Saturday, February 25, 2017

Financial Astrology February 27, 2017

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For the SP500, cycle-wise November 4th was the Primary cycle trough1 which puts us entering the 16th week of a nominal 18 week cycle. Nov. 4th was the 40 week cycle trough as well. The 1st Half  2017 Forecast dates, given to subscribers, are estimated from Astrological events only. As time unfolds we have the benefit of market cycles and possibly additional Astrological events. Nevertheless the original dates have fared very well. See the blog post of December 11, 2016, showing the original forecast dates for the SP500. These are the original 6 month dates with no adjustments for the last 3, 6 month periods.

It should be noted Primary cycles (18 weeks) most often start with a nominal 6 week sub-cycle.  The 2nd most common start is a 1/2 Primary or 9 week sub-cycles.
This blog post will be shorter than usual as the dates mentioned last week still apply and I'm working on the March Monthly subscribers reports. You may wish to read the previous blog post as well.

We have arrived at the difficult period of time mentioned for some time. This period, for the next two weeks, includes a Solar Eclipse, Mars conjunct Uranus, Mars opposition Jupiter, the Sun conjunct Neptune, Jupiter opposition Uranus and the Venus retrograde. There is more coming but this weekly blog takes us up to March 4th, the Venus retrograde date. There is much more to come over the next 2 months. The exact dates of key transits are further down. Mars is very active and in it's ruler-ship, Aries, so we may see more aggressive and violent events. The Martian energy should emphasize the Jupiter / Uranus opposition and may point to an events near February 26 - March 4th. Watch for potential geophysical events, violent weather or increased conflict.

The Solar eclipses look difficult, but especially the Solar Eclipse in August. Subscribers will have the dates and further information on these events.

Looking to the next Presidential election, 2020 Jupiter and Saturn will be conjunct near the cusp of Aquarius an Air sign. More on this and the Mutation conjunction in an ensuing subscribers report.

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

The March 6, 2017 forecast was first mentioned in our blog post of November 14, 2016.
I mention this again as early March is looking more and more like a low and we  are getting close to a change in trend which would be down.

Mars is active and we have a Solar eclipse on February 26th at 8'Pisces12". Eclipses are powerful events that can effect events months before and after the exact eclipse date. Subscribers will have details of these eclipses and 2 more in August. August looks worrisome due to possible geophysical events which could occur. This coming month could have geophysical events as well as Mars is active and will be in aspect to all 4 eclipses that will occur this year. Mars is the planet of war, conflict and aggression.

On March 7th +- 3 td's, Saturn conjuncts the Galactic Center. The 2 week period could define a move down. This may be very important. Bear in mind we are in an 8 year bull market. A move down could start at any time, the above are the most probable from an Astrological perspective.

As mentioned in previous weeks both Israel and Egypt (mid-East) may come to the fore this year as regards to conflict and aggression. Iran and Turkey may be included as well. This may be seen before the end of April. This is connected to the on-going Saturn / Uranus trine, a 45 year aspect which is exact again on May 19th.

Following are the change in trend dates for the next couple of weeks all +- 3 td's.

February 26   Solar eclipse and Mars conjunct Uranus

February 27   Mars opposition Jupiter

March 1          Sun conjunct Jupiter

March 2nd.    The next Jupiter / Uranus opposition (2nd of a 3 pass)

March 4          Venus retrograde (could be very important)

The Solar eclipse on February 26 may indicate unrest by religious rebels or the poor in a number of countries. The US should stay out of any conflicts as they should concentrate on growing health and legal problems at home. If the US does get involved it could result in many casualties. Also on February 26 there is a forming Grand Square which in effect means two oppositions. The two oppositions are Jupiter opposing Mars and Uranus and also Vesta opposing Pluto. It should be noted each planet is in a Cardinal sign. Aspects involving Cardinal signs usually manifest in the world in a concrete way.

The second pass of the 14 year aspect, Jupiter opposing Uranus occurs on March 2nd.  At times this opposition will be a T-square with Pluto at the Apex. The French Astrologer, Barbault considers this transit to be predominantly a capitalist oriented cycle. This transit could bring a spirit of  collective optimism. This may be particularly opportune at this time in the USA. Don't look for an immediate event. Look for a swing to the right politically. Revolutionary activity. This aspect has a history of market turns

This 2nd opposition of Jupiter and Uranus occurs March 2nd, two days before Venus turns retrograde. There is a Venus cycle which could be important. That is every 8 years or 5 Venus retro occurrences, Venus returns to approximately the same spot in the Zodiac. Venus turns retrograde on March 4th 2017. 8 years ago or 5 Venus retro occurrences Venus turned retrograde on March 6, 2009. This was the day of the low in the major US indices. If, for some reason, we do not get a change in trend in late January / early February then the March 4 date would be a good candidate for a turn.

The following chart shows Venus retrograde dates (retro, red arrow pointed left), Venus direct (blue arrow pointed right) and the Sun / Venus conjunct noted as Inferior or Superior, (I or S). Mercury and Venus are the two planets inside the Earth's orbit and the only one's that can have Inferior and Superior conjunctions with the Sun. The next conjunction is an Inferior conjunction. Note the previous Inferior conjuncts (I) on the following chart.

Following is a daily chart of the SP500. The brown line is an adjusted Bradley indicator. It's purpose is to find a change in trend. This is not straight forward to read and the details with video are in section 9 of the subscribers report. What appears to be the next Bradley turn is March 1st +- 3 tds.. Also Price is above both the 15 and 45 day sma's. and the 15 day sma is above the 45 day. This would still be a good time frame for the start of a slide down.

I continue to watch the 24th harmonic cycle (360 / 24) cycles. The brown squares are Sun / Saturn 15 degrees on the following daily chart.
The next hits are March 1, 2017 then March 17th.

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

These price lines can act as support / resistance. Also on this chart are blue vertical line which is the 24 cd (calendar day) cycle. It has been at highs and lows. The next date is March 1st, the same date as the 24 Harmonic.

Looking forward I'm expecting difficult markets in the late February through April timeframe.

There have been a number of earthquakes over the last couple of weeks. I'm expecting more. Watch the period around  Feb 26 for more significant geophysical events.


December 15 may have been the Gold low we have been looking for. This puts us in the  11th week. We had a brief pullback. Since December 15th Gold has been trending up showing three crests and up again on Friday February 24th..

Gold like many markets will be affected by the Astrological aspects from February 22 through April.

Following is a daily Gold  chart with the arrows identifying retrograde and direct dates and the Inferior and Superior Sun / Venus conjunctions. Coming up we have the Venus Retrograde date of March 4th then March 25 for the Inferior conjunction and April 15 has Venus  turning direct again. Any of these 3 dates could be a turn in Gold. I'm looking for a move down near the Venus retrograde date of March 4th +- 3 tds but will wait closer to March4th to make the call.

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

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

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

August 3rd was the start of a Primary cycle. With the move up it now appears we had the Primary cycle low on November 14. This would put us in the 15th week of a Primary cycle and we may be looking at a crest this coming week It is also possible January 3rd was the Primary cycle (nominal 18 week cycle) crest. Anyway, crude should be affected as well by the aspects outlined under the SP500 above from February 22 to March 7 +- 2 td's. Both Jupiter and Neptune will be involved in potent transits over the two weeks. These two planets are co-rulers of crude. Watch these transits closely as it may indicate a move down for crude in effect bouncing down off the blue horizontal line into the trough of the Primary cycle.

The blue horizontal lines are the average longitudes of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto converted to price. They should act as good support / resistance areas. That blue line is currently at 54.78 and I'm looking for this area to be strong resistance. Looking down 50.30 should act as support.

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

Following is a daily chart of crude showing the price lines for the Sun (green) and Pluto (black). Note that recent move up has been following the Sun price line up until February 6th. Crude price went down and now in the middle of the Sun / Price line. I'm looking for a move down. The two price lines will cross again on February 27th +- 2 tds. Note the Jupiter and Neptune transits this week.


  1. Something strange has happened to gold stocks, they have been hammered even though gold price is doing well. Is this due to the Mars, Jupiter & Uranus alignment?

  2. For this week the aspects with the strongest history with Gold are Mars opposition Jupiter on February 27 and Venus retrograde on March 4. Both +- 3 td's. The difference in the size of the move between bullion and stocks is just an aberration and has happened many times before.

  3. Thanks for your reply. It looks like Gold is pulling back for the second 6 week cycle. Not sure if this means the trend is down or is about to reverse coming into Venus retrograde.

  4. There is a strong turn signal for Gold on March 4, Venus retrograde.

  5. Looks like this rally will not end ever or if it ends it will end in disaster.

  6. given that gold has been up, so it should be down upon Venus retrograde, right? thanks

  7. I am shorting both the indices and especially gold! Gold is smashed tonight. On the was to $1000 it looks like. However mid March could be interesting, we have FOMC, US debt limit and a potential hard brexit by end of March. Remember that during Venus retro things can reverse a beginning, middle and end of retrograde period.Be prepared for a reversal back the other way during this period. We also have Saturn retro in April, lots of things happening.

  8. It looks like Gold has started down. The Venus retrograde energies have hit. Please remember I give +- 2 td's for such calls and slower moving aspects + - more... I agree with the comments on Venus. It can move stocks and Gold at the retrograde date, the middle of the retrograde period and the Venus direct date. Of these the retrograde date is a little stronger.

    1. Thanks for your reply. I think gold has the potential to fall to $1200 and even maybe to $1180 from here. We have Saturn and Mercury retrograde in early April so the selling may continue for another few weeks. The Saturn and Mercury stations may mark the bottom of this sell off.