Friday, January 27, 2017

Financial Astrology - January 30, 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 FXStreet.com.
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.

SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise November 4th was the Primary cycle trough1 which puts us entering the 13th week of a nominal 18 week cycle. Nov. 4th was the 40 week cycle trough as well. The 1st Half  2017 Forecast dates 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.

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 will be down.

Astrological events coming up that are often found near changes in trend are;

January 28       Mars enters Aries, the sign that it rules.
January 29       New Mars Cycle Charts. (see note)
January 29       Mercury conjunct Pluto
January 31       Mercury square Uranus
February 2       Mercury square Jupiter
February 3       Venus enters Aries and quintile Pluto
February 6       Jupiter Retrograde.

I'm looking for a turn down by February 6th +- 2 tds.

(Note: Cycle charts are drawn up for each planet when it crosses the zero declination point for South to North. Subscribers will receive more details.

Mars is active and we have 2 eclipses in February. A Lunar eclipse on February 10th at 22'Leo28" and a Solar eclipse on February 26th at 8'Pisces12" 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 another 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. 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.

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

Mar 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 with "The Donald" looking to improve the capitalist system which is 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. The SP500 put in a brief low on December 30. Note the Bradley indicator made a 'V" shaped low on that date. On
January 24th the Bradley has another turn. Give it +- 2 td's but it was a sharp move up. Price is above both the 15 and 45 day sma's. and the 15 day sma is above the 45 day. This would be a good time frame for the start of a slide down.



The January 2017 subscribers report will outline some longer term Astrological aspects and events.

As far as aspects go, the Sun and Jupiter have an affinity for the SP500. The following daily chart of the SP500 shows the Jupiter (blue) price line and the Sun (black) price line. The price line is the longitude of the planets converted to price. On the following chart note the price tends to either reverse or make a sharp move where the Sun price line and Jupiter price line cross. The next date these lines cross is February 10th. Also note the last bar fell down from the Sun price line. Watch for a break below the Jupiter price line (blue) currently at 2,290.



Harmonics
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 Feb 14, 2017 then March 1, 2017.

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 February 6th.



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

There have been a number of earthquakes over 6.5 the last couple of weeks. I'm expecting more. Watch the periods around Feb 10th and Feb 26 for more significant geophysical events.

Gold
I was looking at October 7th as the start of a new nominal 18 week cycle   1 trough. I suspect we put in a low in Gold on December 15th.

December 15 may have been the Gold low we have been looking for. This puts us about to enter the 7th week. We got the pullback mentioned last week. We may now see a move up going into next week. If yes, then we would probably be starting the 2nd nominal 6 week cycle trough. January 27th was a strong doji.

Gold price moved below the 15 and above the 45 day sma.  Gold most often starts a Primary cycle with a nominal 6 week sub-cycle so we may be near the end of the first 6 week cycle. Venus turning retrograde is a good signal for a move in Gold.



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.



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.



Crude
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 11th week of a new Primary cycle and we may be looking at the crest of the first nominal 6 week cycle, 7 weeks along on January 3rd. 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 crest. It is also possible January 3rd was the Primary cycle (nominal 18 week cycle) crest.

The orange square is the Mars / Neptune conjunction. On reviewing history we often get a reversal in crude on this Astrological aspect. We were watching for a move down after the Jan 3rd high and got it. Remember Neptune is a co-ruler of crude. The other planet being Jupiter.

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.

Note the high on January 3rd which crossed the planetary averages for Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto (blue horizontal lines) briefly. This may mark heavy resistance in the future and maybe the Primary cycle crest for this nominal 18 week cycle.



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 down in crude stopped at the Sun (green) price line. We got a bounce when crude price hit the up sloping green line, the Sun price line. Look for support here or the Pluto price line directly below in the 50.35  range. The two price lines will cross again on January 31st +- 2 tds.




Saturday, January 21, 2017

Financial Astrology - January 23, 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 FXStreet.com.
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.

SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise November 4th was the Primary cycle trough1 which puts us entering the 12th week of a nominal 18 week cycle. Nov. 4th was the 40 week cycle trough as well. The 1st Half  2017 Forecast dates 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.

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.

Late February through early March 2017 is shaping up to be a possible market turn. February 26 is the first Solar eclipse of the year. This is close to Mars translating the Jupiter / Uranus opposition and followed closely by the 2nd exact opposition of Jupiter and Uranus (2nd of a 3 pass). On that weekend, March 4th Venus turns retrograde, a very important aspect (see notes further down). This period should be very volatile and even unstable with the above planetary aspects.

On March 7th +- 3 td's, Saturn conjuncts the Galactic Center. It is the 2 week period defined by the dates above that I expect 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. Early to mid-April are also possible turn dates.

This coming week the strongest aspect for a change in trend is Venus square Saturn on January 27th. Assuming the markets are still up they could turn down close to January 27th
+- 2 td's. Conversley if the market is declining into this date look for a reversal up close by.
Mars is still active and enters Aries, the sign that it rules on January 28th.
Coming up in February there are 2 eclipses, a lunar eclipse on February 10 and a Solar eclipse on February 26. Subscribers will receive a detailed analysis of the four eclipse that will hit in 2017 in the February Subscriber Report. These four eclipses will all aspect Mars. The next couple of weeks have Mars aspects. Mars is the planet of war, conflict and aggression.

As mentioned in previous weeks both Israel and Egypt (mid-East) may come to the fore this year as regards to conflict and aggression. 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.

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

The Mercury retrograde period is over. The next retrograde planets for the first quarter  are:

Feb 6   Jupiter retrograde

Mar 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 with "The Donald" looking to improve the capitalist system which is 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 2, 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.

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.



A brief review of Trump's transit shows a favorable transiting Jupiter trine Trump's natal Sun. This, in itself is quite favorable. One thing you have to watch out for with Jupiter is things that are over-done.

Things should be volatile. It should also be noted transiting Jupiter just entered Trump's 3rd house. This should be favorable for Trump's communication for the next year.

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. The SP500 put in a brief low on December 30. Note the Bradley indicator made a 'V" shaped low on that date. On January 24th the Bradley has another turn. Give it +- 2 td's  Price is now above both the 15 and 45 day sma's. and the 15 day sma is above the 45 day. This would be a good time frame for the start of a slide down.



The January 2017 subscribers report will outline some longer term Astrological aspects and events.

As far as aspects go, the Sun and Jupiter have an affinity for the SP500. The following daily chart of the SP500 shows the Jupiter (blue) price line and the Sun (black) price line. The price line is the longitude of the planets converted to price. On the following chart note the price tends to either reverse or make a sharp move where the Sun price line and Jupiter price line cross. The next date these lines cross is February 10th.



Harmonics
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 Jan. 27, 2017 then Feb 14, 2017

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 February 6th.



Looking forward I'm expecting very volatile markets in February followed by  difficult markets in the late February / April time frame.

There have been a number of earthquakes over 6.5 the last couple of weeks. I'm expecting more into the New Year. Watch the periods around Feb 10th and Feb 26 for more significant geophysical events.

January 29th will be the date for a new Mars Cycle Chart. Details included in the February report.

Gold
I was looking at October 7th as the start of a new nominal 18 week cycle   1 trough. I suspect we put in a low in Gold on December 15th.

December 15 may have been the Gold low we have been looking for. This puts us about to enter the 6th week. We may see a pullback this coming week.

Gold price moved above the 15 and 45 day sma for our next sign post of a bullish Gold move. Gold most often starts a Primary cycle with a nominal 6 week sub-cycle so we may be near a crest then a pull back before continuing up. Venus turning retrograde is a good signal for a move in Gold.



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.



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.



Crude
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 10th week of a new Primary cycle and we may be looking at the crest of the first nominal 6 week cycle, 7 weeks along on January 3rd. 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 crest.

The orange square is the Mars / Neptune conjunction. On reviewing history we often get a reversal in crude on this Astrological aspect. We were watching for a move down after the Jan 3rd high and got it. Remember Neptune is a co-ruler of crude. The other planet being Jupiter.

It should be noted, my understanding one of the first sectors to be affected by Trump will be energy and energy services. Watch for this next week.

The blue vertical lines are the average longitudes of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto converted to price. They act as good support / resistance areas.

Note the high on January 3rd which crossed the planetary averages for Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto (blue horizontal lines) briefly. This may mark heavy resistance in the future and maybe the Primary cycle crest for this nominal 18 week cycle.



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 down in crude stopped at the Sun (green) price line. We got a bounce when crude price hit the up sloping green line, the Sun price line. Look for support here or the Pluto price line directly below in the 50.35  range. The two price lines will cross again on January 31st.




Saturday, January 14, 2017

Financial Astrology - January 16, 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 FXStreet.com.
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.

SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise November 4th was the Primary cycle trough1 which puts us entering the 11th week of a nominal 18 week cycle. Nov. 4th was the 40 week cycle trough as well. We could be looking at a 1/2 Primary cycle crest and then down. A point for subscribers. The 1st Half  2017 Forecast dates 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 6 week sub-cycle.  The 2nd most common start is a 1/2 Primary or 9 week sub-cycles. This now looks like a 1/2 Primary cycle.

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.

Late February through early March 2017 is shaping up to be a possible market turn. March 26 is the first Solar eclipse of the year. This is followed closely by the 2nd opposition of Jupiter and Uranus (2nd of a 3 pass). On that weekend, March 4th Venus turns retrograde, a very important aspect (see notes further down). On March 7th Saturn conjuncts the Galactic Center. It is the 2 week period defined by the dates above that I expect 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. I expect the markets to be much lower in April possibly starting in February.

This coming week the strongest aspect for a change in trend is Mars square Saturn on January 19th. Assuming the markets are still up they could turn close to January 19th
+- 2 td's. The following day is the USA Presidential Inauguration. We may see some social unrest on that day.

Coming up in February there are 2 eclipses, a lunar eclipse on February 10 and a Solar eclipse on February 26. Subscribers will receive a detailed analysis of the four eclipse that will hit in 2017 in the February Subscriber Report. These four eclipses will all aspect Mars. The next couple of weeks have Mars aspects. Mars is the planet of war, conflict and aggression. As mentioned in previous weeks both Israel and Egypt may come to the fore this year as regards to conflict and aggression.

The Jupiter / Uranus opposition will next occur on March 2nd.

The Mercury retrograde period is over. The next retrograde planets for the first quarter  are:

Feb 6   Jupiter retrograde

Mar 4   Venus retrograde (could be very important)



December 26 when the US markets were closed for Christmas there is a 14 year aspect, Jupiter opposing Uranus. This is the first of a 3-pass with 2 oppositions in 2017. 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 with "The Donald" looking to improve the capitalist system which is 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. The Jupiter / Uranus opposition is still in orb.

As noted above the 2nd opposition of Jupiter and Uranus occurs March 2, 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 is the day of the low in the major US indices.

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.



A brief review of Trump's transit shows a favorable transiting Jupiter trine Trump's natal Sun. This, in itself is quite favorable. One thing you have to watch out for with Jupiter is things that are over-done.

So we are in a period where a 1/2 Primary cycle is due. We have a major transit Jupiter opposing Uranus being translated by the Sun. From "The Book of Rules" this points to material success, sudden luck and man enjoying himself. Add onto this the soon to be President has very favorable transits on the day of the press conference with Jupiter trining Trump's natal Sun. Things should be volatile. It should also be noted transiting Jupiter just entered Trump's 3rd house. This should be favorable for Trump's communication for the next year.

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. The SP500 put in a brief low on December 30. Note the Bradley indicator made a 'V" shaped low on that date. On January 13th the Bradley has another turn. Give it +- 2 td's  Price is now above both the 15 and 45 day sma's. and the 15 day sma is above the 45 day. For the 1/2 Primary cycle we need to see price start moving lower. This may be the period around January 19th.



The January 2017 subscribers report will outline some longer term Astrological aspects and events.

As far as aspects go, the Sun and Jupiter have an affinity for the SP500. The following daily chart of the SP500 shows the Jupiter (blue) price line and the Sun (black) price line. The price line is the longitude of the planets converted to price. On the following chart note the price tends to either reverse or make a sharp move where the Sun price line and Jupiter price line cross. The next date these lines cross is January 18th.



Harmonics
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 Jan. 27, 2017 then Feb 14, 2017

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 is a blue vertical line which is the 24 cd (calendar day) cycle. It has been at highs and lows. The next date is January 12th, that's the same day as the next 24th harmonic for the Sun / Saturn aspect.



Looking forward I'm expecting very difficult markets in the March / April timeframe. In the current time frame I'm looking for a 1/2 Primary cycle crest and volatility caused by both the Jupiter / Uranus opposition being translated by the Sun and Trump's Presidential Inauguration on January 20.

There have been a number of earthquakes over 6.5 the last couple of weeks. I'm expecting more into the New Year. Watch the periods around Feb 10th and Feb 26 for more significant geophysical events.

Gold
I was looking at October 7th as the start of a new nominal 18 week cycle   1 trough. I suspect we have just put in a low in Gold on December 15th.

December 15 may have been the Gold low we have been looking for. It is possible this is a very extended cycle starting on June 2nd, 2016. This would mean October 7th was not a Primary low.

I'm looking at December 15th being the low and we are therefore 4 weeks into a new Primary cycle.

Gold price moved above the 15 and 45 day sma for our next sign post of a bullish Gold move. Gold most often starts a Primary cycle with a 6 week sub-cycle so we may be near a crest then a pull back before continuing up. Venus turning retrograde is a good signal for a move in Gold.



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.



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.



Crude
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 9th week of a new Primary cycle and we may be looking at the crest of the first nominal 6 week cycle, 7 weeks along on January 3rd. As per normal price has moved above the 15 sma but not the 45 sma and the 15 is above the 45. Typical for a move off a Primary cycle low.

The orange square is the Mars / Neptune conjunction. On reviewing history we often get a reversal in crude on this Astrological aspect. We were watching for a move down after the Jan 3rd high and got it. Remember Neptune is a co-ruler of crude. The other planet being Jupiter.

The blue vertical lines are the average longitudes of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto converted to price. They act as good support / resistance areas.

Note the high on January 3rd which crossed the planetary averages for Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto (blue horizontal lines) briefly. This may mark heavy resistance in the future and maybe the Primary cycle crest for this nominal 18 week cycle.



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 down in crude stopped at the Sun (green) price line. We got a bounce when crude price hit the up sloping green line, the Sun price line. Look for support here or the Pluto price line directly below in the 50.35  range. The two price lines will cross again on January 31st.





Saturday, January 7, 2017

January 9, 2017

 - Our first half 2017 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 FXStreet.com.
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.

SP500
For the SP500, cycle-wise November 4th was the Primary cycle trough1 which puts us entering the 10th week of a nominal 18 week cycle. Nov. 4th was the 40 week cycle trough as well. We could be looking at a 1/2 Primary cycle crest and then down. I like the Jan 10th date +- a few. A point for subscribers. If we get a low on Jan 10-12 then we should review the 1st half year forecast dates and take out anything close to the January 10 date. In this case I would not expect the Mars square Saturn to mark a low if the Jan 10-12 dates registered a low. The 1st Half  2017 Forecast dates 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 a couple of weeks ago showing the original forecast dates for the SP500. These are the original 6 month dates with no adjustments.

It should be noted Primary cycles (18 weeks) most often start with a 6 week sub-cycle. We are there. The 2nd most common start is a 1/2 Primary or 9 week sub-cycles. This now looks like a 1/2 Primary cycle.

Bear in mind while I was writing this post I heard Trump will have his first post election press conference on January 11. Since the financials have benefited the most since early November they may have a strong effect on the markets next week. A number of the larger financials report on January 13th.  Could this be marking or at least close to a high. I think so. Next week may be very volatile.

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.

December 12 had the Sun trine Uranus. This is always approx. 17 cd's (calendar days) before the Uranus Direct signature and 12 cd's after Uranus Direct is the Sun square Uranus on January 10, 2017. This is a Uranian time between Dec 12 and Jan 10th. Uranus can indicate the outbreak of political tension, rioting, right-wing political ideas, free market enterprises, airplanes, breakthroughs, surprise discoveries, explosions, demonstrations, retaliation, advanced technologies and surprises in many areas of life.

If there is no serious violence over the holidays I expect a short rally to start January 3rd then down into a low. There are a number of Astros, both aspects and events. Subscribers have these dates. I had thought we should be going down into a 1/2 Primary cycle low next week. however that was before the announcement of a Trump press conference on January 11th. This should have an effect, and may change the start of a move down to later in the week or the following week. See comments on Trump's aspects in this post.

We have been in the Mercury retrograde period with the Inferior conjunction on December 28th.. The Mercury Retrograde period will last until Mercury turns Direct on January 8, 2017.

Following is a daily chart of the SP500 with the Mercury retrograde (red arrow pointed left) and Mercury direct (blue arrow pointed right). This chart also shows the Superior and Inferior conjunctions. The inferior conjunction is often a short term pull back which we have now completed. A review of the current retrograde we see the move up from November 4th ended close to the Mercury retrograde date. At the inferior (I) conjunction the index move down sharply. I'm expecting the Mercury Direct (blue arrow) will mark the 1/2 Primary or close to it. As mentioned above there are a number of Astros next week and subscribers have the dates. Now we have the Trump effect to consider on January 11 occurring in the middle of an important aspect.



December 26 when the US markets were closed for Christmas there is a 14 year aspect, Jupiter opposing Uranus. This is the first of a 3-pass with 2 oppositions in 2017. 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 with "The Donald" looking to improve the capitalist system which is 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 turns. The Jupiter / Uranus opposition is still in orb. The Sun will be translating this aspect on January 10th and January 11th. See last month for definitions.

A brief review of Trump's transit shows a favorable transiting Jupiter trine Trump's natal Sun. This, itself is quite favorable. One thing you have to watch out for with Jupiter, other than it's benefits, is things that are over-done.

So we are in a period where a 1/2 Primary cycle is due. We have a major transit in Jupiter opposing Uranus being translated by the Sun. From "The Book of Rules" this points to material success, sudden luck and man enjoying himself. Add on to this the soon to be President has very favorable transits on the day of the press conference with Jupiter trining Trump's natal Sun. Things should be volatile. It should also be noted transiting Jupiter just entered Trump's 3rd house. This should be favorable for Trump's communication for the next year.

In addition to this transit Mars will make a number of transits over the holiday period. This could be pointing to a violent period with possibly increased terrorist activity.
The other long term aspect is Saturn trine Uranus, a 45 year aspect. We will cover this important transit in the subscriber report. For our purposes here we will say it has a history in the middle east, Israel and Egypt in particular.

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. The SP500 put in a brief low on December 30. Note the Bradley indicator made a 'V" shaped low on that date. On
January 9th the Bradley has another turn. This may be the move down. Give it +- 2 td's  Price is now above both the 15 and 45 day sma's. and the 15 day sma is above the 45 day. For the 1/2 Primary cycle we need to see price start moving lower.



The January 2017 subscribers report will outline some longer term Astrological aspects and events.

As far as aspects go, the Sun and Jupiter have an affinity for the SP500. The following daily chart of the SP500 shows the Jupiter (blue) price line and the Sun (black) price line. The price line is the longitude of the planets converted to price. On the following chart note the price tends to either reverse or make a sharp move where the Sun price line and Jupiter price line cross. Note price is having difficulty breaking through the black Sun price line but has received support from the Jupiter price line.



Harmonics
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  Jan 12, 2017 then Jan. 27, 2017.

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 is a blue vertical line which is the 24 cd (calendar day) cycle. It has been at highs and lows. The next date is January 12th, that's the same day as the next 24th harmonic for the Sun / Saturn aspect. Again Jan 12 is close to the Jan 10th, 11th date either a potential low or the start of a move down. With the Presidential press conference on Jan 11 Trump's comments could spark volatility in the markets.



Looking forward I'm expecting very difficult markets in the March / April time frame. In the current time frame I'm looking for a 1/2 Primary cycle crest and volatility caused by both the Jupiter / Uranus opposition being translated by the Sun and Trump's press conference on January 11.

I had a picture in my mind of what Jupiter would look like as a man. Trump looks like Jupiter.

There have been a number of earthquakes over 6.5 the last couple of weeks. I'm expecting more into the New Year.

"Can anybody remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce."
--Emerson

Get ready for harder times and scarcer money.

Gold
I was looking at October 7th as the start of a new nominal 18 week cycle   1 trough. I suspect we have just put in a low in Gold on December 15th.

December 15 may have been the Gold low we have been looking for. It is possible this is a very extended cycle starting on June 2nd, 2016. This would mean October 7th was not a Primary low.

I'm looking at December 15th being the low and we are therefore 3 weeks into a new Primary cycle.

Gold did break through the 61.8% retracement on the chart and pull back on Friday. Assuming Gold is just retesting the 61.8% retracement and then up would be very bullish for PM's. Note the 15 day sma is curling up. We will want to see Gold price move above the 45 day sma for are next sign post of a bullish Gold move.



Like stocks Gold can be effected by the Mercury retrograde. Following is a daily Gold  chart with the arrows identifying retrograde and direct dates and the Inferior and Superior Sun / Mercury conjunctions. So, we have had the Mercury Retrograde date of December 19th then December 28 for the Inferior conjunction. January 8 has Mercury turning direct again. Any of these 3 dates could be a turn in Gold. Dec 15th was only 1 td away from Mercury turning retrograde.



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. Again 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.



Crude
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 8th week of a new Primary cycle and we may be looking at the crest of the first nominal 6 week cycle. As per normal price has moved above the 15 and 45 day sma and the 15 is above the 45. Typical for a move off a Primary cycle low.

The orange square on the last bar is the Mars / Neptune conjunction. On reviewing history we often get a reversal in crude on this Astrological aspect. Watching for a move down next week. Remember Neptune is a co-ruler of crude. The other planet being Jupiter.

The blue vertical lines are the average longitudes of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto converted to price.

Note the high on Dec 12th which touched the planetary averages for Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto (blue horizontal lines). This may mark heavy resistance in the future.



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 in crude has stopped. or at least slowed down at the up sloping green line, the Sun price line. Look for resistance here or the Pluto price line directly below in the 52.74  range. The two price lines will cross again on January 7th. Watch Monday's price action. I'm a buyer on a break below the 52.74 area.


PayPal - Subscription - Please ensure to include your eMail address