One of the most powerful indicators of changes of trend in stock and commodity prices is combust, or the conjunction of the Sun and various planets. Conjunction occurs when the angle (aspect) between the sun and one of the planets is 0 degrees relative to the earth. Or, to put another way, combust takes place when the earth, the planet and the sun are aligned in a straight line. One of the most consistently reliable combust combinations is Sun – Mercury, which occurs approximately six times a year. When this particular combust pattern appears, particularly in combination with other planetary events, it appears to exert a powerful inﬂuence on price activity.
For example, in 1991 Sun – Mercury combust occurred 6 times: March 2, April 14, June 17, August 21, October 3, and December 8. Looking at the chart for July Wheat reveals that on February 28th Wheat reversed its trend and rose in price from 274 to 297 on March 6th. On April 14th Wheat hit a short term high or 300 and reversed to 279 1/2 on April 29. And on June 17, after two days of relatively little price movement, Wheat’s price activity accelerated, dropping an additional 35 cents in six trading days.
All of these moves were signiﬁcantly greater than Wheat usually experiences during comparable time periods. While it is scientiﬁcally impossible to say combust caused these movements, it is certainly appropriate to observe that many times when combust occurred these accelerations in price also occurred, usually accompanied by changes in trend.
The days given were for the exact days of combust. This means when the planet was along the axis of earth’s orbit. Other important times involving combust are when the planet (in this case mercury) enters and leaves the orb (plus and minus 13 degrees away from the ecliptic, or plant of the orbit). The reader is invited to determine for himself the accuracy of the effect of combust by checking historical price activity of the other commodities with dates (entering the orb, exact, and leaving the orb should be used).
For the reader’s convenience the dates of exact Sun Mercury combust for 1992 are offered. Feb 12; Mar 26; May 31; Aug 2; Sep 15; and Nov 23; Entering and leaving dates may be obtained from a standard ephemeris. The successful application of this technique in the past does not guarantee its continued or future success. The material presented in this article does not make any inferences to buy or sell recommendations.
Larry Pesavento and Steve Shapiro, Ph.D. are authors of the book Harmonic Vibrations: A Metamorphosis from Traditions Cycle Theory to Astro-Harmonics.