Selecting Stocks

Selecting Stocks using Vedic Astrology

Earlier I have given a very simplistic method of finding leaders of the stock market. It was admitted that the simplistic two-step process would not be able to find all the leaders. Now that I have switched entirely to using two zodiacs (tropical zodiac for signs) and (sidereal zodiac for nakshatras ) I think I should modify my rules to find the leading stocks from their IPO day astrology charts. While doing that I have generalized my process, which is given below. This process should not only find good stocks but also stocks to avoid.

  1. The most important feature while studying the chart is the first house and the lord of the first house, known as ascendant lord. This is a usual step in studying any chart. If there is strong planet in this house, it is good. If first house is aspected by benefic planets or is surrounded by benefic planets, it is also good. Jupiter in the first house can overcome many problems in the chart. On the hand if the first house is occupied by a weak planet, such as fallen or combust, it is bad. If this planet is in the sign of enemy or on the edge (longitude 0-2d or 29-30d) it is also not good. Saturn, especially weak Saturn in the first house is not welcome. Similarly if the ascendant lord is strong and well placed, it is good. But if ascendant lord is weak or badly placed, it is bad.

  2. Next feature to look at is the second house and its lord. Second house stands for the financial aspect of an entity. If this house has 2 or more benefic planets, or a strong planet occupy or aspect it from any house, it is good. On the other hand, if weak planet is present or a malefic planet aspects it, it is not good. Similarly the lord of second house should be strong and well placed, and not weak or badly placed.

  3. Moon is a very important planet in any chart as it reflects the mind or psyche of any individual or organization. If Moon in the astrology-chart of the stock is strong and well placed it is good. If it makes good relationship with planets like Jupiter or Venus, it also good. It is also good if Moon is surrounded by benefic planets. Yogas involving Moon such as Gaj-Kesari or Chandar-Mangal yogas are also good. On the other hand if Moon is weak by sign, combust, badly placed or aspected by malefics including functional malefics, it is not good. It is important to note that Moon is combust upto 30d within the Sun. Conjunction of Moon with Ketu or Rahu is particularly bad. I have also noticed that Moon is worse in Aquarius than Scorpio, perhaps because Mars is its friend and Saturn enemy.

  4. All the points we considered so far come from general astrology principles. Now I will describe a few features to consider which are specific to the US stocks. I have noticed that the third house and eleventh house are very important in these charts. Both these houses are known as Upchaya houses (upachaya means increasing income). Of these two houses, third is more important because it stands for courage and entrepreneurship. It is also second from the second house. These houses should be occupied or aspected by only benefic planets such as Jupiter, Venus or Moon. A strong malefic planet such as exalted Saturn or Mars or these two planets in their own signs is also good. If these houses are occupied or aspected by malefic planets, it is bad. If two malefic planets, such as Mars and Ketu are present together in one of these houses, it is very bad.

  5. Next important feature that is specific to US stocks is the sign Gemini in the chart. Gemini is the most intelligent, innovative and calculative sign in the zodiac. US stock market rewards innovative companies, which advance new techniques, ideas or products in the world. You can understand this from the success of Amazon, Apple, Tesla, Facebook, Microsoft, etc. If this sign is occupied by benefic (Venus, Mercury, Moon) or friendly planets (Sun, Saturn), or if this sign is in the ascendant, it is very good. Other signs which depict intelligence and innovation are the other air signs Libra and Aquarius. The presence of a benefic, ruler or friend (Saturn, Venus and Mercury) in these signs is also good. If there is no planet in these signs, the stock may never be a leader stock. If malefic or enemies (for example, Mars) occupy these signs, then also it is not good.

  6. Finally we consider a few yogas, which can add to strength of the features considered above.

The best one is the exchange of lords of first house and third house or eleventh house, provided there is no combust planet in the first house. There is no name of this yoga, it is just my observation.

Next best is neech-bhang Yoga. A fallen planet can give excellent results if

  • Its dispositor is in a center or trine AND if this dispositor aspects the fallen planet, or

  • Its dispositor is strong AND this or another strong planet aspect the fallen planet, or

  • Its dispositor is strong and occupy a center or a trine.

Next yoga is the Vipreet-Raj-yoga. If the lord of one malefic house occupies the other malefic house, the yoga is known as Vipreet-Raj-Yoga. It has been observed to be present in the charts of some of the good stocks.

Seshadari Iyer, an astrologer par excellence developed a few new techniques to interpret the charts. His special yogas, which include relationship between ascendant lord, ascendant star-lord and yogi planet, if present in the IPO-charts produce excellent stocks.

  1. Finally we consider other planets. Venus is good if strong, well placed or hemmed between the benefic planets. But it is also good, if it is strong in sixth or twelfth house, provided it is not combust. A weak Venus is not good for the chart.

Strong Saturn in the chart can increase the longevity of the stock. It is always good to have strong Saturn especially in the second, fifth or eleventh house. A weak Saturn is the worst planet for these charts. If Saturn aspects too many planets, like 4 or more, one should stay away from such a stock.

A strong Sun in the first house is generally a sign of a popular stock. But it should not be close to another planet, because it would then combust the other planet. Combustion in the first house is one of the worst situations. Combustion by functionally malefic Sun of any planet is also very bad.

A strong and well placed Jupiter can be a boon to the chart, because it blesses four houses (1, 5, 7, and 9th) and planets sitting in them. A strong Jupiter also provides cover to the second and twelfth house from its position. A weak, badly placed and afflicted Jupiter can cause a quick demise of the company.

Mercury is the planet that rules Gemini. It therefore becomes very important planet. It is also good in other air signs Libra and Aquarius. It being a weak planet by nature needs an aspect of a benefic planet to do any good. Since Mercury stays close to Sun, it gets combust quite often, but it is noticed that its combustion is not that bad.

Mars is a friend of Jupiter, Moon and Sun. It is also a malefic and very aggressive. Its role is therefore a little difficult to evaluate. Generally it gives good results if joined or aspected by Moon, Venus or Jupiter, and bad results if joined or aspected by Mercury, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. It becomes extremely malefic for ascendant Virgo, because it rules the most malefic eighth house.

Rahu and Ketu are generally not good if they are present in malefic houses or conjunct luminaries, Sun and Moon. But there are exceptions. Conjunction of Moon or Sun with Rahu or Ketu may not be bad if the conjunction is intervened by another planet, such as Mercury. The conjunction is also not bad if it is aspected by Jupiter, especially strong Jupiter. If Rahu or Ketu is Yogi as per Seshadari Iyer techniques, it can be good for the stock.

If too many planets occupy one sign, then the lord of the sign (dispositor) becomes very important. If this dispositor is weak, entire chart becomes weak, and if strong, entire chart become strong. For the strength of the planets one should also look at the navamsha (D-9). If 3 or more planets are in their own signs, or in exalted signs or vargottama, they add strength to the chart.

While analyzing a chart, you may come across many features described above. Sometimes good features dominate, sometimes bad. It is then not difficult to arrive at the conclusion. But many times it is difficult to decide whether good features dominate or bad ones. You then have to decide on the basis of your skill or knowledge of astrology.

Although I have studied hundreds of charts to provide the guidelines, it is still possible that a chart looks good but the company may disappear fast, or a chart looks bad but the stock provides good returns. These rules may not particularly be applied to stocks whose performance depend upon the prices of certain commodities, such as oil, gold, etc., or whose performance depends upon the interest rates such as REITS, BDC’s etc.

It is also necessary to note that this analysis gives the quality of a stock, not when to invest in a good stock. I will write another article on this issue soon on my website.

No explanation can be complete without examples. I am providing a large number of examples on a separate page of this website, entitles “Example Charts”.