In a court deposition, J.P. Morgan said, “Millionaires don’t have astrologers, billionaires do.” And Donald Reagan, former U.S. Secretary of Treasury, was quoted saying, “It’s common knowledge that a large percentage of Wall Street brokers use astrology.”
Those familiar with astrology realize that it’s the study of cycles – and business follows cycles. Increasing numbers of businessmen and women all over the world rely on understanding planetary cycles to better understand the rhythms of business.
Renowned astrologer, Rick Levine, Founder of StarIQ and astrologer for Tarot.com, is our featured guest in this Episode of The Small Business Trends Radio. Rick is the co-author of Barnes and Noble’s yearly “Your Astrology Guides” and his Tarot.com daily horoscope column is delivered to millions of readers on AOL, Google, MySpace and Netscape to name a few. Rick discusses the many uses of astrology in business.
Here’s a sampling of topics discussed:
- Astrology has made — quite an impact on Wall Street. Today, there are many Wall Street traders using astrological software to study the cycles here on earth in relation to known planetary cycles within the heavens – and with amazing correlations.
- Astrology — has a severe public relations problem and many of us don’t realize that we ALL use astrology in one form or another. For instance, when using a calendar. There are seven days of the week, each named for one of the planets – “Sun”day, “Moon”day, “Saturn”day – derived from Latin names. “Months” is derived from “moonths,” the cycle of the moon revolving around the earth. Seasons are based on the mercury cycle as this planet travels around the sun 4 times a year, thus the 4 seasons.
- The economy follows — a 20 year cycle – ten of expansion and ten of contraction. Most investors know these cycles, but many people don’t realize that these are known planetary cycles – very regular rhythms. Jupiter (growth and expansion – optimism) and Saturn (restriction – pessimism) align every 20 years from earth’s point of view. Investors who recognize this cycle time their investments more specifically through the assistance of astrology.
Ocean tides are an example of planetary energy effects here on earth and were once considered “magic.” But science soon discovered the correlation between the moons cycle and the effects here on earth. It was then that early sailors were able to accurately predict the tides for safer travel. A wise sailor wouldn’t paddle out to sea during incoming tides and gained the knowledge of the correct time to easily do so through the use of astrology. Astrology is less about making predictions about specific events than it is about giving you a “lay of the land” – proper timing.
By following the cycles of business, astrology can work for us in similar ways by being used as a tool to help you to work “with the tides,” instead of against them. You can learn more about the use of astrology in business by clicking the red and yellow player below and listening to Rick’s full interview.
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