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People are so eager to make money that using astrology to get some is actually catching on. The study of money & the markets is really two-fold: How you can make money by betting on individual stocks (or playing the horses), and how astrology reveals the overall ups and downs of the market & the economy as a whole.

As there seems a lot of wishful thinking about astrology & money, we will highlight 4 books for your interest (all shown below, this page):
Planetary Stock Trading
Money: How to Find It With Astrology
Sepharial On Money
What Are Winning Transits

See the blurbs for descriptions.

In addition, there is the analysis of the natal chart for its income producing potential. Some people have a way with money, some don't. Both have planetary indicators. See these books, also shown below:
Money: How to Find It With Astrology
Mapping Your Money

Income potential shades rapidly into just plain work, the ultimate fate for most of us. See the page on Vocation & Work.

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PLANETARY STOCK TRADING, revised & updated 4th edition (November 1, 2013) - Bill Meridian, $75.00
Contents:
Preface to the 4th edition
Preface to 3rd edition

Introduction:
1. First trade charts, what are they?
2. Interpretation of natal first trade horoscope
3. Does a lunar cycle affect market averages?
4. Case studies (examples 1-33)
5. Computerized stock selection & portfolio management
6. The future of financial astrology
7. Methodology
8. Industry planets
9. Market analysis for astrologers
10. Case studies from edition 3 (examples 34-53)
11. New methodologies for the 4th edition
12. New case studies for the 4th edition

The charts themselves:

  • Dow Jones Industrials
  • Dow Jones Transportations
  • Dow Jones Utilities
  • NASDAQ 100
  • Common stocks
  • Financial institutions
  • British stocks (FTSE)
Appendices:
Chart data of inactive stocks from previous editions.
Ticker symbol/company index
Planetary degree sort

Comment: A compilation of 1000 first-trade charts, which is a chart set for the moment a stock is first traded on the NYSE. Unlike incorporation charts, first trade charts show the ups & downs of trading (ie, stock prices), rather than the ups & downs of the corporation behind the stock (makes sense to us). This is the book to use if you want to be a day trader. Find a chart that's about to be hit with a lot of transits all at once (go to the appendix, grab yor ephemeris). Take Sepharial's hint, look for stocks about to be hit with Jupiter and buy cheap and sell at a profit, or do the reverse: Look for stocks about to be hit with Saturn and sell short. Or combine both: Buy stocks for cheap after they've been hit with Saturn, hold and sell when Jupiter runs their price up. Live on dividends between the two.

Tips & techniques, many sample charts, lots of analysis. Among the 1000 charts are the complete Dow Jones & many S&P, OTC & NASDAC stocks, as well as charts of selected mutual funds, foreign funds (NYSE) & the FTSE (London). Also included are charts for the various exchanges themselves. Meridian & Alphee Lavoie of A.I.R. Software have written a computer trading program (not included), the price of that is around $1000. The book is a lot cheaper, & it's the best ever book on astrology & investments. Valuable book for traders, written by one who knows.

Reading the new 4th edition Preface closely, I learn that aside from updated charts, the primary difference between PST4 and PST3 is that PST4 is now in the cloud and can be accessed on-line by means of AstroApp. Checking the site, I find subscriptions to Bill Meridian's Financial Gold module to be $50/month, or $400 per year. In exchange for that, you get everything in the book, plus scads more charts, plus daily updates, plus computerized tools to help you. If you're serious about making money in stocks, you'll gladly pay that. Which makes this book redundant, sorry to say. The future of financial investing, astrological or no, is on-line.

396 pages. Cycles Research, oversize paper.


PLANETARY ECONOMIC FORECASTING, expanded 2nd edition - Bill Meridian, $60.00

Contents:

Foreward, by Robert Hand
Introduction to the first edition

1. Introduction to the second edition
2. The data
3. The graphs
4. Expansion & contraction
5. Planets through the signs
6. Synodic cycles
7. Testing the cycles
8. Eclipses
9. Past projections
10. Business activity projections
11. Cycles of inflation
12. Interest rates
13. Cycles in the past
14. Future projection

Appendices:
A. CPI revealed
B. The Federal Reserve
C. The Uranian system in mundane astrology

Bibliography
About the author

Comment: From the Introduction to the First Edition:

This study was conducted to discover which planetary cycles & phenomena have the greatest effect on the US economy. The data was obtained in the 1980's, and the study began in 1998. It was done on two levels. The first was quantitative, comparing sidereal & synodic cycles to a monthly index of industrial production. Thus, the reader is able to determine the influence that Jupiter & Saturn, or any other planets, have on production at any point in their synodic cycle. The second was qualitative. Charts showing the placement of crises where they actually occurred were created. In this way, one can see what events manifested at any point in a cycle. This takes the guesswork out of economic projection through planetary influences. (from page 6)
The key index is a weighted, monthly average of US industrial production, from 1790 to present. This was initially prepared by a "midwestern bank" (Chicago, anyone?) in the 1980's. Meridian first plots this against the tropical sign positions of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune & the north node of the moon. (There is insufficient data for Pluto.) Except for Mars, he also plots signs against notable economic events. This leads to conclusions, such as:
The index has soared from Saturn's entrance to Aries until Gemini 7 of 8 times, the strongest part of the cycle. Production has tended to top when Saturn is in Gemini. Five of seven transits have led to lower production into the end of Cancer. In the last century, this has occurred at the beginning of the following recessions: 1913-1914, 1945-1946, and 1973-1975. This may be due to the presence of the USA Uranus, Mars, and descendant (Sibley chart) in the sign of the twins.... (pg. 41)
He then follows with synodic cycles, ie, Jupiter/Saturn, Jupiter/Uranus, Jupiter/Neptune, etc. As would be expected, the 20 year Jupiter/Saturn cycle is given in great detail. Jupiter/Neptune is inherently inflationary, whereas Saturn/Neptune is deflationary. Meridian adds the helpful detail that individuals with hard Jupiter-Neptune aspects tend to be speculators, while Saturn-Neptune types tend to be fiscal conservatives.

All these various factors were then combined & tested against overall ups & downs in the economy. The results were ranked both in terms of sheer points, as well as percentage of correct signals.

The top five, by overall points, in order: Jupiter-signs, Neptune-Node, Pluto-Node, Saturn-Pluto, Saturn-signs.

The top five, by percentage, in order: Uranus-Node, Saturn-Neptune, Jupiter-Pluto, Saturn-signs, Jupiter-signs.

In his analysis of the Great Depression, Meridian shows how nine individual cycles peaked in the late 1920's, then fell in the 1930's, which was both a powerful rise as well as a powerful drop. He shows many graphs to illustrate his point.

New to the 2nd edition, a study of inflation, reaching as far back as 1250 AD (based on a study of the price of consumables in stately British households). The 14th, 15th & 16th centuries experienced no inflation at all. Prices tripled from 1694 to 1948, which is an annual increase of .4% (four tenths of one percent). From 1948 to 1994, prices rose at an annual rate of 6.7%, with a sharp increase starting in 1971. Meridian follows this with an analysis of interest rates, 1830-2007.

Chapter 13 is an extended analysis of many individual crisis points, from 1760 to present. These are excellent. Sprinkled among them are a series of notes attempting to rationalize the free market, free trade and private property, against the evils of Marxism & socialism. These are neither intellectually satisfying, nor, happily, essential to the book. It might be they need a more extensive treatment than can be had in a book of this size, as considerable as it is in size. This chapter, which starts with an historical survey, ends with day-to-day market analysis, which is how Mr. Meridian makes his living.

In the very last chapter, Meridian sees financial collapse in 2015 - not that far away - as a result of overlapping cycles starting in 2012. He thinks the result will be a UN-based planetary dictatorship, but so far as I can tell, Bill seems to know very little about that toothless body.

This is, in all respects, an excellent book. The majority of it are pages & pages of graphs, which are large & well-printed & can be read easily.

Cycles Research, 266 pages, oversize.


SEPHARIAL ON MONEY: The complete texts of LAW OF VALUES; SILVER KEY; ARCANA OR STOCK & SHARE KEY - Sepharial, $19.95
Contents:
Law of Values:
Introduction
1. General principles
2. Planetary values
3. Effects of transits
4. Effects of aspects
5. Sensitive points
6. How to invest
7. How to average
8. Considerations

Silver Key:
Publisher's note
Preface to the second edition
Introduction
The future method
Science of numbers
Some considerations
Names & numbers
Finding winners
Winning colours
The lunar key
How to set the figure
Elongation of motion
The test
Polarity
Selection
The aspects
Favourites
Gravity & evolution
A calculator
Something to come
A warning
On speculation
Conclusion
Tables of sidereal times
Tables of ascendants

The Arcana, or Stock & Share Key:
Publisher's note
Axiom one
Axiom two
Axiom three
Axiom four
Axiom
The decanates
Nature of aspects
Axiom
Axiom
Sign rulers
Specific house indication
The chart of the heavens for London
Comment: Sepharial (1864-1929) had a life-long dislike of luck. He challenged himself to find what he called scientific rules that would eliminate chance. And, according to his own accounts, he succeed.

In Law of Values, he suggests buying stocks immediately after they have been clobbered by Saturn, with the price as low as it will get, and then selling the stock immediately after being hit by Jupiter, when the price is likely to be as high as it will ever go. And living off dividends between the two.

In The Silver Key, a book on horse-racing, Sepharial examines, and discards, conventional numerology, colours and symbols, in favor of a method based on the Moon, weights and tides. His results are impressive.

The Arcana, or Stock and Share Key, was one of a number of secret financial manuscripts which Sepharial sold by subscription only. In it, you will discover the secret to using the Meridian in day trading. Sepharial also gives instructions for using dispositors and decans. This is first time the Arcana has appeared in print.

Astrologers looking to improve their techniques, as well as investors looking to improve their portfolios, will find these books of interest. It's my suspicion the famous American investor, W.D. Gann, was in reality Sepharial's best student. Entirely reset, these three books were on his suggested reading list.

Click for an excerpt from Law of Values.

Astrology Classics, 139 pages.


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MONEY: HOW TO FIND IT WITH ASTROLOGY - Lois Rodden, $23.95
Contents:
I. Preliminaries: 1. Introduction; 2. Overview; 3. House systems; 4. Aspects;

II. Work: 5. Employment; 6. Self employment; 7. Unemployemnt; 8. Planets in the 6th house;

III. Money: How to Find It with Astrology: 9. The medium of exchange; 10. Financial attitude; 11. Houses of the commercial horoscope; 12. Vocational indicators; 13. Wealth; 14. Business wealth; 15. Performance wealth; 16. Inherited wealth; 17. Lottery winners;

IV. Success: 18. The midheaven; 19. Data & sources

Comment: With this book you can find out the best way of getting money in your life. Should you get a job, should you start a business, or will you be unemployed? If you are to be wealthy (which, let's be real: few of us ever will be), will you get rich in business, will you be a famous movie star, will you inherit, or will you be a lottery winner? For the lottery, page 181 gives 10 astrological rules. To win big (and she defines "big"), you need to have 6 or 7 active in your chart, either natally or by transit. Also examines the 12 different signs on the natal Midheaven. Explore the options in the horoscope to achieve the good life, find the spotlight for success, activate wealth potential, determine the careers that hold the most promise, find the best time to implement decisions and much more. By the author of all those volumes of chart compilations ( Astro Data, Profiles of Women, etc.) and head of Data News Press.

275 pages. AFA, paper.

May, 2006: New edition in stock.


MAPPING YOUR MONEY: Understanding your financial potential - Kris Brandt Riske, $19.95
Contents: List of charts; Introduction; 1. Astrology: the basics; 2. Your money mindset; 3. Money houses; 4. Money planets; 5. The other planets; 6. Second-house & eighth-house aspects; 7. Earned income; 8. Inheritance; 9. Speculation; 10. Consumer credit; 11. Entrepreneurs; 12. Case study: Mel Gibson.

Appendices: 1. Step-by-step guide to mapping your money; 2. Money trends; 3. Map your money using the CD-Rom. Glossary; Bibliography.

Comment: This is the author's second book in this series, and easily the best so far. Riske is a rising star at AFA (she's in charge of publishing) & has an outstanding book on weather forecasting to her credit.

Surprisingly nuanced, in this book are the essentials of astrology & money. Brandt defines the "money planets" as Venus, Mars & Pluto (ruling Scorpio). The "money mindset" is Sun, Ascendant, Moon & Midheaven. The money houses are 2nd & 8th. Brandt considers each of the signs on these two cusps and also delineates their rulers. Further, she interprets aspects the money house rulers make to planets elsewhere in the chart, and, additionally, defines them by the houses & signs they actually occupy (eg, Jupiter ruler of the second in Libra, or the 11th house, etc.). Chapters on earned income, inheritance, speculation, consumer credit & entrepreneurs are largely full of short case studies. The writing, overall, is brief & to the point, without jargon.

Llewellyn, 220 pages.


WHAT ARE WINNING TRANSITS - Joyce Wehrman, $6.95

Contents:

Introduction
Format of the report
Choosing days
A word on Transpluto
The question of which house system to use
Absolute #1
Absolute #2
Summary
Simplified Winning Transit
Additional winning zodiacal timing information for casino gambling
Cardinal rules
Casino playing
What if your chart is not correct?
A winning example

Postscript from the publisher (Neil Michelsen).

Comment: Since Joyce's astro-gambling book was quashed after her death, this little monograph is about the closest we can get to her marvelous system. Gives an adequate, though rather brief sketch of her system & tells where you can get the (rather involved) calculations. (There are, for that matter, no lost formulas in her out of print book. Joyce's system, as described in this tiny monograph, does work, but it requires intelligence & persistence.)

Among other notes, I have found that aspects & position of Transpluto often have to do with major wins & winning times. (pg. 6) Absolute no. 1: Transiting Koch house cusps must be in aspect to your natal chart. Absolute no. 2: You must have a transiting planet activating your money and/or gambling placements in your natal chart. You must leave home (or your casino hotel room) at a moment which shows returning with more money than you left with, as each time you leave "home" establishes a new wagering chart. You must enter the casino on a "plus" time. You must begin to play during a "plus" time. You must stop when the "plus" time ends. Failure to strictly adhere to these rules results in financial loss.

Under Cardinal Rules: You must know the rules of the game you are playing. You must avoid Neptune, eg, alcohol. You must know why you are gambling (for fun? for money? to loose?). Be reasonable in your greed. Under Casinos: Slots in public view pay better than slots in out-of-sight corners. Slots with three reels have better odds than slots with four or more. Dollar slots pay off better than others. If you are losing when you should be winning, the other side may have a better chart than you do. If so, change dealers, or change casinos, or go home & wait for the next good moment. When you win, you should always tip. Regardless of the game, you must know how to bet, and you must have a birth chart accurate to at least one minute of time (instructions how to do this are included). Michelsen's postscript describes his own Winning experiences.

Update of March, 2013: New edition, with a proper cover. Inside the back cover, a plug for software behind the calculations in this book, AstroCom's Lucky Times. It's $299.95. I have not seen the program, but having seen a similar Wehrman-based program many years ago, my opinion is that if you want to win at gambling and are reasonably competent at following directions (not all of us are, I am not), then $300 spent for this program will easily pay for itself. Before you rush to throw your money away, I caution that you should be a seasoned gambler and not a newbie or a novice, as gambling for a living can easily rip you to pieces. You should not be Henry Fonda in The Lady Eve. I am declining to link to Astrocom.com's website as you should be required to make some effort if you want to get rich easily.

This monograph was extracted from her book, Winning, Zodiacal Timing, revised of 1980. Which I find is available as a bootleg (pirated, illegal) download, if you search. Why this book has not been honestly reprinted, despite great demand, remains a mystery. The Wehrman family, who hold the copyright, is adamant about not reprinting, as they've been asked repeatedly.

I had guessed that the mob - who run Las Vegas - got wind of Wehrman's work and paid her off, with an "or else" condition at the end. Which, in my imagination, meant that Joyce Wehrman had a long, lazy afterlife in, say, Rio, and that her family is, to this day, still frightened of the mob. Which would be understandable, if any of this were true. But I am wrong. In 2012 I spoke with a friend of Wehrman's, who said she really did pass away, on October 8, 1989, from complications of high blood pressure.

Wehrman's system works, and works consistently. It is the only system I am aware of that does, but even in its computerized form, it is still complicated. If you want to try, get this book, order a couple of day's worth of winning transits from Astro Computing Service (phone numbers on pg. 18), take the resulting report, and at the critical moments, deal yourself a blackjack hand, as Wehrman herself suggests. It should be a winning hand, and it should be the first one you deal. If not, you do not understand the technique, or your birth time is wrong. In the hopes that it might be only a few minutes wrong, continue dealing until you have dealt yourself a perfect hand and correct your time accordingly. Once you can deal the perfect blackjack hand at the specified time, you understand the Wehrman system. There is no point wasting your money learning at the table, or at the slots.

ACS, small paper, 19 pages.


CONTEST CHARTS - Doris Chase Doane, $12.95
Contents:

1. Tools for judging contests
2. Prize fights
3. Sport games
4. Political elections
5. One against the field
6. Other contests
7. Varied times and locations
8. Role of progressions and cosmodynes
9. Auxiliary aids

Comment:

This is gambling based on horary charts. In horary, the first house is the home team, the 7th house is the challenger or "away" team, etc. The house with the stronger ruler wins. If the first house ruler is elevated above the 7th house ruler, first house wins. If the first house ruler is located in the 7th (in the enemy's camp), seventh house wins. If the first house ruler is in the 10th or making a favorable aspect to the 10th or its ruler (10th being honors), the first house wins. If the ruler of the first house rules more of the planets than the ruler of the seventh, the first house wins. If the Moon favors the first house, the first house wins. If the benefics (Jupiter, Venus) favor the first house, the first house wins. If the malefic planets (Mars, Saturn, etc.) afflict the first house, then the seventh house wins, etc.

In Doane's book, these questions are not set for the time the match or contest starts, but are posed by interested parties in advance of the match. This is a subtle, but significant difference.

AFA, 77 pages.


WINNING WITH ASTROLOGY - Evelyn Nagle, $7.95
Contents:

The following are paragraph headings:
Introduction
Astrological tools
Learning astrological shorthand
Approximate planetary travel time
Daily planetary motion
Zodiacal signs
Aspects
Reading your natal chart
Reading an ephemeris
Matching degrees & signs

Comment: Reprinted by the AFA in September 2007. Now that I can read it, let's go page by page. It's not a big book.

Pg. 1: Title page. Pg. 2: Copyright page. Pgs. 3-4: Introduction. Pg. 4: Required tools: Natal chart, ephemeris. Pg. 5: Practice writing astrological glyphs. Pg. 6: How long each planet takes to orbit the sun. Pg. 7: How much each planet moves per day. Pg. 8: Glyphs for planets & aspects. Pg. 9: Conjunctions, oppositions & squares defined. Pg. 10: List of signs that square & sextile each other. Pg. 11: Signs that trine each other; abbreviations for the angles in a chart. Pg. 12: The author's natal chart: Evelyn Nagle, born March 25, 1929, 10:26 am, Gallitzin, PA (the abbreviation used in the book is "Gltzn"). Pg. 13: How to read the Matrix chart printout, c. 1985, which was abandoned by 1990. Pgs. 14-15: More about how to find your way around the Matrix chart printout, or any printed chart, for that matter. Pg. 16: The planetary positions in Nagle's chart, listed in order of 0 - 30 degrees. Pg. 17: How to read the ephemeris printed on pg. 18. Pg. 18: March, 1988, from the Complete Planetary Ephemeris, 1950-2000, published by the Hieratic Publishing Company. This was an outstanding book. Pg. 19: R denotes retrograde, adjusting GMT to your local standard time. Pg. 20: Midnight GMT in US standard times, the planetary positions for March 2, 1988, listed next to Nagle's natal planetary positions. Pg. 21: Search for aspects between the two lists given on the previous page. Pg. 22: An evaluation of transiting aspects found, positive/negative. Pg. 23: Use this technique to find your own critical aspects. She suggests a journal noting the effects of the transiting moon on your chart. Pg. 24: Four "never" rules in gambling, the name & address of the AFA (supplier of ephemerides), three web addresses where you can get on-line natal charts.

And that's it. All 24 pages. Do you see anything in here that looks like astrological gambling advice or instruction?

Let Nagle have the last word. From page 3: "The winning system I am about to teach you is the result of nearly twenty years research. This research has been tried and tested for all types of games of chance, but mainly for races, bingo, lotteries, football pools, junkets to Las Vegas and Atlantic City, and has produced substantial winnings for the participants."

AFA, 24 pages.


BUSINESS ASTROLOGY 101: Weaving the web between business & myth - Georgia Anna Stathis, $39.95
Contents: Part 1: Basic Premise (Thriving, not just surviving, Weaving the web between business & myth); Part 2: The Basic Ingredients (Solstice points, elements & qualities; Rulerships; Mythological signatures of planets: Vocational & business indicators; A theory of houses; Synodic cycles); Part 3: Techniques & Strategies (Planning & the lunation cycle; Saturn/Jupiter career cycle; Delineating the corporation; Real estate process); Part 4: Putting It All Together (Two cases studies: woman, man); Bibliography & Appendices.

Comment: This is a strange book. There is a lot of outstanding astro-business info in the book, and there is a lot that isn't. They are thoroughly mixed. A chart for the Safeway buy-out (a grocery store chain) is shown next to the chart of a chiropractor (pgs. 99, 101). The Jupiter/Neptune cycle of 11.9 years is described as "slam dancing while others rap in the same hall" (pg. 168). Part elementary astrology book, part astro-career guide, part corporation analysis, part real estate guide & I don't know what else. Like the work of many self-published authors, this book needs editing. It's not that things should be taken out or others added, but the book as a whole needs better organizing. Star Cycles Publishing, 391 pages.


TIME AND MONEY: The Economy and the planets - Robert Gover, $19.95

Contents:

Introduction
Economic planetary cycles
The corporatocracy and 911
Money
Grand cross and great depressions
Stock market panics
Uranus, Pluto and revolution
American and French revolutions
Drumbeats of civilization
Columbus runs aground
John Law's long shadow
Gold and the dollar
The institutionalized oxymoron
Pluto and class conflict
Down and down and down
"Break on through to the other side"
Wall Street dances, main street weeps
You get the vote, we get your oil
Islamic terrorists and mother nature
Empires and revolutions

Second edition addendum

Bibliography
Astrological charts
Index

Comment:

This is a collection of essays (around 300), many of them less than a page long. All of them are listed in the table of contents. The ones given above are in BOLDFACE in the table. Some of these are chapter headings, others are simply essays chosen at random, or so it seems. Lack of a structure, combined with very short essays, makes this book appear fragmented.

The book does ramble. From the section with the overall title, Drumbeats of Civilization, we get (in order) Fall of Rome, Changing religious beliefs, Economic democracy, Old gods obliterated, St. Augustine, Jesus: God or human?, 20th century, Spiritual knowledge lost, Evil redefined, Culmination of trends - all in a mere seven pages.

This is the second edition. As explained on pg. x, since the first edition of 2005, the author has become convinced the USA monetary system to be the root of the current economic malaise. Which, from my reading I find not everyone agrees with, though New York bankers are a good starting point for blame.

The author has written other books, of a popular nature. I was able to track them down using ABEBooks, which listed many used copies. At one time Gover was able to command the attention of major publishing houses, which presumably put his work in readable form. Major New York publishers commonly "rewrite" most of the books they publish. When these authors later publish independently, the differences can be surprising.

Hopewell Publications, 339 pages.


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