Sunday, March 31, 2013

Financial Astrology - April 1, 2013

To review where we are, first in the short term, then the longer term.

Continues it’s move up with the help of the FED. To look at the index and it’s Primary cycle we are either 20 weeks along in a Primary cycle which started Nov 16, 2012 or 5 weeks along from a Primary cycle which started at the low on Feb 26, 2013. This is an important distinction. Note the SP500 moved down and just touched the 42 td moving average. This is the absolute minimum for identifying a trough in the Primary cycle. Normally it would go substantially lower then the 42 td moving average.

If Feb 26 was the low then we are 5 weeks along a new Primary cycle (nominal 18 week cycle). If not and this is the older cycle, it is 20 week along and due for a pullback into a trough. From an Astro perspective there is nothing too major until April 12 when Pluto turns retrograde. We do have the Moon conjunct Pluto in a loose square to Uranus on April 2, but that is quick in passing. Heliocentrically April 4 has Mars and Venus both quintile Hades, a nasty Uranian point. We should know in the next 2 days to 2 weeks whether we are in the new or older Primary Cycle.

It appears crude put in a 17 month cycle trough in March. The Primary cycle is in it’s 5th week and we should be looking at an uptrend for quite a while, possibly mid-May when we get the exact Uranus Pluto square.

Gold & Silver
I had the Primary cycle trough for Gold on Feb 20th. Normally this would mark an uptrending market but Gold has not performed well. Looking back it has been going down since the top in October 4, 2012.

This needs a move above 1619. Many think Gold and Silver are manipulated markets. At this point I think they are all manipulated markets so if Gold is manipulated down, play it that way. The recent madness in Cyprus may stir up problems in the near future, especially if the Russian mob has lost money. If they cannot trust banks, will they move to precious metals?

Longer Term
I’ve been asked by a number of readers to give my thoughts further out in the year. In doing so I would first say I will reserve the right to change my opinion as price action dictates. Price action is the ultimate arbitrator as to what the markets will do.

In Astrology it is the slower moving planets and aspects to them that affect the longer term picture. We have a number coming up.

May 20           Uranus square Pluto.
            This is another exact square of this 7 pass aspect. It’s all about sudden change to the status quo and changes in large institutions and large institutions way of business. Things like changes in tax policy will be on the table. Don’t rule out social unrest and uprisings. See my comments on previous posts. In this case the chart for France will have it’s Sun hit exactly on the day of this square. I’m looking for problem out of the European Union and probably France close to this date. Bankruptcy of large organizations, Banks or countries cannot be ruled out.

June / July      Grand Trine
            There is a Grand Trine between Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune which is most exact in mid-July 2013. This would appear to be a very positive aspect. We must watch and see that Jupiter is not over reacting or over doing whatever is going on but this would appear to be an excellent time for world leaders to correct some of our current problems and set us off on the right foot before more stressful aspect arrive. We are referring to the world here not just the US. For these longer term aspects we should not be looking for a specific day as they can have an influence weeks before the aspect and some effect after

Mid-August    T Square, brief Grand Square
            If nothing or little is corrected during the Grand Trine noted above, it is quickly followed by a T square between Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto. This can be a very difficult aspect and very negative for the markets. If they have not corrected by this time I would expect a severe drop around this time period. If the markets have already moved down or if true constructive action was taken during the Grand Trine this period may not be so bad.

I expect it will not be pleasant. A Grand Square develops using the above T square and Venus (money, resources) moving into the Grand Square may only exacerbate money problems. Raymond Merriman has pointed out a number of times that hard aspect from Jupiter to Uranus or Jupiter to Pluto are bankruptcy aspects. This T Square / Grand Square has them both.

April is the first month this year where we have an eclipse. Eclipse can be powerful points that affect world events for long periods of time before and after the eclipse date. There are two basic types, Solar and Lunar Eclipses. Generally speaking Solar eclipses are more powerful, but this is not always the case. Solar eclipses have a path on earth where the Sun is blocked out by the Moon. These paths can mark out important countries, leaders or events. Following are the dates for the 2013 eclipses along with charts of the SP500 showing previous eclipses and their effect on the markets. I'll expand on these eclipses in future posts.

April 25, 2013  Partial Lunar
May 10, 2013  Solar Annular
May 25, 2013  Appulse Lunar
Oct 18, 2013  Appulse Lunar
Nov 3, 2013  Solar Hybrid

On the following charts blue circles are Lunar eclipses and red is a Solar eclipse. The message here, like many points in Astrology, "They Work"

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


There is a greater potential than normal for an earthquake(s) of size (say over 6.0) during the next 3 days.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Cyprus Note 3

The European Union has now stolen, stolen money. What good can come from this?

From another site and very appropriate.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Financial Astrology - March 25, 2013

Another week of the European crises with North Korea in the background but bubbling up and continued volatility in the markets.. We continue with the Mars translation of the Uranus / Pluto square. Mars will be in exact square to Pluto on March 26. This aspect is all about aggression, destruction and loss, whether it be physical damage or a war of words. This same date has Mars sextile Jupiter which should take the edge off the Mars / Pluto square. We'll wait and see. March 26 also has heliocentric Mercury entering Sagittarius. This often results in extreme volatility in precious metals, currencies and interest rates. Watch Gold for a close above the 1619-1620 area. If it does exceed this level consider a buy. If Gold cannot make this level, leave it alone.

Following shortly thereafter starting on March 28 we have both the Sun and Venus translating the Uranus Pluto square. Venus in particular which stands for the principle of personal values, amongst other things, is in hard aspect to the planet of sudden changes and reversals. Many will welcome the Good Friday holiday as a rest from the financial news.

Sunday March 31 will see Sun and Venus squaring Pluto, the latter being the planet of change, that's permanent change. Pluto also pertains to the value of others, threats and danger in general. Venus relates to one's own wealth so we have a conflict between personal, individual wealth and the wealth of a group. Sounds like the Cyprus problem but really many countries. Cyprus may come to a head around this date.

Mars is still active going into April so threats and agression should continue, whether it is Europe, North Korea or elsewhere. Looking into May there could be problems in Pakistan / India and France. In France it is probably financial problems in the Euro.One would think this should be good for the US buck and short term probably will be. In the intermediate to longer the Bernanke printing press may doom the US dollar. Look for currency problems in July / August and probably mid-August.

Dates to watch in April (geocentric) +- 3 tds
April 1, 2    just after the Sun, Venus square to Pluto

April 12        Pluto retrograde. This should have more influence than usual as the May 20 exact square to Uranus is forning.

April 22        Mercury translates the Uranus / Pluto square and Mars enters Taurus

April 25        Partial Lunar Eclipse

April 29        Sun opposition Saturn, Venus Opposition the North Node

Despite how bad things look presently, it will probably get worse. I'm looking at the period starting mid-summer 2013 to spring 2014 where we could see a complete breakdown in the financial system. This would include the US$.

Before we get there, mid-summer 2013, there will be a grand trine forming between Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. This is a rare formation and could appear to be very positive as it brings in the possibility for fair and balanced judgement to decisions being made particularly for those viewed as poor, ill or just generally unfortunate. Dates for these longer term forecasts will get refined as we move closer to them.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cyprus - Note 2

Another news organization has reported "Cypriot police scuffling with protesters"

Translation,  Cypriot police are beating the crap out of unarmed civilians.

From ZeroHedge: Too funny

18/01/2008, Trichet: "For a small, open economy like Cyprus, Euro adoption provides protection from international financial turmoil."

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Note on Cyprus

Just 20 months ago the three largest banks in Cyprus passed the European 'stress tests' with flying colors.

This puts into question any bank so-called stress tests.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

FED Meeting Announcement Tomorrow

A song for Bernanke at his press conference.

You can't hide your lyin' eyes
And your smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now you'd realize
There ain't no way to hide your lyin eyes
--"The Eagles"

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Financial Astrology March 18, 2013

The next two weeks have crises written all over it. Previous posts have listed a number of dates but with this many Astrological aspects it is very difficult to pick one date. Cyprus is in the middle of a banking crisis, which is clearly shown using a formation date of August 16, 1960.


Are we going to see a run on the banks in Cyprus? At this point we don't even know what date they will open up again. If this is away of getting money from Russian oligarchs who have substantial deposits in Cyprus, these European officials should be reminded it is the same Russian oligarchs who control Russian natural gas supplies which heat Europe in the winter.

All the dates listed on the last post are Astrological aspects using geocentric positions (Earth centered). Over this weekend we have some of those aspects occurring in heliocentric positions (Sun centered). There are many, but the Mars conjunct Uranus and Mars squared Pluto aspects seem to have a more direct effect on financial conditions.

What must the Greek, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese citizens think while watching Cyprus citizens loose up to 10% of their bank balances. For those still holding deposits in banks, is this the final signal to get out?

Who should pay for all the bad debts accumulated by the European banks? THE BOND HOLDERS.

Since the bond holders are largely rich northern European's and so called aristocracy, this won't be happening.

Be even more careful with your money and investments over the next few weeks. Remember the banking financial systems are all tied together. Problems in one, even little Cyprus, can cause problems elsewhere.

On the other side of the planet start watching the Shanghai Index. Following is a weekly chart and it does not appear positive.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Financial Astrology March 11, 2013

As mentioned in the March 5 post, March 12 is a potential turn date for market indices. That would be a turn down but not a crash. Bernanke has to be playing monopoly or doing something else to let the markets run unobstructed for a few days.

March 12 has a better history with precious metals and currencies with Mars entering Aries, a Cardinal point, and the Moon also entering Aries shortly after a New Moon.Therefore we may see a turn up in precious metals and a possible down turn in the US buck.

Crude has been attempting to bounce but it would appear there is a little more downward pressure. It may be bottoming around the latter part of the month when the more volatile aspects occur.

The following dates are repeated from the February 24, 2013 post.

March 17         Mercury direct
March 19         North Node opposes the position of the May 9, 2013 Solar eclipse
March 22, 26   Mars translates the Uranus / Pluto square by Mars conjuncting Uranus on the 22th and squaring Pluto on March 26th
March 28,31    The Sun translates the Uranus / Pluto square by the Sun conjuncting Uranus and Venus on the 28th and squaring Pluto on March 31. Venus translates the same square on the same dates.
Anyone of the above dates could mark a CIT (Change In Trend) or a big range day .
The last two weeks of March 2013 look like troubled times for many markets, with the translation of the Uranus / Pluto square, discussed in a number of previous posts. These aspects may indicate some world problem or event including geophysical events. In addition to other world events pay attention to Japan, either their stock market or earthquake / radiation problem. These issues come up again around May 20, 2013.

Mars is also quite active in this time period and into, April.

Unless otherwise mentioned give any dates +- 3 td's.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

BE Very Careful

Following is a weekly chart of the SP500.

The first bubble is the Dot Com bubble created by easy FED monetary policies.

The second bubble is the Housing bubble created by easy FED monetary policies.

We are currently going up into the next bubble caused by easy FED monetary policies.

The higher they go the bigger the fall.

The only one Ben Bernanke is out to help is the bankers.

Some Statistics

Here is some great stuff from Zero Hedge.
The last time the Dow Jones Industrial Average was here:
  • GDP Growth: then +2.5%; now +1.6%.
  • Regular Gas Price: then $2.75; now $3.73.  
  • Americans Unemployed (in Labor Force): then 6.7 million; now 13.2 million.
  • Americans on Food Stamps: then 26.9 million; now 47.69 million.
  • Size of Fed's Balance Sheet: then $0.89 trillion; now $3.01 trillion.
  • U.S. Debt as a Percentage of GDP: then about 38%; now 74.2%.
  • U.S. Deficit (LTM): then $97 billion; now $975.6 billion.
  • Total U.S. Debt Oustanding: then $9.008 trillion; now $16.43 trillion.

Financial Astrology

I should have included one additional date in my post of February 25, 2013.

That date is March 12, which has Mars entering Aries, the Moon entering Aries right after a New Moon and both squaring Hades, a Uranian point.

Mars entering Cardinal signs in particular has a history with a number of markets, Gold (precious metals), interest and exchange rates.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Financial Astrology March 4, 2013

I am still expecting major fireworks on one of the late March dates outlined in the previous post. That said we could see a turn down in the main market indexes early in the coming week particularly March 4 and 5th although we may see a surge in the indexes first. The second half of March and most of April look like turbulent times. Following is a daily chart of the SP500. Note the fibonacci expansions. If the SP500 surge past 1533 which is at 127.2% the markets may move much higher most likely due to Benny and the money factory. Barry "Pants on Fire" Obama isn't helping the cause either.

For much of this month there are 6 planets in Pisces, the most emotional of the emotional water signs.
It almost appears we need an emotional rescue. So....

Looking for Gold to reverse up early in the week. This goes for Silver to. Longer term the US$ may be running into problems. I say longer term because it is based on the Jupiter / Saturn cycle which is not due until 2020 for an exact conjunction but it's effects are being felt now. I'll be writing a post on this very important, longer term cycle in the next week.

From our last post on Gold referring to Feb 25, 26 "The Sun is currently in Pisces and tomorrow the Moon will be in Virgo and a Full Moon in the late afternoon. This has a history of short sharp moves in precious metals. The move however could be up or down"

Here's the results on a 10 minute chart using GLD. Look at early on Feb 26. When you get the analysis correct the rest is easy.

Looks week and may be going down further perhaps hitting a low around one of the trouble dates I mentioned in my last post.

And let's not forget.

"It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards"
-- Lewis Carroll, The White Queen, Through the Looking-Glass