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World Leaders and Global Markets at Mercury Retrograde

When Mercury goes retrograde on Tuesday, October 13, it starts a stressful interlude leading up to the US elections on November 3, the date that the retrograde period ends.

Mercury Station For World Leaders
Many world leaders are likely to be impacted by the Mercury retrograde station – and experience lingering effects throughout the entire Mercury retrograde period.

But the retrograde station itself also signals specific challenges for markets, geopolitics, and political world leaders.

With that in mind, we’ve reviewed some of the Mercury station’s connections with midpoint structures in key horoscopes. Here’s what we found.

The current Stocks To Watch in our Financial Cycles Weekly Model Portfolio all have strong resonance with the retrograde Mercury. The station triggers the ATVI midpoints for Vulcanus/Chiron, Uranus/Node, Neptune/Node, Sun/Pluto, and Moon/Mercury; the MSFT midpoints for Admetos/Midheaven, Venus/Kronos, Neptune/Kronos, and Aries/Sun; the QCOM midpoints for Moon/Node, Mars/Uranus, and Cupido/Poseidon; and the TSCO midpoints for Sun/Neptune, Jupiter/Ascendant, Mercury/Apollon, Moon/Neptune, and Uranus/Cupido.

The New York Stock Exchange triggers Sun/Saturn [difficulties, hindrances, falling ill] & Venus/Hades [grief & adversity].

NASDAQ triggers Neptune/Poseidon [misrepresentations of facts, false pretenses, erroneous ideas].

COMEX GOLD triggers Mar/Vulcanus [great strength, mighty activity], Cupido/Hades [stored supplies, stockpiling, hoarding], Moon/Poseidon [mediumship, spiritual influence], and Sun/Jupiter [rich people, a successful money day].

Tim Bost with New Book

Bitcoin triggers Venus/Kronos [preference, affection, a helping hand] & Poseidon/Node [global conceptions & ideals, beneficial mental & spiritual unions]. Our position on the cryptocurrency continues to be extremely bullish.

World Leaders At The Mercury Retrograde Station

There are also specific people in the spotlight.

Notable affected world leaders include Narendra Modhi with Node/Cupido [creating community] & Mars/Hades [fatigue, serious sickness, unusual deaths, erroneous actions, damages and misfortunes]; Vladimir Putin with Cupido/Vulcanus [expansion of domestic political power] & Jupiter/Ascendant [popularity & happy companionship]; Benjamin Netanyahu with Aries/Vulcanus [global expressions of power, might & force] & Node/Chiron [alliances becoming very problematical]; Xi Jinping with Pluto/Hades [deterioration, evil change, dishonesty, unreliability & worsening conditions] & Kim Jong Un with Saturn/Admetos [hardship, lack, being in a tight spot] & Uranus/Vulcanus [sudden global acts of violence, huge force unleashed unexpectedly].

Good Luck In A Tight Situation

The personalities in the US presidential race are also impacted, especially in light of the COVID-19 trigger of Moon/Mercury [increasingly rapid spread among the population]. Mike Pence has Sun/Cupido [a married man] & Uranus/Hades [sudden damages & accidents, disgusting acts]. Donald Trump has Neptune/Cupido [disharmony, breakups, unfaithful husband, moving away]. Kamala Harris has Jupiter/Admetos [good luck in a tight situation]; Joe Biden has Venus/Jupiter [joyous rapture] & Pluto/Kronos [self-made man ascending in rank, a change in government].

Forecasting The Bitcoin Boom

The current bitcoin boom has been right in line with my forecast from three weeks ago.

Shortly after the holiday break for the Fourth of July, we did a cycle analysis for bitcoin, and identified a potential turning point for the cryptocurrency.

Our cycle work highlighted July 20 as a critical date.

Setting The Stage for a Bitcoin Boom

Trading in bitcoin was weak and congested at the time. Our cycle chart revealed the likelihood of weaker prices ahead.

At least until July 20th.

That’s when the cycles looked ready for a turn, setting the stage for a move to the upside.

It looked like a possible set-up for a bitcoin boom.

Doing A Back-Test

That’s why we decided to dig a little deeper.

We identified fourth-harmonic alignments between Mars and Kronos as key factors in bitcoin price swings.

And that’s what we took a look at in the previous trading history for the cryptocurrency.

The results were surprising, to say the least.

These particular planetary configurations have a high level of correspondence with the likelihood of a bitcoin boom.

Sharing Our Results

After making a forecast of just such an event coming up on July 20, we were of course interested in watching the bitcoin trading action.

So when bitcoin started to rally right on schedule, we knew our astro-trading signal was working fine.

That’s why I responded to Larry Pesavento’s invitation to join him on the air yesterday with a lot of enthusiasm.

When we got on the broadcast of his Trade What You See program on TFNN, I shared the bitcoin research and forecast.

I mentioned the book on Bitcoin Astrology.

We also discussed the current bitcoin boom – and what it means for future upcoming trading prospects.

And of course I grabbed the recording of our entire conversation.

You can watch it all here:

Cryptocurrency Security & COVID-19

I’ve been paying a lot of attention to cryptocurrency security lately.

In recent weeks we’ve been facing accelerating economic instability (that’s putting it mildly!).

We can blame the COVID-19 pandemic for that.

It’s been pretty wild.

There have been huge swings in the stock market. Billions of dollars are being gained or lost on a daily basis.

And that’s not all.

We’ve seen prices for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies experiencing some crazy swings, too.

Bitcoin is currently trading at about $6,600.

That’s off a bit from earlier today.

But it’s up from a low two days ago at $4,460.

A month ago, before the coronavirus pandemic took hold globally, bitcoin was up to $10,365.

Cryptocurrency Security

That’s why cryptocurrency security is suddenly such a big issue.

Crypto speculators are being driven alternately by fear and by greed.

Is bitcoin a legitimate flight to safety?

Or is it just plain insanity?

Cryptocurrency exchanges are under a lot of strain. So much so, in fact, that some of them look like they’re on pretty shaky ground.

Meanwhile, the scammers, hackers and attackers are out in full force.

If you’ve left your crypto sitting in an exchange account, you’re in trouble.

Potentially big trouble.

Like being wiped out entirely.

But hey, I’m not here to preach doom and gloom.

Things are tough enough already.

And I’ve got a cryptocurrency security tool I personally rely on.

You definitely need to consider it.

Protection With A Hard Wallet

It’s all about the added security of a hard wallet.

A hard wallet is a physical device for storing digital data, particularly blockchain entries.

That includes bitcoin and other cryptos.

Using the device, you can keep your cryptocurrencies safe. The data links are stored on the device and connected to the blockchain in the cloud.

All without exposure on an exchange, which is particularly vulnerable to compromise.

The bottom line is this – if your data is on someone else’s site, it isn’t safe.

There are different brands of hard wallets available, but the one I personally use is the Trezor.

Trezor for cryptocurrency security

It’s available from Satoshi Labs, and I’ve found it to be secure, easy to use, and 100 percent reliable.

Trezor came to mind today when I learned that Satoshi Labs is having a sale on their Trezor devices.

The sale has been prompted by the coronavirus crisis. It will be in effect until April 1st.

If you’re holding any crypto at all, I suggest you check it out.

Go HERE to get to the Trezor product page.

When you order, use Coupon Code STAYSAFE15 during the checkout process.

That will give you a discount of 15% off the regular price for either of their main models.

Take a look.

As security specialist Jack Sterling from CloudHound said to me earlier today, there’s “Nothing like a pandemic to spur people to make security-centric decisions!”

What better time is there to take care of your cryptocurrency security?

 

 

 

It Sounds Cool, That’s For Sure!

“It certainly sounds cool. That’s for sure!’

That’s what Larry Pesavento said yesterday after our interview.

We had gotten together for a conversation on his TFNN program, Trade What You See.

Our main focus was bitcoin.

We examined the crytocurrency from three astro-trading perspectives.

First I reviewed the planetary price line structures currently defining the bitcoin trading action.

After that I shared by updated astro-cycle projections for bitcoin. Our latest work focused more closely on the impact of shorter-term cycles. That’s because we have a short trading history to work with.

This is the kind of cycles research that went into our book on Bitcoin Astrology.

Finally, after the commercial break, Larry and I discussed the impact of Mercury retrograde stations on the price of bitcoin.

This is a particularly powerful astro-trading trigger. It not only sounds cool to connect bitcoin rallies with Mercury stations. It’s also verified by our back-testing!

Along the way, there were some great questions from listeners to the show. It’s really wonderful to have such an interactive audience!

In response to those questions, we also chatted about current stock market conditions.

But the biggest item of curiosity was the role of transneptunian factors in astro-trading.

It Certainly Sounds Cool

We had a chance to discuss some of the background of the transneptunians and their amazing role in astrology. The move from the pre-World War II Hamburger Schule to the post-war presentation of the knowledge as Uranian Astrology is interesting.

And Larry commented that Bill Meridian had rectified his time of birth. Bill used the transneptunian planets to fine-tune his calculations in coming up with a precise birth time for Larry.

All that discussion added up to Larry’s observation that while the transneptunian factors may be challenging to understand, “it certainly sounds cool.”

This video replay features the complete interview from October 25.

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Poseidon Power?

“What’s Poseidon got to do with the markets?”

That was one of the questions that came up on Thursday when I joined Larry Pesavento for an interview on his Trade What You See program on TFNN.

We were discussing the potential impact of the transneptunian factor Poseidon.

I suggested that the July 29 direct station by Poseidon could usher in a shift in market direction.

That’s especially likely with the Poseidon station coming just a couple of days before the end of the Mercury retrograde period on July 31.

And sure enough, with today’s Poseidon station the S&P closed down 0.16% for the day.

The shift in the markets was not the only thing that Larry and I talked about on Thursday.

We also got into bitcoin, birthdays, and a whole lot more.

Here’s the entire interview segment:

Tom O’Brien Show Interview

I got an invitation a few days ago to connect with the Tom O’Brien Show on TFNN.

I accepted, of course.

Actually the invitation came from Larry Pesavento. He was filling in for Tom O’Brien as the guest host on his syndicated program.

When we connected on the air on July 10, Larry and I had a chance to chat about the effects of Mercury retrograde.

It was an appropriate topic, since we had experienced some glitches in our connection as we set up for the interview that day.

We also took a look at the big rally in bitcoin, and joked about the rapid rise in the cryptocurrency.

“It’s not behaving like a bubble,” Larry commented.

Recording From The Tom O’Brien Show

Our chat was a brief one, but we did touch on some significant points about astro-trading, and discussed the Bitcoin Astrology book as well.

Here’s the video clip from the program:


 

Arch Crawford Talks War

Arch Crawford was the first thing Larry Pesavento mentioned when I joined him on his show yesterday.

Arch Crawford
Arch Crawford

“Tim,” he said, “we had one of your biggest fans on yesterday – Arch Crawford!”

I told Larry that I indeed consider Arch Crawford a dear friend.

He’s also one of the best-know financial astrologers.

But, Larry said, Arch told his audience that current astrological alignments point to to the possibility of war before the end of the month.

His latest forecast has been stirring up some very concerns.

That’s why Larry Pesavento had brought him on his Trade What You See program on TFNN the previous day. Arch had had an opportunity then to fill in some the details about what he’s seeing for the weeks ahead.

What Arch Crawford Had To Say

When Arch had been on Larry’s show on Wednesday, he warned of “hostility, terrorism and outright war” just ahead.

“This is a world condition,” he explained, “and as such it’s hard to determine who will and who will not be affected.

“It does touch our president’s horoscope chart, which increases the likelihood of US involvement.

“Neptune is highlighted, and there may be religious elements to certain areas of this turbulence, and perhaps drug connections as well to others.”

“These effects will likely take hold in the latter half of this month.

“This is not a joke!”

Do I Agree With This Forecast?

Quite naturally, Larry wanted to know if I agreed.

Does my own assessment match the view of Arch Crawford?

What’s really going on?

It was a great springboard for a very engaging conversation.

We not only talked about Arch and his forecasts.

We also discussed Y2K, bitcoin, and the current Mars alignments.

And we talked about current conditions in the stock market.

Here’s the entire interview segment:


 

Best Week Of The Year

We’ve just finished up the best week of the year so far for the stock market.

In fact, it was a roaring rally.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gained 4.41% for the week.

The Russell 2000 was up 1.95%.

The NASDAQ Composite added 3.88% compared to the week before.

And the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 4.71% to guarantee a prime spot in the financial headlines.

What Was Behind The Best Week?

The trading action provided a remarkable contrast to the downturn in May.

But exactly what was behind the best week of the year?

According to the mainstream financial media, a lot of the credit goes to the Federal Reserve.

Acting As Appropriate

Speaking in Chicago on Tuesday, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell discussed “recent developments involving trade negotiations and other matters.”

“We do not know how or when these issues will be resolved,” he said.

“We are closely monitoring the implications of these developments for the U.S. economic outlook and, as always, we will act as appropriate to sustain the expansion, with a strong labor market and inflation near our symmetric 2 percent objective.”

That promise to “act as appropriate” created an instant market reaction.

An Accurate Forecast

But here’s the interesting thing about the best week of the year, the one that we’ve just completed.

We knew it was coming ahead of time.

And it really had nothing to do with Jerome Powell’s speech on Tuesday.

Although we didn’t specifically say it would be the best week of the year so far, we definitely saw this week’s stock market rally coming.

It was because we saw a Mars/Kronos conjunction just ahead.

We know that Transneptunians are powerful market movers.

Mars Kronos Best Week
The Mars/Kronos conjunction was a precursor to the best week of the year so far.

But when we made that forecast last Saturday, a rally certainly wasn’t a sure thing.

After all, when we did our special webinar last weekend on Transneptunian timing factors in the markets, the markets had just completed a month of surprising losses.

Nobody was looking for the best week of the year.

Confidence in a big price move was definitely lagging.

The Mars/Kronos Effect

But during that in-depth advanced training session we did a deep-dive into all the potential effects of the current Mars/Kronos conjunction.

That’s a relatively rare planetary alignment that often signals extreme events in politics, in social or public affairs, in international relations, and in business and the financial markets.

Last Saturday’s webinar was an extraordinarily powerful session.

One of the key take-aways was that even after the exact Mars/Kronos alignment, we can still expect to see its effects continuing to play out in geopolitics and market action for a number of weeks to come.

That’s exactly what’s been going on now.

But that wasn’t all we talked about in the webinar.

In-Depth Webinar Transneptunian Training

We also took a look at:

To find out more about the continuing impact of this powerful event, and about what we can expect in the coming weeks, be sure to check out the webinar recording.

You can get it at:

https://cleostbc.samcart.com/products/trouble-at-the-top—marskronos-trransneptunian-trading-training-video

Bitcoin Rally Revives Bullish Fever

Thanks to the current bitcoin rally, the cryptocurrency world in general is getting lots of attention.

There’s been a resurgence of bullish interest in bitcoin during recent weeks.

A lot of bullish interest.

The fabled cryptocurrency has surged to new highs, hitting price levels not seen for the past 10 months.

It’s now trading well above $8,000.

In fact, as this is being written it’s just topped $8,600!

A Fresh Bitcoin Rally

What’s behind the sudden frenzy creating a fresh bitcoin rally?

According the Michael Hartnett, the chief investment strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the dramatic move to the upside is a signal that global recession fears are growing steadily.

The bitcoin rally could in fact be an indication that we’re experiencing a massive and precipitous collapse of confidence in the world’s governments and in the core structure of the international financial system.

But Hartnett theorizes that global investors are investing in bitcoin not because they believe it is a safe haven asset in times of uncertainty and instability.

He says it’s because they are looking for high-risk, high-reward investments.

He argues that low interest rates on bond yields since the financial collapse in 2008 has left investors starved of profits, sending them into a global “greed trade” across corporate, emerging market, and crypto securities.

Dystopian Loss of Faith

Hartnett’s analysis resonates with a comment earlier this year by John Normand, JPMorgan’s head of cross-asset fundamental strategy.

He noted that “We have long been skeptical of cryptocurrencies’ value in most environments other than a dystopian one characterized by a loss of faith in all major reserve assets (dollar, euro, yen, gold) and in the payments system.”

Dystopian is a strong word, but with the broad economic implications of the Trump-China trade war it may not be inappropriate.

Tim Bost with New Book

From an astrological perspective, however, the surge in bitcoin prices is not too surprising. In the Bitcoin Astrology book (which I co-authored with Bill Meridian, Goncalo Moreira, Christeen Skinner and Wendy Stacey), there’s a note (on page 112) of a winning bitcoin trading strategy.

It’s a particularly bullish solar cycle.

It currently has a track record of successfully predicting a bitcoin rally 86 percent of the time.

That bullish solar transit has been in play since late April.

It continued through the trading week just behind us.

And this last time around, it brought a boost in the price of bitcoin of roughly 52%!

Mars-Hades bitcoin rally

Coming up next, we expect to see a significant impact on bitcoin from the Mars/Hades conjunction on May 27.

As our back-testing chart shows, we can expect this planetary combination to bring about three weeks of congested trading.

That’s likely to be followed by another surge triggering a fresh bitcoin rally.

The zodiac position of this Mars/Hades conjunction is also worth noting; we’ve pointed to it on the 90º dial for the bitcoin inception horoscope.

Midpoint Triggers

It triggers the following midponts:

Mars/Admetos [a sinking market]

Mercury/Saturn [price excursions]

Mercury/Uranus [exciting news]

Uranus/Apollon [expansion by leaps and bounds]

Jupiter/Hades [a shortage of money but good luck in black market dealings].

Based on those planetary activations, we can certainly expect to see plenty of bitcoin trading excitement during the months ahead!

Bitcoin Trading Channels

When I connected with Larry Pesavento yesterday for an interview on his Trade What You See program on the Tiger Financial News Network, we talked about bitcoin trading channels.

bitcoin trading channels
Mercury and Vulcanus were in alignment at the all-time high for bitcoin in December, 2017, and they still work to define bitcoin trading channels today.

We also talked about upcoming trends in the S&P 500 Index, SuperMoons, astro-meteorology, and a whole lot more.

Why Bitcoin Trading Channels Are Important

But the bitcoin trading channels were a key point in our discussion. They’re a favorite topic on TFNN.  especially since there’s so much continuing interest in cryptocurrencies.

That’s even more true among traders who are looking for quick profits from their market activity.

Many traders would prefer to see a return to the kind of speculative bubble we saw in late 2017. But paying attention to the trading channels can reveal equally strong opportunities.

All you have to do is be willing to trade along within the boundaries of the current trading channels. Then watch for breakouts, shifts and divergences.

Here’s a video recording of the complete interview with Larry Pesavento on February 1, 2019: