Trading the Eclipse

Wriiten by Pier Gottardello

All we know the importance of Eclipse in Astrology.

Eclipses of the Sun ad of the Moon are material, astronomical events, obvious to the naked eye, and as regular and as predictable as clockwork. They have an evident physical effect, as the light of either the Sun or the Moon is noticeably dimmed during the period of the eclipse. This is a scientific phenomenon, one which has been carefully observed since quite primitive times.

In Astrology, which studies the cosmic phenomena in terms of their effects on the lives of beings that inhabit the Earth, an Eclipse is also a psychological, spiritual, social and emotional phenomenon. This aspect of Eclipses has also been studied intensely, since before the beginning of civilisation.

The Astrologer Dane Rudyar said that Solar Eclipse reveals some changements related to the present and the future while Moon Eclipse is always inherent past, as the past could be forgotten, removed.

The study of Eclipse chart give us a general view tied to human mass; Astrologically, Solar Eclipses signify the fall of the mighty. Depending where in the Zodiac the Eclipse occurs, stress is always placed on the matters governed by that Sign, or sector of the Zodiac. A powerful Solar Eclipse can create massive havoc always in accordance with other aspects.

The eclipse of the Moon, when the light of the Moon mysteriously darkens at the luminous height of a Full Moon, has traditionally been viewed as a bad omen. It can awaken distinctly irrational responses. Since the Moon governs domestic matters, the public and the emotional personality, rather than leadership, it tends to have a more personal effect than the Solar Eclipse, which plays a more outward, even political, role. 


However, speak in general about Eclipses isn’t the purpose of this article.

At the same time, I do not want to write a Class how to use Eclipses for take overnight position. You can find many good books with this subject (Sergey suggested the latest Bill Meridian’s book “The Predictive Power of Eclipse Paths”).

Today I will explain my personal use of Eclipse in day trading.

This example is based on Dax Future (Eurex) with the time frame 4 minute; I like 4min chart because this time is equal to 1° of Earth rotation.

Open TS and launch “Eclipse Finder” module:


We will use Total Solar Eclipse August 1st 2008 because it was visible in Frankfurt too.

Frankfurt Am Main (Germany) isn’t shown on the map, so we should move the cursor to find the exact coordinates (50N07, 8E40); when this is done, click the left button, and Eclipse Chart over Frankfurt sky will appear.



The exact time shown in the chart is 11:20:26 GMT 2E

Now click “First Trade Date” button and fill the mask with SE data:


press Ok, then click “calculate”.

Now open “Events Model Editor” (ULE)  searching for Asc and MH cj with the Natal (i.e. Eclipse’s) Sun:


See how yellow arrows can help us to buy or sell in breakout with stop below/above the min/max of the price bar. Naturally this method mustn’t be used by itself, try it together with some confirmation models (astronomy composite, turbo cycle, etc).



Another interesting variation that needs the perfect time when the Eclipse has happened in that place is finding cjs (but also trines/oppositions/squares) between transit Asc/MH and Natal Asc/MH…see below (here only conjuctions):


Hope it helps to improve your trading.