The dollar surge in the weeks since the U.S. presidential election has certainly been impressive.
The greenback is currently up by more than 6 percent since its initial reactive pull-back as the election results started to come in.
But the dollar surge is not just the result of the surprising outcome of the U.S. election.
The growing anticipation of an interest rate hike by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is also in the mix, adding to the strength of the dollar surge as well.
As we’ve watched the persistence of the dollar surge in recent weeks, it’s certainly been very tempting to see the currency’s rise from a short-term perspective. That’s not necessarily the wisest perspective, however.
The Planetary Action Behind The Dollar Surge
The fact is, a look at the ups and downs in the dollar over the longer term reveals planetary dynamics at work behind the scenes.
The 90-degree dial that’s shown here, for the U.S. Coinage Act which created the dollar in 1792, highlights the Aries point world axis for the dollar, which is reflected in this chart through Uranus, Mercury/Venus, and Saturn/Apollon.
It’s the Saturn/Apollon dynamic, with the two planets 49.25 degrees apart at the time of the dollar’s inception, that has the strongest impact on long-term dollar cycles. Whenever Saturn and Apollon return to that same degree of separation, we need to pay particular attention to action in the dollar.
But even the 49.25 degree angle doesn’t give us the whole story behind the dollar surge. As the monthly trading chart for the Dollar Index illustrates, the Saturn/Apollon eighth-harmonic action is also quite important in key turning points and price fluctuations.
The highlighted monthly price bars show the opposition in June & September 1997 and March 1998; the 135-degree angle on 6/5/2001; the waning square in August 2004, January 2005 & May 2005; the waning semi-square on 8/21/2008; the triple conjunction in 2012; and the waxing semi-squares in March, April & November of this year.
The planetary price lines shown on the chart are for Saturn and Apollon in the fourth harmonic, defining key points of support & resistance.
, I had a great chat with Arch Crawford yesterday after the New York markets closed.
As usual, our conversation was mainly about astrology, and the potential impact of current planetary alignments on geopolitics and market action.
Arch Crawford had called me because he was concerned about the sheer volume of planetary aspects that will be forming during the hours that the markets are open today. “I don’t know when I’ve seen so much stuff coming together so intensely,” he said.
I agreed. The stage is set by an Apollon direct station in the early morning hours, prior to the opening bell. But after the market opens this morning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time, we’ve got an amazing string of planetary alignments in rapid-fire succession throughout the trading day.
Here’s What Got Arch Crawford’s Attention
Venus will be in a waxing semi-square to Mars at 9:49 a.m.
Mars will be in opposition to Pluto at 10:12 a.m.
Venus will form a waning sesquiquadrate to Pluto at 10:31 a.m.
Mercury will be contraparallel Uranus at 1:04 p.m.
Mercury will form a waning sesquiquadrate to Saturn at 1:48 p.m.
Mars will parallel Jupiter at 2:33 p.m.
And then just a few minutes prior to the closing bell, at 3:36 p.m., Mercury will align with the transneptunian factor Vulcanus in the 24th harmonic.
Later this evening, after the markets have closed for the day, we’ll also get a Mercury/Pluto oppositon, Mercury in a waning semi-square to Venus, and Mars in a waxing semi-square to Admetos. And on top of that, we have a New Moon tonight.
That’s quite a line-up, to say the least!
But What About The Apollon Station?
In talking with Arch, I pointed out that most of the activating forces at work are fast-moving planets, so even though there may be a disruptive impact, the overall effect may not be long-lasting. But the direct station by Apollon is another matter.
“I’m not sure that we should overlook the Apollon station,” I said. “That could be enough by itself to signal an important change. In my experience, whenever there’s a station of anything, it’s worth paying attention to”
“Absolutely,” Arch Crawford said. “I agree with you there. It’s one of the biggest things that happens. The most important are the eclipses, and then the planetary stations. Next would be sign changes by planets. Next would be the alignments – but the more planets involved, the bigger the effect. That’s what I’ve found. And this is a bunch of planets!”
A bunch of planets indeed!
As this 90-degree dial shows, the alignments today are quite intense. The red pointer arrow on the dial is aimed at the tight configurations between Mars, Pluto and Mercury. Just opposite that, the small red arrow points to the eighth-harmonic activations by Venus and Saturn.
But what’s really interesting here are the planetary midpoints triggers today.
There are key activations of Sun/Node, Sun/Hades, Sun/Kronos, Mercury/Hades, Jupiter/Chiron, and Saturn/Poseidon.
Jupiter triggers both the Mars/Hades and Pluto/Hades midpoints – not a very pretty picture.
Remember the Apollon station? It triggers the Jupiter/Hades midpoint, signaling a widespread lack of money and disturbed happiness.
And that’s not all.
The Moon/Kronos midpoint, for example, is triggered by Mercury (independent, autocratic thinking and communications), Venus (women in positions of national leadership), Mars (officials acting despotically), and Saturn (hindrances or losses through officials and/or prominent women).
Maybe that means we should be paying close attention to what Angela Merkel and Janet Yellen have to say today.
In fact, Arch Crawford mentioned both Janet Yellen’s congressional testimony and the vote in the Greek parliament today as possible arenas where we might see the current planetary tensions find expression.
Just how dire will the outcome be? We’ll have to wait and see, of course.
But no matter what happens, from an astrological perspective this is definitely a day worth watching!