Friday, April 29, 2016

Financial Astrology - May 2, 2016

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This weeks blog post will be a little shorter as we are writing the subscriber report this weekend.

From last weeks blog post which was very close.
"Most important market dates this week are April 25 and April 28th. Looking for the start of a move down Monday with a possible low April 28, 29."

SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise Feb 11 was the Primary cycle trough.  1 that started on Aug 24th. Feb 11th was a slightly lower low than Jan 20th low. Jan 20th was the low for a number of other indices. Feb 11th starts a new nominal 18 week cycle in the SP500 and we are entering the 12th week. We most often see a nominal 6 week cycle to start a new nominal 18 week cycle and this time was no exception. The crest is MT and the trough is MB on the following daily chart. The nominal 6 week cycles has a range of 5 to 7.

So we have been going down since April 20th which may have been the crest of this nominal 18 week cycle in the 11th week, although a little early to confirm.

On April 29th we had a Doji which touched the 78.6% Fib retracement. The Fib grid is based on the move down from Nov 3, 2015 to Feb 11, 2016. If this retracement at 2051.41 does not hold this could be a big down move. Friday April 29 had geocentric Venus entering Taurus, the sign that it rules and heliocentrically Venus squares Pluto. These are both strong reversal signatures along with Mercury turning retrograde on April 28th.



May has a number of critical dates which could indicate turn dates and / or violent or war like events. Subscribers will have those dates.

We still have 2 slow moving parallels which were exact again on April 24 for the Jupiter parallel Uranus and Saturn parallel Pluto on April 28th. The latter date is also has Mercury turning retrograde in Taurus a fixed, Earth sign. Parallels are aspect of declination. Parallel aspects between the slow moving planets can be in orb for many weeks. and they therefore can effect long periods of time.

Declination is the measurement of planets north or south of the celestial equator which is the Earth's equator extended out into space. Look at declinations as a vertical measurement. It is the angle a planets make to the celestial equator. Look at the normal aspects in longitude (ex. 23degrees, 34minutes in Taurus)  as a horizontal measurement.

When 2 planets are at the same declination point they are said to be in parallel. If the two planets are at the same declination point but one is North and one is South of the celestial equator, they are said to be contra parallel.

Jupiter parallel Uranus may see exaggeration, big sudden surprises and / or sudden reversals of statements or policies.

Saturn parallel Pluto is very slow moving but was exact on Feb 9, 2 days away from the important Feb 11 date. Watch the days around April 28 for a possible low or start of a move down when Saturn is parallel Pluto once again. While Saturn is control, authority and discipline, Pluto's power can tear down the status quo which results in changes that can't be undone. This can include the power behind the scenes, both in politics and the markets. The GOP may be looking at dramatic changes no matter what those in charge do. In many ways the Saturn Pluto parallel seems to be self-destroying energy

The most important day of the week for Astrological aspects appears to be April 28 where we have the Saturn parallel Pluto and Mercury turning retrograde. Watch out Monday as well with the Jupiter Uranus parallel on the Sunday. Two related heliocentric aspects are Mercury square Pluto on April 28 and Venus square Pluto on April 29th. Notice the powerful planet Pluto is emphasized.

The Mercury retrograde period is known to be volatile. It can also be confusing. It has a reputation for problems in electronics, communication and contracts and is not the best time to make long term decisions or making buy and sell decisions. As noted Mercury is in Taurus while retrograde the sign of banks, money and resources in general. This may give good balance to all the planets in mutable signs. Mutable signs are changeable and volatile while fixed signs are resistance to change, a certain stubbornness to stay with the status quo. While Mercury is in Taurus it will be retrograde, as noted, when retrograde it is known as the trickster.


The new nominal 18 week cycle which started on Feb 11 is therefore forecast to end as a trough approx. 18 weeks hence. That puts us in the week of June 13 with a range from  May 30 to July 4th. If you look at that week we have the Saturn / Neptune square exact that week with Neptune turning retrograde on June 13th. These are the two main reasons why I'm looking at mid to late June as a significant low. There are other reasons which will be included in the subscribers report.

It could also be a time that epidemics break out or lingering disease around that time. This could also involve water.

I'll be watching the U.S.A financial system / currency in follow up to the video from the February 29 post. This should be a long process. Note in the video the last similar occurrence took almost one year to see an effect.

With the longer term market cycles we use the Astrological aspects and Astrological events to determine a more exact time. Note: I have taken off the brief description of the Uranus / Pluto waning square. Longer term geocentric Astrological cycles that are coming up include:

On the following weekly chart of the DJIA, the red squares are Jupiter square Saturn and the green squares are Saturn square Neptune.



The next Jupiter / Saturn square is May 26. The next Saturn / Neptune square is
June 17. We should have a low near this timeframe.

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
Saturn is about social order, structure and regulations. Neptune can be politically unrealistic and a desire to avoid confrontation. It can be devious, underhanded and use subversive tactics.
"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." If you feel depressed or not at ease this aspect may be the cause. One of these planets may be hitting a planet in your horoscope.

For 2016 we have Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and the North Node in mutable signs. In addition both eclipses are in mutable signs. Mutable signs are about flexibility and the ability or need to change. They are also about things that are not in control and extremes. We are in for a wild ride for the next couple of months in the markets and other areas of life.

With all these planets in mutable signs one might expect a fast changing, exciting, fun environment. Let's not forget that Saturn is the focal point of a T-Square, with a square to Neptune. Amongst other things Saturn is fear. This could be pointing to life threatening epidemics and with Neptune this could mean water borne diseases. Natural or
man-made?

The Jupiter / Neptune opposition can indicate deceit, illusion, delusion and with both squaring Saturn, the planet of fear we could see some dramatic moves.

The Note of the week (last week):
Speaking of deceit and delusion:
"While it may be hard to believe, it seems that the U.S. Commodity
Futures Trading Commission was unaware of Deutsche Bank's
agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing it of
manipulating the gold and silver markets until GATA repeatedly
sought to bring the matter to the commission's attention over the
last week."

Expect more of this type of comment in the weeks to come. Beyond market manipulation there is just a lot of dishonest activity.

The next 2 charts are daily charts of the SP500, and the Russell 2000. The horizontal blue lines are the average longitude of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto on both charts This average is converted to price and displayed on the charts. Notice how well they have acted as support and resistance. The SP500 is sitting on one of the Fib retracements at 88.6%

The next chart is the Russell 2000. This index is subject to far less manipulation than the SP500. Notice how well it respects the Astrological average price lines. It's too bad we have to bring up manipulation but the reality is, it happens. Here, the blue lines again are the average longitude of the planets Jupiter through Pluto converted to price. The Russell has fallen back to just under the 1132 average longitude.



Other longer term cycles that we have been following may have found there trough on Jan 20 or Feb 11. This would include the 4 year and 6.5 year cycles. To confirm these cycles I'm waiting for the cycle low I'm expecting in June 2016. If Jan 20 and Feb 11 are the lows this would help explain the sharp move up starting in February along with certain phone calls mentioned last week. Assuming 2009 low was an 18 year cycle low, we may be looking at a 9 year cycle low late 2017 - 2018. The Kitchin cycle (3.3 years) we had been following probably troughed out in the August 015 lows.



I was asked for my long term view and here it is. I'm looking for the world wide economy to be basically flat to down until 2020. This coincides with a long term Astrological phenomenon known as Tigonalis which involves the Jupiter / Saturn conjunctions. Every 240 years the conjunction of these planets changes elements. In 2020 the Jupiter/ Saturn conjunction will occur in Aquarius, a fixed, air sign. I expect dramatic technological developments leading into this time which should be, like the internet, life-changing developments.

Harmonics:
I'll continue with harmonics next week after the monthly report.

"Harmonic astrology as proposed by John Addey, is that the angular distance between planetary positions, or the projected position of planets onto the ecliptic plane, produces in some as yet undiscovered way a wave form. Each planet acts as the node or crest of a wave function and there is an effect on life on our planet from these undiscovered waves."
-- John Addey

For the last post I was showing the 7th harmonic. Creative thinking and original insights.
Two harmonics calculated last week were:

Earth / Venus              April 27th
Earth / Saturn              June 6th

At this point April 27th was the start of a move down in the SP500.

Gold
I'm now looking at March 28th as the start of a new nominal 18 week cycle   1 trough.

This puts us entering either the 6thweek of a new Primary cycle. Since I'm looking at this as entering the 6th week we should be prepared for a pullback Bear in mind we still in a time period with confusing Astros.

This nominal 18 week cycle even had the pullback I've mentioned in a new Primary cycle you often get a pullback 2- 3 weeks from the beginning. They are marked with TT and TB.

Following is a daily chart for Gold. The orange vertical lines are a 14 cd (calendar day) cycle which has been at highs and lows and hit again on April 21.



Price has moved below the 15 and 45 day sma and the 15 sma is above the 45 sma. This all looks very bullish. Just remember we are entering the 6 week timeframe where we often get pullbacks.

On the following daily Gold charts there are the Venus (green), Jupiter (blue) and Uranus (purple) price lines. These are the longitude of the planet converted to price. Note the Gold price has been following the Venus price line up and as happens so many times, when the Venus and Jupiter lines cross you get a big move (up or down).



Crude
Feb 11 had another lower low and is now marked a Primary cycle trough which has us starting the 12th week of the nominal 18 week cycle. Bear in mind there are geopolitical issues affecting crude which can effect the price quickly and directly.

For crude, nothing has changed with the demand, supply situation or the over flowing storage capacity or the flotilla of ships carrying crude with no place to unload. There has been no agreement to limit production quotas. This is right in the middle of the Mars and Pluto retrogrades with heliocentric Venus squaring Pluto on April 29th. Note April 29th was a Doji, a sign of indecision.

Crude can be looked upon as a good example of the current transits with the T-square between Jupiter, Neptune and Saturn. Although Saturn is discipline and control and is the apex of the T-square, the Jupiter / Neptune oppositions is deceit, quickly changing your mind and actions, extremes that eventually can't be controlled. We may be approaching the crest for this crude cycle.



I've also put the planetary average longitude of the planets Jupiter through Pluto converted to price. You can see they are good support / resistance areas.

The next daily chart of crude has the Jupiter and Neptune Price Lines. These are the two planets that rule crude.



Crude was stopped at these two price lines, moved down then went up and through the Jupiter and Neptune price lines. Now we have a Doji and indecision.


Next week is going to be very interesting for the general market indices, Gold, Silver and Crude. 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Financial Astrology - April 25, 2016


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Although our calls for geophysical events (Japan, Ecuador and others) came to pass our call for a deeper low between April 18 - 20 did not tale place. Always use a stop loss when pacing an order.

We are still in the time window (all next week) where we could experience more earth quakes or the other events previously noted like war-like activity or terrorist event and potential violent weather.

Most important market dates this week are April 25 and April 28th. Looking for the start of a move down Monday with a possible low April 28, 29.

SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise Feb 11 was the Primary cycle trough.  1 that started on Aug 24th. Feb 11th was a slightly lower low than Jan 20th low. Jan 20th was the low for a number of other indices. Feb 11th starts a new nominal 18 week cycle in the SP500 and we are entering the 11th week. We most often see a nominal 6 week cycle to start a new nominal 18 week cycle and this time was no exception. The crest is MT and the trough is MB on the following daily chart. The nominal 6 week cycles has a range of 5 to 7.

So we had the move up but not the move down I was anticipating. In effect the SP500 has been relatively flat since April 13 with a Doji on April 22nd. Doji's usually mean indecision. Perhaps there will be a pause awaiting the comments out of the FOMC meeting on April 26, 27th.



We still have 2 slow moving parallels which will be exact again on April 24 for the Jupiter parallel Uranus and Saturn parallel Pluto on April 28th. The latter date is also has Mercury turning retrograde in Taurus a fixed, Earth sign. Parallels are aspect of declination. Parallel aspects between the slow moving planets can be in orb for many weeks. and they therefore can effect long periods of time.

Declination is the measurement of planets north or south of the celestial equator which is the Earth's equator extended out into space. Look at declinations as a vertical measurement. It is the angle a planets make to the celestial equator. Look at the normal aspects in longitude (ex. 23degrees, 34minutes in Taurus)  as a horizontal measurement.

When 2 planets are at the same declination point they are said to be in parallel. If the two planets are at the same declination point but one is North and one is South of the celestial equator, they are said to be contra parallel.

Jupiter parallel Uranus may see exaggeration, big sudden surprises and / or sudden reversals of statements or policies.

Saturn parallel Pluto is very slow moving but was exact on Feb 9, 2 days away from the important Feb 11 date. Watch the days around April 28 for a possible low or start of a move down when Saturn is parallel Pluto once again. While Saturn is control, authority and discipline, Pluto's power can tear down the status quo which results in changes that can't be undone. This can include the power behind the scenes, both in politics and the markets. The GOP may be looking at dramatic changes no matter what those in charge do. In many ways the Saturn Pluto parallel seems to be self-destroying energy

Sunday, April 24 has the Jupiter parallel Uranus aspect but also has Venus parallel Uranus and Venus conjunct Eris. The latter aspect could be explosive. Monday April 25 is a 24 cd (calendar day) cycle we have been following. I'm looking at this as a CIT (Change In Trend) but need more history to be sure.

The most important day of the week for Astrological aspects appears to be April 28 where we have the Saturn parallel Pluto and Mercury turning retrograde. Watch out Monday as well with the Jupiter Uranus parallel on the Sunday. Two related heliocentric aspects are Mercury square Pluto on April 28 and Venus square Pluto on April 29th. Notice the powerful planet Pluto is emphasized.

The Mercury retrograde period is known to be volatile. It can also be confusing. It has a reputation for problems in electronics, communication and contracts and is not the best time to make long term decisions or making buy and sell decisions. As noted Mercury is in Taurus while retrograde the sign of banks, money and resources in general. This may give good balance to all the planets in mutable signs. Mutable signs are changeable and volatile while fixed signs are resistance to change, a certain stubbornness to stay with the status quo. While Mercury is in Taurus it will be retrograde, as noted, when retrograde it is known as the trickster.




The new nominal 18 week cycle which started on Feb 11 is therefore forecast to end as a trough approx. 18 weeks hence. That puts us in the week of June 13 with a range from  May 30 to July 4th. If you look at that week we have the Saturn / Neptune square exact that week with Neptune turning retrograde on June 13th. These are the two main reasons why I'm looking at mid to late June as a significant low. There are other reasons which will be included in the subscribers report.

It could also be a time that epidemics break out or lingering disease around that time. This could also involve water.

I'll be watching the U.S.A financial system / currency in follow up to the video from the February 29 post. This should be a long process. Note in the video the last similar occurrence took almost one year to see an effect.

With the longer term market cycles we use the Astrological aspects and Astrological events to determine a more exact time. Note: I have taken off the brief description of the Uranus / Pluto waning square. Longer term geocentric Astrological cycles that are coming up include:

On the following weekly chart of the DJIA, the red squares are Jupiter square Saturn and the green squares are Saturn square Neptune.



The next Jupiter / Saturn square is May 26. The next Saturn / Neptune square is
June 17. We should have a low near this timeframe.

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
Saturn is about social order, structure and regulations. Neptune can be politically unrealistic and a desire to avoid confrontation. It can be devious, underhanded and use subversive tactics.
"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." If you feel depressed or not at ease this aspect may be the cause. One of these planets may be hitting a planet in your horoscope.

For 2016 we have Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and the North Node in mutable signs. In addition both eclipses are in mutable signs. Mutable signs are about flexibility and the ability or need to change. They are also about things that are not in control and extremes. We are in for a wild ride for the next couple of months in the markets and other areas of life.

With all these planets in mutable signs one might expect a fast changing, exciting, fun environment. Let's not forget that Saturn is the focal point of a T-Square, with a square to Neptune. Amongst other things Saturn is fear. This could be pointing to life threatening epidemics and with Neptune this could mean water borne diseases. Natural or man-made?

The Jupiter / Neptune opposition can indicate deceit, illusion, delusion and with both squaring Saturn, the planet of fear we could see some dramatic moves.

The Note of the week:
Speaking of deceit and delusion:
"While it may be hard to believe, it seems that the U.S. Commodity
Futures Trading Commission was unaware of Deutsche Bank's
agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing it of
manipulating the gold and silver markets until GATA repeatedly
sought to bring the matter to the commission's attention over the
last week."


Expect more of this type of comment in the weeks to come. Beyond market manipulation there is just a lot of dishonest activity.

The next 2 charts are daily charts of the SP500, and the Russell 2000. The horizontal blue lines are the average longitude of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto on both charts This average is converted to price and displayed on the charts. Notice how well they have acted as support and resistance. The SP500 is sitting on one of the Fib retracements at 88.6%

The red vertical lines on the first chart are the 45 cd cycle. This cycle has been accurate since May 20, 2015, the all time high. It may have run it's course as there was little movement around the date of the 45 cd. I'll look for it the next time it hits on May 16. The red horizontal lines are the Fib retracement from Nov 3, 2015 down to Feb 11. These lines also provide good support / resistance levels.



The second chart is the Russell 2000. This index is subject to far less manipulation than the SP500. Notice how well it respects the Astrological average price lines. It's too bad we have to bring up manipulation but the reality is, it happens. Here, the blue lines again are the average longitude of the planets Jupiter through Pluto converted to price.



Other longer term cycles that we have been following may have found there trough on Jan 20or Feb 11. This would include the 4 year and 6.5 year cycles. This would help explain the sharp move up starting in February along with certain phone calls mentioned last week. Assuming 2009 low was an 18 year cycle low, we may be looking at a 9 year cycle low late 2017 - 2018. The Kitchin cycle (3.3 years) we had been following probably troughed out in the August 015 lows.


I was asked for my long term view and here it is. I'm looking for the world wide economy to be basically flat to down until 2020. This coincides with a long term Astrological phenomenon known as Tigonalis which involves the Jupiter / Saturn conjunctions. Every 240 years the conjunction of these planets changes elements. In 2020 the Jupiter/ Saturn conjunction will occur in Aquarius, a fixed, air sign. I expect dramatic technological developments leading into this time which should be, like the internet, life-changing developments.

Harmonics:
During the week another blog poster brought up harmonics, as they apply to the stock market. His name is George Mayer whose site can be found at

I haven't used harmonics on this site for sometime but can be found using the search utility on the first blog page. Following is an example of 2.
Earth / Venus 7th harmonic
and
Earth / Saturn 7th harmonic.

This is a big subject but in practice it is quite simple. Simply divide the 360 degrees of a circle and divide it by the chosen harmonic. In this case 7.

So 360 / 7 = 51.4. Now look for Sun / Venus each 51.4 degrees. Following is an example.

"Harmonic astrology as proposed by John Addey, is that the angular distance between planetary positions, or the projected position of planets onto the ecliptic plane, produces in some as yet undiscovered way a wave form. Each planet acts as the node or crest of a wave function and there is an effect on life on our planet from these undiscovered waves."
-- John Addey

For this post I'm showing the 7th harmonic. Creative thinking and original insights are indicated by the 5th and 7th harmonics.

VIDEO

The next dates are
Earth / Venus              April 27th
Earth / Saturn              June 6th


Gold
Gold put in a  nominal 18 week cycle   1 trough on Dec 3rd. 2015 which has marked an important low.

This puts us entering either the 21st week of the Primary cycle or March 28 was the trough for the Primary cycle and we are about to enter the 5th week of a new nominal 18 week cycle.  I'm looking at this as the 21st week and we will be headed down. Bear in mind we still in a time period with confusing Astros. I'll be trading carefully.

May 27th in fact, 1 day after a Jupiter / Saturn square. This could be an important period for Gold.

Following is a daily chart for Gold. The orange vertical lines are a 14 cd (calendar day) cycle which has been at highs and lows and hit again on  April 21. This was also a Hanging Man Doji which is a reversal signal.  Subscribers have that date.

Price has just moved below the 15 and 45 day sma.

I'm was looking for Gold to hit it's trough during the 3rd weeks of April. I don't believe this has happened  so we should be on the lookout for a move down.



Gold Price Lines



Crude
Feb 11 had another lower low and is now marked a Primary cycle trough which has us starting the 11th week of the nominal 18 week cycle. Bear in mind there are geopolitical issues affecting crude which can effect the price quickly and directly.

For crude, nothing has changed with the demand, supply situation or the over flowing storage capacity or the flotilla of ships carrying crude with no place to unload. There has been no agreement to limit production quotas. This is right in the middle of the Mars and Pluto retrogrades with heliocentric Venus squaring Pluto on April 29th. This appears to be a wild period of change coming up. Crude can be looked upon as a good example of the current transits with the T-square between Jupiter, Neptune and Saturn. Although Saturn is discipline and control and is the apex of the T-square, the Jupiter / Neptune oppositions is deceit, quickly changing your mind and actions, extremes that eventually can't be controlled. We may be approaching the crest for this crude cycle.



I've also put the planetary average longitude of the planets Jupiter through Pluto converted to price. You can see they are good support / resistance areas.



One point I will make looking at the daily chart of crude with Jupiter and Neptune price lines, crude just came up to the Jupiter (blue) and Neptune (grey) price lines, hit resistance and started down. It got above the Jupiter (blue) and Neptune (grey) price lines Thursday and Friday last week. it will be interesting to see if this holds or slides below that area.

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Financial Astrology - April 18, 2016

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Our call for geophysical events unfortunately manifested in Japan and some other countries experiencing earthquakes greater than 6 (Vanuata, Burma, Afganistan, Guatemala).

We are still in the time window (all next week) where we could experience more quakes or the other events noted on the April 9th blog post and subscriber letter. Other events noted were war-like activity or terrorist event and potential violent weather.

SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise Feb 11 was the Primary cycle trough.  1 that started on Aug 24th. Feb 11th was a slightly lower low than Jan 20th low. Jan 20th was the low for a number of other indices. Feb 11th starts a new nominal 18 week cycle in the SP500 and we are entering the 10th week. We most often see a nominal 6 week cycle to start a new nominal 18 week cycle and this time was no exception. The crest is MT and the trough is MB on the following daily chart. The nominal 6 week cycles has a range of 5 to 7.

Another point from last weeks blog:
"We may see a rise in the indices during this week, or the early part of the week, before a more major move down."

So we had the move up now I'm looking for a move down.




Declination is the measurement of planets north or south of the celestial equator which is the Earth's equator extended out into space. Look at declinations as a vertical measurement. It is the angle a planets make to the celestial equator. Look at the normal aspects in longitude as a horizontal measurement.

When 2 planets are at the same declination point they are said to be in parallel. If the two planets are at the same declination point but one is North and one is South of the celestial equator, they are said to be contra parallel.

The new nominal 18 week cycle which started on Feb 11 is therefore forecast to end as a trough approx. 18 weeks hence. That puts us in the week of June 13 with a range from  May 30 to July 4th. If you look at that week we have the Saturn / Neptune square exact that week with Neptune turning retrograde on June 13th. These are the two main reasons why I'm looking at mid to late June as a significant low. There are other reasons which will be included in the subscribers report.

It could also be a time that epidemics break out or lingering disease around that time. This could also involve water.

Three weeks ago we had the Jupiter square to Saturn on March 23 which is 2 days before Saturn turns retrograde and we got the turn down in many markets we were expecting.

There was also a Saturn parallel Pluto aspect on Feb 9, 2 days away from the important Feb 11 date. Watch the days around April 28 for a possible low or start of a move down when Saturn is parallel Pluto once again.

Mars leaves Scorpio, where it has given Gold a huge thrust up and entered Sagittarius on March 5. This results in both Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius , a signature for a religious conflict or the amplification of one.

I'll be watching the U.S.A financial system / currency in follow up to the video from the February 29 post. This should be a long process. Note in the video the last similar occurrence took almost one year to see an effect.

With the longer term market cycles we use the Astrological aspects and Astrological events to determine a more exact time. Note: I have taken off the brief description of the Uranus / Pluto waning square. Longer term geocentric Astrological cycles that are coming up include:

On the following weekly chart of the DJIA, the red squares are Jupiter square Saturn and the green squares are Saturn square Neptune.








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
Saturn is about social order, structure and regulations. Neptune can be politically unrealistic and a desire to avoid confrontation. It can be devious, underhanded and use subversive tactics.
"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." If you feel depressed or not at ease this aspect may be the cause. One of these planets may be hitting a planet in your horoscope.

For 2016 we have Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and the North Node in mutable signs. In addition both eclipses are in mutable signs. Mutable signs are about flexibility and the ability or need to change. They are also about things that are not in control and extremes. We are in for a wild ride for the next couple of months in the markets and other areas of life.

With all these planets in mutable signs one might expect a fast changing, exciting, fun environment. Let's not forget that Saturn is the focal point of a T-Square, with a square to Neptune. Amongst other things Saturn is fear. This could be pointing to life threatening epidemics and with Neptune this could mean water borne diseases. Natural or
man-made?

For April, Mars and Pluto will be turning retrograde within a day of each other. This will probably be the most important Astrological event for the month. This time frame is also tied to the Jan 11, 2011 Solar Eclipse. That's right 2011. In my opinion this eclipse kicked off the "Arab Spring". From that eclipse date Uranus has moved to now square Mars position in the Jan 11, 2011 eclipse.

Following is a link to a post and picture of that eclipse. If there is going to be a major world event in the mid-April time frame (April 15-20) it will probably be within the area covered by this eclipse. Note it's coverage, the Mid East and Europe.


The next 2 charts are daily charts of the SP500, and the Russell 2000. The horizontal blue lines are the average longitude of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto on all 3 charts This average is converted to price and displayed on the charts. Notice how well they have acted as support and resistance. The SP500 is sitting on one of the Fib retracements at 88.6% .

The red vertical lines on the chart are the 45 cd cycle. This cycle has been accurate since May 20, 2015, the all time high. It appears to have run it's course as there was little movement around the date of the 45 cd. I'll look for it the next time it hits.



The second chart is the Russell 2000. This index is subject to far less manipulation than the SP500. Notice how well it respects the Astrological average price lines. It's too bad we have to bring up manipulation but the reality is, it happens.



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. I'm looking at the period from now through the spring of 2016 as a potential time period for these cycles. They are long term cycles and need a broad orb. Assuming the 2009 low was an 18 year cycle low, we may be looking at a 9 year cycle low late 2017 - 2018.


I was asked for my long term view and here it is. I'm looking for the world wide economy to be basically down until 2020. This coincides with a long term Astrological phenomenon known as Tigonalis which involves the Jupiter / Saturn conjunctions. Every 240 years the conjunction of these planets changes elements. In 2020 the Jupiter/ Saturn conjunction will occur in Aquarius, a fixed, air sign. I expect dramatic technological developments leading into this time which should be, like the internet, life-changing developments.

To summarize the next couple of weeks.




A note. Early in the week I'll be playing this as a move down in the SP500. If the markets are continuing up then I'll revert to playing it as a continuing up move.

I mentioned Venus transits in the last video. Venus is in transit to both Saturn and Pluto on April 18 and 19th. One of the parallels mentioned above is the Saturn / Pluto Parallel. on April 28th. The aspects to these planets from Venus could highlight the energies of both Saturn and Pluto. Energy that could represent loss, fear and change that won't be undone.

We may in for an exciting couple of weeks. The Jupiter / Neptune opposition can indicate deceit, illusion and with both squaring Saturn, the planet of fear we could see some dramatic moves. The FED appears to be organizing something behind the scenes.

"Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody knows
Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died"
-- Leonard Cohen

Gold
Gold put in a  nominal 18 week cycle   1 trough on Dec 3rd. 2015 which has marked an important low.

This puts us entering either the 20th week of the Primary cycle or March 28 was the trough for the Primary cycle and we are about to enter the 4th week of a new nominal 18 week cycle.  I'm looking at this as the 20th week and we will be headed down.

As we've mentioned before Mars in Scorpio often results in big moves in Gold both up and down. Mars entered Scorpio on Jan 3, 2016 and left Scorpio for Sagittarius on March 5, 2016. Due to retrograde motion Mars will be back in Scorpio later in the year, May 27th in fact, 1 day after a Jupiter / Saturn square. This should be an important period for Gold.

Following is a daily chart for Gold. The orange vertical lines are a 14 cd (calendar day) cycle which has been at highs and lows and hit on April 7. This was also a Hanging Man Doji which is a reversal signal.  Note that price is now above the 15 day sma and 45 day sma. Monday is important for Gold but there is a date further on in April with more importance for Gold. Subscribers have that date.

I'm looking for Gold to hit it's trough during the 3rd weeks of April, so I'm expecting the Hanging Man Doji to mark a reversal down.







Crude
Feb 11 had another lower low and is now marked a Primary cycle trough which has us starting the 10th week of the nominal 18 week cycle. Bear in mind there are geopolitical issues affecting crude which can effect the price quickly and directly.

For crude, nothing has changed with the demand, supply situation or the over flowing storage capacity or the flotilla of ships carrying crude with no place to unload. There has been no agreement to limit production quotas although there is another meeting of producers on April 17th. This is right in the middle of the Mars and Pluto retrogrades with Venus squaring Pluto on April 19th. This appears to be a wild period of change coming up.

Any analysis of crude at this point, Saturday, April 16, 2016 will be of little use until we get a decision, yay or nay on limiting production. We will wait until we have that information and include it in next weeks blog post.


April has a number of war-like / terrorist aspects. Most of them are to the middle of the month. Subscribers have the dates.



One point I will make looking at the following daily chart of crude with Jupiter and Neptune price lines, crude just came up to the Jupiter (blue) and Neptune (grey) price lines, hit resistance and started down.

My guess is there is no agreement at Doha, Qatar and prices go lower. This guess is based on the retrograde planets mentioned above and the longer term parallel aspects.



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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Financial Astrology - April 11, 2016

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A general note. I'm expecting volatility and possibly a big move in the markets in the April to mid-June time frame. There are also some violent aspects which could be pointing to war-like activity or terrorist event. These are mainly mid-month as are geophysical events and potential violent weather.

SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise Feb 11 was the Primary cycle trough.  1 that started on Aug 24th. Feb 11th was a slightly lower low than Jan 20th low. Jan 20th was the low for a number of other indices. Feb 11th starts a new nominal 18 week cycle in the SP500 and we are entering the 9th week. We most often see a nominal 6 week cycle to start a new nominal 18 week cycle and this time was no exception. The crest is MT and the trough is MB on the following daily chart. The nominal 6 week cycles has a range of 5 to 7.

Normally we would expect the SP500 to continue up in the 2nd nominal 6 week cycle in the primary cycle. In the current case we have a number of difficult transits and Astrological events that may directly effect the markets or a world event that indirectly effects the market. One that stands out is the Jupiter / Uranus parallel which is in aspect most of the month of April. On the surface this would be interpreted as being very positive and potentially very sudden good fortune. Jupiter however is in Virgo which is Jupiter's detriment. The sign it works with the least power. A parallel is an aspect of declination. We may have seen the crest for this nominal 18 week cycle and the end would be approx. mid-June 2016. That's a long time to be going down and I expect volatility. This coming week is the start of the 1st QTR earnings season and it is not expected to be good. We may see a rise in the indices during this week or the early part of the week before a more major move down.



Price just broken through the 15 day sma (red moving average). The 15 day sma is above the 45 day. This looks like a setup for a move down, however we could go up this coming week and then a larger down period.
My outlook is bearish going into the Spring due to the Astrological aspects being formed, namely the Saturn / Neptune square and the Jupiter / Saturn square. There are others. These 3 planets will be forming a powerful T-Square in mutable signs.

I mentioned an unusual / possibly explosive environment in April and the dates and potential events will be included in the April monthly subscribers report. For purposes here watch out early in the month and near the 3rd week of April.

The Uranus / Pluto square is still in orb but will soon be fading. March through June of 2016 looks troublesome and very volatile. I'm looking for two and possibly 3 lows from now into June with one of the lows coinciding with the current nominal 18 week cycle. The new nominal 18 week cycle which started on Feb 11 is therefore forecast to end as a trough approx. 18 weeks hence. That puts us in the week of June 13 with a range from  May 30 to July 4th.

Feb 11 was an important low. Subscribers look at your list of forecast dates and you will find Feb 10th. This is from the 6 month forecast dates originally forecast in November 2015.

Also as a partial example of what Subscriber ALERTS look like, following is from a recent ALERT.
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ALERT - April 3, 2016
New items from last post in red.
Results in blue
A path forward - All are +- 2 td's
  
SP500
March 7-8        - short term high
                        - the high was March 4,7

March 23-25    - should be a turn with a high or low
                       - watch technical indicators to see which direction the market is moving
                        - turned down from high on March 22

March 30         - short term low
                        - Jupiter square Saturn, Saturn Retrograde
                        - Note: I'm still looking at March 30 as a low with the 45 cd cycle                                                              discussed a number of times. (+- 3 tds)
                        It appears this low came in on  March 24 3 td's before March 30
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The week of June 13th, just discussed is the week for the next Saturn / Neptune waning square with Neptune going retrograde earlier in the week. This is a potential time for a more significant low. It could also be a time that epidemics break out or lingering disease. This could also involve water.

Two weeks ago we had the Jupiter square to Saturn on March 23 which is 2 days before Saturn turns retrograde and we got the turn down in many markets we were expecting.

There was also a Saturn parallel Pluto aspect on Feb 9, 2 days away from the important Feb 11 date. Watch the days around April 28 for a possible low or start of a move down when Saturn is parallel Pluto once again.

Mars leaves Scorpio, where it has given Gold a huge thrust up and entered Sagittarius on March 5. This results in both Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius , a signature for a religious conflict or the amplification of one.

I'll be watching the U.S.A financial system / currency in follow up to the video from the February 29 post. This should be a long process. Note in the video the last similar occurrence took almost one year to see an effect.

With the longer term market cycles we use the Astrological aspects and Astrological events to determine a more exact time. Note: I have taken off the brief description of the Uranus / Pluto waning square. Longer term geocentric Astrological cycles that are coming up include:

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
Saturn is about social order, structure and regulations. Neptune can be politically unrealistic and a desire to avoid confrontation. It can be devious, underhanded and use subversive tactics.
"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." If you feel depressed or not at ease this aspect may be the cause. One of these planets may be hitting a planet in your horoscope.

On the following weekly chart of the DJIA, the red squares are Jupiter square Saturn and the green squares are Saturn square Neptune.



For 2016 we have Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and the North Node in mutable signs. In addition both eclipses are in mutable signs. Mutable signs are about flexibility and the ability or need to change. They are also about things that are not in control and extremes. We are in for a wild ride for the next couple of months in the markets and other areas of life.

With all these planets in mutable signs one might expect a fast changing, exciting, fun environment. Let's not forget that Saturn is the focal point of a T-Square, with a square to Neptune. Amongst other things Saturn is fear. This could be pointing to life threatening epidemics and with Neptune this could mean water borne diseases. Natural or
man-made?

For April, Mars and Pluto will be turning retrograde within a day of each other. This will probably be the most important Astrological event for the month. This time frame is also tied to the Jan 11, 2011 Solar Eclipse. That's right 2011. In my opinion this eclipse kicked off the "Arab Spring". From that eclipse date Uranus has moved to now square Mars position in the Jan 11, 2011 eclipse.

Following is a link to a post and picture of that eclipse. If there is going to be a major world event in the mid-April time frame (April 15-20) it will probably be within the area covered by this eclipse. Note it's coverage, the Mid East and Europe.


The next 2 charts are daily charts of the SP500, and the Russell 2000. The horizontal blue lines are the average longitude of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto on all 3 charts This average is converted to price and displayed on the charts. Notice how well they have acted as support and resistance. The SP500 is sitting on one of the averages (2058) which is based on planetary longitude. We'll see over the next couple of days whether this is support or resistance. I'm still thinking resistance.

The red vertical lines on the chart are the 45 cd cycle. This cycle has been accurate since May 20, 2015, the all time high. It appears to have run it's course as there was little movement around the date of the 45 cd.



The second chart is the Russell 2000. This index is subject to far less manipulation than the SP500. Notice how well it respects the Astrological average price lines. It's too bad we have to bring up manipulation but the reality is, it happens.



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. I'm looking at the period from now through the spring of 2016 as a potential time period for these cycles. They are long term cycles and need a broad orb. Assuming the 2009 low was an 18 year cycle low, we may be looking at a 9 year cycle low late 2017 - 2018.



I was asked for my long term view and here it is. I'm looking for the world wide economy to be basically down until 2020. This coincides with a long term Astrological phenomenon known as Tigonalis which involves the Jupiter / Saturn conjunctions. Every 240 years the conjunction of these planets changes elements. In 2020 the Jupiter/ Saturn conjunction will occur in Aquarius, a fixed, air sign. I expect dramatic technological developments leading into this time which should be, like the internet, life-changing developments.

"Every movement in the market is the result of a natural law and of a Cause which exists long before the Effect takes place and can be determined years in advance. The future is but a repetition of the past, as the Bible plainly states…"
-- W D Gann

Gold
Gold put in a  nominal 18 week cycle   1 trough on Dec 3rd. 2015 which has marked an important low.

This puts us entering either the 19th week of the Primary cycle or March 28 was the trough for the Primary cycle and we are about to enter the 3rd week of a new nominal 18 week cycle.  

As we've mentioned before Mars in Scorpio often results in big moves in Gold both up and down. Mars entered Scorpio on Jan 3, 2016 and left Scorpio for Sagittarius on March 5, 2016. Due to retrograde motion Mars will be back in Scorpio later in the year, May 27th in fact, 1 day after a Jupiter / Saturn square. This should be an important period for Gold.

Following is a daily chart for Gold. The orange vertical lines are a 14 cd (calendar day) cycle which has been at highs and lows and hit on April 7. This was also a Hanging Man Doji which is a reversal signal.  Note that price is now above the 15 day sma and 45 day sma. Monday is important for Gold but there is a date further on in April with more importance for Gold. Subscribers have that date.

I'm looking for Gold to hit it's trough during the 3rd weeks of April, so I'm expecting the Hanging Man Doji to mark a reversal down.



Perhaps investors are getting somewhat nervous with fiat currencies. "The emperor has no clothes". Negative interest rates certainly helps.

The FED wants to get inflation rising. Inflation is NOT caused by rising prices for goods. It is caused by the weakening of the dollar which requites more money to buy the same goods. Rate hikes would not help with their stated goal of increasing inflation.

I was expecting a bigger move in Gold later in the year but it could occur sooner than my original thoughts.

The price lines on the following daily Gold chart take the longitudinal position of the geocentric planet and converts it to price. Venus (green) and Jupiter (blue) have provided good support and resistance.

Gold has been trying to break through the Jupiter price line (blue) and then went down and touched the Venus price line a number of times. I think the Jupiter price line will be resistance and Gold will go down to it's cycle trough. If wrong the March 28 was the Primary cycle trough and Gold should be going up.



Crude
Feb 11 had another lower low and is now marked a Primary cycle trough which has us starting the 9th week of the nominal 18 week cycle. Bear in mind there are geopolitical issues affecting crude which can effect the price quickly and directly.

For crude, nothing has changed with the demand, supply situation or the over flowing storage capacity or the flotilla of ships carrying crude with no place to unload. There has been no agreement to limit production quotas although there is another meeting of OPEC producers on April 17th. This is right in the middle of the Mars and Pluto retrogrades with Venus squaring Pluto on April 19th. This appears to be a wild period of change coming up.

It appears crude put in a nominal 6 week crest (MT) on March 18 and move down to a trough (MB) on April 5th. This would put us at the start of the second nominal 6 week cycle of the Primary cycle. Under normal conditions this should rise here. These are probably not normal conditions. The 50% retracement was just below the 15 day sma and it is still there.

The following daily chart for crude also has the average longitude of the planets from Jupiter to Pluto. This is converted to price and printed on the chart as the blue horizontal lines. Note we just bounced off one of these averages on April 5th, at the nominal 6 week bottom.



April has a number of war-like / terrorist aspects. Most of them are to the middle of the month. Subscribers have the dates.

I've been looking for Astrological aspects that hit Jupiter or Neptune. Both are co-rulers of crude. There are a few, April 8,  13, 24. Watch these dates for possible moves in crude,.

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 as we now have an abundance of crude and very low (negative?) interest rates approximately 36 years later. These longer term aspects color a period of history rather than a day, week or month.

Looking at the crude chart we see a Primary cycle low now on Feb 11. The last cycle 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 in the U.S. and loose monetary policy we haven't seen many left translated cycles for some time.

A chart we haven't shown for some time follows. This is a daily chart of crude with Jupiter (blue) and Neptune (grey) price lines on it. They work the same as we have shown for Gold. Notice crude stopped right on the Neptune (grey) price line on March 24th. On Friday April 8 price broke through that area on the up-side. Watch this early next week to see if crude can hold above that area and will it reach the next level in the 43.00 - 43.50 area. I'm looking for a move back down but the jaw boning about the April 17 OPEC meeting may drive the price up.




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