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Jupiter & Apollon Bring 62 Stock Market Trading Tips

The moment is almost upon us.

Jupiter and Apollon are lining up for their big waning square tomorrow, with Jupiter at 28 degrees of Cancer and Apollon at 28 degrees of Libra.

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This waning square, which comes just a couple of hours after the NYSE closing bell on Thursday, July 10, is a powerful and important event, and we want to be sure that we take it into consideration as we review the potential for a significant stock market trading top this month. (If you haven’t already done so, you’ll want to visit http://vibrationcode.com/timetop right away to get your copy of the new report on “How To Time The Next Market Trading Top“).

When it’s set for New York, the horoscope for this event is loaded with stress. We’re approaching a big Full Moon this weekend, and at the time of the Jupiter/Apollon square the Moon is just rising as it applies to an opposition with Mercury. Note as well the tight alignment of the Uranus/Zeus opposition with the meridian axis in the chart.

Our back-testing of this aspect with the S&P 500 shows it to be extremely bearish– that index has declined about 78% of the time after previous such alignments.

But even though this planetary configuration may help define a major trading top, it doesn’t mean that the Jupiter/Apollon alignment on July 10 will necessarily coincide with the precise date that the market turns.

We may not see the top in the S&P on Thursday or even Friday, since there are other transiting factors at work – you’ll find more details in the current issue of the FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter. (If you’re not a member getting this newsletter each week in your email inbox, you can get a free copy of this critical issue, which gives the exact dates that we’re watching for potential activating triggers to the Jupiter/Apollon action – just CLICK HERE.)

But here’s the good part.

Even though this can be a very treacherous time in the markets, it’s also a time of very big opportunity (the two usually go together, don’t they?).

As we’ve been approaching this event, I’ve been looking into the specific stocks and industry groups that are most likely to be impacted by the Jupiter/Apollon waning square.

The result is a 23-page report on the “62 Stocks To Watch at the Jupiter-Apollon Alignment“. It not only lists the specific equities to consider trading at this time and highlights many of them with transit charts that show the specific impact of this big planetary alignment; it also provides a lot of detail on just why this big planetary line-up is so important.

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Hitting Astro-Resistance in Stock Market Trading

For the last couple of trading days I’ve been keeping a close eye on the 1,964 price level in the S&P 500 index.

When I was on Michael Yorba’s radio show last week, I had used my astrological studies and harmonics work to identify two potential areas of resistance for stock market trading in the S&P – at 1,964 and at 2,009.

On Friday and Monday the 1,964 resistance zone held firm, with the index trading as high as 1,963 and change both days– but no higher.

Today, however, the intraday action in the S&P has already moved above the 1,964 level. As I’m writing this the index stands at 1,966.08; earlier today it moved a little bit above 1,968.

Does this mean that the 1,964 resistance level has been broken?

Possibly, but I won’t consider it a sure thing until after the closing bell for trading today.

If the S&P closes the session today above the 1,964 mark, I’ll consider it to be a signal that the resistance is no longer holding.

If that happens, I’ll be looking for another close above 1,964 in tomorrow’s trading to confirm the breakout. If that takes place, we’ll be watching for resistance at 2,009 next.

But my back-testing and astrological studies still seem pretty clear at this point that there’s considerable bearish pressure right now, so I’m anticipating a price pull-back before the end of the day.

If we get a pull-back, and if the S&P closes today at 1,964 or below, it will give us strong confirmation that our astrological was correct, and we’ll be looking for a further move to the downside before the end of the week in our stock market trading, with the possibility of a rebound during the final trading sessions on Thursday or Friday.

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Mercury & Pluto at the Fed Announcement: Big Action for Stocks, the VIX, and the Dollar, Too!

In spite of the fact that one of our readers has dubbed the comments posted here on the Fed’s announcement today “the worst call out there”, it’s still interesting to see exactly what the markets actually did in the final hours of trading today– and to anticipate what the action in equities will look like tomorrow.

Throughout most of the trading day prior to the 2:00 p.m. announcement, stock prices were churning in a somewhat apprehensive market with a decidedly bearish bias.

But when the Fed announcement was released, it immediately became apparent that Mercury’s conjunction with the Fed Pluto was having exactly the kind of dramatic impact we had anticipated. The major market indices all rallied, breaking into positive territory and pushing to new heights by the end of the trading session.

Fed Indices Response
The S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the NASDAQ Composite all rose after the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee made its announcement on June 18, 2014.

The S&P not only rallied, it also managed to hit yet another all-time record high by the time the closing bell on Wall Street rang. Note as well that both Gold and the Euro showed significant strength for the day.

It was also worth watching the VIX during the trading session. This measure of market volatility took a sharp plunge right after the Fed’s announcement, confirming the old “buy the rumor, sell the fact” adage– once the facts were known about the Fed’s intentions, a lot of the uncertainty that had roiled the market action earlier in the day began to fade away.

Fed Announcement VIX Response
The VIX reaction to the Fed’s announcement was quite dramatic.

In looking at the VIX chart, it’s worth observing that the index had already risen to the higher levels we had forecast last week as a potential response to Mercury’s retrograde passage over the cardinal axis. We’re still looking for more action in this Fear Index during the coming weeks, with a return to higher levels of volatility as we approach the July 4 Independence Day holiday.

This dramatic action in the VIX was further confirmation of the power of the Mercury/Pluto combination that made the timing for this event so noteworthy.

But even though the Mercury/Pluto action bore out the forecast, I had also looked at the Mars transit to the Fed chart and had assumed that the market’s reaction to the announcement would be “less than enthusiastic,” based largely on the activation of the Moon/Saturn midpoint in the Fed horoscope.

Things didn’t turn out that way.

We certainly didn’t see a negative reaction in equities during the remainder of the trading day. But Mars moves more slowly than Mercury, so the impact of its transit is likely to carry on a little longer. That’s one of the reasons why we’re still anticipating a pull-back in stock prices before the end of the week– and why our Gold-Plus Elite members at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com are planning to add to the short positions in our Model Portfolio before the market closes on Friday..

Remember, too, that the influence of the Federal Reserve goes far beyond just the price of stocks. The Fed’s announcements have a big impact on currencies, of course, which is why it was particularly interesting to see what happened to the dollar this afternoon:

Dollar Reacts to Fed
The U.S. Dollar Index had been trending lower before the Fed’s announcement on Wednesday afternoon, but as soon as the official word was released the Greenback started going through wild swings. Volatility remained high for the rest of the day, with the dollar pushing sharply lower.

 

Stock Market Trading at the Neptune Station

Yesterday’s Neptune retrograde station didn’t coincide precisely with an intra-day high in the equities markets, but it did help define a significant top for stock market trading.

 

Neptune Retrograde Station & the S&P
The price levels in the S&P 500 at the exact time of the Neptune retrograde station on Monday, June 9, were in play at the closing bell on Tuesday, June 10, when the S&P hit its high for the day, confirming the strength of the Neptune station in defining a trading top.

When we were watching the action in the S&P 500 as the Neptune retrograde station reached its precise alignment just 10 minutes before the closing bell, we noted that the price was at 1951.03.

Although that specific price point didn’t have much time to make its influence felt during the few remaining minutes of the trading day on Monday, it proved to be significant as the action in stock market trading unfolded on Tuesday.

The S&P finished the trading day on Tuesday at 1350.79, level than one-fourth of a point away from the Neptune retrograde price level set during the previous trading session.

We’ll have to wait and see, of course, whether or not this will define a trading top on a longer-term basis.

But for the time being, It’s great confirmation of the power of the planets in impacting market action in the real world of astro-trading.

Like A Dump Truck Full of Gravel…

We were still in the final hour of trading when I was on the air with Michael Yorba earlier today on his Traders Network radio show.

At the time, the sell-off in U.S. equities had already gotten underway, but we still didn’t have an indication of just how big the losses for the day would be at the closing bell, with the Dow Industrials off by 1.41% and the S&P 500 down 1.17% on the session.

That selling action wasn’t on the radar for most traders when the opening bell rang this morning, but as I noted in my blog post this morning, the Uranus/Poseidon waxing quincunx had the power to pull the rug out from anything that looked too much like a rally. By the end of the trading day a Sun/Saturn waxing trine was also looming large, adding to the bearish pressure.

As I told Michael Yorba during our interview, it was a lot like what we would be experiencing if we had gotten in our car and had begun driving behind a dump truck full of gravel, with the flying debris of cosmic alignments smacking the market’s windshield as we hurtle down the highway.

There’s a lot more debris headed our way as we move along the Stock Market Collision Course during the coming weeks. It’s a time for cool heads and solid astro-trading strategies.

That’s what Michael and I talked about today– you can hear the entire 10-minute interview here:


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So Why Is a 150-Degree Angle Important?

Earlier today, about five hours before the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange, we got the planet Uranus lining up with the Transneptunian factor Poseidon to form a waxing quincunx.

A quincunx is a 150-degree angular alignment between two planets.

It’s not one of the classic Ptolemaic aspects from traditional astrology, so there are a lot of astrologers who ignore it completely.

They prefer to focus on the squares and trines and oppositions that appear in their horoscopes.

But in my work as an astro-trader in analyzing the potential for turning points in the markets, I’ve often found that it’s a good idea to pay attention to a quincunx whenever it appears.

Especially in a case like today, when the quincunx has special significance.

The Uranus/Poseidon combination hints of sudden or surprising shifts in sentiment, or even of a lightning-bolt inspiration that provides a fresh perspective. It can easily be associated with a pivot point in the markets as traders change their minds about the potential direction of future trading activity.

But this Uranus/Poseidon waxing quincunx carries implications that go beyond those symbolic connections.

As the Uranus/Poseidon alignment occurred earlier today, it provided a dynamic reinforcement of the current Jupiter/Uranus/Pluto T-Square pattern that’s currently moving into place.

That pattern will reach its strongest point on April 20-21, and it could signal a big shift in market direction. But between now and then, every planetary alignment to either Jupiter, Uranus, or Pluto carries some extra weight, since it can amplify the developing T-Square pattern and potentially trigger corrective action in the markets.

Will we see a pull-back in the stock market today with the Uranus/Poseidon waxing quincunx?

I don’t know for sure. The S&P has been hitting resistance repeatedly in recent trading sessions, but has been trading up somewhat today.

Even so, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Uranus/Poseidon waxing quincunx trigger an intra-day reversal, sending stock prices lower before the closing bell.