The two business planets, Jupiter and Saturn, are the main drivers when it comes to the prices of GOLD and SILVER, and the stock market too. Jupiter expands the price and the popularity of whatever he touches, so the sign that Jupiter is transiting through at any given time describes the types of industries/commodities that should do well. Jupiter makes things popular, and people get enthusiastic about whatever Jupiter's sign represents, and the market reflects that. Saturn does the opposite - Saturn restricts. We're talking trends here, so its not always as black and white as this, but still - the trend is there.
For example, when Jupiter is in the sign of Gemini, cell phone companies stock prices tend to go up, and all things to do with communications, networking, education - so one might want to invest in a bookstore, or perhaps a Railroad stock.
The opposite will happen when Saturn is in the sign of Gemini - these same industries tend to go through a slump and their stock prices tend to go down. This actually provides an excellent buying opportunity - because at some point in the next 12 years Jupiter will come back and support these industries again.
Rule of thumb is to buy low and sell high, which sounds like a no brainer, yet most people don't do this. They tend to buy high, because Jupiter makes them 'enthusiastic' to buy that particular industry/stock, which is why that industry price tends to go up. Buy stock in industries when Saturn is hitting them, and sell when Jupiter is hitting them.
I'll give you a quick rundown of a few of the industries that are ruled by each sign
Aries - aerospace/defence, dental, diamonds, eyeglasses, fitness, fireplaces, metals, military, war things, surgical.
Taurus - banks, beauty supplies, cattle, collectables, copper, financial services/institutions, massage, art as an investment
Gemini - advertising, car parts and cars, bikes, books, buses, education, newspapers, radios, railroads, phones, writing supplies
Cancer - homes, housing companies, real estate, bakeries, restaurants, food supply, grocery, hotels, kitchens, milk, silver
Leo - gold, amusement parks, gambling, holidays, games, recreation, stockbrokers, golf, RVs
Virgo - accountants (with Scorpio), accounting supplies, health care, hairdressing (with Libra), pharmaceutical (with Pisces), food processing, harvesting, herbs, health spas, nursing, servants, small pets, vets
Libra - clothing, art for esthetic appeal, confectionary, fashion, jewels, partnerships, anything to do with marriage and weddings
Scorpio - accounting, bathrooms, cemeteries, insurances, taxes, research, psychology, healing, hospice
Sagittarius - travel, advertising, publishing, religious institutions, sports gear, universities, higher learning
Capricorn - corporations, cement, coal, clocks and watches, engineers (with Scorpio), gerontology, nursing homes, office buildings, vaults, bones, teeth
Aquarius - aerospace, airplanes, astrology, metaphysics, commodities and futures, computers and technology, electrical, radio and TV, satellites, science
Pisces - drugs, alcohol, charity, chemicals, churches, fantasy, film, health care, hospitals, oceans, oil, photgraphy, poison, podiatry, shoes (with Libra), prison, dancing.
SILVER is ruled by the sign Cancer, and GOLD is ruled by Leo. Therefore, when Jupiter hits Cancer, the price of Silver should go up. Theoretically. So, let's have a look. Over the last 10 years, Silver prices rose dramatically in 2010, and went right up to almost $50 per ounce. Jupiter was in the sign of Pisces for pretty much all of 2010, which is in trine to the sign of Cancer. At the same time, Uranus was also in the sign of Pisces. Jupiter and Uranus together can mean sudden huge surges upward, both in a sign that supports (trines) the Silver sign of Cancer. The price of Silver topped out at $50 per ounce in April of 2011 and then started to go back down again. Jupiter had just entered the sign of Aries in early 2011, which is square Cancer, so it makes sense that the price would start to back off.
What about lately?
Jupiter entered Cancer June 26, 2013. Silver dropped in price quite a bit in early 2013, but when Jupiter entered Cancer, it started to go up again. It went up about $5 dollars or so, and then when Jupiter went retrograde in early November 2013, it started to a fall off a bit. Jupiter just went direct yesterday - so we may see a small surge in the price of silver very soon.
Gold is ruled by the sign of Leo. When Saturn is in Leo, Gold should be low. When Saturn is in the signs that square Leo (Scorpio, Aquarius), it should also be low. Saturn is in the sign of Scorpio right now, and has been for the past 1.5 years. Saturn will continue to be in the sign of Scorpio right through to Jan of 2015, so theoretically the price of Gold should not rise much until next year. Some astrologers say the price of Gold will bottom out the summer of 2014.
Hadrian Roman Gold coins
Saturn entered the sign of Scorpio in Nov of 2012, and right on cue the price of Gold dropped. It went from a high of approx $1600/oz in the winter of 2012 down to $1300/oz by the summer of 2013. It perked up slightly in Oct of 2013, but then went down yet again to a low of $1200 by early Jan of this year. Then it started going up again in January. This is partly due to Venus in retrograde in Jan, as Venus represents material goods and security, and when its retrograde people freak out that the world is going to hell in a handbasket and they buy Gold.
As you can see, there's more than just Jupiter and Saturn to consider - there's Venus, as well as Pluto and Uranus, and Neptune as well. Jupiter and Uranus conjunct in a sign can make for huge surges upward. Uranus by itself is a wild card - you don't know what will happen. Pluto too - it can make for extremes either way.
So, how is one to navigate the very uncertain economic future we have before us this spring?
The market is driven by two things - fear and greed. I've read an awful lot of analyst reports saying that people should buy silver because its scarce and because its used in more technology than gold is. Sure, it sounds good, but its not always true. Fear and greed are the main drivers. Astrology has the inside track. Astrology tracks cycles and trends. People get scared, they buy silver and gold. That's just the way it is.
In my practice as an RMT I work in a 5 star hotel in Vancouver and I get a lot of major bigwig financial types in and I always ask them what they think about silver and gold. You would not believe how many of these informed people have actual silver and gold bullion buried in their yards. I am not kidding. They all know its the only semi-safe haven left. Some of them, well most of them actually, don't even trust banks, hence the 'hiding at home' thing. My accountant is one of those people as well - he's one of the most intelligent people I know and he has a ton of silver and gold squirrelled away somewhere.
If you want to get smart financial advice, ask a Scorpio. Preferably one who also has some Sag in them as well. Some of the smartest people I have ever met in my life are Scorpio/Sag types. Scorpios are just naturally savvy with finances and investments, and the Saggy part gives them vision and a natural intuition about what's coming down the pike. My accountant is a Scorpio. I'll have to ask him his birthdate and see if he has Sag in him somewhere. I'm sure he does. Smartypants.
Here's a cute article about How to Hide Your Gold and Silver at Home. Humorous, but also very informative.
I'm going to buy more Silver this month. I've been waiting for Mercury to go direct. Jupiter is just going direct right now so it should start to go up a little bit soon. Gold is a good bet too for long term gain, as Saturn in Scorpio is keeping the price low ....for now.
Jupiter enters the sign of Gold -Leo- this July 2014. Theoretically, this should make the price of Gold rise - but, the Saturn in Scorpio squaring that Jupiter in Leo could keep the lid on the price, but it should still go up. Once Saturn moves out of Scorpio and into Sag in Jan of 2015, the price of Gold has more room to move upward.
However, we still have that Cardinal Grand Cross in April to think about. This is an extreme and volatile signature coming into play. Read my post about it here . The price of Silver could go up, as fear is going to be coming into play and Jupiter is direct in Cancer. Jupiter direct in Cancer supports the price of Silver going up, as Saturn in Leo keeps the lid on the price of Gold, so I would think Silver would be the one that would move the most. This Grand Cross is a signature for war and for breakdown in some capacity, so Silver and Gold would likely be the places people will go for safety.
I don't know for sure of course, but I was planning to buy Silver anyway, and this just makes me want to do it much sooner than later. I'm buying for long term gain however, not short term profit. If it doesn't go up much this year, I'm not worried as its the coming years that I'm looking at. How this Cardinal Grand Cross is going to affect the natural trends of Jupiter and Saturn is unknown, as we now have Pluto and Uranus and Mars in the mix. All volatile and extreme and unpredictable signatures. Pluto opposing that Jupiter in Cance, and volatile Uranus squaring it could mean a sudden and extreme surge...hopefully up. Or, it could be a rollercoaster of up then down then up etc... No one really knows how they will affect the market, but as I said, the last bastions for investment when the world feels unsafe is silver and gold. I like top expert Ray Merriman's column for astrological financial forecasting. He is one of the very best, and I've been reading his forecasts for years. He has an amazing article about what to expect with the Uranus Pluto aspect. Check it out here.