The trend in the oil futures market with Pluto conjuncting natal Neptune in the 6th house has been for loss, and because it rules the natal 10th, a sense that there isn’t much of a future in oil futures. It’s interesting to note that Uranus was conjunct the United States Oil Fund’s Mercury this summer in the 10th, creating the spike in prices. Mercury is the chart ruler of USOF and also rules the 4th house (which in this case would be prices here at home).
From what I can discern of these 2 charts it seems the Futures market applies to the way oil is seen as a future investment and how it will trend, where as the USOF is more about what is going on in the market currently. Accordingly, Pluto is transiting through the Oil Futures market, and as I stated conjuncting Neptune the planet of loss, it will then make an opposition to the first as it crosses into the 7th house, and will square the natal Sun, this aspect becomes exact at the end of February 2012 and I would take it to mean the bottom dropping out of this market at that point and serious losses for a long time with good and bad months, mostly bad from then on until a little upturn about 2 years later. However for now there will be an upswing coming at the end of January 09 around the 21st and from there it will stay on an up ride until the end of June, recede a bit and then go up again as Pluto will be making a sextile to the Crude Oil Futures’ natal Saturn and then sextile the Moon. Both positive aspects that will create opportunity for speculators.
In terms of the USOF, there will be a spike in value starting in early March 09 for about a couple of weeks as transiting Neptune (ruler of oil) conjuncts the USOF’s chart ruler Mercury. This same configuration happened over the summer when oil prices went nuts. And in April of 09 there should be talk of expansion, again more money to be made, but it will be through the USOF tapping into new ways of using old technology, perhaps ethanol or something like that will make investing in oil and oil revenues go up. Neptune will be making a trine to Jupiter in the 6th and will be conjuncting the 11th house at that time exactly. So money will be made through innovation, new hope for the future in regards to how to utilize oil and since Jupiter is in the 6th which is Virgo related. And Virgo rules grain and corn, I’d have to go with the idea that ethanol will seem like some sort of savior to the Oil industry at that time and people will invest in oil more heavily.
OK, I’m going to move on to Gold:
Interesting that transiting Pluto is going over the Spdr Gold Trust’s first house. I know nothing about this, but from looking at the chart and thinking about this aspect, I’m wondering if perhaps some of the gold in this trust was acquired through raiding the dead. The first thought that pops into my mind is that something has or will come out about gold illegally acquired during the Holocaust, or through something like that. This rumor I don’t feel will ruin the trust, but it could cause some changes and an attempt to change their image.
However by late January of 09, and off and on over 09 transiting Pluto will be making a sextile to natal Uranus and there will be sudden sharp rise in gold, and then the value will back down and rise again suddenly. Those periods of sudden rising should be around January 20, 09 through to early March, then again about 10 days into May of 09 until about the 21st of June 09 and again at the end of November 09 for about a month.
In terms of gold futures, it should be fine for the time being, nothing to write home about. But in February of 2012 look out, there are a mess of bad aspects. So if you are invested in gold futures I would get out in the next few years as transiting Pluto will hit the natal Sun (the Sun rules gold) and will square the ascendant and natal Pluto and it will be exactly conjunct the 4th house cusp, opposing the 10th. All in all not good! Before this happens in 2012 there will be a little pre-shock wave (minor but it will be a warning) off and on in 2011 starting in March. That will be when transiting Pluto will be inconjuncting the Gold Futures’ moon and there will be some fluctuations and volatility starting then.
OK, more questions to answer tomorrow, now it is time for sleep! I will get to the S & P tomorrow as well as other questions.
Thanks to all of you out there.
Wishing you all well and many blessings,