Saturday, May 21, 2016

Financial Astrology - May 23, 2016

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And from the May 1st month subscriber report. I added the dates in blue for this post.
"All Astros considered we may go down on Monday (May 2nd - May 6), bounce (May 6 - May 10) then go down into mid May (May 10 - May 19) , bounce (may have started May 20) then overall I would look for a move down into mid or late June lows."

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 15th week. The nominal 6 week, there are often 3, 6 week cycles in the nominal 18 week cycle. The range is 5 to 7 weeks. The second nominal 6 week cycle may have seen it's top on April 20. This may be the top to the current nominal 18 week cycle as well.

Notice that price is below the 15 day sma and 45 day sma's, but the 15 day sma is trending down and the 45 sma is flat. Since this is the 15th week we are in the range for a nominal 18 week cycle low. We could have had it slightly early on May 19th but I'm looking for the 18 week cycle low mid to late June. Price has not gotten back to the longer term trend line (light blue) that may act as strong resistance.

On the first chart I've had June 13th as an estimated date for many weeks. Just look at this as the centre of a time window from the 15th week to the 23rd week for the Primary or nominal 18 week cycle.



We are about to enter another interesting period. Not all events are directly related to finances but there may be events that indirectly affect the markets. Give the following an orb of +- 3 to 5 td's.

May 21 is a Full Moon in mutable signs and the Moon is conjunct Mars in Sagittarius. Sagittarius is a mutable fire signs and is known to be impulsive and aggressive. This is the type of signature we would expect around such things as the downing of Egyptian airliner. Look for other explosive events around this date. The Moon is the common people while Mars is the military amongst other things.

Heliocentrically Mars is Parallel Saturn (May 20) then Mars is parallel Pluto on May 23. Although the Saturn / Pluto square is moving out of orb this may bring back some of the feelings when the square was more exact. They were problems with debt, uprisings and demand for change by those not in charge, with an equal demand by those in charge to retain the status quo. The Saturn / Pluto square saw world wide political shifts that we are still addressing and probably the reason Sanders and Trump are doing so well. People in the U.S. have had it with the status quo.

Also on May 21st the South Node of the Moon will be on the position of the March 8th, 2016 Solar Eclipse. This eclipse looked very intense particularly around Java and Indonesia area and / or it could be a confrontation between China and the US. There are more details on the March 8, 2016 blog post. The South Node may bring back these energies again.

And one more for this weekend, geocentric Saturn will be on the heliocentric nodes of Uranus. This is a very slow moving aspect with only 3 instances in the last century and now this one on May 21. The problem with these longer term aspects is there is little data to confirm what effect it may have. In this case the planets are very powerful. I would expect an event that may be tied to the ongoing T-square between Saturn, Jupiter and Neptune. Saturn is at the apex of the T-square. Perhaps one of the many lies and deceit that have been covered up will be on full display. I'll add the details of heliocentric nodes to section 9 in the next subscribers report.

Also, this weekend has Mercury changing to Direct motion. A change in trend? This week is also Fibonacci  377 weeks from the March 6, 2009 lows. This may need a broad a range. The previous instance have been close to lows given a wide orb. The Fib numbers are:

3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55 , 89, 144, 233, 377

Google Fibonacci if you haven't seen these before.

In addition to the above Astrological events I also follow cycle charts. These are charts drawn up when a planet outside the Earth's orbit passes over 0 degrees declination from South to North. I'll include more about these charts when I've gone into more detail on the next subscribers report. Currently transiting Mars is trining the location of Mars at it's last cycle chart. This appears to be adding to the violent and stressful energy.

The above Astrological events are not meant for a specific day. Give the effect of these events over a number of weeks either side. I repeat from previous posts Uranus rules technology including airplanes. For new subscribers, there is a search utility on the first page which will search all tradingdaze posts back to September 2009. I'm hoping this will be used as a learning experience.

The most important aspect coming up during the week is the waning square between Jupiter and Saturn (part of the T-square). These are the business planets and with Jupiter and Neptune in opposition, the source for much of the deceit and delusion perhaps centered around finance and business. Read previous blog posts to get more info. I've pointed out this aspect has a history with important unfolding events for Europe. Subscribers, note the comments in section 9 of the Monthly report on this aspect.

The next couple of weeks have critical dates which could indicate turn dates and / or violent events so I would expect volatility. June 6, 2016 for example has the Sun conjunct Venus (superior conjunction) while Venus is at 0 degrees of latitude. This date has some history for Israel. 49 years ago. June 6, 1967 was the start of the 6 day war. This has a lot of 6's in the date. Enough said.

Speaking of history on June 4th will have transiting Saturn on the "USA Sagittarius Rising" chart. Saturn will be on the Ascendant. Saturn is still the apex of a T-square with Jupiter and Neptune. lies and deceit. Saturn is also the planet of karmic justice. The New Moon of June 4th will be on the Saturn position of Sept 11th. Interesting that Sept 11, 2001 is back in the news again.

Also interesting that transiting Pluto, the planet of hidden power and influence through wealth has just entered the 2nd house using the USA Sagittarius rising chart. I think we have an explosive event in front of us do to the release of secret information.

So we have two important events for Israel and the USA on the weekend of June 4-6 could be very interesting. Watch this closely.

I suspect a major period or falsehoods and potentially some found out over the next month and I mean through June. The FED suggestion there will be a rate increase may fall under the lies, deceit and falsehood umbrella.

The following chart shows some history for Mercury retrograde. The S and the I are the superior and inferior conjunctions. Note the inferior conjunction is often at sharp turns, often near bottoms. The blue arrow pointing right is Mercury turning Direct on May 22nd. This marks the end of the retro period. The trickster will act more normally and the small annoying little aggravations and misunderstood communications should end soon.




Jupiter parallel Uranus may see exaggeration, big sudden surprises and / or sudden reversals of statements or policies. We also have the ongoing Jupiter / Neptune opposition. As noted before this is a longer term period often associated with lies, deceit and delusion.

And from a couple of weeks ago on Market Watch on May 2, Steve Goldstein
“Key U.S. economic information may have been leaked ahead of its release, judging from the price moves in key equity and bond futures contracts, according to a study released Monday. The European Central Bank published a working paper arguing that seven out of 21 market moving announcements show evidence of “substantial informed trading” before the official release time. The authors looked at price movements 30 minutes before that data’s release and studied the movements in futures on the S&P 500 index and 10-year Treasury note. They did this on 21 indicators from January 2008 to March 2014…”

This type of behavior is exactly what we would expect from Jupiter opposing Neptune and emphasized when we have a T-square with Saturn, which we have right now.
The other major long term aspect, Saturn waning square to Neptune (part of the T-square) carries on for a number of months with the last exact hit on Sept 10th but it will be in effect months afterwards.

What other lies and deceit are being perpetrated? With Neptune active by transit it may take some time for the truth to appear. As someone said, "There's is never only one cockroach."

The 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 born diseases.

Other cycles coming up are May 23 when we have Fibonacci 377 weeks from the
March 6, 2009 low.

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 the latter time frame.

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.

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. May 20, the high of the day was on the 2058 planetary average.



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 put in a low on May 19th and touched the planetary average line.



Other longer term cycles that we have been following may have found their 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. Assuming the 2009 low was an 18 year cycle low, we may be looking at a 9 year cycle low late 2017 - 2018.

Neither Jan 20 nor Feb 11 were very deep lows. They were either shallow or a deeper low is in front of us. This is very important. For the SP500 I'm looking for the mid to late June low as being the first Primary cycle low of the 4 year cycle. The range for this low is from May 30 to July 4th. Bear in mind there is a possibility the 4 year is in front of us. I'm looking for a bounce now and then down to the nominal 18 week trough.

Harmonics:
I will look at a number of harmonics over the next few weeks. This week will be the 24th harmonic.
"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

The brown squares on the following chart (from last week) are the geocentric 24th harmonic for the Sun / Saturn. Note the history on the following chart. Note the recent low on May 19th then watch June 3rd. They should be signaling at least a short term  change in trend. The vertical blue lines are a 24 cd (calendar day) cycle. Next hit June 10 +- 3 td's.



I use the harmonics to help the timing of other events.

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 9th week of a new Primary cycle. I was looking  for a pullback, so far pretty weak. As mentioned above, we are still in a time period with confusing Astros.

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. The next date is June 2nd . Also last week heliocentric Mercury enters Sagittarius. Gold often has big moves when heliocentric Mercury is in Sagittarius, both up and down, with a emphasis on up.

The next chart shows Gold has come down and resting on the upward trending support line (green). Watch this to see if it acts as resistance.

The date I'm most interested in for Gold is when geocentric Mars re-enters Scorpio on May 27th. Mars was in Scorpio for most of the Gold rise from late 2015. Bear in mind it is now moving backwards since it is in it's retrograde period. Give it +- 4 td's.


Price is just below the 15 sma and sitting on the 45 sma.  Gold needs to break out of this sideways consolidation pattern. As mentioned , with heliocentric Mercury in Sagittarius we may see a Gold move this week. Up or down?

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 broke below the Venus line and almost touched the Jupiter price line on Thursday. I suspect the blue, Jupiter price line should provide support at 1243 or the Uranus price line at 1237. Note Gold has stopped at the Uranus price lines a couple of times. A sharp move down early in the week could reverse near May 27th when Mars reenters Scorpio moving backwards (retrograde).


The longer Gold hangs around this area the greater the chance of a move down. The US$ index has been moving up the last two weeks, which does not help a rise in Gold.


Crude
Feb 11 had another lower low and is now marked a Primary cycle trough which has us starting the 15th week of the nominal 18 week cycle.

Crude has made a strong move up from the Feb 11 lows although increased consumption and decreased production did not play a role. Remember the Jupiter opposition to Neptune transit. It's about lies, deceit and delusion. This seems to fit crude at the moment better than other markets. This weekend is a Full Moon with the Moon conjunct Mars. Should be volatile and possibly explosive. Note on the chart below crude came up to the planetary averages (blue horizontal lines) and hit resistance. This may be marking the crest of the current nominal 18 week cycle. If so crude should go down to the Primary cycle trough. Good dates for the trough would be next week (maybe too close) and the week of June 13th.

I suspect we are approaching the crest for this crude cycle.
We have 1 more exact hit of the Jupiter / Pluto trine, that is June 26th. The previous dates were Oct 9, 2015 and March 16, 2015



The next daily chart of crude has the Jupiter (blue) and Neptune (grey) Price Lines. These are the two planets that rule crude. Price is sitting just above these lines near 47.82. A break down through this area and crude could get to 44.00 quickly.

The red squares are the 24th harmonic between the Sun and Neptune. Amongst other things this harmonic is for a "change in trend". Looking back they do appear at short term changes in trend.



Watch Monday, we could get a move down.



Saturday, May 14, 2016

Financial Astrology - May 16, 2016

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From last weeks blog post which was very close.
"I think the cycle timing with Jupiter turning Direct and an Inferior conjunction between the Sun and Mercury points to a move down."

And from this months subscriber report.
"May 11 through the 15th also have some interesting latitude conjunctions. May 11 Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and May 15th Venus, Mars and Neptune.
Together they may be identifying a more exact timeframe for a move in the markets."

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 14th 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. This may be the top to the current nominal 18 week cycle as well.

Notice that price is below the 15 day sma and 45 day sma's. We may have seen the top for this Primary cycle on April 20 in the SP500. April 20th on the SP500 may have been the Head of a head and shoulders formation. It appears we are going to slide down the right shoulder. A number of breadth indicators are curling over to the downside as well.

Price went through a trend line (light blue) which started on Sept 29, 2015. If price fails to get above this trend line early next week we could see a fall. The bounce I mentioned is over and we should be moving down further next week. I'm short and nervous (the usual state of affairs).



This has to be watched closely. I'm expecting the current move to be further down, possibly late next week or the week of May 23rd.  May 22 has Mercury turning Direct and May 23 is Fibonacci 377 weeks from the March 6, 2009 low.

May has a number of critical dates which could indicate turn dates and / or violent or events.  Later in May we have the first of two important aspects. The second is in June. Subscribers will have those dates.

We are in the middle of a Mercury retrograde period which often leads to inaccuracies, communication problems, human and electrical. It is known as the trickster. We also have the ongoing Jupiter / Neptune opposition. As noted before this is a longer term transit often associated with lies, deceit and delusion.

I suspect a major period or falsehoods and potentially some found out over the next month. May 15th for example, has the Moon conjunct Jupiter and both oppose Neptune. Coincidently on May 15th Venus is on the heliocentric nodes of Mars.

The following chart shows some history. The S and the I are the superior and inferior conjunctions. Note the inferior conjunction is often at sharp turns, often near bottoms.



Mercury will turn direct again on May 22nd.

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. Parallels are aspect of declination. Parallel aspects between the slow moving planets can be in orb for many weeks / months 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. We also have the ongoing Jupiter / Neptune opposition. As noted before this is a longer term transit often associated with lies, deceit and delusion.

And from two weeks ago on Market Watch on May 2, Steve Goldstein
“Key U.S. economic information may have been leaked ahead of its release, judging from the price moves in key equity and bond futures contracts, according to a study released Monday. The European Central Bank published a working paper arguing that seven out of 21 market moving announcements show evidence of “substantial informed trading” before the official release time. The authors looked at price movements 30 minutes before that data’s release and studied the movements in futures on the S&P 500 index and 10-year Treasury note. They did this on 21 indicators from January 2008 to March 2014…”

This type of behavior is exactly what we would expect from Jupiter opposing Neptune and emphasized when we have a T-square with Saturn, which we have right now.
The other major long term aspect, Saturn waning square to Neptune (part of the T-square) carries on for a number of months with the last exact hit on Sept 10th but it will be in effect months afterwards.

What other lies and deceit are being perpetrated? With Neptune active by transit it may take some time for the truth to appear. As someone said, "There's is never only one cockroach."

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 bourn diseases.

Other cycles coming up are May 23 when we have Fibonacci 377 weeks from the
March 6, 2009 low.

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.

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 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 under the 1132 average longitude.



Other longer term cycles that we have been following may have found their 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 a couple of weeks ago. Assuming the 2009 low was an 18 year cycle low, we may be looking at a 9 year cycle low late 2017 - 2018.

Neither Jan 20 nor Feb 11 were very deep lows. They were either shallow or a deeper low is in front of us.



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 will look at a number of harmonics over the next few weeks. This week will be the 24th harmonic.
"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

The brown squares are the geocentric 24th harmonic for the Sun / Saturn. Note the history on the following chart. The next date is May 19th then June 3rd.



I use the harmonics to help the timing of other events.

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 8th week of a new Primary cycle. I was looking  for a pullback, so far pretty weak. We are still in a time period with confusing Astros.

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. The next date is May 19th. There is also a 55 td cycle on the chart which hit again on May 12th. Also this week heliocentric Mercury enters Sagittarius. Gold often has big moves when heliocentric Mercury is in Sagittarius, both up and down, with a emphasis on up.

The date I'm most interested in for Gold is when geocentric Mars re-enters Scorpio on May 27th. Mars was in Scorpio for most of the Gold rise from late 2015. Bear in mind it is now moving backwards since it is in it's retrograde period.



Price is just below the 15 sma and above the 45 sma.  Gold needs to break out of this sideways consolidation pattern. As mentioned , with heliocentric Mercury in Sagittarius we may see a Gold move this week.

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 again last week. We need to see a convincing move either below the Venus (green) price line or above the Jupiter (blue) price line. Note Gold has stopped at the Uranus price lines a couple of times.



The longer Gold hangs around this area the greater the chance of a move down. The US$ index has been moving up the last two weeks, which does not help a rise in Gold.

Following is a daily chart of Gold with Mercury retrogrades and superior / inferior conjunctions. These are the same as the chart for the SP500. Gold has made moves, up and down after both the superior and inferior conjunctions. We just had an inferior conjunction on May 9th. This with heliocentric Mercury in Sagittarius has me looking for a move up, and wary about a move in the opposite direction.



Crude
Feb 11 had another lower low and is now marked a Primary cycle trough which has us starting the 14th week of the nominal 18 week cycle.

Crude has made a strong move up from the Feb 11 lows although increased consumption and decreased production did not play a role. Remember the Jupiter opposition to Neptune transit. It's about lies, deceit and delusion. This seems to fit crude at the moment. This weekend the Moon will conjunct Jupiter while it's opposing Neptune. This could cause a move in crude. Jupiter and Neptune are co-rulers of crude.

I suspect we are approaching the crest for this crude cycle.
We have 1 more exact hit of the Jupiter / Pluto trine, that is June 26th. The previous dates were Oct 9, 2015 and March 16, 2015



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

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



Crude moved up to the next level Jupiter / Neptune price lines which are now acting as resistance in the 47.80 - 48.00 price range.

Watch Monday, we could get a move down.



Saturday, May 7, 2016

Financial Astrology - May 9, 2016

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From last weeks blog post which was very close.
"If this retracement at 2051.41 does not hold this could be a big down move."

It appears we tested the 2051 area but close above it on May 6th.

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 13th 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. The second nominal 6 week cycle may have seen it's top on April 20. This may be the top to the current nominal 18 week cycle as well.

Notice that price is below the 15 day sma and almost on the 45 day sma's. We may be seeing the trough for the second nominal 6 week cycle shortly, in which case we would probably be going up. Price went through a trend line (light blue) which started on Sept 29, 2015. If price fails to get above this trend line early next week we could see a fall. So we have conditions that point in both directions, so we normally sit and watch but in this case I think the cycle timing with Jupiter turning Direct and an Inferior conjunction between the Sun and Mercury points to a move down. Countering this is a grand trine between the Sun, Jupiter and Pluto mentioned further down.



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

We are in the middle of a Mercury retrograde period with Mercury turning retrograde on April 28. Monday May 9th is the inferior conjunction between the Sun and Mercury. The inferior conjunction is the one where Mercury is between the Earth and the Sun. The superior conjunction occurs when Mercury is on the far side of the Sun. The order of the planets is then Earth - Sun - Mercury. Only Mercury and Venus can have both an inferior and superior conjunction. They are the two planets that are inside the Earths' orbit.

The Mercury retrograde period is known for problems with communication / electrical equipment and communications in general. It is known as the trickster and in the markets can often result in changes to investor / trader  outlook only to change their minds.

The following chart shows some history. The S and the I are the superior and inferior conjunctions. Note the inferior conjunction is often at sharp turns, often near bottoms.



Mercury will turn direct again on May 22nd.

Also on May 9th Jupiter turns direct. During Jupiter's retrograde period Gold made a large move up. Also during that period Mars transited through Scorpio. Mars in Scorpio has a history of moves up . Mars is now retrograde and will enter Scorpio, going backwards on May 27th. This may be another period when Gold moves up fast.

Jupiter stationary direct periods can result in sharp moves, both up and down +- 1 week. May 9th +- 1 td should be important this coming week in many markets. Further down, under Gold, we'll discuss heliocentric Mercury entering Sagittarius.

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. Parallels are aspect of declination. Parallel aspects between the slow moving planets can be in orb for many weeks / months 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.

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

And from last weeks Market Watch on May 2, Steve Goldstein
“Key U.S. economic information may have been leaked ahead of its release, judging from the price moves in key equity and bond futures contracts, according to a study released Monday. The European Central Bank published a working paper arguing that seven out of 21 market moving announcements show evidence of “substantial informed trading” before the official release time. The authors looked at price movements 30 minutes before that data’s release and studied the movements in futures on the S&P 500 index and 10-year Treasury note. They did this on 21 indicators from January 2008 to March 2014…”

This type of behavior is exactly what we would expect from Jupiter opposing Neptune and emphasized when we have a T-square with Saturn, which we have right now.
The other major long term aspect, Saturn waning square to Neptune (part of the T-square) carries on for a number of months with the last exact hit on Sept 10th but it will be in effect months afterwards.

What other lies and deceit are being perpetrated? With Neptune active by transit it may take some time for the truth to appear. As someone said, "There's is never only one cockroach."

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 bourn diseases.

Other cycles coming up are May 23 when we have Fibonacci 377 weeks from the
March 6, 2009 low.

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.

With the above being quite negative aspects we should mention there is a grand trine between the Sun, Jupiter and Pluto. The Sun is also conjunct Venus. This would be construed as very positive. This is in orb through May 13, 1 trading day away from an important cycle date.

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 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 under the 1132 average longitude.



Other longer term cycles that we have been following may have found their 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 will look at a number of harmonics over the next few weeks. This week will be the 24th harmonic.
"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

On 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 3rd

At this point April 27th was the start of a move down in the SP500. Following is the daily chart with the Sun / Venus and Sun / Saturn with the 7th harmonic dates. Next dates:
Earth / Venus              July 15             (red squares)
Earth / Saturn              June 3rd          (brown squares)

This chart also has the 45 cd (red) calendar days and the 24 cd (blue) cycles. The 45 cd is due to hit May 16 and the 24 cd on May 17th.



Looking at the geocentric 24th harmonic in the Sun / Venus (red squares). We are looking for a relatively short term change in trend. The next date is June 6, 2016.

June 3rd and 6th may be very important dates.

The brown squares are the geocentric 24th harmonic for the Sun / Saturn. The next date is May 19th then June 3rd.



I use the harmonics to help the timing of other events.

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 7th week of a new Primary cycle. I was looking  for a pullback, that may have been it with 3 down days in the price of Gold this week. Bear in mind we still in a time period with confusing Astros.

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 and May 5th. The next date is May 19th. There is also a 55 td cycle on the chart which hits again on May 12th. Also this week heliocentric Mercury enters Sagittarius. Gold often has big moves when heliocentric Mercury is in Sagittarius, both up and down, with a emphasis on up.

The date I'm most interested in for Gold is when geocentric Mars re-enters Scorpio on May 27th. Mars was in Scorpio for most of the Gold rise from late 2015.



Price has moved below the 15 and 45 day sma and the 15 sma is above the 45 sma. This all looks very bullish.

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). Gold went up and touched the next Venus price line and fell back to close just above the Jupiter price line.



There is a history of moves in Gold prices when Jupiter turns direct, which it does on Monday, May 9th. With Mercury in inferior conjunction with the Sun May 9 may see changes in a number of markets.

Crude
Feb 11 had another lower low and is now marked a Primary cycle trough which has us starting the 13th week of the nominal 18 week cycle. Bear in mind there are geopolitical issues affecting crude which can effect the price quickly and directly. Recently there have been rumors of changes in top power echelons of Saudi Arabia's as it pertains to oil. With potential changes to the Saudi power structure one would think crude prices would be going 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. Bear in mind the comments made above about Jupiter turning direct on May 9th. Jupiter is a co-ruler of oil.



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 (blue) and Neptune (grey) Price Lines. These are the two planets that rule crude.



Crude moved above Jupiter / Neptune price lines which are now acting as support.

Watch Monday, mainly for the effect of a change in power in the Saudi regime.


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