Saturday, December 19, 2015

Financial Astrology December 21, 2015

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For the SP500, cycle-wise we are entering the 17th 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. See the red line and dates on the chart. It is anticipated we will have a Primary cycle low between Dec 7, 2015 and Jan 15, 2016.

Since we are in the 17th week, with a dramatic move down on Dec 17th and 18th, it appears we had the Primary cycle crest  on Nov 3rd (i.e. crest for this Primary cycle).

Note in the bottom right corner of the following chart is the forecasted time frame for the Primary cycle low. We should expect a Primary cycle low within a few weeks. If we reverse up from here then the low of Dec 14 would be the Primary cycle low. I'm looking for further lows although we may get a bounce first.

When we hit the trough for the Primary cycle I expect a left translated cycle and moves further down in the New Year.

We have mentioned a number of longer term cycles in previous blog posts and below.

From last weeks blog:
"Dec 14th has the Sun squaring Jupiter which often has a powerful effect on US indices, both up and down. Since we are in the 16th week of the Primary cycle watch for a potential Primary cycle trough.

Before last week I was looking for Dec 14 to be a high and then down but with last weeks move down we may see the Primary cycle trough near the Dec 14th date. It has a history of 1/2 Primary or Primary cycle turns."

So the SP500 did go down into December 14th. At this point this could be the trough of the Primary cycle although I suspect we'll go down further next week but may have a bounce first. I'm looking at the 1990 area. The most significant Astrological event is Uranus turning direct on Christmas day. This is also a Full Moon. The Uranus direct event could come into effect a week before or after the exact day. Think sudden unusual unplanned events.

We still have Uranus and Pluto in a long term aspect so an explosive event may be imminent. I would also expect the markets to be volatile over the next few weeks as well.

The following clears up some outstanding ALERTS sent to subscribers.

Alerts sent Dec 6, 2015
This Gold trade is still active and I'm long but a daily close below the Dec 3rd low and I'll close the trade. If Gold continues in sideways consolidation past this week I'll also close the trade. I had expected a Primary cycle low in this time frame and a move up.

I was looking for a high in the SP500 which did not go above the Nov 3rd high. We got that high on Dec 16th so I'm trading with a bearish outlook.

Alert sent Dec 17, 2015
This was a one day trade for Dec 18th where I was looking for a sharp drop. The indices did go down and I closed the trade on Dec 18th, afternoon.

Attacks from religious terrorists and general strife and discord should continue into December 2015 and again in mid-April 2016 when Mars turns stationary in religious Sagittarius (a mutable sign) and makes difficult aspects, conjunct Saturn and square Neptune. This is not a direct forecast, but points to a period of time where these events are more probable to occur.

Other than Uranus turning direct on Dec 25 there are no major transits over the next week. This signature is active for about a week before and a week after the exact date. Remember Uranus is still in square to Pluto and getting closer. Other long term transits mention last week are still in orb. They are Saturn square Neptune and Jupiter square Saturn. All things considered I'll be trading with a bearish outlook. The next two weeks are typically a quieter time in the markets but with Uranus involved we could get dramatic moves. We also have some of the longer term cycles coming due like the Kitchin cycle we have included for a few months (see below).

There are many other Astrological aspects and events in 2016 but these are the longer term aspects affecting the first half of 2016 as seen on the following chart which has been in previous posts for many weeks.

Simply the placement of planets in signs during the course of a year can have a dramatic effect.

For example, many of the U.S. largest stocks markets losses have occurred while
Saturn is in mutable signs. The mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. Saturn will be in Sagittarius until Dec 20, 2017.
And Neptune continues to transit through Pisces (a mutable sign), the sign it rules. Neptune rules crude and water amongst other things.

The week of Dec 21 could be another hot spot with hard transits to the ISIS formation chart. This will also be a test if the date and time for the ISIS formation chart are correct.

Saturn is in Sagittarius which rules the law, religion, philosophy and science. With the square to Neptune is a good signal for a religious message that gets perverted.

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). I'm looking at the period from mid-December through Jan 2016 as a potential time period for these cycles. They are long term cycles and need a broad orb.

The Kitchin cycle on the SP500 chart. This is a monthly chart. cycles may appear closer than when they actually due.

Other long term cycle due, including the 6.5 - 7 year.

Longer term cycles on a monthly chart of the DJIA. These need a wide orb.

The following weekly chart shows the 21 and 34 weekly moving averages and the fact price broke through both averages but moved down through the averages this past week. Also the 21 and 34 week moving averages are still pointing down or flat.  This was looking like a 4-Year low but now we've broken down through the averages, it may be a retest of the lows or moving to a deeper low. There are a number of powerful heliocentric aspects on Jan 29, 2016 +- a couple of weeks. One of these is the heliocentric Saturn / Neptune square.

The question is, do we have a significant low in front of us. At this point I think yes and it could be the December '15 - January '16 time frame.

The 1st half 2016 forecast dates will be available tomorrow or Monday latest.

The following chart shows the 2nd half 2015 forecast dates. These dates were forecast in May 2015 with no changes. Not bad. The red arrows point to the date. The direction of the arrows has no meaning, they are just pointing to the date.

Gold put in a  Primary cycle   1 trough on July 24th.

We are in the timeframe for a primary cycle low (nominal 18 week cycle) although Gold is currently in a sideways consolidation. This makes it difficult to pick the Primary trough. We are either in week 1 or week 3 of a new Primary or in week 22 of an older Primary.

As mentioned above, if I do not see at least a move out of the consolidation area the outstanding long trade will be cancelled.

I had bought Dec 2nd spike low. Even with a move up in Gold the move should be limited at this time.

I'm expecting the bigger move in Gold next year possibly at the end of the next primary cycle which may also be a 17 month cycle low. The move should be up. Subscribers have the potential dates. On the following daily chart we are in the area where the heliocentric Venus and Jupiter price lines cross. We often get sharp moves from this setup.

This coming week of Dec 21st we should be entering the 17th week of a nominal 18 week cycle which started August 24th.

Crude has gone down since November 26th where we had Saturn square Neptune. We are watching closely for any aspect involving Jupiter and Neptune for turns in crude.

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. As mentioned Neptune is in Pisces, the sign that it rules and is most powerful here.

It is difficult to forecast Crude here with all the geopolitical events, OPEC and our climate change friends. I'll be changing focus to NatGas in the next few weeks. NatGas is very local so we'll look at NatGas prices in North America. I'll start this in the new year.

We should start looking for potential Primary cycle lows over the next few weeks, although crude prices may have further to go down with the current Astrological aspects and therefore may have a longer Primary cycle.

Looking at heliocentric aspects there is  a very interesting date on January 29th, 2016 +- a few.

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  1. Hi Gord, Happy Holidays!
    Do you see the S&P 500 reversing to the downside after the Uranus Direct Station on Christmas Day? The markets seem to having a bit of a Santa Rally at the moment.

  2. Yes I do. Uranus turns direct on Christmas day. Also on Christmas day:
    Full Moon
    Moon at North Declination
    Mercury is coming in from Out Of Bounds and is parallel the Sun.