"Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.”― Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger 1921
We continue with rumors of war and awaiting the FED decision on tapering or not. Both of which make forecasting more difficult but on we go.
Monday Sept 9 Mars is in waning square with Saturn. This signature is a little weaker than other Mars / Saturn contacts but does have an association with primary cycle troughs and crests if given a wider time period. Probably of more importance is that Mars and Saturn are known in mundane astrology as war aspects. Just think of the Martian energy being frustrated by the restriction and repression of Saturn. Frustration is then released and bombs are dropped or investors sell their stock out of repressed anger.
The following daily chart of the SP500 shows price has followed the light blue trend line up. I'm waiting to see this trendline break and then the index would fall to it's primary cycle trough. This is the 21st week of the primary cycle. There are a couple of other alternative counts, but my opinion is the 21st week. It's possible we just had the low but it is not very deep.
On Sept 12 there are other significant transits.
Hades. Hades is a Uranian point. This combination may be pointing to lies /
deceit and is a signature that may point to chemical weapons or accidents
involving chemicals. Let's hope the latter is not the case.
Also on Sept 12 we have Mars in waning square to the North Node. This aspect is best described as associations or groups which deal with conflict, or are experiencing conflict. I read this as continued problems centered on the Syrian conflict.
The transit of the month would appear to be Venus conjunct Saturn on Sept 18. This is tied into a number of other transits. First the Venus Saturn conjunction. This is happening on the day of the FED meeting and is quite close to the announcement. During the conjunction both Venus and Saturn are very close to conjuncting the North Node. The exact dates are Sept 19, Venus conjunct the North Node and Sept 25, Saturn conjunct the North Node. Venus representing money and finances in general is under some restrictions and will effect large groups. The Venus Saturn conjunction on Sept 18 is also sextiling Pluto. In this case Pluto, in Capricorn, is almost standing still and hence more powerful as it prepares to go direct on Sept 20. This appears to make the Sept 18 aspect more powerful. Please remember I use an orb of +- 3 tds for most aspects.
Sept 20 also has Venus at 11 degrees of Scorpio, which is conjunct the upcoming Nov 3 Solar eclipse. Are these days important? A recent example was August 21 where the North Node of the Moon was conjunct the upcoming point of the Nov 3 Solar eclipse. That was the day of the chemical attacks in
Syria. Nov 3 is going to be a day
to watch. The Solar eclipse may be a nasty one.
I had mentioned the November 2013 time period back in June. November 1st the Uranus / Pluto square will be exact once again and Nov 3 is a powerful Solar eclipse. Jupiter turns retrograde on Nov 7 and Nov 10 Mercury turns direct. A very busy and potentially nasty period.
I had also mentioned March 2014 as a potentially dangerous period. Transiting Pluto will be opposite the natal Sun of the
USA chart, a
classic war signature or signature of large scale changes in government or
finances and the T square is back between Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto.
We will start getting more relevant information from
Europe after the German elections on September 22, 2013.
Gold / Silver
I'm still waiting for the Neptune Ceres opposition on Sept 5 to show up in a significant move in Gold. I'm expecting a down move. This may be very dependant on the FED's decision on tapering or rumors of the latter.
Close to the time of the FED announcement heliocentric Mercury will enter Sagittarius, the latter being a period of big moves in precious metals both up and down.
I currently have a small Gold short but was surprised by the move on Friday. The following daily chart shows the fib retracements (red) the early May 2013 crest to the low in late June. The blue lines and fib expansions from the A B C noted on the chart.
A strong move above
1376 1404.80 (changed 09/09/2013) area and this may turn bullish
quickly. Gold will be affected by the FED tapering decision.
I have crude in either the 21st week of an older primary cycle or a possible new primary and we are in the 5th week. The latter would mean a very weak ending to the older primary. More price action is required. This may be distorted with all the war rumors and their effect on crude prices.