Friday, October 30, 2015

Financial Astrology - November 2, 2015

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SP500
This will be a short blog post this week as I'll be working on the November subscriber report.
For the SP500, cycle-wise we are entering the 10th week of Primary cycle  1 cycle that started on Aug 24th.  This cycle is aka, the nominal 18 week with a range of 15 to 21 weeks. This is the chart we have been following for many months. I'm leaving the old estimate for the Primary cycle on the chart and adding a new one in blue based on the Aug 24th Primary cycle low.

Since we are in the 10th week, with a dramatic move up, we should be looking for a 1/2 Primary crest and turn down.



The next time band for a nominal 18 week (Primary) cycle trough is noted on the above chart of the SP500 above and is from Nov 30 through Jan 15, 2016. Note we stopped at the Fib 78.6%. 78.6% is the square root of 61.8%. The market then went higher and moved back down on Oct 20th and again is close to the Fib 78.6% area.

Other longer term cycles that may be close to seeing their lows in the next couple of months are the 6.5 - 7 year cycle and the Kitchin cycle (40 months).

The following chart shows the 21 and 34 weekly moving averages and the fact price broke through both averages. We would expect the 21 week to start curling up and crossing the 34 week. We can't confirm the 4 year until this takes place. We could see a pull back before the 21 week crosses over the 34 week moving average.



From four weeks ago blog; "If it was a 4 year cycle low the markets should be bullish."
They've been bullish since Sept 29th 2 days after the Lunar eclipse.

See last weeks comments on Pluto and the National chart of the USA. Everything we said about Pluto and the US last week should hold true for many weeks going forward.

Looking forward to the first two weeks of November we have Venus conjunct Mars on November 2nd. This aspect has a history of turns occurring near Primary cycle crests and troughs given a broad range of 13 td's. In this case it would be near a crest and typically hits the crest after the exact date, in this case after November 2nd.  The North Node enters Virgo on Nov. 11th. The  North Node moves in the opposite direction to the planets. On Nov 8 Venus enters Libra and conjuncts the North Node. On Nov. 12th Mars conjuncts the North Node and enters Libra. Any of these could mark a change in trend in the Primary cycle. Give all dates +- a few td's. There is more quantum flux in the universe than many account for.

The North Node in Virgo represents fate or destiny and Virgo represents our service to the world, as well as, our daily routines and generally fixing things up.

Mars is also the most often noted link to the nodes at the times of accidents, due almost exclusively to sudden careless actions. Confrontations are very likely to surface with this connection and there are typically increased mechanical breakdowns and malfunctions. Watch for increased military activity, terrorists and explosives.

Following is a monthly chart of the SP500 with the 6.5 and 7 year cycle on it. The red bars near the bottom of the cycle indicator show time periods that the 7 year cycle is estimated to hit it's trough. Due to the influence of other long term cycles I'm looking at December 2015 / January 2016 as a possible period of time for the 7 year cycle low.



From now through to February 2016 Uranus and Pluto move closer together to the square which we wrote much about in 2014 and early in 2015. For new subscribers or anyone, use the search facility on the blog. Search for "Uranus square Pluto". We should mention Mars will go retrograde in January 2016 and add energy to the Uranus / Pluto square near the end of January.

Jupiter and Saturn are in the business planets and Mars the planet giving energy to business activities.

On January 9, 2016 Jupiter turns retrograde and moves to form a square aspect with Saturn on March 23. This Jupiter-Saturn square aspect will be a prominent feature in the 2016 Sun cycle that commences March 20. We will cover cycle charts in the January report.

The third and final Jupiter-Saturn square, should be a sign for decreased business activity and lower profits is formed May 26, 2016.

On March 26, 2016 Saturn turns retrograde and moves to form a square aspect with Neptune on June 18, 2016. The third and final Saturn-Neptune square aspect reaches its peak power on September 10, 2016.

The first square in this series is Saturn square Neptune on Nov 26th, 2015. This is approximately a 36 year cycle so we are not forecasting for the day or week. This aspect needs a trigger and there two in November. Subs have the dates. This aspect is often present near times when there is a change in trend for interest rates or inflation. It can also be a period of sickness, suffering and money valuation problems. The second half of November should express these energies.

There are 3 Mars conjunctions in 2016. Mars is conjunct Saturn August 24, 2016; Mars is conjunct Pluto October 19; and Mars is conjunct Neptune January 1, 2017.

Saturn square Neptune, Uranus square Pluto and these 3 Mars conjunctions are the outstanding influences on global affairs during 2016, but whatever happens will be triggered by events occurring in September, October and November 2015. Be forewarned.

Neptune is prominent particularly in the second half of November 2015. We've mentioned watching Jupiter and Neptune for swings in crude. We've also noted Neptune often brings illusion, delusion, lies, deceit and falsehood.

Neptune also rules water. This could be showing a lack of water or too much as would be the case in large storms.

On the following chart which is the average longitude of the planets Mars through Pluto
(blue lines) converted to price. The SP500 has rose through another price line at 2078 but fell back to the line. The blue midpoint lines are acting as resistance / support for the SP500 on it's move up.



At this point, following are the highs in the US indexes.

DJIA               May 19, 2015
DJTI               Nov 28, 2014
SP500             May 20, 2015
NYSE             May 21, 2015 
RUT               Jun 23, 2015
COMPQX      July 20, 2015

Some of the biggest moves in the US markets have occurred when Saturn is in mutable signs. The mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. Saturn changed signs into Sagittarius on Sept 17th and will be there until Dec 20, 2017.

And one more showing the geocentric Jupiter / Saturn square (red squares) including the following note (Every pass of the waning square between Jupiter and Saturn that has been a 3 pass has resulted in a longer term cycle unfolding between the first and last passages). Could the August low be it?  The Saturn square Neptune aspect (light green squares) on the following chart are often found with high or low inflation and high or low interest rates.



Gold
Gold put in a  Primary cycle   1 trough on July 24th. This could turn out to be a very important low.

We are entering the 14th week of the nominal 18 week cycle. It is quite possible Gold put in a Primary cycle crest on Oct 15th in which case we would be heading down into it's Primary cycle bottom. I sent out an Alert earlier last week to get out of Gold.

I'm looking at a trough between the week of Nov 9 to Nov 30. So this could be Nov 9 at the earliest and 1st week in December the latest. With the central banks of the world being so active the trough could occur earlier. I will attempt to get closer to the actual date. At the moment Nov 9, Nov 26 and Nov 30 look possible. All should have +- 3td's



On the following daily Gold chart notice Gold had been following the heliocentric Venus price line (green) up but now moving down and broken through the Venus and Jupiter heliocentric price lines. Watch for Gold to stop moving down at either the Venus or Jupiter price lines. If the next Jupiter price line is broken we could go down quickly.



Crude
This coming week of Nov 2nd we should be entering the 10th week of a nominal 18 week cycle which started August 24th.

In the second half of November, Neptune will be highlighted as it changes to direct motion, Saturn squares Neptune and the Sun squares Neptune while conjunct Saturn. I expect crude to be quite volatile. With Neptune active to this degree I would also expect our old friends, illusion, delusion, lies, deceit and falsehoods to be apparent. If they ever left.





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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Financial Astrology - October 26, 2015

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I will diverge from the normal format to review last week and other Astro areas we should keep in touch with.

I had been looking for a low last week. Two things occurred which were not well accounted for. The problem is not with the Astrology, it is with the Astrologer.

1.) I had the Primary cycle low on July 7th. This now appears incorrect and the Aug 24th low is quite probably the Primary cycle low, the 50 week low and the 4 year cycle low. This makes a mess out of our Primary cycle counts but when longer term cycles hit, like the 4 year, they can distort the currently forming cycle. In this case the Primary cycle got distorted and very short. I have stated before that if Aug 24th was the 4 year low it would be quite bullish. The results speak for itself and I should have followed this reasoning last week and the potential big move up.

2.) We mix market cycles and Astrological cycles in our analysis. The Astrological aspects are most often the longitudinal position of two planets. For example, Mercury squared Saturn as the planets travel in elliptical orbits around the Sun. Think of this as a horizontal dimension.

There is also a vertical dimension and that is declinations. Declinations measure how far North or South a planet is from the celestial equator. The celestial equator is the Earth's equator extended out into space. So each planet is on it's own plane and declinations are the measure of how far a planet is from the celestial equator, North or South.

Note the following chart which shows the declination values for the normal planets for the month of October. Also note the circled values. + means North and - means South.

Also note the values that are circled on the same day (either exact or close). Because they are all North they are showing when the planets are in parallel. This is a quite a unique configuration having 4 planets in parallel in such a short period of time. I mentioned this in the Summary section last week but should have stressed it and indeed it should have affected my forecast which was obviously wrong.


Following is the same information in a typical chart format. The declinations are at the bottom of the chart. Note the last light blue circle. It's around the Oct 19-22 dates
and the Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus parallels.

This was accompanied by Saturn waning sesquisquare Uranus on Oct 22,a powerful and tense aspect, as well as Draghi's speech to continue and possibly expand the European QE. He went as far as saying they could buy stocks. This is typical jaw boning the markets up, but it has worked in the past. We must remember the underlying economy has not changed. All the debt and problems that existed are still there.



That said we have one more of these parallels and it's a powerful Jupiter parallel Uranus on Oct 28th, with direct aspects to Uranus the day before. Is this marking a turn, a blow off top or something else? Oct 28 is also the end of the next FED meeting with minutes at 2:00pm. After the ECB meeting and China lowering rates no one expects the FED to increase rates at their October 28. It is a day to watch carefully. Jupiter and Uranus can yield surprises. They can also indicate a period when events are overdone. After an 18 td rise we should see at the least a consolidation and quite possibly a 1/2 Primary cycle high and down. That said I'll wait for the FED minutes on Oct 28th.

SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise we are entering the 9th week of Primary cycle  1 cycle that started on Aug 24th.  This cycle is aka, the nominal 18 week with a range of 15 to 21 weeks. This is the chart we have been following for many months. I'm leaving the old estimate for the Primary cycle on the chart and adding a new one in blue based on the Aug 24th Primary cycle low.

Since we are in the 9th week, with a dramatic move up, we should be looking for a 1/2 Primary crest. There are a number of trend lines centered on Oct 26th and we could see a pullback. This could happen at the open.



The next time band for a nominal 18 week (Primary) cycle trough is noted on the above chart of the SP500 above and is from Nov 30 through Jan 15, 2016. Note we have stopped at the Fib 78.6%. 78.6% is the square root of 61.8%

Other longer term cycles that are close to seeing their lows are the 7 year cycle and the Kitchin cycle (40 months).

The following chart shows the 21 and 34 weekly moving averages and the fact price broke through both averages. We would expect the 21 week to start curling up and crossing the 34 week. We can't confirm the 4 year until this takes place.



From three weeks ago blog; "If it was a 4 year cycle low the markets should be bullish."
They've been bullish since Sept 29th 2 days after the Lunar eclipse.

The Sun has entered Libra, a Cardinal, Air sign and this time of the year has a strong history of sharp moves down in the US indices. September's sharp move could have been it this year.

See last weeks comments on Pluto and the National chart of the USA. Everything we said about Pluto and the US last week should hold true for many weeks going forward.

Going forward we are reluctant to forecast significant moves until after the FED meeting on Oct 28th. As mentioned above this has Jupiter parallel Uranus a combination that could give us another big move. Also note there is an aspect on Oct 25, Venus conjunct Jupiter. This would normally be construed as positive particularly for banks and financial institutions. Nevertheless there are a number of trend lines centered on Oct 26th. We could see a pullback on Monday and it could be at the open. Jupiter rules things that are overdone.

Uranus is also about surprises and Jupiter sometimes represents things that are over done. I can say at this point, it is doubtful the general US indices support the current valuations based on the world economy and I don't expect the world economy to improve until the 2nd half of 2016 at the earliest.

Looking forward to the first two weeks of November we have the North Node entering Virgo on Nov. 11th. The  North Node moves in the opposite direction to the planets. On Nov 8 Venus enters Libra and conjuncts the North Node. On Nov. 12th Mars conjuncts the North Node and enters Libra.

The North Node in Virgo represents fate or destiny and Virgo represents our service to the world, as well as, our daily routines and generally fixing things up.

Mars is also the most often noted link to the nodes at the times of accidents, due almost exclusively to sudden careless actions. Confrontations are very likely to surface with this connection and there are typically increased mechanical breakdowns and malfunctions. Watch for increased military activity, terrorists and explosives.

Following is a monthly chart of the SP500 with the 7 year cycle on it. The red bars near the bottom of the cycle indicator show time periods that the 7 year cycle is estimated to hit it's trough. Due to the influence of other long term cycles I'm looking at December 2015 / January 2016 as a possible period of time for the 7 year cycle low.



From now through to February 2016 Uranus and Pluto move closer together to the square which we wrote much about in 2014 and early in 2015. For new subscribers or anyone, use the search facility on the blog. Search for "Uranus square Pluto". We should mention Mars will go retrograde in January 2016 and add energy to the Uranus / Pluto square near the end of January.

Jupiter and Saturn are the business planets and Mars the planet giving energy to business activities.

On January 9, 2016 Jupiter turns retrograde and moves to form a square aspect with Saturn on March 23. This Jupiter-Saturn square aspect will be a prominent feature in the 2016 Sun cycle that commences March 20. We will cover cycle charts in the January subscribers report.

The third and final Jupiter-Saturn square, yields negative energy that marks for decreased business activity and lower profits is formed May 26, 2016.

On March 26, 2016 Saturn turns retrograde and moves to form a square aspect with Neptune on June 18, 2016. The third and final Saturn-Neptune square aspect reaches its peak on September 10, 2016.

Jupiter is square Pluto November 24, 2016 and opposition Uranus December 26.

There are 3 Mars conjunctions in 2016. Mars is conjunct Saturn August 24, 2016; Mars is conjunct Pluto October 19; and Mars is conjunct Neptune January 1, 2017.

Saturn square Neptune, Uranus square Pluto and these 3 Mars conjunctions are the outstanding influences on global affairs during 2016, but whatever happens will be triggered by events occurring in September, October and November 2015. Be forewarned and watch the period around the end of November.

Neptune is prominent particularly in the second half of November 2015. We've mentioned watching Jupiter and Neptune for swings in crude. We've also noted Neptune often brings illusion, delusion, lies, deceit and falsehood.

Neptune also rules water. This could be a lack of water or too much as would be the case in large storms.

On the following chart which is the average longitude of the planets Mars through Pluto
(blue lines) converted to price. The SP500 has risen to another price line at 2031.58. The blue midpoint lines are acting as resistance for the SP500 on it's move up.

Note the other recent OPEX dates (red circle). They have been at highs then down but this time up. The OPEX date was Oct 16th. Notice how each big move lands on the blue lines.



At this point, following are the highs in the US indexes.

DJIA               May 19, 2015
DJTI               Nov 28, 2014
SP500             May 20, 2015
NYSE             May 21, 2015 
RUT               Jun 23, 2015
COMPQX      July 20, 2015

Some of the biggest moves in the US markets have occurred when Saturn is in mutable signs. The mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. Saturn changed signs into Sagittarius on Sept 17th and will be there until Dec 20, 2017.

And one more showing the geocentric Jupiter / Saturn square (red squares) including the following note (Every pass of the waning square between Jupiter and Saturn that has been a 3 pass has resulted in a longer term cycle unfolding between the first and last passages). Could the August low be it?  The Saturn square Neptune aspect (light green squares) on the following chart are often found with high or low inflation and high or low interest rates.



Gold
Gold put in a  Primary cycle   1 trough on July 24th. This could turn out to be a very important low.

We are entering the 13th week of the nominal 18 week cycle. It is quite possible Gold put in a Primary cycle crest on Oct 15th in which case we would be heading down into it's Primary cycle bottom. I sent out an Alert earlier this week to get out of Gold. I'm looking at a trough within a week +- of the Saturn square Neptune on Nov 26. With the central banks of the world being so active the trough could occur earlier.

The Mars / Jupiter conjunction (Oct 17th) mentioned above can indicate strong crest formations in Gold followed by a sharp correction. Watch for this to continue early next week.



On the following daily Gold chart notice Gold had been following the heliocentric Venus price line (green) up but now moving down. Watch for support at the darker green line (heliocentric Venus price line). If we don't get support there the Jupiter price line would be next, currently at 1148. If broken we could go down quickly.



Crude
This coming week of Oct 26th we should be entering the 9th week of a nominal 18 week cycle which started August 24th.

I've mentioned a number of times to watch dates near Neptune or Jupiter aspects. Oct 15 had the Sun sesquisquare Neptune, Oct 16 had Venus square Neptune and Oct 17th Mars conjunct Jupiter. I'm watching for a move early next week.

In the second half of November, Neptune will be highlighted as it changes to direct motion, Saturn squares Neptune and the Sun squares Neptune while conjunct Saturn. I expect crude to be quite volatile. With Neptune active to this degree I would also expect our old friends, illusion, delusion, lies, deceit and falsehoods to be apparent.





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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Financial Astrology - October 19, 2015

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SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise we are entering the 14th week of Primary cycle  1 cycle that started on July 7th.  This cycle is aka, the nominal 18 week with a range of 15 to 21 weeks. This is the chart we have been following for many months.



The next time band for a nominal 18 week (Primary) cycle trough is noted on the above chart of the SP500 below and is from Oct 19 through Dec 1st 2015. The 50 week and 4 year cycles may have seen their troughs at the Aug 24th lows but this is not definite.

If Aug 24th was the low for the 4 year and 50 week then we should consider it to be a Primary cycle low as well. We need to resolve this over the next week where we are looking for a pullback. The rise  from Sept 29th is probably due to the markets expecting an easy FED policy going forward.

Other longer term cycles that are close to seeing their lows are the 7 year cycle and the Kitchin cycle (40 months). I'm looking for these in mid December 2015 to January 2016.

I've been looking at Oct 12th (+- 3 tds) as being the start of a move down and the week of Oct 19 (+- 3 tds) as recording a low.

The markets did not go down this week so I am looking for a move down during the week of Oct 19th. This is looking like a "W" bottom in which case one might expect an upside breakout. If we continue up after Oct 20th then we must consider this option. There are a number of tough Astrological transits in the next couple of weeks which should offer resistance to this market move. The Mars / Jupiter conjunction of Oct 17th is a good example of a transit that has a history of strong reversals in the markets.

As this primary cycle started on July 7 and at this point made a crest on July 20th it is a very left translated and therefore quite bearish. I don't expect the high will be taken out during this nominal 18 week cycle.

The low at August 24th was either a nominal 6 week cycle trough which was 7 weeks along or it could be a Primary cycle low and our estimate for the Primary cycle was wrong. It could quite possibly be the 50 week cycle low and also possible it is the 4 year low. This is very important as it affects how we interpret the upcoming Astrological transits going forward. If this was the 4 year cycle low we would expect the 21 and 34 week moving averages to move below price. This may be occurring.



From two weeks ago blog; "If it was a 4 year cycle low the markets should be bullish."
They've been bullish since Sept 29th 2 days after the Lunar eclipse.

The Sun has entered Libra, a Cardinal, Air sign and this time of the year has a strong history of sharp moves down in the US indices. September's sharp move could have been it this year, but I think we have another in front of us.

We just had Pluto turning direct on Sept 26th and we have a number of transits hitting Pluto this week including the Moon in conjunction to Pluto on Oct 19th.

The reason this is important is that transiting Pluto has just turned direct and is opposing the Sun in the natal U.S.A. chart. For Astrologers this is using the Sagittarius rising chart. Transiting Pluto is also squaring the natal Saturn in the U.S.A. chart as well. This is creating a powerful T-square between transiting Pluto and the natal US Sun and Saturn. These aspects will be in orb well into 2016. This may not be a great time to live in the US. Pluto will force a change in the status quo and the future is very much dependent how change is handled.

Pluto is all about transformation that will happen or be forced to happen. It is about the end of the status quo, possibly in a violent way.

It is about extremes and the use or mis-use of power, including nuclear energy. In Capricorn this can stand for the people rebelling against the establishment or the "powers that be" using their power to control the people. Such control is often accomplished through fear.

Pluto energies opposite the Sun in the US National chart should describe some type of threat or dangerous event and with the square to Saturn, fear may be present. This could be another random act of violence or possibly something more sinister and organized. An additional aspect has transiting Uranus conjunct Chiron which increases the likelihood of a sudden, violent event.

Due to retrograde / direct motion (Pluto turns Direct and Mercury turning Retrograde) Mercury (the messenger) will square Pluto three times with the last one coming on October 22nd, a rare occurrence.

This is the first time Pluto has opposed the US Sun ever. Pluto moves very slowly. The Pluto / US Sun opposition has been going on since early February 2014. It should be noted, some countries that have experienced this aspect have gone through periods of massive change. This can best be described as a period of creative destruction where things are broken down in order to build up a new more functional and effective base. If you live in the U.S. this period will continue for a number of months, well into 2016.

Perhaps the US market gyrations are symptom of this Pluto transit as well. If we look back at when Pluto was conjunct the natal U.S. Sun it was the roaring twenties, before the collapse. That was the conjunction and we are now experiencing the Pluto / Sun opposition. Pluto is about change but with an opposition the change may come from the U.S. allies or enemies.

Another important aspect is Mars conjunct Jupiter on Oct 17th. Among other things, Mars stands for war and Jupiter the financial sector. This could stand for a currency war, aggression towards banks and sudden changes to the financial sector. This aspect has a history of occurring near trend changes in the Primary cycle. This aspect has had an effect on Gold and Crude in the past. 

Jupiter also stands for religion and the activities in the mid-East are a perfect description of Mars / Jupiter aspects, "war against religion".

Looking at mundane Astrological aspects Mars is trine Pluto in the Mars cycle on Oct. 18th. In the Mars cycle chart Pluto is in the 5th house which governs the stock market amongst other things. Mars is also Quincunx Uranus in this chart, an aspect for sudden change.

Following is a monthly chart of the SP500 with the 7 year cycle on it. The red bars near the bottom of the cycle indicator show time periods that the 7 year cycle is estimated to hit it's trough. Due to the influence of other long term cycles I'm looking at December 2015 / January 2016 as a possible period of time for the 7 year cycle low.



On the following chart which is the average longitude of the planets Mars through Pluto
(blue lines) converted to price. The SP500 has risen to another price line at 2031.58. The blue midpoint lines are acting as resistance for the SP500.

Note the other recent OPEX dates (red circle). They have been at highs then down. The OPEX date is Oct 16th.



At this point, following are the highs in the US indexes. Also noted are the dates the 50 day simple moving average crossed the 200 day sma, the so-called death cross.

DJIA               May 19, 2015 50 day sma crossed below the 200 day sma on Aug 11th
DJTI               Nov 28, 2014 50 day sma crossed below the 200 day sma on May 26th
SP500             May 20, 2015 50 day sma crossed below the 200 day sma on Aug 27
NYSE             May 21, 2015  50 day sma crossed below the 200 day sma on Aug 11th
RUT               Jun 23, 2015 50 day sma crossed below the 200 day sma on Sept 1st
COMPQX      July 20, 2015 50 day sma crossed below the 200 day sma on Sept 25td

Some of the biggest moves in the US markets have occurred when Saturn is in mutable signs. The mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. Saturn changed signs into Sagittarius on Sept 17th and will be there until Dec 20, 2017.

And one more showing the geocentric Jupiter / Saturn square (red squares) including the following note (Every pass of the waning square between Jupiter and Saturn that has been a 3 pass has resulted in a longer term cycle unfolding between the first and last passages). Could this forming low be it?  There is more useful information on this chart, reserved for subscribers.



In Summary
This weekend we have Mars conjunct Jupiter which has a history of changes in trend in the major US indices. We have just been through a short period with a number of transits to Neptune. Illusion and delusion. This week also has Saturn sesquisquare Uranus, a transit of great tension which is exact on Oct 22nd. These are examples of slow moving transits which color a period of time. It's energies should be near a peak over the next few weeks.

This week has an unusual configuration where we have 4 planets paralleling each other over a 3 day period. The planets involved are Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus. This should trigger an unusual event in the coming week.

We have been looking at next week as a possible low for some time. A question has developed whether August 24th was the Primary cycle low along with a 50 week and 4 year. This is possible, so this weeks price action is very important to determine where we are in the Primary cycle and when to expect changes in trend in the indices. Monday Oct 19th may be up but we had best see a move down starting by Oct 20th or we will have to consider this as an upside breakout from the "W" bottom probably due to the perception of an easy FED policy.

Gold
Gold put in a  Primary cycle   1 trough on July 24th. This could turn out to be a very important low.

We are entering the 12th week of the nominal 18 week cycle. It appears we have put in the nominal 6 week cycle trough on Sept 11th.  There is much confusion in the financial markets and I expect Gold to reflect this confusion as well. 

From last week: "Any move above 1169.80 on a daily closing basis should be viewed as bullish as it would change the current Primary cycle from left translated to right translated."

So we broke above 1169.80 on Oct 14th so Gold continues to be bullish but we should watch for a potential pull back. There was a strong Doji on Thursday, a sign of indecision and then down on Friday. I've been long Gold but may cut back next week.

The Mars / Jupiter conjunction (Oct 17th) mentioned above can indicate strong crest formations in Gold followed by a sharp correction. Watch for this early next week.



On the following daily Gold chart notice Gold has been following the heliocentric Venus price line (green) up and may act as resistance. The heliocentric Venus price line (green) and the heliocentric Jupiter price line (blue) cross again on October 20th. Watch this date +- 1 td for a move in Gold, quite possibly down.



Crude
This coming week of Oct 19th we should be entering the 8th week of a nominal 18 week cycle which started August 24th.

I've mentioned a number of times to watch dates near Neptune or Jupiter. Oct 15 had the Sun sesquisquare Neptune, Oct 16 has Venus square Neptune and Oct 17th Mars conjunct Jupiter. I'm watching for a move early next week.

There are a number of potent aspects to Jupiter and Neptune on the month of October and I therefore expect crude to be quite volatile.





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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Financial Astrology - October 12, 2015

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SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise we are entering the 14th week of Primary cycle  1 cycle that started on July 7th.  This cycle is aka, the nominal 18 week with a range of 15 to 21 weeks.

The next time band for a nominal 18 week (Primary) cycle trough is noted on the second chart of the SP500 below and is from Oct 19 through Dec 1st 2015. The 50 week and 4 year cycles may have seen their troughs at the Aug 24th lows but this is not definite. Other longer term cycles that are close to seeing their lows are the 7 year cycle and the Kitchin cycle (40 months)

I'm looking at Oct 12th (+- 3 tds) as being the start of a move down and the week of Oct 19 (+- 3 tds) as recording a low.

If the markets do not go down next week, the move down and the trough could both occur during the week of Oct 19th.

As this primary cycle started on July 7 and at this point made a crest on July 20th it is a very left translated and therefore quite bearish. I don't expect the high will be taken out during this nominal 18 week cycle.

The low at August 25th was either a nominal 6 week cycle trough which was 7 weeks along or a 1/2 primary cycle trough. It could quite possibly be the 50 week cycle low and also possible is the 4 year low. This is very important, although I suspect we'll see it over the next few weeks at a deeper level.

From last weeks blog; "If it was a 4 year cycle low the markets should be bullish."
They've been bullish since Sept 29th 2 days after the Lunar eclipse.

The Sun has entered Libra, a Cardinal, Air sign and this time of the year has a strong history of sharp moves down in the US indices. September's sharp move could have been it this year, but I think we have another in front of us.

On Friday Oct 2nd we had a very negative jobs report in the US. On this news the markets did not tank, they shot up. Increased unemployment is going to prevent the FED from increasing rates thus stocks can continue the trend where companies get money cheap, and buy-back stocks and get a higher return than the loan. We have the same situation with top management receiving cheap loans and buy their company stock driving up prices. Similarly Gold and Crude moved up big with the knowledge the US$ won't go up due to an increase in rates. Also, companies will be able to sell more product abroad with a lower US$.

So the economy has not increased and the majority seem to be looking for no FED rate increase this year after this jobs report.

In our work we see two time periods coming up where we could get a significant pullback. Subscribers have the dates.

We just had Pluto turning direct on Sept 26th and early October we have a number of transits to Pluto.

The reason this is important is that transiting Pluto has just turned direct and is opposing the Sun in the natal U.S.A. chart. For Astrologers this is using the Sagittarius rising chart. Transiting Pluto is also squaring the natal Saturn in the U.S.A. chart as well. This is creating a powerful T-square between transiting Pluto and the natal US Sun and Saturn. These aspects will be in orb well into 2016. This may not be a great time to live in the US. Pluto will force a change in the status quo and the future is very much dependent how change is handled.

Pluto is all about transformation that will happen or be forced to happen. It is about the end of the status quo possibly in a violent way.

It is about extremes and the use or mis-use of power, including nuclear energy. In Capricorn this can stand for the people rebelling against the establishment or the "powers that be" using their power to control the people. Such control is often accomplished through fear.

Pluto energies and their effect on the USA will be emphasized during transits to Pluto. This coming week we have Jupiter waning trine Pluto on Oct 11, Mars waning trine Pluto on Oct 15. Oct 15th could be interesting as it also has the Sun sesquisquare Neptune which is often found near market turns +- 3 tds. There are other dates coming up.

Due to retrograde / direct motion (Pluto turns Direct and Mercury turning Retrograde) Mercury (the messenger) will square Pluto three times with the last one coming on October 22nd, a rare occurrence.

This is the first time Pluto has opposed the US Sun ever. Pluto moves very slowly. The Pluto / US Sun opposition has been going on since early February 2014. It should be noted, some countries that have experienced this aspect have gone through periods of massive change. This can best be described as a period of creative destruction where things are broken down in order to build up a new more functional and effective base. If you live in the U.S. this period will continue for a number of months, well into 2016.

Perhaps the US market gyrations are symptom of this Pluto transit as well. If we look back at when Pluto was conjunct the natal U.S. Sun it was the roaring twenties, before the collapse. That was the conjunction and we are now experiencing the Pluto / Sun opposition. Pluto is about change but with an opposition the change may come from the U.S. allies or enemies.

Following is a monthly chart of the SP500 with the 7 year cycle on it. The red bars near the bottom of the cycle indicator show time period that the 7 year cycle is estimated to hit it's trough. Due to the influence of other long term cycles I'm looking at December 2015 / January 2016 as a period of time for the 7 year cycle low.



On the following daily chart I've noted the time period to look for a trough for this nominal 18 week cycle. Also note, after the sharp move down in August the bounce was running out of steam until Oct 2nd when the poor employment report came out.

Remember we could have already had the 4 year trough on August 25th. Again, I think it's in front of us.



On the following chart which is the average longitude of the planets Mars through Pluto
(blue lines) converted to price. Price has fallen through a number of average price lines.

Note the other recent OPEX dates (red circle). They have been at highs then down. The next OPEX date is Oct 16th. The blue midpoint lines are acting as resistance for the SP500. The next blue midpoint line is currently at 2031 for the SP500.



At this point, following are the highs in the US indexes. Also noted are the dates the 50 day simple moving average crossed the 200 day sma, the so-called death cross.

DJIA               May 19, 2015 50 day sma crossed below the 200 day sma on Aug 11th
DJTI               Nov 28, 2014 50 day sma crossed below the 200 day sma on May 26th
SP500             May 20, 2015 50 day sma crossed below the 200 day sma on Aug 27
NYSE             May 21, 2015  50 day sma crossed below the 200 day sma on Aug 11th
RUT               Jun 23, 2015 50 day sma crossed below the 200 day sma on Sept 1st
COMPQX      July 20, 2015 50 day sma crossed below the 200 day sma on Sept 25td

Some of the biggest moves in the US markets have occurred when Saturn is in mutable signs. The mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. As mentioned above Saturn will be entering Sagittarius this month.

And one more showing the geocentric Jupiter / Saturn square (red squares) including the following note (Every pass of the waning square between Jupiter and Saturn that has been a 3 pass has resulted in a longer term cycle unfolding between the first and last passages). Could this forming low be it?  There is more useful information on this chart, reserved for subscribers.



In Summary
So subscribers had the September 17th and 25th dates well in advance. In fact, subscribers get a 6 month list of potential turn dates when they register. If they look back at this list I had September 16th as the CIT date (Change In Trend). This list of dates was done in May of 2015. This is the power of Astrology. One can forecast important dates months or even years in advance. This list also had August 18th, the start of the severe move down.

As an example I'm looking at the period around Nov 26th as being very difficult. This may effect crude or the countries producing crude. That includes the U.S.

Subscribers have dates where bigger moves are expected. Expect volatility and keep in mind the comments made above about Pluto and the United States natal Sun.

One of the potent aspects coming up is Mars conjunct Jupiter on October 17th. Among other things, Mars stands for war and Jupiter the financial sector. This could stand for a currency war, aggression towards banks, sudden changes to the financial sector. This aspect has a history of occurring near trend changes in the Primary cycle. This aspect has had an effect on Gold and Crude in the past. See comments below.

Jupiter also stands for religion and the activities in the mid-East are a perfect description of Mars / Jupiter aspects, "war against religion".

Looking forward 2 days, around Oct 19 we have had in our radar for some time and maybe prime for a nominal 18 week cycle trough in the 15th week. Before we get there I suspect volatility in many markets.

Following are a few of the strong aspects occurring this week. Note they are 3 days in a row,.

Sun sesquisquare Neptune Oct 15th
Venus opposing Neptune Oct 16
Mars conjunct Jupiter Oct 17th

Watch the dates from Oct 15 through Oct 19 for a move in the SP500 and probably a number of broad market indices. I'm looking for a move down.

Watch this coming week, particularly Oct 12th, and the first half of the next week for explosions and attacks that are stronger than the norm.

Gold
Gold put in a  Primary cycle   1 trough on July 24th. This could turn out to be a very important low.

We are entering the 12th week of the nominal 18 week cycle. It appears we have put in the nominal 6 week cycle trough on Sept 11th. If so Gold should be bullish here. There is much confusion in the financial markets and I expect Gold to reflect this confusion as well. At a minimum we wanted to see Gold break above it's down sloping trend line from Jan 22, 2014 (light blue on the following chart) which it has.

That trend line is currently at 1139. A move below this trend line would be a bearish indicator. Any move above 1169.80 on a daily closing basis should be viewed as bullish as it would change the current Primary cycle from left translated to right translated. There are also a number of volatile aspects.

With the currency wars heating up Gold should benefit. We need to see more price action for PM's over the next few weeks. Gold often puts in a low while Jupiter moves through Virgo. Jupiter entered Virgo on August 11th and will be there until Sept 9, 2016.

Besides the 18 week cycle there are a number of longer term cycles due and potent aspects which have a history of turns in precious metals. I was looking at the period around November 26th for a change in trend. Gold also often changes trend close to Mercury turning direct which is, Oct 9th. There are also a number of potent Astrological aspects that point to volatility but not the direction. The next two weeks should be volatile in many markets.

There is one aspect coming up, Mars conjunct Jupiter on Oct 17th which should mark a turn down in Gold, if Gold has not already moved down. Give this aspect and date +- 2 td's.



On the following daily Gold chart notice Gold bounced off the heliocentric Venus price line (green) on Oct 2nd and has moved up through the heliocentric Jupiter price lines (blue). Watch for either this move to continue or Gold moves below 1147 which is the current heliocentric Jupiter price line. This would be bearish.



Crude
This coming week of Oct 12th we should be entering the 8th week of a nominal 18 week cycle which started August 24th.

I've mentioned a number of times to watch dates near Neptune or Jupiter aspects and the Sun was conjunct Jupiter on Aug 26th. The Sun opposed Neptune on August 31. The move up in crude this week has changed the current nominal 18 week cycle from being left translated to right translated. This is bullish if we stay above current levels.

There are a number of potent aspects to Jupiter and Neptune in the month of October and I therefore expect crude to be quite volatile.

For example

Mars opposing Neptune on Oct 6th
Jupiter trine Pluto on Oct 11th.
Sun sesquisquare Neptune Oct 15th
Venus opposing Neptune Oct 16
Mars conjunct Jupiter Oct 17th

Give each +- 2 td's (trading days).
This could be a very important but confusing week in many markets with the emphasis on Neptune. Remember Neptune, illusion, delusion, lies and deceit. Sounds like a politician. Crude in particular could see some wild swings.





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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Financial Astrology - October 5, 2015

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SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise we are entering the 13th week of a new Primary cycle  1 cycle that started on July 7th.  This cycle is aka, the nominal 18 week with a range of 15 to 21 weeks.

The next time band for a nominal 18 week (Primary) cycle trough is noted on the second chart of the SP500 below and is from Oct 19 through Dec 1st 2015. There are a number of longer term cycles that may hit their troughs about the same time. Details on the subscriber letter.

There are 2 periods of time coming up over the next 4 weeks where a cycle low in the current Primary and possibly some longer term cycles are due.

As this primary cycle started on July 7 and at this point made a crest on July 20th it is a very left translated and therefore quite bearish. I don't expect the high will be taken out during this nominal 18 week cycle. I'm expecting the first part of October to be very volatile and most likely we will see another sharp move.

The low at August 25th was either a nominal 6 week cycle trough which was 7 weeks along or a 1/2 primary cycle trough. It could quite possibly be the 50 week cycle low and also possible is the 4 year low. This is very important, it could have been a 4 year cycle low, although I suspect we'll see it over the next few weeks at a deeper level. If it was a 4 year cycle low the markets should be bullish.

The Sun has entered Libra, a Cardinal, Air sign and this time of the year has a strong history of sharp moves down in the US indices. September's sharp move could have been it this year, but I think we have another in front of us before the markets move up.

On Friday Oct 2nd we had a very negative jobs report in the US. On this news the markets did not tank, they shot up. The thinking is, increased unemployment is going to prevent the FED from increasing rates thus stocks can continue the trend where companies get money cheap, and buy-back stocks and get a higher return than the loan. We have the same situation with top management receiving cheap loans and buying their company stock driving up prices. Similarly Gold and Crude moved up big with the knowledge the US$ won't go up due to an increase in rates. Also, companies will be able to sell more product abroad with a lower US$.

So the economy has not increased and the majority seem to be looking for no FED rate increase this year after this jobs report.

In our work we see two time periods coming up where we could get a significant pullback. Subscribers have the dates.

We should be looking for a nominal 18 week cycle low between October 19 and December 1st. This may be a short nominal 18 week cycle. If it comes in on the short side that would be the week of October 19th or close to it. This may also be the time for the 4 year cycle to hit it's trough.

Before we get there I'm looking for continued volatility.

We just had Pluto turning direct on Sept 26th and early October we have a number of transits to Pluto.

The reason this is important is that transiting Pluto has just turned direct and is opposing the Sun in the natal U.S.A. chart. For Astrologers this is using the Sagittarius rising chart. Transiting Pluto is also squaring the natal Saturn in the U.S.A. chart as well. This is creating a powerful T-square between transiting Pluto and the natal US Sun and Saturn. These aspects will be in orb well into 2016. This may not be a great time to live in the US. Pluto will force a change in the status quo and the future is very much dependent how change is handled.

Pluto is all about transformation that will happen or be forced to happen. It is about the end of the status quo possibly in a violent way.

It is about extremes and the use or mis-use of power, including nuclear energy. In Capricorn this can stand for the people rebelling against the establishment or the "powers that be" using their power to control the people. Such control is often accomplished through fear.

Due to retrograde / direct motion (Pluto turns Direct and Mercury turning Retrograde) Mercury (the messenger) will square Pluto three times with the last one coming on October 22nd, a rare occurrence.

This is the first time Pluto has opposed the US Sun ever. Pluto moves very slowly. The Pluto / US Sun opposition has been going on since early February 2014. It should be noted, some countries that have experienced this aspect have gone through periods of massive change. This can best be described as a period of creative destruction where things are broken down in order to build up a new more functional and effective base. If you live in the U.S. this period will continue for a number of months, well into 2016.

Perhaps the US market gyrations are symptom of this Pluto transit as well. If we look back at when Pluto was conjunct the natal U.S. Sun it was the roaring twenties, before the collapse. That was the conjunction and we are now experiencing the Pluto / Sun opposition. Pluto is about change but with an opposition the change may come from the U.S. allies or enemies.

There are a number of transits to Pluto which should emphasize the above.

Following is a monthly chart of the SP500 with the 7 year cycle on it. The red bars near the bottom of the cycle indicator show time period that the 7 year cycle is estimated to hit it's trough. Due to the influence of other long term cycles I'm looking at December 2015 / January 2016 as a period of time for the 7 year cycle low.



On the following daily chart I've noted the time period to look for a trough for this nominal 18 week cycle. Also note, after the sharp move down in August the bounce was running out of steam until today, Oct 2nd, when the poor employment report came out.

Remember we could have already had the 4 year trough on August 25th. Again, I think it's in front of us.



On the following chart which is the average longitude of the planets Mars through Pluto
(blue lines) converted to price. Price has fallen through a number of average price lines.

Note the other recent OPEX dates (red circle). They have been at highs then down. The blue midpoint lines are acting as resistance for the SP500. It is currently at 1940.17 for the SP500.



At this point, following are the highs in the US indexes. Also noted are the dates the 50 day simple moving average crossed the 200 day sma, the so-called death cross.

DJIA               May 19, 2015 50 day sma crossed below the 200 day sma on Aug 11th
DJTI               Nov 28, 2014 50 day sma crossed below the 200 day sma on May 26th
SP500             May 20, 2015 50 day sma crossed below the 200 day sma on Aug 27
NYSE             May 21, 2015  50 day sma crossed below the 200 day sma on Aug 11th
RUT               Jun 23, 2015 50 day sma crossed below the 200 day sma on Sept 1st
COMPQX      July 20, 2015 50 day sma crossed below the 200 day sma on Sept 25td

Some of the biggest moves in the US markets have occurred when Saturn is in mutable signs. The mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. As mentioned above Saturn will be entering Sagittarius this month.

And one more showing the geocentric Jupiter / Saturn square (red squares) including the following note (Every pass of the waning square between Jupiter and Saturn that has been a 3 pass has resulted in a longer term cycle unfolding between the first and last passages). Could this forming low be it?  There is more useful information on this chart, reserved for subscribers.



In Summary
So subscribers had the September 17th and 25th dates well in advance. In fact, subscribers get a 6 month list of potential turn dates when they register. If they look back at this list I had September 16th as the CIT date (Change In Trend). This list of dates was done in May of 2015. This is the power of Astrology. One can forecast important dates months or even years in advance. This list also had August 18th, the start of the severe move down.

Subscribers have dates where bigger moves are expected. Expect volatility and keep in mind the comments made above about Pluto and the United States natal Sun.
The surprise I had mentioned coming up, may have been the announcement of water on Mars. As mentioned it was not related directly to the markets.

Looking forward the days around Oct 19 maybe prime for a nominal 18 week cycle trough in the 15th week. Before we get there I suspect volatility, trending down and the possibility of another severe move down. Subscribers have the other dates where a more severe move down may occur.

During the Mercury retrograde period buying and selling, communications and negotiations are highlighted. Buying and selling can mean the markets. This is a period where you should be careful signing agreements or any contractual commitments. This does not mean not to go ahead with anything, just be extra careful on what you are doing. Mercury will move to direct motion on Oct 9th.

I've mentioned crude being affected when there are significant aspects to Jupiter or Neptune. Hard transits to Neptune can also bring out illusion, delusion, lies and deceit. Watch this over the next few weeks. If war heats up in the mid-East area remember the following, attributed to a number of people. "The first casualty of war is the truth".

Gold
Gold put in a  Primary cycle   1 trough on March 17th. It appears we got the nominal 18 week trough on July 24th. This could turn out to be a very important low.

We are entering the 11th week of the nominal 18 week cycle. It appears we have put in the nominal 6 week cycle trough on Sept 11th. If so Gold should be bullish here. There is much confusion in the financial markets and I expect Gold to reflect this confusion as well. At a minimum we want to see Gold break above it's down sloping trend line from Jan 22, 2014 (light blue on the following chart). Any move above 1169.80 on a daily basis should be viewed as bullish as well. If precious metals are relatively high watch for a pullback around Oct 16th, 19th.

With the currency wars heating up Gold should benefit. We need to see more price action for PM's over the next few weeks. Gold often puts in a low while Jupiter moves through Virgo. Jupiter entered Virgo on August 11th and will be there until Sept 9, 2016.

Besides the 18 week cycle there are a number of longer term cycles due and potent aspects which have a history of turns in precious metals. I was looking at the period around November 26th for a change in trend. Gold also often changes trend close to Mercury turning direct which is this week, Oct 9th.



On the following daily Gold chart notice Gold moved down to the heliocentric Venus price line (green) and then bounced up.  Watch to see if this is a short term bounce or the beginning of a longer term move. The blue lines are the heliocentric Jupiter price lines (blue).



Crude
This coming week of Oct 5tht we should be entering the 7th week of  a new nominal 18 week cycle which started August 24th.

I've mentioned a number of times to watch dates near Neptune or Jupiter aspects and the Sun was conjunct Jupiter on Aug 26th. The Sun opposed Neptune on August 31. This is looking like the crest for the first nominal 6 week cycle of the Primary cycle. This would have the cycle quite left translated and therefore bearish. I expect a bigger move in crude in late November.

There are a number of potent aspects to Jupiter and Neptune on the month of October and I therefore expect crude to be quite volatile. For example the first two are Mars opposing Neptune on Oct 6th and Jupiter trine Pluto on Oct 11th. Give each +- 2 td's (trading days). Subscribers have additional dates.





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