Friday, March 30, 2018

Financial Astrology - April 2, 2018


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SP500

The last Primary cycle low was February 9th. The standard for the Primary cycle is 18 weeks. This was late at the 23th week but this may be distorted as there are other longer-term cycles due. This may have been the 9-month cycle trough as well. Longer tern cycles may push the Primary cycle further out.

The SP500 Primary cycle has a range from 15 to 23 weeks so we were at the limit. The high for this Primary cycle was 2872.87 on January 26th. The high for the COMPQX was Friday March 9th as of this writing.

This puts us entering the 8th weeks in a new Primary cycle. We may have seen the nominal 6th week trough on March 23 remembering we could get a 9 – 9 ½ week cycle instead. The 6 and  9 ½ are sub cycles of the Primary cycle. The move down on March 23 could be the nominal 6 week cycle trough. If so, this Primary cycle may be unfolding as a 3 pass.

The current 4 year cycle for the SP500 started on Feb 11, 2016. We should be looking for a 15.5 month cycle low. There are typically 3 - 15.5 month cycles in the 4 year cycles.

The 4 year may have 3 -15.5 month cycles and / or 2 - 23 month cycles (a half cycle).

The Primary cycle that started on Feb 9th will form an ending trough near the week of June 11th.
I’m looking for a low in May or June, probably May.

We don’t often repeat all our calls but the February low was forecast on a number of blog posts in January. It is Pluto conjunct the helio-nodes of Pluto for Feb 8th.

The last blog post had the Mercury retrograde dates and possible turns.

Those dates were:
Mercury Retrograde   March 22
Inferior Conjunction    April 1st  (watch April 2)
Mercury Direct            April 15th (watch April 16)

There is one more date, May 3. This is the date Mercury returns to the place it went retrograde.

The key Astro activity over the next couple of weeks has Mars very active. Look for terrorist events, military maneuvers and hostilities.

March 29        Sun square Saturn
Suppressed energy, serious persons, seclusion, inhibitions, mental or physical development. There was a powerful earthquake and tsunami on March 29th

April 1             Mercury Inferior conjunction.

April 2            Mars conjunct Saturn
Harming or destroying energy, violence or health destroying power. Paralysis of the muscles belonging to breathing.

April 4             Mercury squared Mars                    
The power of resolution or determination, the love of discussion or argument, the ability of judgment. Mercury is currently retrograde, a period one should mot make important decisions but instead prepare for a potential decision after Mercury turns direct Important decisions include things like trading stocks. This is a period to be very careful.

The last two weeks of March has challenging aspects from the FED natal chart to the current transits to that FED chart. I will base this on March 28th. Understand the aspects can affect a number of days either side.

Transiting Uranus in the 10th house squares natal Neptune in the 1st house. This could represent sudden change in politics in a country.

Transiting Venus in the 10th house conjuncts transiting Uranus. With the previous signature this could represent a change / problem in currency or money supply.

Transiting Pluto conjunct Jupiter has a strong history of powerful cycles in the US indices. Watch this with the previous signature. There may be problems with currencies.



The 15 day sma on the SP500 chart is moving down. The 15 day sma is also below the 45 day sma which is also rolling over. Price is below both the 15 and 45 sma. This is a negative setup.

Some of the cycles that are coming due are:
-       The Primary Cycle (nominal 18 week) on Feb 9th.
-       9 month cycle
-       5 week.

The Primary Cycles



We may have seen the lows on March 23. This was the retest of the low on Feb 9th. If March 23 was the nominal 6 week low and retest then we would usually expect the SP500 to rise next week, somewhat opposite of the analysis of price. Mars continues to be an issue and there are implications of war. Russia vs the US etc.

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 – 4 Year



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 April 23, 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
Feb 25             Papua New Guinea    7.5

Mar 6               Papua New Guinea    6.7
Mar 8               Papua New Guinea    6.8
Mar 24             Papua New Guinea    6.3
Mar 24             Southeast Indian Ridge 6.3
Mar 25             Indonesia                     6.4
Mar 26             Papua New Guinea    6.6
Mar 29             Papua New Guinea    6.9

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.



In May Uranus will enter Taurus. Look for financial or banking system problems or changes. Uranus 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 and many Mars contacts.

The above combination, with Saturn, could be defining problems / restrictions for the general population, particularly the mature population (pensions?) 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 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. The two lines will cross again on March 13 which is a trine between the Sun and Jupiter. This signature would typically be indicating a positive mood in the market but remember, Jupiter can stand for something that is overdone.



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 was March 29, 2018 and was a big range day. The next dates are May 14, 2018  then June 27th. I have added 3 price lines to this chart.

-       Saturn – black
-       Uranus – purple
-       Neptune - light blue

Note the 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

Gold started a new Primary cycle on December 12.  We are entering the 16th week of a Primary cycle. Watch Gold closely here, we may have just put in a shortened Primary cycle or Gold is preparing to move down into the Primary cycle trough. The 18 week low is the week of April 16 and April 17, 18 possible low dates.

Gold has been moving up as the US$ has moved down. It was / is important for Gold to stay above 1309.

I’m watching Gold to see if it breaks above the Jan 25 high or Feb 16 highs.

Price is just below the 45 sma and on the 15 day sma. The 15 sma and 45 day sma are flat.



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 April 9, 2018. The Moon takes 27 days to orbit the Earth and the Sun takes 27 days to revolve once at the Sun’s equator.

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 darker red Mars price line. It may hit resistance. Price went through the next Mars price line and is just under it.

The 27cd cycle (Blue vertical line) showed a turn on March 13th. There was also a Jupiter semi-square Saturn signature on March 14th. These may have been the start of a move down. I was l

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 March 17.. 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 last red circle shows Mars entering Sagittarius on January 26th. The next sign was Mars entering Capricorn on March 17th. Expect a change in trend. Then mark down May 15th as the next time Mars changes signs.



Crude

We were looking at February 9th as being the trough of the Primary cycle. We are 7 weeks along. Crude price has moved above the 45 day sma and the 15  day sma and was making a strong move up then pulled back for 3 days and on March 29 stopped at the planetary average line (blue line).

A high in crude next week would be the next phase of the 8 – 9  week cycle progression. I’ll be watching for that and the potential pull back which should occur shortly afterward.

My understanding is that China will start trading oil contracts priced in Yuan on March 26th

I'm not expecting anything immediate but this should affect the US based Petrodollar. Over some time, which may not be long this should be a big issue as it has the potential to hurt the US based Petrodollar.

The Shanghai exchange already trades physical Gold and other countries could get paid in physical Gold instead of the Yuan.

The next couple of weeks should be very interesting.

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 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). Now the last few day got support at the blue planet average line.

The horizontal red lines are the Fibonacci retracement from Nov 14, 2016 to Feb 21, 2017.

Watch the red Fibonacci retracement lines and the blue planetary averages.



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 March 1st and 2nd and again on March 9th, although on March 9th crude made a strong move during the day.

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 and recently March 23rd. Last Thursday March 29 crude hit resistance at the Pluto price line.



Saturday, March 24, 2018

Financial Astrology - March 26, 2018


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SP500

The last Primary cycle low was February 9th. 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 but this may be distorted as there are other longer-term cycles due. This may have been the 9-month cycle trough as well. Longer tern cycles may push the Primary cycle further out.

The SP500 Primary cycle has a range from 15 to 23 weeks so we were at the limit. The high for this Primary cycle was 2872.87 on January 26th. The high for the COMPQX was Friday March 13th as of this writing.

This puts us entering the 7th weeks 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. We may have seen that pull back, early on the new Primary cycle.

We should be watching for a potential pull back into the nominal 6th week trough remembering we could get a 9 – 9 ½ week cycle instead. The 6 and 9 and 9 ½ are sub cycles of the Primary cycle. The move down to March 23 could be that nominal 6 or 9 week cycle trough.

The current 4 year cycle for the SP500 started on Feb 11, 2016. We should be looking for a 15.5 month cycle low. There are typically 3 - 15.5 month cycles in the 4 year cycles.

The 4 year may have 3 -15.5 month cycles and / or 2 - 23 month cycles (a half cycle).

The Primary cycle that started on Feb 9th will form an ending trough near the week of June 11th.
I’m looking for a low in May or June.

We don’t repeat all our calls but the February low was forecast on a number of blog posts in January. It is Pluto conjunct the helio-nodes of Pluto for Feb 8th.

The last blog post had the Mercury retrograde dates and possible turns.

Those dates were:
Mercury Retrograde   March 22
Inferior Conjunction    April 1st
Mercury Direct            April 15th.

There is one more date, May 3. This is the date Mercury returns to the place it went retrograde.

The key Astro activity over the next couple of weeks has Mars very active. Look for terrorist events, military maneuvers and hostilities.

March 24        Sun square Mars
                        Mars, being energetic, forceful, violent, destructive, and strongly discordant.
Mars powered by Capricorn has a quiet strength that you sense and know not to mess with. The will of Mars is strong, this being a cardinal sign. It's also one with a lot of patience, and the ability to deny short term gratification, in favor of something down the road. 

March 28        Venus conjunct Uranus
Uranus rules that which is new, extravagant people, magnetism, while Venus rules beauty and that which is pleasant. Things seem nervous.

March 29        Sun square Saturn
Suppressed energy, serious persons, seclusion, inhibitions is mental or physical development.

April 2            Mars conjunct Saturn
Harming or destroying energy, violence or health destroying power. Paralysis of the muscles belonging to breathing.

April 4             Mercury squared Mars                    
The power of resolution or determination, the love of discussion or argument, the ability of judgment. Mercury is currently retrograde, a period one should mot make important decisions but instead prepare for a potential decision after Mercury turns direct Important decisions include things like trading stocks. This is a period to be very careful.

The last two weeks of March has challenging aspects from the FED natal chart to the current transits to that FED chart. I will base this on March 28th. Understand the aspects can affect a number of days either side.

Transiting Uranus in the 10th house squares natal Neptune in the 1st house. This could represent sudden change in politics in a country.

Transiting Venus in the 10th house conjuncts transiting Uranus. With the previous signature this could represent a change / problem in currency or money supply. Also a sense of nervousness.

Transiting Pluto conjunct Jupiter has a strong history of powerful cycles in the US indices. Watch this with the previous signature. There may be problems with currencies.



The 15 day sma on the SP500 chart is moving down. The 15 day sma is also below the 45 day sma which is also rolling over. I am looking for price to move down into a nominal 6 week cycle trough.

Some of the cycles that are coming due are:
-       The Primary Cycle (nominal 18 week) on Feb 9th.
-       9 month cycle
-       5 week.

The Primary Cycles



We may be seeing a test of the low’s in the SP500 on Feb 8th.

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 due to retrograde motion, July 11 and Dec 15th.

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 – 4 Year



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 April 23, 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
Feb 25             Papua New Guinea    7.5
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.



In May Uranus will enter Taurus. Look for financial or banking system problems or changes. Uranus 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 and many Mars contacts.

The above combination, with Saturn, could be defining problems / restrictions for the general population, particularly the mature population (pensions?) 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 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. The two lines will cross again on March 13 which is a trine between the Sun and Jupiter. This signature would typically be indicating a positive mood in the market but remember, Jupiter can stand for something that is overdone.



The month of March is open to high drama with possible major surprises out of Washington DC.

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. Watch March 29th in the stock market closely.

-       Saturn – black
-       Uranus – purple
-       Neptune - light blue

Note the 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

Gold started a new Primary cycle on December 12.  We are entering the 15th week of a Primary cycle. Watch Gold closely here, we may have just put in a shortened Primary from which Gold and precious metals may take off. This move up may include other precious metals.

Gold has been moving up as the US$ has moved down. It was / is important for Gold to stay above 1309.

I’m watching Gold to see if it breaks above the Jan 25 high or Feb 16 highs. I suspect we are in for a run in Precious metals.

Price is above the 45 sma and the 15 day sma. The 15 sma is curling up while the 45 day sma is moving sideways. This looks like Gold is trying to move up.



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 April 9, 2018. The Moon takes 27 days to orbit the Earth and the Sun takes 27 days to revolve once at the Sun’s equator.

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. Price went through the next Mars price line and is sitting on it.

The 27cd cycle (Blue vertical line) showed a turn on March 13th. There was also a Jupiter semi-square Saturn signature on March 14th. These may have been the start of a move down. I was lo

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 March 17.. 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 was Mars entering Capricorn on March 17th. Expect a change in trend. Then mark down May 15th as the next time Mars changes signs.



Crude

We were looking at February 9th as being the trough of the Primary cycle. We are 6 weeks along. Crude price has moved above the 45 day sma and the 15  day sma and is making a strong move up.

A high in crude next week would be the next phase of the 8 – 9  week cycle progression. I’ll be watching for that and the potential pull back which should occur shortly afterward.

My understanding is that China will start trading oil contracts priced in Yuan on March 26th

I'm not expecting anything immediate but this should affect the US based Petrodollar. Over some time, which may not be long this should be a big issue as it has the potential to hurt the US based Petrodollar.

The Shanghai exchange already trades physical Gold and other countries could get paid in physical Gold instead of the Yuan.

The next couple of weeks should be very interesting.

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. There are aspects involving both Jupiter and Neptune towards the end of the week.

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). Now the last few days have got support at the blue planet average line as well.

The horizontal red lines are the Fibonacci retracement from Nov 14, 2016 to Feb 21, 2017.

Watch the red Fibonacci retracement lines and the blue planetary averages.




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 March 1st and 2nd and again on March 9th, although on March 9th crude made a strong move during the day.

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 and recently March 23rd.





Saturday, March 17, 2018

Financial Astrology - March 19, 2018


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SP500

The last Primary cycle low was February 9th. 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 but this may be distorted as there are other longer-term cycles due. This may have been the 9-month cycle trough as well. Longer tern cycles may push the Primary cycle further out.

The SP500 Primary cycle has a range from 15 to 23 weeks so we were at the limit. The high for this Primary cycle was 2872.87 on January 26th. The high for the COMPQX was Friday March 9th as of this writing.

This puts us 5 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. We may have just seen that pull back, remembering the longer-term cycles may push the Primary cycle out further.

We should be watching for a potential pull back into the 6th week trough remembering we could get a 9 – 9 ½ week cycle instead. The 6 and 9 and 9 ½ are sub cycles of the Primary cycle.

The key Astro activity over the next couple of weeks are the Sun and Mars changing signs, Mercury turning retrograde and Mars aspects. Mars is about to get more active as it makes a number of aspects to other key planets.

March 17         Mars enters Capricorn.
                        Mars, being energetic, forceful, violent, destructive, and strongly discordant.
Mars powered by Capricorn has a quiet strength that you sense and know not to mess with. The will of Mars is strong, this being a cardinal sign. It's also one with a lot of patience, and the ability to deny short term gratification, in favor of something down the road. 

March 20         The Sun is thought, politics and executive and administration. In politics, bosses and the ruling class. Mars add strength and fortitude. Sun the Aries, the spring equinox, Mars rules Aries. The Sun in sign of Mars has strength

March 22         Mercury turns retrograde
Mercury goes retrograde approx. every 3 months and stays retrograde for 19 to 24 days. Mercury rules correspondence, commerce, buying and selling, short term communication and negotiations. For trading don’t hold on to stocks too long.
                        Mars quintile Neptune
                        Confusion

March 23         Venus waxing square Pluto
Has a history of occurring unexpectedly? These tend to be strong signatures which can result in a sharp change in trend.
March 24         Sun squares Mars
                        This is the weakest of the Sun Mars aspects.

The last two weeks of March has challenging aspects from the FED natal chart to the current transits to that FED chart. I will base this on March 28th. Understand the aspects can affect a number of days either side.

Transiting Uranus in the 10th house squares natal Neptune in the 1st house. This could represent sudden change in politics in a country.

Transiting Venus in the 10th house conjuncts transiting Uranus. With the previous signature this could represent a change / problem in currency or money supply.

Transiting Pluto conjunct Jupiter has a strong history of powerful cycles in the US indices. Watch this with the previous signature. There may be problems with currencies.



The 15 day sma on the SP500 chart is flat to moving over. It is just below price. The 15 day sma is also below the 45 day sma which is flat and on price. I am looking for price to move down into a 6 week cycle trough.

Some of the cycles that are coming due are:
-       The Primary Cycle (nominal 18 week) on Feb 9th.
-       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 due to retrograde motion, July 11 and Dec 15th.

So we may see some sudden event early in the week indicating something has been overdone.

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 – 4 Year



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 April 23, 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
Feb 25             Papua New Guinea    7.5
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.



In May Uranus will enter Taurus. Look for financial or banking system problems or changes. Uranus 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 above combination, with Saturn, could be defining problems / restrictions for the general population, particularly the mature population (pensions?) 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 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. The two lines will doss again on March 13 which is a trine between the Sun and Jupiter. This signature would typically be indicating a positive mood in the market but remember, Jupiter can stand for something that is overdone.



The month of March is open to high drama with possible major surprises out of Washington DC.

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 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.


Mercury Retrograde



This week we have Mercury turning retrograde on March 22nd. The inferior conjunction between Mercury and the Sun occurs on April 1st and Mercury turns direct again on April 15th. Any one of these three dates could see a change in trend close by. I have placed this description between the SP500 and Gold. The samples charts are for Gold.

As a reminder the two planets inside the Earth's orbit are Mercury and Venus. Both can have inferior and superior conjunctions depending on whether they are on the Earth’s side of the Sun or the far side of the Sun.

Inferior conjunction



Superior


The following chart shows Mercury retrograde (red arrow pointing left), Mercury turning direct (blue arrow pointing right), the geocentric inferior conjunction (small red circle) and the heliocentric conjunction (small blue circle) on the same day. They are on a daily Gold chart. Note the swings in the SP500 and Gold charts on any of those dates in the past.




This Mercury retrograde period is occurring in Aries, a Cardinal, Fire sign. Mercury also rules communication, commerce and trading, that is buying and selling. It has a reputation for problems, both communication, contracts and wrong decisions or choices. Pay close attention to moves in stocks or Gold when Mercury is retrograde. Note the 3 dates above. The Mercury retrograde period is known to be volatile.

Gold

Gold started a new Primary cycle on December 12.  We are entering the 13th week of a new Primary cycle. 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. Look back to see days that could act as support around $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 needed to move above the Jan 25 high.
March 14th or early in the week may have been critical for precious metals.

Price is below the 45 sma and the 15 day sma. The 15 sma is curling over while the 45 day sma is moving sideways. This looks like Gold is trying to turn down.



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 Moon takes 27 days to orbit the Earth and the Sun takes 27 days to revolve once at the Sun’s equator.

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. Price went through the next Mars price line and is sitting on it.

The 27cd cycle (Blue vertical line) showed a turn on March 13th. There was also a Jupiter semi-square Saturn signature on March 14th. These may have been the start of a move down. I was looking for this time frame to be a move up..

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. Expect a change in trend.



Crude

We were looking at February 9th as being the trough of the Primary cycle. We are 5 weeks along, remembering we often get a pullback near the 1st 2 – 3 week period of a New Primary. Crude price has moved below the 45 day sma and the 15  day sma but made a strong move up on March 16th.

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 week of March 12 had the Sun in trine with Jupiter just after it turned retrograde and thus appears slower than usual These signatures may affect the price of crude and / or NatGas.

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). Now the last few days have got support at the blue planet average line as well.

The horizontal red lines are the Fibonacci retracement from Nov 14, 2016 to Feb 21, 2017.

Watch the red Fibonacci retracement lines and the blue planetary averages. Crude price made a strong move on Friday March 16.  I had expected some resistance at this level. Note the 15 and 45 day sma are curling over. The next level is currently at 64.68.



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 March 1st and 2nd and again on March 9th, although on March 9th crude made a strong move during the day.

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.

Watch March 23rd where the Sun price line crosses the Pluto price line. We often see a big range day or a change in trend.