Category Archives: Financial Success as an Astrologer

Top 10 Again for FinancialCyclesWeekly.com

We’re in the Top 10 again.

Our market timing has consistently been quite accurate.

That’s been going on for a number of years.

Our regular subscribers at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com can attest to that.

So can Timer Digest.

Tim Bost Cover Timer Digest Top 10
The market service at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com and editor Tim Bost have been the subjects of special features in Timer Digest several times in recent years, and consistently rank in that publication’s Top 10 lists of market timers.

Timer Digest ranks forecasters and market timers from across the spectrum.

It tracks over 100 separate services.

That includes fundamental analysts.

It includes technical analysts.

It even includes folks like me – astrologers who use planetary cycles to time the markets.

That’s a broad mix.

But most of all, the Timer Digest listings feature many well-known experts.

They’re the cream of the crop.

So it’s a particular honor to get recognition in this prestigious publication.

Multiple Top 10 Lists

But Timer Digest doesn’t just pick winning forecasters and timing services.

They break their listings down into four categories.

First there are the Stock Market Timers. Those rankings are based on performance in forecasting the stock market during the last year, the last six months, and the last three months.

There’s a Top 10 list for each of those time frames.

Next there are the Gold Timers. That listing includes the Top 5 forecasters for the yellow metal.

The Bond Timers also get their own Top 5 list.

And finally there’s the listing of Long-Term Stock Market Timers. It features a ranking of the Top 10 market forecasters looking at mega-trends, the long-wave cycles that move the markets over many years.

Where We Show Up

We focus primarily on the stock market here at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com. And because we pay a lot of attention to outer-planet cycles and transneptunians, we provide a long-term perspective as we as comments on more immediate market moves.

That’s what has earned us recognition in the Long-Term Stock Market Timing category at Timer Digest. We’ve had a place on that Top 10 for over five years now.

Needless to say, we don’t show up in the rankings for Gold or Bond timing at all.

But our work has also merited a place in the Top 10 list for current Stock Market Timers on occasion as well.

In fact, in 2017 we ended up in a tie for first place in the rankings, so we shared in the recognition as Timer of the Year.

Current Rankings

My outlook for 2020 as a whole was included in the December 16, 2019 issue of Timer Digest (the annual forecast issue). As usual, we were ranked in the Top 10 Long-Term Timers. But we got an extra honor – the Number 10 ranking on the overall Top 10 list, based on forecasting performance from December 13, 2018 through December 13, 2019.

By the time the next issue of Timer Digest arrived on January 2, we had moved up to the Number 8 spot on that list. Running from December 31, 2018 through December 31, 2019, it recorded the best performers for the entire calendar year.

And then earlier this week, we got the most recent issue of the magazine, published on January 20, 2020. We’re now at Number 6 on the list of Top 10 Timers for the year, from January 17, 2019 through January 17, 2020.

And that’s not all.

Also in the January 20 issue, we popped in at Number 10 in the list of the top market timers for the past six months, from July 17, 2019 through January 17, 2020.

Does it feel good to get this kind of recognition for our work?

Of course it does!

But here’s the strange part.

As much as I enjoy the honors, I’m personally really not terribly competitive.

I’m not striving to beat anybody else. I’m not pushing to be Number 1.

What really pleases me is the fact that financial astrologers and astro-traders consistently find their way into the top rankings at Timer Digest. That not only includes me, but also friends and colleagues like Bill Meridian, Arch Crawford, Barry Rosen, and Manfred Zimmel.

Together, we’re advancing an important aggregate notion: if you want to succeed in the markets, it really pays to have the astro-trading advantage.

I think that’s something to be proud of!

Solstice Spirituality

Today is the Winter Solstice, with the Sun entering the sign of Capricorn for important market signals – and a source of solstice spirituality.

Solstice Spirituality In Chart
The Capricorn Ingress at the Winter Solstice as shown on the 90-degree horoscope dial.

The solstices and the equinoxes were extremely important to the pioneering astro-trader W. D. Gann, who focused on them as potential turning points in market activity.

They’re still worth tracking today as important market indicators.

And, with the U.S. equities markets currently in a dizzying downturn, we have every right to focus on the solar Capricorn ingress at this solstice as a potential setup for a trading bottom.

Back-testing the S&P 500 Index at the Winter Solstce.

Based on our back-testing of the S&P Index performance at previous solar ingresses into Capricorn, we actually anticipated a trend reversal at the end of last week. We were looking for the pre-solstice energy kicking off an early start to a Santa Claus rally.

No such luck.

What we’ve seen instead is a week of persistent bearishness. Stock trading this month is shaping up to be the worst December since the Great Depression.

High-End Rainmaker Clients

As is normal for this time of the year, I’ve been spending extra time with my high-end clients.

These are the rainmaker clients who rely on regular coaching and consulting sessions to draw on my years of experience as they work to create more profitable and rewarding businesses. We develop unique strategies based on their specific goals and visions, so they get an enormous pay-off from our regular times together.

Around the end of the year, we naturally focus on the upcoming year ahead. We explore the actions that have the greatest probability of bringing them outstanding business results.

By the way, it was just that kind of engagement that led me to put together a brief report on Three Key Strategies For Business Success in 2019. The approaches it explores are especially appropriate for purpose-driven business and enlightened entrepreneurs, especially in the light of solstice spirituality. It’s available as a free download HERE.

My connection with my personal clients is tremendously rewarding for us both.

We get to share important insights. I provide major decision-making support services. We also typically have a lot of fun together as we toward more profitability and higher consciousness in their businesses.

And that’s not all.

A Link To Solstice Spirituality

For example, I got a WhatsApp message earlier today.

As a seasonal observation, one of those high-end rainmaker clients sent me a special greeting and a link to a recording of Manly Palmer Hall.  It got me focused on solstice spirituality.

As it turned out, that was exactly where my head needed to go today in the midst of market trepidation and geopolitical turbulence. So I want to give a special shout-out and word of thanks to Mikel for sharing that today.

Manly P. Hall, by the way, has long been a source of major inspiration for me both personally and professionally.

As the founder of the Philosophical Research Society, he contributed many amazing books and monographs  during his lifetime (March 18, 1901 – August 29, 1990) that explored classical philosophy, ancient civilizations, world religions, and esoteric traditions ancient and modern. He was perhaps best known for his mammoth volume on The Secret Teachings of All Ages.

The recording, appropriately enough, is of a lecture that Manly P. Hall gave more than 30 years ago on the Winter Solstice.

It shares a lot of esoteric and astrological wisdom. As a source of solstice spirituality, it’s well worth listening to.

Check it out here:

LeadPages Innovation Out Of The Bag

LeadPages has done it again.

They’ve come up with another big breakthrough – and I can talk about it at last!

You see, I was sworn to secrecy about this five months ago.

But now, it’s official, so it’s okay to let the cat out of the bag.

So What’s LeadPages?

But first, a little bit of background information is probably in order.

You may have heard me mention LeadPages before.

If you’ve been trying to do business online (as an astrologer or otherwise), you’ve really been missing out if you haven’t connected with LeadPages already.

But if you’re familiar with LeadPages, then you already know this Minneapolis-based startup is known for their innovation.

That’s how LeadPages has gone from zero to 40,000 customers in just three years.

I’ve been one of those customers for about two years now.

Here’s The Secret Stuff

That’s where the secrecy comes in.

Last October, I was in the LeadPages office in Minneapolis.

LeadPages Conference Room
The secret conference room behind the glass wall at LeadPages headquarters in downtown Minneapolis.

I was ushered into a glass-walled conference room for a closed-door meeting with some key members of one of their product development teams.

Before they explained what they had been up to, they made me swear not to discuss it with anyone until they had officially announced it to the public.

I complied. And what they showed me then totally blew my mind.

It was the prototype of the new LeadPages drag-and-drop landing page builder they were working on.

It was truly stunning.

In fact, I was so excited when I got a look at it that I could hardly contain myself.

I’ve been pretty antsy during the five long months since then, just waiting for this new innovation to become available.

It was hard, but somehow I managed to keep my mouth shut all that time.

But Now I Can Talk About It

As of today, LeadPages just took another major leap forward, by launching their all-new drag-and-drop landing page builder.

Frankly, I couldn’t be more excited about it – it’s even better than the prototype I saw five months ago!

Up until now, LeadPages has always given you high-converting landing page templates that you can customize and use for your business, right out of the box.

You could always take one of LeadPages’ high-converting landing page templates, change the copy, swap out the images, and publish your new landing page online in less than 10 minutes.

Trust me when I say, this is a phenomenal service for business owners like us.

It’s gotten me out of a jam many, many times since I started subscribing to it.

And it just got even better.

As of today, LeadPages just launched the new drag-and-drop landing page builder that combines the power of their high-converting landing page templates with ultimate flexibility—and with 100% mobile responsiveness so your pages will look good on any device (without coding).

For the first time ever, you can now add, move and rearrange any elements on your landing pages for unprecedented flexibility.

Need to add a logo to your page? And re-size it?

No problem.

Want to add images of 10 different experts?

Go ahead and try it.

And that’s just the beginning.

I know I can’t wait to try out this new builder for for myself. I think you should too.

A Great Reason To Check This Out Now

No matter when you might have asked me, I would never hesitate to endorse LeadPages whole-heartedly.

It’s a fabulous service, an incredible value, and the personal connections and customer service are absolutely beyond compare.

But this week, LeadPages is giving you an extra incentive to get started.

To celebrate the launch of their new builder, LeadPages is giving you 14 exclusive, fully customizable landing page templates designed by leading marketers like Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Mariah Coz, James Schramko, David Siteman Garland, Amanda Holmes and many others.

These templates are ready to boost your conversions on your sales pages, webinar registration pages, podcast pages, and more.

LeadPages will give you these 14 exclusive templates at no extra cost when you purchase an annual membership of LeadPages this week.

Yeah – There’s A Catch.

There’s only one catch. You must purchase your new annual membership before this Friday at midnight. [SPECIAL NOTE – I just found out that this deadline has been extended through Friday, March 18. If you’re reading this before then, the offer is still good!] Click below for all the details now.

Go check this out right now.

Seriously, this new drag-and-drop builder opens unlimited possibilities for your business and marketing.

If you’re doing any kind of business online, it will give you amazing leverage.

So if you haven’t tried LeadPages yet, I highly recommend you try it now.

“That’s What A Surgeon Makes!”

As a financial astrologer, I deal with money issues – and the emotions around money – every day.

It’s emotions, of course, that drive the price action on the markets.

When greed is prevalent, prices go up.

When fear is in charge, prices go down.

But in the markets and in other transactions, too, money emotions are the keynote whenever we consider the distinctions between price and value.

That issue came up for me last night, when I got a call from a woman who was inquiring about a personal astrology consultation with me.

She began by apologizing for the time when she was calling; then she wanted to know when I might be available for a telephone consultation.

When I suggested a date a few weeks from now (my earliest availability), she said that would be fine. Then she went on to explain that I wasn’t the first person she had called.

“I got one man on the phone who talked with me for over an hour, and he barely mentioned astrology at all! Then he billed me for $450. By the way, how much do you charge for an astrology consultation?”

“$1,500.”

For a moment there was silence on the other end of the phone. “That’s a lot,” she finally said. “How long do your consultations last?”

“We can plan on spending about 90 minutes together on the phone, more or less,” I replied.

“An hour and a half? That’s $1,000 an hour! That’s what a surgeon makes!”

I started to say something about hiring a professional surgeon if you need surgery, but getting a professional astrologer if you need competent astrology, but she interrupted me.

“I can’t pay that kind of money now,” she said. “I may call you back another time, but for now I’m not going to schedule an appointment.”

She hung up.

There was clearly a question of value here, but how much value?

And at what price?

I was also grappling with that same issue in a blog post that I put up about a year ago, when the price on the Basic Stock Market Astrology Home Study Course went up to $2,297.

I really wished that it could have been lower, but as it turned out the remaining copies of the course disappeared pretty quickly after that price increase. The Basic Stock Market Astrology Home Study Course has gone out of print since then.

That means the $2,297 price tag is now irrelevant, since that course isn’t available at any price!

And today, of course, there’s the price question coming up again as we conclude our registration for the new class in How To Find The Money In Your Horoscope.

Compared to the $2,297 Basic Stock Market Astrology Home Study Course, this new course is a bargain.

Compared to our group-coaching class a few years ago in Rapid Astro-Trading Mastery (which was priced at $8,000) it’s more of a bargain.

And because you can get this new course for three payments of just $599 (or you can save $300 by making a single payment of $1,497) – and because it comes with over $3,700 worth of bonus materials, it’s even more of a bargain, too!

But just because the price is so low, does that mean that the value is lower, too?

I certainly hope not!

I’ve been doing everything possible to pack in some extraordinary value with this new class – innovative learning formats, extra tools to aid the students, interactive sessions, and a pile of bonus materials.

It all has one purpose – to help you find the money in your horoscope.

That’s why I’d love to have you join the class! If you, I’m confident that you’ll find that the value far exceeds the price!

Getting My Head Straight About Price & Value

I can’t say that I’m particularly thrilled with the fact that the retail price on The Basic Stock Market Astrology Home Study Course is going up by 15 percent on September 1.

I don’t remember exactly, but I think it’s been a least 5 or 6 years since the last price change on this item.

At any rate it’s been awhile.

And I can understand why the change is necessary now, especially since the only other alternative at this point seems to be letting the Course go out of print, so it would no longer be available at all.  (CLICK HERE to get the full explanation from Harmonic Research Associates, in a letter they sent out last week to preferred customers.)

But even though coming to terms with a price increase has made me a little bit uncomfortable, it’s also given me a great opportunity for me to clarify my thinking about price and value.

The two aren’t always the same thing.

If you’re like me, I’m sure you’ve found those rare and wonderful items that are amazingly low priced, but that consistently deliver extraordinary quality and value. And it goes without saying that we’ve all paid way too much from time to time for products and services that just didn’t meet our expectations.

But I’ve been pleased that students and traders who have purchased The Basic Stock Market Astrology Home Study Course in the past have been so lavish in their praise for the material in the Course, and so straightforward about the the financial benefits they’ve gained by applying what they’ve learned by studying it.

In fact, some of them have said that there’s so much great information in the Course that it will take them years to master all of it– fortunately, though, that hasn’t stopped many of them from applying just a few of the insights the Course contains and turning them into profitable trades.

It’s not unusual for a single stock market trade to return profits that are more than enough to pay for the entire cost of the Course!

I’m not saying all this to brag, although I am actually pretty proud of the comprehensive material that’s in The Basic Stock Market Astrology Home Study Course, and of how much it’s helped countless students and beginning traders.

I mention to keep my own head clear about what this remarkable Course is really worth.

No, it’s not cheap– not by anybody’s standards.

But in terms of the practical information and insights it contains, and in the potential return on investment that it offers, it’s truly an exceptional value.

And the fact is, 15% is actually a pretty puny price increase.

As a point of comparison, it’s worth noting that since the end of 2008 the S&P 500 has gone up in price by roughly 80% — so the slightly higher price for the Course is tiny indeed, compared to the expanding opportunities that the markets provide.

So all in all, I guess I can learn to live with a higher price, knowing that anyone who gets The Basic Stock Market Astrology Home Study Course is receiving genuine value– even if they wait until after the September 1 price increase to get it!