Thursday, July 3, 2014

July 12, 2014 = Mercury’s Maximum Western Elongation + SuperMoon

Of all the planets Mercury is the smallest and closest to the Sun, and has a fast orbital period of 88 Earth days on average. Despite the small size and the slow 59-day-long rotation, Mercury has a significant magnetic field, strong enough to deflect the solar wind and to create a magnetosphere that can trap solar wind plasma. Mercury was a Roman god who travelled between the worlds of gods, humans and the dead. In astrology Mercury is generally associated with mental activities and faculties of the mind, and in astrofinance Mercury is the planet of trading, commerce, and intellect. However, seen from Earth, Mercury’s orbit around the Sun is 116 days on average (+/- 32 days). Also seen from Earth, it reaches a maximum Eastern and a maximum western elongation. These moments frequently coincide with a changes in trend in financial markets (see also HERE). 

On July 12, 2014 Mercury will reach the maximum western elongation on its orbit (HERE). On the same day there will be a SuperMoon (HERE) making a series of aspects to Pluto, Uranus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter between July 11-12. This should have at least some short-term impact on the financial markets. On July 15 (Tue) both the geocentric and heliocentric Bradley Indices are at their highs of the year 2014 (HERE). Saturn is the Lord of Karma, and after 150 days of retrograde motion, will station direct on July 20 (Sun). Uranus is the Lord of the unpredictable, revolution, and progression and will turn retrograde the next day, July 21 (Mon). Ray Merriman remarks on this period: "Equity markets are prone to upheavals during such bouts of cosmic thunder."