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The last Primary cycle low was August 21st, the day of the Total Solar Eclipse. The standard for the Primary cycle is 18 weeks. We appeared to have put in the Primary cycle trough on February 9th at a low of 2532.69. This was late at the 23th week. This may have been the
9-month cycle trough as well. The SP500 Primary cycle has a range from 15 to 23 weeks so we were at the limit. This has been an unusual time with the general market indices seemingly unstoppable, however, we may have seen the trough of this extended Primary cycle. The high for this Primary cycle was 2872.87 on January 26th.
This puts us 2 weeks along in a new Primary cycle. We often get a short pull back in the 2nd to 3rd week at the start of a new Primary cycle.
Bear in mind when the markets have a big down move, like we’ve seen, it will often go back and test the low again. Either a little above or below. I suspect we will test the recent low either early or late March 2018. For example, March 1st and 2nd we have Venus trine Jupiter then Mercury trine Jupiter. Jupiter is often recognized as optimistic, positive and prone to exaggeration. It can also represent that which has been overdone, and in the markets a move down to correct an exaggerated move. March 1-3 is also the time of a perigee Full Moon. Watch this time frame closely.
From two weeks ago post:
“We should watch for a cycle down. A 5 - 10 % correction would be healthy for the market at this point. I’ve put on a Fibonacci retracement. We often go down to the “box” which in the case would include the 38.2% retracement down to the 50% retracement. It may end sooner. Ideally, I would like to see price move below the 45 day moving average (the blue line). We should also consider a quick reversal back up. This has been a very strong move.”
Some of the cycles that are coming due are:
- The Primary Cycle (nominal 18 week).
- 9 month cycle
- 5 week.
These are all coming due. See the charts below
The Primary Cycles
The week of Feb 4 had Pluto conjunct the heliocentric nodes of Pluto which should give Pluto more power. This was exact on Feb. 8th, 2018. This moves very slowly and I think the cause of the move down. The last time it occurred was Feb 20, 1772 just before 1776. This needs a broad orb +- weeks. There were a number of other factors pointing to a move down but Pluto conjunct the heliocentric nodes of Pluto seems most precise. For big moves there are usually multiple Astrological aspects and / or events.
Pluto stands for major change, breakdown and regeneration. Pluto can also stand for political breakdown, organized crime and secret intelligence. We have seen all the above in the US. Pluto also rules banking systems, stock and shares, manipulation and corruption. It was due. It could also be the source of the long move up. This Pluto aspect will be exact two more times in 2018. I will bring them up as we get closer after Pluto’s retrograde motion.
The move down in the SP500 and other indices and commodities may be early as the month of March looks treacherous both early and late in the month of March. Sharp moves down like we have just seen often sees the markets go down and retest the low. Watch for this in March. This may change the date for the trough in the SP500 and other indices and commodities.
The move down reminds me of a number of “W” bottoms. Following are two W bottoms, one starting in August 2015 and the other starting late December 2015.
The 9 month cycle
The above chart shows the 9 month or 39 week cycle (blue vertical lines). It is due and it was late but appears to be forming last week. The 20 week cycle was added as well (red vertical lines)
The 3.8 – 4Year
The above weekly chart of the SP500 shows the synodic cycle for Mars and Vesta. The red circles are the conjunction of the two and the green double arrows are the middle of the cycle. These are the heliocentric aspects (Sun centered).
Note how the conjunction is often at a top with a quick decline. The next Mars / Vesta conjunction is Feb 25, 2018.
From the last few posts:
“This coming year could see an increase in geophysical activity, both earthquakes and volcanos.”
Following are the significant earthquakes (> 6.0) so far in January 2018.
Jan 23 Alaska 7.9
Jan 10 Honduras 7.5
Jan 14 Peru 7.1
Jan 19 Mexico 6.3
Jan 21 Chile 6.3
Jan 25 Russia 6.2
Feb 16 Mexico 7.2
There has been a number of volcano’s erupting as well.
On a longer term basis the following monthly chart of the DJIA shows the 15 year cycle (red vertical lines) and the 45 year cycle (blue lines). The 15 year is due now, the 45 year due in Sept 2019.
The markets may be volatile into March. In particular the end of March has significant transits concerning the FED. See the chart below. Both Venus and Uranus in the 10th will square Neptune in the 1st. More deception, uncertainty and illusion. The middle wheel is the Nata chart for the FED and the outer wheel the transiting planets. This could effect money, US money.
In May Uranus will enter Taurus. Look for financial or banking system problems or changes. Taurus will go retrograde and then move backward into Aries before Uranus enters Taurus for good. This may also be a problem in currencies.
Generally speaking the first couple of months of 2018 should be volatile. There are 2 Super Moons and 2 Eclipses.
The February 15 Solar Eclipse should be strong. This is almost opposite the August 21st eclipse last year. Both are in late Fixed signs. Remember all the violent weather we had after last years eclipse (Aug 21) and the continuing aggression. Violence has returned.
There are two cycles associated with eclipses. The Metonic Cycle which is 19 years ago and the Saros cycle which is 54 years. The Saros cycle is 18, 36 then 54 years.
This Metonic cycle suggests tensions involving the US, the Mideast and possibly Europe and the Balkans.
For the Saros cycle we have 3 dates. 18, 36, 54 years ago. 18 years ago we had the Y2K computer uproar and the .Net bubble. 36 years ago or 1982. Government troops and Muslim fundamentals were battling in Hanah, Syria. In the US there were large seizures of marijuana. Also in the US there were nuclear tests at the Nevada test site. And 54 years ago was 1964 the Beatles performed on the Ed Sullivan show. Watch for any issues with the United Kingdom and Cyprus. Also watch Greece for any emerging political problems.
The above combination, with Saturn, could be defining problems / restrictions for the general population, particularly the mature population and with the Sun could affect the President or other leaders. This combination could affect a number of years in the future as Saturn is in a sign for approx.. 2 ½ years. Other conditions this may highlight are State funerals, public sorrow and disappointment in general. State assets could be affected as well as industries connected to metals and mining.
The following monthly chart of the DJIA shows when Saturn has been in Capricorn (red x’s). Notice they have all had significant drops.
There could be some type of surprise coming in 2018 from the government or exposing something from the past. There could also be a major breakdown in world affairs or leaders.
The following daily chart of the SP500 shows the Jupiter price line (blue) and the Sun/Earth price line (green). Both of these price lines have a history of providing support and resistance.
When the two lines cross we often see a big range day or reversal. Note how price went down and stopped on the Sun / Earth Price Line. Price touched the Sun (thick blue) price line today but finished close to the next
The next time the two Price Lines cross is March 13th. This could be a volatile period with the Solar Eclipse on February 15 and Mars squares Neptune on February 17th.
The blue horizontal lines are the Jupiter price line. The thicker blue line just above price may act as solid resistance to any move up in price.
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).
The next hit is March 29, 2018 and May 14, 2018 I have added 3 price lines to this chart.
- Saturn – black
- Uranus – purple
- Neptune - light blue
Note the last date, Feb 9th, 2018 was the day of the low and a big range day.
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 Price Line. Note how it has been strong resistance to price but has broken through. It should act as strong support when the market turns down.
Gold started a new Primary cycle on December 12. We are entering the 10th week. December 12 was close to the Mars entering Scorpio mentioned a few weeks ago.
Gold has been moving up as the US$ has moved down. It is important for Gold to stay above 1309.
We have seen the crest of the nominal 6-week cycle on January 25th and then a nominal 6 week cycle trough. To continue up, Gold needs to move above the Jan 25 high.
Price is between the 45 sma and the 15 day sma. The 15 sma is curling over while the 45 day sma is moving up.
Most charts we include are based on geocentric or Earth centered charts. We can also look at the Zodiac using heliocentric or Sun centered astrology. We often see a move in Gold when heliocentric Mercury enters heliocentric Sagittarius. It did so on January 19th and will be there until January 29. This can be a time of volatility and change for both stocks and precious metals.
The following chart shows seasonal tendencies for Gold. The 2nd half of the year, on average, is up.
The longer term.7.4 Year cycle is shown in the following weekly chart. Note we are still early in the latest 7.4 year cycle.
The following chart shows a 27 cd (calendar day) cycle (blue vertical lines). The next being March 13, 2018.
The red lines headed up are the Mars price lines. We went through the Mars price line. Moving below the dark red Mars price line was bearish now we need to move above the Mars price line. It may hit resistance.
Watch for resistance around the Mars price line (dark red). Looking at this whole chart it is based on a 24 harmonic. If you count each line from one darker red line to the next you will find there are 15 of them. 15 * 24 degrees = 360 degrees. Note price went down to Dec 12 where it bounced off a Mars Price Line.
The following daily chart of Gold shows the days Mars is entering a new sign (red squares). Look at this using +- 3 td’s (trading days). The last date was Jan 26th. These can be at highs or lows. Dec 8 was Mars entering Scorpio the sign that it rules. Note on the chart, Mars changing signs, to any sign, often has a change in trend in Gold price. The blue circles highlight when Mars enters Scorpio, the sign that it rules. The last red circle shows Mars entering Sagittarius on January 26th. The next sign is Mars entering Capricorn on March 17th.
We were looking at October 6th as being the trough of the previous Primary cycle. The new Primary cycle started on February 9th. (see my note above on extending the Primary ctcles). We are two weeks along, remembering we often get a pullback near the 1st 2 – 3 week period of a New Primary. Crude price has moved above the 45 day sma and the 15 day sma.
It is quite possible we make another low or at least attempt a low. Neptune rules Pisces, the sign it is currently in and Jupiter is the co-ruler. The first week in March has the Sun conjunct Neptune on March 4th and Jupiter turning retrograde on March 8th.
The horizontal blue lines on the chart below are the average longitude of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto (blue). Note how price stopped on August 1 and August 31, right on the average longitude. See it again on Sept 14 and now Jan 16, 2018 which was also a 27 td (trading day’s).
The horizontal red lines are the Fibonacci retracement from Nov 14, 2016 to Feb 21, 2017.
December 2nd was the Jupiter waning trine Neptune. A change in trend occurred on
Watch the red Fibonacci retracement lines and the blue planetary averages. Crude price is currently moving up I had expected some resistance at this level. The next level is currently at 64.75..
On the following daily chart of crude note the green lines sloping up. This is the price line for the Sun/Earth. The blue lines moving horizontal is the Pluto price line (blue). The Pluto price line acted as support on Nov.15th and at the main Pluto price line price (dark blue) has hit resistance.
From last week:
“Watch this closely as price may go through the Pluto price line quickly,”
Crude price went through approx. 3 Pluto price lines and now bounced up and stopped on the Sun price line (green). We may get resistance here and possible move down.
Note how price often follows the Sun price line up and often stops and reverses at the Pluto price line. We often get big range days when the two lines cross, like October 27th.and Nov 22. The next day they cross is February 27th.
Watch Feb 27th where the Sun price line crosses the Pluto price line. We often see a big range day or change in trend.