Friday, September 28, 2012

Financial Astrology - Full Moon Sept 30, 2012

We are obviously at the month end and quarter end where we typically see window dressing, although at the time of writing, not much yet.

Of more importance this week end we have some potentially very severe Astros. On Sept 29th the Sun translates the Uranus / Pluto square followed by a Full Moon on Sept 30 depending on where you are in the world, which also translates the Uranus / Pluto square.

Both these signatures can result in unusual events both in the world at large and the markets as well. Violence and debt are the major themes. They also point to geophysical stresses which could result in larger sized earthquakes.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Spanish Uprising

Today Mars is on the Nov 13, 2012 eclipse point. I've been writing about this for some time.

Check out Spain. Best on twitter. Violent protests as the people want to bring the government down.

Also at

I use these aspect before an eclipse to gauge the strength of the eclipse. Looks like Nov 13 +- should be a dandy.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Financial Astrology Sept 24, 2012

In follow up to last weeks post the following daily chart of the SP500 is an update to the chart on the previous post. As can be seen the SP500 has followed the $1,460 level very closely. $1,460 is very close to the 127.2% fib retracement.

 It should be mentioned the $1,460 level is very close to the Neptune price line as well. It is acting as resistance. See the grey line on the following daily chart.

The current level should be watched closely. Any break above on good volume may be pointing to the next fib retracement level at 161.8% (the golden mean) or $1,521 value for the SP500.

With the central banks of the world in print mode it is very difficult to forecast future levels of anything. Nevertheless, that is the purpose of this blog so on we go. The next few weeks should be very volatile, with a Martian flare (think conflict, explosions etc.). This should all be part of the social unrest and debt problems that have been with us for some time and unfortunately some time into the future.There maybe some Islamic phobia in the mix as well.

I'm am looking for a pullback into October before we start moving up once again. If nothing else the the Vernal Equinox and Autumnal Equinox (Sept 22) have often marked changes in trend in the markets and the events of mankind.

Mars will be conjunct the point of the November 13, 2012 total Solar eclipse in September 25th. I believe this will be a powerful Solar eclipse which will be covered in a future post.

Next weekend Sept 29 and 30 should also be eventful as the Sun will translate the Uranus / Pluto square while Mars is parallel Pluto on Sept 29. On Sept 30 the Full Moon will be translating the Uranus / Pluto square. Remember the Uranus / Pluto square is almost exact as it was conjunct on Sept 19.

On Oct 4th Jupiter will turn retrograde while it continues to be in it's detriment in Gemini. The same day Mars conjuncts the North Node which has a strong history near reversals in the stock market. Please remember any dates given are +- 3 trading days.

On Oct 5 Saturn and Mercury enter Scorpio and Oct 6 Mars enters Sagittarius, a fire sign. When Saturn enters Scorpio it will be in mutual reception with Pluto, that is they are both in the sign of the other planets rulership. This makes both planets stronger and can work together. Scorpio is a money sign. It has to do with money (assets), taxes, sex and death. Withe the other issues the world is dealing with I believe taxes will become a bigger issue than they are presently. This is a worldwide issue not tied to one particular country. With fleeting Mercury moving into Scorpio the same day we may see a quick focus on taxes that recedes just as quickly. Don't worry, it will be back. Any time planets change signs can be a potential for changes in trend in the markets.

We are also coming into another long term aspect on October 10, Saturn in waning trine to Neptune. Given a few months this signature has a correlation to crests in the four year cycle in the markets.

As stated in previous posts the next few months are prime time for larger earthquakes and volcanoes. The next couple of weeks are prime prime time. So is the period around the November 13 Solar eclipse. I don't have any trips lined up to Australia, New Zealand or the South Pacific, but if I did I would cancel them.

Monday, September 17, 2012

SP500 Sept 17, 2012 - Fibonacci Extentions

Todays daily chart is a good example of using Fibonacci extentions.  This is based on the swing low from April 2, 2012 to June 4, 2012. I am looking at the 78.6% and 127.2% retracements.

78.6% is the square root of 61.8% and 127.2% is 1.618% * 78.6&.

Once the market breaks above the 78.6 retracement on July 30 that makes the target the 127.2. In our example today we have now reached the target on Sept 14 and should be out of the trade. If the 127.2% extension is broken to the upside then the target is 161.8% at 1521 for the SP500. Normally I would say this trade is over but with the recent FED moves we are in unknown territory where the 161.8% retracement may be reached. Watch closely.

Another chart I'm watching closely is the 4year cycle chart. The 4 year cycle bottomed march 6, 2009. The 4 year cycle is normally composed of either 2 or 3 cycles. The current 4 year looks like it is divided into 3 15.5 month cycles which would put the end at late Dec 2012 or early Jan 2013. Note, the last cycle of any larger cycle typically distorts. Many cycle analysts would give the 4 year cycle a range of 3 months either side. This means we are in the range now and will look to other cycles and techniques to fine tune the location of the low.

It is possible this was an extremely short 2 phase where the 4 year cycle ended Oct 4th. It did break through the 23 month average which is one requirement for the 4 year cycle low.

At this point I think it is still to come, perhaps after the US elections.

This week should be very active with Pluto turning direct (Sept 18), the long term Uranus Pluto square (Sept 19) for the second time and  Mercury translating both on Sept 20. Social unrest, violence and debt problems should all be in the fore. The following week we have Mars transiting over the point of the upcoming Nov 13, 2012 total Solar eclipse. The next 2 weeks could have geophysical events as well.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Financial Astrology Sept 13 FED

To borrow from a market letter writer, I am shocked, shocked the FED will be buying mortgage backed securities into the unknown future. This is going to create jobs? "Thank you Benny and the Jets".

For me, I covered a small short and am buying Gold ETF's, stock and some metal. For Oil buying ETF's and oil company stock. Some other companies which should benefit from a weakening US dollar. I'm buying lightly and carefully, still wondering how long market indices can keep going up with a poor performing economy. Certainly as long as Bernanke keeps adding liquidity into the system.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Non Financial Astrology - Eclipse, Jan 4, 2011

This post is in follow up to the Feb 13, 2011 post regarding the Jan 4, 2011 partial Solar eclipse. You may recall it is the visible eclipse path that often is affected by the eclipse. You may wish to read that post now.

Following is the eclipse path for the Jan 4, 2011 eclipse. Notice it was across the countries involved in the Arab Spring and the southern European countries that have been involved in the financial debt problems.

The eclipse occurred at 13 degrees 38 minutes of Capricorn. Today the mid point of Mars and Pluto is within a few minutes of opposing the eclipse. This should be a good example of how eclipses can be in effect for long periods of time.

What is the meaning of the Mars / Pluto mid point. From COSI, The Combination of Stellar Influences

"The attainment of one's own objectives by means of ruthlessness extended to others, brutality and cruelty. A person who wants to use force or compulsion at every occasion."

As this mid point moves relatively slowly we may be seeing more ruthless activity in the Arab states affected by the eclipse (see map above). We may also be seeing some violent behaviour or demonstrations in the southern European countries that were in the visible eclipse path.

Critical dates can be found in September 9, 2012 post. There may be others.

Financial Astrology - Update Sept 12, 2012

I didn't put the following in the last post due to all the news coming out this week from the FED and German court. Such major news tends to skew results. I decided to include it now.

Thursday Sept 13 has a signature, Venus in waxing square to Uranus, which has a strong correlation to crests in the SP given a range of 6 td's. That's 6 trading days either side we should see a crest in the SP500.

Since the SP500 is now in the 14th week of the primary cycle which has been in the range of 15 - 23 weeks. So this index is very right translated and therefore bullish by this measure.

And just because they are good.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Financial Astrology - Upcoming dates

We are out of longs and sitting with a small short on the SP500.

Looking ahead for potential CIT dates (Change In Trend) I have the following

Sept 19 Uranus waxing square Pluto, the second exact hit. Pluto turned direct the day before so it is standing still and Mercury translates the square on Sept 20. All the issues previously posted regarding this significant square come into focus.

Sept 25 Mars is at the position of the Nov 13 Solar eclipse. I’m expecting this eclipse to be particularly powerful. I don’t view this as positive.

Sept 29 The Sun translates the Uranus Pluto square.

Oct 4 Mars conjuncts the North Node and Jupiter turns retrograde. The next day Saturn enters Scorpio. Mars is high lighted during this period and may mark mid East problems or other war like tones.

Oct 10 Saturn waning trine to Neptune. This long term aspect has a correlation to the 4 year cycle crest given a couple of months. We’re in the area.

Nov 6 Mercury turns retrograde and in a wide square to Neptune. The last time Mercury was retrograde, or at least moving out of retrograde into direct motion on a presidential election day was November 7, 2000. You may remember that election which was somewhat famous for it’s Florida recounts and hanging chads.
I believe this is pointing to some type of fraud or deception.

Nov 13 Total Solar eclipse. Looks powerful and may mark a low or other significant event.

This whole period may see geophysical events.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Financial Astrology - Sept 4, 2012

Reviewing the dates of the upcoming central banks and other announcements (see previous posts) this may be a good time to get out of stocks and watch for awhile. I'm referring to the U.S. stock market.

For the brave, you may wish to wait for the US employment report on Friday Sept 7th. If positive this could change the short term picture, however, there appears to be too many negatives at this time.

There are also some heavy Astros on the horizon including

Sept 7  Sun waxing square to Jupiter

Sept 18 Pluto direct

Sept 19 Uranus waxing square to Pluto

Sept 20 Mercury opposing Uranus and square Pluto

Oct 10 Saturn waning trine to Neptune

Nov 14 Total Solar eclipse

Some of these aspects have been associated with geophysical stress.

It is difficult to short the market with the central banks being active and safer just to watch for a few weeks. Gold may be coming to the end of it's primary cycle, however, central bank printing may extend the gold rally further.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Financial Astrology - Cycles of the North Node

The next few months should see a lot of volatility in the markets and may witness some significant world events.

The next few weeks, however, may be dominated by central bank issues both in Europe, ECB and the FED in the U.S. The ECB announcement will be Sept 6th and the FED Sept 12. In addition the ruling from the German constitutional court ruling will be on Sept 12th as well. In my opinion, actions of man or countries may speed up or forestall Astrological forces but the Astrological force will always come through. The Astrology for the next few months / years is not very positive. Many of the reasons have been given on prior posts.

One thing I have not mentioned is a market theory developed in the 1930’s by Louise McWhirter.

The basics of the theory are spelled out in her 1938 book, Astrology and Stock Market Forecasting.

The basics are this. The trend in business volume has been found to correspond with the cycle of the North Node which has a cycle length of 18.7 years. The North Node moves backwards through the signs in relation to the other planets.

The high point of business volume is reached when the North Node transits through Leo. The low point of business volume occurs when the North Node transits through Aquarius. The last transit of the North Node through Aquarius was Dec 2007 through August 2009. The low came in at March 6, 2009.

Based on this cycle alone business volume should be increasing soon. Bear in mind we must look at all the Astrological factors taking place. We will be experiencing the Uranus / Pluto square at the least until 2015 and probably longer.

I bring this up at this point because the North Node just entered Scorpio on Sept 1st 2012. According to the theory, whenever the North Node passes through Scorpio and Libra, business tends to go through an approximate three year “transition period” if there are no other unfavourable secondary Astrological factors. The North Node spends approximately 1.5 years in each sign. Using this cycle alone business should start to improve in this 3 year window as the North Node makes it’s way through Scorpio and Libra.

Bear in mind the other negative factors aren’t painting such a rosy picture. We may be looking at a continuing recession into the latter part of the decade. This is my thinking, however, it’s nice to hear of at least one more positive cycle.

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