Saturday, October 4, 2014

Financial Astrology - October 5, 2014

October has the potential to be the most disruptive month of the year in many areas of life, political, economic and social. Volatility in the markets should continue with the likelihood of extreme volatility. The Uranus / Pluto waxing square is coming back in focus with Pluto moving forward while Uranus continues retrograde motion. This square will be translated by the Sun then Venus this coming week,  highlighting the conflict between freedom and control. There is also a strong possibility of debt issues coming to the fore again. 

We have a powerful Lunar eclipse on Oct 8th that looks ominous after the Sept 25th move down. Watch for big moves near this date and quite possibly on it. There is also a partial Solar eclipse on Oct 23rd. Does the eclipse path point to Russia / USA issues?  Many market analysts are sounding very positive saying "buy the dip". I'm advising subscribers to be protective or short at two critical times this month. Also watch for larger geophysical events (earthquakes and volcanoes), violent weather and sovereign debt issues. The madness of war continues. Have a nice week !  {^_^}

We are entering the 9th week of the Primary cycle  1 (nominal 18 week) which started on Aug 7th.

There are potentially a number of longer term cycles due in the next couple of months. We have just put in the first Major cycle (nominal 6 week) of the Primary  1 cycle with the low which I have changed to Oct. 2nd.

Following is the SP500 with the nominal 6 week trough and shows the area for the potential low for this nominal 18 week cycle.

We'll take the focus off the market cycles and concentrate on the Astrological events in front of us this month. Events should heat up fast and I mean Oct 4th, as I start writing this blog post on October 3rd.

Oct 4th  Mercury turns retrograde which is often found near short term trend changes in the general indexes and Gold. This adds to any other confusion in the markets.

Also on Oct 4th the Sun is in waning square to Pluto. This is the start of the Sun's translation of the forming Uranus/ Pluto waxing square. We've been following the Uranus / Pluto waxing square for some time. Due to retrograde motion this will be a 7 pass with the last two exact squares coming up on Dec 15, 2014 and then March 17, 2015.

Uranus waxing square Pluto
Long term transits like this really colour the background of history for a number of years. Every once in awhile they become front page news. This will typically happen around the above exact dates and also when other planets or sensitive points pass over  or make aspects to Uranus or Pluto in this case. This week the Sun then Venus will pass over the two planets.

This aspect has a historical association between anarchic uprisings and problems with debt. Look at Greece and the Eurozone, ISIS and just simply the many events over the past couple years dealing with debt and violence. The first exact square was in June 2012 but it's force could be felt before that. The debt issues have major negative consequences for all financial markets. There are clashes between the people's desire for freedom and rulers desire to retain the status quo at all costs, often bringing down draconian measures to ensure their demands are met.

Other events associated with this square are protest movements, social unrest and perhaps mob violence directed at banks, governments and rulers. Tax revolts fit in as well as well as changes to Central Bank policies. Look for governments everywhere to take steps to protect themselves from their own people. This includes gathering information on individuals and organizations. Uranus is about sudden change, surprises, technology and freedom. Pluto is about long term changes that will not be undone. Pluto is also debt, secrets, control, banking and lack of compromise, it represents hidden wealth and power and "the big lie".

This is the waxing square, that occurs after the two planets were in conjunction. Uranus and Pluto were conjunct in the mid 1960's. That period had social unrest. Uranus in Aries is about freedom while Pluto is about the status quo although Pluto does represent long term change and change that can't be undone.

In this environment, fear is used as a weapon. ISIS with beheadings and other brutality and fear is used by the governments of the world to sell their war efforts to the public.

On the positive side this should be a time of advancement in technology and possibly alternative energy sources. Much may go on in this area which may not become public knowledge until after the square is complete. Thinking back to the mid-1960’s the internet was being worked on and so were mini computers with the same technology that would be used for the personal computer. All of these did not become used on a broad scale until years later.

The following daily chart of the SP500 shows the exact Uranus / Pluto Squares. (red squares)

During the month there a couple of aspects that deal with illness / epidemics. The first is Mars squared Chiron on Oct. 4 and the other Venus in Scorpio during the Solar eclipse on Oct 23rd.

The next couple of weeks should continue the volatile swings.  Oct 7th the Sun complete it's translation of the Uranus / Pluto square then Venus starts it's translation of the same square on Oct 8th, the day of the Lunar eclipse. This looks like a powerful eclipse with the Moon conjunct Uranus (see my previous notes on Sept 25th date). On Oct 10th Mercury, travelling backwards, crosses back into Libra and on Oct 11th Venus opposes Uranus.

We'll cover other key dates next week but note the partial Solar eclipse in the beginning of Scorpio on Oct 23rd. I've noted a number of times in previous posts to watch for geophysical activity near the eclipse dates. In this case that's most of the month. Earthquakes, volcanic activity and severe weather are all possibilities.

We are also in the middle of a grand trine between Mars in Sagittarius, Uranus in Aries and Jupiter in Leo, all fire signs. So far we haven't seen much from this powerful trine. Perhaps it's energy is suppressed due to the other more negative transits occurring at this time, but watch for any creative, surprise events this week.

The Lunar eclipse of Oct 8th forms a T-square with the forming Uranus / Pluto waxing square creating a T-square with Pluto as the focal planet. The focal planet will express the energy of the T-square. Pluto is in Capricorn and still very close to the heliocentric Jupiter nodes, a power point in the Zodiac. Pluto is all about debt, deficits and taxes. If we include Kronos (a Uranian point) we have a grand square. This would appear to be quite negative. Could debt or defaults be affecting Uranus freedoms? Could a debt event be close to the Oct 8th Lunar eclipse?

The subscribers will have more details on these two powerful eclipses.

Mars will be in Sagittarius until October 26th. Expect market volatility in many markets from this transit and the other major transits noted above.

The Pluto and Uranus waxing square will be coming back into focus over the coming weeks.  It will be exact on Dec 15. This will be the 6th exact square in this series of 7 exact squares. The last square in this series is March 16, 2015. The period around both these dates, Dec 15, 2014 and March 16, 2015 could be troublesome on the world stage and the financial markets in particular.

Gold is in the 18th week of it's Primary cycle cycle  1  (nominal 18 week). After a couple of weeks of free fall Gold is approaching the December 2013 low. I had looked at that date as a retest of the 4.5 year low which I had noted in late June 2013.

If Gold breaks below either of these levels we'll have to reassess the longer term cycle count.

We are getting late in the cycle and with Pluto involved we could see a quick change.

The following weekly chart shows the heliocentric Jupiter price line. It has acted as support for Gold in the past as seen on the following chart. This week should be critical for Gold, either to reverse this downtrend or continue down and break below the two critical areas noted above.

Silver is in the 19th week of it's Primary cycle cycle  1 . Like Gold we are lower in price than at the start of the Primary cycle on May 30, 2014. The Primary cycle is also left translated, which is bearish. Watch this week.

Our call on silver being below the 200 level in the CCI (Commodity channel index) didn't pan out. Gold and Silver are in convincing downtrends. They have me convinced. Nevertheless both are near the end of their cycles and should be due for a bounce at a minimum.

Nobody sounds the trumpet when cycles end. Crude may have put in it's Primary cycle cycle  1 trough on Oct 2nd. We would therefore be in the 1st week of a new Primary cycle or the 23rd week of an older cycle.

If this is a new cycle we must bear in mind it could be left translated and therefore we would get the top early in the cycle. Many commodities have been going through a deflationary period at least partly attributable to the high US$. I'm referring to WTIC crude. I was expecting the US$ to turn down which would help the declining prices in many commodities.

On a longer term basis, Crude could drop to the 85.00/CL area in the 4th quarter of 2014

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