Saturday, March 29, 2014

Financial Astrology - March 30, 2014

Grand Square
The period of time called a Grand Square or Grand Cross is upon us. Individuals should begin feeling the effects of the square starting approx. April 8 through early May. Individuals that have natal planets hit by this square will, at the least be very tense.  There will be great tension in the air as the four planets move into position.

To repeat the four planets with their approx. orbit length are

Mars                687 days
Jupiter             11.9 years
Uranus             84 years
Pluto                248.4 years

The slow moving planets typically have an affect for a long period of time and the faster moving planets have an affect over a shorter period of time. In this case Mars can be looked at as the trigger planet.

We may see a partial affect this coming week as the Sun aspects the three slower moving planets.

Subscribers have the forecast dates and dates for the two eclipses in April.

All four planets are in cardinal signs making the Grand Square more powerful and potentially explosive. Let me add Taiwan, Obama and Putin to the list of countries and leaders that may be affected (see the March 23rd post for others).

The Grand Square is composed of aspects to the four planets listed above. They are:

Mars opposition Uranus
Mars squared Pluto
Mars squared Jupiter
Jupiter squared Uranus
Jupiter opposition Pluto
Uranus square Pluto

Remember Uranus squared Pluto is the 5th of 7 exact squares that has been an on-going process for a few years. This alone is one of the most important aspects mankind can go through. You can search the blog for previous descriptions of this important aspect.

For Astrologers Jupiter and Pluto will be on the invariable plane axis later this month. This is one of the power points in the zodiac. Jupiter opposition to Pluto is a bankruptcy aspect.

The powerful energies of these aspects occurs over a short period of time and may affect much more than the stock market. The markets may be affected by a world event. This is a period when the markets could go really wild.

The above is an explosive combination. Astrology is all about energies. The basic energies of the planets involved based on mundane astrology follows.

Mars is about the military, attacks, oppression, assassinations, anger and violence. Explosions and explosives and fires are also Martian energies. It is also about courage and the use of energy. Currently Mars is in normally diplomatic Libra.

Jupiter is about the public faith and belief systems of the people. Judges, the court system, wealthy people, big business and pomp and circumstances. It also covers over-doing things and religious institutions, a nation's wealth, banks and bankers. Currently fervent Jupiter is in nationalistic Cancer.

Uranus covers science, technology, inventions and new things. Electricity, explosions, revolts, riots, radicals and all things nuclear (oh oh). It also covers fascism, sudden events and changes, things that are unique and astrologers, like me {^_^}. Currently Uranus is in assertive Aries.

Pluto is about wealth, power and the abuse of both. Manipulative leaders, espionage, secret police, torture, war, death and destruction. Things that are permanently changed. Waste and nuclear accidents are covered here. Also debt and taxes and powerful secrets. Currently Pluto is in governing Capricorn.

So this is difficult to forecast events with such a myriad of possibilities. Each of the planets energies are stimulated by aspects to other planets for the good or bad.

This could be a signature for war or rumors of war, either further activity in the Ukraine or another area of the world. If this is a market or financial system event it may be a decision made by financial powers that won't be disclosed immediately. In this time frame the G20 nations will meet (I believe April 11-14). Could a radical change to the world's financial system be on the agenda? Will we know all the decisions that are made? As noted above this could involve a major bankruptcy. Nation's can go bankrupt. This could also be a signature for a change in the world's reserve currency although I've been thinking this is a 2015 event. This should be watched closely.

I'll mention nuclear event but won't dwell on it.

Whatever happens over the next few weeks many people should feel the tension building up into it. This means there may be more than usual violent events that are sudden. This could also be a geopolitical event and with Uranus and Pluto it could be a geophysical event (earthquake, volcano). If it is something that will change the general belief system of the people, this may be the beginning of something more profound that could affect us for many years.

And of course, if this is the end of the world I want to be short.

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This coming week may be good timing for a short term Gold / precious metal trade. April 1st has the Sun in waning square to Jupiter, April 2nd the Sun is conjunct Uranus and April 3rd the Sun is in waxing square to Pluto. All three aspects have a history of Gold turns.

We are currently in the 13th week of the primary cycle and topped out March 17th (we had forecast the 18th) forming a 1/2 Primary cycle crest. This often pulls back into the 38.2% - 61.8% Fibonacci retracement levels. The following chart shows we are at the 50% level and could reverse up at any point.

The reason I stated short term is we have Pluto turning stationary retrograde on April 14th. This is a powerful signature which often reverses the current trend. If Gold does not reverse higher before April 14th then it could be a longer term Gold buy signal. This is very close to the danger period so be careful.

April 1 is also the end of the heliocentric Venus pass through Scorpio. This is often a reversal in Gold.

 Copper may also be a good short term trade mid-week.

Crude is starting the 12th week of its Primary cycle and looks like it put in a 1/2 Primary cycle on March 3rd which troughed out very close to the 50% Fibonacci retracement level. Crude should work higher this week although I like the Gold trade better. Crude may hit resistance at the $102.80 level.

"What everyone is looking for, is what is looking."
-- St. Francis of Assisi

Thursday, March 27, 2014

New Moon March 30, 2014 Update

On March 30, 1930 there was a New Moon in Aries almost conjunct Uranus. This was the first New Moon after the Vernal Equinox. 13 td's later the DJIA made a high that was not taken out until March 1, 1954. A full 24 years later.

On March 30, 2014, this Sunday there will be a New Moon in Aries almost at the same location as on March 30, 1930. It is also the first New Moon after the Vernal Equinox. It is also almost conjunct Uranus.
13 td's later will be April 16, 2014. Jupiter will be on the Invariable plane on that day. This is one of the power points in the zodiac.

There are a number of other similarities between the 1930 New Moon and the March 30, 2014 New Moon.

April 2014 is shaping up to be a dangerous month.

I'll cover the forming Grand Square in the week end post. I'll be hiding under the bed for most of April but I'm taking my laptop and cell phone.

Good luck.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Financial Astrology - March 23, 2014

We are now in the crucial period of time discussed for some months. The environment should get increasingly tense going into April as the Astrological energies change from a powerful T-square between Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto and is joined by Mars making it an even more powerful Grand Square. All planets in the Grand Square are in the action oriented Cardinal Signs. Get ready for a month of social unrest, rioting, explosions between countries and within countries.

Mars in Libra (in it's detriment, works with the least ease)
Jupiter in Cancer (exalted, works with the greatest strength)
Uranus in Aries
Pluto in Capricorn.

This is a very powerful astrological configuration. I expect some significant event(s) close to the forecasted dates in April. This period may mark the beginning of  issues that will affect the world for some time. We haven't done an extensive survey but the Grand Cross directly impacts upon the horoscopes of the United Nations, the USA, Iran, Israel, China, Venezuela, Canada, Cuba, Burma, Somalia and perhaps not surprisingly the union of England and Scotland.

Part of this Grand Square is the waxing square between Uranus and Pluto. This alone is one of the most powerful astrological aspects that humanity can live through. What is coming up is an exact square between these two planets. This is the 5th of 7 occurrences of this exact square. While the square is close to exact it in turn will be squared by both Mars and Jupiter. Subscribers have the forecasted dates.

The blue squares show the times when the Uranus / Pluto waxing square is exact.

The Sun has just entered Aries, the first Cardinal sign and marks the beginning of the astrological year. Following is an updated chart of the Sun ingresses into new signs. That alone can mark the change in  stock market trends. The market often turns on Sun changing signs but with the Sun entering a cardinal sign, which is the case as Sun has just entered Aries, watch the first  New Moon after the ingress as well. In this case that is March 31.

The smaller red circles show where the Sun entered a new sign. Those with a light blue circle beneath it shows the Sun entering the more powerful Cardinal signs. Note, these can take a few days either side of the actual ingress.

Personally I'm basically flat as far as the market is concerned and I will do little until after April. Possible short term day trading. This is not investment advice, just a statement of what I'm doing.

Disregarding the Grand Square for a moment history tells us the middle of April has been a time period when negative events have plagued the U.S.

From another Astrologer and cycle analyst who have summarized past events in April.

1775  April 19 that the original US Revolutionary War began
1906 April 18 San Francisco earthquake
1947 April 16 Texas City Explosion - worst ever industrial accident
1961 April 16 Bay of Pigs invasion failure
1983 April 18 Beirut US Embassy bombed
1993 April 19 Branch Davidian Compound torched Waco Texas
1995 April 19 Oklahoma City Bombing
1999 April 20 Columbine High shootings
2007 April 16 Virginia Tech Massacre
2010 April 20 Deepwater Horizon explosion
2013 April 15 Boston Marathon bombing.

May we expect another violent event with this powerful Grand Square?

Problems could start as early as the next week with heliocentric (sun centered) aspects.

March 23 helio Mars squared Pluto
March 25 helio Mars opposition Uranus

I think the real strength of this aspect shows up between April 8th and April 29. As mentioned before the event may not directly involve the stock market but could indirectly affect the financial markets. Again my biggest concern is the US$ and it's continued use as the world's reserve currency. This may involved major financial policy decisions. There may also be another military decision which has wide consequences or a surprise event no one is expecting. When talking about financial markets problems could extend into May and may expect additional US$ problems.

From previous posts you know the US$ is due for an 18 month low in the May time frame and may be pulled forward into April if the event is big enough.

I'll dispense with more detailed forecasts for Gold and Crude although Gold looks like it may go down first then a more sustained advance April through May. Crude may see a high in late April / early May but war issues could negatively impact any forecast activity.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Financial Astrology - March 16, 2014

From the Feb 16th post "we are entering one of the most dangerous periods of the year. We have significant dates stretching from late February to late April 2014."

From the Feb 9th post "from February to late April 2014 could see increases in earthquakes and volcanic activity. Social unrest, resistance and war or rumors of war could also be on the agenda. The likelihood of these events increases in April 2014."

If you have read the news, the events speak for themselves. In case you missed the geophysical activity last week, following are the recent earthquake events and their size.

Peru                 6.3 and 6.1
Japan               6.3
New Guinea     6.1
California         6.8

Watch for more as we approach mid-April to late April.

The main stream media has been focused on events surrounding a disappearing airline. What's happening in Crimea is an historical event, however, by enlarge the media is covering other events. Israel is being hit by a large number of bombs, at least that's what is being reported. Where's Walter Cronkite or Harry Reasoner when you need them.

Perhaps the main stream media is following this news covering model.

This coming week there is an FOMC meeting, Yellin's first as chair. I'm assuming nothing much will change. The minutes are reported at 2:00pm on March 19th.

There is an interesting time fib coming up on March 18th.
From the low on Oct 10, 2002 to the low on March 6, 2009 was 2,339 cds (calendar days). If you multiply 2339 by the key Fibonacci percentages (38.2%, 50%, 61.8%, 78.6%) you will find 2,339 * 78.6% = 1838
March 6, 2009 + 1,838 = March 18, 2014. Give it +- a couple of days.
Watch this closely particularly since it is so close to the Sun ingress into Aries.

I've mentioned the T-square and the forming Grand Square a few times. The Grand Square should start to be felt in early April. It will be a period of great tension both at the geopolitical and personal level. This is a war aspect and tension in general. I look at the last two weeks of April being particularly stressful. From a financial point of view debt could be the source of many of the problems.

Since Pluto is involved there may be deceit and cover-ups regarding financial decisions, where we will not find out the details of decisions made for some time afterwards.

The end of the week could mark a short term turn with the Sun changing signs into Aries on March 20, Mercury returning to the position it held when it started it's retrograde period on Feb 6th. On March 22 the North Node enters Libra. The latter should have a long term effect which I will expand on for subscribers. To summarize, March 19-24 may mark a short term bottom.

Have we seen the top? It's possible March 7 was the top. This is one day after Jupiter turned direct. Since this is only the 6th week of the Primary cycle (nominal 18 week) this would be very left translated and therefore quite bearish. Watch price action over the next few days. We want to see lower highs and lower lows.

The retracement levels on the following daily chart are based on the move up from Feb 5th. Such moves often end in the 38.2% to 61.8% area. This may mark a short term low from which the SP500 bounces and this may be later this week.

Gold is now 11 weeks along it's Primary cycle. Gold did spring up on March 12 one day before the date we had estimated based on heliocentric Mercury entering Sagittarius.

On the following daily chart for Gold we can see Gold price are above the 15 dma and 45 dma and both are pointed up. This is bullish. The fact that we are 11 weeks into the Primary cycle without a significant down move should mean we are due for a 1/2 Primary crest and then down. Watch this closely.

The heliocentric Venus / Jupiter price line chart may be coming back into focus. On the following daily chart we see Gold price has gone up from one Venus price line (green) to the next and has just crossed a Jupiter Price line (blue).

I do have a 7th harmonic signal which points to March 18 for a possible turn (give this +- 1 td (trading Day). I'll be looking to sell or hedge my Gold holding early next week. Making predictions like this with a potential war in the offing is very difficult. I'll follow this closely on Monday it should be very volatile. If the situation in Crimea heats up I will hold until Tuesday and take it day by day. Wednesday is also the next FOMC minutes which could move many markets.

We are now 10 weeks along the Primary cycle. Unlike Gold we have had a move down to the 50% retracement area for the last move up. We are in a position where this could start moving up again. There was a so-called test release from the US strategic oil reserve last week which had a role in crude's move down. I'll be watching world events and Crude price closely next week as it looks like it may role over.

Any moves by Russia to withhold gas or crude will change our outlook. If the US changes it's energy policy allowing crude or gas shipments to Europe also negates the above outlook.

The US$ has been heading down. The 9/18 month cycle is due to bottom in May 2014 (green line on the following weekly chart). Give this a broad window. There is also a 38 month low cycle due in June 2014 (brown line on the following weekly chart). These cycles make a powerful case for a US$ low in the May / June time frame.

Considering the upcoming grand square, which may have a lot to do with debt, the US$ may be negatively affected by the grand square in the April time frame, April 14-30. The result may be the US$ low is forwarded to the April time frame.

On a shorter time frame the US$ may be affected by the 7th harmonic signal which points to March 18 that I mentioned under Gold above.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Financial Astrology - March 9, 2014

This blog changed on Jan 1, 2014 We will no longer provide turn dates for the SP500 as these are being sold for the first half of 2014 see -> 

From the Feb 16th post "we are entering one of the most dangerous periods of the year. We have significant dates stretching from late February to late April 2014."

And from the Feb 9th post "from February to late April 2014 could see increases in earthquakes and volcanic activity. Social unrest, resistance and war or rumors of war could also be on the agenda. The likelihood of these events increases in April 2014."

The events unfolding in the Ukraine should make for very volatile markets in everything. The next couple of months should be historic.

The forecast dates that have been hit so far are:

Dec 25-Jan 2   - start of the slide in Oil, start of the move up in Gold

Jan 20              - start of the slide in late January

Feb 25 / March 3 - combined since they were so close. Captured the Russian / Crimea                                            invasion and a big one day reversal in the general market indices.

Things look worse from here going into the month of April. The subscribers already have the dates. The ongoing T-square between Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto turns into a Grand Square in April. Mars is joining the T-square planets so we will have 4 planets in square. This is also a cardinal Grand Square as each planet is in Cardinal signs. Mars in Libra, Jupiter in Cancer, Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn.

This is very powerful and should create a lot of tension in the world. Those people where any of the 4 planets mentioned aspect one of their natal planets will feel it. This is tension on a world wide scale. The tension is like someone trying to do too much, running in many directions, expending energy, but nothing gets done, matters even get worse. With Mars in Libra and Uranus in Aries these are definitely war aspects. With Pluto involved this could also be issues regarding debt. Debt is everywhere, governments, companies and individuals. This looks more like country or the debt of large entities. Central Banks?

To summarize the April transits could be war issues, geophysical stress (earthquakes, volcanic activity), more social / geopolitical unrest or debt issues.

I would be very careful in the second half of April but, in fact, the whole period from now to the end of April looks bad.

The SP500 is currently 5 weeks along the 1st Major cycles (nominal 6 week) of the new Primary cycle which started Feb 5, 2014. It is due for a crest in the Major cycle at any time. We may be getting close to a significant high. I'm looking at the April time frame but also the March 14, 17 dates for a high. Getting this correct is obviously critical. With this much stimulus it could go down very quickly.

Gold and Crude seen to be the most affected by the Russian incursion. Gold is now 10 weeks along it's primary cycle and has yet to put in a meaningful crest unless we just started on Friday. Gold cycles may be disrupted in the early part of the invasion / Russian reunion.

So Gold may be headed for a 1/2 Primary cycle crest which is due at any time. Looking forward for an aspect that would equate to a turn in Gold we have heliocentric Mercury entering Sagittarius on March 13. This aspect often coincides with price swings in many markets. This is emphasized by heliocentric Venus entering Scorpio and quintile Pluto on the same day, March 13.

Be on your toes as the problems in Crimea may have a bolstering effect on Gold.

The heliocentric Venus / Jupiter price line chart may be coming back into focus. On the following chart the green price line, Venus is crossing the blue price line, Jupiter. Gold often makes a move when these two price lines cross.

As mentioned above Crude and Gold may be affected most by the Russian incursion. This is the 9th week of the primary cycle for crude and as such i was looking for a 1/2 Primary cycle crest. We did start down but have held up. WTIC in the middle of the U.S. should not be affected by the events in Crimea. Shouldn't but apparently they do. I can't see a specific Astro for a fall in crude with the exception of heliocentric Mercury entering Sagittarius on March 13.

The US$ has been heading down. The 9/18 month cycle is de to bottom in May 2014 (green line on the following weekly chart). Give this a broad window. There is also a 38 month low cycle due in June 2014 (brown line on the following weekly chart). These cycles make a powerful case for a US$ low in the May / June time frame. My biggest concern is the US currency and it's stability.

Considering the upcoming grand square, which may have a lot to do with debt, the US$ may be negatively affected by the grand square in the April time frame, April 14-30. The result may be the US$ low is forwarded to the April time frame.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Financial Astrology - March 2, 2014

This blog changed on Jan 1, 2014 We will no longer provide turn dates for the SP500 as these are being sold for the first half of 2014 see -> 

From the Feb 16th post "we are entering one of the most dangerous periods of the year. We have significant dates stretching from late February to late April 2014. The forecast dates supplied should identify the significant swings and or lows. Our first major date was Jan 20, 2014 and it identified the sharp slide into early February."

As mentioned there are a number of planets changing direction in early March.
Feb 28             Mercury direct
March 1           Vesta retrograde.
March1            Mars retrograde
March 4           Venus shadow (Venus is back at the point when it went retrograde)
March 2           Saturn retrograde
March 6           Jupiter direct
March 15         Hades direct    (Hades is a Uranian point)
March 21         Mercury shadow (Mercury is back at the point when it went retrograde)

The meanings of the retrograde / direct of the above planets are included in the paid subscription service. Whenever Saturn and Mars are prominent tension builds and there appears to be more frustration and stress that can lead to confrontation.

We are still under the influence of the powerful Jupiter waxing square to Uranus on Feb 26. As discussed this is part of an on-going T-square between Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto. In April Mars will move into a square position making this a grand square and all in Cardinal Signs. The Cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. It should also be pointed out that Mars is in it's detriment in Libra, where it works with the least ease and Jupiter is exalted in Cancer, where it has the greatest strength. Generally speaking Cancerians should be entering a very favourable period starting this week into mid-year. I am a Cancerian. This is a general comment. Cancerians in Syria or Kiev may not agree.

We had mentioned war or rumours of war a few times in recent posts. It may have arrived a little early. This will make forecasting more difficult.

There are a number of conflicts around the globe. To mention three, the first being the Ukraine and Russia where rumours of war are rampant. Is this a precursor for war or is Putin just protecting his naval assets? Pushed aside in the mainstream media are the on-going problems in Venezuela and Thailand.

"The first casualty of war is the truth."
-- Sir Winston Churchill

Based on work by the esteemed French Astrologer Andre Barbault. One of his studies found the Sun / Jupiter cycles seem to be related to detente, treaties and cease-fires. Of the aspects Sun conjunct Jupiter and Sun trine Jupiter were particularly powerful.

We just had a Sun Jupiter trine on Feb 28th. It is the trine which always appears approx. 6 days before the Jupiter stationary direct, which is on March 6th. Based on the above there is a good chance the heated rhetoric and situation in the Ukraine may start too cool down or at least not escalate this month. Watch the next few days carefully. It does not work every time.

We are in the middle of a two week time frame when a sharp low / down move was anticipated. Along with the T-Square and prominent retrogrades there is also a heliocentric quin-tile between Mars and Jupiter which is often found near turns and many times tops. A quin-tile is a 5th harmonic aspect of 72 degrees (360 / 5). This occurs March 2nd and is shown on the following daily chart of the SP500.

For Gold I'm expecting a sharp move or at least a big range day based on Mars going Retrograde on March 1. Gold is also in the 9th week of a Primary cycle and has not had a Major cycle (6 week) trough. We are probably headed to a 1/2 Primary crest and it would be good timing if it was this week. In addition there is Merriman's "8 week bullish rule". That is a new cycle high after Tuesday of the 9th week is bullish. That will be March 4. I'm looking for this to fail and PM's start a move down. If correct I am not expecting this to be very long or deep. If there is a new cycle high past next Tuesday then I'm wrong and the market is still bullish. In the intermediate to long term I'm bullish on PM's. I was expecting Gold to test the Oct 2013 highs and fail at the first attempt. That appears to be what is happening. The following is a daily chart of Gold.

Crude is in the 8th  week of the Primary cycle. Either way it is due for a pullback. Like Gold it has not had a meaningful Major cycle (6 week) pullback and therefore it is probably going to be a 1/2 Primary cycle crest due anytime, probably next week. The two planets that rule crude are Jupiter and Neptune. Both have had significant aspect over the past few weeks. This Wednesday, March 6th Jupiter turns direct. That will be the last of significant aspects for Neptune for awhile but there is an on-going T-square that Jupiter and Uranus and Pluto are forming.

The following daily chart of crude shows crude broke above the Pluto price line (dark blue) at approx. 100.30. Look for crude to break below the 50% retracement (retracement from Aug 28, 2013 to Jan 9, 2014) which is almost on the Sun price line (light green). Of course this may hold if war conditions worsen in the Crimea.

I'm looking for a pullback in crude based on cycles and Astros and considering the effect of a possible war. The war issue I believe will be more significant in April 2014.

I'm now looking for a low in the US$ in the late April - May 2014 time frame. This would be the 18 month low but due to the Astros in the April time frame this could be a very dramatic move. One of the things the Grand Square in April is about is debt and possibly government debt. It should manifest in the U.S. The following weekly chart shows the recent history of the 9 and 18 month cycles and the US$.