Cycles of Jupiter
O DIFFICULTY will be experienced by anyone who becomes even slightly
conversant with the use of progressed aspects in Cycle Charts, in foretelling
with precision the times when widespread interest in events of each planetary
type will be exhibited, and, within a day or two, when important events of each
planetary type will come to pass. In fact, by also considering the New Moon Cycle, or
Lunation, such events can be predicted to within twenty-four hours of the exact time
they actually transpire.
To predict the degree of importance which will attach to the event indicated by any
one progressed aspect in a Cycle Chart is a more complex matter; for events are not
isolated occurrences, but each an integral portion, great or small, of that total pattern
which goes to make up our national and international life. This pattern has not only
breadth, into which the occurrences indicated by the progressed aspects of each of
the cycles and major conjunctions of the immediate period must fit; but it has length
in time. The events which have gone before, as indicated by earlier progressed
aspects in the various cycles, and by earlier major conjunctions, all have a bearing
upon both the importance and the precise nature of the event attracted by any single
When, for instance, the preceding cycles have led up to a condition in which the
minds of the populace are filled with thoughts of war, any progressed aspect, either
harmonious or discordant, in the Mars Cycle Chart, tends to fan the destructive
flames. If a state of war already exists, such an aspect indicates the time of actual
skirmishes or engagement, and if the aspect is a powerful one, it will mark the time of
heavy actual fighting. But taken by itself, no progressed aspect in the Mars Cycle
Chart can cause a country to go to war. A war is the result of a cumulative set of
circumstances that are indicated in various cycle charts and major conjunctions.
We can be absolutely certain when a progressed aspect forms in the Pluto Cycle
Chart that some important event will come to pass involving group activity, and with
possibilities of drastic action in case there is resistance to the group decision.
Thought currents within the world are then stimulated by energies coming from the
planet Pluto, and these, linking certain people together in a chain of similar thought,
lead to mass action.
The house position of the aspected planet, and the special affinity of the aspected
planet, are good guides to the nature of the event to be expected. Yet at a time, due to
preceding influences which have led up to it, when the attention of the world is
focused on the League of Nations it is safe to predict that the most important event
attracted by the Pluto aspect will relate to some action of this body. If, however, the
progressed aspect occurs during a period in which some bureau, such as one of the
various associations designated by letters which at times exercise dictatorial
authority–NRA, AAA, PWA, etc.– holds the attention of the public, the most
important event attracted will relate to this particular group.
A progressed aspect in the Saturn Cycle Chart, at a time when there is great public
agitation for conservation of natural resources, can be expected to mark the date
when some pronounced decision or action will be taken in reference to conservation.
But the same aspect in a time of business depression would indicate the date on which
some action would be proposed or taken having for its object economy or security,
the more exact nature of which could be determined from the house position and
special affinity of the aspected planet.
Or to take an actual example from the past, spiritous liquors are ruled by Mars, and
actions concerning them are shown by aspects in the Mars Cycle Charts. But
nation-wide prohibition, in addition to affecting the consumption of alcoholic
beverages, was a radical departure from precedent. And all the important actions
leading up to national prohibition were shown also by aspects in the Uranus Cycle
Chart. Not only so, but after national prohibition was established, all the important
actions leading to the abolition of prohibition also were shown by progressed aspects
in the Uranus Cycle Chart, until the pendulum finally swung back and the freedom of
the people to decide their personal habits for themselves, as indicated by Uranus in
the house of the people in the Uranus Cycle of 1928, finally asserted itself.
I am here trying to point out that over one period of time the most important events
attracted by nearly every progressed aspect in the Uranus Cycle Chart had to do with
prohibition, at another period of time with strikes, and that during still another period
of time with the exposure of graft among public officials.
These broad public trends are not independent of the influence of Cycle Charts and
Major Conjunctions; but to determine them requires great skill in combining all the
factors, including the Major Progressions in the nation’s birth chart, the Transits of
the planets through the signs, and the General Astronomical Phenomena, examples
of which are given in Chapter 1.
Because so many factors are involved, to predict the precise nature of an event years
in advance, such as that one nation will declare war on another on a certain date, or
that the government will devalue its currency on another specified date, is a difficult
matter. But to make accurate short time predictions, after a certain trend has set in,
giving exact dates and exact events weeks and months in advance, is not difficult and
requires only a moderate amount of practice.
When the trend is seen to belong to the rulership of a certain planet, any progressed
aspect in that planet’s Cycle Chart will bring something of consequence to pass
relating to the matter, and the nature of the event can be ascertained from the known
trend combined with the house position and special affinity of the aspected planet,
etc., according to the rules given in Chapter 3. Also,
progressed aspects in the Cycle Charts of the other planets, to the planet ruling the
trend under consideration, will have an effect upon the development of such events.
That is, such aspects show the influence of the things ruled by the planet in whose
Cycle Chart the progressed aspect occurs, to bring events to pass which are of the
trend of the aspected planet, and which, therefore, are related to the special trend
When Pluto is involved in the aspect, group action with drastic implications may be
expected; when Neptune is one of the planets, schemes and an involved condition
may be expected; when Uranus is one of them, something new, sudden and a marked
change from old conditions; when Saturn is a party to the aspect, a slowing down,
economy, loss or restriction; when Jupiter is one of the planets, expansion, optimism,
expenditure or higher prices, and when Mars is one of them, look for strife and
By considering these typical influences, whether in their own Cycle Charts or when
aspected in the Cycle Chart of another planet, a very clear picture can be formed of
just what is going to happen, and just when, in reference to any subject which already
has come before the public attention. The Cycle Chart ruling the matter will, by the
progressed aspects that form in it, give the larger turning points. The details are to be
filled in from the progressed aspects to this planet which rules the matter, which are
made in the Cycle Charts of the other planets, each affecting the situation, of course,
according to the type of influence which it commonly exerts.
Jupiter In Mundane Astrology
The influence of Jupiter on everything he contacts is in the direction of expansion. He
is the salesman, whose good will and joviality enable him to sell his wares or his
services at the highest price. Large and generous by nature he spends no time in petty
haggling over small differences in cost. His customers will buy from him, even if
they must pay a little more than elsewhere, because he is such a good fellow.
This disregard of small imperfections in others, tendency to forgive transgressions,
and the spirit of give and take which is so essential in life if friction and antagonisms
are to be avoided, may well be symbolized by the belts of Jupiter which may be seen
through a small glass; ever shifting zones of various colors formed by changes in the
planet’s atmosphere. Here there is no suggestion of restriction, of self-interest, or of
coldness; but rather an impression as of a benign and genial giant.
Look at Saturn through a telescope and there comes a very different feeling. Its cold
white is slightly tinged with yellow, but it lacks that glowing warmth with which the
steadfast yellow light of Jupiter seems to pour forth to cheer his neighbors in the sky.
Instead of the somewhat careless disregard of self which the larger planet seems to
indicate, Saturn has built a ring completely around himself to protect his possessions.
In his cautious and self-centered desire to insure that nothing from himself is given to
others, and that in even the smallest way no one outdo him in bargaining, he has
fenced himself and his possessions in.
The fact which Saturn constantly overlooks, is that a wall which prevents anything
from getting out acts quite as effectively to keep anything from getting in. Jupiter
gives and spends and makes pleasure for others; and this generous attitude awakens a
like response in them. They in turn, feeling a sympathetic glow of generosity, give
Jupiter more than he asks, and go out of their way to see him prosper. But when they
come in contact with the cold ring into which Saturn has withdrawn, they recoil from
the barrier and think to themselves that such a one deserves no favors, and that the
best thing is to let him entirely alone.
Saturn, as one of the two business planets, therefore, to get trade must sell at a
bargain. But not so Jupiter. Whether in matters of wages, in the price to be paid for
produce, or in the investment of capital, he ever tends to higher prices and more
lavish expenditures. This tendency, when he is afflicted, leads to extravagance and to
purchases at a price far above their real worth or what may reasonably be expected
from them in the way of financial returns.
Religion and philosophy in thought, finance and commerce in business, and the
influence of capitalism in politics, are the most outstanding things through which
Jupiter, when he makes progressed aspects in his cycle chart, brings things to pass.
More progressed aspects will be found to attract events relating to finances than to
any other one thing.
Yet, as Jupiter is the ruler of the natural ninth house, it will be found that various ninth
house matters are also at times brought into prominence through progressed aspects
of Jupiter in his cycle chart.
As the ninth house is the third house of foreign countries, so treaties, which are
contracts with such countries, come under Jupiterian rule. Commerce, interstate
commerce in particular, ships which travel the sea, and long journeys in general,
relate to this planet’s cycle, as do cable messages, books, publishing and advertising.
Here a careful distinction should be made between printing and the circulation of the
news–things which are ruled by Mercury–and the public expression of opinions,
whatever the channel employed, which is ruled by Jupiter.
Thus not only teaching, lecturing and preaching are Jupiterian functions, but
advertising or lecturing over the radio, although the radio is ruled by Pluto. It is
Jupiter placing opinions before the public. Mercury rules speech; but when that
speech is used as indicated, rather than in conversation, it partakes of Jupiter’s rule.
The courts also are under Jupiter’s influence, and arbitration between countries,
which is the placing of differences before some chosen judiciary body to decide.
Calculating the Jupiter Cycles
To illustrate the method of calculating the time for which a Jupiter Cycle should be
erected, we will use the short cycle of Jupiter of July 7, 1927, and the present cycle of
Jupiter which commenced February 5, 1928. As we wish to know the influence of the
Jupiter Cycle on the affairs of the United States, the problem is to ascertain the time at
Washington, D. C., when Jupiter crossed from south declination to north declination.
The Nautical Almanac for 1927 gives the declination of Jupiter on each day for
Greenwich Civil Time (commencing at midnight). The position on July 7 is given as
minus 0 degrees, 0 minutes, 31.0 seconds. The variation per hour is given as 2.65
seconds. That is, Jupiter, in south declination, is moving north at the rate of 2.65
seconds per hour, and must travel 31.0 seconds to cross into north declination.
One hour equals 60 minutes. Then 2.65 :60: :31.0:? The answer is 702 minutes,
which equal 11 hours, 42 minutes.
To July 7, Civil Time, add 11 hours, 42 minutes, and it gives the Greenwich Time as
July 7, 11:42 a.m. As Washington is 77 degrees west, subtract 5 hours, 8 minutes,
which gives the time for which the Jupiter Cycle chart must be erected as July 7,
1927, 6:34 a.m. L.M.T. 77W. 38–56N. The chart erected for the time so found is No.
75 in table at front of this booklet.
The Nautical Almanac for 1928 gives the declination of Jupiter on each day for
Greenwich Civil Time (commencing at midnight). The position on February 6 is
given as-minus 0 degrees, 0 minutes, 31.2 seconds. The variation per hour is given as
12.39 seconds. That is, Jupiter, in south declination, is moving north at the rate of
12.39 seconds per hour, and must travel 31.2 seconds to cross into north declination.
One hour equals 60 minutes. Then 12.39:60::31.2:? The answer is 151 minutes,
which equals 2 hours, 31 minutes.
To February 6, Civil Time, add 2 hours, 31 minutes, and it gives the Greenwich Time
as February 6, 2:31 a.m. As Washington is 77 degrees west, subtract 5 hours, 8
minutes, which gives the time for which the Jupiter Cycle chart must be erected as
February 5, 1928, 9:23 p.m. L.M.T. 77W. 38– 56N. The chart erected for the time so
found forms the illustration at the front of this booklet.
The Cycles of Jupiter
To give examples, not of what may be expected from the common run of aspects in
the Jupiter Cycle Chart, such as will be considered later; but to indicate the aspects in
the Jupiter Cycle charts which coincided with the most important past events which
are under Jupiter’s rule, over a certain period of time, I will quote events and dates
from an authoritative publication.
That the student may have all the Jupiter Cycle Charts since the year 1800, to
facilitate his own researches, these are given in the table at the front of this booklet.
Yet as for dates earlier than 1884 the charts are erected for approximate times, such as
could be calculated from the positions in Raphael’s Ephemeris, too much
dependence should not be placed upon the house positions of these earlier charts. The
dates for which these earlier charts have been erected now follow:
No. 60, Jupiter Cycle, March 27, 1809, approximately 10:24 p.m. 77W. 38–56N.
No. 61, Jupiter Cycle, April 8, 1815, approximately 9:52 a.m. 77W. 38–56N.
No. 62, Jupiter Cycle, March 11, 1821, approximately 11:52 a.m. 77W. 38–56N.
No. 63, Jupiter Cycle, February 22, 1833, approximately 2:22 a.m. 77W. 38–56N.
No. 64, Jupiter Cycle, June 28, 1844, approximately 9:16 p.m. 77W. 38–56N.
No. 65, Jupiter Cycle, February 3, 1845, approximately 2:04 a.m. 77W. 38–56N.
No. 66, Jupiter Cycle, May 22, 1856, approximately 7:57 p.m. 77W. 38–56N.
No. 67, Jupiter Cycle, January 10, 1857, approximately 6:52 a.m. 77W. 38–56N.
No. 68, Jupiter Cycle, May 1, 1868, approximately 4:28 p.m. 77W. 38–56N.
No. 69, Jupiter Cycle, April, 1880, approximately 6:52 a.m. 77W. 38-56N.
Commencing with the Jupiter Cycle which started March 1, 1886, 5:59 a.m.,
Washington, (chart 70) I will now quote, with my own comments in parentheses,
ALL the events that clearly show the influence of Jupiter’s rule, omitting none in the
sequence, and covering a period as long as my space will permit, from the Reference
History of the World of Webster’s New International Dictionary. The progressed
aspect in the Jupiter Cycle which attracted each event will be noted in connection
with the quotation.
May 10, 1886, under Jupiter p in house of foreigners (7th) inconjunct Asc. r
(American people), In Yick Wo v. Hopkins the Supreme Court (Jupiter) decides that
a municipal ordinance designed to make arbitrary and unjust discriminations (unfair
business regulations) against Chinese laundries is contrary to the principles of the
October 25, 1886, nine days after Jupiter (Court) made the perfect semi-sextile to
Mars r, ruler of the house of commerce, in Wabash, St. Louis, and Pacific Railway
Co. v. Illinois, the Supreme Court (after having it under consideration) construes a
State long-and-short-haul act as being a regulation of interstate (Jupiter) commerce.
The court (Jupiter) reconsiders the Granger Cases of 1877, arguing that the question
of interstate commerce was there only incidental. This decision shows the need of
Federal regulation of the railroads.
February 4, 1887, under Jupiter semi-sextile Uranus r, ruler of reforms, Interstate
Commerce (Jupiter) Act passes after an agitation (Uranus) of years. State regulation
of railroads by legislation and commissions, though upheld by the Supreme Court,
was not powerful enough or uniform and gave place to a demand for Federal
regulation. Railroads become powerful and frequently affect or control State
March 2, 1887, under Jupiter semi-sextile Uranus r, in house of foreign countries, the
President is authorized to retaliate on Canadian trade (Jupiter) for the obstruction of
the fishing rights; no action taken.
May 27, 1887, under Jupiter p in house of taxes (8th) trine Asc. r, In Philadelphia and
Southern Steamship Co. v. Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court (Jupiter) holds a State
tax upon the gross receipts of a steamship company derived from interstate and
foreign commerce (Jupiter) contrary to the exclusive power of Congress.
February 20, 1888, under Jupiter in the house of treaties (9th) sextile Jupiter r in
house of foreign nations (7th), Treaty signed with Great Britain to settle the fisheries
April 23, 1888, under Jupiter in the house of interstate commerce (9th) sextile Jupiter
r, The Supreme Court (Jupiter) begins in the Missouri Pacific Railway Company v.
Mackey its series of important interpretations of the Fourteenth Amendment as
applied to labor questions, holding that a State statute abolishing the fellow-servant
doctrine in workmen’s compensation for injuries is not contrary to the amendment.
October 2, 1889, under Jupiter opposition Saturn r, ruler of house of Congress, and
inconjunct Pluto r, in house of short journeys and co-ruler of house of long journeys,
First Pan-American Congress meets at Washington. Delegates tour the country and
hold sessions lasting until April 19, 1890 (to stimulate
business–Jupiter–relations). A bureau (Pluto), later called the Pan-American
Union, is organized with headquarters in Washington.
February 4, 1890, under Jupiter semi-sextile Asc. r, Centennial of the United States
Supreme Court is celebrated at New York.
July 14, 1890, under Jupiter sextile M.C. r (business), Congress enacts the Silver
Purchase (Jupiter rules finances) Act, which supersedes the Bland-Allison Act of
1878. It is a further compromise with the demand for free silver and requires the
purchase each month of 4,500,000 ounces of silver and the issue of legal tender
(Jupiter) silver treasury notes equal to the purchase value.
February 29, 1892, under Jupiter (ruler of arbitration) semi-sextile Asc. r,
Conventions signed with Great Britain submitting to arbitration the right of the
United States to prohibit pelagic (in the ocean) hunting of the fur seals in the Bering
Sea.The next Jupiter Cycle (chart 71) commenced March 27, 1892, 1:14 a.m.
February 14, 1893, under Jupiter semi-square Neptune r, Treaty of annexation with
Hawaii is signed. This follows a revolt led by Americans, assisted by the American
minister, and protected by American marines, by which the queen is deposed. Not
ratified (Neptune often fails to fulfill).
March 2, 1893, under Jupiter in house of trains (3rd) inconjunct Saturn r (planet of
safety) in house of commerce, Safety Appliance Act of Congress regulates brakes
and couplers on trains in interstate commerce (Jupiter).
June 18, 1893, under Jupiter conjunction Venus r, sextile Moon r, Great Northern
Railroad is opened; the first transcontinental (Jupiter) line to be constructed without
a land grant.
January 17, 1894, under Jupiter conjunction Venus r, ruler of house of bonds (5th),
Issue of $50,000,000 in bonds is offered to replenish the gold reserve, which by
February 1 falls to $65,000,000 as $100,000 is considered the minimum safety point.
March 29, 1894, under Jupiter conjunction Pluto r in house of speculation, Cleveland
vetoes a bill to coin (Jupiter) the purchased silver bullion to the amount of the
April 29, 1894, under Jupiter in house of speculation, inconjunct Uranus r, in house
of business, Remnant of “Coxey’s Army of the Commonwealth of Christ,” a
demonstration (Uranus) of the unemployed, reaches Washington with a demand for
the issue of $500,000,000 paper money (Jupiter), especially the free coinage of
silver, is presented as a panacea.
November 5, 1894, under Jupiter trine Uranus r, A second bond issue of $50,000,000
(Jupiter) is made to replenish the gold reserve (Uranus in house of credit).
February 11, 1895, under Jupiter square Saturn r, ruler of the public (Asc.), Gold
reserve is reduced to about $41,000,000. Cleveland, February 8, contracts with a
syndicate to buy bonds which they immediately resell (Jupiter) at a large premium.
Much public criticism (public feel cheated–Saturn).
December 17, 1895, under Jupiter in house of foreign countries (7th), trine Sun r,
Cleveland’s message on Venezuela and British Guiana boundary controversy holds
that the right of the United States under the Monroe Doctrine is involved in Great
Britain’s refusal to arbitrate (Jupiter) with Venezuela. He recommends a
commission to decide (Jupiter) the rights of the controversy, Congress authorizes the
February 5, 1896, under Jupiter trine Jupiter r, A popular issue of $100,000,000 in
bonds (Jupiter) is quickly subscribed at a premium, and the gold reserve rises to a
point of safety.
November 12, 1896, under Jupiter sesqui-square Sun r, Great Britain and United
States reach an agreement for the settlement of the British Guiana boundary by
formal arbitration (Jupiter) treaty between Great Britain and Venezuela.
January 11, 1897, under Jupiter trine Mars r, General arbitration treaty (Jupiter) is
signed with Great Britain; Senate rejects (Mars the planet of strife) it.
March 10, 1898, under Jupiter in house of the navy, opposition Sun r, Congress
empowers the president to spend $50,000,000 for national defense.
Then comes the Jupiter Cycle (chart 72) starting April 8, 1898, 8:47 a.m. L.M.T.,
June 1, 1898, under Jupiter (planet of business) inconjunct Venus r, Exposition of the
arts (Venus) and industries of trans-Mississippi States is opened at Omaha. Erdman
Act authorizes governmental mediation (Jupiter) and voluntary arbitration (Jupiter)
of disputes between carriers engaged in interstate commerce (Jupiter) and their
employees, and forbids such carriers to discriminate against union laborers (Uranus
in the cycle in house of labor, sextile Jupiter) or to blacklist them.
June 13, 1898, under Jupiter inconjunct Venus r, War Revenue Act provides for the
raising of revenue by excise duties, tax on tea, and for a bond (Jupiter) loan of
$400,000,000, but only half the bonds are issued.
December 10, 1898, under Jupiter, ruler of house of foreign countries, semi-sextile
Jupiter r and semi-sextile Uranus r, Treaty (Jupiter) of Peace is signed at Paris; Spain
abandons Cuba, cedes Puerto Rico, Guam, and Philippines to United States, and is
paid (Jupiter) $20,000,000.
May 18, 1899, under Jupiter, ruler of house of foreign countries, semi-sextile Jupiter
r, and semi-sextile Uranus r (something new), First Hague Conference. Convention
for pacific settlement of international disputes, and to ameliorate war. Delegates
from the United States sign (Jupiter rules treaties) with a reservation of the Monroe
September 6, under Jupiter, ruler of house of foreign nations, opposition Mercury r,
ruler of the people (Asc.), Secretary Hay’s open-door policy (business policy) for
China receives recognition by other powers.
February 5, 1900, under Jupiter inconjunct Mercury r, First Hay-Pauncefote treaty
(Jupiter) on Canal.
March 14, 1900, under Jupiter semi-sextile Moon r, Gold Standard Act makes gold
dollar (Jupiter) standard unit of value.
May 14, 1900, under Jupiter inconjunct Mercury r, In Knowlton v. Moore the
Supreme Court (Jupiter) decides that the Federal inheritance tax of June 13, 1898, is a
constitutional indirect tax (a revenue raising measure, and thus under Jupiter).
May 27, 1901, under Jupiter sextile Moon r, In the Insular Case the Supreme Court
(Jupiter) holds that Puerto Rico by the treaty (Jupiter) ceased to be a foreign country
within the meaning of the tariff laws.
November 18, 1901, under Jupiter sextile Moon r, Hay-Pauncefote Treaty is signed;
Clayton-Bulwer Treaty (Jupiter) abrogated and British consent given to American
sole control of the Isthmian Canal.
January 24, 1902, under Jupiter semi-square Saturn r (lands), Second treaty (Jupiter)
is signed with Denmark for the purchase of the Virgin Islands; the Rigsdag rejects
(Saturn) the treaty.
March 8, 1902, under Jupiter square Mercury r, ruler of house of the people (Asc.),
Act establishing tariff rates between the United States and the Philippines.
Unrestricted trade (Jupiter) not granted.
June 28, 1902, under Jupiter semi-sextile M.C. r (business), Isthmian Canal Act
authorizes the purchase of the rights of the French Canal Company for $40,000,000
No. 73. Jupiter Cycle, March 11, 1904, 11:57 a.m. L.M.T. 77W. 38–56N.
No. 74. Jupiter Cycle, February 23, 1916, 4:26 p.m. L.M.T. 77W. 38–56N.
No. 75.Jupiter Cycle, the detailed calculation of which is given earlier in these pages,
July 7, 1927; 6:34 a.m. L.M.T. 77W. 38–56N.
The Jupiter Cycle Now Effective
The influence of the current Jupiter Cycle, chart for which is illustrated at front of
booklet, will be in effect from February 5, 1928, to May 26, 1939. According to the
calculations previously given in detail, the chart is erected for February 5, 1928, 9:23
p.m. 77W. 38–56N.
The most outstanding feature of this chart is Jupiter, ruler of the cycle, in the house of
labor, conjunction the disruptive Uranus, square Venus in the place of homes and
farms, sesqui-square the Moon in the house of Congress, square the place of credit
(M.C.), opposition the people (Asc.) and in close semi-square to the Sun in the house
of speculation. In other words, every significant position in the chart, with the
exception of a semi-sextile to Mercury, and no aspects to Saturn, Mars and Pluto,
forms a decided affliction to the planet of finances and business in that planet’s cycle.
The Sun being in the house of speculation and in close opposition to the Moon
(common People), and both afflicting the financial planet, indicate that unwise
speculation of the common people works in the direction of financial disaster. Pluto
in the house of business in opposition to Venus and Mars, indicates that drastic
measures will become necessary to preserve credit, and that business will be sorely
distressed, especially as the M.C. also is so heavily afflicted. The two planets in the
4th, afflicted not only by Jupiter, but also by Pluto in the house of business, show that
farms and homes will suffer great loss through dislocation of business and credit.
But more significant than any other position is Jupiter with Uranus in the 6th. Here
we perceive that the real misadjustment, which is precipitated by a wild period of
universal speculation, has its seat with labor. Uranus rules new inventions and
intricate machines, and these have displaced more crude methods which required
greater man power. This has not decreased wealth (Jupiter) but has brought about a
dislocation in the distribution of wealth.
Uranus also rules new methods and changes, and thus points out not only the basic
cause of the business and financial dislocation so clearly shown in this chart, but
what must be accomplished before the financial difficulties here shown will be past.
There must be a radical (Uranus) change in the distribution of wealth (Jupiter) among
those who labor. It is chiefly the restricted buying power of the laborers, including
agriculturists and clerical workers, that causes the business disruption here shown;
and it can only be remedied by some new method which permits a vast number of
people (Moon in aspect to Jupiter) to share sufficiently in the wealth produced with
the aid of labor-saving machines (Uranus in 6th) that they provide a mass (Moon)
purchasing (Jupiter) power.
So far as the finances of the people and general business conditions are concerned,
this chart indicates that the whole period, 1928 to 1939, is one of adjustment to the
mechanization not only of industry but also of the farm and home, as indicated by
Uranus conjunction the ruler of the cycle and in aspect to nearly every planet in the
To furnish examples, not of what is to be expected in the way of events from heavy
and exceptional aspects in a Jupiter Cycle, but to give a clear picture of what should
be expected also from the weak aspects, and those that occur at rather short intervals,
probably the best method to follow is to take all the aspects that Jupiter forms within a
given period in its cycle chart, and note one event under Jupiter’s rule which was
actually coincident with each such aspect. Commencing, therefore, with the Jupiter
Cycle of February 5, 1928, I will list, in their proper order of succession, ALL the
progressed aspects that have formed, in so far as space permits, and quote the date,
and event attracted, from the WORLD ALMANAC, my own comments being
placed in parentheses. It will be apparent the events thus indicated are not
inconsequential, for only the more important events are given mention in the
WORLD ALMANAC.On the Cycle: February 6, 1928, at Washington, the new arbitration treaty (Jupiter)
with France was signed on the anniversary of the first Franco-American treaty of
alliance, February 6, 1778.
February 11, 1928, Jupiter semi-sextile Mercury r: February 11, John D. Rockefeller
Jr., testifying to the U. S. Senate Public Lands Committee in the Teapot Dome Oil
inquiry, said he had tried in vain to persuade Col. R. W. Stewart, Chairman of the
Standard Oil Co. of Indiana, to tell the committee all he, Stewart, knew of the
Continental Trading Company’s bonds (Mercury in the house of bonds).
February 13, 1928, Jupiter sesqui-square Moon r, opposition Asc. r (people): The
New York City Transit Commission denied an Interborough plea for a 7-cent
subway fare (Jupiter keeps prices up).
February 18, 1928, Jupiter square M.C. r: February 18, Mayor Walker (M.C.) of New
York City, on a trip south hopped off the train at Baltimore and talked to the
Advertising (Jupiter) Club about religious (Jupiter) prejudices.
March 9, 1928, Jupiter square Venus r: March 10, President Coolidge signed the
alien property (Venus in house of real estate) bill, which calls for an expenditure
(Jupiter) of about $50,000,000 by the U. S. Treasury to cover the value of alien
property seized when war was declared on Germany.
March 23, 1928, Jupiter sesqui-square Neptune r: March 23, U. S. authorities at New
York City seized 5 tons of manufactured imported (commerce) quinine sulphate,
alleging the Dutch owners are cornering the market (Jupiter) in violation of the
antitrust (Neptune) provision of the Wilson Tariff Law.
March 24, 1928, Jupiter square Mars r: March 24, AIbert D. Lasker, of Chicago, told
the Senate oil probers at Washington, that in October, 1920, he gave $25,000 in cash
(Jupiter) to the late Fred W. Upham, the Treasurer of the National Committee.
April 1, 1928, Jupiter square Pluto r: April 1, L. S. Peterson, Dem., retiring
postmaster at Douglas, Ga., shot and killed one of his clerks and himself. In a letter he
accused Republicans of driving (gang methods of Pluto) him into debt by campaign
money (Jupiter) levies.
April 4, 1928, Jupiter sextile Sun r: April 5, the $5,210,000 of gold (Sun) which was
received in New York from Soviet Russia on February 21, and which has been the
center of international financial (Jupiter) and legal (Jupiter) turmoil, was sent back to
Europe on the steamship Dresden.
April 8, 1928, Jupiter trine Saturn r: April 9, Jeddu Krishnamurti, the young Hindu
who is accepted by Theosophist followers of Dr. Annie Besant as “a vehicle for the
world teacher” (Jupiter), or spiritual equal of Christ and Buddha, arrived at New
York City on the Leviathan.
April 15, 1928, Jupiter semi-square Mercury r: April 16, Dr. Walter F. Seymour,
Superintendent of the Presbyterian Board of Missions (Jupiter) Hospital at Tsining,
Southeastern Shantung, was shot to death by a Chinese soldier.
April 17, 1928, Jupiter trine Moon r: April 17, the U. S. Supreme Court declined to
halt the action of the court below reversing the Interstate Commerce (Jupiter)
Commission in the “Lake Cargo” coal case, prohibited the carriers in the South from
making voluntary cut (Jupiter keeps prices up) in coal freight rates.
May 26, 1928, Jupiter trine Neptune r: May 25, the U. S. has collected to date over
$2,000,000 in back revenue (Jupiter) taxes revealed by Teapot Dome and
Continental Trading Co. (Neptune rules oil) testimony.
June 8, 1928, Jupiter semi-sextile Uranus r: June 7, President Coolidge killed by a
pocket veto, the Muscle Shoals bill calling for the U. S. Government operation
(competing with private business) of the $150,000,000 power plant on the Tennessee
River in Alabama.
June 14, 1928, Jupiter sesqui-square Saturn r: June 14, Robert W. Stewart, Chairman
of the Standard Oil Co. of Indiana, was acquitted by a jury (Jupiter) in the District of
Columbia Supreme Court of contempt charges arising from his refusal to answer
questions at the Senate Committee’s oil inquiry. The question concerned profits
(Jupiter) of the Continental Trading Co.
June 17, 1928, Jupiter semi-sextile Jupiter r: June 15, near Bellville, III., an army
dirigible balloon descended over a railway track as a train came in view. The airship
crew, regulating the speed to correspond with that of the train, maneuvered into
position over the mail coach. Then the dirigible was brought down over the train so
low that the control car rested on top of the coach for a moment while a member of the
crew handed a sack of mail to a clerk standing in the doorway of the coach
(commerce and interstate transportation).
June 23, 1928, Jupiter sextile Mercury r: June 23, when the steamer (Mercury ruler of
the 9th) Leviathan arrived at London from New York City, several of her sacks of
registered mail (Jupiter ruling house of mail) were found to have been robbed; total
loss not over $10,000.
June 29, 1928, Jupiter inconjunct Asc. r: June 29, John Henry Mears and Captain B.
B. Colyer, who are going to travel around the world (Jupiter ruling long journeys) by
steamship and airplane in 23 days, left the Battery at 5:00 a.m. in a seaplane for
Ambrose Channel Lightship. They got back to the Battery at 8:21.48 p.m., July 22,
having circled the globe in 23 days, 15 hours, 21 minutes, 3 seconds.
July 2, 1928, Jupiter sextile M.C. r: July 2, interest rates (M.C. rules credit) on call
money were raised (Jupiter raises prices) at New York City to 10% the highest since
November 10, 1920.
August 10, 1928, Jupiter trine Venus r: August 10, Herbert Hoover, in the visible
presence of 70,000 (Venus rules house of the people), and heard (Jupiter rules
speeches given to the public) by radio by millions, delivered in the stadium of
Stanford University, Calif., his speech of acceptance of the Republican presidential
September 18, 1928, Jupiter trine Venus r: September 18, Gov. A. E. Smith of New
York, Democratic presidential candidate, reached Omaha, Nebr., in his special train,
and made his first campaign address (Jupiter rules public speeches) there, mainly on
farm (Venus in house of farm) problems.
October 29, 1928, Jupiter sextile M.C. r: October 29, dodging squalls and rain, the
German airship Graf Zeppelin covered more than a third of the distance (Jupiter rules
long journeys) to Friedrichshafen on her homeward flight after taking off from
Lakehurst, N. J., at 1:55 a.m.
November 3, 1928, Jupiter inconjunct Asc. r: November 2, Gov. A. E. Smith was
welcomed at New York City with a parade which was cheered by 1,500,000 (Asc.
rules the public); he spoke (Jupiter rules public speeches) at night to a throng at the
Brooklyn Academy of Music.
November 9, 1928, Jupiter sextile Mercury r: November 9, mail (Jupiter rules house
of mail) robbers got $53,000 in a train hold-up near Ft. Worth, Texas; all but $2,970
was found hidden nearby and the bandits (Mercury ruler of house of crime) were
November 18, 1928, Jupiter semi-sextile Jupiter r: November 17, The Board of
Bishops of the M. E. Church of the World, at Atlantic City, publicly announced that
under the decision of the General Conference of the Church (Jupiter) last May,
ministers (Jupiter) may marry couples one or both of whom have been legally
November 24, 1928, Jupiter sesqui-square Saturn r: November 23, conductors and
trainmen of Western railways (Saturn in house of railways) accepted a 6½% wage
increase (Jupiter raises wages), retroactive to May 1, 1929, when their former
agreement with the railways expired.
December 9, 1928, Jupiter semi-sextile Uranus r: December 9, “The St. Louis
Post-Dispatch,” in its fiftieth anniversary copyrighted edition, published (Jupiter) a
1,000-word article from President Coolidge, in which he tells of the many demands
(Uranus in house of labor) on the time of the President, and suggests (a departure
from tradition–Uranus) a country White House.
January 11, 1929, Jupiter semi-sextile Uranus r: January 11, testimony that the
National Electric (Uranus) Light Association had contributed (expose–Uranus)
$80,000 between 1924 and 1928 to the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, and
that it also had paid $600 each for twenty-four magazine articles (Jupiter), was
presented to the Federal Trade (Jupiter) Commission.
January 25, 1929, Jupiter sesqui-square Saturn r: January 26, the Chicago
Auditorium, which opened (public education ruled by Jupiter, although
entertainment belongs to the 5th house) on December 10, 1889, with Gounod’s
Romeo and Juliet, closed (Saturn closes or otherwise restricts) with the same opera.
February 1, 1929, Jupiter semi-sextile Jupiter r: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh flew from
Mineola, N. Y., to Jacksonville, Fla., refueled, flew to Miami; and on February 4 he
opened the U. S. Central American air mail (Jupiter ruler of house of mail) from
Miami to Havana, and thence to Belize, British Honduras (Jupiter rules long
February 15, 1929, Jupiter inconjunct Asc. r: February 15, The Interstate (Jupiter)
Commerce Commission approved the plan submitted by a committee of railway
executives under which the Railway Express Agency, which has been incorporated,
will on March 1 acquire and operate practically the entire (Asc. rules the general
public) express business of the country.
February 19, 1929, Jupiter sextile M.C. r: Herbert Hoover (M.C. rules president)
returned to Washington from Florida and Secretary of State Kellogg, in an identical
note delivered to diplomatic representatives of all governments which have signed
the World Court (Jupiter) protocol, invited their governments to conduct an informal
exchange of views among themselves with a view to admitting the United States into
membership and participation in the court.
March 15, 1929, Jupiter trine Venus r: March 14, President Hoover issued an
executive order that all future decisions of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue
dealing with tax (Jupiter p in house of taxes) refunds in excess of $20,000 (Jupiter)
shall be open to public (Venus ruling house of public) inspection.