Semiconductor Stocks and Uranus Stations

By Bill Meridian

The strongest period for the US stock market is the stretch from October to April. In fact, since 1988, the single strongest grouping that period has been the semiconductor industry. Could there be an astronomic correspondent to this phenomena?

The planet Uranus has been making its stations in the spring and in the fall. I tested this relationship.
  • Graph 1 is an efficiency test of the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index (SOXX) versus retrograde stations of Uranus. These stations occur in the spring.
  • Graph 2 is the same type of graph set for the direct stations in the fall. The stations occur at zero on the graph.

The lines represent the percentage change in the index from 30 days before to 30 days after the station. Note that the SOXX tends to drop about 5% from 8 days before the station to 3 days after the station. There is a general tendency to fall before the station and to a mild tendency to rally after.


Graph 1:
Retrograde Stations of Uranus Versus the Semiconductor (SOXX) Index 1995–2000
Graph 2:
Direct Stations of Uranus Versus the Semiconductor (SOXX) Index 1995–2000

Graph 2 reveals the tendency to decline before and to strongly rally after the direct station. This station in the autumn is the major propellant for this semiconductor phenomena.

Graph 3: Semiconductor Index (SOXX)

Graph 3 depicts the SOXX average for the last half of 2000. Note that the group bottomed on October 19 with the rest of the market, but the group also pulled back on the 26th, the day of the direct Uranus station. At the time this writing in November of 2000, I expect this group to rally into January. The Uranus station was one indicator that was instrumental in expecting a low.



To take the analysis one step further, the group average is a composite of the prices of key semiconductor stocks. One key component is Intel (INTC). Below is the horoscope of first trade. Note the position of the Sun at 15 Leo, opposite the autumn 2000 station of Uranus at 16 Aquarius. This solar position also tied into the picture, creating more volatility than usual. INTC took a big hit in October, leading the tech group down. The chart for the opening day of the NASDAQ is also tied in. Note that the station (and the eclipse of the previous February) applying closely to the Sun and squaring Saturn.



Intel was first traded August 7, 1981 at 10AM EDT in New York, NY.


NASDAQ begins trading Feb.8, 1971; 0 AM EST.


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Updated: 11/28/2011 jcv