New high in DJIA follows astrological pattern

Cycle III—Freedom and Foreign—1988-2032

Beginning in the zodiac sign of Sagittarius, this cycle has a theme of freedom, exploration and foreign influence. And, certainly this is reflected in the global expansion of trading due to increasing prevalence of electronic trading platforms and the elaborate, new methods traders have devised to trade, with virtually unfettered freedom.

Just a few months before the initial conjunction (first exact in February 1988), “program trading” was the culprit in the DJIA’s largest-ever daily loss of 508 points, or 22.6%, on October 19, 1987. Program traders had developed schemes to trade the new stock index futures contracts, launched in 1982, to protect physical stock portfolios. When the stock market started going south that morning, all the program traders sold futures, and simply accelerated the decline.

The trading boom among individual investors also took hold at the beginning of this cycle and culminated at the waxing square in 2000, with the DJIA and Nasdaq index of technology stocks both setting all-time highs. In freedom-loving Sagittarian fashion, the question throughout this period was whether we were truly entering a new paradigm of investing in which the promise of making money—not actually making money—was enough to justify enormous stock values. When the bubble burst, the answer clearly was “no.”

The financial crisis of 2008 marks the Saturn/Uranus opposition, and the high in October 2007 was set as the impact of creative financing via credit default swap derivatives was starting to unravel. Although mainly devised by U.S. institutions, the derivatives were bought by investors the world over, and the crisis truly threatened to dismantle international finance. As in the previous two cycles, it took 5-6 years to surpass the DJIA record high set while Saturn and Uranus were in opposition.

Based on the previous two Saturn/Uranus cycles, the final shoe has yet to drop on the market, but we likely will be well aware of it as the two planets approach their waning square in 2021. Given this cycle’s theme, one can speculate that the cause of the final collapse will be related to professional/institutional traders pushing the envelope of creative financing using derivatives on an international basis.

Cycle III


Saturn/Uranus Aspect

Date of Aspect


Conjunct 29 degrees Sagittarius

Feb. 12, 1988

DJIA loses record 508 points (22.6%) on Oct. 19, 1987 to major low of 1616 on Oct. 20, when Sat/Ur are 6* apart

June 26, 1988

Oct. 18, 1988

Saturn in Taurus waxing square to Uranus in Aquarius at 20 degrees

May 13, 2000

Dot-com bust; Nasdaq Index topped at 5132 on March 10, 2000. DJIA tops at 11,750 on Jan. 14, 2000, then trades sideways to lower until October 2006

Saturn in Virgo opposite Uranus in Pisces at 18 degrees

Nov. 4, 2008

New all-time high of  14,198 on Oct. 11, 2007 (Sat/Ur @ 11* apart) not surpassed for six years until 14,286 on March 5, 2013. Dropped more than 50% to low of 6469 on March 6, 2009.

Feb. 5, 2009

Sept. 15, 2009

April 26, 2010

July 26, 2010

Saturn in Aquarius waning square Uranus in Taurus at 07 degrees

Feb. 17, 2021


June 14, 2021

Dec. 24, 2021

Cycle IV—Communication and Duality—2032-2079

The fourth cycle between the DJIA and Saturn/Uranus begins when the planets are conjunct at 28 degrees Gemini in June 2032. Almost 20 years away, it will mark the time of a significant low in the DJIA if the pattern stays true to form. From a theme perspective, communication and duality are indicated by the sign Gemini. Could it be that the next cycle has something to do with communication that lets us be in two places at once? The ability to exist in two dimensions simultaneously? Communicate between two planets or two universes? Only time will tell.

Cycle IV—Communication and Duality


Saturn/Uranus Aspect

Date of Aspect


Conjunct 28 degrees Gemini

June 29, 2032


Saturn in Scorpio waxing square to Uranus in Leo at 16 degrees

January 8, 2043


May 25, 2043

Nov. 22, 2043

Saturn in Aries opposite Uranus in Libra at 16 degrees

May 2, 2056


October 8, 2056

March 24, 2057

Saturn in Virgo waning square Uranus in Sagittarius at 01 degrees

Aug. 31, 2066


Jan. 30, 2067

July 4, 2067


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