Saturday, March 28, 2015

Financial Astrology - March 29, 2015


SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise we are entering the 8th week of a new Primary  1 cycle which started on Feb. 2nd 2015.  This cycle is aka, the nominal 18 week with a range of 15 to 21 weeks. There are potentially other labeling's of this cycle, but this looks the best for now.

We are also entering the 2nd / 3rd week of either the second nominal 6 week cycle or we are headed for a 1/2 Primary cycle trough. There are a number of Astrological events coming up this week which could move the markets, that is, change the trend. Three of these are Mercury conjunct the point of the March 20 Solar Eclipse on March 30, the Lunar eclipse on April 4th and the Sun in waning trine to Jupiter on April 2nd.

We are not finished with the Solar eclipse either. The points raised on the Total Solar eclipse of March 20th are in effect for 3 to 6 months. That Solar eclipse should stress relationships between Russia, Europe and the USA. It's pointing to conflict. Also, the last time there was a Solar Eclipse in aspect to the World Point was June 21, 2001, at 0 degrees Cancer approx. 1 1/2 months before 9/11.

From the Feb 15th, 2015 market letter.
"The 2nd half of February and most of March 2015 are shaping up to be a difficult for the markets and possibly world events."

The SP500 hit a high on February 25th went down sharply, tried to recover without putting in a higher high and went down sharply again. The FED had various members speaking this week trying to talk the market up. This forecast worked out well. Exceptions were two strong days, March 18th which was the date of the release of the FOMC minutes and March 20 which was quad witching and the eclipse. Without those two big up days the forecast is pretty much what I wrote back in mid-February. The market turned down again the first trading day after the March 20 Solar eclipse.



This coming week we have the Sun in waning trine to Jupiter. This is the trine that always precedes Jupiter turning direct, which occurs on April 8th. Although generally construed as positive the Sun in waning trine to Jupiter is weaker than the other major transits between these two planets. A review of the history shows a small rise in the major US indices going into the waning trine through the Jupiter stationary direct date on April 8th.

In this instance we also have the Sun translating the Uranus / Pluto square on April 5, 6th and Mercury translating the same square on April 7, 8th. which could be viewed as a short term top? With these transits the week of April 6th should bring back the energies of the Uranus / Pluto waxing square and be very disruptive for the markets and other events. (see previous posts for a description of this square).
These aspects together with the Lunar eclipse may be quite negative and give rise to social unrest in many countries including the US. Later in the month we have Pluto turning retrograde, to be reviewed next week.

The April 4th Lunar eclipse at 14 degrees, 24 minutes in Libra, is conjunct the USA chart Saturn in Libra. It also is in square to the US Sun in Cancer. Saturn is the planet of restriction, limitation and caution and security. This appears to be a message with potential problems for the people and the US justice system. More social unrest or further injustice? Libra is the sign of the "Scales of Justice". There certainly has been some injustice, particularly for black people and social unrest in general. We'll soon see what this eclipse brings.

This Lunar eclipse is very similar to the October 8th, 2014 Lunar eclipse which was at 15 degrees, 5 minutes in Aries with the Sun at 15 degrees, 5 minutes in Libra. You may recall October 8th, 2014 the markets started to accelerate down into a low on October 15, 2014.



So we have astrological events pointing to both a move down, the Lunar eclipse and aspects of the Sun then Mercury hitting the Uranus / Pluto square pushing the markets up, then collapse quickly. In short I'm looking for the markets to be lower by April 10th although this time period should be volatile and watched closely as we have forces pushing both up and down.

We have adjusted the estimate for the next Primary (nominal 18 week) cycle to start near June 5th, 2015 with a range from May 11th to July 6th approx.

We are looking for longer term cycles, 4 and 6 year, to end this year or 1st quarter 2016. The 4 year should end at a Primary cycle low which may be distorted. The 6 year may end there as well. The troughs for the 4 and 6 year cycles will be much deeper. There are other cycles coming due in the first half of 2015 which are reserved for subscribers.

The SP500 also moved below the mid-point support/resistance level (dark blue line) on the following chart I have been showing the past few weeks. The price line is based on the average geocentric longitude of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. The average longitude is then converted to price and is seen on the following chart.



Using the same planets for the mid-point support / resistance on the DJIA chart, we see price has came down to the resistance line and stopped.



Gold
Gold appears to have put in a put in a Primary cycle   1 trough on March 17th. This was 1 td after the Uranus / Pluto square. This puts us in the 2nd week of it's nominal 18 week during this coming week.  

We have mentioned many times, the first nominal 6 week cycle of a new Primary cycle often pulls back in the 2 - 4 week range. This often gives a trader an opportunity to get in a market if the Primary cycle bottom was missed. We may be seeing this starting right now in Gold with the small pullback in Gold on Friday

Price is below the 45 day sma but broke above the 15 day sma and the 15 sma is below the 45 day sma. Gold should be bullish here and probably volatile. Watch the 50% retracement area near 1219 for resistance. There are other aspects coming up in mid-year that are positive for Gold. We may hit resistance over the next couple of weeks but the bigger moves should come later in the year.

Note, Gold has stopped at the 88.6 % retracement. This is an extended Fib level.

78.6% = square root of 61.8
88.6% = square root of 78.6%



The following daily Gold chart shows the heliocentric Venus (green) and Jupiter (blue) price lines. Gold moved up to the Venus price line (green) which was almost at the Jupiter price line. This appears to be resistance in the 1219-1220 area. Also note the Commodity Channel Index(9) is near the top of the range and appears headed down. This is a daily chart and therefore a short term indicator.



Crude
This coming week of March 30th we should be entering the 9th week of a Primary cycle which started Jan 29, 2015 and may have put in a nominal 6 week trough on March 18th. There was a lot of volatility in currencies the last few days and the US$ may have caused the rise in crude and some other commodities. If this was the 6 week trough, crude should be bullish short term. I'm not 100% if this was a 6 week low yet. Watch closely early in the week. Crude is sitting on the 45 day sma and the 15 day is lower than price and the 45 day sma. This could be bearish.

Watch the days around April 2, April 6, April 8th and April 16th, 17th. Jupiter and Neptune co-rule crude while Pluto is relevant because it rules hidden things and things from the ground.
With the other negative Astrological aspects and events crude may continue being very volatile over the next few weeks.



As seen on the following chart the Neptune price line (green) gave resistance and crude pulled back to the Jupiter price line (orange) where it has found both support and resistance in the recent past. If crude is bullish it should break above the 53.75 area. This needs a few more days of price action to determine if we are in the 2nd nominal 6 week cycle. Until we break above the 53.75 area crude may continue side-ways consolidation.




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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Financial Astrology - March 22, 2015


SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise we are entering the 8th week of a new Primary  1 cycle which started on Feb. 2nd 2015.  This cycle is aka, the nominal 18 week with a range of 15 to 21 weeks. There are potentially other labeling's of this cycle, but this looks the best for now.

We are also entering the 2nd / 3rd week of either the second nominal 6 week cycle or we are headed for a 1/2 Primary cycle crest and then down. There are a number of Astrological events coming up which would point the market down, that is, change the trend. One of these is the Lunar eclipse on April 4th. I wasn't expecting the move up on March 20th but this is the power of the FOMC.

I'm also not sure, even though this is near the start of a 6 week cycle, that we keep going up. My original forecast of the indices moving down into the March 20 date and possibly into April may still be active. We need a turn down very early in the week for this possibility. We have Kronos stationary Direct on March 22 and the Sun square Hades on March 23, both possible market turn signatures. 

We are not finished with the Solar eclipse either. The points raised on the Total Solar eclipse of March 20th are in effect for 3 to 6 months. For example Mercury will be conjunct the point of the Solar eclipse on March 30th. This Solar eclipse should stress relationships between Russia, Europe and the USA. It's pointing to conflict. Also, the last time there was a Solar Eclipse in aspect to the World Point was June 21, 2001, at 0 degrees Cancer approx. 1 1/2 months before 9/11.

In addition to the eclipses there are a number of potent Mars aspects from now through April. Mars is aggressive and the sign of the warrior.

From last weeks post:
"Being in the 7th week of this Primary cycle we should be looking for a trough in a possible 6 week cycle (5-7 weeks) or preparing to move lower, which is what the Astrological aspects are pointing to"

I was leaning to a 1/2 Primary cycle low, however the nominal 6 week cycle came in. An item I failed to mention was Uranus reached the point of the location of Venus at the March 6, 2009 low on March 19th, 2015 at 15 degrees 27 minutes in Aries. This is the first outer planet to cross this point since the low in March 2009. The markets certainly rose close to this date. I'm now looking for a 1/2 Primary cycle crest then down into a trough.

The nominal 6 week low on March 11th was the date Mars was translating the Uranus / Pluto square.



Video

One of the long term aspects we have followed for months is the 7th and last occurrence of the Uranus / Pluto waxing square. This occurred on March 16th. This square has colored the world's history over the past few years and brought the issues of the 1960's into focus again. Uranus and Pluto were conjunct in the 1960's, the period that started a new Uranus / Pluto cycle. In the US this has included racial tension and the threat of war (Vietnam in the 60's). On the world stage many populations have had to deal with social unrest and controlling governments. The effect of these two planets is not over. They will be very close to each other for the next 3 years but it's influence will gradually wane.

The April 4th Lunar eclipse at 14 degrees, 24 minutes in Libra, is conjunct the USA chart Saturn in Libra. It also is in square to the US Sun in Cancer. Saturn is the planet of restriction, limitation and caution and security. This appears to be a message with potential problems for the people and the US justice system. Libra is the sign of the "Scales of Justice". There certainly been some injustice, particularly for black people and social unrest in general. We'll soon see what this eclipse brings.

This Lunar eclipse is very similar to the October 8th, 2014 Lunar eclipse which was at 15 degrees, 5 minutes in Aries with the Sun at 15 degrees, 5 minutes in Libra. You may recall October 8th, 2014 the markets started to accelerate down into a low on October 15, 2014. The following is for Astrologers.




We have adjusted the estimate for the next Primary (nominal 18 week) cycle to start near June 5th, 2015 with a range from May 11th to July 6th approx.

We are looking for longer term cycles, 4 and 6 year, to end this year or 1st quarter 2016. The 4 year should end at a Primary cycle low which may be distorted. The 6 year may end there as well. The troughs for the 4 and 6 year cycles will be much deeper. There are other cycles coming due in the first half of 2015 which are reserved for subscribers.

The SP500 also moved back above the mid-point support/resistance level (dark blue line) on the following chart I have been showing the past few weeks. The price line is based on the average geocentric longitude of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. The average longitude is then converted to price and is seen on the following chart.


Using the same planets for the mid-point support / resistance on the DJIA chart, we see price has come up to the resistance line.


Fibonacci expansion values based on the period from the Oct 2007 high to the March 2009 low.
This weekly chart shows the Fib expansion values that hit on the week of March 2, 2015, very close to the start of the move down. So far this has not been much of a move down. We'll wait another week.



Gold
Gold appears to have put in a put in a Primary cycle   1 trough on March 17th. This puts us in the 1st week of it's nominal 18 week during this coming week. This was within 2 td's of Saturn turning retrograde on March 14th. We may be early with the call but the alternative would be the 19th week with a strong move up. The latter doesn't make sense.

Price is below both the 45 day sma and just broke above the 15 day sma and the 15 sma is below the 45 day sma. Gold should be bullish here and probably volatile. There are other aspects coming up in mid-year that are positive for Gold. We should go up here but the bigger moves should come later in the year.

Note, Gold has stopped at the 88.6 % retracement. This is an extended Fib level.

78.6% = square root of 61.8
88.6% = square root of 78.6%

Gold appears headed to the 61.8% retracement. If we get to the 1219 area, 50% retracement, I will sell a portion of current holdings.


The following daily Gold chart shows the heliocentric Venus (green) and Jupiter (blue) price lines. Gold pulled away from the Venus price line and broke through the Jupiter price line, both bullish indicators. The vertical red line is the 27 cd (calendar day) cycle which often marks short term turns. The Moon takes 27 days to orbit the Earth, then a little over 2 days to catch up to the Earth which has moved over the month.



Crude
This coming week of March 23th should be the 8th week of a Primary cycle which started Jan 29, 2015 and may have put in a nominal 6 week trough on March 18th. There was a lot of volatility in currencies the last few days and the US$ may have caused the rise in crude and some other commodities. If this is the 6 week trough crude should be bullish short term. I'm not 100% if this was a 6 week low yet.

Watch the days around April 6, April 8th and April 16th, 17th. Jupiter and Neptune co-rule crude while Pluto is relevant because it rules hidden things and things from the ground.

The following daily chart shows the 15 day sma is now above the 45 day sma, which is bullish, but the 15 day sma has turned down and is about to cross the 45 day sma, and price is below both. The latter is negative and crude is about to start the 7th week may be going down into a trough. With the other negative Astrological aspects and events crude may continue being very volatile over the next few weeks.



As seen on the following chart the Neptune price line gave support and crude moved up to the next Neptune price line. If crude is bullish it should test the mid-Feb highs. This needs a few more days of price action to determine if we are in the 2nd nominal 6 week cycle.




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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

March 20, 2015 - Eclipse Update

I'm writing this shortly after the FOMC meeting on March 18, 2015.

This is regarding the upcoming Total Solar eclipse on March 20, 2015

From writings in 1952, Charles Jayne noted:
"A good rule to observe is to initiate no vital action or decision within a week or ten days before an eclipse...things that are started shortly before an eclipse have a way of being still born, not working out in the manner intended or expected"
---The Predictive Power of Eclipse Paths. Bill Meridian

From Louise McWhirter, 1938 - Astrology and Stock Market Forecasting.

In addition to other aspects, this eclipse is on the Mars / Neptune mid-point. From Louise McWhirter classic book " Astrology and Stock Market Forecasting " following is a definition of the Mars / Neptune mid-point. Mars / Neptune aspect can indicate weakness, sickness and disease.

"The fatal flaw, great disappointment due to miscalculation or unrealistic expectations as well as inherent susceptibility to error"

The eclipse is also on the Neptune / Eris mid-point, a signature of delusion and strife. This could also be signaling an increase in inflation.

The eclipse and the mid-point are at 29 degrees 27 minutes in Pisces, almost on the Aries or world point, 0 degrees of Aries. This is a powerful point in the Zodiac and a world event is quite possible within months of this date and may be very close by.

This Total Solar Eclipse is also a perigee New Moon. This often results in strong tidal forces and we may see an uptick in more powerful geophysical events, violent weather and accidents.

The following shows the eclipse paths for this eclipse and the previous Solar eclipse. Eclipses are world events, that is, any point on the planet, or the whole planet can be affected. The actual eclipse path often shows a more direct effect for the eclipse. In this case it appears there will be issues between Russia, Europe and the US. The fact that this eclipse is almost on the powerful world point (0 degrees Aries) may signal issues between these three countries / groups.

The last time there was a Solar Eclipse in aspect to the World Point was June 21, 2001, at 0 degrees Cancer approx. 1 1/2 months before 9/11. This eclipse is going to highlight Russia / Europe / USA issues.   I'm expecting a dramatic event and possibly a significant increase in war or a new war within the next 2 months and possibly very soon.

This eclipse also has an association with war. Each eclipse is in a Saros cycle. It takes 3 successive eclipses to return to the same area. Eclipses in a Saros cycle takes approx. 18 years so 18 * 3 = 54 years. If we look back 54 years we are in the early 60's and the Cold war with Russia. There are many other similarities with the current period and the 1960's, a period of dramatic change in the world.






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