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Ominous Solstice Signals Challenges

Today marks a particularly ominous solstice.

In and of itself, of course, a solstice isn’t especially threatening. It’s not even very rare.

The summer solstice is one of two dates in the annual solar cycle when the Sun seems to stand still.

In the Northern Hemisphere it marks the first day of Summer.

As the “longest day of the year” it provides the greatest amount of daylight compared to the hours of darkness in this 24-hour period.

It’s a time for ritual and celebration, including a gathering at Stonehenge.

But in the Southern Hemisphere it’s the beginning of Winter.

Gann Watched The Solstice Carefully

For traders, especially for those who follow in the footsteps of W. D. Gann, the solstice marks a critical turning point in the annual progress of the markets.

It’s a time when there’s a high likelihood of trend reversals.

That means it can bring big trading opportunities.

And, as I’ve noted in a previous blog post, W. D. Gann gave it special attention each year.

An Ominous Solstice Event

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.

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The ominous Solstice for June 2017 on the 90-degree dial shows the activation of Venus and the 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.

Venus Implications

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.

 

 

Dollar Surge Triggered by Saturn and Apollon

The dollar surge in the weeks since the U.S. presidential election has certainly been impressive.

The greenback is currently up by more than 6 percent since its initial reactive pull-back as the election results started to come in.

But the dollar surge is not just the result of the surprising outcome of the U.S. election.

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The dollar surge since the U.S. election of Donald Trump has been dramatic.

The growing anticipation of an interest rate hike by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is also in the mix, adding to the strength of the dollar surge as well.

As we’ve watched the persistence of the dollar surge in recent weeks, it’s certainly been very tempting to see the currency’s rise from a short-term perspective. That’s not necessarily the wisest perspective, however.

The Planetary Action Behind The Dollar Surge

The fact is, a look at the ups and downs in the dollar over the longer term reveals planetary dynamics at work behind the scenes.

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The 90-degree dial that’s shown here, for the U.S. Coinage Act which created the dollar in 1792, highlights the Aries point world axis for the dollar, which is reflected in this chart through Uranus, Mercury/Venus, and Saturn/Apollon.

It’s the Saturn/Apollon dynamic, with the two planets 49.25 degrees apart at the time of the dollar’s inception, that has the strongest impact on long-term dollar cycles. Whenever Saturn and Apollon return to that same degree of separation, we need to pay particular attention to action in the dollar.

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But even the 49.25 degree angle doesn’t give us the whole story behind the dollar surge. As the monthly trading chart for the Dollar Index illustrates, the Saturn/Apollon eighth-harmonic action is also quite important in key turning points and price fluctuations.

The highlighted monthly price bars show the opposition in June & September 1997 and March 1998; the 135-degree angle on 6/5/2001; the waning square in August 2004, January 2005 & May 2005; the waning semi-square on 8/21/2008; the triple conjunction in 2012; and the waxing semi-squares in March, April & November of this year.

The planetary price lines shown on the chart are for Saturn and Apollon in the fourth harmonic, defining key points of support & resistance.

The End of A Cycle

We’ve been dealing with the series of Uranus/Pluto waxing squares for the past three years.

There have been six of these alignments so far, with the first one coming in the summer of 2012 and the most recent one hitting us last December.

And now we’re ready for the seventh and final square.

It’s coming up in just another week, on March 16.

It marks the end of a cycle of these alignments, but not the end of the enormously stressful impact this planetary combination has been having on geopolitics, on community affairs, on market and economic activity, and on our daily lives.

As we noted in our special monograph on The Uranus/Pluto Waxing Square 2012-2015: Expanded Astro-Trading Opportunities, Uranus by itself can be extremely disruptive. It’s associated with surprises, accidents, explosions, bursts of enthusiasm, sudden hostilities, and the rapid disintegration of established forms and expectations.

We reach the end of a cycle with Uranus every 84 years, and that time period often marks significant milestones in the lives of individuals, organizations, and countries as well.

The End of a Cycle of Uranus and Pluto Together

When we add Pluto to the mix, however, the already explosive potential of Uranus can get extreme.

There are wars, natural catastrophes, and riots in the streets.

Tempers flare, and lines are drawn in the sand in families, neighborhoods, and political parties.

We experience times of racial unrest, social tension, confrontation, and sometimes violence and bloodshed.

The final Uranus/Pluto waxing square marks the end of a cycle with activation of potent midpoint structures.
The final Uranus/Pluto waxing square marks the end of a cycle with activation of potent midpoint structures.

That’s what’s been in play for the past three years, and that’s what comes into strong focus as we approach the end of a cycle on March 16.

This final alignment at the end of a cycle of seven waxing squares sees the Uranus/Pluto waxing square triggering the Apollon/Aries midpoint (widespread commercial activity; events that have a global impact) and the Hades/Vulcanus midpoint (wickedness, vice, great danger, capital crimes, brutality, murder.

In short, it’s not a very pretty picture.

But even as we count down the days until this ominous astrological event at the end of a cycle in a period of profound stress, we need to remind ourselves that every crisis brings opportunities with it.

That’s a major focus in our ebook on The Uranus/Pluto Waxing Square, 2012-2015: your can get a copy as an instant download at https://cleostbc.leadpages.net/uranusplutosquare/