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12 Days of Christmas Inner Focus

12 Days of Christmas
The 12 Days of Christmas in the popular seasonal carol

The 12 days of Christmas ended yesterday, on January 5.

I personally find it deeply rewarding to focus on the entire Christmas season by giving at least a little attention to each of the 12 days.

I always lie to include  an effort to remember and record each night’s dreams during the entire 12 days  of Christmas.

Some years this season takes on a more formalized dimension with a scheduled daily observance.

For this Christmas season, however, I chose to share some personal reflections with my subscribers in the form of an email near the close of each of the 12 days of Christmas. In case you missed them, here they are:

Wrapping Up The First Day of Christmas….

The First Day of Christmas is drawing to a close.

I hope that the day has been joyful and meaningful for you and for those dear to you.

But no matter how and where you’ve been celebrating today, I want to encourage you to think of this time of the year, not as a single-day event, but as a seasonal experience that brings many ongoing benefits.

It can become a deeply significant awakening with a strong astrological connection.

If you choose to observe the Twelve Days of Christmas, starting with today, there are some wonderful opportunities for spiritual insights, astrological wisdom, and vitalizing energy that await you.

That’s why I plan to share a brief email with you for each of these twelve days.

Today, on the First Day of Christmas, the focus is on you and your identity.  It’s all about your personal integrity. Have you spent today in a spirit of giving and joyful connection?

To what degree has today been an expression of who you really are, of the best that you have to offer others individually and to the world at large?

Look for the smallest, most intimate ways that you’ve opened your heart to others today. Magnify those moments, and celebrate them as precious examples of the Grace that comes to us all through the Christmas season.

Tomorrow, on the Second Day of Christmas, there will be fresh opportunities for sharing and exploration.

I’ll connect with you then to offer some observations and suggestions.

All the best,
Tim

P.S. – Be sure to pay attention to your dreams tonight. The dreams that you experience during the Twelve Days of Christmas can provide you with potent insights into the coming year ahead. I’d suggest keeping a notepad by your bedside for each of the twelve nights ahead – jot down whatever you can remember as you awaken in the morning. As we move forward together through the next twelve days, I think you’ll be grateful for this exercise!

Discovering Value on the Second Day of Christmas

Christmas is a season full of anticipation.

There’s all the shopping, the planning, and preparation.

Everything focuses on December 25 – Christmas Day.

That was yesterday.

But the fact is, it was just the First day of Christmas.

And, as the traditional carol reminds us, there are 12 days of Christmas in all.

Celebrating the entire twelve-day season can become a deeply significant awakening with a strong astrological connection.

There are some wonderful opportunities for spiritual insights, astrological wisdom, and vitalizing energy that await you.

That’s why I plan to share a brief email with you for each of these twelve days.

Today, on the Second Day of Christmas, the focus is on your highest and most deeply-held values.

What has been the most valuable part of the Christmas experience so far?

What has been the most valuable Christmas gift you have received? And what have you given?

Think about value and how you can share more of it during the rest of the Christmas season.

Tomorrow, on the Third Day of Christmas, we’ll open up even bigger possibilities.

All the best,
Tim

P.S. – Remember that the dreams that you experience during the 12 Days of Christmas can provide you with potent insights into the coming year ahead. I’d suggest keeping a notepad by your bedside for each of the twelve nights – jot down whatever you can remember as you awaken in the morning. As we move forward together through the entire twelve days, I’m grateful to be able to share this experience with you!

An Intelligent Approach to the Third Day of Christmas

As we explore the twelve days of Christmas, there are many higher values that we can connect with.

You can examine honestly what matters most to you at a personal level, and get clear about your relationships in a world full of opportunities for service.

Celebrating the entire twelve-day season can become a deeply significant awakening with a strong astrological connection.

There are some wonderful opportunities for spiritual insights, astrological wisdom, and vitalizing energy that await you.

That’s why I’m sharing a brief email with you for each of these twelve days.

Today, on the Third Day of Christmas, the focus is on intelligence and communication.

That’s a little ironic, considering the big disruptions and breakdowns in telephone and internet connections that many have been experiencing in the past couple of days. We suffered some of those disturbances here as well, and as a result yesterday’s email was a bit more garbled that it should have been. My apologies.

But this Third Day of Christmas is rooted in the understanding that your intelligence and your ability to communicate spring from the quality of your consciousness and the clarity of your thought.

This is an opportunity to explore the ways that your thoughts become things, the power that you have to manifest your own destiny through the energetic application of your thought.

So what do you think?

As this day draws to a close, spend a little time reflecting on where your thoughts have taken you today.

Where would you like them to take you next?

Tomorrow, on the Fourth Day of Christmas, we’ll reveal the Christmas Truth that can make your thoughts even more powerful and effective in creating the material and spiritual reality you deserve.

All the best,
Tim

P.S. – Remember that the dreams that you experience during the 12 Days of Christmas can provide you with potent insights into the coming year ahead. I’d suggest keeping a notepad by your bedside for each of the twelve nights – jot down whatever you can remember as you awaken in the morning. As we move forward together through the entire twelve days, I’m grateful to be able to share this experience with you!

The “Secret Sauce” in the Fourth Day of Christmas….

During the 12 days of Christmas, you have a chance to put things into perspective.

You can assimilate the lessons of the year that’s coming to an end.

You can open up new possibilities as you begin to set goals and make plans for the year ahead.

You can examine honestly what matters most to you at a personal level, and get clear about your relationships in a world full of opportunities for service.

Celebrating the entire twelve-day season can become a deeply significant awakening with a strong astrological connection.

Throughout this powerful time, there are wonderful opportunities for spiritual insights, astrological wisdom, and vitalizing energy that await you.

That’s why I’m sharing a brief email with you for each of these twelve days.

Today, on the Fourth Day of Christmas, we can focus on a surprising Christmas Truth that can make this entire season even more powerful and effective in creating the material and spiritual reality you deserve.

The emphasis for the First Day of Christmas was connecting with your personal integrity.

The Second Day of Christmas provided a time to clarify key values.

The focus on the Third Day of Christmas was intelligence and communication.

The Christmas Truth that’s revealed on the Fourth Day of Christmas is the transformational power of your emotions.

How do you feel about that?

The strength of our feelings, the intensity of our emotions, is the dynamo that empowers everything else in our lives.

Connecting with our emotions in a creative way can ground us in a profound internal awareness of security and stability in the midst of the turbulence around us.

When we add feeling to our thoughts we can find true inspiration.

When we add feeling to our relationships we can gain empathy, intimacy, and insight.

When we empower our actions with emotion we can become unstoppable.

As we wind down the Fourth Day of Christmas, it’s a great time to connect with your personal emotions in a deeper way.

What have you been feeling throughout this holiday season?

What are you doing, and what are you planning, that could benefit from an emotional surge?

Remember that emotions are meant to move, to stay in motion. When we open up to their full expression they can create incredible sharing and celebration.

So be sure to feel. And share. And celebrate!

Tomorrow, on the Fifth Day of Christmas, we’ll explore the real key to the entire Christmas season – and what it can mean to you for the year ahead.

All the best,
Tim

P.S. – Remember that the dreams that you experience during the Twelve Days of Christmas can provide you with potent insights into the coming year ahead. I’d suggest keeping a notepad by your bedside for each of the twelve nights – jot down whatever you can remember as you awaken in the morning. As we move forward together through the entire twelve days, I’m preparing a special gift for you that will come on January 6, a truly sacred day in astrology. I’ll tell you more about that soon!

Spiritual Connections on the Fifth Day of Christmas

What did you get for Christmas?

More importantly, what did you GIVE for Christmas?

The Fifth House principle, the spirit of giving, finds full expression on the Fifth Day of Christmas.

The focus for this Fifth Day is generosity.

The more you give, the more you express your heart and your personal creativity, the more wealthy you will become.

Generosity offers a transcendent way of finding growth, self-assurance, and higher purpose.

During the twelve days of Christmas, you have a chance to put things into perspective – especially in terms of the generosity in your life.

That’s true during the Christmas season, of course.

But it’s also true throughout the year.

In a very real sense, this Fifth Day of Christmas embodies the spirit that reminds us it’s more blessed to give than to receive.

So how are you at giving?

How do you figure out where and how to give?

Can you find another opportunity in the remaining hours of this Fifth Day of Christmas?

Can you bring more generosity into your life?

Throughout this powerful time, there are wonderful opportunities for spiritual insights, astrological wisdom, and vitalizing energy that await you.

That’s why I’m sharing a brief email with you for each of these twelve days.

Tomorrow, on the Sixth Day of Christmas, we’ll have a chance to get real – and to connect with what it means to celebrate Christmas throughout the year.

All the best,
Tim

P.S. – Are you writing down your dreams? Keep a notepad by your bedside for each of the twelve nights – jot down whatever you can remember as you awaken in the morning. As we move forward together through the entire twelve days, I’m preparing a special gift for you that will come on January 6, just after the completion of our 12-day observance. I think you’ll find it enormously rewarding.

What? It’s STILL Christmas? (The Sixth Day)

Yep.

It’s still Christmas.

This is actually just the halfway mark – the sixth day of the twelve-day observance.

The Sixth Day of Christmas provides us with a powerful check point.

The focus for this day is persistence.

It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to accomplish.

You may be trying to improve your health and physical well-being.

You may be aiming toward business and financial goals.

You may be seeking expanded insights on your personal spiritual path.

No matter what you’ve set your sights on, the key to success is to keep on keeping on.

That’s what persistence is all about – and it’s why it’s such a critical value to embrace.

That’s true during the Christmas season, of course.

And it’s obviously also true throughout the remainder of the year ahead.

It’s a good idea on this Sixth Day of Christmas to think about where you’ve been – and where you’re going next.

What have you accomplished so far?

What’s left to do?

And more importantly, how can you plan today for the persistence you will need day after day after day during the coming months?

Can you create habits now that will pay off later?

Can you plan proactively for potential obstacles that may get in your way further down the road?

Persistence doesn’t only have to mean being tough. It’s also about being patient and wise and creative.

Throughout this powerful time, there are wonderful opportunities for spiritual insights, astrological wisdom, and vitalizing energy that await you.

That’s why I’m sharing a brief email with you for each of these twelve days.

Tomorrow, on the Seventh Day of Christmas, we’ll take a peek at a Christmas virtue that can strengthen the energy that we focused on six days ago, to take it to a higher level.

All the best,
Tim

P.S. – Are you writing down your dreams? Keep a notepad by your bedside for each of the twelve nights – jot down whatever you can remember as you awaken in the morning. Sometimes, though, if you’re like me, you wake up with no memory of dreaming at all. That’s okay. I’m still working on a special gift for you that will come on January 6,  just after the completion of our 12-day observance. I think you’ll find it enormously rewarding.

New Year’s Eve Connections on the Seventh Day of Christmas…

It’s just hours away.

2020 will soon be a thing of the past.

We’re ready to welcome 2021.

And as we celebrate New Year’s Eve, se can also observe the Seventh Day of Christmas.

It’s an appropriate thing to do.

After all, the Seventh Day of Christmas gives us a chance to focus on relationship.

Who is near and dear to you?

What relationships are most important in your life?

Even in a time of pandemic isolation, who can you connect with remotely?

Throughout this powerful time, there are wonderful opportunities for spiritual insights, astrological wisdom, and vitalizing energy that await you.

That’s why I’m sharing a brief email with you for each of these twelve days.

But for tonight, as you celebrate New Year’s Eve, keep the Seventh Day of Christmas in mind as well.

Let someone know how much you really care.

Tomorrow, on the Eighth Day of Christmas, we’ll share more about our plans for a special gift for following our 12-day observance.

All the best,
Tim

Happy New Year on the Eighth Day of Christmas!

Welcome to 2021!

As you may know, New Year’s Day is also the Eighth Day of Christmas.

And it brings us a ready-made resolution.

On the Eighth Day of Christmas resolve to have more empathy.

Empathy is your ability to connect with someone else’s needs and feelings.

It’s not just a way of showing that you care – it’s a prerequisite to being truly helpful.

How have you been treating the people around you?

Not just your friends and family, but also the people that you come into contact with more casually.

Can you empathize with who they are and what they’re going through?

Empathy is a powerful force, but it’s especially important as we move into a New Year of raging pandemic conditions and economic stress.

Use the Eighth Day of Christmas to cultivate more empathy.

Others will benefit – and you will, too!

Tomorrow, on the Ninth Day of Christmas, we’ll look at ways you can share your personal gifts on a wider scale.

All the best,
Tim

P.S. – I’m still working on your special gift following our 12-day observance. It’s coming on January 6 – an in-depth webinar about all you can do to get the highest value from the year we’ve just begun. I’ll share the the link to registration tomorrow.

Reach for Bigger Things on the Ninth Day of Christmas

Today, January 2, is the Ninth Day of Christmas.

And it brings us an extraordinary opportunity.

It’s time to emphasize transcendence.

This is the time to move past your previous limitations.

It’s time to go beyond your typical expectations.

You can ground the New Year in a broader vision, just by opening yourself up to new connections, new ideas, and new experiences.

Experience another point of view.

Experience the sensibilities of another culture.

Sample a new cuisine, watch a movie with subtitles.

Explore new spiritual dimensions.

As you expand your horizons on the Ninth Day of Christmas, you can set the stage for even growth to come.

It’s time to be bold.

You may be surprised at what you discover.

Tomorrow, on the Tenth Day of Christmas, we’ll explore the ways you can connect your personal identity with much bigger realms.

All the best,

Tim

P.S. – Here’s the link for our special webinar coming up on January 6 – an in-depth webinar about all you can do to get the highest value from the year we’ve just begun. It’s my free gift to you. You can see the recording now at https://cleostbc.lpages.co/2021-astroplanning-webinar-replay/

Remember Your Divine Connection on the Tenth Day of Christmas

Things have been fairly quiet today, on the Tenth Day of Christmas.

There’s been time for meditation and study, plus a couple of personal phone calls and a little bit of napping.

I’ve spent a little time today reviewing some of my notes of dreams from the Christmas season’s nightly sleep during the 12 Days of Christmas until now. I don’t have notes for every night, though.

So far I’ve been able to recall some dream activity for about 60% of the nights; the rest are locked deep in the subconscious, waiting for another opportunity to surface.

Most of all, then, this day has been a time for reflection.

Reflection at a profound and comforting level.

Building on yesterday’s focus on transcendence for the Ninth Day of Christmas, the focus for today is on the mysterious realm we call the soul.

It’s the key to who you truly are.

You might refer to it as your Higher Self.

It’s the highest and best in you.

It’s your personal connection to Divine energy.

It’s the part of you that calmly watches and compassionately observes all the action as you play at personal struggle and confusion, doing your favorite ego dances that keep you powerless and reactive.

It may not seem cool to talk about your soul directly, but it’s a good thing to do. It can lead you to a richer understanding of why you’re really here, of your highest calling in this lifetime.

It can open up the path to greater service.

And it can put you in touch with the courage, grace, and confidence you need to present your unique gifts to a waiting world.

It’s a deep, deep opportunity to embrace the essence of this season.

Tomorrow, on the Eleventh Day of Christmas, we’ll reveal the most practical method for getting closer to your personal source of ease and abundance.

All the best,

Tim

P.S. – Remember to use this link to sign up for our special webinar coming up on January 6 – an in-depth live session about all you can do to get the highest value from the year we’ve just begun. It’s my free gift to you. You can view the replay of the live session now at https://cleostbc.lpages.co/2021-astroplanning-webinar-replay/

Use This Rapid Link To Abundance on the Eleventh Day of Christmas

We’re just about to wrap up the full Christmas season.

Today is the Eleventh Day of Christmas.

And, as the old carol reminds us, there are twelve days in all.

That number 12, by the way, is one of the key reasons that there’s such a strong link with astrology during the Christmas season.

(We’ll explore the other big reason on the day AFTER the 12 days of Christmas – be sure to join our free webinar then.)

The focus for the Eleventh Day of Christmas is gratitude.

It’s time to remind ourselves of all the great blessings, gifts, and benefits we experience every day.

And as you take stock of all you receive, take a moment to give thanks.

By thanking the Source of your abundance regularly, you automatically help generate more abundance in your life.

In fact, the practice of regular gratitude is one of the quickest and most reliable ways of boosting your personal prosperity.

I know that giving thanks may seem difficult at times.

If you’re like many of us, you experienced 2020 as a year of major challenges.

The ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic have taken too many friends and loved ones from us.

You may have lost revenue from a business, taken a cut in pay, or lost your income altogether.

But even so, if you think about all the tangible and intangible gifts you receive in spite of all the difficulties, you’ll be well on your way toward an expression of gratitude.

As a result, you can let the Eleventh Day of Christmas be the start of a magical transformation in your life. The more you give thanks, the more you’ll discover that you can be thankful for!

Tomorrow, on the Twelfth Day of Christmas, we’ll take a peek at the most private part of the Christmas season.

All the best,

Tim

P.S. – Keep writing down your dreams. And remember to sign up for our special webinar coming up on January 6 – an in-depth live session about all you can do to get the highest value from the year we’ve just begun. It’s my free gift to you. You can view the recording of the live January 6 event at https://cleostbc.lpages.co/2021-planetary-planning/

This Is Very Private Stuff on the Twelfth Day of Christmas

We’re just hours away from the actual end of the  Christmas season.

Today is the Twelfth Day of Christmas.

It’s the end of the line.

And in the astrological tradition, the twelfth area of focus is always the most secret, the most private, and the most potent part of the entire cycle.

It’s the place where outdated ideals and paradigms go to die.

And it’s also the place where the seeds of new realities are germinated, ready to be nurtured as their deep potential to transform the world becomes ever more apparent as their growth unfolds.

That’s why our deeply personal and most esoteric insights are absolutely critical on this Twelfth Day of Christmas.

Those points of enlivened consciousness constitute the essential seed of what is to come.

The focus for the Twelfth Day of Christmas is dreaming.

It’s a very private affair.

You may be deeply asleep at the time.

But when you imagine what the outcome could be, based on your present circumstances, you can begin to open yourself up to the essence of dreaming.

So what have you been dreaming?

Maybe it’s sharply focused.

It’s good to come up with bold mission statements that articulate your dreams in broad terms – like Martin Luther King Jr. did in his famous speech.

But at a personal level, dreams are also an essential ingredient, even if they’re a bit confused or vague in the way that you remember them.

So write down your dreams – whether they’re half-awake daydreams or the sketchy outlines of faintly remembered encounters during deep slumber.

It will provide a capstone for the entire Christmas season as we prepare for the big astrological festival tomorrow.

All the best,

Tim

P.S. – As you make notes about your dreams, remember to sign up for our special webinar coming up tomorrow, on January 6 – an in-depth live session about all you can do to get the highest value from the year we’ve just begun. It’s my free gift to you. You can see the replay of the live event now at https://cleostbc.lpages.co/2021-planetary-planning/ 

Emotional Resilience Makes A Difference

Emotional resilience.

We know it mainly by its absence.

When it’s not there, we can tell.

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Emotional Resilience Can Help Us Put Critical Pieces Back Together And Keep Ourselves Functioning In A Positive & Balanced Way

Because we may have trouble putting things back together.

We’ve gotten upset by something or someone. And we just can’t let the experience go.

Arguments and Victims

Maybe we’ve gotten swept up in an argument about politics.

We’ve had a confrontation with a friend or a family member.

And so we think we’re totally justified in feeling offended or victimized.

Even if we’re still feeling that way long after the incident is over.

We lack emotional resilience if we can’t forgive and forget.

If we hold a grudge too long.

If we keep feeling the anger.

And if we keep feeling the stress.

Or if we’re down in the dumps. And no matter what we try, we just can’t stop feeling depressed.

In all of those cases, we lack emotional resilience. We can’t bounce back.

We get stuck.

More Than Just Feeling Bad

An absence of emotional resilience can make us feel bad, of course.

Thanks to the mind/body connection, it can also impact our health.

Negative thoughts and feelings can be stressful in small doses, of course.

But when the tensions become a regular occurrence, there are often physical ailments, too.

We can get a headache.

Or an upset stomach.

Or even a full-blown case of the flu.

Because of short-term stress, there can be chronic long-term conditions as well.

Ulcers.

Hypertension.

Heart disease.

Emotional Resilience and Your Financial Future

And the challenges don’t stop there.

Your emotional state can impact your money, too.

Without emotional resilience your financial outlook can be bleak.

A negative attitude repels money.

That’s why being emotionally stuck keeps it away.

That’s why the ability to bounce back is so vital.

Changing Your Emotional Resilience

But you can change your emotional state.

And on top of that, you can strengthen your emotional resilience, too.

It’s a skill you can learn.

And once you learn it, you can master it.

You’ll find that experience rewarding. Even exhilarating.

But you may want some help along the way.

Because powerful coaching can speed your progress.

That’s why I’ve been reviewing key wealth strategies.

Because I’m here to help.

Check out this new video. Then send me an email or call if you’d like to explore some possibilities.

Other Videos In This Series:

1: Tides, Cycles and the Next Recession

2: Wealth Strategies: Partnerships

3: Wealth Strategies: Decision Making

4: Wealth Strategies: Health

 

Cultivating The Trader’s Mindset

The trader’s mindset is truly remarkable.

It doesn’t come naturally.

You can work diligently and consistently to develop the trader’s mindset for yourself.

You may think you’re making progress.

trader's mindset

It grows little by little.

But you can never really be sure you’re succeeding.

That’s because it’s so fragile. For most of us, it involves a delicate balance.

Mastery vs. Self-Deception

You may think you’ve got it figured out. You may think you’ve mastered it at last.

And then you confront a situation in the market that takes you by surprise.

You find yourself reacting emotionally. You’re wildly out of control.

And the trader’s mindset has just gone out the window.

The Trader’s Mindset Requires Discipline

Keeping your head straight for trading demands regular daily attention.

If you want to keep your smile, you brush and floss every day.

When you want a career as a professional concert musician, you spend hours daily practicing your instrument.

If you want to be successful with profitable trading, you give constant attention to cultivating the trader’s mindset.

It’s Often Counter-Intuitive

In many cases, the appropriate trader’s mindset doesn’t match our normal responses and our expected behavior.

That can take some getting used to.

For example, it’s much more important for us to focus on how much we’re willing to lose than on how much we might win. That goes against the grain for most of us.

But if we can maintain that mindset discipline, we’re much more likely to have profitable experiences in the markets.

But if you can learn to think in terms of probabilities and risk assessment, you’ll soon be on your way toward the mindset you need.

Not The Only Requirement

The right mindset is not the only thing you need, of course.

You have to pay attention to all the parts of the Trading Triad.

Trading Triad

That’s the meta-program we apply to trading mastery.

It’s especially important in effective astro-trading.

There are key requirements for each of the three components in the triad.

What You Need To Trade Successfully

If you want to trade successfully, it’s essential to have access to market data. Examining the regular flow of data helps you understand prevailing market trends.

You also need to know how to trade. That includes the simple mechanics of placing trades. It can also include knowledge of analytical tools and position strategies.

But connecting with the markets and spotting good trade set-ups isn’t enough.

You also have to understand yourself as a trader.

You need to tune in to your own reactions to movements in the markets.

You need to be aware of your emotional responses – not only to challenges and trading losses, but also to your successful trades.

In short, you have to develop the trader’s mindset.

That’s one of the reasons we’ve included an extensive session on the trader’s mindset in our new online training program, the Astro-Trading Intensive.

With the Astro-Trading Intensive, you’ll get better insights into yourself and your own trading behavior.

That can make a huge difference in your results!

Ready for a Head Transplant?

I think I know some traders who could really use this.

In fact, I’ve often said that trading, if done properly, is actually a kind of psychological brain surgery – to trade successfully, you have to learn to use your mind in radically different ways.

But this takes it one step further than that.

Why Change Your Mind? – Get A Head Transplant!

Your read that right.

Get a head transplant.

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Getting or giving a head transplant was a popular theme in science fiction and horror movies a few decades ago, but how will a head transplant play with today’s audiences?

That may sound like something from a B-Grade horror movie from the late 1950s, but apparently this head transplant stuff isn’t just the product of a revved-up imagination.

Sure, surgeons have been able to perform successful human transplants of various limbs and internal organs for quite some time now – kidney and heart replacements have actually become sort of run-of-the-mill.

But a head transplant?

Are we really ready for “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die”?

According to a newly-released report, the answer is a definitive Yes.

Can You Trust This Head Transplant Source?

And exactly who broke the news of this medical breakthrough?

It wasn’t the National Enquirer.

Or even Mad magazine.

Would you believe the National Geographic?

In a mind-boggling (or maybe head transplant hyping) “Gory Details” blog post that went up yesterday on the National Geographic website, online science editor Erika Engelhaupt says that “a doctor in Italy has announced plans to transplant a guy’s head onto a new body two years from now.”

The human head transplant guinea pig is “Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old Russian computer programmer who stepped forward in April as a volunteer; the body would come from a brain-dead donor.”

While admitting that the whole thing sounds pretty implausible, Engelhaupt insists that “I’m not so sure we should blow this off, whether it’s going to happen in 2017 or not. The more I read about the history of transplants, and spinal cord surgery, and experiments involving monkey heads, the more questions I have. And the less it all seems like a joke.”

Would A Head Transplant Improve Trading?

Sergio Canavero, the Italian neurosurgeon who says he will be doing the head transplant, hasn’t said much about what the emotional impact would be for a potential head transplant recipient.

After all, do emotions reside in the head or the heart?

Either way, it could be highly beneficial to active traders if a head transplant could help manage emotional states. Emotional excesses are what get most of us in trouble, in or out of the markets.

And What About The Astrology?

And then there’s the question of the astrology involved.

According to astrological tradition, it’s good medicine to avoid doing surgery when the transiting Moon is in the zodiac sign associated with the part of the body that’s being operated on.

In other words, if the Moon’s in Pisces, you don’t want to have foot surgery. If the Moon’s in Capricorn, it’s not a good time for a knee replacement.

But what zodiac sign is involved when you do a head transplant?

Aries rules the head, of course, but at the other end an entire human body is involved. So what’s the right choice?

Maybe you should avoid getting a head transplant when the Moon is in Taurus. That’s the sign that rules the neck, which is where all the cutting and stitching action is going on.

We’ll have to wait and see. But if a head transplant does take place in a couple of years, we not only will want to know if the operation is successful – we’ll also want to take a look at the horoscope for the event!

 

 

 

The Moon, Emotions, & The Markets

I got a great view of the Full Moon earlier this evening when I went out on the terrace overlooking the Manatee River.

Looking at the Moon is always a calming, almost hypnotic experience for me. I connect first at a visceral level, and then after a few minutes the more cerebral stuff kicks in– thoughts about rhythms and cycles, amazement at the physical and emotional impact of the gravitational pull, and a little pondering about the potential effect on the markets.

It’s my own personal antidote for Full Moon Madness, I guess.

And, as I pointed out earlier this week in the current issue of the FinancialCyclesWeekly.com newsletter, this particular Full Moon is especially powerful because it’s also a lunar syzygy, with the Moon at apogee as well.

That added intensity, plus some additional planetary factors at work, suggests that we could see an important response in the markets during the next couple of days, most likely in the form of price consolidation.

We’ll have to wait and see how things actually play out in the markets, of course, and respond accordingly in ways that are congruent with our overall astro-trading strategies.

But for now, at least, I’m just going to enjoy looking at the Full Moon one more time tonight.