Not to mention the Mercury retrograde return on Pearl Harbor Day.
These are all key events likely to impact the markets in the coming weeks.
Here’s the full video recording of our conversation:
As I noted above, Bayer’s work is well worth studying if you want to master astro-trading.
He understood that forecasts can be made quite successfully by using repeating cycles of what happened previously.
That’s one of the keys to astro-trading.
Here are a couple of Bayer’s comments about astrology and the markets:
“An egg is our number 0, the beginning of all things. Just check an astronomical ephemeris and see how often important movements begin in all sorts of stocks or commodities when a planet reaches the ‘egg’ in declination or latitude, or even in longitude!”
“At the time a planet is within [the halo of the Sun] I have found that such a planet is useless and has little or no effect; but on either side of the halo, it again has its effect upon human beings as well as on stocks or commodities that it is present. The halo of the Sun is measured in degrees on each side of the sun (about 10 degrees).”
By the way, Larry Pesavento also mentions Bayer’s contributions in some of his books on trading techniques. Larry, like George Bayer, is an inspiration himself!
When Larry Pesavento interviewed me this morning, we had a chance to talk about the impact of the recent double retrograde phenomenon.
We also took a look at the upcoming trends in the equities markets.
We even got in a bird’s eye view of the cryptocurrency markets.
Here’s the entire interview, featuring the double retrograde impact and a whole lot more. It was broadcast earlier today on tfnn.com internet TV:
Double Retrograde Effect
The first of the trading charts that we shared with Larry during our conversation this morning dealt specifically with the double retrograde alignment. That’s what has coincided so sharply with the market action overall.
As we’ve noted repeatedly during the past few weeks, the Winter Solstice has the potential for triggering a short-term rally in stock prices.
Astro-Cycle Projection Dates
We found further confirmation for short-term swing action to the upside when we looked at this astro-cycle trading chart.
Solar Eclipse Webinar
We think that the solar eclipse coming up on January 5 is going to have an unexpectedly strong effect on the globe as a whole. That’s why I’m doing a special free webinar on the eclipse on December 28.
Today is the Winter Solstice, with the Sun entering the sign of Capricorn for important market signals – and a source of solstice spirituality.
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.
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.
I was personally very glad that we were able to pull off the event at all. Just a couple of days earlier, Florida had been hit by Hurricane Michael.
That storm brought unexpectedly high levels of devastation in many parts of the state, but here in Palmetto we were spared a direct hit.
Even so, the hurricane provided some major disruptions to travel plans. Some folks who had planned to join us for Number Day weren’t able to make the necessary connections.
As a result, we had a fairly small group in attendance – but that wasn’t a bad thing at all.
It meant that we could spend some extra time providing individual attention, making sure that everybody was on track with the concepts and techniques we were discussing.
In-Depth Number Day Discussions
Those discussions that we shared on Number Day were what made the day so deeply rewarding.
Our focus for the day was Market Timing With Numerology and the Law of Vibration.
We were able to do a deep-dive into the esoteric meanings of numbers.
We talked about ancient Greek philosophers and about the breakthrough mathematical thinking of R. Buckminster Fuller.
We took a look at the Universal Clock and at W. D. Gann’s Square of Nine. They’re both great tools for examining number connections in the markets.
We got a richer understanding of cycles in the markets and cycles in the lives of individual traders, too. That was particularly valuable knowledge for anyone who wanted to activate the complete Trading Triad.
We even explored the work of Sydney Omarr and Carl Payne Tobey in developing the mysterious Thought Dial, and took a leap into intuitive number applications.
Practical Timing For Traders
Most of all, though, Number Day was about the specific application of numbers and number theory to market timing.
We used current market examples for a real-time, seat-of-the-pants demonstration of Gann methods and Power Number techniques.
The results were really exciting!
Number Day On Video
What really pleases me the most, though, is that we were able to capture the entire Number Day event on video.
All the lectures and presentations, all the discussions. The entire power-packed day!
Our plan is to release the video from the day on a set of DVDs, to make it easy for those who were unable to attend to get the full range of insights and information that we shared on Friday.
The DVDs on Market Timing with Numerology and the Law of Vibration should be ready for release in about 5 or 6 weeks.
Here’s what you’ll learn when you get the DVDs once they’re available:
Getting To Know Numbers: Key Tools & Techniques
Numbers: Ordinary, Practical & Mystical
Cultural Implications of Numbers
An Insane Endeavor
W. D. Gann’s Arcane Work
Conversions and Correlations
Reduction To A Single Digit
The Essential Nature of Numbers
Number Quantity and Quality
Reduction By Decimalization
Numerical Macrocosms and Microcosms
Alphabetic Number Correspondences
Gematria and Conspiracy Theories
The Trading Triad
Understanding Yourself As A Trader
Name Expression Numbers
Life Cycle Numbers
Gann’s Name Numerology
Fibonacci Ratios and Gann
The Numerology of Apple Computer
Mysteries of the Pythagoreans
Philosophical Meanings of Numbers
Practical Application of Pythagorean Practices
Vibrations, Cycles, and Harmonic Structures
Professional Basketball Players
Eratosthenes and Prime Numbers
The Law of Vibration
Going Beyond Astrology
W. D. Gann As An Astrologer
Getting In Sync with Market Cycles
Matching The Trader To The Cycles
Apple In depth
Establishing Resonance With The Markets
Mathematics and Numerology
The Answer To All Questions
Omarr and Tobey – Mysteries of the Thought Dial
Number Days in the Markets
The Real Importance of the Circle
Bucky Fuller’s Remarkable Insights
Making Your Own Abacus
The Prime Number 3 as a Special Case
Understanding Harmonic Structures
Power Numbers and Vibrational Dynamics
Pattern, Price and Time
Vibrational Patterns In Trading Ranges
Prime Numbers and Vibrations
When Stock Prices Take A Rest
Determining Support and Resistance
How Congestion Adds To Trading Power
The 50% Retracement Rule
Filling Trading Gaps
Vibrational Energies From Lows To Highs
The Zodiac As A Measuring Tool
Spheres and Great Circles
Decimalization of Zodiac Positions
Using A Pocket Calculator for Degree Conversion
Finding Market Prices In A Horoscope Chart
Planetary Movements That Drive Price Action
Applying Planetary Price Line Analysis
The Power Number Concept
Midpoints and Angular Relationships
Knowing Where To Look For Planetary Prices
Reviewing The Deductive Process
Gann Integrations, Advanced Power Numbers and Personal Cycles
Why Don’t We Follow The Rules?
The Dual Purpose of Back-Testing
The Biggest Trading Trap
Gann’s Rule For Losing Trades
Why Stops Are Vital In Trading
Internalizing Core Gann Concepts
Planetary Aspects and Market Power Numbers
Mirror Images of Power Numbers
Zodiac Equivalents For Degree Prices
Discovering Solstice Points
The Book That’s Impossible To Read
Astrological Analysis of Prices and Market Events
Sorting Stocks By Closing Prices
Finding Correct Highs and Lows In The Market
Your Personal Four-Month Cycles
Power and Clarity By Dividing The Year Into Thirds
The Universal Clock and The Square of Nine
Fibonacci Trader – Galactic Trader Software
The Universal Clock
Time and Price On The Clock
Calibrating Prices On The Wheel
Applying Calendar Dates To The Universal Clock
Discovering The Hours of the Day
Coordinating Compass Directions wit the Clock
Finding Trading Ranges on the Universal Clock
Planetary Confirmations of Current Trading Prices
The 0 Degree Aries Point In Price Calibration
Exploring Gann’s Square of 9
Harmonics on the Plastic Overlay
Clockwise and Counter-Clockwise Rotation
Precision Printing For Gann Wheels
The Square of 12 versus the Square of 9
Running Down Rabbit Trails
Comparing the Square of 9 to the Universal Clock
The Squares of Numbers and Magic Squares
Gann’s Emphasis on 144
Price Limitations on the Square of 9
The Gann Wheel Triangle and Four-Month Cycles
The Grand Trine in U.S. History
The Deep End of the Swimming Pool
A Sacred Endeavor and a Sense of Wonder
Intraday Highs and Lows
The Square of 9 on Timing Solution
Applying Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence to the Markets
The Square of 9 in Galactic Trader and Other Software Programs
The Next Stage In The Adventure
Planetary Harmonics and Power Numbers at a Key Support Level
Using Planetary Price Lines with Factors and Harmonics
Trading Validation from Vibrational Patterns
UPDATE – November 21, 2018
The DVDs from this event are now available!
The first shipments will go out on Friday, November 23.
If you order before then, you can get a a pre-publicaiton discount.
But even if you miss that deadline, this set of 5 DVDs is really an incredible value. And it’s packed with information you won’t find anywhere else!
I had an opportunity to share my equinox forecast during a great interview yesterday with Larry Pesavento on his “Trade What You See” radio show on TFNN.
As with any major pivot point in the markets, a calendar-based equinox forecast is not just about a specific date (although that’s certainly important).
As we look ahead with this equinox forecast, we’re much more concerned about the specific astrological alignments that can trigger significant market movements.
In this case, that’s the upcoming Cardinal Ingress just a few days from now – the movement of the Sun into the zodiacal sign of Libra.
What W. D. Gann Saw In An Equinox Forecast
This key passage into Libra is the Fall Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s the Spring Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere, marking the first day of Spring.
It’s an event that W. D. Gann paid a lot of attention to. He knew just how significant it can be in triggering key turning points in the overall market environment. It also impacts specific trade set-ups as well.
In fact, Gann gave special attention to all four Cardinal Ingresses each year – not only in his published forecasts and work for his private clients, but also in his own chart work and personal assessments of emerging market trends.
From an astrological perspective, however, not all solstices are created equal.
They are all important turning points, of course. But in each case, we can examine the planetary impact of the solar alignment at the time of the solstice.
And that’s where we start to find challenges associated with this current solstice.
It does appear to be an ominous solstice, indeed.
Consider the position of the solstice itself.
By definition, it’s on the cardinal axis, at 0 degrees Aries and its fourth-harmonic equivalents.
But today’s solstice does more than that.
It also activates Venus in the eighth harmonic.
And even more importantly, it’s exactly aligned with the transiting Saturn/Hades midpoint.
That alignment alone is enough to make this an ominous solstice.
Just note what Alfred Witte had to say about the Saturn/Hades combination in his classic book on Rules for Planetary Pictures. He said it indicated:
“Poverty. Hard luck. To be separated through accidents, or unemployment. Melancholy. Trouble. Sadness. The alien. Refugees. Serious obstacles. Severe sickness or unemployment of long duration. Enemies. Enmity. Serious loss. Prison. Epidemics. Illness restrictions. Ugly habits. Matters that are either put off or never finished. To be impoverished by sickness. Isolation through sickness. Damages to the crops.”
There’s certainly not much cause for optimism in that description!
But we can refine our understanding of what we can expect in the aftermath of this ominous solstice if we consider each of the activations of that Saturn/Hades midpoint.
The eighth-harmonic Venus trigger of the Saturn/Hades midpoint at the time of the solstice is an indication of poverty, filth, illicit unions, and dirty alliances. It’s associated with premature births, miscarriages, and serious abdominal diseases. Personal interactions connected with this planetary picture can range from ineffective service to extremely unpleasant associations with vulgar or unscrupulous people.
The Aries Point Trigger
With the alignment of the Saturn/Hades midpoint along the cardinal axis of the zodiac, there’s an emphasis on the likelihood of plagues, epidemics and famine in the months following the solstice. The resulting loss of life can be so devastating that it could become difficult to identify the dead. Strangers, fugitives and refugees are in the spotlight. There’s a big potential for massive job layoffs and an increase in unemployment.
The Role of the Sun
The solar activation of the Saturn/Hades midpoint signals the potential for physical frailty and illness for prominent men in key positions. There’s also the possibility for grief and losses through rejection, a sudden loss of position, or arrest and imprisonment.
In the aggregate, then, this ominous solstice represents the potential for a major challenge to established political structures, to community consciousness, and to the general welfare of the world’s populations.
If we want to cling to high-minded ideas and lofty ideals in an effort to articulate a new state of consciousness in social structures and geopolitical opportunities, we need to prepare ourselves.
This ominous solstice is stern reminder of the serious work that lies ahead.
Astro-Trading & Financial Astrology Insights from Tim Bost