What A Great Workshop!

Wow!

Our gathering last week in Orlando, Florida for our astro-trading workshop was really a great experience.

It was truly rewarding to see some old friends again, to get to know so many people who are passionate about astro-trading, and to meet some of you face-to-face for the first time after years of emails, phone calls, and online connections.

We had a great time, and we also got to explore some powerful astro-trading concepts using the Galactic Trader software as a platform for sharing some of the ways that the planets can introduce us to market profits. It was a profitable weekend in more ways than one.

If you were one of the ones who joined us in Orlando, I want to thank you for coming. I appreciate all of your questions and contributions, and I truly hope you’ll continue to stay in touch as we expand our support program for astro-trading.

If you weren’t able to make it to Orlando, I’m of course sorry that you missed out on such a good time. But even if you weren’t able to connect with the great group energy in person, and to share in the laughter and conversation in our informal after-hours gatherings in the bars and restaurants, you still haven’t missed out completely. We got some great video footage of the entire workshop (but not too much video in the bar), and will be editing it all into a DVD package that will be available early next year.

I’ll keep you informed about this new DVD set and will be sure to let you know when it will be available.

 

An Overwhelming Response

I’ve really been amazed at the huge response to the Teleseminar call last Thursday evening, and to the download site for the recording of the call.

We filled up all the available phone lines for the call on Thursday, when we were scheduled to discuss “Planetary Patterns and Market Crisis Opportunities” with Gold Members and guests. There were great questions on the call, and a lot of excitement about the upcoming workshop in Orlando, Florida on October 16 and 17.

After the call I worked to get the recording posted on our membership site so Gold Members who missed the call could listen to it at their convenience and profit from the trading information revealed in the call. I posted the recording in the Download section.

I also put the recording on a free public access site so other people could get download it as well. I figured that there might be a few individuals who hadn’t yet become Gold Members and who would like to learn more about what kind of market analysis and trading planning we do here.

That’s where I was in for a big surprise. Within hours of posting the recording at the public site, all the available downloads had been scooped up! I’ve been getting emails all day from people wanting to grab a recording of our Teleseminar!

Of course Mercury is retrograde right now, so we can expect a few challenges. But this isn’t a “technical difficulties” kind of situation– there’s really an overwhelming demand for astro-trading information!

 

Market Manipulation Gets Mainstream Media Attention

“Are the markets really manipulated?”

That’s one of the questions I get asked a lot. And all I can say in response is “Of course!”

As far as I’m concerned, that’s just part of the territory. I’ve never found it particularly helpful to spend much time feeling like a victim, so over the years my approach has increasingly been simply to accept market manipulation as part of what’s going on in the trading environment. The aim is not to imagine a pristine market that doesn’t really exist, but rather to learn to trade profitably in the markets as they are.

That’s why astrology is such an important market tool. It provides us with non-correlated confirmation, so as astro-traders we always have at least one perspective on the market that is beyond the reach of manipulation.

In the meantime, the mainstream media are at last getting to the point where market manipulation is being openly discussed. This is a far cry from the attitude we saw just a few short years ago.

Here’s the latest discussion from CNBC, on the last day of the second quarter. It’s about a six-minute video; the talk about manipulation starts about two minutes into the clip. Note that the participants aren’t talking about whether or not there’s manipulation going on– they seem to be in complete agreement about that fact.

[HTML1]

Great Article in Nehran Astrology

I was interviewed recently by Nehran Astrology magazine, and I was very pleased to see the resulting article when it appeared last week.

Nehran Astrology is published in English and Arabic editions; you can see a complete copy of the English version of the current issue in a pdf file formatted for two-page spreads in full layout at http://www.nehran.com/EngJun09.pdf — or get the same material in single-page format for viewing on mobile devices at http://www.nehran.com/EngJun09Mob.pdf .

Be sure to take a look!

Market Clockwork

Venus went back into direct motion yesterday, so now we’re ready for more money and more romance!

Actually, though, it was really interesting to see how precisely the markets responded to this Venus retrograde cycle. Venus retrograde periods are just rare enough to be slightly off the radar when we think about astrological events that can time the markets, but this last one, from March 6 through April 17, was a great reminder that we should always pay attention to Venus retrograde when we’re putting together our trading plans!

A Date that W. D. Gann Always Watched

It’s the first day of Spring.

It’s about birds and flowers, new love and a freshness in the air.

But it’s also the date each year when the Sun moves into Aries, the starting point of the tropical zodiac.

It was a date that W. D. Gann paid attention to, because it marked the start of his annual and seasonal timing cycles.

As market astrologer and astro-traders, I think we should pay attention, too!

Happy Spring!

Why the Video Archive is So Important

I spoke on the phone yesterday with Michael Yorba, the developer of the Yorba.TV online television network and the host of the “Commodity Classics” show.

During the past couple of years Michael has repeatedly invited me to be a guest on “Commodity Classics”, and in most cases I’ve been able to join him on the show for interviews going out live around the world via the web. The program has introduced a lot of people to financial astrology, and I’ve made new friends on virtually every continent.

But during the past month the show has been off the air, and that’s what Michael was talking to me about yesterday. You see, in 2007 and 2008 he put huge amounts of his own money into Yorba.TV, basically keeping the whole venture running out of his own pocket.

That was certainly a very expensive proposition, but along the way Michael has become one of the world’s few experts in producing real-time live streaming video for the internet. While there’s already plenty of pre-recorded video on the web, from YouTube on down, being able to broadcast live, with real-time interactive feedback from around the globe while the broadcast is taking place, is another thing altogether.

Michael Yorba knows how to do it, and the results he has gotten so far have been quite exciting.

But there’s been a problem. So far he hasn’t been able to attract advertisers who are willing to put their money on the line to be a part of this revolution in online video. Because live streaming video is still so new, the companies who might otherwise have become advertisers have been reluctant to take a chance with Yorba.TV.

And then there’s the little matter of the current economic meltdown, too….

To make a long story short, “Commodity Classics” is now off the air indefinitely, unless some new funding arrives to get things rolling again.

I’m optimistic about that possibility, but it hasn’t happened yet. And that’s why the archive of videos from my past appearances on “Commodity Classics” is so valuable. It’s the only record of these ground-breaking broadcasts.

At this point, my team is just getting started with posting the videos on the new website. But it’s really important work, and I know we will all stay focused on it until the job is done.

An Amazing Amount of Material

For the past few weeks I’ve been putting a lot of extra energy into getting the new Financial Cycles Weekly website up and running. That means I’ve been posting materials from the archives, working with the website designers and technical people, and focusing on everything I can find that will help make this new membership site grow into something genuinely useful and ultimately full of over-the-top surprises.

This is truly a labor of love. In the first place that means I genuinely love doing this work, not just because I love all the wonderful insights and rewards that come through financial astrology, but also because I love the process of presenting helpful information in new, stimulating ways. In fact, I love doing this kind of thing so much that it really doesn’t seem like work at all, and I’ve long ago stopped counting how many hours I’m investing in getting this new website going.

But being a labor of love also means that some genuine labor is involved. It’s not labor in the sense of “work,” implying pain or stress or effort, but rather the labor of a magical incantation, the labor of an alchemist perfecting the philosopher’s stone, the “labor” that takes place in a laboratory– something that provides new sensations, that delights in experimentation, in discovery, and in the sheer rush of learning and insight.

There’s an amazing amount of material to work through in getting this project ready to launch. What’s amazing, too, is how much fun, and just how useful, the information is– for beginners and for seasoned astro-trader alike.

I’m glad this project is underway, and I’m really looking forward to the day when we can flip the switch and launch this new site, a couple of weeks from now.

Astro-Trading & Financial Astrology Insights from Tim Bost