Uranus shakes up the banking and financial system when it moves into the sign of Taurus on May 15, also the day of a New Moon in Taurus.
By Susan Abbott Gidel
April 30, 2018
(All times Eastern)
One day easily stands out as the Top Red Letter Trading Day in May. It is Tuesday, May 15 when the planet Uranus enters the sign of Taurus on the day of the New Moon in Taurus. Together, these astrological events herald a new dawn of change in banking and financial systems.
Uranus is the first planet beyond Saturn, and is characterized as bringing sudden, unexpected change to whatever it touches. Uranus has been continually in the sign of Aries since March 13, 2011, and fostered revolutionary uprisings around the world in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. In Taurus, which rules banking, Uranus could bring unexpected change to our financial systems over the next seven years, as it remains in Taurus through July 2025. The New Moon in Taurus only emphasizes that it is a time of new beginnings for Taurus-related issues.
Uranus shifts also have the potential for shocking the planet as well. Indeed, Japan’s 9.0 earthquake on March 11, 2011 occurred just two days before Uranus made its final ingress into Aries from Pisces. In mid-May, earthquake potential may be great, too, because its new sign of Taurus is an Earth sign.
Interestingly, Uranus retrogrades back into Aries in the middle of Election Day, November 6, 2018, pointing toward a contentious, revolutionary mid-term election that taps into the post-financial-crisis energy. When it returns to Taurus on March 6, 2019, it stays there until July 2025
The month’s first newsletter gives you a heads-up on which trading days are astrologically interesting this month. Look for day-before emails to explain what’s going on in the sky and how it might affect the markets. I’ve highlighted bullish-leaning days in green and bearish-leaning days in red.
Monday, May 7–Truth Comes Out
Tuesday, May 8–Tough Times
Friday, May 11–Solid Leadership
Top Red Letter Trading Day for May
Tuesday, May 15–Profound Shift
Wednesday, May 16–Breakthrough!
Friday, May 18–Tough Talk
Monday, May 21–Protect Money
Wednesday, May 23–Positive Action
Friday, May 25–Powerful Optimism
Tuesday, May 29–Optimism Abounds
April Review – Venus Stimulation Sets April High
The Top Red Letter Trading Day for the month was Tuesday, April 17, when there was potential for big money as Venus (money), Jupiter (abundance) and Pluto (power) were connected in the sky. In its own sign of Taurus, Venus made connections to two powerful planets that pointed toward a supercharged culmination of money expansion.
Venus did not disappoint. Both the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average gapped higher that morning, on the heels of Venus opposite Jupiter at 3:00 am and Venus trine Pluto at 9:04 am. Both markets set their highs for the month on our Top Red Letter Trading day (24,858 for the Dow and 2713 for the S&P 500); the S&P 500 cleared its 50-day moving average.
This trading day also was in a favorable two-day window between when Mercury was no longer retrograde, having turned direct on April 15, and when Saturn turned retrograde at 9:47 pm on April 17, where it will stay through September 5.