Declination and the Human Psyche

For the past several weeks in the Astrology E-Alert, I have been showing subscribers the connection between the declination of Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars and pivot swing points on various indices and commodity futures.

If one takes a step back and looks at the broader picture of declination, one generally can see that these celestial bodies make lows in declination in the October-November timeframe and maximums in declination in the May-June timeframe. The embedded image in this post illustrates this.

There is a long-standing investment strategy that dictates buying in late Autumn and selling in late Spring. Some more crudely call this the “buy when it snows, sell when it goes” strategy. There is no shortage of data to support this strategy. But, what is the root cause of this supportive data? Why does investor sentiment generally turn more positive in late Autumn? Why do markets oftentimes top out in late Spring?

Declination could well be the answer. How exactly declination affects the human psyche, I do not know. In fact, I doubt if scientists and psychologists know either. So, the next time someone tells you (for a moment and think about declination…..



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