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Mercury Neptune Astro-Trading

A Mercury Neptune conjunction is just ahead.

It’s not an extremely rare planetary alignment, but it’s still worth watching.

And it’s coming up again in just a few days, on Friday, April 3rd.

Mercury Neptune & S&P

If this Mercury Neptune is true to form, it’s likely to signal a big move upward in stock prices.

That’s why this particular Mercury Neptune set-up was one of the three big astrological events I talked about this morning.

I was the featured guest earlier today on Larry Pesavento’s show on TFNN – Trade What You See.

When we got together on the air, this upcoming planetary event was a big focus.

The Mercury Neptune Meeting Was Just One Topic

Larry and I discussed the likely market impact of the upcoming Mercury Neptune event, of course.

But we talked about the Cupido retrograde station on Thursday, the Jupiter Pluto conjunction on Saturday, the impact of the coronavirus, and more.

You can see the whole interview here:

Jupiter-Neptune Sextile Stories

I read a post recently from financial astrologer Gabriella Mittelman, who was commenting about the upcoming Jupiter-Neptune sextile series and its potential impact on the markets.

Gaby Mittelman Jupiter-Neptune Sextile
Financial astrologer Gaby Mittelman is looking into the effects of Jupiter-Neptune sextile alignments.

“I am looking further up into the sky, and I see that we will have a Jupiter in Capricorn 60° Neptune in Pisces,” she noted.

“I am running TS to see when did this happen before? It will take a long time, since I am searching from year 1000- 2030.”

Jupiter-Neptune Sextile Series

That’s an interesting astrological search. Based on Gaby’s question, I decided to scan for some historical perspectives.

Here are some notes on what I’ve come up with.

While Jupiter-Neptune 60-degree alignments aren’t terribly rare in and of themselves, the times when they occur with Jupiter in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces are much more infrequent.

Those alignments only have every 166 years.

Because Jupiter moves more rapidly than Neptune, Jupiter-Neptune sextile events are all waning sextiles, with Jupiter closing in on an upcoming conjunction with Neptune.

Waxing sextiles, on the other hand, have Jupiter separating from a conjunction with Neptune, and thus ahead of it in the zodiac.

Jupiter-Neptune Sextile Events in 2020

We’ll be getting three of these alignments this year.

The first is just ahead of us, on February 20. Jupiter and Neptune will both be in direct motion.

Jupiter and Neptune will both be retrograde on July 27. That’s when the second alignment will occur this year.

Finally on October 12, 2020, we’ll get the final Jupiter-Neptune sextile for the year. When that happens, Jupiter will have returned to direct motion. But Neptune will still be retrograde.

Historical Details

The last time we saw this pattern was in January 1854.

In digging into the background with alignment, I found 20 examples of sextiles with Jupiter in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces between the years 500 CE and 2500 CE.

I compiled all the data into a detailed report, with the dates, times, and zodiacal positions for all the events in this extended series.

CLICK HERE to download a free copy.

When you get your copy of the report, you’ll see at a glance the cycles and rhythms evident in the relationship between these two planets.

But as you look at it, pay particular attention to the event that took place in the year 1202.

On February 2, 1202, Jupiter and Neptune were not only exactly 60 degrees apart. They zodiacal degrees of their alignment in 2020.

That’s an important correspondence for a number of reasons. One of them is an event that happened in 1202.

That was the year that Leonardo da Pisa published his breakthrough book, Liber Abaci. It transformed modern mathematics by introducing the use of Arabic numerals as substitutes for Roman numerals in calculations. It also introduced the zero to the western world.

By the way, you may know of Leonardo da Pisa by his more popular nickname – Leonardo Fibonacci. He was also the one who discovered the Fibonacci ratios that are so important in our market calculations today.

Microsoft Trade Possibilities Ahead

It looks like a Microsoft trade may offer some real possibilities for astro-traders now.

Microsoft trade chart
The trading action for Microsoft is currently structured along the ninth-harmonic planetary price lines for geocentric Mars and Poseidon. Note the upward trading channel provided by the red price lines for geocentric Mars, providing solid expectations for rising prices ahead.

The current trading chart for Microsoft (NASDAQ – MSFT) shows a mild uptrend in a trading channel. We have every reason to expect that trend to continue.

But other things are happening, too!

Transits Set Up A Positive Microsoft Trade

There are some powerful transiting dynamics that we shouldn’t ignore. They have the potential for a major impact coming up in the next few weeks.

First of all there’s Jupiter.

Action by transiting Jupiter is bringing it into opposition to the transneptunian factor Kronos in the Microsoft First-Trade horoscope. That line-up suggests that higher prices for this stock may be coming up soon.

That gets big reinforcement from transiting Pluto, which is activating both First-Trade Jupiter and the First-Trade Ascendant.

Together, these transiting dynamics form an incredibly powerful combination.

As we look at the potential for a profitable Microsoft trade, then, we can expect a massive price bump for this bellwether tech stock.

The move could be quite memorable.

Note that because of the role that transiting Pluto is playing here, it may take a few weeks to see the full price impact.

After all, Pluto moves very slowly. So the positive action here may follow the Pluto pace, taking its time in benefiting this stock.

Here’s a quick video that puts the current situation into perspective:

As this Astro-Traders’ Tip of the Week suggests, this may be a very good time indeed to look at a Microsoft trade as a potential winning move in your own portfolio!

An Exceptional Jupiter Retrograde Station

A Jupiter retrograde station isn’t terribly rare,

We get one every year, followed by a direct station about four months later.

When we back-test the impact of Jupiter retrograde stations on the price action in the S&P 500 Index, we get a pretty straightforward picture of their effect:

The stock market index typically rallies for about three weeks prior to the date of the station, and then goes into a period of congested trading before moving into a decline about three weeks following the retrograde station.

This is the usual market behavior when we lump all Jupiter retrograde stations together, regardless of their zodiac position.

Taken as a group, the Fire sign examples of the Jupiter retrograde station look like this in their average impact on the S&P:

A look at the Jupiter retrograde station examples in mutable signs reveals their similarity to the average Jupiter retrograde station results overall. It looks like this:

When we examine Jupiter retrograde stations as distinguished by their individual zodiac sign, however, we discover that the market’s reaction can vary widely, depending on the particular zodiac sign involved.

Jupiter retrograde stations in Aries and Scorpio, for example, bring more bearish responses, while those in Cancer and Libra tend to be more bullish. And then there’s Sagittarius.

The S&P action when Jupiter goes retrograde in Sagittarius is strongly bullish.

The Last Jupiter Retrograde Station In Sagittarius Was In 2007

It’s been a long time since we saw the last Jupiter retrograde station in Sagittarius.

Jupiter Retrograde Station 2007
The last time we had a Jupiter retrograde station in Sagittarius, on April 5, 2007, the S&P 500 responded with a strong two-month rally supported by a Gann line, with the index climbing by more than six percent before it broke support. Four months later, on October 11, 2007, the S&P set a new record high of 1576.09 after adding an additional three percent to its upward move. That high, of course, led to the sell-off culminating in the crash of 2008, marking the beginning of the Great Recession. The S&P wouldn’t get back to trading at its 2007 high price levels until April 2013.

That’s important to us today because Jupiter is about to go retrograde at 24º Sagittarius on Wednesday, April 10.

We expect a bullish response, although it may include some trading consolidation along the way. That positive expectation is reinforced by the Jupiter station’s position relative to the chart for the New York Stock Exchange – it activates the Uranus/Kronos midpoint, suggesting a sudden surge to new trading highs.

Transneptunian Zodiac Connections

Transneptunian zodiac connections don’t get a lot of attention.

We use the transneptunian planets in our market forecasting work.

We turn to them as we uncover active planetary price lines in trading charts.

But transneptunian factors are rarely understood.

Even some highly-experienced professional astrologers don’t give them much recognition.

And almost nobody understands their connection to the signs of the zodiac.

What’s A Transnepstunian Planet, Anyway?

The transneptunian planets were postulated before they were discovered.

They were first theorized by the German astrologer Alfred Witte. It was just after World War I.

Witte was a brilliant astrologer and mathematician.

He intimately understood connections between planetary cycles and real-world events.

But Witte saw  something missing.

Some events happened without obvious astrological correlations.

That seemed especially true in war.

Hence Witte’s flash of inspiration.

Alfred Witte’s Big Idea

He concluded that there must be more planets orbiting the Sun.

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune had companions.

They just hadn’t been discovered yet.

But these hypothetical planets were making their influence felt. They were triggering real events.

Their effects were mainly evident in combination with other planetary influences.

So Witte went to work. He calculated their apparent orbits. He added them to his horoscopes.

And they worked.

The transneptunian factors that Witte and his students theorized really helped explain events.

They helped in individual horoscopes. But they were really powerful in mundane charts. Those are horoscopes associated with nations and global events.

Transneptunians are potent factors in financial astrology.

And since Witte’s day – about 100 years later – we found Kuiper Belt objects.

They’re in the zone where Witte predicted we’d find the transneptunians.

The Transneptunian Zodiac Connection

But their connection to signs of the zodiac is obscure.

That’s why I was intrigued when one of my students asked me about that connection.

She’s an astro-trader, refining her approach to the markets.

Our regular telephone sessions review her progress.

And she asked the question.

“How do transneptunians relate to the signs of the zodiac?”

I decided to record my answer.

It took me 45 minutes. But it’s the most direct and concise discussion you’ll find anywhere.

Hear It For Yourself

Transneptunian Zodiac
Transneptunian Zodiac Connections

That’s why I decided to make that recording available.

It’s been edited slightly. The audio quality has been cleaned up a little.

But in the audio, you’ll get the facts. You’ll hear details and nuances about transneptunian connects that aren’t available elsewhere.

And best of all, it’s available now as an instant MP3 download.

You’ll find details HERE.

The Donald Trump Election and W. D. Gann

It’s just been 24 days since the Donald Trump election as president of the United States.

We still haven’t completely assimilated its consequences.

The Trump election surprised the political pundits, to say the least.

We weren’t 100 percent certain about the outcome prior to election day on November 8th.

But we certainly weren’t as surprised by the Trump election as many of the television talking heads seemed to be.

After all, following the lead of top mundane astrologer Nick Campion, we had examined the transits to the natal horoscopes of the presidential candidates on inauguration day.

Trump Election Results Show At The Inauguration

Nick says that since the exact time of the new president taking office is specified by law, the inauguration chart, set for noon on January 20, 2017, is the best guide to an election’s outcome.

The transits to Hillary Clinton’s natal chart on that date aren’t particularly horrible. They aren’t particularly outstanding, either.

Trump election inauguration
The ultimate outcome of the Trump election is shown on Inauguration Day.

But Donald J. Trump’s transits are pretty spectacular.

In fact, they clearly define the expectation for a Trump election.

At the time of the Oath of Office, Venus will be in a 150-degree quincunx to Donald Trump’s natal Jupiter. That signals a particularly joyful time, although it may lack fulfillment at some level.

Venus will also be in opposition to Trump’s natal conjunction of the transneptunian factors Cupido and Apollon. This suggests a time of harmonious union with many people, with an emphasis on oratory and vocal skill.

Perhaps most importantly, however, transiting Jupiter will be trine Donald Trump’s natal Sun.

Alfred Witte describes the Sun/Jupiter combination as signifying “the cheerful man” or “fortunate rich man”.

That pretty much nails the outcome of the Trump election.

The Stock Market Reaction To The Trump Election

As the news of the Donald Trump election began to break in the early morning hours of November 9, stock market futures began to plunge. But that nose-dive didn’t last long.

Rally After Trump Election
The market rally after the Trump election continued for weeks before topping out at the New Moon.

By the time the markets officially opened at 9:30 Wednesday morning, stocks had bounced back.

They started a spectacular rally that went on for weeks.

In fact, it lasted until the next New Moon, a stressful event with an impact both in and out of the markets.

Again, this was a surprising development for many pundits, who had anticipated a market crash in the event of a Trump election.

But students of W. D. Gann weren’t surprised.

Gann’s Comments Applied To The Trump Election

In his 1923 book Truth of the Stock Tape, W. D. Gann specifically addressed the question of “After-Election Rallies” in the stock market.

“When any important election, either presidential or otherwise, take place,” Gann wrote, “and the market has pretty well discounted it, but the general public through the country figure that the event is favorable, they, of course, send in buying orders the next day after election, and stocks are strong until this demand is satisfied. It will always pay you to wait two or three days after election and see whether the market continues to move in the same direction after election as it did before.”

To add perspective current to his day, Gann mentioned the 1912 election of Woodrow Wilson. (As a side note, there’s an interesting comparison of the Trump election with that of Wilson by Bloomberg commentator Jonathan Bernstein.)

“Stocks were strong the first day after Wilson was elected the first time,” W. D. Gann noted, “but the decline started promptly after public buying orders had been filled. Always be careful of buying on top of after-election rallies. In the same way, if stocks open off and decline the first two or three days after election, be careful about selling them, as it may be only the public selling because they are scared and the insiders may support the market and start an advance.”

Good advice!

Planetary Pairs in the Markets

Planetary pairs are one of the keys to effective analysis in astro-trading.

What are planetary pairs?

Basically they’re just two different planets that are used in combination to determine the characteristics of specific market action.

Different planetary pairs can be used with different stocks.

Ideally the planets involved will not only connect with the trading action, but will also relate in some way with the characteristics of the company as well.

But even if you’ve managed to select a good pair, it may not last.

Sometimes the trading energy for a particular stock will shift, and the planetary pairs will no longer describe the trading action accurately.

When that happens it’s up to us as astro-traders to examine other potential combinations of planetary pairs. We begin the search for what’s working now.

Picking The Best Planetary Pairs For Trading

Sometimes that search can be pretty frustrating.

We may look through dozens of planetary pairs, seeking in vain for the precise combination that fits the behavior of the stock we want to trade.

At other times the process of filtering through potential planetary pairs takes almost no time at all.

With a flash of inspiration, the perfect combination seems to appear magically!

But what is it that makes the perfect combination?

Fast and Slow

Ideally, you’re looking for one fast-moving planet and one slower-moving planet.

The faster planet will often help define trading trends, while its slower-moving companion helps structure key zones of support and resistance.

And fast and slow are always comparative.

Mercury is faster than Jupiter, but Jupiter is faster than Pluto.

Generally speaking, though, when you pick a fast planet you’ll be selecting the Sun or the Moon, or Mercury, Venus, or Mars.

For slower-moving planets you’ve got lots of options.

Transneptunians As Slow Planets

The Transneptunian Factors are particularly slow moving, which can make them extremely useful in constructing planetary pairs for market analysis.
TNP Transitions Planetary Pairs

We discussed this briefly in our recent webinar on the current Admetos action. Our focus was “The Hidden Transneptunian Transition Just Ahead” – the session provided an in-depth look at some critical factors other financial astrologers have overlooked. The webinar recording is worth downloading and reviewing in detail.

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America 1956 vs. America 2016

W. D. Gann paid a lot of attention to 60-year cycles.

They matter in the markets.

They also matter in social and economic trends.

And they matter in our personal lives as well.

Remember that 60 years is a triple synodic cycle of Jupiter and Saturn – very potent indeed!

But now it’s been over 60 years since W. D. Gann died.

What Would W. D. Gann Think About America 2016?

It’s kind of hard to imagine.

After all, there have been some pretty big changes in the last six decades.

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But is America a better place today than it was back in 1956?

Of course many people living in America 2016 couldn’t even imagine a world without cell phones, FaceBook or cable television, but was life really so bad back then?

And there are plenty of other interesting contrasts, too.

Michael Snyder describes some of them in his recent blog post – America 1956 vs. America 2016

Market Rally Midpoint Action

When I commented yesterday on the big market rally, I left something out.

I was focused on the impact of this week’s Uranus/Pluto waxing square on Janet Yellen’s natal horoscope.

I neglected to mention an important transiting dynamic.

A Market Rally Alignment

The Sun was square the Juipiter/Apollon midpoint as the market rally was in full swing.

My friend Bill Sarubbi (known to many as Bill Meridian, author of The Predictive Power of Eclipse Paths and other essential works on astro-trading) pointed out the omission.

I’m truly grateful that he brought it to my attention.

Some years ago it was Bill, along with Charles Emerson and Gary Christen, who encouraged me to look at the Transneptunian factors like Apollon in my astrological work.

Arch Crawford also helped push me in that direction.

Even though I resisted the notion of “hypothetical planets” at first, I finally gave it a look.

I’ve been hooked ever since.

The Transneptunians can indeed add important information to our astrological interpretations. And because they are slow-moving, even generational in their influence, they’re especially useful in mundane astrology and macro-economic considerations.

Apollon is the Transneptunian factor that’s connected with global expansion, the growth of science and technology, commercial activity, and the spreading of influence far and wide.

In combination with Jupiter, it’s a classic indicator of big money. That can be expressed in individual wealth or in the capitalization of a major corporation.

It can also mean a market rally.

What Alfred Witte Said

The comments of Alfred Witte, who literally wrote the book on Transneptunian influences, certainly support the idea of a market rally getting triggered by Jupiter/Apollon action.

(You can read Witte’s remarks on the subject in this article on “What Witte Said About The Sun At The Jupiter/Apollon Midpoint”).

What’s even more interesting, though, is what we can learn by back-testing the effects of eighth-harmonic solar alignments with the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint.

This chart shows the tendency toward a market rally after this alignment. It’s based on the events that took place over the last 30 years. But it doesn’t include the Sun’s square to the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint yesterday.

SunJupiterApollon Market Rally
When the Sun hits the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint, it can trigger a market rally in large-cap equities.

As you can see, the idea of the Sun in contact with the transiting Jupiter/Apollon midpoint being connected with a market rally doesn’t look too bad.

A Caution About Predicting A Market Rally

Even so, it’s important not to jump to conclusions. Although the impact of the Sun’s square to the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint was certainly evident in the market rally this week, it doesn’t happen all the time.

In fact, a market rally fails to materialize most of the time.

Remember that we get eight eighth-harmonic alignments of the Sun to the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint each year.

While they do in fact bring stock prices up on average, we don’t see a market rally of historical proportions each time they occur.

Note as well that the average pop in the S&P after a solar contact with the Jupiter/Apollon midpoint tends to be about one-third of one percent.

That’s nothing like the market rally we’ve seen in the past couple of days!

 

Jupiter and the Moon Caught My Eye

I spend so much of my time examining planetary positions by looking at astrological charts that it’s always an unexpected delight when I take the time to look into the sky and see what’s really going on.

That’s what happened to me just before dawn this morning when I stepped out onto the terrace overlooking the Manatee River.

The river was already turning red in the east, and as I gazed overhead I saw the Moon and Jupiter, both shining brightly.

They had met in a conjunction around 8 o’clock last night, but were still close enough together this morning to bring a big smile to my face – even before I’d had my morning coffee!

Although I’m mainly thinking about the Moon in relation to its impact on astro-trading action in the stock market, it’s nice to be reminded just how beautiful astrology really is.