Saturday, February 18, 2017

Financial Astrology - February 21, 2017

 - Our second half 2016 forecast dates are available
                      - Subscriptions include the forecast dates and a monthly Market letter with eMail
                        alerts for imminent trading opportunities
                      - We do not use negative option billing nor do we sell email addresses

Our posts are now reported on the highly regarded
The next 1/2 year Forecast Dates are available for purchase.
(January, 1 2017 - June 30, 2017
Subscribers receive 6 months forecast no matter when they sign up.

For the SP500, cycle-wise November 4th was the Primary cycle trough1 which puts us entering the 15th week of a nominal 18 week cycle. Nov. 4th was the 40 week cycle trough as well. The 1st Half  2017 Forecast dates, given to subscribers, are estimated from Astrological events only. As time unfolds we have the benefit of market cycles and possibly additional Astrological events. Nevertheless the original dates have fared very well. See the blog post of December 11, 2016, showing the original forecast dates for the SP500. These are the original 6 month dates with no adjustments for the last 3, 6 month periods.

It should be noted Primary cycles (18 weeks) most often start with a nominal 6 week sub-cycle.  The 2nd most common start is a 1/2 Primary or 9 week sub-cycles.
This blog post will be shorter than usual as the dates mentioned last week still apply.

We are about to enter a stressful period of time, possibly the most stressful of the year. We have arrived. This includes 2 Eclipses (the first on February 10th), a Lunar next week then a Solar eclipse later in the month. Both aspect Mars. This period also includes Pluto sesquisquare the North Node, Mars squaring Pluto, Mars conjunct Uranus, Mars opposition Jupiter. the Sun conjunct Neptune, Jupiter opposition Uranus and the Venus retrograde. There is more coming but this weekly blog takes us up to March 4th, the Venus retrograde date. There is much more to come over the next 2 months. The exact dates of key transits are further down. Mars is very active and in it's ruler-ship, Aries, so we may see more aggressive and violent events. The Martian energy should emphasize the Jupiter / Uranus opposition and may point to an events near February 26 - March 4th.

This could potentially cause significant problems in the stock market and other areas of life (i.e. earthquakes, violent weather, conflict) in the late February / early March time frame . The eclipses look difficult, but especially the Solar eclipse in August. Subscribers will have the dates and further information on these events. Keep watching. Mid to late February looks rough but March and the first half of April look worse.

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

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

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

Mars is active and we have a Solar eclipse on February 26th at 8'Pisces12". If we include Ceres, a dwarf planet,we have a grand square between, Ceres, Mars / Uranus, Pluto, Jupiter. These planets are all in Cardinal signs, where we can expect some action. Ceres is in Cancer where we may have to overcome the fear of being poor or a lack of resources. Ceres is also related to agriculture. Watch crops around this period.

Another way to look at a grand square is two opposition. In this case Ceres opposes Pluto and Jupiter opposes the conjunction of Mars and Uranus. The two oppositions are square to each other. Grand squares can denote a very difficult times.

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

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

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

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

February 22   Mars square Pluto

February 26   Solar eclipse and Mars conjunct Uranus

February 27   Mars opposition Jupiter

March 1          Sun conjunct Jupiter

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

March 4          Venus retrograde (could be very important)

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

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

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

On the following chart the red vertical lines are a 45 td (trading days) cycle. Note they have been at a low then a high then repeat. Although slightly extended we should be looking for a low on the last red vertical line on March 14, 2017.

Following is a daily chart of the SP500. The brown line is an adjusted Bradley indicator. It's purpose is to find a change in trend. This is not straight forward to read and the details with video are in section 9 of the subscribers report. What appears to be the next Bradley turn is Feb 9 /10th. Also Price is above both the 15 and 45 day sma's. and the 15 day sma is above the 45 day. This would still be a good time frame for the start of a slide down.

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

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

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

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

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


December 15 may have been the Gold low we have been looking for. This puts us in the  9th week. We had a brief pullback. We may now see a crest in Gold and a move down.

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

Like stocks Gold can be effected by the Mercury or Venus retrograde. Following is a daily Gold  chart with the arrows identifying retrograde and direct dates and the Inferior and Superior Sun / Venus conjunctions. Coming up we have the Venus Retrograde date of March 4th then March 25 for the Inferior conjunction and April 15 has Venus  turning direct again. Any of these 3 dates could be a turn in Gold. I'm looking for a move down near the Venus retrograde date of March 4th +- 3 tds.

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

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

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

August 3rd was the start of a Primary cycle. With the recent move up it now appears we had the Primary cycle low on November 14. This would put us in the 14th week of a new Primary cycle and we may be looking at a crest this coming week. As per normal price has moved above the 15 sma and the 45 sma and the 15 is above the 45. Typical for a move off a short term trough. It is also possible January 3rd was the Primary cycle (nominal 18 week cycle) crest. Anyway, crude should be affected as well by the aspects outlined under the SP500 above from February 22 to March 7 +- 2 td's. Both Jupiter and Neptune will be involved in potent transits over the two weeks. These two planets are co-rulers of crude. Watch this closely, it may indicate a move down into the trough of the Primary cycle.

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

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

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


  1. As written in earlier post venus retrograde will bring upside in Gold but in this post you are saying you are looking for a down move when venus turns retrograde.

    It is very confusing. So could you pls clarify.

  2. Almost all aspects including Venus retrograde are for a change in trend. As we get closer to the date they can change. In this case, for example, Venus turned down and now came back up near it's recent high. I can't see a change in trend meaning up, it's already going up. A change in trend down would work from it's current position. This is a difficult call since Gold prices can be dependent on a number of variables including the US$ and Silver. Venus will be retrograde on March 4th. It needs +- a few. It's close to two other powerful aspects, Sun conjunct Neptune and Jupiter opposition Uranus.

  3. I should have mentioned I'm looking for Gold and Silver to be making big moves later this year. Watch the European Banks and the Shanghai Gold exchange. The latter is price based on physical gold while many others are based on paper Gold.

  4. As per my vedic astrology i see gold upside till Mid March and then a possible trend change. Now coming to the upside trend it will resume in month of Aug both for silver and Gold, a huge rally by year end and global economy collapse.

  5. Non stop rally is a pain for traders. All bears are in big pain.