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This week’s blog post will be a little shorter as we work on the September subscription report.
For the SP500, cycle-wise I’m looking at March 27th as the Primary cycle trough and April 13th as a double bottom.
This puts us entering the 23rd week of the Primary cycle. The SP500 may have put in the Primary cycle trough on August 18th. Note that price was below the 15 day and 45 day sma’s where we like to see it for a Primary cycle low. The 15 day is the ½ cycle to the 30 day (6 week) and the 45 day is the ½ cycle to the 90 day (18 week). There were some longer term cycles due as well.
It should be pointed out we have had nuclear missile threats and one of the worst storms in memory yet still the markets have gone up. Some would say it’s a bull market others would say it is being manipulated. The truth probably includes both.
There may be other cycles about to move down into their cycle troughs, notably the 50 week cycle which often occurs close to the Saturn Direct signature. Saturn turned direct on August 25th. Other longer-term cycles may have the trough lower than normal.
If you review what were looking for from the Total Solar Eclipse I had mentioned violent weather as one item. Harvey was it, and now another possible storm in the gulf.
With the other cycles and Astrological events this may mark the end of the bull market that started in the lows of 2009.
There is a violent signature on September 3rd which may involve something from the past.
As suspected Trump has been very affected by the Total Solar Eclipse. North Korea, after the Total Solar Eclipse launched another missile. We had made the point last week that the Total Solar Eclipse could result in violent weather. Hurricane Harvey would be it.
Remember, like an Aspect between two planets we should give the eclipse an orb of influence. The rules are in the Subscribers report.
It may also affect Israel and possibly other countries and leaders that I have not found yet. I have mentioned Royals in other countries or the country leaders.
The following daily chart of the SP500 shows the Geocentric Bradley indicator (thick red line). It indicated a change in trend on August 8 and the SP500 started down. We won’t go straight down. The Bradley also a turn marked for August 18 and August 25th
Saturday August 12 Mercury turned Retrograde. This has a history of a change in trend and will be moving backward from August 12 to September 5th. This marks a period of possible confusion. This is not the time to be signing contracts or finalizing agreements of any kind. Mercury will join with Mars and both conjunct the point of the Total Solar eclipse on September 3. This should be powerful.
The following daily chart of the SP500 shows the key Mercury retrograde events. The red arrow pointed left is the Retrograde date. The small red circle and blue square is the Inferior conjunction of Mercury and the Sun. The blue arrow is Mercury turning Direct on September 5th. Note the price movement of these key dates on the chart. I expect volatility through September 5th and probably beyond.
Uranus will be semi square Neptune from mid-July through October. The last exact date was August 11th. This will be a longer period of delusion / deception. It may be more like a fog that has descended that is confusing. For the markets people won’t know what the direction will be. Among other things Neptune stands for water. Look for rain storms through October.
In the subscribers report we went into more detail on the Total Solar eclipse and it’s potential effect on President Donald Trump. This covers the Saros cycle which traces this cycle back to the period of time John F Kennedy was assassinated, the Cold War and Cuba / US conflict.
Another cycle that is coming up is the 50 week cycle. These are shown as the pink vertical lines on the following chart. The red squares show the Sun conjunct the North Node. There is a Sun North Node conjunction on August 16th. As I would expect a substantial decline, this time may be unusual in that the markets have been distorted by Central Bank money. The red squares are the Earth conjunct the North Node. Saturn Direct also has a history of occurring near a 50 week cycle. See the blue squares for Saturn direct.
We still have:
- the 45 year Saturn / Uranus trine Next due November 11
- The 12 year Jupiter / Pluto Square Last August 4 (Ill be taking this one out)
- The 14 year Jupiter / Uranus opposition Next due Sept. 28
These longer-term aspects need a broad orb and should be +- a few weeks at least. They have been described in the subscriber report. Note the Jupiter / Pluto waning square is often seen close to Primary cycle turns although there are not that many occurrences.
In addition to the above there is a potent transit between transiting Saturn square the USA natal Neptune. Hard aspects to the USA's Neptune and Mars often coincide with financial disruption. Saturn will square the USA Neptune and oppose it's natal Mars 3 times in 2017. January, July and October.
The effect of Saturn square Neptune is deflationary. With the buildup of credit in the economy the above aspects could bring on defaults, cash shortages putting stress on the credit markets.
The following weekly chart of the SP500 shows the 5 month (blue) and 10 month (red). The next 5 month cycle is September 4. The 5-month cycle often is at a low or the start of a slide down.
Sept 3 Mercury Retrograde conjunct Mars and both conjunct the point of the Solar Eclipse. War like aspect
Sept 5 Sun opposition Neptune (often a change in trend)
Beyond individuals or countries, the eclipse could indicate a strong earthquake, volcanic activity or violent weather. Remember Mars is the planet of war. As I wrote this last week Hurricane Harvey was entering Texas and North Korea has shot off another missile..
I continue to watch the 24th harmonic cycle (360 / 24) cycles for short term turns. The brown squares are Sun / Saturn 24 degrees on the following daily chart. The blue vertical lines are 24 cd’s (calendar days).
June 29th, July14th and Aug 29 were big range days.
The next hits are Sept 13 then Oct 3rd.
I have added 3 price lines to this chart.
Saturn - black
Uranus - purple
Neptune - light blue
These price lines can act as support / resistance. It has been at highs and lows. Note also when they cross often gets a reaction in price on a short-term basis. Also note, near the top of the chart is a light blue line. This is the Neptune PriceLine. Note how it has been strong resistance to price but just broke through. I’ll be surprised if price stays above the Neptune priceline.
The next dates are: Aug 29th and Sept 13th
In short I have sold some stock and covered the rest. I'm waiting to see the effects of Harvey, crude prices, gasoline etc. I'm holding some Gold even though I think it will go down some but just a pull back. I'm also waiting to see if we get further storm damage.
Another problem which may increase is the social unrest between the right and left in the USA.
Gold put in an impressive rally over the last few weeks.
July 7th appears to be the Primary cycle low and we are 8 weeks along. Note on the first Gold chart below, the red horizontal lines are the retracement from the move up from December 2015 to Aug 4, 2016. Gold had gone sideways at the 23.6% retracement. Gold appears to be breaking up and move up to the 9 ½ week cycle.
I’m looking for Gold to put in a high and then move down quite possibly next week. Gold is due for a pullback then quite possibly up from there after a short pullback.
The following chart shows seasonal tendencies for Gold. The 2nd half of the year, on average, is up.
I was looking at precious metals being the potential trade of the year but there will be pullbacks. We may be delayed.
The following chart shows a 27 cd (calendar day) cycle (blue vertical lines). The last one being on August 9 and the next September 5th.
The red lines headed up are the Mars pricelines. Watch the Mars Price Line to see if it acts as support / resistance.
We are looking at June 21st as being the trough of the Primary cycle. The move out of that date sure looks like the start of a Primary cycle.
The horizontal blue lines are the average longitude of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Note how price stopped on August 31 right on the average longitude.The horizontal red lines are the Fibonacci retracement from Nov 14, 2016 to Feb 21, 2017.
Crude, gasoline and other byproducts are going to be affected by the results from Harvey. There is also another potential storm, Irma. Gasoline and other products have prices are up and chemical plants have been affected.
It will be very difficult to forecast crude with these unknown. I’ll wait until we get some direction as to crude and other products. I would say any move for crude, below 46.00 should be a buy.
There were a number of aspects involving Jupiter and Neptune, which resulted in a move up from June 21st. Jupiter and Neptune are the co-rulers of Crude and NatGas.
One other chart I’m watching is the 16 and 24 week cycles on a crude chart. The 16 week is the red vertical lines and the 24 week is the blue vertical lines. When they hit together they form the green line. Note that it is often a low, a big range day or reversal. Next up is September 11th.
Following is a chart (Sagittarius Rising) of the USA in the inner wheel and the current time in the outer wheel.
There is a forming square which will affect the affairs of the USA over the fall months. This is the square between transiting Saturn and natal Neptune. Note Saturn is retrograde until August 25th.
The traditional influences are illusion, delusion, confusion, lethargy and possibly depression. It is as if everything has taken on a dull sheen. If you were a writer you would call it the experience of the writer's block. Rather than force matters, take some time to contemplate your life in a gentle, reflective light.
From a Mundane Astrology perspective, it covers socialism, and left wing political ideas. It is associated with mobs, secret plots, fraud, swindling, bogus companies, loss and liquidation. This same aspect was near exact during the election period.