excerpt below a good summary of the basic power this Jupiter Saturn opposition has which becomes exact on the 23rd May
This post is developed from my notes for my lecture presentation on Financial Astrology in January 2010 at the FAA International Astrology Conference in Brisbane.
Lecture to be published in separate posts
Because the intent of the lecture was to introduce different methods for making astrological correlations with the stock market, I will present these different topics from my lecture in separate posts, and add further information.
Jupiter and Saturn – the ancient markers of time
The planets Jupiter and Saturn have been known since ancient times as ‘the Great Chronocrators’. The term means ‘markers of time’.
Before the 1700’s the outermost planets known to astronomers and astrologers were Jupiter and Saturn. They had been used for centuries to mark the passage of time. The orbit of Jupiter is 12 years and the orbit of Saturn is 29 years. At regular twenty year intervals Jupiter caught up with and conjoined Saturn, marking the longest cycle known to the ancient astrologers.
The conjunction point between the two planets advanced approximately 243° at each conjunction, thus staying within the same triplicity (element). These conjunctions occurr successively in the same triplicity for about two hundred years. The 20 year Jupiter-Saturn cycles belong to a larger series which comprises approx ten conjunctions in one triplicity (element), lasting approximately 200 years each. After the cycle has moved through one triplicity it moves to the next triplicity, in the order of fire, earth, air, and water. Approximately every 800 years the conjunction returns to the same zodiac sign in what was called the Grand conjunction.
This great conjunction marks historical eras in our history, and has been associated with upheavals in civilisation, and is also associated with economic cycles of expansion and contraction.
In regards to financial astrological correlations to the stock market we are primarily concerned with the present Jupiter-Saturn cycle that began in May 2000 at 22 Taurus. Keywords associated with the planets Jupiter and Saturn are shown in the above diagram.
In traditional astrology Jupiter rules the 2nd house of income, and it is the natural ruler of prosperity. Saturn rules the 8th house of death and loss and is the natural ruler of poverty.
The adjacent graphic shows the expansion and contraction of the Jupiter-Saturn cycle.
Now reaching the critical halfway point in the cycle
In 2010 we are reaching the half way point, the opposition. The opposition represents the middle of the present cycle which began in 2000. Jupiter and Saturn make three oppositions in two pairs of signs.
The three 2010-2011 Jupiter-Saturn oppositions are:
1: 23 May 2010 at 28 Pisces-Virgo,
2: 16 Aug 2010 at 2 Aries-Libra; and
3: 28 Mar 2011 at 14 Aries-Libra.
These three oppositions represent critical points in the 20 year Jupiter-Saturn cycle from 2000 – 2020. If you are involved with the stock market I suggest you note these dates as there is a possibility that they may coincide with market reversals. They represent a type of ‘tipping point’ around which the global economy may turn.
The first of these three oppositions is dominated by Jupiter which is its dignity in Pisces. What is fascinating about the horoscope for this day is that volatile and explosive Mars is making an exact square with the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction which marked the beginning of this cycle in 2000 at 22 Taurus.
Less than a month before this May 23rd 2010 opposition, on the 27th April 2010 Saturn opposes Uranus in the last of the 5 oppositions that have correlated with the Great Financial Crisis. Historically this opposition is associated with unrest and revolution, the old versus the new, and unexpected changes to the status quo.
The horoscope for the Jupiter-Saturn opposition on 23rd May 2010 is a fascinating chart. The Moon Venus and Pluto all form an intense T-square, which represents a time of tension.
Saturn in this Jupiter-Saturn opposition horoscope makes an antiscia conjunction with the Moon. Antiscia (planetary shadows) are discussed in my post on shadow planets.
This shadow conjunction of Saturn and the Moon links the tension of the T-square to the Jupiter-Saturn opposition, suggesting that this is a very significant time.
And Jupiter is following so close to Uranus, the planet of revolution and upheaval. They conjoin together in the following sign of Aries on the 9th June 2010. This is a very explosive combination.