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Tulip Bulbs and Poseidon Power

“It doesn’t seem like tulip bubs to me.”

The mania over tulip bulbs is nothing like the powerful trading power of bitcoin.

That was Larry Pesavento’s comment on Wednesday.

The date was special because of the retrograde station by Poseidon.

He and I had gotten together on his Trade What You See program on the Tiger Financial News Network.

TFNN caters to traders who are interested in cutting-edge techniques and perspective for enhancing their performance in the markets.

An Astro-Trading Forum

Larry’s show is noteworthy, not just because he has such vast experience in trading and in training traders, but also because he’s so appreciative of the unique advantages that astro-trading techniques can bring to the market environment.

That’s why it’s always a joy when I get to join him on the air.

We get to talk trading. And we get to talk about astrology.

But tulip bulbs?

The Tulip Bulb Story

Larry was referring, of course, to the historical tulip bulb mania of 1637.

It was a wild market ride as the price of the prized plants went up and up and up.

tulip bulb mania in the 1600s
The wild run-up in tulip bulbs in 1637 became the model of mmarket mania.

The parabolic price trend was uninterrupted – until it crashed.

That, Larry noted, is not what’s going on with bitcoin.

The cryptocurrency has seen its share of ups and downs.

It’s had big advances, fallen back down to earth, and then rallied one again.

Along the way, it has climbed to higher prices, and gained a lot of attention from big players, including Elon Musk.

In other words, it’s a market that’s  rapidly maturing.

I totally  agree.

And there are astrological factors at work right now that indicate that the price of bitcoin is likely to go much, much higher.

Including the impact of the current Poseidon station.

You can check out our entire conversation – complete with Poseidon impacts on multiple markets – in the video from Larry’s show:

 

Timer Digest Ceases Publication

Timer Digest published its final issue on Wednesday, January 20.

That was a big loss to the trading community.

For many, many years it was the go-to publication for current insights on market timers.

It highlighted their techniques and market philosophies.

More importantly, it studied and ranked their performance and accuracy.

That’s what made it essential reading.

And it’s why its absence leaves such a big void.

A Timer Digest Fan

I was a fan of Timer Digest as I was first learning the craft of stock market forecasting.

Whenever it arrived, I studied the pages of each issue religiously.

I wanted to keep up with what was happening.

My appetite for learning was big, so I devoured the market news.

I wanted to see how forecasts shifted and transformed in the face of changing market circumstances.

More than anything, I wanted to see how this stuff works.

Little by little I began to figure it out.

And I began to admire the experts who added their insights to the news and views presented in the publication.

A Spot On The Cover

At the time, I never dreamed that I would one day be featured on the cover myself.

I didn’t imagine being honored by this review that I had begun to respect and admire so much.

Tim Bost on Timmer Digest Cover

As it turned out, I actually earned that honor twice during recent years, in 2015 and 2018.

I also shared top honors as the Timer of the Year for 2017.

So my picture was on the cover.

The Timer Digest covers, by the way, typically featured a close-up portrait of a specific market timer being highlighted in that issue.

Those portraits were presented as detailed line drawings. Not  quite cartoons, but finely rendered illustrations taken from photographs.

They did a great job of adding some extra flair and a sense of personality to the publication.

Diverse Approaches To The Markets

But the real heart of Timer Digest was the way it revealed the diverse approaches to the markets used by the top timers.

Each of us brought our unique spin on things to our forecasting work, and Timer Digest honored that uniqueness.

Again and again it showed that there are many ways  to understand the actions in the markets.

So we were all able to gain a deeper understanding and respect for  each others’ skills and talents.

Honoring Financial Astrologers

My own approach, of course, emphasized the astro-trading advantage.

That’s why I found it especially gratifying to see so many other astrologers among the top timers cited in this remarkable publication.

They included Arch Crawford, Bill Meridian, Manfred Zimmel, Marcus Rose, Barry Rosen, and others.

A group I was proud to be associated with!

When I got together with Larry Pesavento recently, we shared some of our perspectives on this important market review.

Here’s the video of that conversation:


We’ll all be missing Timer Digest!

The Terrorist Mob In Washington

A terrorist mob. A siege on the U.S. Capitol.

The events of this week were truly jarring.

But they weren’t entirely unexpected.

Anticipating A Terrorist Mob

The truth is, never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that we would see the invasion of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

Nor did I imagine that the anarchy and vandalism would be the first damage and desecration of that temple of democracy since the 1814 British invasion during the War of 1812.

Bu the astrological factors setting the stage for violence and disruption were quite evident.

I had reviewed them during a live webinar during the closing hours of 2020, as we were bringing a tumultuous year to a close.

My YouTube video  presenting an excerpt from that live astrology webinar has been getting some strong attention since the terrorist mob of Trump supporters smashed windows and wreaked havoc at the Capitol, leaving deaths and extensive damage in its wake.

And it’s no wonder.

After Donald Trump had spent weeks urging his supporters to come to Washington on January 6 to contest the results of the November presidential election, it was no surprise.

And after the president gave an hour-long speech to the assembled mob, urging them to move on to the U.S. Capitol building, it was no surprise.

If you were paying attention, it was predictable.

But what was surprising was the intense astrology underlying the event.

It was noteworthy.

As was the fact that I had explained it subscribers a week ahead of time.

So it was naturally what I focused on first the following day.

That’s when I got together with Larry Pesavento on his Trade What You See show on TFNN.

We needed to put the siege from the terrorist mob into perspective.

And, of course, we talked about the markets.

The Continuing Surge In Bitcoin

Especially bitcoin.

The cryptocurrency had broken the 38,000 barrier earlier in the day, before Larry and I got together.

By the time we talked bitcoin was moving so fast that we couldn’t keep up with it.

Coming Trends In The Stock Market

We also took time to review my astro-cycle forecast for the S&P 500 index during the coming months.

And on that basis, Larry and I agreed to talk again a couple of times during the weeks ahead.

That seems like a good idea, since there will be plenty of great trading opportunities ahead, with or without more interference from terrorist mobs. Here’s the video of our conversation  during his live show on January 7:

Bitcoin’s Wild Ride

When I got together with Larry Pesavento on Thursday, the hot topic was bitcoin’s wild ride.

The price of the cryptocurrency had been surging.

Challenges With Trading Charts

I had been having trouble creating a trading chart to share, since the price was climbing faster than I could revise my chart!

I started out by sharing a long-term chart, just to put the current trading action in perspective.

Bitcoin's Wild Ride over the past few years
The trading action in bitcoin since 2016.

And as we were talking on his Trade What You See show on TFNN, bitcoin’s wild ride continued.

The price surged even as we spoke.

But even in that context, when I shared a short-term chart with a big price projection, it definitely got Larry’s attention!

Bitcoin's Wild Ride Could Continue
If our outrageous price projections prove to be accurate, bitcoin’s wild ride could continue!

Before we parted company, we also look a few minutes to discuss the importance of the Winter Solstice in W.D. Gann trading strategy, as well as Gann’s use of astrology in market forecasting.

Larry mentioned is trading experience with Jimmy Twentyman, who found notations for Mercury and Mars on W. D. Gann’s trading charts.

We also talked about the December 21 Jupiter-Saturn conjunction. It’s truly a major astrological event.

Tracking Bitcoin’s Wild Ride In Real Time

Here’s the video of the complete interview:

 

For more astrological insights on bitcoin, be sure to read Bitcoin Astrology – this anthology is available now from Amazon.

Electoral College Solar Eclipse Looms Large

When I joined Larry Pesavento on his Trade What You See program on TFNN on Wednesday, we spent a lot of time talking about the upcoming Electoral College Solar Eclipse.

The big cosmic event is set for December 14 – which is the same day that the electors will be meeting in state capitols throughout the United States, to certify the votes for U.S. President.

That’s all taking place against the background of ongoing disputes about the election outcome,

Disputes and disagreements so volatile, in fact, that they’re provoking outright acts of violence against politicians, pollsters, parties, and innocent by-standers as well.

The eclipse effects won’t be limited to politics, of course, even though we can look for it to intensify partisan confrontations considerably.

We can also expect to see the soar eclipse make an impact in global affairs, economic trends, social dynamics, and the markets, too. They will all emphasize the enormous role that mental power will be playing in moving events forward during the coming weeks and months.

We’ll be taking a look at all those factors during our special live training session on Saturday, December 5.

We’re doing this special session to make sure you can be fully prepared for the big solar eclipse effects well ahead of time. And because it’s a live online session, we’ll be able to take all the time we need to get specific answers to your questions and concerns.

Enrollment is limited, but if you act fast you can still register at a 90% tuition discount. You won’t want to miss it!

For more information, or to get signed up, just CLICK HERE.

See The Full Electoral College Solar Eclipse Conversation

Here’s the compete video of the chat that Larry Pesavento and I had  on Wednesday. Take a look, then leave me a comment on this blog page. And be sure to share it with a friend!

 

Spot-On Stock Market Forecast

A spot-on stock market forecast doesn’t happen every day.

The truth is, I don’t even try to make a spot-on stock market forecast every day.

It’s not part of my regular agenda.

Oh sure, I’m in the forecasting business.

It’s part of the contributions I make to astro-trading education, as I watch market patterns and look for active trading opportunities.

I’ve spent much of the past five decades applying astrological tools to predicting future trends, in and out of the markets.

A lot of that work has been pretty accurate.

In fact, my forecasting skill earned me the top honors as the Timer of the Year from Timer Digest in 2017.

But although I’m frequently a guest on financial programs, it’s not always about what’s likely to be coming up next.  Forecasting is just part of the picture.

A Sneaky Kind of Event

Even so, there are times when a spot-on stock market forecast just sort of sneaks up on me.

I’ll get engaged in exploring a theory or explaining an idea, and all of a sudden I’ll spot a correlation or a hidden cycle that spontaneously opens up a fresh perception.

That new insight results in a precision forecast – and sometimes that forecast is actually right!

That’s what happened to me a few weeks ago, on Friday, October 16.

I was a guest that day on Larry Pesavento’s Trade What You See program on TFNN.

We talked about the upcoming presidential election., and the chances for Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

We also discussed the latest trends in the S&P 500.

My main focus was the potential impact of the Mercury retrograde period that had just gotten underway a few days before our conversation.

I noted that the direct station at the end of the retrograde period was likely to be a particularly sensitive time, both in and out of the markets.

Saturn sets up a spot-on stock market forecast

I also observed that when Mercury went direct, it would be making a powerful square to Saturn.

That observation led me to examine the previous times Saturn had been at the same position in the zodiac since the first of the year.

As it turned out, Saturn had  been at 26Capricorn 22 on February 12 and August 23.

On February 12 the S&P 500 closed its trading day at 3379.45.

August 23 was a Sunday, with the markets closed for the day. During the previous trading session, on Friday, August 21, the  S&P hit an intra-day low of 3379.31.

The Saturn Coincidence That Led To A Spot-On Stock Market Forecast

This interesting coincidence – and its clear correlation to Saturn positions – prompted me to suggest that we would see the S&P trading at 3379 once again, at the time of the Mercury direct station on November 3.

The Truth Is, I Was Really Sticking My Neck Out

Let’s put that forecast into perspective. When I was talking with Larry, just a few minutes after the opening bell on October 16, the S&P was trading at a much higher level.

In fact, the high on the previous trading day had been 3499.09.

So the S&P would have to drop by about 3.4% in order to hit my forecast target.

But the astrology looked pretty good, so I stuck with my forecast.

You can watch the complete video of my October 16  interview with Larry Pesavento here:

So the big question is, how accurate was this forecast?

What Was The Ultimate Result?

So did this end up being a spot-on stock market forecast?

Almost – just 25 minutes shy of the closing bell on the projected trading day.

Actually, I think that was close enough!

The Mercury station came just a few hours into the trading day on Tuesday, November 3, at 12:50 p.m. Eastern time.

During the previous trading day, on Monday, November 2, the S&P 500 hit a low of 3279.74 – a full 100 points lower than our projected price target of 3379.

Then, on November 3, the S&P gapped higher to start the trading day.

During the course of the trading day, it hit a high price of 3389.49. It closed at 3369.02.

And, at 3:35 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, it traded at exactly 3379.20. That was 2 hours and 45 minutes after the precise Mercury direct station alignment.

In other words, it was a spot-on stock market forecast – thanks to the power of the astro-trading advantage!

Mercury Retrograde and Presidential Politics

Mercury retrograde was one of the big areas of conversation when Larry Pesavento and I got together for a chat yesterday.

Mercury Retrograde Dial
The Pre-Direct Passage Is A Key Part of the Mercury Retrograde Cycle

He interviewed me on his Trade What You See show on TFNN.

Mercury Retrograde and Presidential Decisions

We talked about Ronald Reagan following his wife Nancy’s guidance in using astrology for key timing while he was governor of California – and then in the White House as well.

Reagan was especially tuned in to the importance of avoiding Mercury retrograde periods when he was signing key documents.

We remembered the contributions of Joan Quigley.

Larry talked about Jean Dixon’s prediction of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

And we discussed Donald Trump and Joe Biden, too.

Here’s the video of our complete conversation:

 

By the way, the upcoming webinar that I mentioned at the end of the program attracted a big crowd for the live event earlier today.

You can connect with the recording and the presentation slide deck at: http://bit.ly/feelheat

Enjoy!

 

Forecasting The Bitcoin Boom

The current bitcoin boom has been right in line with my forecast from three weeks ago.

Shortly after the holiday break for the Fourth of July, we did a cycle analysis for bitcoin, and identified a potential turning point for the cryptocurrency.

Our cycle work highlighted July 20 as a critical date.

Setting The Stage for a Bitcoin Boom

Trading in bitcoin was weak and congested at the time. Our cycle chart revealed the likelihood of weaker prices ahead.

At least until July 20th.

That’s when the cycles looked ready for a turn, setting the stage for a move to the upside.

It looked like a possible set-up for a bitcoin boom.

Doing A Back-Test

That’s why we decided to dig a little deeper.

We identified fourth-harmonic alignments between Mars and Kronos as key factors in bitcoin price swings.

And that’s what we took a look at in the previous trading history for the cryptocurrency.

The results were surprising, to say the least.

These particular planetary configurations have a high level of correspondence with the likelihood of a bitcoin boom.

Sharing Our Results

After making a forecast of just such an event coming up on July 20, we were of course interested in watching the bitcoin trading action.

So when bitcoin started to rally right on schedule, we knew our astro-trading signal was working fine.

That’s why I responded to Larry Pesavento’s invitation to join him on the air yesterday with a lot of enthusiasm.

When we got on the broadcast of his Trade What You See program on TFNN, I shared the bitcoin research and forecast.

I mentioned the book on Bitcoin Astrology.

We also discussed the current bitcoin boom – and what it means for future upcoming trading prospects.

And of course I grabbed the recording of our entire conversation.

You can watch it all here:

Lunar Eclipse Effects Could Send Stocks Lower

We had a lunar eclipse yesterday.

Lunar Eclipse LSE

It was a moon-rise eclipse in the U.K. We expect to see the results in the FTSE next week.

It wasn’t visible in North America. But it still made its influence felt.

It definitely marked a time of tension.

And true to form, the lunar eclipse also brought its share of lunacy.

Take U.S. President Donald Trump for example. During a Rose Garden appearance at the White House yesterday, he was gleeful about an 13.3% unemployment rate, which rivals job-loss levels during the Great Depression.

He also invoked George Floyd, the black man who was murdered by a Minneapolis policeman on May 25.

“Hopefully George is looking down and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country,” Trump mused. “It’s a great day for him. It’s a great day for everybody.”

Even though it’s not quite clear what the president meant by that, he was clearly happy about the 13.3% unemployment rate.

That rate, by the way, turned out to be erroneous, thanks to a “misclassification error” from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  It really should have been reported as 16.3%.

Funny Numbers At The Lunar Eclipse

Even so, the lower-than-expected figure was enough to drive the stock market wild.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up by 829 points by the end of the trading day, after soaring by more than 1000 points during the course of the trading session.

But the lunar eclipse, which was exact less than an hour before Wall Street’s closing bell for the week, could mark yesterday’s market surge as a trading top.

I explained why that’s the case when I talked with Larry Pesavento yesterday morning.

I was his featured guest on his Trade What You See program on Tiger Financial News Network.

We got started with our conversation just a few minutes after the opening bell. But the market was already going wild.

So it was the perfect opportunity to discuss the potential impact of yesterday’s lunar eclipse.

Here’s the video of our complete conversation:

Profitable Trading With Eclipses

By the way, as I mentioned to Larry during our lunar eclipse conversation, my new astro-trading book is almost ready for publication. Profitable Trading With Eclipses is set for publication on June 15.

Profitable Trading With Eclipses Cover

CLICK HERE for pre-order information.

 

Three Planetary Stations In A Single Week

It’s a remarkable week we’re having, with three planetary stations in just four trading days.

The Saturn Impact

On Monday, May 11, Saturn began its retrograde motion at 01°57′ Aquarius.

It triggered the transiting Cupido/Admetos midpoint, prompting confrontations between opposing factions within communities, resulting in dire straights for the whole group.

Saturn also activated the Zeus/Poseidon midpoint to open up situations that are like to focus hard evidence and formal proof, revealing specific test results and bringing in expert testimony.

Think congressional hearings.

Venus Offers Creative Opportunities

Earlier today, on Wednesday, May 13, Venus went retrograde, too.

This Venus retrograde station at 21°50′ Gemini triggers the Sun/Zeus midpoint, promoting creative devotion in pursuing major goals.

In a crisis-driven atmosphere marked with political tension and public confrontations, a little creativity could go a long way!

Venus brings one of three planetary stations.
Venus brings us just one of the three planetary stations this week.

And, as our back-testing chart shows, Venus retrograde stations can also have a mildly bullish impact on stock prices, at least for a few weeks.

And Jupiter will get into the act tomorrow.

On Thursday Jupiter will go retrograde at 27°14′ Capricorn.

As it does so, it will activate Sun/Aries and Moon/Aries alignments. This could bring a massive burst of positive energy to promote a happy populace.

Even if that positive energy is based on misinformation.

So What About The Markets?

But what does it actually mean to have three planetary stations in a single week like this?

That’s what I talked with Larry Pesavento about yesterday.

We  had a great chance to chat during his Trade What You See show on TFNN. We had originally scheduled the session during our last conversation on May 1, when I shared a forecast for the S&P.

Talking With Larry Pesavento About The Three Planetary Stations This Week

Thanks to the universal disruption caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, the bandwidth for our conversation got a little sketchy at times.

But even though we had some problems with sound and internet connections along the way, the point still came across:

A week with three planetary stations is definitely a big deal.

Here’s the replay video. See what you think!