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North Pole Stress & Uranus/Pluto

North Pole New Moon Sunset
A “Midnight Sun” New Moon Sunset at the North Pole

My friend Janie just emailed me this beautiful North Pole picture of the sunset at the New Moon.

I’m not sure what the original source of the photo was. But whether or not it was actually taken at the North Pole, it’s definitely a gorgeous image.

It’s also a little ironic that this North Pole photo arrived this morning.

That’s because I’ve been reflecting on all the big world events that have been taking place. A lot has been going on the last couple of days.

That’s when we’ve been feeling the effects of the current Uranus/Pluto waxing square.

Disruptive Developments

And as we expected, most of those events have been disruptive in one way or another:

The hostage crisis in Sydney, Australia.

The shootings, in Philadelphia.

The Russian ruble going into virtual free-fall.

The massacre of 132 schoolchildren by the Taliban in Pakistan.

The abrupt shift in the decades-old conflict between Cuba and the United States, reestablishing diplomatic relations.

And the North Pole.

The North Pole?

Right.

Although the event hasn’t gotten much play in the news media, the North Pole is suddenly becoming very important.

And that’s not because it’s the reputed residence of Santa Claus. He will be focusing lots of attention on the North Pole next week.

In this case, it’s Denmark that’s in the spotlight.

As reported by the Associated Press and Quartz.com, Denmark has just completed a 12-year, $50-million research project. It to surveyed the 2,000-kilometer-long underwater mountain range that runs north of Siberia.

It’s conclusion? The underwater mountains are actually a part of Greenland. That’s an autonomous territory controlled by Denmark.

Bigger Than Denmark Itself

As a result, Denmark is now claiming sovereignty over 556,463 square miles of the North Pole. That’s an area about 20 times the size of Denmark itself.

This puts Denmark in direct competition and possible confrontation with both the U.S. and Russia. They both also claim the same territory as theirs.

What does it mean? We can learn a lot from Denmark’s official publication  on the “Kingdom of Denmark Strategy for the Arctic 2011-2020” – you can download the pdf version here.

Demark North Pole UranusPluto
Denmark’s claim of North Pole sovereignty comes into focus when we see the effect of the Uranus/Pluto waxing square.

And don’t forget the astrology involved.

The transits hitting the Denmark national horoscope at the time of the Uranus/Pluto waxing square are very powerful.

It’s a Neptune Return for the nation. It’s time for big ideas and new fantasies.

Jupiter conjoins the national Poseidon. That’s even more evidence of expanded thinking.

Chiron conjoins Demark’s national Kronos. So there may be issues about superiority and domination.

And most important of all, the transiting Uranus/Pluto square aligns with the Mars/Hades square in Denmark’s chart.

This could get serious!

 

Canada Hit By Solar Eclipse

The news came in from Ottawa early this afternoon.

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The Canadian parliament was in lock-down. A Canadian soldier was dead, and there had been lots of gunfire in the halls of government as the political leadership was meeting in caucus sessions just before 10:00 a.m.

It was just two days after a self-anointed jihadist had mowed down two Canadian soldiers with his car, and had killed by police after a high-speed chase.

But were today’s shootings related to that event?

Was this a declaration of war, a reprisal for Canada’s support of the U.S.-led offensive against the Islamic State,  a full-scale terrorist attack by ISIL, or a classic “lone gunman” scenario?

Or was it a false flag operation, designed to drum up anti-Islamic hysteria?

For hours the news was muddled, the reports unclear. Officials said the threat was gone, but Canadian police were still swarming through the streets with weapons drawn, ordering citizens to take cover well into the afternoon.

So what was going on?

The solar eclipse in Scorpio was making its influence felt, more than 24 hours before the solar eclipse event itself.

This is the big event that is detailed in the new book on “The Solar Eclipse of October 2014: Its Impact on the Markets” – it’s coming up tomorrow, on Thursday, October 23.

It’s a partial solar eclipse that will visible throughout North America, and its path of highest impact runs close to Ottawa:

EclipsePathOct2014

And because the effects of solar eclipses are often evident prior to the actual solar eclipse itself, and with this solar eclipse path hitting Canada, it made a lot of sense to get the news from Ottawa today.

It was enough to send me into my chart files, to take a look at the horoscope for Canada:

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This  presentation of the Canada horoscope on the 90-degree dial has the red-arrow pointer at the position of the solar eclipse. It activates the Neptune/Pluto midpoint in the Canadian chart, indicating powerful changes whose true significance is only recognized in the future. So it may take a while before we really know what was going on today.

Even more noteworthy is the solar eclipse activation of the Mars/Kronos midpoint in the Canadian horoscope. This symbolizes the power of the State, especially as it’s expressed through police and military action. It also suggests, of course, acts of violence against people in power or in high governmental roles.

As is so often the case, the astrology of events does a much better job of describing the day’s events than the explanations offered by the news media….

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.

What’s Happening with Gold Trading Astrology?

With the situation in Iraq spiraling downward so precipitously and lots of uncertainty hitting the markets for Crude Oil, it shouldn’t be too surprising to see Gold getting some extra attention.

The yellow metal typically climbs in price whenever there’s some kind of geopolitical crisis brewing.

But in this case, we need to be paying attention to Gold trading astrology, too. It looks like Gold is getting some help from the Sun/Kronos combination that has had such a profound effect on the price of the precious metal in recent years.

In particular, we got a Sun/Kronos parallel last week as Gold was moving into rally mode; that parallel of declination will be coming into play toward the end of the month, as we get ready for the Sun/Kronos conjunction on June 29.

My expectation is that the Sun/Kronos conjunction then will give us the trigger we need for a substantial rally in Gold as we move into July and August.

If that’s the case, then the response we’ve seen in the last week with the Sun/Kronos parallel is just a preview of coming attractions!

By the way, you can see a chart for Gold that features the Sun/Kronos dynamics on the FinancialCyclesWeekly.com website. Check it out at:

http://www.financialcyclesweekly.com/public/Gold-Gets-A-Boost-From-the-SunKronos-Parallel.cfm

And while you’re at it, be sure to print out the list of Sun/Kronos alignments at:

http://www.financialcyclesweekly.com/public/The-Sun-and-Kronos-Move-the-Price-of-Gold.cfm

Unanswered Questions as the Planets Impact Stock Market Trading Movements

Wow!

I always enjoy the opportunity to chat with Michael Yorba when he invites me to be a guest on his Traders Network radio show– we discuss the upcoming prospects for stock market trading, and he does a really great job of asking questions that bring the planetary connections with market movements into an understandable perspective.

But during our time on the air together just before the closing bell on Wall Street yesterday, the conversation was not only lively– it took us into a lot of interrelated topics that ultimately provided a great overview of the big-picture situation in the markets today.

As Michael put it during the interview, “A lot of people are yawning at the markets now, but I’m not so sure that this is one of those yawning moments. It could be the start of something big.”

We touched on the impact of Mercury and Neptune on current conditions in stock market trading, on crude oil and precious metals, on the geopolitical troubles that have been brewing (and which have been described so incisively by our friend and colleague Jim Cummins in his articles for FinancialCyclesWeekly.com), on the prospects for increasing market volatility as we look at the VIX during the coming weeks, and a whole lot more.

In fact, we actually ran out of time during the interview, and Michael had to sign off with an unanswered question still dangling– about today’s potent combination of Friday the 13th and the Full Moon.

I’ll be putting up a new blog post on that subject within the next couple of hours, so be sure to check back then (or Subscribe To This Blog to get email notifications whenever a new post is added).

In the meantime, here’s the recording of yesterday’s interview on the Traders Network show:

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Here’s The Solar Eclipse Webinar Recording!

We had an incredible string of technical glitches, broken links, and other snags in getting our Solar Eclipse Webinar up and running today, but at least we did manage to get a reasonably good video recording of the event.

The webinar focused on the April 29 solar eclipse, of course, but we also touched on the S&P 500, Apple Computer (AAPL), Gold, BitCoin, the Yen, the geopolitical situation, successful trades, and a whole lot more, including a specific trading strategy that can be applied to any solar eclipse.

We also highlighted the huge amount of information that’s just been published in the new e-book on “The Solar Eclipse of April 2014: Its Impact on the Markets”, and gave away a great free gift– if you watch the recording, you can get the gift, too.

When you check out the recording, be sure to have a pen and paper handy. There’s a lot here that you’ll want to remember!

The entire recording runs about an hour and 10 minutes.

You can watch the video for our webinar on  “Profits in the Shadows – How You Can Prepare for the April 29 Solar Eclipse” right here:

httpv://youtu.be/84QwjoYWIaQ

Great Questions About The Solar Eclipse

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Michael Yorba for a number of years now, initially when he first got started with his “Commodity Classics” TV show (he was a pioneer in online broadcasting, back in the pre-Neflix days when there was still net neutrality and there was barely enough bandwidth to get a signal through), and more recently as a regular commentator on his Traders Network radio show, which is broadcast live KFXR-1190 AM radio in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas and streamed to listeners around the world via the internet.

One of the great things about Michael is that he’s a trader himself, so he really knows what he’s talking about when he discusses the markets on the radio.

He’s also worked hard to become knowledgeable about astro-trading.

When Michael Yorba and I first started working together, he didn’t know anything at all about planetary influences in the markets. But he got a copy of one of the early editions of The Basic Stock Market Astrology Home Study Course from me, and diligently worked through all the lessons. He’s considerably expanded his astro-trading expertise since then.

That’s why it was no surprise to me during our interview time on his Traders Network show yesterday, when he asked me some probing, to-the-point questions about the impact of the big solar eclipse we’ve got coming up next Tuesday.

He had me on for two segments of the program, so we had plenty of time to get into depth about the time and location of the eclipse, the connections it has with current geopolitical strife, the effects we’re expecting in the markets, our trading philosophy here at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com, the new monograph on The Solar Eclipse of April 2014: Its Impact on the Markets, and a whole lot more.

Along the way, we even got in some conversation about Apple Computer (AAPL) and the S&P 500, referring to charts that I had posted on his social network page as well as on this blog. To take a look at them now, just CLICK HERE.

The recording of this interview is in two segments:

Here’s the first one:


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And here’s the second part:


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By the way, if you haven’t signed up yet for the webinar that’s mentioned in the interview, you need to do that right away. It’s a free event, but you need to register ahead of time. You can do that at:

http://www.onlinemeetingnow1.com/register/?id=a4554d0803

 

The Planets Signal More Strife in Ukraine, Arctic Contests, A Possible EuroZone Collapse, and Even Some Big News for the U.S. Stock Market

My colleague Jim Cummins has just contributed a new article for our “Big Picture Perspectives” section in the members area of our website at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com.

It’s titled “Bookends of Time“, referring to the pivotal role that solar eclipses play in world events and economic trends. That’s a fitting subject, since the next big solar eclipse is just a few days away.

As usual, Jim is full of insights on global actions and personalities, using his vast knowledge of mundane astrology to bring out perspectives that you won’t find anywhere else.

In this piece, he tells us that “It is now a certainty that Vladimir Putin will send his forces into Ukraine before this month is out – most likely before the Solar Eclipse of April 29, fulfilling my forecast from March 19, which is cited later in this article.”

Jim has a lot to say about what’s coming up in the coming weeks, in the light of (or should we say the shadow of?) the Apirl 29 solar eclipse. And he goes beyond that as well, extending his forecast well into the next six months and beyond.

“The big issue going from the summer to the fall of this year,” he says, “will be the contests over who has what control in the Arctic regions, as the Fall eclipses highlight those regions…meanwhile, the next several weeks will be back-peddling for some, while Mars is still retrograde, through May 19, and continued brazen violence by others, such as the horrifically vicious Boko Haram in Nigeria, and the social eruptions through much of South America, and the continuing saga of Europe’s collapsing economies, paving the way for a forthcoming soaring American stock market.”

You can read Jim’s complete article on “Bookends of Time” at the FinancialCyclesWeekly.com website. Go to: http://www.financialcyclesweekly.com/members/Bookends-of-Time.cfm

Getting Up To Speed on Geopolitics & The Markets

For the past couple of months mundane astrologer Jim Cummins has been a regular contributor to the FinancialCyclesWeekly website, providing our members there with fabulous in-depth insights into the big events unfolding around the globe.

The information that he has shared is not only interesting and informative; it’s essential reading for anyone who wants to stay fully informed on the kinds of events that can upset the international balance of power and create the kind of turmoil that move the markets in significant ways.

If you’re one of our members, you’ve already gotten access to Jim’s outstanding work. But if you’re not a member, there’s now a limited-time opportunity for you to get free access to the first three articles Jim has contributed to FinancialCyclesWeekly.com.

You can get all three articles as an instant pdf download, so you can read all the articles on your computer screen or print them out for future reference.

To get access, go to: http://bit.ly/BigPix

 

How About THAT for a Sneaky Chess Move?

With the back-to-back retrograde stations by Mars and Saturn on March 1 and 2 coinciding with Russia’s incursion in the Crimea and the intensification of the crisis in the Ukraine (and setting the stage for the crisis-reaction pull-back in global stock markets yesterday), it’s been fascinating to watch the roles that key personalities play as events unfold.

Mundane astrologer Jim Cummins, who contributes regular “Big Picture Perspectives” articles for our members at the FinancialCyclesWeekly.com website, has been doing a great job of bringing some of those personalities into focus. You can see his latest article on the situaion in the Ukraine at http://www.financialcyclesweekly.com/snip/134.htm — it’s well worth reading, since a good background understanding of the geopolitical turmoil we’re in is essential to being properly positioned in the markets now.

It is, after all, a very challenging set of circumstances, and the markets can eat you alive if you’re not fully informed and prepared. That’s why we provide specific trading plans and timing strategies through our Gold-Plus Elite membership program at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com — to help our members trade safely and profitably in uncertain times.

At any rate, though, Jim Cummins has described Vladimir Putin as a master chess player on the geopolitical stage, and that’s an appropriate characterization, especially considering the Russian President’s recent moves in securing the Crimea while letting the interim breakaway government in the Ukraine stand (at least for now).

To get the real picture here, just adhere to the old adage and “follow the money.” While control in Crimea is a key to maintaining hegemony in oil and natural gas, that’s only part of the story.

Russia has committed to providing the Ukraine with $15 billion in economic aid, but so far it has only delivered on about $3 billion of that commitment. And with its economy in chaos, the Ukraine definitely needs the money.

But that Russian commitment, of course, was to the OLD Ukrainian government, the one that just got ousted last week without any real resistance. We shouldn’t overlook the fact that Putin could have sent in troops to crush the rebellion or topple the interim government before it even got started, but he chose not to.

It was an interesting gambit, not unworthy of an accomplished chess player.

After all, with a new Ukrainian government in place Russian is now off the hook to the tune of about $12 billion.

And with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arriving in Kiev today, guess who’s been left behind to pick up the tab as Putin heads for the exits?