The two business planets, Jupiter and Saturn, are the main drivers when it comes to the prices of GOLD and SILVER, and the stock market too. Jupiter expands the price and the popularity of whatever he touches, so the sign that Jupiter is transiting through at any given time describes the types of industries/commodities that should do well. Jupiter makes things popular, and people get enthusiastic about whatever Jupiter's sign represents, and the market reflects that. Saturn does the opposite - Saturn restricts. We're talking trends here, so its not always as black and white as this, but still - the trend is there.
For example, when Jupiter is in the sign of Gemini, cell phone companies stock prices tend to go up, and all things to do with communications, networking, education - so one might want to invest in a bookstore, or perhaps a Railroad stock.
The opposite will happen when Saturn is in the sign of Gemini - these same industries tend to go through a slump and their stock prices tend to go down. This actually provides an excellent buying opportunity - because at some point in the next 12 years Jupiter will come back and support these industries again.
Rule of thumb is to buy low and sell high, which sounds like a no brainer, yet most people don't do this. They tend to buy high, because Jupiter makes them 'enthusiastic' to buy that particular industry/stock, which is why that industry price tends to go up. Buy stock in industries when Saturn is hitting them, and sell when Jupiter is hitting them. If everyone is already buying something, then its already too late. You've come in at the end of the trend. Astrology helps you to know where the trend is heading before it actually gets there.
I'll give you a quick rundown of a few of the industries that are ruled by each sign
Aries - aerospace/defence, dental, diamonds, eyeglasses, fitness, fireplaces, metals, military, war things, surgical.
Taurus - banks, beauty supplies, cattle, collectables, copper, financial services/institutions, massage, art as an investment
Gemini - advertising, car parts and cars, bikes, books, buses, education, newspapers, radios, railroads, phones, writing supplies
Cancer - homes, housing companies, real estate, bakeries, restaurants, food supply, grocery, hotels, kitchens, milk, silver
Leo - gold, amusement parks, gambling, holidays, games, recreation, stockbrokers, golf, RVs
Virgo - accountants (with Scorpio), accounting supplies, health care, hairdressing (with Libra), pharmaceutical (with Pisces), food processing, harvesting, herbs, health spas, nursing, servants, small pets, vets
Libra - clothing, art for esthetic appeal, confectionary, fashion, jewels, partnerships, anything to do with marriage and weddings
Scorpio - accounting, bathrooms, cemeteries, insurances, taxes, research, psychology, healing, hospice
Sagittarius - travel, advertising, publishing, religious institutions, sports gear, universities, higher learning
Capricorn - corporations, cement, coal, clocks and watches, engineers (with Scorpio), gerontology, nursing homes, office buildings, vaults, bones, teeth
Aquarius - aerospace, airplanes, astrology, metaphysics, commodities and futures, computers and technology, electrical, radio and TV, satellites, science
Pisces - drugs, alcohol, charity, chemicals, churches, fantasy, film, health care, hospitals, oceans, oil, photgraphy, poison, podiatry, shoes (with Libra), prison, dancing.
SILVER is ruled by the sign Cancer, and GOLD is ruled by Leo. Therefore, when Jupiter hits Cancer, the price of Silver should go up. Theoretically. So, let's have a look. Over the last 10 years, Silver prices rose dramatically in 2010, and went right up to almost $50 per ounce. Jupiter was in the sign of Pisces for pretty much all of 2010, which is in trine to the sign of Cancer. At the same time, Uranus was also in the sign of Pisces. Jupiter and Uranus together can mean sudden huge surges upward, both in a sign that supports (trines) the Silver sign of Cancer. The price of Silver topped out at $50 per ounce in April of 2011 and then started to go back down again. Jupiter had just entered the sign of Aries in early 2011, which is square Cancer, so it makes sense that the price would start to back off.
Gold is ruled by the sign of Leo. When Saturn is in Leo, Gold should be low. When Saturn is in the signs that square Leo (Scorpio, Aquarius), it should also be low. Saturn is in the sign of Scorpio right now, and has been for the past 1.5 years. Saturn will continue to be in the sign of Scorpio right through to Jan of 2015, so theoretically the price of Gold should not rise exorbitantly until next year.
Hadrian Roman Gold coins
Saturn entered the sign of Scorpio in Nov of 2012, and right on cue the price of Gold dropped. It went from a high of approx $1600/oz in the winter of 2012 down to $1300/oz by the summer of 2013. It perked up slightly in Oct of 2013, but then went down yet again to a low of $1200 by early Jan of this year. Then it started going up again a bit in January.
Jupiter enters the sign of Gold -Leo- this July 2014. Theoretically, this should make the price of Gold rise - although the Saturn in Scorpio squaring that Jupiter in Leo may keep a lid on the price. Once Saturn moves out of Scorpio and into Sag in Jan of 2015, the price of Gold can more easily move upward.
I think that Saturn in Scorpio is representing the manipulation that has come to light in the precious metals markets this year. That Saturn could represent the banksters that have been manipulating the prices,
Still, when Jupiter enters Leo mid-July 2014, its going to come up and trine Uranus in Aries, which could send the price of Gold upward since Aries is trine to Leo and therefore is supportive. BUT, that Saturn in Scorpio could still keep the lid on things. However, its next year when things could start to move. Saturn will have left the sign of Scorpio and will no longer be fighting with Jupiter, so Jupiter can do its thing and expand the prices. As we carry on through 2015, Jupiter in Leo will move direct on April 7th, 2015, and will come up and trine Uranus in Aries , and it could possibly make a move upwards after that point, as both Uranus and Jupiter are direct. It could move up somewhere between mid-April 2015 and August.
However, Saturn dips back into Scorpio mid-June and stays there until mid-September, which means a lower price for Gold from June to September. The fall is certainly a time to watch when Saturn leaves Scorpio for good and enters Sagittarius.
Here's a wonderfully informative video from financial expert Michael Maloney. He actually put out a series of them, 5 in all, explaining in a very calm and simple manner how the US dollar standard is ending and why, the history behind currency and the cycles, as well as why the economy is tanking, the global picture, as well as the cycles of gold and silver and what is coming up in that regard. Wonderful video. Highly recommend. Watch it here.
UPDATE - July 20, 2015
The price of gold and silver has not risen, which goes to show that there are bigger forces at play than just the usual Jupiter Saturn cycle. We're still in the midst of the epochal Uranus Pluto square, and that trumps pretty much everything else. The actual square itself had its last hit this year, but its still being triggered by Eclipses and transiting planets, so its still very much in effect. The Uranus Pluto square is changing our world from the inside out, and we soon will be living in a very different world in the near future - a world free from financial tyranny and market manipulation. The corrupt elite keep smashing the price of gold and silver, so it never has a chance to go anywhere.
According to Mike Maloney and Ed Steer, if silver were allowed to reign at free market value, it would be worth $150 per oz right now. This time is coming, and sooner than people think. There is a huge alliance of good guys working to free the world from this kind of financial slavery and manipulation, and more people are starting to wake up and educate themselves about this. Start with Zerohedge.com, and GoldSilver.com, as well as Kaulipele's blog to really get a wake up call.
An amazing and excellent short video came out today with Mike Maloney talking about Gold and Silver prices and what to expect in the near future. The low price of precious metals right now goes along with what he says - that there must be a depressionary low in metals before they surge, which is exactly what we're seeing. A must-see. Watch it here .
I wouldn't worry too much about the short term price of gold and silver - it always holds its value in the long run.
Check out my new post Gold, Silver and the Economy Fall/Winter 2015
For the ultimate in astrological forecasting, you can check out all of Ray Merriman's books, especially The Sun, The Moon and the Silver Market - Secrets of a Silver Trader