (Public) is in conjunction with Neptune and in very favorable trine aspect to both Venus and Jupiter (finan-
rial possibilities), Venus and Jupiter are in conjunction with each other in Aries. The limitations of the Company ate shown by Saturn's position and aspects. This planet in the chart of SMS is in very favorable trine aspect to Jupiter (money-making possibilities of the Company). Mars ruling the activity of the stock is in favorable semi-sextile aspect to Jupiter and Venus. It is in unfavorable square aspect to Saturn, but since Saturn is trine Jupiter (financial gain), this aspect between Mars and Saturn is not as forceful as it otherwise would be, if both planets were not favorably aspecting the money-making planet Jupiter.
Therefore, it is easy to conclude that this stock was a good investment. The Sun, Moon, Jupiter, and even restrictive Saturn in favorable aspect at the time of incorporation. After this stock was incorporated, it did not immediately go up. There were no major transiting aspects present to bring out the latent possibilities of the good chart. In 1932, the epoch-making Uranus, which was favorably aspecting the Sun (Company) at the time of incorporation, moved into conjunction with Jupiter and Venus in Aries, forming at the same time a very favorable trine aspect with the Moon (Public) and Neptune in Leo. This started die upturn which continued upward sharply from 1934 through 1936 when Uranus moved through the first 10 degrees of Taurus and over the Sun's degree of 7 Taurus.
To know whether this stock is a good buy for the future, or whether any stock is a good investment for the tuture, it is necessary to study the transits of the major planets which will aspect the Sun, Moon, and Jupiter at that time. In the case of this stock (SMS), transiting Jupiter will be in favorable sextilc aspect during the first two months of 1939. This is due to the fact that Jupiter will be in Pisces at this time and passing through the first ten degrees or decanate of Pisces. Pisces forms a sextile aspect with the sign Taurus and planets passing through the first 10 degrees of Pisces would be in favorable sextile aspect to the Sun in this company's chart, which is in 7 degrees Taurus. This is favorable for gains. During the summer months of 1939, Jupiter will move into Aries and will pass through the first 10 degrees of the sign. In this position transiting Jupiter will form a conjunction aspect with Uranus and a semi-sextile aspect with the Sun. This is a favorable indication.
During all of 1939 Saturn will be passing through the third decanate (or 20 to 30 degrees) Aries. In this position, transiting Saturn will exert a conservative influence over the financial gains of this company. Saturn's influence is always to limit, curb, and restrain unless it is under very favorable aspects from transiting Uranus at the same time. Saturn passing through the last 10 degrees of Aries forms a conjunction aspect with Jupiter, Venus, and a trine aspect with the Moon and Neptune.
During 1940, both Jupiter and Saturn will transit the sign of Taurus and in this position will pass over the Sun of this Company. This is a mixed indication for the gains of this Company, but in view of the fact that the Sun was well aspected at the time of incorporation, this stock should go upward.
Every chart, like every individual, has similar characteristics, but always there will be present a new set of conditions not present in the other. It takes time and practice to become adept in analysing the charts of stocks, but it is interesting, and very worthwhile, since it helps you to obtain financial independence through investment of a sound and practical nature. The more time you give to this subject the more money you will be able to make. There is no method except the theory propounded in this book which offers such a quick and accurate analysis of individual stocks for the average man in the street who has a small capital to invest.
The positions of the transiting planets for every month during the next twelve years is given in the Ephemeris in Chapter VI, The incorporation date of every important stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange (as of July 1,1938), with its planetary positions for that date, are given in Chapter V. Charts for each and every one of the stocks listed are set up as the three charts for the three stocks used as examples in this chapter. They are analysed in the same way. The first step, after setting up the chart correctly, is to study out the planetary aspects present in the chart, particularly those to the Sun, Moon, and Jupiter. This gives the due to the long life of the company; its relationship with the consuming public; and its money-making possibilities. The position and aspects to Saturn show the setbacks financially and otherwise which the company is apt to experience. Mars shows its strength and activity on the market.
The second step is to refer to the Ephemeris In Chapter VI and see when the major planets Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Neptune aspect important planetary positions in the chart. This will give you the clue to when a big up or down movement will take place in the stock. When you are studying a stock and you find it is under no major planetary aspects for that period, then you are safe in judging that it will be in a sideways movement until it comes under major planetary aspects and that to tie-up money in the stock will bring you little or no financial returns. Invest in stocks which you know are coming under favorable planetary aspects only. Spiegel, Inc. (SMS) the stock used for "Example II" is a good example of a stock which was coming under favorable aspects for several years to come and whose favorable indications for the future were clearly pointed out by its chart several years in advance.
If you have your capital invested in a stock whose chart clearly shows that it is coming under unfavorable transiting aspects, the thing to do is to find a chart of a stock which is coming under favorable aspects and buy in the stock favorably aspected. There is no virtue in holding a stock which is not making money for you.
It is interesting to study the chart of Sears Roebuck Co. (S) which was incorporated June 16, 1906, in New York. TTie planetary positions for this stock, which are given in Chapter V, are as follows: The Sun 24 degrees Gemini; the Moon 24 degrees Aries; Neptune 9 degrees Cancer; Uranus 7 degrees Capricorn; Saturn 14 degrees Pisces; Jupiter 20 degrees Gemini; Mars 3 degrees Cancer; Venus 25 degrees Cancer; Mercury 3 degrees Cancer. The Moon's North Node 14 degrees Leo. This chart illustrates the enormous merchandising concern it represents.
EXAMPLE /// — SEARS ROEBUCK COMPANY CHART Wfc SHOWS UNUSUAL PERMANENCY FACTORS.
That this company would be in existence a long time is shown by the fact that the Sun (Company) is in a very favorable sextile (60 degree) aspect with the Moon (Public) besides being in conjunction with the money-making planet Jupiter. Jupiter (financial possibilities) was in favorable sextile aspect with the Moon (Public). Venus, which has to do with clothes, cosmetics, or any items which have to do with women and children, was in semi-sextile aspect to both the Sun and Jupiter. Mars, which has to do with the activity of the company and stock, and the planet which sometimes shows the application of the company's interests, is in conjunction with Mercury (the mail) and Neptune (selling). Neptune also represents dealings which never actually contact a person face to face. Then again the sign of Cancer rules the home, and everything which has to do with the home, and there are four planets out of the nine in that sign. It would be easy to judge that this company has something to do with merchandise that is in some way connected with the home. It often happens that you can judge the kind of business a company is in by studying the planetary positions in force at the time it was incorporated. Sears Roebuck Co. is an excellent stock to study from its chart as it reveals much about the company which otherwise would never be known from a set of statistics concerning the company and its assets.
The chart of Sears Roebuck Co. is set up in the same way as the two other stocks used as examples in this chapter. The Sun in 24 degrees Gemini is placed on the ascendant The remaining eleven signs follow in consecutive order and carry 25 degrees, ex« cept the seventh sign of Sagittarius, which carries the 24th degree. (The sign which falls on the seventh house opposite the ascendant always carries the same degree as the ascendant or first house). The planets are then placed around the chart in their proper places. A copy of the chart correctly set up accompanies this Chapter and is marked "Example UPIt would be a good idea» if you are not familiar with the setting up of charts to practice on setting up the three example charts in this Chapter to familiarise yourself with the process.
By studying the major transits affecting this stock for investment purpose, for 1938, we see that Jupiter is forming a very favorable trine aspect during this year, but that Neptune is placed in an unfavorable square aspect at the same time. This configuration represents two forces which are pulling against each other. Gains should predominate, but trading caution is advised before investing. During 1939, both Jupiter and Neptune will be unfavorably placed to the Sun and Jupiter in this company's stock. Careful study of the chart and actual movements of Sears Roebuck should be studied before buying during 1939.
It often happens that transiting Mars, which moves very quickly through the zodiac, aspects Jupiter or Mars, in a stock's chart and during the transit the stock becomes very active. Do not be misled by this sudden activity of a stock, for as soon as the Mars aspect passes, the stock is apt to resume its former position or else, if it is not aspected by any major planets at the time, to then lapse into inactivity.
The forecasts for the "example stocks" are intended to be used as guides on how to forecast future trends of a stock. They are not intended to be buying and selling information. The only way to learn how to forecast the future trends of stocks, according to this method, is to work out examples in real life. We learn by actually doing a thing—not by reading pages of theory. The analyses of the three stocks are also intended for study purposes only. The three stocks chosen were picked for no particular financial reason, but were chosen at random from the list in Chapter V, merely, because they would illustrate the points brought out in this Chapter on how to forecast the trends of individual stocks.
When applying the transits to the chart of the stocks, if the reader is not familiar with aspects, favorable and unfavorable, he should study Chapter III and also "ASPECTS" in the Glossary of Chapter VII. It is absolutely necessary to be familiar with the angular relationships existing between the planets at the time a company was incorporated, and also know how to tell at a glance from the Ephemeris whether a planet is forming an aspect of importance to the Sun, Moon, Jupiter and Saturn in a company's chart, at any given time. It is also necessary for the reader to know the order of the signs of the zodiac in order to be able to place them correctly around the chart.
Blank charts for erecting the charts of stocks may be <juiddy drawn off on a blank sheet of paper from the one's shown in this book or a prepared pad may be bought at an astrological bookstore. Any one can learn this method of forecasting the trend of stocks in a short time, if he is willing to leam a few simple principles and apply them.
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