Friday, December 30, 2016

Financial Astrology - January 2, 2017

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SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise November 4th was the Primary cycle trough1 which puts us entering the 9th week of a nominal 18 week cycle. Nov. 4th was the 40 week cycle trough as well. We could be looking at a 1/2 Primary cycle crest and then down. I like the Jan 10th date +- a few. A point. If we get a low on Jan 10-12 then we should review the 1st half year forecast dates and take out anything close to the January 10 date. In this case I would not expect the Mars square Saturn to mark a low if the Jan 10-12 dates registered a low. The 1st Half  2017 Forecast dates are estimated from Astrological events only. As time unfolds we have the benefit of market cycles and possibly additional Astrological events. Nevertheless the original dates have fared very well. See the blog podt s couple of weeks ago showing the original forecast dates for the SP500. These are the original 6 month dates with no adjustments.

It should be noted Primary cycles (18 weeks) most often start with a 6 week sub-cycle. We are there. The 2nd most common start is a 1/2 Primary or 9 week sub-cycles. This now looks like a 1/2 Primary cycle.

The next estimated Primary cycle ( aka nominal 18 week cycle)  low is estimated to be  March 6th +- 3 weeks with a range of February 13th, 2017 to March 19, 2017. It could also be the week of March 19, 2017 +- 3 weeks. As we get closer I will use the upcoming Astros and market cycles to try and get a more exact reading on when the Primary cycle trough will occur. Early April is another possibility.

December 12 had the Sun trine Uranus. This is always approx. 17 cd's (calendar days) before the Uranus Direct signature and 12 cd's after Uranus Direct is the Sun square Uranus on January 10, 2017. This is a Uranian time between Dec 12 and Jan 10th. Uranus can indicate the outbreak of political tension, rioting, right-wing political ideas, free market enterprises, airplanes, breakthroughs, surprise discoveries, explosions, demonstrations, retaliation, advanced technologies and surprises in many areas of life.

On January 1st we have Mars conjunct Neptune. This is a signature of rejection, denial, destruction and infection. It can manifest as illness or failures caused by an absence of plans. This could be pointing to violence on New Years Eve. This is a possible terrorist signature or some type of poisoning or gas.

If there is no serious violence over the holidays I expect a short rally to start January 3rd then down into a low near January 10th +- 2 td's. That's the day for the Sun square Uranus mentioned above. We should be going down, and it may be fairly sharp into a 1/2 Primary cycle. This is also just 2 td's away from Mercury turning Direct.

We are in the middle of the Mercury retrograde period with the Inferior conjunction on December 28th.. The Mercury Retrograde period will last until Mercury turns Direct on January 8, 2017.

Following is a daily chart of the SP500 with the Mercury retrograde (red arrow pointed left) and Mercury direct (blue arrow pointed right). This chart also shows the Superior and Inferior conjunctions. The inferior conjunction is often a short term pull back which we have now.



December 26 when the US markets were closed for Christmas there is a 14 year aspect, Jupiter opposing Uranus. This is the first of a 3-pass with 2 oppositions in 2017. At times this opposition will be a T-square with Pluto at the Apex. The French Astrologer, Barbault considers this transit to be predominantly a capitalist oriented cycle. This transit could bring a spirit of  collective optimism. Look for progress as this aspect encourages and a perception of deeper potentialities, poses questions and opens up opportunities. This may be particularly opportune at this time with "The Donald" looking to improve the capitalist system which is the USA. Don't look for an immediate event. Look for a swing to the right politically. Revolutionary activity. This aspect has a history of turns. This aspect along with the Mercury Inferior conjunction on Dec 8th may have started the turn down. The Jupiter / Uranus opposition is still in orb. The Sun will be translating this aspect on January 10th and January 11th. See last month for definitions.

In addition to this transit Mars will make a number of transits over the holiday period. This could be pointing to a violent period with possibly increased terrorist activity.
The other long term aspect is Saturn trine Uranus, a 45 year aspect. We will cover this important transit in the subscriber report. For our purposes here we will say it has a history in the middle east.

Following is a daily chart of the SP500. The brown line is an adjusted Bradley indicator. It's purpose is to find a change in trend. This is not straight forward to read and the details with video are in section 9 of the subscribers report. Price is now above both the 15 and 45 day sma's. and the 15 day sma is above the 45 day. They both turned up. but now price is turning down and the 15 day sma is curling over.



The January 2017 subscribers report will outline some longer term Astrological aspects and events.

As far as aspects go, the Sun and Jupiter have an affinity for the SP500. The following daily chart of the SP500 shows the Jupiter (blue) price line and the Sun (black) price line. The price line is the longitude of the planets converted to price. On the following chart note the price tends to either reverse or make a sharp move where the Sun price line and Jupiter price line cross.



Harmonics
I continue to watch the 24th harmonic cycle (360 / 24) cycles. The brown squares are Sun / Saturn 15 degrees on the following daily chart.
The next hits are  Jan 12, 2017 then Jan. 27, 2017.

I have added 3 price lines to this chart.
Saturn - black
Uranus - purple
Neptune - light blue

These price lines can act as support / resistance. Also on this chart is a blue vertical line which is the 24 cd (calendar day) cycle. It has been at highs and lows. The next date is January 12th, that's the same day as the next 24th harmonic for the Sun / Saturn aspect. Again Jan 12 is close to the Jan 10th date a potential low.



There have been a number of earthquakes over 6.5 the last couple of weeks. I'm expecting more into the New Year.

There may also be problems in the mid-East in the New Year. Look to Israel and Egypt. Problems involving Israel may stretch into March 2017.

Gold
I was looking at October 7th as the start of a new nominal 18 week cycle   1 trough. I suspect we have just put in a low in Gold on December 15th.

December 15 may have been the Gold low we have been looking for. It is possible this is a very extended cycle starting on June 2nd, 2016. This would mean October 7th was not a Primary low. The cycle is either 13 weeks along and started on October 7th or it is 30 weeks along and put in the low on December 15th. This would put us 2 weeks along a new Primary cycle. Price action over the first 2 weeks of January should sort out which cycle we are in.

I would like to see Gold break through the 61.8% retracement of the move from December 2015 to August 2016 on the following chart.

If this is the second week of a new Primary this would be very bullish for Gold here.



Like stocks Gold can be effected by the Mercury retrograde. Following is a daily Gold  chart with the arrows identifying retrograde and direct dates and the Inferior and Superior Sun / Mercury conjunctions. So, coming up are the Mercury Retrograde date of December 19th then December 28 for the Inferior conjunction. January 8 has Mercury turning direct again. Any of these 3 dates could be a turn in Gold. Dec 15th was only 1 td away from Mercury turning retrograde.



Beyond the nominal 18 week cycle there is a 13 1/2 month cycle that is due for a trough then up. This cycle typically lands in the 11 to 14th month. Again it may have been December 15th.

The following weekly chart for Gold has the 13.5 month cycle shown as the blue vertical lines. The purple squares are Uranus turning Direct. They often occur near a low then up.



The next chart is a longer term monthly chart showing the 7.4 year cycle in Gold. They are the red vertical lines. Note that the 7.4 year cycle put in a low in late 2015. We are now in a pull back but we are very early in the 7.4 year cycle which should be bullish in the long term.



Crude
August 3rd was the start of a Primary cycle. With the recent move up it now appears we had the Primary cycle low on November 14. This would put us in the 7th week of a new Primary cycle and we may be looking at the crest of the first nominal 6 week cycle. As per normal price has moved above the 15 and 45 day sma and the 15 is above the 45. Typical for a move off a Primary cycle low.

The orange square on the last bar is the Mars / Neptune conjunction. On reviewing history we often get a reversal in crude on this Astrological aspect. Watch for a move down next week. Remember Neptune is a co-ruler of crude. The other planet being Jupiter.


The blue vertical lines are the average longitudes of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto converted to price.

Note the high on Dec 12th which touched the planetary averages for Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto (blue horizontal lines). This may mark heavy resistance in the future.



I'm watching all aspects to Jupiter or Neptune, the two rulers of crude. The price of crude is subject to the vagaries of the OPEC group and the actions of it's individual members

Following is a daily chart of crude showing the price lines for the Sun (green) and Pluto (black). Note that recent move up in crude has stopped. or at least slowed down at the up sloping green line, the Sun price line. Look for resistance here or the Pluto price line directly above it in the 55.09  range. The two price lines will cross again on January 7th.




Friday, December 23, 2016

Financial Astrology - December 27, 2016

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SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise November 4th was the Primary cycle trough1  which puts us entering the 8th week of a new nominal 18 week cycle. Nov. 4th was the 40 week cycle trough as well. We could be looking at a 1/2 Primary cycle crest and then down. I like the Jan 10th date +- a few. A point. If we get a low on Jan 10-12 then we should review the 1st half year forecast dates and take out anything close to the January 10 date. In this case I would not expect the Mars square Saturn to mark a low if the Jan 10-12 dates registered a low. The 1st Half  2017 Forecast dates are estimated from Astrological events only. As time unfolds we have the benefit of market cycles and possibly additional Astrological events.

It should be noted Primary cycles (18 weeks) most often start with a 6 week sub-cycle. We are there. The 2nd most common start is a 1/2 Primary or 9 week sub-cycles.

The next estimated Primary cycle ( aka nominal 18 week cycle)  low is estimated to be  March 6th +- 3 weeks with a range of February 13th, 2017 to March 19, 2017. It could also be the week of March 19, 2017 +- 3 weeks. As we get closer I will use the upcoming Astros and market cycles to try and get a more exact reading on when the Primary cycle trough will occur. Early April is another possibility.

Last month had a number of Neptune transits. The second half of December has a number Uranus transits. These carry on Monday December 26 when Jupiter opposes Uranus. Uranus is in fiery Aries and Jupiter is in justice seeking Libra. This aspect can manifest as a sudden fortunate change in destiny or the tendency to miss the best chances. This transit can also result in tension and strain that is released suddenly.

Also on December 26 Mars opposes the True North Node which could suddenly change the tension and strain mentioned above.

December 12 had the Sun trine Uranus. This is always approx. 17 cd's (calendar days) before the Uranus Direct signature and 12 cd's after Uranus Direct is the Sun square Uranus on January 10, 2017. This is a Uranian time between Dec 12 and Jan 10th. Uranus can indicate the outbreak of political tension, rioting, right-wing political ideas, free market enterprises, airplanes, breakthroughs, surprise discoveries, explosions, demonstrations, retaliation, advanced technologies and surprises in many areas of life.

We are in the middle of the Mercury retrograde period with the Inferior conjunction on December 28th.. The Mercury Retrograde period will last until Mercury turns Direct on January 8, 2017.

We have had an amazing rise since the US election. We are coming into a period where we either rise or move sideways into the January 20th inauguration day, or we get a turn down or a low on January 10th where transiting Saturn will square the USA Neptune in the Sagittarius Rising chart.

Following is a daily chart of the SP500 with the Mercury retrograde (red arrow pointed left) and Mercury direct (blue arrow pointed right). This chart also shows the Superior and Inferior conjunctions. The inferior conjunction is often a short term pull back.



December 26 when the US markets are closed for Christmas there is a 14 year aspect, Jupiter opposing Uranus. This is the first of a 3-pass with 2 oppositions in 2017. At times this opposition will be a T-square with Pluto at the Apex. The French Astrologer, Barbault considers this transit to be predominantly a capitalist oriented cycle. This transit could bring a spirit of  collective optimism. Look for progress as this aspect encourages and a perception of deeper potentialities, poses questions and opens up opportunities. This may be particularly opportune at this time with "The Donald" looking to improve the capitalist system which is the USA. Don't look for an immediate event. Look for a swing to the right politically. Revolutionary activity. This aspect has a history of turns. This could be the potential crest for the current Primary cycle or a 1/2 Primary cycle. If the pullback occurs before this periodor before January 10th, we will have to re-think the early part of January 2017.

On the other hand, if the society is in crisis it can cause very volatile events to occur without warning amongst an atmosphere of acute tension. There is a dangerous "war mongering" potential for this transit. A quick look at some major charts shows France with transiting Saturn on natal Saturn. Jupiter is almost conjunct the natal True North Node and transiting Pluto quincunx natal Uranus. There could be sudden events particularly over the holiday period. This is based on the French, 5th Republic chart of;

October 5, 1958
0.00 am  CET
Paris, France
48'N52''  2'E20''

As noted above this is a 14 year cycle. Longer term transits, like this, need time to germinate. This transit with the addition of Pluto in a T-square formation may bring problems to the March / April 2017 timeframe. Nevertheless we can expect exciting, new events as the energy of this transit becomes assimilated. There are other issues involving the 8 year cycle of Venus which will be included in the next subscribers report. March / April 2017 could see major problems in the financial markets.

In addition to this transit Mars will make a number of transits over the holiday period. This could be pointing to a violent period with possibly increased terrorist activity.
The other long term aspect is Saturn trine Uranus, a 45 year aspect. We will cover this important transit in the subscriber report. For our purposes here we will say it has a history in the middle east.
Following is a daily chart of the SP500. The brown line is an adjusted Bradley indicator. It's purpose is to find a change in trend. This is not straight forward to read and the details with video are in section 9 of the subscribers report. Price is now above both the 15 and 45 day sma's. and the 15 day sma is above the 45 day. They both turned up. A usual setup leading out of a Primary cycle low.



The January 2017 subscribers report will outline some longer term Astrological aspects and events.

As far as aspects go, the Sun and Jupiter have an affinity for the SP500. The following daily chart of the SP500 shows the Jupiter (blue) price line and the Sun (black) price line. The price line is the longitude of the planets converted to price. On the following chart note the price tends to either reverse or make a sharp move where the Sun price line and Jupiter price line cross Price is now at the point where the Jupiter and Sun price lines cross so we are looking for a sharp move early in the week.



Harmonics
I continue to watch the 24th harmonic cycle (360 / 24) cycles. The brown squares are Sun / Saturn 15 degrees on the following daily chart. The third last hit was
November 4th, the day of the cycle troughs we have been following. The next hits are  December 26th then Jan 12, 2017. It may be close to a high. January 12th is close to our Jan 10th date and may be marking a turn or a low.

I have added 3 price lines to this chart.
Saturn - black
Uranus - purple
Neptune - light blue

These price lines can act as support / resistance. Also on this chart is a blue vertical line which is the 24 cd (calendar day) cycle. It has been at highs and lows. The next date is January 12th, that's the same day as the next 24th harmonic for the Sun / Saturn aspect. Again Jan 12 is close to the Jan 10th date a potential low.



There have been a number of earthquakes over 6.5 this week. I'm expecting more probably over the holiday period and into the New Year.

There may also be problems in the mid-East in the New Year. Look to Israel and Egypt. Problems involving Israel may stretch into March 2017.

January 1, 2017 will see Mars conjunct Neptune. This is a possible terrorist signature or some type of poisoning or gas. Watch out on News years Eve.

Gold
I was looking at October 7th as the start of a new nominal 18 week cycle   1 trough. If we are still looking for the low in Gold, which I think we'll see by mid January and possibly earlier considering the Mercury Retrograde period and the multiple Uranus aspects. Note the Primary cycle that ended on June 1, 2016 was 26 weeks, an outlier.

On the following chart Gold broke through the 61.8% retracement of the move from December 2015 to August 2016 and appears headed for the 78.6% retracement. We are in the 12th week of the Primary cycle. I'm expecting surprises and a sharp move up in Gold would be one of them. Of course a dramatic move down would surprise me as well but I'm leaning to a move up, ideally in the first 2 weeks of January 2017.



Like stocks Gold can be effected by the Mercury retrograde. Following is a daily Gold  chart with the arrows identifying retrograde and direct dates and the Inferior and Superior Sun / Mercury conjunctions. So, coming up are the Mercury Retrograde date of December 19th then December 28 for the Inferior conjunction. January 8 has Mercury turning direct again. Any of these 3 dates could be a turn in Gold. I'm leaning to a early January low.



Beyond the nominal 18 week cycle there is a 13 1/2 month cycle that is due for a trough then up. This cycle typically lands in the 11 to 14th month. Again it may have been October 7th.

The following weekly chart for Gold has the 13.5 month cycle shown as the blue vertical lines. The purple squares are Uranus turning Direct. They often occur near a low then up.



The next chart is a longer term monthly chart showing the 7.4 year cycle in Gold. They are the red vertical lines. Note that the 7.4 year cycle put in a low in late 2015. We are now in a pull back but we are very early in the 7.4 year cycle which should be bullish in the long term. I'm looking for a move up in the first 2 weeks of January 2017.



Crude
August 3rd was the start of a Primary cycle. With the recent move up it now appears we had the Primary cycle low on November 14. This would put us in the 6th week of a new Primary cycle and we may be looking at the crest of the first nominal 6 week cycle. As per normal price has moved above the 15 and 45 day sma and the 15 is above the 45. Typical for a move off a Primary cycle low.

With all the aspects and cycles we have discussed in this letter we should keep in mind that the markets will be closed during a number of the aspects noted in this report. This sometimes has the effect of muting the results.

Note the high on Dec 12th which touched the planetary averages for Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto (blue horizontal lines). This may mark heavy resistance in the future.



I'm watching all aspects to Jupiter or Neptune, the two rulers of crude. The price of crude is subject to the vagaries of the OPEC group and the actions of it's individual members

Following is a daily chart of crude showing the price lines for the Sun (green) and Pluto (black). Note that recent move up in crude has stopped. or at least slowed down at the up sloping green line, the Sun price line. Look for resistance here or the Pluto price line directly above it in the 52.95 range. The two price lines will cross again on January 6th, close to the January 10th date mentioned above.







Saturday, December 17, 2016

Financial Astrology - December 19, 2016

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SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise November 4th was the Primary cycle trough1  which puts us entering the 7th week of a new nominal 18 week cycle. This was the 40 week cycle trough as well. 

It should be noted Primary cycles (18 weeks) most often start with a 6 week sub-cycle. We are there. The 2nd most common start is a 1/2 Primary or 9 week sub-cycles.

The next estimated Primary cycle ( aka nominal 18 week cycle)  low is estimated to be  March 6th +- 3 weeks with a range of February 13th, 2017 to March 19, 2017. It could also be the week of March 19, 2017 +- 3 weeks. As we get closer I will use the upcoming Astros to try and get a more exact reading on when the Primary cycle trough will occur. Early April is another possibility.

Last month had a number of Neptune transits. The second half of December has a number Uranus transits. These start on Monday December 12 when the Sun trines Uranus. Uranus is in fiery Aries. This is always approx. 17 cd's (calendar days) before the Uranus Direct signature and 12 cd's after Uranus Direct is the Sun square Uranus on January 10, 2017. This is a Uranian time between Dec 12 and Jan 10th. Uranus can indicate the outbreak of political tension, rioting, right-wing political ideas, free market enterprises, airplanes, breakthroughs, surprise discoveries, explosions, demonstrations, retaliation, advanced technologies and surprises in many areas of life.

Last week we had the FOMC meeting and finally a rate increase even though bonds have already moved. Remember, QE was to bale out the banks, not the economy. They also suggested they could be looking at 3 rate increases next year, instead of 2. An increasing US$ will make US exports more expensive in other countries and increasing the trillions in US denominated debt will make the debt more expensive to pay back. In additions commodities don't do well in a rising interest rate environment.

December 19 starts the Mercury Retrograde period. Covered many times, Mercury is known as the trickster and the retrograde period is not a good time to make decisions, or sign contracts or agreements. It's about confusion, mis-directed energy and troubled communications including; speaking, writing and transmitting. Something may be put on hold. Go ahead and plan. Mercury has it's most effect on people who know nothing about it. This Mercury retrograde will start when Mercury is close to a  conjunction with Pluto, suggesting a major agreement of some kind. Note, Mercury gets close to Pluto but turns retrograde before it is in exact conjunction. The Mercury Retrograde period will last until Mercury turns Direct on January 8, 2017.

We have had an amazing rise since the US election but now coming into a period of Astrological aspects which have a history of turns. Coming up we have Mercury Retrograde, Saturn trine Uranus, Jupiter opposition Uranus and Uranus Direct. On January 1st Mars conjunct Neptune which could be pointing to a possible violent event. More on these aspects were sent to subscribers.

Following is a daily chart of the SP500 with the Mercury retrograde (red arrow pointed left) and Mercury direct (blue arrow pointed right). This chart also shows the Superior and Inferior conjunctions.



December 26 when the US markets are closed for Christmas there is a 14 year aspect, Jupiter opposing Uranus. This is the first of a 3-pass with 2 oppositions in 2017. At times this opposition will be a T-square with Pluto at the Apex. The French Astrologer, Barbault considers this transit to be predominantly a capitalist oriented cycle. This transit could bring a spirit of  collective optimism. Look for progress as this aspect encourages and a perception of deeper potentialities, poses questions and opens up opportunities. This may be particularly opportune at this time with "The Donald" looking to improve the capitalist system which is the USA. Don't look for an immediate event. Look for a swing to the right politically. Revolutionary activity. This aspect has a history of turns. This with the Mercury retrograde period is pointing to the first or second week of 2017 for a turn (down) in the SP500. This would be the potential crest for the current Primary cycle or a 1/2 Primary cycle. If the pullback occurs before this period we will have to re-think the early part of January 2017.

On the other hand, if the society is in crisis it can cause very volatile events to occur without warning amongst an atmosphere of acute tension. There is a dangerous "war mongering" potential for this transit. A quick look at some major charts shows France with transiting Saturn on natal Saturn. Jupiter is almost conjunct the natal True North Node and transiting Pluto quincunx natal Uranus. There could be sudden events particularly over the holiday period. This is based on the French, 5th Republic chart of;

October 5, 1958
0.00 am  CET
Paris, France
48'N52''  2'E20''

As noted above this is a 14 year cycle. Longer term transits, like this, need time to germinate. This transit with the addition of Pluto in a T-square formation may bring problems to the March / April 2017 timeframe. Nevertheless we can expect exciting, new events as the energy of this transit becomes assimilated. There are other issues involving the 8 year cycle of Venus which will be included in the next subscribers report. March / April 2017 could see major problems in the financial markets.

In addition to this transit Mars will make a number of transits over the holiday period. This could be pointing to a violent period with possibly increased terrorist activity.
The other long term aspect is Saturn trine Uranus, a 45 year aspect. We will cover this important transit in the subscriber report. For our purposes here we will say it has a history in the middle east.
Following is a daily chart of the SP500. The brown line is an adjusted Bradley indicator. It's purpose is to find a change in trend. This is not straight forward to read and the details with video are in section 9 of the subscribers report. Price is now above both the 15 and 45 day sma's. and the 15 day sma is above the 45 day. They both turned up. A usual setup leading out of a Primary cycle low.



As far as aspects go, the Sun and Jupiter have an affinity for the SP500. The following daily chart of the SP500 shows the Jupiter (blue) price line and the Sun (black) price line. The price line is the longitude of the planets converted to price. On the following chart note the price tends to either reverse or make a sharp move where the Sun price line and Jupiter price line cross. Price has been following the Sun price line up for the last 3 days and 5 of the last 6 td's.



Harmonics
I continue to watch the 24th harmonic cycle (360 / 24) cycles. The brown squares are Sun / Saturn 15 degrees on the following daily chart. The third last hit was
November 4th, the day of the cycle troughs we have been following. The next hits are  December 26th then Jan 12, 2017. It may be close to a high.

From last week:
"Watch Dec 12 and 13th, next week. They are often at short changes in trend. "
So far it put in a high on Dec 13th.

I have added 3 price lines to this chart.
Saturn - black
Uranus - purple
Neptune - light blue

These price lines can act as support / resistance. Notice we have just moved down to the Neptune price line (light blue). went through then came back to the Neptune price line then moved up again.

Also on this chart is a blue vertical line which is the 24 cd (calendar day) cycle. It has been at highs and lows. The next date is Dec. 19th, that's Monday, the day Mercury turns retrograde very close to a conjunction with Pluto.



There have been a number of earthquakes over 6.5 this week. I'm expecting more probably over the holiday period.


Gold
I was looking at October 7th as the start of a new nominal 18 week cycle   1 trough. If we are still looking for the low in Gold, which I think we'll see by mid January and possibly earlier considering the Mercury Retrograde period and the multiple Uranus aspects. Note the Primary cycle that ended on June 1, 2016 was 26 weeks, an outlier.

On the following chart Gold broke through the 61.8% retracement of the move from December 2015 to August 2016 and appears headed for the 78.6% retracement. As noted above under the SP500 section, I'm expecting surprises and a sharp move up in Gold would be one of them. Of course a dramatic move down would surprise me as well but I'm leaning to a move up, ideally in the first 2 weeks of January 2017.



Like stocks Gold can be effected by the Mercury retrograde. Following is a daily Gold  chart with the arrows identifying retrograde and direct dates and the Inferior and Superior Sun / Mercury conjunctions. So, coming up are the Mercury Retrograde date of December 19th then December 28 for the Inferior conjunction. January 8 has Mercury turning direct again. Any of these 3 dates could be a turn in Gold. I'm leaning to a early January low.



Beyond the nominal 18 week cycle there is a 13 1/2 month cycle that is due for a trough then up. This cycle typically lands in the 11 to 14th month. Again it may have been October 7th.

The following weekly chart for Gold has the 13.5 month cycle shown as the blue vertical lines. I had been looking ahead to see if there are any Astrological aspects with a history of moves in Gold. I was looking at the Sun / Neptune square and that could turn out to be close to a turn date in Gold.



The next chart is a longer term monthly chart showing the 7.4 year cycle in Gold. They are the red vertical lines. Note that the 7.4 year cycle put in a low in late 2015. We are now in a pull back but we are very early in the 7.4 year cycle which should be bullish in the long term. I'm looking for a move up in the first 2 weeks of January 2017.



Crude
August 3rd was the start of a Primary cycle. With the recent move up it now appears we had the Primary cycle low on November 14. This would put us in the 5th week of a new Primary cycle and we may be looking at the crest of the first nominal 6 week cycle. As per normal price has moved above the 15 and 45 day sma and the 15 is above the 45. Typical for a move off a Primary cycle low.

With all the aspects and cycles we have discussed in this letter we should keep in mind that the markets will be closed during a number of the aspects noted in this report. This sometimes has the effect of muting the results.

Note the high on Dec 12th which touched the planetary averages for Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. This may mark heavy resistance in the future.



I'm watching all aspects to Jupiter or Neptune, the two rulers of crude. The price of crude is subject to the vagaries of the OPEC group and the actions of it's individual members

Following is a daily chart of crude showing the price lines for the Sun (green) and Pluto (black). Note that recent move up in crude has stopped. or at least slowed down at the up sloping green line, the Sun price line. Look for resistance here or the Pluto price line directly above it in the 52.95 range. The two price lines crossed on December 14th and crude had a big range day and headed down for a couple of days.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Summary of Passed Forecast Dates

The next weekly blog post for December 12th can be found one blog post further down.

This post will simply display the 3, 6 month periods and the forecast turn dates. The arrows are not meant to indicate direction. They only point to a forecast date from which I expected a change in trend.

The next 6 months, the 1st half of 2017, will be available in a few days for subscribers. They cover the SP500 and Gold

July - Dec 2015



Jan - June 2016
July - Dec 2016


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Financial Astrology - December 12, 2016

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SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise November 4th was the Primary cycle trough1  which puts us entering the 6th week of a new nominal 18 week cycle. This was the 40 week cycle trough as well. 

It should be noted Primary cycles (18 weeks) most often start with a 6 week sub-cycle. We are there. The 2nd most common start is a 1/2 Primary or 9 week sub-cycles.

The next estimated Primary cycle ( aka nominal 18 week cycle)  low is estimated to be  March 6th +- 3 weeks with a range of February 13th, 2017 to March 19, 2017. It could also be the week of March 19, 2017 +- 3 weeks. As we get closer I will use the upcoming Astros to try and get a more exact reading on when the Primary cycle trough will occur. Early April is another possibility.

Last month had a number of Neptune transits. December has a number of Mars and Uranus transits. These start on Monday December 12 when the Sun trines Uranus. Uranus is in fiery Aries.

Last week we said:
"On Monday December 5th the Sun will conjunct the heliocentric Nodes of Uranus which often results in a change in trend or big range day."
This started another move up which lasted all week.

On December 13, 2016 there is a perigee Full Moon or Supermoon. Watch the period around December 13 +- 3 cd's (calendar days) closely. This could be a period of strong earthquake events or other geophysical activity. Also look for strong tides and possibly violent weather. The Sun is in fairly close conjunction to Saturn during the full moon. We could be looking at a sudden reversal in the markets.

On December 14th we have the FOMC meeting and finally a rate increase even though bonds have already moved. Remember, QE was to bale out the banks, not the economy.

December 19 starts the Mercury Retrograde period. Covered many times, Mercury is known as the trickster and the retrograde period is not a good time to make decisions, or sign contracts or agreements. It's about confusion, mis-directed energy and troubled communications including; speaking, writing and transmitting. Go ahead and plan. Mercury has it's most effect on people who know nothing about it. This Mercury retrograde will start when Mercury is almost exactly in conjunction with Pluto, suggesting a major agreement of some kind. The Mercury Retrograde period will last until Mercury turns Direct on January 8, 2017.

Following is a daily chart of the SP500 with the Mercury retrograde (red arrow pointed left) and Mercury direct (blue arrow pointed right). This chart also shows the Superior and Inferior conjunctions.



December 26 when the US markets are closed for Christmas there is a 14 year aspect, Jupiter opposing Uranus. This is the first of a 3-pass in 2017. At times this opposition will be a T-square with Pluto at the Apex. The French Astrologer, Barbault considers this transit to be predominantly a capitalist oriented cycle. This transit could bring a spirit of individual and collective optimism. Look for progress as this aspect encourages and a perception of deeper potentialities, poses questions and opens up opportunities. This may be particularly opportune at this time with "The Donald" looking to improve the capitalist system which is the USA. Don't look for an immediate event. Look for a swing to the right politically. Revolution??

On the other hand, if the society is in crisis it can cause very volatile events to occur without warning amongst an atmosphere of acute tension. There is a dangerous "war mongering" potential of this transit. A quick look at some major charts shows France with transiting Saturn on natal Saturn. Jupiter is almost conjunct the natal True North Node and transiting Pluto quincunx natal Uranus. There could be sudden events particularly over the holiday period. This is based on the French, 5th Republic chart of;
October 5, 1958
0.00 am  CET
Paris, France
48'N52''  2'E20''

This is a 14 year cycle. Longer term transits, like this, need time to germinate. This transit with the addition of Pluto in a T-square formation may bring problems to the March / April 2017 timeframe. Nevertheless we can expect exciting, new events as the energy of this transit becomes assimilated. There are other issues involving the 8 year cycle of Venus which will be included in the next subscribers report. March / April 2017 could see major problems in the financial markets.

In addition to this transit Mars will make a number of transits over the holiday period. This could be pointing to a violent period with possibly increased terrorist activity.
The other long term aspect is Saturn trine Uranus, a 45 year aspect. We will cover this important transit in the subscriber report. For our purposes here we will say it has a history in the middle east. We can also say this should be "wild and crazy" times.
Following is a daily chart of the SP500. The brown line is an adjusted Bradley indicator. It's purpose is to find a change in trend. This is not straight forward to read and the details with video are in section 9 of the subscribers report. Price is now above both the 15 and 45 day sma's. and the 15 day sma is above the 45 day. They both turned up. A usual setup leading out of a Primary cycle low.



As far as aspects go, the Sun and Jupiter have an affinity for the SP500. The following daily chart of the SP500 shows the Jupiter (blue) price line and the Sun (black) price line. The price line is the longitude of the planets converted to price. On the following chart note the price tends to either reverse or make a sharp move where the Sun price line and Jupiter price line cross. Note the last price bar, 6 bars ago, on this chart is on one of these crossings. It stopped going up and has been drifting down. Watch the next blue Jupiter price line to see if we get resistance in the 2262 area.



Harmonics
I continue to watch the 24th harmonic cycle (360 / 24) cycles. The brown squares are Sun / Saturn 15 degrees on the following daily chart. The second last hit was
November 4th, the day of the cycle troughs we have been following. The next hits are  then Dec. 9th and December 26th. Dec. 9th is the last Sun / Saturn 15 degrees. It may be close to a high. Watch Dec 12 and 13th, next week. They are often at short changes in trend.

I have added 3 price lines to this chart.
Saturn - black
Uranus - purple
Neptune - light blue

These price lines can act as support / resistance. Notice we have just moved down to the Neptune price line (light blue). went through then came back to the Neptune price line then moved up again.

Also on this chart is a blue vertical line which is the 24 cd (calendar day) cycle. It has been at highs and lows. The next date is Dec. 19th.



There have been a number of earthquakes over 6.5 this week. I'm expecting more probably closer to December 13 or the end of December 2016.


Gold
I was looking at October 7th as the start of a new nominal 18 week cycle   1 trough. The week of the Nov 11th move down negates that possibility and leaves us looking for a Gold cycle low. If we are still looking for the low in Gold, which I think we are, then we are in the 27th week. This is not a good technical configuration. Note the Primary cycle that ended on June 1, 2016 was 26 weeks, an outlier.

On the following chart Gold is at the 61.8% retracement of the move from December 2015 to August 2016 and appears to be getting support but we are sliding past it. As noted above under the SP500 section, I'm expecting surprises and a sharp move up in Gold would be one of them. Of course a dramatic move down would surprise me as well but I'm leaning to a move up, ideally on the holiday period during the last 2 weeks of 2016.



Like stocks Gold can be effected by the Mercury retrograde. Following is a daily Gold  chart with the arrows identifying retrograde and direct dates and the Inferior and Superior Sun / Mercury conjunctions. So, coming up are the Mercury Retrograde date of December 19th then December 28 for the Inferior conjunction. January 8 has Mercury turning direct again. Any of these 3 dates could be a turn in Gold. Note the Mercury conjunctions are often a sharp move +- 2 tds.



Beyond the nominal 18 week cycle there is a 13 1/2 month cycle that is due for a trough then up. This cycle typically lands in the 11 to 14th month. Again it may have been October 7th.

The following weekly chart for Gold has the 13.5 month cycle shown as the blue vertical lines. I had been looking ahead to see if there are any Astrological aspects with a history of moves in Gold. I was looking at the Sun / Neptune square and that could turn out to be close to a turn date in Gold.



The next chart is a longer term monthly chart showing the 7.4 year cycle in Gold. They are the red vertical lines. Note that the 7.4 year cycle put in a low in late 2015. We are now in a pull back but we are very early in the 7.4 year cycle which should be bullish in the long term. I'm looking for a more substantial move up in late November or December.



Crude
August 3rd was the start of the Primary cycle and we are now either entering the 19 week or the 4th week and November 14th was a shortened Primary cycle at 15 weeks. This big move up was after the OPEC meeting and there supposed cut-back in production. Trump's oil policy where he has stated he wants to have the US produce it's own crude via shale oil, fracking, side-ways drilling etc. is in conflict with OPEC production cuts.

The end of a Primary cycle is usually the most volatile and harder to predict. On the following chart the 15 day sma is pointed up as is the 45 day sma. This looks like the Primary cycle is in. This volatility is usual for a Primary trough formation. This is pointing to the coming week being the 4th week with the Primary cycle trough on November 14th. We also have a new high on December 5th. Could this be a left translated top from which we go down in this Primary cycle.



I'm watching all aspects to Jupiter or Neptune, the two rulers of crude. The price of crude is subject to the vagaries of the OPEC group and the actions of it's individual members. The Sun square Neptune aspect on November 3rd and the OPEC announcement may have identified the Primary cycle low.

Following is a daily chart of crude showing the price lines for the Sun (green) and Pluto (black). Note that recent move up in crude has stopped. or at least slowed down at the up sloping green line, the Sun price line. Look for resistance here or the Pluto price line directly above it in the 52.61 range. The two price lines cross on December 14th




Saturday, December 3, 2016

Financial Astrology - December 5, 2016

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SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise November 4th looks like the Primary cycle trough1  which puts us entering the 5th week of a new nominal 18 week cycle. This was the 40 week cycle trough as well. 

The next estimated Primary cycle ( aka nominal 18 week cycle)  low is estimated to be  March 6th +- 3 weeks with a range of February 13th, 2017 to March 19, 2017. It could also be the week of March 19, 2017 +- 3 weeks. As we get closer I will use the upcoming Astros to try and get a more exact reading on when the Primary cycle trough will occur.

Last month had a number of Neptune transits. December has a number of Mars and Uranus transits.

On Monday December 5th the Sun will conjunct the heliocentric Nodes of Uranus which often results in a change in trend or big range day.

On December 13, 2016 there is a perigee Full Moon or Supermoon. Watch the period around December 13 +- 3 cd's (calendar days).

This could be a period of strong earthquake events or other geophysical activity. Also look for strong tides and possibly violent weather.

December 19 starts the Mercury Retrograde period. Covered many times, Mercury is known as the trickster and the retrograde period is not a good time to make decisions, or sign contracts or agreements. It's about confusion and mis-directed energy. Go ahead and plan. Mercury has it's most effect on people who know nothing about it. This Mercury retrograde will start when Mercury is almost exactly in conjunction with Pluto, suggesting a major agreement of some kind. Following is a daily chart of the SP500 with the Mercury retrograde (red arrow pointed left) and Mercury direct (blue arrow pointed right). This chart also shows the Superior and Inferior conjunctions.



December 26 when the US markets are closed for Christmas there is a 14 year aspect, Jupiter opposing Uranus. This is the first of a 3-pass in 2017. At times this opposition will be a T-square with Pluto at the Apex. The French Astrologer, Barbault considers this transit to be predominantly a capitalist oriented cycle. This transit should bring a spirit of individual and collective optimism. Look for progress as this aspect encourages and a perception of deeper potentialities, poses questions and opens up opportunities. This may be particularly opportune at this time with "The Donald" looking to improve the capitalist system which is the USA. Don't look for an immediate event. This is a 14 year cycle. Longer term transits, like this, need time to germinate. Nevertheless we can expect exciting, new events as the energy of this transit becomes assimilated.

In addition to this transit Mars will make a number of transits over the holiday period. This could be pointing to a violent period with possibly increased terrorist activity.

Following is a daily chart of the SP500. The brown line is an adjusted Bradley indicator. It's purpose is to find a change in trend. This is not straight forward to read and the details with video are in section 9 of the subscribers report. Price is now above both the 15 and 45 day sma's. and the 15 day sma is above the 45 day. They both turned up. A usual setup leading out of a Primary cycle low. Since this is the 5th week we should be aware we often get a nominal 6 week cycle to start a new Primary cycle and we appear to be turning.



As far as aspects go, the Sun and Jupiter have an affinity for the SP500. The following daily chart of the SP500 shows the Jupiter (blue) price line and the Sun (black) price line. The price line is the longitude of the planets converted to price. On the following chart note the price tends to either reverse or make a sharp move where the Sun price line and Jupiter price line cross. Note the last price bar, 6 bars ago, on this chart is on one of these crossings. It stopped going up and has been drifting down. It may have found support on the blue Jupiter price line on the last 2 days.



Harmonics
I continue to watch the 24th harmonic cycle (360 / 24) cycles. The brown squares are Sun / Saturn 15 degrees on the following daily chart. The second last hit was
November 4th, the day of the cycle troughs we have been following. The next hits are  then Dec. 9th and December 26th.  They are often at short changes in trend.

I have added 3 price lines to this chart.
Saturn - black
Uranus - purple
Neptune - light blue

These price lines can act as support / resistance. Notice we have just moved down to the Neptune price line (light blue). Watch for support or a bounce.

Also on this chart is a blue vertical line which is the 24 cd (calendar day) cycle. It has been at highs and lows. We just hit it today, November 25th.



There have been a number of earthquakes over 6.5 this week. I'm expecting more probably closer to December 13 or the end of December 2016.

“Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value. Zero.”
-- Voltaire


Gold
I was looking at October 7th as the start of a new nominal 18 week cycle   1 trough. Last weeks move down negates that possibility and leaves us looking for a Gold cycle low. If we are still looking for the low in Gold, which I think we are, then we are in the 26th week. This is not a good technical configuration. Note the Primary cycle that ended on June 1, 2016 was 26 weeks, an outlier.

On the following chart Gold is at the 61.8% retracement of the move from December 2015 to August 2016 and appears to be getting support.



Beyond the nominal 18 week cycle there is a 13 1/2 month cycle that is due for a trough then up. This cycle typically lands in the 11 to 14th month. Again it may have been October 7th.

Like stocks Gold can be effected by the Mercury retrograde. Following is a daily Gold  chart with the arrows identifying retrograde and direct dates and the Inferior and Superior Sun / Mercury conjunctions.



The following weekly chart for Gold has the 13.5 month cycle shown as the blue vertical lines. I had been looking ahead to see if there are any Astrological aspects with a history of moves in Gold. I was looking at the Sun / Neptune square and that could turn out to be close to a turn date in Gold.

Astrologically a low later in November would make more sense. Beyond the Sun / Neptune square there are 2 very long term aspects on November 17 and particularly November 24, 25.



The next chart is a longer term monthly chart showing the 7.4 year cycle in Gold. They are the red vertical lines. Note that the 7.4 year cycle put in a low in late 2015. We are now in a pull back but we are very early in the 7.4 year cycle which should be bullish in the long term. I'm looking for a more substantial move up in late November or December.



Crude
August 3rd was the start of the Primary cycle and we are now 18 weeks along although we may have had the Primary cycle trough on November 14th which would put us in the 3rd week of a new Primary cycle. This big move up was after the OPEC meeting and there supposed cut-back in production. Trump's oil policy where he has stated he wants to have the US produce it's own crude via shale oil, fracking, side-ways drilling etc. is in conflict with OPEC production cuts.

The end of a Primary cycle is usually the most volatile and harder to predict. On the following chart the 15 day sma is pointed up as is the 45 day sma. This looks like the Primary cycle is in. This volatility is usual for a Primary trough formation.



I'm watching all aspects to Jupiter or Neptune, the two rulers of crude. The price of crude is subject to the vagaries of the OPEC group and the actions of it's individual members. The Sun square Neptune aspect on November 3rd and the OPEC announcement may have identified the Primary cycle low.

Following is a daily chart of crude showing the price lines for the Sun (green) and Pluto (black). Note that recent move up in crude has stopped. or at least slowed down at the up sloping green line, the Sun price line. Look for resistance here or the Pluto price line directly above it in the 52.59 range.






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