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Hurricane Dorian Meets Admetos

Hurricane Dorian has dominated the news for the past few days.

That’s especially been true here in Florida. The state is currently projected as being right in the storm’s cross hairs.

Hurricane Dorian Is Big

Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is currently a category 4 storm. It’s packing winds of over 150 miles per hour. As it crosses over warm ocean, it’s expected to intensify.

A potential landfall in Florida is still some days away. But panic has already set in.

Florida’s governor has already declared a state of emergency for the entire state. He has advised citizens to stock up with at least a week’s supply of food and water.

That’s sent folks scrambling to the stores. It’s a big boon for retail grocers.

Patty and I stopped in at a local supermarket earlier today. It was a routine visit for us.

We were stunned to encounter wall-to-wall people jamming the aisles.

The store had put a limit on the purchase of bottled drinking water. Customers were allowed just two 24-bottle cases each. And while we were there, the store manager got on the public address system to direct employees:

“All associates need to keep a close eye on customers. When they check out, don’t let them back into the store. We’ve already had people check out with two cases of water. Then they’ve sneaked back into the store so they can get back in line and try to buy more. Remember, there’s a strict limit of just two cases per customer!”

Consider a couple of facts. We live on the west coast of Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico just south of Tampa. Hurricane Dorian is in the Atlantic Ocean approaching the east coast of Florida.

So panic here seems a bit over the top.

Patty is a Florida native. She and I have lived together here for over 23 years. So we tend to take storm preparation more or less in stride.

But Florida has seen a huge boost in population in recent years. Many of our neighbors have never experienced a hurricane first-hand.

So maybe we should expect panic buying.

The Astrological Perspective

Hurricane Dorian is big. But astrology suggests that it may not end up as a big problem for Florida.

Shortly after news of the Hurricane Dorian developed, I cast the storm’s horoscope.

I used the time of the first official notice of the original tropical depression, at the longitude and latitude of the reported sighting.

Here’s what the chart looks like:

Hurricane Dorian Event

With Uranus triggering the Mars/Hades and Aries/Moon midpoints, Dorian clearly means business. Its destructive potential may include loss of life.

What’s interesting is projecting Dorian’s planetary positions and aspects onto an astro-map of the Caribbean.

The lines on the chart are for planets rising, setting, and culminating.

I’ve circled a key point on the map. It’s the meeting point of two Uranus lines. The Uranus setting line crosses the line for Uranus square the Midheaven in eastern Dominican Republic.

Because Uranus is associated with storms and high winds, this geographic zone could prove significant.

As the storm neared that area, it changed direction. It moved more toward the north and northwest.

It may also intensify dramatically.

The exact effects remain to be seen, of course. But there’s one more factor to consider.

What Will Admetos Do?

Less than 24 hours from now, the transneptunian factor Admetos will be making a retrograde station. It’s exact shortly before 9:00 p.m. Eastern tomorrow, on August 31.

Admetos Retrograde

That’s a powerful event. The Sun/Mars conjunction adds even more force. We’ve already examined its potential impact on the markets.

It could also impact the weather.

As Hurricane Dorian consolidates the power of the Uranus zone near the Admetos station, the effects could be quite dramatic.

This storm is clearly a force to be reckoned with. But this planetary combination may make it even more unusual than some other storms.

We’ll be keeping an eye on things. Even if we’re not rushing to the grocery store for panic shopping.

 

Election Violence & Uranus-Admetos

Is there election violence just ahead?

The planetary aspects at the U.S. elections on November 8 are disturbing, to say the least.

They certainly suggest the possibility of election violence. It could be either at the polls themselves or in the aftermath of the vote count.

The Saturn-Vulcanus waxing sesquiquadrate contributes to a hyper-vigilant attitude. It’s a “do or die” dynamic that’s essentially looking for trouble. It stays on guard against imagined offences.

The Mars-Admetos waning trine adds to the tension. It signals an urge to take aggressive action against immovable obstacles. There’s a strong possibility that “get out the vote” forces could confront “suppress the vote” resistance.

Election Violence From A Pleasant Source?

And then there’s the conjunction of Venus with the transneptunian Cupido.

It’s just after the Election Day opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange.

Now don’t get me wrong.

Venus and Cupido are two of the good guys in astrology.

Venus is all about love, harmony, money, the arts, and beauty. It’s the feminine mystique personified.

Cupido is connected with community, family connections, and the sharing of common cultural heritage.

So when Venus and Cupido get together it’s typically good. We normally expect social harmony, pleasant connections, and marital bliss.

Venus Cupido S&P High
The Venus-Cupido conjunction marked a trading top for the S&P 500 in December, 2014.

But as this chart for the S&P 500 in 2014 shows, we sometimes get something else.

The Venus-Cupido conjunction coincides with trading tops about 60 percent of the time.

But this time the two planets meet, on Tuesday, November 8, we may get even more negative results.

Venus Cupido signals election violence
The Venus-Cupido conjunction on November 8, 2016 won’t be taking place in isolation. It may even trigger election violence.

This 90-degree dial for the Venus-Cupido conjunction shows the meeting of the two planets at 25º 41′ Sagittarius.

But what’s interesting is not just the connection between those two beneficial planets.

It’s the fact that they trigger the Uranus-Admetos midpoint.

That’s pretty ominous.

This midpoint activation signals shocking social convulsions. We could see wanton destruction, murders, earthquakes, and yes, even election violence.

At the very least, we can expect sudden breakups of trusted associations.

Individuals and factions will be excluded.

They’ll need to learn how to go it on their own.

They may have wounds that take a very long time to heal.

It’s not a pretty picture.

Election Violence and the Markets

Don’t forget. The markets can react to social and political news in dramatic ways.

Election violence could amplify the November Meltdown in equities.

That’s exactly why I hosted a special webinar earlier today.

November Meltdown Webinar
We discussed the prospects for election violence during the live webinar on November 5, 2016.

During that session we took an-depth look at the current planetary stress.

We explored the roots of the election stress.

We checked the horoscopes for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and James Comey.

And we shared solid strategies for profiting in these tense times.

The webinar recording is well worth downloading.

Election Violence in 1876

The election campaign this year has certainly been vicious.

But it’s not the only time that an election got nasty.

1876 election violence
Election violence was rampant in the aftermath of voting in 1876.

The prize for election violence goes to 1876.

Voters went to the polls on Tuesday, November 7, 1876. It was one of America’s most contentious and controversial contests.

The 1876 results are among the most disputed ever. But it’s certain that Samuel J. Tilden of New York outpolled Ohio’s Rutherford B. Hayes in the popular vote.

Hayes got 4,034,311 votes. Tilden got 4,288,546.

After a first count of votes, Tilden won 184 electoral votes. Hayes got 165.

But 20 votes were left unresolved. These 20 electoral votes were in dispute in four states.

In Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina, each party reported its candidate had won the state.

In Oregon one elector was replaced. He had been declared illegal for being an “elected or appointed official”.

Ultimately, all three of Oregon’s votes were awarded to Hayes.

Hayes thus had a majority of one in the Electoral College.

The Democrats cried fraud. Tension and hostility swept the country.

Tilden supporters threatened that Hayes would never be inaugurated.

“Tilden or Blood” became the rallying cry. In Columbus, Ohio, a shot was fired at Governor Hayes’s residence as he sat down to dinner. Supporters marched to his home, calling for the “president”.

Hayes tried to calm the crowd. “It is impossible,” he said, “at so early a time, to obtain the result.”

As incidents of election violence surged, President Grant took action. He strengthened the military force in and around Washington.

 

A look at the h1876-tildenhayesoroscope for the disputed election of 1876 is revealing.

Saturn activates the Mercury-Kronos midpoint, so authoritative communications were in short supply.

With the Venus/Chiron mipoint also getting triggered, harmony and cooperation were difficult to establish.

But most important of all, Saturn also activated the Uranus-Admetos midpoint at the 1876 election. That’s the same combination being triggered now, setting the stage for stress and tension, and possibly even some election violence.

Astro-Trading Symposium Coming Soon

The big Heart of the Lion Astro-Trading Symposium is just days away.

I’m excited, of course, and maybe just a little bit frantic – there are plenty of last-minute details to take care of.

We’ve got people coming from several continents coming.

They’ll be sharing their ideas, insights and experience in astro-trading – I’m really expecting this to be a breakthrough event in a lot of ways!

We’ve got lots of wonderful speakers lined up, too. Jim Cummins will be joining us, along with Doug Capehart, David Beazley, and Orest Taraban. And Michael Lee is flying in from Sydney, Australia just to be a part of this exciting event.

If you won’t be coming to Florida on September 26 and 27 to join us, you’ll certainly be missed.

And the fact is, this astro-trading symposium has some historical significance, too. It’ designed to be the first, but it certainl

We are, however, planning to videotape the entire event – I’ll be keeping you posted later about the availability of the recordings.

Saying Goodbye To My Brother

I’ve been saying goodbye to a loved one, and I’m feeling really tired.

Part of my fatigue is no doubt due to an intense travel schedule during the past week – I flew to Pennsylvania to help conduct a memorial service for my youngest brother Otto. That meant I had to deal with the usual stresses of airline security, crowded airports, and inconvenient timing.

I had a late connection coming back home to Florida. My Uber driver dropped me off at 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

I’m still trying to get back onto a regular sleep schedule. That has added to my weariness as well.

But on top of that, I’ve been getting a first-hand understanding of just how physically exhausting grief can be. It’s really taken me by surprise.

A Sudden Departure

The biggest surprise of all, though, was the fact that Otto died in the first place. He passed away suddenly on July 26, while he was vacationing in the North Carolina mountains. With him were his three adult children, his daughter-in-law, and his granddaughter, who will be 2 years old in October.

The day before he died, the whole crew took a day trip to visit with our parents, who are both in their early 90’s. Our other two siblings joined them there. It was a great family gathering.

It was also a wonderful opportunity for saying goodbye, although nobody knew that’s what they were doing at the time.

I missed that occasion, however. So I was glad that I had a chance to go deliver the eulogy at Otto’s memorial service last Sunday in Pennsylvania. He and I had been really close, even though I was 12 older than him and even though we spent most of our years widely separated by geography.

Otto Bost - Saying Goodbye
J. Otto Bost –  August 27, 1960 – July 26, 2016

It was truly rewarding for me to be so closely united with him, and to be a part of the final celebration of his life as we were saying goodbye to Otto.

It was also good to get better acquainted with my niece and nephews. With their Dad gone now, I’m sure we’ll find a need for stronger connections in future years.

An Excuse To Slow Down

And in a way I’m also grateful for the grief and the fatigue. They’ve slowed me down a bit. In the process I’ve found a much-needed opportunity for quiet reflection. I’ve been thinking about Otto, of course, but also about family and love and the remarkable comfort of the cycles in our lives.

As we were saying goodbye during the memorial service, Otto’s son Steven read aloud some verses from the great astrological book of Ecclesiastes. They keep running through my mind:

“To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted. . . .”

 

Celebrating the Solar Eclipse Book on Amazon

Last night Patty and I got together with Jim Cummins and his wife Joyce to share an evening of food and fun. The Florida weather here had actually gotten cool enough (down to the high 70’s I think) to make it comfortable enough to sit outside on the terrace for dinner, where we could check out the river and watch the traffic going by on the bridge as we enjoyed our conversation.

The reason for the celebration was two-fold – yesterday morning our first shipment of the new paper-bound edition of our book on “The Solar Eclipse of October 2014: Its Impact on the Markets” had arrived, and it was the first opportunity that Jim and I as co-authors had to get our hands on the physical evidence of the months of work we had put into the project.

And on top of that, I had just gotten confirmation yesterday that “The Solar Eclipse of October 2014: Its Impact on the Markets” is now available for purchase at Amazon.com – just in time for the actual eclipse itself, which is coming up on Thursday!

Although he’s written for magazines and newspapers for many years and is a regular contributor of in-depth articles on geopolitical astrology at our FinancialCyclesWeekly.com website, this new book marks Jim’s debut as a published book author. That made last night extra special, and I was truly pleased that all four of us were able to share the time together.

A Mercury Direct Stress Test & Stock Market Trading

This has been an eventful day, to say the least.

Mercury returned to direct motion this morning, after being retrograde since June 7.

That seemed to be good news for stock market trading, with all the major market indices breaking through previous resistance today to move to higher levels for the remainder of the trading day

Actually, Mercury resumption of direct motiont was a welcome transition at a lot of levels, especially since the last few days had seen more than their share of chaos, miscommunications, and general weirdness.

A couple of examples–

Yesterday, with Mercury in its final day of retrograde motion, I released my new e-book (what was I thinking when I picked THAT time!?!) on How To Time The Next Market Trading Top.

HTtimeTradingTopCover

This is an important new report which is the result of some months of research, back-testing, writing, and editing, so I was really glad to be able to make it available through my publishing company at Harmonic Research Associates.

But Mercury was retrograde so things got screwed up. A lot of people who ordered the instant download of this new publication got a confirmation email, but instead of getting this new report they gold a year-old monograph instead!

Not exactly what I had planned on, and it took us almost 24 hours to get everything straightened out, and to deliver copies of the real item to the people who had requested it.

And then, on a more personal level, there’s the repair work that just getting underway on the building that houses our penthouse condo overlooking the Manatee River here in Florida.

The condo association has contracted to have the exterior stucco repaired and the building repainted. That’s a nifty idea, except for the fact that virtually the entire outside of the seven-story building is going to be jack-hammered, with about six weeks of pounding, scraping and other chaos ahead of us. It’s a massive operation, and since we’re on the top floor, all the scaffolding and pulley systems for moving materials around are going to be installed right outside the window of my home office here, with plenty of turmoil in evidence throughout the month-and-a-half operation.

But here’s the kicker.

We had been told that this whole building repair thing was going to start in mid-August, so Patty and I have been making plans to work around that event as best we can.

That’s why we were especially surprised when we got back from lunch yesterday (June 30, with Mercury still retrograde) to discover that access to the front door of our condo had been blocked by massive construction equipment that the contractors had moved into place during our two-hour absence. They began the renovation work about six weeks ahead of schedule, and spent the rest of the afternoon pounding on the sides of the building, running noisy motors, and generally creating a commotion that’s sure to become the norm for the next month or so, whether we like it or not.

It’s not that I’m complaining, mind you. The building truly needs this work badly, and I’m really looking forward to having the renovation done.

But the bad timing and the botched communications still surprised me — as if I really needed a fresh lesson on the power of Mercury retrograde to mess things up!

And so today, Mercury returned to direct motion.

At last!

As this celestial event took place, was in the office of my cardiologist, getting ready to step onto a treadmill for a stress test, with a tube in my arm and all kinds of wires coming out of my chest.

I wasn’t really thinking too much about Mercury going direct at that moment, but the whole treadmill experience was a lot less challenging than I had anticipated, and the nurse who was working with me seemed impressed with what she observed.

I’ll have to wait until next week to review all the results with my cardiologist– this is my first full stress test since my heart surgery last October, so it’s good that we’ll be looking at the numbers when Mercury is no longer retrograde.

And I’m glad that Mercury had gone direct when I stepped onto the treadmill this morning!

 

What Really Works in Stock Market Trading with Astrology – Consistent Astro-Trading Results

We call it the Astro-Trading Advantage.

It’s the powerful edge you get as a trader when you combine the tools of technical analysis and solid fundamental perspectives with the unique insights provided by a connection with planetary cycles.

It’s what really works when you apply astrology to stock market trading.

Using the techniques of astrology in a consistent trading plan has produced annual returns that have out-performed the major market averages in stock market trading year after year after year.
Using the techniques of astrology in a consistent trading plan has produced annual returns that have out-performed the major market averages in stock market trading year after year after year.

It’s also what has empowered us to get such consistently profitable trading results with our Model Portfolio at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com.

And it’s the focus of the day-long intensive I’ll be presenting next Sunday, May 18, in Miami.

We’ll have an intimate group gathering for an up-close-and-personal look at what goes on behind the scenes as we prepare a weekly market analysis, fine-tune high-potential stock selections, and work out the details of specific trading strategies, including trade entry times and initial stop-loss levels.

We’ll not only discuss the concepts involved, we’ll also put them to practical use as the group refines the trading plan that will be shared later that evening with our inner circle group of Gold-Plus Elite members at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com.

This is unlike any other astro-trading workshop you’ve ever attended, and if you’re in the Miami area next Sunday (or if you can get there!) it’s definitely an experience that you won’t want to miss.

To get connected with the event, please RSVP to Lynne Hyde at 305-759-2202 (or email her at lynhyde@bellsouth.net) — the workshop will be held at her home, and she’ll be glad to provide you with directions.

Lynne’s home is a great location, by the way. For more information, see the blog post from earlier today at: http://marketastrologer.realbusinessresults.com/great-location-sunday-astro-trading-intensive/