Friday, January 29, 2016

Financial Astrology - February 1, 2016

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From last weeks blog post;
"Looking at heliocentric aspects there is  a very interesting date on January 29th, 2016 +- a few. "

From last months subscriber letter, January 2, 2016:
"When Jupiter turns Retrograde it is almost conjunct the North Node and will be almost conjunct the North Node for the month of January with two exact conjunctions on Jan 23rd and Jan 29th. This is very unusual. And the last significant signature for the first week of January is the Sun in waning square to Uranus. This is a somewhat unpredictable aspect which can mark Primary cycle highs and lows but many times no significant event.:

"Jan29th can be important for another reason as well. That is, there are a number of heliocentric aspects occurring on January 29th, 2016. They are;
heliocentric Saturn square Neptune
heliocentric Jupiter trine Pluto
heliocentric Earth trine Saturn
heliocentric Earth quincunx Neptune

Note that both Saturn and Neptune are highlighted here. Also, remember the Saturn / Neptune square "is often found near changes in inflation and or interest rates and money valuation problems in general""

If truth be known I was looking at this heliocentric square between Saturn and Neptune as affecting crude. The change to negative interest rates for the BOJ fits with money valuation problems in general

SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise Jan 20th looks like it was the Primary cycle trough.  1 cycle that started on Aug 24th. The start of a new Primary (nominal 18 week) cycle is usually the most bullish part of the cycle. We often get a pullback 2-3 weeks after the start of a new Primary cycle which provides an oppourtunity to get on board if you missed the cycle low.

I believe we are close to longer term cycle bottoms, both the 6.5 - 7 year cycle and the Kitchin cycle, 3.3 years (or 40 months). Assuming January 20th was not it (and it certainly could be), then we may see a left translated cycle, that is a Primary cycle which forms it's crest in the first half of the cycle. This is a bearish sign. Look for this over the next 9 weeks. Subscribers have the time-frame where I think we will have a more significant low.

The Primary cycle is aka, the nominal 18 week with a range of 15 to 21 weeks.

The first couple of weeks of February continue with some heavy transits then a break for a couple of weeks into the week of February 22nd.

The main cycle mentioned above was the heliocentric Saturn square Neptune. Neptune rules a number of things and one is crude. Neptune is also illusion, delusion, fraud, deceit, "the great pretender".



VIDEO - quick review of the Mercury - From last week (dates in previous weekly)


On January 5th Mercury turned retrograde or moving backward as viewed from earth. It then translated the Uranus / Pluto square on Jan 20th (the Low) and Jan 22nd. I mentioned Mercury acts like the "trickster" especially when moving retrograde. On
Jan 25 Mercury turned direct. Now Mercury will translate the Uranus / Pluto square again, this time when moving forward. Mercury will conjunct Pluto on Jan 30th and Mercury will square Uranus on Jan 31. Both on the weekend but the Mercury Uranus square will be close to the opening in the far East Sunday night. Watch this closely to get clues for Monday morning in the U.S.

Do we get tricked on Mercury's first translation of the Uranus / Pluto square on Jan 20 and Jan 22 when Mercury was retrograde and then get the real message over the weekend of Jan 30, 31st when Mercury translates the Uranus / Pluto square again but this time when it is moving forward. Watch the first week in February very closely, particularly Monday for Mercury.

Other dates to watch this coming week are Feb 4th where there is Mercury parallel Saturn and Feb 5, 6th where Venus will translate the Uranus / Pluto square, Venus conjunct Pluto on Feb 5th and Venus squared Uranus on Feb 6th. Venus amongst other things rules money and Pluto, amongst other things, rules debt. Uranus is sudden events or sudden change. Watch Feb 5th and Feb 8th very closely. The Venus / Pluto conjunction is often found at lows and 2 to 3 days before the actual conjunction date, so this time the 1st to the 4th. It's difficult seeing it move the major market indices down so early in the nominal 18 week cycle.

To summarize the above:
Volatility should remain. February 1st should be watched closely following the Mercury aspects on this coming weekend. Feb 4th has Mercury parallel Saturn which ties into a much more powerful Saturn parallel Pluto on Feb 9th. Feb 4th  also has a Fibonacci calc and a Sun / Pluto aspect that at the least should see a big range day.

Pay attention to the Employment situation report on Feb 5th. Jaw boning can move the markets as can fictitious moves in crude.

With the sharp market moves down we should consider one or more of the longer term cycles are coming down to enter their trough. Note the longer term charts we have shown for many months, specifically the Kitchin cycle (40 months) and the 6.5- 7 year cycle. The longer term cycles typically pull everything down with them. This can be a process that takes many months when only looking at the longer term cycle charts. They can also distort the normal rhythm of the 18 week cycle.

We use the Astrological aspects to determine a more exact time. Longer term geocentric Astrological cycles include:

Uranus waning square Pluto
            - passed the exact but still in orb (1 degree)
            Remember what this square is about.
            "This aspect has a historical association between anarchic uprisings and problems   with debt               and Banks. The debt issue will have major negative consequences for all financial markets.

Other events associated with this square are protest movements, social unrest and perhaps mob violence. Tax revolts fit in as well. The square is about tearing down the old structures (governments, financial institutions) and building anew. Although Uranus is about sudden change and surprises, Pluto is about long term changes that will not be undone. It is ruthless in it’s force to change the status quo. We are only 1 degree away from the exact Uranus and Pluto square."

Jupiter waning square Saturn
            - in the middle of a 3 pass, 2 exact hits to come this year
"The business cycle and direct effect on European history. Major changes will be occurring in Europe as result of the refuge migration. There is a major sign change coming up when Jupiter and Saturn are conjunct in 2020. More on this 240 year conjunction in a future post."
           
Saturn square Neptune
            -in the middle of a 3 pass, 2 exact hits to come this year
"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 epidemics, pandemics suffering, depression and money valuation problems. This could be a change in the world's  reserve currency or issues around it. A large increase in precious metals is also possible as it is a money valuation issue. This 36 year aspect has been  associated with political changes, reforms and development of socialism. One wonders in regards to epidemics and sickness, would this be natural illnesses or man-made."

The spring time frame looks like a time to protect capital. I would say we should start now.

On the following chart, the red squares are Jupiter square Saturn. An ideal spot for a significant low would be between the last 2 red squares at March 23rd to May 26th. Note the green squares also. These are the Saturn / Neptune exact squares and the middle square is very close to the last Jupiter / Saturn square.



For 2016 we have Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and the North Node in mutable signs. In addition both Solar eclipses are in mutable signs. Mutable signs are about flexibility and the ability or need to change.

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. It's a time period where things seen depressing.

Two charts we have not shown for a while. The first is a weekly chart of the SP500. The horizontal blue lines are the average longitude of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. This average is converted to price and displayed on this chart. Notice how well it has acted as support and resistance. The vertical black lines are the 55 td Fib cycle. Will the SP500 reach the next level at 1968 or fall back to 1878. If it's a new 18 week cycle I suspect it will move up.



The other chart we haven't shown for a while is this Fan which started on March 6, 2009 at the low. The dark blue line has acted as support most of the way up. It is the 50% line or 45 degrees. The red line we have just touched is 61.8%. It hasn't been touched since Oct. 2011. The black vertical lines are 512 cd's (calendar days) which next falls on March 9, just one day away from a powerful Solar Eclipse.



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 2015 through the spring of 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 Also the 21 and 34 week moving averages are pointing down.

The question is, do we have a significant low in front of us. At this point I think yes and we may have just seen it although I'm thinking potentially deeper in the spring time frame in 2016.



Gold
Gold put in a  Primary cycle   1 trough on July 24th and we had another Primary cycle trough on Dec 3rd. 2015.

This puts us entering the 9th week of the Primary cycle and entering the 3rd week of the 2nd nominal 6 week cycle during this coming week. The nominal 6 week cycle has a range of 5 to 7 weeks.

Jan 8th appears to be a 6 week cycle crest from which we typically pullback into a nominal 6 week cycle low which appears to be Jan 14th. There are approx. 3, 6 week cycles in the nominal 18 week cycle.

Gold needs to keep advancing here ideally above the 50% fib retracement at 1131. Any news from Central Banks on QE anything would be positive for Gold as does negative interest rates in Japan.

Watch the fib retracements on the following chart for both support and resistance areas.



I'm expecting a bigger move in Gold later in the year, possibly at the end of this Primary cycle which may also be a 17 month cycle low. The move should be up. Again, subscribers have the potential dates.

On the following daily chart we see Gold had a low on Jan 15th (27 cd cycle) then moved up into Jan 20th where it hit the Jupiter price line and fell back, but rose again this week and intra day on Jan 29 came back and touched the Jupiter price line (blue), hopefully to say good bye, I'm moving higher.



Crude
This coming week of February 1st, 2016 we should be entering the 23rd week or
2nd week of a nominal 18 week cycle which started January 20th.

This will need a few more days moving up to make me a believer, but it certainly looks like a Primary cycle low on January 20th at this time.

Watch the Fib retracements for a potential reversal or a retest like that mentioned above for the SP500.

Many commodities and financials should be affected by the Saturn / Neptune waning square this year. This is a 3 pass with the last 2 occurring mid-Year and then September 2016. This is a 36 year cycle so looking back 36 years we had severe problems with the lack of crude and interest rates went over 20%. Things are never the same, but often close. Are we at the bottom in crude? We should be close.

Looking at the crude chart we see a Primary cycle low on Aug 24 and then a crest on
Oct 9th. This is an example of a left translated cycle with the crest forming closer to the beginning trough. Left translated cycles are bearish, they simply spend more time going down than moving up. After 7 years of QE and loose money policy we haven't seen many left translated cycles for some time.





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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Financial Astrology UPDATE Jan 28, 2016

Tomorrow, Jan 29th should be an important day for crude. Bear in mind that any date has a minimum orb of +- 2 td's.

From the last blog post:
"Looking at heliocentric aspects there is  a very interesting date on January 29th, 2016 +- a few. "

We are now one day away and it is still difficult to forecast the direction of the move in crude.

For the Astrologers reading this post tomorrow's heliocentric aspects are:

Saturn square Neptune

Jupiter trine Pluto

Earth trine Saturn

Earth quincunx Neptune.

The latter aspects is really part of a Yod which is completed by Mars and Mercury in quincunx to Neptune as well. Neptune may receive the energy from the Earth, Mars and Mercury and have a positive effect or Neptune may act to block that energy. Either way something dramatic should occur either tomorrow or within 2 days.

So there are positive and negative aspects hitting Neptune, the planet that rules crude and positive aspects hitting Jupiter, the co-ruler of crude.

Geocentrically there is one potent aspect, Jupiter conjunct the North Node.

Watch crude closely tomorrow as I expect some important news and potentially a dramatic reversal.

This looks like an aspect dealing with crude but Neptune also rules water, epidemics and long term illnesses, illusion and fraud.

This could also indicate a geophysical event or terrorist activity.



Saturday, January 23, 2016

Financial Astrology - January 25, 2016

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SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise Jan 20th may have been the Primary cycle trough.  1 cycle that started on Aug 24th. It certainly was due but we should wait for confirmation, particularly the next two weeks where we have many CIT's (Change In Trend) signals. Jan 20th, therefore may be the trough and we would be starting week 1 of a new Primary and as I said we need confirmation that only time will give. This cycle is aka, the nominal 18 week with a range of 15 to 21 weeks.

So we have a number of potential CIT's and Astrological events over the next two weeks that we will identify in this post. We also have longer term market cycles and Astro events forming which could drag the world markets lower. If longer term cycles lows are forming the normal length of the nominal 18 week cycle can be distorted.
"We're not in Kansas anymore Toto."

With all the confusion occurring now and around the next two weeks this post will concentrate on that time frame.

One thing I can say about the daily SP500 chart is the Primary cycles have been right translated, meaning the high has come closer to the end of the cycle. This Primary, the high is almost in the middle. Left translated cycles are bearish. We may be looking at a transition.



VIDEO - quick Summary of recent Astro events


From last weeks blog post:
"Do we get tricked on Mercury's first translation of the Uranus / Pluto square on Jan 20 and Jan 22 and then get the real message over the weekend of Jan 30, 31st."

Mercury retrograde is called the trickster, that is, things don't go as planned, information doesn't get through or is miscommunicated when it is retrograde (going backwards). In fact retrograde planets do not go backwards, they just appear to do so at certain times. The whole process is an illusion.

Do we get tricked on Mercury's first translation of the Uranus / Pluto square on Jan 20 and Jan 22 when Mercury was retrograde and then get the real message over the weekend of Jan 30, 31st when Mercury translates the Uranus / Pluto square again but this time when it is moving forward. Watch the first week in February very closely.

Fibonacci Time Cycles
These Fib time cycles often point to a CIT (Change In Trend) in the markets.

Jan 25 - 55 td's (trading days) the previous 2, 55td's were Nov 3, 2015,a high and Aug 17, 2015, a high. Both previous dates were near the start of big moves down.

Jan 26 - 234 cd's (calendar days) from the October 15, 2014 low
               correction, this should be 234 * 2
Jan 28 - 360 cd's from the Feb 2, 2015 low

We should also mention the next FED meeting is this week, Jan 26th and 27th. There is also an important Employment Situation report on February 5th.

I will also mention here Jan 28 and Feb 4th are both short term market moves in the SP500, possible big range days.

For anyone not familiar with Fibonacci dates Google the Net and you will find too much information. For our purposes here it is a number set where each number is the sum of the previous 2 numbers. For example

3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 , 55, 89, 144, 234

If I divide 144 / 89 = 1.618 the golden mean. You will find these and related numbers used in retracement grids on most market charts.

To summarize the key dates over the next 2 weeks. The Fibonacci dates are above.

Jan 25 - Mercury turns direct (forward) and the above 55 td Fib cycle.

Jan 29 - Jupiter conjunct North Node
           - heliocentric - the 36 year Saturn waning square to Neptune

Jan 30 - Mercury conjunct Pluto, start of the Uranus / Pluto translation again

Jan 31 - Mercury square Uranus

Feb 1 - watch for volatility early in the first week of Feb with a possible retest of the Jan 20th low.

Feb 4 - Mercury parallel Saturn which may highlight the very powerful Saturn / Pluto parallel which will be exact on Feb 9 but will be in effect for weeks around that date. This could be a very important date.

Feb 5 - Venus, which amongst other things represents money, will conjunct Pluto.

Feb 6 - Venus will square Uranus completing it's translation of the Uranus / Pluto square.

To summarize the above:

Volatility should increase and I'm looking for a retest of the Jan 20th low near Jan 29th but more probably into the first week in February. Feb 4th? If not a retest at least a move down. If we do get the move down in the first week in Feb then looking for a bounce into mid-February. Another very viable option is a retest of Jan 20th early in the week (Jan 25, 26). If the latter occurs I will need to re-think the potential action into February.

Obviously listen to the FED comments on Jan 27th and pay attention to the Employment situation report on Feb 5th. Jaw boning can move the markets as can fictitious moves in the price of crude.

With the sharp market moves down we should consider one or more of the longer term cycles are coming down to enter their trough. Note the longer term charts we have shown for many months, specifically the Kitchin cycle (40 months) and the 6.5- 7 year cycle. The longer term cycles typically pull everything down with them. This can be a process that takes many months when only looking at the longer term cycle charts.

We use the Astrological aspects to determine a more exact time. Longer term geocentric Astrological cycles include:

Uranus waning square Pluto
            - passed the exact but still in orb (1 degree)
            Remember what this square is about.
            "This aspect has a historical association between anarchic uprisings and problems   with debt                and Banks. The debt issue will have major negative consequences for all financial markets.

            Other events associated with this square are protest movements, social unrest and perhaps mob violence. Tax revolts fit in as well. The square is about tearing down the old structures (governments, financial institutions) and building anew. Although Uranus is about sudden change and surprises, Pluto is about long term changes that will not be undone. It is ruthless in it’s force to change the status quo. We are only 1 degree away from the exact Uranus and Pluto square."

Jupiter waning square Saturn
            - in the middle of a 3 pass, 2 exact hits to come this year
            "The business cycle and direct effect on European history. Major changes will be   occurring in Europe as result of the refuge migration. There is a major sign   change coming up when Jupiter and Saturn are conjunct in 2020. More on this 240 year conjunction in a future post."
           
Saturn square Neptune
            -in the middle of a 3 pass, 2 exact hits to come this year
            "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 epidemics, pandemics suffering, depression and money valuation problems. This could be a change in the world's reserve currency or issues around it. A large increase in precious metals is also possible as it is a money valuation issue. This 36 year aspect has been associated with political changes, reforms and development of socialism. One              wonders in regards to epidemics and sickness, would this be natural illnesses or man-made."

As we move into the April / May time frame Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune will form a
T-square with Saturn at the apex in Sagittarius. I'm looking to this time frame to be a longer term cycle low. This signature can also indicate scandals of some sort.

The spring time frame looks like a time to protect capital. I would say we should start now.

On the following chart, the red squares are Jupiter square Saturn. An ideal spot for a significant low would be between the last 2 red squares at March 23rd to May 26th. Note the green squares also. These are the Saturn / Neptune exact squares and the middle square is very close to the last Jupiter / Saturn square.



There are a number of potent aspects in April leading into the above dates.

In addition to the markets the Astrological aspects near Jan 29th could also manifest as violent weather, geophysical events (earthquakes / volcanoes) or terrorist events.

For 2016 we have Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and the North Node in mutable signs. In addition both Solar eclipses are in mutable signs. Mutable signs are about flexibility and the ability or need to change.

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. It's a time period where things seen depressing.

Two charts we have not shown for a while. The first is a daily chart of the SP500. The horizontal blue lines are the average longitude of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. This average is converted to price and displayed on this chart. Notice how well it has acted as support and resistance. The vertical black lines are the 55 td Fib cycle. Notice the last two highs. It hits Monday Jan 25th and is often a CIT.



The other chart we haven't shown for a while is this Fan which started on March 6, 2009 at the low. The dark blue line has acted as support most of the way up. It is the 50% line or 45 degrees. The red line we have just touched is 61.8%. It hasn't been touched since Oct. 2011.



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 2015 through the spring of 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 Also the 21 and 34 week moving averages are pointing down.

The question is, do we have a significant low in front of us. At this point I think yes and we may have just seen it although it could be late Jan / early Feb, 2016 and then potentially deeper in the spring time frame in 2016.



Gold
Gold put in a  Primary cycle   1 trough on July 24th and it appears we had another Primary cycle trough on Dec 3rd. 2015.

This puts us entering the 8th week of the Primary cycle and entering the 2nd week of the 2nd nominal 6 week cycle during this coming week. The nominal 6 week cycle has a range of 5 to 7 weeks.

Jan 8th appears to be a 6 week cycle crest from which we typically pullback into a nominal 6 week cycle low which appears to be Jan 14th. There are 3, 6 week cycles in the nominal 18 week cycle.

Gold needs to start advancing here and get above the Jan 8th high or we may be seeing a left translated, bearish cycle. Any news from Central Banks on QE anything would be positive for Gold.

Watch the fib retracements on the following chart for both support and resistance areas.



I'm expecting a bigger move in Gold later in the year, possibly at the end of the next primary cycle which may also be a 17 month cycle low. The move should be up. Again, subscribers have the potential dates.

On the following daily chart we see Gold had a low on Jan 15th (27cd cycle) then moved up into Jan 20th where it hit the Jupiter price line and fell back.



Crude
This coming week of January 25th, 2016 we should be entering the 22nd week or
1st week of a nominal 18 week cycle which started January 20th.

Watch the Fib retracements for a potential reversal or a retest like that mentioned above for the SP500.

Many commodities and financials should be affected by the Saturn / Neptune waning square this year. This is a 3 pass with the last 2 occurring mid-Year and then September 2016. This is a 36 year cycle so looking back 36 years we had severe problems with the lack of crude and interest rates went over 20%. Gas stations lineups are remembered by all. Things are never the same, but often close. Instead of shortages in crude we have oversupply. Instead of 20% mortgages we have interest rates at record lows threatening to go negative. Are we at the bottom in crude? We should be close.

Looking at the crude chart we see a Primary cycle low on Aug 24 and then a crest on
Oct 9th. This is an example of a left translated cycle with the crest forming closer to the beginning trough. Left translated cycles are bearish, they simply spend more time going down than moving up.

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





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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Financial Astrology - January 18, 2016

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SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise we are entering the 21st week of the 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 and the forecast has been on the chart for many months, it's the red line and dates on the chart. It was anticipated we would have a Primary cycle low between Dec 7, 2015 and Jan 15, 2016. Note the last date. If longer term cycles lows are forming the normal length of the nominal 18 week cycle can be distorted.



VIDEO - quick review of the Uranus / Pluto square


Subscribers check the Jan 10th ALERT, I was looking for a trough Jan 14 or 15th. This could turn out to be that trough, depending on market action on Tuesday; however, we still have the Jan 29th time frame and the next two weeks could be nasty. Will the "Plunge Protection Team" or the FED get involved?

With the sharp market moves down we should consider one or more of the longer term cycles are coming down to enter their trough. Note the longer term charts we have shown for many months, specifically the Kitchin cycle (40 months) and the 6.5- 7 year cycle. The longer term cycles typically pull everything down with them. This can be a process that takes many months when only looking at the longer term cycle charts. We use the Astrological aspects to determine a more exact time. Longer term geocentric Astrological cycles include:

Uranus waning square Pluto
            - passed the exact but still in orb (1 degree)

Remember what this square is about.
"This aspect has a historical association between anarchic uprisings and problems with debt and Banks. The debt issue will have major negative consequences for all financial markets.

Other events associated with this square are protest movements, social unrest and perhaps mob violence. Tax revolts fit in as well. The square is about tearing down the old structures (governments, financial institutions) and building anew. Although Uranus is about sudden change and surprises, Pluto is about long term changes that will not be undone. It is ruthless in it’s force to change the status quo. We are only 1 degree away from the exact Uranus and Pluto square."

Jupiter waning square Saturn
            - in the middle of a 3 pass, 2 exact hits to come this year

"The business cycle and direct effect on European history. Major changes will be   occurring in Europe as result of the refuge migration. There is a major sign   change coming up when Jupiter and Saturn are conjunct in 2020. More on this 240 year conjunction in a future post."
           
Saturn square Neptune
            -in the middle of a 3 pass, 2 exact hits to come this year

"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 epidemics, pandemics suffering, depression and money valuation problems. This could be a change in the world's reserve currency or issues around it. A large increase in precious metals is also possible as it is a money valuation issue. This 36 year aspect has been associated with political changes, reforms and development of socialism. One wonders in regards to epidemics and sickness, would this be natural illnesses or man-made."

As we move into the April / May time frame Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune will form a
T-square with Saturn at the apex in Sagittarius. I'm looking to this time frame to be a longer term cycle low. This signature can also indicate scandals of some sort.

The spring time frame looks like a time to protect capital. I would say we should start now.

On the following chart, the red squares are Jupiter square Saturn. An ideal spot for a significant low would be between the last 2 red squares at March 23rd to May 26th. Note the green squares also. These are the Saturn / Neptune exact squares and the middle square is very close to the last Jupiter / Saturn square.



There are a number of potent aspects in April leading into the above dates.

Before we get to the spring time frame I've mentioned the Jan 29th date +- 5 td's as an important date. Geocentrically we have Jupiter conjunct the North Node for the second time in 1 week. A very unusual Astrological event. Earlier in that week we have Mercury finishing it's retrograde motion and turning Direct on Jan 25th. Just before turning retrograde Mercury will translate the Uranus / Pluto square. Mercury will then translate the same square again on the weekend of Jan 30 and 31st.

Remember Mercury is known as the trickster particularly when retrograde. Do we get tricked on Mercury's first translation of the Uranus / Pluto square on Jan 20 and Jan 22 and then get the real message over the weekend of Jan 30, 31st. This may be pointing to a very troublesome start to February 2016. Heliocentrically, Jan 29th is a VERY significant date. Following are the heliocentric aspects for Jan 29th.

Saturn square Neptune
Jupiter trine Pluto
Venus trine Chiron
Mercury conjunct Mars
Earth trine Saturn
Earth quincunx Neptune

I'm looking for a low +- 5 td's from Jan 29th

VIDEO - Mercury retrograde January 2016. Repeat From last weeks post.

In addition to the markets the Astrological aspects near Jan 29th could also manifest as violent weather, geophysical events (earthquakes / volcanoes) or terrorist events.

For 2016 we have Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and the North Node in mutable signs. In addition both Solar eclipses are in mutable signs. Mutable signs are about flexibility and the ability to change.

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. It's a time period where things seen depressing.

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 2015 through the spring of 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 Also the 21 and 34 week moving averages are pointing down.

The question is, do we have a significant low in front of us. At this point I think yes and it should be late Jan / early Feb, 2016 and then potentially deeper in the spring timeframe in 2016.



Gold
Gold put in a  Primary cycle   1 trough on July 24th and it appears we had another Primary cycle trough on Dec 3rd. 2015.

This puts us entering the 7th week of the nominal 6 week cycle during this coming week. The nominal 6 week cycle has a range of 5 to 7 weeks.

Jan 8th appears to be a 6 week cycle crest from which we typically pullback into a nominal 6 week cycle low. There are 3, 6 week cycles in the nominal 18 week cycle.
Jan 14th may have been the nominal 6 week cycle low although the low could extend into the coming week but we should be close. Once the trough is in we should be moving up. Watch the fib retracements on the following chart for both support and resistance areas.



I'm expecting a bigger move in Gold later in the year, possibly at the end of the next primary cycle which may also be a 17 month cycle low. The move should be up. Again, subscribers have the potential dates. On the following daily chart we see Gold moved sideways. Friday was the 27 cd cycle and the heliocentric Venus, Jupiter formed a semi-square, an aspect that often sees a move in Gold. Jan 14th may have been the pull back low I was looking for.



Crude
This coming week of January 18th, 2016 we should be entering the 21st week or
1st week of a nominal 18 week cycle which started August 24th or the latest low on Jan 12th.

Many commodities and financials should be affected by the Saturn / Neptune waning square this year. This is a 3 pass with the last 2 occurring mid-Year and then September 2016. This is a 36 year cycle so looking back 36 years we had severe problems with the lack of crude and interest rates went over 20%. Things are never the same, but often close. I expect Crude to rise this year, although it may be later in the year and I expect some inflation later in the year. Are we at the bottom in crude? We should be close.

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.

Looking at the crude chart we see a Primary cycle low on Aug 24 and then a crest on
Oct 9th. This is an example of a left translated cycle with the crest forming closer to the beginning trough. Left translated cycles are bearish, they simply spend more time going down than moving up.

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





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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Financial Astrology - January 11, 2016

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SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise we are entering the 20th week of the 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 and the forecast has been on the chart for many months, it's the red line and dates on the chart. It was anticipated we would have a Primary cycle low between Dec 7, 2015 and Jan 15, 2016.



VIDEO - quick review of the SP500 chart.

Up until last week we had thought a new Primary cycle had started on Dec 14th. With the recent lows closing well below that level the trough of the Primary cycle has either occurred Jan 8th or it is in front of us.

If the markets can reverse over the next few days this would be a normal length for a Primary cycle. If it goes past the 21st week at lower levels we must consider that a longer term cycle may be forming a trough as well. We have included charts for the 6.5 - 7 year and the Kitchin (3.3 year) cycle for many months. Longer term cycles will not go down to their trough in one move. They move down over a number of months.

At this point I'm looking for a low either Jan 11th or Jan 14th, 15th. Price wise around 1922 looks like a floor. If we move below 1922 I'm looking at 1894. Any bounce should be short-term and looked as a shorting opportunity. We will see some ups and downs but the overall trend should be down in the SP500 and other major US market indices. There are arguments that point to Jan 15th being a high but we have few days left between Jan 15th and now, but be aware. Longer term we should be going lower into the spring. I'm looking for a deeper cycle low in the April / May time frame. The last 2 weeks of April has:

April 17           Mars Retrograde
April 18           Pluto Retrograde
April 28           Mercury Retrograde
and
May 9              Jupiter Direct
May 26            Jupiter square Saturn

That's a lot of Astros pointing to change. There are of course many other Astrological aspects in that time frame.

Before we get to the spring time frame I've mentioned the Jan 29th date +- 5 td's as an important date. Geocentrically we have Jupiter conjunct the North Node for the second time in 1 week. A very unusual Astrological event. Earlier in that week we have Mercury finishing it's retrograde and turning Direct on Jan 25th.

Heliocentrically, this is a VERY significant date. Following are the heliocentric aspects for Jan 29th.

Saturn square Neptune
Jupiter trine Pluto
Venus trine Chiron
Mercury conjunct Mars
Earth trine Saturn
Earth quincunx Neptune

I'm looking for a low +- 5 td's from Jan 29th. After this low a high into mid February is quite probable.

VIDEO - Mercury retrograde January 2016

In addition to the markets the Astrological aspects near Jan 29th could also manifest as violent weather, geophysical events (earthquakes / volcanoes) or terrorist events.

From last weeks blog:

"Two of the important aspects unfolding are the Jupiter / Saturn square and the Saturn / Neptune square. These are in addition to the fading but still active Uranus / Pluto square. The latter square will be translated by the Sun this coming week so watch for the themes from the past few years to be highlighted once again."

The Sun's translation of the Uranus / Pluto square last week is self evident and largely caused the low. Quite a week.

On the following chart, the red squares are Jupiter square Saturn. An ideal spot for a significant low would be between the last 2 red squares at March 23rd to May 26th.



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.

For 2016 we have Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and the North Node in mutable signs. In addition both Solar eclipses are in mutable signs. Mutable signs are about flexibility and the ability to change be they  traders, politicians or whoever.

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. It's a time period where things seen depressing and fusing. As mentioned before this Saturn Neptune square is a 36 year cycle which can effect interest rates and the value of money. 36 years ago we had crude shortages and 20% mortgages. I'm not saying we go back to those levels but interest rates may go higher than expected. An increase in Gold prices is a change in the value of money.

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 2015 through the spring of 2016 as a potential time period for these cycles. They are long term cycles and need a broad orb. I will come up with more specific dates as we get closer.

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 Also the 21 and 34 week moving averages are pointing down. There are a number of powerful heliocentric aspects on Jan 29, 2016 +- 5 tds. 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 should be late Jan / early Feb, 2016 and then lower in the spring time frame in 2016. Too low and the FED will probably step in.



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

This puts us entering the 6th week of the nominal 18 week during this coming week. I had Dec 3rd as a Primary cycle low having bought the day before as I was looking for a spike low.

Although I was expecting the normal rise on a Primary cycle low Gold went into a sideways consolidation and finally got a move up.

We could be seeing the start of a pullback from the nominal 6 week cycle. There are 3,
6 week cycles in the nominal 18 week cycle. I sold my Gold holdings Thurs and Friday last week, but will buy again when I see a 6 week cycle trough.



I'm expecting a bigger move in Gold later in the year, possibly at the end of the next primary cycle which may also be a 17 month cycle low. The move should be up. Again, subscribers have the potential dates. On the following daily chart we see Gold moved up to the Jupiter price line (blue) where it often finds resistance. Watch Jan 14 and 15 for Gold.



Crude
This coming week of January 4th, 2016 we should be entering the 20th week of a nominal 18 week cycle which started August 24th.

Many commodities and financials should be affected by the Saturn / Neptune waning square this year. This is a 3 pass with the last 2 occurring mid-Year and then September 2016. This is a 36 year cycle so looking back 36 years we had severe problems with the lack of crude and interest rates went over 20%. Things are never the same, but often close. I expect Crude to rise this year, although it may be later in the year and I expect some inflation later in the year. Are we at the bottom in crude? We should be close.

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.

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





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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Update - January 6, 2016

Following is from our January report.

"On Jan 5th and 7th the Sun translates the on-going Uranus / Pluto square. Although this square will not get to exact it is still close and translating planets, like the Sun, in this case can shed light back on this once in a lifetime transit which brought us a crash in the world's financial system in 2009 and the rise of ISIS along with many other events. Watch for violent actions around the Jan 5, 7 time frame,....."

"It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards"
-- Lewis Carroll, The White Queen, Through the Looking-Glass

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Financial Astrology - January 4, 2016

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SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise we are entering either the 19th week or 3rd week of the Primary cycle  1 cycle that started on Aug 24th or Dec 14th.  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 was anticipated we would have a Primary cycle low between Dec 7, 2015 and Jan 15, 2016.

If we are in the 3rd week of a new Primary cycle which started on Dec 14th this was brought up in both a previous blog and last market letter. Dec 14th was the date of the Sun waxing square Jupiter. As mentioned this aspect is often found close to Primary cycle crests or troughs. In this case a trough.

The 3rd week is my preferred path unless the SP500 goes below the low on Dec 14th, 2015 at 1,993.26.

The first week of January 2016 has 4 Astrological events that could mark a turn in the major markets of the world. At the very least markets should be volatile. This is a difficult week to forecast with Jupiter turning retrograde in Virgo in almost exact conjunction to the North Node. Jupiter in Astrology is known as the greater benefic, is in it's detriment in Virgo but the North Node may enhance Jupiter's general positive qualities. Watch the period around Jan 7th closely.

Earlier in the week we have Mercury turning retrograde, often associated with changes in trend and volatility. It is also associated with confusion and mistakes. I'm looking for a move up in the SP500 on Jan 4th or 5th. It may not last long.



There are other transits during the first week in January that point to the direction of the SP500 and Gold, reserved for subscribers.

In addition to the markets the Astrological aspects could also manifest as violent weather, geophysical events (earthquakes / volcanoes) or terrorist events.

Beyond Astrological aspects and events we are getting into a period where a number of longer term market cycles are due to end. An example is the Kitchin cycle but there are others seen in previous posts.

Two of the important aspects unfolding are the Jupiter / Saturn square and the Saturn / Neptune square. These are in addition to the fading but still active Uranus / Pluto square. The latter square will be translated by the Sun this coming week so watch for the themes from the past few years to be highlighted once again.



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. Flooding in some areas and shortages in others have been mentioned a number of times in previous posts. The price of crude needs no further comment.

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. It's a time period where things seen depressing with a rise in socialism and socialist thought. The hard reality of Saturn is squaring illusion and confusion.

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 the 1st quarter of 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 up through the averages this past week. Also the 21 and 34 week moving averages are still pointing down or flat. 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 1st quarter of 2016 time frame.



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

This puts us entering either the 3rd or 24th week of the nominal 18 week during this coming week. I had Dec 3rd as a Primary cycle low having bought the day before as I was looking for a spike low.

Although I was expecting the normal rise on a Primary cycle low Gold went into a sideways consolidation. I'm still holding that purchase.

I've been looking for Astros with a history in Gold turns and there are two coming up. Subscribers have the dates.



I'm expecting a bigger move in Gold later in the year possibly at the end of the next primary cycle which may also be a 17 month cycle low. The move should be up. Again, subscribers have the potential dates. On the following daily chart we see Gold moved down to the Jupiter price line where it often finds support.



Crude
This coming week of January 4th, 2016 we should be entering the 19th week of a nominal 18 week cycle which started August 24th or the 3rd week of a new Primary cycle which started on December 14th

Many commodities and financials should be affected by the Saturn / Neptune waning square this year. This is a 3 pass with the last 2 occurring mid-Year and then September 2016. This is a 36 year cycle so looking back 36 years we had severe problems with the lack of crude and interest rates went over 20%. Things are never the same, but often close. I expect Crude to rise this year, although it may be later in the year and I expect some inflation later in the year. Are we at the bottom in crude? We should be close.

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.

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





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