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.

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.

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
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.


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

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

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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  1. Sir,
    I must appreciate the prediction of 28th which exactly proved to be accurate. Hope, tomorrow also it will be true.
    Congratulations and sincere warm wishes, Sir.

  2. what is your outlook from now ? how much down is possible and any more upside in spx?

  3. I'll be reviewing May this weekend and will firm up my outlook. We still have a long term transit of deceit and deception.