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Solar Explosion Disrupts Earth Activities

A huge solar explosion is in the news.

April had barely started when there was a massive solar explosion.

It was triggered amid increasing sunspot activity on the face of the Sun.

And it sent a big magnetic disruption hurtling toward Earth.

A Quiet Year So Far

This big event is big news.

All solar flares are in important, of course. And this solar explosion is particularly dramatic.

But it’s also a sharp contrast to what we’ve been seeing on the Sun so far this year.

The truth is, 2017 has been an unusual year for sunspot activity.

What’s been unusual, however, has been the general lack of sunspots overall.

Its been a very quiet year on the Sun so far. There haven’t been very many sunspots or major solar explosions.

Until now, that is.

A Solar Explosion With Little Warning

“Suddenly,” says NASA, “solar flare activity is high.  With little warning, sunspot AR2644 started exploding yesterday, producing an M4.4-class flare on April 1st followed by an even stronger M5-class flare on April 2nd.”

Solar Explosion CME April 1, 2017
In a huge solar explosion, there was a significant coronal mass ejection (CME) on April 1st.

The event took place against a backdrop of fresh sunspot activity. Solar storms are passing across the face of the Sun’s disc.

Sunspot activity

As seen through a telescope from this perspective, sunspots are interesting to observe.

But they look like minor blemishes compared with the overall size of the solar disc. That makes it easy to overlook their real importance.

The fact is, however, that sunspots are an indication of extremely powerful cosmic activity. It may seem to be relatively inconsequential from one perspective. But if you observe solar disturbances with different tools, you get a different picture altogether.

solar explosion UV emissions
Ultraviolet emissions from the solar explosion on April 1, 2017.

For example, you can go beyond the spectrum of visible light. The big solar explosion created ultraviolet shock waves. Their sheer intensity is one of the things that has caught the attention of earth-bound astronomers.

What Difference Does A Solar Explosion Make?

While it’s fascinating to observe all this action on the Sun, we obviously want to know about its impact on Earth.

The big solar flares on April 1 and 2 have already had an effect on earthly radio communications. That’s because they mess with the Earth’s ionosphere in a pretty big way.

Radio Blackout Zone from solar explosion
This map shows the intense zone of radio communications blackout over the Indian Ocean following the big solar explosion on April 2, 2017.

The April 1 event knocked out shortwave reception over most of the Pacific Ocean, including the coast of California. The solar explosion that followed shortly after that earlier today had a similar effect over the Indian Ocean.

Fundamentally, these disruptions have a potential ripple effect. They can impact communications and commerce. That in turn can create a noticeable effect in the markets.

That’s why they’re interesting to us as astro-traders.

And, as astro-traders, it’s instructive to look at the horoscope associated with this event.

solar explosion 90-degree dial
Heliocentric 90-Degree Dial for the Solar Explosion on April 1, 2017.

In this case, we’re using a heliocentric chart. After all, we’re interested in the action that’s taking place on the Sun.

When we look at the horoscope for the April 1 solar explosion on the 90-degree dial, we can see some of its broader potential implications. Our pointer on the dial is aimed at Earth’s position.

Inside The Midpoints

There are some powerful and intriguing activations here.

To start with, there’s an emphasis on the Neptune/Poseidon midpoint.

This literally indicates an unusual refraction of light. It’s thus appropriate for a solar flare event. But it also emphasizes potential misrepresentation, lying, and deception.

The Chiron/Vulcanus midpoint activation indicates the likelihood of sudden powerful disruptions. They can create problematic or inconvenient circumstances.

To a certain extent, we’ve already seen that happening with the big radio blackouts.

The Aries/Uranus midpoint alignment is pretty straightforward.

This event can have a sudden shocking impact on the entire planet.

And finally, the Hades/Zeus activation is fascinating.

It suggests idleness and vice. It’s a lack of purposeful activity.

And strangely enough, it’s associated with “a lack of coal.”

Wonder what that’s about?

For more on the solar explosion and its impacts, see the NASA Spaceweather website.

Presidential Election Deception?

What have you heard lately about the presidential election?

Probably a lot.

The news media have been ignoring lots of significant world events lately.

They’ve been choosing instead to devote boundless attention to the U.S. presidential election circus.

And what a circus it is!

The never-ending stream of Republican debates.

Primaries and caucuses.

The latest attack ads and dirty tricks.

And, of course, the latest antics from Donald Trump.

Who Will Win The Presidential Election?

That’s the most popular question, needless to say.

But asking it now is at least a little bit premature.

After all, the voting for the presidential election isn’t soon. It’s still more than eight months away.

The major parties haven’t finalized their nominees yet.

But forecasting is what astrologers are supposed to do.

So let’s review a couple of astrological approaches to figuring out presidential election outcomes.

Astrological Approaches To A Presidential Election

There is, of course, the date of the presidential election itself.

This year it will be on November 8.

We can study the planetary positions for that day, and get some sense of the alignments that may impact the presidential election results.

But the challenge is, the polls are open for a presidential election in the U.S. for many hours. The voting results span many time zones.

That makes it difficult to pinpoint accurate astrological charts to use in forecasting.

A more direct approach, one that is preferred by many excellent mundane astrologers, is to use the time of the presidential inauguration.

By law that’s set for noon on January 20 following the outcome of the presidential election.

A comparison of that inauguration horoscope with the natal charts of presidential contenders often yields useful information.

The Aries New Year and The Presidential Election

There is, however, one additional consideration worth looking at.

It’s the New Year’s horoscope.

In this case, we’re not looking at January 1.

Instead, it’s the astrological New Year, the time that the Sun goes into Aries.

That’s the Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere.

It’s the Fall Equinox down under.

When we set that Aries ingress chart for Washington, D.C., we get an annual figure to use in forecasting the entire year ahead for the U.S.

That includes the presidential election.

To do so, it’s helpful to use the 90-degree dial favored by symmetrical astrologers.

presidential election axis at the equinox
The annual horoscope, set for the Aries equinox, highlights the potential for the presidential election when we examine the Node/Zeus axis.

On the dial, we can adjust the pointer to identify the axis of the True Lunar Node and the transneptunian factor Zeus.

This Node/Zeus combination is the astrological signature of cooperative actions in general, and of elections in particular.

And, as the 2016 equinox dial reveals, that Node/Zeus axis is potent.

It resonates strongly with the Pluto/Chiron midpoint (problems and embarrassment created by big money and excessive power) and the Neptune/Vulcanus midpoint (large-scale deceptions and disappointments, plus significant loss of power).

It’s fair to say, then, that we can expect gut-wrenching experiences as we move through the presidential election cycle throughout 2016.

There’s obviously much at stake here.

This presidential election has the potential for shaking up conventional political and governmental structures in some very big ways.

Steps Along The Way

We’ll wait to speculate about the winner of the 2016 presidential election. The right time is after the major political parties have selected their nominees.

And we’ll review the election results when they come in.

But in the meantime, we can use the Node/Zeus midpoint in the Aries equinox chart as a key tool.

It’s an indicator of the important times we should be watching for key developments in the presidential election process.

The planetary transits to that Node/Zeus midpoint are especially critical.

We can look at them not only as direct passages, but also as eighth-harmonic alignments.

For example, there was an activation by Mars on February 10.

That’s when both Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie suspended their campaigns.

The next Mars event is October 4.

Of particular interest are the activation of the Node/Zeus axis by Mercury on February 27 (South Carolina Democratic primary) and April 19 (New York primary).

We’ll also be watching the alignments by Venus on April 9 (Wyoming Republican caucus) and July 28 (the closing day of the Democratic national convention).

And we shouldn’t overlook the exact fourth-harmonic alignment by Hades on June 6. That’s the eve of presidential election primaries in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Hades may be the most descriptive of the entire presidential election process!

 

Confusion About Neptune

Neptune is the planet most associated with confusion.

But the fact is, there’s often a lot of confusion about Neptune itself!

That’s especially true in astro-trading.

There are times, of course, when Neptune can signal dissipating market energy or even outright deception by behind-the-scenes manipulators. That can give us plenty to worry about.

An Alternative To Confusion About Neptune

But the confusion about Neptune can sometimes give way to the discovery of some significant trading opportunities.

Provided you know where to look for them, of course.

Here’s an example in which confusion about Neptune was overcome long enough to pave the way for a successful trade of The Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE – MW) that brought in a profit of nearly 13 percent in just 21 trading days:


As you can see from this Astro-Traders’ Tip of the Week video, a big part of getting past the confusion about Neptune is to look for Neptune’s interactions with key factors in the First-Trade horoscope.

This approach is also worth investigating with your personal natal horoscope as well – when you learn to deal with the confusion about Neptune appropriately, you may find yourself quite surprised by the opportunities that present themselves!

 

NYSE Solar Return: Fraud, Deception & Emotion in Stock Market Trading During the Next 12 Months

It’s really a powerful chart, but it’s not necessarily a pretty picture.

As part of my preparation for the celebration of the birthday of the New York Stock Exchange next weekend, I’ve just taken time to do a detailed study of the solar return horoscope for that venerable institution.

It’s calculated for the exact time this year that the Sun comes back to the zodiacal position it was in on Thursday morning, May 17, 1792, when a group of traders got together under a buttonwood tree at the foot of Wall Street in New York City to tell lies and swap securities.

Along the way, they laid the foundation for stock market trading for centuries to come.

Here’s what the solar return horoscope looks like:

Stock Market Trading - NYSE Solar Return 2014
This solar return horoscope is calculated from the exact time that the Sun comes back to the position it was in at 8:52 a.m. LMT on May 17, 1792, when trading first began for the group that eventually became the New York Stock Exchange. The chart can tell us about stock market trading during the coming twelve months.

Pay attention here to the conjunction of Neptune with the Ascendant on the left side of the wheel, as well as the Sun/Admetos conjunction, the Moon/Pluto conjunction, and the conjunction of Apollon with the True Lunar Node.

Those factors suggest fresh limitations on the NYSE (probably from ICE deliberately cutting back on the number of issues available for trading), a highly-charged emotional atmosphere driving plenty of wild price speculation, and a high potential for outright fraud and deception.

And, with Venus finishing up its translation of the Grand Cross in Cardinal zodiac signs, there’s also a big potential a widespread global impact from shifts in the NYSE during the next twelve months. (That Venus translation is also likely to have a short-term impact in setting up a shift in market trend; check out the recent blog post here at: http://marketastrologer.realbusinessresults.com/specific-times-exact-prices-profitable-stock-market-trading/

This solar return chart just underscores the importance of understanding the implications of New York Stock Exchange astrology in getting an accurate overview of the markets as a whole. That’s the subject of an article in the current issue of FinancialCyclesWeekly.com newsletter, which is distributed weekly to our members to provide tools and tips to enhance their stock market trading performance as astro-traders– you’ll find it at: http://www.financialcyclesweekly.com/members/Newsletter-for-May-1117-2014.cfm

It’s also what I’ll be talking about with the NCGR chapter in Ft. Lauderdale next weekend during my presentation on “The NYSE at 222” – I hope you can join us then!

You’ll find more details on next weekend’s activities on the blog post from May 8, including contact information for the event. Take a look at: http://marketastrologer.realbusinessresults.com/lots-candles-birthday-cake/